The National Council of Educational Research and Training surveyed over 3.79 lakh students from 36 states and UTs.
The WHO brief said that young people, whose mental health has been affected by Covid-19, are disproportionally at risk of suicidal and self-harming behaviours.
Anxiety disorders -- which typically develop early in a person's life -- are estimated to affect approximately 10 per cent of the world's population and has been found to be twice as common in women compared to men.
Older teens in particular have missed out on significant life events such as graduations, sporting events, and various coming of age activities.
London: People living with cerebral palsy face a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than their peers without the condition, according to a new study. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement and is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth. Relatively little is […]
New York: Being anxious or depressed can increase risks for heart disease and stroke, the same as smoking and obesity, according to a new study, that underscores the importance of treating mental health conditions. The findings showed that people with high levels of anxiety and depression are at 65 per cent higher risk for a […]
Sydney: Does your adolescent son or daughter suffer from back pain often? Beware, he or she may be more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. Although often dismissed as trivial and fleeting, adolescent back pain is responsible for substantial health care use, school absence, and interference with day-to-day […]
Sao Paulo: Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze on the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as […]
New York: If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers. The study found evidence that probiotics found in yogurt and supplements can […]
London: Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered. According to the researchers, maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring. PCOS affects more than one in ten women of childbearing age and is characterised by high […]
New York: Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warned. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. The findings showed that worsening anxiety symptoms in older adults […]
New Delhi: Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts. R.M. Anjana, Managing Director at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Deepali Badoni, Physiotherapist at AktivHealth Clinic, talk about the benefits of cycling: * Cycling is an aerobic exercise […]
New York: Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex […]
New York: If children are offered to play a Virtual Reality (VR) game while drawing blood from them, it can significantly reduce their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress, says a new study. “Given the immersive and engaging nature of the VR experience, this technology has the capacity to act as a preventative […]
London: Do you suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of being bullied as a child? Take heart, these mental health disorders may not continue but decrease over time, suggests a study. The study found that the detrimental effects of bullying decreased over time, which shows the potential for resilience in children exposed to […]