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Intermediate students studying in various private and public colleges in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh showed better signs of relief from anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia after practicing meditation one hour per week for 16 consecutive weeks.

This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Multidisciplinary Research Unit (MRU) and Model Rural Health Research Unit (MRHRU) established at SV Medical College under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). , Department of Health Research and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which carried out various medical research activities in the state.

The questionnaire survey was administered to 250 college students in 2019. The MRHRU, which has conducted various research in the state over the past few years, released its findings on Monday, June 27, and one of them was the impact of the practice of meditation. to relieve stress, anxiety and the like.

The pilot research survey conducted by the MRHRU aims to reduce the stress factor among students and improve their academic excellence. Based on the results of the pilot study, the survey will be taken up on a larger scale, MRHRU officials said.

MRHRU research scientist Venkata Prasad Upadrasta, who was also an integral part of the research study conducted on the intermediate students, said that the Mindfulness Yoga part of the Ramakrishna mission, trained the intermediate students in meditation for the investigation . “Interestingly, students in the controlled study group showed greater improvement in anxiety, depression, stress, and other disorders after undergoing meditation training.”

Speaking to TNIE, Senior Physician who also deals with Psychiatry, Dr Krishna Prashanthi said, “It is 100% true that meditation will calm the brain and help students boost their morale. Apart from meditation, peer support, psychology and social support from parents will further help students deal with suicidal tendency.”

Citing examples of research, Krishna Prashanthi said Dr. DK Sahay, a renowned senior physician and his team from Hyderabad conducted research two decades ago and found that meditation is really beneficial in relieving stress and stress. anxiety in humans.

“It is important to advise parents more than students because they play a central role in the preparation of their child. break the emotional threshold in students and induce them to commit suicide, so parents should be obligatory in practicing meditation,” said Krishna Prashanthi.

Head of the Yoga department at the Tirupati-based National Sanskrit University (NSU), Prof Lakshminarayana said students suffering from anxiety, depression and stress should practice yoga and meditation every day to get results positive.

“We can see an improvement in a short time in normal individuals. However, especially students who suffer from psychological stress should regularly participate in meditation and do pranayama to overcome stress,” Prof. Lakshminarayana explained. .

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