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Mood Disorders - Treatment, Symptoms and Causes

What is Mood Disorders?

Given the higher incidence of mood disorders being reported in, it is essential that you take a closer look at the same to better understand the issue. The term mood disorder can apply to various mood disorders such as maniac disorder, anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder and much more. Approximately, nearly 19 million adults, of various age groups are affected by the same, and sadly, some do not seek treatment for their condition until it becomes too late. An early diagnosis can make all the difference, and can even lead the patient to resume their normal life.

Treatment can take various forms, from regular counseling sessions to fitness regimens; one of the reasons for the differing treatment methodology being adopted by various clinics and doctors to treat this condition is that, little is still understood about this condition. If your loved one starts displaying varying moods within a short span of time, displaying all extremes from manic depression to agitation (for no reason at all), then it could well be a symptom of mood disorder. This is why it is important to consult a health professional at the earliest, since an early diagnosis can lead to cure and rehabilitation.

Causes of Mood Disorders.

Given the higher incidence of mood disorders being reported in, it is essential that you take a closer look at the same to better understand the issue. The term mood disorder can apply to various mood disorders such as maniac disorder, anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder and much more. Approximately, nearly 19 million adults, of various age groups are affected by the same, and sadly, some do not seek treatment for their condition until it becomes too late. An early diagnosis can make all the difference, and can even lead the patient to resume their normal life.

Treatment can take various forms, from regular counseling sessions to fitness regimens; one of the reasons for the differing treatment methodology being adopted by various clinics and doctors to treat this condition is that, little is still understood about this condition. If your loved one starts displaying varying moods within a short span of time, displaying all extremes from manic depression to agitation (for no reason at all), then it could well be a symptom of mood disorder. This is why it is important to consult a health professional at the earliest, since an early diagnosis can lead to cure and rehabilitation.

What is the symptoms of Mood Disorders?

Some of the known symptoms of mood disorder happen to be –

  • Feeling suicidal
  • Often thinks out loud about suicide and even researches the various methods for the same
  • Lack of interest in social activities
  • Remains withdrawn
  • Feeling unduly pessimistic
  • Wild mood swings, from elation to downright pessimism
  • Being hyperactive
  • Being obsessive
  • Being impulsive and making rash decisions

Treatment of Mood Disorders.

When it comes to treatment, most physicians advise a course of therapy, counseling including prescribing certain medications, with psychoactive properties. The issue though is that much is yet to be understood about mood disorders or what causes the patient to develop the same , for a specific period. If you feel that you have been suffering from wide ranging moods, and that it is interfering with your normal life, then you need to consult your physician right away.

Post assessment and diagnosis, your doctor would suggest a course of psychotherapy, counseling sessions along with prescribing certain drugs to correct any imbalance of chemicals in your brain. Apart from this, your counselors may even suggest personality building exercises as well as a healthy fitness workout, both of which are designed to trick your brain into releasing more of the 'feel good” hormone Dopamine.

Prevention to avoid Mood Disorders.

Since this condition is only now being investigated in full, it is yet hard to determine what can help prevent a healthy adult from developing mood disorders. However, what most therapists agree on, is that a busy social life, with regular exercises and fitness workouts, should help the person to maintain a positive outlook. And of course, it goes without saying that it is essential that you ensure you communicate your feelings and emotions to those around you and avoid keeping everything bottled up.

Withdrawal symptoms of Mood Disorders.

Your doctors may prescribe a course of mood altering drugs to enable you to fight the long term effects of depression and to help treat your mood disorders. While these drugs on their own are not considered to be addictive, you will experience some of the withdrawal symptoms, should you stop taking the medication for one reason or the other. Some of the withdrawal symptoms include –

  • Dry or cottonmouth
  • Becoming more reclusive and withdrawn
  • Relapsing to the ‘mood disorder’ phase
  • Showing extreme irritability for no reason at all
  • Being fatigued, tired all the time

These are some of the withdrawal symptoms that you are bound to face, should you stop taking the prescribed medication to help treat your mood disorder.

