FREQUENCY OF MILD AND SEVERE DEPRESSION CONSIDERING THE GENDER AND BLOOD GROUPS AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (IMTU), DAR ES SALAAMAbstract
Objective: Study to elucidate the relation between depression, gender and blood groups.
Methods: The study was prepared on 279 medical students of IMTU, who have spent more than four months in the medical school. A Performa for testing depression scale was given to the students. Blood groups and gender were analyzed.
Results: It was evident that few blood groups like A and O shown significant prevalence of mild depression and group AB with severe depression. Females shown a high frequency of mild depression and males demonstrated an elevated severe depressed condition.
Conclusion: The present study shows that blood groups and gender and depression scales are interconnected
Narasimharao Bhogireddy, E. Malliga and Arjun A. Bhaskaran*
Department of Biochemistry 1, Department of Physiology 2, IMTU, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
13 February, 2014
07 April, 2014
13 June, 2014
01 August, 2014