Difference between Obsession a...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder wherein an individual experiences recurring and undesirable thoughts, sensations or ideas which is known as obsessions that compels them to carry out behaviour on repetition which is known as compulsions. Let’s understand the difference between Obsession and Compulsion;   Obsessions Compulsions What are they? They are thoughts, ideas […]

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Sex OCD

Obsessions about sexual content Obsessions about sexual content or intrusive sexual thoughts are recurrent and repugnant thoughts that are sexual in nature. They are involuntary and cause extreme distress when they rise in the individual’s mind. They often experience extreme shame, guilt, hopelessness, and depression causing them to label themselves deviant and repulsive. The very […]

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Treatment for Obsessive compul...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects an individual’s thoughts and behaviour. Here the individual has intrusive repetitive distressing thoughts and compulsions or ritualistic mental acts or behaviour that temporarily reduces the distress. Living with OCD can be devastating as the individual is aware that something is wrong with them but are unable to control their thoughts. […]

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Is alcoholism hereditary?

Number of studies has been conducted to find if our gene is the cause of alcoholism, yet there has not been a study that confirms it. Experts have conducted twin and adoption studies to reach this goal. However what was found was; genes or heredity is not the sole reason for alcoholism, along with it […]

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Impact of alcoholism on family

Alcoholism is a well known health hazard. It impacts the individual’s health, their social status, finance and mental health too. But along with these it also affects the abuser’s family. Man is a social being and is always connected to others; the closet among all is family. Hence the family is bound to get an […]

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Anxiety Disorder – What is that?

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“I always thought I was just a worrier. I thought my personality was such that I would worry for the smallest of the things and get nervous & tensed. It was only later, when I met a psychologist I discovered that I was suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” – Anonymous

Persistent, excessive and unrealistic worrying about everyday things are the key features of Generalized anxiety disorder. People who have generalized anxiety disorder experience exaggerated levels of worry and tension even when there is no reason to worry about. They are constantly expecting the worse to happen and preparing themselves for it. By doing this, they feel that they are equipping themselves, however, it’s the contrary.

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, the professional team engages the client to cope with the illness keeping in mind the bio-psycho-social model. They ease the symptoms using:

  • Psychological therapy – The clinical psychologists uses psychological therapies such as that of cognitive behavior therapy
  • Medication – When the illness is of severe levels and impairs or interferes with one’s daily life, they prescribe medication such as the antidepressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Neurofeedback – This form of neurotherapy was born amid the current technological revolution. This therapy facilitates changes in the brain wave patterns and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) activation without giving any form of electrical impulses to the client.

With early identification and intervention, many people benefit from it and are able to lead normal & productive lives. However, in some cases, treatments may need to be continued for a long time and there may be periods when the symptoms worsen.

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