Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141--144

Psychiatric Morbidity in College Students and Illiterate Youths


KN Rao1, Shamshad Begum2 
1 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere - 4, India
2 Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere - 4, India

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K N Rao
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere - 4
India

The profile of psychiatric morbidity in university students in a general hospital psychiatric clinic was studied and compared with age matched illiterate youths. Students represented 5.1% of the clinic population and illiterate youths represented 3.1%. The majority of ill students were males, unmarried and from a rural area. In both groups 75% of cases sought medical help on their own, but 42% of students solicited psychiatric help directly, in contrast to 11% of illiterate youths. Students reported relatively high role specific stress factors. In contrast to results of student surveys and university health centers, we found an equal representation of psychoses and non-psychoses, a lower representation of problems of under achievement and no representation of alcohol or drug abuse.


How to cite this article:
Rao K N, Begum S. Psychiatric Morbidity in College Students and Illiterate Youths.Indian J Psychiatry 1994;36:141-144


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Rao K N, Begum S. Psychiatric Morbidity in College Students and Illiterate Youths. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1994 [cited 2021 Oct 22 ];36:141-144
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