Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: depression

Houseplants don’t just look nice—they can also give your mental health a boost

Not having access to nature can affect our health adversely. It’s been linked to symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as other conditions.

Chemical imbalance-depression link is gone. But that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work

Chemical imbalance theory wasn't the premise of medicine for depression, it was the opposite. The quest for better treatment must continue.

No, ‘chemical imbalance’ does not cause depression. And antidepressants aren’t the ‘cure’

Serotonin theory of depression started to be promoted by the pharmaceutical industry in the 1990s. New research shows there's no evidence for it.

Now, ‘party drug’ ketamine will work as a quick antidepressant? US researchers tell us how

US study published in 'Nature' shows that ketamine targets a specific group of brain cells to 'restore lost neural connections within hours', reversing depression temporarily.

Here’s a scientific way to beat Covid loneliness, according to a US study

By engrossing us, mental or physical leisure activities like these put us in a state called ‘flow’, and is key to feeling less lonely.

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.

My father’s UK trial felt like I was at the zoo, watching an animal in a cage: Sid Mallya

In 'If I'm Honest', Sidhartha Mallya opens up about his mental health journey — from depression and OCD to the effects of his family matters.

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.

Anxiety, depression cost the global economy $1 trillion a year — then came Covid

Businesses must apply the same level of scrutiny they use to make strategic decisions to supporting mental health.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.