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The Distance between Doctors and Psychiatric Patients: A Subtle Form of Discrimination against the Mentally Ill?

July 20, 2017 – 9:11 PM |

If we consider the word “reject”, it means to not give someone the attention, love and care they want and expect. It also means to keep a distance and refuse to give sufficient care. Normally …

Mental Illness and Manifestation of Loneliness: A Nursing Perspective

January 9, 2017 – 5:21 AM |

The word “loneliness” in Oxford Learning Dictionary is defined as, the fact of being without companions (loneliness-definition of loneliness in English l Oxford Dictionaries”, 2016). Similarly in Psychology loneliness can be defined as an aversive …

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 …

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 …

Subtler than Stretch Marks – Signs and Symptoms of Post-partum Depression

April 6, 2016 – 8:14 PM |

Children are said to be blessings of God; they are the apple of their parents’ eyes, they bring joy to the family. Nevertheless the outcome of a pregnancy may not always be favourable for the …

Deciphering Avoidant Personality Disorder: Inner Demons Unleashed

August 31, 2015 – 10:47 PM |

“There’s only two ways to be completely alone in this world: lost in a crowd or in total isolation.”
-Jeff Lemire

Loneliness: A Threat of Early Death?

March 30, 2013 – 11:51 PM |

Life, as most of us would relate is challenging. The misfortunes can be in the form of disease, disability or simply discontent. In a layman’s thinking, what certainly makes the going get tough is being …