Increasing evidence shows harmful effects of air pollution on mental health

February 27th, 2017 | Rachael

The dangers of air pollution on physical health are well established by now. It causes impairments in respiratory and cardiovascular functions which might result in early death. So far there is limited knowledge about the effects of air pollution on mental health and cognitive functions. However, a growing body of research has started sending warning […]

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6 warning signs of mental health disorders

February 27th, 2017 | Rachael

Most of us believe that mental disorders aren’t widespread. However, the fact is, millions of Americans are affected by various mental health issues each year. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) figures show that approximately one in five adults in the U.S., or 43.8 million people, experience mental illness in a given year; and […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 2: Tips to help people with mental illness

February 22nd, 2017 | Rachael

In today’s fast-paced life, there is an increasing weight attached to maintaining one’s mental health. More and more researches are adding a new dimension to the well-being of an individual by stressing the importance of both mental and physical well-being. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 9.8 million adults aged 18 […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 1: People addicted to drugs prone to mental disorders

February 13th, 2017 | Rachael

Any form of addiction is bad, be it to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can alter the functioning of the brain at multiple levels. The development of compulsive drug-seeking behavior can weaken their ability to control impulses even if they are aware of the negative consequences. A person dependent on substances can also suffer from other […]

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5 traits that indicate you are not in the zone of healthy narcissism

February 10th, 2017 | Rachael

Can narcissism be healthy? Well, yes! People with healthy narcissism have a balanced state of self- awareness about how their thoughts and actions can affect other people. Till about a decade ago, people usually refrained from talking about narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), but the situation has changed. The fact that everybody has a […]

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Understanding various eating disorders

February 8th, 2017 | Rachael

Many people are of the view that eating disorders are a result of lifestyle habits and choices. Though this notion holds true to some extent, the severity and impact of eating disorders are usually not discussed openly. Such disorders can be serious and even fatal, at times. They are characterized by irregular eating habits accompanied […]

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Progress on mental health and substance use disorder parity

February 6th, 2017 | Rachael

In an effort to provide Americans with mental health or substance use disorders the opportunity to receive the care they need, the United States federal government has been trying to bring the behavioral health treatment and services under the insurance cover for the past several decades. Such efforts are aimed at improving the lives of […]

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Artificial intelligence: Futuristic approach in diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

February 2nd, 2017 | Rachael

Technology drives our world and everything that happens in it. Gone are the days of the old world charm. Our everyday existence has become dependent on technology, be it getting from one place to another using the GPS, or paying bills online, booking movie tickets or finding a restaurant of choice. Technology also plays a […]

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