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May 15, 2020by admin

It is true that this year,2020, is a bad phase for every people. It’s very natural for many of the people to be upset in this COVID-19 lockdown situation. But have you ever thought why do people get upset? What can be the possible reasons that people get upset about small things as well as […]

May 12, 2020by admin

The lockdown owing to the COVID 19 Corona Virus has been extended. This is indeed a very tough time for all on all fronts and for all ages. It is true that being restricted to one’s home is mentally difficult to deal with people of all ages. However the same is toughest to deal with […]

April 28, 2020by admin

These are challenging times for all. We are currently moving through some unprecedented times for sure. With the Lockdown being extended now till the 3rd of May, it means that we will be totally restricted to our homes. Social Distancing and staying at home are indeed very essential to help us fight the deadly Corona […]

April 23, 2020by admin

Hello, this is Dr. Tirthankar Dasgupta, a psychiatrist from the Moner Alo clinic. Today we will discuss how to handle kids around the house during this COVID-19 lockdown period. As nowadays they don’t have much to do like going to school, playing at the park, gossiping with friends, you may find kids miserable during this […]

April 20, 2020by admin

Hello, this is Dr. Tirthankar Dasgupta, a psychiatrist from the Moner Alo clinic. Everyone has various queries and questions during this lockdown period. At this time, a very common question that  I have been faced is the Awareness of washing hands Which are spreading through media newspapers and a lot more places but the question […]

April 15, 2020by admin

Hi, I am Dr. Tirthankar Dasgupta, a psychiatrist from Moner Alo Clinic. In this Covid-19 situation, different questions have been received from different people. A common question everyone gets is how to overcome boredom or apathy in such situations. I can share with you some tips to see if it works for you. Make a […]

April 7, 2020by admin

নমস্কার | ডাঃ তীর্থঙ্কর দাশগুপ্ত এখানে, মনের আলো ক্লিনিকের মনোরোগ বিশেষজ্ঞ। আপনি কেমন আছেন? আশা করি  ভালো আছেন। প্রত্যেকে  ভালো নেই যদিও। আমার ধারণা, কিছু লোক এই লকডাউন সময়টিকে খুব দু:খজনক মনে করতে পারে। তারা স্ট্রেস সম্পর্কিত বিভিন্ন সমস্যায় ভুগতে পারে। আপনার মাথার ভিতরে এই ৩ পাউন্ড মাংসপিণ্ডকে উপেক্ষা করবেন না। সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ, পাশাপাশি আমাদের […]

April 7, 2020by admin

There is no doubt that the Outbreak of the deadly Corona Virus COVID 19 has caused great damage on all fronts. It has left even the most advanced nations of the world lurking. Spreading rapidly it has caused many deaths all across the globe. It has led to a complete lockdown of the global economy. […]

April 6, 2020by admin

Today’s topic would be how to save yourself from mental exhaustion and various stress problems related to lockdown situations caused by Covid-19. Firstly I would like to say that don’t think about these matters which you can’t control,  rather think or focus on those things which you can control. Another thing I would like to […]

March 27, 2020by admin

The recent development of the pandemic caused by the deadly COVID 19 Corona Virus has been lethal on all fronts in our lives. It has led to the lockdown of even the most advanced nations in the world and brought our regular lives almost to a standstill. The impact of it has caused great damage […]

March 18, 2020by admin

The current onslaught of the COVID-19 Corona Virus is creating turmoil in the entire world. With over a hundred nations affected, there is a huge pandemonium across the globe. What is even worse is that the fate of the things to come is unknown. With the uncertainties mounting it is possible that you too are […]

March 8, 2020by admin

India indeed as a nation has made rapid advances in every field. Though this has always been a more conservative nation, where in the past women were largely oppressed. Yet in recent times Indian women have proved themselves and come up in every sector. Along with men they too are now in the driving seat […]

February 29, 2020by admin

The trends are loud and clear. You would already be aware that the use of mobile and smartphones is rapidly growing across all sections of society. They are rampantly being used by even the kids of all ages. It is true that the use of smartphones has many benefits, whether it is convenience, saving time […]

February 27, 2020by admin

It is possible that right now you are undergoing extreme mental pain and agony. However, you need to realize that no matter how much pain you may be going through right now you are not alone. Are you feeling suicidal? You need to note that you are not the only person who is thinking of […]

February 22, 2020by admin

These are times when children are under immense study pressure. It is also been seen that during the exam time children are under severe mental stress. The expectations of doing well from all fronts are what can be traumatic for young children. It is true that a little exam stress can serve as a motivational […]

February 17, 2020by admin

If you are the parent of a young child you would love to think that your child has carefree time which is full of enjoyment. Unfortunately, it is now being seen that this may not be true for all the kids of the current age. With growing competition and high expectations from them, it is […]

January 31, 2020by admin

Recently, most schools functioning in Kolkata and even some on the outskirts of the city have engaged psychological counsellors in school. The simple reason is that schools cannot ignore some raging issues which are affecting the mental health of the students. Due to these issues, students are unable to concentrate on their studies and other […]

