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How Are You Coping with Your Stress This Quarantine?




After the suicide of the famous Bollywood celebrity Shushanth Singh Rajput, on Sunday, the14th of June, the whole nation is in a state of shock. The Actor who criticized against suicide in the movie ‘Chichore’ himself has committed the sin, leading the fans to misery in this Quarantine.

Sushanth Singh was reportedly suffering from depression for the past six months. And has been receiving treatment for the same. Now with his suicide, depression has started receiving special attention among the people during this Quarantine.

Each person has a different perspective of depression and claims the same as truth. Hence, there are several myths revolving around the concept of depression. Here this article will help you get the facts straight and tips to deal with depression.

Depression is a self- repeating cycle. It creates unhealthy emotions and feelings that, in turn, it ignites the disorder again. This is a dangerous threat and has to be controlled. It is caused as a result of the combination of Social, psychological, and genetic factors.

Lifestyle factors

Lifestyle is a major contributor to the well-being of the emotional state of a person. It has been hugely affected during this lockdown. People need to get into their minds that the Quarantine is the new normal.

Physical activity has some accountable influence on the mental state of a person. This Quarantine does not allow us to go to the gym or jogging, but we always have yoga or Zumba dance to our aid. Also, an imbalanced diet leads to depression. With the scarce and irregular supply of resources, try to cook a healthy diet as far as possible.

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Try to maintain a routine as similar to the ones before Quarantine. It will easier for students and work from home individuals. Maintain the nocturnal pattern, eating timings. The routine lifestyle makes you less aware of the sudden change.

A messy home may lead to a messy mindset. Keep things orderly and clean. It not only protects against the virus but also helps in arranging your thoughts.

Take up a hobby – paint, write, play, click, dance, watch, cook. For example, if you are interested in writing, take up the habit of maintaining a journal. Share your thoughts with it. Or express your feeling through a painting. Get creative!

Get low with abusive substances like tobacco, nicotine, alcohol. Also, void caffeine as much as possible. Addiction leaves you to lower your self-esteem, thus triggering depression. The other way round is also possible. Hence stay away from addictive substances.

General Controversies About Depression

Women are more likely to get depressed easily than men. Marital, financial statuses also decide the fate of a person’s emotional condition.

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According to studies, married people are better off than singles. But married people in the low-income category are more prone to depression while compared to high levels of an income-earning class of people.

Also, religion and faith are other contributing factors. The more religious a person is, the less is the risk of depression and suicide. Religion and belief act as a shield against depression. They give hope to the people. Pray god!

Try not to overthink about the prevailing conditions outside due to the pandemic. A pandemic is a pandemic. It can’t be changed, but we can adapt ourselves to the change. Watch or read the news for the sake of information and try no to dwell on the consequences and causes of it.

Practice meditation. It is a great way to connect with your soul and achieve peace and clear thinking. According to studies, meditation helps lower the risk of depression. Wake up early, do a bit of exercise or yoga followed by meditation and pranayama. See the result for yourselves!

The lockdown and isolation have brought in an aura of social awkwardness. People, especially teens, avoid interacting with people and remain withdrawn, cocooned in the warmth of home. As much as that sounds appealing, it is wrong at various levels. Speak to people, express your feelings, let them understand. Talking helps lessen your burden and makes you mentally more stable.

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Similarly, listen. You may not know what your friend or cousin is facing. Ask them out. Interact well. Stay connected. We have social media as a gift here! Send a good morning text to your buddy, call up and check on them, face time- share your recent works or projects. After all, sharing is caring.

Seek out professional advice in extreme cases. We have psychologists who are working online to serve the needy. Get counseled formally, if you are in need. But do not consume anti-depressant drugs without a proper prescription from a doctor. It some cases, it may even generate suicidal thoughts.

When COVID-19 affected are under isolation, it means they should be isolated, not entirely neglected. Speak to them, show some love. It helps them a lot to recover and not fall into depression. Depression only adds weight to the recovery.

