WHAT IS ADDICTION? WHAT ARE ITS DIFFERENT TYPES?

Wikipedia gives us the definition of Addiction as such: “Addiction is a psychological disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process-one that is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus-is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance… Continue reading WHAT IS ADDICTION? WHAT ARE ITS DIFFERENT TYPES?

HOW IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY DIFFERENT FROM POSITIVE THINKING OR A FRIENDLY ADVICE?

What is Cognitive Behavioral therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions. It focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen emotional difficulties, depression,… Continue reading HOW IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY DIFFERENT FROM POSITIVE THINKING OR A FRIENDLY ADVICE?

HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS YOU PSYCHOLOGICALLY? DO PSYCHIATRISTS HELP?

I think this pandemic and the initial lockdown situation that Covid-19 has gifted us and is giving us for the past 2 years has taken quite a toll on our mental well-being. As this pandemic is sweeping across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at… Continue reading HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS YOU PSYCHOLOGICALLY? DO PSYCHIATRISTS HELP?

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRUG REHABILITATION:

5 things you should know about drug rehabilitation are as follows: Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin and amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to confront substance dependence, if present,… Continue reading 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRUG REHABILITATION:

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND REHABILITATION:

5 things that you should know about alcohol addiction and rehabilitation are as follows: If someone gets an addiction to alcohol, he/she should be sent to alcohol rehabilitation as soon as possible to avoid disturbance in their lifestyle. Now, what is alcohol addiction? Basically, alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects… Continue reading 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND REHABILITATION:

DEPRESSION: IS IT A CHEMICAL ABNORMALITY OR A REACTION TO LIFE SITUATIONS?

Depression is a state of low mood and dislike of activity. Classified medically as a mental and behavioral disorder, the experience of depression affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. Types of depression are major depression and its types like anxious distress, melancholy and agitated mood, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective… Continue reading DEPRESSION: IS IT A CHEMICAL ABNORMALITY OR A REACTION TO LIFE SITUATIONS?

ARE SLEEP MEDICINES SAFE? AREN’T THEY ADDICTIVE?

What are sleep medicines? Sleep medicines are certain medicines that are taken in order to induce sleep in our system artificially. Now, why cannot we sleep naturally? Because, we might have sleep disorders of some type. What are sleep disorders? Sleep Disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on… Continue reading ARE SLEEP MEDICINES SAFE? AREN’T THEY ADDICTIVE?

WHAT ARE SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION?

Depression is a state of low mood and dislike of activity. Classified medically as a mental and behavioral disorder, the experience of depression affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. The core symptom of depression is said to be anhedonia, which refers to loss of interest or a loss of feeling… Continue reading WHAT ARE SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION?

STOP THE STIGMA AND BULLYING AROUND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES!

More than half of people with mental illness do not receive help for their disorders. Often, people avoid or delay seeking treatments due to concerns about being treated differently or fears of losing their jobs and livelihood. That is because stigma, prejudice and discrimination against people with mental illness is still very much a problem.… Continue reading STOP THE STIGMA AND BULLYING AROUND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES!

PARENTING:

Critical parenting has been consistently associated with depression and, to an extent, anxiety. It is hypothesized that parents who criticize and minimize the child’s feelings undermine the child’s emotional regulation and increase their sensitivity to emotional health problems such as anxiety and depression. Although parenting is difficult no matter what, having a child with a… Continue reading PARENTING: