Psychiatry is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions.
When someone enters a state of mind that does not connect with reality, he may develop psychosis. Two core features of psychosis are hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations occur when the senses perceive something that is not real and can co... Read Full Answer
Psychosis usually means that a person has lost touch with reality. That is, he/she cannot tell what is real and what is not real (imagined). It is a syndrome associated with abnormal functioning of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain and t... Read Full Answer
Zoloft is the brand name of sertraline, an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. It is in a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They work by controlling levels of serotonin (a neuro... Read Full Answer
Insomnia has numerous, often concurrent causes, including medical conditions, medications, psychiatric disorders and poor sleep hygiene. Poor sleep among inpatients has multiple causes, including underlying illness(es), diagnostic and therapeutic... Read Full Answer
How cancer and treatment affect sexual desire The most common cancer treatments are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. These treatments, as well as the cancer itself, can have temporary or permanent effects on a person&rsquo... Read Full Answer