Treatment enables people with mental illness lead productive lives

Treatment enables people with mental illness lead productive lives

Almost all mental disorders are characterized by changes in mood, behavior and thinking patterns. It has been observed that mental disorders have far-reaching consequences on patients’ physical health, education, employment and relationships, etc., which could prevent him or her from leading a happy and productive life. Listed below are some of the most common types of mental disorders: Read more

Perils of prescribing antipsychotics to nonpsychotic patients

Perils of prescribing antipsychotics to nonpsychotic patients

The past several years have seen a significant spurt in the number of people diagnosed with mental disorders. While there are many reasons for this sudden increase, lack of social interaction, breakdown of family as an institution, and extreme popularity of the social media are considered some of the major causes of the high prevalence of mental disorders among all age groups. 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