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

Brian Wilson opens up about his depression

Brian Wilson opens up about his depression

The Beach Boys, one of the most iconic and well-known music groups in the American pop culture, swept the nation in the 1960s with its hits like “California Girls”, “Kokomo” and “Help Me, Rhonda.” The band consisted of Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their buddies Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston. Read more

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 4: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 4: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mental health disorders often go undiagnosed until the patient exhibits extreme behavioral changes. While there are many treatments to relieve mental illness, psychotherapy is considered to be one of the most effective. Psychotherapy, commonly known as talk therapy, consists of patient and therapist asking questions and exchanging information. The therapist makes a diagnosis and treats the patient according to that diagnosis. Read more

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses - Part 1: Exposure Therapy

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses – Part 1: Exposure Therapy

Mental illness is not “all in the head.” It is a serious medical condition that needs immediate attention. Unlike physical injury, the intensity or the damage caused by the mental illness cannot be seen or measured precisely, which makes it more debilitating. Read more

Social media use may cause depression in young adults: Study

Social media use may cause depression in young adults: Study

Social media has undoubtedly transformed the lives of millions by broadening their social connections and making them learn new skills, but its adverse impact on young minds cannot be ignored. In today’s world, social networking is embedded in the social and emotional fabric of the life of the youth. But, somewhere deep within they are subconsciously comparing themselves to friends or feeling the sting of rejection which can lead to “social media depression.”

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