The Incidence of Anxiety and Depression in Physical Therapy Students. II. Hypothesis, Research Question and Literature Review
The literature provides evidence that graduate school training, and more specifically medial and law school training, are stress-provoking endeavors that may result in anxiety and depression. The incidence of anxiety and depression may be greater in female students possibly due both to the lack of role models and to a greater willingness to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Professional graduate degree programs may also attract certain personality types that may be more vulnerable to feelings of anxiety and depression than the general population.