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Understanding Therapy: A Psychotherapist's View

October 22, 2017

Pragya Lodha works in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, practises at Sion Hospital, Mumbai and is the Honorary Assistant Editor of the Indian Journal of Mental Health. She speaks to Sukanya Sharma for The Health Collective in our special series Understanding Therapy. Edited excerpts of the inte…

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Mental Health in the News

October 21, 2017


 

The Headline: Living Near a Forest Keeps Your Amygdala Healthier (Science Daily)

What you need to know: Our brain contains an area of grey matter called the amygdala, which helps process anxiety, is involved in threat detection and more. A study at the Max Planck Institute for Human Developmen…

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Mental Health in the News

October 1, 2017


 

The Headline: Multi-gene Test May Better Predict Who Will Suffer from Dementia
(NDTV) 

What you need to know: According to an article in the Annals of Neurology, it is now possible to predict who will suffer from dementia or cognitive decline. The test called the Polygenic Hazard Scor…

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Workplace Stress and the Need for Me Time

September 9, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

Stress is everywhere you look these days -– a fairly generic term, it’s something most people can relate to, given the fatigue, exhaustion, and extreme levels of multi-tasking while trying to maintain some sort of balance.

“The corporate world thrives on the theory of sur…

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We Need to Talk about Mental Health and Therapy

August 12, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

What is therapy? Why do people shy away from it? What makes the conversation difficult? How does one approach therapy? How does one know one needs help? Will such persons be scrutinised? Will they be tagged or stereotyped? Will people mock them for their vulnerability? Or can we c…

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Stress and Your Child: What You Need to Know

August 5, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

The American Psychology Association released a paper earlier this year looking at "coping, emotion regulation, and internalizing and externalizing symptoms of psychopathology in childhood and adolescence", to quote from the abstract. The problem is that we sometimes are completely…

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What's Work-Life Balance Got to Do With Stress?

June 28, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

Professional validation is something many of us are actively pursuing – our work makes up a huge part of our identities. Back in 2004, author Alain de Botton published his book called Status Anxiety, which had a profound insight in it – the analysis of the question, “What do you d…

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Why So Stressed, Millennials?

June 16, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

I. The Stress and Anxiety

According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association, millennials in America are the most stressed generation. The survey reports that we are mainly stressed about money. (Look what capitalism has done to us! But that’s a different debate…

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