Mood disorders

How do I help someone with depression ?

Depression is a terrible illness because it often prevents people from doing things that can help them. It affects almost all aspects of life. If your loved one is suffering from depression, we understand that this is a difficult time for you as well. It can be a confusing period, wherein you feel lost for…

What is depression

In our glorious country, opening up about one’s own mental difficulties is something which is still considered taboo. A recent newspaper report puts the prevalence of depression at 36%. Suicide numbers are on the rise ! A number of international agencies rank depression among the top contributors to disability world wide ! But yet we…

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic-depressive illness, is a disorder of the brain that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity and day to day functioning. Bipolar disorder is one of the most well known mental illnesses, falling behind only depression and schizophrenia. To the common man, bipolar disorder usually equates to too many mood swings or sudden…

5 ways to prevent a bipolar relapse

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness, characterized by episodes of depression and mania(or just recurrent manic episodes). If you got here directly, read this to learn about depression and mania. Medications like antipsychotics and antidepressants are indicated in the management of acute states and mood stabilizers( lithium, valproate, lamotrigine and carbamazepine) are indicated in prophylaxis. Each…