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Schizophrenic writings: Story of my Psychiatry postings

Schizophrenic writings: Story of my Psychiatry postings

Once a patient appeared in the Psychiatry OPD. She was childish though old enough and somewhat sweet for a psychiatric patient. She was humble and respected the doctor tremendously. “She is not much different from a baby” I said to my self.
“Look at the power of the mind, look what it can make out of people. I have seen people …

Mental Illness Among Healthcare Professionals

Mental Illness Among Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare field can be stressful, to say the least. From school and training to actual careers, healthcare students and professionals often suffer from anxiety, depression and other psychological ailments. Plus, there seems to be a stigma surrounding mental illness in healthcare professionals; it seems as though doctors, nurses and specialists are expected to treat mental illness, but never experience …

Capgra’s Delusion : Living with Impostors

Capgra’s Delusion : Living with Impostors

Sometimes, you see things – possibly the things you long for more than anything else, or perhaps the thing you fear the most. But in reality, you haven’t. Turns out, it is nothing but your brain playing tricks with you. It’s just your delusion.
WHAT IS DELUSION ?
Quoting the definition – “It is a false belief brought about without appropriate external …

Mental Retardation: Causes, Presentation and Treatment

Mental Retardation: Causes, Presentation and Treatment

Mental retardation (MR) or intellectual disability (ID) is a descriptive term for sub average intelligence and impaired adaptive functioning arising in the developmental period (< 18 yr).
Causes
Mental retardation affects about 1 – 3% of the population. There are many causes of mental retardation, but specific reason can only be found in only 25% of cases. Causes of mental retardation can …

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