Hello, mera naam Dr Milind Barhate hai main ek manochikitsak hoo, Vasai, Vera, Boisar side mein practice karta hoon. Aaj hum internet addiction ke upar baat karne wale hai, ek sabse naya bimari, anokha bimari lekin sab logo ko parichit bimari internet addiction. Abhi har family mein har family ke paas 2 se 3 users mobile hai, digital media ke karan internet ke karan jo kranti hui hai usse kuch fayde bhi hai kuch nuksaan bhi huaye hai. Usme se ek nuksaan hai internet ka jyada istemal karna aur wohi parivartit ho raha hai dheere-dheere internet addiction mein. Ggar ghar mein samjho 4 log rehte hain toh 4 logo ke paas bhi abhi gadget hai, smartphones hai, ghar mein internet connection, wi-fi hai, kaam ke jagah pe bhi internet connection wi-fi hai, toh hum kise internet addiction kahen aur kise normal kahen. Agar aap ka job internet-related hai, toh uss yaa internet se related aapke kaam hai yaa, softwares related aapke kaam hai, banking se related aapke kaan hai, aap ko hamesha connectivity ki zaroorat hai, toh exceptions hai lekin iske alawa aap ko aapke daily routine activity mein jo bhi aap kaam kar rahe hain job karte hain uss mein agar internet ki jarorat nahi hai uske bawajood aap din mein 8 se 10 bar aapka social media check out kar rahe hai jaise whatsapp hai, facebook hai, twitter hai, instagram hai is jaise social media ko aap din mein 8 se 10 bar check kare ya ek din mein ek ghante se jyada one hour, one hour se jyada agar aap internet pe aap ka samay beeta rahe ho bina zaroorat ke, toh samajh lo aap yeh aapki family mein jo bhi aisa vyakti hai woh internet se dheere-dheere addicted ho raha hai. Kya yeah bimari bahut kam logo mein pai jati hai, nahi yeah bimari aisi hai ki abhi ghar ghar me pravesh kar rahi hai toh hum hamare baccho se, hamare bachchon ko, hamare ghar mein jitne bhi members hai yaa hamare samaj ko isse kaise rokey usse pehle main aap ko batana chahunga ki yeah bimari se hota kya hai. Internet addiction is a disease yeah bimari mein jo baki disease mein baki addiction mein jo bhi badlav aate hain usi prakar ke badla internet addiction main aapke brain mein aate hain dimaag mein kuch chemicals ke up and down hote hain jitna samay aap addicted rehte hain utni jyada changes aapke dimaag mein aate hain. Aur aap ko dheere-dheere aap ka dimaag impulsion karta hai majboor karta hai baar baar internet yaa baar baar aapka social media checkup karne ke liye, dheere dheere woh OCD naam ki bimari mein parivartan hota hai, Obsessive compulsive disorder bahut logo ko depression, nirasha, anxiety, phobia jaisi bimariyan bhi hoti hai, jyada istemal karne se aap aankhon par be asar hota hai, aapko kuch cheeze bulane chalu hoti hai, yaadash kam ho jati hai, forgetfulness ka problem badhta hai, memory kamjor ho jati hai, chidchada pan aata hai internet addiction se relationship problem bhi aate hain. Aadmi jo extroverted hona chahiye jo samaj mein, jo ghar mein logon se uska savbhav hona chahiye dheere dheere uska interaction logo ke sath physically kam ho jata hai aur ek digitally bard jata hai. Mobile haath mein rehta hai logon se connect rehta hai lekin actual mein uske aaju baju mein jo bhi log rehte hain jo logo ke saath rehta hai woh dheere dheere social withdrawn ho jata hai aur akele mein rehna shuru karta hai. Agar aapka baccha ek room mein bandh hai aur jyadatar samay room mein apne mobile pey internet pey wo guzar raha hai, toh samajh lo ki aap ka baccha usse addicted ho gaya hai, usko ilaj ki zaroorat hai. Toh isse bahut kafi saree bimari hoti hai mansik bimari hoti hai, sharirik bimariya bhi hoti hai, aankhon ke nusey bhi kamjor ho jati hai, aankhon ki roshni mein problem jata hai, bahut baar jyada samay tak internet use karne se nerves problem bhi aati hai, physical problem bhi aati hai, socially bhi problem aane lage. Aaj kal hum raste mein ghumte hain toh