Over 50 per cent of Mumbai policemen under occupational stress: Study

According to a study, conducted by Sonam S Lavtepatil, a TISS student, about 55.5 per cent of Mumbai policemen are suffering from high-level of occupational stress. Study shows policemen have adapted a negative coping style such as consumption of alcohol and smoking to overcome occupational stress. The study highlights role overload, environmental factors and lack of facilities as the three major causes responsible for high-level of occupational stress

Over 50 per cent of Mumbai policemen under occupational stress: StudyMumbai police has been doing everything they can to maintain the law and order in the city and are vigilante towards security. ‘Sadarkshanaya Khalanigrahanaya’ meaning ‘to protect the good and to destroy the evil’ is their motto. But this efficiency comes with a price. According to a study, done by the School of Health Systems […]

Postpartum psychosis uncommon, but its triggers are not: Doctors

City doctors are coming across an unheard, but definitely, uncommon condition called postpartum psychosis. Psychosis patients may show symptoms such as discomfort with oneself, unaffectionate behaviour towards one’s newborn child, doubts about one’s own children etc. Doctors say the patients may also feel hallucinated during the condition and has observed a significant rise in the number of such cases

Postpartum psychosis uncommon, but its triggers are not: DoctorsDiscomfort with oneself, unaffectionate behaviour towards one’s newborn, doubts about one’s own children are not just signs of postpartum blues, but could be the symptoms of postpartum psychosis. An unheard, but definitely, uncommon condition in the city seems to be a frequent phenomenon for the doctors. Though it is not a common condition, but the […]

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boy

Anand Singh, who was to have a brain surgery to remove traces of tumour, now battles highly-resistant pneumonia. The family is struggling to gather finances to fund his treatment estimated at Rs7 lakh

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boyAnand Singh is not a usual six-year-old boy. He has been confined to a hospital bed, first due to brain tumour and complications related to it, and now he battles highly-resistant pneumonia. Anand was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on May 31, 2017, to remove some traces of brain tumour, having undergone two surgeries […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at home

The recent Blue Whale saga event that occurred in Mumbai has made parents knock the door of various doctors seeking professional help. Psychiatrists say that they are consulting a significant number of children with gadget addiction and it is an alarming situation that needs to be addressed on priority

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at homeGadgets have become a very integral part of our lives these days. Everything that we want is available on the internet and it seems almost inevitable to not be on internet. Given the recent spate of events across the world, it seems everyone is becoming equally vulnerable to a lot of things that remained under […]

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors

Mumbaikars are shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of Blue Whale game. Social media App, Instagram, is taking responsibility and going ahead to support ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale. Instagram has inserted caution for people to read and had offered to help before following the posts

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors  While people across the city is still shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of a game, the social media is taking responsibility and going ahead to support the ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale – an online game. Since everybody is googling to know more about the game, social media portal, Instagram […]

Kid with ADHD bags a spot in various books of world records

For any 6-year-old, getting their name in the Guinness Book of World records for skating non-stop is a great feat but in the case of this kid, ADHD didn’t deter him from doing what he loves, and that is what makes him extra special

Kid with ADHD bags a spot in various books of world recordsIf you ever happen to meet six-year-old Shlok Madye, you will be amazed at his interest in various activities. He is an official record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of World Records and Asia Book of World Records for being part of the longest chain of rollers skaters, among 371 […]

Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mind

Single parenthood is never the problem. Every child needs a healthy parent for a good childhood. A problem arises in case of a conflict between parents. A lot of them may end up believing that life is full of fights, anger, sadness or suspicion. Bitter divorces can change a kid’s temperament and mood in various ways. It can lead the child to question the institutions of marriage and family, due to distorted images of a previously presented happy family

Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mindConflicting divorces can be very difficult for a child. It can have adverse effects on children ranging from complete distrust to anxiety issues. Doctors say that if the correct steps are taken, a child can come out of the transition pretty well. John D’lima (name changed) is a 10-year-old boy who was known to be […]

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological help

Psychologists say that in the last 2-3 years, more and more companies are coming forward to engage psychologist in more organised way, especially when it comes to lay-offs. They say many types of disorders such as OCD, panic attack, low self-esteem, clinical depression and psychologists have noticed this in employees who are laid-off

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological helpWhile the fear psychosis of losing job is gripping the IT sector, the IT companies in Pune are becoming more and more sensitive towards facilitating psychological help for their employees. IT companies are now actively engaging with psychologists when it comes to lay-offs. Last week, Niloufer Ebrahim, a psychologist working with Jehangir hospital in Pune, […]