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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: http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/facts/en/ 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: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/ 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 […]

March 22, 2017by admin

Is your wife gloomy all the time? Does she feel sad without any reasons? If yes, it might be so that she is suffering from depression. Depression has certain subtle signs; if you can understand these signs in the beginning then you can control the disease before it starts controlling your life. Over here we […]

March 15, 2017by admin

For the past few days, Nitin was avoiding interaction with his parents. He has just got into college and was very excited about his new life. However, of late, his parents noticed that most of the time he would keep himself locked up in his room. He wouldn’t take the calls from his friends and […]

March 10, 2017by admin

Yes, you work pretty hard and put yourself in the millstone every day to get higher on the professional ladder. But burning the candle at both ends ultimately drains it fast. Long hours at work left you blurry-eyed and exhausted at the end of the day. Sounds familiar? It’s because, to maintain sanity, you need […]

March 7, 2017by admin

Why 6? Because it’s the magic number! We have all been there – the fear of speaking in the public. The phobia of opening up in public is as common as a common cold (too much of common?). In fact, the fear of speaking in public is (hilariously) common than the fear of death; as […]

March 4, 2017by admin

Are you feeling overwhelmed with grief or stress of late? Are you finding it difficult to combat anxiety that has gripped your mind? We know that you can work through your problems yourself and with the support from your family and friends. But sometimes, you need help from someone with special training and experience to […]

February 28, 2017by admin

Increased flexibility in the workplace has provided a leeway to professionals. Now they can get their work anywhere and anytime. However, this greater flexibility has also called for the need of defining a clear line between work and personal life. When work invades your personal life, it becomes a reason for frustration and conflict. Here […]

February 27, 2017by admin

After six years of relationship, Puja just got dumped by her abusive partner. While her friends are telling her that this is the best thing that happened to her, she seemed to not get over of it. She still wanted him back. Sounds similar? This is a scenario faced by some people where you are […]

February 24, 2017by admin

Detoxification programmes are meant to flush out harmful toxins from your body and keep it healthy. The detox programmes usually comprise of following a diet and exercise routine. It doesn’t only improve your physical health, but it also impacts your mental health. And that is why a number of psychologists suggests a variety of detoxification […]

February 22, 2017by admin

Stress and anxiety not only impacts you physically but also have a deep impact on your mental health. People may encounter stress from some factors. Work, personal life, financial issues, and relationship problems can overload your mind. Stress and anxiety can interfere with the brain circuitry in a way that can leave you with long-term […]

February 21, 2017by admin

Schizophrenia is a serious condition that affects the way a person thinks, feels, and acts. Many people suffering from this mental condition have difficulty in differentiating between what is real and what is imaginary. Let’s take a look at the signs and symptoms of Schizophrenia: 1. Hallucination People with Schizophrenia tend to hallucinate. In other […]

February 19, 2017by admin

Delusion or delusional disorder is a serious mental condition where a person cannot differentiate between reality and imagination. Persons suffering from delusional disorder strongly believe in something which has no connection with reality. Such people tend to experience delusions involving real life situations such as being followed or deceived or conspired against. People with delusional […]

February 16, 2017by admin

With people getting more tech-savvy, socialising has acquired a new definition.  Now, socialising doesn’t mean get-togethers with friends or family; but it means how many social networking sites you are active in. Social media addiction has grown up to such a level that people now update their status from the bathroom or prefers Facebook over […]

February 11, 2017by admin

No one is immune to mental health issues. However, compared to women, men are less likely to talk about their problems and seek help. And that is why the level of mental illness among men is still a matter of debate as most of them are underdiagnosed. The same mental illness can show different symptoms […]

February 7, 2017by admin

Teenagers are vulnerable to drug abuse. They usually have an exaggerated sense of invulnerability which makes them prone to resort to drug addiction. However, they do not realise that it can have lasting consequences. Here are a few things that every teenager must know about drug addiction: It is a disease Addiction is not a […]

January 31, 2017by admin

Hallucinations can be defined as auditory, visual and other sensory perceptions that might appear real to the person having it but aren’t real. Hallucination can affect all the five senses of a person and are usually caused by mental illness, a side effect of certain medication, and other related causes. Here are a few things […]

