International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 22 Num. 2 - June 2022


COVID 19 and Psychological Problems in Mexican Mothers

Volume 22 Num. 2 - June 2022 - Pages 177-184


Alma Gabriela Martínez Moreno , Jessica Elizabeth Pineda Lozano , Carmen Alejandrina Virgen Carrillo , María del Rocío Padilla Galindo , Ana Cristina Espinoza Gallardo


COVID-19 seriously affected people’s mental health. Possibly symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia occur with most frequency in various sectors of the population, especially in mothers. The objective of this research was to evaluate levels of depression, anxiety and insomnia in Mexican mothers who had COVID-19, who care for or cared for patients with COVID-19, or in neither of these two conditions. A sample of 540 Mexican mothers was gathered, a questionnaire was applied to obtain data on sociodemographic variables, as well as instruments to measure depression, anxiety and insomnia. The 70% of the participants had insomnia, 77% had depressive symptoms, while 80.2% showed anxiety. Working mothers presented more severe symptoms of insomnia than housewives. Caring for a COVID-19 patient was significantly associated with the psychological variables evaluated. Mexican mothers who care or cared for COVID-19 patients have high rates of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

How to cite this paper:
Martínez-Moreno AG, Pineda-Lozano JE, Virgen-Carrillo CA, Padilla-Galindo MR, & Espinoza-Gallardo, AC (2022). COVID 19 and Psychological Problems in Mexican Mothers. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 22, 2, 177-184.

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