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Helping New Mothers Bust the Stress of Pregnancy: A Nursing Initiative

May 10, 2017 – 6:46 PM |

On our first day of clinical rotations, we visited a community, and our teacher asked us to select a family. My friend and I knocked on the door of a house, and soon a female …

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 …

The Consequences of Bullying: On How the Roots Go Deeper Than We Deem

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In today’s world, the reported cases of violence among the youth have been escalating in our society. These cases of violence may present in a range of different forms, of which one of the most …

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 …

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 …

Lifting the Shroud of Secrecy: Correlations of Sexual Perversion in Pakistani Society

January 19, 2016 – 9:48 PM | 4 Comments

“For God’s sake, protect me from these beasts.” These were the words of a brutally injured 15 year old girl, Zunaira, from Faisalabad, Pakistan who was gang-raped and pushed into sex work later for years …

Poles of the Temperament Spectrum: A Bird’s-Eye View of Extroversion and Introversion

December 21, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

One of the basic psychological distinctions we can make regarding the personality of people is that of Extroversion or Introversion. Extroverts are typically considered as people who are stimulated by their external environment (the name gives …

Infertility in Women: Psychological Effects and the Grave Social Stigma

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM |

“Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women’s and men’s subjective well-being.”
-Journal of Marriage and Family (Abbey et al., 1992)
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in a …

Management of Aggression in Healthcare Settings: Does it Receive its Due Attention?

August 14, 2015 – 2:11 AM | One Comment

A situation which I encountered during my clinical rotations has encouraged me to write about my feelings and perception regarding aggression. A young 17 year-old male was admitted with complains of aggression, violent and disinhibited …

Managing Impulsive Behavior in Patients with Psychiatric Illnesses

June 26, 2015 – 8:39 PM |

A 33 year old female was admitted to the Baitul Sukoon Cancer Hospital with complaints of pain, and lump in her left breast. She was diagnosed as having a malignancy in her left breast. She …

How We Got this Far: Remembering the Horrifying Medical Experiments of the Past

November 29, 2014 – 10:35 AM |

Research and experimentation has always been the basis of the evolution of the human mind. It provided us with knowledge and brought humanity out of caves of darkness into the light, pushing the limits and …

Stigmas surrounding the Mental Health Profession

November 27, 2014 – 12:15 PM |

When you enter the field of psychology the foremost thing that you learn is that there is a huge stigma associated with Mental health and hence your profession. It’s quite easy for people to tease …

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 …