The Risks of Mental Illness

A manual is planned to address the risk factors involved in non-communicable diseases. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, Mar. 7, 2019. Psychiatrists at the National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru,  are attempting to study the relationship between physical and mental illness. The study is directed towards designing a manual that would address […]

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Addicted? Get Online

South India now has its first addiction-resolving services online The National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS) launched a virtual network to render psychiatric help with regard to cases of tobacco addiction. Raghu, a psychiatric social worker in the Centre of addiction in NIMHANS highlighted the nature of the service. “National Tobacco Quitline Services  […]

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Growing Addiction to the Internet in India

Internet addiction is increasingly becoming prevalent in India. Psychiatrists say that it affects adolescents and young people the most. T.S Jaisoorya, psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru believes that males are most likely to get addicted to the Internet. Elaborating on the demographic most likely to be affected, […]

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Technology Addiction: Parents Unaware of What to do

Parents are unaware on how to decrease the usage of technology like mobile phones, laptops and gaming consoles by their kids, says a recent survey by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). By Aiswarya Sriram Bangalore, Jan. 17, 2019: The survey was conducted by the Services of Healthy use of Technology (SHUT) […]

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Youth Prone to Mental Illness

According to a World Health Organization report, the state of mental health in youth is at risk Bangalore, Oct. 22, 2018 By Jignasa Sinha Some 20 percent of youth in India are likely to experience mental disorders like depression, substance abuse, eating disorder, or schizophrenia. Substance abuse and depression are the two most prevalent disorders […]

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