Gone are the days when youngsters actually played real outdoor games and had real friends to hang out with – not the virtual type available 24×7 these days. Those were the times when things like headaches and fatigue didn’t exist in the dictionary amongst the younger generation. Alas, things have changed and an increasing population of teenagers and young adults present with stress disorders at an increasingly younger age.

It’s estimated that India has one of the highest suicide rates amongst people aged 15-29 years and a disheartening daily incidence rate of 6.23. Students are the worst hit due to peer pressure, parental pressure and pressure from teachers as well as the inconsiderate Indian education system that puts enormous pressure on the child. Almost all the waking hours are spent on education, leaving almost no time for recreational activities, socialization and outdoor play – all of which are known to be great stress-busters. The generation gap between youngsters and their parents/elders is becoming more glaring too, with poor communication between the age groups, creating an increasing need for the security of stable home lives.

While this population may not have the burden of mouths to feed, loans to worry about or having a steady income, these younger generations are feeling the pinch of getting stressed and its consequent complications. Armed with the latest in technology, just getting through school and its associated extra-curricular activities creates pressure and anxiety in them to succeed and be perfect.

It’s estimated that these young minds are juggling school and other activities for about 10-14 hours a day, leading to burnout, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and sometimes even physical pain. This points to the existence of a larger problem, which needs to be addressed at the earliest. According to a WHO study, 56 million Indians (4.5% of the population) suffer from depression and another 38 million from anxiety disorders. Expert intervention is therefore required to take care of this 7.5% of the population suffering from stress disorders.

Friends on social media further worsen the situation as keeping in touch with old classmates and friends may throw up their own feelings of shortcomings and they end up comparing themselves to others. This leads to further depreciation of self-worth, anxiety and uncertainty. Drugs, drinking, smoking and teen pregnancies then become the norm for such affected young minds.

With so many better facilities being available for the younger generation, yet an increasing mental health problem means that the system has gone seriously wrong somewhere.

November 15, 2018
Stress Disorders in Children - KIMS Kollam

Increasing Rate of Young Minds suffering from Stress Disorders

Gone are the days when youngsters actually played real outdoor games and had real friends to hang out with – not the virtual type available 24×7 […]
October 14, 2018
Heart Attack Immediate Treatment - KIMS Kollam

Emergency Steps when Faced with a Heart Attack

With changing lifestyles, less exercise and more stress and unhealthy diets, incidences of heart attacks are on the rise. Heart attacks are considered as medical emergencies […]
September 17, 2018
Pain Management Physiotherapy - KIMS Kollam

Does Physiotherapy Help in Reducing Body Pain?

Physical therapy is the best form of treatment you could go for when there are problems of chronic pain, pain due to injuries or rehabilitation after […]
August 20, 2018
Importance of Stem Cells - KIMS Kollam

Stem Cells and their Importance

With the debate raging on for more than a decade now, people in almost all circles of life have become fascinated by this miraculous term called […]
July 23, 2018

Precautions to be taken to Avoid Eosinophilia

Let’s begin with talking about eosinophils – they are just a type of white blood cells that are laden with reactive chemicals which get released under […]
June 21, 2018
Medication and Water - KIMS Kollam

Why you shouldn’t Consume Medicines with Cold Water

There has been a long-raging debate on the temperature of water needed for consuming medications. You won’t find much as in research papers dealing with this […]
May 30, 2018
HIPEC - KIM Hospital, Kollam

What is HIPEC?

Cancer has no shame and doesn’t spare anyone; it is increasingly afflicting people globally from all walks of life, whether poor or rich, old or young, […]
April 19, 2018

The Dangers of wearing High Heels

Women from all over the world own at least one set of high heels as a fashion accessory; it a part of their party ensh4ble without […]
March 25, 2018

What Happens to your Body when you Fast?

Fasting has been practised by humans for thousands of years as a way of rejuvenating the mind, body and soul and as a common ritual of […]
February 13, 2018
Different Types of Diabetes | KIMS Kollam

Different Types of Diabetes

Junk food and increasing physical activity are leading to a worldwide epidemic of obesity, resulting in diseases like diabetes increasingly showing their ugly face, more so […]
January 31, 2018
Importance of Water in Weight Loss | KIMS Kollam

Importance of Water in Weight Loss

Water is essential for all bodily functions including regulation of temperature as it makes up about 60% of our body weight. We are constantly losing water […]
December 18, 2017

What is BMD Assessment and its Significance in Treating Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is that creepy monster lurking in the dark, waiting to manifest itself as you age and get less active. This age-related disease is a progressive […]
November 17, 2017

Risks of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is also known as knee arthroscopy and is used to repair, restore and relieve severely diseased knee joints. The knees carry the brunt […]
October 16, 2017

Cerebral Palsy – A Dismal Truth

To a large extent, cerebral palsy is still a largely misunderstood condition by many people. The misunderstanding arises due to the broad spectrum of symptoms and […]
September 22, 2017

What is Blount’s Disease?

Blount’s disease is a growth disorder of the tibia (shinbone) bone of the lower legs, causing them to bow outwards, resembling a bowleg. It’s named after […]
August 31, 2017

Scoliosis – Causes and Treatment

In normal people, the spine runs straight down the back, but in people with scoliosis, the backbone tends to curve to one side. You will notice […]
August 21, 2017

Risks of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is also known as knee arthroscopy and is used to repair, restore and relieve severely diseased knee joints. The knees carry the brunt […]
July 18, 2017

PCOS – Its Diagnosis and Treatment

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is an increasingly common problem in females and has to do with hormones that have gone out of balance. Most females […]
June 30, 2017

Physiotherapy for Arthritis Treatment – Pros and Cons

Arthritis or more specifically, osteoarthritis (OA) is quite common in India, affecting mainly middle-aged to elderly people with a whopping 10 million new cases occurring every […]
May 31, 2017

Treatment Options for Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are growths that proliferate within the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine (vertebra) and can be either cancerous or non-cancerous. These […]