IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Sapna Singh, Dr. Shama Lohumi
The parents of mentally retarded children have various psychological problems. Parents require emotional strength and flexibility in order to raising a child who is mentally challenged. Parents of mentally challenged children commonly experience a gamut of emotions over the years. The aim of the study was to assess psychological problems among parents of mentally retarded children. 250 parents of mentally retarded children were selected through purposive sampling technique from different MR centres of selected Urban area of North India. Standardized tools was used as P.G.I. Health Questionnaire N1 (Verma, Wig & Pershad) for assessing the psychological problems. Result shows that majority of parents had psychological problems. Conclusion of the study suggests that there was need for early diagnosis, prompt treatment and counselling for psychological problems in parents. Level of mental retardation of the children had great effect on psychological problems of parents.