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Psych Talk: Psychological & Behavioral disorders affecting Individuals of various age groups

July 12, 2020 Gaurika Kalsi 0 Comments

 Psych Talk: Psychological & Behavioral disorders

affecting Individuals of various age groups

Report by: Gaurika Kalsi

The Empower People Organisation has taken an initiative to support, educate and help people

towards their overall empowerment. And they are continuing this work even in this pandemic

phase through online webinars and panel discussions.

The following report is based on one of those webinars streamed by The Empower People

Organization on the topic “Psych Talk: Psychological & Behavioral disorders affecting

Individuals of various age groups”.

This webinar was conducted on 13th July 2020 at 08:00pm (IST).

Panelists for the session were:

Dr.Anjana N Ramamurthy (Consultant psychiatrist), Ms.Shivani Nirmal, and Ms Sumati


Ms. Sumati started the session with an introduction to the agenda and briefing of the panelists.

Various questions were addressed by Dr. Anjana from Ms. Sumati, Ms. Shivani and the

viewers throughout the session.

Some of the questions by Ms. Shivani Nirmal:

 Why is it important to understand psychological disorders from an age point of view?

 What are the disorders that are commonly seen in childhood?

 How do these disorders modify accordance with the ongoing physical growth of


 How and when should parents seek help for the disabilities in their child?

 What are the various sexual disorders in adolescence?

Points discussed by Dr.Anjana N Ramamurthy:

 Early identification of disorders

 Stages and modification

 Mood disorders symptoms

 Depressive disorders symptoms

 Autism –Paediatrics

 Consequences in late diagnosis like social and cognitive disabilities

 Intellectual disabilities

 Learning disorders

 Hyperactivity disorders

 Eating disorders

 Conductive disorders

 Personality disorders

 Age groups

 Identity disorders

 Substance consumption

 Symptoms of disorders in childhood like bed-wetting, easy fatigue, disturbed bowel

movement, sleep disturbance, etc.

 Tic disorder

 Over and under-diagnosis based on gender

 Developmental charts and pediatrics

 Gender dysphoria

 Internet &Gaming addiction

 Myths of Autism

 Disorders during old age

Some of the questions by Ms. Sumati:

 What are the worst scenarios? How to approach them?

 What are the consequences of late diagnosis?

 What are the gender-based drawbacks of these disorders?

 Criteria of normal and abnormal

 Parental views on sexual disorders

 Treating people with disorders