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Is TMS Better Than Anti-Depressants

Is TMS Better Than Anti-Depressants?

Just like any other medication, the psychiatric medication is also capable of producing both beneficial and frustrating results, depending on the patient’s condition. The STAR*D study is a multi-center large study of depression treatment and the above-stated statement is consistent with it. The STAR*D is a...


Schizophrenia – A Serious Mental Illness

The latest US stats indicate that the prevalence of schizophrenia in the country is 0.3%. The number appears to be insignificant. However, many medical experts are of the view that the report has seemingly missed the unreported cases of schizophrenia. To this day, patients who...


UNDERSTANDING BRIEF PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

Understanding Brief Psychotic Disorders

    As the name suggests, brief psychotic disorder is a psychiatric condition that appears all of sudden, yet lasts for a short-term. It can be for a period of 30 days or less, sometimes for even a day. While these temporary symptoms don't indicate the existence...


Paraphrenia: What You Need to Know

    Paraphrenia is a psychotic disorder which is similar to schizophrenia but not as severe as the latter in terms of personality deterioration. The onset of the disorder is during the last stages of life, so it is generally found among the elderly.     In the late 1890s,...


Munchausen’s Syndrome

   Munchausen’s Syndrome, also known as factitious disorder imposed on self, is a mental illness. A person diagnosed with Munchausen’s Syndrome repeatedly acts as if they have a physical, emotional, or cognitive disorder when the opposite is true. The person with Munchausen’s Syndrome is the one...


ADHD – What You Need to Know

Have you ever complained about having a short attention span? Do you find yourself cutting talks or interrupting others? Have you ever found yourself pacing back and forth in a room with no reason at all? These signs and other similar to them are of...


It’s a False Life – How Delusional Disorder Affects People

Do you know anyone who is living in the constant fear that someone will harm him or her? Have you ever heard to someone talk for hours about things that don't exist? There is a high possibility that a person who is exhibiting these signs...


What is Dissociative Stupor?

Dissociative stupor is the rarest form of stupor, as there are many forms of it. The symptoms of dissociative stupor are difficult and complicated to resolve. A person experiencing dissociative stupor disorder cannot feel external pain and cannot move, but they are not unconscious or...


What is Dissociative Fugue?

Dissociative fugue, a psychological state, occurs when a person cannot remember who they are or other crucial information about their identity and travels to another place out of the blue. A person who experiences a dissociative fugue may unexpectedly find themselves in a location such...


What is Dissociative Amnesia?

Dissociative amnesia, known before as psychogenic amnesia, is a condition in which people cannot recall valuable information about their life. People who suffer from a traumatic or stressful event in life often develop dissociative amnesia. In some extreme cases, people may be unable to recall...