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38% Indians have symptoms of mental health problems that requires immediate professional medical assistance

The objective of the survey was to create awareness about mental health issues.

Written by Editorial Team |Published : December 15, 2017 12:03 PM IST

As many as 38% of the people show some significant signs of mental health difficulties and require immediate professional medical assistance to know the actual well-being of their mental health, reveals a survey conducted by Cosmos Institute of Mental health And Behavioral Sciences (CIMBS) and LiveHindustan.comon UC Browser. The objective of the survey was to create awareness about mental health issues among readers and make them aware about the existing risks. The survey was conducted during the last week of November and witnessed over 50,000 unique participations. The participants had to respond to 10 questions, especially designed by CIMBS, in order to test the mental health risks of users. The survey was conducted on UC Browser, a leading content distribution platform in India, which leveraged the strength of its huge user based to attain maximum participation. The platform uses latest big data technology to personalize the homepage of each user, as per their interest area. Participation in the survey was made easy it was shared on a mobile phone, a personal device having exclusive access to the user only. Read here does marriage REALLY cure mental illnesses? As per the survey, only 8% people reported of not having any symptoms of mental health difficulties. The survey findings highlighted that 52% people showed psychological difficulties which may be warning signs of mental disorders. Read here how you can deal with Gaslighting in the workplace. While making moderate changes in health and lifestyle may help in some cases, if the symptoms persist for a long time or impact one's quality of life, one may need to consult a mental health professional for assessment and help at the earliest.

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