Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Depression among children is difficult to diagnose. Children go through rapidly changing developmental phases in their age group and have successively changing psychological needs. The role of trauma, abuse and lack of parental care can all lead to the child developing depression in the long run

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parentsAre you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– Study

Titled as ‘The Million Death Study’, a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet states India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. This study implemented by the Registrar General of India is the first study to directly quantify changes in cause-specific child deaths in India

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– StudyAccording to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet, India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. It is stated to be possible because of the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles, and tetanus. This […]

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

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 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 […]

I have become strong and independent now, says burn victim

For five years now, operation RESTORE camp has been reaching and providing medical facilities to those suffering from burn deformities and who cannot afford them. As many as 23 patients are to undergo free correction surgeries as a part of the operation RESTORE camp, at the National Burns Centre (NBC) in Airoli. The Centre sees doctors across the country coming voluntarily to perform these surgeries

I have become strong and independent now, says burn victimFrom being a confident, jovial person to becoming the strong and independent person, Nafisa Khan (name changed) had gone through a rough journey. It all happened back in 2015, while she was cooking on a stove, at her residence in Sangli, when her kurta caught fire. What seemed like an end to her life, turned […]

India gets its first ever burn survivor self-help group

The idea is to restore faith and bring back hope among the patients. We worked on this model of discussion for primarily making them believe that it’s just like a talk session rather than making it like a therapeutic session

India gets its first ever burn survivor self-help groupLike a phoenix rises from the ashes and grows stronger, so can people who have undergone hardships. Inspired by a self-help group from the United States, the National Burns Centre (NBC) at Airoli, Navi Mumbai, has undertaken a one-off initiative for helping Burn Survivors’ NBC. This initiative was started seven months ago to make sure that those who have received […]