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What is avoidant personality disorder
What is avoidant personality disorder

All kinds of people make up this world. Those who are able to mix with others freely and are extroverts are usually more popular. However, there are some who do not feel uncomfortable in interacting with strangers. They, thus, choose to avoid situations where they would be required to engage in social circles or talk

Which type of anxiety disorder are you? Don’t despair, seek help
Which type of anxiety disorder are you? Don’t despair, seek help

Occasional stress stemming from day-to-day challenges, disturbing events and fear of the unknown is a part of everyone’s life and most people know how to deal with it. However, sometimes, an unreasonable amount of fear and worry turns into an anxiety disorder that begins to meddle with one’s everyday affairs. The impact is visible in

How to diagnose ADHD in kids
How to diagnose ADHD in kids

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a mental health disorder characterized by an enduring pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Affecting the child’s performance at school and their relationship with friends and family, the condition is generally caused due to factors such as genetics, drug or alcohol abuse during pregnancy, low birth weight and brain injuries.

Chronic health issues induced by prolonged anxiety
Chronic health issues induced by prolonged anxiety

A little bit of anxiety is beneficial as it motivates a person to perform better, stay active and take initiative. But excessive anxiety can take the shape of a disorder, if left undiagnosed and untreated. Characterized by constant fear, unreasonable worry, nervousness and panic attacks, anxiety disorders are serious mental disorders, which need immediate medical

Major symptoms of bipolar disorder
Major symptoms of bipolar disorder

Many a times, there are situations that make a person feel extremely happy or severely depressed. But, when such unusual mood swings, from being very happy to very sad and low, become a regular affair, it is likely to be a sign of bipolar disorder. Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a severe

5 ways alcohol can cause anxiety
5 ways alcohol can cause anxiety

People resort to drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate or experience a high. Alcohol is a means to overcome momentary grief and dismay. However, it also has the potential to cause mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Given below are some of the ways in which alcohol can induce anxiety: Mood: Alcohol

Aromatherapy may help treat depression
Aromatherapy may help treat depression

Depression today affects more than 300 million people all over the world, highlights the World Health Organization (WHO). As the leading cause of global disability, it affects women more than men. Women may become sad and hopeless while men tend to become aggressive, irritable and angry. Men are also less likely to share their problems

Anxiety disorder may deteriorate employees’ job performance
Anxiety disorder may deteriorate employees’ job performance

Stress is a usual part of everyone’s life. Unhappy experiences, stressful events and unpleasant memories can cause excessive worry and instill a sense of unreasonable fear in people. This can turn into an anxiety disorder, which has a negative impact on everyday activities. The condition can affect any individual from any sphere of life. Workplace

Uncommon addictions affecting families
Uncommon addictions affecting families

When talking about addiction, images of people taking drugs or holding bottles of alcohol come to the mind. However, addiction is not restricted to just drugs, alcohol, cigarette and prescription painkillers. There are other things that people can get addicted to as well. Here are the three uncommon addictions that are most prevalent in families:

Misconceptions that worsen depression
Misconceptions that worsen depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that demands medical intervention to help a person regain control of his/her life. Many people believe that sadness and depression are the same. However, that is not the case. Sadness lasts for a short duration but clinical depression is characterized by prolonged sadness and feeling of hopelessness, which affects