A One-Man Battle

"Oh my god, are you really crying over this? Don’t be such a girl!  Come on, be a man!" Since their childhood, men have been taught to hide their feelings, masking their sensitive side with a strong and impassive exterior. To cry is termed as “girly” and emotions are usually dismissed, asking them to “man... Continue Reading →

Depression is real

Depression..... A word which is thrown about in today’s age of left leaning liberal millennialism as if it means nothing..... Does it ? I was sitting one fine evening looking at the rain pouring down, the drops smudging the dust on the windowsill, looking like tears cascading down the glass pane.....Johny Cash was crooning out... Continue Reading →

Depression

I woke up today, with an heart almost broken, Bleeding tears through every crack left open, My soul feels ice cold, and there’s voices in my head, Silently screaming all at once,I don’t know if I’m alive or if I’m dead, Everyday feels worse, I can’t keep my eyes open, Everytime I shut them down,... Continue Reading →

Is being OCD=Perfectionist?

We all wish to be perfect and do our work well. To this aim, we utilise some skills that enable us to channelize our behaviours so that we don’t spend too much time on doing routine chores - e.g. keeping the keys, wallet, shoes etc in the same place everyday, trying to leave work the... Continue Reading →

Age Groups Vulnerable to Depression?

Depression is a common problem throughout an individual’s lifespan. Statistics suggest that about one in 20 individuals would have suffered depression at some point of time in their life. But this data is not representative of all individuals. There are some common risk factors that increase the risk of having depression. One of the most... Continue Reading →

In what ways can Depression manifest?

Continuing from the previous discussion, we have noted that depression as an entity is different from sadness or grief. It has some clear biological underpinnings that differentiate it from the others. But, what is evident is the symptoms. Major depression/ clinical depression typically presents with a characteristic cluster of symptoms: Persistent and all-encompassing low mood... Continue Reading →

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