Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental health

Researchers from the University of Exeter used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors into account, the study revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline […]

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#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

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‘I don’t want another child as I fear cerebral palsy might affect him too’  

Cerebral palsy (CP) happens when the brain doesn’t develop normally. In most cases, it’s when a baby is in the womb, but it can also develop in early childhood. One possible cause of CP is genes. There’s a problem with the body’s growth blueprint that affects the brain’s progress. But there are other things that […]

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Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk for mental health conditions

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 323 children in the United States has been identified as having cerebral palsy,” says Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine. “Much of the research regarding cerebral palsy focuses on childhood. However, with modern treatment advances, […]

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7.3% of teenagers in India suffering from a mental disorder, reveals shocking govt data

The stress among students is increasing day-by-day, this the pressure is evident from the challenges they face in school, peer pressure, exam tension etc. But this stress is also taking a toll on their mental health. Today a question was brought forth in the Lok Sabha, by Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee who wished to […]

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Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

People in Mumbai and Maharashtra are leading stressful lifestyles and have to deal with work pressure, cut-throat competition, isolation, and depression on a daily basis. In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, it was revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought […]

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J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital Academy

J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital Academy

Addressing the participants, Nadda said that the passing of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 brings forth a stronger and more robust legal scaffold and humane and patient-centric rights based approach for mental healthcare in our country. “We have to implement it and we must match speed, skill and scale as has been said by Hon’ble […]

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Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issues

The study was conducted in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, Sion Hospital. The study titled, ‘Study of the Morbidity Patterns in the MCGM healthcare facilities of City of Mumbai,’ the survey aimed to examine the disease patterns in the city of Mumbai, to study the drug requirements in view of current morbidity patterns and […]

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PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions study

Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. These findings support previous work showing that the condition may negatively affect mental health and highlight the importance of […]

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