Coronavirus and social isolation

In the countries ravaged by the virus, life has completely changed in a matter of days. Non-essential businesses have shut-down operations. Elderly residents of nursing homes are missing family visits. Children cannot play and learn alongside their classmates and friends. Many school and college students have switched to online learning. Couples are scrapping long-planned weddings. …

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Know about Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a disorder involving problems with memory and other mental functions that are greater than normal age-related changes but not as significant as the decline seen with a dementia. Symptoms are noticeable, and, in many cases, similar to those of a dementia-related illness. What are some of the common signs of …

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7 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress

Caring for a family member with dementia (or any other debilitating condition) may involve a lot of “juggling” to manage the demands of caregiving as well as your personal responsibilities. Feeling stress is natural, but if left unchecked, continuous stress can negatively impact your physical and mental health and hinder your ability to provide proper …

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Seven ways to fight mental health stigma

Living with a mental health illness can be challenging. Add to that having to deal with the misconceptions, stereotypical ideas and blatantly outrageous beliefs that many people in society hold about mental health, and one can be left feeling overwhelmed and rejected. Common mental health preconceptions include; “If you have schizophrenia you must be violent and dangerous.” …

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Stress-free Parenting with easy 8 steps

Stress free parenting with 8 East Steps

The fact about being a parent is that our children are always watching us, taking their cues about how to manage life’s ups and downs from what they observe us doing. Whether we’re gripping the steering wheel on a red light because we’re running late, or shouting at someone who took the parking space we …

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Job stress making us sick?

Researchers analyzed data from about 12,000 workers in Sweden. High levels of job stress increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Findings: Over five years, about 8 percent of the workers took mental health sick leave. Three-quarters of those who took mental health sick leave were women. …

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Manage ADHD Naturally

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3 to 5 percent of school-age children, causing symptoms such as inattentiveness, frenetic activity, anxiety and forgetfulness. Kids with ADHD typically respond to drug prescriptions designed to provide calm and focus, but some of these can cause unpleasant side effects like appetite changes and muscle spasms. Experts suggest considering …

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The Clock in Our Brain

Ever wonder why new born infants stay awake and active during night but sleep during day time? Body clock or Circadian rhythm is what enables us to synchronise the working of our body with the day and night. The actual ‘clock’ is a cluster of around 10,000 nerve cells that lie buried deep within a …

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Talk Therapy

Help me, Counselor… Talking cure is a method of treating psychological disorders or emotional difficulties that involves talking to a therapist or counselor, in either individual or group sessions. It is quite like re-programming a computer. The outdated software that is probably loaded with virus (self-critical, negative and harmful thoughts) is replaced by a new version of …

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