Stigma has its own way of worsening mental health. It tends to make people feel withdrawn and isolated. Most of the mentally ill people take time to respond to treatment, but stigma can aggravate the condition of those afflicted with psychological disorders. Continue reading
Feeling low once in a while is normal for any human being. However, when such feelings become persistent and last throughout the day, for more than two weeks, it could be a case of clinical depression. Symptoms of depression, such as persistent sadness, irritability, guilt, oversleeping or waking up too early and fatigue, among others, usually become visible, but are ignored by the patient or kin, leading to its deterioration and making treatment difficult. In extreme cases it may even lead to suicide. Continue reading
Treatment procedures are changing, with traditional methods being replaced by those backed by technological advancements. In a study of its kind, researchers in France have come across a novel idea to reduce anxiety levels in children before surgery. Continue reading
It is difficult to recover completely from certain disorders pertaining to mind and nervous system. In the pursuit to understand the causes of such diseases and to find their effective treatment, a recent study claimed to have identified the root cause of neurodegenerative diseases. The study, titled “UBQLN2 Mediates Autophagy-Independent Protein Aggregate Clearance by the Proteasome,” is based on the premise that removal of misfolded and aggregated proteins is necessary for survival of cells.
Children, at times, undergo phases when they are anxious and distraught, which is a normal part of growing up and does not necessarily require treatment. However, parents must take some action when their children persistently behave in a different manner from the others of their age as this could be a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which requires immediate medical attention. Continue reading
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
We flip on the TV in the morning to catch the news before starting the day, check social media, texts and emails, and grab the cell phone from the charger. This is routine for many, but for a person with avoidant personality disorder (APD), these activities may not be too appealing. Continue reading
The Detroit Free Press reports that a lawsuit was filed last week naming Macomb County, Michigan, as one of the responsible parties in the death of inmate David Stojcevski. According to reports, Stojcevski died in 2014 while in the care of the Macomb County jail’s mental health unit.