One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

A large UK study has found that almost one in 13 (8%) young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma, which may be linked to a rise in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in the adult population

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK studyOf all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

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

The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet

Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new studyNew 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 […]

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals study

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals studyAccording to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third of adults have high blood pressure, which is defined as a reading of more than 140/90mmHg and, in Britain, […]

Raising an OCD child and its challenges

Dr Manjiri Deshpande, a Child Psychiatrist, Doctorz, shares how to identify the OCD symptoms in children, and how to tackle them

Raising an OCD child and its challengesAs a parent or a guardian, have you ever witnessed a series of repetitive behavior patterns or some sort of strong obsessions and unwanted anxiety in your child? Does your child happen to be extremely slow while dressing up or completing homework? Does he or she indulge in constantly erasing written sentences, and then rewrite […]

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study 

Interest in meditation’s potential as a tool for coping with various mental health symptoms has risen in recent years, and now, a new study suggests that one type of meditation, called transcendental meditation, can successfully counteract post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower depression

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD, finds new study Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental health and how well our bodies respond to stress. Existing research has also found that different types of meditation can even help boost a person’s emotional intelligence. Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers […]

Post-natal depression in dads tied to depression in their teenage daughters, reveals study

A teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to new research

Post-natal depression in dads tied to depression in their teenage daughters, reveals studyThe “small but significant” risk applied only to daughters. Sons were found to be unaffected, said the study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The survey, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, which has been running since 1991, looked at 3,176 father and child pairs Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeries

Seventy-four per cent women lower their confidence and desires to change their look because they don’t get perfect selfies, states the survey. The study has been conducted by the Esthetic Clinics, this is the first-ever experimental study in India on the psychological effects of taking and posting selfies on social media

‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeriesIn the research spanning 300 people across four cities, it was found that the process of taking, altering and posting selfies negatively affects self-esteem and body image perception as well as promotes body dysmorphia. These are the findings of a landmark study conducted by The Esthetic Clinics involving 300 patients who presented themselves at its […]

Mental health: Why are medical students more prone to suicidal thoughts?

Medical students are at high risk of depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Mental health: Why are medical students more prone to suicidal thoughts?The researchers say possible causes of depression and suicidal thoughts in medical students likely include stress and anxiety. To conduct this study, researchers examined more than 180 studies of 129,000 medical students worldwide, including Canada. They found that the incidence of depression, in this group was 27%, compared to 8 to 9% in the general […]
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