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21/Oct/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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21/Oct/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


21/Oct/2019

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 damage and that’s why it’s important to identify and manage signs of depression. Check for these signs:

1.You make an effort to look extremely happy

The most seemingly happy person might be depressed at heart. People usually relate depression with gloomy and sad faces. But a person who’s fighting depression knows how to mask them. If a person is making an effort to be happy and appear joyous, mark it as a sign of depression.

2.Abnormal Sleeping and Eating habits

This is a subtle sign but can have a grave impact. Both food and sleep are important for our well-being. A person suffering from depression shows little or no control over these activities. They either sleep too much (for escaping their problems) or too little (stress makes it impossible to sleep). The same goes with eating.

3.Lack of Energy

A depressed person feels less energetic. A sense of fatigue lingers on them which makes them feel demotivated and result in a low mood.

4.Physical Symptoms

Depression often manifests itself in severe headaches, abdominal or muscle pain. The body has its own way of responding. These aches and pain become a regular affair when a person is depressed.

5.Feel Burned out

Depressed people are the easy victims of stress, especially at the workplace. They often feel overworked or burned out. If this feeling of burnout is lingering, then this is a sign of depression.

6.Lack of focus

Being preoccupied with sadness and emptiness makes it difficult for the brain to focus on things. This affects memory and decision-making skills and results in unhealthy behaviour.

If you have noticed these signs in yourself or any of your loved one, get in touch with a counsellor immediately. They can guide you or your loved one to tackle depression. Need counselling for depression in Kolkata? Get in touch with us today at Moneralo.com


21/Oct/2019

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 mental health.

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can affect anyone. Sometimes, the conditions get so bad that it can lead to suicidal tendencies. Studies have revealed that one out of every eight teenager suffers from depression. Worried about your teen’s mental health? Here we have enlisted 10 signs and symptoms that will help you determine whether your teenager is suffering from depression or not:

1.Irritable Mood

If a sad and irritable mood persists for long, it is a sign of depression. Such mood is often accompanied by a belief that life is meaningless.

2.Loss of Interest

Your teenager has lost interest in activities that once used to please him or her. You can see a constant withdrawal from friends and family and faces trouble in relationships. If that is so, then he or she might be depressed.

3. Loss in Appetite

Is your teenager showing a loss of appetite? Has he or she gained or lost weight significantly? Change in food habit is often associated with signs of depression. If you notice that your teenager is eating more than usual or is not hungry at all, he or she might be depressed.

4. Trouble in Sleeping

Do you often find your teenager indulged in late night activities? Does he or she feels sleep deprived? Or is your teenager has trouble getting up in the morning? Chances are there that he or she is suffering from depression.

5. Loss of energy

Depressed teenager often shows a certain degree of slowness in their activities. It’s because they do not feel energetic enough and feel bored all the time. Such loss in energy, often indicates that the teenager is suffering from depression.

6. Behavioral Problems

Is your teenager bursts into anger on slightest provocation? Is he or she overtly sensitive to criticism? Are they facing behavioral problems at home or school? Such behavioral problems are often linked with depression.

7. Poor Concentration

Does it ever seem to you that your teenage son or daughter cannot remember any details? Does he or she face problems while decision-making? Such things happen because they are not focusing upon the task they are doing. This is also a potential sign of depression.

8. Physical Illness

Teenagers suffering from depression often complain of physical illness such as headaches, cramps and problem in digestion. Such symptoms usually do not go with usual treatment. So, if you see that such problems tend to linger, chances are high that he or she is depressed.

9. Guilt feeling

Any traumatic experience can give a feeling of guilt to the teenager. Watch out for signs. If the teenager takes everything as his or her fault, then he or she is surely depressed.

10. Suicidal thoughts

Does your teenage son or daughter often try to harm themselves? Do they constantly pass on remarks that has overtones of death? If yes, then take it seriously. The teenager is certainly depressed.

The majority of the teenagers feels down at times. Be supportive and see whether they are battling their inner demons or not. In any case of help, you can always get in touch with us. Our experts provide the best counseling for teenagers and help them fight depression.






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