Husband Beating - The other type of Domestic Violence!!

As a psychiatrist, on a rough average for every 10 cases of women suffering from Domestic Violence I get too see at least 8 cases of men suffering Domestic Violence!!
The abusing Wife is as an Emotional and Physical Abuser. Her core motive is complete control over the husband and treating him like a "slave".
Here are some characteristics of such cases -
1. Husband gets physically abused - The wife loses her temper on anything expressing it in the form of severe beating and verbal abuse of husband.
2. Isolating the husband from his friends and family by constantly inducing guilt or insulting him.
3. The wife keeps a complete control over activities such as work, socializing and money expenditure.
4. Constantly insulting and making sarcastic fun of husband - privately and publicly. The intention is to make him feel inferior and sad.
5. Make fun of husbands sexual performance or making him perform sex against his will.
6. Wife might over-socialize with her own relatives, friends or have multiple sexual liaisons. Husband or his relatives are not allowed to question her.
7. Continuous legal threats against the husband and his relatives.
8. Wife feeds the children with negativity against husband and encourages them to abuse the husband.
9. All major decisions in the house are taken by the wife, and husband is abused if he expresses his view on the same.
My Mind Mantra on this is - Domestic violence leads to severe depression, anxiety, inferiority complex, destruction of family relationships, physical injuries, sexual inadequacy and suicidal thoughts.
One should consult a psychiatrist and lawyer immediately.
by -
Dr.Hemant Mittal (Psychiatrist)
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Charas and Ganja - the mind Destroyers!!!

Over the last few years, i have seen a very rapid increase in the number of people addicted to Charas and Ganja.

Even single use of Charas, Ganja and/or Weed is known to increase chances of mental health disorders schizophrenia, clinical depression and clinical anxiety by 4-6 times.

There are few points that need to be taken into considerations -

1. People addicted to Charas and Ganja, deny the same.
2. The person tries to unsuccessfully cut it down.
3. Craving is very high and uncontrollable.
4. Recurrent use leads to failure in fulfilling obligations at work, school, or home.
5. Major mental health issues shown by patient are -

a. mood swings with high levels of Irritability, anger, or aggression.
b. mood swings with stages of high Nervousness.
c. increased difficulty in getting refreshed Sleep.
d. weight loss.
e. mood changes between sad/depressed to very happy.
f. Weird thoughts and expressions - out of context.
g. abdominal pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills, or headache.
h. Increased socializing, Being contacted by unknown people and people with bad repute in the society!

Treatment -
3 stage treatment
a. Psychiatric medical care - treatment focus is to strengthen the brain and body against effects of the drug.
b. Counselling to help strengthen personality of individual
c. counselling to help family strengthen their bond.

- Dr.Hemant Mittal

Happy Holi - Health Tips!!

Holi the festival of colors is here. Its a celebration of love and win of good over evil.
Celebrate with all love, here are few health tips to take into account -

1. Swine Flu -

- This year the country is fighting Swine Flu.

- The untimely rains and cold weather of last few days has increased the conditions for its spread.

- Make sure you eat a proper breakfast before starting to play Holi. This ways your body immune system will be better equipped.

- Avoid playing with water, if you are having a cold or flu.

2. Alcohol

- Holi is one of the few days when Alcohol consumption is started very early in the day.

- This means that most people tend to go over-board with the amount of Alcohol consumed.

- Since one is in celebration mode - the effects of alcohol are not seen till they lead to severe intoxication.

- Few Sign and Symptoms to be aware of - severe confusion, unpredictable behavior, unconsciousness, vomiting, seizures, respiration problems, cold body temperature. - require immediate medical attention.

- The best advice would be to Avoid alcohol, as there is nothing called as "controlled drinking" in such occasions.

3. The Bhang

- Bhang is one of the favorite drinks in Holi.

- A derivative of the cannabis family, its one of the main reasons for many people to land up into Emergency Rooms of hospitals

- The most common side effects include - Distorted feeling of self, Feelings of excessive relaxation, Problems with memory, Loss of coordination, Increased appetite, Incessant talking and laughter

- One should be very careful, that even one episode of bhang consumption can lead to excessive anxiety or Post-traumatic stress that present for a long time.

- Adulterated Bhang is known to cause hallucinations - this can have a major side-effect on general mental health.

- Best Advice to avoid bhang completely.

- If you are still willing to try it, then be ready for the side effects!!

4. The Colors -

- Naturally made Dry colours are the best for health.

- Chemical colors when applied to skin - leads to allergies

- Avoid chemical colors going into eyes - can lead to blindness

- chemical colors remaining in the hands - go into the digestive system, leading to gastric irritation.

- you can apply oil or moisturizer over your body before starting to play holi.

5. Mental Health -

- Spread love this Holi.

- Don't use it as a way to take revenge on others.

- Don't feel jealous of others.

- Don't try to sexually harass someone under the pretext of holi.

- Don't have anger..

- Understand its a festival of love and peace.



- Dr.Hemant Mittal
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