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Depression and Anxiety – The Truth

“I’ve been affected by depression & anxiety for around 20 years. That was when I suffered a total mental breakdown & lost everything I had including my wife, my children, my business and, my mind. I ended up in a caravan park where I was “living on the gutters edge”. I would hide inside the […]

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Breaking the Psyche

“Mental illness afflicts 10 – 16% of the population in Pakistan; with a large majority of those affected being women”- Dawn News. This means that around 30 million people are suffering from common psychological and mental disorders in Pakistan. Only about a fifth of which seek mental help from a professional psychologist or psychiatrist. Psychologists […]

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The Balance Beam: Mental and Physical health

‘Happiness leads to wellness.’ This is what we all grew up hearing. It is true that there is a strong connection between mental and physical health. If you are mentally fit you will be inclined towards maintaining your physical health. Neglecting mental stresses, sleeplessness and anxiety can often lead to weight gain, lethargy, diminished focus […]

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The Undefeated Remnant: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Colonel Khalid returned home after spending 11 months in a war zone. He was happy to see his family and everything seemed fine until his war memories started haunting him. He experienced flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety attacks every other day. A person who commanded an army of 900 men fails to face his own […]

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Effects of Diabetes at a Young Age

In the rut of our busy lives, we often ignore the importance of our health. Taking care of ourselves is crucial to leading a successful life, since it affects our performance at work. Furthermore, it affects our attitude and mental health as well. Being diagnosed with diabetes at a young age is a major indicator […]

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8 Bizarre Mental Disorders

Anxiety, depression, stress, phobia, shame, grief and many more commonly used words that we hear in our daily lives. But did you know that there are so many psychological problems that we did not even know existed? People go through mental turmoil of so many different kinds, whether major or minor. Let’s take a look […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the major mental disorders that can range from serious to extremely serious. Even mild signs can cause worry and immediate need for attention. Having schizophrenia is extremely tough, but so is living with a person who has it. You need to know how to talk to think like such a person, […]

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9 Quick Ways to Beat Anxiety

The thing with anxiety is, it revolves around events that have not even occurred yet. In a way, we are afraid or anxious about things that may not even happen. If we come to terms with the fact that we ourselves create fears, and there isn’t really anything to be afraid of, most of us […]

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Top 10 Anxiety Movies You Need to Watch

Anxiety can often times be enervating or isolating, however there are a number of movies which not only capture such an emotion, but could also be therapeutic and helpful in their own way. Below are several highly recommended movies on anxiety which one should watch Good Will Hunting via GIPHY This story follows Will Hunting, […]

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Why Mental Health Should No Longer Be Stigmatized

In many societies, as in our own, people are afraid of being open about having mental health issues. Because of this they hardly ever seek treatment. The reason is simple. Even today, people with mental health issues in Pakistan undergo discrimination and stigmatization. Furthermore, the subject of mental health has not been further studied despite […]