Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that occurs in an abusive or toxic relationship. It manipulates a person’s behavior, causing them to question their thoughts, memories, and events around them. Victims of gaslighting can even question their own mental health. The term gaslighting comes from the script and later movies called gaslighting. In the movie, the cunning husband played by Charles Boyer manipulates and tortured the wife played by Ingrid Bergman to convince her that she is going crazy. Gaslighting, whether designed or not, are a form of manipulation. Relationship with superiors friends and parents experience this form of emotional abuse. However, one of the most destructive forms of gaslighting occurs between a couple. Read more
Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness involves an effort from all quarters – emotional, physical and mental. However, with time, the mental toll of caring for a loved one can snowball, deteriorating the health of the caregiver, leading them to a stage of burnout. And when the caretaker reaches that stage, it is neither good for the loved one nor for the caretaker. Read more
Self-esteem – a really big word. Or is it? Let us try to understand what this word actually means.
Self-esteem or self-confidence is described as the trust one has on one’s capabilities, abilities, skills and decision-making capacity. A healthy self-esteem helps us achieve much more in our personal as well as professional lives. It gives us the confidence to try new things, take ownership of our decisions, perform better, and most importantly, deal with things that come our way in a positive manner. Read more
Human being is a social animal and therefore isolation at home can affect their mental health adversely. Though, isolation has become an important way to stop the spread of the corona virus, it has exposed and triggered many underlying mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. For people, who are already struggling with these conditions, isolation has either made them relapse or aggravated their conditions. Read more
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) defines bipolar disorder as a maniac depressive disorder characterized by periods of intense depression followed by an excessively happy or elevated mood known as a maniac period. Bipolar disorder is a severe mental condition which is debilitating and also lasts a lifetime. Read more
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