Are genes to blame for mental illness?

May 19th, 2017 | Rachael

Most of the time the blame for psychiatric diseases is inadvertently put on the stresses of life. As a result, the role of biological vulnerability in increasing the risk of developing mental disorders remains neglected and less discussed among the medical fraternity and the common masses. Since the brain is one of the most complex […]

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Using comedy to generate awareness about mental illness

May 15th, 2017 | Rachael

Usually, mental illness is the least favorite topic of discussion among friends while hanging out over a cup of coffee or sitting in an office canteen. If anyone happens to mention the subject, the following few minutes would be followed by an awkward silence until someone else brings in a much cooler, less tabooed subject. […]

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Behavioral therapy may lead to lower stress in insomnia patients, says study

May 11th, 2017 | Rachael

People suffering from insomnia may experience lower stress levels and increased daytime functionality as a result of behavioral therapy. These are the findings of a study which focused on 160 adults, who were at least 30 years old and suffered from chronic insomnia. All the participants received weekly 90-minute group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions […]

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Bipolar disorder during pregnancy indicates hospitalization of newborn Medicaid recipients

May 1st, 2017 | Rachael

People suffering from bipolar disorder usually need treatment for their unusual shifts in energy and mood levels that make it difficult for them to carry on with their daily chores. The situation becomes tricky if women are detected with bipolar disorder during their pregnancy. A recent study has revealed that the impact of bipolar disorder […]

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