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Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insights

Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue. They reduce overall wellbeing and life satisfaction, but they may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase mortality risk. Although talking therapies and medication can help in many instances, they do not help everyone. An issue as substantial as […]

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Gardening can improve your mental health, say experts

Horticultural therapy is a professional practice that uses plants and gardening to improve mental and physical health. A horticultural therapist works with any group that can benefit from interaction with plants, including veterans, children, the elderly and those dealing with addiction and mental health problems The psychiatrists say that many people are opting ‘Green Therapy’ […]

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Mental Health: One out of five Indian suffers from depression in life

Complex modern lifestyles with an overall lack of support system and economic disparities have caused a rapid increase in mental health deterioration. In a discussion on Mental Health and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility by Wockhardt Foundation in Mumbai on Friday, it was stressed that we need to take urgent steps to control the […]

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What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Childbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

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Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

Their findings, they say, should prompt scientists to pay more attention to these links. Some research has suggested that certain allergic conditions can affect a person’s mental health. For instance, one study that last year found that having asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis (eczema) could increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness. […]

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Mental health: People in cities getting more open to the idea of counselling

“One of my classmates was suffering from study-related stress. When we discussed the issue with our teacher, she referred her to a psychiatrist. After undergoing a few counselling sessions and some other treatment she recovered and is studying without any stress now,” said Meena Patil, a student from the 9th standard in Pune. The culture […]

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Bullied kids more likely to use painkillers, reveals study

While bullying has long been linked to an increased risk of suffering from chronic pain and a variety of physical and mental health complaints, research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of how bullying influences painkiller use, the researchers note in Acta Paediatrica. For the current study, Garmy’s team examined data on 10,626 youth […]

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Victims of bullying are more prone to mental health problems later in life

New research led by Lancaster University Management School researchers reveals stark consequences a decade on for pupils subjected to bullying. Those who are the victims of persistent or violent bullying suffer the worst consequences. Emma Gorman and Professor Ian Walker, of the Lancaster University Department of Economics, along with research partners Silvia Mendolia, of the […]

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Cold water swimming might ease depression, says study

The study, led by television doctor Chris van Tulleken, of University College London, and co-authored by two University of Portsmouth scientists, highlights the case of a woman with severe anxiety and depression who once she began open water swimming, immediately started feeling better. She continued to swim and, as the weeks went by, her symptoms […]

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Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new study

New US research has found that eating a poor diet low in nutrients may be associated with an increased risk of developing mental health problems. The study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The […]

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