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Mental health in women is unique and poses great challenge for women, especially in India. Woman’s body is constantly changing, forcing her to adapt to new situations. Puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and

Post by on Friday, June 18, 2021

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Mental health in women is unique and poses great challenge for women, especially in India. Woman’s body is constantly changing, forcing her to adapt to new situations. Puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause — they all force her to adapt with new bodies and new ways according to the various rituals and cultural beliefs to fit into the world around her. However some of these physical changes can trigger mental health conditions specific to women, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal depression and perimenopause-related depression.


1 - Spend half an hour with nature all by yourself. Take a short trip, exploring  what’s in your local area and making new contacts

2.      Bask in the sun everyday for atleast 10 to 20 minutes. This will boost vitamin D, helping to elevate your mood.

3.      Use your devices judiciously. Practice real-life connection.

4.      Get yourself involved in social service, practice forgiveness, take worries on your stride and let it pass. Time is the healer.


Dr Jamuna Rajeswaran*
Professor & Head Clinical Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience,
Faculty In-charge Advanced Functional neuroimaging at Centre for Cognitive
Neurosciences.
Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore




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