#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

LGBT mental health: It’s just a matter of orientation

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court of India, decriminalising consensual same-sex intercourse, enables the process of acknowledgment and de-stigmatisation of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community, furthering their assimilation into the society

LGBT mental health: It’s just a matter of orientationDr Kedar Tilwe, Psychiatrist, Sexologist and Geriatric Psychiatrist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how to deal with the patients with most personal and private concern – ‘sexuality’ And also, how seeking mental health professional’s help will aid them in dealing with different turmoil and distress. Sexuality, for a long time, has been one of our most […]

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds study

Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds studyWhile people with severe and chronic mental illness may see a psychiatrist for medications, many patients with depression may not see a mental health professional and instead get care from a primary care provider. The new study findings are drawn from data on roughly 1,500 people who were at least 60 years old and diagnosed […]

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 […]

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Drink-driving can be harmful for the person who does it as well as the others too, as, it can lead to fatal accidents and gruesome deaths. Dr Sagar Mundada has written a letter to Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that drink and drive cases should be referred to psychiatrists

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]