Though the answer is not a perfect representation of the national mental health, analysis of Twitter data shows an uptick in signs of sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts as compared to 2019
World Mental Health Day 2020: Common misconceptions most people have about therapy and the truth about them
Good mental health is not just about being free from a mental illness. It involves the ability to better handle everything life throws at you and fulfill one’s full potential
Using weighted blankets may reduce sleep issues related to anxiety, insomnia and psychiatric disorders
The results of a study indicated that the use of weighted blankets resulted in better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level and reduced daytime symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety.
Monitoring 24-hour heart rate, metabolic changes and inflammation can help diagnose depression faster, new research shows
A whole body perspective should therefore be taken into account while recommending treatments or therapies, especially for depression.
Study shows thyroid inflammation could result in anxiety disorders; ibuprofen may help normalise condition
In a recent study, scientists found that patients with autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland may be at higher risk of developing anxiety.
Teens dealing with anxiety and depression may be at high risk of heart attack by midlife, research reveals
Heart attacks, many studies have shown, have a higher incidence rate among people with a generalised anxiety disorder.
Doomscrolling is the habit of scrolling non-stop to consume information on dangers around you, such as, currently, the COVID-19 pandemic
A recent report by Lancet Commission indicates that taking action against certain lifestyle risk factors at an early age can reduce the risk of developing dementia later in life to a large extent
Sufficient focus on physical fitness and exercises like kegel exercise, full planks, twisting lunges, etc, can increase sexual stamina
A lack of libido or sex drive, while distressing, is actually a very common problem and occurs to men, women and even people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum
Study finds increase in broken heart syndrome cases during COVID-19 pandemic: All you need to know about this condition
Nearly 7.8 percent of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are being diagnosed with broken heart syndrome during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to the 1.5-1.8 percent before the pandemic
'Lucky to have come out on the other side', Robin Soderling reveals overcoming long battle with anxiety
Soderling, twice a runner-up at the French Open, was struck down by glandular fever after winning the Swedish Open in Bastad in July 2011 and did not play again, retiring four years later.
Postcoital dysphoria can dampen your sex life: Here's what this disorder is and what you can do about it
Research suggests that attachment avoidance, insecurity and fearing the loss of sense of self could be a contributing factor to postcoital dysphoria or post-sex blues
Why addressing compassion fatigue amid the coronavirus crisis is crucial to navigating such extraordinary times
In one of his Patriot Act episodes last year, American comic Hasan Minhaj succinctly summarised compassion fatigue as having '50 tabs open in our mental browser and we’re about to crash.'
Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it
A book like This Too Shall Pass becomes a much-needed entryway into understanding multiple emotional trials and traumas that a person undergoes, and the importance of acknowledging each one of these phases occurring in life.
Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
The representation of single women with depression in popular culture has been largely unidimensional: failure is depicted as the main cause of the mental illness, and characters are shown being self-destructive and suffering heartbreaks
For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory
Trauma tampers with our ability to make sense of the world with the help of previously acquired templates. This is similar to living through a pandemic, where no one knows what events will transpire and what their outcomes will be.
Coronavirus outbreak may lead to rise in paranoia, depression and other mental health disorders, suggest studies
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2020 indicated that public health emergencies of the scale of the novel coronavirus outbreak can evoke a number of emotional reactions and unhealthy behaviours in both individuals and communities
Here are some things you can consciously do to make this transition easier for yourself and for those who’re entering your homes.
While it may seem like you can’t possibly find the time for it — given you’re managing your home as well as work — it’ll be better for you in the long run.