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Substance abuse leads to detrimental effects on brain

However, all is not lost! Biofeedback therapy is a standard treatment for stabilising and calming the brain after addiction while being monitored by an expert. Constant efforts go into improving brain activity, thereby reducing the effects of addiction and unhealthful impulses.
Illicit drug use causes one out of every four deaths, affecting more than 7 million people. Drug use is responsible for more deaths, illnesses, and impairments than any other preventable health issue.(Representational image)
Illicit drug use causes one out of every four deaths, affecting more than 7 million people. Drug use is responsible for more deaths, illnesses, and impairments than any other preventable health issue.(Representational image)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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ByNithin Kumar N, Bengaluru

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Help juveniles turn right on the route to reformation

Realisation of wrongs done is essential if a person is to be reformed, and this can only be possible through education, drilling in moral values, skills training and a chance to earn an honest living, say readers
Support from the family and society can help reform youngsters and prevent them from taking to crimes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Support from the family and society can help reform youngsters and prevent them from taking to crimes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Suffering from hallucinations can be halved by improved early psychosis detection system: Study

Study reveals that delusions or suffering from hallucinations that causes migration and social stress, trauma or substance abuse can be halved through new data mining methods that can potentially detect most people who are at risk of developing psychosis.
Suffering from hallucinations can be halved by early psychosis detection(Twitter/ErikMessamoreMD)
Suffering from hallucinations can be halved by early psychosis detection(Twitter/ErikMessamoreMD)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Ensure the safety of vulnerable children

In these fraught times, children, especially the girl child, are much more vulnerable to trafficking. The government has to figure out more proactive ways to save them from the dangers that Covid-19 has heightened
Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 07:27 PM IST
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Covid-19 will aggravate mental health issues| Analysis

Intertwine psychological recovery with relief; start online consultations; and simplify policies that govern the sector
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 05, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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ByAchal Bhagat

Haryana hospital sees 12-fold rise in school kids availing drug de-addiction treatment

Youngsters more inclined towards opioid than alcohol, reveals study conducted at state drug dependence treatment centre in Haryana’s Rohtak
As per the study at the Haryana’s drug dependence treatment centre, 18 school-going children aged between 14 and 19 years had appeared for the treatment in 2016 and the number had gone up to 29 in 2017, 111 in 2018 and reached 209 till last year.(Thinkstock Photo)
As per the study at the Haryana’s drug dependence treatment centre, 18 school-going children aged between 14 and 19 years had appeared for the treatment in 2016 and the number had gone up to 29 in 2017, 111 in 2018 and reached 209 till last year.(Thinkstock Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Sulli’s death sparks debate on bullying

The K-pop star is suspected to have committed suicide, putting the spotlight back on the mental health of celebrities.
K-pop star Sulli was found dead in her home on October 14.(Photo: Instagram/jelly_jilli)
K-pop star Sulli was found dead in her home on October 14.(Photo: Instagram/jelly_jilli)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFarozan Akhtar

Psychologists appointed to help cops handle job stress

The move comes in the wake of a large number of police personnel being diagnosed with stress and other lifestyle-related diseases during a health check-up organised by the police in March this year.
Difficult working conditions, lack of regular rest days and less staff has made the police personnel prone to stress and tension, which impacts the effectiveness and quality of policing, officials say.(HT Archive)
Difficult working conditions, lack of regular rest days and less staff has made the police personnel prone to stress and tension, which impacts the effectiveness and quality of policing, officials say.(HT Archive)
Published on Sep 10, 2019 02:48 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByLeena Dhankhar, Gurugram

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: Damn, the pain of one sided love!

Let’s try to get over it in a non-filmy way, for once.
Unrequited love, or in simple words ‘one-sided love’ is a pain that perhaps ought not to be seen as just heartache that will go away with time.
Unrequited love, or in simple words ‘one-sided love’ is a pain that perhaps ought not to be seen as just heartache that will go away with time.
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySonal Kalra

Children of incarcerated parents more likely to develop substance abuse habit

Children whose parents are incarcerated are six times more likely to develop a habit of substance abuse during adulthood as compared to other children.
The increased risk for adverse adult outcomes remained after accounting for childhood psychiatric status and other adversities, suggesting that parental incarceration is associated with profound and long-lasting effects for children.(Unsplash)
The increased risk for adverse adult outcomes remained after accounting for childhood psychiatric status and other adversities, suggesting that parental incarceration is associated with profound and long-lasting effects for children.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Warren Buffett’s $4.5mn charity lunch postponed after cryptocurrency promoter falls ill

Sun’s Tron Foundation said all parties have agreed to reschedule the lunch. Buffett’s assistant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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‘Street children being trapped into substance abuse in UP’

Majority of children rescued by child rights authorities across the state is into drug abuse. The kids are being trapped by other youths for easy money.
The state government is yet to prepare a plan to tackle the menace.(Representative image)
The state government is yet to prepare a plan to tackle the menace.(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Luckow | BySaurabh Chauhan

‘Drug abuse and addiction are two different conditions’: Experts

Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary, associate professor, social and preventive medicine at SN Medical College of Agra clarified that drug abuse and addiction were two different conditions.
Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary stressed on the importance of preventing youths from falling into the traps of addiction and abuse.(Representative Image)
Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary stressed on the importance of preventing youths from falling into the traps of addiction and abuse.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 12:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Agra

