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Dr. Richa Mehta

Dr. Richa Mehta
Consultant - Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Richa Mehta
  • Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
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Biographical Sketch: 

Experienced clinical psychologist with a wide range of expertise in holistic psychological management of mental health concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, OCD, Panic Disorder as well as couple/relationship psychotherapy.


Education & Training: 
  • M.Phil Clinical Psychology from Rehabilitation Council of India
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology (Specializing in psychoanalytic psychotherapy)
  • B.A. Psychology (Hons)
Awards Information: 
  • Gold Medalist
  • Excellence in Knowledge creation and Research Award
Duration Of OPD: 

  Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

  • Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How Reading is a Stress Buster

February 6, 2020 0 1 minute, 18 seconds read

Everyone who reads might have noted how once you start reading a book, it takes you into another world synthesized out of words, imagination and interest. Reading gives every person a chance to interpret and imagine his or her own version of mental imagery of what has been described in the book, that is actually what separates it from a passive experience like watching a movie which doesn’t leave much for your imagination. The mental effort required to read, interpret and imagine provides creative engagement to the mind and also provides a sort of distraction that helps in reducing stress. The way one gets deeply engaged and lost in a book has almost the same calming effect as one gets from meditation and breathing relaxation. As per a study done in 2009 in Sussex, reading provided the maximum reduction in stress in the most rapid way than listening to music, drinking a cup of tea  or playing a video game, it also showed that reading also reduces one’s blood pressure and heart rate hence has a calming effect on the body and mind.  As per this study even reading for six minutes starts providing you these benefits. So reading  not only enriches you, enhances your knowledge, improves your concentration and focus, improves your memory, improves your communication skills, builds up your vocabulary but it also has an added advantage of reducing your stress levels. So now you have one more reason to reach out to your favourite book in the self. Read, de-stress yourself and improve your mental and physical well being.

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Are Suffering from Exam Anxiety or Exam Stress?

February 20, 2019 0 5 minutes, 31 seconds read

Exam stress or exam anxiety is something most students are familiar with. The butterflies you feel in your stomach right before you give an exam, the pressure to remember all that you have revised, the will to do the best that you possibly can- all are forms of exam anxiety. Exam anxiety can take two forms; one where it is a useful form of arousal that enables the student to perform better and the second where it takes over the student’s mind and body and disables him or her from attempting any questions correctly. Students face the psychological condition wherein a student feels such tremendous amounts of stress and pressure that he or she feels unable to perform on the exam. This type of exam stress is much more common than one would think. There are a number of physical, cognitive and emotional indicators that point towards debilitating exam anxiety that are exhibited in the days where exams are being prepared for or taken:

  1. Physical symptoms include sweaty palms, fainting, breathlessness, lightheadedness shakiness, and rapid heartbeat. In some cases, psychogenic physiological pain/illness may be present. 
  2. Cognitive symptoms are those that have to do with the thought process. It is obvious that such tremendous amounts of anxiety will lead to negative thoughts, however, these negative thoughts can also turn into negative beliefs about oneself and have an impact on the student’s behavior. 
  3. Emotional indicators such as excessive crying and short temperedness. This can be accompanied by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness in trying to escape or change their situation. 

These are the basic soft indicators that parents and friends should make a note of and deal with immediately if noticed. “Anxiety is a thief. It steals your thoughts. It steals your sleep. It steals your confidence. It steals your performance skill.”A good support system can be extremely beneficial for a student to overcome this “thief” and come out of a stressful situation thriving and in control.

There are a number of ways this can be done; some tips are as follows:

