International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2022)

Stress and depression level of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders


Ku Adhya Soni, Bharat H Mimrot

Mother has a universal image of motherliness. She has unconditional support, a figure of warmth, love and care for their children. The special child gets this unconditional support, love and care for his/her whole life. Besides the universal truth that mothers of children with autism are more prone to develop anxiety, depression and other psychological problems in comparison to children without autism. Hence researchers studied to find out the level of depression and stress mothers of children with autism. There were two major hypotheses was formulated i.e mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders will have significantly high levels of stress and Mothers of children with autism will have significantly high levels of depression. 68 mothers of children with autistic disorder with their level of autism ranged from mild to moderate and severe level. Hamilton rating scale for depression and Family Interview for Stress and Coping scale were used for data collection. Results were analyzed by inferential statistics and show that there was a significant presence of personal stress in mothers of children with autism. They also had altered social embarrassment and interpersonal problems. The mothers of children with autism have significant depressed mood, anxiety, somatic symptoms, as well as helplessness. Mothers of children with autism have mild depression and severe anxiety.
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Ku Adhya Soni, Bharat H Mimrot. Stress and depression level of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 62-69
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