The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launch

It has been a month since the Maharashtra government started the Memory Clinic. This initiative was started on October 02, 2018. And out of 30 districts in Maharashtra, so far 28 districts have registered 1,028 patients are affected with this mental disorder

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launchThe proposal for a memory clinic had been put forth by state health minister Deepak Sawant and has now been implemented across government hospitals in Maharashtra. Under the memory clinic initiative, patients affected with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are treated in the geriatric ward in the district hospitals in the state. But the numbers of […]

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issues

Anganwadi and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers are going to be trained about mental health conditions, so that they can provide door-to-door awareness among people living in rural areas

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issuesAt present, there are 60,000 ASHA sevikas and around 10,000 anganwadi workers in Mumbai. People belonging to the age group of 15 to 30 are at the risk of developing mental health disorders. The Maharashtra state government has taken this decision to raise awareness about mental health issues. In a survey carried out by the […]

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

The number of patients with mental health issues is rising in the state. But in comparison to this, the numbers of psychiatrists are very low. In a year, only 20 post-graduate students become full-fledged psychiatrists. There are only 40 professors, across 16 government medical colleges in Maharashtra to teach psychiatry to these students

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatristsPeople 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 […]

Depression: Health Ministry’s poster draws ire of psychiatrists

A tweet regarding depression posted by the Health Ministry on its twitter account, has generated a backlash from psychiatrist and mental health professionals over the issues

Depression: Health Ministry’s poster draws ire of psychiatristsDoctors say that suggestions in tweet seem insensitive as it trivialises depression and over-simplifies it. Mental health professionals state that the message of the poster could be misleading. There have been several responses on twitter in regards to this poster. The poster advised people to go for walks, follow a routine, do yoga, eat fruits, […]

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disorders

People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disordersPast research has found that people with a circadian rhythm, or biological clock, that’s out of step with their daily routines – like split shift or night shift workers – can have an increased risk of emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. The current study examined 24-hour activity levels for 91,015 participants who agreed to wear […]

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issues

In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought treatment for mental health issues

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issuesThe 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 […]

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in Maharashtra

Maharashtra's Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Monday, announced that a satellite centre of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMHANS), will be set-up in the state. The satellite centre will be started at one of the four mental hospitals in the state

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in MaharashtraMental health issues generally carry a social stigma with them, but it should not be so. People living in metropolitan areas face stressful situations on a day to day basis. Along with this other factors such as age and social environment play a role in mental health issues. For example, social isolation can cause depression […]

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say experts

Senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, often at times go missing from their homes. According to recently released Indian National Crime Records Bureau 2016 - reportedly there are total of 30,767 missing senior citizens. In 2016 alone, 13,236 were reported missing. 17,531 were reported missing from the previous years. Only 9,467 were found, i.e. just 30.8% among these figures

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say expertsOn Wednesday, an incident was reported wherein a senior citizen from Versova went missing and was found after 30 hours in Cuffe Parade. Kiran Sharma (name changed), a 76-year-old suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes has no memory of how he reached Cuffe Parade. On Wednesday noon, patrolling policemen spotted Sharma in Cuffe Parade. He couldn’t […]

Establishing strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health, says study

One potential reason for these long-term benefits could be that close, positive relations with friends boost self-worth and self-esteem at a time crucial for self-development and identity formation

Establishing strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health, says study  Researchers at the University of Virginia (UV) in Charlottesville set out to examine the long-term impact of having strong friendships in adolescence on mental health as an adult. The new study was published in the journal Child Development, and the lead author of the study was Rachel K. Narr, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical […]
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