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Impact of Societal Stigma on the Mentally Ailing

March 9, 2017 – 4:50 PM |

Stigma is a set of labels imposed by society on an individual and can lead to their isolation because of avoidance of social situations and fear of rejection. Patients with mental illness have always faced …

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 …

Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Psychoeducation

August 11, 2016 – 10:13 PM |

Case Scenario                               
A 30 year old female, admitted at Karachi Psychiatric Hospital, in Pakistan, with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia since 2006. She had multiple history of hospitalization due to relapse of the disease, divorced 10 …

In Focus: Self-Awareness in Nursing Students in Psychiatry

August 11, 2016 – 9:47 PM |

“Understanding of another human being begins with understanding of self” (Jones & Learning, 2005). Everyone has different strategies to know their inner feelings, thoughts and realities. Understanding of self can help people to differentiate their …

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 …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

Spiritual Healing—A Traditional Way of Recovery in Mental Illness

April 7, 2016 – 6:00 PM |

According to a book titled, “Nursing Concepts for Health Promotion,” spirituality can be defined as “the spiritual dimension trying to be in harmony with the universe, striving for answers about the infinite, and coming especially …

Myths and Stigmas Regarding Mental Illnesses: Influencing a Social and Behavioral Shift

April 7, 2016 – 5:30 PM |

Mental health plays an important role in our life just the way physical health does. It develops resilience i.e. increased ability to cope with daily life changes. In addition, it provides emotional stability in order …

In Focus: Impact of Corporal Punishments on a Child’s Personality Development

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

Hadi (2014) describes corporal punishment (CP) as the physical force applied on children by parents, guardians, teachers to control and discipline the child. CP includes methods such as hitting, slapping, pinching, by  using items such …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Conversion Disorder: An Insight into the Basics

November 25, 2014 – 9:08 AM |

Disorders relating to the mind are often the most difficult to understand and even more difficult to treat mostly because the treatment is not limited to just medication and hospital care, but involves whole lifestyle …

Psychosomatics: The Influence of the Mind on the Body’s Health

November 9, 2014 – 12:46 AM |

We’ve all noticed how psychiatry is one of the most ignored form of medicine, maybe because psychiatric disorders don’t seem as dangerous as let’s say, a heart attack or other cardiovascular disorders, or not as …