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Psychosomatic disorder is a psychological condition involving the occurrence of physical symptoms, usually lacking a medical explanation. People with this condition may have excessive thoughts, feelings or concerns about the symptoms — which affects their ability to function well. Psychosomatic disorders resulting from stress may include hypertension, respiratory ailments, gastrointestinal disturbances, migraine and tension headaches, pelvic pain, impotence, frigidity, dermatitis, and ulcers. A psychosomatic illness originates from or is aggravated by emotional stress and manifests in the body as psychogenic pain or physical pain and other symptoms. Depression can also contribute to psychosomatic illness, especially when the body's immune system has been weakened by severe and/or chronic stress.
Mental health technologies used by professionals as an adjunct to mainstream clinical practices include email, SMS, virtual reality, computer programs, blogs, social networks, the telephone, video conferencing, computer games, instant messaging and podcasts. Similarly, although digital mental health technologies hold potential for increasing the autonomy and sense of empowerment of young adults, they also raise the risk of diminishing patient autonomy by increasing the risk of digital addiction and manipulation. This recovery management involves numerous aspects, including further education, record-keeping, medication reminders, progress monitoring, and more. Technology provides tools that help many manage important daily tasks that help improve and maintain their mental health
Adolescence is a crucial period for developing social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. These include adopting healthy sleep patterns; exercising regularly; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions. Protective and supportive environments in the family, at school and in the wider community are important. Multiple factors affect mental health. The more risk factors adolescents are exposed to, the greater the potential impact on their mental health. Factors that can contribute to stress during adolescence include exposure to adversity, pressure to conform with peers and exploration of identity. Media influence and gender norms can exacerbate the disparity between an adolescent’s lived reality and their perceptions or aspirations for the future. Other important determinants include the quality of their home life and relationships with peers. Violence (especially sexual violence and bullying), harsh parenting and severe and socioeconomic problems are recognized risks to mental health
Psychopathology, also called abnormal psychology, the study of mental disorders and unusual or maladaptive behaviours. An understanding of the genesis of mental disorders is critical to mental health professionals in psychiatry, psychology, and social work. The developmental psychopathology perspective represents an integration of several distinct scientific disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience, and psychiatry, as well as experimental, clinical, and developmental psychology. Developmental psychopathology has emerged as a leading scientific framework for identifying the dynamic exchange processes that influence both adaptive and maladaptive behavior.
Mindfulness, yoga, and meditation are powerful practices that foster holistic well-being and promote mental and physical health. Mindfulness encourages present-moment awareness, helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Combining mindfulness with yoga provides a physical component, enhancing flexibility, strength, and balance, while also calming the mind through synchronized movement and breath. Meditation, whether guided or silent, complements these practices by promoting relaxation and emotional stability. Together, they create a synergistic approach to mental and physical wellness. Mindfulness yoga and meditation have gained popularity for their ability to reduce the impact of chronic illnesses, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and boost overall mental clarity. These practices offer a valuable toolkit for managing the demands of our fast-paced, modern lives. By cultivating a harmonious connection between body and mind, individuals can experience greater peace and resilience, making them valuable tools for personal growth and enhanced well-being.
Psychopharmacology plays a pivotal role in the field of mental health by exploring and developing medications to manage various mental health conditions. It involves the study of how drugs interact with the brain and the central nervous system, aiming to alleviate symptoms associated with disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. These medications can help correct chemical imbalances, stabilize mood, and improve overall mental well-being. While psychopharmacology is not a standalone solution, it often complements other therapeutic approaches such as psychotherapy and lifestyle modifications. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals rely on psychopharmacology to provide effective treatment options, tailor interventions to individual needs, and enhance the quality of life for many patients. However, careful monitoring and a personalized approach are essential to minimize side effects and ensure the best outcomes. It underscores the importance of ongoing research and advancements in the field to continually improve the treatment of mental health conditions.
Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors, they can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioural intervention. Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors, they can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioural intervention. Hypnotherapy,Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, Interpersonal therapy,Acupuncture therapy,Psychotherapy.
Psychiatric nursing and mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specialises in mental health, and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. These include: neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders, addiction, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, paranoia, and self-harm. Nurses in this area receive specific training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, dealing with challenging behaviour, and the administration of psychiatric medication. There are many factors involved behind experiencing this disorder. Biological factors, life experience such as abuse or trauma, family history having mental health problems. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Some of the common disorders are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.
Psychiatric rehabilitation is an aspect of treatment that focuses on helping the person return to an optimal level of functioning and to achieve their life goals. This is brought about by providing medical, psychological and social input. There is no strict boundary between treatment and rehabilitation. The mental health disorder treatment has two aspects. One of it is rehabilitation. Mental disorder requires medication along with the other forms of treatment. The treatment type depends on their diagnosis, the severity of disorder and individual’s physical and emotional state. Psychiatric rehabilitation is an aspect of treatment which helps the person to return in the optimum level of functioning to lead a normal life. This can be brought by providing medical, psychological and social input though there are no strict boundary between treatment and rehabilitation.
