publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Depressive symptoms over higher education and the first years in the profession : a longitudinal investigation in Swedish nursing students

  • Published: 12 Apr 2011
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Background and aims: A substantial part of the population attends higher education, which makes the welfare of students a matter of concern for public health. There are indications of a high prevalence of mental distress and depressive symptoms in students, as well as an increase over the past decades. If this is an effect of education, the demographic composition of student groups or changes in mental health at the societal level is uncertain. The overall objectives of this thesis were to investigate prevalence of depression and to follow change in depression symptoms over higher education and the first professional years. The specific aims were: 1) to investig...
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