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Santvan Psychiatric Clinic

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301, Aishwarya Complex, Above U S Pizza, Jawahar Chowk, Maninagar Ahmedabad
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Our mission is to blend state-of-the-art medical technology & research with a dedication to patient welfare & healing to provide you with the best possible health care....more
Our mission is to blend state-of-the-art medical technology & research with a dedication to patient welfare & healing to provide you with the best possible health care.
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Santvan Psychiatric Clinic is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Viral Parikh, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Ahmedabad. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 52 patients.

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Maninagar Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380008
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Dr. Viral Parikh

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist
13 Years experience
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Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
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My sis have a habit of talking with herself, is dis sign of depression, what is the reason behind it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My sis have a habit of talking with herself, is dis sign of depression, what is the reason behind it.
This is not a good sign especially if she is not aware of it. In fact it is more than depression and needs immediate attention. Take her to a counselor first and let that person assess the seriousness of her condition and if that person wants her to meet a psychiatrist, please do it soon. It is most likely that your sister will be unwilling to come claiming that she is alright. You must still insist and take her anyway.
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I 30 year old and single. I did masturbation last 15 years but not regularly but frequently. Is I loss my memory, or any serious disease. What can I do?

CONSULTANT PATHOLOGIST, DIABETES CCEBDM, SEXOLOGY PGDS USA, THYROID CCMTD, HEART DISEASE ACDMC, HYPERTENSION CCMH, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I 30 year old and single. I did masturbation last 15 years but not regularly but frequently. Is I loss my memory, or ...
Well, masturbation as any other kind of behavior can potentially affect memory, but it is not like “I masturbate, then my memory changed somehow”. Memory is complex and has other components than just behavior. I would say that masturbation does not affect memory, if we are talking about healthy sexual habits. For example, if you masturbate regularly just because you want, or because it is fun, and it does not evoke negative feelings, you can consider masturbation as just something that you do for fun or whatever.
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Domestic Violence - Why It Is More Than Just Physical?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Domestic Violence - Why It Is More Than Just Physical?

People who have been victims of domestic violence not only suffer physical abuse, but from emotional abuse as well, which may stay with them for their whole life. The trauma associated with domestic violence can be deep and takes time to heal even after the relationship with the perpetrator is over and there is no communication or contact between them.

Emotional harm is greater than physical harm
Women make up the significant majority of domestic violence victims. When they face violence within the home sphere, they experience a wide range of emotions like anger, sadness, powerlessness, fear, resentment, vindictiveness and much more. Physical violence not only harms their body, but their mind and spirit are equally wrecked as the memory of being physically subjugated scars them emotionally in a very deep manner and can take years to heal.

Some of the long term impact of domestic violence on women is mentioned below.

Physical Effects

  1. Any kind of physical injuries like bruises, cuts or dislocated joints and bones.
  2. Many women suffer from hearing impairment
  3. Loss of vision is also another effect
  4. Miscarriage or premature childbirth
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases
  6. A feeling of fatigue and weakness

In certain cases, unreported domestic violence may result in homicide or murder which is the ultimate and most unfortunate manifestation of physical abuse gone too far, That is why it is important to seek help early on before things escalate too far.

Mental Effects
The mental effects of domestic violence take much longer time to recuperate from than the physical effects. If the shock is severe, it can render women mentally unstable for life in extreme cases. Even if a woman recovers from it, the emotional scar may remain and might manifest in the future.

  1. Depression: This is one of the worst mental effects of domestic violence is depression. The good news is depression is often temporary and can be cured. Signs of depression include a feeling of hopelessness, sadness, weight gain or loss, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and a consequent lack of interest in whatever you love to do. This can affect one’s decision making ability and in extreme cases can render one suicidal.
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: When you encounter any violent experience, then you are most likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The signs of this disorder include frequent flashbacks of the traumatic experience, nightmares and extreme anxiety. Women who face these kinds of traumatic experiences find it difficult to cope with their present situation for a while. Counselling and support from their loved ones can heal these problems fast.

Other effects of domestic violence may also include seizures, addiction and substance abuse and fainting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients.

Audology And Speech Therapy

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Audology And Speech Therapy

Audiology deals in identifying and evaluating hearing disorders that are associated with adults, children or infants. The audiology department at genesis-neurogen diagnostic evaluations to people having speech, hearing, language and communication difficulties.

