Mental health: UGC directs universities, colleges to establish student counselling centres

School students are a vulnerable population group. They are in a period of their lives that is crucial for development of their mental health. Children will be taught how to handle stress, depression and so on. UGC Secretary  Professor Rajneesh Jain has written this letter to all the colleges and universities on March 01 to […]

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#NoMobileKNowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction

‘Gadget-free hours’ are the need of the hour. With most parents showcasing their children’s talent of using gadgets efficiently, it seems to be like a qualification of intellectuality. However, psychiatrists say that the ‘gadget nanny’ for kids and newborns is more than just harmful. “A 2-year-old boy had come to me with his elder brother […]

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Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

The world is moving towards a rather competitive phase. Practically everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Several things have been discussed in September over the Blue Whale fiasco. An increase in the non-acceptance of rejection and a rise in the need for instant gratification were identified as key factors which would […]

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‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]

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Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

When a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

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: Indian children more prevalent to ADHD: IAP Study

ADHD more prevalent in Indian children, says study

A report issued by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) noted that Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder (ADHD) is highly prevalent in children in India. According to the report, it could be the most common neuro-behavioural disorder among children in the country. “One of the biggest problems is that there was no one guideline or consensus […]

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Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’

An honesty app titled, ‘Sarahah’ has been doing the rounds on social media for various reasons. A Mumbai psychiatrist named Milan Balakrishnan has now gets signed on to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health. Anonymity can act as a boon in disguise, if used rightly. This is somewhat the […]

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THRIVE: An initiative towards socio-economic rehabilitation for people with mental illnesses

THRIVE: An initiative towards socio-economic rehabilitation for people with mental illnesses

A group of mental health professionals in Pune are working towards the social and economic rehabilitation for those who have been affected by mental illnesses. Through an initiative titled as ‘THRIVE’ – ‘Together for Health, Research and Innovation for Vibrant Employment’, this group is helping these patients in the acquisition of life skills which will […]

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