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Depression In Young Adults - What Should You Know?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Depression In Young Adults - What Should You Know?

It is a serious mental disorder that effects and impacts the brain.It is also reffered as a mental health disorder, a psychiatric condition. Specifically, it is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood in which there is a feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Depression is known by different medical terms, some of which signify a particular diagnosis:

  1. Depression can affect appetite.
  2. Clinical depression.
  3. Major depression.
  4. Major depressive disorder.
  5. Persistent depressive disorder.
  6. Dysthymia.
  7. Dysphoric disorder.

Causes:

  1. Genetic.
  2. Biological – with changes in noradrenergic, dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmitter levels theorized.
  3. Environmental.
  4. Psychological and social/psychosocial.

Why do adolescents get it?

There are multiple reasons that account for depression in young ones.Some of them are:

  1. Life events – for example, unemployment, divorce, poverty, although these events lead to lasting, severe depression.
  2. Personality. Failure of adaptive mechanisms strategies to stressors.
  3. Genetic factors. First-degree relatives of depressed patients are themselves at higher risk, and occurrence of depression between identical twins is high.

Childhood trauma can cause long-term brain changes affecting responses to fear and stress. Other history also raises the risk, including a suicide attempt, or any form of abuse.

Abuse of recreational drugs including alcohol, amphetamines.

  1. A past head injury
  2. Past diagnosis of depression.

Symptoms of depression include:

  1. Depressed mood.
  2. Reduced interest or pleasure in activities.
  3. Unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite
  4. Insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping).
  5. Psychomotor agitation (for example, restlessness, pacing up and down), or psychomotor retardation (slowed movements and speech).
  6. Fatigue.
  7. Feelings of guilt.
  8. Worsened ability to think, concentrate or make decisions.
  9. Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide.

What treatments can be used to overcome it?

  1. PsychotherapyPsychological or talking therapies for depression include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy and problem-solving treatment.
  2. Antidepressant medications.
  3. Support: ranging from discussing practical solutions to contributing stresses, to educating family members.
  4. Electroconvulsive Therapy: Severe cases of depression that have not responded to drug treatment may benefit from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which is particularly effective for psychotic depression.St. John’s wort, exercise and other therapies
  5. St. John’s wort is a herbal treatment (Hypericum perforatum) that may be effective for mild depression although the evidence is mixed.
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Childhood Sexual Abuse - What Can You Do To Make A Difference?

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Sc. - Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.A - Psychology, Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Basic Course in Integrated Hypnotic Modality for Behavioral Resolution, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral for Couple, B.Ed- Psychology Hon.
Psychologist, Delhi
Childhood Sexual Abuse - What Can You Do To Make A Difference?

Sexual abuse is not limited to adults or females. Many children are sexually abused much before they can reach sexual maturity. This can happen in case of both boys and girls and in many cases, the perpetrator is a trusted adult. Many children do not even realize that they have been sexually assaulted until much later. However, this type of abuse leaves a lasting impression on the child and can influence their actions even as adults.  Hence, it is important to address these issues.

Here are a few things you should do.

  1. Respond with care: When a child complains of sexual assault, it is important to believe the child and make him or her feel safe. Respond promptly and do not shush the child. It takes a lot of courage for a child to talk about sexual abuse and he or she should be made to feel secure. In many cases, the child’s account of events may change with time. This does not in any way invalidate what happened. 
  2. Face the problem: When it comes to sexual abuse, many people find it hard to face the problem but this is something that must be done. As an adult, it is your responsibility to protect your child and make him or her feel that they have done the right thing by talking to you about it. Ensure that your child does not feel responsible for the abuse in any way and that the responsibility lies solely with the abuser. 
  3. Reestablish safety: Sexual abuse, especially at the hands of a close family friend or relative, can make it difficult for the child to trust anyone. Reestablish family safety rules and ensure that your child is not left alone with any one person for at least some time. Do not keep the incident from your family members but make them aware of it so that your child can talk to them about it if he or she wants. The more the child talks about it, the lesser it will impact him or her.
  4. Get help: There is only so much that the parents can do. Sexual abuse is a serious issue and in many cases, its effects may not be visible until many years later. Hence it is important to seek professional help. Consult a counselor who can help your child cope with what he or she is feeling and strengthen their self-confidence. Do not make the child feel bad about visiting a counselor.