  • Our team of experienced and qualified audiologists undertakes all kinds of hearing tests like newborn screening (oea) pta, etc. And also have experience with regard to all types of hearing aids, starting from the standard to the most advanced option. Our experts provide solution for all lifestyle needs e. G. Swimming ear plugs, noise muffs/plugs etc.
  • We specialize with determining cochlear implant candidacy, mapping and auditory verbal therapy. 
  • We also deal with all kinds of speech-related problems including language and voice problems for e. G. Stammering, delayed speech and language misarticulation, cleft palate etc. With regard to children and aphasia, dysarthria, parkinson’s, hoarse voice etc in case of adults.
  • A comprehensive assessment is carried out for each patient based on wjihich a customized treatment plan is planned through the use of latest and advanced technology.
  • Our highly trained specialists offer a wide variety of services like speech/language intervention, cochlear implants and aural rehabilitation

What ever I am reading in class within few minutes I am forgetting why any solution.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (M.D.), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS), Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user, Forgetfulness is a very common symptom, especially while studying. However, the sooner you treat it, the better. You can opt for a homeopathic consultation and we can help you. Meanwhile you can start some brain-stimulating exercises like Memory games, crosswords and sudoku, which have been known to enhance memory. Regards.
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Stress - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

BHMS, PGDEMS, Diploma in Cosmatology
Homeopath, Mumbai
Stress - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Stress affects every aspect of our lives. It does not allow you to think or focus on anything else, tempts you to binge eat and takes control of your lifestyle. Stress can also cause severe health problems that can result in heart disease. Thus it is very necessary to learn how to control and manage stress. Managing your stress effectively can help you cope with it better and let your remain in control of your life.

Homeopathy is based on the belief that the mind and body are connected. Thus by treating one, the other can benefit as well. Thus when prescribing a form of treatment for any health condition, attention is always paid to the mental state of the patient. Homeopathy can be very effective in treating and controlling stress and stress related problems. When treating stress with homeopathy, it is essential to first understand the cause of stress.

Some common homeopathic remedies for stress are:

  1. Arsenic Album: This is usually prescribed to people who are generally anxious and nervous. People affected by the stress of being late for an event or meeting can also be given this remedy to ease the stress. Patients who benefit from this form of treatment are also often hypochondriacs who constantly feel that every minor symptom is a sign of a major illness.
  2. Bryonia: This is very effective remedy for all kinds of stress. It can also be used to treat stress triggered by uncertainty at the workplace and insecurity about not having enough money even though they work very hard.
  3. Calcarea Carbonica: This is also a common homeopathic remedy for work place related stress. People who are concerned about being observed or stressed by an upcoming deadline can be benefited by this medication. This type of stress can commonly be seen at the time of appraisals.
  4. Staphysagria: People who are extremely sensitive and feel that the world is unjust and unfair to them cab be benefited by Staphysagria. This is often faced by children bullied in school and people in corporate work environments. Staphysagria boosts confidence levels and thus makes the person feel less vulnerable.
  5. Ignatia: Emotional stress is very well treated by Ignatia. This homeopathic remedy addresses feelings of disappointment and guilt and stress that follows an emotional loss such as the loss of a loved one or breaking up for a relationship. It also fights the desire to withdraw from family and friends and moodiness.

Paranoid Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Treatment

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Paranoid Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Treatment

Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental disorder which makes you feel fearful, nervous and suspicious about people or situations around. This disease usually starts to show its signs from early adulthood and is more common in men than women. People suffering from this disorder are unable to maintain close and long lasting relationships with people as they have the habit of blaming and not trusting other people. The most common symptoms of this disorder are:

  1. Doubting the loyalty of others
  2. Fear of revealing their own personal information
  3. A tendency of holding long lasting grudges
  4. Inability to handle criticisms
  5. Abrupt instances of anger and instant reaction
  6. Showing traits of coldness in a relationship
  7. Having a feeling of always being right
  8. Having problems in relaxing
  9. Being stubborn, argumentative and hostile
  • Causes: The exact cause behind PDD is still unknown, but according to some medical researchers it happens due to a combination of biological and psychological conditions. Additionally, bad emotional experiences during childhood and having gone through a physical or mental trauma also leads to the development of the disease.
  • Diagnosis: This condition cannot be diagnosed at home and is usually diagnosed by a specialist. The first step taken by a doctor in order to diagnose the disorder is an examination of the medical and psychiatric history of the person. Additionally, if the health records of a person do not indicate anything, then the doctors usually go for some expert opinions by a psychiatrist.
  • Treatment: Most of the people suffering from this disease are not even aware about it, until someone brings it to their notice. Doctors usually believe that psychotherapy, which is a form of counseling, is the best way to treat PDD.
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Mind Management - A Perfect Way To Resolve Your Problems!