January 30, 2020by admin

In an office, presentations play a vital role. These can be used to engage with clients, potential customers or even other employees. Presentations are always about giving out ideas, concepts, theories and many other vital pieces of information. However, the presenter is often under a lot of stress because the pressure to perform becomes immense. […]

January 15, 2020by admin

The Crime Record Bureau of 2018 has shed light on the condition of suicide rates in India. According to it, West Bengal was among the top 5 states with an unusually high number of suicide rates in the country. This, and several disturbing events of student suicides in recent times, makes the Kolkata Mental Health […]

January 11, 2020by admin

Issues related to employees are usually handled by the human resources department. However, there is so much more that employees need, in addition to their usual pay slips and other HR modalities. With the right corporate counselling offered by professional psychologists, the workforce can be optimized for better results.  There are numerous benefits that corporate […]

December 31, 2019by admin

It’s the time of the year when exams come knocking before you realize. Most board exams are held in Feb and March. Term end exams also take place in most schools during this period. In other words, this is time of great anxiety for students. In this competitive world, where the cut-off marks go higher […]

December 28, 2019by admin

In a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2017, a grim picture of the country’s mental health issues is revealed. According to the survey, which has now been published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry Journal, about 1 in 7 persons residing in India suffer from some form of mental disorder.  […]

December 23, 2019by admin

Let’s begin this post with some stats about how employees feel about the company they work for and what keeps them motivated to continue working there. 69% of employees who were part of a survey said that they will feel motivated about working harder if their contribution to the company was recognized by the managerial level. Additionally, […]

December 17, 2019by admin

Job hours are no longer limited to office hours. Most professionals are now forced to carry their work with them round the clock. An email, a text message or a phone call puts professionals back on the job even if they are home after putting in 10 hours at the workplace. Such heavy demand on […]

November 30, 2019by admin

One of the most important challenges faced by corporate houses is the concern of employee burnout. Many corporate houses and companies lose their best minds and talent to burnout. Even the most efficient employees run the risk of burnout. To understand how corporate psychologists can help deal with this problem, you need to define what […]

November 26, 2019by admin

Contrary to popular belief, conflict is not a verbal or non-verbal confrontation. It can simmer underneath, without any expression on the surface. But when it comes to work getting done, this underlying conflict puts a hurdle on progress. In corporate houses, conflict, especially among the top managerial level, can be counter-productive. The company may find itself […]

November 21, 2019by admin

There are a number of methods employed by corporate psychological counselling. The methods depend on the culture of the workplace and the demands of the organization. Every organization is different in terms of expectations from employees. The dominant work culture of a company has a large effect on how employees rise up to stress in […]

November 18, 2019by admin

The life of a student is not what it used to be a decade back. The pressure to perform, the stiff competition and the rising levels of expectation have combined to make life very difficult for them. In the good old days, parents and family members, sometimes friends, were all the people a student needed […]

October 31, 2019by admin

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority or IRDA, the governing body of insurance in India, has directed insurers to cover mental health in their policies. Previously, only physical diseases and accidents that had to do with physical injuries were covered by insurance policies. As a result, mental health issues often went untreated because insurers were […]

October 22, 2019by admin

The general idea is that arthritis is a disease associated with old age. But rheumatoid arthritis or RA is a disease that can affect people even when they are in the prime of their life, especially women. It is an autoimmune disease that compels the immune systems of the body to attack itself. RA releases […]

October 15, 2019by admin

By now, almost everyone is aware of anxiety attacks. This was not the case even a couple of years back. Back then, depression and anxiety disorders were not so openly discussed as it is done nowadays. Much of this credit goes to celebrities and famous personalities who have come forward and shared their fight against […]

October 10, 2019by admin

Mental health issues are usually brushed under the carpet as topics that are not raised in mainstream conversations. People who suffer from mental health issues are wary of the stigma that comes with discussing such problems. They are quickly termed ‘mad’ by people around them unless they have a group of sympathetic friends and family […]

September 24, 2019by admin

If you look at stats released by the World Health Organization, there is a significant rise in the percentage of professionals facing burnout. The rise has been particularly steep in the last couple of years. Data pulled from Indian sources tell us that the sorry state of the economy, coupled with the failure of gigantic […]

September 23, 2019by admin

There are several levels at which the mind may feel under tremendous pressure. It can be due to studies, work, quarrels in the family, ridicule or bullying from friends and several others. All of them pile up in the mind of a teenager, or an adult. When things go really bleak, the individual can feel […]

September 13, 2019by admin

Feeling anxious and worried in daily life is the new normal of modern existence! There are so many variables in life that are beyond your control. So it becomes difficult for people to handle their anxieties in a mature manner all the time. There are also certain types of personalities who are more prone to […]

September 10, 2019by admin

Kids suffering from autism have a lot on their plate. To start with, they do not understand their own role in the world. That is not an envious position, not in the least. Moreover, they cannot socialize much with their peers. They are constantly told and made to feel that they are different and require […]

August 30, 2019by admin

It is wrong to assume that any psychologist in Kolkata will expect you to rush for counseling each time your child shows erratic behavior! In fact, psychologists who are professionally trained know that parents can take up the role of a psychologist partially. With love, care and confidence-building measures, parents can help a child find […]

