2018, Cilt 10, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 054-057
Depression and drug use among medical students and physicians who are studying for the specialty training acceptance examination
Zafer Öztek1, Refik Burgut1, Gülay Gökçe2, Eylül Ece Bilgiç2, Betül Kanter2, İ. Eren Ünal2, Şeyda Şahin2, H. Bora İşçeviren2
1Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Halk Sağlığı A.D., İstanbul, Türkiye
22Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Acceptance examination for medical specialty training, Depression, Beck Depression Inventory Test, Amphetamine, Antidepressants

Aim: 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 group.

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.