improve your mental health

What Are Mental Health Problems?

By Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Psychiatry, The mental or psychological condition of a person can refer to mental health. How good or bad the mental health is, depends upon the condition and behavior of that person.Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. What are mental health problems? Mental…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

By Ms. Aarathi Selvan, 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…

Identify The Gender Problem At An Early Age

By Dr. Mahesh Hembram, Psychiatry, Gender Identity Disorder refers to a condition where a person fails to associate himself or herself with his or her natural sex at birth. The difference between sex and gender is particularly potent in this context. While ‘sex’ is what you are born with; for instance male…

Insanity – 8 Signs Of It!

By Dr. Kalrav Mistry, Psychiatry Symptoms of profound mental illnesses do not appear suddenly. However, they do show in a subdued form till a trigger brings out the full-blown form. The symptoms of mental illnesses vary according to the severity of the disorder, type of disorder, the age of the patient…

Things You Need To Know To Overcome OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

By Dr Ashima Ranjan Tiwari , 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…

Delusional Disorder Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

By Dr.Rupali Shivalkar , Psychiatry Delusions are non bizarre and false beliefs that a person may hold. Common types of delusions include delusion of grandeur, delusion of control, delusion of persecution, etc. Delusions are usually symptoms of a specific underlying disorder and are rather common in schizophrenia. Delusional disorder is a…

Things to know about borderline personality disorder

By Dr Armaan Pandey , 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…

Stay busy to improve your mental health

A recent study reveals that people who have a busier lifestyle are likely to have healthy mental functions, especially above the age of 50. As a person ages his/her mental health deteriorates but a moderately active style can boost cognitive functions. In fact, any individual irrespective of their age and…