The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issues

Approximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

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#MentalHealthDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

In recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

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Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests study

Barlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage. While inflammation, in general, helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors. “As most […]

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Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

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Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support - the four pillars to treat schizophrenia’

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

People affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

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4 simple ways to boost your energy

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]

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Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

What is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]

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Doctor's smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

A smart intervention by a Pune doctor has helped a young professional in overcoming an anxiety disorder. A man in his thirties used to fall unconscious while giving presentations, he was afraid of public speaking. While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention helped him to […]

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