Evaluation of Depression and its Related Factors Among Female Students in Fasa, Iran
International Clinical Neuroscience Journal,
Vol. 4 No. 4 (2017),
8 October 2017
Background: We aimed to determine frequency of depression among female adolescent students and its related factors in Fasa, Iran.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study, female high school students were evaluated. Depression, mental disorder and family’s relative peace were measured using standard scales.
Results: A total of 516 students were evaluated in which 157 (30.4%) students did not suffer any type of depression. The mean depression score of students had significant relationship with history of an addicted family member (P < 0.001), family relative peace (P < 0.001), history of any mental-psychological disorder in family (P < 0.001) and parents’ educational level (P = 0.03).
Conclusion: The prevalence of depression was high in female students and was associated with variables such as drug-addicted family member, relative peace and history of mental-psychological disorders in the family.
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