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Depression: Causes, Features and Treatment

Depression is a feeling that we get when something bad happens and we are unable to deal with it. Typically, people are prone to depression when something bad or what they perceive as bad occurs in their lives, such as the death of a loved one, financial trouble, work pressure, marital discord or the breaking […]

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Suicide in modern society : Is suicide a selfish act or a last call for help?

It’s often difficult to imagine what led a friend, family member, or a celebrity to commit suicide. There may have been no clear warning signs, and you may wonder what clues you might have missed. Often, many factors combine to lead a person to the decision of taking their own life. It’s often an act […]

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Psychiatry

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 […]

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    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 […]

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      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 […]

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      Intellectual Disability: 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% […]

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      Dissociative Fugue: “Lost”

      As defined by DSM-IV, Dissociative fugue formerly called psychogenic fugue is a rare condition characterized by sudden, unexpected travel away from home or one’s customary place of work, with inability to recall one’s past, confusion about personal identity, or the assumption of a new identity, or significant distress or impairment. It is one of the […]

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      Psychiatry Supernatural

      Ouija Board : Medical Explanation

      “We call upon the spirits among us who wish to communicate. Please come fort and make yourself known to us.” Despite of being invented and sold as a game, people claim that ouija board is not a game but a tool to communicatewith a spirit or demon involving various supernatural risks. After hearing about the […]

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      Psychiatry Supernatural

      Ghosts: Explained Medical Way

      From past till today, there has always been a clash between the ideas of the extremes of the believers and non-believers of the “existence of ghosts” which certainly is doubtful. This article is not meant to disrespect other’s views and experiences related to ghosts and demons. One claims it to have a scientific reason and […]

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