Trauma can complicate mental health treatment

Trauma can complicate mental health treatment

Many people suffer from traumatic stress reactions at some point in life. Although trauma affects everyone differently, a majority of people exposed to traumatic events display symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Apart from causing initial reactions, such as sadness, anxiety, dissociation, agitation, confusion and physical arousal, trauma can complicate the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Continue reading

5 ways to fight that feeling of insecurity

5 ways to fight that feeling of insecurity

The feeling of insecurity is defined as the feeling of uncertainty about oneself. Psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke explains insecurities as, “a fear, an underlying feeling that you’re not enough.” It is an inner feeling that is experienced by every individual at some time or the other. While it is normal to experience such emotions at times, the condition becomes severe when the person experiences such feelings all the time. Continue reading

Bipolar man sets himself ablaze to get back at ex-girlfriend

Bipolar man sets himself ablaze to get back at ex-girlfriend

Social media has changed the way we communicate and exchange thoughts. However, its platforms, such as Facebook, and its various features such as Facebook Live are now being increasingly used for unintended purposes. In one such incident that took place in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 13, 2017, a 33-year-old, popular local musician, died after setting himself on fire in a suicide that he streamed it live on Facebook. Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Month: Social media can positively impact mental health

Mental Health Awareness Month: Social media can positively impact mental health

Social media has changed the way people socialize, interact, exchange thoughts, and connect with one another. It has shifted the human-to-human interaction to the new digital audio-visual communication done using images and written words. Although virtual social media can affect the mental and physical health of a person. Continue reading

Is violence in relationship a mental disorder?

Is violence in relationship a mental disorder?

Violence in a relationship is an extreme form of bullying and abusive behavior that can have far-reaching psychological impact on the person being subjected to it. From doubting one’s capabilities to being fearful about all future relationships, people experiencing relationship abuse are often in need of psychiatric counseling to get rid of the emotional scar and trauma. But when left undetected, these emotional upheavals could have a damaging impact on the quality of life.       Continue reading

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week: Running not only improves health, it’s good for sanity too

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week: Running not only improves health, it’s good for sanity too

Most people experience mood swings some day or the other, making us feel anxious, depressed, or low. It is normal for a person to experience such emotions as it is possibly a reaction to some potentially dangerous situations. But when such feelings of depression and anxiety persist, it is probably a symptom of developing a mental health condition. 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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