Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/01/2019 regarding condition of patients suffering from mental illness in mental asylums. The petitioner has drawn the attention of the Court to the fact that some of the patients suffering from Mental illness and are lodged in Faith Based Mental Asylum situated near Mohalla Kabulpur, District Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, are kept under chains.

Widening polarization about political, religious, and scientific issues threatens open societies, leading to entrenchment of beliefs, reduced mutual understanding, and a pervasive negativity surrounding the very idea of consensus.

Working memory deficits are present in many neuropsychiatric diseases with diagnosis-related severity. However, it is unknown whether this common behavioral abnormality is a continuum explained by a neural mechanism shared across diseases or a set of discrete dysfunctions.

Use of tobacco products is injurious to health in men and women. However, tobacco use by pregnant women receives greater scrutiny because it can also compromise the health of future generations. More men smoke cigarettes than women. Yet the impact of nicotine use by men upon their descendants has not been as widely scrutinized.

With 8,00,000 people killing themselves every year, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year olds while half of all mental illness begins by the tender age of 14.

Mental health disorders are on the rise with 80% of people with any form of mental or substance use disorder in India and China not seeking treatment, a new report on mental health released by Lanc

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an exponential advance from the Millennium Development Goals, with a substantially broader agenda affecting all nations and requiring coordinated global actions.

More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden.

A systematic understanding of suicide mortality trends over time at the subnational level for India's 1·3 billion people, 18% of the global population, is not readily available. Thus, we aimed to report time trends of suicide deaths, and the heterogeneity in its distribution between the states of India from 1990 to 2016.

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PANJIM: Goa government has assured to expeditiously look into the pending draft report on the Mental and Health Policy, released by Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in February t

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