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

Patients 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 […]

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#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

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#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?

The World Health Organization estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In India, the National Mental Health Survey […]

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Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in Maha

Mental illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviours. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, […]

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Mental health: 110 insurance products covering mental illness in India, informs finance minister

The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 came into force from May 29, 2018. This Act mandates every insurer to ensure medical insurance for mental health ailments. Law had said that this would be similar to the regular health insurance available for physical illnesses. On July 15, Member of Parliament (MP) from Jalandhar, Santokh Singh Chaudhary raised […]

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Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational language

The study, which was published in published in npj Schizophrenia, showed machine learning says that frequent ‘sound words’ (words associated with sound) is one clue to the later emergence of psychosis. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to quantify the semantics in people’s everyday conversational language. The researchers investigated potential linguistic indicators in […]

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Yerwada Mental Hospital faces acute shortage of psychiatrists

Pune’s Yerwada Regional mental hospital is facing an acute shortage of the doctors and the support staff. The government-run hospital which is one of the largest in India currently hosts 1200 patients suffering from mental illness. According to the administration, there are only eight psychiatrists at present in the hospital to look after over 1,200 […]

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Pune doctors start unique campaign to raise awareness on schizophrenia

Doctors will be going to different slums in the city and will make people understand how this disease needs a specific medical treatment. As a part of their campaign, doctors will be going to different slums in the city and will make people understand how this disease needs a specific medical treatment. They will explain […]

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Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study reveals

The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes Compared with periods when they were not on those […]

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