Impact of stress – Part 3: Work-related stress impacts regular cortisol activity

August 28th, 2017 | Rachael

Stress at work is a common occurrence and not necessarily a bad thing, as it allows a person to focus more on work, push himself and herself harder than before, and meet deadlines with gusto. However, frequent exposure to stress is known to take a toll on one’s body and mind, especially those engaged in […]

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Impact of stress – Part 2: Leads to pathological anxiety

August 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

Stress begets more stress. Many people often end up being chronically entangled with stress that may not seem to cease. Whatsoever may be the source of stress, almost everyone has to follow the same modus operandi for the alleviation of this problem. Some scientists believe that the human beings are not capable of dealing with […]

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Is melancholia a sign of mental disorder?

August 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Von Trier’s 2011 movie “Melancholia” was inspired by his tryst with depression. True to its name, the plot of the movie centered on the bride Justine who suffered from melancholia and was looked after by her sister Claire. Even literature is replete with many characters who supposedly suffered from melancholia. For example, Ophelia, the doomed […]

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Impact of stress – Part 1: Increases risk of heart disease and stroke

August 17th, 2017 | Rachael

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Frequent encounters with stress tend to increase an individual’s propensity to have a stroke or develop a heart disease. Individuals living […]

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Study: Bipolar patients with high cognitive reserve exhibit better cognitive functioning

August 10th, 2017 | Rachael

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder affects 2.6% of the adult Americans. People afflicted with the disorder experience prolonged periods of intense emotions, fluctuations in mood and sleep, constant irritability, difficulty in focus and shift in energy. Past research has indicated how brains of people with […]

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Nutrient therapy may ease symptoms of mental disorders

August 8th, 2017 | Rachael

The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people suffering from mental health disorders. Some succumb to it and some successfully recover and regain control of their lives. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, health experts suggest suitable treatment to suit the patient’s needs. Though most of the common treatments […]

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