New information, medications and technological advances are making continual improvements in health care and the field of mental health is no exception. To keep you informed of the latest developments, our writers provide blogs to keep you up to date.

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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: BD and BPD

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: BD and BPD

Mood swings are a natural part of human beings. A mood swing is characterized by rapid changes in emotional state. It is common and natural for people to feel happy some times and sad at other times. However, if an individual shows signs of frequent shifts in his mood, he might be suffering from a psychological or mental health condition and might need a medical attention. 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

Helping kids with ADHD

Helping kids with ADHD

Kids are the most precious gem for their parents. Watching them fit and healthy is what completes their day. But life becomes troubling and irksome for parents if their kid is detected with one of the severest mental disorders common among young children – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more

Scientists identify non-invasive method to diagnose depression

Scientists identify non-invasive method to diagnose depression

Depression is a mental disorder that requires psychological support for its proper diagnosis as well as treatment. However, many a times, depression remains undiagnosed and untreated as it is often passed off as a normal case of worry and sadness. 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

Brain marker for memory impairment identified in schizophrenics: Study

Brain marker for memory impairment identified in schizophrenics: Study

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, characterized by discrepancies in perception, thoughts, and emotional receptiveness. It is a complex disorder that can affect an individual’s health to a considerable extent. Understanding the gravity of the disorder, researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) have identified a pattern of brain activity that can be the sign of memory problems in people suffering from schizophrenia.

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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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