Coping with Voices- Living wit...

Hello, I am Krishna, 29 years old. Am just on the way to the hospital for my regular check-up. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia a year back. My experience with schizophrenia a few months ago was terrible. Let me break down the synopsis of my story with schizophrenia.   The Butterfly Effects- That was a […]

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Things to Remember for a Succe...

Mainly, living life with schizophrenia means trying to sustain an indeterminate balance between the things the brain tells and the reality. Statistical data says 40% of the people live a balanced and a productive life with Schizophrenia. The illness may be periodic, with times of deterioration and improvement independent of hopes and actions. All you […]

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Does Drug Rehab Work?

There is a commotion that surrounds drug addiction or abuse of street drugs all across the globe. A common thinking came forward by some surveys that people think that drug addiction can only be cured by the willpower of the addicts, and only they themselves can easily cure their dependency. Also, many of them have […]

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How I lost my job?- Cadabams R...

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

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Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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Mental Depression Symptoms,Cure and Treatment

Bipolar mood (affective) disorder, also known as manic depressive psychosis earlier, is a type of mood disorder characterized by mood swings. It is episodic in nature having episodes of mania/hypomania and depression.
Normally is starts in early twenties although can occur in any age. Both males and females are affected equally. It occurs in all cultures. It is not recognized as an illness many times and people suffer without treatment. It should be differentiated from normal mood swings what people go through without affecting their life.
Depression: symptoms include
• Depressed or low mood
• Loss of interest and enjoyment in life
• Lack of drive and motivation to do normal activities
• Fatigue and weakness
• Agitation and restlessness
• Loss of appetite and loss of weight
• Inability to sleep
• Loss of outward affection, interest in sex
• Loss of self confidence, avoiding people
• Feeling useless, inadequate, helpless and hopeless
• Guilty feeling, worthlessness
• Feeling worse usually in the mornings
• Suicidal thoughts may occur too.
Mania and Hypomania: clinical features may be
• Elated mood, inflated self-esteem
• Increased activity and energy
• Inability to sleep
• Rapid speech, flow of ideas and thoughts
• Irritability, impatience
• Over talkativeness, over familiarity
• Reckless behavior, loss of judgment and impulsivity

Grandiose delusions- belief that the person is special
The episode may last 1 to 3 months, sometimes longer
With experience it is possible to recognize early warning signs in some people and take appropriate action. However when symptoms become severe, awareness is lost.

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