A Comparative Study of the Effect on Mental Health in Young, Middle and Older Adults Recovered from COVID-19

Authors

  • Gargi Chauhan Mehta Department of Clinical Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
  • Karishma Shekhawat Department of Clinical Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
  • Geetika Bhati Department of Clinical Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India

Keywords:

COVID-19, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Mental health interventions

Abstract

COVID-19, is an infectious disease which is caused by coronavirus. Mental health issues have been rising due to various changes pandemic has brought in every one’s life and also because of the infection itself. In this study, we aimed to assess and compare the mental health on the domains of depression, anxiety and stress of young, middle and older adults recovered from Covid-19. To assess certain impacts of Covid-19 on Indian population who have recovered from the same, a sample of 150 people divided in three groups that is young adults, middle adults and older adults were surveyed online during the time of June 2020 to August 2020. Quantitative analysis was done using Perceived Stress Scale, Generalised Anxiety Disorder Scale, and Beck Depression Inventory. Descriptive and Inferential statistical methods were used for data analysis in SPSS Software. This study revealed that young adults experience high levels of depression and stress as compared to other groups. Anxiety was found to be highest in middle adults. The possible reasons are discussed in the paper. This study helped to gain a better insight into the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms in different age groups so that necessary actions and mental health interventions can be provided to the needy people.

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Published

26-10-2022

How to Cite

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G. C. Mehta, K. Shekhawat, and G. Bhati, “A Comparative Study of the Effect on Mental Health in Young, Middle and Older Adults Recovered from COVID-19”, IJRESM, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 51–54, Oct. 2022.

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