PSYCHIATRISTS

  • Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses. India's demographic profile shows that it has the...
  • A real psychiatrist reviews Jacqueline Fernandez's role of a shrink in Salmanstarrer 'Kick' and points out glaring howlers July 28, 2014

    Another Salman Khan film is in the theatres and will likely become a bumper hit. Kick, that stars actress Jacqueline Fernandez as a young psychiatrist, is a study in the bizarre, mainly because, among other things, the makers probably have never been in touch with a real psychiatrist. 26 Hindi movies...
  • Hermann Rorschach: 10 littleknown things about the Swiss psychiatrist November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Today's Google doodle marks the 129th birth anniversary of Hermann Rorschach, the Swiss psychiatrist who devised the Rorschach inkblot test that bears his name. This test is used clinically for diagnosing psychopathology. Here are 10 things that you didn't know about Hermann Rorschach and his creation. 1. Because of...
  • Hermann Rorschach's 129th birthday: Google doodles an inkblot test November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Many of us who would have never been to a psychiatrist's but have tried our own versions of an inkblot test. November 8, 2013 is the 129th birth anniversary of Hermann Rorschach, the Swiss psychiatrist who devised the test that bears his name. Because of his love for...
  • Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings August 29, 2013

    A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a US Army psychiatrist to death for the 2009 mass murder of 13 people, mostly unarmed soldiers, at Fort Hood, Texas, which the convicted gunman said he committed in retaliation for US wars in the Muslim world. Major Nidal Hasan, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God...
  • Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter August 29, 2013

    Prosecutors in the trial of US Army Major Nidal Hasan on Wednesday asked the jury to sentence him to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the convicted gunman is a criminal and "never will be a martyr." ~~amp;nbsp; The military jury of 13 officers who convicted Hasan...
  • Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty August 24, 2013

    A military jury convicted US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder on Friday for the November 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by lethal...
  • Bradley Manning faces legal and social difficulties as transgender August 23, 2013

    Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced this week for leaking 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the country's history, could soon be entangled in another legal showdown. Unlike the court-martial Manning faced for leaking the data, the next challenge could play out in federal...
  • Fort Hood shooter selected 'personal kill zone', says prosecutor August 23, 2013

    The US Army psychiatrist who has admitted shooting dead 13 fellow soldiers in 2009 chose one station at a Fort Hood medical facility as his "personal kill zone" because he knew it would be packed with soldiers, a prosecutor said on Thursday in closing arguments of a court-martial. Major Nidal Hasan,...
  • Helpline set up to curb growing incidents of suicide June 9, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Concerned over the rise in the number of suicides, Gandhinagar police have launched a helpline to offer counselling to people and dissuade them from taking the extreme step, a senior police official said in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The helpline named 'Jindagi' was launched by the state capital police on...
  • It's difficult for a rape survivor to deal with the trauma: Psychiatrists December 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as the nation prays for the 23yearold gangrape survivor in Delhi, psychiatrists tell CNNIBN that it could take quite some time to deal with the emotional trauma. The extensive media coverage could also trigger trauma in other rape survivors. When asked what is the road of recovery like...
  • Noida: Will Sonali Behl recover from trauma? April 15, 2011

    Noida: Days after the Behl sisters were rescued, 43yearold Sonali remains critical. Her elder sister Anuradha died on Wednesday. One overpowering question remains how could two women who seemed to be leading a normal life just months ago become like this? Several questions revolve around their brother Vipin who had...
  • Scores deluged by flood phobia in Bihar November 12, 2008

    Patna: More than three months after the Kosi flood, Sudha is still living the nightmare. The scenes of the dead bodies floating in the flood water keeps playing in her mind. She's now been undergoing psychiatric treatment. Her husband, Pranay Saha says, "The doctors said that the trauma caused by...
  • Shrink isn't in: Dearth of psychiatrists in India October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: This Mental Health Awareness Week, CNNIBN does a status check on the facilities available revealing a shocking state of affairs in the country. There are some 4,000 trained psychiatrists available to deal with an estimated four crore Indians suffering. With one farmer suicide reported every eight minutes in...
  • Mental health: Only 4,000 psychiatrist for 2 crore Indians October 14, 2008

    This is Mental Health Awareness Week; CNNIBN does a status check on the facilities available revealing a shocking state of affairs in the country. There are only 4, 000 psychiatrists for an estimated two crore Indians suffering. ...
  • Breakdowns and meltdowns synonymous with Britney January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Troubled singer Britney Spears once again witnessed a public meltdown. Meanwhile her manager confirms that Spears is seeking help from a psychiatrist. Britney spears was on Monday night pictured sitting barefoot outside her LA home sobbing after a runin with her manager and closest confidant, Sam Lutfi over...
  • Newsletter for the kids by the kids May 14, 2007

    New Delhi: School students in the capital have come together to publish a newsletter dealing with important adolescent issues. Some of them got together to make Youthoria, an eightpage bimonthly newsletter started in association with a panel of psychiatrists which tries to answer everything you ever wanted to know about...
  • 'Stressed' Army to recruit psychiatrists December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Worried by increasing number of fratricidal killings and suicides, Army plans to recruit 400 psychiatrists to cope with stress within its ranks. The Army has been affected by a string of fratricidal killings and suicides in recent months and a majority of such incidents were blamed on stress associated...