Disorders

Our modern-day lifestyles are complicated and complex. Choices are vast and could be confusing, peer pressure is real and often unrelenting, and the expectations of people around us – however well intentioned – often cause intense internal stress. Some people take it all in their stride, while others struggle to cope.

How do you know if you or your loved one is suffering from a psychiatric or addictive disorder, or if you are simply “feeling down”, “stressed out” or “going through a phase”?

If the symptoms are significant enough that they disrupt your daily functioning on an on-going basis, you should consider seeking help.

At Akeso psychiatric hospitals, we are committed to helping our patients and their loved ones by not only treating their specific psychiatric and/or addictive disorders, but also by providing them with practical means of managing their daily lives once they leave our care, thereby enabling them to change the direction of their lives for the better.

All patients and their loved ones, irrespective of their disorder, are treated with compassion, care, acceptance and respect.

Please click here to go to our self-assessment tools, if you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s mental or emotional well-being.

Adolescent disorders

Nothing can prepare a family for the devastating effects of living with a child who is ill and trapped in a vicious cycle of self-destruction. However it manifests – for example isolation from the family, substance use, an eating disorder, or self-harm – this often lead to notable negative effects for all involved.

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Ageing disorders

It is heartbreaking to witness if our parents, who have loved and cared, educated and provided for us, suffer a slow and relentless decline of their mental and physical capabilities.

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Anxiety disorders

All of us experience anxiety to some degree, whether it is short-lived and intense over a specific incident, or more long-term and complex in nature. The reality is that modern life can be extremely stressful which can manifest in anxiety disorders.

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Bipolar mood disorder

Living with bipolar mood disorder can be likened to life on an endless and unpredictable roller coaster. Whether you are suffering from this disorder, or living with someone trapped in the cycle, your life becomes ruled by extreme and unpredictably fluctuating emotions.

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Depression

If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from depression, you are not alone. Each year millions of adults, adolescents and children worldwide experience a period of clinical depression causing pain and suffering not only to those experiencing this debilitating disorder, but also to those who care about them.

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Eating disorders

Eating disorder is a complicated and debilitating psychiatric illness that results in pain, confusion and anxiety for both those suffering from the disease and their families. Nothing can prepare a family for the devastating effects of living with a loved one who is trapped in a vicious cycle of self-destruction.

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Postnatal depression / Postpartum psychosis

The acts of giving birth and taking home a new baby are generally viewed as celebrations that elicit joy, excitement, fulfilment and hope. But the truth is that many women experience significant feelings of anxiety and depression after the birth of their baby.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) disables more people worldwide than all physical disabilities combined. It is defined as debilitating physical and psychological symptoms that disrupt daily life following a traumatic event.

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Substance abuse / Addiction

Being faced and having to deal with the substance abuse or addiction of a loved one who is trapped in a cycle of self-destruction can have a ruinous effect a family. Whatever the form of the addiction – be it alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex – the outcome is often the same: the slow and painful erosion of trust and mutual respect; the inevitable build-up of anger and frustration on both sides; and the ultimate breakdown of the family unit.

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