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26/Aug/2019

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 model of bullying has entered cyber space and internet for a long time now. Cyber bullying is equally damaging to the psyche as the traditional form of bullying. 

For this post, we asked some trained psychologists at MonerAlo.com, the best psychology clinic in Kolkata, about the harmful effects of cyber bullying among the most vulnerable: teenagers. With social media use rampant and reckless, teenagers put out a lot of information about their personal lives on the internet. That includes pictures, contact details and glimpses into their lifestyle and choices. Anyone who expresses opinions different from the popular, and henceforth accepted norm, are subjected to cyber bullies, broadly called trolls.

No one online is free from cyber bullying. Celebrities with millions of followers are also trolled and bullied. However, for teenagers, the bullying can get extremely personal. It will have a deep negative effect on the fragile mind and ego of a teenager. It gives rise to low self esteem and inferiority complexes. It can wash away confidence, motivation and sometimes, the will to live. Cyber bullying also happens in groups, where an entire gang of friends go up against one of their own who has defied the collective opinion. In such cases, the victim finds themselves friendless and without any support system whatsoever. 

Parents need to be very vigilant about teenagers subjected to cyber bullying. You will know about it only if you study the unusual behavioral patterns of your child. Mood swings, fading academic grades, hopelessness written large on the face and general disinterestedness about life, all of these are typical syndromes of cyber bullying. Sometimes the lifestyle of a teenager and their family can become an object of ridicule for cyber bullies. As a parent, you may not have the psychological training to bring out the facts from a rebellious teenager.

Consulting a psychologist in Kolkata is your safest and best option. With proper counselling, victims of cyber bullying can be brought back to lead normal lives.   


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26/Aug/2019

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 and disparate personalities at uncertain times of the clock. The switch can happen after seconds, minutes or even days. No one can predict it, not even the person affected. 

Split personality disorder has been the theme of several movies across the globe. Sometimes, there are multiple personalities present in a single person, which is termed multiple personality disorder. Therapists are able to bring out these various personalities through hypnosis. During the process, the affected person may reveal personalities which are totally different from each other, or from the person who is affected by it. There are differences of gender, race, ethnicity or even location. 

It cannot be said for certain as to who is affected by split personality disorder. There is no direct link or pattern visible for psychologists to make a calculated guess. But psychologists in Kolkata at MonerAlo.com say that the victims are usually those who have suffered repeated mental, physical or sexual abuse at some point in their early life, usually before the age of 6. The repeated brutality triggers the mind to develop personalities that are antithesis to the real one. It is like a defence mechanism to overcome the extreme trauma faced by the victim. 

There are reported instances of violence committed by persons affected by split personality disorder. The violence may be directed towards a person or group which may be the tormentor of the person. The violence may even be directed towards the self in response to their inability to fight back. That is why people suffering from split personality disorder require immediate treatment. It is not just the switching phase which is dangerous. Such people can experience severe headache and loss of time. When they switch, they are unable to recall anything they do during that phase when the other personality takes over.

Trained and professional psychologists in Kolkata should be consulted to help the affected person cope with this form of mental ailment. 


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26/Aug/2019

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, where there was a spate of incidents involving school children of reputed city schools. There are also disturbing reports of children buying drugs from peddlers in front of A-list Kolkata schools. 

All of these incidents have prompted school authorities and parents alike to look at children as living entities with minds of their own. For a long time now, parents have burdened children with their expectations and worries. When these hapless children could not measure up to their demands, the parents put the blame squarely on their young shoulders. Ask any psychologist in Kolkata and you would know that mental health worries of school children are often linked and tied with their parents. 

School children are being counselled across schools, with the state government joining the trend, albeit late. Child psychologists can help parents deal with difficult children. Urban schools have children with a lot of expectations from them, with mounting competition and contracting opportunities. You would find such children living a quiet life, with sad, disheartened faces. Unless they open up their bottled feelings and emotions, you cannot get a peek into their minds. A trained psychologist can do that. 

Parents of school children are finally awake to the benefits of child psychology. They are not stigma-wary anymore of taking their child to a psychologist or psychiatrist in Kolkata. Even state-run hospitals and clinics are seeing parents with teenagers lined up for psychological counselling. With more parents willing to offer children the help they need for mental issues, child psychology will reach out to many more who are yet to get help. 

MonerAlo.com, the top psychology clinic in Kolkata, has a reputed and experienced team of child psychologists to help your child find their feet, and mojo, back again. Children with healthy minds are the future.    


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26/Aug/2019

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 everyone has EMIs to pay. The abrupt landing from a financially secure place to a totally vague future is a lot to take in. 

Many job losers get really angry and depressed, losing every desire to get up from bed and look for another job. Even if they try to get over the period by working feverishly on their resumes and touching base with professional contacts, that initial euphoria dies down in a while when you don’t get a job immediately. This period of rejection from potential employers is too tough to handle because it only makes you more desperate and worried. 

