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A Study on Psychological Aspects of Disaster: Stress, Anxiety and Depression
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A Study on Psychological Aspects of Disaster: Stress, Anxiety and Depression


Anitha Are, Dr. Bhaskar Naidu, Dr. Mohammed Ateequr Rehman

*1Clinical Psychologist, Asha Hospitals, Citizens Hospitals, 1-100/1/CCH, NallaGandla, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, 500 019. Telangana, India.
2Prof & H.O.D, Asha Hospitals, Road No: 14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, 500 034, Telangana, India
3In Charge Dept of Neurology, Citizens Hospitals, 1-100/1/CCH, NallaGandla, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, 500 019. Telangana, India


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Anitha Are,
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Received: July 4, 2015,   Accepted: August 20, 2015,   Published: September 11, 2015.


Abstract:

The emotional response traumatic event has involved with intense fear, helplessness, or horror. In children, the response may take the form of disorganized or agitated behavior [4] Epidemiological studies show that PTSD often remains chronic, with a significant number of people remaining symptomatic several years after the initial event. In support of this view the epidemiological data that shows, recovery frequently does not occur [18]. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the various Psychological aspects related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the areas of Stress, Anxiety and Depression and to compare between the Male and Female subjects.The subjects comprising of 10 females and 10 males were taken in to study, who faced the floods in Badrinath (Uttarakandh state June,2015), followed by landslides. The sampling method was purposive sampling. The DASS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale) scale was used for assessment. The collected data was analysed with SPSS 16.0 version. To find the significance in categorical data Chi-Square test was used. The probability value .05 is considered as significant level. In both Male and Female 40% has moderate stress, 35% has severe Stress, and 25% has extremely severe Stress, 20% of them were having moderate anxiety, 30% of them have severe and 50% of them were in severe anxiety, 30% were found to be in Mild depression. 40% of them are having moderate depression and 10% were in severe depression. With regard to Stress Anxiety and Depression there is no significant difference between Male and Female. The literature clearly mentions that the Psychological Interventions will help the victims to improve the quality of life and also to prevent Psychiatric disorders.


Keywords: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress, Depression, Anxiety,


Citation:

Anitha Are et al. (2015). A Study on Psychological Aspects of Disaster: Stress, Anxiety and Depression. J. of Computation in Biosciences and Engineering. V2I3. DOI: 10.15297/JCLS.V2I3.01


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© 2015 Anitha Are. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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