Advanced level of psychotherapies can ensure early recovery from anorexia nervosa

Advanced level of psychotherapies can ensure early recovery from anorexia nervosa

The standard definitions prevalent in the society of a beautiful body usually revolve around adjectives like lean and thin. And anyone diverging from the norm might not be lucky enough to garner the best of appreciations and praises. With various distorted perceptions of beauty circulating around, the pressure to conform to the fixed parameters of beauty can be overwhelming.

As a result, a large number of people end up feeling ashamed of their bodies instead of admiring and enjoying them. In fact, the stress to have a size zero figure and appear picture-perfect can be incredibly high in the case of youngsters. In several cases, such stress and pressure can even give rise to various mental problems. Read more

Tips on dealing with ghosting in dating world

Tips on dealing with ghosting in dating world

The world of social media offers a plethora of dating apps to choose from, for people who don’t socialize much in the real world, or for those who don’t get lucky enough to meet someone they are compatible with. Online dating is a big phenomenon today that has helped many people find their better halves. However, for some, the experiences have been horrid as they have been ghosted on these dating sites. Read more

3 conditions that may contribute to anxiety and depression in women

3 conditions that may contribute to anxiety and depression in women

Depression and anxiety may affect anybody but women are more vulnerable to it, in fact twice as likely as men. About one in 10 women aged 18-44 years in the United States experienced symptoms of major depression in the past year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Women also stand a higher chance of being afflicted with panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobias. A combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors are held responsible for the same. Read more

Importance of living a happy and stress-free life

Importance of living a happy and stress-free life

Mental health problems are a taboo in every society. The discrimination associated with mental disorders, owing to the stigma surrounding them, often prevents one from opening up freely about their condition. However, the secret of leading a happy and successful life lies in fighting the prevailing stigma and emancipating oneself from the consequences of serious mental health conditions. Read more

Coming to America: Mental perils of Afghan refugees

Coming to America: Mental perils of Afghan refugees

Life in the United States has proved to be a constant struggle for Afghan refugees after being awarded Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). The SIV is awarded to people for services rendered to the coalition forces in the war. But when these refugees discover that their credentials do not count in the U.S. and they must start over, these well-qualified people often feel lost.

With many of these people being doctors, engineers and translators in their homelands, starting a new life in an unfamiliar territory in bug-infested apartments with minimum-wage jobs and lack of understanding of U.S. culture is taking a toll on their mental health. They are now dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other health problems. Read more