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Tag: Mental Health

Less than 9 hours of sleep may affect kids' memory, mental health
Less than 9 hours of sleep may affect kids' memory, mental health

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children aged six to 12 years of age sleep 9 to 12 hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Mental health must be a priority for action on climate change: WHO
Mental health must be a priority for action on climate change: WHO

Mental health conditions already represent a significant burden worldwide. There are nearly one billion people living with mental health conditions, yet in low- and middle-income countries, three out of four do not have access to needed services.

Mental Health Red Alert: Odisha Sees Sharp Rise In Suicides
Mental Health Red Alert: Odisha Sees Sharp Rise In Suicides

While 3,884 suicides were reported in different police stations of Odisha in 2016, they increased to 4,151 in 2017 and 4,447 in 2018. Their number went up to 4,636 in 2019.

Covid Doubled Depression, Anxiety Symptoms In Children, Youth: Study

Older teens in particular have missed out on significant life events such as graduations, sporting events, and various coming of age activities.

Aamir Khan's Daughter Ira Opens Up About Her Parent's Divorce, Being Sexually Harassed At 14

Mumbai: Ira Khan has said that she was sexually harassed at 14. She made the revelation while talking about the divorce of her parents, Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta, which happened in 2002. “When I was 14, I was sexually harassed. That was slightly an odd situation as I didn’t know what that person was […]

COVID-19 Impact: Health Experts Signal Increase In Mental Problems

New Delhi: Public health experts have flagged a manifold increase in mental health cases amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many attributing the rising stress and anxiety levels to isolation, loss of loved ones, economic uncertainty and the fear of contracting the disease. According to a survey by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the pandemic disrupted […]

IPL 2020 SOP: Mental Health Awareness Helpline For Players To Be Introduced

New Delhi:  The BCCI is bracing up for an IPL season like no other amid discussions on having mental health awareness helpline for players and support staff and with knowledge about the challenges of staying put in a bio-secure environment for weeks. The helpline number, if introduced, will be a part of the board’s Standard […]

Covid-19 Affecting Mental, Physical Health Of Kids, Young People

London: While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe Covid-19, they are experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health, according to researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. Dr Neil Chanchlani from University of Exeter in the UK has described a range of potential adverse effects […]

Poor Sleep Quality
Poor Sleep Quality May Increase Depression Risk In Teenagers

London: Feeling depressed at a young age? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that teenagers who experience very poor sleep may more likely experience poor mental health in later life. For the findings, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the research team analysed self-reported sleep quality and quantity from teenagers and found […]

Kids who do not sleep enough may face mental health issues
Kids who do not sleep enough may face mental health issues

Is your child getting enough sleep? If not, read this carefully. Researchers have found that children who get the least sleep have the greatest risk of developing mental health issues. “If we make sure our children get enough sleep, it can help protect them from mental health problems,” said study researcher Bror M Ranum, Norwegian […]

Mental Health Challenges Higher In Young Mothers

Toronto: Researchers have found that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health issue. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teen mothers have a much higher prevalence of mental health challenges than mothers aged 21 and older and teens who aren’t parents. Almost 40 per cent […]

Mental Health Challenges Higher In Young Mothers

Toronto: Researchers have found that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health issue. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teen mothers have a much higher prevalence of mental health challenges than mothers aged 21 and older and teens who aren’t parents. Almost 40 per cent […]

Smoking Cigarettes Linked To Poor Mental Health

Jerusalem: Researchers have found that smoking not only causes physical damage but is also detrimental to mental health. According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Belgrade and University of Pristina together, surveyed more than 2,000 students enrolled at Serbian universities with differing […]

How Diet Affects Your Mental Health

London: Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but this link is firmly established only in some areas such as the ability of a high fat and low carbohydrate diet (a ketogenic diet) to help children with epilepsy, and the effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on fatigue, poor memory, and depression, says a study. The […]

People with restricted diets more likely to feel lonely

New York: Holiday celebrations often revolve around eating, but people with restricted diets are more likely to feel lonely when they can’t share in what others are eating, researchers have found. Across seven studies and controlled experiments, the findings, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that food restrictions predicted loneliness among […]

Pressuring Newly-Weds To Conceive Affects Mental Health

Gurugram: Newly-married women are still subject to fulfiling unwarranted expectations such as having children, say experts at Apollo Cradle, adding such familial and societal pressure on women can affect their mental health. In past one year, Apollo Cradle–an initiative of the Apollo Hospitals Group, has seen significant increase in such cases where women have shown […]

Mental health queries grow from small-town India

New Delhi: There has been a whopping 88 per cent growth in mental health queries in India this year and more people from smaller cities and towns are now coming forward for online consultation, a report said on Thursday. According to the Practo Health Insights, mental health has also been one of the topmost concerns […]

