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Mental health is as important as physical well-being, but due to the stigma attached to it, the issue has always been ignored. But long gone are the days when people used to think that mental illness is something that can never be treated. With the progress of medical science, mental illness such as depressions, stress-induced disorders or other mental issues has become very much treatable. As a number of factors can be responsible for causing mental illness, sometimes understanding or diagnosis, it may become difficult or time-consuming, but not impossible with the help of certain methods.
Typically, a psychiatrist works with a team to provide the care required. This team might include trainee psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, psychologists and others as applicable. Thus, they work together as a single entity to serve the purpose. And they adopt a combination of treatment methods to provide due care.
- Prescribed medications: Considering the physical distresses that a patient may experience due to his or her mental illness, such as sleeping disorders, poor digestion or headaches, certain drugs, and medications are prescribed to patients by the psychiatrists to restore the chemical balance inside the brain that mental illness seems to alter.
- Psychological therapies: Among the various psychological therapies, it is talking with a patient and listening to all his or her troubles is the most important one. In such therapies, the psychiatrists talk to the patient about their concerns and discuss different ways of considering and managing the same. One can go for either behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or humanistic therapy as they can help deal with certain types of mental illnesses.
- Practical problem solving: Practical problem solving is another treatment method of psychiatry, in this, the patient plays a crucial role in planning and implementing the treatments and activities performed during the treatment sessions. This helps the psychiatrists in understanding the mental state of patients and then treating them accordingly.
Why are the treatments most effective when done together?
In several cases of mental illness, relying solely on medications or therapies may not be that effective. Whether it is for helping the patient regain the sense of control or enabling him to differentiate between reality and disillusions, joint treatment methods work best.
Mental illness is one such sensitive issue that demands a collaborative approach. To ensure a good mental health, it is essential to identify the symptoms in the initial stages and address it immediately by seeking medical assistance. Though the road to cure may be a long one, with the right assistance, it can surely be achieved.
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I am regular patient of schizophrenia last 20 years I was on clozapine 12.5 mg once in night. But now we feel good sleep with clozapine but due to some side effect weight loss ,liver enlarge my Dr. has changed my medicine as risperidone 1 mg .So I am recently taking risperidone but I feel sleeplessness. Sir can I take clozapine sos to skip my risperidone in night once in a week?
Hello, when I was studying intermediate I was badly humiliated n mistreated by the teaching staff. I am a girl who is reserved n was misinterpreted as proud n I got good percentage in 10th n was given free admission but I could not do better in exams giving free education was a big deal for them. Pls help me to get out of these thoughts that constantly lingering in my mind. I could n say all two years I was tortured n I said to my father but he did not change my college. That was even more painful. This has been bothering me from 13 years .pls help me.
I'm suffering from negative thoughts, anxiety & depression since last 20 years or more with absurd dreams in night. although I'm consuming alcohol sometimes and alprax0. 5 daily since last 10 years ,help in preventing the same as at present I'm developing depression & dementia too & feeling week physically. I'm doing accounts related job and couldn't concentrate on work. Please help.
I am taking MDD XR 50 from 2016 .Now I'm addicted with it. When I'm trying to withdraw it I can't. Can I stop this medicine anyhow. It's affecting my liver very much.
My father age 74 was diagnosed as mixed dementia (Alzheimer and vascular) and is prescripts donetoz sr 11.5 mg2. Atorfit cv 10To be taken at bedtime. However, after having the medicine after a while he vomited and if this is side effects, how long will this side effect go on. Or how to manage the side effect. Will be appreciated for your help. Thanks.
Do you regret your Action or Inaction? Let’s learn the art of playing at the brink
Regretting one’s own action or inaction can not only be distressing in the short term but a recurring regret can potentially lead to mental illness such as Depression. While there is enough literature available about how we can handle regret over past experiences, in this article we shall look at whether it is possible to develop the ability to work positively to make right choices and thus reduce the chances of regretting our actions.
Let’s start looking at certain examples. How many of us prefer to sit in a car driven too cautiously or dangerously? Surely, not in both the cars as one leads to frustration and another to fear. The person who drives too slow all the time and keeps missing his appointments is likely to have regret and the guy who is too rash and ends up in an accident would regret too. An efficient driver has the skill, patience, confidence and the presence of mind to drive well. By doing so he reduces the chances of making consequential errors in life of being too cautious or being too rash. Similarly, in business, how often do we hear of someone who risked too much money to invest and lost it all only to regret or someone who played too safe on stocks and regretted having missed the chance to buy stocks which have skyrocketed. Surely these regrets hurt the person considerably.
