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Ms. Prachi Vaish - Psychologist, Lucknow

Ms. Prachi Vaish

M.Phil - Psychology

Psychologist, Lucknow

3 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Ms. Prachi Vaish M.Phil - Psychology Psychologist, Lucknow
3 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Hi there!Thank you for reaching out to me. I am an honest and ethical therapist for whom client is the priority and I try to establish a collaborative partnership with my clients where bo......more
Hi there!Thank you for reaching out to me. I am an honest and ethical therapist for whom client is the priority and I try to establish a collaborative partnership with my clients where both of us work side by side to find solutions. So if that's the kind of help you're looking for, you're in the right place!
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NOTE: Ms Prachi ONLY conducts her practice ONLINE through live chat, phone calls and video calls. Ms Prachi S Vaish is the founder and chief Clinical Psychologist of India's first completely online psychological services provider network She specialises in couple therapy, anxiety disorders and recovery from sexual and emotional trauma and abuse. If you are looking for help in any of these areas, you can get in touch with her. You can find her detailed profile on her website You can also reach her for a direct chat appointment on Google Hangouts on the ID or on Skype on the ID


M.Phil - Psychology - Gujarat Forensic Sciences University - 2014
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I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight situation. I used to smoke, is it involved in the cause? Kindly suggest some way to eradicate high bp.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight ...
Get this: When a recent study compared the metabolic effect of green tea (in extract) with that of a placebo, researchers found that the green-tea drinkers burned about 70 additional calories in a 24-hour period. If you can believe it, those 70 calories a day add up to a total of 7.3 pounds of fat a year! It's not magic, it's science: Researchers believe the difference is caused by metabolism-enhancing antioxidants known as catechins, which are found in green tea.
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I have exams coming so studying day night I haven't slept, head is aching, not able to study so what to do? Please help me!

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
I have exams coming so studying day night I haven't slept, head is aching, not able to study so what to do? Please he...
Surely there will be headache you need to plan your schedule. No need to study day and night, as it will be difficult to recall. Take small breaks in between study.
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Causes, Symptoms And Treatment of Schizophrenia

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Causes, Symptoms And Treatment of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental and emotional condition that is characterised by a heavily distorted thought process as well as hallucinations and even extreme fear that borders on paranoia. Let us find out more about this debilitating disease:


  1. Genetics: Genetic factors play an important role in the development of schizophrenia.
  2. Environment: Possible environmental factors include obstetric complications, the mother's exposure to influenza during pregnancy or starvation. It has also been suggested that stress, trauma even migration can lead to the emergence of schizophrenia. 
  3. Neurodevelopmental Factors: Schizophrenia appears to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. That is changes that cause the illness have been occurring from the earliest stages of development even in utero, and may continue to influence the development of the brain over the first 25 years of life. 

This disease has a variety of symptoms include cognitive and emotional ones that can vary in the degree and severity. One of the most common symptoms included hallucinations and delusions where the patient may end up imagining things that do not really exist. The patient may also be gripped by sudden and crippling fear like paranoia, which can be debilitating as far as everyday functioning of the person goes. The symptoms can also interfere with the way a person deals with situations and life skills on a cognitive basis. Withdrawal and hopelessness are also a part of this disease.

Antipsychotics are the mainstay of treatment. The earliest signs and symptoms must be referred to a psychiatrist. The treatment involves the management of the case of an individual basis along with psychological rehabilitation programs and inclusion of the patient in self-help groups. Housing and employment programs must also be availed so as to keep the patient busy. Also, behaviour therapy will be required in such cases. The mode of counselling should usually be on a one on one basis, although many doctors also suggest that group therapy can help in showing examples of progress so as to encourage the patient to change and get a new lease of life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Sir. I have indigestion problem as lose motion occur and gas in stomach. As I also smoke cigarette.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Cigarette smoking is acidic and can increase the gaseousness. You could be under some stress for these symptoms to persist. Please meet with a counselor and talk talk about your emotions and you feel better and many f these symptoms will disappear.
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Hello sir I am from Hyderabad. I am smoking from 2002. Present also I have a habit of smoking. Daily minimum 8 to 10 cigarettes I will smoke. Now I want to quit the smoking. So what type of medical check I have to do before quit. And how many days will take to clear my body from nicotine.

Homeopath, Pune
If you want quit smoking. Then its absolutely good. Quit early as soon as possible. No need to do medical test before quitting. Around in one year you r healthy person.
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He is very week having very low stamina .He is deeply addict for cigarette .please suggest me homeopathic medicine for quitting this smoking problem.

Dear Lybrate User, He may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. He could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking he will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever he faces any tense situation. Here lies his real test. He will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, he can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture DAPHNE INDICA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce his craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking he should take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing his teeth.
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Hello doctor, My problem is I am not able to concentrate on my studies. Whenever I sit and try to focus on my mind get deviated by one or the other things. I can hardly sit down concentrating on single thing and I feel like it is soo tough to concentrate on a thing. How can I get rid of it? Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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Hi My age is 24. I am preparing for some competitive exam and I need to study so long. Please suggest some good diet so that I get less sleep and don't get tired soon. Something that can help to energize me. I really need a good diet.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jalandhar
I would suggest you to study early in the morning rather to late in night. Take nutritious diet. Avoid fatty and fast foods. Take fruits more.
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She has problem with unexpected fat Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup they tell its problem of thyroid problem and my frnd depressed in future she will not be a mother What I do doctor?

