Panic Disorder

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Panic Disorder       What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack is an abrupt increase in intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and during which time at least four of the thirteen following symptoms occur: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate. Sweating. Trembling or shaking. Shortness of […]

Parental Alienation

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Parental Alienation Separation or divorce often result in children not seeing one of their parents. As we would agree that this may disrupt the child’s need of spending time with both the parents, the reasons behind this would be interesting to explore.Ideally this includes the child being given a choice of opting for one of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

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Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder       What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder, as the name suggests, causes two-poles, one of extreme low (depression) and the other of extreme highs (mania, hypomania, or excitement). Both poles are clinically diagnosed, and patients may or may not have normal moods between extreme mood […]

Causes Of Hallucinations And Types Of Hallucinations

Causes Of Hallucinations And Types Of Hallucinations Causes of Hallucinations – Hearing voices and other things:  There are many different causes of hallucinations and many different types of hallucinations. Hallucinations can mean seeing things (visual hallucinations, hearing voices (auditory hallucinations), feeling or smelling things (somatic hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations) which cannot be seen or detected […]

Telepsychiatry Safe Practices And Protocols

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Telepsychiatry Safe Practices And Protocols All over the internet, we see commercials for ‘telehealth,’ ‘doctor on demand,’ ‘dial a doc,’ ‘instant doctor,’ ‘therapist on demand’ and ‘text your therapist.’ It sounds like a dream. Licensed and skilled healthcare practitioners at your beck and call. Ethical telepsychiatry does not work this way. A psychiatrist should not […]

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Learn why OCD is a burden and how it should be treated

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a group or collection of symptoms which include intrusive thoughts which keep entering a person’s head and usually causing distress or discomfort. An example is a recurrent intrusive thought which keeps coming your head that you have forgotten to turn off the lights, even […]

Is Social Media Addiction Real And How to Treat It?

Is Social Media Addiction Real And How to Treat It? Many of us have noticed a change in mood during the winter months, a lowered level of motivation, a mild sluggishness, craving fatty foods, sleeping more, and just a little less excited about everything. This collection of symptoms during the winter is called ‘Seasonal Affective […]

Social Phobia Or Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Phobia Or Social Anxiety Disorder Many of us have noticed a change in mood during the winter months, a lowered level of motivation, a mild sluggishness, craving fatty foods, sleeping more, and just a little less excited about everything. This collection of symptoms during the winter is called ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ or ‘Winter Blues.’  […]

‘I Only Want Natural Treatment For Psychiatric Symptoms’

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‘I Only Want Natural Treatment For Psychiatric Symptoms’ The Neanderthals were well aware of the therapeutic properties of many berries, leaves, and herbs. Many medications used today are manufactured from plant extracts. However, can pharmaceuticals be entirely substituted with ‘natural’ products? Before answering this question, the first thing to consider is why are many of […]

How Can Genetic Testing Affect Your Over-All Psychiatric Care Plan?

How Can Genetic Testing Affect Your Over-All Psychiatric Care Plan? The rapid advancement of the technologies in genetics has prompted genetic testing to become an essential component in clinical practice and research. In the past decades, we have seen how genetics was studied to unravel its relationship to underlying psychiatric disorders. Genetics is one of […]