Good mental health

3 Ways To Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

By Dr. Manish,Psychiatry Borderline Personality Disorder, often abbreviated as BPD is a psychological condition. People suffering from this condition generally do not have a clear identity, can harm themselves and have serious difficulties in maintaining relationships. This particular condition is usually characterised by the lack of ability to manage your emotions…

Ways to Maintain Good Mental Health at Old Age

By Dr. Deepti Kukreja, 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 aging…

Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Risk Factors and Causes

By Dr. Omkar Mate, Psychiatry, A Generalized anxiety disorder is normally referred to as a psychological disorder which is indicated by abnormal and excessive anxiety. You can be anxious regarding a lot of things such as your work, relationships or financial issues. Generalized anxiety disorder can turn chronic, and you can begin…

Parkinsonism – What Causes It?

By Dr. R.V.Anand, Neurology,  On hearing the name of this disease people often confuse it with the disease of Parkinson. Though Parkinsonism derives its name and even shares some of the symptoms with Parkinson disease, they are different diseases altogether. Parkinsonism is a neurodegenerative disease which is caused due to Parkinson’s disease or…

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…