Researchers deny risk of manic switching due to light therapy in bipolar disorder patients

Researchers deny risk of manic switching due to light therapy in bipolar disorder patients

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in the level of mood, energy and activity. Moreover, it affects the ability of a person to carry out his or her day-to-day tasks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). About 3 percent of the American adults suffer from this disorder. Read more

School teachers receive training to decipher trauma symptoms

School teachers receive training to decipher trauma symptoms

Children, while growing up, may experience certain events and situations that could scar them for life. Due to an impressionable mind, the slightest hint of an imbalance in their immediate surroundings could affect their mental well-being. Intense and frequent arguments between parents, bickering among classmates, and even other simple things could have an adverse effect on them. Community violence or substance abuse by a parent could crumble a child’s sense of safety and well-being.

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Devising key coping strategies when living with spouse with bipolar disorder

Devising key coping strategies when living with spouse with bipolar disorder

Adam and Braina were married for nearly two decades when one fine day, Adam was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Due to dramatic changes in mood and energy levels, he would experience days of immense hyperactivity and intense sadness. His mood swings overwhelmed Briana that led to their divorce after two years of Adam’s diagnosis. Read more

Emergence of new neurons responsible for relapse of conditioned response to fear

Emergence of new neurons responsible for relapse of conditioned response to fear

People with traumatic experience undergo massive changes in the function and structure of their brain, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such changes lead to substance abuse, depression, mental and personality disorders, etc. Despite all treatments and care, many people with traumatic memories run a risk of experiencing a relapse, turning their world topsy-turvy. Read more

Poor sleep quality may worsen the link between PTSD and chronic pain in youth, finds study

Poor sleep quality may worsen the link between PTSD and chronic pain in youth, finds study

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition an individual undergoes after experiencing a dangerous or risky situation. It is normal to feel scared after a shocking incident, but it is not necessary that every individual would develop the condition. While some recover from the initial symptoms in a short span of time, others may continue to experience the trauma for a longer time , hence, leading to the development of PTSD. Read more