MENTAL HEALTH


  • HEALTH BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE

    Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cacao tree, it’s one of the best sources of antioxidants you can find. Studies show that dark chocolate can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease Antioxidants Dark chocolate contains several compounds that possess…


  • First Scan of the Dying Brain Reveals a “Last Recall”

    First Scan of the Dying Brain Reveals a “Last Recall”

    Neuroscientists have recorded the activity of a dying human brain and discovered rhythmic brain wave patterns around the time of death that are similar to those occurring during dreaming, memory recall, and meditation. Now, a study published to Frontiers brings new insight into a possible organizational role of the brain during death and suggests an…


  • 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?…


  • SLEEP PARALYSIS

    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…


  • VIPASSANA MEDITATION

    VIPASSANA MEDITATION

    Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.  The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to…


  • STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

    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…


  • AUTISM

    AUTISM

    What Is Autism? Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behavior. It can involve a wide range of symptoms and skills. ASD can be a minor problem or a disability that needs full-time care in a special facility. People with autism have trouble with communication. They have trouble understanding…


  • STROKE

    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…


  • READING HABITS AND MENTAL HEALTH

    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…


  • CHILDREN AND DIGITAL AGE

    CHILDREN AND DIGITAL AGE

    Digital technologies have profoundly changed childhood and adolescence. The internet and the means to access it, such as tablets and smartphones, along with social media platforms and messaging apps, have become integral to the lives of youth around the world. They have transformed their education and learning, the way they make and maintain friendships, how…