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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 231-234

Impact of Mahatma Gandhi's concepts on mental health: Reflections


Department of Medicine, MLN Medical College and SRN Hospital, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhinav Tandon
Department of Medicine, Psychiatry Unit, MLN Medical College and SRN Hospital, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.105540

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Mahatma Gandhi can be looked upon as one of the greatest visionaries born. His life tells us about the varied emotions he went through as a boy and young adult during difficult times, and the experiments he did to cope up with these problems. It was his perseverance and dedication to an unrelenting pursuit of his goal that finally led to his transformation. His concepts like nonviolence, satyagraha, brahmcharya and the concepts related to 'Truth' and 'God' can give psychological strength and mental resilience to any individual trying to cope up with the demands of life.



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