Mental health issues are a serious problem amongst today’s college-going crowd. Peer pressure, spiralling costs, academic problems, substance abuse, romantic stress and a clash of traditional cultures and Western values are some everyday problems youngsters have to content with.  Here are some common mental health issues that haunt campuses: Depression It’s quite common among students to …
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Two people, one of them a student of Class IX, committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fan in two separate cases in Shalimar Bagh of north Delhi, police said on Wednesday. No suicide note was found in either case. The body of Puja, 14, was found by her mother inside her home in Shalimar Bagh around 7 p.m. The family said she had been in depression for some time. (Read: One …
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In a shocking incident, 14-year-old girl from Bangalore hanged herself on Tuesday evening after her Facebook friend Manoj stopped talking to her. The Class IX student had accepted a friend request from an M Manoj Kumar, second year BCom student of Seshadriupuram College, Yelhanka who charmed her. He even called her to his bachelor pad and forced her into a physical relationship. She wrote in her …
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Clinical depression is the second-leading cause of global disability after back pain, according to a research study. Also the authors found that depression was second only to lower respiratory infections when it came to inflicting the most years of disability throughout the study world. The study also found that rates were highest in Afghanistan and lowest in Japan, while the condition was also …
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Moderate exercise, even for 20-30 minutes is enough to stave off depression. Researchers from the University of Toronto carried out the first longitudinal review to focus exclusively on the role that exercise plays in maintaining good mental health and preventing the onset of depression later in life. PhD candidate George Mammen's review was supervised by Professor Guy Faulkner, a co-author of …
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Leading pharma firm Jubilant Life Sciences received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its anti-depressant drug Bupropion Hydrochloride, the company said on Friday. ‘We have also received approval for the same extended drug used as smoking cessation aid. Both formulations are generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Wellbutrin and Zyban tablets respectively,’ the company …
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The prevalence of depression among those suffering from migraine is nearly twice as high as for those without the disease (men: 8.4 percent vs. 3.4 percent; women 12.4 percent vs. 5.7 percent), a new study has suggested. In the paper, investigators reported that younger migraine sufferers were particularly at risk for depression. Lead author, Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed …
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Sachin Tendulkar has touched a billion lives. One of them was ace badminton player Arvind Bhat who suffered an ankle injury in 2006 that put him out of action for a year. The ace shuttler thought that was the end of the road and considered retiring from the game altogether. However, he says the Little Master gave him a pep talk which helped him get back to the summit. Arvind Bhat told TOI, ‘I …
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In a breakthrough study, researchers have identified a link between depression and poor parenting skills which could help in devising ways of preventing the trait from being passed on to posterity. An article by researchers at the University of Exeter has identified those symptoms of depression that are likely to cause difficulties in parenting. The article, published in the journal …
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While shooting for space drama Gravity, actress Sandra Bullock suffered serious bouts of depression as she was locked in an isolation tank for 10 hours at a time. The 49-year-old admits the lonely sessions took a serious toll on her mental health, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Director Alfonso Cuaron had to keep a close eye on her to ensure she didn't lose her cool and he used her son, Louis, to …
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Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day. In the hectic cricketing schedule, more and more cricketers are susceptible to not just physical injuries, but the psychological challenges that are part and parcel of a sporting career. On World Mental Health Day, Abhijit Banare looks at cricketers who have set an example by dealing with mental health problems. Vinnie Jones was considered a hard man on …
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October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Every year on October 10, the WHO (World Health Organisation) joins the World Federation of Mental Health to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The WHO supports this initiative through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. The theme this year …
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Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day Shweta Mathur has 700 'friends' on a popular social networking site. Yet, when she sat in a psychologist's office after her parents' suspected suicidal tendencies, she said she didn't have a 'real friend'. In an increasingly connected world, the boundary between the real and the virtual is blurring. Mental health experts say this is a key reason for rising cases …
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A 26-year-old Australian became the first patient to undergo a brain surgery to control his severe depression in India. Benjamin Walt was suffering from severe depression for the last six years with suicidal thoughts and approached Jaslok Hospital. ‘Benjamin’s reports revealed that he is suffering from severe grade depression. Our team (two psychiatrists, two neurosurgeons, and a …
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