MBBS, Craniosacral Balancing, Quantum Touch, Visceral manipulation
Pain Management Specialist, Panchkula
Mind Management - A Perfect Way To Resolve Your Problems!

It is good to meditate as it gives solutions of many problems & stress is released, but sometimes it becomes compulsion with no or less results.  The aim of meditation is achieved with mind management and after this the mind gets the solution to all the stress and unfulfilled desires. The solutions that you get with mind management are permanent & not available anywhere else.

And, once it is done the mind is left with no reason for the production of stress again in future at all and it stops permanently in case of that perticular topic and for all aspects of life.

Benefits of Mind Managemnt

  1. It is a scenario where once the mind gets all the solutions it is in meditaion, in syn with work, and thinks about useful thoughts. 
  2. It is an acquired practice and with time our mind can be trained. Once you start practicing it and master it is then a permanent solution for all your worries. The mind management is a simple, easy  and is very less time consuming thing. 
  3. It can help you find explanations and implementations that are not available anywhere.
  4. Mind management is a perfect way to guide on the path of love, respect. progress and most importantly happiness
  5. It can cure problems such as diagnosed, undiagnosed, autoimmune diseases and other number of problems with efficient and powerful techniques. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

Respected sir, I have faced a bad situation which is because of our dog's death, one day on diwali night my dog was tied outside in the balcony, after his dinner my sis changed the dogs place, she tied the dog under the staircase which I s outside of our house, after tying it, me and my sis went inside the home after sometime we heard a crackers sound coming from our neighbours house, along with that sound we also heard our dog's sound too it was our dog's barking sound coming with diff way, we didn't took serious off it instead we thought nothing will happens to our dog as we tied him in safe place near the staircase where he can sit under it, but after sometime the barking voice of our dog stopped, after sometime we went there and we saw the place where our dog tied but there was no dog, we saw our dog hanging on the wall which is beside the staircase, the dog was no more, THIS SITUATION MADE ME SO BAD THAT TE INCIDENT TOOK BEFORE 3 YEARS EVEN TILL NOW WE aren't COMING OUT OF THAT BAD INCIDENT, i am THINKING THAT I HAVE DONE WRONG ABT OUR DOG THAT WE COULD not SAVE HIS LIFE IT WAS OUR MISTAKE.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Respected sir,
I have faced a bad situation which is because of our dog's death, one day on diwali night my dog was t...
Dear lybrateuser, - Everyone sometime or the other faces some tragedy in life wherein there is a loss of our near & dear one, but we have to come over it & not feel guilty about anything as we try to give the best for the person or the pet - keep yourself busy in your studies or job, also any other activity which you like as keeping your mind busy reduces the pain & thoughts over a period of time & also the guilt feeling hies away when we do positive & productive things - help some needy or stray pet as a tribute to your dog & you will feel better.
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31 year old male. I am facing mood disorder. Mood swing. Anxiety depression. And erectile dysfunction. Can hold it properly. Quick discharge. Urge to sex get low.

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ujjain
31 year old male. I am facing mood disorder. Mood swing. Anxiety depression. And erectile dysfunction. Can hold it pr...
Afrol plus (solumix com) 1-1 tab twice in a day Neo tab 1-1 twice in a day massage with shree gopal oil before sex do yoga take banana milk and meditation
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How To Manage Stress?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How To Manage Stress?

Children, who often develop unmanaged stress during pre-puberty years suffer from conditions like muscle tightness, headaches, stomachaches and other discomforts should try exercising, as it is a great stress buster.

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I have less interest in work and listing own voice in my mind 24 hour sadness and many related to kindly tell me good homeopathic medicine.