  1. Relaxation Techniques: “You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.”Slowly breathing in and out and relaxing your body and mind has been scientifically proven to combat feelings of anxiousness and boost concentration and happiness. Be mindful of letting the anxiety leave you. Practice distraction and deep breathing to challenge your negative thoughts.
  2. Effective Time Management: Using precious time right before exams start is the key to make or break exam performance. Time must be optimally divided between all topics and subjects and appropriate breaks MUST be allotted in between to enhance concentration. Merely sitting in front of open books all day is unhelpful and only adds to feelings of anxiousness. A proper, planned time table is a must during preparation days. Follow this saying- “Do it once, do it right. Get it over with!” Study with full concentration during the allocated time, so you don’t have to go back again and again to revise it.
  3. Study Skills and Learning Styles: It is imperative to find suitable study skills and learning styles that suit the child. Study skills include listing, mnemonics, mind maps and note taking. Learning styles are the ways in which different individuals learn best, by visual aids, auditory aids, reading/writing aids or kinesthetic aids. Every individual has a particular learning style and it is very beneficial to find out which as it can make the learning process more fun and informative.
  4. Family Time: During exam time, it is important to set aside some time to spend together as a family. Having a meal together, or just catching up for half an hour in a relaxed mood, can do wonders to destress the child. Give a listening ear to the anxiety the child has and give a positive solution.
  5. Don’t Compare: Comparing your child, his/her style of learning or how much time he/she spends in front of books with any other child is not only unhelpful but can also be damaging for their self-esteem. It is very important to recognize the fact that every student is different and studies differently. Unnecessary comparison only adds to stress and makes studying a burden. As the famous quotes go, “Prove yourself to yourself, not to others.”
  6. Positive Affirmations: It is extremely important for students to inculcate confidence in themselves. Positive affirmations are an excellent way to do this. “I am a do-er. I will take action and get things accomplished.”I am energized and ready to slay the day!”I believe in myself and my ability to succeed.”I believe I can achieve all that I want if I focus my energy in the right places.” These are some affirmations that students should believe in and repeat to feel energized and confident about their performance on an exam. Here are certain affirmations you can read them aloud before an exam.
    -> I am positive about the upcoming exam.
    -> I know I can do it no matter how difficult it becomes.
    -> Every exam is an opportunity for me to show my knowledge.
    -> I am well prepared and I am confident I can perform better.
  7. Seeking Professional Help: There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional help if you feel the anxiety is being fulfilled by all the above criteria and is getting difficult to handle. Consulting a mental health professional will be in the student’s best interest and help him or her work through the anxiety and come out a much better learner and performer. 

As parents, it is important to remember that nothing is more important than your child’s well- being. The atmosphere around the house must be stress-free and free from any unnecessary pressures. Successes, failures, stress, and performance are all life skills that your child needs to develop to be a fully functioning member of society. It is all part of the process and important to teach the child the necessary life lessons. 

Finally, as a mental health professional in the field for the past many years, I can assure you, it is imperative to understand a student’s mental health is never something to be ignored and there is no exam or test that can be more important than their psychological well-being! Always remember: “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from irrational fears.”Keep up your faith, keep working hard, be confident and with a positive mindset, you would definitely achieve it.

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Dr. Nitin A. Lal

Dr. Nitin A. Lal
Clinic Psychologist
  • Registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India.
  • Professional Life Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists.  
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Work Experience: 
  • 2 years experience as practicing clinical psychologist.
Education & Training: 
  • MA Clinical Psychology ( Amity University, Noida).
  • MPhil Clinical Psychology ( Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai).
  • Summer School (Psychology)  (Stanford University, USA).
Awards Information: 
  • COGMED Coach for Working Memory Training.
  • CBT Training from Beck Institute, USA.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Course.
  • Trainers’ Workshop on, ‘Feeling Good and Doing Well’ a Promotive Intervention Module for Youth at NIMHANS.
  • Presented a paper, ‘Stress and Interaction Patterns in relation to Coping in Parents of Children with Learning Disability-Pilot Study’ at 4th ICPAS conference at Goa 2016.
Speciality Interest: 
  • Child and Adult Psychotherapy.
  • Psycho-diagnostic Assessments.
  • Early Childhood Development (including assessment of high risk babies).
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Super Specialty Hospital,  Vaishali

  • ​Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9 AM to 11 AM.

Shreya Panjwani

Shreya Panjwani
Consultant - Clinical Psychology
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Work Experience: 
  • Presently working as Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Max Hospital, Gurgaon
  • Worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Centre for Behavioral Sciences, New Delhi for 3 years
  • Worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Manasthali and Mayom Hospital, Gurgaon for 2 years
  • Worked as a Clinical Psychologist with VIMHANS Hospital, New Delhi for 1 year
Education & Training: 
  • M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
  • Psychology Trainee at VIMHANS Hospital, New Delhi for 6 months
  • M.A. In Clinical Psychology from Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • B.A. In Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore
Speciality Interest: 
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder & Phobias
  • Adolescent & Childhood issues
  • Stress management
  • Family Counseling
  • Psycho-diagnostic Assessment
  • IQ Assessments
  • Deaddiction
  • Grief Counseling
Duration Of OPD: 

    Max Hospital, Gurgaon

  • Tuesday -12 noon to 2 pm & 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Thursday -  12 noon to 2 pm
  • Saturday - 12 noon to 2 pm

The Inevitable Boards: How Parents Can Help

January 25, 2018 0 64 5 minutes, 16 seconds read

The frightening and pressing ideology that the class 10th and 12th board exams are some of the most crucial of one’s lifetime, has been assuredly passed down from one generation to the next. Though this assertion is largely found to be true, with growing class sizes resulting in growing competition amongst students; board exams have now become more stressful than ever before. The usual narrative involves students and their ability to perform up to expectation in these exams. However, what is oftentimes left out of this discussion is the role of the social support system in assisting a student to obtain his/her fullest potential. Parental support and encouragement is statistically found to do wonders for students in most stressful testing situations.

