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.

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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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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Adopted children prone to reactive attachment disorder

July 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Adoption is a sensitive issue. Although considered as a noble deed, adopting a child is not as simple as it appears to be. Many consider it more challenging than giving birth to one’s own baby. The dark side of adoption is the lack of bonding between the parents and the kids. At times, even biological […]

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School-based programs may help improve mental health in children, finds study

June 15th, 2017 | Rachael

It is a fact that things learned in school tend to stick forever in life. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is given to impart good values, ethics, education, culture and etiquettes to children in school so that they grow to become more cultured and well behaved in later years. But, school education should not just […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 4: Children in foster care more likely to suffer from mental problems

March 15th, 2017 | Rachael

The foster care system usually depicts the negative aspects of foster parents and foster care. However, foster care is surrogate care of children beyond their own home by people who are not their biological or adoptive parents or legal guardians. These children may be taken care by relatives in place of family members involved in […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 3: Need to overcome eating disorders for a happy life

March 7th, 2017 | Rachael

Eating disorders are mental disorders with serious debilitating impact on health, productivity, and relationships. According to the “Epidemiology of Eating Disorders,” published in 2011, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from a clinical eating disorder at one point in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 2: Tips to help people with mental illness

February 22nd, 2017 | Rachael

In today’s fast-paced life, there is an increasing weight attached to maintaining one’s mental health. More and more researches are adding a new dimension to the well-being of an individual by stressing the importance of both mental and physical well-being. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 9.8 million adults aged 18 […]

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Mental health and well-being – Part 1: People addicted to drugs prone to mental disorders

February 13th, 2017 | Rachael

Any form of addiction is bad, be it to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can alter the functioning of the brain at multiple levels. The development of compulsive drug-seeking behavior can weaken their ability to control impulses even if they are aware of the negative consequences. A person dependent on substances can also suffer from other […]

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Circumstances leading to suicide – Part 4: Relationship between suicide and mental illnesses

January 6th, 2017 | Rachael

Suicide and poor mental health are intricately linked to each other. However, scientists have not been able to define a definite and quantitative relationship between the two. Not all mentally ill people think of ending their lives but most people who commit suicide are found to have been suffering from some kind of mental health […]

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Circumstances leading to suicide – Part 3: Risk of suicide high among mentally ill people post discharge

January 4th, 2017 | Rachael

The mental trauma that any psychiatric patient goes through is difficult to comprehend. In case of hospitalization of mentally ill people, the symptoms are sometimes overlooked before admissions, which results in inadequate aftercare post discharge. Lack of a proper aftercare program for people with mental illness can give rise to other problems and might also […]

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