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Deepika Padukone says stigma the root cause of mental illness

Sharing her personal struggle with depression, Deepika broke down during the function, and said, it is important that there is a supporting ecosystem of family and friends that allows the suffering person to cope with the disorder with hope and dignity.

Chronic skin disorder triggers depression

People with the common skin condition psoriasis may be at increased risk of depression.

Shocking: HIV positive mother labelled 'Bio-Hazard' by Meerut hospital staff!

Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh

Meerut: Despite all efforts, AIDS continues to be a word that generates more anxiety than awareness in India. The following case depicts the true picture of the stigma and discrimination faced by HIV positive patients.

Tall women walk in high heels to boost confidence

Tall women walk in high heels to boost confidence

 Being lucky to be tall may not be a cakewalk it appears. It has been observed that tall women too like to wear high heels to give their confidence a boost.

Computer-based approach could reduce suicide risk, stigma

A team of psychology researchers have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety, that could in turn reduce suicide risk.

For Pakistan`s blind, cricket offers hope

Pakistan`s blind cricket captain Zeeshan Abbasi was once a shy and awkward child who relied on his family and friends to get by in a country where disability is a major stigma.

Stigma may up depression in lung cancer patients

Lung cancer patients may experience heightened depression because of sense of social rejection, internalized shame and social isolation.

Fat stigma: online news may worsen the problem of obesity

Fat stigma, the researchers say, may contribute to obesity itself.