Behavioural response to exercise

Topics covered: Problems with sedentary lifestyle Benefits of changing lifestyle enhance daily function maintain reserve capacities prevent diseases diabetes osteoarthritis heart disease decrease effects of age and chronic diseases Hazards of strenuous exercise heart attack amenorrhea osteoporosis infertility suppresses immune system (when already sick) back & shoulder pain dehydration hyperthermia Read more…

Impairment & disability

Impairment any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function Disability any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being Handicap disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an Read more…

Leprosy & Poliomyelitis

Definition A chronic bacterial disease of the skin, peripheral nerves and the upper airway One of the most feared diseases Causal organism M. Leprae Early stage painless depigmented patch Differential diagnosis Tinea vesicolor Pityriasis rosea Birth mark depigmentation Granuloma multiforme Psoriasis Contact dermatitis Avitaminosis B Neurofibromatosis Scleroderma Xathomatosis Epidemiology Infectious Read more…

Major mental illnesses

Schizophrenia Split mind not split personality Splitting of normal links between perception mood thinking behaviour contact with reality One of the most severe & debilitating form of mental disorder Various presentations Relapsing in nature Subtypes of schizophrenia Hebephrenic childish, silly behaviour mood is inappropriate giggling shallowness thoughts disorganised Catatonic psychomotor Read more…

Behaviour in Midlife

Just a collection of important points in the lecture: 30-70 years old biological & physical changes Psychological implications wrinkles, grey hair etc may still think of themselves as young may not appreciate being called old Difficult period reorientation of life goals masculinity famininity Carl Jung’s phases of midlife ( 5 Read more…

Normal Adult Sexual Behaviour

Read from notes! Sexual arousal is triggered by both physical & phychological stimuli. Phase 1 Desire Phase 2 Excitement Phase 3 Orgasm: peaking of sexual pleasure Phase 4 Resolution: if orgasm does not occur, resolution may take from 2-6 hours Cause for sexual problem Physical causes physical handicap medical disorders Read more…

Puberty

Very brief notes. Growth spurt females 2 years earlier than males due to steroid hormones, GH, insulin-like growth hormone adrenal androgens not involved Changes male increase muscle mass female increase fat deposition in hips & breast increase in sebaceous glands & thickness of secretion in male female have oestrogens: more Read more…