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Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute & Hospital, new delhi

Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute & Hospital

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Press Enclave Marg, Sheikh Sarai II, new delhi
1 Doctor · ₹700
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Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute & Hospital is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Ms. Kaustubhi Shukla, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in new delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 77 patients.

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B.A ( Hons) - Psychology, M.Sc - Psychological Counseling
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Three Ways Depression Is Connected With Food

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Three Ways Depression Is Connected With Food

Depression is a clinical, mental, and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per WHO, and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments. Depression is also connected with food and nutrition. Do you want to know how? 

Read on to see the three ways in which food and depression are connected. 

  1. Severity and Duration: Depression is a mental illness that signifies an imbalance in the hormones and the emotional faculties in the brain. Nutrition is the fuel that keeps the brain and body in prime working condition. When a depressive state sets in or becomes emotionally rooted, then nutritious eating and a proper diet take a back seat as the patient succumbs to a state where he or she is not concerned about the food intake. As a result, the brain and hormonal balance get further affected. This can have an adverse effect on the severity and the duration of the depressive mode, which makes it all a vicious cycle of sorts. Poor appetite, not having proper meals, skipping meals, eating junk, avoiding social settings where food will be served, and even emotional eating are all outcomes of depression too.
  2. Eating Disorders: Many patients who have eating disorders often experience deep rooted and chronic depression. Since despondency and hopelessness are the main characteristics of depressive behaviour, the outcome is that the patient tries to behave in a way that seeks approval. And in all this, the patient usually thinks that he or she is not 'good enough'. In such a scenario, the patient may start trying out fad diets and eventually fall prey to eating disorders like Bulimia that make the patient overeat and then vomit. These eating disorders usually come with phases of binge eating, throwing up, starving and then repeating the cycle again. Eating in secrecy is also a symptom of this condition.
  3. Nutrition to Fight Depression: Nutrition and proper food intake can build a sense of resilience by first of all improving the overall physical condition of the patient. This can take care of a lot of angst even as the minerals and vitamins travel to the brain for better functioning in the long run.

Ensure that you eat right as a part of your therapy for depression. This is as good as taking your medication on time.

