Volume 12 No 1 (2020): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
Sociophobia in Medical Students (Prevalence and Comorbidity)
Victoria V. Ruzhenkova, Victor A. Ruzhenkov, Natalia K. Rzhevskaya, Alevtina V. Boeva, Julia N. Gomelyak
Keywords: Anxiety. Attitude to the Profession. Comorbidity. Depression. Stress
Social phobias are one of the most common anxiety-phobic disorders. This study aimed to verify the prevalence of social phobias and comorbid disorders among medical students to develop recommendations for the prevention. A sample of 724 Russian students of 1-6 years of education in the medical institute was examined using the psychometric, clinical, psychopathological and nonparametric statistics methods. It was established that the symptoms of social phobia occur in 33.7% of medical students, more often in females (37.1%) than in male (24.1%). Social phobias have a negative influence on students’ attitude to the medical profession and form doubt in their choice. It is advisable to provide psychological consultations for students with social phobias. It is possible that a person-centered psychotherapy, aimed at eliminating the symptoms of social phobia and changing the negative attitude towards the medical profession may be needed.
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