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Read on for how you can help a friend, who is battling anxiety, develop a healthy coping mechanism. (Unsplash)

How to help someone who is dealing with anxiety. Just reaching out goes a long way

Hindustan Times | By Srishti Jha
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 09:24 PM IST
Apart from medication and meditation, some simple steps like reaching out and offering a listening ear can help someone you know battle anxiety.
Psychotic experiences include abnormal experiences such as hearing voices or feelings of paranoia.(Shutterstock)
Psychotic experiences include abnormal experiences such as hearing voices or feelings of paranoia.(Shutterstock)

Traumatic childhood linked to psychotic experiences

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 02:52 PM IST
The results were consistent regardless of socio-economic status or genetic risk of mental health difficulties, which could inform future research and the development of interventions.
Don’t let the wedding blues ruin your wedding day.(Shutterstock)
Don’t let the wedding blues ruin your wedding day.(Shutterstock)

8 ways to beat pre-wedding depression and anxiety

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 04:34 PM IST
It’s wedding season and as the to-be brides and grooms gear up for D-Day, here are handy tips to keep those pre-wedding jitters at bay.
The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells in the hippocampus play a significant role in risk taking behaviour and anxiety.(Shutterstock)
The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells in the hippocampus play a significant role in risk taking behaviour and anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:00 PM IST
A certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus can help you feel brave and take risks while alleviating anxiety.
Most of the men remained comfortable in the outfits they had worn earlier in their lives, particularly if their careers required them to dress in a certain way.(Shutterstock)
Most of the men remained comfortable in the outfits they had worn earlier in their lives, particularly if their careers required them to dress in a certain way.(Shutterstock)

Fashion choices remain the same for men even after ageing

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:31 AM IST
A new study says that most men remain comfortable in the outfits they have worn earlier in their lives, and don’t feel that the item is ‘too young’ for them.
Daughters felt lesser loneliness when they had closer relationships with their fathers.(Unsplash)
Daughters felt lesser loneliness when they had closer relationships with their fathers.(Unsplash)

Close ties with father can help daughters overcome loneliness

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Closeness between fathers and daughters tends to protect daughters and help them transition out of loneliness faster, says a new study.
The content of dreams and how well they sleep can tell us something about a person’s well-being.(Shutterstock)
The content of dreams and how well they sleep can tell us something about a person’s well-being.(Shutterstock)

Stay calm, sweet dreams and good sleep are all about peace of mind

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:31 AM IST
Individuals with higher levels of peace of mind are better able to regulate their emotions, not only in the waking state but also during dreaming, which helps them sleep better and see happier dreams.
After hours emails could be harming your mental health by causing anxiety.(Shutterstock)
After hours emails could be harming your mental health by causing anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Checking emails after work could increase anxiety and harm your health

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:47 AM IST
Work emails that you end up checking after work could be harming your health and your family’s well-being. Here’s how.
July 27, 2018 will see the longest lunar eclipse in the history of the 21st century, and will also feature a Blood Moon.(Shutterstock)
July 27, 2018 will see the longest lunar eclipse in the history of the 21st century, and will also feature a Blood Moon.(Shutterstock)

Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018: 10 frequently asked questions about the longest eclipse

Hindustan Times | By Dr Prem Kumar Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Lunar eclipse 2018: July 27, 2018 will mark the longest lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan in the century. And it will be accompanied by a Blood Moon, where this heavenly body turns intense red. We get astrologer Dr Prem Kumar Sharma to answer 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Lunar eclipse 2018.
Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress. Greening vacant land is a highly inexpensive and scalable way to improve cities and enhance people’s health.(Shutterstock)
Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress. Greening vacant land is a highly inexpensive and scalable way to improve cities and enhance people’s health.(Shutterstock)

Urban green spaces in vacant lots can reduce depression and anxiety

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 02:42 PM IST
Turning sidewalks, parks and vacant or dilapidated lots into green spaces could be a good way to reduce cases of depression, anxiety and stress in urban communities, says a new study.
During the break-up phase, you are likely to feel anxious, go through crying spells, have problems sleeping, eat unhealthy foods, feel social withdrawal, give up on enjoyable activities and have low self-esteem.(Shutterstock)
During the break-up phase, you are likely to feel anxious, go through crying spells, have problems sleeping, eat unhealthy foods, feel social withdrawal, give up on enjoyable activities and have low self-esteem.(Shutterstock)

How to break-up from a toxic relationship, without being nasty or spiteful

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:16 AM IST
How to break-up: Ending a relationship need not be messy or emotionally scarring. Experts suggest ways to ensure both partners are on the same page and are able to move on with minimal mental agony.
Depression needs to be treated otherwise it could lead to other health problems in the futture.(Shutterstock)
Depression needs to be treated otherwise it could lead to other health problems in the futture.(Shutterstock)

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Asian News International | By Kabir Bhandari, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 04:44 PM IST
The researchers also found that even though a person might be healthy, if he or she is suffering from mild depression than they could still develop heart failure.
Neurodevelopmental disorders are a brain function disorder that affects emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory.(Shutterstock)
Neurodevelopmental disorders are a brain function disorder that affects emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory.(Shutterstock)

Men are genetically prone to suffer from these neurodevelopment diseases

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Gender plays a huge role in determining what ailments you may suffer from. While men are more prone to diseases like autism and schizophrenia, women tend to suffer from depression and anxiety.
Lower your blood pressure naturally and quickly: You can take help from ayurveda and yoga.(Getty Images)
Lower your blood pressure naturally and quickly: You can take help from ayurveda and yoga.(Getty Images)

Lower your blood pressure naturally, here’s how ayurveda and yoga help you bring it down

