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Here, we familiarise you with the symptoms you might experience or see in someone, so that you know when to consult a doctor.

Depression

A prolonged period (›2 weeks) of any 3 or more of the following:

  • Sadness of mood
  • Decreased desire to work or to communicate with people
  • Irritable mood leading to anger outbursts
  • Decrease or increase in sleep, food habits
  • Headache
  • Frequent Episodes of crying
  • Ideas of hopelessness, worthlessness
  • Feeling helpless
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Laziness or lethargy throughout the day

Schizophrenia

A prolonged period of:

  • Irrelevant talking
  • Muttering to self
  • Inappropriate gesturing (smiling alone, pointing fingers in the air, etc.)
  • Running away or wandering aimlessly
  • Irritability occasionally resorting to violence
  • Incoherent speech
  • Decreased or increased physical activity
  • Paranoia (doubts on family members, neighbours, spouse, etc.)
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Excessive fear
  • False beliefs
  • Hearing or seeing things that others cannot

Bipolar Mood Disorder

This disorder manifests in two parts. One part of the illness presents similar to depression. The other part constitutes the following symptoms:

  • Excessive talkativeness
  • Excessive happiness
  • Anger outbursts and irritability
  • Saying things out of one’s own capacity
  • Restlessness and wandering
  • Increased appetite with a liking to outside food
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Excessive familiarity with people especially of the opposite sex
  • Increased risk-taking activities (driving, spending money, sexual activities, etc.)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

is a period of:

  • Continuous thoughts which are repetitive in nature
  • Activities that have to be performed to relieve oneself of the repetitive thoughts
  • Anxiety if the thought or activity is not executed
  • Distress if the thought or activity is not performed
  • Forcing others also to perform the activity in a particular manner

Childhood Disorders

The following symptoms should alarm the teachers / parents / guardians regarding the child

  • Delayed or inability in hearing, speech
  • Difficulty in walking by the age of 2 years
  • Absence of social smile
  • Aggressive or violent behaviour
  • Temper tantrums
  • Difficulty in eye to eye contact
  • Delayed development as compared to kids of same age
  • Academic difficulties
  • Poor attention and concentration
  • Bed wetting
  • Inability to perform routine activities on their own
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