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Articles in Mental Health

Helping New Mothers Bust the Stress of Pregnancy: A Nursing Initiative

May 10, 2017 – 6:46 PM |

On our first day of clinical rotations, we visited a community, and our teacher asked us to select a family. My friend and I knocked on the door of a house, and soon a female …

Aggressive Behavior in Patients with Schizophrenia – What Causes It?

April 23, 2017 – 9:43 AM |

The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

April for Autism Awareness

April 11, 2017 – 6:25 PM |

Once there lived a couple in my family who had been married for about 15 years. They were living a happy life of luxury and comfort, but there was something that made their life incomplete. It was …

Mental Health and Eating Disorders: An Insight into a Complex Issue

April 9, 2017 – 7:04 PM |

Simone de Beauvoir, the French author and philosopher, once said: “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself,” (“Quotes About Eating Disorders (155 quotes)”, 2016), which is now applicable to people …

Child Molestation: Devastated Psychological Health—Speak up and Prevent Abuse!

March 31, 2017 – 8:28 PM |

“Childhood trauma does not come in one single package.”
―Asa Don Brown
 
The crime of committing  sexual acts with children up to the age of 18 — including touching and exposure of genitalia, taking of pornographic pictures, …

Impact of Societal Stigma on the Mentally Ailing

March 9, 2017 – 4:50 PM |

Stigma is a set of labels imposed by society on an individual and can lead to their isolation because of avoidance of social situations and fear of rejection. Patients with mental illness have always faced …

Woes of Adolescent Life – Overthinking, Mental Stress and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

March 9, 2017 – 2:28 PM |

The capacity of the human brain is what distinguishes mankind from other living beings. It endows us with an awareness of our own thought processes, i.e. consciousness. Our consciousness allows us to mull over our …

Stress and Its Impact on Health – The Master Malady of All

March 3, 2017 – 4:31 PM |

Stress in a medical context is defined as a physical or psychological factor that creates bodily and/or mental tension. Stress factors can be external, coming from the environment, psychological or social situations, or internal, due …

Spotlight on Epilepsy: Brushing up on the Biology of the Disease

February 28, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

The two most common neurological conditions are epilepsy and stroke. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It is result of sudden persistent firing of CNS neurons causing change in behavior, …

Lack of Insight in Psychiatric Patients: How it Affects Mental Health

February 14, 2017 – 4:07 PM |

Insight in mental illness is defined as the ability of people to demonstrate awareness or understanding of the disease process (Chakorbatoy & Basu, 2009). The DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) reports that majority of persons with schizophrenia …

Offering Hope in Healthcare: An Important Nursing Reality

February 12, 2017 – 10:39 AM |

 Hope is an important nursing reality as most patients need hope to cope with their stressors and improve the quality of life (Hammer, Mogensen, & Hall, 2009; Alidina & Tettero, 2010). Hope is mainly needed …

Relying on Restraints in Psychiatric Settings: Distasteful yet Necessary?

February 12, 2017 – 9:33 AM |

In a medical context, restraint is defined as “forcible confinement or control of a subject, as of a confused, disoriented, psychotic, or irrational person”. Counsel and Care UK, (2002) calls it the “intentional restriction of …

Mental Illness and Manifestation of Loneliness: A Nursing Perspective

January 9, 2017 – 5:21 AM |

The word “loneliness” in Oxford Learning Dictionary is defined as, the fact of being without companions (loneliness-definition of loneliness in English l Oxford Dictionaries”, 2016). Similarly in Psychology loneliness can be defined as an aversive …