People with mental health problems have a lot to bother about in life besides dealing with their devastating condition. For them, every day is a battle to win. It is unfortunate that people who deserve love and support at personal and social level are struck by the stigma attached to mental health problems. They are ignored, insulted and ill-treated. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around 43,421 American adults aged between 18-25 years had some mental illness in the past year. The numbers have steadily increased in the last two years. Read more
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Life is full of surprises and uncertainties that can give rise to various situations and circumstances. Managing them can get tough, at times, and in the process of doing so, one might suffer from various mental health problems, anxiety being one of them. Anxiety due to work, kids, spouse and other issues is fairly common. However, if the anxiety gets overpowering, it might affect one’s quality of life. In addition to this, many a times, people indulge in some habits, not knowing how these habits might be elevating their anxieties. Read more
Today, women have scaled great heights in different spheres of life, including the corporate world. Off late, millions of women across the globe are successfully donning the role of entrepreneurs. While talking about a female entrepreneur, one might visualize protagonist Miranda Priestly, played by acclaimed actress Meryl Streep from the movie “Devil Wears Prada.” She was portrayed as an overbearing boss, clad in a cult business suit or a Ponte skirt, sipping hot chocolate from the comforts of her office or traveling back-to-back across different cities in the world in business class. However, Priestly did not have a happy personal life. Read more
Social anxiety is a common mental health disorder, wherein the sufferer tries hard to avoid all possible social contacts. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines social anxiety disorder (SAD) as “a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others”. This fear may be so severe that it can interfere with one’s work, school and other activities and may negatively affect his or her ability to form relationships. Read more
It is common for people with suspected cancer to suffer from anxiety, especially while undergoing cancer screening tests or taking cancer treatment. Apparently, when cancer is accompanied by debilitating mental ailments like anxiety, it might interfere with one’s ability to sleep and increase feelings or pain, apart from affecting the overall quality of life. Read more
It is natural for parents to worry about their children. Whether it is about their health, friends or academic performance, parents spend a considerable time worrying about their children’s welfare. Sometimes, they are so obsessed with their children’s comfort and happiness that they start doubting their own parenting skills. Read more
Workplace stress is the most difficult problem faced by many professionals around the world. But when it becomes an everyday affair, it can lead to dangerous effects on one’s mental as well as physical health. Since work-related pressure is beyond one’s control, it is important to adopt strategies that can help a person to reduce or manage his or her stress levels, and thereby achieve a work-life balance. Read more
Abandonment from a relationship close to one can be very disturbing. In fact, the impact of such an incident can be stressful to the extent that it may cause nightmares, bring back hurting memories and generate emotions of hopelessness and leave the affected one extremely anxious and tensed. The resulting psychological trauma can also leave one physically tired, disconnected from surroundings and emotionally vulnerable. Their inability to trust other people causes them to remain isolated and fearful of everyone and everything. Such symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more
Almost all countries of the world have had their share of natural disasters. The common feature of these natural calamities is that they leave behind a trail of damage, destruction and death to whosoever comes in their periphery. The impact of the catastrophe may be palpable in terms of loss of human life and property, death of stranded animals, disturbances in communication and transport, disruption of civic amenities, sudden floods followed by landslides and outbreak of plague. Read more
Pain is mostly associated with a physical discomfort that could be due to any reason. But sometimes, the nagging pain could be due to impalpable reasons and may last longer than the physical symptoms. Pain could stem from negative experiences such as accidents, death of a loved one, sexual assault or being a witness to some disastrous incident. The initial reactions to such traumatic experiences may be subtle including fear, insomnia or lack of concentration but may turn into a full blown disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more
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