The technique that can change your life
The technique that can change your life
Talking with people you trust helps break down stigma and is the first step towards recovery from depression.
'Liking' and 'lurking' and singing the blues? Here’s how to get rid of that social media malady.
The gulf between striving for excellence and striving for perfection is not just a semantic one, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
Feeling more frazzled than frisky? All you need are a few minutes alone, and a chant to restore your inner peace.
The answer to this question may come as a shocking surprise to may, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
There’s only one winning move in the blame game – and that’s to quit playing, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
Every micro-expression of your mouth sends out a message. Learn how to take control over how people view you
Lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with the number of birds people could see in the afternoon.
When overtime spurts turn into bogs, the stage is set for anxiety, depression, stress – and spectacular failures on the job.
Regaining the trust of your teenager is not easy, but it’s worth the hard slog, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
Don’t agonize, instead strategize, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
Listen to the buzz about super-foods and dietary supplements and you’ll believe they can do everything. Can they?
High-pressure living can cause or worsen skin problems.
In the aftermath of the trauma, there is safety, there is healing, there is hope, writes Nirmala Ferrao.
The distance we keep between ourselves and others sends out a sub-text more powerful than the words we say.
It may not always be a sign of mental illness or need treatment with drugs.
A silent revolution in science makes it possible to do this in just 3 steps.
It is time to sort your boss into any of these two categories and prioritize the pressure s/he exerts on you.
Take these signs seriously. Know how to respond to them. It could save someone's life. Perhaps your own
Check out these situations, and the ways that people – and, perhaps, you too – commonly respond to the act of giving.
Well, while buying toys, parents should consider the child's interests, not their gender. Limiting choice of toys according to gender can fuel stereotypes, suggests new research
Both parents are at risk for psychiatric illness after the birth of a baby.
Researchers say that a father's love can have a special influence on young adults. While it can boost the maths grades of teenage daughter, it may improve the language skills of the son
You could be suffering from SAD. Here's how to fight Social Anxiety and reclaim your life.
Know your chances of developing depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders.
Though gullibility is pervasive, we are not all equally easy prey. Here are nine antidotes to avoid being duped.
Children who receive music therapy have higher self-esteem and significantly compared to those who did not receive music therapy.
Could it be dyscalculia?
Learn how one can stop 'being alone' from sliding into 'loneliness': counseling therapist Nirmala Ferrao writes in her latest column in 'Heal Thy Self' series.
Popular but untrue - 6 beliefs that die hard when it comes to mental illness
The researchers found an association (more than twice the risk) between anger or emotional upset and the onset of heart attack symptoms within one hour.
Experts say that slow accretion of damage from personality traits such as hostility, pessimism and chronic anxiety play significant roles not only in determining our mental health but also our physical health.
You can go from self-effacement to executive presence in no time flat.
Know the early warning signs – and what you can do.
A recent study showed that individuals with Internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in social settings.
Get comfortable with touch - it’ll boost both your physical and mental health.
Have a look at six non-drug “sedatives” to chill out fast.
Autism is one of the world’s fastest growing, least-understood and most mismanaged developmental health challenges.
Brain drain is not inevitable. Not if you make some clever 'moves.'
Most sexual abuse acts are committed by a person related to, or responsible for the care of, a child.
Just one stress junkie in the home or office is enough to make everyone around miserable.
Yes, emotional infidelity is the new kind of adultery.
Depression is a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.
Experts say that it is crucial to identify the needs of the child as early as possible so as to be able provide them the right type care and help.
Children with older siblings who had autism had the disease rate of 11.3 percent compared to 0.92 percent for those with unaffected older siblings.
Watch out for these red flags – the life you save may be your own.
You can’t control traffic snarls, road diversions or speed demons – only your attitude to them.
Strategies to build resilience and boost your coping skills.
People are well-meaning when they come to comfort a person who has lost a loved one. Yet, they all too often end up saying trite, tacky, even insensitive things.