Perceived Stress in Pandemic Disaster: A Case Study from India and Nepal
8 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 4, 2020
An attempt has been made to examine the existing qualitative literature on pandemic disaster and mental health in a holistic sense. From the collected data from respondents, it is true that there is some level of linkages between lockdown/isolation/pandemic disaster on stress and mental health. Stress, although it's a rampant gap between mind and reality, is adverse to human health if a person cannot manage it properly. Some people have stress endurance power where's some do not. In the time of COVID-19 lockdown, people of Nepal and India substantially in stressful condition which is worst for low income holder. Spiritual practices, physical exercises, use of book and entertainment channel and doing meditation and yoga are best therapy to check stressful condition. Otherwise, it can create psychosis problem moreover. Not only government but also family members play an important role in controlling the stress level of the family. In Asian countries like India and Nepal, the psychological problems are not taken in serious manner. Even there is lack of manpower in this field to deal the situation focusing on poor and low income community who are more vulnerable. Government need to provide the proper news and information to the citizens and family members need to get involved themselves in reading, writing, dancing, watching, exercising, counselling from experts are recommended by respondents. Making ourselves busy in different activities and events at home will obviously control stress at some level.
Keywords: COVID 19, CoronaVirus, Stress, Psychology, Lockdown, Isolation, Nepal, India
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