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.

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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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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Impact of stress – Part 1: Increases risk of heart disease and stroke

August 17th, 2017 | Rachael

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Frequent encounters with stress tend to increase an individual’s propensity to have a stroke or develop a heart disease. Individuals living […]

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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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Increasing suicide rates in rural America

July 28th, 2017 | Rachael

Some of the common mental disorders that afflict thousands of people from across the globe, every year, are closely linked to suicidal tendencies. Mental health patients are victims of the stigma, which inhibits them from seeking help and forces them to give up. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released by the […]

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Erasing memories may help PTSD victims

July 18th, 2017 | Rachael

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health problem associated with traumatic life experiences, including a close encounter with death, is common among soldiers returning from wars or places of unrest. In addition, traumatic and painful experiences from the past life, such as road accidents, child abuse or being the victim of a crime may leave […]

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The “HiTOP” approach to diagnose mental disorders

July 12th, 2017 | Rachael

Despite the humongous progress that medical science has made over the last few years, psychiatric illness diagnosis has not advanced much. Even technologies like brain scans and genetic analysis are inadequate to complement objective test-based diagnosis. Probably that is why psychiatrists largely conclude their diagnosis basis the interpretations drawn from the self-reported symptoms of patients. […]

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Schools’ contribution in spreading awareness about mental health problems

July 5th, 2017 | Rachael

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in every five adults in America suffer from a mental disorder, i.e., around 43.8 million in a given year. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of those suffering from a mental illness received treatment in the previous year. The reasons for the prevalence of undiagnosed or […]

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Oppositional defiant disorder in adults

June 27th, 2017 | Rachael

A majority of children often throw tantrums every now and then, often expressing their denial through anger and irritability. However, this kind of behavior is considered a normal part of growing, and thus, often ignored by parents. But, when these children grow up to be adults who lose their temper regularly, it could be the […]

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