August 22, 2019by admin

Bullies are part of folklore and stories for centuries. They exist and everyone knows someone or the other who is a bully. Bullies exist in schools, colleges, work places and even in public transport like buses or trains. They are known by their loud, obnoxious behavior and their picking of targets to bully. That classical […]

August 15, 2019by admin

If you check out the full form of FOMO, there are high chances that you are not a millennial! Anyone on social media platforms for a large part of the day, or college goers, even school children know the word FOMO: Fear of Missing Out. While the terminology may give away the feeling that this […]

August 12, 2019by admin

Dissociative identity disorder or DID is popularly known as split personality disorder. The reason for this moniker is that there are more than one self within the body of the person affected. There can be two or more ‘alter’ egos present in the body of a single person. The affected person switches between these different […]

July 26, 2019by admin

Did you know that for centuries, there was no such field as child psychology? Children were treated on the same scale as adults when it came to mental health issues! Thankfully, things turned around with child psychology now a field of study which is gaining popularity among parents. This is quite the scene in Kolkata, […]

July 22, 2019by admin

Losing a job can have disastrous consequences on the mind. If you have worked somewhere for years, leaving behind all those co-workers and the many relationships you have forged during your time there, can be a harrowing task. The sudden financial insecurity is another problem that job losers have to work on, especially because almost […]

July 17, 2019by admin

Anyone watching the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 or the Wimbledon Men’s Final 2019 will know what pressure games are like! As a member of the audience, we got hooked to the proceedings on the field. We jumped in our seats, sweated and at the end, were either elated or disheartened. Now imagine what the […]

July 10, 2019by admin

The educational scene of Kolkata is vitiated because of the shocking suicide of a teen-aged school girl in the school premises. We wrote about this earlier in a blog post as to how teenagers need psychological counselling in order to deal with stress in school, and beyond. Of late, the school in question, along with […]

June 29, 2019by admin

It was only in the late 1980s that the topic of depression among toddlers first came into the picture. Earlier, just as most people today, depression among toddlers was unheard of, primarily because no one bothered to evaluate. With modern psychologists expanding the ambit of their study, and interest, toddlers are now diagnosed with depression […]

June 25, 2019by admin

The entire team of Moner Alo, the leading psychiatrist’s clinic of Kolkata, is gutted at the news of a teenage girl taking her own life in the school premises. The gut-wrenching accounts of the girl’s death have filled newspapers for a couple of days now. Parents of every teenager are concerned and worried. They are […]

June 19, 2019by admin

This is a bone of contention in many circles. Parents often feel that their child cannot need psychiatric help because they have provided the child with a secure, satisfying childhood. More commonly, parents are unable to recognize the warning signs that their child may be crying for psychiatric help. To be fair to parents, you […]

June 12, 2019by admin

Parenting is a tough job for any parent. The case becomes more complicated and stressful when we talk about parents of children with behavioral disturbances. These children are unable to process simple instructions and may throw tantrums at various times of the day. Things can get really hard and tiring for the parents. Even if […]

May 28, 2019by admin

In the present economy, no matter which part of the world you are living and working, you must be worried about your job. The stress and anxiety come from the fact that there are so many others willing to work in the same conditions as you are doing now, some even at a lower pay. […]

May 22, 2019by admin

Life is hard for everyone at some point in time. Failures, disappointments and grief plague every soul on earth, irrespective of the social status of the person. This can drive anyone to feel suicidal simply in order to get rid of the problems. However, there is a marked difference in having suicidal thoughts and actually […]

May 14, 2019by admin

Teachers have to deal with anger issues every single time they step into a classroom. A class which looks quiet at the start may get unruly within seconds. A teacher’s lesson plan can go for a toss in a jiffy. It may be that the teacher had prepared the lesson plan with a lot of […]

May 8, 2019by admin

It is tough to be the parents of autistic kids. It also takes a long while to finally accept the fact that your kid is autistic. This is so because parents, being so close to the kids, cannot reconcile themselves to the idea that their kid may have difficulties learning in school, or have issues […]

April 28, 2019by admin

Recently, there was a huge uproar over the release of the poster of a Hindi film, ‘Mental Hai Kya?’. Psychologists all over the country took offense at how people battling mental health issues were mocked through this title. They felt that the serious nature of mental illness was being trivialized. The makers of the film […]

April 17, 2019by admin

It is true that motherhood brings unlimited joy. It is also true that motherhood opens up a can of emotions. Many of these emotions are positive, but not all of them. Every new mother experiences feelings that tell them that they are not really prepared for motherhood. They are worried that they will not be […]

April 10, 2019by admin

On a Sunday, we feel lazy. We want to stay in bed for that additional half an hour. During winter, we feel like remaining in bed with a blanked wrapped around. While these are normal feelings to have, there are some who suffer from something called clinomania. To put it simply, clinomania is the strong […]

April 5, 2019by admin

Debt psychology is one of the hottest topics in the world of psychology today. More and more researchers are picking up the effect of debt on people as their topic of study. Psychologists are keenly curious about the reasons why a person goes spinning into the spiral of debt, something that throws people into a […]

