International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health in Young Adults

Mihirdev Jhala [2]

Abstract: Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The disease spreads very fast and it is highly contagious as it is an airborne infection. Infected patients were showing mild to critical symptoms affecting their respiratory system. The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on everyone, forcing people to isolate, shield and minimize contact with friends and family. As current restrictions gradually lifted, we consider not only the physical impact, but the effect coronavirus has had on mental health and wellbeing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the impact of COVID-19 on mental and psychosocial wellbeing will be significant and enduring. The pandemic primarily affects physical health yet has made a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing. Method: in this study, both male and female ranging from the age group 18 to 35 were taken. Total 303 data had participated in this study with convenient sampling method. Kessler Psychological Distress Scale was used to analyse the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on mental health in young adults. Data were analysed by using SPSS statistics. Result: From the data analysis, only 29.04% participants show no significant impact on mental health, where as19.80% have reported mild mental disorder: 20.46% Participants have reported Moderate Mental health disorder and 30% Participants have reported to have Severe Mental health disorder. This shows significant affection of the pandemic on mental health in young adults. Conclusion: In this study, findings are suggesting, mental health affection ranging from mild to severe impact on young adults in COVID 19 pandemic due to many physical, financial and mental reasons.

Keywords: COVID 19 pandemic, mental health, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 869 - 871

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