It takes almost 6 years to diagnose bipolar disorder; scientists find out why

It takes almost 6 years to diagnose bipolar disorder; scientists find out why

The yearning to break free of the clichés surrounding mental disorders is forcing many people to come forward and discuss their struggle against the problems. Many celebrities have also opened up about their psychological disorders and the associated treatment. The revelation by singer Demi Lovato about her bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 22 highlighted the pervasiveness of mental disorders among people from all walks of life. Read more

International Youth Day: Mental disorders bothering the American youth

International Youth Day: Mental disorders bothering the American youth

The transient phase of youth is marked by a series of ups and downs, which may have an unwanted effect on the mental health of the person. Adolescents can show signs of emotional distress during their growing years, with environment and hormonal changes playing a major role in it. However, timely intervention can go a long way in checking the upward trend in the number of mental health disorders among American youth. Read more

ADHD declared as specific disability under federal civil rights law

ADHD declared as specific disability under federal civil rights law

To ensure a healthy nation, paying attention to mental health care is as important as ensuring proper physical health care. The United States is no different when it comes to implementing necessary guidelines for protecting and augmenting the mental health of its people. However, more than the struggle to make medical facilities available to mentally ill people, it is the need to tackle the social stigma attached to mental illnesses that needs attention.

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