March 29, 2019by admin

Money, like happiness, can be quite fickle. It is possible for individuals to go from a state of affluence to penury within a matter of time. Such situations can be extremely damaging to the psyche of the individual concerned. The stakes are higher when there are family and loved ones involved. The shock of losing […]

March 12, 2019by admin

Almost all of us at some point or the other come across a face, but couldn’t remember the name, or remember the name but couldn’t collate the face. There are some people who cannot remember their spatial location and tend to get lost. Sometimes, even when they are a couple of blocks away from home […]

March 9, 2019by admin

You must have read in the newspapers about personalities like Mike Horn. For the uninitiated, he’s the world’s most famous explorer with several unheard of feats under his belt. However, that is not his only identity. He’s also a motivational coach and was associated with teams like Germany when they won the football World Cup […]

March 2, 2019by admin

Unfortunate souls which have taken the trauma of heartbreak often ignore their agony. They lament their loss, mope around for days, but do not seek any kind of psychological help. Their only solace comes from the sympathetic words of friends or even family members. However, clinical studies have proven that people suffering from heartbreak should […]

February 21, 2019by admin

It is true that smokers cause greater harm to themselves and people around them than alcoholics. Moreover, smokers find it tougher to quit this dreaded habit because society is not as intolerant about smoking as they are about drinking. So, the social pressure to do something to kick the butt isn’t there. However, smokers know […]

February 18, 2019by admin

Each year, this is the time when all the major exams take place. Students all over the country are under tremendous stress because of these exams. There is pressure to perform because the competition is stiff and unless you get really good marks, your future plans will receive some cruel dents. However, it is more important […]

February 10, 2019by admin

It is only natural as a parent to expect from your kids. After all, it’s not just about their own life, is it? You live a bit of your life through them. The most probable reason why parents burden their children with expectations is that they try to achieve whatever they couldn’t on their own. […]

February 2, 2019by admin

It is part of your normal life to worry about your kids. That comes with the territory of being a parent. However, there are times when the stress becomes too much to handle. It has a deep effect on your life in the personal sphere as well as the professional. After all, you have a […]

January 30, 2019by admin

In the age of social media and urban dictionaries, you must have heard about the phrase ‘drama queen’. Irrespective of gender, this phrase is used to describe people who have a special liking for drama in order to attract attention toward themselves. They want to be at the center of the limelight at all times. […]

January 29, 2019by admin

We are living in the times of debt. There are so many avenues in which people incur debt. It can be in the form of home loans, education loans, credit card bills or simply personal loans. The ease and simplicity associated with getting a loan these days has encouraged people to incur more debt. Since […]

January 19, 2019by admin

In the countries of Europe or America, there are group therapy sessions under the banner of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to deal with the problem of alcoholism. However, in India and especially in the city of Kolkata, there aren’t many such groups that will help you come out of the problem of alcoholism. This has a […]

January 18, 2019by admin

In the last few years, people are more aware of psychological problems and their need to get professional help when required. Mental health issues are no longer what you would brush under the carpet. There are several mental conditions which afflicted human beings in normal everyday life but they could not attach a name for […]

December 26, 2018by admin

There is a wide spectrum of feelings that a person goes through after a breakup. Whether the relationship has been for a short duration or for years, the feelings of hurt, anger, betrayal, and dejection is quite common. As they say, time is a great healer and there is some truth in it. But you […]

December 19, 2018by admin

Work is stressful, no matter what you do. You may work alone in a startup or as a freelancer, or in an office. Professionals who work in low-stress jobs are also under some pressure or the other at some point. However, ignoring regular stress at work can have a negative effect on the mind. It […]

December 12, 2018by admin

The life of retirement doesn’t come easy for anyone. All along a person has been working, leaving and arriving at home at a particular time of the day, contributing financially to a family and household. Suddenly, one morning, there is nowhere to go after retiring from work. At such an age, when it is very […]

December 5, 2018by admin

The most astounding aspect of sibling rivalry is that very few siblings can trace its genesis. Most seem to be unaware of that exact moment when they started to think of their sibling as their rival. Equations between siblings changed thereon and things were never the same. However, what can be said with some degree of surety […]

November 28, 2018by admin

Everyone is on social media these days. The number is quite staggering among teenagers and young adults. For most of them, their life revolves around posts that they make on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. Many of them engage in activities simply in order to publish their actions online through the […]

November 20, 2018by admin

According to data pulled through surveys conducted among school children of the age group 12 to 18, 25% admitted to being bullied in school. Classrooms are the battlegrounds for bullying in schools. By natural order, some students in the class are better in terms of intellectual ability, and physical prowess. If you look at the […]

November 14, 2018by admin

Loneliness is one of those feelings that we all feel at some point or the other. However, there are phases when this feeling of loneliness becomes chronic. You feel that your life is empty and devoid of any joy or happiness. You feel that no one around can give you company in the true sense […]

November 4, 2018by admin

It is only natural for people to doubt their ability. You are worried about the fact if you belong to a particular class or job position. You may be feeling that you will let others, and yourself, down in a bad way. That, in turn, complicates the problem further. You cannot shake off your anxiety […]

