Fact Files

FACT FILES are curated articles by Dr. Sulata Shenoy to help you understand more about mental health matters.
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Mental health experts have renamed the 21 st century as the century of stress. All around us we see people who seem frustrated, dejected, anxious and incapable of coping with demands made on them whether in the home, school/college, office or relationships.
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Psychological Well Being

The pursuit of happiness is one of the important goals of modern man. Today we seek not only to be free of physical and mental disorders but we also want to achieve a state of mind reflecting well being in all areas – psychological, physical, social, work and productivity.. Read More


Some of the symptoms of a Phobia are: dizziness, trembling, increased heart rate, breathlessness, nausea, a sense of unreality, a fear of dying and preoccupation – all in relation to a feared object. Usually the object of this intense fear is by itself quite harmless and there may be no rationale for such excessive and dysfunctional fears. Read More

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Do you have a intrusive thoughts leading to a strong urge or a compulsive need to wash your hands, check locks, over-write your answers, count objects? Are these thoughts and actions repetitive, recurring and uncontrollable? You will need to check for OCD symptoms from a psychologist or psychiatrist and seek help.Read More

Lets talk about Mental Health

Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. It has probably been prevalent ever since humans started sharing the planet with other animals and fauna. Certainly there is a rise in stress levels, addictions, aberrant behaviors, emotional dysfunction over the last few decades.Read More


One of the most frequently asked questions to professionals is whether one’s sexual orientation can or needs to be changed, especially in relation to homosexuality. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to people of the same sex...

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Handwriting & Graphotherapy

Do you want to change your life? Handwriting experts say one of the ways is to change the way you write! Your writing says a lot about you. Especially for students it’s important that your writing is clear, legible, tidy and expressive...

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Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities, work and relationships. Its persistence and interference in activities of daily living is what differentiates it from transient low mood...

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Childhood Developmental Disorders

Childhood Developmental disorders comprise a group of psycho-developmental conditions originating in childhood that involve serious impairment in different areas of functioning. Developmental disorders are present from early life. The involvement of central nervous system in these aberrations is almost always implicated.. Read More

Career Guidance

Confused as to what subjects to take up, what career to pursue and which vocations to opt for? Instead of relying on intuition, market predictions, peer or parental views or pressure, it is better to go for scientific methods to find out what career choices are better suited to one’s talents, aptitudes and life styles...

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It is estimated that close to 10 million people in India suffer from autism and related disorders. No conclusive causal factor has been found. While there are several treatment methods being experimented with, only behavioral interventions have proved successful in controlling symptoms such as impairment in eye-to-eye contact...

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Anxiety can be experienced with long drawn out daily symptoms that reduce quality of life, or it can be experienced in short spurts with sporadic, stressful panic attacks, known as acute anxiety. Anxiety disorders are treatable. Many people experience meaningful symptom relief and improvement...
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Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a professional such as a psychologist, neurologist or psychiatrist. The symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity must be long-lasting, impair the person’s functioning, and cause the person to ... Read More