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The Inimical Effects of Rumination: Exploring and Finding Solutions

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

It is normal to reflect over negative experiences to reach new understandings of the situation that allow us to move forward.  But most of the times this process of self-reflection goes wrong and instead of attaining an …

Helping Patients Cope with Grief: Creating a Niche for Nurses

July 4, 2016 – 5:49 PM |

In the past, nursing students learnt about anatomy and physiology of a system, dealt with an infected toe, a brain with infarcts, a heart with surgeries etc. but nowadays, students are learning about the wholeness …

The Sound of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need to Connect and Belong

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Loneliness has been defined as “the aversive state experienced when a disagreement exists between the interpersonal relationships one wishes to have, and those that one perceives they at present have “(Peplau& Perlman, 1982).

Music Therapy: A Melody for Mental Health

June 13, 2016 – 9:54 PM |

For over centuries, health practitioners have argued over treatment of mental illnesses, with some advocating medication, and others rejecting it in favour of alternative therapies. Certain therapies encourage and aid clients in communicating their thoughts …

Child Labour and its Dismal Psychological Implications

June 13, 2016 – 6:32 AM |

The psychological effects of child labour in third-world countries are considerably intense as compared to the rest of the world due to poverty, low literacy rates and improper conduct with children.

Are we Prepared Enough?: Dealing with the Psychological Aftermath of Natural Calamities

April 16, 2016 – 10:04 PM | One Comment

All over the world, people are facing a number of humanitarian crises which pose a threat to them and their quality of life. They live out their lives according to these drastic changes regardless of …

A Closer Look at the Psychological and Social Aspects of Palliative Care

April 7, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

“It is difficult to accept death because of its unfamiliarity, despite the fact that it happens all the time but we never see it” (Ross, 1975). Palliative care is an integrated concept of multiple domains. …

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 …

Corporal Punishment: Heralding Discipline or Psychological Ill Health?

October 28, 2014 – 1:11 AM |

Child protection is one of the most challenging issues that always remind a passionate public concern. It has been observed that a child’s misbehaviour is taken as a mistake in judgement. As a result, teachers …

Dealing with Difficult Students: A Psychological Approach

June 30, 2014 – 6:58 PM |

Introduction/ Scenario
The scenario that instigated me to reflect on was when I was observing my preceptor during her session with the graduate students. It was a four hours session and I noticed that one of …

Association between Obesity and Depression: Saving Self-Esteem

June 5, 2014 – 1:47 PM |

What is obesity, actually? How can one tell that they are obese? How to get rid of extra fat? These are common questions that almost everyone has these days.
 
Obesity is one of the scariest phases …

When There’s No Way Out: The Importance of Caring for the Caretakers

May 29, 2014 – 8:08 AM |

Good Wishes in form of prayers like “God bless you with a healthy wealthy life” at a point portrays no co-ordination but it’s very true that without good health life cannot be enjoyed. Any kind …

Treatment of AIDS: Is Psychological Support as Important as Drug Therapy?

April 11, 2014 – 3:56 PM |

Life shows different calamities. Some are in the form of a disease, others are natural disasters, traumatic accidents, psychological disturbances, remembrances of painful events, and the list goes on. Pain, distress, emotional discomfort, tension, anxiety …