Most of all encourage your child to communicate with you as much as possible and show him or her that you care and only then will you be able to help your child deal with such a situatuion.

Mood Swings - Are They The Signs Of Bipolar Disorder?

M.S - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma In Sexual & Reproductive Medicine, Certification In Counselling Process, LLB
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Mood Swings - Are They The Signs Of Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental disease that is characterized by sudden changes in mood. People suffering from the condition may experience severe episodes called mania and the disorder can even cause depression among patients. Bipolar patients can also have difficulty maintaining relationships in their personal life, due to the unpredictable nature of their moods and behaviour.

Risk factors for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is associated with a number of risk factors such as the following:

• Genetics - People who have a family history of the condition. Particularly, if an individual’s siblings and parents suffer from the disorder, they face a greater risk.
Environment - Stressful or traumatic events can lead to bipolar disorders as well. For instance, the death of a loved one may push people off the edge and lead to the mental affliction.
Brain structure - People with certain brain structures may be at a higher risk from the bipolar disorder

Symptoms of bipolar disorder

Three main symptoms characterize bipolar disorder- mania, hypomania and depression. Each of these symptoms can lead to rapid mood swings in a person suffering from bipolar disorder.

• Mania

Mania is an episode where the person suffering from the disorder starts to feel extremely high in terms of emotion. They become hyperactive, excited and even euphoric. During such an episode, people are also liable to engage in drug use.

• Hypomania

Hypomania is similar to mania but is not as severe. Hypomania only affects people suffering from bipolar II disorder. Even though hypomania may not be noticeable to people around the patient, the person affected may notice an unexpected change in their moods.

• Depression

Depression is just opposite of what mania is. It manifests a feeling of hopelessness, lethargy, remorse. Suicidal thoughts also accompany most cases of depression. Even though depression can be caused as a separate condition, people affected with bipolar disorder undergo periodic depression and mania, which can be even more difficult to handle.

Treatment for bipolar disorder

Contemporary medicine does not have a cure for bipolar disorder as of now. However, with proper medication and therapy, a patient suffering from the mental illness can manage the symptoms and reduce the mood swings. Aside from medications, such as antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers, patients may be prescribed psychotherapy as well.

Cognitive behavioural therapy and psycho-education are vital parts of the treatment. The former is basically a talk therapy session between the psychologist and the patient, while the latter looks to educate the patient and their families about the bipolar disorder and ways of living with the condition.

Creating a strict routine for daily life activities can also help deal with the disorder and reduce the symptoms.

How to Protect Children from Parental Alienation?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How to Protect Children from Parental Alienation?

One of the scariest fallouts of divorce is parental alienation for the child. In most cases, the custody of the child is passed on to the mother. In such cases, the child is very likely to be separated from the father. The child can develop a sense of alienation towards his father. The reverse is also true. Sometimes the feeling develops to such an extent that the child may refuse to meet the father or mother at all. This is the tragic fallout of a toxic divorce. 

Why It Happens

Parental alienation is common to children of divorced partners. Divorce alters the family structure dramatically. Children don’t have any say or control over such changes. They love both their parents and want to stay with both of them. Although many parents understand this, there are some that don’t. These are the people who stoke parental alienation in their children.

In their zeal to win over the confidence of their children, some parents take stern measures. They take recourse to measures like keeping the child away from its father/mother or speaking badly about the former partner in the presence of their children. Such measures can strike a sense of hatred among children about their father or mother. If one partner continues to engage in such activities, the child may develop a deep sense of alienation towards his separated father or mother. Parents should not use their children to fulfil an urge for vengeance on their former partners.