Mental Health Awareness is a critical global initiative focused on understanding, advocating for, and supporting mental well-being. It aims to destigmatize mental health struggles and promote open conversations about issues like anxiety, depression, and other disorders. By raising awareness, society can break down barriers preventing individuals from seeking help. It emphasizes the importance of self-care, healthy coping mechanisms, and seeking professional support when needed. This movement fosters empathy, compassion, and education, ensuring that mental health is recognized as integral to overall well-being. Through campaigns, events, and educational resources, Mental Health Awareness empowers individuals to prioritize their mental health, fostering a more inclusive and understanding society. It's a collective effort to build a world where mental health is valued, respected, and treated with the same importance as physical health.
Stress is a physical response to a situation. When the brain receives a threatening signal, a flood of chemicals overwhelms the rational, more evolved part of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex. Neurotransmitters, including dopamine and norepinephrine, activate the amygdala, a more primitive part of the brain that evolved to prepare the body’s “fight or flight” response in the face of, say, a lion. Anxiety shares the same physical and biological elements as stress. Two differences are that stress-induced neurotransmitters and hormones stay ramped up and our minds get stuck in repetitive worry, or panic-driven thought loops. Physical symptoms of depression can include weight loss or gain, poor sleep, physical pain, and speaking or moving more slowly than normal. Its mental manifestations can include persistent sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, and mental paralysis.
Psychological disorders, also known as mental disorders or mental illnesses, are conditions that affect an individual's thoughts, emotions, behavior, and overall mental well-being. These disorders can range from mild to severe and can have a significant impact on a person's daily life, relationships, and functioning. There are various types of psychological disorders, including mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder), personality disorders, psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia), eating disorders, and substance use disorders. These disorders can arise from a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Treatment for psychological disorders often involves a combination of medication, therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy), and lifestyle modifications. Seeking professional help and support is crucial for individuals with psychological disorders, as it can lead to effective management and improved quality of life.
Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry are specialized branches of psychiatry that focus on the mental health and well-being of adults and older adults, respectively. Adult psychiatry deals with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders in individuals over the age of 18. It encompasses a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Geriatric psychiatry, on the other hand, focuses on the unique mental health needs of older adults, typically those aged 65 and above. It addresses age-related issues such as dementia, depression, late-life schizophrenia, and cognitive decline. Both fields aim to improve the quality of life for individuals by providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy, and supportive care. These specialties play a crucial role in promoting mental well-being and ensuring the overall health and functioning of adults and older adults in our communities.
Child and adolescent psychiatry (or pediatric psychiatry) is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. It investigates the biopsychosocial factors that influence the development and course of psychiatric disorders and treatment responses to various interventions. Child and adolescent psychiatrists primarily use psychotherapy and/or medication to treat mental disorders in the pediatric population. Child and adolescent psychiatry deals in the treatment of mental health disorders of children aged up to 18 years. As many adult mental health disorders originate in childhood and these behavioural problems linked with difficulties throughout adulthood, so child and adolescent psychiatry is very crucial branch as it involves in detection and early treatment of mental health disorders
Child abuse is a serious issue that affects countless children worldwide. It refers to any action or lack of action those results in harm or potential harm to a child's physical, emotional, or psychological well-being. Sadly, child abuse can take various forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglectful abuse. The consequences of child abuse can be devastating, leading to long-term physical and mental health problems, impaired social skills, and even death. It is crucial to raise awareness about child abuse and work towards its prevention. Education and support programs for parents, caregivers, and the community play a vital role in recognizing and reporting child abuse. By creating a safe and nurturing environment for children, we can help break the cycle of abuse and ensure their well-being and future success.
Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors, they can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioural intervention. Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors, they can prescribe medications, and they spend much of their time with patients on medication management as a course of treatment. Psychologists focus extensively on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with behavioural intervention.
Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory, and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment, clinical formulation, and psychotherapy, although clinical psychologists also engage in research, teaching, consultation, forensic testimony, and program development and administration. In many countries, clinical psychology is a regulated mental health profession. Clinical psychology is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals, couples, families, and groups; consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice.
Mental health disorder includes one’s emotional, social and psychological well-being. It directly effects on how we think, act. Mental health is very important in every aspects of life from childhood to adolescence through adulthood as it determines how an individual handle stress, relation to others and make choice. In the span of life, an individual’s mood, thinking and behaviour is affected if the individual experience mental health problems. There are many factors involved behind experiencing this disorder. Biological factors, life experience such as abuse or trauma, family history having mental health problems. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Some of the common disorders are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.
Human resilience is an intuitive response to extreme adversity and/or acute stress observed across the life course. It is now better understood than ever before because it manifests in children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens, and the elderly at the individual level. Resilience is typically defined as the capacity to recover from difficult life events. How do an individual deal with difficult events like death of loved ones, serious illness, losing a job or some other traumatic events? Where many people react with a flood of strong emotions and other generally adapt well to life changing situation and stressful conditions. It involves resilience. Resilience is the process of bouncing back through well adaptation from difficult experience like trauma, tragedy, threats or stress.