Month: March 2019

Top 5 jobs for people struggling with social anxiety

March 29, 2019

Top 5 jobs for people struggling with social anxiety

Mental Health

Social anxiety is a debilitating mental health disorder which affects every area of one’s life from relationships to work-life balance. It can be exceedingly difficult to hold onto a job when one is grappling with social anxiety as the job might involve meeting a lot of new people, giving presentations, working in a team and…

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Women working for long hours are more susceptible to depression, says study

March 27, 2019

Women working for long hours are more susceptible to depression, says study

Depression Mental Health

Working women, especially the ones who work for long hours are more susceptible to depression, compared to men, revealed a recent study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. According to the study, women who worked for more than 55 hours per week, were around 7.3 percent more likely to develop symptoms of…

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Tips to beat travel anxiety

March 26, 2019

Tips to beat travel anxiety

Mental Health

Traveling can be fun. However, for a person suffering from travel anxiety, meeting people from different cultures, navigating unfamiliar streets, eating food from the local roadside, etc., can be a source of great stress. The rigors of packing, taking the children and older adults along, ensuring that everything has been attended to, and nothing has…

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Holistic approach may help prevent prescription drug abuse, suggests study

March 25, 2019

Holistic approach may help prevent prescription drug abuse, suggests study

Addiction Substance Abuse

A holistic approach comprising a program offering acupuncture, gentle exercise, massage, and mindfulness may help prevent individuals taking prescription opioids from misusing these drugs, overdosing, and eventually losing their lives, suggested a study carried out at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF). The study pursued the effects of a such a program…

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Mental health patients in UK and US face similar lack of treatment options

March 21, 2019

Mental health patients in UK and US face similar lack of treatment options

Mental Health

Recently, a noted U.K. daily called Independent reported that a National Health Service (NHS) patient who had to be detained for 10 days in a general hospital due to a shortage of psychiatric beds, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD), as an outcome of this ordeal. The patient, Clarence (name changed), who is…

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