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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of PTSD is a mental health disorder that is triggered by a frightening or scary event or incident either by experience or witnessing it. Symptoms may be taken as flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about that incident.
Most people who witnessed traumatic events may have temporary difficulty in adjusting for the situation and coping it, but as the time gets passed and good self care, they usually get better. If the symptoms gets worse, they will last for weeks, months or even years, and interfering into the day to day life, then you may have caught with PTSD.

* Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve functions.

Symptoms of PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic or painful incident, but sometimes symptoms may not appear unti…


SCHIZOPHRENIA- Symptoms, causes, treatment, types and diagnosis.

Schizophrenia is a mental health problem that usually occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. It can be characterized by delusions, hallucinations and other cognitive difficulties. Schizophrenia can often be a lifelong condition.

Fast facts on Schizophrenia are :

1) Schizophrenia affects an estimated 1% of the population.

2) Symptoms of schizophrenia effects include, delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thoughts.
3) Diagnosing schizophrenia comes only after other disease have been ruled out.

What is Schizophrenia ?
Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder which most commonly appears between the ages of 16 and 30 years, and males tend to show symptoms at a slightly younger age than females. In many cases, this disorder strikes so slowly that the individual does not even know that they have had suffered it for many years. However, in some cases, it can develops suddenly and strikes quickly. According to experts op…

Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar disorder which is formerly known as Manic Depression, is a mental health condition in which someone's mood swings in an extreme way that emotional highs (mania or hypo-mania) and lows are counted as depression. When someone becomes depressed, he or she may feel sad, dejected or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When the mood shifts to mania or hypo-mania (less extreme than mania) that person may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable.
These mood swings can reflect into sleeping pattern, energy activity, behaviour, judgment and the thinking and reasoning abilities. Events or cycles of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times in a week, month or year. While most of the people will experience some emotional symptoms between those events, some may not experience any at all.

Although bipolar disorder is a life long situation, in which an individual can manage mood swings …

Facts about sleep deprivation, after which you’ll never miss out your sleep.

Sleep deprivation is common among people who work extended hours which can compromise on health and performance. It invites a plethora of hazards including mood swings, depression, type 2 diabetes, hypertension etc.
According to a report by ASSOCHAM, 42% of Corporate employees in India suffer from mental depression. Nearly 38.5% of them sleep less than 6 hours a day.
Increasing corporatization and task-jammed schedules has left is a large portion of India compromise with their sleep. But here are some facts related to Sleep deprivation which will leave you stunned and will force you to make space for it in your routine.
1)Drowsy driving and drunk driving are equally risky: Being awake for continously for 18 hours can make you drive like a person with alcohol level of 0.5, while being awake for more than 24 hours with a level of 0.10 (0.8 is considered drunk). Therefore, sleep deprivation can cause similar effects of that being drunk. 2)Sleep Deprivation can make you feel depressed: Sympto…


Facts,signs and symptoms of Bulimia.

The full name of Bulimia is Bulimia Nervosa. It is an eating disorder usually characterized by periods of binging or excessive overeating and it is followed by purging. People who are suffering with Bulimia have a fear of gaining weight. However, it does not mean that all people who are sufferring with Bulimia are underweight. There are exceptions too, some people with Bulimia are overweight or obese.
They attempted to use purging to manage their weight or prevent additional weight gain. Bulimia nervosa is a serious mental illness that requires intensive treatment. Getting help for your bulmia gives you the best chance to overcome this eating disorder.

*What are typical behaviours of people with Bulimia?*

A person with Bulimia might eat more than 2,000 calories in one go and then induce vomiting. However, vomiting is not the correct or only method of purging. There are other ways like, excessive exercises, laxative use, enemas, fasting or a combinat…

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and Mental Illness.

When someone is suffering from drug abuse and mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a Co-Occurring Disorder or Dual Diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism or drug addiction is never easy and it's even more tough when someone is struggling with mental health problems. There is a thin line hope and there are variety of treatments and steps are available to put someone on the road to recovery. Best treatment for this problem is self help and self motivation, others chipping in later like right support and right treatment.

What is the link between substance abuse and mental health ?
There is no direct connection between the former and the latter. In Co-Occurring disorders, both the mental health issues and the drug or alcohol addiction have their unique symptoms. They both can occur or happen differently which could affect the ability to function at work place or school, maintaining a home life, handlin…

Online Games Addiction

Gaming Addiction is a Mental Disorder.

The entertainment and recreation of online games is remain no more as it has been chnaged into an addiction. This addiction is a very serious issue and it can be dangerous for someone, of he is not cured on time. These days everyone is fascinated with online games, whether youth or aged, teenage or old, all are enjoying and engaging in playing online games.

This recreational habit is turning into addiction which is very urgent issue to address by medical world. Dr. Anita Rao, Director Medical Services at the TTK Hospital, Chennai, she tells that in February 2018, she received an IT Professional from Delhi who was suffering from gaming disorder and he was brought by his parents to the hospital. His parents told that he had cut all the connections from everyone and eaten only chips and processed food as he played online games throughout the day. When his parents realized that he needed medical intervention when he stopped going to work and spent al…