4 Steps to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack
Don’t give in to stigma.
Don’t let your struggle become your identity..
Have you felt..
A dramatic sleep and appetite change or decline in personal care?
Rapid or dramatic shifts in emotions or depressed feelings?
Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting activities, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks?
Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain
Sense of Depression, Anxiety, or out of balance?
Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations?
Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity?
A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality?
Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult?
Fear or suspiciousness of others or a strong nervous feeling?
Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior?
50% percent of mental illness begins by age 14, and three-quarters begins by age 24.
Major mental illnesses rarely appear “out of the blue.” Most often family, friends, teachers or individuals themselves begin to recognize small changes or a feeling that “something is not quite right” about their thinking, feelings or behavior before a illness appears in its full-blown form.
Addiction and Mental Health are treatable conditions. Recovering from co-occurring disorders takes time, commitment, and courage, but people with substance abuse and mental health problems can and do get better.
Dealing with a loved one’s mental illness and substance abuse can be painful and isolating. Make sure you’re getting the emotional support you need to cope.
The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. All the amenities and luxuries of this modern life which we enjoy today are a product of this immensely powerful and creative organ. For an organ weighing just 2% of the body weight, it surely has the maximum impact on the quality of life a person will have.
Unfortunately sometimes, and just like it can happen to any organ system, the human brain suffers from disease and infirmity, which can cause a lot of anguish and dysfunction to the person and strain and test their relationships with loved ones.
I like to think of myself as a Psychiatrist with a difference. I attempt to combine my knowledge and training of the science of healing the brain with the art and empathy needed to develop a healthy mind.
Dr. Satyen Sharma
Titles & Qualification
Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), Punjab & Chandigarh State branch
Senior Vice President
Patiala Management Association (PMA)
Board of Advisors
Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales, Patiala
Indian Medical Association (IMA) Patiala
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Thank you for saving my life. I am in good mental space. It wasn't the medication, it was your Aura that worked more than medication.
The first day I met you, you gave a little light in the dark tunnel.
~ A Patient
Satyen Sir has been a part of the Board of Advisors for AIESEC in Patiala for about an year and has groomed the Executive Body of AIESEC in Patiala, he has been a guiding source for the entity.
~ President (Elect.) AIESEC
Dr. Satyen Sharma exudes charisma and positive energy with a big splash of enthusiasm, and this positivity is highly infectious to whosoever is interacting with him. Behind this charm & vibrancy, lies a doctor who is very intelligent and deft at his profession, constantly evolving, warm and personable, dependable, thoughtful and considerate.
~An international best selling author, Storyteller, TEDX Speaker
Dr. Satyen usually displays leadership as an occasional, discrete act of influence to subtly provide direction that feels like you did it yourself.
He has vision, charisma, integrity, emotional intelligence, an inspiring delivery, and sterling character.
~ Author, Business Growth Strategist
Myths & Misconceptions about Mental Health
Myths, assumptions, lack of information, and misconceptions are the biggest contributors to the stigmas.
Everyone who goes for therapy must be on medication
Sure there are people who go for therapy and use medication, but not everybody. The number of people who need medication is quite low. Only those with specific mental health problems are prescribed medicine after a thorough evaluation by a professional.
I am mad if I go to a psychiatrist or a psychologist
This should be a no-brainer – if you’re aware of your condition, if you’re speaking with someone and if you’re taking medication to ensure good mental health, you are sensible! It means you are able to understand yourself better and know what your body and mind need to help you be a functional member of society.
All criminals are mentally ill, and by extension, all mentally ill people are criminals
Trust me, it isn’t how the brain works. There’s a massive difference between having a sick mentality and struggling with a mental illness. Plus, there are varying degrees of mental illnesses that differ in types, intensity and external reactions. Therefore, people with mental health conditions are not criminals.
It’s a phase or it’s done for attention
Perhaps the most common misconception, this one is a bit tricky, while there are individuals that may use this as an excuse to gain sympathy or attention, most people suffering from these diseases are different. Offering professional support to someone can really go a long way. Additionally, just like any physical illness isn’t a phase, mental illness is also due to a specific reason and not just a mood.
People with mental illness can’t work or function normally
With the right guidance, family care and support, people with a mental illness can function to their optimal strength.
Mental health issues are permanent
Most people think this way, hence keep a distance after learning about a person’s mental health issues. However, this is not true. With therapy, medication and even lifestyle changes, these issues can be reversed or managed.
Wrong upbringing or bad family relationships cause mental health issues
This may be partially true that childhood trauma or abuse can affect mental health. However, it is not the only reason. There are multiple reasons from genetics to financial history and even a physical ailment.
Discussions about your mental health issue are a very personal thing and are protected by Doctor-Patient Confidentiality clauses. Anything you talk about with your doctor or healthcare professional is private and confidential.