PSYCHOLOGIST

  • It's official. If you are obsessed with selfies you may be mentally ill, warn psychologists April 14, 2014

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post...
  • 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...
  • Sports psychologist to accompany Pak team to India December 14, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to ensure that the national team produces successful results in India and South Africa. The chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf, said on Friday that they will be sending a sports psychologist with the team to India. "Dr...
  • Pune: The Army officer who wouldn't retire hurt August 24, 2012

    Pune: In the summer of 1999, Lt Col (Dr) Samir Rawat was injured in the right leg while fighting against the Pakistan Army in Ladakh during the Kargil war. It was a serious knee injury that put an end to his active soldiering career, but the diehard Rawat never let...
  • US: Scientists find key to happiness May 8, 2012

    Washington: Happiness can be fleeting, but by hanging on to those good times and not comparing your personal experiences to those of others can help you remain happy for longer, a new study has suggested. Researchers in the US carried out a happiness survey on a group of 481 participants who...
  • Rudi Webster joins KKR for IPL5 March 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Seventytwoyearold sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who worked with World Cup winning West Indies captain Clive Lloyd in the 1970's, would help Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming IPL season 5 beginning on April 4. Announcing the appointment, KKR in a statement Monday said Dr Webster would be the mental...
  • 'Team India can turn it around' January 11, 2012

    Perth: Psychologist Dr Sandy Gordon, who worked with the Indian team in 2002, 2003 and 2005 has asked MS Dhoni's men "to go back to the basics" after losing the first two Tests of the ongoing series against Australia. India were in a similar situation at the start of the...
  • 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...
  • Cops look for clues in Arushi's Orkut profile May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Noida police may have completely misconstrued the contents of Arushi's emails and web chats and arrived at a dramatically different conclusion, all thanks to a disconnect with the ways of Generation Y. The language of the email sent by Arushi suggests a potential motive, says the Noida police...
  • Love lorn? Try the new love drug! June 9, 2007

    New Delhi: In love? Over the moon? Want to cement all ties with the one you are crazy about? Well, this is not J K Rowling''s world and you cannot really whip up a love potion to enchant the chosen one. However, you can try the next best thing ...
  • Army stressed out, but help on way June 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Rattled by repeated incidents of fragging, soldiers killing fellow soldiers and a spate of suicides, the Indian Army has decided to get psychologists to help destress troops. The Army also seeks medical advice for anger management. "A proposal has been made that there be a cadre of combat psychologists...
  • How technology takes toll on your life March 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Wireless technology, cellphones, laptops and Blackberrys have made staying connected that much easier. But it also means that you're on an electronic leash, round the clock. So, a device like the Blackberry which lets you check your mail anywhere takes you out of office and then...
  • The myths and truths about suicide March 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Theres one suicide reported in the country every five minutes. And one in every three suicides is committed by a person between the age group of 15 to 29 years. What's even more alarming is that myths about suicide might be preventing us from helping. The first biggest myth is...
  • 2007's most depressing day! January 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Low? Depressed? Is the cold getting you down or is it your finances that always seem to be sliding downhill, however frugally you spend? You might have had a fight with your better half or is that bad habit that you are not being able to kick away?...
  • Caller tunes reflect one's personality December 10, 2006

    New Delhi: Hello tunes the myriad melodies you hear when you call someone on the mobile phone could reflect the user's personality and also affect the mood of the listener, say psychologists. "Bright and light tones may reflect a bright personality but it could also be associated with someone...