Gear up to adapt to the situation once the pandemic is over. The pandemic is going to be over in some time. That day, don’t you want to be back to normal? Then, stay sane and safe now!

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Difference Between PTSD and Other Mental Ailments




Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the reflex action of mind against traumas in a person’s life. The trauma may be physical or sexual abuse, accidents, natural or human-made catastrophes, war combats, terrorism, loss of a loved one, or any other incident that had deeply affected the person’s psychology. It is common in people who have undergone any such disturbing events, but it is often confused with other mental ailments like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, etc.

Women are twice likely than men to develop PTSD, and children do too. Though a person may recover from PTSD at one point, he may continue to suffer from depression and anxiety for months and sometimes even years.

To treat a disorder, it is necessary that we find its origin first. So, it is essential that we identify PTSD accurately. And PTSD is often difficult to diagnose.

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How to Differentiate Between PTSD and Other Mental Disorders?

Overlapping symptoms is one of the primary reasons for this confusion. For instance, a person may suffer from depression and anxiety at once or depression and PTSD at once. Sometimes, the symptoms of the two different conditions may even co-exist. Consider a person who is already suffering from depression. If he/she undergoes a traumatic incident, apart from PTSD, depression deepens. Though there is no particular cause of depression, PTSD follows any traumatic events like rape, witnessing a crime, etc.

So, here is a list of common symptoms of PTSD that will help you figure out if a person is suffering from PTSD:

It is not necessary that the symptoms start showing up right after the incident. It may take months or even years after the traumatic incident.

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There are three significant symptoms:

  • Recurring memories of the incident that affected you, like flashbacks or over voices, nightmares and reliving the incident through theses type of physical or emotional reactions.
  • Emotional numbness and avoiding talking about the incident or anything or anyone related to it.
  • Feeling on edge, jumpy, easily scared or angered, difficulty in sleeping and concentrating.

You may be down on yourself. You shall feel:

  • Persistently negative moods
  • Hopeless, depressed,
  • Self-destructive like drinking too much alcohol or drive too fast
  • Detached from people and social interactions
  • easily startled or frightened, or you might always be on guard for danger
  • Have trouble sleeping due to fear of nightmares that make you relive the memory

Some overlapping symptoms of PTSD and other mental illnesses are Insomnia, Lack of focus, lack of interest, Irritability, Detachment from people, and the world.

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If you feel or notice a person feeling the symptoms mentioned above for four weeks or longer, then it is impulsive that you consult a psychiatrist for professional advice, diagnosis, and treatment.


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Researchers suspect that SARS-CoV-2 might be evolving since 2013




Researchers of the University of Calgary in Canada, suspect that the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) might be in evolution among humans since around 2013. But it might not be the same strain that is causing this COVID-19 pandemic.

Six strains of Coronavirus wereCoronavirus commonly prevalent among animals. But the seventh strain is an anonymous strain that is wreaking havoc in the form of COVID-19 and causing a global catastrophe by infecting the human population in the mass.

While scientists throughout the world are working hard to figure out the virus, its effects, origin, and cure, the World Health Assembly had passed a resolution to find the source of the strain.

There are multiple theories of origin. One, the virus got transferred from an animal to a human. Two, it was artificially developed in a laboratory in china for some medical reasons. However, studies rule out this possibility by saying the origin is natural and not human-made.

Recently, a team of researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada say that the SARS-CoV-2 might have been in circulation among humans beginning from as early as 2013. However, it would not be the same strain responsible for the pandemic. They have submitted their report at the Biorxiv, but the findings of the research have not yet been reviewed by the peers.

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It is upon the survival mechanism of the viruses that they keep evolving with the changes with the host organism, i.e., if the host evolves, the virus evolves too. So, when the virus jumped from an animal to human, it would nave underwent genetic modification that would produce a new strain of the same virus, only that now it is more powerful and infective. This implies the virus that had mild or no effect on the animal host may have enormous impacts on the human host. For example, the strain of the virus in the bats did not affect the bats, as their immune system was equipped to co-exist with the virus. However, once it jumped hosts, we obviously tend to fall sick.

