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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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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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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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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