Health

  • pcospcodperiod Sara Ali Khan Spoke about PCOS. What’s Stopping Us?

    When Sara Ali Khan spoke about PCOS on a Koffee with Karan episode, I screamed, “Go girl”. I’d had the disorder – which affects one in 10 Indian women – for years before I sought help for it. But if it is so common, why are we so afraid and ashamed to talk about it?

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  • Anxiety What It’s Like to Live With Permanent Anxiety

    I’ve tried medication, sought therapy, read books on how to survive anxiety. Nothing helps. So I’ve learnt to coexist with it. For my permanent companion, this friendship is not getting cancelled anytime soon.

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  • Happiness I am Depressed But my Partner is Happy. I Hate Him For It

    I’m in a relationship where my partner’s happiness is a constant reminder that they have something that I don’t. There are two ways this could go: Either I can feel inspired, and try to walk down the same path. Or I can start hating him for it.

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  • depression How I Convinced My Middle-Class Mind to Seek Therapy

    The only reason it took me five years and 52 hours to get myself into a psychiatrist’s office was simple. I’m a middle-class Indian girl from a small town. Where I live, depression doesn’t exist. And therapy is expensive.

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  • Depression I Slept with Depression…

    Sleeping with depression was the biggest mistake, and also the best decision of my life. I know he’s not in love with me. He’s just using me. I’m that crazy girl who keeps sleeping with the guy she’s in love with and then cries about it but then repeats the process again.

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  • Depression Defying Depression: How I Mastered the Art of Numbness

    My depression takes away my power of rational thinking. But I have words to hide behind, to make the most bleak day a thing of beauty. And in the absence of words, I have music.

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  • PsychiatricFacility Two Weeks in the Psych Ward

    In the common ward of the psychiatric facility, I was certain my condition was worsening because of the atmosphere. In that motley crew of recovering addicts and schizos, I found friendship and the will to go on.

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  • ClinicalDepression-WhatITalkAboutWhenITalkAboutLifting Depression, the Heaviest Weight I’ve Lifted Yet

    When bestselling author Krishna Udayasankar broke her arms, she was held aloft only by the thought of getting back to weightlifting – her life raft in fighting clinical depression.

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  • MentalHealthDay My Mother, the Madwoman in the Attic

    Most people know schizophrenia as a mental disorder that affects the way a person behaves and perceives the world. I know it intimately as the event that shaped my life.

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