Dementia Symptoms and Care

Dementia is a condition with symptoms related to decline in multiple cognitive abilities due to any underlying disease. It’s a term describing symptoms due to various diseases. Alzheimer’s is one of the commonest type of dementia with almost 60 to 80% of cases of dementia being Alzheimer’s disease. In dementia, the conscious level of the … Continue reading Dementia Symptoms and Care

How do i know if I am depressed?

Well, everyone of us, at some stage in our life feel sad and depressed! yes, even psychiatrist do feel so too! But how do we know if the condition has reached the stage of disease? and needs treatment, or care now? How to tell if someone is suffering from Depression? Well, the easiest and best … Continue reading How do i know if I am depressed?

Depression and it’s types

Depression is a psychiatric syndrome consisting of dejectd mood, psychomotor retardation, insomnia and weight loss, sometimes associated with guild feelings and somatic preoccupations, often of delusional proportions. Depression is an alteration of mood characterized by sadness, worry, anxiety and loss of weight, libido and enthusiasm as well. There are several typs of depression such as: … Continue reading Depression and it’s types

Classification of Anti-Depressant Drugs

Anti depressants are classified in the following categories ( with example drugs ) A – Tricyclics Neutral: Imipramine, Dothiepin Sedative: Amitriptyline, Trimipramine, Doxepin Stimulant: Desipramine, Nortriptyline, Protriptyline, Mianserin B – heterocyclics Amoxapine, Maprotiline, Trazodone, Bupropion, Venlafaxine C – Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Hydrazide derivatives: Phenelzine, Isocarboxazid Non-hydrazide derivatives: Tranylcypromine, Moclobemide D – Sympathomimetic Stimulants Dextroamphetamine, Methylamphetamine, … Continue reading Classification of Anti-Depressant Drugs

Clinical Classification of Seizures

Seizures, also known as epilepsy, can have multiple types and thus different signs and symptoms depending upon the type of seizure. Types of seizures Clinically seizures can be classified as follows: A. Generalized epilepsy Major generalized seizures: grand mal epilepsy Minor generalized seizures: petit mal epilepsy, myoclonic seizures B. Partial epilepsy Simple partial seizures: temporal … Continue reading Clinical Classification of Seizures

Parkinsonism – Clinical features

Parkinson’s disease is a neuro degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The disease affects motor skills, speech and other CNS functions of the patient. The early signs and symptoms of Parkinsons disease might go unnoticed. They might begin on one side of the body and remain worse on the same side even when the … Continue reading Parkinsonism – Clinical features

Male vs Female brain | Tabulated differences

We will be listing out some key features differentiating between the male and female brain and nervous system in a tabulated form. Hope you will find this information helpful and if you have some other information to add, please do share it too. The differences presented here are not to declare any of them to … Continue reading Male vs Female brain | Tabulated differences