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Dr. Kushal Jain  - Psychiatrist, Delhi

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I am Dr. Kushal Jain. I did my specialisation MD in Psychiatry from AIIMS in 2004 -2007. I also did a specialisation in Public Health from Sweden. I have worked with World Health Organisation in Geneva in the year 2010. I have over 14 years of practice in psychiatry. Currently, I am working as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Max Hospital, New Delhi. Today I will be giving you a brief overview about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which is a very common anxiety disorder. OCD represents nearly 1% of all the psychiatric illness in the community. When an individual is suffering from OCD he gets repetitive thoughts. The thoughts which he finds to be senseless and sometimes irrational.

While they keep coming he tries to stop them but he is not able to get rid of them that is the situation that the person has intense anxiety and to take care of that anxiety person commits repeated acts. The repeated thoughts are called as obsession and actions which are being done to reduce that anxiety is called compulsive act. For example, many people have repetitive thoughts of dirt and contamination and to reduce the anxiety because of those thoughts they keep washing their hands again and again. Some people have repetitive thoughts of doubts that the locks are not being closed properly and they have to check it again and again and this creates intense amount of anxiety.

Over the period of time these thoughts and actions becomes so pervasive that they take too long for routine activities to engage. For example, the person who has repeated obsessive thoughts he is not able to study, not able to do office work, not able to enjoy life and that makes things quite dysfunctional. This situation is very important to address to restore the health and well being of the individual. What happens in the brain? Biologically there is a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical which helps normally in coping stress but in case of OCD the role of serotonin is like a chemical break. It stops repetitive thoughts from coming again and again. So when the serotonin level goes down the thoughts keep coming again and again.

So this is exactly the biological basis of OCD. When we treat OCD, the treatment modalities involve medication which improves the level of serotonin and hence restore the efficiency of chemical break and the repetitive thoughts keeps going down. At the parallel side we also do psychotherapy and relaxation things which helps in reducing the anxiety. The anxiety goes down the level of serotonin in the brain again rises and hence improvement in OCD happens. Over the period of time medication can be reduced and stop while psychotherapy can continue and help people adapt to the new lifestyle with less amount of stress. With timely intervention, OCD can be managed very effectively.

The treatment is safe effective and very evidence based. It is very important that if anyone feels that they have repetitive thoughts or doubts in the head, thoughts which they don't want to have but they keep coming, again and again, I would urge them to seek a consultant. I and my team of psychologist and psychiatrist are quite efficient in treating this in the shortest possible time. We are here to help you to restore health and well being and help you enjoy the life to the fullest. I know OCD is not a life threatening illness but it takes away happiness from your life. It takes away the efficiency of your performance. It can be quiet disturbing. People have extreme anxiety is like palpitation, breathlessness, sweating which can be quite disabling for an individual. With effective and timely treatment OCD can be managed very efficiently.

Thank you!

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Dr. Kushal Jain is a trusted Psychiatrist in Kailash Colony, Delhi. He has helped numerous patients in his 15 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has done MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden . You can consult Dr. Kushal Jain at Spring Meadows Hospital in Kailash Colony, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kushal Jain on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Government Medical College & Hospital Nagpur - 2003
MD - Psychiatry - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2007
Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden - L U - 2011
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Schizophrenia - What Causes It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - What Causes It?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which is characterized by disturbed mental thoughts in the patient, paranoia, phobias, hallucination, slow dementia and etc. As it is clear from this brief definition, Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness which can leave a patient stranded from performing basic day-to-day activities or even keeping healthy relationships with their close ones.

Even though there is no particular age where people are vulnerable from suffering from this disease, yet from a common observation and study conducted on the patients, it has been observed that schizophrenia hit men in their early 20’s and early 30’s in case of women. The study also feels that it is impossible for a schizophrenic to be of age younger than 12 or older than 40. According to another study conducted by the universities, the life of a schizophrenic patient is not guaranteed.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia:

As mentioned above, there is a common pattern in each schizophrenic patient, however, it is next to impossible to diagnose schizophrenia in teenagers since the onset of the disease is symbolized by the patient's constant change of friends or decrease of performance in school, both of which is normal in teen years. Schizophrenics also isolate themselves and become moody which again, is a common instinct of the teenager. However, apart from these, there are other differentiating symptoms as mentioned below which help in the accurate diagnosis of the disease.

