We should be fair to our mind like we are to our body; we should acknowledge mental illness just like physical aches and pains, and visit a therapist or a psychiatrist even if we have a small feeling that we aren’t mentally fine, says Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. The … [Read more...] about Depression: When should we seek help?
Mind & Mood
Mental Health is a big priority for Femoai. Women in India are still reluctant to talk about their mental health; for a vast majority, seeking professional help is, unfortunately, not even an option. And even those who have access to professionals, are not necessarily sure of when is the right time to do it.
We believe that mental health is as important as our physical health. Our aim at Femoai is to bring you expert advice on various mental health issues like depression, anxiety disorders, body dysmorphia, dealing with grief, body image issues, and others that women often don’t know how to cope with.
People, who enter a depressive state after experiencing trauma, usually have acute symptoms of depression, but there are others with a chronic condition or dysthymia that they may have learnt to live with. The second kind makes it difficult for people to experience pleasure or … [Read more...] about Psychiatrist talks about causes of depression and what is it like to live with it
Depression is a serious medical illness characterised by a constant feeling of sadness, a lack of interest, difficulty in expressing and experiencing positivity, and a sustained low mood, says Mumbai-based psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. For the condition to be medically termed … [Read more...] about What is depression?
A history of mental health issues, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, prenatal depression, difficulty breastfeeding, and relationship or financial troubles can put new mothers at risk of postpartum depression, says clinical psychologist Dr. Poojashivam Jaitly. New fathers, with a … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Clinical psychologist talks about symptoms and risk factors
It is normal to feel some amount of sadness, stress, exhaustion, or anxiety during childbearing and after childbirth as a woman’s body and her life undergo big changes, but if these feelings intensify and last longer than 2-3 weeks, it may be postpartum depression, says clinical … [Read more...] about What is postpartum depression?
Stroke, a major non-communicable disease, occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain stops, or a blood vessel in the brain bursts. It can cause brain damage, disability, or even death. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, stroke is the second leading … [Read more...] about Five things everyone should know about stroke
If people experience abnormal sleep patterns that are interfering with their physical, mental, and emotional functioning, it may be time to seek professional help for it, says clinical psychologist Dr. Poojashivam Jaitly. Stress and anxiety during the pandemic may be leading to … [Read more...] about How the pandemic is impacting our sleep
Neurosurgeon Dr. Mazda Turel, Wockhardt Hospitals, talks to Femoai's Arnika Thakur about how neurological disorders, like Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and Migraines, impact women differently. In many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s … [Read more...] about Neurological disorders through a gender lens
Guest contributor Mugdha Singh makes a case for adding new words to our vocabulary as we live through a pandemic, and encounter experiences and emotions that we don't necessarily have the means to express. I wake up late, like all other days, with … [Read more...] about Covid-19: A case for expanding our vocabulary
People who are prone to anxiety, or are suffering from anxiety disorders don’t always have access to resources and professional help. It has been even harder for them as they come to terms with an unprecedented situation in the form of a pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus … [Read more...] about What should you do when you have anxiety