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Hey No, That’s Not True: Busting Six Myths About Depression

By Hvovi Bhagwagar Myth 1: Depression = Sadness Not True. Probably the most common thing I have heard in clinical practice is the assumption that any sad/dull/low feeling can be labelled “depression”. This is because people confuse any sadness with Depression. So I spend time educating patients that sadness is a healthy negative emotion, which is natural […]

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Understanding Psychiatry: Busting Myths

By Dr Samir Parikh Having worked in the field of mental health for almost two decades, I have witnessed a significant increase in the awareness and education related to the field of mental health, especially with the growing exposure of various media platforms. However, there still exists a large section of the population which is […]

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Grey Hours: A Psychologist and Survivor’s Journey Through Depression

By Scherezade Siobhan A decade ago, when I was swept by a giant wave of major depressive disorder (MDD), I would step out of my room every morning with a well-rehearsed nonchalance, a permanent scowl to insert suitable distance between myself and anyone else who would ask me how I was doing, and mostly unironed […]

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Understanding Panic Attacks

पैनिक अटैक एवं पैनिक डिसऑर्डर को समझना  पैनिक अटैक  अचानक  होने  वाले  डर  एवम  घबराहट के  अटैक  होते  हैं . यदि  नीचे  दिए  गए  चिन्हों  में  से  आपको  4 या  4 से  अधिक  चीज़ें  दस  मिनट  के  अंदर  होती  हैं , तोह  आपको  पैनिक  अटैक  हो  सकता  हैं . 1. दिल  की  धड़कन  बढ़ना 2. […]

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Depression: Myths and Facts

डिप्रेशन की कई कल्पित कथाएं एवं सही तथ्यय  कल्पित मान्यता  1. डिप्रेशन को ध्यान बंटा कर ठीक किया जा सकता हे. 2. डिप्रेशन अमीरों की बीमारी हे . यह मुझे नहीं होगी 3. डिप्रेशन ताकतवर लोगों को नहीं होता हे. यह एक तरह की कमज़ोरी हे 4. डिप्रेशन अपने आप जाने वाली बीमारी हे. इसके बारे […]

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Suicide in India: Do We Need a New Approach to Prevention?

By Amrita Tripathi India has finally moved to de-criminalise suicide — can we hope that this is a step towards understanding the nature of the issue? With treatment and prevention options long seen through a prism of “Western” best practices, is there a need to take a closer look at some of the factors that […]

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Ten Myths About Child Abuse and Boys

This is the second of a two-part series.  Read Part I of this piece here.  Part II deals with myths on child abuse and the male child —  myths we need to collectively address and debunk, urgently. By Ratna Golaknath Here are some myths about male sexual abuse that we need to challenge and inform ourselves about: […]

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Ask the Experts: Is Therapy for Everyone?

By Varkha Chulani First of all let’s break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy. First of all let’s break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy.  I’d love to illustrate this with an example of a gymnasium. If you notice, a gym is often made up of people who are […]

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