B.Sc (Bio), DMS (Cal), CMS , FWT, PET, DMLT (Cal), SBHM, Vacc,
Homeopath, Kolkata
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I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may become mad or going to die or going to faint. I have social anxiety also. I am stick into my room past 7 months. I do not even interested to go out and work. I am 23 years. I am getting inner voices i. Head. Feeling like my head is going to burst. I also getting tingling on lips, head and also face numb. please help me please I beg u.i want to live happily but this mental illness making me a fool in public and also I am getting abuses from my parents that I am not concentrating on anything. They are saying that I do not have amy mind and also that I am unfit for any business. please help please I went to psychologist and he prescribed me medicines. But they giving me sleep and tiredness. My pare. Ts not taking me to psycartists and saying that you are looking healthy. They can not understand my mental illness. I can not feel my hands and legs looks like living in someones body. Todays morning I felt I am going faint and my blood pressure down I think. I have taken 10 mg of tryptomer for the first time is that causes me that feelings.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may bec...
Dear lybrate-user, You know your have many problems needing treatment. If your parents don't understand and take you to psychiatrist, you should go on your own. After all you need treatment. You can go to any government hospital or medical college hospital in your place and take treatment, if you can not pay. Once you are treated, your parents will know what you are. I don't think 10 mg tryptomer alone will help you. You may need more dose or change of medicines. Please consult the psychiatrist again. I can not say whether the feeling of fainting is due to tryptomer or due to your panic attack. I need more details to decide.
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Is there any home remedy (not Ayurveda medicines) but a simple home remedy things available at home to cure stress and depression.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Is there any home remedy (not Ayurveda medicines) but a simple home remedy things available at home to cure stress an...
Dear Lybrate user There is no SIMPLE way to cure stress and depression. First of all, Depression is a medical illness which requires thorough investigation and understanding so that underlying cause can be treated. For stress, ideally stress management is the trick. This entails, understanding the source of your stress, identifying it, accepting it and working on methods to cope with it. I would recommend a stress management direction for you. You can begin by modifying your lifestyle (kicking any bad habits) and adopting healthy ones. This is a slow and life long process. And will not CURE stress. Instead just help cope with it.
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Performance Anxiety - 5 Tips That Might Help

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, Certified course in Herbal(Ayurvedic) medicine
Sexologist, Ludhiana
Performance Anxiety - 5 Tips That Might Help

Most of us our always worried sick about our performance in bed, but rather than worrying about it, we should try to invest emotionally in our relationship. Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but it isn't always the case. If you are too preoccupied wondering about your physical appearance and your ability in bed, sex may make you feel more stressed than relaxed. This is known as sexual performance anxiety and can even get to a point where it makes you avoid sex altogether.   

There may be many reasons for performance anxiety. Some of these are:

  • Fear that you will not be able to satisfy your partner sexually
  • Lack of self confidence and insecurity about your appearances
  • Difficulties in your relationship
  • The anxiety about not being able to have an orgasm
  • A man's fear of premature ejaculation or taking too long to orgasm

Thus this type of anxiety is not rooted in any type of medical problem. Rather than medication, a change in thinking and perception is required to treat performance anxiety.

Here are a few tips that can help you: 

  1. Fight stressStress in your daily life can spill over to your bedroom as well. This can make sex a chore rather than something to be enjoyed. Recognize your stress triggers and find ways to eliminate them. Regular exercise can be very helpful in reducing stress. 
  2. Prolong foreplay: Sex does not have a time limit or there is need to follow a set of steps. Like any other activity, your body needs to 'warm up' for sex as well. Instead of putting pressure on yourself to control or release your orgasm, get into the flow of the moment and take it slow. Try getting intimate with your partner in ways that do not involve sex such as a massage or having a shower together. 

Communicate with your partner: Talk to your partner about how you feel. Understand that it is not necessary to have an orgasm every time you have sex. Talking to your partner can help ease some of the anxiety and improve your relationship. 

Talk to a therapist: Asking for help is not a bad thing or something you need to be ashamed of. Therapists are trained to teach you about how to be more comfortable with your sexuality and can help eliminate the triggers of sexual performance anxiety. 

Give up control: Do not hold yourself responsible for your erections or your partner's orgasms. To a large extent sexual responsiveness is governed by the unconscious mind and hence worrying does nothing.

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Dissociative Amnesia - Symptoms And Treatment

MA - Psychology, Certificate Course In Application of Counselling Therapies
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dissociative Amnesia - Symptoms And Treatment

In many cases, the body responds to a stressful or traumatic situation by disassociating with it. This can result in the development of a dissociative disorder. A dissociative disorder or dissociative amnesia is a mental illness that involves the breaking down of memory, consciousness, identity and perception. It can interfere with a person's general functioning, social life and relationships. People suffering from dissociative amnesia can have long gaps in their memory of the accident and the time before and after it. 

Women are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition as compared to men. It has also been found to have a genetic link as people suffering from this condition often have other members of their family who experience something similar. Manmade and natural disasters such as wars, floods, earthquakes etc that cause overwhelming stress is said to trigger this disease. 

The inability to recall past events is a primary symptom of this disease. Other symptoms include:

Treatment for this disease is a two step process. The first step involves relieving symptoms and controlling any behavioral changes. The second step aims at helping the person to recall and process their memories. Developing coping skills and rebuilding relationships is also focused on. Depending on the individual and the severity of symptoms showcased a doctor may choose to treat the patient using any of the following forms of treatment. 

