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MIN-101: A novel compound capable of reducing negative symptoms of schizophrenia

MIN-101: A novel compound capable of reducing negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is among the top 10 debilitating conditions for young adults worldwide that often interferes with an individual’s ability to think clearly, distinguish reality from fantasy, manage emotions, make decisions and connect with others. Read more

Supporting employees with mental disorders by implementing appropriate provisions

Supporting employees with mental disorders by implementing appropriate provisions

Oftentimes, employees are reluctant to disclose about their mental health issues to their managers or employers, which can add fuel to the fire. The escalation in poor mental health has become one of the biggest issues in the workplace today. This includes the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, to more complex conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), etc. Such life-disruptive conditions lead to other major problems like loss of productivity, diminished motivation, increased absenteeism and so forth.  Read more

Hyperhidrosis is linked to anxiety and depression

Hyperhidrosis is linked to anxiety and depression

Sweating is a typical reaction of the body to reduce its temperature due to physical exertion or warm environment, or to help adapt to emotional circumstances. But in some cases, people with overactive glands tend to sweat excessively, causing significant distress to their personal and occupational life. Read more

Eating disorder isn’t just women’s problem; identifying its signs in men

Eating disorder isn’t just women’s problem; identifying its signs in men

Although there is a general perception that eating disorders only afflict women, studies have proved that men are also vulnerable to the condition. Irrespective of whether it is due to the misogynistic views of the society or a swelling male ego, where men project themselves as superior to women, conditions like eating disorders do not discriminate. Rather than helping their cause, this kind of stereotyping inflicts more harm than doing any good to men. It only makes men hesitant to seek help for their problems, more specifically for mental illness. Read more

Impact of social environment on mental health

Impact of social environment on mental health

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental disorders affecting millions of Americans today. While scientists and doctors attribute the causes to genes, family history, changes in brain chemistry and substance abuse, environmental factors and interpersonal relationships also play an important role in inducing stress and increasing an individuals’ susceptibility to mental disorders. Read more