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Unraveling Personality Disorder

imagesMiss M was admitted in Tulasi with the chief complaints of increased consumption of drugs, aggressive, violent behavior, verbally abusive, mood fluctuations, making big claims, over demanding, keeping everything in a symmetrical manner. So the story starts- Something was different about Miss M since childhood. She was an o
ver pampered child of her father, she was a brilliant student, who had been holding first rank in her class, always a topper. Once she got second rank because she fell ill before exams so she couldn’t prepare much, she threw tantrums at home after her result was out. Family tried …

Why drug abuse is more dangerous for teenagers???

imagesIn the previous article you went through Mr. B’s story, who started taking substance (alcohol/drugs) at a very early age. Now we will go through some facts that why drug abuse is more dangerous for teenagers.

First of all you need to know that why do they indulge easily in abusing drugs-?

  • Feeling of “Grown up”-

Mother (to son) – You can’t come home late. No late night parties.the-teen-brain-8-728

Son (to mother) – Mom, I am “grown up”, I can do whatever I feel like.

It is a most common phrase used by teenagers. They want to try everything which …

TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE

This is a story of Mr B, he had been brought to Tulasi in intoxicated state, he was aggressive, violent, and

verbally abusive, asking for heroin and he had severe pain in stomach.

When the team met his parents, they looked very devastated, they were pleading to save their child.

What was Mr B’s story, why were his parents so helpless, to know more we will go through his

history-

A young boy 12 years, brilliant student, active participant in curricular activities, tried to explore about

alcohol with friends, just for fun that how the taste was. So one of …

Coping with Behavioural Problems in Teenage

The onset of adolescence varies from teenager to teenager. As teen years are an exciting phase of life but not all teens have an easy time. They deal with fluctuating hormones and may be overeager to experiment and even push boundaries. The physical and emotional maturity brings dramatic changes in their behaviour which would be matter of conflict  between the parents and teenagers.

Signs & Symptoms:

It is hard to draw the line between normal behaviour and teenage behavioural problems. Parents need to pay attention to their growing child’s overall behaviour from social activities,to educational performance and lastly to  …

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine: Purpose, Dosage & Side Effects

Buprenorphine has been used as an opioid medication since October 2002 after the approval of Food and Drug Administration of America. It is a semi-synthetic opioid or an opioid partial agonist. It means that it can produce euphoria and respiratory depression but its maximal effects are less than those of full agonists such as methadone and heroin.The medication has ceiling effects. Its proper usage doesn’t lead to addiction and any life threatening side effects compared to opioids. The drug has a higher affinity, therefore it is able to block the effects of full opioid …

Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

What is it?

When heavy drinkers try to stop or reduce their alcohol consumption, they face withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal reactions due to physical dependence on alcohol could be  dangerous and fatal.  It is must to see a doctor even if the symptoms of withdrawal are seemingly mild. Appropriate management plan of the medical condition can reduce the risk of developing withdrawal seizures or delirium tremens.

Symptoms:

Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are divided into two parts—psychological and physical symptoms. Psychological problems are related to mental changes whereas physical problems are related to how body reacts when one stops drinking.

Psychological Symptoms

HOW TO OVERCOME BINGE DRINKING?

Binge drinking refers to drinking heavily over a short period of time, with the intention of becoming severely intoxicated.

This is not something new. It happens all the time, all over. Throwing caution to the winds,

groups of people (big and small), carefully plan and execute such operations, even planning for

the aftermath of the debauch, including its health risks and repercussions. It is intentional. Most

people involved actually look forward to such occasions.

But the harmful effects of binge drinking are numerous. One of the most common is the risk of

alcohol poisoning. The effects of this are such …

Delirium Tremens

Alcoholism is a life threatening disease. Heavy drinkers, when suddenly stop drinking may suffer from life threatening alcohol withdrawal symptom, which are best known as delirium tremens.

The symptoms of DTs can be seen most often within 48-96 hours or up to 7-10 days. It is a medical emergency with a risk of high mortality rate because of the altered mental state and sympathetic overdrive that can result in cardiovascular collapse.

Overdose of alcohol influences the neurotransmitter system in the brain to a great extent and the sudden withdrawals can disturb the mental state.

Delirium tremens may be caused by …

BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER

Bi-polar affective disorder previously named Manic depressive psychosis is where a person suffers from shifts of mood from periods of elation to periods of depression.

In this Illness a person in depressed state may feel hopeless, helpless and worthless. He will have a lack of energy, prefer to keep to themselves, crying when alone, and have a lack of interest in any activities that may be considered pleasurable.

While on the contrary a person in a manic state will feel

  • Excited and happy mostly without a reason or logic behind his happiness.
  • He/ She may be irritable and get agitated

FUNCTIONAL ALCOHOLICS

An alcoholic often brings a grim image to our mind of an individual, who is shelter less, moneyless, or wanderer without family or friends.

This is a picture prevalent in the society and also reinforced by movies and media. But there are good numbers of alcoholics, who do not fulfil these criteria; they are called the ‘functional alcoholics.’

Who are functional alcoholics?

They are high achievers in terms of professional front, relationships and social performance. They appear like normal people because they haven’t been affected by the consequences of their substance abuse or dependence.

These people, though they drink …