Social Media Addiction: How much is too much?

            Addiction to anything refers to an inability to control one’s impulses and as a result, compulsively indulging in the behavior under question in excessive amounts, to the extent that it causes disruption in one’s daily life functioning. Whether social media addiction can be considered a separate mental disorder, be considered...

Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

Although incorrectly, empathy and sympathy are two distinct words that people often end up confusing and using interchangeably. Both the words share a similar root i.e. they are derived from the Greek word “pathos”, which means “feeling” or “suffering”. Therefore, both the words deal with emotions that one has in reference to another person. However,...

Effects of Childhood Bullying

Incidents like an older, taller boy troubling the shorter boy of his class or a junior by snatching away his tiffin or tripping him are fairly common. We have all been a part of bullying at some point in our childhood. Whether it was as a survivor, a perpetrator or a bystander. Although these incidents...

Helping Your Child Deal with Depression

Someone who is suffering from depression goes through a very difficult time. But, it gets more difficult when the person doesn’t know what is happening to them and why is it happening to them. Similarly, a child suffering from depression doesn’t understand their own feelings. Hence, it becomes the parent’s responsibility to help the child...

Identifying Depression in Children

In today’s time, with technology and social media, the level of human interaction is decreasing. Even in a parent-child relationship, the communication between the parent and the child has fizzled out. According to a survey, children as young as a 6-year-old child can also show symptoms of depression. But, parents mostly dismiss them by putting...

Signs of Selfie Addiction

Clicking selfies is a new form of art in today’s generation. Every selfie should get a like on all the social media platforms. It gives an outlook to where the person is, and what the person is doing. It also presents the person how he or she is looking. But, in recent studies, it is...

About Post-Partum Depression

Giving birth to a child is a wonderful experience. It feels like there has been an extension of you. But, many times it leads to a depressive phase. Many doctors and psychologists overlook it as ‘baby blues’. People expect the mothers to be happy about the experience. Thus, it puts an external pressure on the...

Ways to Help a Friend or Family Member Overcome Depression

More than 60% people in India suffer from depression. Depression is a very common disease among all the age groups. Empathetically speaking, a person suffering from depression feels very lonely and sad. But, the illness itself doesn’t live in the vacuum. It creates an effect which affects all the people who are near and dear...

Dr. Prerna Kohli: Coping Up With Loss

Grieving over a loss becomes the expression of the self. It presents the way a person pays respect to the lost “object”. Grieving over the loss object becomes very important and essential. But, the way someone grieves varies. It depends on the relationship with the person or object, on the physical health of the person...

How to Manage a Suicidal Crisis

Suicidal Crisis A crisis situation immediately demands that you seek help from a mental health professional. Whatever be the source of your feelings, a qualified professional can help you deal with it. Here are a few things to do when you face such a crisis: Seek help immediately: A qualified mental health professional or suicide helplines,...