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My son is addicted to cannabis and is creating violence in the family what to do for his deaddiction.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My son is addicted to cannabis and is creating violence in the family what to do for his deaddiction.
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, sit down with your son and talk to him for 15 minutes, every day. Express your opinion about taking substances- what are your thoughts over this habit, not in a dominating way, but in a way how you would plainly express your opinion. When your son is ready to open up to you he will. Thereafter, try to understand what is bothering him. His world view might be different from your's don't counter his points, listen sympathetically. Ensure he does not take any other substances along with this. Adopt a non-judgmental and motivational approach. Don't counter his arguments. His anger will subside slowly, if you don't counter his arguments. Just lend him a patient ear. Motivate him. Remind him of the skills and talents he has. Most importantly give him hope- that things can get better in the future. When he is emotionally stable encourage him to see a counselor. Hope this helps you.
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I sleep well. Walk on every morning on a daily basis. And drink about 7 glass of water daily. And presently I am not going through any mental stress. Yet suddenly I am having this dark circles under my eyes. What should I do?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I sleep well. Walk on every morning on a daily basis. And drink about 7 glass of water daily. And presently I am not ...
Hello lybrate-user, you can try these- 1. Getting restful and uninterrupted night-time sleep (7-8 hours) 2. Don't over sleep (more than 8 hours) 3. Wear a sunscreen under the eyes when stepping out in the sun. 4. Use a pair of sunglasses and a concealer, if required. 5. Get iron and protein rich diet. 6. If blood test indicates iron deficiency take iron suppliments with the advise of your general physician. 7. Do destressing exercises like mindfulness meditation or yoga. I hope this helps you.
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I am addicted to playing games in mobiles and PC please tell how to become de- addict from mobiles and internet what to do.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am addicted to playing games in mobiles and PC please tell how to become de- addict from mobiles and internet what ...
Hello lybrate-user, its simple, set an alarm before you sit dow to play a game. When the alarm rings remmeber it is your time to stop playing and go to the next activity that you've scheduled for yourself. Remember self-disciplining enhahnces your self-esteem, so, practice self-discipline.
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I tend to forget things easily. I have habit of keeping notes for all the things I have to do. Im just 18 years and I cannot memorize things easily. Even if I do. Its just for short period. I tend to forget it after some time. Is it because maybe I do not care enough to keep in in my mind? Or is it because of some sort of mental illness?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I tend to forget things easily. I have habit of keeping notes for all the things I have to do. Im just 18 years and I...
Hello, all human beings sense priorities differently. Your mind might be occupied with thinking about other things that are more important to you at the moment. You could use smart phone apps or alarms to help you remind of an impending task. Technology is to suport you, make good use of it. Additonally you could practice mindfulness meditation that will help you relieve some of your anxiety and be more present in the here and now. Don't worry about mental illnesses. You don't have any illness, relax and reorganise your life. Everything will be fine. Good luck.
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Hello doctors. My question is to psychiatrist doctors. Please can any1 tell how to recognize what our soul wants. Means Dr. I wants to become cricketer but for that I'll have to leave everything like hanging with friends nd all but Dr. at one side I feels I will miss friends. So I don't understand what exactly I need. Please help me out and tell me what I exactly need.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello doctors. My question is to psychiatrist doctors. Please can any1 tell how to recognize what our soul wants. Mea...
Hello lybrate-user, if cricket is your passion and you feel happy playing and practising cricket then you shouldn't worry about anything. Immerse yourself in your passion, enjoy it and master it. You will experience a bliss in this process. Success, happiness, prosperity and friends will always be your partners if you are sincere about what you do. Don't worry about having or losing friends, those who value you will find a way to stay in touch and those you value, you'll find a way to communicate with them as and when you can. Take it easy. Good luck!
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Hello doctors, I'm in 12th now. I have a girlfriend. So, my question is, if I have a limited physical relationship with her, what will be the effect of it on us physically as well as mentally?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello doctors, I'm in 12th now. I have a girlfriend. So, my question is, if I have a limited physical relationship wi...
Hello lybrate-user, there are no side effects of having limited physical contact with other people, physically or mentally. Having too much of a physical contact on the other hand can lead to many problems, both, physical and mental. So, focus over your studies and engage in some outdoor sports. Good luck.
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My husband not think positive about me my marriage life is totally about to die. And he is not ready to go for counselling what should I do.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, try to please your husband with what he likes. Make food that he likes, dress up well, take good care of your looks and hygeine, maintain a neat and lively home. He will get over his problem and move beyond this problem soon. Iif you wish to discuss your problem in more detail feel free to contact me.
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I am mother of two kids one is of 3 years and other one is only 3months(on feeding). Both born by operate. Just because of domestic issues I am in so much depression right now. Sometimes I think I amlosingmy memory. Even do not want to live. There is no respect or lv from life partner. Feeling depressive and mad. Now I can not control myself I am full of anger. Sometimes I do not lik to talk wd anybody. I like to run away from all this. Suggest something thus I ignore others and I can control my anger and also come out from depression. My diet and sleep is o. K. Help help plz.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, during pregnancy and for about a year after your delivery you have certain hormones that are in excess in your body which make you feel more emotional. Don't worry, your condition will improve, slowly. First focus over your body's healing and take care of your baby well. Walk for 10-15 minutes, everyday and take light, non-oily and non-spicy food. You will see a differnece in a couple of months. Good luck.
