Depression has become so common that it has been aptly named the ‘common cold’ of mental health, with nearly 10% of the population suffering from a depressive disorder at any given time. Conventional medication and psychiatry treatments come with their own list of issues, including strong side effects that affect other areas of life. Moreover, these do not…
For some the cause of their anxiety disorder is obvious – a trauma or life-changing event. While, for others there is no specific trigger.
an your diet play a role towards mental health? Yes, it can. A good diet that provides adequate amounts of complex carbohydrates, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and water is essential for enhanced mood and an overall feeling of wellbeing.
Air pollution may negatively affect brain and cognitive development in children and adolescents, a new study has warned.
We live in a world where one in every four people will experience mental illness in their lifetime
Many of us often hear – “Think positive and you’ll attract all good things”. And often, people who are depressed tend to think that the reason behind their deep unhappiness is nothing but negativity.
Recently, a question was posed to those over the age of 60. The question was this: ’’What advice would you give to those who are half your age?’’
The #itaffectsme campaign aims to create a conversation around mental health issues and show just how prevalent they are.
Your mother always told you to stop daydreaming and come back into reality. We all have been taught since infantile that being ‘practical’ and ‘realistic’ is good for us.
You are feeling cranky and moody and your boyfriend joking asks, “Are you having your period?” It might sound funny to him, but you feel even more frustrated because you know this is not PMS, because it actually feels a lot worse.
Ever wondered about the connection between food and your emotions? Well, there sure is one! After all, if thick crust pizza loaded with cheese and a warm bowl of chicken linguine soup can make you feel happy, there are a few foods that can actually make you sad too.
When we think of ‘porn addicts’, we almost always picture a sleazy middle aged man, hooked onto cyber sex and pornography websites. But did you know that women can turn into porn addicts as well?
Hi there, How are you today? I thought I will stop by and say hello. Hello! You see, its been a hectic couple of months and I am drained. The mind of a writer ( Yes, I am talking about me ;)) is always buzzing. I am barely relaxed when I am actually relaxed as…
For a country like India which is home to more than 62 million diabetics and 2 million cancer patients, online forum is a need of the hour.
Stress — just the word may be enough to set your nerves on edge. Everyone is stressed in some form or other. Some people handle stress effectively or recover from stressful situations quicker than others.
Shockingly, more than two-fifths of girls between first and third grade want to be thinner and more than eight in ten fourth graders are scared of being overweight.
By Daniel J. Levitin Our cell phones have become Swiss Army knife–like appliances that include a dictionary, calculator, Web browser, e-mail client, Game Boy, appointment calendar, voice recorder, guitar tuner, weather forecaster, GPS, texter, tweeter, Facebook updater, and flashlight. They’re more powerful and do more things than the most advanced computer at IBM corporate headquarters…
In January this year, I wrote an article on Dermatophagia. It’s a form of OCD which involves excessive biting of nails and the skin around. The response I got on that article is amazing! Who knew so many people suffer from this weird condition, right? As someone who also suffers from this, I know how…
Eating disorders develop when an individual becomes obsessed with food.
Meditation has gained popularity in both the East and the West. After all, it allows you to beat stress, become more in tuned with your inner self, and promises to purify your mind of factors that can cause pain and distress.