Mental health problems

Depression – How To Overcome It?

By Dr. Vishal Sinha, Psychiatry Feeling tired all the time? Do you feel that you can’t focus on things anymore? Have you lost interest in things and people you once loved spending time with? Does your temper fly off the hook at the drop of a hat? If it is a ‘yes’…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – How To Treat It?

By Dr. Radhika R, 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…

Nervous Breakdown – How To Handle It?

By Dr. Shuchit Pandey, Neurology It is common to be affected by anxiety or stress on a regular basis, but it can be managed easily. Nervous breakdown occurs when stress and anxiety accumulate to such a large extent that it has a huge wrecking impact on your life. It is a type…

Borderline Personality Disorder – How To Diagnose It?

By Dr. Sumanth T P, 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…

What Is Emotional Abuse Exactly?

By Dr. Challa Subrahmanyam, Psychology Emotional abuse is subtle. People involved in it are often unaware of the act. Though there are no physical marks or injuries, still emotional abuse is more toxic and noxious than physical abuse. Emotional abuse can be in between husband-wife, parent-child, in between friends, in fact in…

Nervous Breakdown – Know Signs Of It!

By Dr. Amit Shankar Singh, Neurology It is common to be affected by anxiety or stress on a regular basis, but it can be managed easily. Nervous breakdown occurs when stress and anxiety accumulate to such a large extent that it has a huge wrecking impact on your life. It is a…

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…

Bipolar Disorder – Signs And Symptoms You Must Know!

By Dr. Swaroop Bhatankar, 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…

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…