Evaluation of Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Document Type : Original paper


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medical Science, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medical Science, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran


Background and aim: Although many studies suggest that the covid-19 pandemic has an effect on students mental disorders, the results in this case are challenging. Materials and methods: The research sample was a total of 200 students selected by random sampling and divided into two groups: 100 depressed and 100 obsessed, then the Self-Assessment Depression Symptom Scale (QIDS-SR) questionnaire and the Maudsley Obsessive-Obsessive Questionnaire (MOCI) It was given to them. Data were presented through descriptive statistics. Results: The results of this study showed that depression and obsession in students increased significantly during the covid-19 pandemic. The alpha level was less than 0.05. Conclusion: Overall, the results of this research show that the level of depression and obsession increased during the covid-19 pandemic and the findings of this research can be important in the pre-management of mental disorders.


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Volume 1, Issue 3
(Special Issue: papers selected from ICLS22, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Receive Date: 12 September 2022
  • Revise Date: 17 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 28 September 2022