bahut sare log gadi chala rahe hai, bike chala rahe hai, car chala rahe hai mobile se baatein karte rehte hain yaa gadget mein kuch na kuch hatke rehte hain. Hum railway station pe jate hain railway platform pey bhi dekho log mobile par baat kar rahe hain ya games khel rahi hai even aap travelling mein dekho jyada tar log kuch movies dekh rahe hai, koi game khel raha hai, kuch na kuch karte rehte hain. Toh isse dheere-dheere social problem bhi badne wale hai bahut sare accident dheere-dheere shurvat ho rahi hai bahut sare accident internet use misuse addiction ke karan ho rahe hai. Yeah bimari ajibo garib bimari hai hamare ghar mein yaa hamare aaju baju mein bahut sare log is se grasit hai phir bhi unidentified hai, toh hum se kaise ilaj kare? Main aapko simple trick batata hoon agar yeah bimari bahut jyada hoti hai aapke relationship mein problem aati hai bahut sari cheeze divorced hone lage hai internet addiction se, whatsapp misuse se, facebook se easily relationship hota hai, easily affairs hotey hai aur dheere dheere woh endup hote hai divorce mein. Toh agar aapko isme se bahar nikalna hai yaa apko bache ko rokna hai jab bimari jyada ho jati hain toh usko ilaj ki zaroorat rehgi. Aapko psychiatrist ke paas aana rahega counselling therapies rehta hai, medicines rehta hai ya agar aapko come takleef hoga aur aap khud ko aise samajh rahe ki yeh use jyada hota hai aise kaise cut down kare. Mera ya mere family members mein bachchon ka, wife ka use dheere dheere jyada ho raha hai lekin kaise cut down kare, kaise manage kare, kaise control kare, toh simple main aapko tips batata hoon sabse pehle agar aapke ghar mein wi-fi hai to usko aap password se save kar dijiye uske baad discipline rakhega ki yeh wi-fi din mein issi time pe on rahega jis time pe bhi aap logo ko jarurat lage aap sab log ghar mein rehte hain uss hisab se morning mein 2 hours or night mein evening mein 2 hours aisa time frame karke aap ghar mein sab log decide kijiyega ki wi-fi ka button khali issi time mein on rahega baki ke samay off rahega. Agar aapke mobile mein internet connection hai to usse kaise control kare, toh uske liye bhi agar aap ka job internet-related nahi hai, aapko emergency nahi hai to aap ek discipline rakh sakte hain, jo bhi aapka data connection hai doh se teen bar din mein on kijiyega baki ke samay off rakhiega. Agar aap throughout day agar aap on rakhte hain toh tones bujta rehte hai, messages aate rehte hain aur jaise tone bujta hai, message aata hai toh compulsively hamara social media access karte hain aur isi karan hum din mein jyada samay, hamesha internet se juda rehte hain. Agar aap aap ka data connection disconnect karoge toh aap automatically disconnect ho jaoge, aur jab aapko zaroorat hai din mein do ya teen bar aap usko access kar sakte hain according to your needs. Iske alawa ghar mein kya kiya jaye, jaise hum jooton ke liye stand rakhte hain ghar ke bahar ya ghar ke andar baju mein ek stand hota hai jooton ke liye wo stand hamesha neeche rehta hai ke aap jaise ghar ke bahar baju mein rakhde ya ghar se andar aane ke baad aap baju mein jootey rakhde, lekin mobile ka stand bhi aap ko banana padega aur woh stand neeche nahi hona chahiye woh stand hona chahiye upar taqreeban ground se 5 feet ke upar, jahan tak bachcho ka haath na lage ya aapka bhi aasani se haath na jaye. Bahut baar hamara mobile table pe, tv ke samne, window pe ya bed pe rakha rehta hai aur easily hum jab bhi ghar mein ghumte hain toh agar eye sight mein agar mobile aata hai toh hum mobile ko leke check kerte hain, agar aapne mobile stand banaya aur woh stand agar panch feet ke agar upar rehta hai toh aapki eye sight ke bahar mobile rahega toh aap ka dhyan nahi jayega, toh aap ka istemal karne ka chance bhi kam ho jayega. Baccho ka hath nahi jayega toh aapne jo abhi timing decide kiya hai usi time mein mobile