Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are a cluster of clinical conditions that affect between 3.8-25.0% of the population (Remes et al., 2016). It was also reported that women, young adults, and persons with chronic diseases were at greater risks of developing anxiety disorders (Remes et al., 2016). In today’s post, we will take a look at what theContinue reading “Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders”

Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Source: Skapinakis, P., Caldwell, D., Hollingworth, W., Bryden, P., Fineberg, N., … & Lewis, G. (2016). A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological interventions for the management of obsessive compulsive disorder in children/adolescents and adults. Health Technology Assessment, 20(43). In today’s Wassup’ post, we examine a very comprehensive systematic review (396 pages in total) funded byContinue reading “Wassup’: Evidence-based treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”

Wassup’: Neurobiology, chemical imbalance, and the stigma of mental illnesses

While this post wasn’t intended to be an opinion or commentary, I would like to preface it by sharing a recent encounter online. Someone had anonymously shared her struggles with depression in a post and had received plenty of supportive and helpful comments validating her experiences, and advising her to seek professional help. One commentContinue reading “Wassup’: Neurobiology, chemical imbalance, and the stigma of mental illnesses”

Wassup’: Some key figures on the treatment of Depression

Depression. Some may be familiar with it. Others may have heard much about it. In today’s Wassup’ post, we will be taking a closer look at some key figures that have emerged in depression research in the last decade. Source: Cuijpers, P., Stringaris, A., & Wolpert, M. (2020). Treatment outcomes for depression: Challenges and opportunities.Continue reading “Wassup’: Some key figures on the treatment of Depression”