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Apr 1, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND PERCEVIED SOCIAL SUPPORT AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Introduction University students are a special group of people that are enduring a transitory period in which they are going from adolescence to adulthood. Depression among students have significant impact on quality of life and academic performances. Aims The aims of the study were to estimate the prevalence of depression among university students and to examine the relationship between social support and depression. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted among students of human and social sciences faculty and faculty of medicine of Tunis, between the 1st February and 31 may 2017. We assessed depression by using the Depression Beck inventory. The perceived social support was evaluated by the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Results The sample included 206 students. Median age was 23 years with quartiles 21 and 26 years. Among the sample, 62.6% was female and 37.4% was male. One hundred thirty five students (65.5%) had a low perceived social support. Depression prevalence was 41.7% among students. Results showed that 9.2 % of students had a severe depression. Twelve students (5.8%) reported previous suicide attempts. We found a strongly negative and significant association between depression and perceived social support (p=0.001) and a positive association between depression and suicide attempts (p=0.000). No associations were found between depression and gender (p=0. 47), socioeconomic level (p=0.068) and marital status (p=0.27). Conclusion Our results highlighted the need for early screening and management of depression among students. Preventive strategies to enrich the social network of students are needed.

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