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Diet & Mental Health

A few weeks back the Ministry of Health in India had tweeted a picture about various ways to cope with depression. They included diet i.e. eating fruits and vegetables as one of those ways. I was at first glance aghast at the ignorance of our ministry. Later, I decided that Read more…

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Memes and Mental Health

In the recent years, the internet has been taken over by a powerful force that seems to sustain itself, perpetually; memes. They are found in all kinds of languages and cultures and they all have a social truth hidden behind the veil of humor. Can memes affect our mental health? Read more…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The documentation of effects of war and trauma or people is available since centuries. Fables have been written about how tragic loss of a close one, war or rape has scarred people for life. It wasn’t until recently though, that we started calling it Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). History Read more…

By knightofsteel, ago
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Pyramid of Mental Healthcare

Mental health care is largely misunderstood in today’s time. There is a perception that more specialized faculties are necessary in order to treat mental illnesses. Even I have previously suggested that the low number of mental health professionals may end up being a downfall for India. Well today, I accept Read more…

By knightofsteel, ago
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Mental Health vs Emotional Health

Mental health and emotional health are often used interchangeably in general lang. I have also often used mental wellness and emotional wellness as synonyms but recently I came to know about a small, technical difference between the two terms. Mental Health vs Emotional Health Mental health has various aspects including Read more…

By knightofsteel, ago
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The Economics of Depression

Normally when we hear the words economics and depression in the same sentence, we think of the great depression of the 1930s. Actually, I am talking about the economic costs of being depressed and the treatment of the same. I also discuss the concept of DALYs. Economics of Depression The Read more…

By knightofsteel, ago