Shripa Pradhan Trigger warning: Trauma, sexual assault Psychology explains trauma in an individual level but we have to understand that the experience of trauma is contextual and is affected by the social structure around us. Gender can be a factor itself for the trauma to occur and the lived experience of trauma also differs due […]
-Kripa Sigdel Schools are closed, friends are not around, you cannot open your gate and run like you used to do during vacation, I wonder what would a child be doing in this phase of pandemics? COVID 19 has shaken our ‘taken for granted’ attitude about life and has created the scariest pandemic of our […]
People always ask kids what they want to be when they grow up when kids barely even know the million possible options they could be in the future. When I was younger, I was also asked the same question. It was one of the hardest questions to answer (It still is for me). I knew […]
Yesterday, I went to watch the Nepali movie ‘Parva’ starred by Namrata Shrestha and Koshish Chhetri. Initially I thought it was a horror movie and anticipated to have some goose bumps and heartbeats racing over the scenes. And frankly there were some episodes of that anticipation of the horror but my expectation of it being […]
Sebastian Faulks has treaded the path normally the writers do not tread upon. In his novel, human traces, he has humanised the worst ever mental condition that men can get in a very illuminating perspective. For the average reader, it can be a very interesting book to garner knowledge on the subject of mental illness and the history behind it. To the students of psychology and psychiatry, this book widens the horizon of their knowledge.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is the authoritative figure when it comes to the topic of mood, especially the pathology of mood. Her memoir is the excellent know abouts into the mind of the Manic Depressive. Dr Jamison herself suffering from Manic Depressive Illness has brought up such intensities of feeling and fervor of mood that the reader gets engrossed with the illness. Here, Dr Jamison not only recounts her story but in the process of her realization of the curt reality has successfully made the readers realize the importance of medication and psychotheraphy for any kind of mood disorders. The book will definitely take the readers into the rollercoaster of moods, emotions , feelings and thoughts and gives them the valuable insight of the mind of the Manic Depressive. And the most important and interesting aspect of the book is her life as well, a highly successful proffessional life with the feat that the normal average minds cannot easily secure. With the proper love, care, treatment and acceptance the mental illness cant be the hindrance to having a rich life of personal, social and proffessional abundance . I think that’s the biggest take away from her memoir.