mental health

Types And Causes Of Child Mental Illness!

By Dr. Ashish Sakpal, Psychiatry Mental health problems in children and adults are similar in nature. It can be difficult for a parent to identify if the child is mentally ill; this can result in the child not receiving the necessary treatment at the early stages, which paves way for further deterioration…

Childhood Depression – What To Do When Child Is Depressed?

By Dr. Kashika Jain, Psychology This may come as a shock to many but children have to face the problem of depression as well. This is actually one of the biggest and most complicated problems which psychiatrists face as they may not have the choice of giving the regular antidepressants that they…

Does Brain Size Matters When It Comes To IQ?

By Dr. Sankalp Mohan, Neurology When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists and scientists, we seek to find out! Ailments and the…

Mental Health – Ways To Maintain It During Old Age!

By Dr. Anil Yadav, Md (A.I.I.M.S), 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…

Bipolar Disorder – How To Handle It?

By Dr. Bakyaraj, 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 but…

Brain Infection – Know Symptoms Of It!

By Dr. Vineet Varghese, Neurosurgery An abscess, or pus-filled lump, in the brain usually leads to infections in the brain. A brain infection forms when bacteria, virus or fungi travel to your brain through the bloodstream. The bacteria or fungi usually enter your body through an open wound on some other part…

Occupational Therapy – Knowing Its Importance In Psychiatry!

By Dr. Omkar Mate, Psychiatry Contrary to common perception, psychiatry does not merely look into rectifying the emotional distresses one endures but also works towards overcoming any trauma induced shortcoming that one may suffer from. Psychiatry is committed towards making life more productive and organised for the survivors and has spread its…

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…

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…