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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 84

PA03.15. Study on relation of Prakriti with academic stress in school going children


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Atika Madhukar

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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123912

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Purpose: Fast pace of life, highly competitive school environment and parental pressure brought child life cumbersome and full of stress and anxiety. These lead to maladjustment in different spheres of life such as home, social, health, emotion and educational problems. Testing or examination can produce anxiety in students, and can lower student's self‑esteem, and increase their fear of failure. School‑related stress is the most prevalent, untreated cause of academic failure in schools. Prevalence rates of anxiety disorders in community samples, based on clinical interviews vary between 21‑29%. In this present study a relation between prakriti and academic stress was assessed for the proper management of academic stress in this competitive world. Method: Children, aged between 10‑16 years, for the present study were screened out from OPD of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur and from various schools, situated in Jaipur by survey method. Result: Maximum numbers of patients with Academic stress belonged to vata‑pitta parkriti. Conclusion: Vata Prakriti predisposes the child to develop academic stress as compared to pitta and kapha prakriti and multiple approach includoa ing medhyadrug, shirodhara and prakriti based Ayurvedic counseling is very much effective to manage the condition of Academic stress.

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