ka use rahega toh yeh sab simple cheeze hain, aap wi-fi ka password se secure kar lijiye jiss samay aapko zaroorat hai usi samay aap wi-fi use kijiye, in a limited way, mobile ka data card maximum time aap disconnect kar dijiye, raat ko ek discipline rakho ki dus baje ke baad koi internet use nahi karega, provide it if someone need it. Raat ko pura raat aap off rakhiye ga aur ek aaram se chain ki neend soyega aur make it discipline, ussey pehle aapke baccho ko, aapki wife ke sath aapko yeah discipline samjhane ke pehle aap ko khud follow karna padega aur khud explain karna padega ki it's very easy, let's together do it. Jab aap sab log ghar mein karte hain toh yehi uska fayda hota hai lekin agar aap dusro se expectation karte hain aur akele khud hi manmani kar rahe hain toh baaki log follow nahi karenge. Toh sabse pehle jo bhi aapke ghar mein bade log hai woh decide karo, baitho, timing decide karo, chunav karo kahan pe stand banana hai, decision lo or dheere dheere implement karo. Doh se teen mahine mein jo bhi aap ki aadat aap ko lagi hai woh dheere dheere badalna chalu hoga, aapko ehsaas hoga ki mobile ke bina, internet ke bina bhi hum jee sakte hain aur kitna achha jee sakte hain. Aur aap ko yeh bhi pata chalega ki raat ko kitne sukun se neend aati hai agar mobile ki ghanti nahi bajti hai ya whatsapp ka message ki ghanti nahi bajti hai, toh kitna accha lagta hai koi bhi disturb nahi karta hai. Its very simple use this trick and if you find any difficulty contact me aap meri madat le sakte hain mujhe, contact kar sakte hain. Mera naam Dr Milinb Barhate hai, aap mujhe Lybrate ke through contact kar sakte hain, Thank you.read more
How Mental illness affects Your Physical Health?
Myself Dr. Milind Barhate, psychiatrist practicing in Mumbai since last 10yrs. Mental illness is the most common illness in the world.
Stress is one of the most important factor for causing psychological illnesses. People believe that stress is not a psychiatric problem and it is a part of life. That's why most person donot come for treatment. Some misbelieves about stress are there. Stress effects everything, it effects your mind, your body from head to toe, it effects everywhere. When it effects your mind it causes migraine, headache, vomiting, nausea, paralytic attack, heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, acidity, stomach problems, restlessness, muscle cramps, sexual dysfunctions and a lot of illnesses like constipation, diarrhoea, anxiety problems. It effects every part of your body, and not only the body but it also effects your mind, it effects your emotions.
When the emotions are effected the person becomes irritable, he remains in a sad mood, and gradually other faculties of mind get effected and the person goes in depression or other problems like anxiety, sleep problems, psychosis, mood disorders and addictions. People believe that stress is not a problem, and when it becomes a big problem they come to us for treatment with a disease like depression, anxiety, mood disorder, psychosis or with suicide attempts. At that time the treatment becomes dfficult and the person has to take treatment for a longer period.
There are a lot of factors causing stress. Most of the people, they blame others for their own problems like inflation and job problems. Most of the time the person himself is responsible like his character depicts irresponsible behaviour, suspiciousness , not taking responsibility of family, child or at work place, unmanagebility, procastination, there are a lot of character defects that lead to problem either at home or work place or in society that leads to stress. So when it comes to stress management most of the people either go for changing their lifestyle, starting exercises, pranayam, moving around or reading some books, listening to music or going outside.
