A new study from The University of Southern Denmark includes 175 medical students and 65 newly graduated doctors who answered three validated questionnaires on anxiety. The study reports that 33% of the medical students and 19% of the newly graduated doctors scored pathologically anxious, which is higher than in background population. Several factors, such as gender, work experience and previous treatment were associated with the prevalence of anxiety. The authors suggest that early detection of those who will develop anxiety may therefore be possible and that specific interventions should be investigated in future studies.
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Anxiety among medical students and junior doctors in Denmark
Mathilde Vestergaard Juul, Anders Torp Fast, Annmarie Touborg Lassen & Sune Laugesen