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All you want to know about couple’s therapy

All you want to know about couple’s therapy

Marriage is not just about staying together. Though easier at first, it requires an equal amount of effort and work from both the partners to make it successful. Being sensitive to each other’s needs, likings, thoughts, and habits and accepting these is as important as the decision to stay together. Read more

Dealing with caretaker burnout

Dealing with caretaker burnout

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

6 tips to build lasting self-esteem

6 tips to build lasting self-esteem

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

Isolating at home, its effect on mental health, and what to do

Isolating at home, its effect on mental health, and what to do

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

Magnetic seizure therapy may help reduce suicidal thoughts in bipolar disorder

Magnetic seizure therapy may help reduce suicidal thoughts in bipolar disorder

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