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Loneliness has been defined as “the aversive state experienced when a disagreement exists between the interpersonal relationships one wishes to have, and those that one perceives they at present have “(Peplau& Perlman, 1982).

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Walking the Tight Rope: Happy Housekeeping ( or Not)

June 19, 2016 – 4:20 AM |

In developing countries such as Pakistan, when a female graduates from a university,  her family has lots of dreams for her. It is sadly thought that, girls with a medical degree in our society are  …

Deprived or Depraved? Digging into the Root Cause of Eve Teasing

June 19, 2016 – 4:19 AM |

I recently came across a podcast which stated that while the social stigmas surrounding women in our society are well acknowledged, the story may not be all that simple.

The Consequences of Bullying: On How the Roots Go Deeper Than We Deem

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In today’s world, the reported cases of violence among the youth have been escalating in our society. These cases of violence may present in a range of different forms, of which one of the most …

Child Labour and its Dismal Psychological Implications

June 13, 2016 – 6:32 AM |

The psychological effects of child labour in third-world countries are considerably intense as compared to the rest of the world due to poverty, low literacy rates and improper conduct with children.

Love’s Labour Lost: Dealing with Breakup during Adolescence

May 17, 2016 – 11:02 PM |

Broken heart and lost love are important parts of the teenage experience and its detrimental effects are best felt by those who experience it. Mostly, cases of relationship breakup remain unreported which in turn, increases …

Coping with Epilepsy during Adolescence: The War Within

May 10, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

Adolescence is that phase of one’s life that is characterized by rapid physical, psychological and social changes. During this time, a child progresses with personal identity, reaches sexual maturity, and develops new intellectual and …

Intimate Partner Violence: Filling Up The Cracks as Health Care Professionals

April 16, 2016 – 10:09 PM | One Comment
Intimate Partner Violence: Filling Up The Cracks as Health Care Professionals

All over the world, millions of women are suffering regardless of their age, race, religion, economic status and educational background as a consequence of one of the most common forms of violence—intimate partner violence.

In Focus: Depression in the Caregivers of Disabled Children

April 7, 2016 – 8:30 PM |

According to (Euro.who.int, 2015) “ Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration.” …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

Myths and Stigmas Regarding Mental Illnesses: Influencing a Social and Behavioral Shift

April 7, 2016 – 5:30 PM |

Mental health plays an important role in our life just the way physical health does. It develops resilience i.e. increased ability to cope with daily life changes. In addition, it provides emotional stability in order …

Male Reproductive Health Matters in Pakistan: A Sociocultural Perspective

April 6, 2016 – 9:20 PM |

Culture is said to be the backdrop to an individual’s development; and cultural beliefs and values are reflected in an individual’s behaviour. Unfortunately the pernicious nature of societal influence means that taboos and stereotypes are …

Use of Restraints in Psychiatric Patients: An Ethical Dilemma

April 6, 2016 – 9:09 PM |

In general terms, to restrain is to limit someone’s liberty. According to Gaten (2007), restraint in medical practice can be anything or any method which is use to restrict a client’s movement or to control …

Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan – A Factual Analysis

April 6, 2016 – 8:34 PM |

Children are the assets of our society and how we bring them up determines the future of our country. It is the shared responsibility of the entire society to raise healthy children and in this …