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Stanford psychiatrist studies mental health in Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Rania Awaad, M.D., is a practicing Psychiatrist based at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a researcher and the Director of the Stanford Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Rania Awaad, MD, studied Islamic law prior…

Religion Might Be Answer to Depression

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SHAFAQNA- According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, experiencing symptoms that include feelings of emptiness, restlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and loss…

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

SHAFAQNA- The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led…
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How social media can lead to depression

SHAFAQNA - The more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to become depressed, a study has found. Of the 19 to 32-year-olds who took part in the research, those who checked social media most frequently throughout…

The pain and strain of a life in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - The latest national field study conducted by the Psychiatric Hospital included 1,114 citizens. It was revealed that 51% of them suffer from psychological disorders, 62% of them have troubles in sleeping, 71% suffer from anxiety and…