Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Anxiety

Mental health effects of severe Covid could last up to 16 months, Lancet study finds

Study conducted by team of researchers from University of Iceland, Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Copenhagen University Hospital of Denmark.

‘Headline stress disorder’ is real. And if you’re addicted to news, you’re losing sight of it

The mental toll of news consumption remains largely unknown to the general news consumer. But this is why most remain unaware of it.

Obesity and depression are related. The world is feeling the weight

As we have embraced Covid-appropriate behavior, adopting a healthy lifestyle should be our new normal too.

Men, boys made nearly 70% of calls to govt mental health helpline in 8 months, data shows

Govt's KIRAN helpline was started in September 2020. Until 31 May, report shows nearly 30,000 calls were received. Callers discussed issues related to anxiety, depression, job loss, etc.

5 countries, one answer — Survey shows every respondent was anxious about returning to office

What’s worrying is that 56% of respondents said that their organisation hadn’t asked for their opinions about return-to-work policies and procedures.

Second Covid wave is causing guilt, anxiety, distress, NIMHANS helpline sees 40% spike in calls

Set up last March, the 24x7 helpline run by National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has been fielding calls from teens to migrant workers.

Why so many of us have phone call anxiety

A 2019 survey of UK office workers found 76% of millennials and 40% of boomers have anxious thoughts when their phone rings.

Going back to work? Here’s how to manage your dog or cat’s anxiety

Your dog or cat is not trying to teach you a lesson or get revenge by peeing or tearing pillows. Animals don’t act out of spite.

Covid caused ‘significant’ depressive symptoms among young adults in US, finds study

Study finds 80% of 1,008 respondents had elevated levels of loneliness, depression, anxiety and increased substance abuse among people aged between 18 and 35 years.

Surveillance a massive challenge for mental health, so India needs robust data protection laws

Psychological effects of data breaches include insomnia, social anxiety, depression etc. If right to privacy isn’t protected, there can be dangers to democracy.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.