Cops facing Stress & Emotional Problems – Kaartik Gupta Clinical Psychologist, AKGsOVIHAMS

By Sarkaritel June 28, 2020 10:19

Policemen in Central Delhi were individually counselled by a team of Kaartik Gupta, Clinical Psychologist of AKGsOVIHAMS and Dr. Minnie Mehta of Star Imaging in a Campaign Happy Police Healthy Police initiated by DCP Sanjay Bhatia.

Kaartik Gupta, Clinical Psychologist at AKGsOVIHAMS and one of the doctors taking these counseling sessions, said most of the police personnel are facing anxiety issues because they fear for their families as they’ve been working at the frontline.

These are the men who are at the front – line of the fight against Covid19. Apart from distressing them,they were also educated about how the disease usually spreads and what are the precautions to be taken.

“They are also facing emotional problems because they have been isolating themselves from their loved ones and have no one to talk to. Sleep difficulty was another common complaint among the police personnel. Some of them may also require medication or further treatment. Others may require psychotherapy, and proper follow-up sessions” Kaartik Gupta said.

He said, on Friday, he gave 25-30 minutes of time per police personnel. “But we need to increase the session timings because these sessions must last 45 minutes to one hour. We need time to build a rapport and make them feel comfortable to share their thoughts and feelings,” he said.

Some of them had problems prior to the lockdown but have escalated during the pandemic, Gupta said. Treatment process has to be modelled keeping their tough working hours and conditions in mind, the doctor said.

DCP Sanjay Bhatia felicitated the team with Mementos on the launch of Healthy Happy Police.

Kaartik Gupta,M.Phil (Cl.Psy)
Clinical Psychologist
AKGsOVIHAMS Medical Center
RU- 115, Pitampura, New Delhi.
M – 8851653345, 9711981553
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By Sarkaritel June 28, 2020 10:19