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Level of Depression among Old Age


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1 Department of psychology, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Marathwada, University, Aurangabad, India
2 Department of Psychology, J N V University, Jodhpur, India
     

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Depression & mental health among old age people was worked out in this present research. It was hypothesized that old-old male will be having high level of depression as compare to young-old male. It is a co-relational type of study in which old age will work as independent variable and level of depression and mental health will work as depression variables. Hamilton Psychiatric Rating scale(1960)for depression and Mental Health Checklist (Kumar 1991) are used. 50 young old and 50 old-old male subjects were selected from Aurangabad district for present purpose. Findings confirmed hypothesis and revealed that young old males have less depression level and higher level of mental health as compared to old-old males.

Keywords

Depression Old Age.
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H. J. Narke
Department of psychology, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Marathwada, University, Aurangabad, India
N. Jain
Department of Psychology, J N V University, Jodhpur, India

Abstract


Depression & mental health among old age people was worked out in this present research. It was hypothesized that old-old male will be having high level of depression as compare to young-old male. It is a co-relational type of study in which old age will work as independent variable and level of depression and mental health will work as depression variables. Hamilton Psychiatric Rating scale(1960)for depression and Mental Health Checklist (Kumar 1991) are used. 50 young old and 50 old-old male subjects were selected from Aurangabad district for present purpose. Findings confirmed hypothesis and revealed that young old males have less depression level and higher level of mental health as compared to old-old males.

Keywords


Depression Old Age.