Alcohol and Drugs

Abuse, Misuse, Dependence – And Treatment Indeed, Alcohol and Drugs abuse is characterized by the excessive use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs or even over-the-counter drugs. Alcohol and Drug abuse eventually leads to drug dependency whereby the drug begins to take control over you and affects your daily activities as well as your physical health.… Continue reading Alcohol and Drugs

Medications OR Therapy in Mental Health Care

I have mulled over this topic of – Medications OR Therapy – for quite some time now. However, there is invariably a question that comes to mind for a medical doctor who is trained in psychiatry. “Why do we even have to talk about this topic?” Nevertheless, I realize after being in the field of psychiatry for more… Continue reading Medications OR Therapy in Mental Health Care

Schizophrenia – The “psycho” disorder?!

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder, with its pathogenesis in neurodevelopmental anomalies. The 5 domains of schizophrenia include: Positive symptoms (delusions, hallucinations). Negative symptoms. Ubiquitous cognitive deficits Motor symptoms (dyskinesias). Deficits in social cognition, or socio-occupational functioning. Negative Symptoms:  Negative symptoms include blunted affect, alogia, avolition, asociality, amotivation, anhedonia, ideational constriction, apathy or… Continue reading Schizophrenia – The “psycho” disorder?!

Hallucinations Delusions Schizophrenia ?

Weird, Bizarre, Incoherent – Hallucinations Delusions Schizophrenia ?! Serious Mental Illnesses (SMIs) and side effects to varied medicines may cause hallucinations in many individuals. Psychosis and Schizophrenia are the most commonly known causes that may cause this condition. Hallucinations are sensations and feelings that may appear as real to the patient. Thus, convincing him or… Continue reading Hallucinations Delusions Schizophrenia ?

Quit Smoking Now !!

Indeed, this post will help you quit smoking now. So, listen on. Nicotine or tobacco addiction refers to an acute dependence upon tobacco products primarily due to the presence of the nicotine drug. In other words, nicotine addiction refers to an inability to stop using tobacco products despite the knowledge and awareness that it is… Continue reading Quit Smoking Now !!

Depressed Women Vaginismus

Depressed Woman Vaginismus comes to mind. It is not only the cyclical changes in physiological and psychological terms that women have to endure and become resilient. Women also need to change to external circumstances.  Hence, they are probably designed to be flexible enough for change.  However, depression can get the better of even the so called… Continue reading Depressed Women Vaginismus

Sexual Problems – How Does It Affect You

Both men and women can suffer from sexual dysfunction or sexual problems. In common man’s parlance it is a problem that prevents you from experiencing sexual satisfaction. If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction in any part of the sexual response cycle, you are not alone. This traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Research suggests that… Continue reading Sexual Problems – How Does It Affect You

Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence

Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence and Young Adults is NOT easy. Therefore, during teenage years, there will be a noticeable change in the behaviour of young people. Many mental illnesses have their onset in adolescence, including those that run a chronic course resulting in significant disability. So what is so distinct about this age… Continue reading Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence

Tips to Prevent Migraine

You can do a lot (tips) to prevent migraine headaches. Migraines can be debilitating, annoying, and impact your quality of life — however there is much you can do to avoid them. From identifying what triggers your headaches to making proactive lifestyle changes, it’s possible to get better control and manage your migraine symptoms. Here are… Continue reading Tips to Prevent Migraine

Migraine We Do Magic

Yes!!! That’s right.If you have migraine we do magic to relieve it   Firstly, a migraine headache is characterized by a severe headache usually affecting one side of the head. In addition, there are other symptoms along with headaches like nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Nevertheless, some patients experience neurological phenomena like changes in vision, temporary… Continue reading Migraine We Do Magic

Grief Loss and Bereavement

Can Expressing Yourself Help You Cope With Grief Loss and Bereavement? Medication is absolutely necessary to relieve yourself of the pain and grief. True or false? 1. Which of the following can be a symptom of grief? Anger  Fear Physical symptoms  All of the above Answer – All of the above It is normal to… Continue reading Grief Loss and Bereavement

When Should You Consult a Psychiatrist

Life is rarely without its challenges. There are some, however, that can be so overbearing that it seems impossible to move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Nevertheless, it is important you know that help is available for every problem life throws your way. So when should… Continue reading When Should You Consult a Psychiatrist

Worry Fear and Anxiety

Worry fear anxiety are all a normal part of life, and can even be helpful in some instances. We often worry about things that are present in our lives, such as finances, work, and family, and this worry has the potential to help us make good decisions in these areas. This is normal and is… Continue reading Worry Fear and Anxiety

Exam Anxiety and Phobia

The exam season has arrived. And so has Exam Anxiety and Phobia. Students can be seen immersed in their books and notes. Excitement is in the air and so is anxiety. While the former is a good thing to see, the latter raises concerns in the minds of parents and teachers. However, the fact is that… Continue reading Exam Anxiety and Phobia

Exams and Concentration Difficulties

Exams and Concentration difficulties are all too common. ADHD, CDD, short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, insomnia and so many more terminologies we would have come across very often. They all seem to have evolved from a common origin and that is concentration issues. Have you pondered on these questions!! Why can’t it be easy to concentrate? Why can’t it be… Continue reading Exams and Concentration Difficulties

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

As a parent, you feel a special deep panic when you realize that your child—your beautiful, clever, funny child, who regularly surprises you with precocious bons mots, who built an ingenious bow out of tubing and rubber bands that can shoot a chopstick across the living room with remarkable accuracy—is having trouble learning to read.… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Overview Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means… Continue reading Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Reading Disorders

How Do I know If My child Has Reading Disorders Reading disorders occur when a person has trouble with any part of the reading process. Reading and language-based learning disabilities are commonly called dyslexia. These disorders are present from a young age. Thus, usually result from specific differences in the way the brain processes language. There… Continue reading Reading Disorders

Tips for Better Sleep

Tips for better sleep. 1. Exercise Try to exercise 20 to 30 minutes a day. Daily exercise often helps people sleep, although a workout soon before bedtime may interfere with sleep. For maximum benefit, try to get your exercise about 6 to 8 hours before going to bed. Do not exercise within two hours of… Continue reading Tips for Better Sleep