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There are more career opportunities; Do not impose your own expectations on your kids; Talk to them and discuss what they really want to do: Dr Satyajeet Singh, Neuropsychiatrist, Aiims Patna

PATNA: The number of depression and suicidal tendency cases has seen a steep rise among the city youths during the recently concluded board examinations and their subsequent results. A few students even ended their lives following their poor results.

Psychiatrists said most students suffer from anxiety and traumatic disorder because of poor results as they fail to come up to their parent's expectations or cope with peer pressure. Psychiatrists suggest students to accept that poor result is not the end of life and they should speak their mind openly instead of keeping quiet out of frustration. After the declaration of Class XII results of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Khushbu Kumari (16) hanged herself from the ceiling fan at Palatkhar Jogia Talab in Bhagalpur district while Kiran Kumari (17) of Kasaria in Buxar district jumped on the railway tracks before a running train near Raghunathpur railway station.

"Most of the suicide attempts were not reported due to social stigma," head of psychiatry department (PMCH) Dr Pramod Kumar Singh said on Monday. "Every exam is a stepping stone and students need to learn from their failures. Kids are not the only one to be blamed for such extreme steps. Parents should not impose their expectations on their kids as well. The psychology of young generation has changed. They are less tolerant and everybody wants to be the best, " he said and added: "The family environment and parent-child relationship is also often conflicted, leading to further emotional pile up in the child. I handle such cases every day and ask parents to be patient and understanding towards their kids.

"Another psychiatrist, Dr Satyajeet Singh of AIIMS Patna, said if kids are feeling low and guilty about not performing well, they should not swallow the feelings. "It is better to spit it out. Swing of emotions will lead kids to suicide attempts. The cases obviously rise during this time of the year. One thing that parents should understand is that there are more career opportunities than being a doctor, engineer or an IAS officer. They should talk to their kids and discuss what they really want to do," he said.

"Communication gap between parents and children can be one of the reasons behind youngsters attempting suicide. Patents should be friendly towards their children, especially during the exams and after the results. Parents should understand what their children want," said city-based psychiatrist Dr Santosh Kumar.

Courtesy: Faryal Rumi| TNN | Jun 6, 2017, 02.14 PM IST

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The emotional bond plays a big role

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Father have a role

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Positive memories help treat mental health problems ?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions. It has been suggested that savoring positive memories can generate positive emotions. Increasing positive emotion can have a range of benefits including reducing attention to and experiences of threat.

Date: April 20, 2016, University of Liverpool

A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers. The work suggests that savouring positive memories can generate positive emotions. Increasing positive emotion can have a range of benefits including reducing attention to and experiences of threat.

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