Nighat Ara

Psychiatrist, Counsellor and Therapist

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

The depressed millennials

It is one of the most common things being discussed nowadays — millennials and depression. Being one of the most highly educated generations that grew up with the technological wave, it should not be so. Then again, it is the same generation that went through a global recession in their growing years, no matter which country they hail from. As the generation is more aware of mental illness, they are also addressing their various mental health issues.

October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

Parenting and LGBTQA+

Just a generation back, parenting seemed simpler and anything could be handled with a sound scolding and an occasional smack or two. For parents of current times, things have become more complicated than ever.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

Mob Behaviour

A very disturbing trend of violent mob behaviour has erupted in some parts of the country lately. Lynching a woman over a rumour of child abduction is quite unnerving for any normal person.

August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019

Impact of addiction on family and society

Addiction is a bio-psycho-social disease, meaning genetic predisposition interacts with certain social and psychological factors to manifest the disease, which could otherwise have remained dormant for the rest of someone’s life.

June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019

Job satisfaction

Culture is powerful because it is so deeply entrenched in the psyche and lifestyle of a population that it becomes very difficult to name it, separate or identify it even though we know it exists. Culture of a population is palpable at every area of life including workplace.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

Healing from grief

Many people today do not know how to grieve in a healthy way. In a fast paced society, people often have no time to allow this natural process to complete its course.

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

“She asked for it”

Sexual violence against women is often justified by putting blame on women. If a woman gets sexually assaulted, the whole of society tends to point fingers at the woman.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Sexual violence

To understand sexual violence, it might be helpful to shed some light on sexuality and gender first, which are often the underlying issues of sexual violence. Being cognisant of the fact that sexuality and gender are both very complex and vast subjects, I'll only touch on issues relevant to this topic.

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Childhood romances: The two sides of the same coin

Childhood romance has bitter sweet aspects to it. By childhood, I mean age groups of young children, preadolescents, pre-teens and early teens.

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Addiction, love and recovery

Substance abuse disorder can destroy different areas of life in various degrees, depending on the nature and extent of the disease.