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Deciphering Avoidant Personality Disorder: Inner Demons Unleashed

August 31, 2015 – 10:47 PM |

“There’s only two ways to be completely alone in this world: lost in a crowd or in total isolation.”
-Jeff Lemire

Management of Aggression in Healthcare Settings: Does it Receive its Due Attention?

August 14, 2015 – 2:11 AM | One Comment

A situation which I encountered during my clinical rotations has encouraged me to write about my feelings and perception regarding aggression. A young 17 year-old male was admitted with complains of aggression, violent and disinhibited …

Curbing the Tobacco Menace in Pakistan

July 23, 2015 – 11:38 PM |

According to a recent report, the rate of tobacco consumption is increasing globally despite extensive efforts and widespread anti-smoking campaigns. In the report, it was also highlighted that Pakistan is one of fastest growing market …

Cycling in Karachi despite the Troubles: An Ode to the Wheels Within

July 23, 2015 – 10:34 PM |

It was just another rough day at the hospital when my friend invited me to a cycling endeavour on the streets of Karachi. I thought to myself, “cycling, in Karachi? Why would someone pursue cycling …

Schizophrenia: Myths Busted

July 22, 2015 – 9:57 PM |

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which affects the way a person thinks, acts and sees the world. They may hear things that do not exist except in their own mind, they talk in strange and …

Management of Addictions: What could be the Most Effective Approach?

June 26, 2015 – 9:10 PM |

Addiction has become a major public health problem. It is a condition that makes an individual tolerant and dependent to a substance or object, which results in maladaptive behaviours, conflicts in relationships and impairs cognition. …

Managing Impulsive Behavior in Patients with Psychiatric Illnesses

June 26, 2015 – 8:39 PM |

A 33 year old female was admitted to the Baitul Sukoon Cancer Hospital with complaints of pain, and lump in her left breast. She was diagnosed as having a malignancy in her left breast. She …

Of a Look That Lasted too Long

May 30, 2015 – 9:13 PM |

A walk along the disheveled corridors of Civil hospital is far from exhilarating. On a lucky day, there will only be a few drains freely discharging along the walkways to tiptoe around, and the stench …

Sexual Health: Talking Taboo

May 30, 2015 – 8:44 PM |

Recently, I got selected to participate in an international youth conference by the Youth Champions Initiative (YCI), implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI) of California, with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …

The Ramifications of Ineffective Communication with Elderly Clients

March 28, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

Communication is one of the most important ways to deliver your thoughts to others, verbally or non-verbally in an easy and clear way so that the person next to you can understand and benefit from …

Drug Use and Addiction in the Medical Community

February 24, 2015 – 8:11 PM |

Television shows like House and Nurse Jackie have shed a little light on the issue of drug abuse in the medical community, but they still tend to romanticize the situation.

House is a gruff but ultra-competent …

A Rampant Crime of the Intimate: Domestic Violence against Women in Pakistan

November 27, 2014 – 12:30 PM | 2 Comments

It is well known that women are helpless to many forms of violence, and domestic violence signifies the collective term. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which they are forced …

Children with Autism – Trapped in a Different, Misunderstood World

November 19, 2014 – 7:22 PM |

Salma emptily stares out of her glass window; her fingers gripping the window rods and her eyebrows furrowed as she tried to make out the distant conundrum from the wide playfield in front of her …