Author: M S BhatiaPublisher: Publication DivisionYear: 2015Language: EnglishPages: 240ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123018607
Knowledge of psychiatric disorders is inadequate in our country. So much so that often mental problems like hysteria, depression, suicidal tendencies and schizophrenia are considered as manifestations of evil spirits, fruits of bad actions, etc. Instead of taking the patient to a doctor, a Tantric or mantra-vadi is consulted.This book seeks to provide scientific information on many common mental disorders like depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and mania. More serious mental disorders like schizophrenia and suicidal tendencies are also covered in an easily comprehensible manner. The author stresses that if mental disorders are recognized timely and treated correctly, personal, familial, social, financial and legal complications can be prevented. The author is Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Science, University of Delhi and GTB Hospital, Delhi. He has authored a number of books on related topics.
Contents1. Introduction 2. Misconceptions about Mental Disorders 3. Types & Diagnosis 4. Delirium 5. Dementia 6. Epilepsy 7. Schizophrenia 8. Mania 9. Depression 10. Anxiety Neurosis 11. Phobic Disorder 12. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 13. Hysteria 14. Hypochondriasis 15. Mental Stress 16. Obesity 17. Suicide 18. Adjustment and Impulsive Control Disorders 19. Personality Disorders 20. Sexual Disorders 21. Sleep Disorders 22. Drug Dependence 23. Important Childhood Psychiatric Disorders 24. Important Mental Problems of Adolescence 25. The Other Side of Old Age 26. Mental Problems in Women 27. Emergency Situations 28. Drugs Used in Mental Disorders 29. Electric Treatment 30. Other Treatments 31. Psychiatric Disorders: Legal Aspects 32. Mental Health ProgrammeFurther Readings