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Maladaptation, Deliberate Self-harm and Suicide among Adolescents

December 26, 2017 – 9:02 PM |

As we grow older, our level of stress and adaptation too changes. Early on, babies cry or cuddle with mother to get feed, or sleep, or whatever they need. In adolescence, children are prone to stress with academic …

Marital Conflicts Leading to Depression

December 17, 2017 – 6:40 PM |

The relationship between wife and husband is said to be known as ‘marital relations’. (Farlex, 2003-2015). Marriage and the relationship with spouse play a very vital role in person’s physical, emotional, social and psychological health. …

Teaching Teenagers to Manage Anger and Aggression

December 17, 2017 – 6:29 PM |

Adolescence or teenage is a sensitive period in one’s life where a person faces physical, psychological, emotional and social challenges. It is considered the most difficult period of human life where he/she is neither a …

Adolescent Mental Health: An Overlooked and Forgotten Issue

August 6, 2017 – 9:16 PM |

In our society, mental health is often overlooked instead of being taken seriously, and when it comes to adolescents, the situation is even worse. The very idea that adolescents could be mentally ill is still …

Stomp Out the Stigma — Speak About Depression

June 14, 2017 – 7:27 PM | One Comment

7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

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, …

Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Early Marriage: Dealing an Irrevocable Blow to Children’s Physical and Psychosocial Well-being

December 31, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

According to World Health Organization, early marriage refers to a formal or informal marital union where either one or both partners are below the age of 18. It affects more girls than boys globally (UNICEF, …

Adverse Blow of Internet Addiction on Student Lifestyle

December 31, 2016 – 6:35 PM |

Due to globalization, children are now becoming more and more attracted to electronic media and spending more of their time on social networking websites, video games, television shows and action movies. On one hand, the …

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 …

The Inimical Effects of Rumination: Exploring and Finding Solutions

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

It is normal to reflect over negative experiences to reach new understandings of the situation that allow us to move forward.  But most of the times this process of self-reflection goes wrong and instead of attaining an …

The Cocktail of Life: A Mélange of Sweet, Sour, Salty and Spice

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

Life, in many respects, is a one-way ticket on an unknown train; you don’t know where it leads to or how it ends. Through this journey we enjoy the cocktail of life—a mélange of sweet, …

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 …