Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life. Depression and Anxiety disorders are different; however people with depression often experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness and irritability problems. Over the past few years, researchers have been moving towards a conclusion that depression and anxiety are two faces of one di... Readmore

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2020-08-26 Review Article

The relationship of cell phone use and aggression among young adults with moderating roles of gender and marital status

Asma Naseer and Waqar Husain*


The use of cell phones has remarkably increased in the last two decades with several pros and cons. The negative consequences of cell phones on mental health have not been studied widely. Aggression, in this regard was a completely neglected area. The present study, therefore...

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2020-08-25 Research Article

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The issues investigated in the current study pertain to selected psychological aspects of human functioning in long-term stress conditions. Results of the analyses performed in this study have submitted evidence to confirm the hypothesis in which it is stated that staying on ...

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2020-05-14 Research Article

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2020-03-09 Research Article

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2020-03-05 Research Article

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2020-03-02 Mini Review

Depression as a civilization-deformed adaptation and defence mechanism

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2020-02-25 Research Article

Translation, adaptation and validation of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale in Urdu

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