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The Quandary of Aggression Among Children: Prevalence, Predictors and Consequences

October 26, 2017 – 9:53 PM |

Childhood is a part of life where one learns all the moral aspects of life, which is why research has shown that the values learned in early childhood, i.e. the period from infancy to childhood, …

Let the Healing Begin: Therapeutic Milieu as an Adjunct to Pharmacological Treatment in Psychiatry

October 27, 2016 – 12:24 AM |

Therapeutic milieu is defined as “a structured and modified environment which aims to teach psycho-social skills and limit disturbing and maladaptive behavior of mental health patients.” (Stuart, 2013) Another definition of therapeutic milieu is that …

Medication Errors: The Fine Lines between Palliation and Tribulation

April 7, 2016 – 9:42 PM |

The incident took place on my clinical placement in a busy ward in a government hospital. A 3rd year student nurse was assisting his mentor with the morning drugs and doctors round was also being …

Dealing with Societal Pressure and its Impact on Mental Health

September 20, 2014 – 8:23 PM |

In my clinical rotation I came across a 50 year old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a history of learning disability, jaundice and head trauma. For this purpose her mother took her to Pakistan …

Air Pollution in Iran: Health Risks under Gray Skies

March 28, 2013 – 11:06 PM |

When I got out of the cab, it was extremely chilly and I could not see anything. “It’s probably the fog”, I thought to myself. Soon however, I realized it was not just mere fog; …

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change: Responsibilities of Medical Community

September 30, 2012 – 10:52 PM |

Climate change has no longer been a just a thought only, it has become a reality now. We are living in the hottest times in the history of mankind and experiencing some of the most …

For a Green Pakistan

September 26, 2012 – 8:12 PM | 14 Comments

Pakistan is loaded with billboards reading a very loud green slogan: Keep your city clean, keep your city green. Now I wanted to work some strategies out for a greener perspective. Since green means more, …