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COVID-19: Mental health related queries see a 50% spike, reveal Practo...

Online consultation at Practo which is growing at a rate of 100% week on week has been seeing a steep rise in the number of consults coming in for psychiatry.......................

Experts underline need for affordable health insurance for mental illnesses

The 50% of individuals with multiple mental health disorders are affected by substance abuse; of all people diagnosed as mentally ill 29% abuse either alcohol or drugs. Mental health professionals, governmental officials, experts from the field of Insurance discuss obstacles and way forward...............

Experts to converge in Mumbai for discussing mental health insurance

Poddar Foundation brings together governmental officials, medical and mental health professionals, subject matter experts from the field of Insurance and Corporate heads to raise awareness about mental health coverage..................

65% counsellors believe students not aware of mental illnesses: Fortis Study

Fortis Mental Health Program conducts a survey to ascertain the need for mental health curriculum in schools. Search engines and social media were reported as a preferred source of information for students about mental health................

“Mental health requires attention from policymakers”

Mentioned Ms Prakriti Poddar, Founder and CEO of Poddar Wellness who outlined the need for a paradigm shift in the way in which mental health issues are looked at by the society in general and the policymakers in particular...………..

Alzheimer’s Association symposium draws largest-ever regional gathering of brain researchers in...

While there has been a dramatic growth in cases of Alzheimer’s predicted in rapidly aging population, the hope has emerged in lifestyle interventions, and deeper knowledge of causes and risk factors...………..

DCGI approves Brintellix in India for major depressive disorder

Lundbeck India has announced the launch of Brintellix (Vortioxetine), a novel multimodal antidepressant, which has been specifically designed to inhibit serotonin reuptake and modulate serotonergic receptor activity of the neurons in the brain of affected patients...…………...

Eupheus Learning & Fortis join hands to put spotlight on psychology...

With an aim to spread awareness about this sensitive issue of mental health, Eupheus Learning and the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare will conduct live Facebook live sessions to answer key questions related to psychology...….

NIMHANS Digital Academy for mental healthcare courses launched

We must match speed, skill and scale to implement the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, stated the union health minister J P Nadda at the inaugural..........

WHO includes ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

The World Health Organization has taken cognizance of studies suggesting the deteriorating of physical or psychological health due to enormous time spent in playing games rather than any physical activity................