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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Closer Look at the Dynamics of Depression – A Defect or a Dose?

July 5, 2016 – 5:25 AM |

Dil e nadan tujhe howa kya hai (Silly heart, what has happened to you?)
Akhir is dard ki dawa kya hai? (What is the remedy for this heartache, afterall?)
 
Depression was not discovered by a Professor of …

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 …