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Shift work tied to poor mental health

  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

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Sex-change surgery has positive mental health benefits for transgender people

Overall, people in the study with gender incongruence – that is, their biological gender doesn’t match the gender with which they identify – were six times more likely than people in the general population to visit a doctor for mood and anxiety disorders. They were also three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants, and […]

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Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

The quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

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The new ‘mirror’ on the wall: Social media engagement, boon or bane?

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

As social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

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Internet addiction: Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms

Also known as Problematic Internet Use (PIU), Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) or iDisorder, this condition alters the brain’s pleasure centre. According to several studies, suffering from internet addiction resembles drug or alcohol dependency. The perceived pleasurable experience stimulates dopamine production, hence the behaviour. Addiction or dependency on the activity then builds up because of one’s […]

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5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

There is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]

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