Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals study

Many people spend hours on the internet every week, but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet addiction, there's a type of short-term therapy that can be an effective treatment, according to a small study published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals studyResearchers found that 69.4% of men with internet addiction entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioural therapy, compared to 23.9% of men who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy. People in remission were 10 times more likely to be part of the short-term cognitive behavioural therapy group than the waitlist […]

Go Pikachu! Are you an Internet gaming addict?

Go Pikachu! Are you an Internet gaming addict?Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) is a condition where one plays excessive Internet games and can get addicted to it. There have been such cases wherein we have diagnosed individuals with IGD, which is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Since the criteria for diagnosis of addiction are presently under study, it […]

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

Researchers have found multiple mental disorders that have been caused by the rise in people’s use of the Internet and smartphones. Here are the most common ones

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphonesThere is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorder

An Instagram profile v9nair was bragging about his obscene behaviour towards women. The user had clicked photographs while inappropriately touching women’s back, who were wearing blouses and posted those pictures on Instagram. After some social media users brought this shameful act in the light, Insta acted immediately by removing his account. Many expressed their anger over this. Meanwhile, this could be a mental disorder, warned city experts

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorderWomen took to social media platforms to speak up about surviving sexual assault or harassment after Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano urged people to tweet using hashtag MeToo to show the magnitude of the problem, after which it became viral. Since last few days, many women narrated their disturbing experiences and to raise awareness on sexual […]

Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’

Everyone has two faces, one that we present to the real world and another face which generally comes out in anonymous platforms like the Sarahah app, or so say experts. Now a Mumbai psychiatrist has signed in to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health

Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’An honesty app titled, ‘Sarahah’ has been doing the rounds on social media for various reasons. A Mumbai psychiatrist named Milan Balakrishnan has now gets signed on to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health. Anonymity can act as a boon in disguise, if used rightly. This is somewhat the […]

Sharing details of your kids on social media can put them in danger

Child shamming pictures or posts can have devastating effects on kids in the short and long term. It may cause traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety later in life

Sharing details of your kids on social media can put them in dangerWe all have either a friend or a family member who often bombards social networking sites with their pictures and updates. Nowadays, for parents, adults and family members, social media is an essential part of their lives, just the way letters and telephones were important once upon a time. However, little do they realise that […]

We are soon going to need dedicated clinics for Internet addiction disorders

In a study done by the Indian Council for Medical Research in 2013, it was found that the age group of 18-40 years in select urban communities across India had showed an alarming rate of technology dependence

We are soon going to need dedicated clinics for Internet addiction disordersDoes Mumbai need an Internet de-addiction clinic? With growing number of overuse of Internet by Mumbaikars, psychiatrists say it is high time that the city hospitals get a dedicated clinic for Internet addiction disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bangalore was the first to recognise the need to have a […]

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’

In a recent survey at Patna station, it was observed that 90 per cent of the people downloaded porn on free Wi-Fi service

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’Deprived of watching porn for two days, Mahesh Shah, aged 25, failed to concentrate at work during a conference. That was a warning bell for the marketing executive as he discovered that he was a porn addict. Easy access to porn led him to watch it as an entertainment. He didn’t realise the addiction till […]