The role of physical activity in overall well-being should not be underestimated. Its significance was reiterated recently by a team of researchers who said that physical activity can help fight the onset of heart disorders and untimely death in people suffering from mental illnesses. Continue reading
An increasing number of Americans are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). No single reason can be attributed to it, though the roots of the disorder can be traced to either genetic or environmental factors or a combination of both. Some mental disorders exhibit gender bias and ADHD is one of them with more boys than girls being diagnosed with ADHD. Continue reading
“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” These words by English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer Matthew Lucas highlight how being active helps cope with depression. Continue reading
Creative people tend to get depressed more than other people. On the other hand, depressed people are urged to explore their creative side to rid themselves of the severe mental pain that disables them from living normal lives. Thus, apart from medications and evidence-based therapies, people often take help of various art forms to attain maximum success to fight depression off. Continue reading
Exercise has a multidimensional impact on human health. While everyone knows about the rewarding effects of exercise on physical health, its impact on mental health is not always highlighted. One thing people must understand is that poor mental health can lead to poor physical health and likewise, poor physical health can be a contributor to poor mental health. Thus, to lead a healthy and happy life, it is necessary to maintain both physical and mental health. Continue reading
Life is full of challenges, particularly with the kind of stress people are facing today in both personal and professional lives. But when people fight unstable relationships, poor work performance and low self-esteem, there is a probability that the problems are not due to stress, but due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a serious mental condition.
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are two separate diseases, but there is a strong correlation between lower level of cognitive function and blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown diabetes as a possible reason behind cognitive impairment and the resulting dementia or AD in the elderly. They suggested that people suffering from type 2 diabetes are more prone to be afflicted with dementia or other associated disorders such as AD.
The importance of maintaining good mental health goes beyond preventing mental illness or disorder. Mental health contributes to an individual’s social and cognitive development, right from a very tender age. As appropriately put by the World Health Organization (WHO), “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Continue reading
Parkinson’s disease is a major disorder of the body’s motor system, characterized by trembling in hands, arms, legs, and face; stiffness of the limbs; or decline in movement and impaired balance and coordination. Continue reading
The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among American children can be gauged from a recent study titled “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-Reported Diagnosis of ADHD,” which revealed that an estimated 5.8 million children aged 5-17 years have been diagnosed with this disorder. Continue reading