Here’s why working memory fizzles out in schizophrenia

Here’s why working memory fizzles out in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition that affects the memory, feelings, and behavior of a person. Although it may not be a very common mental disorder, its symptoms are quite debilitating in nature, such as hallucination and delusion. The symptoms of schizophrenia usually begin to manifest between 16 and 30 years of age. A schizophrenic’s imagination grows so strong that he is not able to distinguish between the real and the unreal. Among all these, the worst affected is a person’s memory. Read more

Emotional and treatment challenges lead to PTSD in cancer patients

Emotional and treatment challenges lead to PTSD in cancer patients

In 2017, a team of researchers through a scientific paper published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians forecasted 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer deaths in the United States. The above figures highlight the magnitude of the chronic disease like cancer. Overall, this estimate of new cancer cases is equivalent to over 4,600 new cases of cancer diagnosed each day.

Besides being a life-threatening disease that instills the overwhelming feeling of loss and loneliness, it is a journey full of uncertainties and painful treatment approaches. Therefore, it is common for patients to feel shock, fear, helplessness and/or horror. At the end, it is not easy being a cancer patient. Read more