Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia?

  • Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric illness.
  • It affects the person’s thinking, language, and behavior.
  • It is a chronic illness.
  • It is very common.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

What is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)?

  • VNS is one of the new brain stimulation procedures approved by the USA Food and Drug Administration for chronic and treatment resistant depression.
  • It involves electric impulses, which are sent into the brain via a device called a pulse generator which is implanted in your chest.
  • This device is connected to the vagus nerve in your neck on the left side of your body and electrical signals are sent to your brain through this nerve.
  • The electric current activates the brain cells, which are t

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

What is TMS?

  • TMS Therapy is a new brain stimulation treatment for patients suffering from psychiatric and neurological conditions who have not achieved satisfactory improvement with standardized treatment.
  • TMS is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for major depression and has shown promise in other psychiatric conditions.
  • TMS Therapy does not involve surgery.
  • Unlike electroconvulsive therapy, it does not require any anesthesia or sedation.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


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Postpartum disturbances


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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)


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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by constant bothering thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions are excessive and time consuming (occur more than an hour a day) and they cause significant distress in a person’s life and affect his/her functioning.
  • OCD can occur in children, adolescents or adults.
  • Symptoms usually begin gradually, and worsen with time.

Insomnia

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by poor sleep or a difficulty in sleeping.
It can involve:
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep (waking up several times during the night)
  • Sleep being interrupted
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Waking up without feeling restful or refreshed
It is a very common condition, many adults suffer from it.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

What is ECT?

  • ECT is a procedure that involves brain stimulation whereby an electric current is generated in the brain and purposefully triggers a brief seizure.
  • ECT stimulates certain regions in the brain associated with your psychiatric or neurologic symptoms and causes a reverse in the symptoms.
  • The electrical current is given in a controlled setting under anesthesia and complete muscle relaxation to maximize safety and benefit from the procedure.

Eating disorder

What is an eating disorder?

  • Eating disorders are disturbances in eating habits which result in a significant impairment in physical health or psychosocial functioning.
  • Individuals suffering from eating disorders consider their self-worth largely dependent on their body shape and weight, which they over-evaluate.
  • Eating disorders can develop at all ages; however, they often develop during the teen and young adult years.

There are three main types of eating disorders:

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