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Neurocognitive and mental impact of social media consumption in school children

Social media is strongly affecting the neurological structures and mental health of our school-going generation The usage of social media and the Internet has become an essential part of modern life; intertwined with the availability of socialising, educational information and now a majority of work opportunities. In recent times, these advancements in technology have increased…

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Potential inaccuracies in the diagnosis and management of ADHD in children: A review

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychiatric issue faced by Irish children today. Experts claim that up to 5 per cent of school children have ADHD with male children being affected three times more than females of the same age. As there is no laboratory test for ADHD per se, the World Health…

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Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar affective disorder

Treatment of bipolar affective disorder follows a typical biopsychosocial approach Bipolar affective disorder is a common psychiatric illness which holds a lifetime risk of around 1 per cent, affecting both men and women equally. The first episode most commonly occurs between the ages of 15 to 30 years, but may occur at any age. Bipolar…

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A recap on schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is characterised by a fundamental distortion in several mental modalities including perception, thought, belief, self-experience, cognition, affect and volition. It carries a lifetime risk of around 1 per cent and presents most commonly in late adolescence to early adulthood. The incidence in males and females tends to be equal, but onset tends to be…

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