  1. Hallucinating
  2. Delusional
  3. Emotionally dull and disconnected with their loved ones
  4. Negative social life and academic performance
  5. Dementia
  6. Disability of remembering easy-to-learn and remember things

Causes of Schizophrnia

According to the researchers, there are more than one reasons for this disease. Read them all below:

  1. Genetic mutation and inheritance- genetics play an important role in this disease. It needs more than one mutational combination of schizophrenia to happen and that is why it is observed in less than 1% of the population only. Those who have had a family history of schizophrenia are very hard to inherit the disease because patients hardly ever reach the stage of life called marriage. But a family history of psychosis is sure a determining factor.
  2. Neurotic reason- this reason includes the brain chemistry and important brain chemical such as- dopamine and glutamate.
  3. Drug abuse- it has been revealed that consuming hallucinating and mind-altering drugs during teenage years are greatly responsible for the increase in the number of schizophrenia cases in early 20’s.

Treatment

As it was mentioned above, there is absolutely no way to cure schizophrenia known to man as of yet. However, the only way to approach it medically is by managing its symptoms separately. Such as:

  1. Antipsychotic medication
  2. Psychotherapies Self-help groups
  3. Nursing care
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3 Most Common Mental Disorders You Must Know About!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
3 Most Common Mental Disorders You Must Know About!

Here is a list of few most commonly observed mental disorders in the society. It is a hard to accept truth that even though people are aware of the existence of mental disorder, yet they not make an effort in identifying them. Therefore, read carefully and help people with any of these illnesses around you.

1. Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common types of mental disorders which is readily observed in 2 out of 5 people. A lot of patients are also observed with physical symptoms such as- shaky hands. Despite being so common amongst people, many choose to ignore it and others do not acknowledge the seriousness of this disease. In anxiety, a person will suffer extreme fear and in the moment of an anxiety attack he will have changed behavor, as well.

2. Depression

Another commonly observed mental disorder is depression which is also one of the most fatal diseases in the world. Herein, the patient does not die because of physical shhortcomings but the depressed state of mind could cause the peoson to drive himself to suicide or substance abuse conditions. Depression is an extremely important and very harmful mental disorder, which, if left unnoticed could drive the person towards his own end and destruction.

Signs and symptoms of depression:

It is extremely hard to identify a person with depression based on his looks because a despressed person will look the same on the outside but there will be going on a turmoil of emotions on the inside.The patient will give positive test to a psychomotor retardation

 

The person will not respond in a usual mannerHe will be restless

3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This is another one of the most commonly observed mental disorder in mankind. In this illness, a person will be obsessed with one person, thing or a place. This obsessive attachment to any said thing could turn dangerous as the person might cross any limits in order to attain it. A person could be subject to one or more of the following OCD’s:

  1. Cleanliness
  2. Being worried all the time about ones safety
  3. Keeping the things in order
  4. Repeating actions
  5. Reassurance
  6. Autism

Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder which targets the mind of young childen and permanently cause a change in their behaviour which is hard to undo. This illness falls under the child psychiatry branch of Psychiatry. Autism is a great threat to the mankind because the children are future of our world and there has been an increase in Autism, lately.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. Repressed or late response to environmental stimuli
  2. Unable to communicate in same language as others
  3. Unable to communicate socially
  4. Repetitive actions
  5. Deviations in thoughts
  6. Absence of smile
  7. Always looking at the ground
  8. Such children easily cries
  9. Aggressive

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hello!

I am Dr. Kushal Jain. I did my specialisation MD in Psychiatry from AIIMS in 2004 -2007. I also did a specialisation in Public Health from Sweden. I have worked with World Health Organisation in Geneva in the year 2010. I have over 14 years of practice in psychiatry. Currently, I am working as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Max Hospital, New Delhi. Today I will be giving you a brief overview about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which is a very common anxiety disorder. OCD represents nearly 1% of all the psychiatric illness in the community. When an individual is suffering from OCD he gets repetitive thoughts. The thoughts which he finds to be senseless and sometimes irrational.

