Tag: Mental Health

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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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, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021