Research Report on depression and anxiety Essay

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Abstract
A survey was conducted amongst first year university students, whom are studying first year Psychology. The survey conducted measured depression, anxiety and stress. All students were required to participate. They were asked to complete an online questionnaire, formally known as DASS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale). The 467 participants answered all the questions provided in the questionnaire based solely on how applicable the questions were to their levels of depression, anxiety and stress. The results that were obtained show that females were more likely to experience higher levels of anxiety and stress rather than males which are only likely to experience high levels of depression. In conclusion it was found that first
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(Price, McLeod, Gleich, & Hand, 2006, p. 68-78) Anxiety may be caused by a whole mass of different factors. There are also numerous types of anxiety, which include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Calm Clinic, 2013)
This study has three aims. The first aim used in this study is to examine the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress amongst first year Australian psychology students. The following specific hypothesis has been proposed in relation to the first aim. It was hypothesised that student depression, anxiety and stress will be higher than general population norms. The second aim used is to compare the levels of depression, anxiety and stress for female and male first year students. The following specific hypothesis has been proposed in relation to the second aim. It was predicted that male students will report higher depression scores than females. It was expected that female students will report higher anxiety and stress scores than males. The population norms against which we will compare our data are those reported by Crawford and Henry (2003).
Additionally, there is a third aim that will be examined; that is the relationship between age and depression, anxiety, and stress. There is limited research on the relationship between age and
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