Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Anbarasu, Mr. A.


Challenges Of The COVID-19 Pandemic For Child And Adolescent Mental Health: Promoting Psychosocial And Positive Well-Being

Mr. A. Anbarasu; Dr. M. Bhuvaneswari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 326-333

In the history the out broke of pandemic had caused much damage on humanity. There were different pandemic such as cholera pandemic and flu pandemic, Spanish flu, Asian flu, SARS, MERS, Ebola etc. but COVID-19 has shaken the entire world and irrespectively affected all people. Particularly, it caused mental health challenge for children and adolescents. (fear, worry, panic, stress, anxiety, depression, difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetite, isolation, emotional and relational problem and conduct restriction).Though COVID-19 has created greater opportunity for the personal growth and family cohesion but brought huge damage on children and adolescents. Despite of all sensitization done by the government about the pandemic and preventive measures to be observed such as hand washing with sanitizer, wearing mask and practicing social distancing, people are not following them in day today life. Thus, the appropriate psychosocial care programme needs to be developed to strengthen the coping skills and promoting the positive psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents.

COVID-19 Pandemic And Psychosocial Problems In Children And Adolescents In Vellore-District

Mr. A. Anbarasu; Dr. M. Bhuvaneswari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 334-339

The children and adolescents of rural and urban community struggle with different psychosocial problems such as fear, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional, conduct problems and hyperactivity during this outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. The present study is a cross sectional descriptive study design. The Non-Governmental organization was selected from rural area of Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. The socio demographic data sheet and in-depth interview were administered to the respondents. Convenient sampling technique was used for selection of rescued children and adolescents. A total of 124 male adolescents participated in the study. Through in-depth interview it was found that majority of the urban adolescents suffered with fear, worry, stress, anxiety, depression, lack of coping skills and poor mental health. Other hand, the respondents from rural part did not suffer with any severe mental health problems. Thus, the appropriate psychosocial care programme needs to be developed to strengthen the coping skills and promoting the positive psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents.