#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

She is a warrior who has been through some of the darkest days in her life. But she fought on and did not let her condition deter her. Shubhrata Prakash has championed the cause of mental health and has been out spoken about it. She has walked through a road less taken and has come out of the experience stronger than before

#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

Hysterectomy may raise depression and anxiety risk, suggests study

Four to 6 per cent of women will develop depression or anxiety after hysterectomy, a new study found

Hysterectomy may raise depression and anxiety risk, suggests studyWomen who have a hysterectomy may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety, a new study reports. Researchers used medical records of 2,094 women who had had a hysterectomy without removal of the ovaries, matching them with the same number of women of the same age who had not had the operation. None of […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests study

In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests studyYoung adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. In a randomised trial, men and women aged 17-35 in Australia who switched to a healthier diet had fewer depression symptoms after three weeks. And those who kept up the […]

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be ‘vigilant about’

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depressionA new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

#MentalHealthDay: 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

#MentalHealthDay: 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 […]

Here’s why Bipasha Basu wore a grey ribbon on her shirt

On the eve of #WorldMentalHealthDay, Bollywood sensation Bipasha Basu, has come out in open to spread awareness on #mentalillness. Bipasha has posted a picture on the social media platform of Twitter wearing a grey ribbon. #WorldMentalHealthDay is celebrated on October 10 each year

Here’s why Bipasha Basu wore a grey ribbon on her shirtStress, anxiety, peer pressure, and, competition are taking a toll on the human mind. Owing to which a lot of people are suffering from mental illness. In India, one in twenty are suffering from mental disorders. And, the number is rising worldwide. Mental illness is still looked upon as a stigma in India. Due to […]

Pets can be help ease depression, loneliness after the death of a spouse

Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults

Pets can be help ease depression, loneliness after the death of a spouseThe study, funded by The Gerontological Society of America and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in The Gerontologist, examined depressive symptoms and loneliness among people age 50 and older who experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce. “Increasingly, there’s evidence that our social support networks are really beneficial for […]

Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in Maha

According to data provided by the central government’s Health Management Information System (HMIS), in the last one and a half years, 5,43, 411 patients in Maharashtra were diagnosed with mental health problems. From this given figure, 1, 51, 881 patients in Mumbai were diagnosed with mental health conditions. These figures were derived from patients seeking treatment at government and civic-run hospitals

Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in MahaMental illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviours. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]
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