It relieves your stress but only for a couple of days or couple of weeks and again after those couple or days or weeks it becomes as it was before because the reason for your stress was character defects. Until and unless you change yourself the problem is not going to reduce. So when the management of stress comes, initially the most important character defect that leads to stress has to be managed.
It needs a long and tough behavioural therapy, counsellings, and if the problem arises again then you may need psychiatrist help. For more details you can contact me on Lybrate.com. Thank you.read more
Hello, I am Dr. Milind Barhate, psychiatrist practicing in Varli and Mumbai area. Now we discuss about the addiction.
Addiction is a disease and it is different from other disease. Most of the people believe that addiction is the only habit. They do not accept that it's a disease. Most of the other disease patient accept whatever this is, whether it is fever, malaria dengu, heart problem, diabetes, problem cancer etc. Patient accepts and go for the treatment. But in case of addiction, patient believes that he/she is normal. Even after there is a liver problem or because of addiction multiple problems arises. Some people requires only one quarter at night to fall asleep, it's not his problem and that's why they do not get it treated and it's a common issue.
Addiction now is increasing. Initially people goes for only alcohol, tobacco, smoking. Nowadays teenagers and children are getting drug addicted like Kaname, Ganja marijuana, charas, brown sugar and cocaine etc. Chemical addiction is also common addiction of the medicines or tablets or syrup.
So addiction is a disease it affects your brain and your body. After certain period of time, your brain and body gets dependent on such substance and because of this reason people generally take the substance repeatedly. There is a change in your brain. Chemical changes occur that causes impulsive inability, frustration, depression, psychosis, a lot of mood changes. In addition to it, it affects everywhere. It affects your body from brain to toe. When it affects your brain it causes lot of diseases like dementia, seizures. When it affects your lung it causes bronchitis lung diseases. When it affects your liver it also affects your liver for the coc's or cancer of the liver, or vomiting of the blood. It also causes blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension, heart problems and erectile dysfunction, reducing sperm count, reducing weight and appetite. It also causes change in behavior, change in sexual behavior, change in sleep and at appetite and also changing driving.
Because of addiction the chances of an accident can increase. It also affects your family also. We'd also affect at occupation also, at your economy also. So it affects almost all parts of your life like body, family, at occupation, at your economy social life and spiritual life. So it's a disease, but different from other diseases, and it may harm oe's life severely. Still the person believes that he is okay. It becomes habit and because of this attitude, most of the patients left untreated which ultimately end up to late stage for the treatment. They come with the mouth cancer and that stage even after if you stop the alcohol, it may ultimately result death. There is a treatment available for it. Treatment is little bit difficult and different from other diseases. So medicines are important to treat the problem.
There are medicines to control the withdrawal features. There are a medicine for sleeping problems, the treatment for constipation is also available as most of the tobacco smokers they're suffering from constipation. Early morning they do not get the pressure. That's why they are regularly taking tobacco and alcohol. Tobacco and smoking, so there are medicines for that problem. Tension and even if you are suffering from anxiety, depression or psychosis there is a medicine. Some anti craving medicines are also there to control your mood and craving for substance.
At the same time along with medicines, family counseling, accounting also necessary. Individual counseling also necessary. Social counseling also available for alcoholism. Alcoholic for Drugs Narcotics Anonymous is there, if a person takes a treatment for a longer time. If we take it, it went for only one day, there is no chance. If we took a treatment for one month, there is a little chance and if it continued treatment for 1 year, he's having 25 percent of the chances to come out from the alcohol or drugs. At the same time if he continues the medicines, counseling and social counseling and social support, family support for the longest, wait more than five years there are chances more than eighty percent to come out of this problem. Its lifelong business. There are well known relapses. Even after stopping for alcohol or drugs for five years or ten years there are chances of relapses. The long treatment is needed to prevent the relapses. Cure is not possible treatment because it is a disease of personality. When we counsel the patient, when we are doing individual counseling, we enforce the patient initially, we tell the patients about the disease model and and to make them accept so that they can overcome through it.
