Assess the depression anxiety and stress among adults

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Author Details : Karpagavalli Nageswaran*, Sushila Devi

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 23-25

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Background: The current social changes like urbanization, unemployment and competitiveness and various factors in the developing country led to various psychological problems among the individual. According to WHO the people suffer from depression more than 264 million; there may be a various cause for depression, but the stress and anxiety play a very important role in depression. The life time prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among young adults around the world is currently estimated to range from 5% to 70%, the reviews motivated researchers to Assess the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Among Adults. Objectives are. (1) To assess the depression, anxiety and stress among adults in selected areas of Pune city. (2) To associate the findings with selected demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: A non-experimental descriptive survey method was used.200 sample who met the sampling criteria were included. The standardised tool DASS 21 used. During Data collection ethical considerations like informed written consent, confidentiality was incorporated.
Results: In this present study54% sample have extremely severe anxiety; 34% sample have moderate depression and 43% sample have normal stress level.
Conclusion: Detecting depressive, anxiety, and stress-related symptoms in adults is a critical preventive strategy, which can help in preventing and minimizing the major health related issues like hypertension, cardiovascular diseases etc. and mental health disorders like substance abuse and antisocial behaviours etc in later lives.

Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Adults

How to cite : Nageswaran K, Devi S, Assess the depression anxiety and stress among adults. J Prev Med Holist Health 2021;7(1):23-25

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Received : 08-05-2021

Accepted : 20-05-2021

Available online : 06-07-2021

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