A Woman’s mental health and overall health is a critical determinant of a family and society’s well-being. The patterns of psychological distress and psychiatric disorder among women can be different from those in the other gender. Women have a higher chance of internalizing disorders like self-blame, isolation, worthlessness etc. while men show a higher chance of externalizing disorders – anger outbursts, irritability, and such. Continue reading “Woman and Mental Health”
Mental disorders in children are quite common these days, occurring in about one-quarter of this age group in any given year per research.
The most common childhood mental disorders are Anxiety disorders, Depression, Autism and spectrum disorders and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders). Although less common, other mood disorders like Bipolar depression, developmental disorders (learning deficits, Cerebral palsy) and Psychotic disorders in children, can have a lifelong impact on the child and his or her family. Continue reading “Why to see a psychiatrist or Child and adolescent psychiatrist for Children”
Recently, Dr. Mittal chaired a session at GPSCON 2018 at NDMC auditorium New Delhi. The presentation was on mental health and technology for the general physicians and surgeons.
If you haven’t been feeling like yourself and think you might be depressed, speak with your family doctor or your psychiatrist.
We should be asking about what our symptoms mean, which can be – I am not feeling well, not sleeping properly or broken sleep, having memory issues – difficulty with remembering things, anger problems or mood fluctuations. One should be asking about, if they would need medicines or how long they would need to take medicines. Continue reading “What Questions Should You Ask”
Schizophrenia, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse are just several disorders that are related to accelerated brain aging
Date: August 21, 2018
Source: IOS Press
Summary: In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelerate brain aging. Continue reading “Largest Brain Study Of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drivers Of Brain Aging”
Study examines the effects of maternal cortisol levels on brain connectivity and behavior in offspring
Date: August 16, 2018
Summary: High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new study. The effect of elevated maternal cortisol on the negative offspring behavior appeared to result from patterns of stronger communication between brain regions important for sensory and emotion processing. The findings emphasize the importance of prenatal conditions for susceptibility of later mental health problems in offspring. Continue reading “Stress During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Mood Disorders For Female Offspring”
Date: August 28, 2018
Source: American Heart Association
Summary: A new study links anxiety, depression and other mental distress to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among adults ages 45 or older, even after factoring for lifestyle behaviors and disease history. The associations were slightly stronger for stroke among women than men. Continue reading “Anxiety, Depression, Other Mental Distress May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk In Adults Over 45”