Psychiatry

Parental divorce and its association with the suicidal tendencies in children

Suicides on the rise amongst teenagers and young adults – a broken home could be the reason behind suicidal thoughts in the younger generation. Divorce, as hackneyed as term may sound today, is still a sensitive issue especially when the separating couple has a child from their marriage. Parental separation is an acutely stressful experience for every child, regardless of age, gender or any other factors. Children’s minds are tender and are inadequately prepared to sustain the separation of...

Mental disorders in women after child birth can be reduced by educational intervention

Mental disorders in the year after giving birth are common in women worldwide. Women, who experience their partners as welcoming the pregnancy had better mental health post delivery. Mental depression in women after labor has adverse consequences on women’s health and their families. It is widely agreed that in addition to treatment, there is need for a broader approach to address the problem that includes the prevention of these mental disorders. Postpartum depression also known as the...

Prozac and Other New Generation Anti-Depressants Not Effective : Study Report

A study in Plos Medicine reports that newer generation anti-depressants are not effective in mild and moderate depression and show beneficial effect only in the most severely depressed. The new generation anti-depressants provide only modest benefits over the placebo and in some instances; the research data show no clinical significance of using antidepressants. The results published in the online medical journal Plos Medicine is from the meta-analysis of research data submitted to the FDA. The...

Mindfulness Meditation For Stress Reduction

Mindfulness meditation expounded by the great Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, has in the recent years found to be of immense value in the treatment of mental and psychiatric illness. But its greatest application seems to be in the reduction of stress in the day-to-day life. This method of meditation is as old of Buddha himself, which is in the 6th century BC and probably may have been practiced even earlier in India. Since Buddha, several experts in India, Tibet, Thailand and many...

Depressed? Simple Tips for Happiness

The following are some easy to follow steps that can help you get out of the worry habit and feel a new joy in your life. These are just simple tips and you need to seek professional help if you are severely depressed. Be Active Physical activity makes your mind energetic and lets you forget your burdens. Don’t lie down in the couch and ponder and ruminate over the unhappy events of your life. Research has proven that 30 minutes of exercise a day and 3 to 5 times a week can greatly reduces the...

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