A guide to understanding seasonal affective disorder

It is more common in people living far from the equator, with fewer daylight hours in the winter.

published on : 29th September 2021

AIIMS Delhi study links obesity with depression, psychiatric comorbidity

Evidence suggests that stigmatising experiences occur frequently in the context of personal relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.

published on : 15th September 2021

'Rivers swelling but flood unlikely in rain-battered Odisha'

Two blocks in the state received rainfall of over 530 mm during the last two days while several other areas received huge rain leading to waterlogging of low-lying areas. 

published on : 14th September 2021

Schools to remain closed for two days in 12 districts of rain-battered Odisha

The state government has also cancelled the leave of employees of the Water Resources department.

published on : 13th September 2021

Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression; heavy rains likely in Odisha, Chhattisgarh

The IMD has also issued a red-colour coded alert to Odisha and Chhattisgarh for September 13, cautioning that the states are expected to witness heavy rainfall activity.

published on : 12th September 2021

Increased number of suicide cases reported during COVID second wave

A recent study on India’s lockdown by the ‘International Journal of Mental Health Systems’ saw a 67.7% increase in online news media reports of suicidal behaviour.

published on : 9th September 2021

Depression can be classified as serious illness in context of COVID-19 pandemic: Gujarat HC

Court set aside the cancellation of registration and admission of an engineering student by a government college for not appearing for requisite exams due to depression and suicidal thoughts.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Major breakthrough: Ranchi institutes develop technique for detecting depression

On the basis of the findings of the device named Hybrid Depression Detection System, a person can seek help from a psychiatrist before his/her condition gets worse.

published on : 31st August 2021

Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

Saturday's earthquake also left at least 5,700 people injured in the Caribbean nation, with thousands more displaced from their destroyed or damaged homes. 

published on : 16th August 2021

Be kind to your mind

The event was aimed at making mental health information accessible and making mental health conversations easier.

published on : 10th August 2021

Study sheds light on benefits of exercising for people with depression

The study suggested that exercising not only reduces depressive symptoms but also increases the brain's ability to change, which is necessary for adaptation and learning processes.

published on : 5th August 2021

COVID-19: Frontline workers need support, depression and anxiety on the rise, finds UK study

Estimates varied from 12 per cent for anxiety in one review of healthcare workers in the hospital, to 51 per cent for depression and PTSD in another review.

published on : 5th August 2021

Britain's Charlotte Dujardin sympathises with Simone Biles: 'Success is 'hard'

Dujardin felt immense pressure after securing double gold at the 2012 London Olympics, laying bare her struggles in her 2018 autobiography "The Girl on the Dancing Horse".

published on : 4th August 2021

Black women, across generations, heed Simone Biles' Olympic example

The glare is even hotter for these Black women given that, after years of sacrifice and preparation, they are expected to perform, to be strong, to push through.

published on : 4th August 2021

Understanding the what, when and how of psychotherapy

In a country with an ever-rising mental health burden, it is important we seek appropriate help from the right person at the right time with realistic expectations

published on : 4th August 2021
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