What is Occupational Therapy?

Successful participation in roles (e.g., as a student, friend or family member) and activities (e.g., sports, hobbies, using a computer or studying) leads to enhancement of emotional well-being, mental health, and social competence.

Occupati...

Early intervention gives best results. It is important that parents take the child for a speech evaluation and then start the required intervention as soon as possible. Also, parents and caretakers should educate themselves regarding their child’s problems.

February 1, 2018

JK, 44 years old, who had a three decade long history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was referred by his physician with complaints that emerged after an unexpected job loss – sleeplessness, worry, anxiety and depression. His IBS related symptoms had also worsened fo...

January 21, 2018

The Pain in Perfection

Mr RK, 47 years old businessman, came to the Psychiatrist with a trolley full of investigation reports. An Indian national, he had travelled as far as Germany, UK and the US to get help for his various aches and pains.

He reported a nine year histo...

January 10, 2018

DO NOT

Psychiatric medications are only started after a psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatrist or other licensed medical practitioner. Do not start it on your own.

Don't experiment with the dosage - don't change the dose on your own accord. Some patients try to decreas...

March 16, 2017

Jane, 34 years old, mother of three children, found herself irritable and losing confidence in managing routine day to day issues.  She started worrying on trivial matters. For example, if the school bus was late, she imagined that there was an accident. If her husband...

February 20, 2017

Shane, 31 years old chartered accountant, was referred by his physician to a psychiatrist.

Shane told the psychiatrist that he felt sad and fearful. He said that he had lost his confidence and had negative thoughts about himself and his future. He also reported poor con...

February 13, 2017

Shama, 27 years old, started feeling low and irritable during the fifth month of her pregnancy. Her doctor had informed her that her pregnancy was progressing well. So, she attributed her mood change to the fact that her husband had long working hours and was away most...

July 24, 2016

HUM FM 106.2, on Saturday, July 16, 2016, invited Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar, MBBS, DPM, MD, Psychiatrist from Al Soor Specialty Clinic, Sharjah to their 'Radio Clinic' talk show. It is a weekly program broadcasted LIVE at HUM FM on all Saturdays between 3:00 & 4:00 pm.

Dr....