We shall now imagine a football field. I really find it very fascinating watching international football where the players often display a predictable and time tested strategy to enhance the chances of scoring goals. They often play the ball at the edge of the field to either create a corner or a sharp angle to shoot towards the goal, just as David Beckham would bend the ball. A novice may tend to play it too safe within the field and hesitate to play it at the edge for fear of losing the ball outside the line. However with some sincere practice he would have developed the skill and confidence to literally play the ball at the brink and create amazing opportunities to score goals. I bet this player would surely be enjoying it the most and perhaps not regretting as he is no more too cautious or reckless. If we think of it, he carefully cultivated this apparently risk prone skill while still playing within the defined limits of safe zone.
So why is it relevant? It is so as in my several years of psychiatric practice in varied healthcare settings such as the UK and Singapore, having treated several patients, with either Acute Stress Reaction, Adjustment Disorder or Major Depression, one factor that tends to present often is Regret, for having acted or not acted the right way. Furthermore, recurring regret can lead to depressed mood, loss of confidence and self-esteem, and perhaps more importantly a sense of failure. The good news is that experienced mental health practitioners such as psychiatrists can effectively treat these mental health conditions with medications and appropriate counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches.
I would advocate that one should develop the ability to gradually train oneself to masterly balance risk and caution, thereby enhancing the chances of measured success in their endeavors and minimize the chances of regret. To cite an example, a person may do the necessary calculations to know the safe limit to which he can stretch himself to take manageable repayable loans and learn to never exceed that limit, unless personal circumstances have become more favorable.
To follow this strategy, naturally one has to sincerely do all the homework looking at:
- One’s own personal strengths and weaknesses
- Study the situation well
- Form judgment
- Make a clear decision, and, most importantly
- Learn to stick to the decision and see it through.
These can be done as a self-driven exercise or with the help of a therapist. Once the homework is done, the person should learn to stick to the rules of the game, and be consistent and confident in that approach. He may see failures at times but is more likely to succeed in the long run. Importantly, the biggest psychological benefit is that he stays well mentally, as he has learned to be emotionally balanced. Such a person is more likely to back himself or herself in testing times and be proud that he or she tried to their best of ability by being sensibly adventurous. A more advanced practitioner of this method is one who learns to detach himself from the results of these well-made efforts. In the Bhagavad Gita such person is called a Sthitaprajna!
A healthy mind in a healthy body! We have all heard the saying, but do we actually live by it. Though we try to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and practice an overall healthy lifestyle to keep ourselves physically fit, but do we pay enough attention to keeping our mind healthy? The answer would be, not really. Here are a few compelling reasons that will drive us to do so:
- To deal with troubles in your personal life: Whether it's an accident or a life loss of someone close to you, or any other strong personal issue, it may not affect your physical health but leaves a deep cut on your mental health. People often try and keep such things to themselves without realising that this would worsen the situation further. It is, however, best to seek help from mental health professionals or talk to someone close to you. If left unattended, these troubles may leave you isolated and detached, leading to problems in personal life.
- To prevent damaging your physical health: There is a strong connection between the body and the mind. If body suffers the mind bears it effects and vice-versa the other will bear its effects. Often suffering from depression, anxiety and stress for long leads to heart attacks or strokes and sometimes even disrupts the immune function of the body. Sleep disorders, digestion issues that can impair your physical health are often the result of poor mental health.
- To retain your productivity and functionality: Believe it or not, when you fail to nourish your mental health, it also reduces your productivity by making you lethargic and less inclined to participate in any physical activities. Being stressed or depressed due to the issues in life can significantly affect your productivity and functionality at work.
- To stop yourself from developing unhealthy addictions: Poor mental health leads to developing unhealthy habits. From smoking excessively to becoming an alcoholic or taking drugs, people often engage in these practices to cope with mental issues. However, if you care about your mental health, you may be in better position to judge the harmful effects of these habits and therefore refrain from developing them.
- To lead a happy and long life with friends and family: Various studies have shown that compared to people with mild mental issues and troubled emotional states, it is people with happy lives and sound mental health that live longer. It is advised to care for your mental health as the ignorance of the same may result in anxiety, stress and depression. This will not only hamper your communication with your family and friends but leave you disconnected from others and yearning for loneliness.
Remember, good health can only be achieved when there's a perfect balance between the mental health and the physical health. When any of these conditions get compromised, the overall health starts to deteriorate. Therefore, stay physically and mentally healthy to ensure over-all well-being.