October 20, 2018by admin

The connection between the mental and physical health: We have heard that our physical health is tied with our mental health. According to many studies it is claim that our physical fitness has a connection with our mental health. For example ,if a person is feeling physically fit, then he/she will be mentally capable of […]

October 15, 2018by admin

What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. ADHD characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behaviour which is not appropriate for a person’s age. The symptoms appear before a person is twelve years old, are present for more than six months. Impacts of ADHD  in Teenage Children : Teenage children are extremely […]

October 12, 2018by admin

You may have heard the term ‘helicopter parenting’ at some point or the other in your life as a parent. Primarily an American coinage, it refers to the model of parenting where parents hover around their child like a helicopter, tending to their every need and requirement. However, as is very natural, this kind of […]

October 3, 2018by admin

The worst part about a mind contemplating suicide is that these thoughts creep about in the mind without making themselves obvious. Silently but surely, they eradicate all logical thoughts and reasonable thinking from the mind. The road to this darkness is often irreversible unless psychological counseling is brought into the picture. Here too there is […]

September 28, 2018by admin

There is a deep connection between the city of Kolkata and Bangladesh, socially, politically and economically. There are transport systems that run every day between these two destinations across rail, road, and air. No wonder therefore that Bangladeshi nationals have Kolkata at the top of the list when it comes to medical treatment or psychological […]

September 28, 2018by admin

There are many who have equated the task of finding the right therapist to finding the right life partner! Surely, things don’t have to be that serious when it comes to finding a therapist who can pull you out of a compromised mental state, but this saying is not very far from the mark. Unless […]

September 19, 2018by admin

We all have senior citizens around us. They may be in our immediate family, living with us in the same house. They may be aged parents living alone somewhere while you stay elsewhere due to work or studies. There comes a time when senior citizens tend to behave c. They are unable to find logic […]

September 8, 2018by admin

Physiotherapy is considered to be a cost-effective and efficient way of curing back pain. Patients suffering from lower back pain are often sent for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial non-surgical treatment option before going for surgical options. The goal of physiotherapy is to reduce back pain, increase motion and teach the patient […]

August 29, 2018by admin

Depression is a threat to human beings regardless of age. You can be a teen or a twenty-something and yet be a victim. But in seniors, it is very common and often unrecognizable. It’s not a flaw in their characters, nor does it prove weakness. Sometimes, it is a natural process that grips you with […]

August 27, 2018by admin

Every relationship is fragile and it needs good handling. Marriage is one of the most blissful relationships and it is equally very delicate to handle. One of the main reasons people go for this therapy is for solutions in close relationships. Hence, nowadays if any couple or other individuals feel that their relationships are at […]

August 25, 2018by admin

Stress and the illnesses caused by it are a proven reality in the current state of our society. More often than not, people get drawn to the adverse effects that these bring and are sucked into the ever-hungry loop of fatal diseases. Well, ever wondered what might cure the anxiety and stress related illnesses that […]

August 20, 2018by admin

Teens go through emotional ups and downs all the time. Even a child faces lots of emotional turmoil. Hence, every child grows up to be different individuals with different psychological problems. Mental illness includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and many others to list down. There are certain signs that will help one to know that […]

July 30, 2018by admin

People often confuse kleptomania with shoplifting. Shoplifting is when a person picks up something from a shop because they are unable to pay for it. Or, they simply want to possess something that they dearly want to own. Kleptomania is vastly different from this impulse. Kleptomaniacs are not interested in the monetary value of something […]

July 20, 2018by admin

The world has come to the point where the number of professionals who are not happy with their work can barely survive it. The workplace is a competitive space and the edginess of this competition has shot up substantially with more people vying for the same, few spots. In other words, unless you are good at […]

July 15, 2018by admin

You must have read it in the newspapers how the CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook, stated that they are developing features and apps that help users limit their use of iphones and ipads. According to data collected and collated by Apple, overuse of gadgets is now the new menace that people have to fight […]

July 10, 2018by admin

The figure of a psychologist in the cultural milieu of our society is quite vague. People tend to equate a psychologist as someone who is only interested in giving electrical shocks and is supposed to be the last resort of people who are raving mad! That, unfortunately, is what most perceive when you ask them […]

June 29, 2018by admin

Arrogance is not a quality that you are alien to! You certainly know someone or the other who is arrogant and is always trying to intimidate others. They are like classroom bullies, enjoying the act of putting down other people, completely disregarding their emotions and feelings. While reading this, are you getting a sinking feeling […]

June 22, 2018by admin

It is normal for a kid to be disappointed and angry when you refuse them something. It can be some additional time at the playground, some extra dollops of ice-cream or simply a refusal to study. As a parent, you are right in thinking about the welfare of your child and take decisions accordingly. When […]

June 16, 2018by admin

In our legal system, there is little value for criminal psychologists, though there are provisions for much value addition to the investigating process. Criminal psychologists evaluate the mind of a criminal, the thinking process, the motives behind their criminal behaviour and why they do what they do. In Western countries like USA and UK, criminal […]