Immediate Requirement

The need of the hour is to protect children from parental alienation irrespective of the toxicity between the parents. However, protecting children from such abuse is easier said than done.

How to Protect Children from Parental Alienation?

Ways to help a child from parental alienation depends on the age of the child to a large extent. If the child has come out of its infancy and is able to learn and retain things, one needs to maintain the following:

  • Don’t ever speak badly of former partner, especially in front of the child.

  • Don’t ever try to go one up above the other partner, especially with gifts or punishments.

  • One needs to love the child unconditionally. Children love their parents unconditionally and parents need to reciprocate that in order to be in their reckoning.

  • If the person blames his/her children for something or the other, he or she may develop a sense of alienation.

  • Reminisce the fun times with the child. If possible, get together with a former partner and spend some happy moments.

  • One needs to be on time for routine visits with former partners. Children look forward to such visits. Dithering with such visits with children may develop a sense of parental alienation.

Parental alienation is one of the most difficult situations for children to deal with. They go through a mix of emotions, which is why both parents should understand the impact of divorce or separation on their children. It can even spoil the personality of the child. One should always comfort his/her child and avoid situations where a child needs to choose one of the parents.

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How To Get Over A Bad Breakup?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How To Get Over A Bad Breakup?

With the amount of time and energy that we invest in a relationship, it is always difficult to see it come to an end. But as the adage goes, life must go on, and so it is important to move on. Once you break up a relationship, take a while to look back at the good memories and important lessons of the relationship and get over it. In most cases, the fault is with neither person – it is just the compatibility between the two individuals which probably was just not good enough. Therefore, though there could be the usual blame-games, it is best to agree that it is time to move on and go about it.

Some of the ways to get over a breakup are listed below-

What works for one person may not work for another. It also depends on how mature a person is and how much they were into the relationship.

  1. Stay away: With a bad breakup, it is not possible to stay friends, at least immediately after the breakup. Give it some time, and maybe later you can look at it. But, soon after the breakup, get out and away from your ex. Good or bad, memories will haunt you and never allow you to move on.
  2. Clean up: Your room and office space could be holding a lot of memories from your relationship – be it pictures or gifts. Clear these off and see your mind unclutter. These things will keep triggering your memory and reminding you of the various aspects of the relationship
  3. Get busy: With a bad breakup, the best remedy is to get busy. This ensures you do not keep thinking about the relationship and divert your energy and attention elsewhere. Get into that music class which you always planned to. Join a salsa dance class or begin exercising. Whatever it is, keep yourself busy.
  4. Be happy: Find out what makes you happy (other than the partner you just broke up with) and indulge yourself. For a while, it is okay to indulge in your favourite foods too.
  5. Console yourself: Tell yourself that you deserve better and you will get back to life in a far, better manner. Find things that make you happy and go about it. There are people who even take a break-up holiday to overcome the pains of a bad breakup.
  6. Chide the partner: This may sound childish, but pick on their bad habits and look at them in an exaggerated fashion. It will help you understand what you got away from, for instance, a short-tempered person.

Give it a few days, and then… move on!!!

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Popular Questions & Answers

My best friend, 25 year old suffering from depression. He is basically less talkative and more sensitive guy. In early years of his life, he lost his mother at the age of 16 and get into a first depression. It took him more than 2 years to recover. Again depressed at the age of 21 when he lost his father. Due to these frequent incidents, he was lost. Two years back he get into a great friendship with a girl (usually he won't talk to girls), he is so much attached with her, spending lot of time with her, up to one year he continued friendship. After that she moved to different place, he was became alone at that time. Even though she is far from him, she used to talk with him. After few months, she started ignoring him, when he asked about this, she replied like she is not ignoring. But he felt more ignored and he thought this friendship ends, So he stopped talking with her. But she keeps trying to talk with him. But he is not accepting her friendship, also he don't want to lose her friendship. Recently they met each other, he was sad and happy at the same time. If he involved too much with her again, he don't have will power to lose her. That's the reason he is trying to avoid her (also unable to forget her Almost one year it seems). He is in confused mind, mentally depressed. Any suggestions that I can convey to him.

