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Dr. D.S Sapra

Ph. D - Psychology, MSc - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychologist, Delhi

23 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
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Dr. D.S Sapra is an experienced Psychologist in Model Town, Delhi. He has over 23 years of experience as a Psychologist. He is a Ph. D - Psychology, MSc - Counselling and Psychotherapy . You can consult Dr. D.S Sapra at Dr. Sapra's Sera Health Center in Model Town, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. D.S Sapra on Lybrate.com.

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Ph. D - Psychology - IBAM, KOLKATA, - 2008
MSc - Counselling and Psychotherapy - IBAM, KOLKATA, - 1994
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I am having thoughts that maybe I am thinking sexually about situations when I am alone with a woman in an enclosed area. I have even had thoughts when I am alone at home with my mom, sister or cousin. Is it due to over thinking or something else?

BHMS
Homeopath, Moradabad
I am having thoughts that maybe I am thinking sexually about situations when I am alone with a woman in an enclosed a...
Over thinking. For avoid you can use your brain in smthng else like studying. Watching tv or play games. Make a conversation between mom sis and cousin so that you vill talk about any other topic and from these type of thinking your brain vill aside.
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I am suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in lifestyle etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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I am chewing tobacco since 2 years. How to avoid chewing the tobacco. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If it is Hans and gutkha products, they are both very dangerous. I am so glad that your intention is to quit these habits. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Both are tobacco products and will therefore have addictive components to them. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have two products which are both conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco 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 consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. You need to 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 tobacco drive reduces, substantially. Both will help but I am inclined to favor the gum because it is an oral habit and it will occupy the mouth just as though you were still chewing tobacco. When you want it will be easier to give up the gum. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-users for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. 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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What are the ways to gain confidence?. I know it is not a health related question but I want to know about it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
What are the ways to gain confidence?. I know it is not a health related question but I want to know about it.
Whenever you feel nervous just take 10-12 deep breaths and calm down your mind. And start doing meditation too. This also helps in gaining confidence.
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Hi I am a student and doing b. Tech but today got a panic attack so I want to ask how to avoid panic attack as it gets me uncomfortable.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hi I am a student and doing b. Tech but today got a panic attack so I want to ask how to avoid panic attack as it get...
Dear Geeta. Welcome to lybrate. Panic attack is due to underlying anxiety disorder. You should treat your anxiey disorder first. Psychotherapy will be useful. Consult a psychologist. Take care.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
SMOKING
Every single puff of cigarette brings you closer to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
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Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my face. I am becoming darker Please give me anti tan remedy and to remove acne and get my original.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my fac...
Please don't use any creams or lotions. It suppress the sebum secretion and block the pores which leads to bacterial contamination and results in more pimples. The other causes of pimples are hormonal imbalance, dandruff, diet rich in oil and non veg, poor hygiene etc. Treating acne in the right way at the earliest will remove pimples without any scarring and gives a long lasting results. But acne patients are more concern about the pimples and try all creams and soaps available in markets which creates much worse their condition. There are very good homoeopathic medicines for pimples which gives rapid and permanent results without any side effects. Along with the medicines there are some specific food which should be avoided for the effectiveness of treatment. You should take plenty of vegetables and fruits. Drink 3-4 litres of water. Homoeopathic cream topi berberis (wilmar schwabe) daily night apply. Internal medicines are better than external application.
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Hi doctor, I had a rejection in my love. And I was threatened by my neighbours criticism since more than 10 years. I was deeply disturbed at college days. And there was a critical financial disturbance. After my mca, iwas suffering with all these disturbances. I did not take food in time. Did not had proper sleep for years. So was suffered from motions and warmtings and did not had medical help. After this I was suffering with above problems. Deeply planned for committing suicide. Then I was taken to psychiatrist. Given medicines. I recovered .but so many side affects medicine. I was unable to come out from taking medicines. Please help me to come out medicines.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Hi doctor, I had a rejection in my love. And I was threatened by my neighbours criticism since more than 10 years. I ...
It seems to me that you are not following up the psychiatic treatment properly and also that your physical conditions are caused by your mental illness which needs a long term treatment. Side effects generally will last for 2 to 4 weeks and your body will get adjusted soon. If the side effects persist more than a month do not hesitate to check with your psychiatrist who can make changes accordingly.
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I want to crack entrance neet. But I feel tired when I come after school I reach home at 6 pm. But I need to crack in first year. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There may be a spurt in your growth hormone and i9t will last as long as your body is increasing in size. During this time all the energy is focussed and devoted to the growing of yoru body where the bone grows faster than the flesh. This will lead to feeling of exhaustion and tiredness. You will need to consume more protein and calcium at this time and you must exercise to channelize the growth in desirable areas. For concentration please do some of these recommendations: 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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How to detoxify smokers lungs I use to smoke 6 to 8 cigarette per day since last 3 year but now I want to quit smoking and want to clean my body which occur due to smoking.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Dear lybrate user By having psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy you can quit smoking and that also easily without going anywhere else and without taking any products. Your body and immune system will also improve. Your health will also improve.
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Hi I am 24 years old. I am studying for jobs my problem is my mind not properly working it is diverting because I am in my brother home my sister in law is so irritate I don't like her behavior. So what can I do. Please suggest me doctor's.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
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I am 24 years old. I am studying for jobs my problem is my mind not properly working it is diverting because I am ...
Hello, If she is so bothering you, either get shifted somewhere else or practice yoga and meditation to increase your focus on studies rather than her behaviour. Yoga and meditation reduces the stress hormones and keep you fit and happy (in spite of going through toughest and unavoidable circumstances. Medication: Along with yoga and meditation, take homoeopathic medicine for relieving stress - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once daily at night. Take them for 1 month.
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I am losing hair quickly and also my stress is Increasing day by day due to this my happiness is decreased what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am losing hair quickly and also my stress is Increasing day by day due to this my happiness is decreased what shoul...
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like physical or emotional stress, inadequate protein intake, genetics, anemia, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged illness, deficiency of vitamin b6 and folic acid, over-styling, thyroid diseases take homoeopathic medicine weisbaden 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and update. Apply jobarandi hair oil. *make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. *eggs as it is loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amount. *add more vitamin rich food to your diet. *avoid stress and anger. *cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. *take a sound sleep. *avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight. *avoid hot hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends.
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I am addicted to pan masala and tobacco.(most commonly rajnigandha tulsi. I really want to quit not j ust because it harms my body but because it doesn't go with my personality and social status, people I sit with in my office or society. Please help.

