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Men and Mental Health

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“Boys don’t cry”, “Man Up, Be strong” is all that Aakash heard while growing up. With good intentions near and dear ones enforced a belief in him that showing one’s emotions is a sign of weakness. I am sure we all have heard these phrases being said rampantly to our young boys. In the society […]

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Similitudes:Depression

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Diabetes and myocardial infarction (a.k.a heart attack), have for long pestered humanity. The prevalence is magnanimous and the implications, insurmountable. People are well aware of the consequences of ignoring these demons, yet the awareness is enough to boost encouragement. Another entity though, major depressive disorder a.k.a depression, with implications of similar magnitude, is rarely pondered […]

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Mirror

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“Mirror, Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” As a child, I never found it odd that a magic mirror, mounted on a wall, could tell the ultimate truth to the Evil Queen about the most beautiful person in their land. My younger self almost felt bad for the enslaved mirror […]

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Depression – Let’s talk!

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World Health Day in 2017 was themed “Depression – Let’s talk!”. Why was there a need to have an exclusive theme for this? Topics of Mental Health remains a taboo in our society and it’s high time we break the stigma associated with it. I was reading some tweets and watching some videos on depression […]

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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 […]