General

Internet Addiction

The Internet has become an integral part of life today. In every household, we can see people of all generations glued to their smartphones. The Internet can provide access to many valuable tools, interesting stories, exciting games, and informative content. When used in excess, the internet has the ability to interfere with work, life, relationships,…

General

Long Covid and Mental Health

As we nearly reach the deadly end of the second wave of Covid-19 in Nepal, several recovering patients are dealing with different persisting symptoms which we define as “Long Covid”.  Patients with Covid-19 infections might develop neuropsychiatric conditions after Covid and their pre-existing mental health issues might worsen during the infection and in the recovery…

Anxiety

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears that lead a person to do repetitive behaviors. The repeated thoughts, ideas, images, and impulses are known as obsessions and the repetitive behaviors are known as compulsions. A person with OCD tries to ignore or stop obsessions but they are intrusive and trying this…

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Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that affects more than 264 million people worldwide as per the estimate of WHO. The clinical depression that we are talking about is very different from the English term “depression”.  We use the word “depressed” during usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. But being…