Mental Illness!! It’s Not Alwa...

STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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OCD: Early diagnosis key to effective treatment

fb post for OCD-02As the name itself suggests, OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder has to do with being obsessed about something or anything. It could be an unknown fear about something which you would like to get rid of. In your eagerness to wriggle out of it certain actions becomes so repetitive that it turns into a serious obsession.

Spares none!

Diagnosed with OCD, one of the brilliant inventors of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla was credited with laying the foundation of modern electrical engineering, x-rays, radar and radio. Tesla was so obsessed with number 3 that before entering a building he felt an irresistible desire to walk around it thrice. He was suffering from OCD.

Unreported OCD

Tesla’s example is to underline the all-pervasive dimensions of OCD as a commonly occurring mental disorder. It is quite common that a large number of people around may have a varying degree of OCD symptoms in them. Due to social taboo and shame associated with admitting to the disorder a large number of OCD cases go unreported.

India vs West

As compared to Europe or US, India accounts for a small percentage of people suffering from OCD. Studies show that lifetime prevalence of OCD in India is 0.6% against 2-3% reported in the European and North American studies. Untreated OCD is likely to make matters worse for the victim as it can graduate to bipolar disorder, depression and other serious mental ailments.

OCD attack!

Though the OCD can begin during childhood, it generally occurs in adolescence or early phase of adulthood. According to studies, in about 65% of cases OCD begins before the age of 25. In 15% of cases it also happens after the age of 35.

However, it is still not possible to correctly make any forecast about medical conditions associated with OCD. With development in psychiatric treatment such forecast of likely outcome of OCD can be done. Various findings put together indicate that about 25% of the OCD patients register full recovery while about 15% register deteriorating course.

Posers on OCD!

For some reason or other OCD patients are hesitant to admit to their mental disorder. However, a simple quiz can help find out if the person is suffering from OCD.

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  • Do you feel like washing or cleaning more frequently than others?

YES or NO

  • Do you get too suspicious or curious that you feel compelled to check things a lot more than others would generally do?

YES or NO

  • Do you get too obsessed with certain thoughts that disturb you?

YES or NO

 

  • You would like to get rid of obsessive thoughts but find it too difficult to do?

YES or NO

  • Do you take too much time completing your routine activities?

YES or NO

  • Do you feel obsessed with orderliness or symmetry?

YES or NO

  • Do you feel compelled to repeat certain activities like sitting in or out of chair or walk through doorway?

YES or NO

  • Do you feel compelled to collect useless objects and then find it difficult to throw them away?

YES or NO

OCD obsessive thoughts may relate to:

  • Thoughts pertaining to religion or other negative thoughts that you personally feel not acceptable
  • Thoughts or tendency to harm yourself or others
  • Thoughts related to the fear of unknown – for example thoughts about something terrible (Example- accident) that might befall you or your loved ones
  • Worrisome thoughts about suffering from serious illnesses like AIDS

Early diagnosis

OCD is a commonly occurring disorder and there are mental healthcare centers like Cadabam’s Hospital in the heart of Bangaluru to effectively take care of such illnesses. It is important that OCD is diagnosed correctly at an early stage so that it can be treated well and effectively.

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Research explains individuals who suffer from OCD mostly had parents, siblings or other family members who had suffered from OCD themselves……………

OCD: Early diagnosis key to effective treatment

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Obsessive compulsive disorder- symptoms

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Medications: Medications are also prescribed to individuals with OCD; it helps reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety. Also, individuals with OCD are…………….

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Obsessions: This is one of the distinct features that differentiate both OCD and OCPD. Individuals with OCD have clear…………

OCD Causes

When an individual is diagnosed with two mental disorders it is known as co morbidity. And OCD is seen to have quite a few co morbid disorders. They might occur along side OCD, before or after OCD…

OCD types

However, it varies from individual to individual in the way in which symptoms of OCD are experienced. Based on the nature of the symptoms experienced OCD can be divided into different types…….

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The cleaning and/or washing type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common type among other types………….

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Be it addiction to alcohol and drugs or Major mental illnesses (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Personality disorder, OCD, Depression) or……………………..

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They could confirm or negate the diagnosis of bipolar but there monitoring over a period of time will conclusively lead to a point of view………………

Geriatric psychiatry: Proper diagnosis helps treatment

This calls for a comprehensive action-plan to deal with Geriatric psychiatry, involving diagnosis, treatment and management…………..

Early diagnosis helps cure bipolar disorder

Early intervention and medication help in better recovery. Early diagnosis and stabilization of disorder help treatment process………………

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The best treatment for dual diagnosis disorders is if they are treated concurrently. Don’t get too discouraged if you…………………

ECT- A prompt and effective cure for acute mental disorders

If electricity is the cause of the fear and resultant reluctance to go for ECT then one better avoid going for X-ray sessions or to the operating theatre for diagnosis and…………

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And the most important thing of all, these symptoms may last at least for two weeks for the diagnosis of depression…………..

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The goal is to decrease the possibility of relapse by strengthening family ties. Mostly family therapy is used in conclusive with dual diagnosis treatment………….

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There may be numerous signs and symptoms; we should not jump to any conclusion. To make a proper diagnosis and to form an appropriate……………

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

suicide attempts, legal problems, broken relationships, poor performance at work, etc. Hence it is good if you get an early diagnosis for the same…………

Cosmetic Surgery Disorder

For an appropriate and accurate diagnosis of Cosmetic Surgery Disorder, the treatment methods are customized to every patient…………
 

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