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Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   2004 , Volume 9 , Number 1 (37); Page(s) 61 To 64.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF FIROUZKOUH

 
 
Author(s):  ZAHIR ALDIN A.R., HOSSEINI M., SEMNANI Y.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder. Different factors (age, sex, low socioeconomic status, ...) can influence on disorder prevalence .In adolescents, depression is misdiagnosed and cause negative effects on education, and also their social interaction. Thus, the present study was conducted on high school students of Firouzkouh to determine the prevalence of depression.
Materials and methods: The study population included 308 boys and 296 girls. They were evaluated by Beck Depression Inventory and a questionnaire including demographic data and other elated questions about risk factors for depression.
Results: Results have revealed that 73% of girls and 58% of boys were depressed according to the Beck test. The following factors were significantly correlated with depression: parents continuous arguments, being blamed by family members either among themselves or in presence of others, history of hospitalization, taking medications at present, restriction for relationships with friends & peers, father's education, family size and educational problems, but only in boys, smoking and substance abuse were important. There was no statistically significant relationship between depression and restrictions for going outside of home, mother's employment, physical combat by parents, chronic physical illness, father's employment & enuresis after 5 years old.
Conclusion: According to the high prevalence of depression in the adolescents especially in girls, management intervention is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): DEPRESSION, STUDENTS, RISK FACTORS, BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY
 
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