OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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Are You at Risk for Depression?

Depression

The words ok, fine, good; awesome would have been the commonest answers, for how are you? These might sound simple, but we may not know the underlying meaning.

Feeling low and getting back to the normal is a natural process. But prolonged sadness is something which shouldn’t be taken lightly. Some individuals are at higher risk for developing depression when compared to others.

Identify the signs of depression

If you want to know whether you are at the risk of depression or not. Here are the common signs of depression that you can check for:

  • Feeling low or sad.
  • Loss of interest in pleasure in activities- not enjoying the activities once you used to love.
  • Change in appetite, weight gain or loss unrelated to your diet.
  • Sleep- you can experience the changes in the sleeping patterns like disturbed sleep, sleeping too much.
  • Lowered speech and movements- which can also be observed by others.
  • Feeling fatigue or loss of energy most of the time.
  • You might feel unworthy, useless, guilty or hopeless.
  • Difficulty in paying attention, thinking, decisions making.
  • Some people also get the thoughts of self-harming, thoughts of death or may even suicide.

 

And the most important thing of all, these symptoms may last at least for two weeks for the diagnosis of depression. There are exceptions for medical conditions, like thyroid issues, brain tumor or vitamin deficiency, which mimic the symptoms of depression and can be excluded.

Few facts about Depression:

  • In any given year, Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%).
  • One in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some point in their life.
  • Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s.
  • Women are more likely to experience depression than men. Some researchers show that one-third of women will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime.

 

If you are aware of the above mentioned alarming signs, it would be really be helpful in preparing yourself in coping with depression and stress in a better way. If you think that you cannot fight all alone then it is vital you do seek the help of your family and friends and if things go beyond get an help from medical professionals, and discuss the possible courses of treatment to address your condition.

If the above tips don’t help or if in case you need additional guidance, to address your concern, then seek the right kind of help from our professionals by making an appointment call right away at +91 96111 94949.

 

 

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