“Love others as you love yourself” – Jesus Christ
This is one of the top two commandments of our Creator. As part of following it we include some of the health guides for you as a good intention and as a responsibility in helping fellow human being for a better life.
WARNING: We are not “qualified” health professionals so we caution/recommend that your consult a “qualified” doctor before talking any medication or whatsoever action. We, Blessing Life Academy is not responsible for any ill effect or consequences.
Why this check-up?
- It is estimated that only about 17% of U.S adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health**.
- Previously the statistics was that one in four adults (approximately 61.5 million Americans) experiences mental illness in a given year. One in 17 (about 13.6 million) live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder*.
- In our opinion, Chennai (and Tamilnadu) is following the trends of the USA in many aspects. So we thought it would be better if an awareness is created then it would help people to have a better life.
- In Tamil Nadu, approximately, 7 lakh people suffer from severe mental illnesses, 70 lakh from common mental disorders and more 25,000 above the age of 60 from psychiatric disorders like dementia and depression.
- According to Dr Tara, there’s a sharp up-tick in the number of cases of depression and anxiety. “Most of them are youngsters. And many of them don’t even realise they have a problem,” she said.
*** One out of three marriages end up in divorce in the west, we surely want our marriages to last forever 🙂 so prevention is better than cure, please!
** Source: Link in the official government website of the USA – CDC
* Source of information taken from the NAMI website on mental illnesses.
Test your mind health:
by experienced PsychiatristWhat is depression?A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.
|Schizophrenia Screening Testwhat is schizophrenia?
A brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally.
|OCD Screening Test
what is ocd?Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviours (compulsions).
What is bipolar disorder?
A disorder associated with mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.
More tests and tips will be added.
We’ve listed some common mental disorders and their definitions and corresponding links to Wikipedia. We’ve not included feelings like revenge, greed, for various reasons 🙂
List of Common Mental Disorders facing our society.
- Acute stress disorder: Acute stress reaction (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply shock) is a psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event. It should not be confused with the unrelated circulatory condition of shock, or the concept of shock value.
- Alcohol abuse: Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that results in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work.
- Anxiety disorder: Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events.
- Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.
- Depressive disorder: Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder; or as recurrent depression in the case of repeated episodes) is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.
- Exhibitionism: Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context those parts of one’s body (fully or partly) that are not normally exposed – for example, the breasts, genitals or the backside. The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander. In law, the act of exhibitionism may be called indecent exposure, exposing one’s person, or other expressions.
- Insomnia: Insomnia, also known as trouble sleeping, is a sleep disorder in which there is trouble to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. While the term is sometimes used to describe a disorder as diagnosed by polysomnographic or actigraphic evidence, this is often practically defined as a positive response to either of two questions: “do you experience difficulty sleeping?” or “do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?”
Insomnia is most often thought of as both a medical sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality.
- OCD: Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, have certain thoughts repeatedly, or feel they need to perform certain routines repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked. Some may have difficulty throwing things out. These activities occur to such a degree that the person’s daily life is negatively affected. Often they take up more than an hour a day. Most adults realize that the behaviors do not make sense. The condition is associated with tics, anxiety disorder, and an increased risk of suicide.
- Paranoid personality disorder: Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental disorder characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others. Individuals with this personality disorder may be hypersensitive, easily feel slighted, and habitually relate to the world by vigilant scanning of the environment for clues or suggestions that may validate their fears or biases. Paranoid individuals are eager observers. They think they are in danger and look for signs and threats of that danger, potentially not appreciating other evidence.They tend to be guarded and suspicious and have quite constricted emotional lives.
- Schizoid personality disorder: Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, and apathy. Affected individuals may simultaneously demonstrate a rich, elaborate and exclusively internal fantasy world.
SPD is not the same as schizophrenia or antisocial personality disorder. Some psychologists argue that the definition of SPD is flawed due to cultural bias.
- Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, auditory hallucinations, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person’s reported experiences.
- Sleep disorder: A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Polysomnography and actigraphy are tests commonly ordered for some sleep disorders.Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues, from teeth grinding (bruxism) to night terrors. When a person suffers from difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep with no obvious cause, it is referred to as insomnia.
Voyeurism: Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.
The voyeur does not normally interact directly with the subject of his/her interest, who is often unaware of being observed. The essence of voyeurism is the observing but may also involve the making of a secret photograph or video of the subject during an intimate activity
- Hysteria: Hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. Generally, modern medical professionals have given up the use of “hysteria” as a diagnostic category, replacing it with more precisely defined categories such as somatization disorder. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the diagnosis of “hysterical neurosis, conversion type”, the most dangerous and effective type, to “conversion disorder”.
WARNING: We are not “qualified” health professionals so we caution/recommend that your consult a “qualified” doctor before talking any medication or whatsoever action. We, Blessing Life Academy is not responsible for any ill effect or consequences and we want people to lead a peaceful life that is the reason and we love all people equally, that is what our teacher, Jesus taught us.