Depression Level Comparison Between Medical Faculty Students Experiencing Addiction Online Game with No Experience Online Game Addiction

Nazli Mahdinasari Nasution, Vita Camellia, Elmeida Effendy


Psychosocial problems, such as depression, may cause a person vulnerable to dependence on the internet. The objective of the present study is to investigated the differences in the level of depression among students of the Faculty of Medicine of online game addiction and who are not online game addiction. Participants were 78 medical student who study in medical college University of North Sumatra, the which consists of 39 students that online gaming addiction and 39 students who did not experience addiction. Depression was assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire questionnaire 9. The association were assessed using Mann-Whitney U test (significant p value <0.05). Depression were found in 53.8 percent of the of participants and does not differ significantly between the levels of depression Faculty of Medicine students who experience online gaming addiction and who do not experience online gaming addiction.

Keywords : addiction, depression, game, online,

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