Indian Journal of Community Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94--96

Depression, anxiety and stress among higher secondary school students of Imphal, Manipur


K Sathish Kumar1, Brogen Singh Akoijam2 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K Sathish Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Kollapatty, Salem, Tamil Nadu
India

Introduction: Adolescence is a stressful period due to physical, psychological, sexual changes, and the presence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and stress at this stage of life is a matter of concern. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalences of depression, anxiety, and stress among higher secondary school students of Imphal and to determine the association between depression, anxiety, and stress and selected variables such as gender, standard, and religion. Materials and methods: From September 2014 to October 2014, a cross-sectional study was conducted among higher secondary school students of Imphal. The sample size was calculated to be 750. Seven schools were randomly selected, and all the students in that school were enrolled in the study. The study tool used was a questionnaire containing DASS (Depression Anxiety Stress Scale) and sociodemographic characteristics. Results: The prevalences of depression, anxiety, and stress among 830 valid respondents were 19.5%, 24.4%, and 21.1%, respectively. In total, 81.6% of the respondents had at least one of the studied disorders and 34.7% of the respondents had all the three negative states. The prevalences of depression, anxiety, and stress were high among females and were significant for anxiety (P = 0.00) and stress (P = 0.04). The prevalences of depression and stress were significantly higher among 12th standard students with P-values of 0.00 and 0.02. Conclusion: The prevalences of depression, anxiety, and stress were high with anxiety and stress significantly higher among females, whereas prevalences of depression and stress were significantly higher among 12th standard students. More studies are recommended to determine the factors leading to these mental disorders.


How to cite this article:
Kumar K S, Akoijam BS. Depression, anxiety and stress among higher secondary school students of Imphal, Manipur.Indian J Community Med 2017;42:94-96


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Kumar K S, Akoijam BS. Depression, anxiety and stress among higher secondary school students of Imphal, Manipur. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];42:94-96
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