Similar yet so different- Part 1: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's

Similar yet so different- Part 1: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Mental illnesses are among the most misunderstood health disorders due to lack of awareness and knowledge. The complex nature of psychological disorders further makes the diagnosis and treatment difficult. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report, “Investing in Mental Health,” the treatment gap between the individuals who require mental health care but do not receive it ranges between 44 percent and 70 percent in developed countries, despite having well-organized health care system. This interestingly spikes to as high as 90 percent in developing countries.

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Rein in that stress before it ruins you

Rein in that stress before it ruins you

The world, as we know it, is expanding and evolving at the rate of knots. Gone are the days when people would take this phrase seriously – “take it easy.” Cut throat competition is the order of the day. Now, people have elaborate career plans chalked out at an early age. A tremendous amount of peer pressure and societal outlook push people toward long working hours that they mostly do not mind putting in as this would ultimately help them achieve the set target and meet their expectations and goals. However, while hurtling down the path of achievements, people inevitably end up meeting the unavoidable companion called stress. Read more

Deal with mental illness to attain conjugal harmony

Deal with mental illness to attain conjugal harmony

There is an in-depth meaning in the sacred vow “Till death do us apart” taken by couples during their wedding ceremony. It implies that the couple intends to spend the remainder of their lives together and nothing can come in between their resolve to cohabit except for death. However, in the modern age, marital longevity is short-lived and the wedding wow is no longer a realistic prospect, with a steep rise in  the rate of divorce, especially in the urban settings. Thus, relationships can be fraught with stress, anger and confusion, which has a negative impact on one’s mental health. Read more

Managing depression during infertility treatment

Managing depression during infertility treatment

Dealing with infertility as an individual or as a couple is a daunting task and, invariably, causes a lot of depression due to the uncertainty of the chances of successful treatment. According to the statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), innumerable couples in America are constantly struggling with the issue of infertility. Nearly 12.3 percent or 7.5 million of American females aged between 15 and 44 years have an impaired ability to get pregnant or sustaining a full-term pregnancy. Read more

American authors’ works on dissociative identity disorder (DID)-4: Truddi Chase (When Rabbit Howls)

American authors’ works on dissociative identity disorder (DID)-4: Truddi Chase (When Rabbit Howls)

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is one of the most controversial mental conditions. Formerly known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), the condition is defined as the presence of two or more personalities in a person.  Read more