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Study finds COVID-19 pandemic severely impacts mental health of young people

Researchers found a significant rise in depression symptoms and a reduction in overall wellbeing during lockdown compared to the previous autumn

Published on 23rd March 2021
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Study finds COVID-19 pandemic severely impacts mental health of young people

Apart from increased levels of clinic depression being reported, a decrease in alcohol consumption was identified amongst young people during the pandemic

Published on 23rd March 2021
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Missing AMU student traced in Delhi's Jama Masjid area

Ashraf informed the police that he was in depression and was not feeling comfortable with the surroundings and hence went away without informing anyone

Published on 12th March 2021
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Study finds that stroke survivors are more likely to attempt suicide

Since depression after a stroke has been associated with increased suicidal thoughts, researchers sought to quantify and understand the risk of suicide after stroke

Published on 12th March 2021
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Health information from a person of trust reduces chances of depression in teens, says study

The more that adolescents trusted their parents or teacher as a credible source of health information, the more likely they were to experience less depression

Published on 4th March 2021
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Study links reduced physical activity to COVID-19 induced depression

The study documented dramatic changes in physical activity, sleep, and time use at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 11th February 2021
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Friends understand teen depression and anxiety better than counsellors: US study

Previous research suggests that as many as half of children and teens who have at least one treatable mental health disorder may not receive treatment due to several barriers

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer support leaders, confidants at school

"Peers may provide valuable support for fellow teens struggling with emotional issues because they can relate to each other," says Mott Poll Co-Director Sarah Clark, MPH

Published on 18th January 2021
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COVID-19 pandemic induced food inadequacy is connected to depression: Study

Researchers found that receipt of free groceries or meals alleviated some of the mental health burdens of food insufficiency

Published on 16th January 2021
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Excessive use of social media among youth may lead to depression, suggests study

The study was authored by Dr Brian Primack, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and professor of public health at the University of Arkansas

Published on 13th December 2020
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Fluvoxamine may prevent serious illness in COVID patients: Washington University study

Fluvoxamine is used commonly to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder and depression, the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reported

Published on 13th November 2020
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Less screen time, adequate sleep, better diet can help prevent depression, says study

The study found a significant relationship between physical activity, healthy diet, and optimal sleep (7-9 hours) associated with less frequency of depressed mood

Published on 12th November 2020
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This study by IIIT-Hyderabad establishes connection between those at-risk of depression and sad music

This study by Dr Vinoo Alluri and two students, Aayush Surana and Yash Goyal, of IIIT-Hyderabad, is titled Tag2risk: Harnessing Social Music tags for characterising depression risk. Read on  

Published on 1st November 2020
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Congress, SP ask govt to come out with policy, resources to address exponential growth of mental health issues during COVID

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Upper House, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said reports indicate that one in seven persons in India is suffering from depression

Published on 15th September 2020
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This Bengaluru boy's mobile application can detect malnutrition in children aged five and below

Ayush Gharat has been working to help Asha workers deal with malnutrition issues in children and helping the frontline health workers to deal with stress and depression during this pandemic 

Published on 6th September 2020

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