Homeopath, Faridabad
She has problem with unexpected fat
Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup t...
Hello, your friend need not to be worried. She can become mother, there will not be any problem if the thyroid level is under control. So don't get depress and start medication for the thyroid. Take care.
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Dear Doctor. I am male aged 44 years height 175 cm weight 78 kg working in the Central Government office. Since childhood I have been suffering from Anxiety problem (specifically social anxiety) and I have been taking treatment since 1998 and till date there no respite. I took all type of treatments and therapies but no respite. My symptoms are unable to laugh freely when I talk to others and get pain the jaws. My jaws becomes freeze. It looks awkward to me. Kindly suggest any suitable medicines in Ayurved please.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear Doctor. I am male aged 44 years height 175 cm weight 78 kg working in the Central Government office. Since child...
Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. The latest government epidemiological data show social anxiety affects about 7% of the population at any given time Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people.  It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life.  It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Anxiety reducing medications along with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist and get helped. All the best.
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I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down. Getting exited always n always in depression. Do not have any confidence in me. I wanna mentally strong. I want to face the world bravely. Pls direct me d way to solve these. I'm in deep trouble.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches.
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I need answer help from psychiatrist. I am 35 years old male. I have some different problem. When I am talking with people. My eyes focus is accidentally looking to their mouth. Why it happens I don't know. I am so suffering this problem from years. It is trouble to talking with others face to face. I am not shy man. I am a simple common man. Physically and mentally am all right. I have only this problem. Please help me sir. How should I free and normal comfort talking with others.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
I need answer help from psychiatrist. I am 35 years old male. I have some different problem. When I am talking with p...
There could be a deeper psychological meaning in your behaviour. You could benefit from talking to a counsellor and finding the root cause of this issue as its really disturbing you. Meanwhile you could try to look at the persons forehead or eyes and to stay focussed there, do look closely at their facial features leaving aside the mouth. Do this every time to meet someone and compliment yourself whenever you are successful in your attempt. When you are not successful, try to understand what was the reason for looking at the mouth and don't worry about it. Most people don't get it right immediately. Please click on private chat for a personalised session.
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Hi doctor. I am 29 years old and I am suffering from mental illness from last 6 months. I feel pressure inside my brain I can't feel free because of that my memory power became weak I can't concentrate also I am a student so this very big problem for me and suggest me which medicine I should take. Thanks.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello dear, the simplest solution to anxiety problems is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things as meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc. But for all these to happen, you first need to describe your symptoms in detail so that I can give you proper help & a fast relief. Good luck!
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I am 23 year old girl and i've completed my mca. Now I am a job seeker but till now I didn't get any success in any way though i'm topper of my branch. So sometime I feel frustrated and feel like I am failure.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi , its very good to see that you are topper in your branch. See to it that you are little anxious in getting job also. Your desire is also to be stand first in getting job also. This may or may not happen. So dont worry, try your best, keep going. Success will be with you soon.
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I am 43 years old Male, I feel depression daily in the morning, I am not taking any type of medicine. I am Administrative Officer in Pvt. Society. No limits of my working hrs.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 43 years old Male, I feel depression daily in the morning, I am not taking any type of medicine. I am Administra...
You need to manage your time well If you are feeling burnt out take leave from work for a few days even if that means deduction in pay. See where you are losing out time. Plan the day carefully. See how you can use free time during work hours. If still problem persists medicine can help you although it will need medical supervision. But it is easy to start and will improve how you feel, improve energy as well as efficiency.
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12 Steps for Self Care

Unani Specialist, Delhi
12 Steps for Self Care
12 Steps for Self Care

1. If it feels wrongs, don't do it.
2. Say "exactly" what you mean.
3. Don't be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don't be afraid to say "no"
8. Don't be afraid to say "yes"
9. Be kind to yourself.
10. Let go of what you can't control.
11. Stay away from drama & negativity.
12. Love.
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Hi My name is Himanshu My age is 27, Almost from last 5 years I've smoke 3-4 cigarette daily (average), Now I'm feel to much exhausted and breathless when use steps (20-25), moving heavy objects (my own luggage), after a short walk (500M-1000M Only) and all continue efforts. I'm ready to quit smoking but I want to improve me lung capacity little fast with help of some diet chart, light medicines and another expert advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi My name is Himanshu My age is 27, Almost from last 5 years I've smoke 3-4 cigarette daily (average), Now I'm feel ...
It is not enough to quit smoking, which is in itself an excellent thing, but now you must do something to return your ravaged body, mind, and brain back to a healthy state. Depending on when you quit and how much you have smoked, it will take time for your health to revert to old times. To hasten it you must do some effective things immediately. The breathing problem probably indicates that you have already damaged your lungs from years of smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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