Depression and anxiety may not be lifelong afflictions

Depression and anxiety may not be lifelong afflictions

Most people living with depression and anxiety live under the threat that these disorders will torment them for life. However, the truth is that both the disorders are curable provided right treatment and support are available, coupled with self-care. Holistic treatments that administer medications, psychotherapies, experiential therapies like yoga and equine therapy and a recovery management plan often help a person to get rid of his or her anxious and depressive episodes. Read more

School refusal in children hints at a bigger problem

School refusal in children hints at a bigger problem

Every child resists going to school on some days due to a variety of reasons. Most people can cope with the challenge, provided the absenteeism due to a minor complaint is not a regular affair. However, some children deny going to school consistently due to bigger issues, such as escaping from an unpleasant school situation, getting attention from others or escaping from performance situations, etc., which could be the sign of anxiety-related disorder. Read more

Are procrastination and anxiety interlinked?

Are procrastination and anxiety interlinked?

In the Bible (Proverbs 12:2413:4), the good Lord has condemned laziness and sloth as evil. The Lord commands man to be more diligent in his work and not procrastinate over what can be done with immediate effect. Procrastination and anxiety go hand in hand. When one keeps delaying actions either due to circumstances or self-will, it causes frustration and builds anxiety symptoms. It becomes hard to stop the feelings of fear and restlessness associated with consequences of fulfilling pending tasks unless remedial action is taken on time. Read more

Teens with exposure to stress and trauma face difficulty in identifying emotions, says study

Teens with exposure to stress and trauma face difficulty in identifying emotions, says study

Teenage is the most vulnerable stage of life where a person is prone to experience a series of mental, physical and emotional changes, which increase the risk of other mental health issues, including substance abuse. With an increase in the importance of peer relationships, teens tend to spend less time with their family. Among numerous mental health conditions affecting teenagers every year, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and conduct disorder are two of the most common mental health conditions that have an immense impact on healthy development of teenagers. Read more

Potential causes of developing PTSD – 4: Breakups

Potential causes of developing PTSD – 4: Breakups

It is not easy to handle a failed relationship. A person about to separate from his or her loved one finds it difficult to channelize the anger toward the breakup in a healthy way. Breakups can have a profound impact on the brain functioning. A study done by researchers from the Columbia University demonstrated that the brain tends to give signals that causes one to think about the separated partner repeatedly, a phenomenon that is quite similar to the brain’s mechanism to deal with physical pain. Read more