Less than 50 percent young in India prefer seeking help for mental health issues

A survey conducted by UNICEF in 21 countries revealed that only 41% of young Indians believed in approaching any intervention program for their mental health problems, whereas, the average among the other nations was 83. There are already so many taboos and social stigmas in Indian society, not seeking help for mental health issues is…

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Not only women, men go through post natal depression too

It is believed that only women are at risk of developing postnatal depression after giving birth to a child. However, this is not completely true. Having a child is a life-changing event and it can take a toll over the mental health and emotional well-being of both the mother and the father. Just because fathers…

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Women can be vulnerable around menopause, susceptible to depression

A woman undergoes hormonal changes during perimenopause (around menopause), which can lead to a lot of emotional ups and downs and sometimes even depression. Hence, it is important to understand the implications of transitioning into this phase in one’s life and deal with it. What makes it even more complicated is that menopause and mental…

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Air pollution and genes may fuel depression in people, says study

According to various research studies, increased levels of exposure to air pollution can cause inflammation and damage blood vessels and tissues. It may contribute to adverse psychological effects, making people impulsive and plunging them into depression. Environmentalists and medical practitioners who are analyzing the adverse effects of air pollution on the human body consider it…

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Can attachment lead to panic disorder in a relationship?

Every romantic relationship is based on trust, love and compassion. But its takes a wrong turn when one of the partners exhibits an overbearing or demanding behavior, forcing the other partner to adopt avoidance and withdrawal behavior. This can trigger risk of attachment panic. The kind of panic you face when your partner does not…

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