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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Shekhawat

BA Psychology, MA - Psychology

Psychologist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Shekhawat BA Psychology, MA - Psychology Psychologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Shekhawat is one of the best Psychologists in Whitefield, Bangalore. Doctor has been a practicing Psychologist for 12 years. Doctor is a BA Psychology, MA - Psychology . Doctor is currently associated with HealthEminds in Whitefield, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Shekhawat and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BA Psychology - Panjab University, Chandigarh - 2005
MA - Psychology - Panjab University, Chandigarh - 2007

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I am broken and I am lost from the past relation! Feel very depressed day by day.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am broken and I am lost from the past relation! Feel very depressed day by day.
YOu relax mind that if one relation is lost you can get another one suitable for you and do meditaion and yoga for mind control
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For e.g. I LOST somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time .please help me.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
For e.g. I LOST somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time...
Best tribute to departed person is to try your best to move above your personal loss and show it to the departed soul that you love and remember the guidance given and will now start pulling your life threads and become the person they had always wanted you to be when alive! put all energy at becoming a more stronger person and aim to be successful, just as your loved one had always wanted you to be. Then see how good you feel!
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I lost somebody close last Year and since then fell very Depressed and prefer keeping to Myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last
Year and since then fell very
Depressed and prefer keeping to
Myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through extended grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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I am a 32 years old male. I am going through a mental distress for quite some time now. I guess I'm getting into the depression zone. My appetite is gone, I can't concentrate on anything, i'm having hair loss, loss of weight. And i'm unable to recall quite a lot of things in my daily life. I'm loosing myself. please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 32 years old male. I am going through a mental distress for quite some time now. I guess I'm getting into the ...
All these are signs of mental depression. But you check your blood cbc, tsh, serum ferritin level and inform me privately. Here in open forum we cannot prescribe medicines as a rule.
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I am 26 year old female. Sometimes I feel enthusiastic and at another point of time I feel stressed. I like to sleep whole day so that no one can talk. I frequently get tired and aches in my body. Feel confused and not able to make valid decisions. Hundred of thoughts tum at one point of time.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
This is common for house hold lifestyle, make a time table of work and stick to the time table, read nice books when mind is idle. Remember that time is very precious. Human life is a rare opportunity for self realization. To know about sources of books kindly contact me
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I keep forgetting small small things . I have very short term memory . Is it because of my sleep cycle ?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
You don't explain here what is your sleep cycle. Starts morning walk and join any type of exercise try some brain games available online and consult with a psychologist also. Don't waste your time because this time is very precious for you. Be positive always every thing will be fine soon.
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I am 17 yrs girl, I haven't had sex yet, I am virgin. But problem is that my friends tease me about being virgin. Because there are no girls virgin in my group. 99% of girls in the college already had sex atleast 1 time. But I am not. Tell me that being virgin is bad. And have sex with stranger is good?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 17 yrs girl, I haven't had sex yet, I am virgin. But problem is that my friends tease me about being virgin. Bec...
There is no such thing that you must have sex just because the others have had sex already. You are under peer pressure to do the forbidden thing. You are fine remaining a virgin until your marriage and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. When you do have sex it must be with someone with whom you have a relationship to truly enjoy it. Wait patiently and the right fellow will turn up and you will really enjoy it in that kind of circumstance.
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I'm a regular smoker. What are the con's of smoking? How can I get over from this?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
You are only 21years and you are a regular smoker. Do you want to spoil your future. You have to come out from it. Only for you it is necessary. Go for rehabilitation and make your will power strong. Consult with a normal physician and if you want to take our help you can contact us.
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of psychiatric disorder. It is when you cannot think about one or more defects or flaws in your appearance. These flaws are usually very minor and sometimes even unnoticeable.  This is actually a much more serious disorder than many other people may think. This is because people with body dysmorphic disease may avoid many situations and also suffer from severe anxiety or shame. Here is everything you need to know about body dysmorphic disease.

Causes
Just like other psychiatric disorders, there is no known cause of body dysmorphic disease. However, there are a lot of factors, which increases your risk of developing it which include:

1. Brain disorders: Many people with abnormal brain chemistry disorders suffer from body dysmorphic disease. 
2. Genes: People whose blood relatives have this disease or have obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to develop this disorder as well. 
3. Environment: Cultural and social influences are a major cause of body dysmorphic disorder as well.

Symptoms
There are, however a lot of symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, most of which are psychological in nature. They include: 

1. Having a preoccupation with a flaw in the body, which is very minor or perhaps even unnoticeable.
2. Beliefs that people are mocking you in relation to your flaw.
3. Being a perfectionist

It is also worth noting that this obsession can affect any part of the body and can also include several parts of the body or different parts of the body at different times. Here are the possible treatments of body dysmorphic disorder.

