Depression and hopelessness in pre-clinical medical students

COŞKUN Ö., Ocalan A. O. , Ocbe C. B. , Semiz H. O. , BUDAKOĞLU I. İ.

CLINICAL TEACHER, vol.16, no.4, pp.345-351, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/tct.13073
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL TEACHER
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-351


BackgroundMental distress seriously affects the quality of life of medical students. Medical students face mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and hopelessness. The pre-clinical years include substantial changes in a student's life, such as moving cities and losing friends, which can complicate an already stressful life, leading to depression and hopelessness. This study aims to determine the levels of depression and hopelessness, and the habits that can affect these levels, among pre-clinical medical students.