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Mental Illness in Pakistan: A Subject of Stigma, Ridicule, and Cultural Insensitivity

January 28, 2018 – 3:57 AM |

A commonly heard statement, “Iss par toh Jinn ka saaya ha [He/She is possessed by the devil]” is always being used in Pakistani society for victims of mental disorders. Unfortunately in Pakistan, overall prevalence of depressive disorder …

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 …

Spirituality, Religiosity and Mental Illness

December 17, 2017 – 6:52 PM |

“The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope” well said by William Shakespeare in his play measure for measure. The word “Hope” is a key for person’s survival, which helps in facing the obstacles …

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. …

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, …

Vani: How Age-old Societal Norms Steal the Freedom of Young Girls

October 25, 2017 – 8:02 PM |

Feudalism is centuries old in the land we call Pakistan today. This feudalism is defined by many aspects, one of which is the act of ‘Vani'; Vani includes giving away one or multiple girls of …

Let’s Check in with Your Mental and Physical Health!

July 17, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to just check in with ourselves. We can get so utterly caught up in our day-to-day lives that we may lose sight of how we feel …

April for Autism Awareness

April 11, 2017 – 6:25 PM |

Once there lived a couple in my family who had been married for about 15 years. They were living a happy life of luxury and comfort, but there was something that made their life incomplete. It was …

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, …

The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …