A cancer diagnosis often brings with it a torrent of emotions, including fear, uncertainty, and despair. The weight of the disease, coupled with the rigors of treatment, can lead to heightened levels of depression among patients. Research indicates that up to 20-30% of individuals diagnosed with common cancers such as breast, uterus, lung, pancreas, stomach, and intestines are at risk of developing depression, with higher rates observed in the young and in women.
Dr Rishikesh Behere
Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a task or decision that needs to be done. It is a common problem that affects many people, especially students, workers, and creative professionals. Procrastination is not just a matter of laziness or poor time management. It is often a reflection of underlying anxiety, fear, or self-doubt that prevents us from taking action.
It’s not always easy to identify when a friend or relative is going through a tough time, especially when it comes to mental health issues like depression. However, being observant and understanding the signs can make a significant difference in offering the support they need. In this blog post, we will explore the early warning signs of depression and discuss ways to be a supportive and empathetic friend or family member.
30% of people with depression do not respond fully to conventional treatment for depression. They continue to have symptoms which affect their daily functioning
Disappointment is an inevitable part of life, manifesting itself in various scenarios such as academic performance in exams, job expectations and career setbacks, broken relationships, or even the triumphs and defeats of our favourite sports teams. Devoted sports fans invest a significant amount of emotion in the success of their favourite teams.
International Men’s Day is a time to honor men’s contributions and achievements, but it’s also an opportunity to spotlight the often overlooked facet of men’s mental health. In this blog post, we’ll delve into various dimensions of men’s mental well-being from the perspective of a psychotherapist.
Is it normal to feel too much happiness? There are constant shifts in my mood, do I need to worry about it? I feel sad at a particular moment, another moment I feel as if I am on cloud nine. I do not know what to do? I do not know whom I should talk to? I have tried to research about it, but all I got was the word Bipolar. What is Bipolar? Do I have Bipolar?
On this Mental Health Day the theme for this year, “Mental Health: A Universal Right,” underscores the undeniable truth that mental well-being is an essential human right that must be safeguarded and protected. Despite growing awareness, the world continues to grapple with the problem of mental health issues, which are often shrouded in stigma and discrimination.
Exploring the significance of mental health and the consequences of poor mental health leads to an understanding of essential components, including the role of medication. However, psychiatric medication is frequently disregarded and viewed negatively, while therapy is highly regarded. This biased perception towards medication in mental health needs to be addressed and debunked.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. It involves placing a coil on the scalp and delivering rapid, repetitive magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. rTMS has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits for a range of conditions, including depression. It is also being investigated for its potential use in treating other neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).