Emotions, Triggered By Music, Impact Our Memory Formation

Neutral experiences are shaped into memorable events by emotions. The way we recall, find meaning, and retain information from our experiences carves out our memories. Psychologists from UCLA conducted a study manipulating volunteers’ emotions through music while they performed simple tasks, they found that these emotions shape neutral experiences into memorable events. The study reveals … Read more

Mindfulness Meditation — A Remedy For Prevalent Burden Of Sleep Problems

Meditation helps you feel calm, and relaxed, regulate your emotions better, and overcome distressing situations. It can also help to regulate sleep quality in a big way. In a clinical trial comparing meditation to a structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine, mindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep … Read more

Treating Depression Improves Lung Cancer Survival Rates

Mental and physical health are so intrinsically linked that working on depression symptoms improves the survival rates of people diagnosed with lung cancer. Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of the disease, according to a new study. “Surprisingly, depression remission was associated with … Read more

ADHD And Sleeplessness – Two Sides Of The Same Physiological And Mental Coin

Sleep deprivation and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have long been recognized as having a relationship. Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems. Researchers have now found the association that works the other way around. Researchers suggest that disruptions to normal circadian rhythms may be … Read more

Listening To Music For 30 Minutes A Day Is Good For Your Heart!

Sometimes listening to your favourite music can quiet your mind and relax your muscles. Additionally, it is also good for your heart. Music significantly lowers anxiety, and physical tension and influences the heart and breathing rates. According to a study, patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a heart attack, known as early … Read more

Customized Online Yoga Modules Can Help Improve Quality Of Life In Patients With Hypothyroidism

In recent years, there has been a concerning rise in the number of young women being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Management of thyroid dysfunction has a direct effect on the quality of life. Although conventional medicine is widely used, its long-term side effects are elucidated. A study by SVYASA assessed the effectiveness of a “Scientific Yoga … Read more

Writing About Deepest Fears And Benefits Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis has Physical and Psychological Health Benefits

From boosting confidence to providing an outlet for stress relief, expressive writing is a powerful tool for mental health and personal growth. It’s an opportunity to reflect and work with oneself and connect with one’s feelings. According to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston (UH), writing down fears, emotions and … Read more

Optimistic People Have Twice The Chances Of Having Good Heart Health

German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in his famous work theodicy coined the term, ‘Best of all possible worlds,’ meaning that the existing world is the best world that God could have created. ‘Optimism’ which embraces two closely correlated concepts the first of inclination of hope and the second to believe that we live in the … Read more

Secret To A Bigger Brain In Middle-age Is A Healthy Heart In Young Adulthood

So, what’s the secret to a bigger brain and a happier heart? Every little bit you do to keep your heart smiling in 20s is like a year’s worth of extra brain space in 40s. Yes, according to a study, people who take care of their heart health in young adulthood may have larger brains … Read more

Global Tree Restoration Potential And Its Impact On Wider Environment

India has been a tree plantation laboratory for over 200 years and has experimented with tree plantations, offering important lessons about the consequences different approaches to restoring forests have on local communities and the wider environment. Tree restoration has been promoted to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere that warms the globe while … Read more

Laughter Yoga Can Boost The Mental Well-being Of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

It is generally accepted that cancer affects the concept of mental well-being by changing the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social dimensions of the patient’s life. Laughter yoga as one of the complementary therapies may promote mental well-being in patients undergoing chemotherapy. The purpose of this study, conducted by research researchers from Mashhad, Iran, was to … Read more

Diseases Impact Key Network Hubs In Our Brain And All Connecting Pathways

Psychiatric and neurological diseases impact “high-traffic hubs” or busy thoroughfares in our brain networks. The way a busy signal crossing, when dysfunctions, causes chaos and impacts all connecting roads to it, in the same way when a “high-traffic hub” network is impacted in our brain, all the connecting networks get impacted. This finding called the … Read more

Diet And Nutrition Play A Pivotal Role In Shaping Our Mental Health

Our food choices impact our mood, behaviour, and cognition. The brain is influenced by the nutrients we provide it. Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed. Researchers published in … Read more

World Mental Health Day Workshop

It was a day when our peer support community came together for a day of learning and sharing. We at Bipolarindia had planned a full-day Workshop to mark World Mental Health Day on the non-clinical aspects of living with mental health diagnoses: the mind-body-spirit aspects of healing. Conducted at a Hotel in suburban Mumbai on … Read more

Antidepressants Can Make People Gain Weight, Here’s Help

There is a huge psychological component to exercise, especially running. “Running…is a form of natural psychotherapy. It stimulates the unconscious and is a powerful catalyst to the individual psyche”- The Joy of Running(1978) – Thaddeus Kostrubala. Running can help us calm our thoughts as we experience more balance, worry less, and sleep better. Running encourages … Read more