Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicMental health

Topic: mental health

New book suggests 5 easy-to-follow steps to live a happier, more fulfilling life

Published by HarperCollins, Ramesh Venkateswaran's The Happiness Trail will be released on 8 January on ThePrint's 'SoftCover'.

Not just yoga, meditation or jogging — online gaming is good for your mental health too

Multiplayer gaming platforms such as Roblox and Minecraft are becoming an increasingly important tool for clinicians as a treatment.

After 4 suicides in a year — 3 by hanging — IISc begins removing ceiling fans in hostel rooms

IISc says ceiling fans being removed 'to restrict access to any means of self-harm on campus', on the advice of mental health experts. Plan is to use table or wall-mounted fans instead.

2021, the year mental health cases exploded in small-town India

Long dismissed as an urban phenomenon, mental health patients in small towns like Meerut, Prayagraj are not receiving professional help. Most district hospitals don't even have a dedicated psychiatrist.

Mark Van Stratum’s book on mental health and recreation is inspiration packed in an engaging story

The author tries to educate people on grief, success, hustling and recovery by highlighting his own struggles and how he turned them around.

Dr Aaron Beck has died, but here’s how his CBT changed the entire field of mental health

Dr Aaron Beck developed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the 1980s and 1990s. After scientific studies, it began replacing Freudian psychoanalysis in mental health treatment.

Violence and mental health are likely to get worse in a warming world

Research has shown that rising temperatures are associated with an increase in suicides and in violent behaviour, as well as exacerbating mood and anxiety disorders.

The horror in Netflix’s ‘Burari Deaths’ is that any of our homes can be a ‘house of secrets’

As journalists, police, neighbours, friends and even family try to make sense of what happened in the Delhi household in 2018, it’s clear that we’ll always ask ‘what if’.

The mentally ill were not ‘fit’ for national news until ’80s except for wrong reasons

In the book 'Asylum', Daman Singh provides an account of the history of mental healthcare and asylums in India since the early 20th century.

Alzheimer’s to anxiety, poor gut health has major say

Our gut shares a complicated relationship with our brain. It's important to keep it healthy for the sake of your mental health.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


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‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.