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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-208

Physiotherapy and behavioral techniques in management of posttraumatic stress disorder in health-care workers amid COVID pandemic

Assistant Professor, LJ Institute of Physiotherapy, LJ University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Srishti Bipul Banerjee
LJ Institute of Physiotherapy, LJ university , LJ Campus, Sarkhej, Off Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway Ahmedabad - 382 210, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_33_22

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus in 2019, the health-care workers (HCWs) are tirelessly battling through these unprecedented times. Although the pandemic has shaken the health-care systems globally due to its unpredictable course and spread, HCWs continue to remain on the frontline. the focus is always on patient care and limiting the spread amidst which the mental health and challenges faced by HCWs takes a back seat, the purpose of this opinion is to focus on the mental health issues HCWs are facing globally while fulfilling their duties. The article discusses the clinical features and risk factors and also provides evidence-based management strategies for posttraumatic stress disorder in HCWs.

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