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.

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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Mental disorders predominant among incarcerated women than men, says survey

October 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

Historically, the number of men in prisons has outnumbered that of women. Due to their underrepresentation, the varied needs of women often take a backseat in the criminal justice system. According to researchers and social scientists, imprisoned women are often labeled as “invisible” due to the lack emphasis on their health and rights. Since the […]

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Understanding weird signs that indicate obsessive-compulsive disorder

October 16th, 2017 | Rachael

It is quite normal to recheck the switches before leaving, double-check if the car is locked or take another look if the bookshelves are tidy enough. However, problem arises when they turn into a compulsive behavior. Though everyone likes to maintain hygiene and stay safe, the above behavioral pattern is the warning sign of obsessive-compulsive […]

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Do you feel like pulling your hair out? Learn about trichotillomania

October 10th, 2017 | Rachael

The vastness of the mind and its array of disorders are often too perplexing to comprehend. In fact, most people who exhibit certain bizarre behaviors or symptoms are not even aware that those signs could be an indication of a mental disorder that requires a medical intervention. Due to the increased stigma, a great number […]

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4 ways trauma can affect mental health

September 27th, 2017 | Rachael

Traumatic incidents can be life-altering experiences that might continue to haunt an individual for years. A troubled past can manifest in the form of nightmares, flashbacks and painful memories, which come alive at the slightest trigger. Trauma denotes a deep psychological and emotional crater that keeps emitting negative thoughts. Its impact on a person’s mental […]

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Ways to strike a balance between friendship and depression

September 20th, 2017 | Rachael

People struggling with a mental disorder often tussle with apprehensions and confusion, as a result, those around them tend to avoid them. Besides feeling utterly desolated and withdrawn from their loved ones, severe levels of distress tends to fall heavy upon their relationships, life, career, etc. Being a crippling disease, depression and anxiety have wrecked […]

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Struggles of moms suffering from OCD

September 11th, 2017 | Rachael

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill, author For a woman, probably nothing else can replace the joy of motherhood. However, it cannot be defined as an enjoyable journey with no heartbreaks, pains and other struggles. In fact, it is a […]

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Half of adults with anxiety or depression experience chronic pain

September 6th, 2017 | Rachael

Besides irritability, agitation and stress that naturally accompany a person going through depression, he or she is also likely to witness chronic pain. In fact, numerous studies have highlighted that depressive symptoms tend to magnify pain that can disrupt his or her daily life. Such chronic pain lasts much longer and affects the person in […]

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What can stress do – Part 4: Work-related stress related to certain cancers

September 1st, 2017 | Rachael

The relationship between stress and disease is complex and even mysterious. The impact of stress on health, including both mental and physical health, varies from person-to-person. On one hand, genetic predisposition, gender, coping mechanism, personality and social support play a key role in determining the way stress manifests and leads the development of an illness. […]

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