Mental disorder

Eating Disorders – Know Classification Of Them!

By Dr. Indranil Saha, Psychiatry Extreme sensitivity and obsession with weight and food-related issues are the primary characteristics of eating disorders. There are mainly three types of eating disorders. Many people believe that eating disorders are lifestyle choices, but these are in fact very serious psychological disorders that should be treated promptly.…

Preventive Measures For Dementia!

By Dr. Santosh Bangar, Psychiatry Contrary to popular belief, dementia is a syndrome rather than a specific disease. It is characterized by a progressive decline in short term memory as well as other cognitive skills. Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for about 60 to 80% of dementia cases. Vascular dementia is the second…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Know It’s Causes And Treatment!

By Dr. Kapil Sharma Neuropsychiatrist, Psychiatry Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster.This can cause a serious and shocking response in the sufferer’s mind. What Causes PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that is…

Check Up Your Signs For Insanity!

By Dr. Sumant Khanna, 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, etc.…

Symptoms And Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder

By Dr. Ajay Nihalani, Psychiatry Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. It is characterized by extreme mood swings in which you feel both emotional highs such as mania or hypomania but you also feel depressed at different times. There is no particular time at which your mood swings may occur…

Insanity – What Are The Symptoms Of It?

By Dr. Anjali Nagpal, 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 etc.…

Substance Related Disorders – What Causes It?

By Ms. Naumita Rishi, Psychology Substance-induced disorders are defined as substance-related disorders which include problems arising as a result of the 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…

Eating Disorders – Know Types Of Them!

By Dr. Navodita Kumar, Psychology Extreme sensitivity and obsession with weight and food related issues are the primary characteristics of eating disorders. There are mainly three types of eating disorders. Many people believe that eating disorders are lifestyle choices, but these are in fact very serious psychological disorders that should be treated…

Ways To Deal With A Psychologically Ill Person!

By Dr. Deepak Kelkar, Psychiatry Mental disorders are a part and parcel of modern day life. You might have a friend, relative, family member or an acquaintance who suffers from some or the other mental symptom. People suffering from mental disorders might be different from you or from the majority of others,…

Dementia – How To Avert It?

By Dr. Vikas Patel, Psychiatry Unlike what most people think, dementia is a group of symptoms rather than a specific disease. It is marked by a decline in memory as well as other cognitive skills. Alzheimer is responsible for about 60 to 80% of dementia cases. Vascular dementia is the second most…