Fight out stress to overcome adjustment disorder

Fight out stress to overcome adjustment disorder

A common quote that people come across in today’s fast-paced world is “life is hard.” Indeed, it can be hard and rough with the pressures of family life and work throwing up challenges every now and then. People find it hard to cope with the everyday struggle to strive and to achieve the set target and this leads to stress and anxiety. Stress is the elephant in the room almost everyone in the world is dealing with. Read more

Identifying risk factors of ADHD

Identifying risk factors of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention and/or hyperactive or impulsive behavior which impedes the normal functioning or development of an individual. The disorder is prevalent in children aged 6-12 years, but can also continue into adulthood. Read more

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-4: Role of parents in preventing bullying

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-4: Role of parents in preventing bullying

Bullying is an act to intimidate or aggressively dominate others by either using force or threat or coercion. It can be repeated or be habitual for the aggressor. Largely prevalent in schools, can make the one who is bullied feel sad, depressed, low on self-esteem and perform badly at school. On the other hand, a bully feels more powerful, is prone to addiction to abusive substances such as alcohol and cigarettes and is also likely to commit crimes. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015, one out of every four students report being bullied during the school year. Read more

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-Part 3: Helping the bullies overcome their behavior

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-Part 3: Helping the bullies overcome their behavior

Bullying is an act of aggression, typically by a child. It is actual or attempted injury caused to the victim by the bully on the basis of a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior impacts both – the child who bullies and the child who is bullied – academically, socially and psychologically. While the victim develops fear, low self-esteem, and begins to stay aloof, the bully, who is generally physically strong, becomes insensitive towards others and develops a disregard for rules. Read more

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month– Part 2: 5 ways to stop bullying in schools

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month– Part 2: 5 ways to stop bullying in schools

Playing pranks, cracking jokes, and having fun are a normal part of one’s childhood. But if such jokes and games become a nuisance for others, then it’s time to address the concern. With an increasing number of such cases of bullying and consequent suicides being reported, the problem has taken gigantic proportions that the United States schools and authorities can no longer ignore.

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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-Part 1: Who is at risk for bullying?

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month-Part 1: Who is at risk for bullying?

Bullying can be defined as unwanted and aggressive behavior used to intimidate, threaten and be violent towards someone. An individual begins bullying due to a real or imaginary power imbalance and can target anyone, be it school kids or adults. Bullying includes threatening a person, spreading false rumors, subjecting someone to physical or verbal abuse, or intentionally excluding someone, especially from a group. It is widespread in schools across the U.S. One out of every four students report being bullied during the school year, as per the National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015 (NCES). Read more

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: DID and Schizophrenia

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: DID and Schizophrenia

Mental health issues are one of the major concerns for the United States. The results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveal that in 2014, around 43.6 million American adults aged 18 years or older had some form of mental illness in the past year. Read more

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: PMS and PMDD

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: PMS and PMDD

A woman’s life is filled with certain experiences that a man never undergoes. Menstruation or menstrual cycle is one such thing that only women experience, typically every month. Menstrual cycle is a pivotal process in the female reproductive system that prepares the body for pregnancy. Regular menstrual cycles are also indicative of the fact that the body is functioning normal. Also commonly termed as “having a period,” women can go through a lot of physical and emotional changes, discomfort and period-related symptoms around the time of their periods. Read more

World Alzheimer's Day: Eating right can lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease

World Alzheimer’s Day: Eating right can lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease

Age is just a number for those who lead a disease-free healthy life. For others, it might pose hindrance in growing old gracefully. Age has a major role to play in an individual’s physical as well as mental health. While an individual in his teens is physically active and mentally alert, these traits begin to fade with the growing age. Read more

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: OCD and OCPD

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: OCD and OCPD

Mental illnesses are one of the most bothering public health issues in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 9.8 million adults (4.2 percent of total U.S. adult population) suffered from various serious mental disorders in 2014. Among the varied mental issues, personality disorder is a condition where an individual begins to have an unhealthy thinking and behavior pattern. This disorder has impacted 9.1 percent of the total U.S. population, as per the NIMH.   Read more