AWARENESS, PERCEPTION & PREVENTIVE MEASURES ABOUT NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AMONG ADULT POPULATIONS OF BOTH MALE & FEMALE GENDER
Devare Aditi Ravindra, Ingawale Nupur Santosh, *Dr. Srabani Bhattacharya
This Cross-sectional study was conducted among 210 adult population of either gender. Their age were from 40 years to 80+ years. This study was conducted in the State of Maharashtra, India. Among the respondents 42.4% were male & 57.6% were female. The age group 40-50=59.5%, 51-60=26·7%, 61-70 = 9.5%, 71-80= 3.8% and Above 80 = 0.5%. 78.6% of the respondents were from urban area, 15.2% Semi-urban & 6.2% were from rural area. Regarding their occupation 39.3% Service, 32% home - maker, 10.2% retired & other 18.4% Regarding Physical activity 65.7% answered 'Yes'. 53.3%. Were aware about Neuropsychiatric diseases & memory loss. 28.1% had difficulty to concentrate on their work. 26.2% reported that they often fell restless & confused. 30% had difficulty in falling asleep. Persons with neuropsychiatric disorders experience a broad range of psychological difficulties.
Keywords: Awareness, Adults, Neuropsychiatric disorders.
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