Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study says

Having a ‘vent buddy’ contributes to better health. A clinical psychologist has claimed that it’s better to vent out your frustrations than keeping them to yourself. The activity was also likened to problem-solving

Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study saysAccording to clinical psychologist and author of “Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy” Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., venting out your frustrations to someone relieves you of stress and tension. The activity makes you feel lighter after sharing indignity, misfortune, perceived threat and injustice to someone. As per WellBody.Net, moms who experience a series of tough situations also […]

Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression

Sertraline, an antidepressant that doctors commonly prescribe, appears to work by reducing anxiety first and doesn't start tackling depressive symptoms until weeks later

Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depressionThis was the main finding of a study on the use of antidepressants in primary care settings in the United Kingdom. The researchers suggest that sertraline is effective, although the method is unexpected, for those who are likely to receive a prescription for antidepressants in primary care. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). […]

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

Deepika Padukone launches ‘lecture series’ to destigmatise mental health problems

It has been four years ever since Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone came up with the Live Love Laugh Foundation for people who are battling depression after suffering from the mental illness herself. Taking another great step to help remove the stigma around it, Deepika launched her first lecture series on mental health this Sunday and fans couldn’t be more proud of her 

Deepika Padukone launches ‘lecture series’ to destigmatise mental health problemsThe 33-year old actor, who was in New Delhi for the first edition of Live, Love, Laugh – a lecture series with Deepika, opened about her depression in 2015. Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who has openly spoken about her battle with depression at the peak of her career, is happy that a conversation on mental […]

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds study

Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds studyPatients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. But earlier research hasn’t given doctors a clear sense of whether patients with specific types of emotional distress might put patients at greater risk […]

Childhood sexual abuse linked to development of a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life

Childhood sexual abuse linked to development of a range of physical and mental health conditionsChildhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. There have been many studies examining these links but these typically looked at one outcome in adulthood, and there has not been a synthesis examining the full breadth of international research evidence and […]

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapySince most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions designed a study to learn more. Their study appeared in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Having cancer increases the chances of people […]

Maltreatment in childhood and its impact on mental health in the growing years

Dr Kedar Tilwe, a Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares his insights about the impact of being abused in childhood, onto the adult life, and ways to avoid it

Maltreatment in childhood and its impact on mental health in the growing yearsAll of us are aware of one of our innate instinct is to protect and care for children, courtesy of the amazing work of Darwin, Lorenz and recent research, which almost confirms the biological basis of the response. However, according to recent estimations by the WHO, abuse faced by children includes physical, sexual, and emotional […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHOThe number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]
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