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Akansha Sahay
May 22, 2023
Working late hours can turn even a dream job into a health nightmare. For Ravi (name changed), a software engineer, working remotely for international companies was a dream coming true. However, the irregular work timings with late nights to match the time zones of his clients soon began to take a toll on his health. Besides growing increasingly dependent on…

Akansha Sahay
May 15, 2023
Maybe you’ve just started dating someone, or maybe you’ve been in a relationship for over a decade. Irrespective of where one is in their relationship, this question has crossed everyone’s mind at some point: Am I in a healthy relationship? And no, just asking this question does not mean that you are in a bad relationship. It is, in fact,…

Akansha Sahay
Sex is one of the primary physiological needs in human beings, along with air, food and water. Sex addiction is a lack of control over sexual thoughts, impulses and urges. While these are very natural to most human beings, in some people, it might be in excess and affect the individual’s life negatively. The ICD-11(International Classification of Diseases) diagnoses this…

Akansha Sahay
April 14, 2023
“You might feel really hungry, or you might feel like passing out. But mostly, it will be the best feeling ever,” said a Quora user when asked, “How does it feel after smoking weed?” Many people report feeling happy or relaxed, but weed can also cause some negative effects like anxiety and paranoia.  Please note that Marijuana is illegal in…

Akansha Sahay
An unhealthy sex life could turn what may even seem like a match made in heaven into a hellish experience. Studies show that having an unhealthy sex life could lead to several mental, emotional, and physical problems for individuals. In fact, many countries also consider certain sexual problems, including abuse, as plausible grounds for divorce between married couples. Moreover, as…

Akansha Sahay
April 11, 2023
“Work is killing me!” is a commonly used turn of phrase. But did you know that one could actually die from work-related stress? The Japanese even have a term for it: karoshi. Identified first in Japan in the 1970s and gaining coverage internationally since 1992, the phenomenon of karoshi literally translates as “death by overwork”.  An increasing number of karoshi…

Akansha Sahay
April 3, 2023
Let's picture an individual with depression wants to improve their mood by engaging in more physical activity. The therapist and individual might start by identifying a larger goal, such as running a 5K race. However, the individual may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of running a 5K race, and may not know where to start. To help the individual achieve…

Akansha Sahay
March 29, 2023
Could the Mediterranean dietary model – and not just medication or meditation and even mediation with psychotherapy – be the key to sustainable improvement in mental health?   Already renowned for its physical health benefits such as lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, the Mediterranean dietary pattern is now also associated with overall mental well-being. According to latest findings, the Mediterranean…

Akansha Sahay
March 27, 2023
What is it like to have Body Dysmorphia? We’ve all had days when it’s hard to look in the mirror without judging your appearance when you’re comparing your body to someone else’s or attempting to hide your flaws, using make-up and uncomfortable clothes to match society's beauty standards. We all have certain parts of our faces or body that we…

Akansha Sahay
March 17, 2023
Ed Sheeran does not carry a cell phone. In a podcast aired in 2022, the multi-platinum, award-winning singer and musician revealed, “I don’t carry a phone…I haven’t had a phone since 2015.” Adding that it affected his mental health — especially the “pressure of replying to text messages straight away” — he explained, “I got really, really overwhelmed and sad…

Akansha Sahay
March 6, 2023
Is it love, or is it codependency? When it comes to trending topics, love may be one of the hottest topics of all time. For centuries people have debated, written about, and pondered upon love. It also features in movies, music, poetry, and even religious texts! So, it is safe to say one would be under a rock to escape…

Akansha Sahay
March 1, 2023
What are emotions?  We’ve all experienced emotions and continue to do so in every moment of our lives. At some points, we might even feel more than one emotion at a time, sometimes also contradictory emotions. Sometimes our emotions might be more intense, like when you first spoke to your crush and felt elated sometimes, they may be more moderate,…

Akansha Sahay
February 28, 2023
What is DBT DBT is one of the most popular psychotherapies today. It was traditionally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Today, it is used to treat various other mental health illnesses like depression, stress, anxiety and also substance abuse. It is an evidence-based therapy with many kinds of research showing its efficacy…

Akansha Sahay
February 22, 2023
  If you had three wishes, would you use one — or all of them — to change your physical appearance? If you would, chances are you are not alone.   A study published in the Body Image journal and reported by the online edition of Time Magazine reveals that men and women are equally unhappy about their appearance. And if…

Akansha Sahay
February 7, 2023
‘Mental health’ and ‘therapy’ are words that have become common in our day-to-day conversations. While you might know someone who is taking therapy, you might not know what it is like, what it does, or who needs it. This blog answers all these questions for you.    It's easier for people to seek help now than a few years ago.…