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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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the […]

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Fleeting Childhood

Excessive usage of smartphones alter behavioral patterns of children, NIMHANS study shows By Kurian Joe Bengaluru: Nowadays it is a common sight to see the toddler’s completely engrossed in a big smartphone, totally oblivious of their surroundings. NIMHANS study shows physical and psychological distress among 6.8 percent of children using smart gadgets. “My younger daughter […]

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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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