Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329--332

Election - A stressful Life Event


Shiv Gautam1, Rajeev Aggarwal2, Himanshu Sharma3 
1 Professor & Head, Department Psychiatry, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur
2 Consultant Psychiatrist, Sihag Hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Jaipur
3 Senior Resident , Sihag Hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Jaipur

Correspondence Address:
Shiv Gautam
Professor & Head, Department Psychiatry, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur

54 patients who sought consultation at this centre after developing psychiatric illness following local panchayat elections in Rajasthan were studied. The study aims to find out whether election is a stressful life event, relationship of socio-demographic characteristics, role of process of election, and nature of psychiatric illness as related to election stress. This group was compared to general psychiatric patients randomly selected from the same hospital, with or without other stressful life events (n=60). Socio-demographic variables, nature of their illness, ways of coping with the stress and relationship of predisposition to mental illness have been studied in both groups. Findings have been discussed and implications highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Gautam S, Aggarwal R, Sharma H. Election - A stressful Life Event.Indian J Psychiatry 1997;39:329-332


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