Benefits of Residential Mental Health Treatment

It is difficult for anyone to recognize and accept a mental health issue in others, let alone themselves. But, it can be much more challenging to avail a treatment program and continue with it while staying at your own place. This is because in your everyday life you might encounter many negative or challenging situations; interrupting with the treatment process. Continue reading

How Effective Can Exercise be In Relieving Depression?

Physical activity has always been an important part of a mental health treatment regimen. However, some mental health professionals fail to lay adequate emphasis on the specifics of physical activity while dealing with a patient with mental illness. This sentiment was shared by some experts from the mental health treatment landscape who then conducted a study on a similar topic. Continue reading

6 Ways to Develop a Positive Perspective

Omar Khayyam, a renowned influential thinker, had once said,

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

When it comes to happiness, health plays a vital role. While people acknowledge the importance of physical health, mental health generally takes a backseat. People are not considerate of mental health until it causes a few troubles. Therefore, it is important to prevent mental health problems before they bother people. Lifestyle has direct implications on mental health. Thoughts, behaviors, and choices people make every day have an effect on brain function and mental health. Continue reading

Mental health consequences of sexual assaults

Recollections of a traumatic experience do not go away easily. The trauma of being sexually ill-treated or raped can leave a person shattered and scarred for the rest of their life. Sexual violation refers to an activity during which a sexual contact is attempted or established without the consent of the victim, either through violence or intimidation. Most of the times, the culprit is known to the victim.  Continue reading

Tips to deal with PTSD symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that manifests in individuals after they experience an unsafe, terrifying, or a traumatic incident. Usually, it is normal to feel terrible and distraught after a life-threatening or disturbing episode. A majority of people experience these symptoms and most of them pull through, however, people who continue to experience these symptoms even when they are out of danger are the ones struggling with PTSD. The symptoms of PTSD usually manifest within 3 to 4 months of the unsettling event, nevertheless, they may also take many more months or even a year after the incident to manifest. While some people may recover within 6 months, in some, the condition might become chronic. Continue reading

WHO drops transgender from list of mental health disorders

In a historic move, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved a legislation according to which henceforth, being a transgender will no longer be considered a mental health disorder. The declaration was made on May 25, 2019 by the World Health Assembly, the governing body of WHO, represented by 194 member states. It is believed that this move will not only liberate the trans and non-binary people by increasing acceptance and awareness but also bring some radical changes in national policies the world over. Continue reading

Gene-specific targeted treatment may help reduce symptoms of psychosis

The last few years have seen a noteworthy progress in identifying genetic factors as the underlying causes for mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. Quite a large number of common genetic variants have been identified as collective risk factors for psychotic disorders but the impacts of individual variants were too small and uncertain. According to a study by a group of researchers from McLean Hospital, treatment targeting specific structural mutation can prove effective in cases of psychosis involving delusions and hallucinations. Continue reading

How balanced are mental health care facilities in law school?

The rigors of law school are undisputable. A law student is always competing with their peers for a better position in extracurricular activities, class rank, internships, post-graduation, and job opportunities. Law students have to excel at public speaking and need an entirely different set of writing skills. They have to manage the pressure of acing their final exams, bar exam, while trying to keep up their social circle and relationships. All this adds to the pressure they already face, affecting their mental health Continue reading

Scientists experimenting to weaken traumatic memories and lessen impact of PTSD

It has been commonly observed that individuals who experience or witness traumatic events or incidents may often find these distressing memories haunting them for a long period of time after the actual incident took place. People who are exposed to such trauma may develop severe mental, emotional, and anxiety disorders, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias. That is why researchers from 5 institutions across 3 separate geographical locations (Spain, America, and Netherlands) are trying to find a new way of weakening traumatic memories and reducing their psychological impact. Continue reading

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day: Is my daddy strongest?

PPD in men more common than perceived

The birth of a child can produce an array of emotions ranging from joy, happiness, and excitement to nervousness, anxiety, and fear. It is well known that new parents, especially the mothers, suffer from mood swings, disturbed sleeping patterns, and hormonal changes. Usually, the mothers are able to cope with these emotions, however, in some cases, these may lead to a long-lasting, severe form of depression known as post-partum depression (PPD). Continue reading