Depression

  • Internet use can ward off depression among the elderly 18-04-2014 02:51 PM

    New York: Are you in your 60s and surf internet for better vacation deals or finding old friends on social networks? Keep surfing as research reveals that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 per cent. "That is a very strong effect....
  • Salimpur: Boy commits suicide 31-03-2014 02:52 PM

    A 19-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in Salimpur village here, police said on Moday. The deceased, identified as Mukesh, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his house yesterday, they said. According to his family he was depressed over some unknown issues but...
  • Man jumps into tiger enclosure at China zoo to offer himself to tigers 18-02-2014 11:54 AM

    Beijing: A Chinese man suffering from depression shocked visitors at a zoo when he attempted to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers. Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed over the wall of the Chengdu Zoo in Sichuan province to enter into tigers enclosure on Sunday as he wanted to improve...
  • I became very depressed at the end of 2013: Lady Gaga 06-02-2014 04:44 PM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga says she battled severe depression late last year realising that the people, who were her so-called friends, had taken advantage of her celebrity status. The 27-year-old singer opened up about her struggle to find happiness and peace in life in an interview, reported Ace...
  • Two killed in rain-related incidents as cyclone Helen hits Andhra coast 22-11-2013 11:12 PM

    Two persons were killed and crops in 1.5 lakh hectares were damaged in Andhra Pradesh on Friday under the impact of cyclonic storm Helen, which has now weakened into a "deep depression". The two persons died in separate rain-related incidents, disaster management commissioner C Parthasarathi said. Coastal districts of East...
  • Twenty-eight die in Vietnam floods, nine missing 17-11-2013 06:52 PM

    Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people since Friday, with nine others missing and nearly 80,000 displaced, state media and government reports said, after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains across central regions of the country. In Quang Ngai province, where nine were killed and four people are...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall 27-10-2013 08:58 AM

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met...
  • Cyclone Phailin related death toll in Bihar rises to four 14-10-2013 09:43 PM

    Three persons, including two women, were killed, on Monday, in the cyclone Phailin-related incidents in Bihar's Darbhanga and Madhepura districts to take the toll to four, police sources said. A woman, identified as Yamuna Devi (45) was killed when her thatched house collapsed and fell on her during heavy rains...
  • Sandra Bullock battled depression during 'Gravity' shoot 14-10-2013 10:29 AM

    Los Angeles: While shooting for space drama 'Gravity', actress Sandra Bullock suffered serious bouts of depression as she was locked in an isolation tank for 10 hours at a time. The 49-year-old admits the lonely sessions took a serious toll on her mental health, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Director Alfonso Cuaron had...
  • Phailin weakens, turns into 'deep depression', says IMD 13-10-2013 10:29 PM

    After wrecking havoc in coastal belts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, cyclonic storm Phailin weakened further turning into "deep depression" on Sunday evening. According to M Mohapatra, scientist (Cyclone Warning Division) of the Meteorology Department, the "cyclonic storm" has now turned to "deep depression" with the wind speed of 45-55...
  • Deep depression cyclone turns into Phailin 09-10-2013 09:54 PM

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. The cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in...
  • Class XII girl, allegedly depressed over studies commits suicide 03-08-2013 06:28 PM

    Apparently depressed over her studies, a class XII girl student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself, police said on Saturday. 16-year-old Akanksha Srivastav, a resident of Lajpat nagar area here hanged herself from a ceiling fan in her room when her brother was asleep at home and her parents were...
  • Balanced lifestyle will help fight depression: Dr Sameer Malhotra 04-06-2013 06:22 PM

    Depression has become a part and parcel of a modern man or woman's life, often driving some to the point of committing suicide. So how do we fight it? Dr Sameer Malhotra, head of the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Max Healthcare joined IBNLive readers on the...
  • Delhi: Harassed by in-laws, man commits suicide 22-05-2013 06:00 AM

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old man committed suicide in Delhi on Tuesday, depressed over being beaten by his in-laws and his wife's refusal to return home from her parents' house. Lokesh, a makeup artist got married in 2012 to Sheetal, who works in a tour and travel company. However, differences started...
  • Bhullar's family should be allowed to meet him: NHRC 17-04-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday "strongly" recommended to the government to allow close relatives of Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on the death row, to meet him. Bhullar, whose plea for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment for his involvement in the...
  • US: Suicide-triggering brain chemical discovered 16-12-2012 05:25 PM

    Washington: Researchers have found the first evidence that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behaviour, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own lives. Michigan State University's Lena Brundin and an international investigating team found the first evidence that glutamate is...
  • Eating tomatoes helps fight depression: Study 05-12-2012 01:04 PM

    London: Eating tomatoes few times a week can reduce your chances of suffering from depression by half, a new study has claimed. Researchers analysed the mental health records and diet habits of around 1,000 men and women aged 70 or over. They found that those eating tomatoes two to six...
  • Teenage art lovers may become more depressed: Study 26-11-2012 03:56 PM

    Washington: Teens involved in activities such as music, drama and painting after school may become more depressed or sadder than peers who are not so inclined, says a new study. While girls were more likely to take part in the arts after school and reported somewhat greater degree of blues...
  • Living It Up: Rising stress levels 03-11-2012 11:11 PM

    On this episode we take a look how stress and depression is affecting lives. ...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains 30-10-2012 10:40 AM

    Chennai: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which would further intensify into a cyclonic storm, on Tuesday brought heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu, especially in coastal areas, prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Villupuram received heavy rains in...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal 30-10-2012 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: A major cyclone fear looms over Tamil Nadu after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office in Chennai said on Monday. "There is no cyclone alert. However, if the depression intensifies, it could turn into a cyclone," the Met office said. Heavy rains have...
  • Flintoff reveals depression battle 02-01-2012 12:00 PM

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  • Lonely Tagore was haunted by depression: Biography 26-12-2011 02:01 PM

    Kolkata: Famed for his literary, artistic and intellectual capabilities the world over, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore led a very lonely life and even suffered from frequent bouts of depression, says his new biography. "In January 1915 Tagore again speaks of a 'breakdown', 'deep depression', but in February he claimed to...
  • India seeing a worrying rise in suicides 11-11-2011 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: India has been seeing a worrying rise in suicides. Statistics show every 10 minutes, someone in the country is taking their own life. "I always remember this line from my favourite Rocky series - it's not about how hard you get hit, it's about how hard you get...
  • Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings 15-08-2011 11:19 AM

    Washington: Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can have damaging consequences. "If you turn on the television set and watch any reality TV programme, most of them are about rejection and...
  • Comfort eating helps stave off the blues: study 03-08-2011 12:36 PM

    London: A sweet tooth might not be the only reason why we reach for ice cream and cake in times of stress. Comfort from the consumption of fatty foods is not derived purely from the pleasurable sensory experience of eating but also through gut-brain signalling, according to a study by...
  • Depressed? Be kind, compassionate 31-07-2011 06:16 PM

    Washington: Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims. Acts of kindness or compassion might serve as an effective treatment for depressed people, say researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and the Duke University...
  • Health Ministry flays WHO depression survey 30-07-2011 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: The recent flurry of reports suggesting that Indians are the most depressed in the world has the Health Ministry up in arms, clarifying that only some data has been released from a World Health Organisation-sponsored study. The WHO's Mental Health Survey of nearly 90,000 people across 18 countries...