Medical student distress. A longitudinal study.

@article{Vitaliano1989MedicalSD,
  title={Medical student distress. A longitudinal study.},
  author={Peter Paul Vitaliano and Roland D. Maiuro and Joan Russo and Ellen Sullivan Mitchell},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1989},
  volume={177 2},
  pages={70-6}
}
This longitudinal study investigated the relative importance of correlates of psychological distress in first year medical students (N = 312) in September and May. Anxiety levels were one SD above the mean when compared with nonpatient levels in both September and May, and the percentage of students reporting depression doubled over the study period. Problem-focused coping decreased, emotion-focused coping increased, and satisfaction with social supports decreased over the year. In contrast… CONTINUE READING

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