MBBS, MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Perhaps this person is very attached to people who love him, and becomes depressed when he loses them. This is called adjustment disorder. This can be treated. Since your case requires detailed evaluation, kindly take appointment for online consultation.
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My best friend, 25 year old suffering from depression. He is basically less talkative and more sensitive guy. In early years of his life, he lost his mother at the age of 16 and get into a first depression. It took him more than 2 years to recover. Again depressed at the age of 21 when he lost his father. Due to these frequent incidents, he was lost. Two years back he get into a great friendship with a girl (usually he won't talk to girls), he is so much attached with her, spending lot of time with her, up to one year he continued friendship. After that she moved to different place, he was became alone at that time. Even though she is far from me, she used to talk with him. After few months, she started ignoring him, when he asked about this she replied like she is not ignoring. But he felt more ignored and he thought this friendship ends, So he stopped talking with her. But she keeps trying to talk with him. But he is not accepting her friendship, also he don't want to lose her friendship. Recently they met each other, he was sad and happy at the same time. If he involved too much with her again, he don't have will power to lose her. That's the reason he is trying to avoid her (also unable to forget her Almost one year it seems). He is in confused mind, mentally depressed. Any suggestions that I can convey to him.

PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra
You just tell him to concentrate on positive thoughts and think about his own well-being Go for outing with friends or family members Keep him busy with work and he should pursue his hobbies he would feel relax. Make new friends and enjoy with them, love yourself instead of loving anyone else do whatever makes you happy. Daily Yoga and meditation is necessary.
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A tendency of anxiety and stress over my marriage life. As we both are not able to live happy after our marriage which brings things to a bitter situation. Now it's like I am not to trust her and she not able to trust me. She finding her happiness in her professional life and I am trying to make her live with me. In a marriage tenure of nearly 2 years we stayed together for just 3-4 months and not in a full extent. Some time 10 days sometime 15 days like. Now I am planning for living together but every time she have her professional issues that create problems for our quality time and closeness. Now she is also not so much intimate to me and I am too much addicted to bed love and all but she don't like that now a days. It was our love marriage but now the love vanishing away and it's making me mad day by day. So I need a counseling and solution that what I should do for a better life. So I can work and live peacefully.

Diploma In Psychology Counselling Skills, Diploma in ayurveda, B.S IT
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. I am sure you didn't not expect such suitations when you loved her and happily married her 2 years back. Definitely this is not a permanent state. May be it's a testing time. Most common reason for drift in a married relationship is lack of fair open communication or give and take. It's better to take a professional counselling help to first understand where you both are going wrong and how to make a sincere effort to bridge the gaps before deciding the next steps. Be positive. You both will be alright soon. Feel free reach online or through Lybrate chat for further counseling assistance.
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Hi, I am 32 years married woman. From school I am very shy. Then in college I talk very rare. All my colleague told me I am silent person, after marriage my in law same problem. I can't interact that much. In marriage function when all come together I want to talk and interact all members. But when I started to talk on one subject they cut subject and ignored me. They even don't participate me any work. I am very tensed that I will remain alone. Now I have baby. If I am not socially active, then how I grow up my child. I want to not to be alone. My husband try to encourage me. But then also my problem is same.

Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, Thane
Hello librate user, if you are shy n quiet person try to join the hobby class that you have. So that you can mix with the people who have same likes like you. This ll increase your confidence. Now that you have a baby concentrate on her slowly when she is little big enough say 6 months on year, you can take her to park when you get an opportunity to mix with new mothers n your daughter friends mother. Slowly you ll be able to mix with your family members n in other functions. Now that you are the mother, your first priority should be your baby. Once your confidence increase your inlaws ll also respect you.
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Hi, I feel depressed and anxious every moment. I'm 29 years old working and learning girl. I never feel happy. Seems I'm becoming fake day by day. I just crave happiness. I want to be happy at any cost. I don't want to go on medicines because they have a lot of side effects. I always feel lonely unloved and emotionally extreme low. Please help me!

