Eating disorders on the rise

The stress and anxiety from the pandemic has triggered a series of eating disorders in the country. Eating disorders like Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and overeating have increased in the pandemic because of stress, isolation and the increased usage of internet, say doctors. According to Dr. Vikram Panwar, a psychiatrist, “The pandemic increased the number of […]

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Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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Burnouts no longer uncommon

According to psychologists, one out of four individuals today experience burnout. Many people are now facing increased burnouts as a result of exhaustion as they feel they  have not been able to meet expectations. Dr. Akash Vishwakarma, Clinical Psychologist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) said, “the pandemic has triggered burnout cases […]

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Conversion therapy is still practised in the country

Study shows people who go through conversion therapy are more prone to suicide and mental health issues than others. Kolkata: It was 2004 when Dr. Kaustav Bakshi first came to know about conversion therapy. The therapy session, which was supposed to be a safe place for him, soon changed into persuading him to change his […]

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Suspension of online classes get mixed reactions

Last week, several colleges put out notifications stating that online classes shall remain suspended. Gurugram: Parents and faculty are concerned about the suspension of online classes in colleges while students breathed a sigh of relief. Anahita Srivastava, an architecture student at MBS School of Planning and Architecture, says that she was relieved when she came […]

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Acne leads to mental health problems among young people

Study suggests that young people struggle with mental health issues due to portrayal of unrealistic, blemish-free skin on social media.  Anusha Bose | April 27h, 2021 Bangalore: Priyasmita Dutta has often come across pictures of blemish-free skin of perfect models, while scrolling through Instagram. While looking at the photographs, she has constantly tried to pick […]

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Lockdown shows up gaps in access to mental health experts

In India, for every  100,000 people, there are only 0.07 psychologists, 0.29 psychiatrists, and 0.80 nurses, according to the WHO. Bengaluru: Increase in the number of mental health patients also meant an increase in the demand for mental health professionals (MHPs) during the lockdown. “India saw a 20 percent rise in mental health cases during […]

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