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Akansha Sahay
April 19, 2022
What is mental health? Most of us have some idea about it. We have been celebrating World Mental Health Day every 10th October for the last 30 years and it has helped us identify factors affecting mental health and the different mental health disorders that exist. We know the signs to look out for to figure if someone is depressed…

Akansha Sahay
March 30, 2022
Narcotics Anonymous, also called as NA, is a 12-step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) where individuals with drug addiction problems can seek support in the recovery and healing process. The support is often offered by recovering drug addicts or individuals who have overcome their drug addictions.   Thousands of NA members hold roughly 76,000 closed and open narcotics anonymous…

Akansha Sahay
March 29, 2022
The fast-paced life we lead is a constant race to get the next best thing. Everyone is hustling to complete their education with impressive grades, securing a dream job, buying the dream home and car, the list goes on and on. However, with all haste and competition comes immense pressure. Most people turn to various substances like cigarettes, alcohol, and…

Akansha Sahay
March 24, 2022
Living in this cutthroat world, you are constantly competing in every aspect of your life. Whether it's your school, office, or business, you will find competition everywhere. Getting ahead in this race is a highly stressful job that keeps you worried and anxious. To cope with emotional strain, you often resort to various coping mechanisms. Smoking is a common relaxation…

Akansha Sahay
March 23, 2022
The current lifestyle in this fast-paced world contains countless habits and routines that are unhealthy for our bodies. Be it your unusual sleeping patterns or excessive consumption of carbs and sugar. All these actions harm your physical and mental health and have a direct impact on your performance and capabilities. Smoking and drinking alcohol are two vices that are high…

Akansha Sahay
March 22, 2022
How often do we say, “I am depressed” when all we are feeling is a bit of sadness over a trivial issue? We call our bosses psychos and our juniors retards and some of our choicest name-callings involves words like mad, schizo, demented, hyper, etc. These are some of the most severe types of mental illnesses that we have been…

Akansha Sahay
March 21, 2022
We live in a world of hyper consumerism and the food industry is right on top. From Apps on our smartphones that will deliver food in 15 minutes or less, to a number of restaurants and food stalls on the street outside our homes, to shopping malls with huge food courts. We are surrounded by food. So, it’s not a…

Akansha Sahay
Have you ever accidentally spilled some drops of water on hot oil? The minute the cold water touches the hot oil it starts spluttering and exploding and if you don’t back away fast enough you could get burned by the hot oil splatter. Mixing alcohol and drugs is just like that, they don’t get along and combining them can be…

Akansha Sahay
March 2, 2022
We have all heard about drug addiction, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, but food addiction? Is that even a real thing? To understand this practically, let us go through a typical day of eating of Miss A who is an advertising professional and Mr B who is a gym instructor. Miss A         Mr B  7:00 am - Banana Chocolate Smoothie 10 hardboiled egg9:00…

Akansha Sahay
February 28, 2022
Work from home became the new normal for millions of workers across the globe when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many thought that spending all of their time at home would help them finally be able to find that work-life balance. However, as the weeks rolled into months and work hours bled into personal time, many now feel that work-life balance…

Akansha Sahay
February 26, 2022
What is ICD and the changes in the 11th edition Most professions have some kind of reference guide that aids them in doing their job better and helps them keep up with the changes in their professions. Lawyers would refer to law books and official government websites to learn about updates to new laws. Architects would similarly want to learn…

Akansha Sahay
February 21, 2022
Gaming disorder is defined as the excessive and obsessive usage of offline or online video games. Despite experiencing negative consequences, a gamer with compulsive gaming prioritises playing over other social activities. The obsession can grow to the point where one might use gaming to escape life and avoid other hobbies and daily activities causing severe distress or impairment.   What…

Akansha Sahay
February 18, 2022
Stigma involves any form of negative attitudes or discrimination against someone based on certain characteristics, such as a health condition or a mental illness. Although the term isn’t limited to mental conditions, mental health stigma is more prevalent and adverse. This stigma makes the experience of a person already suffering from a mental illness more painful. It reduces the chances…

Akansha Sahay
Compulsive sexual behaviour and masturbation addiction in women Mr Dixit* was always proud of his daughter. Unlike other teenagers who spent their time in malls and theatres, Riya* always spent time in her room studying. So, imagine Mr Dixit’s shock when Riya’s college principal informed him that she may not be able to move up to the next year due…

Akansha Sahay
February 15, 2022
Malti had been taking extra cleaning jobs for over 3 months so she could save enough money to put her son who was suffering from addiction in a rehabilitation center. Her latest place of work was at a psychologist’s house and there she learned from her employer that India has a number of free addiction treatment centers. Needless to say,…