Diploma In Psychology Counselling Skills, Diploma in ayurveda, B.S IT
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. Appreciate your interest to get solution through non medicine route. Then don't hesitate to consult a mental health professional like us to first assess or screen your symptoms or conditions to isolate the root cause behind your anxiety and depression. Be positive. You will be alright soon. Feel free reach me online for further evaluation and recommendation.
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Table of Content

What is Mood Disorders?
Causes of Mood Disorders.
What is the symptoms of Mood Disorders?
Treatment of Mood Disorders.
Prevention to avoid Mood Disorders.
Withdrawal symptoms of Mood Disorders.
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Borderline Personality Disorder
Welcome to psycho-wellness centre and dignity clinic. I am Dr. RK Suri. I am having 34 years of experience in terms of providing psychological support and issues related to relationships, career counseling, psychodiagnostics, behavioral issues, lifestyle management, coaching, mentoring, child psychology and education, anxiety and stress, depression and OCD.

People have been coming to me for various sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders, anti-social personality disorders and the issues for poor performances in relationships. There has been a significant increase in terms of people having anxiety and depression issues. I am finding that in the last two decades and in the last one or two years, there is a tremendous interest in people to discuss, share their concerns about their well-being, happiness and whenever they are feeling something is not working out, maybe on account of not doing well in academics, not doing well in life, or not doing well in business.

They do come, consult and discuss. And over the time during consulting, my approach is to provide them a framework of understanding and diagnosing the key issues and the concerns and challenges which they are facing and then we do a behavioral assessment and psychological assessment. Psychometric evaluation is the core of my assessment and it has been a beautiful journey of last 34 years during which I have researched more than 5,00,000 people in different forms of their lives in different sectors predominantly for assessment for jobs, assessment for psychological issues. Even the senior management or senior leadership issues for behavioral assessment have been assessed and been provided solutions to reach the top of the ladder and they are happy.

Day in and day out, people are finding it useful to solicit psychological support at the time of crisis. The crisis intervention approach is coupled with relaxation therapy which I have introduced in different formats of my practice using cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, OCD. It has been found to be very, very useful. Even the schizophrenic people who were dependent on drugs for more than 15 years, in a s

an of one year or so, many of them have eased on medications on account of cognitive behavioral therapy. The relationship issues of partners before marriage also called premarital relationship issues, post-marital relationship issues have been deliberately discussed by the patients and they found solutions. The overall process of soliciting the help and easing out their problems; the insight is becoming a useful mechanism and one of the things that I focus on is wellness. For that we have retreat programmes for couples and couples with spirituality try to link all the five dimensions of life like physical health, social & economic health, psychological health and the spiritual health. All these five components will try to balance it out in terms of the functionality and providing divinity and happiness to my valued customers. Thank you very much
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Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life
Hi, I am Dr. Sanjoy Mukerji. By profession I am a psychologist and a marriage counselor but mostly I operate as a life guru providing solutions or at least give answers to virtually all problems in life. Apart from doing my psychological work psychological as well as counseling in terms of depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, relationship issues, premarital counseling, marital counseling, sexual issues. Besides all these I also conduct workshops or programs which is known as Soham Happiness Orogram. I and my team we have developed this vital program since couple of years and we are doing this very successfully. Now what is it soham happiness program. Let's understand this briefly. See if you break the acronym soham into its alphabet then each alphabet has got its meaning. You can see here soham happiness program so "S" stands for science. We see science of happiness and methods. So this program provides you the scientific basis of happiness. Not only it gives you the scientific basis it also gives you the method to apply this science practically in your life. There is one more meaning of "soham" if you look into our Vedic and vedantic philosophy soham means identifying oneself with the universe, the ultimate reality. It means "I am that okay".

