Accepting a firm ‘NO’ must be taught to your kids

Three years ago, in a fit of rage, an impulsive action proved to result in dire consequences for this child. And that is what Rohit Kumar is facing even today. So deep were his burns that he had to undergo multiple surgeries and is still under treatment, he is trying very hard to gain confidence

Accepting a firm ‘NO’ must be taught to your kidsWhat would a typical 11-year-old do if you refuse to buy him jeans of his choice? In most cases, the kid would be disturbed, cry or scream. However, would you expect the kid to burn himself? That’s exactly what Rohit Kumar (name changed) did. Kumar was the only son of an army officer who, on […]

25 tips for finding fun on the run

Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right? While we don't think any of these are necessarily good excuses (or altogether true!), we do understand it's not always love at first run for anyone who ever decides to lace up and hit the pavement

25 tips for finding fun on the run1. Forget the past: Whatever feelings or fears you associate with running — leave them in your dust! “Forget about the coach who made you run as a punishment,” says Sara Johnson, a coach at Reality Running. “Forget about those childhood memories of not being ‘the athlete.’ Just because running wasn’t fun for you in […]

The health benefits of adult colouring books

Colouring therapy which is the latest trend, is an age-old practice recommended by psychiatrists to help their patients deal with stress. Though colouring books are usually among top-selling stationery products, doctors and bookstore owners claim that in the last few years, they have become immensely popular among adults

The health benefits of adult colouring booksMany city psychiatrists recommend colouring book therapy to their patients to help them improve their mental health. Dr Parul Tank, Psychiatrist and Therapist, said, “Colouring book therapy helps mind to focus on one thing, and reduces its tendency to wander.” Tank said these books give adults the liberty to express their feelings, without anyone judging […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

Confused and disoriented? It could be a mental disorder?

Confusional psychosis, is a condition that is often caused due to severe head injury or high emotional stress. Severe stress or disappointment is often the reason for this condition. In this condition, the person is often disoriented with realities like place, time and people

Confused and disoriented? It could be a mental disorder?A week ago, the country was proudly talking about a 16-year-old boy named Harshit Sharma from Chandigarh. This was about his induction in Google for the job of graphic designing with a salary of whopping 1.44 crore annually. It was shortly realised that the whole episode was hoax and that there was no truth to […]

Talking to yourself in third person reduces stress, proves study

Reasearchers say referring to yourself in the third person leads people to think about themselves more similar to how they think about others, and you can see evidence for this in the brain. That helps people gain a tiny bit of psychological distance from their experiences, which can often be useful for regulating emotions

Talking to yourself in third person reduces stress, proves study  From meditation to physical activity, there are various things that we can do to regain control over our emotions during stressful times. But what if there was an easier way of doing that? New research investigates the effect of talking to yourself in third person on emotion management. A team of researchers, led by […]

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 […]

Child sexual abuse may lead to psychological disorders

Psychologists say that if you have come across a person who is scared of clicking pictures on their phone thinking they would end up using it inappropriately, then S/he may have a past history of child abuse. Doctors say it may lead to multiple psychological disorders later in life like obsessive compulsive disorder, paranoia, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia

Child sexual abuse may lead to psychological disordersHave you come across anyone who is scared of clicking pictures on their phone thinking they would end up using it inappropriately? Have you met anyone who is very suspicious of their own family members, so much that they don’t talk to anyone about his/her family? If you have, most definitely the person may have […]

Body shaming can be a health risk for teenagers

Body shaming is one of the biggest problems in today’s young generation and has become a problem for both genders as body image goes deeper than just making somebody feel bad in the moment. It also makes them feel ashamed about their body

Body shaming can be a health risk for teenagersToday’s young generation does not see wrong in expressing their opinion. That is true, but shutting out anyone with a different body type than them is not okay, say doctors. Body shaming is commonly seen in both girls and boys. Girls in their teens want to look thin and boys want to join the gym […]

Beat stress by using your breath

Focusing on your breath is a powerful tool. Learn breathing techniques that ease anxiety, depression and other stress-related issues

Beat stress by using your breathDuring moments of stress, your thoughts may be drawn toward past regrets and worries about the future. Thankfully, you possess a readily accessible and free tool that can be used to manage stress — your breath. Breath practices are a great way to become more in touch with your mind, body and spirit. Deep, conscious […]