Parkinsonism can be Tamed

Today is celebrated as world Parkinson’s day, and the SSNMC hospital organized an awareness program for Parkinson patients. By Thanuja. M Bengaluru, April 11, 2019 The SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital, in association with Basal Ganglia support group, organized a program to bring awareness about Parkinson’s disease. The motto for the program was ‘Empowering the Caregivers’. […]

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The Need for Affordable Help for Addicts

Lack of government-sponsored de-addiction centres are pushing patients to costly private treatments. By Thanuja. M Bengaluru, April 11, 2019: Bengaluru is in need of more government supported de-addiction centres. There are many people who get addicted to drugs, alcohol and  other intoxicants and find it very difficult to move away from them Currently, there are […]

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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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