Uninteresting urban environments negatively impact mental health

Uninteresting urban environments negatively impact mental health

Imagine a workplace which is situated in a dull and an impersonal building, which in turn is surrounded by duller and boring buildings. Sounds depressing? A growing body of psychological research is providing evidence that unimaginatively built-up environments, commonly referred to as concrete jungles, indeed affect mental health. The argument put forward by researchers is that individuals thrive in interesting situations filled with activity and diversity. People working out of trendy spaces, or those whose workplace is located in an area with cafes, restaurants and retail stores are happier compared to people working out of monotonous, box-like buildings.     Read more

What is so unique about ADHD

What is so unique about ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders globally, characterized by an inability to focus, pay attention, or control one’s hyperactive or impulsive behavior, which can interfere with the normal development and functioning of the affected individuals. Although initial symptoms of the disease start appearing during childhood, there are numerous cases where people suffered from the disorder even during adulthood. Read more

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illnesses-3: Down Syndrome

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illnesses-3: Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is not rare in the United States, with approximately 400,000 people living with it currently. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 6,000 babies are born with down syndrome every year. Read more

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-2: Insomnia

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-2: Insomnia

There is nothing worse than a restless mind at night. Wandering incessant thoughts, keeping awake all night without a wink, difficulty in falling asleep, tiredness during daytime, can be the signs of a sleep disorder, is they occur persistently. Commonly known as insomnia, lack of proper sleep often causes restlessness, worries, depression and irritability. Improper sleep affects a person’s physical health. However, more significantly, it affects one’s mental condition and stability as well. Read more

ADHD kids suffer from sleep problems: Study

ADHD kids suffer from sleep problems: Study

The importance of sleep cannot be understated. But not all are able to enjoy a good eight hours of sleep that can help rejuvenate the body and mind. Quality sleep is imperative for proper mental health, especially during the growing years. But many a times, children also suffer from sleep problems due to various mental health conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more