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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Portrait of an Alcoholic family

Job P. J.

De-addiction Counselor

Alcoholism is a family disease which affects not only the alcoholic but also each and every member in the family who stays with him. It affects the children with the same intensity with which it affects the spouse, infact even more.

One in four children in our country is exposed to alcoholism and drug addiction in the family...

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Alcohol – The Devil

SHERIN JINSON

It is really disheartening to see the number of youngsters getting admitted at Cadabam’s for de-addiction. And most of them between the age groups of 18 – 30 yrs. These are the years in life when the parents expect the most from their children, period when they complete their studies and try to stand on their own feet. It’s the time most of the parents eagerly wait for, after doing their duty of providing their child the best they can...

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ROLE OF FAMILY IN RECOVERY OF PERSONS WITH ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

D. Muralidhar *, E. Sinu**

Introduction

Families of alcohol dependent persons face a number of problems including violence, disruption of family rituals, separation, divorce, inappropriate role models and economic difficulties. Alcohol dependence does not burst into the family the way a heart attack would; instead it creeps in slowly and silently, until it is finally detected and it is perhaps only then faced by the family...

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Alcohol use and related problems

Dr. Srinivas Reddy

MRC Psych (UK)

Consultant Psychiatrist

Cadabam’S Group

Alcohol has been one of the most commonly used chemical substances for intoxication by man since time immemorial. Alcohol use has been increasing year on year and also the problems associated with its use. While no one knows exactly when alcohol was first used, it was presumably the result of a fortuitous accident that occurred at least tens of thousands of years ago...

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