Depression, suicidality and alcohol abuse among medical and business students.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207824
Title:
Depression, suicidality and alcohol abuse among medical and business students.
Authors:
Curran, T A; Gawley, E; Casey, P; Gill, M; Crumlish, N
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, TCD, St. James' Hospital, Dublin 8.
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Sep;102(8):249-52.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207824
PubMed ID:
19873864
Abstract:
We determined the prevalence and correlates of depression, alcohol abuse and suicidal ideation among medical and business students in Trinity College, Dublin and University College, Dublin. We rated depression and suicidal ideation in the past month with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and alcohol abuse with the CAGE. Of 539 students registered, 338 (62.7%) responded. 47 (13.9%) students were depressed, scoring > or = 10 on the BDI. 83 (24.6%) students had an alcohol use disorder (CAGE > or = 2). Alcohol abuse was more common among business students than medical students (AOR = 2.9; 95% C.I. = 1.7-5.1); there were no other inter-faculty differences. 20 (5.9%) students reported suicidal ideation in the last month. Suicidal ideation correlated positively with stressful life events (AOR = 1.4; 95% C.I.= 1.1-1.7), and negatively with social support (AOR = 0.6; 95/ C.I. =0.5-0.7). These findings suggest that students are a vulnerable group, and underscore the need for mental health education and psychosocial support services in universities.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adaptation, Psychological; Alcoholism/*epidemiology/etiology; Commerce/education; Confidence Intervals; Depression/*epidemiology/etiology; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Odds Ratio; Prevalence; Psychometrics; Questionnaires; Risk Factors; Stress, Psychological; Students/*psychology/statistics & numerical data; Students, Medical/*psychology/statistics & numerical data; Suicide/*statistics & numerical data
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCurran, T Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGawley, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGill, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrumlish, Nen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:45:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:45:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:45:45Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Sep;102(8):249-52.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19873864en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207824-
dc.description.abstractWe determined the prevalence and correlates of depression, alcohol abuse and suicidal ideation among medical and business students in Trinity College, Dublin and University College, Dublin. We rated depression and suicidal ideation in the past month with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and alcohol abuse with the CAGE. Of 539 students registered, 338 (62.7%) responded. 47 (13.9%) students were depressed, scoring > or = 10 on the BDI. 83 (24.6%) students had an alcohol use disorder (CAGE > or = 2). Alcohol abuse was more common among business students than medical students (AOR = 2.9; 95% C.I. = 1.7-5.1); there were no other inter-faculty differences. 20 (5.9%) students reported suicidal ideation in the last month. Suicidal ideation correlated positively with stressful life events (AOR = 1.4; 95% C.I.= 1.1-1.7), and negatively with social support (AOR = 0.6; 95/ C.I. =0.5-0.7). These findings suggest that students are a vulnerable group, and underscore the need for mental health education and psychosocial support services in universities.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAlcoholism/*epidemiology/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshCommerce/educationen_GB
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen_GB
dc.subject.meshDepression/*epidemiology/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshOdds Ratioen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_GB
dc.subject.meshStudents/*psychology/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical/*psychology/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshSuicide/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.titleDepression, suicidality and alcohol abuse among medical and business students.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, TCD, St. James' Hospital, Dublin 8.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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