Students are under intense pressure during exam time; competition for college admission remains high and both pressure from tutors, teachers, and family members can leave young people feeling overwhelmed. Parents may be concerned about how well their child will do – and the knock-on effect on their future prospects. They may worry about their child's level of revision stress (or lack thereof). The financial implications of a child having to repeat a year adds an extra burden. Many parents may feel a sense of powerlessness in not being able to alleviate the suffering of their child. The job as a parent is to help you achieve the optimal balance between being too relaxed and being paralyzed by anxiety. The following tips may help both students and their parents establish a bond and attain equal sustenance from one another.

Don’t compare your children with others: Though board exams are considered to be a milestone in our academic lives, they are not the be-all and end-all of a student’s career. Not all comparison stems from a malicious intent but one has to pay heed to the fact that most students may already be comparing themselves to their peers and siblings internally. To reinforce their fear of relative failure will only shrink their morale and resolve.

Realize the importance of group study: Supervised group study could actually be helpful in regaining self-confidence. Research shows that children do comparatively better when they prepare within a group. Group study allows for the creation of a healthy environment wherein students can nurture one another’s growth and confidence by correction, game activities, providing challenges, and handing out support and encouragement when one is not able to perform up to mark.

Have Dinner together: This tip has less to do with the actual board examinations and more to do with improving family bonding. Most students do not have adequate time to study due to their long school schedules, tuition classes, extra-curricular activities, and homework burden. Assigning time out for a meal as a family can help the student escape this taxing routine and reconnect with members of the family. This addition to the daily routine can also assist parents in monitoring meals of their children as skipping meals is a common finding in students with hectic schedules.

Don’t discuss a bad paper: For most students, Pre-boards exams are just as anxiety-provoking as the actual Board exams. After each day’s exams allow your son or daughter to recount to you their daily story. Do not be tempted to review in detail with them any errors or omissions in the paper. Such a process achieves absolutely nothing, other than to increase the student’s stress levels. Simply allow them the time and space to tell their story and move on to the next challenge, the next paper.

Do not disconnect the Internet, restrict it: For many parents, it is almost an instinctive act to disconnect any medium of even the most remote distraction. The internet has its downsides and can be a heavy distraction if appropriate measures are not taken. It is equally vital to recognize that students can also benefit from internet use: to download informative videos, to find previous year question papers, and to communicate with tutors and teachers during the preparation period. Thus placing time restrictions on internet activity as well as laying down guidelines for internet use can assist in curbing the disrupting effects internet use has.

Recognize that success is a team effort: Drawing on the support of everything that is potentially positive in a student’s life helps to maximize exam performance. Such supports include a heightened awareness on the part of all family members in their interactions with the student before and during exams, appropriate interactions with their friends, and participation in any sporting or social activity that is not injurious to ongoing success in the exams. All these factors help to maintain a student’s spirits during such an extended preparation and exam period.

Help them maintain a well-balanced routine: Parents should ensure their sons/daughters have a proper balance between study and rest. After an exam or study session, they need time to rest and recharge before they can do any beneficial study for the next subject. Remember that learning happens best when one is stress-free and well-rested; so parents should assist their children in developing a sleep-wake routine for maximum rest. Late-night study sessions are ill-advised and ultimately do more harm than good.

Do not overhype the importance of any examination: It is very easy in the middle of a stress-inducing experience to get the whole event totally out of perspective. Parents need to be aware that sons or daughters taking board examinations can sometimes mistakenly believe their standing in their parents’ eyes is dependent on their success in the exam. Parents should ensure their child is absolutely clear that your unconditional love and regard for them is in no way dependent on how they perform in the board examination. This affirmation is the greatest gift you can give them at the start of their examinations.

Engaging with challenging experiences such as finals and important exams is essential for young people to develop internal skills and resources, and will provide them with the confidence and emotional resilience needed to cope with the future challenges of work and adult life.

Seeing exam stress as a necessary part of the learning process should help them understand that nothing can overpower parental support. Seeing them this process can also help parents to develop trust in their child’s future competencies.

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Dr. Komal Manshani

Dr. Komal Manshani
Clinical Psychologist - Psychiatry
Komal Manshani
  • Registered as Clinical Psychologist with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), since 2010
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Biographical Sketch: 
  • Dr. Komal Manshani is a Clinical Psychologist with 9 years of clinical practice. She uses a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)-oriented approach in her work. She is a licensed professional, registered with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and has also cleared her National Eligibility Test (NET). She has numerous publications in journals, books, and magazine.


