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Category: PSYCHIATRY

Can we sing our way out of the disease ?

 “ Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton john   Music has been used as healer innumerable times metaphorically from a very long time. Since the 1800s, music has formed a very crucial part of various treatments. The rhythms can not only […]

ALZHEIMER’S – The little deaths all along the way

ALZHEIMER’S “The little deaths all along the way” Alzheimer’s, A neurodegenerative disease also known as AD, the commonest form of dementia among the elderly. This is not just an old man disease. In India, more than 4 million people are estimated to be suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia , giving our country […]

Phineas Gage: The Neurosciences’ most famous patient

07/30/2020 Hello readers! Today, we bring to you the case of an erstwhile American railroad worker- Phineas Gage who was injured in an accident during the railroad construction. Why?  Of course, if we have hit this case today, there’s definitely something very special about it. This is a hitherto unprecedented case. This case is one […]

SPIRITUALITY – Treating Mental Health Disorders

“Create a life that feels good on the inside and not just one that looks on outside” Are you Believer or an atheist?  Well the answer doesn’t matter if you know the true meaning of spirituality and how it helps one sail the boat of life in all sorts of life conditions. The increasing rate […]

CHANGING SLEEPING PATTERNS DURING THE PANDEMIC

  The corona virus pandemic has turned the world upside down and affected all aspects of our lives, including our health, livelihoods, and much more. The constant barrage of news about the global pandemic is causing fear, stress and anxiety for many during waking hours and is preventing us from getting a goodnight’s sleep. Sleep […]

Joints for the weekend: should you pass them on or let them PASS?

“The most obvious important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about” – David Foster Wallace That kick, that high, those oohs and aahs. When the world around you becomes 7-D and slows down, when you can hear colours and see sounds. When you crave that feeling over and […]

World no tobacco day- STOP SMOKING BEFORE IT STOPS YOUR HEARTBEAT!!

Coming 31st May you would see different posters and ad campaigns increasing the awareness of tobacco-related health hazards. 31st May is celebrated every year as the World No Tobacco Day when the ill-effects of tobacco consumption and maintaining lung health are stressed upon. Though the World No Tobacco Day is supposed to increase awareness against […]

Mental Health: One’s priceless asset in life

05/30/2020 What is mental health? The WHO (World Health Organisation) defines health in its constitution as- “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” If this definition is to be implied in the mental arena, then it would mean that mental health does […]

Meditation: Belief, Magic or Science?

Meditation (dhyana) origins from the vedic times of ancient India. However our culture is not the only one to practice meditation. The practice of meditation has been prevailing throughout human history among diverse cultures. The word meditation as defined by Latin meditari, means “to engage in contemplation or reflection” however the same is defined as […]

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