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Happy World Mental Health Day!

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Today, the world celebrates #MentalHealthDay. However, mental health continues to be gravely misunderstood - and, mental illnesses continue to be stigmatised.

We need to change this.

We need to understand mental illnesses better. We need to look beyond 'madness' as the singular description of mental illnesses. And, we need to give due importance to mental illnesses and their proper treatment.

On this #WorldMentalHealthDay, let's help people understand a couple of simple concepts:

When your body is exposed to harmful conditions like - chemicals, viruses, bacteria etc. it develops fever, an allergic reaction or some other kind of illness. Similarly, when your mind is exposed to harmful conditions like - work related stress, relationship problems, death of loved ones etc. it develops depression, anxiety, or some other kind of illness. Sometimes you are born with it - physical illnesses as well as mental illnesses - the neurological ones.You need to treat physical illnesses wi…

Psychodiagnostics >> Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test

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Careers >> Education >> Master of Arts in Psychology by IGNOU, India

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3000+ readings in Psychology

Here, we have listed 3000+ books and articles which will be useful for Psychology Learners across the spectrum. We will gradually refine the list, categorize it and add to it. But, for now, here's the list, in order of relevance for Bachelors and Masters students:

Sarason, I.G., Sarason, B.R. (2005). Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behaviour. Prentice-Hall of India: New Delhi.American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision: DSM-IV-TR. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric PublishingBaron, R.A. and Byrne, D. (2006) Social Psychology, Prentice Hall of India (10 th Edition), New Delhi.Hurlock, Elizabeth B. (1980). Developmental Psychology: A Life-Span Approach, Prentice Hall, New Delhi.Kerlinger, F.N. (2007), Foundation of Behavioural Research (10th reprint), Delhi, Surjeet publications.Singh, AK. (2009). Test Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences (5 th edition). Bharti Bh…