Showing posts from January, 2017

Spouse challenge: Whose life is harder? By Dr Pradnya Ajinkya

1] I wish my husband was dead. I know it is an awful thing to say, and if it really happened I know I would feel differently, but wonder if I would really miss him because I really am at the end of my tether. 
2] I was brought up by my family to think that when two people decide to marry, each makes a pledge that the other will be the most important person in their life. Couples may fight between themselves, over big things and small, but partners must learn to stick up and last. It takes a lot of shocks, revelations, compromises, and loads of friction to finally find a win-win, workable marriage. That's just how it is. 
3] My husband is involved in a family business with his father. In laws are kind, considerate, loving and very good souls. 
4] The Eighteen years it took to reach the point where I am today really bothers me. I wish I had been more vocal about the interpretation of my marriage. 
5] I was overwhelmed when my husband told me before marriage that, I am modern and hip in …

Case of Ram : Cravings and withdrawals By Dr. Pradnya Ajinkya

Key symptoms : 19 year old male suffering from chronic fatigue, lethargy on not being able to wake up in the morning without close member help. 
Ram: "It started out as having trouble waking up in the morning and feeling tired and sick on waking up for a couple of minutes. I am still feeling sick in the morning on waking up. The tired feeling progressing to extreme fatigue for over an hour on waking up.  I have been a very happy and well looked after child. My mother would wake me up as early as six in the morning for as many as 13 years. All this helped me in the past. However, back in a hostel, I have trouble waking up. It feels like a switch has been turned off and my brain forgot how to wake up early without help. I've always been a heavy sleeper. I would sleep 8 hours at night and could take 3 hours nap. I am concerned that it has been over 2 years and I don't want to cause any damage to my brain, body and future. How can I truly believe that my brain is resistant to …

Out with the old, in with the new Happy New Year MANSI ! By Dr. Pradnya Ajinkya

In a group of 75 children, thirteen year old Mansi feels socially withdrawn and refrains from activities in the presence of peers. It did occur to her to tell her parents and teachers. The peers threatened to beat her for informing the teachers. Parents look up the tormentor's details and decide to speak to their parents. It worked. A few days later Mansi came home with a hand and leg injury. She explained that the children publicly teased her and pushed her and they said it was natural to tease and fight with one another. The parents listened to Mansi and her stories of getting insulted and roughed up in the classroom and pathways and they wondered if it was normal. Mansi can't  help but get negative and disturbed. Even if the children later downplayed, Mansi was not able to leave isolation. The isolation and degradation just followed her like a black hole. She feels that she does not fit in at some point.  Her friends who tormented her explained that Mansi should be taught l…