What are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders, can affect anyone - male or female (contrary to popular belief, eating disorders are not just a "woman's problem"). They can also affect both the overweight and thin/slim. However, the important thing to note is that eating disorders are treatable; becoming aware of the problem and seeking help at the right time is crucial in working through the illness.
Coping with Loss
Pain that is emotional, hurts as much, if not more than physical pain. Some of us talk about it while some of us keep it inside. We feel emotional pain when we confront a loss. This loss can be financial, a relationship, or even the loss of some prized possession. The value of the loss is not just in terms of money, but more often in terms of what meaning it holds for that person.
Who is a Counsellor?
We are all aware of the diverse fields of specializations in the health care sector, but not all of us are well aware of the various specialties in the mental health sector. This article is specifically focused on who counselors are, what their qualifications are and what work they do.
How Counselling Helps
People often hesitate to use counselling, wondering if it will really be helpful. How can someone who does not know me understand what I am going through? Does counselling really help? After all, the counsellor can't change my circumstances. Will a counsellor judge me and point out all that is wrong with me? I would feel uncomfortable talking/writing to a stranger.
What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do?
Speech-Language Pathologists or Speech- Language therapists, or simply called as Speech therapists are qualified specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. This article, in a nutshell, helps us understand the scope of a speech therapist and their area of expertise.
Understanding Phobias and its Signs
A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that is actually of little real danger but provokes great anxiety and avoidance. Unlike the short lived anxieties most people feel when they give a speech or take a test, a phobia is long lasting, causes intense physical and psychological reactions, and can affect your ability to function normally at work or in social settings. This article helps us understand what a phobia is, the symptoms of having a phobia and ways to overcome it.
Emotions are a part and parcel of life. It is not uncommon for most of us to experience emotions of happiness as well as sadness at various times in our lives. For most of us, these episodes of joy and sorrow are relatively short lived, and justified. In other words, we feel them for a short while, and for a specific reason. But this statement doesn't hold true for approximately 0.4% to 2% of the population, who suffer from what is called Bipolar Disorder.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder where a person has recurrent and unwanted thoughts, impulses or images (called obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by the obsession. The article takes the help of case studies of people suffering from OCD to help us understand the disorder better.
A World Of Their Own - What is Schizophrenia?
Do you hear aliens talking to you? Do you think that the red and green traffic lights are signals from space? Do you hear people talking to you constantly when there is no one physically present? This may sound very bizarre to you. But the hard truth is that there are people for whom such thoughts and behaviours are a reality.
Care of an Alzheimer's Patient
A person with Alzheimer's may react with frustration, agitation and even aggression when they find that automatic tasks have become difficult. Your loved one's ability to function and cope will steadily decline and may even vary from day to day. Try to stay flexible and adapt your routine as needed.