Treatments
There are a variety of treatments, which a patient can opt for and a variety of methods of curing the problem. Here are the most common.
1.   Cognitive behavioral therapy: This is when a therapist tries to stop you from thinking about the flaw that you have been focusing on way too much. 
2.   SSRI: SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They are given in cases, where body dysmorphic disorder is caused by problems related to the brain chemical serotonin. 
3.   Hospitalization: This is a severe measure, but may need to be taken if you are in danger of harming somebody or you cannot perform daily activities. 

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My friend's boy friend is very rich but married now she is in love with him as the girl is not having father so he is taking care of her family he is supporting her financially but he is forcing her to be in liven relationship my friend asked him to take divorce but he says he ll after 3 years first he wants his father to transfer his property to him but he is pressuring her for liven she is upset too much cz id if she denies then he won't support and if she does it ll be shameful what she shall do tell something for her to come over depression and stay calm.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My friend's boy friend is very rich but married now she is in love with him as the girl is not having father so he is...
Your friend needs to evaluate all the pros and cons of whatever she decides to do. Its difficult to understand whether this relationship has any solid grounds. There are two layers to this situation. Layer 1) whether to get into live-in because she loves him and he has promised divorce to his wife after 3yrs. Your friend needs to consider following scenarios. A) he gives divorce and marries her after 3yrs: maybe possible, maybe not. What if he has a kid with his wife in these 3yrs. This will complicate the situation and cause undue pain and dysfunctionality to a family structure. B) he does not divorce his wife after 3years bcos maybe he feels responsible towards her or situation gets too much complicated. What will your friend do after spend 3years in live-in with him. Can she imagine the emotional and physical attachments may make it difficult for her to move on? will she be willing to settle for as a second option all of her life? thinking abt having children may complicate things further. Layer 2) she does not have father so he is financially supporting her family. How and who approved of such an arrangement? what is the role of her mother in this situation? is there no other source of income in the family? what would the family have done to have financial security if this guy would not have been in their life? why is the girl not earning to support the family? is this the only way she can bring money into the house? is money the only binding factor for this relationship? what will happen to them once the rich guy refuses to take care of them any more? ask your friend to reflect on these questions and take a wiser decision. If she can not do it on her own then consult a counsellor.
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My son is 8.5 yes old he developed a complex in himself that his friends won't play with him they always make laugh of him which is quite true too. I don't under stand how to overcome his phobia, please help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son is 8.5 yes old he developed a complex in himself that  his friends won't play with  him they always make laugh...
Your son doesn't have a phobia. His fears and reactions are based on real experience. His friends are laughing at him and he is feeling bullied. As a parent you have to accept and acknowledge his feelings of hurt, rejection, sadness etc. Don't try to brush aside what he is going through. He is just 8.5 years old and requires your support. Talk to him about what is happening, why are the friends laughing at him and what would he like to happen instead. You can accompany your son to the play area just to give him a secured feeling and calmly observe his interaction with his friends, if the boys are being rude, help your son to say out to them how he feels because of their behaviour. What is most important here is your son should not feel like something is wrong about himself because somebody not being nice to you doesn't mean that you are bad. If these kids are too rough and not the right kind for your son then encourage him to seek out other kids who may like to do activities that he too enjoys. Also encourage him to play on his own, this will also provide him curious moments to explore and understand his surroundings and he can learn to entertain himself all by himself. Never try to push him to go and retaliate or label him weak if he is unable to give back what other kids are doing to him. Definitely encourage him to speak up for himself about what's okay and what's not okay. Let him know that you are there for him and he is not alone. Give your love and support to your child, and help him to learn life's lessons from such challenges and don't get overwhelmed by them. As a parent, you need to feel secure and only then can you pass it on. So relax, take few deep breaths and have fun with your kid.
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I just want to live alone always. what should i do ? am i suffering from any kind of depression?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I just want to live alone always. what should i do ? am i suffering from any kind of depression?
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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Hi I am a student preparing for civil services and for the last 5-7 days I have been getting panic attacks, Couldn't sleep at night for 3-4 days continuously also crashed my vehicle as a result, many times it feels like my heart rate has increased very much, my body gets heated and begins to sweat even under cool weather all this while I am trying to sleep or study, my negative thoughts/insecurities/anxieties other than related to preparation have overwhelmed that I can't focus on my preparations. Further leading to frustration. Regards.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi I am a student preparing for civil services and for the last 5-7 days I have been getting panic attacks,
Couldn't ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of rock rose + 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.
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I am given medicines for schizophrenia though I feel I do not belong to that category. What to do, they are also increasing the dosage of Amisulpride to check the maximum limit of 400 mg *twice a day. How can I get rid of the doctor's treatment for a non-entity and be free from Medicines?

