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| Published: May 30, 2020

Depression, Stress and Coping among Women with Pregnancy

Shiney Thomas

Ph.D., Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, S. John Michael Raj

Former Professor, Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.297/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.297

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Background: Ask any pregnant women how she feels and often the answer will be one of exasperation “I feel fat; I’m so tired; I’m over it; I’m so hormonal and moody”. But for as many of pregnant women this normal mood shift can become a serious case of the pre-baby blues and an increased level of stress leads to the level of depression. However, some of them can cope up with their level of depression and stress. Aim: The present study aim is to assess the Depression, Stress and Coping among Women with Pregnancy. The sample size is around 30 pregnant women aged between 18-25 years of age using purposive sampling. Tools used are socio demographic data, Beck Depression Inventory, NIMHANS Stress Coping Scale. Results: The results show that there is no significant difference between the stress and coping skills in the levels of depression. There is no relationship between the depression with stress and coping. Most of the women are good in effective coping skills. Conclusion: Pregnancy women mood has been changed by time to time. Majority of the pregnant women have mild to moderate levels of depressive features. The mental health professionals will be provide counseling to cope with pregnancy pain.

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Shiney Thomas @ thamil.selvan04@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.297/20200802

10.25215/0802.297

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Published in   National Conference on Mental health & Well-being