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 […]

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

Depression among children is difficult to diagnose. Children go through rapidly changing developmental phases in their age group and have successively changing psychological needs. The role of trauma, abuse and lack of parental care can all lead to the child developing depression in the long run

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parentsAre 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. […]

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms

In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among Veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms  Depression is the most frequently reported mental health condition in people living with HIV in the U.S, with a prevalence ranging from 20 to 40 per cent. Depressive disorders have been associated with increased mortality in persons with chronic diseases, including heart disease, end-stage renal disease and diabetes. Several studies have described similar associations […]

World Bipolar Day: What is Bipolar Disorder?

Dr Pritam Chandak shares his insights on bipolar disorder, how to recognise and treat bipolar disorder

World Bipolar Day: What is Bipolar Disorder?Every year on March 30, the world comes together to raise awareness about a mental health disorder that affects nearly 8.7 million people in India. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects an individual’s moods, which can swing from one to another. People with bipolar disorders have extreme emotional […]

Gujarat: 1.5 kg metal pieces retrieved from woman’s stomach

When you were a child you might have had an odd habit of eating mud, paper or chalk. But eventually we all outgrow that habit. What if you had an illness which makes you want to compulsively eat metal? What would that be like? Would your stomach be able to handle it?

Gujarat: 1.5 kg metal pieces retrieved from woman’s stomachA few months ago, doctors in Ahmedabad, Gujarat operated upon a woman who had the habit of eating metal. The woman suffers from bipolar disorder which is a mental health condition. The tendency of consuming metal is known as Acuphagia. It is a variation of pica which is a tendency to eat substances other than […]