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Dealing With Aggression Through Restraining — When is it a Necessity?

February 11, 2018 – 12:23 AM |

When we hear the word ‘anger’, people often construe it as a bad or immoral action — but anger is a normal human emotion. Yes, it becomes immoral or abnormal when it leads to aggression …

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 …

Aggressive Behavior in Children: An Aftermath of Hostile Video Games

November 9, 2017 – 9:24 PM |
Aggressive Behavior in Children: An Aftermath of Hostile Video Games

In this day and age, it is common to witness harsh, hostile and intolerant activities among societies. The rise in ferocious and intolerant behavior in Pakistan has indeed become a source of delinquency; not even …

Motivational Therapy: A Humanistic Approach towards Psychosocial Rehabilitation

November 9, 2017 – 6:43 PM |

For over centuries, mental illness has been a concern around the world. It has a distressing consequence on the life of an individual and their families. Mental illness can cause emotional changes that comprise of …

Adolescent Mental Health: An Overlooked and Forgotten Issue

August 6, 2017 – 9:16 PM |

In our society, mental health is often overlooked instead of being taken seriously, and when it comes to adolescents, the situation is even worse. The very idea that adolescents could be mentally ill is still …

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 …

Persecutory Delusions: A Clinical Study and Related Therapy

July 19, 2017 – 7:49 PM |

Garety (2014) defined persecutory delusions to be a central psychotic experience at the extreme continuum of paranoia. To clarify, Freeman (2016) expanded that they may be considered false, firm threat beliefs that are usually developed …

Stomp Out the Stigma — Speak About Depression

June 14, 2017 – 7:27 PM | One Comment

7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

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 …