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Dr. Hahnemann: Significant Dates of his life.

1755,  10 April – Birth

1775 went to Leipzig University

1777 Spring – to Vienna

1777 October – to Hermannstadt

1779 Spring – leaves Hermanstadt for Erlangen University

1779 August – MD Erlangen

1782 Dec – Marries Johanna Kuchler

1783 Henrietta born

1786 Frederick born

1788 Wilhelmina born

1789-1804 Unhappy wandering in Saxony

1790 his mother dies; First proving with Cinchona

1791 Caroline born

1795 Frederika born

1798 Ernst born

1803 Eleonore born

1804 settles in Torgau for 7 years

1805 Charlotte born

1806 Louisa born

1811 Spring – moves to Leipzig

1820 loses legal battle in Leipzig to dispense his own drugs

1821 June – moves to Coethen

1830 30th March – Johanna dies in Coethen

1834 8th October – Melanie arrives in Coethn

1835 18th January – 2nd marriage

1835 7th June – leaves Coethen for Paris

1835 21st June – arrives in Paris

1842 Feb – composes the final 6th Organon

1843 2nd July – Death
 “Dr. Hahnemann had a brilliant mind and developed a method in which there is no limit to the human life to save. Late Dr.Hahnemann was a man of superior intellectual nerve and a mean of vast saving for human life. I bow myself in awe of his ability and the great humanitarian work, which he created.”: Mahatma Gandhi 
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World Health Day: Dismiss depression at your own peril

 Updated: Apr 07, 2017 15:15 IST

By Aayushi Pratap, Hindustan Times
“It started nearly a year ago. I would shut myself in the room and cry for hours together. I felt this strange urge to bang my head against the wall. Inflicting physical pain on myself was a way to get relief from the emotional pain.” This is how 26-year old Aarushi (name changed), a resident of Khar, who moved to Mumbai in 2014 for work, describes her recurrent episodes of depression.
“When I would start to feel better, there was revulsion, guilt and self-blame. In my struggle to find solace I have tried cutting my wrist at least thrice,” she adds.
Her parents, who live miles away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, says she would cry frequently while speaking to them on the phone, but to them she only sounded homesick.
“She cried every day, but we blamed it on the long work hours and the fast life of Mumbai,” says her father, Paresh Shah (45), who admits he misunderstood his daughter’s emotional agony.
After nearly a year of this “abnormal living”, as Shah terms it, she sought help from a local physician, who directed her to a psychiatrist.
Shah is fortunate to have found a willing ear and medical treatment but many others, like 23-year old student Arjun Bharadwaj, who committed suicide earlier this week, aren’t as lucky. Arjun jumped off the 19th floor of a five-star hotel in Bandra while apparently intoxicated, after live-streaming a video of himself, which he termed a “suicide tutorial”, on Facebook.

He left several notes for friends and family, including one addressed to his mother that read: “Mom, this has happened because you never took my health problems seriously.”
Depression and anxiety-related disorders are most common of all mental health disorders, and affect women more than men, said doctors.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than five crore Indians – 4.5% of the population – suffers from depression while more than three crore – 3% of the population – suffers from anxiety disorders.

Mental health disorders are classified into two types. The first type includes major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, which are largely genetic. The second category includes more common disorders such as depression and anxiety-related ones, says Dr Nimesh Desai, director of the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in New Delhi.
“Unlike major psychiatric disorders, common mental disorders involve across both genetic and environmental factors. Depression caused by genetic factors does not vary much across cultures and socio-economic classes.
However, depression can also be triggered by socio-cultural and economic factors, such as the loss of a loved one, and stress at work and in relationships,” he said.
Stress of urban living

International studies have shown that depression is one-and-a-half times more prevalent in urban areas than rural areas, said Dr Desai. “The day-to-day stress of life, time pressure, work pressure, inter-personal relationships and pent-up frustrations all increase a person’s odds of having an episode of depression,” he said. Dr Dr Nilesh Shah, head of the psychiatry department at Lokmaniya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, said, “While some external causes are associated with depression, we still don’t understand the exact cause of it.”
Few psychiatrists

Mumbai, with a population of 20 million people, has just 300 psychiatrists, according to data from the Bombay Psychiatry Association. This translates to one psychiatrist for roughly every 6.5 lakh people.
“It is clear that we do not have enough psychiatrists, cognitive therapists and counsellors, according to international standards,” said Dr Vihang Vahia, a psychia


New Delhi: World Health Day 2017 will be celebrated on April 7. Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme highlighting a particular priority area of public health. The theme for this year’s global health awareness day is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. According to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries and depression is one of the leading causes for this. Globally, it is the biggest cause of ill health and disability, says WHO. In South-East Asia region, a massive 86 million people are affected by depression. 
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On World Health Day 2017, here are some facts about India you need to know.

World Health Day 2017

In the age group of 15-29 years, the suicide rate per 1 lakh people is as high as 35.5.


World Health Day 2017 will be celebrated on April 7.

1 out of 4 children, in the age group of 13-15 years, suffer from depression


World Health Day 2017 theme is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’


About one-fifth students in India have reported low levels of parental engagement 


World Health Day: According to WHO, depression is the biggest cause of ill health and disability globally


Though depression affects all people across all demographic groups, it is more common among teens, adolescents, youth, women after childbirth (postpartum depression) and those above 60.

World Health Day 2017: 86 million people suffer from depression In South-East Asia region.
In the last decade, cases of depression have surged by nearly 20 percent. According to WHO, depression is “persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities for two weeks or more.”
On World Health Day 2017, here are some suggestions from WHO to overcome depression:

Government needs to increase investment for people with mental health disorder. 

Introduce improved support system and scale up programmes with mental health disorders 

Better funding for research to facilitate better services 

Trained human resources for better mental healthcare.
(With inputs from WHO report)

Source: NDTV, written by: Ipsita sarkar, 7April,2017

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