Ask the Experts: Understanding ADD and ADHD

  Dr Amit Sen; Founder, Children First I think one of the most relevant topics today in child mental health is ADD OR ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It’s one of the most common disorders in childhood although there is a lot of controversy still across the world about the nature of it, whether it […]

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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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Understanding ADHD/ ADD

By Devina Buckshee What comes to mind when you think of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? “Unfortunately a child who has ADHD is always imagined/perceived as a child who has excess energy, fidgety and most probably bored and in my mind an under-utilised child,” says Janki Mehta, Co-founder Mind Mandala. When […]

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Ask the Experts: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

By Dr. Maria Luisa Hincapié We all want our children to be healthy and happy. While we promptly whisk our kids off to the emergency room or the pediatrician when they are physically ill; many parents struggle when confronted with mental illness in their progeny. There is still a lot of stigma attached to seeking […]

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