A third of students experience psychological problems

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A third of students experience psychological problems
A third of students experience psychological problems
1 July, 10:19SocietyPhoto: 1MI
34.4% of Russian university students encountered psychological problems, and 34.3% stated that their friends and relatives had these difficulties.

According to RBC, referring to a study by the sociological company Russian Field, 26.8% of respondents indicated that they had not encountered such difficulties.

The reason for the bad mood of 48% was the events in Ukraine, 42.2% were not affected by the events in any way. 4.5% , on the contrary, experience positive emotions from the beginning of the special operation. The Ukrainian conflict affected 25.5% “definitely negatively”. 5.4% found it difficult to answer.

When talking about depression, the main psychological disorder noted by the participants in the study, 75.3% called it a mental disorder. 20% think it's a bad mood. Basically, the respondents try to cope with it with the help of music and cinema. A third fight it by talking with relatives, 6.7% turn to specialists. One in five try to banish depression through shopping, partying and group activities. 17.3% do not fight it at all, preferring to just wait it out.

A quarter of survey participants chose "other" as the answer. Of these, 27% go in for sports, 24% - hobbies, 23% play video games or read social networks, 22% go for a walk. 13% cope with depression by crying, 18% by sleeping, 12% by smoking.

46% of those who experienced depression turned to specialists for help. Of those who have not applied, they are afraid that doctors will not be able to keep medical confidentiality. 62% of those faced with psychological problems turn to private specialists, and 27% to public ones. 52.2% do not trust the qualifications of state doctors, 26.9% believe that they will not keep medical confidentiality. 51.7% of those who did not choose private clinics cited too high an appointment price as the reason. 83.3% of those whose financial situation is low are more concerned about the cost of medical appointments than others.

44% said that working with a specialist improved their emotional state, but 17.6% of the therapy did not help.

It should be noted that almost three-quarters of Russian students during the coronavirus pandemic showed various signs of psychological distress, and about 20% of them showed signs of depression. As for working Russians, it turned out that more than half of the citizens suffer from depression after the holidays.

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