New mental illnesses - 4: Post-traumatic stress disorder in preschoolers

New mental illnesses – 4: Post-traumatic stress disorder in preschoolers

Just a few decades back, one hardly knew about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in preschool children. However, PTSD in preschool children has emerged as a growing cause of concern now. Additionally, people are now aware that any trauma and maltreatment can cause PTSD among children with an evolving mind. Read more

Creative art therapy helps in relieving stress

Creative art therapy helps in relieving stress

Life is unpredictable with its share of disappointments, joys, worries, challenges and triumphs. It can be smooth sailing at times and rough at other moments. Stress is a part of our everyday life now. It slips in quietly and can begin hampering our everyday living. It is the underlying factor in most cases of depression and can be difficult to manage for both the affected person and his family. However, it can now be kicked to the curb, so claims science. Read more

New mental illnesses-2: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

New mental illnesses-2: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Women of reproductive age might have physical, cognitive and emotional discomforts related to their menstruation periods that may significantly hamper their day-to-day functioning of life. Such problems related to menstrual cycles can give rise to premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in which a woman can suffer from depression and mood disturbances. PMDD is, in fact, a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) when a woman has serious physical and emotional changes before the start of her periods. Read more

Wandering thoughts may help in better diagnosis of mental health

Wandering thoughts may help in better diagnosis of mental health

The experience of directionless thoughts, unrelated to any task and independent of stimulus, which tends to run randomly across one’s mind, especially whenever sitting idle or at rest, is common among many. Often, wandering thoughts are considered to be negative and unhappy, as the trail set by them is indefinite. One thought often leads to another, including either digging the past, or planning the future or contemplating events. Read more