Cyclothymic disorder

Introduction Cyclothymia is a tendency toward alternating periods of elation and depression which, in serious cases, is manifested as manic-depressive psychoses. It is a constitutional source trait that which is identified by factor analysis of correlation clusters and manifested as abnormal swings in mood. “ A 29-year-old car salesman was referred for treatment. For the […]

Paranoia

Introduction Paranoia is a psychotic disorder characterized by highly systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur with little deterioration. In either case, they are persistent, defended strongly by the patient, and incapacitating. Image: cdn.pixabay.com Kraepelin reserved it for cases showing delusions and impaired contact with reality but without the severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. There […]

Self as a determinant

Self as a determinant is an attempt to explain what is self ? It is defined as “me”, “I”,or “self”. Problems that arise during personality development in different stages and ages are interpreted. Self is an active agent in determining one`s own behavior.

Psychotherapeutic skills

Introduction Psychotherapeutic, pertaining to psychotherapy and having curative power, and skills, the abilities to do something expertly and well, are of utmost importance in the treatment by psychological methods of mental, emotional, and nervous disorders. Psychotherapy is the application of specialized techniques to the treatment of mental disorders or to the problems of everyday adjustment. […]

Regret or remorse

Image credit: cdn.Pixabay.com Transition due to regret Regret can shape the personality of an individual and bring transition in ones path. One of my friends, Mr.MMS had started his own business in a city nearby his village. It was a shop to sell clothes. He was new to the business. After graduation, when he failed […]

Guilt, anxiety, and fear

Autonomic reactivity Autonomic reactivity is individual’s characteristic degree of emotional reactivity to stress. It is degree of emotional reactivity to stress that if increases may give rise to abnormal behaviour or condition. Autonomic motive states pave the way for guilt scrupulously or on the moral ground whether the fault is on the part of an […]