Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks. When […]

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Obsessive compulsive disorder-...

“An individual looking as normal as person can be, has an ordinary simple job and lives an ordinary life. But when it comes to having meals this individual has rules; the fork has to be on the right and spoon on the left straight, salt always on the right side of the plate, food has […]

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Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching. Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally […]

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Do you think you have Obsessiv...

The cleaning and/or washing type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common type among other types. Here the individual engages in cleaning or washing rituals and it can be directed towards self or the environment. In the cleaning/washing type the obsession, there is fear of contamination. Fear that the individual would get ‘dirty’ or […]

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Causes of Obsession Compulsion...

Around 2.3% of the population from the ages 18- 54 suffer from Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The mental disorder is characterized by obsessions are repetitive ideas and thoughts that are unwanted and distressing and Compulsions that are ritualistic actions carried out to deal with obsessions. Individuals with obsessions and/or compulsions; Face great distress and anxiety, […]

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Heed early warning signals, keep depression at bay

depression blog image-04Feeling crestfallen or sad or losing interest in your immediate surroundings or people whose very mention till the other day would make you jump with excitement? You sensed it right: it might as well be a bout of depression you are reeling under. But hold on!

Ignore at your own peril

Do you know what depression is and more importantly about its early symptoms that would help one diagnose it and initiate the treatment process. Yes, it’s true that depression if left untreated can play havoc with your overall being and mental health with far reaching ramifications.

The reasons for the debilitating impact of depression is not far to seek: it impacts the brain. Depression can be attributed to genetics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical conditions, stress, grief or difficult circumstances in one’s life. The combined impact of one or more than one of the mentioned factors can spark off changes in brain chemistry and resultant symptoms of depression.

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So, what are the early symptoms of depression? Depression commonly affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviors and your overall physical health. Here are some of the most common symptoms that point to the presence of depression in a person:

Disrupting Feelings:

  1. Sleeping too much or too little
  2. Feel inclined to suicide
  3. Losing interest in life
  4. Poor eating habits
  5. Too high or too low levels of energy
  6. In a sadness mode all the time
  7. In a state of hopelessness
  8. Urge to cry or crying all the time
  9. Disruption in decision making process
  10. Loss of concentration
  11. Nagging pain and aches unresponsive to medication
  12. Feeling miserable and helpless

Disrupting Thoughts:

  1. One has trouble concentrating
  2. One has trouble remembering
  3. One has thoughts of self-harm
  4. Delusions and/or hallucinations (signs of severe depression)

Behaviourial Changes:

  1. Turning reclusive
  2. Resorting to substance abuse
  3. Missing work, school or other commitments

However, it is important to note here that occurrence of any one of these symptoms on its own does not constitute depression. Psychiatrists or doctors generally look for a group of symptoms occurring over a period of two or more than two weeks to make any conclusion on depression.

Cadabam’s Group has over 23 years of experience in treating people suffering from mild to severe degrees of depression. Its team of psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals have the experience to diagnose and treat depression.

For any help related to depression you can reach out to: +91-97414-76476 or visit www.cadabamshospitals.com

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