Monthly Archives: November 2012


Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis (loss of contact with reality), hallucinations (false perceptions), delusions (false beliefs), disorganized speech and behavior, flattened affect (restricted range of emotions), cognitive deficits (impaired reasoning and problem solving), and occupational and social dysfunction. The cause is unknown, but evidence for a genetic component is strong. Symptoms usually begin in adolescence […]

intestinal gas

The gut contains < 200 mL of gas, whereas daily gas expulsion averages 600 to 700 mL after consuming a standard diet plus 200 g of baked beans. About 75% of flatus is derived from colonic bacterial fermentation of ingested nutrients and endogenous glycoproteins. Gases include hydrogen (H2), methane (CH4), and carbon dioxide (CO2). Flatus […]

alcohol withdrawl

Language: English What is alcohol withdrawal? Alcohol withdrawal is physical symptoms and emotions you have if you drink heavily or frequently and suddenly stop drinking. You are most likely to have withdrawal problems 1 to 7 days after your last drink, or if you drink much less alcohol than you usually drink. What is the […]

schizoaffective disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness. It includes a mix of the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. What is the cause? The cause of schizoaffective disorder is unknown. It seems to occur more in some families, and stress may trigger symptoms. About one person in 100 has schizoaffective disorder. What are the symptoms? […]

interview-dr harsh mahajan

so far as a doctor? I belong to Delhi as I was born here. My parents came from Punjab and settled in Delhi. I went to Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. After that I went to Maulana Azad Medical College and did my MBBS from there. After completing my MBBS, I did MD in radio […]

cognitive therapy

What is cognitive therapy? Cognitive therapy is a very active and direct type of therapy that works by changing negative thoughts that cause emotional distress. Although there are many kinds of cognitive therapy that go by different names, they all focus on your thoughts and beliefs as a primary cause of your symptoms. This type […]

snacks for diabetics

Snacks help prevent low blood sugar levels and provide energy between meals. Typical snacks contain 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrate. Below are some low-fat snack ideas to try. Snacks containing about 15 grams of carbohydrate: 1 medium apple or orange 18 small pretzel twists 2 popcorn cakes 1/2 small bagel with fat-free cream cheese […] gupta


What is kleptomania?

What is kleptomania? Kleptomania is an impulse disorder. People who have this disorder are unable to resist an urge to steal, even though they know it is harmful. The urge makes them anxious, tense, or aroused. They may feel regret or guilt later. Normally, people who steal take something because it is worth money or […]

bipolar disorders in pregnancy,to treat or not to treat The real question is how to treat most effectively In a linked research paper (doi:10.1136/bmj.e7085), Bodén and colleagues analysed the risks for the fetus associated with treated and untreated bipolar disorder during pregnancy.1 They found that women with untreated bipolar disorder were at increased risk of producing offspring with microcephaly and neonatal hypoglycaemia, and […]

problem solving!

What are problems? A problem is the difference between what you have and what you want. You may want to get something, get rid of something, avoid something, or deal with something. Everyone has problems, no matter who they are or what they do. Problems don’t all go away by themselves, and they be more […]

living with mentally ill patient

Mental illness is a health condition that involves the brain. Mental illness causes problems with thinking, mood, or behavior that interfere with daily life and cause distress. If you are a family member or friend of someone who is mentally ill, you have probably been suffering too. You are likely to feel worried, frustrated, confused, […]