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| Published: December 25, 2015

Pattern of Anxiety and Depression among Secondary School Students in Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Faris Essa Ahmed ,

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz university for health sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. Mohammed Alrowaily

Family and community medicine in King Saud Bin Abdulaziz university for health sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.133/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.133

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Objectives: to assess the Prevalence of anxiety and depression among secondary school students and to compare male and female group Methods: This is an observational cross section study using The sampling technique followed stratified convenient sampling and data was collected using self-administered questionnaires (Arabic version of the symptom revised SCL 90- R). Data was collected from 331 secondary school students between 15 and 18 years old from both genders after raking an informed consent Results: Results show 25.7% of the students had anxiety, On comparing boys and girls,23 boys (10.1%) had anxiety, while 62 (59.6%) of the girls had anxiety. In depression 28.4% is the Prevalence of depression in both genders, on comparing boys and girls, 34 male students (14.9%), while 60 female students (57.7%) had depressive symptoms with strong significance when comparing boys to girls Conclusion: This study analyzed the importance of mental health assessment and follow-up in secondary school students, especially irls. However, further assessment for other co – factors such as socioeconomic differences should be considered.
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Dr. Faris Essa Ahmed @ ahmed005@ksau-hs.edu.sa

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.133/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.133

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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