Posts Tagged ‘Depression’

Obesity is not completely related to hunger instinct: Dr.Vinod Dhurandhar

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Obesity Consultant, Dr.Vinod Dhurandhar, is the founder president of Association of Advancing Research in Obesity. He has conducted the first obesity camp in India in March 1981. He has written 3 books based on his research.

He has introduced a safe and systematic method to lose weight. He has treated over 65,000 patients.

Dr.Dhurandhar answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

i am feeling the pain of hunger and is compeled to the same time obesity is my worst problem.can u help me.
You can eat frequently but what you eat counts. So please consult an expert.

I am 45 years old and my husband is 47 years. My question is he is having stomoch obesity. How it will be reduced. He walks lot and he will do excercises also but still the stomach is not reducing
He has to see an Obesity consultant and follow a proper diet. Exercise alone will not help as it has no effect on fat but acts on the muscles.


Aerobics helps fighting depression: Dr. Dayal Mirchandani

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Dr Dayal Mirchandani is psychiatrist in Mumbai with a special interest in behavioural medicine and treatment of psychological disorders. He strongly believes in a participatory or cooperative model of health care that encourages and expects active involvement by all patients, family, doctors.

Dr Mirchandani has been in private practice since 1981 and is actively involved in training psychotherapists and doctors in the use of mind-body therapy techniques for healing: psychological, psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders.He has been actively involved in training therapists and other healing professionals in the behavioural sciences also.

Dr Dayal Mirchandani answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.


Weight training for women

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Ladies, contrary to popular belief, lifting weights will not turn women into a female Schwarzenegger! On the contrary, weight or strength training can be extremely beneficial for women in a variety of ways.

Most women steer clear of weight training, fearing they will end up looking like female hulks. Just so you know, weight training, also called resistance or strength training, is a boon for a woman, as it will only help her gain a strong, firm and well-sculpted body.

Benefits of weight training for women

Builds physical strength, sans a bulky physique:


Herbal wisdom: Amazing herbs for your health

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Why pop a pill, when you can kill the pain naturally? Read on to find out more about a handful of gems in the treasure of herbs.

The best herbs for your health

St John’s Wort: One of the best herbs, used extensively for the treatment of different mental disorders, St John’s Wort has earned the reputation of acting as a good replacement for Prozac. Now that’s definitely something!

Echinacea: Used as an immune boosting herb by well-known herbal medicine practitioners, Echinacea is thought to work by stimulating the body’s production of interferons (type of proteins produced in the body), which increase the body’s natural resistance against diseases and infections. People suffering from auto immune diseases should consider making Echinacea as a part of their food intake.


How to eat to fight depression

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

If you thought bad food affected only your body, then think again. Because eating processed foods,junk foods, fried or sugary stuff and refined foods could affect your mental health apart from causing havoc to one’s physical body. Well it is true. The rising rates of depression could be partly blamed on the high consumption of processed foods in the present era. This should be of concern because of how much children these days turn to such foods from biscuits to fast foods, from fried snacks to soft drinks.

Whole foods:

Researchers at University College, London, found a 58% risk for depression in people who mainly ate processed foods as compared with people who ate whole foods like lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and unprocessed whole grains, legumes and unhomogenised milk. Whole foods are those that are not processed or refined. Whole foods also do not have additives like preservatives or salt, sugar or fat added to it. Much like how our ancestors ate their foods – fresh and wholesome.


Depression risk factor could be ‘contagious’

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually “rub off” on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later, a study has found.

Studies had shown that people, who respond negatively to stressful life events, interpreting the events as the result of factors they can`t change and as a reflection of their own deficiency, are more vulnerable to depression.

This “cognitive vulnerability” is such a potent risk factor for depression that it can be used to predict which individuals are likely to experience a depressive episode in the future, even if they`ve never had a depressive episode before.

Individual differences in this cognitive vulnerability seem to solidify in early adolescence and remain stable throughout adulthood, but psychological scientists Gerald Haeffel and Jennifer Hames of the University of Notre Dame predicted that it might still be malleable under certain circumstances.


Ill-effects of sitting for long hours

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Did you know that a new research indicates that sitting for long hours may lead to early death? Sitting a lot does not mean you will die early but it definitely increases the risk.

A research conducted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge has reported that “sitting is a dangerous factor for early death” and in fact on par with smoking and being obese!

We’ve all been told time and again that sitting for long hours comes with several health risks. You may develop serious health problems such as increased risk of heart disease and diabetes and not just stiffness and muscle fatigue.


Psychosomatic disorders are caused by stress: Dr. Liza misra

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dr.Liza Mishra is a member of Indian medical association, Bombay psychiatric society, Santacruz medical association and Behavioural science network.

She has been trained in hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming, jungian dream analysis and narrative therapy. Her areas of work interest include integrated forms of psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety for all age groups and specialized in children and adolescent issues for behavioural issues.

Dr.Liza Mishra answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

How does hypnotherapy help in depression

Hypnotherapy is not very effective for depression. Cognitive therapy is very effective for depression. I use Hypnotherapy for psychosomatic disorders and anxiety.


Aromatherapy: Plunge into the benefits of essential oils!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

So you’ve heard all about aromatherapy, and you’re keen on trying it. Learn more about the select benefits and function of each essential oil in aromatherapy.


Lavender, one of the most commonly used oils in most aromatherapy sessions, is widely known for its calming and soothing action on the nervous system. A very popular essential oil for those suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, anger, mental disorders and sleep disorders including narcolepsy, sleep apnea and insomnia, lavender oil is truly an all-rounder.


Cribbing about being fat/old indicates negative body image

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Just as talking about being fat points to body dissatisfaction, talking about being old would imply one’s negative self-image, new research has shown.

Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, and use of unhealthy weight control behaviours.

In order to see if the impact of ”fat talk” and other aspects of body image such as ageing, ”old talk”, was the same throughout women”s lives, researchers from Trinity University and University of the West of England surveyed almost 1000 women, whose ages ranged from 18 to 87.

The results showed that both ”fat talk” and ”old talk” occurred throughout women”s lives, but in general women talked less about age and getting older than they did about their concerns with weight. ”Fat talk” appeared to be a younger woman”s topic and became less frequent with age, while ”old talk” increased.


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