It is not uncanny for a woman to get ill during her pregnancy. She might get fever, flu, stomach ache, laryngitis, etc. like any other normal person. With changing seasons and weather conditions, anyone can suffer from flu and fever. However, a woman suffering from flu during her pregnancy has four times higher chance of having children with bipolar disorder, according to a recent study.
“A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.”
– Guy de Maupassant (Le Horla et autres contes fantastiques)
This quote aptly explains the suffering of the victims of various mental illnesses who may always feel exhausted without understanding the reason behind it. Every single day, they are fighting a war in their heads. And a shocking number of them end up in various prisons in the United States.
If mental illness could be seen on a sufferer, may be society wouldn’t say, “Just get over it”.
– Lonely Lotus
It is difficult to identify people suffering from any mental disorder just like that, while for those with mental illnesses, it is tough to explain what is going on in their minds. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental health conditions touch and impact the lives of millions of Americans each year.
The idea of a man in every male-dominated society seems to be based on a fragile concept of masculinity. The portrayal of a man as a stoic who must never accept help at the cost of his vigor and strength has dominated generations, leaving men vulnerable to emotional outbursts and mental illnesses ignored by the rest. Continue reading
The fact that diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is below average in women still baffles many researchers and medical experts. When ADHD goes undiagnosed in women, they often experience self-esteem issues, eating disorders, depression, and engage in emotionally abusive relationships. Continue reading
We might be aware of the most commonly discussed psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder etc, but there are several unusual disorders that we might not have heard of, more so because they are rare or unknown or just bizarre. Given below is a list of not-so-common disorders that really exist. Continue reading
Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country, and is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Looking at the severity of the disease, a recent study surely gives hope to the millions of Alzheimer’s patients. Continue reading
There are various researches that have linked depression in expectant mothers to the health of the offspring. But now a recent study has also found an association between a depressed expectant father and child. Continue reading
Older adults should not give up driving. A Columbia University study published recently has revealed that when older adults discontinue driving there is a high chance of them developing depression, dementia and other health-related problems. Continue reading
Environmental toxins are known to cause respiratory problems. However, according to a new study, these toxins may also lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
According to scientists at the Institute for EthnoMedicine, a non-profit medical research organization, and the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank, environmental toxin may up the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Continue reading