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Depression literacy is higher among females, says survey

The study was an attempt to determine the current level of mental health awareness, focusing on depression literacy, along with highlighting the existing stigmas attached to clinical depression.

From depression to anxiety: Celebs who have opened up about their battle with mental health

This year, on World Mental Health Day on October 10, here's a look at celebrities who have found courage to fight mental health disorders and have subsequently inspired others too.

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Caring is the best medicine, says a suicide survivor

On World Mental Health Day, Niraj Doshi, co-founder of a mental health organisation, SALUBRIUM, recalls his battle with depression and surviving multiple suicide attempts.

World Mental Health Day 2019: Pet owners on why they owe their life to their four-legged friends

We asked people to describe the one thing that brought them great joy and light, when they were dealing with the tough times. The answers came pronto. It was their pets — their reason for being.

World Mental Health Day: 9,358 calls pertaining to anxiety, depression in last three years in Pune

Callers at the state-run Health Advice Call Center 104 are mainly counselled for anxiety and depression, followed by queries on reproductive and sexual health.

Is there a link between depression and reduced physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes?

The results showed that participants showing no symptoms of depression at the start of the study had increased the number of steps per day they took by 592 steps.

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Fighting depression? Here's how exercise can help you

Depression often causes sleep deprivation, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, and body pain that can prevent people from physical activity.

Sleeping in the dark could benefit you; here's how

While it hasn't still been figured out why we sleep, it is known that lack of sleep can bring about a biological catastrophe, and have us collapsing like a pack of cards.

Can fish consumption help ward off depression?

Among other things, several dietary measures can be taken to ward off/fight this disease -- fish consumption being one of them.

CCD owner VG Siddhartha dead: Why mental health remains a taboo in India

VG Siddhartha's death highlights the extreme stress and emotional distress entrepreneurs can be under. "No matter how glitzy and successful your life appears to the outside world, it's a lonely place at the top."

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Stress Awareness Month: How this Egyptian artist fights DEPRESSION with these evocative paintings

Excessive stress may lead to depression. During Stress Awareness Month (April), indianexpress.com speaks to Egypt-based artist Sief Hamza, who fought chronic depression using art. Evocative and unsettling, his paintings have created quite a buzz on social media.

Celebrities who battled depression and spoke about it

Depression, though a glaring reality, is often treated as an ugly word and is not included in conversations and discussions. However several celebrities who have gone through this have later spoken up on the issue, and have done a great job at that.

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