‘I was cutting myself,’ reveals Willow Smith to mother and grandmother on web series episode

‘I was cutting myself,’ reveals Willow Smith to mother and grandmother on web series episode

On the recent episode of web series “Red Table Talk,” the revelation made by American singer and actress Willow Smith shocked her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones to the core. She confessed to cutting herself in her preteens, and resorting to self-harm after the success of her first single “Whip My Hair” in 2010 which took a toll on her mental health. Continue reading

PTSD Awareness Month: Computer-based attention control training can effectively treat PTSD, suggests study

PTSD Awareness Month: Computer-based attention control training can effectively treat PTSD, suggests study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that affects an individual who has experienced a shocking, scary, or life-threatening event. Typically, the symptoms of the condition, such as flashbacks, bad dreams, scary thoughts, inability to sleep properly and anger outbursts, begin to develop within three months of the traumatic incident, but at times, they tend to appear years later. Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Month: Alicia Raimundo opens up about her battle with mental illness

Mental Health Awareness Month: Alicia Raimundo opens up about her battle with mental illness

A lot of stigmas is associated with different mental health issues affecting a large number of people across the globe. In a situation where mentally ill people are still looked down upon, Alicia Raimundo, from Toronto, Canada, has shown her mettle by opening up about her journey with mental illnesses. She has done so with an aim to let people know that mental illnesses are more common than they actually think. Continue reading

National Women’s Health Week: Using makeup to depict what mental illness feels like

National Women’s Health Week: Using makeup to depict what mental illness feels like

“I love the confidence that makeup gives me.” – Tyra Banks.

The key purpose behind a makeup is to appear more beautiful and have that glamourous appeal. Common among women of all ages, makeup helps them get that desired look that boosts their confidence. While there have been a lot of trials on how to look prettier, Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi has now unveiled an “out of the sight” purpose that makeup can serve.
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Study identifies gene variant associated with depression

Study identifies gene variant associated with depression

Depression, acomplex mental disorder, can occur for a variety of reasons. While some individuals can become depressed due to a serious medical condition ortragic life event, some may experience depression owing to a family history of the disease. Thoughit’s known that depressive illnesses can run in families, the genetic component has been difficult to determine. Now, a new study has identified a link between depressive symptoms and certain variants in the gene NKPD1. Continue reading

Drugs for enlarged prostate or male pattern baldness may cause depression, says study

Drugs for enlarged prostate or male pattern baldness may cause depression, says study

The physical conditions accompanying old age is a reality that people need to accept. There are various diseases and ailments that affect only the elderly and the fragile. One of the most common problems that elderly men complain of is difficulties due to an enlarged prostate. Continue reading

World Bipolar Day: Identifying responders to lithium therapy will aid recovery of bipolar disorder patients

World Bipolar Day: Identifying responders to lithium therapy will aid recovery of bipolar disorder patients

World Bipolar Day (WBD) is observed on March 30, 2017, every year to educate people about bipolar disorder (BD) and the need to be more sensitive toward those suffering from it. Noted Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh is believed to have manifested symptoms of BD and was allegedly diagnosed with the same after his death. As Van Gogh was born on this day, it has been marked to commemorate BD to ensure greater awareness about the disorder.
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