“Being Distracted In A Digital World” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Lets begin our week with some interesting articles on mental health.

1) The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button.

2) O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend

Ever since I was young, my mind has gotten stuck. I’ll be flooded with intrusive thoughts. An image or an idea will transform into a burning question — “What if I left the stove on?” “What if the door is unlocked?” “What if I lose control and do something violent?” This plays on an endless loop.

To cope, I constantly seek reassurance by reviewing my actions, trying to replace my thoughts or using logic to undo what is utterly illogical. But all those efforts fail, instead energizing the thought, resurrecting it like a zombie on steroids, making it more vicious, resistant and cruel.

3) Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly

L.G.B.T. people experience a range of social, economic and medical disparities that jeopardize their long-term health.

4) Can We Measure Delusions?

There might be a way—and if so, we could use it to detect and treat them in the earliest stages, before they become debilitating.

5) When Doctors Deny a Woman’s Pain

I shouldn’t have to decide between effective birth control and mental health. But I keep being told that I do.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

Best Regards,

Vikram


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