What mental health experts say to their kids about school shootings

What mental health experts say to their kids

NBC News recently published this post about “What Mental Health Experts Say To Their Kids About School Shootings“. Some of the points made by the author Nicole Spector in the post are worthwhile. Ensure you have your own support system in place (counsellor or friend to lean on). Yoga, Mindfulness and meditation are a great help too. […]

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An Eating Disorder May Accompany A Cancer Diagnosis

Cachexia - An eating disorder that accompanies Cancer

Most people can’t imagine hearing their doctor say the words – “you have cancer.” Every year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and according to The National Cancer Institute “almost all” people with advanced cancer develop anorexia. When someone with a chronic illness develops an eating disorder it’s called cachexia (ca·chex·i·a), or wasting disorder. […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder Patients

dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed in 1993 by Marsha Linehan, a US Psychologist. At that time it was aimed primarily for treatment patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD patients tend to engage in self-destructive behaviour to deal with distressing emotions and situations. Main motive to develop the treatment for Linehan was that the […]

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Best Treatments For Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Best Treatment for Post traumatic Stress Disorder

Introduction Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a terrifying experience for the individual who suffers from it. Simultaneously, it can severely affect the friends and families of the individuals affected by it. PTSD symptoms affect Individuals who have been through life-threatening traumatic events and they start exhibiting some of the symptoms that characterise PTSD. It […]

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