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Psychological Disorders Part 4

Introduction In Psychological Disorders Part 3, Dissociative and Somatic Symptom Disorders were discussed. These are the fewer known disorders yet very interesting to know about. (Trigger Warning: this article talks about eating disorders) Eating Disorders These disorders arise because of obsessive concern over weight which results in a disruptive eating […]

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Psychological Disorders Part 3

Introduction In Psychological Disorders Part 2, Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorder were discussed. They are the most known and common disorders but they are not the only ones. There are many fewer known disorders. This article will discuss Dissociative and Somatic Symptom Disorders. Dissociative Disorders Such disorders include an interruption to […]

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Psychological Disorders Part 2

Introduction In Psychological Disorders Part 1, Neurodevelopmental and Bipolar Disorders were discussed. The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) contains a huge range of disorders which will be explained in a series of articles. This article discusses Anxiety and Stress-related disorders. Anxiety Disorders These disorders are characterized by […]

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Psychological Disorders – Part 1

“What health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close Introduction The American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines mental disorder as a syndrome characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognitive, emotion regulation, or […]

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2021

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela Introduction July 18th every year is observed as the Nelson Mandela International day ever since 2009. Nelson Mandela’s full name was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and he was also known as Madiba. He was born on July 18, 1918, in […]

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Sedition

Introduction The definition of sedition is the conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch. Sedition is a crime under Section 124A in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). On 15th July 2021, the Supreme Court questioned the Central government asking whether the provision […]

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Paris Agreement and Climate Change

Introduction The Paris Agreement is an international treaty on climate change which is legally binding. It was adopted on 12th December 2015 by 196 parties at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 and it came into force on 4th November 2016. The goal of this agreement is to limit […]

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What do we know about Music?

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” Kahlil Gibran “Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life” John Paul Friedrich Richter “Music is the universal language of mankind” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Introduction These quotes on music give us […]

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World Zoonoses Day 2021- July 6

Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) defines zoonosis as an infectious disease that has jumped from a non-human animal to humans. These zoonotic pathogens can be bacterial, viral, or parasitic and they can be spread to humans through direct contact or food, water, or the environment. World Zoonoses Day was […]

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FIRs Under Struck Down Section 66A IT Act

Introduction On 5th July 2021, the Supreme Court expressed their shock at the practice of police registering FIRs under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which was struck down by the Supreme Court in the 2015 judgement in the case of Shreya Singhal. An application filed by Peoples Union […]

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Father Stan Swamy Passes Away at 84

Introduction Father Stan Swamy, a tribal rights activist and a political prisoner, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case, passed away on 5th July 2021 at 1:24 pm. The medical director of the Holy Family Hospital, where Fr. Swamy was admitted said that Fr. Stan had a pulmonary […]

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Eye of Fire – Marine disasters

Introduction A recent picture of fire on the ocean, called ‘eye of fire’ has been going viral. This picture was captured in the west of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on 2nd July 2021. The reason for this fire was a gas leak of an underwater pipeline of the state oil company […]

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In Re: Bruno – Animal Cruelty

Introduction Bruno was a black Labrador who was beaten to death by two juveniles and a youth on 28th June 2021 at the Adimalathura beach in Thiruvananthapuram. The Kerala High Court took suo motu cognizance of this brutal killing and renamed the case “In Re: Bruno” to pay tribute to […]

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Understanding your Mental state during the Pandemic

Introduction The second wave of COVID-19 started from the middle of March 2021 and peaked in April with a shortage of oxygen cylinders and hospital beds. Now when the numbers have gone down again, people will start venturing outside and the reason for this eagerness is understandable because of the […]

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National Doctor’s Day 2021

“People pay the doctors for his trouble; for his kindness, they still remain in his debt.” – Seneca Introduction 1st July is known as National Doctor’s Day in India and it is organized by the Indian Medical Association. The theme for this year is “Save the Saviours”. The profession of […]

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