What are addiction treatment p...

We at Cadabams provide a wide range of services when it comes to addiction related mental health problems. Addiction is a serious mental condition that is complex and often chronic in nature. It affects the functioning and the constitution of the brain and body. Addiction has serious repercussions on relationships, families, schools, work life and […]

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Is Manic Depression Genetic/ H...

Research and studies indicate that bipolar disorder also known as manic depression share a genetic component. The disorder has a higher risk of being diagnosed in an individual if the disorder is/was prevalent in the individual’s family members. However, the mental illness is mainly triggered and shows an onset post a stressful life event. The […]

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Drug Abuse Rehabilitation

Drug abuse causes drug addiction; it is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive need to seek drug irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of drug the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted individual to: […]

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Manic Depressive Disorder

We all experience our share of ups and downs but with manic depression one experiences these highs and lows quite intensely, affecting one’s job and school performance, personal relationships, and altogether disrupting one’s daily living. Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic depressive disorder. It is serious mood disorder marked by abnormal levels of mania […]

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Manic Depression Symptoms

We all have our bad day where everything seems to get on our nerves and good days where even the devil cannot stop you. But when do these mood states become a disorder? Like manic depression, also known as bipolar, most of the mental disorders can be confusing and difficult to identify as their symptoms […]

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What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?

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Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have attempted for suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, here are a few things you can do if you know someone eliciting suicidal symptoms

  • Be aware of the risk factors, the warning signs and where to get help
  • Be direct and talk to them openly and matter-of-factly about suicide and your concern about their well-being
  • Be willing to listen and allow them to express their feelings
  • Be non-judgmental and avoid raising debate whether suicide is right or wrong or good or bad
  • Be available and show support and care
  • Do not dare him/ her to engage in suicidal behaviors
  • Do not act shocked
  • Do not ask why
  • Do not be sworn to secrecy
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available
  • Take action and remove any means of self-harm accessible to them such as pills, rope or drugs
  • Get help from others with more experience or expertise
  • Be actively involved in encouraging the person to see a mental health professional as soon as possible

 

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