January 24, 2017by admin

Bulimia is a mental condition characterised by a series of bingeing and purging large quantity of food in very short span of time. During this period, the patients feel that they have no control over their eating habits. They would intake a large amount of food and this will be followed by throwing up whatever […]

January 20, 2017by admin

Every end is a new beginning. Be it the changing of the seasons or the year, the human mind always looks forward to making a new beginning. It tends to wipe out the previous mistakes and start again. However, unless we make peace with our past, we cannot move forward and start afresh. Now that […]

January 17, 2017by admin

Stress affects everyone at one or the other point of time. There are ways to overcome it. However, if you experience stress for a prolonged period of time, it can become chronic. This can have a damaging effect on your overall well-being. Let’s take a look at how chronic stress affects your entire system: 1. […]

January 13, 2017by admin

Binge eating is a serious mental condition that can be life-threatening as well. It is a complex condition which, if neglected, can result in a number of serious health conditions. Let’s take a look at the serious health issues caused by binge eating: 1. Obesity This is the most common health problem caused by binge […]

January 10, 2017by admin

Suicidal thoughts and tendencies often stem from multiple causes. Most of the time, a person contemplates suicide when he or she cannot seem to cope with the overwhelming stressors. Depression is one of the most common conditions that drive a person to commit suicide. Such mental conditions often increase the risk of suicide. A person […]

January 7, 2017by admin

What’s the secret of happiness? Has it something to do with our genes? Or is it completely dependent on our environment and our attitude towards our circumstances? There are people who associate prosperity and material belonging with happiness while there are others who associate mental well-being with happiness. So, what exactly helps you stay happy? […]

January 3, 2017by admin

Although the exact reason for various mental illness is still a matter of extensive research; however, one thing is clear that these conditions are influenced by various psychological, biological, and environmental factors. Let’s take a look at the various factors that result in mental disorders: 1. Psychological Factors Various psychological factors can result in mental […]

December 30, 2016by admin

You might be aware of common psychological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. However, there are a number of unusual psychological disorders that you haven’t heard of. A few of these disorders are quite bizarre. Here is a list of a few unknown mental disorders that you haven’t heard about: 1.Cotard’s Syndrome This […]

December 28, 2016by admin

Stress is a part of our day-to-day life. Although a little stress doesn’t really affect your well-being but too much it can overwhelm you and hold you back from enjoying life to its fullest. There are a number of ways to cope with stress. Let’s take a look at a few healthy ways to keep […]

December 24, 2016by admin

Eating disorder is characterised by irregular and unhealthy eating habits that have severe impact on your health and weight. Eating disorders may involve excessive or inadequate intake of food that impacts your overall well-being. Eating disorders can affect anyone, irrespective of age and gender. Let’s explore a few interesting facts about Eating Disorders: 1.There are […]

December 24, 2016by admin

People usually have a misguided notion about the field of psychology. This is mostly due to the stereotypes associated with psychology and misinformation coming from popular media. Let’s take a look at the most widely held myths regarding psychology and see what this subject has to offer: 1.Talking to friends is equivalent to visiting a […]

December 23, 2016by admin

Majority of people who suffer from depression are avoiding clinical treatment. This is primarily due to a stigma of mental illness and a mistaken belief of being considered mad that comes along with it. According to a data by the World Health Organisation, there are about 350 million people in the world who suffer from […]

December 21, 2016by admin

Have you ever wondered why people around you behave in a certain way? Or have you ever thought that why people behave differently in a different situation? Psychological research has an answer to all such queries. It not only provides you with an insight into the human mind but also defines human behaviour. Let’s take […]

December 19, 2016by admin

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder characterised by extreme mood swings. The patient suffering from bipolar disorder experience cycles of extreme elevated and depressed mood and these cycles can last for hours, days, weeks and even several months. In many cases, the moods can get mixed, thus, the patient might feel happy and depressed both […]

December 17, 2016by admin

Positive attitude and positive thinking fill your life with optimism. It helps you look at the sunnier side of life, eliminating negativity. Positive thinking is more than just a personality trait. It is something that keeps your mind healthy. Let’s dig deeper into the positive effects of nurturing positive thinking: 1.Extends your life span Positive […]

