Exclusive: How to cope with the death of a loved one during COVID-19 pandemic

The shock of losing someone close to you, your family, friend, relative, exacerbated with the pain of not being able to participate in their last rites often puts individuals in a situation where their mental health is affected severely. 

Jul 22, 2021, 14:13 PM IST

Deepika Padukone didn’t want people to know she was consulting a psychiatrist for depression

Deepika was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014. The actress spoke about it a year later and also opened an NGO for mental health called ‘Live Love Laugh’.

Jul 22, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

DNA: Consumption of antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicines surge during COVID-period

The pandemic brought a wave of challenges, which took a toll on our physical and psychological well-being. The onset of the deadly coronavirus triggered a discussion on mental health issues that were often ignored in the pre-COVID times. It is reported that the consumption of anti-depression, anti-anxiety drugs has increased thereafter.

Jul 15, 2021, 23:48 PM IST

Study suggests exposure to nature during COVID-19 lockdown beneficial for mental health

The research showed that, in Portugal, during the first confinement, people who maintained or increased contact with natural public spaces, such as parks and coastal areas, or who could contemplate these spaces from their homes, presented lower levels of stress, psychological distress and psychosomatic symptoms.

Jun 23, 2021, 15:17 PM IST

Study links childhood depression to disrupted adult health, functioning

According to a new study, depression in youth, between the ages of 10 and 24 years, is both a leading cause of stress and a possible risk factor for future diseases and impairment. The findings of the study appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier.

Jun 23, 2021, 11:38 AM IST

COVID affected mental health of parents, caregivers: CDC

"These findings highlight that parents and caregivers, especially those balancing roles both as parents and caregivers, experienced higher levels of adverse mental health symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic than adults without these responsibilities," the authors were quoted as saying.

Jun 20, 2021, 15:50 PM IST

Exclusive: Side-effects of COVID-induced anxiety, and tips to cope up with them!

According to a health survey by Practo, there has been a whopping 665 percent rise in mental health-related queries since last year.

Jun 17, 2021, 15:26 PM IST

7 people committed suicide on Holi in Noida

On Holi, 7 people committed suicide in Noida. In the initial investigation, the reason behind this is believed to be depression.

Mar 30, 2021, 20:06 PM IST

Seven suicides in 24 hours in Noida, most cases related to depression

In most of the cases, the cause is being described as depression according to the police.

Mar 30, 2021, 19:37 PM IST

Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap is back with new video from lingerie shoot

Noted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap, who was recently subjected to incessant trolling over her pictures and videos in lingerie on social media, has shared a fresh picture of herself on Instagram. The young lad also shared a video on her YouTube channel, similar to an Instagram post, for which she was trolled.

Mar 26, 2021, 21:10 PM IST

Young Indians feel mental health issues can hit as early as their teenage years

 1 in 4 young Indians feel that mental health issues can start as early as the teens, while 70 per cent of young India feels that one is susceptible to mental health issues by the age of 35 given the socio-economic milieu we live in, says a survey.

Mar 21, 2021, 16:05 PM IST

DNA: Why did Wrestler Ritika Phogat lose, the race for life?

17 years old Ritika Phogat, cousin of Geeta and Babita Phogat, committed suicide in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana. Ritika's dream was to win the gold medal in the Olympics. But after defeated by 1 point in a state level match, Ritika committed suicide, what must have happened that made her take such a big step. Now the question is, our society not serious on issues like mental health?

Mar 19, 2021, 00:16 AM IST

When will the loneliness ministry in India be formed?

Retired IFS officer Ranjit Shetty committed suicide at a posh house in Delhi's Defence colony. According to reports, Depression is being the reason behind the suicide of Ranjit Shetty, who was Indian's ambassador in France. This is not the only case, depression and loneliness are becoming a major problem in front of the whole world including India.

Feb 25, 2021, 10:08 AM IST

Being lonely ups risk of Internet addiction: Study

According to the researchers, adolescents' net use is a two-edged sword -- while the consequences of moderate use are positive, the effects of compulsive use can be detrimental. Compulsive use denotes, among other things, gaming addiction or the constant monitoring of likes on social media and comparisons to others.

Feb 23, 2021, 21:54 PM IST

Playing video games lowers risk of depression among boys, but not girls: Study

The study advocates that boys who regularly play video games at age of 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later. It also found that girls who spend more time on social media appear to develop more depressive symptoms.

Feb 20, 2021, 14:57 PM IST

Irregular sleep schedules linked to depression

An irregular sleep schedule can increase a person's risk of depression over the long term. The study is based on data gathered by tracking the participants sleep and other activity through commercial devices worn on their wrists and asking them to report their daily mood on a smartphone app and take quarterly tests for signs of depression.

Feb 18, 2021, 22:19 PM IST

Dhoni actor Sandeep Nahar hanged himself in bedroom of flat: Police

Sandeep Nahar, who was in his 30s and featured in films like Akshay Kumar's "Kesari" and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "MS Dhoni", was found unconscious at his flat on Monday evening by his wife Kanchan and friends who took him to SVR Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, police had said.

Feb 16, 2021, 17:48 PM IST

Hours after posting disturbing video on Facebook, Dhoni actor Sandeep Nahar dies by suicide, leaves behind a note alleging trouble in personal life

The late actor, who was in his 30s and featured in films like Akshay Kumar's Kesari and Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni biopic, was found unconscious at his flat in suburban Goregaon in the evening by his wife Kanchan and friends who took him to SVR Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, a police official told PTI.

Feb 16, 2021, 13:03 PM IST

'ML technique could aid mental health diagnoses', according to a study conducted by University of Birmingham

While patients with depression as a primary illness are more likely to be diagnosed accurately, patients with depression and psychosis rarely experience symptoms of purely one or the other illness. For the study, published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, the team explored the possibility of using ML to create highly accurate models of 'pure' forms of both illnesses and to use these to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a cohort of patients with mixed symptoms.

Feb 09, 2021, 18:04 PM IST