Mental health in students

Research series, episode 4:

How can we improve the mental health of students? Our panel discuss.

A recent study looking at the mental health of medical students found that over 27% of medical students in 47 countries showed symptoms of depression. Why is this? Does it translate to the rest of the student population? What can we do to prevent it? How can we support students who experience mental ill health?

In our latest podcast with the British Journal of Psychiatry, Lauren Chakkalackal is joined by Derek Tracy of the British Journal and King's College London, and the Mental Health Foundation's Anna Hoang and Linda Liao - themselves relatively recent university graduates.

The paper used as a springboard for this discussion was Prevalence of depression, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among medical students, published in JAMA and featured in the British Journal of Psychiatry's Kaleidoscope section in February 2016.

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