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Ask the Experts: Food and Nutrition

Kamna Chhibber, a clinical psychologist and regular contributor to The Health Collective, answers some of our questions. This interview is a quick follow-up to this article: Food, Nutrition, Well-Being and You Q: Does good nutrition prevent any mental illnesses? Having the right nutrition can aid in having overall good health and well-being which enhances our resilience […]

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Ask the Experts: Bullying and School Kids

By Dr Amit Sen Bullying I feel is hugely underestimated and a lot of people don’t quite understand what it means. Schools that say they don’t have bullying– and many schools say  they don’t have any bullying in their schools — probably don’t understand what it (entails). Bullying is rampant, across cultures, across different age […]

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Understanding Trauma Therapies

By Scherezade Siobhan You can read Part 1 of this piece here In Poetry and Memory, James Applewhite writes – “Memory is always allowing itself to be used, but won’t be coerced; there are better strategies than head-on pressure. Memory has its own processes and its own selectivity. Scenes, faces, bits of story that rise up spontaneously are […]

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Ask the Experts: Busting Five Myths About Therapy

By Kamna Chhibber Undertaking therapy is not an easy decision for most people. Over the years that I have interacted with patients, doctors, friends and family I have recognised the many myths and misconceptions that people harbour about both therapy and therapists. It is not enough to simply say ‘Therapy is helpful and so you […]

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Avoid Stereotypes, Navigate Your Way to Mental Health

Havovi Hyderabadwalla is a clinical and forensic psychologist, who believes that the knowledge of psychology is a powerful tool that can improve lives. Edited excerpts of her interview with The Health Collective’s Sukanya Sharma.   Can you take us through any gender-related stereotypes? Some of the common stereotypes which are extremely prominent in parents today is ‘boys […]

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Life Beyond Trauma: A Therapy Guide

By Scherezade Siobhan The recent months have seen the emergence of a resounding global movement that is countering the unfortunate prevalence of sexual, emotional and physical violence against women and woman-identified folks. There is a developing social consciousness that is rightly affirming a zero-tolerance policy against exploitation and harassment of women in all walks of life. […]

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Ask the Experts: A Psychologist’s Journey

The Health Collective/ Image courtesy Raw Pixel This Women’s Day, as part of our special series, we’re bringing you more from and about our wonderful contributors. Here are edited excerpts of an interview with Kamna Chhibber, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head, Mental Health at Fortis Healthcare’s Dept of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences.   1) Tell us […]

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Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome

By now, you would have seen the trailer of the upcoming movie Hichki, starring Rani Mukerji, in the role of a character who has Tourette’s Syndrome, who finally gets a job as a teacher. While we’ll leave the reviews for the bonafide critics, Shruti Venkatesh takes a closer looks at Tourette’s Syndrome.     What is Tourette’s Syndrome? […]

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