How to deal with Anxiety disorder

Everyone gets stressed or anxious at times. Being anxious can alerts us to a dangerous situation. Being stressed about an upcoming exam can motivate us to put in more study so we can perform better. So there are situations where being anxious and stressed are beneficial. However, if you are experiencing longer periods of anxiety and you […]

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What is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical practitioner who has expertise in mental health. He will have studied for 6 years training to be a doctor, then worked for at least a year but often longer in general medicine and surgery and after that will have had at least 6 more years of further training in mental health conditions. So he is a specialist in the conditions of mind and brain just as another doctor might be a specialist in disorders of the heart. On top of that many psychiatrists do further [...]

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Depression

What is depression? It is normal for anyone to feel low or sad sometimes, but if those feelings last for a few weeks or longer and interfere with your every day functioning, you may have depression. Sometimes there are reasons for becoming depressed – breakdown of a relationship, a death or even the birth of […]

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Dementia

Dementia is an acquired global impairment of memory, intellect and personality without impairment of consciousness. It is not a specific diagnosis in itself, but is a syndrome (a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition). It is always of long duration, at least 6 months, is […]

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Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder? It used to be called ‘manic depression’ and the older name describes well the two poles of the illness. The mood swings , which last from weeks to months, rather than hours or days, can range from extreme depression to abnormal excitement, elation or irritability. Sometimes there is a loss of […]

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Anxiety Disorders

An Anxiety disorder is a medical condition characterised by persistent, excessive worry.Anxiety disorders can take a number of forms. Common to all of these is an anxiety so distressing, it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out or take pleasure in day-to-day life.A person may experience more than one Anxiety disorder. Some people may also experience depression with the anxiety, or have problems with alcohol or drug abuse.

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Postnatal Depression

Around one in eight mothers develop postnatal depression (PND). It can happen either a few days or weeks after the birth, with a slow or sudden onset. Some women may even experience depression during the pregnancy (this is called antenatal depression). The range of symptoms experienced depends on the severity of the depression, and may include: Low self-esteem and lack of confidence Feelings of inadequacy and guilt Negative thoughts Feeling that life is meaningless Feeling unable to [...]

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Suffering Depression?

Depression is more than a short-lived bad mood or sadness.People who are depressed often have low mood for extended periods of time, weeks or months, with low energy, no motivation, lack of interest in social interactions, loss of their previous interests and enthusiasms, insomnia, changes in appetite or weight and poor concentration and memory. If the depression is severe, they may feel excessive or unreasonable guilt, have thoughts of death or suicide and may even lose touch with reality [...]

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