Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003964
Title: Mental health inventory
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Mental health is a state of physiological maturity – a relatively constant and enduring function of personality. According to the World Health Organization, mental health includes  subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others. Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the mental health status of dental students of Saveetha University. Materials and Methods: A survey based on mental health questionnaire by Augustes was used to evaluate the mental health of individuals. A total of 50 individuals studying I BDS were selected. They were made to sit comfortably and were given the questionnaire to fill. Once done, the results were collected and tabulated. Results: The scores were calculated as per the options, and the scores were tabulated as below 40 indicating depressive state, 40–80 indicating normal mental state, and above 80 denoting hyperactive mental state. About 25 individuals fall under the score 40–80 and the average was calculated to be 60.2, 12 individuals fall under the score 0–40 with an average of 30.25, and 13 individuals under the score 81–120 with an average of 97.76. Conclusion: This study concludes that individuals differ in their mental health values. Hence, suitable corrective measures should be undertaken to address this.

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    Kalaivani Natarajan1 , K. Karpagam2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Kalaivani Natarajan1 , K. Karpagam2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

    Title:Mental health inventory
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2077-2081)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:50 individuals

Keywords

Emotion Personality Psychological maturity Social behavior Socially well-being

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