Feel de­pressed, sad, an­gry, anx­ious, neg­a­tive or scared, af­ter watch­ing a crime show on TV?

Health & Nutrition - - SELF CARE -

Dr Kedar Tilwe, Con­sul­tant Psy­chi­a­trist, Depart­ment of Men­tal Health and Be­havioural Sciences, Hi­ranan­dani Hospi­tal, Vashi – a For­tis Net­work Hospi­tal, tells you how to deal with it.

NOTE A break from watch­ing the show will take care of any af­ter-ef­fects aris­ing from watch­ing these shows. Some­times, watch­ing a comedy show im­me­di­ately, might lessen the af­ter-ef­fects. In the case of re­al­ity shows, an­other ex­er­cise which could work is count­ing the num­ber of good v/s bad news. It serves as a re­minder that good also ex­ists in the world. In­volv­ing your­self in a hobby or an out­door ac­tiv­ity and a pos­i­tive ap­proach, may re­duce the stress level and min­imise the pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with the shows. Ev­ery re­spon­si­ble adult is free to watch the shows they like or find in­ter­est­ing. Use your com­mon sense and dis­cre­tion in in­ter­pret­ing the morals and ‘take­home’ mes­sages of the shows. If chil­dren are watch­ing, then a cau­tion­ary ad­vice can be given by their el­ders re­gard­ing the con­se­quences and the dif­fer­ences be­tween ‘reel’ and ‘real’ life. AISH­WARYA P VAIDYA

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