Psychological Distress and Quality of Life of the Care givers of the Persons with Mental Disabilities

  • T SankaraPandian B - Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathier University, Coimbatore. & Team Leader, M.S.Chellamuthu Trust & Research Foundation, Madurai. Tamil Nadu, India
  • V Lakshmanapathi Ph.D Research Guide Department of Social Work, Bharathier University Coimbatore. & Team Leader M.S.Chellamuthu Trust & Research Foundation, Madurai. Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Psychology, mental disabilities, distress, quality of life, disorder, caregivers, psychiatric care

Abstract

Since time immemorial, mental disorders have affected the lives of individuals all over the world. Their treatment, cure and care have been of concern for the patient themselves, and also their caregivers, society and government. Humans live in a family setup and when one falls ill, it is the family members who are automatically assigned to take care of the patient during his illness. They, as family members feel a lot of burden and stress in managing the individual diagnosed with the disorder. Also, it was found that social support and behavioural ways such as physical activities mediated the impact of chronic strain.

Published
2019-01-30
How to Cite
SankaraPandian, T., & Lakshmanapathi, V. (2019). Psychological Distress and Quality of Life of the Care givers of the Persons with Mental Disabilities. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 6(3), 94-100. Retrieved from http://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/sijash/article/view/296
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