mental health

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…

How the Internet Can Afflict Your (Mental) Health?

By Dr. Hema Karthik , Psychology Health anxiety is a form of anxiety disorder, which falls under the obsessive compulsive disorder group. People with health anxiety are likely to be worrying about health all the time and suffer from the anxiety of falling sick. This in return causes great mental stress –…

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Delusional Disorder Guide

By Dr. Ashish Sakpal, Psychiatry Delusions are non bizarre and false beliefs that a person may hold. Common types of delusions include delusion of grandeur, delusion of control, delusion of persecution, etc. Delusions are usually symptoms of a specific underlying disorder and are rather common in schizophrenia. Delusional disorder is a…

The Mental Health of Teen Moms Matters

By Dr. Safiya M S, Psychiatry Research has suggested that childbearing is not the primary cause of psychological distress amongst teenagers. When the levels of depression are compared, the number of teenage mothers are significantly higher than the number of adult mothers or other teenagers. However, the underlying cause of depression does not…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Causes And Symptoms

By Dr. Priyanka Kalra  , 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 your…

Occupational Therapy – The Many Benefits Of It!!

By Dr. Iram Parveen , Occupational Therapy 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…

What Are The Best Ways To Deal With Accident Trauma?

By Dr. Shreya Chatterjee, Psychology Being in an accident can leave a lot of stress and it may be difficult to get over it easily. A person may feel anxious and stressed out for years following the event. Some people feel a constant sense of danger, and painful memories, this may be…

Anger – Know How Workout Is The Best Way To Get Over It!

By Dr. Rajveer Singh(pt), Physiotherapy Anger is an ordinary and is an expressed reaction to an attack, perceived danger or fear. It has been very useful in our struggle for survival. The brain distinguishes the danger and the body is provoked and energized to respond with battle or fight. Once in a while, obviously,…