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

PTSD and trauma in women are associated with lupus, finds study

PTSD and trauma in women are associated with lupus, finds study

Mental health is intrinsically linked to physical health. When the mind is happy, the body reacts in a positive way and the person feels happy, energetic and excited. If a person remains sad and anxious, he/she is bound to suffer from physical ailments like acidity and low blood pressure. Studies have found that mental disorders like depression and anxiety are strong predictors of heart disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and obesity with an increased risk of stroke, diabetes and arthritis. Read more

Cyberbullying turns ugly: Suicide by 12-year-old causes concern for students’ parents

Cyberbullying turns ugly: Suicide by 12-year-old causes concern for students’ parents

While physical intimidation has been a matter of concern for long in the United States, the omnipresent social networking sites (SNSs) have spiked the incidence of cyberbullying. It has emerged as a major threat to the society, particularly for adolescents and young adults. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Cyberbullying Research Center, approximately 52 percent of students reported being cyberbullied in America. Read more