Alcoholism and drug is a disease. After accepting, the second part is to identify the character defect, because alcoholism and drug is not a major problem, the major problem is character, habit and a behavior. So second stage is to identify that character defect or behavior deface leading to addiction. After identifying that character defects, we focus that character defect and we work on that with the help of small step program and as the time continues if the patient is ready and motivated to work on it, there are the good chances to come out from this situation. The only thing is, first admit that you are an addict. Second come forward for a treatment and be patient for a longer treatment.
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Lifestyle Changes to Boost Mental Health
Myself Dr. Milind Barhate, psychiatrist, practicing in Mumbai since last 10 years. Mental illness is the most common illness in the world. Stress is the most common factor for causing most of the psychiatric illnesses. People believe that stress is not a psychiatric problem and it is a part of life. That’s why most of the patients are not coming for the treatment.
Some misconceptions about stress are there. Stress affect everywhere, your mind and body, from head to toe. When it affects your mind it causes migraine, headache, head ache, vomiting, nausea, paralytic attack, heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, acidity and stomach problems, breathlessness, muscle cramps, sexual dysfunction and lot of other illnesses like constipation, diarrhea, anxiety problems, it affects every part of this body. Not only body, it affects your mind and emotions, when emotion affects person becomes irritable, he feels sadness, then gradually other faculties of the mind gets affected and gradually the person either goes into depression, anxiety, sleep problems, psychosis or addictions.
People believe that stress is not an problem. When it becomes a big problem they come for a treatment, with a disease, like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis or suicide attempt. That time treatment becomes difficult and patient has to take treatment for a longer period. There are a lot of factors causing stress. Most people blame others for their own problems like inflations, job problems. Most of the time he himself is responsible like irresponsible behavior, suspiciousness, not taking responsibility of family-child-workplace, unmanageability, procrastination, all these lead to problem either in home or workplace or in society which leads to stress.
So when the issue of stress management comes most of the general people go for changing their lifestyle, starting exercises, pranayam, moving around or reading some books, listening to music or going outside, all these relieves your stress but only for a couple of days or couple of weeks. Again after that the stress becomes as it is, because the reason for stress is your character defects, until and unless you are not going to change yourself the problem is not going to come down. So when the stress management issues come, initially and most importantly the character defects that leads to the stress has to be managed and it needs a tough and long behavior therapy, counseling, and if the problem arises then you may need psychiatric help.
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I am very Thankful toDr,Milind Barhate , as he helped my brother in quit drinking after the treatment of Alcohol addiction given by him. dr Gupta has given my brother new life and made our family tension free. I must say the hygiene was maintained very nicely in his clinic Chaitanya Polyclinic in Mumbai .
Doctor is very humble,good listener,good in counselling and treatment.I had headache's and depression since last 5 yrs . After treatment i feel relaxed and enjoying my life.I really thankful to Dr Milind for it.I recommend him for treatment for depression,stress,and headache
dr Milind is the best counselor and neuropsychiatrist with experience in counseling
I have had this neurological problems from quite some time. I was shocked to experience the symptoms of neurological problemsEven in case of long queues, the staff was managing people in a very positive manner. He is so nice that they even at odd hours one can call him in case of emergency. Milind Barhate with great ease handled my wife's serious case with ease. The lab in the Chaitanya Polyclinic was very clean and well managed.