Quitting alcohol good for your mental health

New Delhi: If you thought moderate drinking would not do you much harm, think again. Researchers have found that quitting alcohol completely may improve mental well-being, especially for women. Moderate drinking was defined as 14 drinks or less per week for men and 7 drinks or less per week for women. The study found that […]

Massive rise in mental health awareness in India

New Delhi: While mental health has often remained a widely ignored topic and a taboo in the Indian society, a new report shows over 80 per cent rise in the number of people seeking help for mental health issues, especially in tier-2 cities. According to domestic digital healthcare platform Practo’s annual healthcare map, there has […]

Handful of nuts daily can boost memory in elderly

Sydney: While age is known as the strongest risk factor for cognitive decline, eating a handful of nuts every day can improve mental health and memory skills by up to 60 per cent, finds a study. The findings showed that consuming nuts for a long period of time could be the key to better cognitive […]

Depression, anxiety affect health as much as smoking: Study

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 […]

Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

New York: Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers. The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such as depression and anxiety. It is because such relationships are associated with higher rates […]

Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health

London: Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study. The study showed that cycling is the healthiest mode of transport and is associated with better self-perceived general health, better mental health, greater vitality, lower self-perceived stress and fewer feelings of loneliness. […]

Exercising for over 90 minutes daily can worsen mental health: Lancet

London: Engaging in exercises such as cycling, aerobics and gymming for more than three hours a day can worsen mental health than not exercising at all, a study has found. The study, published in journal The Lancet Psychiatry, found that people who exercised between three and five times a week had better mental health than […]

Obsession for flawless selfie can affect mental health: Study

New York: Is your teenaged daughter addicted to photo editing applications such as Snapchat to get that flawless look for the perfect selfie? Beware, it can take a toll on her self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), warn researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. BDD is a mental illness involving an excessive preoccupation with […]

Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study

Toronto: Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed. The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric disorders, currently receiving inpatient services, reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services. “This was the first study that […]

'Dear Zindagi' a special film, says Karan Johar

Mumbai:  Filmmaker Karan Johar says “Dear Zindagi”, which deals with the subject of mental health, is an important film and he is proud to be associated with it. Karan on Saturday talked about the film, which features Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, as it completed one year of its existence. “One year of ‘Dear […]

Mobile apps improve mental health: Study

New York: Individuals suffering from mental health problems can strengthen their psychological well-being through mobile apps, a new study says. The study, published in the journal JMIR Mental Health, stated that people who struggle with mental and emotional health problems feel like they lack control. People should take confidence among themselves that the mental healthcare […]

Regular exercise may help curb depression: Study

New York: Suffering from depression and anxiety disorders? More physical activities and workouts may help to uplift the mood and improve your mental health problems, suggests a new study. The study by Michigan State University found that exercises can quickly elevate a depressed mood, and the patients should create a comprehensive exercise plan and work […]

Social media may not affect your mental health: Study

New York: Extensive use of social media has always been related to the deteriorating mental health condition of the young generation. But, as per new research use of social media may not affect mental health. The study found no evidence supporting the view that the amount of time spent on social media increases mental health […]

Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Sydney: Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed. The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-managing avenues of care for the people with depression because smartphones can […]

Prince Harry
Prince Harry 'shut down all emotions' after Diana's death

London: Prince Harry has revealed that he sought counselling after spending almost two decades “not thinking” about the death of his mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales, the media reported. In an interview to the Telegraph on Sunday, the 32-year-old Prince said that he had “shut down all his emotions”, despite his brother, Prince William, […]

20 people murdered in Pakistan shrine

Islamabad: At least 20 persons were killed and three injured by the custodian of a shrine in Sargodha city of Pakistan on Sunday morning, officials said. According to Sargodha Deputy Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta, custodian Abdul Waheed, believed to be suffering from mental health issues, killed his disciples from machetes and batons after drugging them […]

bird watching
Watching birds can improve your mental health

London: If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed. According to researchers at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland, lower […]

Common mental health drug may treat arthritis

Washington: By testing the effects of lithium chloride on cartilages or connecting tissues, a team of scientists has found that it slowed the degradation associated with osteoarthritis.Osteoarthritis results in degradation of cartilages in joints leading to pain and immobility. The study used bovine cartilage samples exposed to inflammatory molecules to follow the effects of arthritis […]

Confinement still used to control psychiatric patients: Study

Toronto: Providers of mental health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric patients, a practice which can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, says a new study. The study found that almost one in four psychiatric patients in hospitals of Canadian province Ontario is […]