Daily Archives: 20/04/2020

Emotional support helped win battle, say COVID-19 Survivors

Bindu Shajan Perappadan April 18 2020 Mental well-being is the key to fight the disease, says Venkat Raghav; The COVID-19 fever doesn’t kill you but the guilt can, says Rohit Dutta. The high fever, mind numbing tiredness and the constant positive mental/emotional enforcement from the medical staff — that is what most COVID-19 survivors, across […]

Quarantine and loneliness

White House press briefing on Friday, Peter Alexander, a correspondent for NBC News, asked President Trump about the psychological toll of the covid-19 crisis: “Nearly two hundred dead, fourteen thousand who are sick, millions, as you witnessed, who are scared,” Alexander said. “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who […]

Diagnosing With Dickens

By Lisa Sanders, M.d. Dec. 17, 2006 A lonely old man sits at home one Christmas Eve and has a series of unexpected visitors: the restless spirit of his long-dead business partner, followed by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. By morning, this wretched, miserly recluse has been transformed into the season’s icon […]


Mahabharata and psychiatry

Mahabharata. Photo: Shutterstock The epic Mahabharata is full of pointers to issues of psychiatric dimensions and offers many answers, says national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) K K Aggarwal who considers Lord Krishna as the most celebrated counsellor. He says Krishna, in the true sense, was the first and perhaps the most celebrated […]

Anxiety disorders in ancient Indian literature

Indian Journal of Psychiatry Wolters Kluwer — Medknow Publications Hitesh C. Sheth, Zindadil Gandhi, and G. K. In western literature, the oldest description of symptoms of PTSD, an anxiety group of disorder, is seen in Homer’s Iliad written around 720 BC. According to Shay, Achilles was suffering from symptoms of PTSD. However, in the Indian […]


‘Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me. (Hamlet, Act III Scene 2) These lines, from what is often referred to as the greatest play ever written, depict a seemingly acute episode of […]


The drama of Shakespeare and his colleagues reflects a common misunderstanding at that time as to the causes of mental health problems. They tended to describe anyone with such difficulties as suffering from ‘madness’ a term we would not now use in those cases; but the dramatists recognized that it was a condition that could […]

Antibacterial and immunomodulator activities of virgin coconut oil (VCO) against Staphylococcus aureus

Antibacterial and immunomodulator activities of virgin coconut oil (VCO) against Staphylococcus aureus — Read on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6817632/

Bollywood films made on physical or mental disabilities

TNN | Last updated on – Jan 12, 2018, 08:05 IST 1/11Bollywood films made on physical or mental disabilities BCCL Films are rightly touted to be the mirrors of the society we live in. While the Hindi film industry is catching up on the social issues that the Indian society faces, it has also been […]

Covid unusual symptoms

Photo Credit: NIAID – RML This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Most COVID-19 coronavirus patients present with the typical symptoms of fever, fatigue, dry cough and/or shortness of […]


 अपनी नवजात बेटी से मिलना मेरे लिए किसी सेलिब्रिटी से मिलने जैसा था. मैं लंबे समय उससे मिलने के बारे में सोच रही थी. मुझे ऐसा लगा कि जैसे मैं उसे पहले से ही जानती हूं. मैंने उसकी आंखों में भी नहीं देखा और मुझे उससे प्यार हो गया. उस वक़्त मैं इतना ही […]

Mental Illness Book Lists

Mental Illness Book Lists — Read on http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/mental-illness

Eight Indian Books on Mental Health You Need to Read

These books serve as an introduction to mental health literature in India. Mental Health Stories have a way of holding our hands in the most difficult times; and if the narrative brings with it the visibility some of us need to make sense of our struggle or that of our loved ones, it can be […]

Books on mental illness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a great time to explore the many writers who write on diverse topics related to mental health and mental illness. The following list of books about mental illness contains fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, memoirs, biographies, and more, all books that broaden our understanding of mental illness from first […]

20 Iconic Movies About Mental Illness – EduBirdie.com

LOG IN HIRE WRITER Home Blog College Resources Movies About Mental Illness: Real Look At Mental Health 02 Jul 2019 All categories Essay Writing Guides Student Tips Citation Guide Academic Writing Essay Topics Education News College Resources People choose particular films because they make them feel, speak of aspirations, dreams, desires or fears. They tell […]

Movies about mental illness

People choose particular films because they make them feel, speak of aspirations, dreams, desires or fears. They tell of darker things of life, allowing us to portray something that would be challenging to put in words. Movies about mental illness belong to such category where a person is forced to analyze, evaluate, and reflect based […]

12 Pieces Of Literature About Mental Illness You May Not Know

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.entry-header All of these stories have a main character with some form of mental illness. It could be depression, long term mental illness, or a mental strain that suddenly causes insanity. Sometimes the character’s perceptions are presented to us, other times we’re shown the effects of their problem on themselves and others. Some stories have […]

Books That Feature Characters Dealing with Mental Illness

Not the taboo subject it once was, mental illness offers rich territory to explore in books for kids and teens. Stories chronicling the struggles of young people and their friends, siblings, or parents who suffer from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, an eating disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, hypochondria, and other illnesses make for engrossing, insightful reading and […]

Best Mentally Ill Characters (244 books)

Best Mentally Ill Characters (244 books) — Read on http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19822.Best_Mentally_Ill_Characters

Best Mentally Ill Characters

244 books — This list was created and voted on by Goodreads members. This list is for the best characters, not the best books. The character does not have to be officially diagnosed as mentally ill or go to therapy in the book to qualify. Fiction only please. If you can, please add the name […]

Books with their main characters fighting mental illness

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself. To be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile, said Plato. Many books and novels have been written about mental health issues, with the purpose of talking about it more out in the open. Here are some brilliant accounts of protagonists in […]

18 Book Characters That Accurately Represent Mental Illness

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Mental illness in movies

Bustle 11 of the Most Realistic Portrayals of Mental Illness in Novels By REBECCA KELLEY May 13, 2014 Matt Cardy/Getty Images News/Getty Images There is a great tradition of mental illness in fiction. The Victorians loved stashing mad women up in towers or attics, where they could slow-w-wly peel the wallpaper from the walls or […]

Fiction and mental illness

Works of fiction dealing with mental illness include: Literature • Ajax, circa 450 – 430 BC; tragedy by Sophocles • Heracles, 416 BC tragedy by Euripides and Hercules Furens, c. AD 40–60 tragedy by Seneca the Younger, both of which cover Hera filling Hercules with a homicidal madness. • Orlando Furioso, 1516-1532; epic poem by […]

Borderline personality disorder

Patient Story: Personality Disorders Maria, a single woman without a job, sought therapy at age 33 for treatment of depressed mood, chronic thoughts of killing herself and having no social contact for many months. She had spent the last six months alone in her apartment, lying in bed, eating junk food, watching TV and doing […]

Covid and elderly

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Covid. Management

 G. Umberto Meduri, M.D. Professor of Medicine Division of Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee Pierre Kory, M.D., M.P.A. Medical Dir., Trauma & Life Support Center Critical Care Service Chief Associate Professor of Medicine Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Paul E. Marik, MD, […]

Sr. covid

I am a senior resident doctor at AIIMS, Trauma centre. I have been deputed to the COVID ICU and have been a part of the contingency preparation process from the beginning. We work in four shifts of six-hours, providing 24/7 care. We follow a seven-day work and a seven-day break routine. Currently, I have just […]