Every year in America, June is marked as Men’s Health Month in order to focus on the health and well-being of the male population. The observance of this month, which is now in its 23rd year, is marked by outreach programs, health fairs, media campaigns and screenings by various institutions including government agencies. This opportunity is used by health care providers, lawmakers, mass media and individuals to urge young boys and men to seek timely treatment for diseases or injuries and undergo regular medical examinations. Read more
Lately, mental disorders, like anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, have become quite common among people across all age groups. With emotional ups and downs due to setbacks in personal and professional life, many people are on the verge of developing mental disability. A 2016 study by researchers from the Washington University and Babes-Bolyai University, Romania has come up with a unique explanation why mental disorders are more common in mammals, especially human beings. The study was performed on macaque, a primate belonging to the genus Macca. Read more
Mental health issues affect millions of people around the world every year. However, the attached stigma prevents individuals from discussing their problems with anyone, including close family and friends. But when famous people and celebrities openly discuss their suffering from mental health issues, it encourages other people to talk about their own challenges as well. Read more
Individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event are often known to suffer from psychological distress after the incident. Such a reaction, which is diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a common mental health problem whose symptoms include reliving the traumatic incident, flashbacks, avoidance of people and places which serve as reminders of the incident, and a constant agitated or hyperactive state. Read more
A chronic and severe mental health condition, schizophrenia is characterized by a patient’s detachment from the real world with typical symptoms including hallucinations (apparent perception of something not present), delusions (unreal thoughts), unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking, and movement disorders. Despite its low prevalence in the adult population of the United States, schizophrenia exerts tremendous health, social and economic burden on patients, families, caregivers and society. Read more
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