Men with sexist traits suffer from mental health problems, finds study

Men with sexist traits suffer from mental health problems, finds study

Mental health disorders are often unrecognized and untreated among men, possibly due to traditional mindsets which expect men to be psychologically strong and have control over their emotions. A new meta-analysis has found an association between the most harmful traits of masculine behavior, also referred to as “toxic masculinity” or sexism, and poor mental health conditions in men. The research, undertaken by researchers from Indiana University Bloomington and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, was published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology in November 2016. Read more

People with ulcerative colitis prone to depression

People with ulcerative colitis prone to depression

It can be a rattling experience to be diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis (more common in men) and Crohn’s disease (more common in women) as these diseases are not curable in nature. Moreover, these diseases are closely associated with mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.   Read more

Men’s Health Month: The silent crisis faced by menfolk

Men’s Health Month: The silent crisis faced by menfolk

Every year in America, June is marked as Men’s Health Month in order to focus on the health and well-being of the male population. The observance of this month, which is now in its 23rd year, is marked by outreach programs, health fairs, media campaigns and screenings by various institutions including government agencies. This opportunity is used by health care providers, lawmakers, mass media and individuals to urge young boys and men to seek timely treatment for diseases or injuries and undergo regular medical examinations. Read more

Larger brains prone to suffer from mental disorders, find researchers

Larger brains prone to suffer from mental disorders, find researchers

Lately, mental disorders, like anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, have become quite common among people across all age groups. With emotional ups and downs due to setbacks in personal and professional life, many people are on the verge of developing mental disability. A 2016 study by researchers from the Washington University and Babes-Bolyai University, Romania has come up with a unique explanation why mental disorders are more common in mammals, especially human beings. The study was performed on macaque, a primate belonging to the genus Macca. Read more

Breaking the silence: Famous people who brought mental health issues out in the open

Breaking the silence: Famous people who brought mental health issues out in the open

Mental health issues affect millions of people around the world every year. However, the attached stigma prevents individuals from discussing their problems with anyone, including close family and friends. But when famous people and celebrities openly discuss their suffering from mental health issues, it encourages other people to talk about their own challenges as well. Read more