Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorder

Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorder

Karan and Reema Panjwani (names changed) were puzzled with the way their daughter, Priya was behaving when she grew up to be 17-years-old. She was this funky and cheerful teenager who had a peculiar problem. The Panjwani’s came knocking at the doors of Dr Avinash Desousa, consultant psychiatrist at Sion Hospital and founder-trustee of De […]

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Patient commits suicide, psychiatrists highlight need for counseling

Patient commits suicide, psychiatrists highlight need for counselling

Today morning at 10: 15 am, a 56-year-old patient named Ramsing Jaiswal, in Seven Hills hospital located in Andheri, Mumbai, committed suicide, by jumping from the 8th floor of the hospital. Five days ago, he had undergone a heart bypass surgery. According to the information provided by the hospital administration, he was responding well to the […]

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‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Sudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

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Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctors

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctors

On a usual Monday morning, two women walked into Sion Hospital. Both in their late 20s, they awaited their turn to see consulting psychiatrist Dr Sagar Karia. During a chat with Dr Karia, he realised that one of the two women, Sumita (name changed) wished to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Born a woman, she wanted to undergo […]

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Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatrists

Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatrists

The result for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination or class 12 of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will be announced on May 30 at 1 pm. The exams were conducted from February 28 to March 25, 2017. More than 15.05 lakh students appeared for the Maharashtra HSC 2017 exams out […]

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Psychiatrists hail SOP developed by WCD for rehabilitation of children in conflict with law

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has developed standard operating procedures (SOP) for the rehabilitation of children in conflict with law under the Juvenile Justice System. The SOP aims to emphasize cause of rehabilitation and social reintegration by providing for types of institutional care such as after-care services, foster care and sponsorship […]

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No longer a taboo! Varying couples more open to seeing marriage counsellors and psychiatrists

The speed at which couples are falling in love is the same at which they are falling out of it. Mumbai family court and city psychiatrists are a witness to this as numbers of couples heading for a divorce are rising by the day. Psychiatrists say there is an upward trend in couples seeking counselling […]

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Colouring therapy is the latest trend

“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting,” said famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. His words are an inspiration for aspiring painters and they are, perhaps, even true for those who find refuge in colouring therapy. Colouring therapy is an age-old practice recommended by psychiatrists to help their patients deal with stress. Though […]

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