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The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

Relying on Restraints in Psychiatric Settings: Distasteful yet Necessary?

February 12, 2017 – 9:33 AM |

In a medical context, restraint is defined as “forcible confinement or control of a subject, as of a confused, disoriented, psychotic, or irrational person”. Counsel and Care UK, (2002) calls it the “intentional restriction of …

Let the Healing Begin: Therapeutic Milieu as an Adjunct to Pharmacological Treatment in Psychiatry

October 27, 2016 – 12:24 AM |

Therapeutic milieu is defined as “a structured and modified environment which aims to teach psycho-social skills and limit disturbing and maladaptive behavior of mental health patients.” (Stuart, 2013) Another definition of therapeutic milieu is that …

In Focus: Self-Awareness in Nursing Students in Psychiatry

August 11, 2016 – 9:47 PM |

“Understanding of another human being begins with understanding of self” (Jones & Learning, 2005). Everyone has different strategies to know their inner feelings, thoughts and realities. Understanding of self can help people to differentiate their …

Paraphilia: A Difficult Social, Psychosexual and Mental Health Challenge

January 20, 2016 – 9:14 PM | 2 Comments

Nowadays, we see in our society people whose sexual behavior have become deviant and unacceptable from societal perspective. This aberrant behavior makes people uncomfortable, who perceive it to be intentional. However in truth, some people …

Negligence: An Ethical and Legal Issue in Psychiatric Healthcare Setting

January 12, 2016 – 8:07 PM |

Seeking holistic care in a hospital setting is the basic need of every patient and providing such care is the ultimate goal of each health care provider, but errors are part of human nature. Some …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Conversion Disorder: An Insight into the Basics

November 25, 2014 – 9:08 AM |

Disorders relating to the mind are often the most difficult to understand and even more difficult to treat mostly because the treatment is not limited to just medication and hospital care, but involves whole lifestyle …

Psychosomatics: The Influence of the Mind on the Body’s Health

November 9, 2014 – 12:46 AM |

We’ve all noticed how psychiatry is one of the most ignored form of medicine, maybe because psychiatric disorders don’t seem as dangerous as let’s say, a heart attack or other cardiovascular disorders, or not as …

Management of Epilepsy: A Review of Progress towards New Frontiers

November 6, 2014 – 9:26 PM |

There are over 40 different types of epilepsy currently recognized. Innovative medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy has taken great strides recently, with intensive research focusing not only on the treatment of epileptic conditions, …

The Neuroscience of Love or Hatred: Chemical Warcraft

September 17, 2013 – 10:31 PM |

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind1. (1.1.234-235)
 
He waits outside the door, hiding flowers behind his back. He knows she would love them. He can feel …

Alleviating Psychiatric Illness – The Integral Role of Family

September 13, 2013 – 11:37 PM |

During our clinical rotation to psychiatric department at Civil Hospital, Pakistan, I had a 28 years old patient who was tentatively diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was accompanied by his father who was there with …