In Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad, NGO Seva Bharathi rescued a mentally ill woman who was shackled in chains for 36 years by her family. Reportedly, the woman was chained at the age of 17, and she was 53 when rescued. The officials found her locked up in an inhumane condition with dirt all over her. She was given a bath and admitted to hospital. The doctors are hopeful about her recovery.
New research at Georgia State University's TReNDS Center may result in early diagnosis of severe diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism. Team of seven scientists created sophisticated computer software that could filter through massive amounts of brain imaging data and uncover surprising patterns connected to mental health conditions. The software was able to determine the exact "moment" when brain imaging strongly showed a… read-more
Social media break for a week helps in improved mental health, and reduced depression and anxiety, reveals a study of the University of Bath. The research team conducted the survey on 154 individuals between the 18-72 age group, who were addicted to scrolling Facebook, Instagram, and Tik-Tok for 8-9 hours a day. After a week of staying away from social media, the individuals reported relaxing time with better mental health.
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A new study has found that taking a break from social media helps improve one's mental health. The findings of the study have been published in 'Cyberpsychology Behaviour and Social Networking.' Around 154 social media users were put into an intervention and a control group at random, as a part of the research. "Many of our participants reported positive effects from being off social media," concludes Dr Jeff Lambert.
According to a study, climate change can worsen mental health conditions. In addition, elevated temperatures lead to an increased risk of hospitalization due to metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions. The study was conducted between 2010 and 2019 on 2 million people, aged 18 years and older, across the U.S. Notably, around 3 lakh people died in 2019 due to heatwaves.
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The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched the 'Stree Manoraksha Project' in collaboration with NIMHANS Bengaluru to boost the mental health of women in India. In addition, the project will function as a one-stop centre to help victims of domestic violence and other forms of insensitivity or assault. Notably, the project will focus on basic training for all OSC functionaries and violence against women.
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According to a study, constant use of social media leads to exposure to risky content, changes in behavioural patterns, and feelings of inferiority among Indian youths. One of the key factors for depression in Indians is social media. Instagram leads to body image issues and inferiority by developing a dire need of comparison, claimed researchers. Notably, social media also plays a vital role in creating awareness and initiating dialogue.
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As per research, The Covid-19 pandemic has increased mental health issues globally. In addition, the trauma caused by the pandemic may continue for a generation. "There's definitely a huge mental health impact that left people very isolated and not sure how to connect'', stated a researcher. The pandemic led people to confront issues in their life that they'd been able to avoid before, like alcoholism, loneliness, and relationship issues.
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Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar launched the 'Karnataka Brain Health Initiative' to beat Covid-19 stress. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, undertaken by the NIMHANS in association with NITI Aayog. Under this program, doctors will be trained in screening and treating mental health patients. The Initiative is being rolled out in Bengaluru, Kolar, and Chikkaballapur districts on a pilot basis.
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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