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What is Mass psychogenic illness (MPI)?

Chances are that you can get mass hysteria at some point in life. It is also called mass psychogenic illness or MPI or Mass sociogenic illness. It’s basically a bunch of people acting a fool for no credible reason other than the maybe stressful environment. The rapid spread of illness signs and symptoms affecting members of a cohesive group, originating from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss, or alteration of function, whereby physical complaints that are exhibited unconsciously have no corresponding organic etiology

In Pakistan, people responded with showing avoidance towards COVID-19. This was one of the major reasons that people lost their jobs and businesses. Due to which they had to suffer from the major financial issues.

Optimism, Adaptability, and Flexibility are the keys to handle situations like COVID-19. There is an approach which you should follow in order to show interest in learning new skills. For example, if you don’t learn how to use the technology then you are definitely gonna get a hard time in life

What is a coping strategy?
Coping strategies refer to the specific efforts, both behavioral and psychological, that people employ to master, tolerate, reduce, e in the coping literature is between active and avoidant coping strategies.

Difference between coping strategy and defense mechanism.
Defense mechanisms mostly occur at an unconscious level, and people are generally unaware they are using them. One’s use of coping mechanisms, on the other hand, is typically conscious and purposeful. Coping mechanisms are used to manage an external situation that is creating problems for an individual

What are the 5 types of coping strategies?
The five emotion-focused coping strategies identified by Folkman and Lazarus are: disclaiming. escape-avoidance.
Emotion-focused strategies involve:
1- releasing pent-up emotions.
2- distracting oneself.
3- managing hostile feelings.
4- meditating.
5- mindfulness practices.
6- using systematic relaxation procedures.

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