Tag Archives: mental disorders

Suicide law

Congress politician Shashi Tharoor is going to be tried for abetment of the suicide of his wife Sunanda. I will not go into the details of his case, which are sub judice. Instead, let me make the overriding point that India’s suicide law is illogical and immoral, and needs to be rejected or re-interpreted by […]

old man and the ward!

This i read on a friends fathers blog Mr. J.k Chandana i hope u all read it When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre […]

all mental illness have common genes

The biggest study yet into genetics and mental health has come up with a stunning result: The five most common mental illnesses — autism, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and major depression — all have a common genetic root. The finding, published in the journal Lancet on Wednesday, may eventually lead to a complete […]

Do Steroids Cause Uncontrollable Rage?

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been charged with pre-meditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. At his bail hearings, South African investigating officer Hilton Botha testified that he found two boxes of drugs that could be testosterone, and needles in Pistorius’ bedroom. PISTORIUS DENIES MURDER: Pistorius claims that he mistakenly killed […]

Bounce back from setback dr bhachech

Bounce back from setback After a disgraced alcoholic made fashion headlines like he used to at New York Fashion Week, we were inspired to talk strategies on making a dream comeback after fortune’s blow –Teja Lele Desai It may be the New York success story of a British designer who hurt the Jewish and was saved […]

hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can cause it to be damaged. The damage to the brain can result in a wide range of symptoms, including: Headache Being sick Blurred vision Difficulty walking Hydrocephalus can usually be treated using a piece of equipment […]

In the search of the perfect man….by dr behchch

In the search of the perfect man…. 12 Dec While surfing net, I came across the picture in which five skeletons were sitting on the dining table with wine glasses on the top. ‘Women waiting for a perfect man’ was the caption of the picture. “Just right” I uttered almost instantly about the concept and […]

schizophrenia

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 […]

Use of any type of antipsychotic during pregnancy increases the risk

MedWire News: Use of any type of antipsychotic during pregnancy increases the risk for women developing gestational diabetes, show Swedish study results that also indicate a link between antipsychotics and a risk for giving birth to a small for gestational age (SGA) infant. However, this latter finding is likely to be an effect of confounding […]

menopausal hormone therapy (MHT)

MedWire News: Researchers have found further evidence to show that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) increases the risk for high blood pressure (BP) in postmenopausal women. The association between the MHT use and high BP diminished with increasing age, which shows that age is a significant predictor for the development of high BP, comment the authors […]

Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was discovered during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, after an outbreak of unexplained hepatitis at a military camp. A pooled faecal extract from aff ected soldiers was ingested by a member of the research team. He became sick, and the new virus (named HEV), was detected in his […]

Medical negligence

Medical negligence Gratuitously advices shall not be considered liable when the actions are within the established medical procedures Any doctor who is qualified by medical council and renders emergency care or treatment to a person suffering or appearing to suffer from cardiac arrest, which may include the use of an automated external defibrillator, in good […]

Exercise as the fifth vital sign

Exercise as the fifth vital sign Abantika Ghosh (excerpts from Indian Express): Scientists have called for categorizing exercise as the fifth vital sign of the condition of a body, after temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate. In a two-part series on exercise and sports medicine in The Lancet, to coincide with the coming Olympics, […]

planter fascitis

MedWire News: The efficacy of a single steroid injection for plantar fasciitis has been proven over placebo in one of the few controlled trials of the treatment. Researchers found that visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores were significantly lower after 12 weeks with both ultrasound-guided and unguided injection of methylprednisolone 20 mg compared with placebo. […]

American medicine

We’ve come to a sorry pass in American medicine when physicians are willing to spend a lot of money to attend conferences—not to learn how to become better physicians, but to find a way out of the pit of clinical practice. Few of us have the charisma (or chutzpah) to make a living in medical […]

our proffession -opinions

Plight of Doctor – very well written by Senior Doctor—- WHY IT HURTS TO BE A DOCTOR Facts and Dilemma When a child is selected for MBBS he/she is darling of everybody, but the moment one clears MBBS the whole attitude of society changes. The society adds 20 years to the age of doctor the […]

big fines to pharma industry

On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that drug company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine, the largest health care fraud fine in the history of the United States. This fine is just the latest in a string of drug company penalties for improper promotion of drugs for “off-label,” or unapproved, uses. Here […]

CLINIC IN YOUR RESIDENCE

Running clinic from residence not a commercial activity: Delhi High Court Tuesday, July 3, 2012 New Delhi: Running a clinic from one’s residence can’t be labelled a commercial activity, the Delhi High Court has said. Quashing a criminal case lodged against Dr D V Chug, who was booked by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) […]

old man!!

This i read on a friends fathers blog Mr. J.k Chandana i hope u all read it When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre […]

too much computer!!