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Ayurveda and yoga can help you lower blood pressure quickly. Experts say that diet, lifestyle and exercise tweaks can successfully control your blood pressure levels.
A negative body image can often lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.(Shutterstock)
A negative body image can often lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Writing can help women boost their body image

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 04:00 PM IST
A new study says that writing exercises could be a positive step in helping women improve their body image.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for health, especially the digestive system. (Shutterstock)
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for health, especially the digestive system. (Shutterstock)

Research reveals zero proof probiotics can ease your anxiety

Indo-Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2018 04:48 PM IST
If you’re expecting probiotics to reduce your anxiety, it might be time to put down that yogurt spoon - or supplement bottle and call a professional instead. According to researchers, probiotics did not significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety.
Many people suffer from nightmare disorder, also known as ‘dream anxiety disorder’, where sleep is hampered by frequent nightmares.(Shutterstock)
Many people suffer from nightmare disorder, also known as ‘dream anxiety disorder’, where sleep is hampered by frequent nightmares.(Shutterstock)

There’s finally a way to avoid nightmares and bad dreams

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Suffering from nightmares? A new study says that a variety of treatment options may be effective for treating nightmare disorder in adults, including image rehearsal therapy.
Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone.(Shutterstock)
Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone.(Shutterstock)

Lonely people are at greater risk of death from heart disease

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Feeling lonely may be harmful for your heart in more ways than one. A new study shows that lonely people are twice as likely to die from heart problems.
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by committing suicide at age 61.(AP file photo)
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by committing suicide at age 61.(AP file photo)

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade’s suicide highlight need for mental health awareness

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 11:07 AM IST
With high profile suicides by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, the focus is once more on mental health problems and the need to diagnose them in time.
Antioxidants in the tea help lower risk of infection, which diabetics are prone to, and it is also great for your heart health.(Shutterstock)
Antioxidants in the tea help lower risk of infection, which diabetics are prone to, and it is also great for your heart health.(Shutterstock)

Blue tea can help you look young, stay healthy and fight depression

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 07:52 AM IST
Look beyond green tea and matcha tea. Butterfly pea flower tea or blue tea is rich in antioxidants, great for heart health, and keeps your skin glowing. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Hay fever can cause depression and anxiety.(Shutterstock)
Hay fever can cause depression and anxiety.(Shutterstock)

This allergy can increase the risk of depression, anxiety in adolescents

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:52 PM IST
The studies indicated that hay fever with or without eye allergies can negatively impact aspects of daily life that include driving and reading ability and can have a negative effect on psychological function.
Mother’s Day 2018: Millennial moms are prone to various health risks nowadays.(Shutterstock)
Mother’s Day 2018: Millennial moms are prone to various health risks nowadays.(Shutterstock)

This Mother’s Day, get your mom checked for diabetes, hypertension, anxiety

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Mother’s Day 2018: Diabetes, anaemia, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression are some of the lifestyle diseases millennial moms are prone to. This Mother’s Day, get her checked for these lifestyle diseases.
Inmates crochet clothing as part of Ponto Firme project.(AFP)
Inmates crochet clothing as part of Ponto Firme project.(AFP)

Garments made by Brazilian prisoners feature in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 04:38 PM IST
The inmates of the Adriano Marrey penitentiary near Sao Paulo sewed trendy dresses, beachwear, jackets and other apparel that debuted this week on the catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW).
The research found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions.(Shutterstock)
The research found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions.(Shutterstock)

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:54 AM IST
Use of antidepressants could lead to dementia suggests a new study, though it could not conclusively say that the drugs were the cause.
hese problems may evolve through middle childhood and show up as behavioural concerns in adolescence and lower-self-rated mental health in adulthood.(Shutterstock)
hese problems may evolve through middle childhood and show up as behavioural concerns in adolescence and lower-self-rated mental health in adulthood.(Shutterstock)

Anxiety and aggression in young boys may increase due to low iron levels

Indo Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:51 PM IST
The findings of a recent study showed that iron deficiency, anaemia and low plasma vitamin B12 levels in boys at around age 8 were associated with 10 per cent higher mean scores on externalising behaviours such as aggression and breaking of rules.
Even a single session of meditation can have cardiovascular and psychological benefits for adults with mild to moderate anxiety.(Shutterstock)
Even a single session of meditation can have cardiovascular and psychological benefits for adults with mild to moderate anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Stay calm and meditate. It can reduce anxiety and boost heart health

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Are you battling anxiety and stress? Meditation can be the cure for your mental state, and it can even keep your heart healthy.
Art therapy can be used alongside conventional treatments for patients with cancer-related mood symptoms and pain.(Shutterstock)
Art therapy can be used alongside conventional treatments for patients with cancer-related mood symptoms and pain.(Shutterstock)

A dose of art therapy can ease pain and anxiety in cancer patients

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Art therapy may help cancer patients overcome their pain and anxiety, and feel better, finds this new study.
Addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how opioid addiction is experienced.(Shutterstock)
Addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how opioid addiction is experienced.(Shutterstock)

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 04:22 PM IST
A new study says that digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. It also says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse.
Mindfulness and yoga can help students deal with anxiety.(Shutterstock)
Mindfulness and yoga can help students deal with anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Is your child feeling bogged down by academic pressure or social anxiety? Yoga at school will help

Asian News International, Washington D.C. | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Researchers at Tulane University worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing supplementary support.
Alzheimer’s disease makes the patient unable to carry out simple everyday tasks.(Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s disease makes the patient unable to carry out simple everyday tasks.(Shutterstock)

Dear senior citizens, take note. Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 10:49 AM IST
As anxiety is common in older people, rising anxiety symptoms may prove to be most useful as a risk marker in older adults with other genetic, biological or clinical indicators of high Alzheimer’s risk.
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