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.



Understanding weird signs that indicate obsessive-compulsive disorder

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

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

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

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 Besides feeling utterly desolated and withdrawn from their loved ones, severe levels of distress tends to fall heavy upon their relationships, life, career, etc.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

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

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

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

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 2: Leads to pathological anxiety

Impact of stress – Part 2: Leads to pathological anxiety

August 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

Stress begets more stress. Many people often end up being chronically entangled with stress that may not seem to cease. Whatsoever may be the source of stress, almost everyone has to follow the same modus operandi for the alleviation of this problem. Some scientists believe that the human beings are not capable of dealing with […]

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Is melancholia a sign of mental disorder?

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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