Differences between a psychopath and a sociopath

Differences between a psychopath and a sociopath

Some of the pop psychology terms like psychopath and sociopath have been popularized through innumerable television shows and Hollywood thriller movies among the masses. As a result, the mere mention of these terms now sends shivers down the spine of all. In the absence of appropriate delineation of the above-mentioned terms, an array of misconceptions is circulating worldwide that have fueled a number of confusions around it. Read more

Importance of good mental health–2: Beautiful skin

Importance of good mental health–2: Beautiful skin

A healthy skin is an indication of a healthy body that results from an adequate and nutritional diet and proper brain functioning. But scientists also stress on the effects of good mental health on skin quality. While many kinds of mental health problems are known to co-occur with physical diseases, a study titled “Chronology of Onset of Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases in Mental-Physical Comorbidity – A National Representative Survey of Adolescents” suggested how extreme anxiousness can manifest itself in the form of skin disorders. Read more

Importance of good mental health–1: Key to happiness

Importance of good mental health–1: Key to happiness

Money can surely make the world go round but it can’t buy someone happiness. While earning money is the foremost priority for most, what gets lost in the grind of everyday life is the need to designate equal level of importance to health. The kind of reasons that psychologists attribute to failing mental health of their patients forces one to relook at other factors that impact the quality of life more than the way money does. Read more

National Mental Health Awareness Month: Need for therapy for caregivers of mental disorder patients

National Mental Health Awareness Month: Need for therapy for caregivers of mental disorder patients

Taking care of someone with a serious mental health condition is a challenging job. Looking after a patient, especially for a longer term can lead to drastic effects on the life of a caregiver. At times, even caregivers are gripped by stress and anxiety, which can put their personal well-being at stake. Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are characterized by mood swings, phases of mania and depression, and delusions, which can be extremely disruptive and can affect the personal and social life of an individual. Research has shown that caregiving for schizophrenia patients puts a high burden on the caregiver, probably due to the stigma attached to the disease, which results in fewer support groups. Read more