These days people are gradually slipping into serious psychiatric issues due to their addiction to the social media, online games or the internet.
In view of the increasing number of such “addicts“, mostly school and college students, AIIMS, has started a special psychiatric OPD on Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm.
OPD is run by Balhara and another psychiatrist Dr. Rachna Bhardwaj
Dr Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, a psychiatrist leading the AIIMS’s Behavioural Addiction Clinic, told TOI that depression, anxiety and substance abuse was common in patients addicted to the internet. “They are counseled, their access to the internet is controlled and in rare circumstances, admission is required for their well-being,” Balhara said.
This is a good move, at the time When we are misusing internet technology rather than using it properly.