The Diwali Celebration

Courtesy: Ms.Gulshera Valyani, Psychologist, Ahana Hospitals


Ever since I started to understand my surroundings, people, things; Diwali has been a festival filled with fun, crackers, noise, food and all sorts of masti. My young days have seen celebrations from before a month; young boys cracking bigger shots and kids cracking flower pots (Anar), sparkles (phuljhadi), chakras, rockets etc. I get scared of the crackers and the noise but I love watching the “Athishbaziya” (fireworks). By then nothing else would strike except that everyone is happy.

Diwali, known as a festival of lights; culturally and religiously celebrated by the Hindu people on the high note. This emerged as a victory of Lords over Demons, my friends say. Well, the history is much known to all and it’s nothing new. And I’m not here to talk anything new about Diwali rituals or stuffs.

மின்னதிர்வு சிகிச்சை – நாம் அறிந்திடாத உண்மைகளும் பலன்களும்….( வாழ்வை மீட்டுத்தரும் மென்னதிர்வு சிகிச்சை)

Courtesy: Dr. Vikhram Ramasubramanian M.D (psy), Director of Ahana Hospitals


திருசெல்வன் (பெயர் மாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளது), 27 வயது இளைஞனின் மிகச் சிறந்த அறிவியல் அறிவும், தகவல் தொழில் நுட்பத் திறமையும், நுட்பமாக சிந்தித்து புதிய மென்பொருள் செயலிகளை உருவாக்கும் திறனும் யாருக்கும் பயன் படாமல் போகக் கூடிய சூழல் ஒன்று உருவாகும் என்று அவரின் பெற்றோர்கள் கனவிலும் நினைத்துப் பார்த்திருக்கமாட்டார்கள். ஆம். மனநோயின் உச்சபட்ச நிலை என்பது தன்னம்பிக்கை இழப்பதும் தற்கொலை முடிவும் அதை உடனே செயல்படுத்த விழையும் மூளைத்தூண்டலும் ஆகும். ஏனென்றால் அந்த ஒரு நிமிட செயலுக்கு பின்னால் அந்த உயிரே நினைத்தாலும் மீண்டும் இந்த பூமியில் வாழமுடியாது… திருசெல்வனின் நிலையும் கிட்டத்தட்ட அதுவாகத்தான் இருந்தது. சின்னதொரு உறவுச்சிக்கலில் ஆரம்பித்த அவரது மன உளைச்சல் நாளடைவில் தனக்கென்று யாருமில்லை என்ற கற்பனை நிலைக்கு எடுத்துச்சென்று இறுதியில் வேலையில் நாட்டமில்லாமல், எதிலும் கவனம் செலுத்த முடியாமல், தன்னையே பராமரித்துக்கொள்ளும் மனநிலையையும் இழந்து, நட்புகளை துறந்து, தனிமை வாழ்வையும், அதீத புகைப்பழக்கமும் சூழ்ந்த ஒரு வாழ்க்கையை பிடித்துகொண்டார். அவரின் மனது தன் வாழ்க்கை இன்னும் சிறிது நாட்கள் தான் என்னும் முடிவை எட்டியிருந்தது.

The Blue Whale Challenge: A No-No Game

Courtesy: Ms.Gulshera Valyani, Psychologist, Ahana Hospitals

blue whale

Throughout the ages, we might have come across umpteen series of games, see people getting addicted to the internet games like clash of clans, candy crush, temple run, GTA and the list is on. Beating it all, currently a deadly mysterious game which shook the world with its phenomenally terrifying rules, A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER GAME. Yes, I’m talking about the sensational atrocity on internet “THE BLUE WHALE SUICIDE GAME”; which is eating 100s of kids and teens’ life. It has created a buzz among kids from the age 10 to the teens of age 22 who should be matured enough to know what is right/wrong and good/bad are committing this blunder!