Such a mental state is never idle for job seekers. If you are depressed and look beaten, you will find it tough to convince interviewers that you are ready for a new job. Your state of hopelessness shines through and you don’t get the job despite having the qualifications. This is when you need to work on your mind with the help of a psychologist. A trained, professional psychologist will work on your mental issues and address your fears. 

More often than not, it is the fear of living as an unemployed person despite several financial commitments on the table is what scares the living daylights out of anyone. But if you continue to dwell on the fear, you will remain cooped up in this sorry state. You need to meet this phase of your life with a positive outlook. This is something that a psychologist in Kolkata will help you attain. There are group therapy and individual sessions that you can attend. It will reinstate your faith in your ability. That will go a long way in developing the right frame of mind for a job seeker. 

Get in touch with MonerAlo.com for trained psychologists in Kolkata for your personal issues like job loss stress, among other reasons. 


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26/Aug/2019

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 situation was on the ground for these sportsperson? They were playing a game with millions of fans hanging onto everything they do. A mistake and everything would be lost. 

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If you thought that this pressure was meant only for high profile sportsperson, you cannot be farther from the truth. Any youngster playing the sport today, at any level, is subject to scrutiny. For them, the expectations of fans may not be there, but the weight of proving themselves is surely there. There are overbearing parents waiting for them to succeed, the players have high demands from their own skills and there is competition from peers to take the pedestal to the next step. All of this can be quite daunting. 

Any sportsperson wilting under pressure is bound to falter. This is where sports psychologists come into the picture. Earlier on this Moner Alo blog, we had talked about how sports psychologists can help. The demand for trained and professional sports psychologist in Kolkata is getting denser by the day. Sports aren’t just fun and games anymore, after all. It is a career option and unless youngsters settle their mental issues first, they are not going anywhere forward. Teams are hiring sports psychologists for mental conditioning. If professional sportsperson need psychological counselling, you can only imagine what rookies will need. 

What is the job of a sports psychologist? To put it simply, all they do is to help you turn your negative emotions of fear and anxiety into hope and tenacity. Fear of failure, for example, can be quite a challenge. If you convert this fear into energy to perform better, you will be a better player. A sports psychologist can help you achieve that. A sports psychologist in Kolkata will help you understand yourself better, in turn helping the process of preparing for a match and staying stable through it. 

Contact MonerAlo.com if you want to improve your mental strength as a sportsperson.  


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26/Aug/2019

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 several other schools in Kolkata has engaged trained psychologists to speak to the children enrolled with them. However, the general consensus is that the buck cannot stop with psychological counselling only for the kids. The parents of these teenagers should be kept in the loop as well. 

Many parents of Kolkata schools are writing to school authorities to get access to the psychological counselling sessions that are arranged by the school. Their view is that parents have a right to know what is going on in the minds of their children. While this is important, it is also crucial that children get a platform to share their concerns and fears without parental interference. More often than not, the parents themselves are the cause of the child’s worry and anxiety! That is why they will not be able to open up their minds and hearts when parents are around during counselling or therapy sessions. 

Parents have to take care of their psychological counselling needs on their own, separate from what the schools are doing. They should get in touch with the best psychological counselling institute in Kolkata, MonerAlo.com. Parents have to discuss a variety of topics that affect their teenaged children. For example, lack of adjustment between parents or violence, be it physical or emotional, can have a strong effect on the child. Parents have to be aware of how they are behaving around children in order to stop any negative impact. 

What has really shone through after psychological counselling sessions with parents and children is the lack of time that parents devote for family bonding. Buying expensive gifts and goodies for children to compensate for lack of time is not an option. Most children get frustrated because their dad or mom is seldom around. It’s true that they have the compulsions of modern life that keep them away. But psychologists advice to strike a balance. Neglect can play havoc with the minds of children. 

Get in touch with our team at MonerAlo.com if you are a parent looking to be a better and more compassionate one. 


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26/Aug/2019

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 and even bipolar disorders. So, if your toddler looks depressed, like an adult would look when they are feeling down, there are chances that your toddler is actually suffering from depression. 

There are different types of depression that can happen to very young children:

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: This is linked to daylight. During winter, when daylight goes away quicker, children can get depressed. 
  • Dysthymia: In this condition, depression is not quite strong but the problem can be quite persistent. Dysthymia can lead to a full-blown depression if not treated at the right time. 
  • Adjustment Disorder: This kind of depression sets in when a child loses a particularly favourite family member or friend. It can also happen if the child is uprooted from a particular location when the family moves homes. 
  • Bipolar Disorder: As in adults, bipolar disorders make children swing from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. Sometimes the child is happy while at other times, they are sad. This kind of depression is rare, though. 

The question now arises, how do you get help for your depressed child? The first job is to take the child to a professionally trained psychologist. Only such a professional can say for sure if your child is depressed or there is some other issue. Through individual sessions, a psychologist can take a peep into the child’s mind. Sometimes, studying the behavior of a child, or asking them to answer questionnaires, can open up the mind to the psychologist. Treatment usually is free of medication because the child is too young. 

