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PCOS linked to increased risk of mental, neurodevelopmental disorders
PCOS linked to increased risk of mental, neurodevelopmental disorders

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder which affects women’s hormone levels and is common in their reproductive age. Though the exact cause of the disorder remains a subject of research, scientists and researchers so far have been able to establish that the causative factors are usually a combination of genetic and environmental influences.

Social anxiety may be linked to preoccupation with making errors
Social anxiety may be linked to preoccupation with making errors

There is a possible correlation between social anxiety and preoccupation with making errors, a recent study by a group of American researchers has found. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the research analyzed changes at behavioral neural levels by monitoring a pattern of brain activity in children. The

What makes psilocybin mushrooms ‘magical’
What makes psilocybin mushrooms ‘magical’

Mushrooms, commonly classified as vegetables, are actually fungi, not plants. The ones that are nonpoisonous are consumed and are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and protein. Magic mushrooms, or psilocybin mushrooms, are known to produce hallucinations as they contain hallucinogenic alkaloids. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), its abuse

Your favorite pizza slice may help dull pain
Your favorite pizza slice may help dull pain

Such is the menace of opioids in the United States these days that kids often grow up listening to one warning – stay away from drugs. Given the highest drug overdose mortality rate ever in 2016, it’s certainly not an uncalled-for advice. However, not all opioids are bad. Apart from the recreational and synthetic opioids

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