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Mental Illness in Pakistan: A Subject of Stigma, Ridicule, and Cultural Insensitivity

January 28, 2018 – 3:57 AM |

A commonly heard statement, “Iss par toh Jinn ka saaya ha [He/She is possessed by the devil]” is always being used in Pakistani society for victims of mental disorders. Unfortunately in Pakistan, overall prevalence of depressive disorder …

Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

October 30, 2016 – 12:13 AM |
Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

Two individuals from different backgrounds,upbringing,education,lifestyles and distinct personalities come together to make a family. A family which they, despite being disparate, dream to be an ideal one. Before life gives them a chance to understand …

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 …

Creating Support Systems for the Ill and Elderly: The Crucial Role of Family

October 26, 2016 – 12:20 AM |

During my clinical rotation at a senior citizen home in a local community in Karachi, I got a chance to meet and interview an 80 year old female patient. She had been admitted in the …

Of Shrunken Leaves and Bowed Down Trees: Loneliness and Depression in Old Age

October 26, 2016 – 12:06 AM | 2 Comments

“Do you know that a simple phone call will make them happy? A simple hello can make them smile? You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be …

The Sound of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need to Connect and Belong

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Loneliness has been defined as “the aversive state experienced when a disagreement exists between the interpersonal relationships one wishes to have, and those that one perceives they at present have “(Peplau& Perlman, 1982).

Sign Language: A Component of Effective Therapy for Down’s Syndrome

April 17, 2015 – 8:44 PM |

In this age of technology and scientific advancement, various methods are being employed to produce efficacious treatment plans for children born with disabilities. This has led to an increase in the number of children requiring …

Re-evaluating our Goals Towads Patient Empowerment

December 2, 2014 – 2:35 AM |

I have keenly observed in my psychiatric clinical rotation that intentionally or unintentionally, the right to give respect to patients is being violated by healthcare professionals. This is the case of a 33 years old …

Coping with being the Ugly Duckling in Medical School: Believe in Yourself!

November 2, 2014 – 10:19 PM |

It is not true to say that every medical student who wants to be a doctor has the inner strength to become one; that is to overcome the obstacles in order to reach this goal. …

Depression: An Impediment in the Path of Healing through Spirituality

June 17, 2014 – 1:03 AM |

Manwell (2005) defines depression as “a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self—to the mediating intellect—as to verge close to being beyond description. Thus it …

Suicidal Behaviors among Youth in Pakistan and Prevention

May 26, 2014 – 5:28 PM |

There was a time, when people used to avoid talking about suicide because it is very hard even to imagine“deliberately killing oneself” (World Health Organization, 2012). However, this is something that is not rare to …

Treatment of AIDS: Is Psychological Support as Important as Drug Therapy?

April 11, 2014 – 3:56 PM |

Life shows different calamities. Some are in the form of a disease, others are natural disasters, traumatic accidents, psychological disturbances, remembrances of painful events, and the list goes on. Pain, distress, emotional discomfort, tension, anxiety …

Holistic Care: Redefining the Role of Family In Critical Care Units

December 3, 2013 – 12:54 PM |

 The concept of holistic approach should be kept in mind whenever the aspect of care emerges but unfortunately an important feature of it; that is the involvement of family in the care is not being …