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