Substance Abuse Disorder: Signs, Symptoms & Myths

Courtesy: Mr. Gopi Rajendhiran, Psychologist, Ahana Hospitals

drug abuse

Substance abuse (or) addiction disorders is a condition that refers continuous use of particular chemical substance (alcohol, smoking, cannabis, etc) which act as a rewarding stimuli of the brain and makes the individual feel as pleasurable, feel as euphoric or gives the sense of highness or at least give the sense of relax despite its adverse effects on health, occupational, interpersonal and social well being. Despite the longstanding powerful myths and misconceptions about substance addiction, science revealed that addiction is chronic brain disease which changes the structure & functioning of the brain. These changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviours. Addiction is just as other health diseases such as heart or kidney diseases which disrupt the normal functioning of the underlying organ and it can be fatal if left untreated. Addiction affects all ages as the babies in the womb to the elderly people.

What Are the Early Signs and Symptoms of Delirium?


Delirium is the most common organic mental disorder; a sudden and serious perceptual disturbance resulting in a confused state of thinking and reduced awareness about the environment, due to rapid changes in the brain function. It also declines the cognitive functions and may continue from few hours to few days. It can occur as a result of illness, injury, surgery, medications or if a person is addicted to recreational drugs such as alcohol and suddenly discontinues (withdrawal symptoms). The highly suitable and appropriate substitute for delirium used in the past are acute confusional states, acute brain syndrome, acute organic reaction, toxic psychosis, and metabolic (and other acute) encephalopathies.

What are The Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia?


Dementia is a chronic organic mental disorder; refers to a decline or deterioration in cognitive function such as loss of thinking, memory (predominantly recent memory, especially in early stages), and reasoning skills – to the extent that it disturbs person’s daily life activities. It’s a progressive disorder which gets worse over the time. They deteriorate with their personal care, interpersonal relationships get damaged, and their activities of daily living get poor. Alzheimer’s dementia (accounts to 60% – 80% of cases) is a progressive brain disorder that affects person’s memory, ability to think clearly and communicate with others.

Seven Steps to Mindfulness Meditation


Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It involves acceptance and paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

Many consider mindfulness to have its origins Buddhism, but even before the Buddha’s birth some 2,500 years ago, Hindus practiced a range of meditations, some of which involved mindfulness.

Secrets to a Successful Marriage


The other most significant concept of marriage is SEX. To be saying in crystal clear words, marriage is not all about just having sex and produce babies; it’s much beyond that. Women are not a baby making factories. Motherhood is indeed a blessed phase, and that should happen with the beautiful bond between a husband and wife; a Love making it is said.

The recipe of a special bond is made with the ingredients of love, promise, friendship, trust, hope, honesty, sharing, commitment and much more. If any of the ingredients are missed or added less, the dish becomes a scrap. It is to be shared equally by both the partners, nobody is more or less.

Here Is What Psychologist Think about Depression


“You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.”

Depression is much different than just being sad. Sadness is one of the many human emotions we experience in our lifetime. Feeling sad is a natural reaction to situations that cause emotional pain we tend to feel sad about our daily life events and in certain circumstances. And like all other emotions, sadness too naturally fades away, usually once we overcome what has been upsetting us. Simply put, sadness is NORMAL. Depression is not. Those fighting depression tend to experience a persistently low mood that they can’t seem to escape. It affects not just their emotions but their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviours as well making everything less enjoyable, less interesting, less important, less lovable, and less worthwhile. In its most severe form, depression may even lead to suicide.

The Marriage


It was a bright Sunday morning; I was immersed in my dream world, a mesmerizing breeze on my face with an aroma of coffee bean. Suddenly someone shook me, with a voice, “Meghna, wake up it’s already 7 AM”. that was an oops moment, by the time I realized that am no more a papa’s girl, a princess of my home. My days of fun and play are gone and I’m a wife of someone and a daughter in law of a family.

MARRIAGE!! The biggest transformation in anyone’s life, a kind of EUSTRESS. Especially for women, who has to undergo a complete transformation of life. (Sarcastically) A Fugue effect I would say; complete detachment from one point to the other. Here, the transformation is not only with the place but with each and every inch of her soul. A woman sacrifices her needs, wants, hobbies, interests, comfort, sophistication and what not to serve her family and providing with all the above. But there lies an ultimate satisfaction when we do something for our loved ones and just to see a smile on their face.