Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriage

You have heard a groom rejecting a bride due to her financial status, caste and so on. But, have you heard a groom rejecting a bride due to diabetes. Yes! Diabetes has played a villain in some women’s life. Owning to which, they are unable to find a suitable groom for them

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriageEvery parents wish that their daughter get a prince charming. But, 23-year-old Neeta Kadam’s * parents were stressful due to an unexpected reason. Few years ago, Neeta was had type 2 diabetes. Now, her family is finding it difficult to find a suitable match for her. Similarly, 27-year-old Komal Thakur*, a Madhya Pradesh resident had […]

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?

Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 years old and again when their child was 9. The study team also assessed risk factors for heart disease like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 […]

Four mantra’s to keep your marriage alive 

Dr Harish Shetty believes that any relationship will work only after necessary efforts are made. He explains that memory is affected by feelings and people should never get bored in marriages

Four mantra’s to keep your marriage alive The monotonous lifestyle of long working hours and meeting tons of new people may lead to a disturbed relationship, believe city-based psychiatrists. In a session, Pati, Patni aur woh, Dr Harish Shetty, consultant psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai spoke at length about extra marital relationships. “Nowadays, we have long working hours and we tend […]

Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sex

A 35-year-old from Mumbai suffers from unusual problem of getting fits or seizures, right after a sexual intercourse, commonly known as reflex seizures. Doctors are surprised as orgasm induced seizure is more common in women, unlike in this patient’s case. Furthermore, My Medical Mantra tries to explore the prevalence of the problem

Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sexOn a showery Monday morning, a couple rushed to Sion Hospital for an unusual problem. Sameer Goyal, (name changed) a 35-year-old Sion resident and his wife Payal (name changed), seem worried as they wait for their turn outside the out-patient department (OPD) 21 at the hospital. Dr Sagar Karia, secretary of Bombay Psychiatric Association as well as consulting […]

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says study

Recently, several studies have looked at the effects of married life on an individual's health. The findings are often encouraging, suggesting that the closeness of married partners can have an important and beneficial psychosocial influence

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says studyA new study suggests that individuals who have experienced a heart attack, or who are at an increased risk of heart disease, have a better likelihood of survival if they are married. This, researchers say, could be due to the availability of a close support network. Likewise, a study presented last weekend at the European Society of Cardiology […]

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heart

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heartThe study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, was recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and sought to examine whether marital quality is related to risk of heart disease. It also looked at whether gender or age influenced the relationship between marriage and heart health. Michigan State’s Hui Liu and […]

Premarital communication must for family planning: Study

A recent study by Cambridge journal of Biosocial Science states that family making decisions are better handled if couple had had premarital communication regarding family planning and other such matters. The study emphasise the need to encourage couples to interact before marriage, so that they can make collective decisions and it aims to study family planning decisions along with gender-based dominance regarding pre-and post-marital communications

Premarital communication must for family planning: StudyA recent study by Cambridge journal of Biosocial Science has revealed that family making decisions are better handled when the couple has had premarital communication regarding family planning and other such matters. The study, which was published in the latest edition of Journal of Biosocial Science, emphasised the need to encourage couples to interact before […]

No longer a taboo! Varying couples more open to seeing marriage counsellors and psychiatrists

Psychiatrists say trouble starts brewing during first year of marriage and there are many factors which force couples to head for a separation

No longer a taboo! Varying couples more open to seeing marriage counsellors and psychiatristsThe speed at which couples are falling in love is the same at which they are falling out of it. Mumbai family court and city psychiatrists are a witness to this as numbers of couples heading for a divorce are rising by the day. Psychiatrists say there is an upward trend in couples seeking counselling […]

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of love

It may be love that brought you together, but it's time and money that really keep marriages going

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of loveRelationships are hard to stay in, but often even harder to leave. Sometimes, even the worst relationships can be difficult to end, and there may be a psychological reason behind this commitment to failure. According to a recent study, our reluctance to leave a relationship that isn’t working may be due to the ‘sunk cost […]