The PREVALENCE OF PSYCHO-PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS WITHIN MEDICAL STUDENTS ADDICTED TO MOBILE PHONE USAGE

Authors

  • Ms. Marwah Asif Lodhi 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Ahmad 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Ahmed Ali Khan 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Mahad Wyne 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Karim 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Ayesha Maqbool 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Talal Malik 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Muzammil, 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Hafsa Naseer 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Amna Mehmood 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Maria Siddiqui 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Naveera Ayub 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Abdullah 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Ramisha Chaudhary 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muaz Ahmad Khan 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Adnan Shah 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Momena Quasim 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Qasim Bashir 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan

Keywords:

mobile phone, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mobile phone addiction creates the basis of psycho-psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety in medical students.

METHODOLOGY: 112 students from all five years of MBBS were selected from Nishtar Medical University, Multan by convenience sampling.

RESULTS: Within Smartphone Non-addict (SNA) subjects, as deciphered on DASS, 85.7% males while 82.1% females were found to be devoid of depressive spectrum. On the sub-scale of anxiety, 82.1% of both males and females had no anxiety. While interpreting stress, 78.6% of both males and females were normal and had no stress at all. Within the Smartphone Addict (SA) populations, 75.0% males and 71.4% females portrayed depression. On the sub-scale of anxiety, 75.0% males and 78.6% females depicted various shades of anxiety. While interpreting stress, 75.0% of both males and females harbored stress.

CONCLUSIONS: Mobile phone addiction leads to stress disorders like depression and anxiety in medical students addicted to mobile phones.

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Published

2022-10-28

How to Cite

Marwah Asif Lodhi, Muhammad Ahmad, Ahmed Ali Khan, Mahad Wyne, Muhammad Ahmad Karim, Ayesha Maqbool, Muhammad Talal Malik, Muhammad Muzammil, Hafsa Naseer, Amna Mehmood, Maria Siddiqui, Naveera Ayub, Muhammad Abdullah, Ramisha Chaudhary, Muaz Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Adnan Shah, Momena Quasim, & Qasim Bashir. (2022). The PREVALENCE OF PSYCHO-PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS WITHIN MEDICAL STUDENTS ADDICTED TO MOBILE PHONE USAGE. JNMU, 2(2), 42–48. Retrieved from http://journal.nmu.edu.pk/index.php/njs/article/view/28

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