Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings and changes in an individual’s energy levels. While these symptoms are often ignored by many, they can have a serious impact on an individual’s life. As per the Mental Health America (MHA), over 3.3 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder every year. Read more

Differentiating autism from mental illness

Differentiating autism from mental illness

With limited knowledge about mental illness, people often tend to consider any disability or abnormality as a mental disorder. When little is known, it becomes difficult for someone to differentiate between various conditions which often leads to misdiagnosis of diseases. Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one such condition that is often misunderstood as a mental disorder. Read more

Childhood ADHD in females ups the risk of obesity by two times: Study

Childhood ADHD in females ups the risk of obesity by two times: Study

A recent study related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows that the disease is biased toward females. The new study by Mayo Clinic says that childhood ADHD increases the risk of adult obesity in females by two times, but this is not the case in males. Read more

Head injuries may trigger dementia later in life: Study

Head injuries may trigger dementia later in life: Study

Never take a head injury lightly. For, it not only carries the risk of being fatal if too serious, but may also become a cause of dementia later. According to researchers from Imperial College London, people with serious brain injury are more likely to develop dementia. Read more

Addressing mental problems at workplace

Addressing mental problems at workplace

There can be various reasons for any mental problem, some explained some unexplained. Anybody could be suffering from a mental disorder – serious or minor – and the chances of it being ignored are more, either due to lack of awareness or because of deliberate avoidance owing to the stigma attached to it. So, the chances are that most of us would be unaware of a peer’s mental problem at the workplace until the symptoms are too clear to hide. Despite being the world’s most developed nation, the United States is no exception. Read more