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Psychology

Social Anxiety Disorder: Do you have social phobia?

Social Anxiety Disorder: Do you have social phobia?

Social anxiety disorder also known as social phobia is the fear of social circumstances involving interaction with other people. Individuals suffering from social anxiety disorder, have anxiety, self-consciousness and embarrassment and fear of being judged or negatively assessed by others which result in interference with routine activities, deterioration in occupational, school and personal... Read More

Do you doubt your gender?

Do you doubt your gender?

Gender dysphoria or Gender identity disorder is a condition where the person feels uncomfortable or distressed by their gender, as there is a mismatch between the gender they are born with (biological sex) and the gender they identify themselves with (gender identity). It is also known by other names such as gender incongruence or... Read More

Bulimia nervosa – The urge to vomit after a good meal: Normal?

Bulimia nervosa – The urge to vomit after a good meal: Normal?

Bulimia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. It is also referred as bulimia. Bulimia is characterized by the bulimic individuals eating a lot in a short time (binge eating) and then purging to avoid weight gain by use of laxatives, enemas, pills, excessive exercising or by any other way of... Read More

Anorexia nervosa: Starving yourself can be risky

Anorexia nervosa: Starving yourself can be risky

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by lower body weights, extreme fear of weight gains and a distorted notion of body weight. It is commonly known as anorexia. Anorexia is the leading reason behind weight loss in younger... Read More

Schizophrenia – Your loved one is not ‘crazy’

Schizophrenia – Your loved one is not ‘crazy’

Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder where the affected individuals abnormally interpret the reality. People with schizophrenia have issues in distinguishing between what’s imaginary and what is real. Such individuals could be withdrawn, have issues with managing emotions and functions... Read More

Panic attack: When one hits the panic button

Panic attack: When one hits the panic button

A short-term occurrence of extreme anxiety, which leads to the physical sensation of fear is known as a panic attack. Such sensations include shortness of breath, pounding heartbeats, dizziness, muscle tension and trembling. Panic attacks can occur recurrently and unpredictably and often without any apparent sign of threat. Long-lasting and frequent panic attacks could be severely incapacitating if left untreated.... Read More

All about OCD

All about OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a brain and behavioural disorder, where the affected individuals demonstrate remarkable feelings of compulsion for performing and repeating certain actions. Often these individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder do acknowledge that their thoughts are of obsessive nature and compulsive behaviours are unreasonable, still they are unable to overcome... Read More

Sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment at work

Even though our society has progressed enough where we see more and more women in the workplace, even in those areas which were essentially considered as men’s domain, it has brought with it, its casualty– sexual harassment.... Read More