Is Social Media Addiction Real?

We can say that social media is a modern version of the old primitive human need –to be and stay connected. But, from hunter-gatherers we turned into data-gatherers. No wonder our bodies and brains are suffering so much. Men isolating them in men's caves and women in women's caves with an array of gadgets at their disposal. Well, that's how from industrial to social media revolution we prevent our brains from evolving further.


Personality assessment of couples instead of "Kundali milaan" before marriage

Many couples have butterflies in their stomachs just before getting married. There’s a good reason behind this instinctive fear as well for marriages go wrong all the time. One of the prime reasons for failed marriages is an incompatibility between a couple.


6 tell-tale signs to seek as a psychologist’s advice

In today’s modern and fast-paced society, every one of us experiences stress and conflict. Balancing unrealistic work demands personal demands can be quite challenging.


“It’s All About ME!” or “Me, Myself and I”

“A Narcissist enjoys being looked at and not looking back.”The Narcissist Test-Step 1: Take a moment to think about yourself.Step 2: If you made it to Step 2, you are not a Narcissist! In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was a handsome young hunter, who was fascinated by his own reflection in a pool of water. He falls in love with his reflection and becomes obsessed with it.


The Rainbows In Life

The Human eye is capable of seeing the beauty of the universe in at least 7,000,000 colours, recognise it's loved ones and much more.  This sensory marvel makes our lives way more interesting and fascinating.


Targeting the Mental Health through Indian Roots: Fighting the stigmatised beliefs with the Idiosyncrasy of the Millennials

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the seasons of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only”.


CYBERCHONDRIA is more serious than it seems!

People are actively using internet to seek information related to health conditions and this pattern of behavior has become prevalent in recent years. It is estimated that more than 100 million (10 crore) individuals who regularly use internet search for health information online. This has become more widespread due to use of several devices like desktop, smartphones, tablets, and laptops.



A 32-year-old man, is already 30 minutes late for his meeting because of getting stuck in heavy traffic jam. A person named Raj is driving another car behind him keeps honking and tells him to keep moving.


Narratives around the life in Rehabilitation

These were the words of a patient taking who was undergoing therapies for Obsessive Compulsive disorder. People always tend to think that working with people who have mental disorders just require knowing the symptoms and treatment. The truth is that even as psychologists we sometimes are unable to understand what the hardships person with a disorder undergoes and it is much more than any set criteria.


Positive Psychology Creating possibilities – A perspective !

Psychology as a profession helps in changing one’s outlook to view everyday life situations in a better and more understandable manner. Psychology allows us to deal with situations, deal with self and others, build relationships and develop skills by conscious choice. As I work very closely with children age group 2 years plus to 22 years, this millennium youth has been very demanding and confusing to parents as well as educators. Raising children who are happy, healthy, knowledgeable and morally good is the ultimate goal of all parents and educators and a prerequisite for civilized society and functioning communities. Although specific definition of health, happiness and good character may vary across time, place and culture their importance for personal as well as social well being cannot be debated upon.


Gopa Bhardwaj: An Exclusive Interview

Complete interview published in Psychologs Magazine January 2019 issue. Educational qualifications: M.A., M.Sc., Ph D Scholarships and Achievements: BHU Gold Medal, UGC Research Fellowship, Commonwealth Scholarship & Life Time Achievement awards from NIPM and BHU Publications: 77 papers in National and international journals, 4 Book Chapters, Three books Teaching Experience:


The Cathartic Impact of Sharing Your Stories on Behaviour

You would have believed that an adult and sane mind should take charge and full responsibility of the behaviour and actions of the person and that explanation for deviation from the right behaviour are merely excuses. After going through this article, you may continue to believe so, but with greater acceptance and scope for accommodation.


Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very commonly recognized personality disorder. Someone who has BPD will be a lot different from an average person in terms of what they feel, what they relate, what they perceive and what they think. The cause of this disorder is still not clear but in most of the cases it happens either due to the genetic factor, problem with the brain chemicals or brain development and the environmental factors.


Let's Do It Correctly

Human mind is very strange. Mind enables people to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think and reason, to perceive, to judge and to feel. It is the faculty of consciousness and thought. Human being is controlled by its own mind. Hence taking care of one's mental health is a priority. Mental health is an essential and important component of a person’s total health status.


The Role of a Psychologist is of a Mirror

Almost everytime, a patient enters into the clinic, the psychologist is presented with the question “How sooner will you solve my problem, how sooner will you relive me of my suffering”? Sometimes this question is asked directly and at other times in non-verbal expressions. There are other questions such as: Will I be judged? Will you keep it confidential?...etc. It takes a long time to them for finding a satisfactory answer which correctly reflects their own approach as a clinician. This is when the mirror metaphor brought in a lot of clarity.

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