What causes Panic Attacks?

“It literally feels like the world is falling apart and whatever went on was catastrophic, even though it would be a really small thing.” This is how the panic attacks will make a person feel like.   Did you know that roughly 10% of the teenagers and about 40% of adults suffer from panic attacks […]

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Types of Behaviour Addiction

Alcohol addiction, drug addiction, substance abuse – are the popular addictions you would have heard of. But did you know that some of the behaviors too that can be addictive? Yes, you read it right. There are many types of behavior addictions such as gambling addiction, shopping addiction, sex addiction, food addiction, internet addiction, fitness […]

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What is a Panic Attack?

A woman named Bella in her mid 30’s was once rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. She was profusely sweating and she felt like her heart was racing at one instance, such that she was unable to take a breath. She and her husband were certain that, she had a heartache. But, […]

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Internet Addiction

Do you play video games on the Internet in overabundance? Are you enthusiastically shopping online? Can’t physically quit checking Facebook? If your answer is yes for any of these questions, you may have the internet addiction.   The world which we live in today is full of advanced technological inventions. Nowadays education, entertainment, communication, and […]

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Is Schizophrenia Genetic?

All of us are aware of how genetics plays an important role in various illnesses. But, have you ever imagined as to what has heredity to do with Schizophrenia? This is one of the common questions many people ask whether schizophrenia is a hereditary disease. The answer is yes and no! Yes, Schizophrenia does have […]

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Tips for Helping People with Mental Disorders

mental-disorderDo you know anybody suffering from mental illnesses in your contacts? Or have you ever experienced somebody expressing the problems of mental disorder any time? If yes, you have an opportunity to help them recovered for a healthy life.As a matter fact, we all tend to have one or the other health related issues. So, when you happen to meet anybody suffering especially from mental disorders, the way you treat and react to him/her shouldn’t be abnormal.

Hope we all remember German wings Jetliner crash that occurred recently. The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, was suffering terribly from psychiatric problem that went unnoticed. Does anyone know? Ideally, he should only have suffered from the illness instead allowing it to make such an invaluable damage. Had he shared his mental illness with someone else, we would have had our loved ones among us today. Yes, it is the truth.

It is a well-accepted fact that one out of four persons suffers from psychiatric illness at any given point of life. It mayn’t be difficult to find out such person around you. The challenge you have here is in making people comfortable thereby enabling them share. Sometimes, you can experience people maintaining the secrecy of the illness, but you could read from their gestures.

It is important to give an utmost care to the mental health that can influence the overall health of a person. We promise that people with mental disorders can lead a meaningful life provided they undergo treatments with specialized mental counselors. The only answer to such a mental illness is STIGMA, which is massively useful. At the same time, the social and family support can’t be unquestionably denied. Below cited are few tips that you could do:

  • View mental illness as good as any other health issues.
  • Avoid tagging people with mental illness and address them with their names.
  • Try learning more about the illness to extend a helping hand to the needy.
  • Offer support and affection to people with mental illness, but don’t be sympathetic.
  • Encourage people with mental illness and their families.

Neha S Cadabam
Psychologist& Executive Director
Cadabam’s Group

 

 

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