Know Your Disorder

Schizophrenia

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By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which person lose the touch with reality. In this, the person is unable to cope up with his emotions and make any decisions. It affects the person’s ability to feel, behave and think. Although it is not as […]

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OCD

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By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Obsessions which lead to compulsions. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a kind of disorder in which the person has uncontrolling, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that makes them to do a particular thing repetitively in a particular way. Some of the activities related to OCD are […]

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Mood Disorders

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By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) From every now and then people suffer from irritation and sadness. Variation in mood, and their general emotional state is directly associated with mood disorders. Being extremely sad or happy, empty or irritable, or even the periods of depression are directive towards it. These include […]

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Anxiety Disorders

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By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) A normal reaction to stress is anxiety. Experiencing anxiety occasionally is normal part of life while dealing with day to day work like problem at work, dealing with a life changing decision, confronting someone, etc but the persistent, intense and excessive fear and anxiety leads […]

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ADHD

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By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Is it difficult for you to pay attention? Is it happening to you be an overactive person? Are you taking decisions and acting impulsively? All these are the triggering warning signs of ADHD; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. It is a kind of behavioural disorder. People suffering from […]

Mental Health

Role of personality in Suicidal thoughts

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I am strangled in a concrete jungle I walk down near the sea to breathe in fresh air I am looking at the tall buildings The air is so fresh and sound of the waves are so calming I can hear my thoughts more clearly away from the hustle bustle of the city I spread […]

Myths and Facts

Understanding Alzheimer’s: Myths and Facts

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Myth: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Fact: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an […]

Myths and Facts

Suicide: Myths and Facts

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Myth: Those who talk about attempting suicide are less likely to act. Fact: People who threaten to take their lives are more prone to attempt it than those who do not. Hence do not take these as empty threats and challenge them. Myth: Those who have attempted once learn from their mistakes and are less […]

Mental Health

Mental Health

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What is Mental Health? Positive mental health means finding that balance in all parts of your life: social, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial, and mental. When this balance is upset or changed it can often be a challenge to find that healthy balance again. What is Mental Illness? Mental illness is a term that covers many […]