| Published: December 25, 2015
Pattern of Anxiety and Depression among Secondary School Students in Riyadh, KSA
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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© 2015 I F Ahmed, M Alrowaily
Received: October 28, 2015; Revision Received: November 14, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015