Anti-psychotics and quality of life

This is a question which may occur to many people whether anti-psychotics improve the quality of life. So let me put it this way- anti-psychotics are NOT meant to improve the quality of life, but just reduce the symptoms of psychosis in the short run. Why do I say 'short run'? Nobody ordinarily can have … Continue reading Anti-psychotics and quality of life

6th Nov 1992

The date above will remain significant for long, until memory fades, if ever. I was 20 then. The footsteps of winter had begun to descend and it was the last year of college. Or nearly so! It turned out to be the day my life would be changed forever. I stood in the college auditorium … Continue reading 6th Nov 1992

Despite their dangers, pro-anorexia forums have much to teach us

In recent years, a cultural movement has emerged online that takes a positive attitude toward eating disorders. So-called pro-anorexia (or, more commonly, ‘pro-ana’) organisations differ widely. Whereas the majority claim to provide a non-judgmental environment for those diagnosed with anorexia, others go further, denying that eating disorders are mental illnesses and casting them instead as … Continue reading Despite their dangers, pro-anorexia forums have much to teach us

The idea of recovery in an interview

This is my first public interview, in which I spoke about recovery and why it is a justice issue, more than the right for people to get mental health treatment. It aired on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, this year- 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDYF6zF39I&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3co6NOgcCRuCoEfHvYMZdXL8RdKNqnEWGLw3nnuctJ5y8ioFQxbT7gSLA My interview in Hindi, whose title is somewhat misleading for … Continue reading The idea of recovery in an interview

Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice

These are figures in a museum in Greece. My idea was to think of the word 'supporting' and look for an appropriate picture. I thought everything needs support- even the past needs support and appreciation before it can be preserved and presented to another time. This picture is representaional of that support. This is a … Continue reading Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice

They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?

In the US the rules, checks and balances in the system will catch up with everyone. But what about in India? In the US, an Indian psychiatrist was recently caught...but had this happened in India, perhaps nobody would have got to know! Here is an excerpt from something that came on Somatosphere When clinical trials … Continue reading They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?