Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuse

The figures in India relating to the alcohol consumption are worrisome and raise a number of red flags. The alcohol per capita consumption in India was at 2.4 litres, 4.3 litres and 5.7 litres in 2005, 2010 and 2016 respectively

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuseWHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in […]

Pune: Yerawada mental hospital’s ‘family ward’ to unite mentally ill patients and their family

Pune: Yerawada mental hospital’s ‘family ward’ to unite mentally ill patients and their familyThe administration has decided to build a ‘Family Ward’ where the patient and the family will be united . The pilot project is likely to begin from the month of October. Family plays a very crucial role in the patients progress. Families support is very important at the onset of the disease. Also, the family […]

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genes

Psychosocial, environmental, and genetic factors are known to contribute to the risk of developing the disease, but to what extent? New research - carried out by scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark - suggests that almost 80 per cent of the likelihood of having schizophrenia may be genetic

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) define schizophrenia as a “chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder” that affects 1.1 per cent of all adults in the United States. Although the average age of onset for the disease has not been determined, symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear between the ages of 16 and 30. Psychosocial, environmental, […]

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 […]

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with it

Money doesn’t have to control you. You can control how it affects your life and your health on a day-to-day basis. From professional help to everyday tasks you can do yourself, there are many resources available to help you get your finances, and how you think about them, on track

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with itChances are stress and anxiety about money are a part of your daily life. From rent and mortgage payments to health expenses and childcare costs, the list is endless. You’re definitely not alone in this plight. We all have some kind of stress or anxiety related to money. That’s despite the fact that, above a […]

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

38% Indians face mental health problems, reports survey

As many as 38 per cent of the people show some significant signs of mental health difficulties and require immediate professional medical assistance to know the actual well-being of their mental health, reveals a survey conducted by Cosmos Institute of Mental health And Behavioural Sciences (CIMBS)

38% Indians face mental health problems, reports surveyThe survey is aimed at creating awareness about mental health issues specifically in New Delhi. The survey was conducted during the last week of November and witnessed over 50,000 participants. The participants had to respond to 10 questions, especially designed by CIMBS, in order to gauge the mental health risks of the users. The survey […]

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death, warns study

For the study, published in CMAJ, the team looked at 60 years of mental health data on 3410 adults from a region in Atlantic Canada and linked the data to deaths in the Canadian Mortality Database. Depression has been linked with a poorer diet, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption, all these factors can result in chronic health conditions

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death, warns studyDepression is not only the most common women’s mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. More research is needed, states WHO. Depression is one of the most widespread mental disorders among adults in the United States. According to data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7 per cent […]

Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

Scientists believe a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can help quell auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). TMS essentially calls for an electromagnetic coil to be placed against the scalp. The electromagnet delivers a pulse that stimulates nerve cells in a specific region of the brain that controls mood. It’s often used to treat depression

Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophreniaSay the word schizophrenia and what comes to mind? Most likely it’s an image of a person who hears voices — someone who is carrying on a conversation in a loud manner with themselves. In a clinic setting, the voices that patients hear are known as auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). It’s just one in a […]

Confused and disoriented? It could be a mental disorder?

Confusional psychosis, is a condition that is often caused due to severe head injury or high emotional stress. Severe stress or disappointment is often the reason for this condition. In this condition, the person is often disoriented with realities like place, time and people

Confused and disoriented? It could be a mental disorder?A week ago, the country was proudly talking about a 16-year-old boy named Harshit Sharma from Chandigarh. This was about his induction in Google for the job of graphic designing with a salary of whopping 1.44 crore annually. It was shortly realised that the whole episode was hoax and that there was no truth to […]