Suicide rate goes up among American middle school children

Suicide rate goes up among American middle school children

Stress, anxiety and anger seem to affect even children now. And they happen to stir the emotions of children to such an extent in the United States that they are now attempting to kill themselves to overcome the problems. 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 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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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

Yeast infection may cause mental illness in men: Study

Yeast infection may cause mental illness in men: Study

Anomalies in the immune system of those suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder prompted scientists to question if any infection-causing agents, triggering comparable immune responses, are responsible for such psychiatric disorders.

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Exposure to blue space helps reduce distress: Study

Exposure to blue space helps reduce distress: Study

Most of us might have gone through this experience or seen around us that a person gets a lot of attention and sympathy when one of his bones gets fractured. Mum pampers him, friends cheer him up and his relatives make frequent calls to show that they care. But what happens when you relapse after a prolonged mental health condition? Usually, no sufferer gets a similar treatment as in the first case. Read more

Mentally ill are ‘victims’ and not ‘perpetrators’ of violent behavior is myth: Study

Mentally ill are ‘victims’ and not ‘perpetrators’ of violent behavior is myth: Study

Mentally ill people are mostly sympathized with as they are usually looked upon as the victims of violence. Previous researches and common beliefs point to the possibility of mentally ill persons being victims of danger, and brutal and insensitive people around them. However, a recent study by the RTI International, North Carolina State University, the Duke University and the Arizona State University pointed at the risk factors that increase the likelihood of mentally ill people getting involved in violent behavior. Read more

Genetic counseling: A novel approach to treat psychiatric disorders

Genetic counseling: A novel approach to treat psychiatric disorders

Counseling is not only about giving advice to help people in decision-making, it is also about treating certain mental dysfunctions, generally overlooked by people. Problem-solving is not what we expect in counseling, what we seek is a proactive approach towards understanding what is happening with a person who is vehemently trying to overcome his mental instabilities.

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Physical activity can help people experiencing first-episode psychosis: Study

Physical activity can help people experiencing first-episode psychosis: Study

Millions of Americans are debilitated by severe mental illnesses every year. Mental health problem in some cases are so severe that people experiencing them tend to lose touch with the reality. Their thoughts and emotions are tied to delusions, along with symptoms of absolute loss of motivation and social withdrawal. Many people with these signs and symptoms are known to suffer from a mental health condition known as psychosis. Though the disease affects three out of 100 people and is associated with young adults, it can strike a person of any age. Read more