Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Are you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in society

Schizophrenia is the most disabling of all the major mental disorders. Schizophrenia is an illness that interferes with an individual’s ability to think, feel and to receive and understand sensory information. It is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference between real and imaginary. An individual’s behaviour may also be […]

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Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employees

In order to help wean the civic employees from their addiction, the Bombay Psychiatrist Society has launched a ‘de-addiction’ programme in all the 24 BMC wards of Mumbai. Through these programmes, awareness will be created among the BMC staff about addiction and its ill effects on their mental and physical health. On Thursday, July 4, […]

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‘Mental Hai Kya’ renamed to ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ after censor board intervenes

After much buzz about Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Mental Hai Kya’ getting a title change, the makers have finally decided to revise the title to ‘Judgemental Hai Kya.’ According to reports, members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), along with the film’s producers and leading lady, Kangana Ranaut had an elaborate discussion […]

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Ekta Kapoor issues clarification over ‘Mental Hai Kya’ film title

In April, the film faced criticism from psychiatrists and mental health experts for being derogatory to those suffering from mental illnesses, following which they demanded a change in the title of the film from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced. The title […]

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Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

World Schizophrenia Day: The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

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Mental Hai Kya: Indian Psychiatric Society files PIL in Gujarat HC

The Indian Psychiatric Society has demanded change in the title of the movie, as it derogatory and insensitive toward the people suffering from mental illness. While speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, President, Indian Psychiatrist Society said, “We have moved to the high court against the movie Mental hai Kya. But as the […]

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Short period of parental sexual contact prior pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia

Research has shown that many different genes may increase the risk of schizophrenia and also that interactions between genes and aspects of the individual’s environment, including exposure to viruses, malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and/or psychosocial factors, are necessary for schizophrenia to develop. Previous research has shown that preeclampsia, the most common pregnancy complication […]

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#MentalHaiKya: Psychiatrists write to PM, demand immediate intervention 

After sending a strongly worded letter to the Censor Board chairman, Prasoon Joshi, demanding the immediate removal of the title of the film #MentalHaiKya. The Indian Psychiatrist Society has raised this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While speaking to My Medical Manta, Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, President of Indian Psychiatrist Society, said, “We have written […]

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