Foods for a healthy mind-1: Omega-3 fatty acids

Nutritious food is essential not just for ensuring good health but also for maintaining a healthy mind. Mental health problems that are increasing across the world, generally result from a combination of factors like age, genetics and environmental influences. However, nutrition or food also plays a major role in the development of the brain and/ or mind. According to various studies, food contributes intrinsically in development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Some personalities suffering from bipolar disorder

There is no dearth of emotions in a human mind. However, there are some who experience an unusual pattern in their moods or energy levels that tend to affect their normal behavior. Psychologists identify this drastic and sudden change in emotions as symptoms of bipolar disorder – a mental condition in which moods may range from periods of marked elation, Continue reading

Mental disorders similar to schizophrenia – 2: Schizoid Personality Disorder

A common thread links all those suffering from personality disorders – they exhibit prolonged tendencies of thinking patterns and behavioral tendencies considered distinct from what the society deems normal. Such people manifest inadequate coping skills and have difficulty in building healthy relationships. They fail to realize the problem they are facing and do not seek treatment for their personality disorder. Personality disorders affect nearly 9.1 percent adult American population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Continue reading