Systematic Review of Depression, Anxiety, and Other Indicators of Psychological Distress Among U.S. and Canadian Medical Students

@article{Dyrbye2006SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic Review of Depression, Anxiety, and Other Indicators of Psychological Distress Among U.S. and Canadian Medical Students},
  author={Liselotte N. Dyrbye and Matthew R. Thomas and Tait D. Shanafelt},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={81},
  pages={354-373}
}
Purpose To systematically review articles reporting on depression, anxiety, and burnout among U.S. and Canadian medical students. Method Medline and PubMed were searched to identify peer-reviewed English-language studies published between January 1980 and May 2005 reporting on depression, anxiety, and burnout among U.S. and Canadian medical students. Searches used combinations of the Medical Subject Heading terms medical student and depression, depressive disorder major, depressive disorder… Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
Studies show a high number of medical students suffering from mental health problems. Although there are several studies investigating how these problems could impact students… Expand
ConditionsAnxiety, Depression, Quality of Life, (+1 more)
InterventionBehavioral
Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a multidimensional stress prevention program on psychological and physiological indicators among university students.  
ConditionsStress, Psychological
InterventionBehavioral
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