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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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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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Psychiatric Issues - Understanding The Stigma Around It!

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Psychiatric Issues - Understanding The Stigma Around It!

We have heard people talk about diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol with no guilt or embarrassment. This is despite the fact that these are lifestyle-induced and could have easily been prolonged or prevented with some lifestyle modifications. However, we do not hear people talk about depression or anxiety disorder or any other mental disorder with such candidness. For example, depression is extremely common, with greater number of younger people taking to subscription medications for the condition. However, it is not yet acceptable to say that they are taking medications or are undergoing counseling to overcome depression.

Stigma is when you are looked at differently because you have a particular trait or a feature. This is a strongly ingrained characteristic, where we are used to making fun about people who are physically different – could be fat, thin, tall, stout, dark, different hair, etc. The list can be too long.

Features of stigma
When a person with mental illness is ignored, the stigma triggers off the following reactions.

  1. When someone is stigmatized because of their mental illness, gradually, the person feels abandoned and withdraws into a shell. The miserable feeling of being abandoned by family and friends increases loneliness, which only makes it worse.
  2. The abandonment makes them reluctant to seek training. Instead, being supportive would have helped.
  3. The stigma is spread across layers of society, and reduces work opportunities and other social activities.
  4. Inadequate coverage by health insurance, leading to refusal to seek treatment
  5. Physical or psychological abuse or bullying by friends

How to overcome this stigma

  1. Admit it: The first step is to acknowledge the problem. While it is not easy, once done, it solves half the problem. Admitting and seeking out help is best done as early as possible.
  2. Stigma should not originate from self: Yes, the others can, but let not the stigma be self-started. Do not isolate yourself from your circles, both family and friends. Stand up and admit the problem once or twice, and there would be a lot more support from people who genuinely care for you.
  3. Support groups: In this age of social media, there are multiple support groups. You can even be anonymous and talk your heart out. Speaking out your heart will go a long way. It also establishes that you are not alone who is suffering, and there are more out there.

While it is perfectly okay to talk to a nutritionist about how to handle the bodily changes, why not a psychiatrist for a quick chat about mental well-being? Think about it! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

10 Tips For Parents Of A Prodigal Child!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, DPM
Psychiatrist, Jamshedpur
10 Tips For Parents Of A Prodigal Child!

Before commencing on how to deal with a prodigal child, let’s go to the meaning of the same. The literal meaning of prodigal is wasteful—mostly with regard to money. Its origin lies in the Latin word ‘proagere’ where ‘pro’ means forth and ‘agere’ means to drive. It talks about a person who wastes money by spending it in a reckless manner.

A prodigal child is almost always adamant to make damaging and dangerous decisions, which is quite disheartening for a parent to see. The given points will help parents breathe a fresh whiff of oxygen to deal with such a situation.

  1. All decisions are God’s: If you realise and accept that all decisions are made by the almighty, you will live peacefully. A human being cannot take charge of another person’s attitude. And when we force things upon anyone, we often end up doing more harm than good.
  2. Being good to yourself: One of the most important things for a person is to take care of oneself. Sometimes, you need to go out and hang around with your friends. Friends act as great counsellors and when you see them often, you will naturally feel relieved and your body will act in a positive manner. Staying healthy and fit when you know your loved ones need you is your foremost duty.
  3. Love unconditionally: When you love someone, there would be no complaints. All that needs to be there is just love. Don’t give up on your prodigal child, but pamper him/her and shower as much love as you have on them.
  4. Bail them out: Sometimes, you need to let the person you love make his/her own choices. Being a parent, you would think selfishly in terms of your child’s betterment and protection. But sometimes, release is the best option to pick to let your child decide on his/her own.
  5. Accept them: Possess the power to receive your child after he/she has been long off. You should have the courage to accept them, show compassion towards them, run for them, and embrace and kiss them. This will make them feel welcome. You may experience much pain from what your prodigal kid put you through, but upon their return, remember to shower your love on them.
  6. This too shall pass: Know that this is just a temporary phase, which will definitely get over. This attitude makes it less painful when you watch the destructive behaviour of your children.
  7. Don’t think you are alone: Everyone has their issues which parents of prodigals do not often consider. These parents feel they are alone and none can relate to their problems. But the truth is there are many people out there who are ready to listen to you and be by your side—just explore.
  8. Develop boundaries: Say no to abusive behaviour from your prodigal child. Draft out the rules to follow at home. Your prodigal child will throw tantrums, but when you establish boundaries, they will try to act accordingly. Strategize in a way that your child should feel that if they cross their limits, it will have serious repercussions.
  9. Pray: When you know your strength is waning, pray for your prodigal daily. You can put forth your wish list before God.
  10. Never give up: It may take your prodigal child weeks, months or years to correct themselves, but never give up the hope of them improving over time.
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Substance Abuse - How Should You Cope With Someone Going Through It?

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Substance Abuse - How Should You Cope With Someone Going Through It?

While we all know substance abuse is a social issue and learning that a loved one is affected by the problem can be nearly heart-breaking. It is definitely not something that can be easily accepted. At the same time, the affected individual needs all your love and attention and more importantly support to get through the situation. It is important to not show anger or frustration at the person but to empathize and help them get out of the situation.

Read on to know some of the ways in which you can play an active role in supporting your loved one under such circumstances. This involves both of you coping with the situation at hand, as well as helping the person come out of the abuse.

