Technology has brought about a paradigm shift in the way people communicate today. As the communication paraphernalia continues to expand with the advent of cell phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets, they have changed the lives of people drastically. However, the general euphoria felt initially that these gizmos would alter people’s lives for the better, has begun to wane. The excessive use of technology has already started showing its detrimental effects. Read more
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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the world. More than 41,000 people commit suicide in the United States alone every year, as per the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Demographically, women are twice as likely as men to attempt suicide due to a range of factors. According to experts, mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or substance abuse are also among the major risk factors that lead to suicidal ideation. Read more
The speculation of labeling playing video game as a mental disorder has been rife since long and the World Health Organization (WHO) is all set to take action. The 11th update of WHO’s International Classification of Diseases has defined gaming disorder as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the Internet) or offline.” The indications of this disorder are: Read more
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