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Cancer and Depression: What you need to know

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.

Procrastination and how to deal with it

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.

Recognizing Depression in a Loved One: A Guide to Support

Recognizing Depression in a Loved One: A Guide to Support

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.

Difficult to treat depression

30% of people with depression do not respond fully to conventional treatment for depression. They continue to have symptoms which affect their daily functioning

Navigating Disappointment: Embracing Detachment and Growth

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.

I Am Moody, Am I Bipolar?

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?

Mental Health: A Universal Right – Ending Discrimination and Promoting Well-being

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.

Debunking Myths: Psychiatric Medication

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.

Learn more about rTMS

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).