Effective ways to boost mental health of children

Effective ways to boost mental health of children

Parents expect their children to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Pressures and stresses that are usually the challenges faced in adulthood do not bother children. It is the time when parents expect their children to be relaxed and enjoy life. However, some children find it difficult to experience the bliss. Read more

Body shaming may trigger mental health issues

Body shaming may trigger mental health issues

“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed.” – Lady Gaga, the distinguished popstar slamming her haters who tried to body shame her on social media. Read more

Things you need to know about your depressed wife

Things you need to know about your depressed wife

Women are two times more likely than men to suffer from depression due to a combination of genetic, social and biological factors, with poor economic background, low-income levels, menstruation, child-rearing, menopause and marital discordance being the major contributors. Some of the other factors that may put women at a higher risk for depression include stress at work or at home, social isolation, giving birth to multiples (like twins or triplets), difficulty getting pregnant, being a young mom, losing a baby, giving birth to a disabled baby, preterm labor, and pregnancy and/or birth complications. Read more

Stress-related problems - Part 3: Workplace stress more pronounced among women

Stress-related problems – Part 3: Workplace stress more pronounced among women

Stress is a pernicious problem that can wreak havoc if not brought under control. Though the impact of stress is felt by both men and women, their response to stress is poles apart. Stress can manifest both physically and mentally among both men and women; however, their approach toward dealing with stressful situations, their belief in their ability to handle stress, or their sources of stress vary greatly. Read more

Stress-related problems - Part 2: Deciphering differences in fight and flight response among men and women

Stress-related problems – Part 2: Deciphering differences in fight and flight response among men and women

The biological differences between men and women dictate how stress affects them and how they respond to it. In fact, such differences in approach toward dealing with stress arise due to the differences in the combination of hormones produced in the bodies of men and women. On one hand, women are into relationships and decision-making based on feelings and emotions. On the other hand, men invest a gargantuan amount of their energy on performance and competition. Similarly, women are more prone toward nurturing activities and men tend to gravitate toward behaviors that withhold communication to escape from stress. Read more