While they keep coming he tries to stop them but he is not able to get rid of them that is the situation that the person has intense anxiety and to take care of that anxiety person commits repeated acts. The repeated thoughts are called as obsession and actions which are being done to reduce that anxiety is called compulsive act. For example, many people have repetitive thoughts of dirt and contamination and to reduce the anxiety because of those thoughts they keep washing their hands again and again. Some people have repetitive thoughts of doubts that the locks are not being closed properly and they have to check it again and again and this creates intense amount of anxiety.

Over the period of time these thoughts and actions becomes so pervasive that they take too long for routine activities to engage. For example, the person who has repeated obsessive thoughts he is not able to study, not able to do office work, not able to enjoy life and that makes things quite dysfunctional. This situation is very important to address to restore the health and well being of the individual. What happens in the brain? Biologically there is a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical which helps normally in coping stress but in case of OCD the role of serotonin is like a chemical break. It stops repetitive thoughts from coming again and again. So when the serotonin level goes down the thoughts keep coming again and again.

So this is exactly the biological basis of OCD. When we treat OCD, the treatment modalities involve medication which improves the level of serotonin and hence restore the efficiency of chemical break and the repetitive thoughts keeps going down. At the parallel side we also do psychotherapy and relaxation things which helps in reducing the anxiety. The anxiety goes down the level of serotonin in the brain again rises and hence improvement in OCD happens. Over the period of time medication can be reduced and stop while psychotherapy can continue and help people adapt to the new lifestyle with less amount of stress. With timely intervention, OCD can be managed very effectively.

The treatment is safe effective and very evidence based. It is very important that if anyone feels that they have repetitive thoughts or doubts in the head, thoughts which they don't want to have but they keep coming, again and again, I would urge them to seek a consultant. I and my team of psychologist and psychiatrist are quite efficient in treating this in the shortest possible time. We are here to help you to restore health and well being and help you enjoy the life to the fullest. I know OCD is not a life threatening illness but it takes away happiness from your life. It takes away the efficiency of your performance. It can be quiet disturbing. People have extreme anxiety is like palpitation, breathlessness, sweating which can be quite disabling for an individual. With effective and timely treatment OCD can be managed very efficiently.

Thank you!

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Suffering from Bipolar Disorder - 5 Things That Can Really Help!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Suffering from Bipolar Disorder - 5 Things That Can Really Help!

If you are living with bipolar disorder then you will need a combination of skills to successfully combat each day of your life. Educating yourself about the disorder is the first step, however, there are certain tips that can come in handy on numerous occasions.

Here are 5 tips that will really help you out:

  1. Educate yourself about the disorder: The first thing you need to do is educate yourself about the details of bipolar disorder. Find out about the symptoms, read about the causes and the diagnosis procedure and ultimately find out everything about the treatment. Your doctor will provide you all the information and suggest you all the required treatment procedures. However, don’t try to self-diagnose and self-treat your disorder without an expert opinion.
  2. Stay connected with your friends and loved ones: Isolation is not the best way to handle bipolar disorder. The more you isolate yourself the higher the risk of mood swings. This lack of connection will lead to depression and that should be avoided at all cost. So try to be as connected to the world as possible. Talk to your family members, hangout with your friends, spend time with people around you; and you will feel a lot better.
  3. Track the symptoms: Keep a daily log of your moods, thoughts and behaviors. This is a fantastic way to track the symptoms of the disorder. This will be revealing in the end, as when you present them before the doctor, he/she will be able to easily diagnose your condition. Try to keep track of particular incidents that may trigger any stress and change in behavior and log the mood episodes that you may have experienced pertaining to those triggers.
  4. Employ coping mechanisms: It is not always possible to call on your doctor or counselor, so try to develop your own coping mechanism with the help of your doctor or counselor. Your mood episodes are going to be spontaneous so the coping mechanisms should be kept in mind. It can be anything that induces calmness in you such as staying connected, happy thoughts, music and any other healthy habits that captures your interest and engages you in something else.
  5. Create a crisis plan: Create a contact list that will include the people, serially, who should be contacted in case of an emergency or a crisis attack. If you feel like you are experiencing any symptoms then contact them for help. When you are out of control, you will not have much time, so it is also advised to keep emergency numbers on speed dial to get yourself hospitalized without any time loss. Add your loved ones to the emergency contact list.
     