June 10, 2018by admin

In a traditional line of thinking, schools considered teachers to be the only help and guidance that they need. Teachers were expected to take care of every need of a student, including academic and psychological requirements. However, with more recognition and acknowledgment pouring in for psychological counselling in the recent years, schools now feel obliged […]

May 30, 2018by admin

When seasons change, especially in a city like Kolkata, the effect on your daily life is wholesome. For example, spring gives way to summer, a sultry time when you don’t feel like doing anything. It is expected that people will feel a little down and out because there is so much of humidity in the […]

May 24, 2018by admin

It is most common for teenagers to display a rebellious streak. As parents, guardians or teachers, you know and understand that the teenage years are when the hormones rage through the body, with the teenager having no clue on how to handle emotions. This is the time when the fallacies of childhood slip away, revealing […]

May 18, 2018by admin

According to our psychologists and psychiatrists here at Moner Alo, the biggest hurdle for people who need psychological counseling is that they are ashamed of asking for it. While people are okay with going to a doctor for a headache, fever or an upset tummy, they are not so prepared to seek help for depression, […]

May 10, 2018by admin

The morning newspapers reports that Mike Horn, a globally renowned motivator and inspirational speaker, would be camping with the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team for a week here in Kolkata. This guy is not a cricketer, not a coach and neither is he connected to the game of cricket in any way. Yet, he was […]

April 30, 2018by admin

The duration of pregnancy is a time of great joy and excitement for both the woman and the man. Life developing in the womb is expected with a lot of anticipation. But this period is also dotted with diagnostic tests, doctors, medicines and various other engagements. The legwork, coupled with the mental stress, can have […]

April 24, 2018by admin

Tantrums are very common among children, especially among babies and pre-teens. They want everything to go their way. Otherwise, they raise a ruckus, inconveniencing parents and teachers at school. At times, their tantrums can be really difficult to handle, especially as they can get violent gradually. Parents are often at their wit’s end trying to […]

April 17, 2018by admin

Exams and pressure comes hand in hand. Exams like boards, Joint Entrance Examination and NEET comes with a lot of pressure. So, students are under a lot of pressure to perform. The funny part is that this pressure to perform is what ultimately affects the performance adversely. Students often bungle up easy questions and solutions […]

April 10, 2018by admin

It is rather unfortunate that mental trauma and frailties are not dealt with the same seriousness as a physical injury. So, while you will not think twice about rushing your child to a physician if there are warnings of fever, you will keep pushing the date of taking your child to a psychologist if you […]

March 29, 2018by admin

Social media is a part of our lives today. Everyone around owns a smartphone with apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter installed in them. A clear idea of the social media addiction around you is visible on your way to work or school. You will find almost everyone on a train or bus glued to […]

March 20, 2018by admin

At the very beginning let’s lay it down for you that anger management isn’t about not feeling angry at all! It’s about managing anger and engaging in a healthy, constructive outflow of an unavoidable emotion. Frankly speaking, you cannot live an anger-free life. You can’t control what people say or do. What you can do […]

March 10, 2018by admin

We have all come across bullies in school and during our teenage years. Yes, some of us still face bullies at workplace or in the family. However, after one attains adulthood, he or she is more capable of dealing with bullies and standing up to them against unfair treatment. During the teenage years, and in […]

March 5, 2018by admin

Psychological counselling in Kolkata or elsewhere isn’t always about one-on-one sessions between the psychologist or psychiatrist and the patient. Sometimes, these face-to-face interactions can be counterproductive, especially when the patient is not comfortable in discussing issues in a very close-knit framework. Such patients find the voice to express themselves when they are put in a […]

January 26, 2018by admin

The percentage of divorce is increasing at a rapid rate currently. Kolkata too is not immune from estranged relationships. Couples are getting separated at an early stage of their marriages. There are several factors contributing to estranged relationships and divorce. There are many couples who want to rekindle their relationship and have become successful to […]

January 19, 2018by admin

Do you get mood swings on and off? Do you feel extremely happy on small things? Do you feel extremely low at times? If yes, then you should get a psychological counselings from a psychiatrist or psychologist in Kolkata because you may be suffering from the bipolar disorder. But how can you understand if you […]

January 12, 2018by admin

A bad mood can dampen your day and can act as a roadblock in your career and life. To tackle with mood swings and depression, you should get the best psychological counselling in Kolkata. The blues of bad mood: At times, you cannot meet your parent’s expectation of ranking first in the class which makes […]

January 5, 2018by admin

In the current scenario, with increasing sexual assaults on infants, toddlers and children growing toward adolescence, this alarming social evil should be dealt with extreme caution and severity. As we all know that in a typical Indian household, sex is still a highly prohibited subject. There are ways parents can protect their children from sexual […]

December 20, 2017by admin

Adolescence is called the age or period of turbulence, where every individual goes through certain changes in their mental as well as physical structure. This is the best time when an individual should undergo counseling. Psychological counseling is very much in practice in India; hence Kolkata is also not lagging behind. We at Moner Alo, […]

