The Prevalence of Depression in 2nd Year High School Students in Bangkok

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Titawee Kaewpornsawan
Benjaporn Tuntasood

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Objective: to determine the prevalence of depression in 2nd year high school students in Bangkok, and the factors associated with depression
Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. The prevalence of depression was studied in 1,267, male and female, 2nd year high school students from 9 schools locating in Bangkok during June and December 2007, using Thai version of Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI-Thai), and also the questionnaire about demographic data.
Result: There were 576 male students and 691 female students. Prevalence of depression was 3.8% which determined by having T score more than 70 from the CDI-Thai. The factors that statistically significant associated with depression were pessimistic thinking toward self (OR=15.2, p<0.001), feeling underachievement (OR=12.1, p<0.005), parent-child relationship problem (OR=6.1, p<0.001), suicidal thought (OR=5.9, p<0.001), and low family income (OR=2.8, p<0.01).
Conclusion: The prevalence of depression in 2nd year high school students in Bangkok was 3.8%. Pessimestic thinking toward self, feeling underachievement, parent-child relationship problem, suicidal thought, and low family income were statically significant associated with depression.

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Kaewpornsawan, T., & Tuntasood, B. (2013). The Prevalence of Depression in 2nd Year High School Students in Bangkok. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 57(4), 395–402. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/5794
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Titawee Kaewpornsawan, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Benjaporn Tuntasood, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

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