By April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) The old saying goes that watching too much TV will make your eyes go square. Nowadays, we seem to spend most of our time looking at screens: be it a computer screen at work, a mobile phone screen to make a call or a TV screen to relax. But […]

on cruise at baltic sea

on cruise at baltic sea

febrile fits

Clinical Practice Guidelines Management of Febrile Fits Definations: Febrile fits (F.C.) are defined as fits occurring in association with fever in children between 3 months and 6 years of age, in whom there is no evidence of intracranial pathology or metabolic derangement that could be the cause of the fit. Febrile fits, febrile convulsions and […]

excess gas

What is excessive gas? A normal but embarrassing part of life is to pass bowel gas on a daily basis. Most people also belch or burp up stomach gas occasionally. In fact, the average adult on a regular diet passes gas 10 to 20 times a day. This amounts to approximately 1 quart of gas […]

home remidies for piles

Drinking radish juice twice a day is a common remedy for piles. Start off with 1/4 th cup and gradually increase it to half a cup, twice a day. Soak three to four dried figs in water, overnight. Have these twice a day along with the water in which they have been soaked. Boil the […]

lactose intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance means you have trouble digesting milk and milk products. The condition is most common among Asians, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and African Americans. It is also a more common problem as people get older. How does it occur? You have trouble digesting milk because your body does not make […]

glutein free diets

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a digestive system problem. It affects the lining of the small intestine and makes it hard for your gut to absorb nutrients from food. If this disease is not diagnosed and treated, it can cause serious problems. How does it occur? Celiac disease is a genetic problem, which […]

standing for long in pregnancy has health implications

edWire News: Women who stand for long periods while they are pregnant risk hampering the growth of their developing fetus, researchers say in Occupational and Environmental Medicine . Contrary to previous studies, Alex Burdorf (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and colleagues found that pregnant women who did physically demanding work or had long working hours […]

low level of B6 LINKED TO cv risk

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: June 28, 2012 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points This study found lower levels of pyridoxal-5-phosphate, a marker of vitamin B-6, associated with an increased […]

the life of a heroin addict

Heroin (and opioid) addiction generally is considered the most serious among drug addictions because of its burden of disease, complications, and persistent nature. For most, a person addicted to heroin seems to be similar to the proverbial “gomer” (get out of my emergency room) from the House of God.1 We do not want to deal […]

amednews

he U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the Affordable Care Act, capping more than two years of debate on the constitutionality of the law and its individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to obtain health insurance. The law’s Medicaid expansion also can proceed, but the court wrote that its enforcement provision “violates […]

Tips on how to live long by khushwant singh!!

“Rookhi Sookhy Khai kay ……KHUSHWANT SINGH AT 98 *”Time tested tips on how to stay healthy & live longer – by Khushwant Singh Coming on to 98 and still earning more than I did in my younger days, people ask me how I manage to do it. They regard me as an expert on longevity. […]

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What is a nightmare?

What is a nightmare? Nightmares are scary dreams that awaken a child. Occasional bad dreams are normal at all ages after about 6 months of age. When infants have a nightmare, they cry and scream until someone comes to them. When preschoolers have a nightmare, they usually cry and run into their parents’ bedroom. Older […]

Patient handouts : Twelve Step Programs

Twelve Step Programs Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: A 12 Step program is both a recovery plan and support network. Group members use the 12 steps to support each other as they recover from addictions and compulsions…. Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any […]

Patient handouts : Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is therapeutic recreation? Therapeutic recreation uses leisure activities like games and crafts to help people function better. People who may benefit… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of Merck & Co., Inc. […]

Patient handouts : The Stresses of Chronic Illness

The Stresses of Chronic Illness Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is chronic illness? Chronic illness is any disease that lasts for months, years, or a lifetime. Some examples include: AIDS cancer cerebral… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of […]

Patient handouts : Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is tardive dyskinesia? Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a set of symptoms caused by the long-term use of certain medicines. These medicines, called… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of Merck & Co., […]

Patient handouts : Stress

Stress Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is stress? Stress is when life’s demands seem too heavy. You feel anxious and tense and may be aware that your heart is beating faster. A certain… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information […]

Patient handouts : Stress Management

Stress Management Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is stress management? Stress management is the mastery of specific skills that help reduce the negative effects of stress on the body and… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of Merck & […]

Patient handouts : Social Support

Social Support Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is social support? Social support is having close relationships with other people. Support often comes from family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. It… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of Merck & Co., […]

Patient handouts : Self-Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming Behaviors Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What does it mean to self-harm? Self-harm means injuring your body deliberately in a way that leaves marks or causes damage. It may also be called self-injury,… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information […]

Patient handouts : Self-Esteem in Older Adults

Self-Esteem in Older Adults Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is a term used to describe the way you feel about yourself. Changes in health, roles, activities, and lifestyle as you get… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains […]

Patient handouts : Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is self-esteem? Self-esteem describes how you think and feel about yourself. If you like yourself and feel deserving of good things in life, you have high… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of […]

Patient handouts : Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. People with this illness have disturbed and disorganized thinking, language, and behavior…. Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of Merck & Co., Inc. (One Merck […]

Patient handouts : Positive Attitude

Positive Attitude Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is a positive attitude? Attitude is positive state of mind that shows in the way you think and act. A person with a positive attitude: expects… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information […]

Patient handouts : Positive Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is positive self-talk? We mentally talk to ourselves all the time. We give ourselves more feedback than anyone else ever could. Self-talk can be negative… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of […]

Patient handouts : Living Successfully with Mental Illness

Living Successfully with Mental Illness Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: Employers, friends, and neighbors may be very uncomfortable about mental illness. Many people would rather avoid the issue than deal with it. They find it… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains […]

Patient handouts : Letting Go of Resentment

Letting Go of Resentment Did you read? Dear Sir/Madam: mukesh agarwal shared this content with you: What is resentment? Resentment is a feeling of anger about something that seems unfair. Bad things happen to everyone. Money problems, health problems, or… Read more NOND-1023896-0019 04/12 Notice: This e-mail message, together with any attachments, contains information of […]