Revealing depression to children: Use narration and examples to not frighten young minds

Revealing depression to children: Use narration and examples to not frighten young minds

November 28th, 2017 | Rachael

As per the latest data, nearly 44.7 million American adults were affected by mental illness in the past year, representing 18.3 percent of the population aged 18 and above. With millions of American adults struggling with the symptoms of mental illnesses, what passes unmentioned is the effect on the children of parents affected by such […]

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Consequences of cyberbullying on mental health patients

Consequences of cyberbullying on mental health patients

November 21st, 2017 | Rachael

The unhealthy practice of cyberbullying typically takes place in cyberspace wherein children and adolescents are harassed, threatened, embarrassed or targeted by another person. Cyberbullying may involve children, young people or adults and can take several forms like cyber harassment, cyberstalking, denigration, exclusion, etc. Due to the involvement of the interpersonal safety issues, it is considered […]

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Hypersexuality & hyposexuality: Other side of bipolar disorder

Hypersexuality & hyposexuality: Other side of bipolar disorder

November 14th, 2017 | Rachael

Sexual problems, such as hypersexuality and hyposexuality, often fail to generate the desired attention from psychiatrists despite the extensive psychosocial problems. Whereas risky sexual behavior (hypersexuality) and decreased sexual drive (hyposexuality) are consequences of mental illnesses like bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is often characterized by an extreme change of mood between feeling ecstatic, lively and […]

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Understanding OCD and OCPD

Understanding OCD and OCPD

November 6th, 2017 | Rachael

Diagnosis of mental disorders is primarily based on self-reported symptoms by the patients and expertise of health experts. But some mental illnesses share overlapping symptoms and may pose a challenge for a psychiatrist to differentiate between the two. In such a case, even the diagnostic questionnaire filled by the patient may not determine the accuracy […]

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