Therapy sessions, individual and group, are the way to take your child on the path of recovery. Because there cannot be any particular cause for depression among toddlers, addressing individual cases is the only way forward. To get such help for your child, contact the best psychology clinic of Kolkata, MonerAlo


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26/Aug/2019

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 asking at the heart of this sad tale: how can parents detect that their child is suicidal? Surely, suicidal tendencies don’t develop overnight! So there must be some sort of precaution that parents can take to prevent their teenage children from walking down this tragic path?

The answer is yes, parents have a role to play in detecting suicidal tendencies among children. Teenagers who feel suicidal or give up every hope of living their life usually express changes in their behavior. Extroverted teenagers may become withdrawn or vice versa. Loss of appetite or a sudden spike in it is an indicator. Such teenagers excuse themselves from social interactions, drawing themselves into a shell. They rarely go out of their rooms, let alone leave the house. Some even read books on suicide or browse the internet for ideas of suicide.

Detecting Suicidal Tendencies among Teenagers

Other than instantaneous decisions to kill themselves, teenagers can spend quite some time brooding over the idea of suicide. They can give away their actual feelings through words like “When I’m not around anymore” or “You will know soon, when I’m not there to explain”. These are clear indicators that the teenager is thinking some drastic. Major events in life, like poor marks, failed relationships or being the victim of discrimination or even bullying can be triggers. As a parent, you will not know about these events shaping and affecting your teenager’s life unless you maintain channels of communication with them.

Most parents these days have busy and hectic professional lives. They are unable to provide the time and effort required to bond with their children. Because there is no channel of communication, during moments of emotional duress, teenagers are unable to approach their parents for help. Their pent-up their feelings and it leads to depression and eventually suicidal tendencies.

If you feel your teenage child may be suicidal, get in touch with psychologists immediately for a professional approach to combat the threat.


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26/Aug/2019

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 don’t have the training or the expertise to identify signs that your child has mental health issues, other than the more obvious ones. Even for those, parents tend to ignore them as something that will get better with age.

Mental health complications are anyway considered with a lot of stigma. When things get out of hand, parents tend to consult a psychiatrist. By getting out of hand, we mean cases when the child tries self-harm or talks about it. Usually, it is falling grades in studies which set off alarm bells in the minds of parents. When they come for psychiatric therapy, parents don’t like to admit that their child has a problem. The usual excuse is that they have given the child everything, why would the child feel depressed or anxious?

Do Children Need Psychiatric Help?

Psychiatrists advise parents to look out for some signs and symptoms to identify children who need immediate psychiatric intervention. Sudden loss of appetite, negligence of personal hygiene, withdrawal from social interactions and lack of interest in practically anything: these are good indicators. Sometimes, the symptoms are quite subtle and difficult to detect. This happens when the child is quite imaginative and intelligent in masking their true feelings and behavior. As parents, you have to be one step ahead in looking through such pretend.

As a parent, it is your duty to ensure that your child gets the best care they need: physical and mental. A trip to a psychiatrist doesn’t translate into “My child is mad.” In the same vein, don’t push your help down your child’s throat. Let them feel easy and be relaxed yourself. Let the psychiatrist dictate the flow of conversation during the session. Talk less and listen more. Try to look at your child through the fresh eyes of a psychiatrist. You will understand your child’s problem better. Supportive parents actually help resolve most cases of children with mental health issues.


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26/Aug/2019

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 they hire help, they will never be able to fully entrust such children to others. Parents are likely to fret over small matters, driving up their worry factor by several notches.

While such stress is okay for the human brain for a few days, but if sustained for prolonged periods, it can lead to mental disorders like depression. For parents, the worry never goes out of their minds. So they need some help to handle this stress. Unless that is available, they will be unable to cope after a while. It is like a vicious cycle. If parents are stressed for too long, they get depressed. Such a state of depression can make the situation more stressful as the mental faculties of the parents are burdened. More stressful situations will lead to heightened depression.

Psychological Counselling for Parents of Disturbed Children

To cut through this vicious cycle, psychological counseling is needed for both parents. That would include offering psychological treatment to the disturbed children as well. This will calm down the children’s agitated minds and make things simpler for the parents. With more manageable children, they will not be so worried and stressed anymore. Psychological counselors also advise taking out time for themselves. Parents cannot continue to be parents round the clock. They must realize that they are humans and need some unwinding time.

Professional psychological counseling will help parents understand that they need to include friends and family into the picture. When they have a support system in place, they will be able to delegate a bit of duty here and there. Children will have some fun dealing with people other than their parents. A change of scenario and more people loving them will have a positive effect on their mind. Psychologists are of the view that there is harm in asking for some help to raise children from friends and family. You will be pleasantly surprised at how your support system will step up to bail you out simply because they love your children!

If you need professional psychological counseling, get in touch with MonerAlo.com.






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