FAQs - Psychiatry

  • Is loneliness harmful?
    Is loneliness harmful?
    KK Aggarwal

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether loneliness is harmful in this video. There are enough literature available which reports that people who are lonely have more heart attacks, premature deaths, dementia, stroke, etc. He further says that in a joint family chances of loneliness are less. Loneliness can lead to depression and can cause health related complications. He will further discuss the basic needs of life. People generally want to talk to someone to share their emotions. A companion or friend is needed in each one’s life.

  • What is the definition of expressive writing?
    What is the definition of expressive writing?
    KK Aggarwal
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about expressive writing in this video. Whenever the negative thought comes, there is one more way to get rid of it by repeated expressiveness. It means you can express your guilt, negativity in the mind by which you can be guilt free. It can be done by writing which is known as free writing. It can be done before sleeping. Write and then dispose it or burn it. Also, it can be done by talking to someone unknown person.
  • Definition of Stress?
    Definition of Stress?
    KK Aggarwal
    The video will explain about stress by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Stress is defined as the reaction of body and mind to an interpretation of a known situation. Stress has three components, there should be a known situation, interpretation and reaction of the body and mind. It is the sympathetic response of the body. He will further explain the stress management technique. Ask mind for multiple options and ask heart to choose one of them.
  • Why is Shiva Called Neelkanth?
    Why is Shiva Called Neelkanth?
    KK Aggarwal
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of Shiva also known as Neelkanth. According to the Advait philosophy and scientific explanation, no-fulfillment of desires lead to anger. Anger can be in or out. It can be suppressed which can lead to acidity, asthma, heart problems, depression, etc. Anger can be expressed or thrown out and can lead to aggressive behavior, suicide, homicide, destruction. According to Shiva, don’t throw anger in or out but hold it temporarily in the throat.
  • Can marijuana be used as a drug in epilepsy?
    Can marijuana be used as a drug in epilepsy?
    KK Aggarwal

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether marijuana can be used as a drug in epilepsy in this video. Researches are going on and the USFDA has approved the first marijuana based drug for resistant epilepsy. Some Ayurvedic physicians do use marijuana for treating various neurological disorders.

  • What is mantra meditation?
    What is mantra meditation?
    KK Aggarwal
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on mantra meditation in this video. It is a type of meditation where mantra is used as a type of vehicle to calm down mind, thoughts and brain. He will talk about a study being conducted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia patients, eight weeks treatment of mantra meditation was helpful in reducing anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
  • Is a zero watt red bulb necessary for a better sleep?
    Is a zero watt red bulb necessary for a better sleep?
    KK Aggarwal

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk regarding better sleep and is there a need for a zero watt red bulb in this video. There are two type of light: blue and red light. Blue lights are of day time light such as, TV, computer, cameras, etc. these lights improves mood and reaction time. Blue light affects sleep. If you need light while sleeping, then a zero watt light can be used as it will not affect the circadian rhythm and not affect you sleep.

  • Whats new in mental health in last one year?
    Whats new in mental health in last one year?
    SD Sharma
    In this video, Dr. SD Sharma, Former Director PGI Chandigarh and Dr Mohan Agashe, Indian Theater & Film Actor, answer "Whats new in mental health in last one year"
  • Pls give your views on anxiety among doctors?
    Pls give your views on anxiety among doctors?
    Malvika Parakh

    In this video, Dr. Malvika Parakh, Clinical Psychologist, CIMBS, will her views on anxiety among doctors. There is lot of anxiety in mental health professionals. She will explain how the everyday pressures of addressing the mental health issues causes the professional to work under stress.

  • What are the new treatment modalities in suicidal ideation?
    What are the new treatment modalities in suicidal ideation?
    Malvika Parakh

    The video talks about the new treatment modalities in suicidal ideation by Dr. Malvika Parakh, Clinical Psychologist, CIMBS. There are lot of things to be done in treatment modalities for suicidal ideation. Since a decade, all major hospitals have suicide helpline. Many clinical psychologists are working on these helpline and are counselling.

  • What are the treatments for personality disorders?
    What are the treatments for personality disorders?
    Malvika Parakh

    Dr. Malvika Parakh, Clinical Psychologist, CIMBS, will discuss the treatments for personality disorders in this video. She discusses that more receptive ideas are coming. Clinicians are using elements of CBT and mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy, etc.

  • What are the new treatment modalities in mental health?
    What are the new treatment modalities in mental health?
    Malvika Parakh

    In this video, Dr. Malvika Parakh, Clinical Psychologist, CIMBS, will discuss about the new treatment modalities in mental health. In depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. mindfulness is a new concept which is newly introduced. It is the third wave therapy and has great results. Mindfulness is the skill to focus and keep mind in one manner and not think about past or future. She will further talk about the concept and its relation to psychotherapy.

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