December 15, 2016by admin

From giving a presentation in front of strangers to attending a formal function or social gathering, anything can make you nervous or anxious. However, people with social phobia or social anxiety disorder feel intense anxiety during such situations. Social Phobia is the extreme fear of being judged or scrutinised by others in any social situation. […]

November 15, 2016by admin

Do you know that one out of five people in India needs psychological counselling at least once in their life? The fact might seem alarming but that’s the true picture revealed by a government study conducted in 2012. Mental illness is one of the most misunderstood and understated issues in India. Let’s take a look […]

November 14, 2016by admin

Psychological disorder or Mental illness affects your brain and results in mild to severe disturbances in your behaviour. This makes you incapable of dealing with the demands of day-to-day life. There are hundreds of classified types of mental illness. Let’s take look at the most common psychological disorders: 1. Cyclothymic Disorder This is a very […]

November 7, 2016by admin

Children of all ages are vulnerable to sexual abuse. The majority of the children do not report incidents of sexual abuse to their parents or teachers. They do not understand what’s happening to them and how to explain these things to others. However, as a parent, it’s your responsibility to reduce your kid’s vulnerability to […]

October 22, 2016by admin

Our ability to control our impulses and urges distinguish us from other animals. It makes us psychologically mature. However, many people have problems when it comes to resisting their urge. And eventually, they end up harming themselves or others. This condition is diagnosed as Impulse Control Disorder. Impulse control disorder (ICD) is a common psychiatric […]

October 21, 2016by admin

Personalities differ from person to person. People develop their personalities as they undergo various life experiences. Most people learn from their past experiences and are flexible in moulding their personality according to the situation. However, a person with a personality disorder finds it difficult to cope with it. They display extreme thoughts and behaviour. These […]

October 18, 2016by admin

In an analysis in 2013, Prof Daniel Freeman, Clinical Psychologist at the Oxford University found that nearly 40% of women are more likely to develop mental illness compared to men. His study showed that women are 75% more likely to have suffered from depression and about 60% are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder. […]

September 26, 2016by admin

Anxiety has become a part of our daily lives. You feel anxious when appearing for a job interview or before giving a presentation or before facing any other intense situation. Your heart rate increases, your breath becomes shallow and blood rushes to your brain. This is how your body responds when you feel anxious. But […]

September 24, 2016by admin

Depression is the most common mental illness associated with suicide or suicidal thoughts. Often underrated by people, depression is actually a serious mental disorder that not only disrupts your daily life but can even turn life-threatening. Many famous actors, actresses and other personalities battled depression. Some emerged victorious while others lost the battle. Here are […]

September 23, 2016by admin

It is not uncommon for adolescents and teenagers to suffer from anxiety. It’s usual for them to feel a bit anxious from time to time as they are just on the threshold of facing the real world. Anxiety comes as a natural reaction to stress during these times. However, for some, anxiety turns out to […]

September 22, 2016by admin

Do you share an unhealthy relationship with food? Do you eat too little? Are you obsessed with your body image and exercise? If yes, then chances are that you are suffering from anorexia nervosa, a type of eating disorder. People hold a misconception that this is a lifestyle disease. But actually it’s a mental condition […]

September 21, 2016by admin

Though addiction can happen at any age but most of the addicted adolescents and teens start quite young. If you find that your teen is behaving strangely, remains withdrawal, fatigued and depressed most of the time, then it could be a sign that he/she has developed an addiction problem. Parents are the biggest influence in […]

September 20, 2016by admin

According to World Health Organisation one in every four people is suffering from some sort of mental disorder. There are around 450 million people in the world who have serious mental health issues. Despite its prevalence, mental illness, psychiatric conditions and treatment are still surrounded by social stigma and shrouded with misconceptions. This is why […]

September 19, 2016by admin

Eating disorders in kids can pose a serious threat to their health and overall well-being. If not diagnosed and treated early, eating disorders can give rise to life-threatening conditions. Here are a few things that you must know about eating disorders: 1.The two most common types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. […]

