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Within 90 days of testing positive for COVID-19, a person has high risk of developing a mental illness: Oxford
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Within 90 days of testing positive for COVID-19, a person has high risk of developing a mental illness: Oxford

Researchers also found that there was a higher risk of dementia in those who recover from the virus.

In Brink, SL Bhyrappa's depiction of romantic love and stream of consciousness style find a perfect translation
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In Brink, SL Bhyrappa's depiction of romantic love and stream of consciousness style find a perfect translation

SL Bhyrappa and his translator R Ranganath Prasad discuss the themes of Brink (Anchu), how he developed his style, and why romantic love is not always a happy thing.

Berlin crashes were Islamist-motivated attack, say German prosecutors; accused being investigated for attempted murder
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Berlin crashes were Islamist-motivated attack, say German prosecutors; accused being investigated for attempted murder

Six people were injured, three of them severely, when a man allegedly drove into several vehicles, intentionally targeting motorcycles, along a stretch of Berlin’s highway on Tuesday evening

On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist
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On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist

The Instagram-obsessed protagonist of 2017's Ingrid Goes West holds up a mirror to our own relationship with social media

Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
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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
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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.

Sushant Singh Rajput passes away: Deepika Padukone urges people to 'reach out' when depressed, says 'you are not alone'
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Sushant Singh Rajput passes away: Deepika Padukone urges people to 'reach out' when depressed, says 'you are not alone'

Deepika Padukone's post comes within hours of the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, who allegedly died by suicide

Coronavirus Outbreak: Lessons from the philosopher Epictetus, to cope with lockdown-induced helplessness
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Lessons from the philosopher Epictetus, to cope with lockdown-induced helplessness

Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus seems to have known that when things are bad – such as the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown we're living through – we are forced to prioritise. We focus on what we can do, rather than on what we can’t.

Trance movie review: Fahadh Faasil's manic energy lends an edge to an initially promising, ultimately undeserving script
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Trance movie review: Fahadh Faasil's manic energy lends an edge to an initially promising, ultimately undeserving script

Trance seems less pre-occupied with depth and more concerned about impressing the audience with its cool camera angles.

Art therapy: What is it and who can benefit from it?
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Art therapy: What is it and who can benefit from it?

If you’re working towards improving your mental health or dealing with social anxiety, stress, emotional problems, art therapy may be worth a shot.

Joaquin Phoenix's Best Actor Oscar nod for Joker is compensation for all the previous snubs in his storied career
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Joaquin Phoenix's Best Actor Oscar nod for Joker is compensation for all the previous snubs in his storied career

Joaquin Phoenix seems to have gotten the Leonardo DiCaprio treatment at Oscars 2020, having been nominated for his previous snubs more than the film from last year.

In India, one in seven suffered from mental illness between 1990 to 2017, new large scale state-wise study reveals
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In India, one in seven suffered from mental illness between 1990 to 2017, new large scale state-wise study reveals

Between 1990 to 2017 one in seven people from the country have suffered from mental illness ranging from depression, anxiety to severe conditions such as schizophrenia, according to a study.

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry
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Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry

Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease
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World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease

Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?
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World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

Donald Trump’s mental competency takes centrestage in conversations and media coverage as 2020 US election draws closer
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Donald Trump’s mental competency takes centrestage in conversations and media coverage as 2020 US election draws closer

Several columnists and TV show hosts are now discussing US president Donald Trump's psychiatric condition, taking note of his recent controversial remarks — including his referring to himself as The Chosen One (to take on China over trade) and the King of Israel.

Understanding mental illness: Treading the line between making space for our feelings and indulging them
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Understanding mental illness: Treading the line between making space for our feelings and indulging them

It’s hard to say which is more dangerous: turning feelings into thoughts (self-pity, blame, rumination, paranoia etc), or turning thoughts into feelings (telling yourself what is okay and not okay to feel). But the beauty of being human is our ability to unlearn these habits and learn new skills.

Should therapy be political? Influence of social factors on mental health may make a case for such an approach
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Should therapy be political? Influence of social factors on mental health may make a case for such an approach

Expressing politics through therapy ultimately means having a political opinion in the first place, before eventually recognising that the issues of the client who comes for therapy also have socio-political roots.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress faces existential threat, best Bollywood films of 2019 so far, understanding mental illness; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress faces existential threat, best Bollywood films of 2019 so far, understanding mental illness; today's must-read stories

The wins in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh now appear to be events of the past decade for the Congress.

Understanding mental illness: The balance between community support and personal growth
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Understanding mental illness: The balance between community support and personal growth

Are we obliged to get help to relieve our family and friends of some of their emotional burden? My answer is yes, for those of us who have access. However, community is everything for those of us who can and cannot afford therapy, for without it, therapy can only take us so far