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In India, people cope with psychological challenges, including depression, primarily through family ties, and, spiritual attitude to life.
Extended families provide a strong support system to Indians in facing all kind of problems, including depression, illness, financial crises. Ingrained spiritual attitude of an average Indian, including belief in destiny and karma, provides tremendous solace. However, these support systems and attitude are now diminishing due to urbanization and westernisation. Resurgence of yoga, pranayama, and, meditation has to an extent revived faith in spiritual approach to life,