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...

Ravi, 8 years old, is an intelligent boy. However, his parents and teachers observed several issues and this led to a psychiatry consultation. Here is the list of complaints compiled by Ravi’s mother at the initial consultation:

  1. His school work is incomplete, he ove...

The fear of driving (Vehophobia) is a common phobia in which the sufferer may experience intense anxiety while driving. 


Anita had a marketing job – this required her to drive around meeting clients – often over long distances. She had been driving for the last 18 year...

April 21, 2016

Rakesh, 21 years old, had appeared preoccupied, scared and distressed over the previous two months. He then reported to his mother that he had been hearing voices – and these voices were coming from the adjacent building. He clearly felt that these voices were from a g...

April 7, 2016

It all began with headaches for Ramesh. An otherwise fit and athletic young man, he began to experience chronic headaches from time to time. Doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him, yet he persisted in his belief that there was something that was causing these he...

March 31, 2016

22-year-old Radha was brought for psychiatric evaluation by her parents and husband.  Her parents reported that she had been complaining of multiple pains and bodily symptoms for several years.

 

Her husband reported that ever since their marriage a year back, she freque...

March 24, 2016

Anxiety rears its head in everyone’s life- day to day, hour to hour – anxiety about work, school, relationships, etc. Anxiety passes for most but for some it lingers, destroying the fabric of their existence.


Take the case of Asim. A healthy, happy 29 year old, he foll...

March 17, 2016

Everyone knows that one person who is extremely meticulous when it comes to the things they do. It could be the way they obsess over the smallest details or the way they insist on doing something a particular way. They may even take things like personal hygiene and hom...

March 10, 2016

 Jealousy is a part of the human experience – an emotion we all experience from time to time. There are times when people let jealousy get the better of them. In extreme cases jealousy can consume a person completely, destroying their very perception of reality. Such m...