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.



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 | CMHH Team

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 | CMHH Team

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 | CMHH Team

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

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

August 17th, 2017 | CMHH Team

“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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Study: Bipolar patients with high cognitive reserve exhibit better cognitive functioning

Study: Bipolar patients with high cognitive reserve exhibit better cognitive functioning

August 10th, 2017 | CMHH Team

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

Nutrient therapy may ease symptoms of mental disorders

August 8th, 2017 | CMHH Team

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

Increasing suicide rates in rural America

July 28th, 2017 | CMHH Team

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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Adopted children prone to reactive attachment disorder

Adopted children prone to reactive attachment disorder

July 21st, 2017 | CMHH Team

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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Erasing memories may help PTSD victims

Erasing memories may help PTSD victims

July 18th, 2017 | CMHH Team

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

The “HiTOP” approach to diagnose mental disorders

July 12th, 2017 | CMHH Team

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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