It has been quite some time that i was suffering from male sexual problems. I was panicked, because I never thought I will suffer from male sexual problems like this. I was having this male sexual problems, but the symptoms were not very visible. One of my neighbour's recommended this Milind Barhate. It was amazing, the Chaitanya Polyclinicl was so nicely made. His treatment suited me the best and now I am fine.
i was suffering from headache sice last 10year. i was taken treatment from 6 doctors. lastly i waa adviced to take dr milind Barhate treatment. i visited to dr milind and he stearted treatment for me. in one monrh i was completly releived. i was surprised that since last 10 year i was living a life worthless and like hell. now i am cured. i recommend dr milind for headach treatment
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I consulted dr Milind Barhate for consulting about my anger management. The doctor is calm and gives you the space to tell him all problems faced by you in detail. A good listener. I was motivated enough in order to lower my stress levels and follow a routine. I visited him at Chaitanya Polyclinic in mumbai.
dr Milind Barhate dealt with my anxiety issues. He is very good as he never gets frustrated, even when I ask a number of queries.With the help of his treatment I am feeling so great. He can be consulted at Chaitanya Polyclinic in Mumbai.
I feel so grateful towards Dr Milind Barhate at Mumbai that my issue of sudden emotional mood swings Abnormal Behavior is now revised to a healthy state with his apt treatment.
Dr Milind Barbate is the best psychiatrist having very good skill in counselling and diagnosis and treatment.He is humble and sincere.I recomend him to psychiatric treatment
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Symptoms for Bipolar disorder varies from patient to patient. Bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 can vary in terms of signs and symptoms. Both diseases have a different set of symptoms and they are diagnosed according to the merit of the symptoms.
Bipolar 1 is characterised by a manic episode. This may be followed by a hypomanic or depressive instance. Symptoms of mania can cause major impairment in life and extreme cases may require hospitalisation. Bipolar 1 patients can suffer from psychosis as well.
Bipolar 2 is characterised by a hypomanic instance that lasts for at least four days and one depressive instance lasting for a minimum of two weeks. Bipolar 2 doesn’t involve a manic episode. Frequent mood swings and violent behaviour can be major challenge in a patient’s life.
Warning signs of manic and hypomanic behaviour:
- Quick passing thoughts
- Unusual talkativeness
- Increased social activity
- Inflated sense of self-esteem
Symptoms of bipolar disorder
- Anxious distress: Apprehensions about not finishing a task on time, feeling of restlessness, feeling of losing control, difficulty in concentrating due to distress, fearing an awful event will occur in the near future, etc., are key symptoms of anxiety distress.
- Melancholic features: Patients suffering from bipolar disorder like to be left alone. They may not seek pleasure in any activity and even good things may not have much effect on them.
- Catatonia: This is a condition wherein, a person stops reacting to the environment. Not speaking and holding unusual body positions are some signs of these symptoms. There might be a tendency of mimicking too.
- Psychosis: This is one of the classical symptoms of bipolar disease. It is characterised by hallucination, constant depression and delusions.
- Seasonal pattern: There is a pattern of manic, hypomanic and depressive episodes throughout the year. The pattern might change within a month or season.
- Rapid cycling: The number of mood swings can exceed four or more times in a single year.
- Peripartum onset: This is a condition where bipolar disorder symptoms are witnessed in a pregnant woman during pregnancy or within the four weeks following delivery.
Symptoms in children: It is difficult to find symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens. Along with bipolar disorder, kids are most often diagnosed with other mental health problems as well. The problems can result from stress, trauma or chemical imbalance of the brain. Perhaps the biggest symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens are their frequent mood swings, chronic depression and feeling of despair. There might be a tendency of oversleeping as well. Reaching out to a doctor or professional help is very necessary for cases related to children and teens.
I am trying for pregnancy since 3 months but not succeeded. I am depressed. please help. What to do?
I am child I am 15 years old Whenever stress come out I am shake my penis and sperm comes out Any problem or not.
My uric acid 6.2 creatine 1 and BP is 150/100l. Doctor prescribed feburic40 mg for Uric acid and Erilite 40 for BP After 2 months checked uric acid 3.5 and creating 0.7. BP 130/80. Then I stopped Feburic 40. BP tab continued. After 2 months checked Uric Acid then it is 5.7. In this connection whether I have to continue Feburic Life Long? I stopped complete Non vegetarian. I am very much afraid of Kidneys. Kindly advice precautions sir. I don't drink alcohol and don't smoke.
