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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“Over 90% children don’t get mental healthcare”: study

Studies show over 90 percent of children and adolescents in India suffering from mental disorders do not receive treatment. Mumbai: Around 90 percent of children and adolescents in India with a mental health disorder are currently not receiving any treatment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the fundamental right of children. In India, one-third of […]

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Uncertainty looms over the future of medical students

Medical students are grappling with mental health issues due to sudden disruption in their studies. They are also not receiving adequate training from their institutions they say.    Kolkata: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical students say they are struggling with their mental health as they are not receiving practical lessons and sufficient online theoretical classes […]

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