While speaking on the World Mental Health Day, Karnataka's Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on October 10 said, modern Indian women ''want to stay single'' and those who're married, ''they don't want to give birth''. Furthermore, he blamed ''western influence'' for the change in the society, claiming it to be bad. Besides, Sudhakar said ''Yoga Meditation and Pranayama are wonderful tools'' to deal with mental stress.
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A degree student abandoned her house after being scolded by her father in Papireddy Colony in Chandanagar on Sept 9. The 18-year-old, who suffered depression, chose to leave her home by leaving a note behind. She asked her parents not to search for her, as she wanted to live life by herself. The investigation is still on the missing case.
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Researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi found higher cortisol levels in the hair of mothers and children. These families from Jordan & Syria bore the brunt of the pandemic the most, which is evident from their higher hair cortisol concentrations. Cortisol is a stress hormone released during fight-or-flight situations indicative of reducing current activity. The study is published in Child Development … read-more
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Scientific research has found that young adults suffering from the disease Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD are mostly inclined towards having a drug addiction. According to a mental health survey, 69% of young adults are addicted to some kind of drug than people without ADHD. "These results emphasize the importance of addressing depression and anxiety when providing care to those with co-occurring ADHD and substance use… read-more
Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi's appeal against his extradition to India has been granted by the UK High Court on mental health and human rights grounds. His lawyer pleaded to the UK high court that his extradition could cause serious health problems concerning "severe depression" and "suicide". Modi defrauded the Indian government for over $2 billion and has been held at Wandsworth Prison in London since 2019.
In a two-day meeting at Athens with health ministers from various countries, the World Health Organization said that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health will be "Long-term" and "Far-reaching". The World Health Organization called for the strengthening of mental health services in general. WHO also insisted on taking action on Covid-19 linked anxiety and stress problems via technology.
Paloma Viegas from Goa has been awarded the Diana Award for her campaigns on mental health in schools. The 17-year-old, Paloma promotes awareness related to mental well-being through her own website. The Diana Award is given as a recognition of efforts to young people based on social or humanitarian grounds. Besides, she aims to become a lawyer and has encouraged many to express their ideas.
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Considering mindfulness in the students curriculum, the Directorate of Education has directed the private schools to initiate a 'Happiness Curriculum'. The DOE tweeted, "Happiness Curriculum with focus on mindfulness has been effective in Delhi's government schools since 2018." However, Following the HC's decision, private schools have been asked to introduce happy class. Besides, the decision comes in… read-more
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A new study presented by the European Academy of Neurology discovered cognitive and behavioural issues, roughly eight weeks after the discharge of COVID patients. They found memory, spatial awareness and information processing problems as possible withdrawal effects of the virus. They also found that one out of every five patients suffered post-traumatic stress disorder with 16% depressive symptoms. Over 50% suffered cognitive disturbances.… read-more
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Japanese Tennis star Naomi Osaka on May 31 withdrew from the French Open 2021 tournament stating that she needs a break from the sport. This comes after Osaka was fined Rs 10 lakh for not attending the mandatory news conference following her victory over Romania's Maria Patricia Tig. Citing her mental health as well, the 23-year-old had compared such post-match conferences to "kicking people when they are down".