December 15, 2017by admin

The mind is described as the faculty of one’s thoughts, actions and consciousness. It is the mind and mental element that plays a vital role in each and every sphere of life. It is usually said that children have sharp minds. They can catch things easily and store in their mind. With age, our mind […]

December 4, 2017by admin

Nowadays, not only children, parents also need equal counseling for the better orientation of their children. In fact, there are wide ranges of issues that are more concerning for both children and parents. Thus, psychological counseling sessions for both the parents and children are very important these days. Nowadays, there are many ways in which […]

November 29, 2017by admin

In case of fear, stress, anxiety or other such emotions, a person’s physical response escalates leading to what is commonly known as a panic attack. Panic attacks may be rare or frequent lasting from five to twenty minutes, varying from person to person with common sensations such as increased heartbeat, breathing problems, shivering, sweating, chest […]

November 23, 2017by admin

Mental illness is still a taboo and one of the lesser discussed topics in India. In today’s fast-paced city lives, periods of stress, anxiety or depression are extremely common. People suffering endlessly from mental disorders are often hesitant to seek professional help. But they should be encouraged by friends and family to go to a […]

November 17, 2017by admin

It is generally accepted that weight loss has significant physiological benefits, such as reduced risk of diabetes, lowered blood pressure and blood lipid levels. However, few behavioral and dietary interventions have investigated psychological benefit as the primary outcome. Many psychological counseling experts have come up with the idea that weight loss can also lead to […]

November 9, 2017by admin

Eating disorders first impact one’s weight and gradually hamper fitness.  In some people, these side effects result in depression and other mental disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, and similar occurrences. Psychological counselors say that eating disorder and depression are interlinked medical conditions. It has been so found after surveys that it also affects […]

November 2, 2017by admin

Suicidal thoughts might seem very unnatural to regular people, but to people with severe depression, pain or loneliness having frightening such kind of thoughts are quite common. Suicidal thoughts most commonly originate in people due to either deep sadness, failure in life and feeling worthless or extreme guilt or remorse for some action. Job loss, […]

October 12, 2017by admin

  Alcoholism is a chronic disease caused by severe addiction to alcohol. Milder cases occur when people resort to alcohol but aren’t dependent on it in any way. Alcohol use disorder is what doctors define as when we can’t control how much we drink and have trouble with our emotions when we are not drinking. […]

October 5, 2017by admin

Schizophrenia is an exceedingly complex mental illness; in fact, it is probably many illnesses masked as one. A biochemical imbalance is believed to be as one of the root causes behind it. What are the causes of Schizophrenia? The actual cause of schizophrenia remains unknown till today. According to the psychiatrists and scientists, changes in […]

September 20, 2017by admin

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive rituals that you feel compelled to perform. If you have OCD, you would realize that your thoughts are quite irrational but are difficult to avoid completely. Most people suffering from OCD go great lengths to prevent bad things from happening […]

September 15, 2017by admin

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself saying ‘Eek! I feel stressed!’? Perhaps most of us face this type of situation in our life. But what is this stress really, and how does it affect us? What causes this stress? […]

September 13, 2017by admin

Keeping the tough times in mind, it is quite normal for any individual to feel sad or depressed at times, which can be thought of as a normal reaction to the highs and lows of modern life or loss or hurt of self-esteem. But, when these problems turn out to be intense and continue for […]

August 31, 2017by admin

Stress has been often linked to many diseases, but that doesn’t mean all stress is negative or bad for you. In fact, a certain amount of stress helps motivate you and keeps you on your toes. It’s when stress reaches high levels, or is persistent that it becomes dangerous. Stress also needs psychological counseling to […]

August 23, 2017by admin

Child psychological counseling, as the name suggests, is a kind of counseling that deals with children who are diagnosed with serious mental disorders or behavioral abnormality. For instance, a child who is suffering from a mental disorder like depression usually shows emotional outbursts or exhibit behavioral problems instead of being quiet and sullen. Mental health […]

August 18, 2017by admin

Anger is an emotion that usually arises from irritability, resentment, frustration and agitation. It occurs in response to the underlying feelings and emotions such as hurt, fear, sense of unfairness or disrespect. These feelings result in the activation and in turn arousal of the sympathetic nervous system, and therefore, the physiological processes of anxiety. When […]

August 10, 2017by admin

We have heard about the word ‘depression’ at numerous instances. Sometimes, the word is quite flippantly used to refer to people who are actually sad. Being depressed or suffering from a depressive disorder is a medical condition that calls for psychological counselling for depression. Sadness, as opposed to this disorder, is something that happens to […]

August 10, 2017by admin

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is actually not a specific disease. It’s a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that can reduce mental strength. There can be many symptoms […]

July 28, 2017by admin

The most alarming part of bipolar disorder is that it is usually diagnosed very late in the day. It is very difficult for a person suffering from this disorder to realize their own mood fluctuations. Moreover, people close to such a person, like family or friends, cannot pinpoint the problem simmering underneath the surface. As […]

July 25, 2017by admin

In order to understand Schizophrenia better, it is of prime importance to know first, what it is not. Wrong perceptions about this particular mental condition often become the biggest impediment in the way of treatment. On the contrary to common belief, Schizophrenia is not split personality disorder, neither does it make the patient cause any […]