August 31, 2016by admin

Sleep disorders are commonplace. A study by Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick in 2012 found that globally, about 150 million people suffer from one or the other kind of sleep disorder. Nowadays it’s commonplace to suffer from sleeplessness but when it turns into a chronic condition it can lead to fatigue and other […]

August 30, 2016by admin

Everyone, at some point in their life, feel blue. Sometimes they are able to deal with sadness, anxiety, and depression. However, there are times when they cannot figure out the reason for their mental distress. This is where a therapist (psychologist/psychiatrist) can offer them help. It is important to identify the warning signs in the […]

August 30, 2016by admin

It is normal for every human being to feel blue at various points of their life. But when someone is gripped by an unwavering sense of sadness and hopelessness, it can disrupt their day-to-day life.  It’s the sign that you are slipping into the hollow called “depression.” This can result in serious emotional and mental […]

August 30, 2016by admin

Signs of child abuse may not be obvious in most of the cases. This is because children may feel afraid or ashamed to tell anyone about it. They might feel that no one would believe them or they might be scared of the abuser. Many times, the child even doesn’t realise that he/she’s being abused. […]

August 29, 2016by admin

A study published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that of all the mental disorders, anxiety is the most common. Globally, 1 out of every 13 people suffer from anxiety disorder. Despite being a common mental condition, people lack proper awareness about anxiety disorder. Though a little bit of anxiety is commonplace but when it […]

August 26, 2016by admin

Imagine a situation: you are attending a party and you spend your entire time thinking about how others are judging you- your dress, your social manners, your words, everything. You keep on judging yourself from the perspective of others. This is how a person with Social Anxiety Disorder feels like. This is an extremely common […]

August 23, 2016by admin

The feeling of sadness comes naturally to human beings. And it is absolutely normal to feel sad. However, there are times when this overwhelming feeling of sadness, grief and emptiness interfere with one’s day to day functions. Clinical depression is something that manifests itself not only through mental changes but also physical changes. According to […]

August 22, 2016by admin

  A 2012 data by World Health Organisation reveals that every year more than 804,000 people die due to suicide. A person who is contemplating suicide usually show some signs that they are mentally troubled or distressed. A stark difference in their behaviour can be noticed. You can be in a position to help such […]

June 15, 2016by admin

A break up can be painful. It fills you with negative emotions and makes you unsettled from inside.  The end of a relationship comes with a feeling of emptiness. This makes you feel vulnerable. However, if you keep on lamenting on your past, you won’t be able to move forward. That is why you need […]

June 15, 2016by admin

“Negative relationships are unpleasant but predictable.” – Adam Grant, Author, Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World Very true! Relationships are predictable. You’d always know whether you are happily in love with each other or not. However, many couples do not realise this. They think that their relationship is normal and healthy. There are subtle signs […]

June 14, 2016by admin

Yelling, hitting, throwing tantrums, biting- sound similar? These are the signs of easily offended and quick-to-anger adolescents. Anger is a normal in every human being and adolescents are no different. It is fine to be angry at something or someone. However, when this anger becomes more intense and frequent, then it can hamper your relationships […]

June 13, 2016by admin

With globalisation and advancement in technology, the nature of work is constantly evolving. This rapid change affects the intensity with which people work and requires them to develop skills and competencies. Such scope of development is rewarding for any employee; however this also means that the employee has to stretch their cognitive, psychological and social […]

May 27, 2016by admin

The anatomy of the human brain is pretty complex. It is a complicated labyrinth of 100 billion neurons. You use the same brain to build rockets and to solve mathematical puzzles. What drives your creativity? And how your brain use logic to explain things? Each part of your brain performs a particular activity and control […]

May 27, 2016by admin

Do you feel overwhelmed by worry on a regular basis? Do you feel gripped by a sense of panic? If it hampering your daily activities? If your answers to these questions are “yes”, then chances are high that you might be suffering from anxiety disorder. Anxiety is nothing but, a natural response of your body […]

May 25, 2016by admin

The very idea of sharing your personal stories with strangers can be terrifying. But do you know that group therapies are actually beneficial for treating your psychological conditions? Ryan Spencer, President, Group Psychotherapy Association, Los Angeles opines that “group is one step closer to real life than individual therapy… in a healthy group you have […]

