Opinion  /  Published 02.11.21

Mind trouble: suicides amid Covid

It beggars belief that India lost more lives to suicide in 2020 than to Covid-19. Yet this is exactly what the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveal. Suicides in India increased by...
By The Editorial Board

Health  /  Published 27.10.21

How blue is my blue?

During normal times, 15-20 per cent of the population suffers either from anxiety or a combination of anxiety and depression. The last two years have changed everyone’s lives —the Covid-19...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 01.09.21

Run the attack away

My father and uncle died of heart attacks. I run for half an hour a day, but I have a sedentary desk job. It is good that you exercise regularly. Try to run or jog 4km a day. Do not rely on this alon...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.08.21

App to detect depression

Psychiatrists from the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) and techies from the computer science department of the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)-Mesra have jointly developed a technology that ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.21

Curbs hit mental health of aged

Before Covid struck, Samar Banerjee, 78, would go out for a walk every morning and spend hours chatting with friends sitting on benches on the lawn of his housing complex. For more than a year, he ha...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


Health  /  Published 07.07.21

Brave the Wave

• Control use of media • Avoid information overload • Don’t indulge in or spread fake news • Triple boost (nutrition/sleep/exercise) • Yoga/meditation/walking &bull...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Health  /  Published 23.06.21

Tips to sail through summer of 2021

I asked thousands of New York Times readers to share how they are feeling right now. The most common answers revealed the mixed feelings of the past 14 months: unsettled, anxious, overwhelmed, frazzle...
By Tara Parker-Pope

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.21

Letters to the editor: Bail for three activists, depression among elderly

Learn a lesson Sir — The observation made by the Delhi High Court while granting bail to three student activists that the State is blurring the line between the constitutionally guaranteed &lsq...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 17.03.21

Old age blues

My dad stays so silent of late. He has stopped going to the club, stopped gardening — his favourite activity — and rarely speaks...” “Do not worry, that is just age. It is the...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 20.02.21

Kohli talks about ‘battle’

India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that he battled depression during a harrowing tour of England in 2014 where he felt like the “loneliest guy in the world” after a string of failures ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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