5 statements to be avoided while dealing with people suffering from PTSD

5 statements to be avoided while dealing with people suffering from PTSD

Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging and when a loved one is struggling with this disorder, caution must be exercised to avoid hurting or offending the sufferer. PTSD might manifest as a panic attack, a flashback, extreme anxiety, palpitations, etc. It usually develops when one witnesses or undergoes a trauma like war combat, sexual assault, natural disaster, death of a loved one, and so on. Read more

Drastic increase in mental health problems among young students, finds study

Drastic increase in mental health problems among young students, finds study

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1 in 5 children have experienced a serious mental health condition and lifetime prevalence of any mental illness among 13-18-year-olds is 46.3 percent.

In a recent study, researchers at the Ulster University highlighted a drastic increase in the prevalence of mental health problems in young students, who enter the university to continue their study. According to Siobhan O’Neill, professor of mental health sciences at the university, there is a possible role of social and academic pressure on students in deteriorating their condition. In addition, young people handling part-time jobs with studies were also found to be afflicted with poor psychological health. Read more

Subtle mental health symptoms that should not be ignored

Subtle mental health symptoms that should not be ignored

Everybody goes through ups and downs, but some people are resilient enough to effectively cope with the routine pressures of life while some become a victim of those burdens. Very often, it is easier to identify a physical distress in the form of a headache, stomach ache, flu, etc., but symptoms like anxiousness, stress, sleep deprivation are often swept under the rug. Moreover, people happen to be so engrossed in their routine that many a times, they don’t even realize that they are struggling with a mental problem that needs attention. Read more

Tips for a single mom to maintain sound mental health

Tips for a single mom to maintain sound mental health

“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer,” said Jodi Picoult, author of “My Sister’s Keeper.” The quote aptly describes the perennially ardent routine of a mother that gets more challenging if she is a single mother. There is no denying the fact that it is a blessing to be a mother. However, rearing a child single-handedly and working to ensure that the child gets the best of everything growing into a well-rounded individual can get emotionally and physically exhausting at times. For some single moms, not high on fortitude and endurance, the stress can compound and make one susceptible to a host of mental problems. Read more

4 critical facts about anosognosia

4 critical facts about anosognosia

Millions of people across the globe are struggling with mental problems, but because of stigma and discrimination attached to these illnesses, many people consciously prefer to remain in denial and as a result, reject the diagnosis and do not reach out for support. However, when one is afflicted with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or a bipolar disorder, it is possible that one might be unable to think clearly or perceive that there is some problem. This lack of insight is known as anosognosia, one of the worst symptoms of a mental illness. Some of the important facts about anosognosia are discussed here: Read more