About Mr. Tushar Raj Luthra
Mr. Tushar Raj Luthra was born in New-Delhi where he spent half of his childhood. Later raised by a Single Mother in Lucknow where he also completed my schooling. He graduated from Bangalore from NIFT. He pursued his post-graduation from a well-renowned business school in India, Symbiosis International University. Tushar is currently employed and working in Mumbai
In this MHT Live, Tushar shares his story with Bipolar Disorder in India. He mentions that between 2007-2009 he showed symptoms of mild depression that was treated with Homeopathic Medication. Later in mid-2011, Tushar went through a full-blown manic episode in Bangalore city. After that, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type-1.
Today, Tushar has learned well to cope with Bipolar Disorder, with the help of medications, therapy as well as family and peer support. He further talks about his very popular novel “Love at First Print”. Mr.Tushar Luthra was able to write this novel that reflects upon his love for western pop culture. It’s a situational romantic comedy novel. The crux of the topic is millennial love that is full of insecurities.
Watch the full video: My Story with Bipolar Disorder in India ft. Mr.Tushar Luthra | MHT Live
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a cluster of disorders described by the nearness of articulated high-energy stages known as manic episodes. Ordinarily, strange shifts in the state of mind and energy levels show in expanded activity levels and impair the capacity to work. The impairment caused by bipolar disorder can be serious and can bring about serious problems in one’s connections, poor occupational life and/or school life, and even suicide.
There are a few unique types of Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar I issue alludes to a condition wherein individual encounters a manic episode for at least one week and could possibly also experience a depressive episode. The manic episode side effects might be serious to such an extent that hospitalization is required.
- Bipolar II alludes to the presence of current or past hypomanic episode, which is a marginally less serious type of mania enduring at least four sequential days, as well as a depressive episode in the past or in the present.
- Cyclothymic disorder, or cyclothymia, alludes to repeating hypomanic and depressive state of mind, shifting, at any rate, over at least a two-year time span in adults.
An expected 2 to 3% of the adult population of the world experiences this condition. The figures in India are exceptionally scrappy due to poor testing and diagnosis. Notwithstanding, one could securely expect that a great many Indians are patients of Bipolar Disorder.
Read more about Bipolar Disorder Here:
Understanding Bipolar Disorder
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