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Future of Psychiatry

From the time when the psychiatric illness was regarded as a reason for social outcasts, the field has taken a giant leap in the last century. Mental health has come through a long and tiring journey riding the back of psychoanalysis and serendipitous discovery of psychotropic medications in the mid of 21st century followed by…

Mental Health

Living with Schizophrenia

“What if I am thrown from the swing? It doesn’t matter. I am playing about in the void. See, the mind can act as its own control. Find the balance again. Get back to that delicate psychological homeostasis that keeps your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds. That way a schizophrenic…

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Polypharmacy : A Brief Introduction

Let me begin with a single phrase used by Dr. Steven Stahl for polypharmacy – A dirty little secret. He further elaborated “polypharmacy seems to be something everybody does and nobody admits” so there must be something that prevents people to admit it. By that logic, I would like to further explore what makes it…

Mental Health

Mental Health of Children

Child as per Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) is a person younger than 18 years, unless the majority (i.e., the legal threshold of adulthood) is attained at a younger age in a particular country. Adolescence is historically defined by WHO as the period between ages 10 and 19 years. Almost 90% of…