Covid epidemic has had a bad impact on the minds of people of this age, research revealed - Newztezz Online


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Covid epidemic has had a bad impact on the minds of people of this age, research revealed

The Covid-19 pandemic has most affected the mental health of people aged between 18 to 24 years.

According to a recent research, after the Covid-19 pandemic, the mental health of people aged between 18 to 24 years has been most affected by this disease. Sapien Labs Center for Human Brain and Mind at Crea University in India has launched a new series about mental health in India. The first report is based on the mental health of the youth. A research was conducted especially on people aged 18-24. In which it has come to light that due to Covid, the mental health of young people has deteriorated significantly. Especially people who mainly speak English and who use the Internet a lot. 

Research revealed

According to the report, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the mental health of people of this particular generation has changed. They collected data from 1,06,427 people across 36 states and union territories between April 2020 and August 2023 as part of Global Mind. This is considered to be the largest survey of its kind in India.

The study found that the mental health of Indians of all ages (18-74 years) declined from 2020 to 2023, especially for those in the 18-24 age group. Nearly two years after the pandemic, which reduced social interaction, the unemployment rate increased and the use of the Internet and social media increased. Mental health scores of Indians declined across all age groups. The decline is highest among 18-24 year olds. However, the study does not link these declines to economic factors, as the results are consistent across different income levels.

Such figures have been received from these states of India

Among 18–24-year-olds, there is less variation in mental health across states than in older age groups. The southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have better mental health outcomes than the northern states. Despite discussion about academic stress and economic factors, the study emphasizes the need to identify early risk factors to inform prevention strategies. India's youth population, which exceeds 200 million, may face challenges in effectively entering the labor market, even among more educated English-speaking and Internet-enabled youth. Shailendra Swaminathan, director of the Sapien Labs Center for Human Brain and Mind in India, suggests that given the scale of the problem, a preventive approach to mental health may be necessary.

Across states in India, we have found that youth, considered India's “demographic dividend”, are increasingly at risk post-Covid. The current policy paradigm seeks to manage and treat mental health illnesses through access to psychosocial support and crisis interventions. Given the broad scale and complexity of the problem, a more preventative approach may be necessary. A previously published global report found some evidence that delaying smartphone adoption could lead to better mental health outcomes for 18-24-year-olds. Is connected to, he suggested.

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