Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms among Young Adults in Szczecin

Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine. 2019;25 DOI 10.18276/cej.2019.1-02

 

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Journal Title: Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine

ISSN: 2300-9705 (Print); 2353-2807 (Online)

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego

Society/Institution: University of Szczecin

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Recreation. Leisure: Sports | Medicine: Internal medicine: Special situations and conditions: Sports medicine | Science: Physiology

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Marta Stępień-Słodkowska (Faculty of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, University of Szczecin, Poland)
Hanna Kostkiewicz (Faculty of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, University of Szczecin, Poland)
Katarzyna Kotarska (Faculty of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, University of Szczecin, Poland)
Bożena Kawicka (The Clinic of Somatopsychology and Psychotherapy for Children and Adults, Szczecin, Poland)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Depressive disorders have become one of the greatest health problems of the modern society, with about 350 million people suffering from depression around the world (WHO). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptoms of depressed mood and symptoms indicating the possibility of depression or its progression among young people living in the city of Szczecin, Poland. Data from 150 students (107 women and 43 men) from one of the local universities constituted the material for this anonymous study which was based on the Beck Depression Inventory – 21 questions assessing the severity of depressive symptoms. Our results showed that 78% of women and 89% of men did not show symptoms of depression (Fig. 1). The incidence of mild depressive episodes was revealed in 15% of women and 7% of men, moderate episodes in 3% of women and 2% of men, and severe depression in 4% of women and 2% of men.