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Does all memory loss indicate Alzheimer's Disease?
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According to doctors, multiple factors are responsible for the youth tending to forget things. These include lack of sleep, too much screen time on devices, erratic dietary intake, and stressful lifestyles. While these are not a sign of Alzheimer's now, "having such a way of life for a long time can lead to increased risk of forgetfulness in later life", Dr Prem Naganath Narsimhan.
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Has Covid pandemic impacted suicide rates?
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The uncertain nature of the pandemic, the chaos associated with the same continues to add to mental stress, which manifests as rising cases of depression, anxiety, insomnia, behavioural changes, health anxiety, nightmares, grief, among others, all that can contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviour, said mental health experts here on Friday
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Delhi hospital sees 2-fold rise in adolescents with anxiety, depression
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Covid pandemic, associated mandatory protocols, and restricted life of adolescents within the four walls of their homes, remote learning, the increased use of the internet, are some of the reasons, the hospital said in a statement on Wednesday. Being restricted to homes has increased screen time, reduced physical activities and increased the prevalence of sedentary lifestyle.
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'With normal activities halted, Covid impacted children's mental health
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In an interview to IANS, Dr Rajesh Sagar, Professor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' Department of Psychiatry, and Member, Central Mental Health Authority, also called for arranging a safe and fun-filled environment for them so they can engage in various activities.
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Covid doubled depression, anxiety symptoms in children, youth: Study
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Researchers at the University of Calgary conducted a meta-analysis, pooling together data from 29 separate studies from around the world, including 80,879 youth globally. The findings, published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, showed that an alarming percentage of children and adolescents are experiencing a global-wide mental crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Meditation for a healthier you
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According to Anshul Agrawal, Director and Partner at Zed Black and a meditation practitioner himself, meditation is the subtle skill of doing anything but letting go of all struggles in order to relax and reconnect with your actual nature, which is love, joy, and peace. Meditation is simple to learn and involves some fairly straightforward techniques.
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The power of words for your child's emotional growth
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Inspired by her one-year-old son, Mumbai-based momtrepreneur, Amrita Aswani, a long-term practitioner of positive affirmations and Founder of Summer Stories, recently released her first book called 'A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for kids'. She speaks to us about how creating a healthy habit of positive self-talk and using affirmations on a daily basis can empower your child, and boost their self-confidence.
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Going under the knife?
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Learn about your surgery and meet together with your medical team. Talk to your surgeon and to the expert who manages your comfort and care during the operation, your anesthesiologist. Ask them questions on everything, from risks to healing time. Before going under the knife be sure you are in your best health and familiarize yourself with the surgery from a reliable source. Fear of unknown leads to undue stress so it's best to have accurate information from your doctor rather than wondering 'what if'
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Address Covid anxiety in children
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Being confined to a limited space, unable to meet peers and friends, unable to indulge in sports and physical activities, pursuing education via Internet on mobile and laptop screens or sometimes being left out of classes because the facility is not available, it's a difficult world to adapt to. And while everyone gets a say, they are asked to shut up and study, they are expected to be grateful that they are not getting infected.
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Is your child riding the emotional rollercoaster of anger?
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Anger is instinctual and probably the easiest to surface, especially when you're a tiny human. It's a feeling that our kids will face often, just like we do. It's mostly viewed as a negative emotion and our instinct is to tell our kids that it's bad. But it's as natural as the rest of them. Instead of repressing it, we'd rather teach them how to express it effectively and communicate their feelings, whatever they may be.
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