Good mental health

Are You Suffering From Horrifying Events? Consult a Psychologist

By Dr. Jimmy Mody, Psychology, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is marked as a serious condition where a person, after witnessing or experiencing a horrifying or traumatic event, can develop unnatural mental health conditions. The traumatic event can include sexual assault, traffic collisions, warfare or a potential danger to a person’s life. PTSD…

Substance Induced Disorders – Know The Types!

By Ms. Aarathi Selvan, Psychology, Substance-induced disorders are defined as substance-related disorders which include problems arising as a result of direct effects of a particular substance. Substance-induced disorders can be caused by many substances, regardless of whether or not the substance is medically prescribed, legal or socially acceptable. They can be broadly…

Schizophrenia – What Causes It?

By Dr. Suresh Patil, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia is a disease which eradicates the borders between reality and illusion in your mind and affects your daily perception. Additional mental disorders such as depression as well as anxiety disorders may also develop as a result of schizophrenia. Several factors are responsible for schizophrenia. A few…

What Happens in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

By Dr. Ajay Nihalani, Psychiatry Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is a psychological disorder. It is basically characterised by obsessive and abnormal thoughts which tend to influence several activities which become persistent over a period of time and are commonly referred to as compulsions. There have been cases where people tend to suffer…

The Mental Health of Teen Moms Matters

By Dr. Safiya M S, Psychiatry Research has suggested that childbearing is not the primary cause of psychological distress amongst teenagers. When the levels of depression are compared, the number of teenage mothers are significantly higher than the number of adult mothers or other teenagers. However, the underlying cause of depression does not…

Dementia – 7 Early Symptoms of You Should Not Ignore!

By Dr. Indranil Saha , Psychiatry Dementia is a disorder of old age characterized by a decline in mental capabilities in a person. It is primarily caused by Alzheimer’s disease but can also be caused by damage to the brain from an injury or a stroke. The cells of the brain fail…

Mental illness in children: Know the signs

By Dr Rohit Garg , Psychiatry Mental health problems in children and adults are similar in nature. It can be difficult for a parent to identify if the child is mentally ill; this can result in the child not receiving the necessary treatment at the early stages, which paves way…

Bipolar Disorder – Know Its Causes and Symptoms!!

By Dr Pooja Anand Sharma , Psychology Bipolar disorder is a mental condition which is characterized by extreme mood swings and frequent change in the energy levels which may change from depression to mania. When the person feels depressed, they may feel extremely low and cut themselves off from the…

Does Having An Active Social Life Make You Happier?

By Dr. Hemamalini Lakshminarasimhan, Psychology We live in a world where the number of followers on your Instagram account defines and categorises a person as popular or a social disaster. The world is all about networking now-a-days and sometimes, your networking skills supersede your actual qualifications in certain fields and your career.…

Maintain Good Mental Health at Old Age

By Dr Ketan Parmar , Psychiatry Growing old is something that most people brood about. But, it is a natural phenomenon and hence cannot be avoided. The best thing to do is accept your age and of course age with grace. Being both physically and mentally fit are the key factors for…