Mental Health

Depression, Mania, Suicidal Tendencies During Pregnancy

Depression, Mania, Suicidal Tendencies During Pregnancy Nearly all women experience some degree of "morning sickness" -- nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester. The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be rapidly rising serum levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) secreted by the fetus. Increased estrogen levels have also been implicated. Pregnancy is certainly an...

Herbal Shisha have Same Harmful Effect; don’t Confuse for Herbal

Herbal Shisha have Same Harmful Effect; don’t Confuse for Herbal The popularity of hookah, also known as shisha and narghile, runs against the anti-tobacco trend, partly because it appeals to teens and young adults. Water pipes also are exempted from some smoke-free laws and enjoy a mystique of being a more cultural and safer alternative to cigarettes. But the truth is every risk of cigarette smoking is also associated with water pipes. There are three terms...

Mechanism of Action of Schizophrenia for More Targeted Treatment

Mechanism of Action of Schizophrenia for More Targeted Treatment Schizophrenia remains an enigma that has fascinated the foremost minds of psychiatry and neuroscience for more than a hundred years. At stake is more than just the crucial welfare of the millions afflicted, for schizophrenia research may represent the key to an understanding of the mechanisms by which the brain filters, prioritizes and processes the relentless current of information available...

Nap During the Day is Beneficial for Health

Nap During the Day is Beneficial for Health The contrast between exposure to daylight and night-time darkness is thought to adjust and maintain this clock, which helps makes sure the body is working as effectively as possible at times of day when maximum alertness is required. Most adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. You know you're getting enough sleep if you don't feel sleepy during the day. The amount of sleep you need...

Role of 5-htp; is it Safe as Supplement?

Role of 5-htp; is it Safe as Supplement? One of the raw materials that your body needs to make serotonin is a chemical called 5-HTP, which is short for 5-hydroxytryptophan. 5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid, a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin and an intermediate in tryptophan metabolism. It is marketed in the United States and other countries as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant,...

Effect of Maternal Epilepsy (Seizure) Over Children and Safety of Drug During Pregnancy

Effect of Maternal Epilepsy (Seizure) Over Children and Safety of Drug During Pregnancy may affect a patient's epilepsy, the patient's epilepsy may affect the developing fetus, and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may affect the developing fetus. Although there are many aspects of importance regarding pregnancy and epilepsy, such as fertility, the biological and social consequences of epilepsy, the impact of the underlying etiology of the epilepsy, genetic factors, etc. If you...

Depression Along with Substance Abuse Accelerates the Risk Suicidal Tendancy

Depression Along with Substance Abuse Accelerates the Risk Suicidal Tendancy Depression is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. It is not the same as being unhappy or in a blue mood. Nor is it a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and...

New Drugs for Schizophrenia: Iloperidone and Bifeprunox

New Drugs for Schizophrenia: Iloperidone and Bifeprunox Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. People with this illness have disturbed and disorganized thinking, language, and behavior. They may see, hear, or feel things that aren't really there. Sometimes the speech of a person with schizophrenia makes no sense. Schizophrenia usually causes serious problems in day-to-day living. The term schizophrenia means "split mind." Those who have it seem to...

Different Types of Psychiatric Disorders

Different Types of Psychiatric Disorders Classification of Psychiatric Disorders: 1. 'Major' disorders (Psychosis): a) Organic: i) Acute (Delirium) ii) Chronic (Dementia) b) Functional: i) Major depressive illness ii) Schizophrenia. 2. ’Minor’ disorders: a) Psychoneurosis: Anxiety, hysteria, obession, depressive and phobic neurosis. b) Personality disorders: Obessional, schizoid, hysterical and sociopathic. c) Alcoholism & drug...

Psychological Improvements by Getting Married Even have Marital Conflict

Psychological Improvements by Getting Married Even have Marital Conflict People have a lot to say about fighting with depression and [feeling] that medicine in general sees mental illness as a weakness and not an actual disease. People feel the need to hide it . . . because we are taught that we are the healers and not the ones with problems. Sometimes friends or family members can recognize that a person is depressed. They may respond with love, kindness, or support...

Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity May Decrease the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity May Decrease the Progression of Parkinson A major symptom of Parkinson's disease is tremors. A tremor is a rhythmic shaking over which you have no control. Tremors of the hands and sometimes the head often occur along with a constant rubbing together of thumb and forefinger.Over time you may stop making some movements that are normally automatic, such as the natural swinging of arms that makes walking smooth.The rigidity of Parkinson's...

Drugs for Schizophrenia May Decrease Sexual Hormone Production in Both Man and Woman

Drugs for Schizophrenia May Decrease Sexual Hormone Production in both Man and W Schizophrenia is a most interesting and vexing disease. Its prevalence is high (0.85 percent), its economic impact is severe, and the disease processes undermine a myriad of brain functions, causing distinctively human impairments. Patients have altered perception, false beliefs, disturbance of thought, and often remarkably reduced drive, inability to initiate action, and restriction in emotional...

Recombinant Drug (Cethrin): Might be Effective Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) or Myelopathy

Recombinant Drug (Cethrin): Might be Effective Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury Both the brain and the spinal cord are protected by bone: the brain by the bones of the skull, and the spinal cord by a set of ring-shaped bones called vertebrae. They're both cushioned by layers of membranes called meninges as well as a special fluid called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid helps protect the nerve tissue, keep it healthy, and remove waste products. Infections of the brain and...

Sleep Deprivation Lowers a Persons Morality

Sleep Deprivation Lowers a Persons Morality Sleep is more important than you may think. Maybe you can think of a time when you didn't get enough sleep. That heavy, groggy feeling is awful and, when you feel that way, you're not at your best. So if you're not too tired, let's talk about sleep.Researchers believe too little sleep can affect growth and your immune system - which keeps you from getting sick. When your body doesn't have enough...

Effective Combination Treatment for Depression with Anger, Irritability, Aggressiveness or Hostility; New Study Shown

Effective Combination Treatment for Depression with Anger, Irritability, Aggress Some people believe that depression is "normal" in people who are elderly, have other health problems, have setbacks or other tragedies, or have bad life situations.Clinical depression affects about 19 million Americans annually. It is estimated to contribute to half of all suicides. About 5-10 percent of women and 2-5 percent of men will experience at least one major depressive episode during...