Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-2: Insomnia

Conditions wrongly categorized as mental illness-2: Insomnia

There is nothing worse than a restless mind at night. Wandering incessant thoughts, keeping awake all night without a wink, difficulty in falling asleep, tiredness during daytime, can be the signs of a sleep disorder, is they occur persistently. Commonly known as insomnia, lack of proper sleep often causes restlessness, worries, depression and irritability. Improper sleep affects a person’s physical health. However, more significantly, it affects one’s mental condition and stability as well. 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

Sustained stress can trigger memory loss: Study

Sustained stress can trigger memory loss: Study

Many of us might find ourselves under stress for one or the other of the reasons, like a difficult job, a bad marriage, a boss too demanding, or maybe, any of our bad decisions. But are these reasons really worth letting ourselves come under so much stress? Probably not. Stress can have detrimental effect on us, and if it continues for too long, it may even cause a memory loss, says a recent study by the Ohio University.

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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

OCD is no joke!

OCD is no joke!

Do you wash your hands too often? Are you afraid of height, animals, falling sick or deaths? Most of the people will say “yes” to one or more of these questions, which is normal. We do have some eccentric habits and are prone to being afraid of something or the other. But, there is always a thin line between a normal behavioral action or thought and a mental problem with the above mentioned feelings, which is called obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Read more