Comparing mental distress and help-seeking among first-year medical students in Norway: results of two cross-sectional surveys 20 years apart.

A study by medical student Nora Ruud and co-authors Lise Tevik Løvseth, Karin Isaksson Rø and Reidar Tyssen shows that there has been a significant increase in mental distress among female medical students over the past 20 years, but also a promising increase in help-seeking among those in need of treatment.