Your diet can influence the risk of depression

Several studies done across the world have proven that there is a visible connection between the food we consume and the impact it has on our mental health. So far, these studies have clearly stated that a Mediterranean diet is the most helpful for mental health. A recent study published by Harvard University has found that there is a staunch connection between diet and depression, here’s what doctors in Mumbai have to say on the same

Your diet can influence the risk of depression‘You are what you eat they say,’ and rightly so, says a study by Harvard University. The study enumerates that a healthy dietary pattern is directly associated with decreased risk of depression. ‘The gist is, eat plants, and lots of them, including fruits and veggies, whole grains (in unprocessed form, ideally), seeds and nuts, with […]

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 

Exams are a testing time for many students. As the exam date approaches closer fear and anxiety begin to increase. One exam does not determine your outcome in life. Dr Harish Shetty lists useful tips for students to put themselves at ease and continue studying without worrying unnecessarily

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 10th standard exams are hyped beyond a reason. The performance actually does not make much difference to the lives of students but there is a general air of tension around them. As the exams get closer there may be some confusion related to many aspects. Following are some possible scenarios that may unfold: I am […]

Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviour

The study revealed women who had severe but not persistent depression were about twice as likely to have kids with behaviour problems as compared to women without depression symptoms

Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviourWomen whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behaviour problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests. The majority of the nearly 10,000 mothers who participated in the research did […]

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel better

One of the hallmark symptoms associated with depression is persistent lack of motivation. Without the desire or willingness to complete regular tasks, a person can sink more deeply into their depression

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel betterDepression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities, and can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the hallmark symptoms associated […]

Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy is more common than you think. As many as 14% to 23% of women will experience symptoms of depression

Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?For many women, pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time — but not for every woman. Recently, postpartum depression — extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety following the birth of a child — has come out from the shadows. But what about depression during pregnancy? It’s more common than you […]

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illness

On Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech announced about allocation of Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country. As per experts, similar provisions should be made for patients suffering from mental illnesses

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illnessTuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. Today, Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech. Similarly, the experts too demanded provision for patients suffering with mental illness. Dr Sagar Mundada, psychiatrist […]

Depression: ‘Let’s talk,’ says WHO

World Health Organization is running a mental health campaign to tackle stigma and misconceptions called "Depression: Let's Talk" after depression rates rise to 18% in a decade

Depression: ‘Let’s talk,’ says WHODepression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with more than 300 million people suffering. Rates of depression have risen by more than 18 per cent since 2005, but a lack of support for the mental health combined with a common fear of […]

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute video

Physical exercises are known to have many health benefits. Regular exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute videoThe importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasised enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight. Exercising can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your […]

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normal

Studies show many older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. Important life changes that happen as we age may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normalAbout depression Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at […]
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