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Are Psychotic Disorders Common? The population of older adults in India according to 2016 statistics is 121 crores. Age-related degeneration of the nervous system is very common. It includes various degenerative processes that lead to physical changes. The most common of...
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Among the entire range of mental disorders, OCD is one of the well recognized and yet ill-understood diseases. The term is often used casually overlooking the seriousness of the condition. OCD is a mental illness...
What is PTSD? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. Though it can happen to people of all ages, older adults are more likely to be severely affected...
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been researched extensively over the last few decades. PTSD affects older adults more as they are already vulnerable and are prone to anxiety. Many things like the death of a loved one to a...
India is an aging country. More than 104 million of the total population falls in the senior category. The suicide rate in Indian older adults is very high – higher than the national rate. In fact, one in every five...
What is Psychosomatic Disorder? Psychosomatic Disorder or somatization disorder is also known as somatic syndrome disorder and is a psychiatric or a mental illness where a patient's symptoms can not be fully explained by an underlying medical condition or any...
What is Mindfulness Therapy? Mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) is used extensively to treat various physical and psychological disorders including depression, chronic pain and anxiety. In this, principles found in Buddhism and other spiritual practices are applied clinically for the treatment of...
What are Psychosomatic Disorders? Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) or psychosomatic disorder or somatoform disorder is a mental illness that causes physical problems like pain. There might be physical symptoms, but often there is no underlying cause to explain these issues....
What is Paranoia? More than 6% of older adults in India suffer from paranoia. Paranoia is the irrational anxiety the elderly face. An older adult with paranoia may experience anxious and fearful thoughts related to persecution, threat or conspiracy. It...
Paranoia is a constant feeling of fear due to thoughts of threat or conspiracy, with little or no evidence of any such incidence around the person. As stated above there can be many reasons behind such feelings. Upon observing...

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