What does the Canadian Study say?

The study was conducted by the University of Calgary in Canada between 30 December 2019 to 20 March 2020, when they collected about 479 genome sequences of the novel Coronavirus to study its phylogeny. Phylogeny is the study of the evolutionary development of the virus and its relation to other closely related viruses.

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The researchers examined the spike protein of the strain of SARS-CoV-2 and how it attaches to the receptors in the human body. This attachment of the novel Coronavirus and the receptors to the human cells determine how the virus invades the healthy tissues. They found 16 variant strains of the virus and about 11 missense mutations out of the 479 genomes. A mutation is when a single nucleotide change makes the DNA/RNA code for a different protein. Thus, some of them gave rise to a separate phylogenetic tree.

Another one of their findings included that the SARS-CoV-2 might be a combination of both bat virus and the pangolin virus. The study found that the genome of novel coronavirus matched 96 percent with that of bat virus and 90 percent with that of the pangolin virus. They predict that this variant might have developed due to a co-infection in the host.

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To trace the origin of this novel Coronavirus, the researchers created an ancestral sequence of the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and labeled it N1. RBD is the part of the spike protein that actually binds with the receptor. The animal virus, which is the common ancestor, was labeled N0.

With what they discovered in the experiment, the scientists concluded that the binding affinity of SARS-CoV-2 might not be a determinant of its infectivity. Further, they predict that there should be some other factors that increased their infectivity in humans. The main conclusion is that the ancestral virus could have been infecting humans too, but with unnoticeable symptoms.


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Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19: Patanjali Launched’ Coronil and Swasari’ Mixture Of Giloy, Ashwagandha, And Tulasi, claims 100% recovery in 7 days



Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19

The world is waiting for Vaccines to cure the Corona infection; all the medical institutes and pharmaceutical companies are working hard to develop a vaccine. We are happy to announce that Patanjali developed a medicine that shows positive results on Covid-19 Patients. Many companies are conducting clinical trials, completing all the clinical trials on 280 patients across the country. Apart from this, there is no other alternative method and no evidence to cure of the Corona.

Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev launched an Ayurvedic Medicine “Coronil” this medicine will help to treat the Covid-19 infection. Today, (on Tuesday) Ramdev launches this Coronil at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The Coronil tablet, launched in a live program by Baba Ramdev.

This Coronil medicine was developed by Patanjali Research Institute, and this medicine was developed by Patanjali Research Insitute in partnership with the National Institue of Medical Science(NIMS), Jaipur. Almost 500 members are worked tirelessly to find medicine for coronavirus. In the live program, he said that the patients who are taken this Coronil would get negative results within four days. These tablets made from the Ashwagandha, Giloy, and Tulsi mixture.

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Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19

Coronil and Swasari is the first and foremost ayurvedic medication in the world with all evidence to cure COVID-19. Acharya Balkrishna, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Patanjali, said earlier this medicine would cure 1000 patients in 5-14 days. And it shows a 100% cure. And he was present today’s occasion of launch along with some other officials.

Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19

Patanjali launches the drug which was used to cure of the Corona Pandemic. And this Coronil drug ‘Coronil and Swasari’ recover the COVID-19 infected patients in a week. And this drug was named Divya Coronil Tablet. In the view of Corona, cases increasing day by day in the world, Patanjali launched the Corona Kit on Tuesday. This medicine strengthens the immunity of the patient. The patient should take this Giloy and Tulsi twice a day – morning and evening.

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Ayurvedic Medicine For COVID-19

Ramdev declared that they are providing Coronil and Swasari. They conducted two clinical trials to know how medicine works on the human body. The first clinical study was done in Delhi, Ahmedabad, and other places. A total of 280 patients participated in specific trails, and 100 percent of patients were recovered from the COVID-19 within a week. This Coronil kit will be given for 30 days, and the cost of this drug was just Rs 600. However, Patanjali company said that they are going to give this for free for the people who are living below the poverty line.

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