Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Don’t panic: it’s not Covid

Doctors are seeing a steady stream of patients, mostly young men, arrive clutching their chests, convinced they are going to die of Covid-19, a heart attack or both. They have no risk factors, no life...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Style  /  Published 13.05.20

The uses of anxiety

Of course you are worried. You are anxious. It is the most natural reaction to a global pandemic that is spreading around you. But some believe that this anxiety, too, can be useful. An article on ww...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.19

Rise in anxiety among students

Students suffering from anxiety has doubled in the last five years, say psychiatrists, who feel parents and teachers often ignore a child’s pleas of help till it is too late.“Fifty per cent of kid...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 17.02.20

Exam stress? Here’s how to cope

I study in Class VIII and am not a bad student. Recently, however, I have begun having trouble preparing for my final exams. First, I cannot remember things that I studied in the morning. This is mak...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

The unbearable burden of expectations

Parting shotSir — The Periodic Labour Force Survey by the National Sample Survey Office, which showed that unemployment has reached a 45-year high, is alarming. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led govern...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Depression decoded

Everyone — children, teenagers , adults and older people — is prone to negative thoughts and feelings of sadness. If these last consistently for two weeks or more, it is likely to be depression. C...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

All in the mind: 41% of Kashmiris show signs of depression

Sir — Yesterday marked the end of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. It was also the 69th day of the communication blockade in Kashmir. Even before the lockdown, a survey found that 41 per...
By The Telegraph in

Education  /  Published 16.12.19

How to tackle exam anxiety

As a teacher, I often witness the disastrous effects of examination anxiety. Some of my bright students who answer all my questions with gusto in the relaxed setting of a classroom, including complica...
By Chandana Chandra in

Books  /  Published 20.03.20

The ‘Bad’ Women of Bombay Films

In the Introduction of the book ‘Bad’ Women of Bombay Films: Studies in Desire and Anxiety, the editors, Saswati Sengupta, Shampa Roy and Sharmila Purkayastha explain that the “bad” women...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

India  /  Published 05.06.19

SC expresses anxiety over students' admission stress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its “anxiety” over the uncertainty students face every year, particularly those planning to join professional courses like medicine and engineering, and call...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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