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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.
Here’s how postpartum depression can affect your life.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how postpartum depression can affect your life.(Shutterstock)

Postpartum depression, here’s what to say to someone going through it

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 02:09 PM IST
Though public discourse on postpartum depression has never been higher, a stigma persists. Friends, co-workers and loved ones who haven’t experienced depression themselves may be at a loss for how to help. Here’s what you can say to someone going through PPD.
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.
On-off relationships are associated with higher rates of abuse, poorer communication and lower levels of commitment.(Shutterstock)
On-off relationships are associated with higher rates of abuse, poorer communication and lower levels of commitment.(Shutterstock)

Toxic on-off relationships are bad for mental health, can cause depression and anxiety

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Are you in an on-off relationship with your partner? Beware, it may affect your mental health and cause depression and anxiety.
In India, according to the National Mental Health Survey, 2016, carried out by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, an estimated 150 million people require mental health interventions. (Representational photo)(Getty Images)
In India, according to the National Mental Health Survey, 2016, carried out by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, an estimated 150 million people require mental health interventions. (Representational photo)(Getty Images)

Insurance for mental health patients: well begun but far from done

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 12:40 PM IST
But the insurance market in India is yet to evolve when it comes to out-patient treatment. once insurance firms switch to underwriting outpatient costs, it will help develop help-seeking behaviour in India and reduce stigma in a country where people in many sections of society are reluctant to admit they are seeing a shrink.
Personality is influenced by both genetics and environment.(Shutterstock)
Personality is influenced by both genetics and environment.(Shutterstock)

Do we change over our lifespan, here’s what science has to say

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Are we the same people we were 10 years ago and will be remain the same 50 years from now? Latest research throws up some answers.
While PMS is a common condition that affects up to 85% of menstruating women, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS and affects 3 to 8% of menstruating women.(Shutterstock)
While PMS is a common condition that affects up to 85% of menstruating women, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS and affects 3 to 8% of menstruating women.(Shutterstock)

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is not PMS, here are its symptoms, cause, and treatment

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: PMDD is a more severe form of PMS that not many know about. It can affect your mood, and cause extreme sadness, anger, breast tenderness and bloating.
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.
People who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise. But more exercise was not always better for psychological well-being.(Shutterstock)
People who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise. But more exercise was not always better for psychological well-being.(Shutterstock)

Exercising too hard can be harmful for your mental health

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Exercise in excess won’t make you fitter physically or mentally. A new study shows you the optimum amount of exercise for you and exercising every day leads to lower levels of mental health.
Previous research has shown that people who practice meditation for a few weeks or months tend to perform better on cognitive tests.(Shutterstock)
Previous research has shown that people who practice meditation for a few weeks or months tend to perform better on cognitive tests.(Shutterstock)

Even a quick meditation session can boost your brain skills

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:27 PM IST
Even a short session of meditation can boost your ability to complete cognitive tasks, even if you have never meditated before, a study has found.
Dr Manoj Sharma at his SHUT clinic at NIMHANS in Bengaluru.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Dr Manoj Sharma at his SHUT clinic at NIMHANS in Bengaluru.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Digital detox: This Bengaluru clinic helps people battle tech-based addictions

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 10:14 AM IST
Service for Healthy Use of Technology Clinic at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences helps people deal with tech-based addictions.
In the technique of encoded enactment, subjects are encouraged to act through the activity they must remember to do for better memory recall.(Shutterstock)
In the technique of encoded enactment, subjects are encouraged to act through the activity they must remember to do for better memory recall.(Shutterstock)

They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:06 PM IST
For people suffering from memory problems, a good solution could be to act through the activity they must remember to do.
Cardiovascular diseases, especially heart disease and stroke, were one of the biggest killers in low and middle income countries.(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular diseases, especially heart disease and stroke, were one of the biggest killers in low and middle income countries.(Shutterstock)

Stroke, diabetes, heart disease cause more deaths in India than in West

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Deaths from stroke are four times higher and from heart-related diseases nearly three-fold more in India than in Western countries, according to a new study. Diabetes-related deaths are also triple in India as compared to Western nations. Here’s why.
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.
Hot dogs and other processed meat snacks can contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state characterised by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.(Shutterstock)
Hot dogs and other processed meat snacks can contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state characterised by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.(Shutterstock)

Hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to manic episodes

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 03:53 PM IST
Eating processed meat snacks, be it salami or hot dogs, can lead to mania, says this new study.
The scientists found a disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia, but not in people at high psychosis.(Shutterstock)
The scientists found a disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia, but not in people at high psychosis.(Shutterstock)

