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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 […]