Why have we taken this program? What is happiness? So let's look into that. Happiness has been the number one human pursuit since time immemorial. It is the most important aspect of life. All that is what we do today is for happiness. So happiness is very very vital. Not only that India is very behind in happiness to be very honest, happiness is very strongly linked with health and success. Let's look here happiness, health and success are interlinked. Most of us feel that success makes her happy, success will make us happy but if you look into the various research psychologist and numerous studies have shown that happy individuals are successful across multiple life domains, various areas of life. People who are happy they are basically have successful marriage life, relationships, friendships, income, work performance and health. In short if you look into that happiness leads to success and yes even a longer life what we call it life expectancy increases all the happy people. Believe me happy people are successful in some way or the other in their own ways but all successful people may not be happy. When you feel good you are happy. We are not going into the philosophy, legal definition or spiritual or religious and definitions where it means that happiness is something to do with living a good life. Now this can be subjective but we are talking about something very objective, scientific. OK we call it a dose of happiness hormone. There are certain hormones or chemicals that are released which makes you feel good. These hormones make you feel good, make you be happy. Let's look into very briefly those hormones or chemicals one by one. See this dose can be broken. DOSE, D for dopamine. I call it pleasure chemical. OK we can go into the details but right now because of the less time we will not go into the details. So "D" for dopamine then we have "O" for oxytocin. It's more of a love chemical. Then we have "S" for serotonin, that is satisfaction chemical, when you feel satisfied and then we have e endorphins. It is enthusiasm chemical, which gives you energy which makes you feel wows and above all we spoke about a DOSE, so DOSE we have covered. A for anandamide this is the latest molecule which has been discovered and this is known as we can call it as a joy chemical. Some people call it bliss chemical, bliss molecule. So this is a dose of happiness chemicals. It is what happens when we are happy at various levels. There are more happiness chemicals also but these five are the main one now.

There is a scientific formula for happiness OK. Various scientists, various researchers they have done lot of work to develop their own formula. Now I have worked on those formulas, various researchers have done the research on those studies and our team, me and my team, we have developed our own formula probably which is the most easy to remember. Not only easiest to remember but quite precise scientifically very precise so the formula for happiness let us understand this very carefully H which stands for happiness at equal to A+B+C. So simple to remember. Now what is that. As I said it is for happiness what is a - attitude towards life. This constitutes more than fifty percent of your happiness ratio and it is supposed to be fixed. People say it is fixed in that 50 person which is most important your attitude is fixed. It is not easy for anyone to change the attitude but which is not very true we can change ourselves we can change our attitude, so this is a very important aspect of our mind which we take up in our program how to change your attitude and what are those aspects involved in that attitude. Next one is b stand for basic present condition. What are you now, how are you now, what is your present condition, your health, your finance but mainly it is financial aspect and this contributes believe me only ten percent. So attitude is 50%, finance we talk about so much, about money well which is very important. See the lack of money can be a very vital factor for unhappiness but lots of money is not a very important factor for happiness. Once you reach a particular level when money cannot contribute to your happiness much so only ten percent is your basic present condition no matter what you are right now or how you are right now, what has happened in your life right now, this will only contribute ten percent. Fifty percent is your attitude towards life and c is the choice of activities. This is the forty percent which we can control so it was believed that A cannot be controlled again B present condition whatever, it is only 40 person is in your hand but let me tell you almost 90-100 percent in your hand. It is believed this forty percent is a very vital thing and I will just briefly like to give you in short what are those what activities can come indoors forty percent so let's look into it very briefly. Choice of activities and they are linked with those five chemicals. Five activities, five chemicals. It is not directly proportionate that each activity will only release one chemical. No many chemicals are released but that one chemical is the most important chemical.