  1. Educate yourself: When you are trying to help a person, you should know in detail about the substance that was being used and its ill effects. This gives you greater credibility, unlike the person who got carried with the happy feeling it gave and got into abuse. 
  2. Ensure safety: This is both for the affected individual and yourself. With the required substance not being available, the person could look at harming either self or others, especially ones who are trying to get them out of the abuse. Though the intent is to help, they are looked at as people who are depriving the feel-good feeling produced by the substance, which is no longer easily available. Therefore, ensure safety. 
  3. Talk openly: In the beginning, be a good listener. Once you get their confidence, make them understand that the entire situation is making you upset and perhaps angry or frustrated too. Get them to focus on your proposal of getting out of the habit together. If they are willing then this can ensure greater success in quitting the habit. Get to understand how exactly the habit developed including the people responsible for it, the circumstances leading to it, and the various chemicals that were used. The duration and frequency are also important. Tell them it is okay and that you will both get out of it with each other’s support. 
  4. Participate in therapy sessions: Individual counseling will work effectively for the primary client, but it is also important for family members to get involved. The counselor also would need support beyond the few counseling hours for completely getting rid of an individual’s habit. Therapy can help you learn how to manage the issues back at home. 
  5. Find your “me-time”: With all that is going on, you will need some time for yourself to just be. Eat well, stick to your workouts, sleep well, keep your friends, and make time for your hobbies. These will ensure you are in good shape to support the affected individual. It is not possible for you to help another person when you are not in great shape yourself. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Pets - How They Can Change Your Life For Better?

Masters In Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Guwahati
Pets - How They Can Change Your Life For Better?

Getting a dog to be a part of your house and more importantly, your life, is a huge decision which cannot be taken on an impulse. Dogs are the friendliest creatures who get inducted into your life slowly and before you realise it, your whole life starts revolving around them. The happy wagging tail which will welcome you when you come home might seem like a happy change but it is definitely a full-time job which makes you more evolved as a person.

Here are a few ways in which getting a dog changes your life, for the better:

  1. Major stress buster: Spending time with your dog is a major stress buster as 15-20 minutes of furry company can help you relax and uplift your mood. This happens because when you play with your puppy, the dopamine and serotonin levels which are directly linked to tranquillity and pleasure, increase. Thus, when you are experiencing stress of any kind, all you need to do is spend a good time with your furry friend.
  2. Your daily routine revolves around your dog: Your routine will slowly start revolving around your dog more than anything else. Even if you’ve slept late at night, you know you have to take your dog for a walk next morning so that it can relieve the pee it has been holding all night. You will find yourself leaving parties and office early to go and give you pet its meal. The best part is that you will do all this willingly with a smile.
  3. You will introduce yourself as a parent: A pet definitely makes you more responsible as your schedule changes to accommodate your pet’s life into it. You will also be accountable to take care of your pet when it’s sick and rush him/her to a vet when necessary. Your duties increase as your pet’s daily walks and play time is also your responsibility.

Whilst you do all this, you will feel like a grown-up parent who wishes his puppy remains the same size forever.

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

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Popular Questions & Answers

HI, I am 23 year old female. I have suffered from lots of trauma in childhood and also sexually which has made me prefer isolation and I have anger management issues. I think It's effected me mentally whatever I saw. I tend to be okay not talking to anyone for days. I over eat or don't eat at all. I am into cutting. I have outbursts and also very violent thoughts. I cry sometimes but only if am alone. I tend to avoid people and have a very high amount of hate towards people. I don't react to violence like others do. I am lacking empathy most of the basic emotions and feel less fear. Not being scared in reckless situations makes me wonder how dangerous I am. I am either indifferent or excited by violence. But I do not show it cause I don't wanna scare anyone. Self harm or pain inflicted makes me peaceful or I feel like I am in frenzy and want to hurt someone or get hurt. Human interaction disgusts me. I hate being touched by anyone. It makes me feel like something disgusting.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
These are not normal behaviours and so you need help immediately. Please meet with a counselor and deal with all your emotions particularly anger. These childhood issues have definitely contributed and after sometime the person tends to turn the anger inwards and will tend to blame themselves for whatever happened. This is why you become violent towards yourself. In therapy you will discover that you were not to blame and that things that happened were actually done to you. You must learn to forgive the other person and yourself to move on comfortably.
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Hello doctor I am diagnosed with fatty liver and I am having stomach gas problem but due to this I felt very low and my mood is always off so I want to know that off mood is related with this problem or something else?

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling, Research Scholar
Psychologist, Guwahati
You need to take your medication properly as per your doctors advice, have light meals without much oils and spices, also avoid junk food and concentrate more on liquids like, water, coconut water, fresh fruit juices, chase, lassi. Also start engaging in your hobbies and some form of yoga and relaxation for better results.
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HI, I'm 26 years old. I'm suffering from negative thoughts since couples of day. also suffering from mood behaviour like sadness, sometimes headache and anxiety. please suggest for treatment for this disease.

Diploma In Psychology Counselling Skills, Diploma in ayurveda, B.S IT
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. All your symptoms are sign of anxiety in your mind due to either overthinking or fear or insecured feelings about any future event like job or career or relationship. Better to take a professional help to analyze these symptoms first to identify the root cause and followed by suitable solution. Be positive. You will be alright soon. Feel free to reach me online for further evaluation and recommendation.
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I am a 25 year old female and was given a prescription for mood disorder medication a psychotic tablet of 1 mg. I fear this medication will alter my personality make me interact like a zoombie or have volunteering head shacks and lip movement. Is there an alternative root to treat mood disorders? Because it is a disorder not an illness.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Yes, you are absolutely right. Ayurved herbs are great to cure this condition. You can take cap Gorakh twice a day to treat this condition. You can contact us through enquiry option on Lybrate.

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

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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 Thank you.
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