Depression in medical students: current insights.

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dc.contributor.author Moir, Fiona en
dc.contributor.author Yielder, Jill en
dc.contributor.author Sanson, Jasmine en
dc.contributor.author Chen, Yan en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T04:14:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Depression in medical students: current insights. Advances in medical education and practice, 9, 323-333. en
dc.identifier.issn 1179-7258 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37717 en
dc.description.abstract Medical students are exposed to multiple factors during their academic and clinical study that have been shown to contribute to high levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. The purpose of this article was to explore the issue of depression in the medical student population, including prevalence, causes, and key issues, along with suggestions for early identification and support from one medical school in New Zealand. After establishing that the prevalence of depression is higher for medical students than the general population, the key issues explored include assessment used in the program, characteristics of the student population (such as Type A personality and perfectionism), resilience, selection procedures, students' motivation, and the nature of the clinical environment. This review includes several recommendations to improve students' psychological health such as positioning well-being within an overarching comprehensive workplace wellness model and integrating peer and faculty-led support into the day-to-day running of the institution. It also highlights the advantages of the addition of a well-being curriculum, as skills to prevent and manage distress and depression are relevant in supporting the competencies required by medical practitioners. It concludes that medical schools need wide-ranging strategies to address the complexities associated with the particular student population attracted to medicine and calls for educators to act, by noticing opportunities where they can introduce such initiatives into their medical programs. en
dc.format.medium Electronic-eCollection en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in medical education and practice en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from https://www.dovepress.com/author_guidelines.php?content_id=696 en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ en
dc.title Depression in medical students: current insights. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2147/amep.s137384 en
pubs.begin-page 323 en
pubs.volume 9 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.identifier.pmid 29765261 en
pubs.end-page 333 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype review-article en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 740679 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1179-7258 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-05-17 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29765261 en


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