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Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: An Issue Undermined in Pakistani Society

December 31, 2016 – 5:54 PM |

Pregnancy, a singularly life altering, and also trying period in a woman’s life, should be a time of great joy, but in most instances, that is not the case. A 38 year old woman belonging …

Psychological Impact of Work Place Harassment on the Nursing Community and Why We Must Firefight It

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

Harassment is defined as “any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other verbal or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or sexually demeaning attitudes, causing interference with work performance or …

Creating Support Systems for the Ill and Elderly: The Crucial Role of Family

October 26, 2016 – 12:20 AM |

During my clinical rotation at a senior citizen home in a local community in Karachi, I got a chance to meet and interview an 80 year old female patient. She had been admitted in the …

Of Shrunken Leaves and Bowed Down Trees: Loneliness and Depression in Old Age

October 26, 2016 – 12:06 AM | 2 Comments

“Do you know that a simple phone call will make them happy? A simple hello can make them smile? You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be …

Of Prey and Predator: Behind Closed Doors, Masks and Facades

October 22, 2016 – 6:15 PM |

Majority of the people have a valid reason regarding the goody-goody features of marriage but some marriages are just a disgrace in disguise. Rape itself is an upsetting word to listen. Imagine people going through …

Child Sexual Abuse: A Stinging Predicament

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

“There is no single universal or
uniform impact of sexual abuse”
-Anonymous

Child Molestation: Be the Voice and Break the Impasse

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

 
“They sexually abused me in front of secret cameras … they came back a week later and showed me the video, and said if I did not do what they wanted, they would show it …

A Closer Look at Disinhibited Behavior in Mental Illness

September 2, 2016 – 12:53 AM |

Disinhibited behavior is the failure to inhibit inappropriate responses to immediate situations (Spaulding, Sullivan & Poland, 2003). It includes acting without thinking about consequences, disrupting social norms, disrespecting others, oversharing personal information and hyper sexuality …

Social Isolation: An Exacerbating Factor in Mental Health Problems

September 1, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Too often taken for granted, our social interactions are central to living a full life, helping us to articulate and ventilate our thoughts. When these interactions begin to fail, a person may then fall into …

Understanding the Story of Violence in the Name of Honour

August 11, 2016 – 9:00 PM | One Comment

In an Honour-based community, the man is defined as the head of family. He is the defender of the family’s Honour; it’s his responsibility to defend against any behaviour that might be seen as shameful …

Child Sexual Abuse – An Everlasting Trauma

August 10, 2016 – 9:35 PM | One Comment

Children are a gift to this globe and ought to be treated with consideration. They ought to be regarded, minded, protected, cared for and shielded. Unfortunately, this is not generally the situation. Thousands and millions …

How to Make a Child Healthy: Effects of Authoritarian vs Authoritative Parenting Styles on Children

July 31, 2016 – 4:29 PM |

Psychology often addresses the question of nature versus nurture. Some contend that an environment can shape a child’s way of life, identity, self-concept, etc. while others trust that these things are inherit in the child. …

One begets the Other: The Importance of a Child’s Self-esteem for Good Mental Health

July 5, 2016 – 2:08 AM | One Comment

Ryeng, Korger and Martinussen(2013) define self-esteem as an emotional evaluation of valuing our self-confidence, knowledge of own potentials, the capacity to accept mistakes and good sense of individual limitation. High level of self-esteem is related …