July 17, 2017by admin

Did you know that 1.2% of Americans have a mental condition called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD? You must have come across characters suffering from OCD in mainstream films and TV shows. Generally speaking, people inflicted with this condition are obsessed about something or the other. Due to this obsession, they end up repeating some […]

July 5, 2017by admin

In the modern psychiatric treatment, the ball starts rolling with psychological counselling. Usually, when someone behaves in an odd manner, or feels anxious or depressed at all times, family members and friends notice the change in behaviour. The person concerned is not the one who can notice subtle changes in their way of life. They […]

July 5, 2017by admin

You pick up any book or movie that deals with a historical premise and one or more characters with a psychological disorder. You will find out how poorly mental disorders were treated, if you can call that treatment! Most of these cases were viewed as examples of demonic forces taking control of the body. Such […]

June 20, 2017by admin

Let’s begin this post with a defining stat: one in ten Americans is mentally affected. This affectation could be mental instability, depression or some disorder that calls for psychiatric evaluation. And here we are talking about one of the most developed nations of the world where people enjoy rights and privileges, along with financial security […]

June 8, 2017by admin

How often have you heard people of the older generation say that life was so tough for them during the yesteryears? They always end this diatribe to youngsters with the exclamation: life is so simple nowadays for you! They say this only because they are not living the life of a youngster today. Life for […]

May 30, 2017by admin

It is not an easy job for a psychological counseling unit to earn the trust of people. Despite the best facilities and counselors, it takes more to come up as a trustworthy brand. Moner Alo, the definite psychological counseling unit in Kolkata, has traversed that path to become a brand you can bank upon. We […]

May 22, 2017by admin

People often get confused when they look for psychological counseling in Kolkata. They are unsure about the difference in the fields of a psychologist and psychiatrist. For some reason, probably due to the impact of mainstream movies, psychiatrists are a more popular name in the lexicon of the layman. As an informed person, you should […]

May 15, 2017by admin

Depression is a silent killer, much like physical conditions like diabetes or thyroids. It eats away at your mental health, destroying you and your confidence inch by inch. Before you realize, you are left quite alone, with no friends or family to speak of. Depression is usually accompanied by mood swings, throwing your social behavior […]

May 10, 2017by admin

In the modern times, life has become simple. There are gadgets and machines to make life convenient and fast. Alongside the time-saving trends, people are getting busier and doing so much more in a day’s span. Yet, at the end of the day, there is emptiness and a feeling of void. It is as if […]

April 28, 2017by admin

Everyone has negative thoughts running inside their mind from time to time. From worrying about the future to replaying some unpleasant event from the past, negative thoughts often prevent us from viewing the positive aspects of life. While having negative thoughts for a while is normal, but if it becomes persistent, then it can distract […]

April 25, 2017by admin

Different jobs come with different stress levels. Sometimes, the pressure gets unbearable. Some can handle pressure efficiently and some cannot, and as a result, they get depressed. But, are there jobs that are stressful than all? Yes. And that’s why the depression rates of people working in these fields are also high. Here’s a list […]

April 21, 2017by admin

The abuse of prescription drugs for recreational purpose is a serious problem worldwide. This is prevalent among youths and teens. Majority of them think that prescription drugs are safe as doctors prescribe them; however, little do they realise that self-medication is as harmful as drug abuse. Prescription drugs are safe only for people who have […]

April 18, 2017by admin

Alcohol is one of the most common substances that is abused on a regular basis. As per the World Health Organisation, 3.3 million people die every year due to alcohol abuse. Source: Whether you are drinking wine or beer, too much of anything can hurt you. You may not abuse alcohol like those 3.3 […]

April 14, 2017by admin

Depression is a widespread mental disorder; over 300 million people (irrespective of age) suffer from depression globally. According to the World Health Organisation, it is the leading cause of disability in people worldwide. Source: At its worst, depression leads to suicide. Even though depression and suicide are the most common and serious problems, many […]

April 11, 2017by admin

It is not unusual for you to experience a roller coaster ride of emotions after the tragic loss of your wife. Everyone expresses their grief in a different way; however, many cannot move on with life in a healthy manner. Here, we have discussed a few ways of coping with the tragic loss of your […]

April 7, 2017by admin

In any long-term relationship, there are challenges that can completely ruin the relationship. There are certain behavioural traits that when avoided, can improve the quality of your relationship. Here are a few factors that can make your relationship hit rock bottom: 1. Blaming and Accusation This is one of the ultimate kisses of death for […]

April 4, 2017by admin

Emotions are an integral part of your everyday life. Your emotions drive you. You feel frustrated when you are stuck in the traffic for long, feel excited about new opportunities or cry when you are dejected –no doubt you act according to your emotions. However, there are times when you act on your emotions too […]

March 29, 2017by admin

Every human being has idiosyncrasies that are as unique as themselves. However, there is a fine line that defines quirky behaviour from a full-blown mental disorder. But, how do you know whether you need to seek mental help or not? How do you know whether you need to visit a psychiatrist or not? Here is […]

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