Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 2: Motivational Interviewing

Types of psychotherapies treating mental illnesses- Part 2: Motivational Interviewing

Treating mental disorders is a painstaking process. While there are medicines and drugs available to cure mental conditions, psychotherapies are actually a preferred mode of treatment since such disorders often affect an individual’s behavior. Amongst them, motivational interviewing has emerged as a popular form of psychotherapy to deal with the change in health-related behaviors due to mental illness. Read more

Ways in which writing boosts mental health

Ways in which writing boosts mental health

The daily stress caused by some aspects of life in the 21st century can affect people physically and also affect mental health. Continuous exposure to stressful conditions such as one’s workplace can lead to mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety. 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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International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Scientists find predictors of suicidal tendencies in women

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Scientists find predictors of suicidal tendencies in women

Suicide is a leading health problem worldwide. According to a 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It is important to note that women are three times more susceptible than males to commit suicide.

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Schizophrenics abused as child 5 times more likely to attempt suicide: Study

Schizophrenics abused as child 5 times more likely to attempt suicide: Study

People suffering from schizophrenia are six times more likely to attempt suicides, says a recent study by the University of Toronto (U of T). The researchers also found that schizophrenics who have been abused as a child are five times more likely to attempt suicide. Read more