Psychology

Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) is a chronic type of depression where an individual’s mood remains low on a regular basis. However, the symptoms are not so severe as noticed in major depression. PDD is also known as... Read More

Acute stress disorder

Acute stress disorder

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a psychological condition that is seen in an individual having undergone a recent trauma.... Read More

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a display of hostile, disobedient and defiant behaviour towards authoritative figures. ODD is said to more common in boys and around 20% of school-age children are affected by... Read More

Tips to prevent anxiety

Tips to prevent anxiety

Anxiety is a common term used for several disorders that can cause nervousness, fear, and worry. Anxiety can be helpful when it triggers you to take action or solve a problem. But if you are preoccupied with “unrealistic thoughts” and “fears”, anxiety becomes a problem. Unrealistic thoughts and fears in your daily life can sap your emotional energy and send... Read More

Sundowning and tips to handle it

Sundowning and tips to handle it

Sundowning or sundown syndrome is a clinical phenomenon which manifests with an increase of emotional or mental symptoms like confusion, agitation, anxiety and aggressiveness in the late afternoon, early evening or at... Read More

Seasonal affective disorder or winter depression

Seasonal affective disorder or winter depression

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes away in a seasonal pattern. SAD is also called as “winter depression” because the symptoms are more severe and apparent during the winter season. Symptoms of depression usually begin in autumn and are most severe during the months of December, January and... Read More