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.



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 […]

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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 […]

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Follow these little gestures to wipe off discrimination against people with mental problems

Follow these little gestures to wipe off discrimination against people with mental problems

December 27th, 2017 | Rachael

Individuals who struggle with a psychological illness often have to face humiliating and debilitating circumstances. Due to the stigmatization of mental health issues, people often make hurtful and insensitive remarks on individuals suffering from mental disorders. This kind of behavior often prevents people from talking about the their mental health. Discrimination against people with mental […]

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Key difference between premenstrual dysphoric disorder and premenstrual syndrome

Key difference between premenstrual dysphoric disorder and premenstrual syndrome

December 18th, 2017 | Rachael

Despite the fact that a large proportion of the population experiences premenstrual symptoms, there are a number of differences between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). On the one hand, PMS includes a range of emotional, behavioral, cognitive and physical symptoms that crop up and continue during the luteal period (one stage of […]

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Why people try to restrain their emotional pain?

Why people try to restrain their emotional pain?

December 11th, 2017 | Rachael

“The more you hide your feelings, the more they show. The more you deny your feelings, the more they grow.” ~Unknown No matter how hard we may try to avoid emotional pain, it will show up in our lives at some point or the other. It is just impossible to evade life’s upheavals and the […]

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Psychological autopsy: Best tool to determine causes behind a suicide

Psychological autopsy: Best tool to determine causes behind a suicide

December 5th, 2017 | Rachael

  “Dying is the one thing — perhaps the only thing — in life that you don’t have to do. Stick around long enough and it will be done for you.” – Dr. Edwin Shneidman. Suicides and unnatural deaths have baffled people since ages, and there is a never-ending urge in people to unearth any […]

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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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