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I am 33 old and mom of 4.5 years old - I am having tough time in my personal life and I feel that I am getting panicked very easily and unable to think anything positive at this moment - however I want to come out of this depression - I cannot discuss everything - I just need some suggestion how can I come out of this depression and live a normal life - I have a headache all the time. Joint pain all over my body - I have vitamin D3 deficiency too leading me to been in pain all the time. I feel breathless at times along with lot of tiredness - I am unable to do my routine work efficiently like before.?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 33 old and mom of 4.5 years old - I am having tough time in my personal life and I feel that I am getting panick...
Hello lybrate-user, I am sorry to learn about all the difficulties you are facing. Our mind and bodies have a strong connection- our mind reflects the weakness and lethargy due to some deficiencies in the body. Similarly, the body responds by the change in emotions as a result of these physical changes which are felt by the mind. You have a small baby and you should be able to care for her/him to your fullest potential, as their childhood will not return. Therefore, I hope you are able to overcome your emotional problems, soon. As for physical problems, I would strongly advise you do a full body check-up once and get following tests done- 1. Thyroid profile 2. Vit d3 3. Vit b12 4. Hba1c (glycated sugar) once when you get your test reports consult your physician as to what diet and lifestyle modifications should be made. And also take medication, if any required. Ffollow your doctor's advise, thereafter as deligently as possible. If your body will get fitter you mind will slowly begin to feel better and the quality of your thoughts and moods will improve. You will also feel more open to talking about any life problems if they are bothering you or you're not able to find a solution to. Don't worry, this is just a temporary phase. I hope my advise helps you. Good luck.
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I'm nervous to talk to girls and when they approach to me to talk I get fully nervous. I know this is funny but its a sad truth. Please help.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm nervous to talk to girls and when they approach to me to talk I get fully nervous. I know this is funny but its a...
Hello lybrate-user, your problem might be frustrating for you. I would suggest talk more with your mother/ sister/ cousin sister then how much you talk at the moment. Etablish an eye-contact when you do so. Once when you feel you're doing good at having a conversation with your mother/sister/cousin sister and are able to hold it for long, then, you might not find it so hard to speak with other females. You can also try deep breathing before talking with a girl. Take 3 deep breaths before you go to talk to them. I hope this helps you.
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I am very depressed and want to kill myself. I completely lost my confidence and interest in life. I am facing some familyproblemsfrom last 2 months and one month ago I had given birth to a baby boy but still I am loosing myself. I had become very quite and fearful. I feel scared to share my thoughts and feelings to anyone as no one could try to understand me. I love my husband very much and I want to live with him, only he could give me hope to live now but I can't live with his family now, I feel very frightened with them but I can't share this with my husband. What should I do now. I couldn't sleep, no interest in eating oranything else. I feel senseless. I had totalychanged. I only need to live with my husband or I wouldn't save myself. A very strong urge comes inside me to kill myself. What should I do now. Could anybody help me or I would die.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am very depressed and want to kill myself. I completely lost my confidence and interest in life. I am facing some f...
Hello lybrate-user, killing oneself is not the solution to the problems of life. When a woman is pregnant and for about 6-9 months after delivery she has certain hormones in her body which make her emotionally weaker. These hormones are also necesarry for the development of the baby. I can assure you you will not feel as fearful in 3 month's time. Try to distract yourself whenever you get bad thoughts. Don't give up. Your condition will improve and your baby will bring you a lot of happiness. Be hopeful. Don't worry. This tough phase will pass.
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I had protective sex on 22 April. My period had to come on 6 may. Still not came. I had been under stress n work pressure these days. Please suggest what to do?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I had protective sex on 22 April. My period had to come on 6 may. Still not came. I had been under stress n work pres...
Hello lybrate-user, take a home pregnancy test. You can buy it from any chemist store, as soon as possible. If it is negative then there is nothing to worry about. Just relax and avoid stress for some days, using contraceptive pills can also cause disturbance in periods. Hope this helps.
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Sir/madam I am 28 years old female, for all small things I used to get tensed alot. For years small small symptoms were shown by my body tat something is wrong due to my tension. But in oct 2015 I got so tensed for one family problem. And felt like a lump feeling in my throat and felt lik I can not breath, so went to pulmonologist, he gave me medicines thinking its wheezing. So after 2 days of taking medicines, 1 night at 12 (immediately after menstruation started) my brain and heart both showed worst symptoms and I thought I had heart attack or something and said to my parents that something is gonna happen to me. Thy convinced tat nothing wrong and made me sleep, after getting up in the morning I had d same symptoms, I immediately rushed to cardiologist and took ecg, he said am perfectly alright and said that I suffered from severe anxiety and asked me to drink some cool milk, after many months lump feeling gone, but after tat started to get severe dizziness. And again went to cardiologist, he asked me to consult psychiatrist, so I went to psychiatrist thinking tat since no problem with my heart, I have brain tumor or something. She saw me and said nothing wrong with my body, but I was unable to believe it, she said I have severe anxiety and depression. And prescribed nexito plus and lonazep for one month. I took it and felt good, but immediately after a month I had bad brain zaps (electric jolt lik feeling), so again went to her. Now (dec 2015) she prescribed duleza 20 and d-venizz 50, but I did not take those medicines seeing bad reviews about withdrawal symptoms in net. So without taking those 2 medicines Controlled brain zaps, and I was ok (with minimal symptoms) for few months, but in april 2016 I had earlier symptoms and it was too worst. So again went to the doctor, but while going me and my dad had bike accident and got hurt very badly. So I could not go to the doctor. And returned home. Now (may 2016) I am having all the symptoms (feel like going mad, like about to fall, can not stand at all, so many strange feelings in brain, heart pounding, lik about to get fits, hands legs twitching, right eye swelling after every sleep, and while trying to sleep, feel lik earth is pulling me down->> al these symptoms gets worse after each menstruation) but if isay to my parents about it, no one listening and they are shouting tat am ok and wantedly saying all these. But thy can not understand wat bad is going on inside my body. And my weight is reduced (50 to 48). I am really confused bcos right now I am unable to go to psychiatrist and I want to know can I take those 2 medicines (which I did not take it earlier when doctor prescribed) now-> (duzela 20 and d-veniz 50). Pls help me, daily its like hell. I can not bear at all.!

