Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 8

Anxiety, Depression and Antidepressant Drug Usage Among Indian College Students

Reza Amiri*

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Nargund College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Arulselvan Murugesan, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, AIKTC School of Pharmacy, India.

Received: May 18, 2022; Published: July 20, 2022

Abstract

Background: We aimed to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depression as well as using antidepressant drugs among students at colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

Methods: The study subjects were 428 pharmacology students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Anxiety and depression were evaluated using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.

Results: Overall, 34.0% of students had anxiety signs. Also, 27.0% had mild, 11.0% had moderate and 7.0% had severe signs of depression. The most common antidepressant medications included Moclobemide or Clorgylime, tricyclic antidepressants, and otonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Living alone, relationship with friends and family, parental loss, body image, family income, fear of future life, exercise, alcohol intake, and smoking were the correlates of both depression and anxiety.

Conclusion: A significant number of students suffer from depression and anxiety leading psychological drugs usage. This psychological condition is potentially affected by their socioeconomic status and lifestyle.

Keywords: Student; Depression; Anxiety; Antidepressant; Lifestyle

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Citation

Citation: Reza Amiri. “Anxiety, Depression and Antidepressant Drug Usage Among Indian College Students". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.8 (2022): 03-13.

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Copyright: © 2022 Reza Amiri. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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