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Lead exposure in childhood can be a risk factor for poor mental health in adults

Lead is a type of metal that people throughout the world have used in the construction of water pipes, added into paint to prevent corrosion, and put into gasoline to maintain engine durability. Lead that accumulates in the body can also disrupt the central nervous system, and some studies have linked lead exposure during childhood […]

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World Hearing Day: Don’t turn a deaf ear to hearing problems, opine experts

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  

Researchers are still studying this disorder, with some studies finding links between misophonia and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Those who have misoponia might describe it as when a sound ‘drives you crazy.’ Their reactions can range from anger and annoyance to panic and the need to flee. The disorder is […]

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Soon: Mental health lessons to be included in school syllabus

School students are a vulnerable population. They are in a period of their lives that is crucial for their mental health development. Children will be taught how to handle stress, depression and so on. For which, the central government is considering to include mental health lessons in school syllabus. Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister […]

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He never threw anything from his childhood, including his innerwear

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behaviour has deleterious effects – emotional, physical, social and financial – for a hoarder and family members. Someone who hoards may get anxious anxiety when attempting to discard items or is unable to throw away possessions. Sinha, has been […]

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Obsessed with ‘grammar’? Consult a doctor

Obsessed with ‘grammar’? Consult a doctor

Grammar plays a pivotal role while speaking or writing any language. But we can speak or write wrongly without realising it. Although, there are some people who cannot control the urge of pointing out the grammatical errors. Such tendency is popularly known by the term ‘Grammar Nazi’. So a ‘Grammar Nazi’ refers to someone who […]

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Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological help

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological help

While the fear psychosis of losing job is gripping the IT sector, the IT companies in Pune are becoming more and more sensitive towards facilitating psychological help for their employees. IT companies are now actively engaging with psychologists when it comes to lay-offs. Last week, Niloufer Ebrahim, a psychologist working with Jehangir hospital in Pune, […]

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Awareness required on hoarding disorder, say doctors

Awareness required on hoarding disorder, say doctors

The lives of Ramnath’s (name changed) family members have become difficult because of his one habit. The 52-year-old Ramnath had a habit of collecting different objects and was not ready to get rid of them even after realising that they are of no use. There were piles of unnecessary objects such as old newspapers, magazines, […]

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