In order to keep you informed of the latest developments in the mental health field, our writers work hard to produce informational blogs to keep you up to date. Our blogs cover a variety of subjects relevant to mental health.

Refer to this page periodically for new blogs contributing current information on treatment and medications in the field of mental health.



Family therapy not enough to reduce self-harming tendencies in teens

Family therapy not enough to reduce self-harming tendencies in teens

May 18th, 2018 | Rachael

It comes as no surprise that suicide kills more people in the United States than road accidents. And more often than not, it’s the self-harming tendencies that serve as the strongest abettor of suicide. Among teenagers, it’s mostly peer pressure, competition, expectations from parents, teachers and the society that lie at the heart of self-harming […]

Continue Reading

Lithium- Gold standard for preventing re-hospitalization among bipolar disorder patients

Lithium- Gold standard for preventing re-hospitalization among bipolar disorder patients

April 23rd, 2018 | Rachael

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is responsible for inflicting dramatic shifts in mood and energy that massively affect one’s day-to-day life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder afflicts about 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6 percent of the American population, aged 18 and above every year. Resulting […]

Continue Reading

Deep phenotyping using SNOMED-CT: A way to right treatment of mental illness

Deep phenotyping using SNOMED-CT: A way to right treatment of mental illness

April 3rd, 2018 | Rachael

The practice of medicine is based on discovering common or unique features among patients to determine the corresponding treatment. Given a patient grouping (phenotype), clinicians can implement a treatment pathway accounting for the underlying cause of disease in that phenotype. The novel approach of precision medicine arose due to the gaps in the conventional treatments […]

Continue Reading

BBC’s new video explores possibility of using VR in understanding mental conditions

BBC’s new video explores possibility of using VR in understanding mental conditions

March 27th, 2018 | Rachael

Virtual reality (VR) is a hot topic in today’s tech world. The technology, of late, has forayed into the gaming world with devices like HTC Vive and Samsung Gear. However, the growing availability of VR has also paved the way for other applications. Experts feel that VR can help treat a mental condition without using […]

Continue Reading

Coping strategies for getting through panic attacks

Coping strategies for getting through panic attacks

March 15th, 2018 | Rachael

Is it a heart attack or a panic attack? Many a time, symptoms of a panic attack are so distressing that people feel that they are dying or going crazy. The signs and symptoms develop abruptly and usually peak within 10 minutes. Generally, panic attacks do not last more than an hour and end within […]

Continue Reading

Boost your mental health in 2018 with these 15 key recommendations

Boost your mental health in 2018 with these 15 key recommendations

February 19th, 2018 | Rachael

New Year is always regarded as the beginning of new things. With the coming of the New Year, people start making resolutions to encourage themselves to become a better individual and commit lesser mistakes than the previous year. These resolutions often include achieving personal goals, excelling in academics and career, and ensuring physical fitness. Sadly, […]

Continue Reading

Electric shock therapy may help treat food cravings, finds study

Electric shock therapy may help treat food cravings, finds study

February 9th, 2018 | Rachael

Researchers from the Stanford University have developed a new treatment that will help people control their food cravings. The study, published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was conducted on both mice and humans to find out how electricity can change the brain’s area responsible for controlling impulsive behavior. The […]

Continue Reading

UK universities dilly-dallying in providing mental health support to students

UK universities dilly-dallying in providing mental health support to students

February 1st, 2018 | Rachael

In a scenario where the incidences of suicide among students and teenagers are hitting a record high, recent reports have highlighted the lack of adequate counseling and other remedial measures are not available to students across different campuses.  Universities from the United States and  in the UK are unable to provide timely mental health counseling […]

Continue Reading

Here’s how sleep deprivation may cause behavioral problems

Here’s how sleep deprivation may cause behavioral problems

January 16th, 2018 | Rachael

Usually considered a leisure activity, sleep actually has an important role to play in helping one lead a healthy life. The number of hours of sleep needed every day by an individual varies with different age groups, as has been suggested by experts. In general, lack of proper sleep causes irritation and agitation, which further […]

Continue Reading

Teens who feel parents don’t care are more vulnerable to suicidal thoughts, finds study

Teens who feel parents don’t care are more vulnerable to suicidal thoughts, finds study

January 9th, 2018 | Rachael

In recent years, the United States has witnessed a spurt in the number of teens with suicidal thoughts. Among many reasons that have a role to play in this, lack of attention from parents seems to trigger the extreme step by their children. Now, a new study has found a significant association between parents’ behaviors […]

Continue Reading