Background: Depression among university students is extremely prevalent and widespread problem across the country. The present study was conducted to assess depression among college students.
Materials and Methods: 260 college students of both genders were provided with a questionnaire consisted of sociodemographic, economic, social, and environmental variables. The tool was developed after an extensive review of the literature on the topic area. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) was used to screen the presence and the severity of depressive symptoms.
Results: Work overload was present in 170, childhood emotional abuse was seen in 120, childhood physical abuse in 110 and childhood sexual abuse in 80. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 110 were normal, borderline clinical depression in 50, mild depression in 25, moderate depression in 35 and severe depression in 40 students.
Conclusion: Students had history of childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Most of them had borderline clinical depression.