Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

A personality trait is a longstanding pattern of perceiving, thinking, and behaving, which occurs both in personal as well as social contexts. When these traits become inflexible and maladaptive, they cause significant difficulties for the individuals as well as the...
Post-partum Disorders

Post-partum Disorders

The post-partum period refers to time after a woman delivers a child (or has an abortion) following a pregnancy. This period is characterized by many changes in the woman’s body including sudden changes in hormonal levels. There are also changes in the surroundings...
Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a condition where a person experiences recurrent unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks consist of episodes of intense fear or discomfort that peaks within minutes and are associated with bodily changes that occur during a fearful or anxiety...
Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder [also known as social phobia] is a mental health condition in which a person has excessive fear or symptoms of anxiety [palpitations, breathlessness, dizziness, tremors, nausea, mind going blank etc.] while in a social situation. They’re afraid...
Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD] is a mental illness characterized by repetitive, unwanted, and intrusive thoughts [obsessions], that cause distress and anxiety. In attempts to reduce this anxiety, they may indulge in compulsive behaviours and rituals which cause...
Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder in which the person experiences distinct periods of depression and elevated mood. The period of elevated mood is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity. During mania, the...