Monthly Archives: June 2013

Do therapists have to report a crime?

Posted on July 10, 2012 1 Vote   Morning Question #10 Do counselors report crimes? General answer is NO! The more you can talk to a therapist about the more likely you will be helped to change your behavior. Therapists have a legal and ethical duty to NOT repeat what you say. Any exceptions to that […]


People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) differ so much there might be more than one type of BPD or that we may be placing several different mental illnesses together under one label. Gunderson in his book Borderline Personality Disorderdescribes three levels of functioning in people with BPD. Hotchkiss appears to enlarge this idea into three types of borderlines. […]

antidepressants in bipolar patients

Page 1 Am J Psychiatry 161:9, September 2004 1537 Reviews and Overviews Antidepressants for Bipolar Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials Harm J. Gijsman, Ph.D., M.R.C.Psych. John R. Geddes, M.D., F.R.C.Psych. Jennifer M. Rendell, M.A. Willem A. Nolen, Ph.D. Guy M. Goodwin, D.Phil., F.R.C.Psych. Objective: This study reviewed the evi- dence from randomized, […]

Doctors by merit

Doctors by merit, not privilege June 26, 2013 , By Sujatha Rao | 71 comments Cleaning the mess in India’s medical education first needs a strengthening of the Medical Council of India through the appointment of members by an independent and rigorous selection process India is the only country that authorises, as official policy, the sale […]


  Facebook May Boost Self Esteem But Reduce Motivation.Nordqvist, J. (2013, June 2). “Facebook May Boost Self Esteem But Reduce Motivation.” Medical News Today. 03 Jun 2013 New research published in Media Psychology suggests that looking at your Facebook profile can be psychologically good and bad for you. The finding revealed that checking your profile […]

doctors and feelings

Is Your Model of Physician Behavior Out of Date? As a physician, you are a product of medical culture; in that culture, there are unspoken manners and mores that its members are expected to note and assimilate. In dealing with patients, for example, the historical model has been for physicians to remain cool, calm, and […]

caste system in india-genetic basis

A 2001 genetic study, led by Michael Bamshad of University of Utah, found that the genetic affinity of Indians to Europeans is proportionate to caste rank, the upper castes being most similar to Europeans, whereas lower castes are more like Asians. The researchers believe that the Indo-European speakers entered India from the Northwest, admixing with […]


Tinnitus is a noise that you hear in one or both of your ears or in your head. It is a symptom, not a disease. Those who have it describe it as a ringing, buzzing, humming, heartbeat, or chirping noise. What is the cause? Tinnitus can be caused by damage, blockage, or an irritation of […]

New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment

New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment Sunday, June 16, 2013 New Delhi: The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the progressive provisions of the new mental health bill proposed by […]

A Hindu temple in South India combines psychiatry and religion to treat people with mental ailments.

A Hindu temple in South India combines psychiatry and religion to treat people with mental ailments. by Lesley Branagan In 2001, a fire occurred at Erwadi dargah in south India, a highly popular Sufi Muslim shrine with reputed miraculous powers to heal people with mental ailments. The fire killed 25 people who had been chained […]


THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT, 1987 (No. 14 of 1987)1 [22nd May, 1987] An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the treatment and care of mentally ill persons, to make better provision with respect to their properly and affairs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS OF […]

Clinical Establishments Act

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Rules, 2010 Draft Rules for the Central Government These rules may be called The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Rules (Central Government), 2010 These rules extend to the whole of the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Slkkim and in any other State which adopts this Act under […]

lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability or insufficient ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells lining the small intestine. Lactase breaks down lactose into two simpler forms of sugar called glucose and galactose, which […]

A hydrogen breath test

A hydrogen breath test (or HBT) is used as a clinical medical diagnosis for people with irritable bowel syndrome, and common food intolerances. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8–12 hours). Even though the test is normally known as a “Hydrogen Breath Test” some physicians may […]

Fructose malabsorption

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fructose malabsorption Classification and external resources Fructose ICD-10 E74.3 ICD-9 271 OMIM 138230 Fructose malabsorption, formerly named “dietary fructose intolerance,” is a digestive disorder[1] in which absorption of fructose is impaired by deficient fructose carriers in the small intestine’s enterocytes. This results in an increased concentration of fructose in the […]

Sucrose intolerance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sucrose intolerance Classification and external resources Sucrose ICD-10 E74.3 ICD-9 271.3 OMIM 222900 DiseasesDB 29844 This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. Please help improve this article to make it understandable to non-experts, without removing the technical details. The talk page may contain suggestions. (November 2012) […]