It is important to keep our rational thinking alive and not be driven by irrational thoughts in order to keep our mental health in check in the time of Covid-19, says psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. He says people may not be able to control the biological or social causes of … [Read more...] about What to do if we experience depressive symptoms during Covid
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?
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?
Mental health issues are given little importance in India. Psychologists say that if our emotional and mental state is so disturbing that it is interfering with everyday functioning, then it is time to seek professional help. Do you believe that women in India are still not … [Read more...] about Indian women are still reluctant to talk about mental health
Young girls face a serious amount of pressure on their mental health due to factors like social media, and academic performance, as they go through physical, psychological and emotional changes associated with puberty During these crucial years, parents need to find the right way … [Read more...] about The art of having a conversation with adolescent girls
If you feel anxious, nervous, or worried more than usual, or have bouts of uncontrollable highs or feel overwhelmingly sad accompanied with signs like restlessness, irritability, panic, it can be a sign of mental health problems. A significant change in sleeping and eating … [Read more...] about Signs that you may be suffering from mental health issues
Women in India stay in the hospital for less than 48 hours after giving birth, making it harder for healthcare professionals to talk to them about postpartum depression. If women show symptoms like sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, extreme … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Why does it happen and what can you do?