This study aimed to search depression and its
relation with using central nervous system stimulants,
antidepressant drugs and vitamins among the medical
students and young physicians who were studying for the
acceptance examination for medical specialty training.
Methods: In this study e- questionnaire was used The
participants were 210 medical students and graduates.
Participants were given the Beck Depression Inventory equestionnaire.
Results: Out of 210 participants 13.8 % had borderline,
17.1 % had mild and 4.3 % had severe depression.
Depression was statistically significant among the graduate
group. As a total, the drug use experience were 47.6
% for vitamins, 19 % for amphetamines and 23,3 %
for antidepressant drugs. The use of amphetamine and
antidepressant drugs were significantly high in the graduate
Conclusion: This study indicated evidences that the
medical students and graduate physicians who are studying
for the acceptance examination for medical specialty
training are under the risk of depression.