Mental disorder

Nervous System Disorders – Know Forms Of It!

By Dr. Manjesh Rathi, Neurology The nervous system helps coordinate and regulate different body functions. It constitutes the brain, the spinal cord, and nerves. A disorder of the system would mean that one or more of its components are not functioning properly. The causes of nervous system disorders include infections, trauma, structural…

Is Insanity A Mental Disorder? Know Signs Of It!

By Dr. Shweta Baliyan, Psychiatry Symptoms of profound mental illnesses do not appear suddenly. However, they do show in a subdued form untill 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.…

Schizophrenia – Prevalence, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Of It!

By Kiran Institute Of Ent Mental Health & Neurosciences(kiemhans), Psychiatry There is no hard data for the prevalence of schizophrenia. Diagnosis of schizophrenia is complex. Often it overlaps with other disorders which may be diagnosed without schizophrenia. However, tentatively around 1 % of India’s population is affected by schizophrenia. This mental disorder…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Ways To Get Over It!

By Dr. Shrikant Reddy, Psychiatry Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder that causes anxiety. It is also called as anxiety disorder. The main characteristics of this disorder are uncontrollable, unpleasant thoughts, which are continuing. OCD causes the mind to get stuck on a specific thought or inclination. For instance, you may repeat…

OAT Test, Intestinal Bacteria & Schizophrenia!

By Dr. Aarti Midha, Psychiatry Schizophrenia is a mental condition that occurs in people either during their early adulthood period or during the latter half of the adolescence phase. Once affected, schizophrenia can persist for a lifetime because it is largely marked by characteristics such as hallucinations and various related cognitive issues.…

Substance-Related Disorder – Know In Depth About It!

By Dr. Kashika Jain, 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…

Gender Dysphoria – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

By Dr. Akshata Bhat, 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…

PTSD & Eating Disorder – Knowing The Connection!

By Dr. Pooja Anand Sharma, Psychology Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a psychological condition that is characterized by persistent exaggerated fear responses after a traumatic or shocking experience such as sexual abuse, accidents, military experience etc. Eating disorders are a number of mental conditions which are characterized by abnormal eating habits…

Binge Eating – Is It A Disorder?

By Dr. Ashwani Kumar, 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…

Bipolar Disorder – Know How To Tackle It!

By Dr. Anil Yadav, Md (A.I.I.M.S), 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…