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir/madam I am 28 years old female, for all small things I used to get tensed alot. For years small small symptoms we...
Hello lybrate-user, sorry to learn about your problems. It must eb difficult to live with such traumatic experinces, everyday. I would strongly suggest you go to your psychiatrist and explain yoir problems and also ask for a modification in ongoing treatment. If you are not satisfied with your current doctor then see a good neurologist, soon. Don't wait for things to get worse. Please see your doctor.
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I don't what was the problem with me, I always wanted to quit, I don't want anything from life just wanted to end everything always wanted to die. Please help, me I hate myself.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Lybrate-user you are feeling sad because of some experineces in your life. But, death is not the solution to any problem. Talk about your problems and you will be able to find some solution. Don't worry. Keep trying. Ggood luck.
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Is Anxiety And stress some how increases blood sugar level even if a person is not suffering diabetics?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Is Anxiety And stress some how increases blood sugar level even if a person is not suffering diabetics?
Anxiety and stress can have an impact on your insulin levels, achyut as when you are stressed your body is trying to metabolise the food faster to provide the body with the energy quicker. This can lead to disbetes like symptoms. It is best to address stress-causing factors in your life at the earliest and to readjust your diet and exercise regimen. Also get a full body check up done once every year. If you haven't done on e this year now might be a good time to do it. Good luck.
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My husband is addicted alcohol in last 4 years I am trying but there is no result. Some days back I see a add in a t. V channel de addiction killer product andsomebodysaid that t. V channel add my husband used the de addiction products and he don't drink this product use to get better result and it is good for health or not please give any suggestion i.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My husband is addicted alcohol in last 4 years I am trying but there is no result. Some days back I see a add in a t....
Please visit a good gastroenterologist in your city with your husband's latest reports and get her/his opinion. Don't administer drugs marketed on the t. V. Without your husband's knowledge. Make him a part of his own treatment.
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I'm 21, I'm using smartphone every time very addicted to phone which causes lonely, frustrated, anger, depression, obesity, headache, moody, lees concentration in study etc. Help me how to avoid using smartphone, I'm really addicted to this net.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm 21, I'm using smartphone every time very addicted to phone which causes lonely, frustrated, anger, depression, ob...
Hello, set an alarm on your phone for a particular time in the morning (e. G. 6 am) which says" start using cell phone" and another alarm at a perticular time in the night (e. G. 10 pm) which says" stop using cell-phone. After the night alrm rings immediately turn off your cell-phone. Hope this helps.
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I am daily smoker. please tell me how to remove this habit. And which part are effected by smoking.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, your lungs are the first to get most affected because of smoking and over all all parts of body are affected.
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I am suffering from depression. I get frustrated when something does not happens according to my desire? What should I do.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression. I get frustrated when something does not happens according to my desire? What should ...
Hello lybrate-user, when there is a gap between one's expectations and their reality frustration arises. In such a case two solutions are possible- 1. To change your environment and others who are a part of it. 2. To change oneself (and one's expectations with others) it is upto you to assess which one will be more useful for you. Don't worry. All the best.
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