Ask the Teens: The Insta Generation

By Amrita Tripathi While I was initially attempting to do a story on how parenting has changed in this digital age, given the pressure to always be ‘on’, and look good while you’re at it, I essentially got schooled by a couple of teenagers on how all-encompassing the pressure from social is. And let’s not forget, it’s […]

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Dating in the Digital Era, Teenage Style

By Amrita Tripathi We’re used to talking about the stress that teenagers face due to exams, but what about the impact of the Digital Age? And relationships at this fraught age? Not just on teens, but parents, and the entire family unit? Well, it was a quote from child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen […]

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Ask the Experts: Is Pseudoscience Setting You Back?

By Varkha Chulani Science is the ability to deal with facts, rather than what someone says about people, situations or things. Yes I know this is a rather simplistic way of defining science but from a perspective of emotional wellness, it by and large suffices. And pray why do I wish to talk about science […]

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Atticus…on Anxiety

We’re talking anxiety … and coping. (With thanks to @Atti_cus for sharing so openly and honestly.)   I struggle with anxiety. Less and less with time but I do. Two months back after a rather radical change in my life I decided to cease+ — KungFuPanda Dushyant (@atti_cus) March 21, 2017 interaction with humanity for a […]

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Your Stories: More Than Just the Blues — Life With Post-Partum Depression

By Prerna Uppal It’s been more than two years since my son was born, but the first time I shared my birth story was four months ago. It was in an online creative writing class for writers, who are also mothers/grandmothers. Maybe it was the distance I have now from the feelings and emotions I […]

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Your Stories: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Depression

By Shubhrata Prakash My first experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was a brief but promising one. When I was first diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), in 2011, I was put on anti-depressants and my psychiatrist did some counselling for me. However, that left many gaps in my treatment. The anti-depressants were maybe working, […]

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