Dr. B. R. Madhukar
It is a great honor to be able to contribute to this souvenir being brought out by Cadabam’S, on the occasion of “Anvesha”. At the outset I express my sincere thanks to the management for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic event.
This write up is neither academic nor of great clinical relevance. It is more of my observation and certain questions which arose in me, after being part of a reality TV show, on alcohol problem in the society. There were 4 panelist, including Minister for Excise, a famous theater person, a lady who runs a rehabilitation center and chairman for a government body to regulate its use.
The audience was a good mix of both sexes and comprised of youth, housewives, academicians, teachers and spouses of people with alcohol problems. What followed was a heated debate, temperatures breaking mercury point and several uncomfortable questions mainly aimed at the minister. To summarize them why does the person continue to drink when he knows his family is suffering, also is the government helping the people to stop drinking or encouraging them to drink more. What else can the family do to prevent the social malady?
I am sure each individual has his view point depending on your role as a professional or a family member. I will leave it for your judgment.
What I say is, for every one person getting well, there are many families who are left suffering and asking the above same question “Are we doing enough to alleviate the suffering?” probably the limitations are far more in this field than any other specialty.
In spite of all this recent advances, the challenges are many. Pharmacological treatments available to date continue to focus on motivation of the individuals. We still don’t have good success rates in the not so well motivated individuals. Like wise the rehabilitation centers, counselors will vouch for the difficulties they face in this particular group. Families are left frustrated, angry and helpless. Whom to blame? The individual or the society…….and the solutions to this………? The mega fight continues to be fought in our minds.
It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the……..
A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities in the serotonin chemistry…..
Still due to a cultural and religious association with the preparations a small amount of usage has permission in certain places of…….
It creates a sense of euphoria and increased energy in a person. The effect is almost immediate, which lures a person for a little…….
I always turned to my brother whenever I had any significant decisions to make in my life. When my brother was diagnosed…………
When a friend or a family member would come to you to discuss an issue they are having, we are ready (always) to dispense our ……………..
Watching your loved one struggling to remember something or feel challenged to even perform simple daily task can become quite………..
Keep a track of patterns which trigger or heighten the symptoms like confusion, agitation or irritation. This can include things……….
where most couples swear by ‘janam, janam ka bandhan’ socio-economic complexities are increasingly casting their shadows…….
A conclusive evidence about its effectiveness is yet to emerge. Though in numerous cases it is found to be effective. Some experts…….
Although there are some known risk factors associated with the PPD it is very seldom that we find there is sufficient awareness……….
You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective…………
The manager or the employer can work for creation of a more conducive work atmosphere for optimal realization of employees’ potential….
Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have………
hings like fastening a button, switching on a light, picking up something or even walking becomes difficult without help. Although……….