Meta-analysis of Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Among University Students

  • Shifa Shaffique Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Sehar Shahzad Farooq School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
  • Haseeb Anwar Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Muhammad Asif University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Akram University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Soon Ki Jung School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Keywords: Anxiety, Community, Depression, Medical Student, Stress

Abstract

Background: The global burden on mental disorders have become too advanced with serious consequences on health and society. Over the years, depression, stress, and anxiety have become more common symptoms which affect all over population pyramid irrespective of the gender. Mental disorders are second most health indicator that causes morbidity.

Objectives: The mental disorders affect the entire population and both genders equally. Present study was conducted to carry out meta-analysis study to highlight the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and stress among university students.

Methodology: Various search engines i.e. Google scholar, Duckduckgo, AOL, Baidu, Yahoo as well as books and newsletter were used to collect the data.

Results: Despite tremendous development in the era of health and education, there is significant prevalence (79.5%) of anxiety, depression, and stress in medical students that leads to morbidity and poor mental health disorders among these students.

Conclusion: It is concluded from meta-analysis study that prevalence of depression and anxiety is alarmingly high. There is a need of the hour to develop and design the mental health prevention programs and health education programs to overcome this issue.

Published
2020-09-21