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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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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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 Besides feeling utterly desolated and withdrawn from their loved ones, severe levels of distress tends to fall heavy upon their relationships, life, career, etc.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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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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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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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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