Tag: NIMHANS

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  • Mental health needs attention

    Mental health needs attention

    The larger goal is to realize the National Mental Healthcare Act 2017 which promises to “strengthen health infrastructure along with addressing the social determinants of health and mental health.”

    December 25, 2019
  • Himachal gets ready for psychological care in disasters

    Himachal gets ready for psychological care in disasters

    The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) as a collaborative work of USAID, Union government and UNDP under the project ‘Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change’ has organised departmental trainings.

    December 2, 2019
  • ‘New mental health law a game changer’

    ‘New mental health law a game changer’

    This evolving movement in the early part of the 21st century within the country, mandated by the larger global movement of the drafting of a United Nations Convention of Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD), where the right-based implementation of treatment divisions for Persons with Mental Illnesses (PMIs) seemed to be involved, resulted in the change.

    February 2, 2019
  • Rapid response needed to tackle Alzheimer’s

    Rapid response needed to tackle Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) contributes to about 70 per cent of all types of dementias, for which presently there is no cure. It is a disease of the brain that impairs a person’s cognitive abilities such as memory, concentration, orientation, learning, calculation, language, planning, judgement that further impairs ability to perform daily tasks and behaviour. A …

    September 21, 2018
  • Rise in depression cases: More NIMHANS-like institutions to be set up

    Rise in depression cases: More NIMHANS-like institutions to be set up

     Every 20th Indian is in the grip of depression, said Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda on Friday and assured more NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences)-like institutes would be set up in the country. Speaking at an event here to mark the World Health Day, Nadda also assured greater government focus …

    April 7, 2017