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Author Archive: Shobhika Jaju

You Think your Child has ADHD? Think Again!

Ajay is a 10 yr. old boy, studying in one of the best schools in the city. His academic & extra-curricular record is good and he has many friends. Ajay is naughty at times, for e.g., he starts...

Child Abuse: The Evil Lurking Behind Every Door

R is a 12 yr. old girl. She is a brilliant student, is part of her school’s choir, enjoys movies and is crazy about music. At home, her parents dote on her; she is the apple of everyone’s eyes....

Binge Eating in Adolescence

Raj is a 14 yr. old school going adolescent. His room is his world – he studies, sleeps, chats with friends, and listens to music, all from his room. It looks like a typical bedroom, except for...

Suicidal Adolescents

Much has been said and written about suicide and its prevalence among the youth, especially in today’s world, when the average tolerance level of not only the youngsters but also the adults has...

Taking your Teen for Therapy – Tips and Suggestions

You spotted something unusual about your child’s behaviour, or, perhaps saw that your child is being increasingly sensitive about small things. Just about anything that deviates from your child’s...

It’s All in the Mind: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Its’ all about appearance, be it perceived or real. Research suggests that most people form their opinion about others in the first 3 – 5 seconds of meeting them. Is it any wonder then, that most...

Body Image in Adolescence

Ever heard 15 yr. olds lament about how ugly they feel? Or how they wish their hair had been better, or their body been leaner and taller? This is an example of a negative body image, also known as...

Coping with Autism – part 2

Read part 1 here. In my last blog, I wrote about Autism and discussed its features with respect to a case study. We also looked at what can be done to help a child who has Autism. Autism by itself is...

Coping with Autism

Shobhika Jaju is a Psychologist by profession, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University, India. She is currently working as a school psychologist at a primary school...