Anxiety And Depression In Children

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ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN WHO ARE PERCEIVED TO BE HYPERACTIVE BY TEACHERS

A thesis dissertation research proposal to be submitted to the Tata Institute Of Social Sceinces, Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT) for the Master Degree in Clinical Psychology

Divisha Rastogi (Candidate)

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Specific Objectives:
1. To measure anxiety in children who are perceived to be hyperactive.
2. To measure depression in children who are perceived to be hyperactive.

Operational Definitions:
• Anxiety: “Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” (American Psychiatric Association)
• Depression – “Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities”
• Hyperactivity: “Hyperactivity is a state of excess activity that may be manifested by symptoms such as fidgeting, jumpiness, nervousness, or excessive movement. It is often accompanied by difficulty concentrating or focusing on a task, excessive talking, or difficulty remaining quiet in school.” (Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, 2014)

Research Design: Exploratory Design – “Exploratory research tends to tackle new problems on which little or no previous research has been done” (Brown, 2006,

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