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Author Archive: Krishna Mahathi

Fits, Faints and Funny Turns in Children

On several occasions in paediatric practice we come across unusual mannerisms, perceptions, and behaviour in infants, children, and teenagers, causing considerable concern. Many are dramatic,...

Integrating the Creative Arts in Therapy

“I think we want our kids to grow up to be people who can think outside of the box, be creative and innovators, sort of the forward-thinkers of our future. I think a way to inspire that is...

Cough Syrups for Children – To Give or Not to Give

It dawned on me this flu season that it was time I wrote a post on the commonest medication we all purchase over the pharmacist’s counter – cough syrups. I know most parents don’t take a...

Do Children Need Mineral Supplements?

I am writing this article as a sequel to my blog about vitamin supplements because I feel that mineral supplementation should also be a mindful exercise. The body uses certain components of the...

Somatization Disorder, and the Role of Unconditional Love

I have been reading a thought-provoking and enlightening book by John Bradshaw titled Healing the Shame that Binds Us. The author talks about ‘toxic shame’, wherein a person can come to believe...

The Efficacy of Alternative Forms of Medicine

I come from a lineage of medical physicians specialising in different streams. There are instances where we have had livid arguments and there have been moments of cognizance that come to my mind...

Do children need vitamin supplements?

During my residency days I was under the impression that the head of my department was a tyrant (I now believe that residents are supposed to feel that way) but as the years go by there are so many...

First Aid Essentials

Some of us have been in difficult situations where medical help was not accessible immediately. And then we were told that if only some effective care was given promptly, recovery would have been...

Understanding your Paediatrician

“We have turned doctors into gods and worship their deity by offering up our bodies and our souls – not to mention our worldly goods. And yet paradoxically, they are the most vulnerable of...

Infant and Toddler Stimulation at Home

“If we all could see the world through eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” – Chee Vai Tang Parenthood blesses you with anxiety .As parents we often want our children to have...