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Actor Banita Sandhu opens up on her battle with depression, support and therapy

Depression is a common mental health illness and also a serious one too (major depressive disorder) that negatively impacts people on how they feel, think and act. However, it is a respite that depression is also treatable. Depression leads to feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities once previously enjoyed. Depression makes…

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Excessive internet use may lead to psychological stress among adolescents, suggests study

Problematic Internet use (PIU) is on the rise among adolescents and young adults, which is taking a toll on their mental health, suggested a new study by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). PIU refers to the different repetitive impairing behaviors involving the use of Internet, such as online streaming, buying,…

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Choosing mental health over physical appearance is a choice, says Hina Khan

In our society, appearance plays an important role. It matters a lot and is the way we are first evaluated by others. A person’s negative body image can adversely affect them mentally. An inferior self-image or body image may result in depression, anxiety, stress and agony. If we don’t feel good about our bodies, it…

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How yoga can help better enjoy mental health during stressful times

Yoga, meaning ‘union’, is an ancient science that has fast gained popularity across the world over the last few years. Backed by the philosophy of achieving a sense of oneness between one’s soul and absolute reality, Yoga is known for its healing effect on the body, mind and soul. From being viewed as a form…

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Hallucination – An uncommon symptom of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition, typically characterized by recurrent episodes of extreme mood swings ranging from mania to depression. While mania is associated with symptoms like being jumpy or wired and feeling extremely happy and energetic (known as bipolar I), depression may make one feel low and hopeless (known as bipolar II). However,…

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