Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness. Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to the early 20s for men, and… Continue reading Schizophrenia

AGORAPHOBIA

What Is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that involves an extreme and irrational fear of being unable to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation in the event of developing panic-like or other incapacitating symptoms. The disorder is marked by anxiety that causes people to avoid situations where they might feel panicked, trapped, helpless, or… Continue reading AGORAPHOBIA

Anxiety Attack/Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety can occur when a person fears that something bad is going to happen. It is a non-medical term that refers to a feeling of fear or worry that often relates to a particular issue or concern. Anxiety has been linked to stress. As well as feelings of fear and worry, it often involves physical symptoms, such… Continue reading Anxiety Attack/Anxiety Disorder

LIVING WITH INSOMNIA

People with insomnia can’t fall asleep, stay asleep or get enough restful slumber. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. Over time, lack of sleep can lead to health problems like diabetes, hypertension and weight gain. Behavioral and lifestyle changes can improve your rest. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and sleeping pills also help What is insomnia?… Continue reading LIVING WITH INSOMNIA

SLEEP PARALYSIS

Sleep paralysis is a temporary loss of muscle function while you’re sleeping. It typically occurs: as a person is falling asleep shortly after they have fallen asleep while they’re waking up According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, people with sleep paralysis usually experience this condition for the first time between the ages of 14… Continue reading SLEEP PARALYSIS

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Stockholm syndrome is commonly linked to high profile kidnappings and hostage situations. Aside from famous crime cases, regular people may also develop this psychological condition in response to various types of trauma. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what exactly the Stockholm syndrome is, how it got its name, the types of… Continue reading STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

STROKE

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when there’s a blockage in the blood supply to the brain. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain’s tissues. Stroke symptoms The loss of blood flow to the brain damages tissues within… Continue reading STROKE

READING HABITS AND MENTAL HEALTH

In the 11th century, a Japanese woman known as Murasaki Shikibu wrote “The Tale of Genji,” a 54-chapter story of courtly seduction believed to be the world’s first novel. Nearly 2,000 years later, people the world over are still engrossed by novels — even in an era where stories appear on handheld screens and disappear… Continue reading READING HABITS AND MENTAL HEALTH

THE DESTROYER OF PEACE -” ANGER”

Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. When Is Anger a Disorder? Everyone experiences anger at some point. It becomes problematic, however, when the frequency or… Continue reading THE DESTROYER OF PEACE -” ANGER”

DEPRESSION

What is Depression? Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities. It’s also fairly common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source estimates that 8.1 percent of American adults ages 20 and over had depression in any given… Continue reading DEPRESSION