Genes related to bipolar disorder, stress in children identified

New avenues of research could include the effects of reducing environmental stress, as well as whether pharmacological agents might be able to reverse the genetic alternations in vulnerable children before the disorder develops

Genes related to bipolar disorder, stress in children identifiedAccording to a study published by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder. Results appeared in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature Publishing Group journal. “We’ve known that children […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects both perpetrator and victim

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects both perpetrator and victimAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early […]

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

When people are facing a stressful situation, a chain reaction is set off in the body that results in the release of cortisol, leading to higher levels of this hormone in the body

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesityUsing hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

Too much emotional intelligence increases stress

Emotional intelligence is a useful skill to have, as long as you learn to also properly cope with emotions — both others' and your own. For example, some sensitive individuals may assume responsibility for other people's sadness or anger, which ultimately stresses them out

Too much emotional intelligence increases stressRecognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other research challenge the prevailing view that emotional intelligence is uniformly beneficial to its […]

How to get chronic daily headaches under control

Some people get headaches daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. Chronic daily headache is notoriously difficult to treat and, understandably, often produces anxiety and depression

How to get chronic daily headaches under controlAlmost everyone gets a headache from time to time. Some people, though, get them daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. People with this condition get headaches every day or nearly every day for a prolonged period of time […]

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for you

Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, indoor and outdoor exercise so you can get exactly what you want from your workout

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for youThis time of year, debating between hitting the gym and kicking it outside can be as tricky as choosing between hot or iced coffee. Here to make your life easier? Research. Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, so you can get exactly what you want from your workout. Indoors Perk: More Intensity. Without […]

5 ways in which physicians can avoid stress, burnout

With complexity of health care landscape driving more organisations to seek physicians to fill leadership roles, a recent study examines how emotional intelligence can help physicians to cope with new stressors

5 ways in which physicians can avoid stress, burnoutThe complexity of the health care landscape is driving more organizations to seek out physicians to fill leadership roles. But the stressors that come with those administrative roles are very different from those that a practicing physician might experience. A recent study examines how emotional intelligence — how you perceive your emotions — can help […]

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for exams

As the SSC/HSC exams are just around the corner, it is very common for students and parents to feel panic and be tensed. We spoke with experts who gave a quick do’s and don’ts to follow before and during the exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for examsPsychiatrists say all work and no play makes students dull and depressed. Dr Hozefa Bhinderwala, Psychiatrist and Author of the book ‘Small steps to Big Reading’ said that, students should believe in themselves rather than doubting things. “Along with students it is also important that their parents should stop torturing their kids about ‘Board’ exams. […]

Parents need to be counselled more than students appearing for SSC, HSC exams

City psychiatrists pointed out that more than appearing for exams, there is lot of performance pressure and fear of letting down their parents, which puts students into depression

Parents need to be counselled more than students appearing for SSC, HSC examsAnxiety, depression and sleepless nights are common among children who appear for HSC and SSC exams. But, city psychiatrists point out that even parents experience the same and are more in need of counselling than students. Dr Vasant Mundra, Consulting Psychiatrist, PD Hinduja Hospital, said, “I attend to many students who complain about fear and […]

Colouring therapy is the latest trend

Colouring therapy is an age-old practice recommended by psychiatrists to help their patients deal with stress. Doctors and bookstore owners claim that in last few years, they have become immensely popular among adults

Colouring therapy is the latest trend“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting,” said famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. His words are an inspiration for aspiring painters and they are, perhaps, even true for those who find refuge in colouring therapy. Colouring therapy is an age-old practice recommended by psychiatrists to help their patients deal with stress. Though […]