Advance diploma Child and guidance Concelling , Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical psychologist
Psychologist, Jodhpur
Hi lybrate-user, it's the doctor who decides which category you belong to, they know it better. So if he has prescribed medicines for you, you should take it first and when it's under control you can go for therapy sessions.
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4 Life Lessons to Learn from Kangana Ranaut

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
4 Life Lessons to Learn from Kangana Ranaut

Despite being an outsider in the industry, Kangana Ranaut has made her mark in Bollywood. The 'Queen of Bollywood' bagged the National Award in the best actress category for the third time for her double act in the commercial hit Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Ranaut is one of the highest paid actresses in India and is known for playing emotionally intense roles in films like Gangster and Woh Lamhe. But behind the fame and the glory, lies a story of struggle and constant perseverance. Kangana's rise to fame did not happen overnight, and her travails and triumphs have quite a few important lessons stored for all of us.

Here are 4 inspiring life lessons to take away from Kangana's real life story.

1. Be Yourself - 
Accept yourself and embrace the person you are. Making desperate attempts to fit in a social circle or trying to make people like you could turn depressing. Be yourself and don't compromise on your identity and be afraid to have a mind of your own. Kangana has constantly inspired us to be rebellious and to question stereotypes and sexism.

'People in the industry treated me like I didn't deserve to be spoken to and I was some unwanted object. I couldn't speak English fluently and people made fun of me for that. So dealing with rejection became a part of life...Today, when people say that I have made it and made it on my own.'

She said on an interview with Daily News and Analysis

2. Deal with your relationship problems - Stop tolerating abuse. Your partner is supposed to love and support you and not hurt you physically or emotionally. Don't be afraid of getting out of a relationship. It might be difficult and hard to deal with but it's best to get over with and start afresh. Ranaut was in a relationship with Aditya Pancholi, which turned sour after he assaulted her. Later she was also in a relationship with Adhyayan Suman and Nicholas Lafferty, an English doctor, which did not last either, but she always moved on with her head held high, personifying dignity.

3. Beat the odds - There might situations when your family does not support your career choices but don't let that stop you from going ahead with it. Believe in yourself and work hard on your goals. Kangana Ranaut inspires us to not give up easily. In spite of being an industry outsider, Ranaut made her mark with remarkable performances in Fashion, Queen, Woh Lamhe and Tanu Weds Manu. She quit pursuing medical and went for modeling instead and refused to take financial aid from her father. In short, don't give up on your dreams no matter how difficult it gets.

4. There is no end to learning - You can always continue with your interests even if you have a very busy professional life. Make time for your hobbies and interests as they expand your outlook. Ranaut learns Kathak as she enjoys dancing and considers it as a form of therapy. She also did a course on the technical aspects of filmmaking from New York Film Academy. She did not let her stardom affect her personal interests and wants to have a normal life.

'I don't want to lose my rights as a common person to learn and grow'

She said on an interview with Filmfare.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Saif and Kareena Show How to Bridge the Age Gap Perfectly in Relationships

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I got addicted to smoking since last three years. I can't resist it. What should I do get off of it? Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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. 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 chewing gum or 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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I am not having sleep in night and also addicted to tobacco chewing in night if I didn't got tobacco or any thing like that feels mad I was having a love affair with a person when I was in +1 and it continued till 12 and I failed in +2 and I rewrite and got passed I went to army to marry her and when I came back she went with my scoundrel friend and am fed up and resigned from army and went to study far for b tec and after 4 months I stopped and came back home not able to concentrate in anything my mood always changed from love anger revenge sad and helpless I feel to kill them and suddenly I feel to forgive and also I was addicted to alcohol to stop thinking about all these and it increased and I stopped alcohol as a result of bike Accident that was due to drunken driving just a narrow escape from death am not able to sleep and if I sleep because of tired also it won't last longer only for 1or two hours and also bad dream now I though only death can cure my problem I was always searching for her Facebook account as I was not able to see her and at last I found her account after 5 years of routine checking and I text her and asked her to block me and at last when I wish her in her birthday she blocked me and now I feel sad I went to consult a psychiatrist in local hospital and after 1 hours of waiting I lost patience and went back without visiting doctors my moods always change suddenly and feels to suicide or kill my enemies who made me like this not able to sleep seeing nigh mare their face.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello. You have having significant adjustment problems with life events and also substance use disorder (mainly alcohol and tobacco). I would recommend in person consultation with a mental health specialist at the earliest. Do not loose hope. You can be helped out of your problems. Give yourself a second chance and fix an appointment with your psychiatrist as soon as possible. Thanks.
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I am suffering from acute anxiety and insomnia. I become very much tense thinking of future and things that are going to be done. I also fear doings things in front of others. Please suggest me medicines to overcome these.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am suffering from acute anxiety and insomnia. I become very much tense thinking of future and things that are going...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This remedy will be helpful.
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