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PREVALENCE OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AMONG AL MADINAH AL MUNAWARAH POPULATION, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, 2016/2017

*Elham Mohammed Ali Muhanna, Salman Abdulbari Althobaiti, Sarah Nahar Alrumman, Rawan Eyad Muhalhil, Abeer Abdulaziz Alfuraydi, Souad Ahmed Fadhlalmawla, Ameera Mohammed Basha and Dr. Marwa Mohamed Zalat

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Background: Mental health issues as depression and anxiety have become common issues around the world, and affecting a significant number of populations with multiple negative effects. Objectives: To measure the current prevalence of depression and anxiety in a elected random group in Al Madinah population. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a random selected mall in Al-Madinah Al- Monawarah region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This study included 349 male and female participants in different age groups. Data were collected using a semi- structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was categorized into four parts, the first part was about demographic data, and the second part was Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaire, while third part was Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). Results: The present study included 79.4% females and 20.6% males, their age ranged between 15- more than 40. The average of the total depression of the participants was (13.3) with a standard deviation (8.764), the classification of depression among the sample was (mild depression). The relative weight of worry was 60%, and its general level was medium. Conclusion: The evaluation of depression severity among Al Madinah population is mild depression. While, the level of anxiety among Al Madinah population is medium.

Keywords: Prevalence, anxiety, depression, Saudi Arabia.


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