Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale, M.D. (Paediatrics), D.C.H.,
F.A.M.S., Vaidyacharya, is a renowned Paediatrician. He ranked
first in the examinations of M.D. (Paediatrics) and D.C.H. He is the
founder of the Paediatrics Department (established in 1959) in the
Lokmanya Tilak Mahanagarpalika Hospital, Mumbai,
Maharashtra. He was professor and Head of this department from
1959 to 1990. He was honoured by UNICEF which conferred on
him the Fellowship for his research paper that was read in the
International Paediatrics Conference held in Tokyo in 1965.
Dr. Athavale has obtained the highest degree in Ayurveda, that
of 'Ayurvedacharya'. He has written a number of books on
Ayurveda and modernised the entire Ayurveda for day-to-day life.
The books in Marathi and English are written in a simple and easy
language that they are useful for both the elite and an average
individual. In 1996 he received the prestigious international honour
of 'The Best Author of books on Ayurveda'. In 2001, he was
honoured with 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in the international
symposium on Ayurveda by the National Education Board.
Dr. Mahesh Gandhi, M.D., D.P.M. is a sexologist and
Homeopath. He is internationally renowned for treating psychiatric
cases with Homeopathy. He has been practicing psychiatry for the
past 27 years. Dr. (Mrs.) Shraddha Gandhi, M.D., D.P.M. has been
practicing as Consultant Psychiatrist, Hypnotherapist and
Counsellor for the past 20 years. She also treats psychological,
problems with Homeopathy.
The Gandhi couple treat concentration and memory problems,
problems with children like dyslexia, autism, stammering,
bed-wetting, temper tantrums etc. They also treat anxiety,
depression, schizophrenia, addictions, marital discord, sexual
dysfunctions, psychosomatic disorders and personality disorders
in adults. They have written a book titled 'Psychiatry for Students
and General Practitioners'.
This book deals with the peculiarities and problems of
teenagers that is adolescents and their parents. Adolescence is
the period of rapid growth during which sexual maturation occurs
and the child becomes an adult.
The anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs are
given. The common problems of adolescence like pimples, faulty
posture, masturbation and menstrual disorders are discussed.
The dangers of smoking, alcohol and drug addiction are
Teenagers should strive to establish their identity by
continuing education and acquiring skill and proficiency in the
selected subjects and imbibing good qualities so that they can
become good husbands or wives and later responsible parents
Friction between teenagers and their parents is a common
story. Important hints are given to both teenagers and their
parents, so that the teenagers can pass through their
adolescence smoothly and develop better ties with their parents.
This book gives in detail the duties of parents and discusses
the practical problems faced by parents in rearing and guiding
their teenagers. The various defects in the personalities of
parents and the common mistakes committed by them in rearing
their teenagers are also discussed.
I am sure this book will help both the teenagers and their
parents to understand each other. It will help the parents to guide
their teenagers tactfully and give them an insight for becoming better parents
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