COVID-19 and Lockdwon: A Study on the Impact on Mental Health

13 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020

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Syed Sajid Husain Kazmi

Department of Clinical Psychology, AIBAS, Amity University Lucknow

Dr Kashif Hasan

Amity School of Communication, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow

Sufia Talib

King George’s Medical University

Sagar Saxena

Amity University - Amity Business School

Date Written: April 15, 2020

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc worldwide. India is also going through a challenging situation as the number of infected/positive cases is increasing day by day. With strict preventive measures and restrictions by the Indian Government in the form of nationwide lockdown, the citizens are going through a range of psychological and emotion reactions, fear and uncertainty being one of them. This study was conducted with the aim of exploring the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on the mental health of individuals. DASS-21 was used to assess Depression, Anxiety and Stress among 1000 respondents. Results suggest that there is a significant difference among Depression, Anxiety and Stress across age, gender and employment. Also, Depression was found to be high among the respondents of age range 15-35 years, Anxiety was found to be prevalent among those belonging to 21-25 years of age and Stress was found to be high in individuals of 21-25 years of age.

Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, psychological distress, wellbeing

Suggested Citation

Kazmi, Syed Sajid Husain and Hasan, Kashif and Talib, Sufia and Saxena, Sagar, COVID-19 and Lockdwon: A Study on the Impact on Mental Health (April 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577515 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577515

Syed Sajid Husain Kazmi (Contact Author)

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Kashif Hasan

Amity School of Communication, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow ( email )

Viraj Khand - 5
Gomti Nagar Scheme
Lucknow, U.P. 226010
India

Sufia Talib

King George’s Medical University ( email )

Lucknow, 226003
India

Sagar Saxena

Amity University - Amity Business School ( email )

Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313
India

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