Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Depression Anxiety Stress among the police personnel’s
Author(s): Abhishek Singh, Sandeep Kollipara, Aaliya Parveen, Avinash Singh, AnkitaChauhan, Anjali, Ankit Kumar, Ashu Rajput, Bhim Singh, Anjali Ruhela
Abstract: Background: Stress is generally taken as psychological perception of pressure as in one side, on the other side it is the disturbances in body’s mental balances. The stress and anxiety can be viewed as the conceived of as pressure from the environment, then as strain within the person. Similarly it is that aspects of psychological and physical state that results when the resources of the individual are not sufficient to cope with the demands and pressure of the situation. As same, the stress and anxiety in workplaces and in organized official public services interferes with the productivity and performance also creates an impact on physical and emotional health of workers. The overrated increase in stress & anxiety in working professionals leads to a state of depression. (WHO, 2014). Objectives of the study were to assess the rates of depression, anxiety and stress among the police personnel’s. Methods: A descriptive survey was conducted among 60 police personnel’s in selected police stations of Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh. The sample were selected based on convenient sampling technique and Tools used were demographic Performa and Hindi version of Depression anxiety stress scale 21 short form version which was self administered. Results: The study subjects had normal level of depression which corresponds to be 65.0%, mild level of depression is 10.0%, moderate level of depression is 11.7%, severe level is 10% and extremely severe level of depression is 3.3 %. The participants with normal Anxiety level is found to be 58.3%, mild level of anxiety is 0.83%, moderate level of anxiety is 0.83%, and severe level of anxiety is 13.3% and extremely severe level is 11.7%. The study participants had normal Stress levels which is 65.0%, mild level is 16.7%, moderate level is 11.7%, severe level of stress is 05.0% whereas extremely severe level of stress is 0.17%. Conclusion: Through the assessment of depression anxiety and stress among the police personnel’s necessary intervention can be planned for most of the armed forces in reducing their stress anxiety and depression due to working environment and there is a definite need for the periodic assessment of the mental health status of the armed forces or police officers.