Feeling sad sometimes is a normal phenomenon. However, feeling sad most of the time is not normal. It can be a sign of depression. When a woman has depression, she is torn between her irrational thoughts, of who she is, who she wants to be, and who she should be. She might ponder hours or days over things that were not right or situations that pushed her to such a state. Read more
For a layman, insomnia is nothing beyond inability to fall asleep. But for those who suffer from it, “it is a disease that will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking,” said author Clifton Fadiman. It is a major problem in the United States and according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 percent American adults show symptoms of insomnia.
Dementia, the most common disorder in the elderly, is characterized by symptoms such as loss of memory, difficulties in tasks that require focus and planning, and changes in personality or mood. Scientists do not categorize dementia as a disease, rather describe it as a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain. Read more
Bullying in schools is common in the United States. It not only threatens a student’s physical and emotional safety, it also affects his/her ability to learn and imbibe the necessary knowledge imparted. In children and teens, such problems can lead to severe mental health issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) teens have to tolerate abuse and threats in their daily lives.
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