Sunday, October 19, 2008
SOURCE: Encyclopaedia of Indian literature vol. 2, Published 1988, Sahitya Akademi
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
In addition to medication treatment, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups, and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan and that assist with recovery. The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends, and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery.
NIMH (2005) Teacher's Guide: Information about Mental Illness and the Brain Curriculum supplement from The NIH Curriculum Supplements Series
SOURCE: Drs LIM AND LEE-WEAR IT RIGHT
Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder affecting men, women and children in all age group. Apnea means no breathing, so sleep apnoea means pauses in breathing during sleep. The airway becomes blocked and breathing stops repeatedly during sleep. During an apnoea, the oxygen level in the blood falls. If the condition is severe enough, pulmonary hypertension may develop leading to right-sided heart failure. Those who are obese are definitely at risk. Weight management and avoiding alcohol and sedatives at bedtime may relieve sleep apnoea in some individuals. If these measures are unsuccessful in stopping sleep apnoea, continuous positive airway pressure, a form of mechanical breathing assistance that involves the use of a specially-designed mask worn over the nose or nose and mouth at night may be prescribed.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
It is hard to accept the agony of breaking up. It can’t get any easier but there are a few measures you can take to help make the process of moving on move along.
Time (but not too much time) :
First of all, acknowledge that what you are going through is hard. Give yourself permission to grieve. However, if you allow yourself to dwell on the difficulty of the break-up, you just replace one addiction with another. Make a serious effort to involve yourself in projects and activities, and immerse yourself in other people. Talk to your friends about the break-up, but talk to them about other things, too. Even if you don't want to, forcing yourself to get out and concentrate on other things will get you on the right track to feeling like yourself again.
Letting go :
You will never get over him/her if you let yourself daydream about getting back together. Delete him from your cell phone. It's a good idea to get rid of everything that reminds you of him/her to help yourself realize that that phase in your life is over. Depending on the length and closeness of the relationship, some people find that moving helps them make a clean break and a new start. If that isn't an option, rearrange the furniture, redecorate your walls - anything you can do to symbolize moving on will help you make the transition. It's time to start a new era, with new memories and new possibilities.
Getting it out :
It's important that you express what you think and feel; working through those questions is a big part of leaving them behind you. Put them on paper. After you've spent all of your anger, confusion or guilt, look at what you've written. Edit any accusations or sections that are too emotionally charged - you don't want to send anything you'll regret later - and make sure it reads as an honest letter that isn't asking for a response. Once you've sent your thoughts, frustrations and explanations, you can feel certain that you've said what you needed to say and move on.
Friendship can wait :
No calls. No sightings. No friendship. You need at least three months with absolutely no contact before you can even think about starting a friendship, and it often takes much longer. There's no such thing as "staying friends." You were not friends when you were dating, and if you were friends before, it ended the moment you became intimately involved. If you want to start a friendship now, realize that it will be an entirely new relationship that must be built from the ground up. You'll share a different kind of bond, have different kinds of conversations and play different roles in each other's lives. It may be true that once we love someone, we love them forever, but it cannot be in the same way if you hope to have an honest friendship and an honest chance at moving on.
(SOURCE : lovingyou.com)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
SOURCE:Edmund J. Bourne, The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, 4th ed, New Harbinger Publications, 2005
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Fraser, Suzanne (2003). Cosmetic surgery, gender and culture
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
(SOURCE : READER'S DIGEST, AUGUST 2008, PAGE 71)
First on the list is no SMOKING. Then have your blood pressure checked periodically. watch your cholesterol level, treat and control blood sugar, eat healthy, keep your Body Mass Index at below 25. Maintain a waist measurement of 35 inches and below and last but not least, do exercise regularly.
(SOURCE : READER'S DIGEST, AUGUST 2008, PAGE 51)
(SOURCE : READER'S DIGEST, AUGUST 2008, PAGE 9)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Malignant tumors grow and spread aggressively, overpowering healthy cells by taking their space, blood, and nutrients. Tumors that do not spread aggressively are called benign.
A benign tumor is less serious than a malignant tumor. But a benign tumor can still cause many problems in the brain. Genetic factors, various environmental toxins, radiation , and cigarette smoking are all known to cause cancer. The most common symptoms are headache, weakness, clumsiness, difficulty walking, seizures, altered mental status, nausea, vomiting ( especially early in the morning ), abnormalities in vision, difficulty with speech, gradual changes in intellectual or emotional capacity. In general, there is no way to prevent brain cancers. Early diagnosis and treatment of tumors may reduce the risk of sever brain tumors.
What is dialysis? Dialysis plays the role of kidneys for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). As we all know, kidneys functions to filter waste products that are sent through the bloodstream. Kidneys of patient with CKD lose their filtering capacity. Their are two types of dialysis- haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis is actually the only thing that keeps kidney patients moving on besides a kidney transplant. living with dialysis is really devastating. Patients go through emotional upheaval and physical agony. In order to avoid end stage kidney failure and dialysis, as well as the side effects relating to the disease, we should ensure a healthy lifestyle.
The most common drug used for treating Gout is steroids. Steroids can be taken in pill form or injected directly into the joint. Unfortunately, prolonged use of steroids can cause weight gain, fluid retention, osteoporosis, bruising, muscle weakness, thinning of the skin, poor wound healing and decreased ability to fight infection. Besides that, steroids can worsen symptoms of diabetes and glaucoma. Therefore in my opinion, prevention is better than cure. healthy diet coupled with exercise can prevent almost any disease in the world.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Smoking is actually the inhalation of smoke from cigarettes. Many reasons have been found on why people smoke. Most say they want to get away from all their working and life stress. Some smoke out of pleasure while some smoke for the sake of trying it. But eventually they get addicted and puff their money away. The problem with the people today is, they are educated and are well learned about the dangers of smoking. But they still don't quit smoking. It is very hard to understand their mindset. Many people die everyday due to heavy smoking. Our health ministry, they are trying their level best to help smokers quit smoking but it is simple not working. So i would like to plead to all smokers, Please stop smoking. A big thank you.