Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder that affects one in every one thousand individuals world wide. With limited understanding of the disease process and stigma associated with psychiatric illnesses, most patients don’t get timely diagnosis and treatment causing massive psycho social and physical morbidity. It’s important to learn about this disorder to identify and treat the problem before it ruins the sufferer and their families.
Whenever a living organism is faced with a new situation, the brain and body gear up to adapt to this novelty which is understood clinically as a stress response. There are physiological changes causing the release of chemicals which make us physically and psychologically feel or respond. If the change is considered positive, it feels pleasant and if it is perceived negatively, it causes tension and anxiety.
People are confused today, these people include doctors, health care workers and non medical personnel alike because we all share the same socio cultural psychology as well as can’t understand who and what to believe in the cacophony of over information in local and social media.
Lifestyle components like eating habits, exercise, sleep and work patterns etc affect our well-being on a regular basis and many health problems both physical and mental, are associated with dis balance in our routine life.
Mood Disorders are characterized by disturbance in an individual’s mood which is significant and pervasive and effects his/her personal, social and or occupational life. A normal mood highlights the general personality of a person and his or her reaction to every day situation
A 36 year old businessman was admitted to hospital with Myocardial Infarction. His family wondered how, an energetic, workaholic young man like this who achieved such professional heights in a short span of 10 years
Life throws challenges at us at every step and weather these challenges are small or big, we are left at our own coping resources to deal with them. People find themselves in a state of emotional or physical crisis on a daily basis
Psychotherapy relies on conversation between the therapist and the client. It helps people through understanding and expressing feelings, motivations, beliefs, fears and desires. The client talks about what is on their mind
Pre Menstrual Syndrome And Its Psychological Effects
The life cycle of a living organism is primarily guided by the internal hormonal milieu but it is mostly manifested in women due to the cyclicity with which their entire life, from menarche to pregnancy to menopause goes through.
Many of us have felt dull or moody with or without any reason, but some of us have felt this way regularly at certain time of the year. This pattern of mood disturbance that starts around a certain time of the year, most often in fall
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest.
Thomas Dekker rightly said that “Sleep is the golden chain that binds our health and bodies together”. Sleep is a necessary biological activity and its disturbance on a regular basis is associated with physical and psychological consequences.
The consequences of psychological stress affect the whole body but the stigma associated with psychological disturbance makes it easier for people to accept the physical disorder as an entity on its own.
Stress is defined in dictionary as a mental, emotional or physical strain, like a force it pulls at an individual and elicits response. It’s this response to stress or strain or tension that what defines an individual’s coping skills or personality.
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a disease that compromises the body’s immune system, causing it to break down and rendering it unable to fight off infection. The HIV virus weakens the immune system
Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder that affects one in every one thousand individuals world wide. With limited understanding of the disease process and stigma associated with psychiatric illnesses, most patients don’t get timely diagnosis and treatment causing massive psycho social and physical morbidity. It’s important to learn about this disorder to identify and treat the problem before it ruins the sufferer and their families. There are several myths surrounding this disease that make it difficult for people to address the problem effectively.