mental health

Bipolar Disorder – How Can It Be Diagnosed?

By Dr. Omkar Mate, Psychiatry, Also called manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes drastic mood swings. Depending on your current temperament, you might either be euphoric and full of energy or deeply depressed and hopeless. You might have difficulty performing your daily duties, or maintaining personal relationships. Symptoms-…

The Impact of Divorce on Young Children

By Dr. Chadha, Psychology, When marriages don’t work in spite of all the efforts you make to bring about a positive change, your inevitable solution is a divorce. A divorce leaves the partners distraught and drained out but another part of the family that is severely affected by such a decision is…

Eating Disorder – 3 Types Of It!

By Dr. Aneesh Baweja, 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…

Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

By Dr. Anjali Nagpal, Psychiatry, Eating Disorders could be fatal to your overall health and brain. Let’s understand the neurobiology of Eating Disorders- Eating habits have a major influence on today’s generation. Disordered eating habits can cause a serious damage to our nervous system, such as brain damage. Moreover, brain does not…

Reasons Behind Schizophrenia!

By Dr. Aneesh Baweja, 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…

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…

Ways to Maintain Good Mental Health at Old Age

By Dr. Deepti Kukreja, Psychiatry, Growing old is something that most people brood about. But, it is a natural phenomenon and hence cannot be avoided. The best thing to do is accept your age and of course age with grace. Being both physically and mentally fit are the key factors for aging…

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…

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…