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 […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

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 […]

Childhood trauma and schizophrenia interlinked, offers new hope for treatment

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment, thanks to research establishing a link between childhood trauma and some of schizophrenia's most common symptoms

Childhood trauma and schizophrenia interlinked, offers new hope for treatmentResearchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; Port Phillip Prison and University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr Negrin, Spain conducted a meta-analysis of 29 studies on childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms. As reported in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, the strongest finding was that all types of […]