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?
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
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
When our brain perceives something as a threat, it leads to a fight or flight reaction, which can trigger anxiety. It is normal to feel a little anxious but if it hinders your everyday functioning, it can be treated using therapy and, in some cases, medication. Bengaluru-based … [Read more...] about Why do we feel anxious?
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 for less than 48 hours in the hospital post giving birth, making it harder for healthcare professionals to talk to them about the symptoms of postpartum depression. If women show symptoms like sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, feelings of guilt and … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Why does it happen and what can you do?