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Academic Difficulty among Male Egyptian University Students: I. Association with Psychiatric Morbidity

  • A. Okasha, M. Kamel, A. H. Khalil, A. Sadek and A. Ashour...

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A survey was made of academic difficulties among undergraduate students at Ain Shams University, Cairo, during the academic year 1979–1980. Almost 6% of students dropped out before graduating and a further 8% required substantial extra time to complete their course of study: these figures were almost identical for both sexes. Psychiatric disorders were diagnosed in 42% of male students with academic problems (compared with 9% among the academically successful), with neuroses accounting for nearly half of the cases and schizophrenia for a quarter. Serious psychiatric illness was nearly four times as frequent among 3rd-year students as among 1st-year students.

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  • A. Okasha, M. Kamel, A. H. Khalil, A. Sadek and A. Ashour...

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