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Hysteria – causes and treatment

Hysteria is a common problem which a physician confronts very frequently in his day to day practice. Symptoms are represented by the patient for the sake of getting some attention or advantage and he/she is fully aware of it. A hysterical reaction is an unconscious effort on the part of the …

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Schizophrenia – causes and treatment

Schizophrenia is a disease of diverse characters where there are features of mal adaptation of inner harmony characterized by significant social, vocational, behavioral thought and emotional disability. There are no characteristic symptoms and it can manifest with any of the symptoms of disintegration of emotional and cognitive functions. Schizophrenia is widely prevalent …

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Depression – causes and treatment

Depression accounts for high degree of morbidity with rates higher among females during their reproductive years but after the age of 50-60 years, the incidence is equal among both the sexes. It is a common and serious illness which affects 5- 10% of the general population at any time. Classically …

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Manic episode

Manic episode – Bipolar affective disorder is less common than anxiety disorders. Early recognition of the disease is possible if the underlying illness causing the patient mood conditions is recognized. These disorders are classified into Bipolar I and Bipolar II. Accordingly in unipolar disorder there is either mania alone or …

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (O.C.D)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (O.C.D) incidence to general population varies from 2 to 3 percent. In this condition the characteristic features are obsessional thinking accompanied by compulsions, the patient experiences these as involuntary and senseless condition. Aetiology of the condition is not certain. Hereditary factor is strong since a number of parents …

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Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a common psychiatric condition and is characterized by attacks of sudden, unexpected anxiety accompanied by fearful thoughts ending up in physical symptoms. A panic attack occurs unexpectedly and is unrelated to situations which almost cause anxiety. To be labeled as panic disorder, it should be recurring with a …

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders is also known as mental health problem. It is inseparable part of human response to any stress situation. It is a subjective feeling of heightened tension and diffused uneasiness. It is to be distinguished from fear in that it lacks a specific object. The main features of anxiety …

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Psychological Medicine

Psychological Medicine – There is an important relationship between the mind and the body and by their mutual balance they keep the human beings on go. This aspect of human nature and disease has been recognized since earlier times. It only tends to act as a pointer to the fact …

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