Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 2: Motivational Interviewing

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 2: Motivational Interviewing

Treating mental disorders is a painstaking process. While there are medicines and drugs available to cure mental conditions, psychotherapies are actually a preferred mode of treatment since such disorders often affect an individual’s behavior. Amongst them, motivational interviewing has emerged as a popular form of psychotherapy to deal with the change in health-related behaviors due to mental illness. Read more

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses - Part 1: Exposure Therapy

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses – Part 1: Exposure Therapy

Mental illness is not “all in the head.” It is a serious medical condition that needs immediate attention. Unlike physical injury, the intensity or the damage caused by the mental illness cannot be seen or measured precisely, which makes it more debilitating. Read more

Ways in which writing boosts mental health

Ways in which writing boosts mental health

The daily stress caused by some aspects of life in the 21st century can affect people physically and also affect mental health. Continuous exposure to stressful conditions such as one’s workplace can lead to mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety. Read more

Destigmatizing mental health problems

Destigmatizing mental health problems

Mental health problems, coupled with the stigma attached to them, gradually become a condition beyond repair for many people. In other words, people with a mental disorder are doubly challenged – first, with the pressure to deal with their mental disability, and second, with the society’s attitude toward such illnesses. Read more

Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings and changes in an individual’s energy levels. While these symptoms are often ignored by many, they can have a serious impact on an individual’s life. As per the Mental Health America (MHA), over 3.3 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder every year. Read more