Gujarat: Mucormycosis distortion scares newly-wed

Published on July 3, 2021 Part of Mindemic series AHMEDABAD: A newly-wed 28-year-old bride was distraught within months of her marriage solemnized in the Covid-19 pandemic. Her husband contracted the infection days after the wedding and ended up with his eyes and jaw removed to save his life from a severe attack of mucormycosis post-Covid. … Continue reading Gujarat: Mucormycosis distortion scares newly-wed

From Obsessive compulsive disorder to insomnia, experts see it all

Published on July 3, 2021 Part of Mindemic series AHMEDABAD: In mid-May, a man in his forties approached a psychiatrist after a suggestion from his physician. His primary complaint was sleeplessness. Probing further, the psychiatrist got to know that the man had tested positive for Covid-19 and had spent seven days in hospital. He did … Continue reading From Obsessive compulsive disorder to insomnia, experts see it all

Quaran-teen: Minds in Covid crisis

Published on February 8, 2021 Ahmedabad: Sonali (name changed), 15, was brought to a city-based psychiatrist as she could not concentrate on her online classes. The problem was not simple, of course. After counselling, the experts determined that it was ‘withdrawal symptom.’ A smartphone given to her for online classes was taken back by her … Continue reading Quaran-teen: Minds in Covid crisis

Ahmedabad: ‘Doctor, I am a doctor and I am stressed about Covid-19’

Published on April 25, 2020 AHMEDABAD: They are the frontline workers and see the ever-rising numbers of Covid-19 patients before their eyes. The doctors and paramedical staff are not devoid of stress induced by the pandemic, say city-based experts. The Government Hospital for Mental Health (HMH) recently carried out a session for healthcare workers across … Continue reading Ahmedabad: ‘Doctor, I am a doctor and I am stressed about Covid-19’

Migrant worker has nervous breakdown in Ahmedabad

Published on April 6, 2020 AHMEDABAD: A 45-year-old man started blabbering incessantly and protested violently when anyone tried to get near him – he was afraid that he would contract Covid-19 infection.The man had to be admitted to the Government Hospital for Mental Health (HMH) in Ahmedabad for acute psychotic disorder on Sunday evening. HMH … Continue reading Migrant worker has nervous breakdown in Ahmedabad