Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart disease

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows the many ways in which depression negatively affects health and highlights the benefits of exercise for relieving depression and keeping the heart healthy

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart diseaseDepression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven’t had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of arrhythmia. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that people […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

#MentalHaiKya: Psychiatrists write to PM, demand immediate intervention 

The Indian Psychiatrist Society has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in connection with the film title #MentalHaiKya. The psychiatrist is seeking immediate intervention from the PMO. Mental health experts are stating that Bollywood has to come out from the mentality of demeaning topics like mental health

#MentalHaiKya: Psychiatrists write to PM, demand immediate intervention After sending a strongly worded letter to the Censor Board chairman, Prasoon Joshi, demanding the immediate removal of the title of the film #MentalHaiKya. The Indian Psychiatrist Society has raised this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While speaking to My Medical Manta, Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, President of Indian Psychiatrist Society, said, “We have written […]

Psychiatrists write to CBFC chairman, demand immediate removal of the title of the movie #MentalHaiKya

The psychiatrists say the title of the movie is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and, inhuman in projecting the mental health disorder and persons who suffer from mental disorders. Earlier, the mental health experts had started a campaign on Twitter, saying that the title is insensitive and atrocious

Psychiatrists write to CBFC chairman, demand immediate removal of the title of the movie #MentalHaiKyaThe Indian Psychiatrist Society (IPS) has shot a letter to Prasoon Joshi, Chairperson of the censor board, raising strong objections on the movie #MentalHaiKya. In the letter, the psychiatrists have alleged that the movie violets many sections of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017. The psychiatrists say the title of the movie is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading […]

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

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

Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life

Victims of bullying are more prone to mental health problems later in lifeNew 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 […]

Psychiatrist starts campaign demanding change in title of film #MentalHaiKya

Mental health in India has still been associated with a stigma. Owing to which, people suffering from mental illness, are still not accepted by society, and struggle to get the treatment. According to a study, in India, one in every 20 people is suffering from mental illness. Psychiatrists deem the title of the film to be atrocious and insensitive 

Psychiatrist starts campaign demanding change in title of film #MentalHaiKyaOn Wednesday, April 17, a poster of Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming movie, ‘Mental Hai Kya,’ has been released on social media. The hashtag #MentalHaiKya started trending on Twitter within no time. The star-studded film, starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao, is expected to be released on June 21. The poster received grand welcome by the fans, […]

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 […]

Cope up: Tips to deal with negativity

In moments like these, it’s important to have techniques that help you to re-center and move toward a state of calm. Coping strategies do just that

Cope up: Tips to deal with negativityChaos comes in a variety of packages that can range in scope and severity. For example, finding that your car has been stolen is different from having what you thought was a promising date canceled at the last minute. But despite the differences, both of these situations deliver an emotional blow that can leave you […]

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

The pain from a panic attack feels sharper and localised to one area while those experiencing a heart attack report feeling more of a pressure on their chest

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attackAm I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]
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