The constant phase of darkness that parents plunge into during the pregnancy and the formative years of a child’s upbringing may, directly or indirectly, affect physical and mental growth of the child. The depression of parents during the gestation period and the child’s pre-school years has been linked to an increased likelihood of his being a fussy eater, a research at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands has found. Read more
There can be various reasons for any mental problem, some explained some unexplained. Anybody could be suffering from a mental disorder – serious or minor – and the chances of it being ignored are more, either due to lack of awareness or because of deliberate avoidance owing to the stigma attached to it. So, the chances are that most of us would be unaware of a peer’s mental problem at the workplace until the symptoms are too clear to hide. Despite being the world’s most developed nation, the United States is no exception. Read more
Do you wash your hands too often? Are you afraid of height, animals, falling sick or deaths? Most of the people will say “yes” to one or more of these questions, which is normal. We do have some eccentric habits and are prone to being afraid of something or the other. But, there is always a thin line between a normal behavioral action or thought and a mental problem with the above mentioned feelings, which is called obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Read more
Around 43.6 million adults in the United States suffer from different mental illnesses, shows the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2015. In fact, half of the chronic mental disorders begin by the age of 14 and three quarters by the age of 24. Read more
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