Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophrenia

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco smoking may increase your risk of developing depression and schizophrenia

Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophreniaDoes mental illness increase the likelihood of smoking, or is smoking itself a risk factor for mental illness? Researchers from the University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) with support from Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), used UK Biobank data from 462,690 individuals of European ancestry, […]

Online shopping could be listed as an addictive disorder by 2024, predicts Gartner

By 2024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder, as millions abuse digital commerce and encounter financial stress, predicts research firm Gartner

Online shopping could be listed as an addictive disorder by 2024, predicts GartnerBy 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder, as millions abuse digital commerce and encounter financial stress – Consumer spending via digital commerce platforms will continue to grow over 10 per cent year over year through 2022. The ease of online shopping will cause financial stress for millions […]

Natural ways to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is part of life, we all feel it from time to time. When you do, there are a few things you can try to help calm your emotions. If you feel anxious often and nothing seems to help, talk with your doctor about other ways to manage it

Natural ways to help manage anxietyExercise You don’t have to train for the Olympics – a 10-minute walk can do the trick just as well as a 45-minute workout. Either can make you feel better for a few hours, like aspirin for a headache. And if you exercise regularly – at least 3 times a week – you’re less likely […]

IMA releases mental health guide for medical students

The mental health of doctors is at a tipping point.  Since January, six medical students committed suicide. To reduce these cases, Indian Medical Association has prepared ‘Health and wellbeing guide for medical students’. The book will be helpful for the first-year students adjusting to the new environment

IMA releases mental health guide for medical studentsEntering into the medical field is itself a mammoth task. A student sacrifices everything to get an admission. But, the real struggle begins when he jumps in the pool, without knowing what he/she would be facing. For a young MBBS student, the environment is completely different. He interacts with a verse set of people. However, […]

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issuesA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Depression among children is difficult to diagnose. Children go through rapidly changing developmental phases in their age group and have successively changing psychological needs. The role of trauma, abuse and lack of parental care can all lead to the child developing depression in the long run

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parentsAre you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

Pune: Nate Tikvuya, a platform for availing counselling for relationship and mental health issues

Like-minded friends have come together and have formed a group which they have named - Nate Tikvuya. The platform provides counselling and solutions to the people who are suffering with mental health issues such as depression and are having suicidal thoughts

Pune: Nate Tikvuya, a platform for availing counselling for relationship and mental health issues  Increasing workload and less family time is always harmful for an individual and a healthy relationship. It leads to rise in misunderstanding, lack of trust, egoistic levels, distrust, among the individuals. Which can further lead to depression, and having suicidal thoughts. To curb this, and to give a platform  to the individuals, a group […]

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Mental health remains a stigmatised issue in a country like India. While awareness is slowly increasing with prominent personalities like Deepika Padukone speaking up about her depression, some things remain unchanged at the ground level. People view mentally ill people in a negative manner. And even if they have recovered from their condition, they aren’t easily accepted into mainstream society. The Maharashtra government is now taking a step to change this

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illnessPatients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individuals

DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months, suggesting that they are biologically older than their corresponding calendar age

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individualsThis effect was greater in people who have had childhood trauma, such as violence, neglect or sexual abuse, who show a biological age around a year older than their actual age. This work is presented at the ECNP conference in Barcelona. There is increasing evidence that serious depression and trauma is associated with shorter life-spans. […]