So let's have a first look. First spend time with your loved ones and friends. Be people oriented people. Who are people oriented are happier than people who are not people oriented and this helps you to release. Let's look into the second one. Have fun and enjoy your life to the fullest. Second point enjoy your life, have pleasure. Be a lot of long concepts about pleasure, pleasure and pain principles, pleasure is very very important as long as it does not because you don't go into addiction. Third is do work that you love and enjoy that should be a passion. You can see the way I enjoy my work. Whatever I do is the passion for me. Helping people to get healed to be happy, to be healthy. So your work should be of passion. If you are not enjoying your work you have a problem. So either you change your work do something that you love to do like photography or painting, drawing, singing, acting or starts loving your work right. Next very important exercise your body. Apart from the first three activities, the fourth activity is very vital to keep your body healthy and young. Exercise your body, the P is physique. So people pleasure, passion, physique and the last one is meditate. We have developed, I have a meditation in my name internationally which is known as hypno meditation but any meditation will do. Hypno meditation would be much better because it is scientifically developed but all meditations are good. This will lead to peace, so these are the 5 P's and the chemicals associated with that. Let's have a very fast look with. The first one spending time with people. Oxytocin, having pleasure dopamine. When you get satisfied with your work you feel good serotonin. When you exercise a lot of endorphins are released and when you meditate you go deep dhyan Samadhi, concentration meditation and absorption that depth is Ananda might in bliss and peace. So with these a few words or the knowledge that I have been able to give you. I will now stop over your due to the time and I am very sure you would like to know more about this program, Soham Program.

To have more details you can definitely contact through lybrate.com.

Thank you so much.
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Psychiatric And Behavioral Disorders - An Overview
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I m Dr Asif Iqbal Ahmed, MD Psychiatry from Armed Forces Medical College. I served as a psychiatrist for 25 years in Indian Navy in the army medical corp. After retirement, I set up psycare a comprehensive mental health facility. Psycare is care and cure center for mental and behavioral disorders.

Unfortunately, mental illnesses are not understood as such. It is not understood that these are Biopsychosocial medical illnesses. There s a biological component based in the brain. Psychological and social factors cause these illnesses to be precipitated. They can eminently treated with the combination of psychotherapy which in layman s term is known as counseling and medication if required. Now in Psycare, we have a team which provides these services. The focus is on total recovery by providing the best possible care and the mortality which is most appropriate. If they are treatable why is it said the indian counsel of medical research report of 2016 says that nearly 90% of people go untreated. Actually the reason, the chief reason for this is social stigma. Unfortunately as I said earlier, they are not understood as illnesses. Most of the people take is resulting from neither character flaws, evil spirits. These persons are considered as mental or as mad which is very unfortunate, hence people do not seek even the available resources which are rare. There is a huge shortage of mental health care facilities. You would of escorts for cardiology, IRPS for liver diseases but other than few eminent institutions like Nimhans of Banglore, IHBAS shahadra of Dehli. Have you heard of a mental health care organization or institution. The other for not receiving treatment is a acute shortage of mental health professors. It s said, it s estimated that India needs something like 1lac psychiatrists whereas we re only 6thousand and hence people go untreated. I m happy to inform you that psycare has made an impact. We are the first facility in a long time to have received the state mental health authority license of earning a mental health care facility which earlier to be known as rehab centers. We re the psychiatric nursing home. Our medical practices have been accredited where the national board of accreditation quality counsel of India. I m happy to inform you that recently in the last month, we have received international recognition that European medical association has accepted as a reliable health care providers and awarded us with the best medical practice in the European medical association London. The services that we provide are outpatient and inpatient facility. The inpatient facilities are wards which are separate for dealing with male patients as well as female patients. We also run community outreach programs where we reach to the schools conduct awareness programs about things like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, bullying, internet addiction and the like. We also run corporate wellness programs wherein we teach employees about stress management and higher management is also made aware of human resource issues which can impact mental health. The illnesses that we deal with range from schizophrenia, mania, depression, anxiety disorder like obsessive-compulsive order, adjustment disorder, addictive disorder are a major scourge of the society now. They are known as dependence and dependence can be two substances like alcohol, cocaine these days increasingly weed and cannabis and you can have behavioral addiction like net addiction, gambling and the like. So, those patients who are treated in outpatient are treated with medication and counseling and the patient who need to be admitted have rehabilitative services which help them run their lives 24 hours 24/7 so that they can need a healthy life outside.
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How Mental illness affects Your Physical Health?
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.
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