Top 5 psychological problems affecting techies

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 27 June 2011, 03:41 Hrs   |    6 Comments
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Today competition has taken a tremendous leap in every field, and the most significant among them is the IT sector. The advent of globalization and MNC's flooding into the nation; the struggle to remain at the top is at its peak. Everyone wants to retain the top position, deliver their best and get appreciation from their boss and in that race the techies tend to get to far and too ambitious by getting overly engrossed in the mechanical world. This ultimately affects the psyche of the techies and they become the victim of various psychological disorders. These disorders seen to be very common yet they are very serious one if not detected and council at the correct time. At least one in every fifteen persons approaching a doctor for psychiatric counseling in the city is either a software professional or working in call centers. The number of young techies who approach them for counseling has increased rapidly in the past one year. Here are the top psychological disorders of techies for our readers.

Dr. Sulatha Shenoy, a well known Psychologist listed out the top five disorders that are commonly found present among the techies.

1. Depression

Depression is one of the major psychological disorders that are highly prevalent among the techies. It is a feeling that may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods; however the symptoms of depression seem to be for long hours and very common among the techies.Struggles, setbacks, and disappointments are various causes of severe depression. It is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. Depression is most likely to occur in a typical office situation where there is a lot of work pressure on employees and one needs to go for proper counseling before it takes a severe form.

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Posted by:chetan - 30 Jun, 2011
3: Us Indians are prone to psychological illness as we re derprived of much physical activities so guess even Jhonny needs som play after a hard days work
Posted by:gany - 28 Jun, 2011
4: i think meditation..the ultimate way...we can follow baba ramdev to certain extent....
Posted by:priya - 27 Jun, 2011
5: how to avoid these things?
Posted by:john - 27 Jun, 2011
one word antidote for this is "yogasanas" logho
rameshlogho Replied to: john - 28 Jun, 2011