Conditions misinterpreted as mental disorder – 4: Epilepsy

Conditions misinterpreted as mental disorder – 4: Epilepsy

“Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. We will one day understand what causes it, and then cease to call it divine. And so it is with everything in the universe.” – Hippocrates 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

National Face Your Fears Day: Genetic component of fear and phobias (Part 2 of 4)

National Face Your Fears Day: Genetic component of fear and phobias (Part 2 of 4)

DNA holds the key to many aspects of human life. However, the nature versus nurture debate continues within the behavioral health field. Recent research indicates that fear responses to past trauma might be inherited through chemical changes in genetic material. National Face Your Fears Day which occurred on Oct. 13, 2015 provided a chance to examine the biological and psychological causes of specific phobias and how the two are linked.

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