|BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 287-289
Depression and type D personality among undergraduate medical students
Soma Gupta, Prosenjit Basak
Department of Biochemistry and Psychiatry, Midnapore Medical College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India
Context: Academic pressure, though established, is an unavoidable cause of depression in medical students. Role of Type D personality as determinant of depression is a new approach to the problem.
Aim: Determination of relationship between Type D personality and Depression among medical students.
Setting and Design: Undergraduate students (both male and female, total 150) of Midnapore Medical College.
Materials and Methods: Beck Depression Inventory for depression and DS 14 for type D personality.
Statistical Analysis: The scores were expressed as mean + SD. The significance of difference between the scores was done by Fisher's 2 sample t test.
Results and Conclusion: Prevalence rate of depression was 45.3%, which was mostly of mild type (34%). Type D personality was present in 70% cases of which 15.3% had only negative affectivity, 23.3% had only social inhibition and 31% had both the components. Both depression & Type D personality were present in 36% cases. Negative affectivity component was significantly associated with depression which could be therapeutically controlled.
College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata 58, West Bengal
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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