  1. Psychotherapy: This form of treatment is designed to encourage communication and give the person insight into their problems. It uses a number of psychological techniques. 
  2. Cognitive therapy: Changing dysfunctional thinking patterns and their resulting emotions and behavior patterns is the focus of this form of treatment.  
  3. Medication: Dissociative amnesia patients who also suffer from depression or anxiety can benefit from medication such as anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs. However, this medication does not treat the dissociative amnesia itself. 
  4. Family therapy: In some cases, along with the patient it is also necessary to counsel the family. Family therapy involves educating the family members about the disorder and symptoms of recurrence. 

Clinical hypnosis: This type of treatment uses intense relaxation and focused attention techniques to access the unconscious part of the mind and allow people to explore their thoughts, emotions and repressed memories.

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Can Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Be Dealt With?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Can Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Be Dealt With?

Are you suffering from seasonal depression triggered by the change in season? This condition is known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD and primarily occurs during the winter. It usually starts when the days start getting colder and shorter. SAD requires treatment as it limits an affected person’s ability to smoothly carry out his or her everyday activities. Here are the several methods by which SAD can be treated or dealt with:

  1. Light therapy boxes: Light therapy boxes emit light which mimics sunshine in a particular way. This helps in recovery from SAD. The light from these therapy boxes are brighter than normal light bulbs and are of various wavelengths. The patient is required to sit in front of a light box for a period of 30 minutes every day. As a result, the circadian rhythms of the body get stimulated and the natural release of melatonin is suppressed. Light therapy is very effective when undertaken in the morning after waking up. It is a very common treatment used to cure SAD.
  2. Dawn simulators: Dawn simulators help in the management of SAD. These are devices which work as alarm clocks. However, instead of waking you up abruptly by means of a beep or loud music, they produce light which increases in intensity gradually, just like the sun. There are several models of dawn simulators which are available in the market. You should choose a dawn simulator, which uses a full spectrum light. This form depicts natural sunlight. For people with mild SAD, dawn simulators are as effective as light therapy.
  3. Consult a doctor: SAD is a type of depression and it is recommended that you to consult a psychiatrist. Several screening questions are asked to a patient to determine his/her level of depression. A doctor will also observe whether your depression is because of SAD or any other factor.
  4. Antidepressants: In case, psychotherapy or light therapy fails to cure your SAD and the accompanied depression, you should take prescribed antidepressants. These medicines might help in overcoming your seasonal depression. Try to avoid medicines which make you feel sleepy. If you have SAD, you should take antidepressants every winter and not just during the winters when you feel the blues.

It is very important for you to recognise the symptoms of SAD when they start showing, and consult a doctor immediately. This will prevent the symptoms from escalating and you will be able to get early treatment.

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Types, Causes and Treatment for Schizophrenia!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Pune
Types, Causes and Treatment for Schizophrenia!

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental and emotional condition that is characterised by a heavily distorted thought process as well as hallucinations and even extreme fear that borders on paranoia. Let us find out more about this debilitating disease:

Causes:

  1. Genetics: Genetic factors play an important role in the development of schizophrenia.
  2. Environment: Possible environmental factors include obstetric complications, the mother's exposure to influenza during pregnancy or starvation. It has also been suggested that stress, trauma even migration can lead to the emergence of schizophrenia. 
  3. Neurodevelopmental Factors: Schizophrenia appears to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. That is changes that cause the illness have been occurring from the earliest stages of development even in utero, and may continue to influence the development of the brain over the first 25 years of life. 

Symptoms
This disease has a variety of symptoms include cognitive and emotional ones that can vary in the degree and severity. One of the most common symptoms included hallucinations and delusions where the patient may end up imagining things that do not really exist. The patient may also be gripped by sudden and crippling fear like paranoia, which can be debilitating as far as everyday functioning of the person goes. The symptoms can also interfere with the way a person deals with situations and life skills on a cognitive basis. Withdrawal and hopelessness are also a part of this disease.

Treatment
The earliest signs and symptoms must be referred to a psychiatrist. The treatment involves the management of the case of an individual basis along with psychological rehabilitation programs and inclusion of the patient in self-help groups. Housing and employment programs must also be availed so as to keep the patient busy. Also, behaviour therapy will be required in such cases. The mode of counselling should usually be on a one on one basis, although many doctors also suggest that group therapy can help in showing examples of progress so as to encourage the patient to change and get a new lease of life.

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