• Tips to help those prone to eating disorders

    It is a known fact that in January, most people try to lose weight. It is one of the most popular New Year resolutions. And while most resolutions fizzle out, some can trigger those prone to eating disorders. There’s nothing wrong with aiming to stay healthy and fit, however, this can become an obsession with...

  • Tips to help you cope with Seasonal Depression

    As winter is around the corner, mental health experts are concerned about people suffering from Seasonal Depression. COVID-19 has led to major depressive episodes that has been labeled as Pandemic Depression. Due to the drastic lifestyle changes, role transition, uncertainties and additional responsibilities these cases have increased. With the onset of winter, mental health experts...

  • Busting common myths about depression

    There are many misconceptions about this mental illness. Psychologist Kanika Shah of Nimai Healthcare busts some of the common myths about depression, and also shares some facts about it. Myths about depression Here’s looking at some of the most common myths and the facts surrounding it. Depression is a personal weakness or a character flaw...

  • Gaming addiction: Symptoms and treatment

    Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) included the condition “gaming disorder”. Described as a pattern of gaming behaviour (digital-gaming or video-gaming) characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that...

  • Eating disorders: Types, symptoms and cure

    An eating disorder can take a severe toll on your physical, emotional and mental well-being. It can also hinder your day-to-day functioning as the person is constantly distressed about their weight and body shape. This in turn can lead to eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Unspecified Feeding or...

  • Kleptomania: Understanding this urge to steal

    Kleptomania is a psychological disorder. It can be described as an impulsive behavioural control disorder where an individual is unable to resist the urge to steal. Often, this act is spontaneous and not done for monetary benefit. These episodes of theft are often followed by an overwhelming sense of guilt, shame and anxiety. It can...

  • Binge eating disorder: Are you struggling with it?

    Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterised by recurring episodes of excessive consumption of large portions of food in short intervals. The individual experiences feelings of guilt, shame and distress over the lack of control over their eating behaviour. Not all ‘indulgent eating episodes’ are a sign of an ‘eating disorder’ There is a clear distinction...

  • Schizophrenia: A beginner’s guide to understanding it

    Symptoms of schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a psychosis, and a serious mental illness, according to the World Health Organisation. Its symptoms include… Hallucination – Hearing, seeing or feeling things that do not exist. Delusion – Suspicions or false beliefs with no evidence to support it. Abnormal behaviour – Neglecting oneself, an unkempt appearance, wandering around without...

  • Bipolar disorder: What it means? Symptoms and cure

    Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood shifts from high to low, and low to high. The low periods are categorised as depression, while the high periods are categorised as mania. Types of bipolar disorder According to clinical psychologist Seema Hingorani there are three types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I disorder –...

  • Types of depression: Its effects on your mind and body

    Depression can be described as a mental illness that negatively affects your ability to think, feel and respond to situations and circumstances. ┬áThe condition can affect a person’s capacity to function on a day-to-day basis. It can also take a toll on you physically and emotionally. Here’s looking at the different types of depression, symptoms...