Increasing suicide rates in rural America

July 28th, 2017 | Rachael

Some of the common mental disorders that afflict thousands of people from across the globe, every year, are closely linked to suicidal tendencies. Mental health patients are victims of the stigma, which inhibits them from seeking help and forces them to give up. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released by the […]

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Adopted children prone to reactive attachment disorder

July 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Adoption is a sensitive issue. Although considered as a noble deed, adopting a child is not as simple as it appears to be. Many consider it more challenging than giving birth to one’s own baby. The dark side of adoption is the lack of bonding between the parents and the kids. At times, even biological […]

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Erasing memories may help PTSD victims

July 18th, 2017 | Rachael

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health problem associated with traumatic life experiences, including a close encounter with death, is common among soldiers returning from wars or places of unrest. In addition, traumatic and painful experiences from the past life, such as road accidents, child abuse or being the victim of a crime may leave […]

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The “HiTOP” approach to diagnose mental disorders

July 12th, 2017 | Rachael

Despite the humongous progress that medical science has made over the last few years, psychiatric illness diagnosis has not advanced much. Even technologies like brain scans and genetic analysis are inadequate to complement objective test-based diagnosis. Probably that is why psychiatrists largely conclude their diagnosis basis the interpretations drawn from the self-reported symptoms of patients. […]

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Schools’ contribution in spreading awareness about mental health problems

July 5th, 2017 | Rachael

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in every five adults in America suffer from a mental disorder, i.e., around 43.8 million in a given year. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of those suffering from a mental illness received treatment in the previous year. The reasons for the prevalence of undiagnosed or […]

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