Know Your Disorder

ADHD – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Is it difficult for you to pay attention? Is it happening to you be an overactive person? Are you taking decisions and acting impulsively? All these are the triggering warning signs of ADHD; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. It is a kind of behavioural disorder. People suffering from ADHD generally have difficult time concentrating and focusing on work. They tend to take decisions without even thinking of its consequences. It generally affects children…

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Anxiety Disorders – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) A normal reaction to stress is anxiety. Experiencing anxiety occasionally is normal part of life while dealing with day to day work like problem at work, dealing with a life changing decision, confronting someone, etc but the persistent, intense and excessive fear and anxiety leads to the anxiety disorders which has to be treated as it gets worse over time. These directly affects the normal routine. Anxiety Disorders include different…

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Mood Disorders – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) From every now and then people suffer from irritation and sadness. Variation in mood, and their general emotional state is directly associated with mood disorders. Being extremely sad or happy, empty or irritable, or even the periods of depression are directive towards it. These include bipolar disorder and depression. Bipolar Disorder is also known as manic depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity…

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OCD – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Obsessions which lead to compulsions. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a kind of disorder in which the person has uncontrolling, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that makes them to do a particular thing repetitively in a particular way. Some of the activities related to OCD are hand washing, checking on things, cleaning, ordering and arranging etc. These can interfere person’s daily activities and consume excessive amount of time causing great distress.…

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Schizophrenia – Mental Health Education – Health Education Article

By Vrunda Patel (Intern, Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS) Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which person lose the touch with reality. In this, the person is unable to cope up with his emotions and make any decisions. It affects the person’s ability to feel, behave and think. Although it is not as common as other disorders but it can severely affect the person and can last lifetime. Signs and Symptoms:The symptoms of Schizophrenia can be broadly categorized…

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