How New Year resolutions can trigger eating disorders; some notable symptoms to look out for

People all over the world will be forming goals for the New Year through the rest of December, seeking to improve themselves once the clock strikes 2017. Some of the most popular resolutions are health-oriented, including going to the gym more often and eating better, which can spell trouble for people struggling to overcome eating […]

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Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

Girls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

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man doing exercise

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Addiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

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Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25

Losing weight in a hurry is everyone’s dream of getting that perfect bod. However, it could turn into a nightmare if it’s the only thing one obsesses about. For this NRI from Africa, getting treated in Mumbai presented a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs suffering from […]

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Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorder

Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorder

Karan and Reema Panjwani (names changed) were puzzled with the way their daughter, Priya was behaving when she grew up to be 17-years-old. She was this funky and cheerful teenager who had a peculiar problem. The Panjwani’s came knocking at the doors of Dr Avinash Desousa, consultant psychiatrist at Sion Hospital and founder-trustee of De […]

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