Mental Illness

Treatment for mental problems different for right- and left-handed people, says study
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Different regions in a human brain perform different functions. Keeping this point in mind, a recent research by the Cornell University in New York has revealed that the mental problem treatment given to right-handed people may not be effective for the left-handed ones. The study, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B […]

Successful treatment of schizophrenia helps in better management of daily activities, says study
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Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder. The symptoms of the disease make it difficult for those afflicted with it to distinguish between the reality and the imaginary, thus, adversely impacting the way they conduct their daily activities. Due to its chronic nature, patients of schizophrenia find it difficult to handle relationships and thus, exhibit problems […]

Florida’s new legislation on guns and mental health funding
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In June 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard and homophobe, opened fire in the bustling gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. Before he was finally put down, Mateen had killed 49 people and wounded 58 others. Even before the memory of the bloodbath could fade, another massacre struck Florida. This time, a school was […]

Chrissy Metz on finding happiness after years of dieting, weight gain and depression
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Known for her pivotal role in “This Is Us” (2016), “American Horror Story” (2011) and “Loveless in Los Angeles” (2007), Chrissy Metz is an American actress who found instant fame and became a role model for body positivity. Little do her fans know that despite being nominated for the Golden Globe as the best-supporting actress […]

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, says Olympian gold medalist Holmes while opening up about depression
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One of the most celebrated sportswomen in history, Dame Kelly Holmes, recently opened up about her battle with depression throughout her athletic career. While speaking at the new Health and Wellbeing Live show in Tunbridge Wellson, England, on Dec.30, 2017, the Olympic champion confessed harming herself with scissors every day when she got injured. A […]

Novel therapy to improve social skills of people with schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel and behave. Though it is not as common as other mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, the symptoms can be incapacitating. People struggling with this disorder live in their own world and lose touch with the reality. They are generally socially isolated, […]

Selfitis is genuine mental health problem, say psychologists
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“I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.” ― Kurt Cobain Narcissism, a form of mental disorder, arises when a person is unduly obsessed with him or her looks and attributes, and spends hours admiring himself or herself. It is quite unfortunate that narcissists expect everyone to admire them because such expectations […]

Findings on functional brain connectivity may help understand mental illnesses, says review
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There is no dearth of psychological illnesses that millions of people all over the world are suffering from. The paucity of necessary information about potential ways of treating them has made things worse. However, researchers have been carrying out studies to examine and understand the functional nuances within the brain region resulting in erratic human […]

Men twice as likely to experience work-related mental health issues, reports survey
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How often does one see a player with physical injuries resting on the sidelines in a football game? Quite often, right? And each time, the men can relate to the concept that an individual is not feeling physically well and is therefore not playing. On the other hand, if the same person is resting on […]

Specialty mental health probation for prisoners may cut recidivism, claims study
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Each year, 2 million people with mental disorders are booked in jail, rather than provided the necessary medical help. Once in jail, many do not receive the necessary treatment, exacerbating their mental illnesses. Once released, lack of access to the much-needed benefits including health care often makes it hard for them to get a job […]

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