Work Experience: 
  • 9 years of experience in clinical practice
Education & Training: 
  • M.Phil Clinical Psychology (2010) from Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS)
  • PhD Psychology (Clinical and Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, focus on Geriatric population) in 2015
  • Master's in Psychology (2008) from Delhi University (Specialization: Clinical Psychology)
  • BA Psychology (Honours) from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University
Awards Information: 
  • Guest faculty at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) for Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling.
  • Invited to chair scientific sessions at the The National Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP), held in Delhi-NCR in February 2018
  • Invited as Resource person for RCI approved CRE program on " Behaviour Modification Techniques for children with Learning Disabilities" organized by IASE, Faculty Of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia , in January 2018
  • Invited as Resource person for RCI approved CRE program on "Socio-emotional Aspects of Learning Disability" organized by  National Institute for Empowerment of Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), and Ayush Society, in December 2017
  • Invited speaker on “Stress Management” at Ramjas college, Delhi in September 2017
  • Invited as Health and Wellness professional at Colgate Palmolive India Ltd. on 20th April 2016
  • Invited speaker on “Specific Learning Disorder” for the teachers of Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri, Delhi in May 2016
  • Invited speaker in panel discussion on “Challenges faced by the Youth of Today” at Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi in March 2016
  • Conducted workshop on “Identification and Remediation of  Common Psychological Problems in Children” at Hemnani Public School, and Nebhraj Public School
  • Invited speaker for Panel Discussion on How to Turn Dreams into Reality at Prannath Parnami University, Hisar (Haryana) in June 2014
  • Conducted Workshop on “Handling Stress in Everyday Life” in Jamia Millia Islamia in September 2011
  • Presented symposium, papers at several national level conferences, and seminars
Speciality Interest: 
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Anxiety, and Depression in Adults
  • Geriatric Psychology
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

  • Tuesday: 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm

Take Care of your Mental health at Workplace

December 18, 2017 0 37 2 minutes, 44 seconds read

As generations progress, we spend more and more time at the workplace than ever before. The long hours, combined with a lot of other stress factors are bound to take a toll on one's physical and mental health. Looking from a mental health perspective, your work life may be a major contributor to disorders like anxiety, depression, substance abuse etc. Sometimes, it is also possible that stress in one's life may manifest itself in the form of physical ailments too. In such cases, there is no biological base to problems. The root is psychological. Also, excessive stress in general triggers a lot of other physical and mental ailments.

Dr. Ashima Srivastava, Senior Consultant, Clinic Psychologist at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj says, as we take out time this year to raise awareness about mental health issues, let us mobilize our efforts to support a better working environment for the mental and physical wellbeing of the people we work with. Breaks, team building activities, counseling sessions, and the like, which are usually viewed as a waste of time, prove to be useful measures to inculcate a positive and understanding work environment. This, in turn, increases productivity and motivation to work harder, thereby lowering the risk of developing a variety of mental health difficulties.

These days, the discussion on mental health has increased. But what about maintaining mental health at your workplace? One’s workplace cannot be neglected, and one must work towards decreasing the stigma related to mental health needs, especially with respect to the workplace. If a person is not physically and mentally fit, then how will he ever be productive?

The approach to address this concern should focus on holistic well-being (both physical and psychological well-being) for both employers as well as employees. Workplaces need to take measures to help overcome work related difficulties for employees, increase job satisfaction, as well as provide a platform for people to address their issues. The holistic wellbeing of each individual comes before organizational success. On World Mental Health Day, let us all reflect on our respective work environment.

Below are some workplace rules for happy life:

  • Motivate members of your team and congratulate them on their achievements
  • Change the way you respond to low productivity
  • Give alternatives instead of saying NO
  • Facilitate Open communication
  • Celebrate small victories and manage tasks with a checklist
  • Trust no one but respect everyone.
  • What happens in office should remain in office. Never take office gossips to home and vice versa.
  • Enter office on time, leave on time. Your desktop is not helping to improve your health.
  • Never make Relationships in the workplace. It will always backfire.
  • Expect nothing. If somebody helps, feel thankful. If not, you will learn to know things on your own.
  • Never rush for a position. If you get promoted, congrats. If not, it does not matter. You will always be remembered for your knowledge and politeness, not for your designation.
  • Never run behind office stuff. You have better things to do in life.
  • Avoid taking everything for your ego. Your salary matters. You are being paid. Use your assets to get happiness.
  • It does not matter how people treat you. Be humble. You are not everyone’s cup of tea.
  • In the end only family, friends, home, and inner peace matters. 

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