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

One of the most vividly studied mental disorders in the child psychiatry branch is the ADHD disease. ADHD also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a commonly observed mental disorder in children. As the name suggests this mental disorder is directly or indirectly linked to the inability of children in reacting to the environmental stimuli and inattentive. This is a serious disorder in children which could jeopardize the future of the child and in turn, everyone who is linked with the child.

According to the experts in this field, they say that each case of ADHD comes with some newer symptoms however; there is a repetitive pattern of some symptoms which helps in diagnosing the disease in children.

Symptoms of the ADHD disease in children:

Children with the ADHD disease are self-centered and inconsiderate about the needs of their near and dear ones. Since they are self-absorbed they will not care about the ongoing business of anyone and will choose to interrupt them while they might be busy doing anything. These children are not good at waiting, such as- they will not be able to wait in lines for class activities or at a takeaway order. Such children are unable to keep their emotions in control, that is, they will not wait for the appropriate time and surrounding for showing their emotions. They could get angry anywhere and anywhere and would start crying whenever they want. They will have a habit of fidgeting with things and will not want to sit idle even for a second.

An ADHD child will not be able to focus appropriately, that it, their mind will always stay distracted from things going on around. They will rather want to avoid an activity, task or question which takes the mental effort of their own, such as mathematics or puzzle. These children will have a short memory, or say, a tendency of forgetting things within a span of few minutes. This is also due to their lack of focus and attention at the work they are doing. One can easily spot an ADHD child who is daydreaming and even speaking whiles the respective daydreaming episode. These children will not be organized. A child suffering from ADHD will not be able to dress themselves up, in other words, they might be incapable of putting things together or realizing what goes where?

Such children will show their deficiencies and incapability everywhere. For example, their forgetful memory will not only be shown at home but also in school.

What should you do if you observe these signs and symptoms in your child?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by the frightened parents of an ADHD patient. But the fact is that ADHD is curable and one should not be scared of facing it and cause a delay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Alzheimer's Disease - Know Its Symptoms!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alzheimer's Disease - Know Its Symptoms!

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most severe forms of dementia that is, memory loss which also comes with other disorders such as reduced muscle movement. A patient with the Alzheimer’s disease practically forgets even the most basic day-to-day activities and hence, the disease interrupts the lives of people suffering from it and the ones who are related to them. A commonly observed pattern in the patients suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease is that most of them are aged 60 years and beyond. In simple words, it is the death of the brain cells, that is, the nerve cells which causes the memory loss at first and then the cognitive decline of other bodily functions.

Symptoms:

A patient of the Alzheimer’s disease might show one or more of the following mentioned symptoms. Read the symptoms carefully and help identify the symptoms if you see them in anyone in your surroundings. Most people mistake this symptom to be something else which causes a delay in the diagnosis. But if the disorder is diagnosed at an early stage it might help people survive, or at least have a little longer until their memory stays intact. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to know about the symptoms that are given below:

  • The inability to remembering the information
  • Repeating questions or actions
  • Unable to find the way on a rather regularly visited road
  • The decrease in decision-making ability
  • Poor judgment
  • Unable to solve complex puzzles or do tough activities
  • Unable to recognize familiar people such as colleagues and relatives
  • Unable to dress up properly
  • Inability in speaking mother tongue or word formation
  • Uncontrollable mood swings
  • Rude and un-empathetic social behavior such as being outspoken
  • They will be unable to maintain their own finances unlike before.
  • Stages of Alzheimer’s disease

It is not unknown a fact when someone says that detecting a disease at an early stage is beneficial than at a later stage. The reason being that if a disease is detected earlier, there are more chances of treating it successfully, or in case of the Alzheimer’s disease there are more chances of a medication to work on slowing down the adverse effects of the disease since there is no permanent cure available for it. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that one is aware of the early onset of the disease and also, the symptoms to make a quick diagnosis. The disease affects people between the age of 30 and 60, generally, the symptoms begin at the very early age of 30 but they do not become persistent before reaching a later-on stage. The three stages are:

  1. Preclinical when the individual hasn’t recorded any symptoms
  2. The beginning with mild symptoms
  3. Complete dementia

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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