Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound psychological influence on everyone in society, and the impact it had on students, particularly medical students, cannot be underestimated.
Aim: The main purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy on mental health problems among medical students.
Method: A randomized controlled study was conducted among medical students at An-Najah National University. Data were collected using an online questionnaire and the Arabic version of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). 66 students were recruited and assigned randomly to control and intervention groups.
Result: The CBT program showed a significant
improvement in the outcome measures.
Conclusion: These findings propose that adequate attention must be paid to the mental health of medical students and that CBT programs can be used for the management of mental health problems among medical students