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India is facing a possible ‘Mental Health Epidemic!’

In his recent address at the 22nd convocation of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), President Ram Nath Kovind stated that India has been facing a possible ‘mental health epidemic’. In his address, he said that “The number of affected in India

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Perfectionism leads to depression, self-compassion saves

An Australian study uncovers the dangerous health consequences of being self-critical for not meeting your own high performance standards. But there are ways to turn that negative inner dialogue into a positive one.

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Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ reveals his battle with depression

Hollywood’s highest paid wrestler turned super star Dwayne Johnson has been praised for opening up about his battle with depression. The 45-year-old iconic star of The Scorpion King, Baywatch, Hercules, Central Intelligence, Fast & Furious films and the oncoming film Rampage, spoke to The Express

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Anxiety and depression may lead to smartphone addiction

If anybody you know is addicted to a smartphone, you should read this. People who are less emotionally stable and suffer from anxiety and depression are more likely to be addicted to their phones, suggests a new UK study.

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Depression and anxiety overwhelming American students

Between 2009 and 2015, the number of students visiting counselling centres in American colleges increased by about 30% on average, while enrolment grew by less than 6%, the Centre for Collegiate Mental Health found in a 2015 report.

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India set to lose Rs 62,000,00 Crore due to mental disorders

India stands to lose Rs 62,000,00 Crore ($1.03 trillion) including the cost of health and support services and loss of economic activity due to mental heath disorders by 2030. Issuing the dire forecast, a combined study by the Harvard School of Public Health and World Economic Forum warned that depression is set to become the biggest cause of deaths, overtaking cardio-vascular diseases by 2030.

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Modi tips students to use hard work and Yoga to beat stress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to country’s young students and their parents ahead of the Lok Sabha polls next year, giving them a pep talk on how to handle stress and peer pressure to perform well in their examinations and succeed in

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Noisy culprit that stokes urban anxiety and stress!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described noise pollution as an underestimated threat that can cause hearing loss, cardiovascular problems, cognitive impairment, stress and depression. Some experts go further: they believe exposure to environmental noise could be slowly killing us.

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‘Unsocial Media’ is behind rising stress and anxiety

After battling through his own mental health journey, he spoke with several of the world’s leading scientists to find out if there are more than just biological reasons behind mental illness. “The causes of depression and anxiety are largely, not entirely, but largely in the way we’re living today,” Johann says.

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Anxiety bumps up waistlines among middle-age women

A new study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), suggests a thicker waistline may be a strong indicator of anxiety in middle-aged women. The researchers analysed data from 5,580 middle-aged women from 11 Latin American countries who were between 40 and

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