Stress and depressive symptoms/dysphoria among US medical students: results from a large, nationally representative survey.

@article{Compton2008StressAD,
  title={Stress and depressive symptoms/dysphoria among US medical students: results from a large, nationally representative survey.},
  author={Michael Compton and Jennifer S Carrera and Erica Frank},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={196 12},
  pages={891-7}
}
This study determined rates and correlates of stress, depressive symptoms/dysphoria, and suicidal thoughts among US medical students. Data were obtained from a large-scale survey conducted at 16 representative medical schools. Students completed questionnaires during first-year orientation (n= 1846), at the time of transition to clinical rotations (n= 1630), and during the fourth year (n= 1469). Students entering the wards reported greater stress, more bad mental health days, and greater… CONTINUE READING

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