2-day int'l conference on stress management concludes|'Kashmiris are suffering from collective stress'

A two-day international conference on ‘Stress Management: Dimensions and Suggestive Measures’ concluded at Government Degree College for Women in Anantnag on Thursday.

The conference was organised by the Department of Psychology, GDC Anantnag in collaboration with the Institute of Public Policy Research and Development. The event was sponsored by Aarafh Foods and Spices, a statement here said.

Various academics, research scholars, faculty members of various colleges and universities from both Kashmir and outside, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers presented their papers at the conference. A large number of students attended the conference. Dr Insha Rouf, Senior Resident, Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS) GMC Srinagar spoke about the causes of depression in the women.

Dr. Sunita Kumari, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Shri Varshney College, Aligarh presented the paper on a comparative study of personal stress among employed and unemployed graduates.“The unemployed graduates, according to various researches, are more prone to stress,” she said.

Author and researcher Rao Farman Ali, said, “Kashmiris are suffering from collective stress. It gets further aggravated when the government talks about things like abrogating Articles 35A and 370.”