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

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-1: Autism

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-1: Autism

Mental illnesses have always had a stigma attached to them. Not only are they generally misunderstood but misdiagnosed as well. For instance, children suffering from neurological disorders which further hamper their physical or mental growth are sometimes thought to be mentally unstable; adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are labeled as psychologically weak; and others who are not only ill-treated by the society but also branded as mentally sick without any real mental problems. Read more

PTSD can be associated with early cognitive impairment: Study

PTSD can be associated with early cognitive impairment: Study

The stress due to some untoward happening or traumatic experience may continue for an extended period and lead to irreparable cognitive defects, resulting in memory loss at an early stage. Reaction to stressful events may range from mild or moderate to extreme in many cases, though not all lead to chronic problems. Read more