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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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Anxiety and Myths

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly occurring mental disorders. In public perception, they are really similar to depressive disorders. We feel anxious or fearful when we are in a stressful situation. A feeling of anxiety may be called a disorder if it doesn’t go away with the stressful situation and Read more…

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DSM vs ICD: How They Are Different

When it comes to diagnosing a mental disorder, there are two tools that are used most often. These are the DSM and the ICD. DSM stands for Diagnostic Statistic Manual and ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. It might seem confusing to have two separate criterion-tools when diagnosing mental Read more…

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Youth & Mental Health

We all remember the time of our youth with great fondness. It was a time when we were full of energy and potential. We were told that we were the creators of our nation’s bright future. It was a time when we were happy. Has the situation changed over the Read more…

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LGBT+& Mental Health

“In the opinion of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), homosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder.” In July, 2018, The Indian Psychiatric Society released a landmark position statement on homosexuality and made it clear that the Indian psychiatric fraternity does not look at homosexuality as an illness. It further went on Read more…

By knightofsteel, ago