The period around the age of 45 to 50 is very delicate for most women as many changes occur within the body. The changes occur due to menopause or a cessation of the menstrual cycle for a period of at least 12 months or so. Along with a host of physical changes, post-menopausal women tend to suffer from mental problems as well. Some of the factors could be physical changes such as a decline or stop in hormone productions while some of them are psychological effects as well. Some of the common mental problems faced by women are mentioned below:
Depression: This is by far the most common mental disorder and affects women while they are going through the process of menopause. After a few years, post-menopausal women tend to recover from this or the symptoms at least taper off. It is estimated that almost 20% of women undergoing menopause suffer from this problem, although the risk of depression is much higher if you have prior history of it.
Sleep Disorders: This can be described as not only a mental disorder that affects women but also a symptom of menopause. Sleep disorders can range anywhere between disturbed sleep, insomnia or sleep apnea (breathing difficulty while sleeping), especially in older women. Women undergoing menopause may suffer from this due to hormonal changes which result in hot flashes. These can wake you up in the middle of the night almost daily.
Schizophrenia: This is a serious mental disorder and is mostly noticed in women who have a prior history of the disorder. This condition is characterized by delusions and a detachment from reality which often pushes the person to act on their inappropriate imaginations. Schizophrenia usually manifests itself in young adulthood and peaks again at the age of around 45 to 50. If you had episodes of schizophrenia in your early adulthood, then it may resurface during menopause, although most women do see a subsiding of symptoms some time after menopause has occurred.
Panic Disorder: Women tend to experience this problem, during or even after menopause, as a new disorder that suddenly develops. This can be quite disruptive in your life. Also, if you have a history of this disorder, menopause may trigger it to show up again.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: This disorder is another mental health issue that can cause you to be overly obsessive, more so among menopausal women. If you already have had OCD in the past, menopause can trigger a relapse or a bad episode.
Bipolar Disorder: In this case as well, menopausal women have a higher tendency for a relapse or the start of a bad episode if they already had even mild signs of it.
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The first question when you greet somebody is 'how are you' and this often refers to our state of well-being. While most answers would be great, awesome or good, we usually think of how we are doing physically. While some of us may talk about physical conditions (say things like feverish, have a cold, etc.), not many would think of talking about mental health conditions. However, mental health is very important for overall well-being.
Can you think of someone who is severely depressed or anxious all the time and have a good physical health? Chances are very bleak, and if you consider the overall health as a mix of mental and physical balance, this is not possible. Read on to understand how important mental health is and why you should start paying more attention to it.
- Improved physical health: If someone is in a stressed state, it is obvious that they would not be able to do the activities they enjoy. Being affected mentally also leads to reduced immunity and sleep disturbances, making the person prone to infections and other disorders. Stress is one of the main risk factors for chronic medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
- Improved prognosis: Most often, doctors focus on treating the physical aspects of a person’s health. However, with recent emphasis on mental health, more and more doctors are looking at wholesome measures to improve a person’s health. Results show that when a person’s mental health is also addressed, the physical ailments respond very well.
- Improved productivity: People with unattended mental health disorders often resort to absence from work and/or school, can have financial instability, be homeless and can fall repeatedly. Being mentally healthy provides overall changed perspective of life and therefore improves productivity.
- Improved personal relationships: Children of people affected with mental illness are prone to neglect, abuse, rejection, and behavioural issues. There is also social isolation, which may lead into adulthood, and these children may also have emotional health problems. Others in the close circle including spouses, siblings, parents, close friends and colleagues would be clearly affected by a person who is mentally unhealthy.
- Social effects: These people are highly prone to social crimes like rape, murder, theft, violence, etc. They may not be able to afford their treatment and/or resort to these crimes to assert themselves.
- Improved quality of life: Life expectancy is higher in people who are mentally healthy. Even with mild symptoms of anxiety and depression, this is reduced, and the chances of a happier, healthier life are reduced.
Whatever the effect, mental health needs to be addressed as equally as we do physical problems, using medications, counselling, or lifestyle changes.
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