#WorldMentalHealthDay: St George Hospital to start OPD for mental illness patients  

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. The study was conducted in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, Sion Hospital

#WorldMentalHealthDay: St George Hospital to start OPD for mental illness patients  Mumbai’s state-run St George hospital to start an Out Patient Department (OPD) for the patients suffering from mental illness. This will be a pilot project, which will kick-start from last week of October. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, Medical Superintendent of St George hospital said, “Tension, stress, lifestyle issues and many […]

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Five lifestyle changes to enhance your moodEven those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their day-to-day mental health. It can be empowering to make positive life changes. While time restrictions and financial limitations may affect some people’s ability to make such changes, we all have […]

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

One in 100 people is affected by schizophrenia during their life, but 45% of those surveyed thought the illness was much more common. Half mistakenly thought the illness was defined by a split personality and a quarter believed it definitely led to violent behaviour. But the reality is very different, a new campaign by Rethink Schizophrenia campaign claims

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fictionSchizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance cover

In a country with such a large prevalence of mental issues, it would only be natural to expect that institutional support would be robust to tackle this challenge. But surprisingly, no insurance provider seems to have any policy to cover mental illnesses. 

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance coverAlthough we are living in a day and age where there have been many groundbreaking advances and innovations in science and technology. At times, we are faced with a stark reminder that more has to be done. One such example pertains to insurance, while there are many kinds of insurance available, such as, home insurance, […]

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacks

The combined data shows that heart attacks, depression, suicides, malaria, dengue and other such reasons constitute 15 times more over operational duties as the major reasons for the death of CRPF jawans and officers in the last two years

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacksHeart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between […]

Anupam Kher encourages people to #LoveLifeLiveLife

In order to reach out to people who are struggling with depression, yet, fail to speak up due to societal stigma. Anupam Kher has released a video, encouraging people to speak to people close to them  

Anupam Kher encourages people to #LoveLifeLiveLifeIn today’s modern fast-paced world, loneliness and depression are silently emerging as the latest epidemic plaguing urban society. No one is immune to it, and most people have experienced an episode of depression once in a lifetime. In the past celebrities, such as, Serena Williams, Ryan Reynolds, Rafael Nadal, Zaira Wasim and Deepika Padukone and […]

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]

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, […]

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who is popularly known as Dangal girl has penned down an emotional social media post, describing her on her ongoing fight with the depression. Depress is a mental illness, and in India out of 20 people 1 suffer from this mental disorder

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle“I am writing this to (finally) admit and confess that I, for a very long time have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression,” reads a post written by Zaira Wasim. Depression is a mental illness. But, most of the people who are going through this condition, do not accept this due to the fear […]

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 […]