Mental disorder

All About Dementia & Prevention Tips!

By Dr. Kamal Kishore Verma, 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…

Gaining Knowledge About OCD!

By Dr. Deepak Kelkar, Psychiatry Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is a psychological disorder. It is basically characterized 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…

Check Your Signs Of Insanity!

By Dr. Deepak Kelkar, Psychiatry Symptoms of profound mental illnesses do not appear suddenly. However, they do show in a subdued form until 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. The…

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…