schizophrenia

Do They Act Delusional? : A Closer Look at Schizophrenia

People’s actions are always defined and judged by their surroundings. Finding oneself in a gathering and noticing a distinct personality amid the crowd acting all strange and scary is not a pleasant sight. This article is focused on enlightening individuals on schizophrenia and its characteristic signs and symptoms. Talking of schizophrenia, it is a chronic […]

Raising Mental Health Awareness in May

Mental health has become a public health issue. Increasingly, individuals all over the world continue to suffer from one or more form of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. These conditions are debilitating and often consume your daily existence by affecting your relationship with your family, productivity and earning power. For instance, in 2010, it was […]

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Eating Disorder: A Mental Health Issue

Various disorders affect the human body negatively. This disorder is characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. This disorders could include inadequate or excessive food intake, which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Some of the most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, […]

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Can Depression Lead to Suicidal Thoughts?

The increasing rate of suicide attempts in the 21st century cannot be easily quantified. More than 45,000 people committed suicide in the United States in 2016, and that number keeps rising. But what comes to mind when the news of death pops up on the screen, was he/she depressed? Based on a study of up […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Mental Health Issue

The issue of mental health as it relates to our well-being and through every facet of our lives cannot be over-emphasized. That is why we cannot talk about mental health issues without placing a level of severity on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is an anxiety disorder in which over-time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas […]

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Coping with Uncertainty and Mental Health

Man in his natural curious state makes uncertainty an unpleasant feeling, due to his desire to predict, understand and control events surrounding him he finds the uncertainty seriously discomforting. The inability to predict the future can make one worried and think of many scary possibilities which could lead to loss in confidence, as a result […]

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Can Mental Health Risk Increase By Living Alone

Loneliness is simply the feeling of being alone. Loneliness does not necessarily happen when one is alone; it can also be experienced even in the company of a large group of people. Loneliness is a common experience to humans, while it could be a temporary emotion to some it could also be a consistent feeling […]

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Difference in Brain Mechanism in Children With Anhedonia

Anxiety may devolve into depression through anhedonia, such that anxious individuals begin to lose pleasure in anxiety-provoking activities, which results in the development of other depressive symptoms. Anhedonia can be defined as the condition where people do not feel pleasure in things that are usually pleasurable, and it can be related to some mental disorders. […]

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Research Debunks Notion of ‘Depression Genes’

Advances in molecular genetics and gene wide association studies have been a strong force in the identification of phenotype and genetic predictors for psychosis. The link between genetics and diseases is not limited to psychosis. In fact, genes are major predictors of a wide range of pathological conditions and the association of genes and diseases […]