May 23, 2016by admin

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies Depression as being one of the most common illness across the globe. According to WHO, there are 350 million people who suffer from Depression. Depressing statistics, right? Yes, but it is the truth. Depression can be very depressing and is a major contributor to a number of health issue. […]

May 20, 2016by admin

It is very unfortunate that a majority of people do not understand mental illness and as a result, hold a negative point of view of the people who are suffering. In 2016, the National Institute of Mental Health notes that in America alone, 48.3 million people experience mental illness. They also note that lack of […]

May 18, 2016by admin

Electroencephalogram of EEG is a medical test that measures and records the neural activities in your brain. An EEG test can help diagnose multiple brain-related conditions such as sleep disorder, epilepsy,depression, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this process, two electrodes are attached to your head. These electrodes pick up your […]

May 17, 2016by admin

What does Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Albert Einstein have in common?Can’t guess, right? They all have an IQ score of 160. Intelligence Quotient or IQ tests are widely used to judge your mental and learning ability through a standardised test.

April 22, 2016by admin

Like adults, children also struggle with stress. The only difference is, a child does not know how to deal with that. Excessive pressure at school, studies often get on their nerves. Pressure to perform well in exam, excel in extra-curricular activities often overburden them. As a result, they collapse. Your child cannot figure out whether […]

April 22, 2016by admin

Your thoughts control your feelings and actions. Thoughts develop into feelings, which has tremendous effect on you behaviour and productivity. That is why you should avoid negative thinking. Such thought pattern has the power to ruin you confidence and break you into bits. Studies have proved that a negative thought process holds back your body’s […]

April 22, 2016by admin

Dementia is the decline in your mental ability that can greatly affect your day to day life. People often confuse dementia with a mental disease but, this is not a specific disease. Dementia is a number of signs and symptoms that can cause various other diseases. Dementia particularly attacks your thinking, memory and communication power. […]

April 22, 2016by admin

Typically, any teenager is stereotyped as being moody and whimsical, but depression is a different matter altogether. Do you remember your own teenage? Do you remember the ups and downs of your own emotions? How intense were they? Such troubles might seem insignificant to you, but these rushes of emotions can badly affect your teenager’s […]

April 13, 2016by admin

Alzheimer’s is a deadly disease that slowly and gradually robs one’s memory and their ability to do their everyday activities. There are certainly a handful of drugs that manage Alzheimer’s by boosting neurotransmitters in the brain, but these drugs cannot stop its progression or reverse its deadly effects. Though researchers and scientists are conducting different […]

March 29, 2016by admin

Dr. David Fassler, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist says, “A child also suffers from depression – it probably affects 3% and 5% of all children and adolescents.” Your child can also be a victim! One of the best ways to deal with children suffering from depression is through counselling services. Since children are more close […]

March 29, 2016by admin

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects around 10% of the population. Worldwide researches have proved that at least one in five women and one in ten men suffer from major depressive disorder at some time in their lifetime. People in high-risk jobs are most vulnerable to be attacked by depression. The only problem […]

March 29, 2016by admin

Yes it can be assessed.

March 29, 2016by admin

Yes, complete psychological assessment can be done with the help of psychometric testing instruments.

March 29, 2016by admin

They should behave with utmost care and compassion. On treating psychiatric patients full of dignity, love and respect should be there. Accept and recognize the problem of patients and deal accordingly. It is better to have supervised medications initially.

March 29, 2016by admin

Generally if you consult Psychiatrist, then it takes minimum of 3 weeks duration to give some palpable result on giving medicines, whereas counseling is a longterm process. It requires few extensive sessions to produce some result. So patience is the key in psychiatric treatment.

March 29, 2016by admin

We have to calculate risk-benefit ratio which is more favourable in favour of benefit, ie. since patient remain stable on taking medicines so some fewer side effects of medicines are acceptable. Our objective is to prevent relapse of psychiatric disorders, which is only possible on taking regular medicines, by counselling and proper psycho education.

March 29, 2016by admin

It depends upon the case. Generally for depressive disorder 6-9 months of treatment is must, but for psychotic disorders medicines have to be continued sometimes even for a life long period.

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