Stress can affect people with schizophrenia differently, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Stressful situations affect the brain and body of people with schizophrenia differently from those without the mental illness, says this new study.
Conversations are linked to greater happiness, but small talk has no relationship with happiness one way or the other.(Shutterstock)
Conversations are linked to greater happiness, but small talk has no relationship with happiness one way or the other.(Shutterstock)

The secret to happiness decoded; meaningful conversations are the key

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Small talk is not bad for you and doesn’t impact your state of mind, while people who have substantive conversations tend to be happier, says researchers.
Bullying is characterised by a power imbalance between two parties, such as a child against a group or a bigger child against a smaller child.(Shutterstock)
Bullying is characterised by a power imbalance between two parties, such as a child against a group or a bigger child against a smaller child.(Shutterstock)

Not everyone’s a bully, here’s why aggression is not the same as bullying

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Not all aggressive behaviours are meant to harm while bullying is a repetitive and behaviour characterised by a power imbalance between two parties, explains a new study on the relation between aggression and bullying.
Elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain ageing, compared with those who feel their age or older than their age.(Shutterstock)
Elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain ageing, compared with those who feel their age or older than their age.(Shutterstock)

Trick your mind into feeling young to slow down brain ageing

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 12:30 PM IST
The best anti-ageing tool is to feel younger. A new study shows how this attitude can improve your physical and mental health, and slow down the rate of brain ageing.
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.
Anirudh Kala
Anirudh Kala

Tale of two sides: Book on mental scars of Partition, and a cursed heirloom

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Psychiatrist Anirudh Kala’s ‘The Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness’ in interlinked episodes explores the impact of Partition on mental health in both countries, and even of the future generations.
Danish kept creating new works even when faced with serious depression(Anusha Yadav)
Danish kept creating new works even when faced with serious depression(Anusha Yadav)

“In 2014 I went through the darkest phase of my life,”reveals actor Danish Husain

Hindustan Times | By Danish Husain
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 10:41 PM IST
#99ShadesofGrey The theatre artist, who used the lows to bounce back, says that the dark times actually helped him create a good body of work and prepped him up for a better career
(Kailasa KEPL)
(Kailasa KEPL)

“I had actually attempted suicide,” Kailash Kher recounts his journey from darkness to light

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Kher
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:10 PM IST
#99ShadesOfGrey Today, the singer strongly believes that har raat ke baad ek savera zaroor hai
Antidepressant drugs can cause sleepiness, vomiting and impact immune system cells.(Shutterstock)
Antidepressant drugs can cause sleepiness, vomiting and impact immune system cells.(Shutterstock)

Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 12:33 PM IST
If you suffer from lung disease, be cautious while taking antidepressants. A new study links use of antidepressants with increased risk of death for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and greater likelihood of hospitalisation.
Those with schizophrenia who died were more likely to be younger, with one in five between the ages of 25 and 34 compared to just one in 10 in the non-schizophrenia group.(Shutterstock)
Those with schizophrenia who died were more likely to be younger, with one in five between the ages of 25 and 34 compared to just one in 10 in the non-schizophrenia group.(Shutterstock)

Schizophrenia is root cause for 12% of suicide cases

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 12:18 PM IST
Schizophrenia may be linked to suicide as it affects your ability to think clearly, says a new study.
Kids as young as 3 years can suffer from clinical depression.(Shutterstock)
Kids as young as 3 years can suffer from clinical depression.(Shutterstock)

Parent-child interaction therapy may help in reducing depression in kids

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 10:28 AM IST
To target the therapy for childhood depression, the researchers adapted this standard intervention by adding a new emotional development (ED) module to the treatment.
India’s online gaming market stands at $360 million, and is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2021(Shutterstock)
India’s online gaming market stands at $360 million, and is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2021(Shutterstock)

How youngsters get addicted to gaming and lose control of lives

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Gaming disorder is characterised by impaired control over gaming and an increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that it takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, says a World Health Organisation report.
The National Health Profile 2018 report said that suicide rates were increasing significantly for young adults including male, female and transgenders in a wider population.(Representative image)
The National Health Profile 2018 report said that suicide rates were increasing significantly for young adults including male, female and transgenders in a wider population.(Representative image)

Suicides by young adults a ‘growing concern’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:56 PM IST
According to National Health Profile 2018, which is based on data for the year 2015, out of the total 1,33,623 suicides recorded that year, 44,593 (33.37%) of people were between the ages of 30 and 45.
Gaining perspective directly through conversation is a more accurate approach, say the researchers.(Shutterstock)
Gaining perspective directly through conversation is a more accurate approach, say the researchers.(Shutterstock)

You can’t really put yourself in another person’s shoes, here’s why

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Do you often put yourself in another person’s shoe? It may not help you understand what the other person is thinking or feeling, says this new study.
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