Mental health in mass gatherings

  title={Mental health in mass gatherings},
  author={Shahbaz Ali Khan and Vinay Singh Chauhan and Adebowale O. Timothy and Silveri Kalpana and Shagufta Khanam},
  booktitle={Industrial psychiatry journal},
BACKGROUND Hajj pilgrimage, in Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's largest religious mass gatherings. We have similar mass gathering scenarios in India such as the Amarnath Yatra and Kumbh. A unique combination of physical, physiological, and psychological factors makes this pilgrimage a very stressful milieu. We studied the emergence of psychopathology and its determinants, in this adverse environment in mass gathering situation, in Indian pilgrims on Hajj 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is… CONTINUE READING