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 […]

Is female sexual dysfunction linked with mental health issues?

Generally, no one openly talks about their sex life. Talking about sex is still considered as a taboo in our society. A lot of men and woman suffer from sexual dysfunction. But, don’t open up with their partners about it or don’t consult a doctor for help

Is female sexual dysfunction linked with mental health issues?Are mental health issues connected with losing one’s desire for sex? Health experts state that in a lot of cases mental health is one of the factors which contributes to loss of sexual desire. And the cases of sexual dysfunction are rising worldwide. Mental health experts believe, globally, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has emerged as […]

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Mental health remains a stigmatised issue in a country like India. While awareness is slowly increasing with prominent personalities like Deepika Padukone speaking up about her depression, some things remain unchanged at the ground level. People view mentally ill people in a negative manner. And even if they have recovered from their condition, they aren’t easily accepted into mainstream society. The Maharashtra government is now taking a step to change this

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illnessPatients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

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

She is a warrior who has been through the darkest days of her life. But she fought on and did not major depressive disorder deter her. Shubhrata Prakash has championed the cause of mental health and has been outspoken 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 […]

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?

Over the years, mental health has become an issue of global concern. India has not been spared by this. 1 in 20 Indians is suffering from depression. Mental ailments affect people across all age groups and it also impacts the most productive age group. Now there is a growing demand for there to be separate minister for mental illness like the United Kingdom has. My Medical Mantra spoke to the medical fraternity and know what they have to say about this

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?The World Health Organization estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In India, the National Mental Health Survey […]

#MentalHealthDay: Deepika Padukone unveils Charity Closet Initiative

She has vociferously championed the cause of mental health issues since opening up about her struggle with depression back in 2015. And Deepika Padukone continues to put the topic of mental health, something which for long has been considered to be a taboo subject, into the spotlight. On World Mental Health Day (October 10), the actor is set to unveil something new - charity closet initiative

#MentalHealthDay: Deepika Padukone unveils Charity Closet InitiativeThe actress is a big supporter of awareness on mental health and through this initiative; fans can connect with Deepika while supporting this cause. Each month, the actress will be sharing some of her favourite closet pieces on her website. Good condition pieces will be sold to generate proceeds supporting mental health, or will be […]

#MentalHealthDay: Dear stress, let’s break up

Many of us experience stress in life, whether this is in the short term from one-off projects, or long-term stress from a high-pressure career. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, it can seriously affect our health and our work. However, it is possible to manage stress, if you use the right tools and techniques

#MentalHealthDay: Dear stress, let’s break upWhat is stress? Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress in a normal reaction when your brain recognises a threat. Psychologist Richard S. Lazarus best described stress as “a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social […]

#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent it

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year to raise awareness about taking action worldwide to prevent the cases of suicides. Several events and activities are organised on this day to make people understand that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death

#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent itSuicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed. World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 theme is ‘Working Together To Prevent Suicide’ to highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention […]

Internet addiction: Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms

You don’t only play video games for leisure but you spend a lot of time on it that sometimes you forget to eat. You constantly check at least three of your social media accounts daily, compromising your efficiency at work. You even have created profiles assuming a different identity just to check on other people's activities yet prefers to be alone. Well, you could be suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder

Internet addiction: Learn how to identify the signs and symptomsAlso known as Problematic Internet Use (PIU), Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) or iDisorder, this condition alters the brain’s pleasure centre. According to several studies, suffering from internet addiction resembles drug or alcohol dependency. The perceived pleasurable experience stimulates dopamine production, hence the behaviour. Addiction or dependency on the activity then builds up because of one’s […]

Psychotic experiences are common even among people who don’t have a mental health condition

Have you ever seen or heard something that turned out not to exist? Or have you ever thought something was happening that no one else noticed – perhaps thinking you were being followed, or that something was trying to communicate with you? If so, you may have had a psychotic experience

Psychotic experiences are common even among people who don’t have a mental health conditionThe good news is, you’re not alone. Psychosis, also called a psychotic experience or episode, is when someone perceives or interprets reality differently to the people around them. And it’s estimated that around 5-10% of people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime. While they’re different for each person, psychotic experiences often include hallucinations […]
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