Boy, 8, addict: New low for Delhi’s drug menace

The first-of-its-kind survey, whose report Hindustan Times has accessed, was conducted by 80 child psychologists-cum-counsellors in areas such as Seemapuri, Trilokpuri, Nand Nagri, Jaffrabad, Kalyanpuri and Kondli among students in Classes 3 to 5.
Syringes, drug vials and e-hookahs found in school premises and from students at EDMC schools.(HT Photo)
Syringes, drug vials and e-hookahs found in school premises and from students at EDMC schools.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 01:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak

Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress: Study

A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices.
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]

Classroom friendships may offset effects of harsh parenting

Angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, non-compliant and revengeful behaviour that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.
Acceptance within one’s peer group creates opportunities for socialisation and a sense of belonging that acts as a buffer against the impact of harsh parenting.
Acceptance within one’s peer group creates opportunities for socialisation and a sense of belonging that acts as a buffer against the impact of harsh parenting.
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Los Angeles

Basic counselling lowers bullying, violence in Bihar schools

A study published in The Lancet on Thursday reveals how a one-year ‘lay counsellor’-led health promotion project in government schools in Bihar’s Nalanda district lowered bullying, depression, substance abuse and violence.
India is home to 236.5 million 10-19 year olds, which makes every fifth person in the country an adolescent, according to Census 2011 data.(Unsplash)
India is home to 236.5 million 10-19 year olds, which makes every fifth person in the country an adolescent, according to Census 2011 data.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

Why we need to think about stress among young doctors

Psychological morbidity – the condition of being diseased – among medical students eventually deteriorates their academic performance, and at the same time, increases the risk of substance abuse
According to a survey published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, as many as 30% of doctors in India are suffering from depression, while 17% of them have even thought of committing suicide.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
According to a survey published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, as many as 30% of doctors in India are suffering from depression, while 17% of them have even thought of committing suicide.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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BySifat Tanveer

Teenagers with religious upbringing enjoy well-being in early adulthood

A new study says that people who attended weekly religious services or practised daily prayer or meditation in their youth reported greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.
A new study shows that people who attend weekly religious services in their adolescence enjoy greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.(Unsplash)
A new study shows that people who attend weekly religious services in their adolescence enjoy greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

How your sexual orientation may influence extent of substance use

If you are lesbian, gay or bisexual, you may be at greater risk of substance abuse, in the form of marijuana, nicotine and alcohol, says new research by Oregon State University.
Recent research has shown that sexual minority youth reported nearly three times more substance use than heterosexual youth.(Unsplash)
Recent research has shown that sexual minority youth reported nearly three times more substance use than heterosexual youth.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 03:07 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Teenagers with substance abuse likely to die prematurely than peers

Adolescents with substance use and behavioural problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, says a new study.
While drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention, antisocial behaviour, including rule-breaking tendencies, may be a more powerful predictor of early mortality.(Shutterstock)
While drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention, antisocial behaviour, including rule-breaking tendencies, may be a more powerful predictor of early mortality.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Impulsive behaviour during adolescence can cause problems in adulthood

A new study shows that teenagers with excess impulsive behaviour may struggle with addictions or other problematic behaviours as young adults, but it’s not a universal phenomena.
While there is a behavioural problem in some youth during the teenage years, the study shows that it is not universal.(Shutterstock)
While there is a behavioural problem in some youth during the teenage years, the study shows that it is not universal.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 10:12 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Bad days are over, ready for new beginning: Prateik Babbar

Actor Prateik Babbar is upbeat about people’s response to the recently launched trailer of his upcoming film, Mulk – it has already crossed 10 million views in four days.
Actor Prateik Babbar
Actor Prateik Babbar
Published on Jul 14, 2018 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi, Lucknow

Delhi HC asks IAF to review, change protocols dealing with stress, substance abuse

The direction by a bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel was issued as it disapproved of the manner in which the IAF had kept a a 30-year-old corporal confined in a hospital’s psychiatric ward as he was an alcoholic.
The Delhi high court said IAF is not above law and Mental Health Act applies to it too.(Photo for representation)
The Delhi high court said IAF is not above law and Mental Health Act applies to it too.(Photo for representation)
Published on Jul 13, 2018 07:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Most school students are battling anxiety, finds study by Mumbai’s KEM hospital

Researchers said there was an urgent need to start screening interventions for anxiety disorders to prevent future psychological complications.
Conducted by the paediatric and clinical pharmacology departments of KEM Hospital, the study has been published in the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
Conducted by the paediatric and clinical pharmacology departments of KEM Hospital, the study has been published in the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
Updated on May 04, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Are you at risk of digital addiction? The short answer is, yes

There’s a reason you can’t ignore your smartphone. New studies show that the pings are tapping into ancient neural impulses that once alerted humans to a likely predator attack.
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Updated on Apr 15, 2018 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

Time to implement policies for ‘invisible’ street children

Through adequate policy coverage, budget allocations and making them more visible by giving them an identity, we will be protecting the rights and lives of street children. In the process, we will also make our cities safe for our children
Children who live on their own without any adult/parental care, protection and guidance are the most vulnerable(Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Children who live on their own without any adult/parental care, protection and guidance are the most vulnerable(Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 06:03 PM IST
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ByThomas Chandy

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai’s second centre to tackle substance abuse set up at GT Hospital

A dedicated center will help patients suffering psychological and physiological impacts of substance abuse
Psychiatrists heading the project said the new facility will also help bring down the number of petty crimes fueled by substance abuse.(Pic for representation/Getty Images)
Psychiatrists heading the project said the new facility will also help bring down the number of petty crimes fueled by substance abuse.(Pic for representation/Getty Images)
Published on Apr 04, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
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