Psychologist, Pune
Hello its gud to know that you want to quit both so do it now do not wait and do not associate your quitting to anything. You want to quit coz you feel so consult your family Dr. In case you may face withdrawal problem. Drinking lots of water exercises keeping your empty time engaged in hobbies avoiding internal n external triggers. Stress bore etc talk to someone on daily basis who understands you whenever you get the urge talk to that person it will help you set a reminder in your mobile on hourly basis just relax your health shud be your goal.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sleep After Learning Can Enhance Your Memory

At a Glance:

Experts have long known that there is an important link between sleep and learning
Sleep deprived mice experienced less dendritic growth than well-rested mice after a learning task
Deep sleep results in actual physical changes in the brain
Trying to learn something new? Have a big exam coming up? New research suggests that sleep plays a pivotal role in your brain's ability to learn new information.
Learn first, then get a good night's sleep in order to encourage learning and memory retention.
One of the major explanations for why we sleep is known as the information consolidation theory, which suggests that one of the primary functions of sleep is to process information that has been acquired and stored throughout the day.

"We've known for a long time that sleep plays an important role in learning and memory. If you don't sleep well you won't learn well" a new study that explores the mechanisms behind this process.
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Hey Doctor, I am Jitesh Dutta. I am going through lots of stress regarding my job as my parents wants me to do a government job and I hate to go for a government job. My current company is a start-up and is paying a less amount. My parents are in government job and earns enough. They says you are working over clock and still you don't get enough salary. I had tried to explain them a start-up takes some time to grow lots of time nearly 10 to 20 times a month. But when a family of their arrives it starts over and over again. Yesterday I got as upset that I wanted to ask that friend of their weather I should go for a suicide attempt or he would like to stop his theory for me and my career. My parents are so argumentative that they never admit their mistakes even which me or my sister or even anyone in this whole world prove that they are wrong. I know that the time once passes will never come back and parents are not wrong. And I also know that this company Will grow and very fast and will grow very soon. Company provides engineering solution to very big companies in India. In any company in India no engineer is hired as an engineer but as a manager. So if any problem comes up we are called to provide solutions. And we are very good at it. Kindly provide me with a reasonable advise to work on.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hey Doctor, I am Jitesh Dutta. I am going through lots of stress regarding my job as my parents wants me to do a gove...
Generation gap is the difference between opinions and attitudes of individuals of different ages. Few ways to deal with the issue can be 1. Ascertain whether this is the kind of work you actually wanted to do in your life, may be the initial payoffs be little but you have the confidence of growth both professionally and financially. 2. Do not belittle parents even if their advice may not be agreeable, respect their opinion gracefully (you may not accept but at least respect). 3. Build up support for your opinion by friends and relatives who agree with your views and make a healthy conversation with parents explaining the pros and cons of continuing the current job. 4. If they still don't agree ask for some time to show your potential and growth in the aspiring career. 5. Believe in your goals your parents would eventually trust you. Seek professional guidance by speaking to a counselor if required.
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Sir/madam I have some dry cough regularly. Mostly in the morning times when I brush. And sometimes after meals also. I do not smoke regularly. Can I find the solution.

BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
You are allergic laryngitis problem, you can take amm carb 30 hs in drops for 15 days, you should investigate. Cbc ig e, aec, esr.
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Stay Happy and Stress Free

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS, Mental health training DMHP Nimhans Echo
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
Stay Happy and Stress Free

What ever problems you face just remain happy and calm, don't panic. Everything will be sorted out.

How to increase the remembrance power? I usually loose power to read in very huge time.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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How can I stop smoking as I need to stop it immediately and give me some tips how to keep motivated?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are some people who are on a reactive mode and will quit only after they have got a disease or reach the worst condition in their abuse. In addiction parlance this is called ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, that is, you will cease the abuse only when you have suffered the worst affect of the substance. Sometimes that stage may be a terminal stage and there is no turning back: it has become too late. You must live by the adage that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. To quit do the following: When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 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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