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Dr. Karuna Thakur

Psychologist, Delhi

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Dr. Karuna Thakur is an experienced Psychologist in Okhla, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Karuna Thakur at Holy Family Hospital in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karuna Thakur and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Had started smoke about 2 years and now I am feeling incomplete without cigarette daily but want to leave it. And worried about my lungs. Will I get disease related to lungs and heart. If left then what time it will take to recover my body.

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Had started smoke about 2 years and now I am feeling incomplete without cigarette daily but want to leave it. And wor...
Dear lybrate-user. It is always better to leave smoking. Once you leave smoking, immediately, your body starts the repair procedure and within one year, the body will be completely restored. You have to provide enhancement in the form of never smoking again, physical exercises etc. Take care.

I feel nervous for first few seconds when I perform something infront of people. Am I sociophobic.

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I feel nervous for first few seconds when I perform something infront of people. Am I sociophobic.
Absolutely normal. The fear of public speaking is the number one fear for everyone including seasoned speakers. The first 90 seconds are when we experience the greatest stress where even your heart beat increases to double i. E. 144 beats. To overcome this effect prepare a fabulous starting sentence and you would have utilized that 90 second window very productively. Secondly, we tend to become afraid of people abut their judgement of you and your performance. The best way to counter that it to speak on only what you know. If you attempt to venture into areas of dubious information, you will be in deep waters.

I lost somebody close last year and then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Please help me.
Hi, go for meditation to nourish your brain cells to calm down your nerve to ease your problem. Take homoeo medicine: -------------------------- @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice, orally. @ staphisagria30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. Take care.

Is there a permanent cure for bipolar disorder?

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I am not an expert on this but as far my knowledge goes. There is no permanent cure. However with proper medications u should be able to live a good life.

How I can increase my memory because I usually forget things. So please suggest me better solution.

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Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.

How to Overcome Stage Fright

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You are about to go on stage to face an audience. Palms sweaty, heart racing and a fear gripping your in such a way that your feet or tongue refuse to move? relax. You are having a bout of stage fright. The first and most comforting thing to know is that the biggest and most popular performers and speakers also go through a bout of nervousness before their big show. And yet, when you see them on stage, you'll not detect an ounce of it. You can be that person too.

Why do you experience stage fright? being the center of attention among an audience focused only on you can trigger thoughts of a bad or unconvincing performance resulting in loss of reputation, mockery and a perception of failure. The physical response your body has to this is called" fight or flight" syndrome which is a natural process designed to protect you. So how do you face the situation and get better of it? here are a few steps to get you there:

Self-hypnosis / hypnotherapy for stage fright: imagine if you believed that you are a master public speaker and can feel calm and confident during every performance! a self-hypnosis or hypnortherapy session allows you to reach out into the recesses of your subconscious mind and harness its power to handle stressful situations like a stage performance. You may have heard the common adage of - you are what you believe; and this therapy proves it. The process will help you visualize your actual performance and link it with positive, encouraging and enjoyable images which will replace your anxiety with confidence. You can either visit a consultant or buy a cd online.

Nlp (neuro linguistic programming) for stage fright: nlp was created in the 1970s by richard bandler and john grinder in california as a connection between neurological process, linguistic and behavioural patterns learnt through experience or programming. Nlp claims to cure everything from phobias to depression to even the common cold. Though not scientifically proven, nlp uses a set of mental exercises to allow you to change your perception and blockages and hesitation into positive actions. Similar to hypnosis, it'll allow you to program yourself to believe and practice for a positive outcome in order to achieve it.

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Hello sir my problem is not remember perfectly some time. Do something I forget after 1day and 2days why? Give solution.

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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 are 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.

I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times very low is it mental disorders?

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I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times v...
Hi Librate user Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of our life, but when your emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away you may have depression. You should try to be brave and face each and every situation in your life. Try to think positive. You should share your feeling and emotions with a close friend or relative. Try to spend some time for outdoor activities. There are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. Be happy and try to live a healthy life.

Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure of exams and stress .Previously I was 59 kgs and my height is 5" 5 . I recently weighed myself and I was shocked to see that I put on 20 kgs . Currently I weigh 80 kgs . M extremely concerned . My wedding is in december . Kindly suggest me what to do ? I wanna lose 20 kgs before december.

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Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure
of exams and stress .Previously I ...
You are doing mistake in stress level. Because of stress you are taking excessive food. Due to that your weight may increase. Some persons unable to control stress level they are taking excessive food. It may caused for obesity. No problem. Better to control food. Maintain diet. Take small meals two or three times. Do not take night time food. Take chapathi. Do not sit in home. Go to market or friends home. Better to walk. Do skipping in home. Walking and running helpful. Be happy always. Do not feel about weight. Be friendly with others. If you think about weights it may leads to some other problems. So do not think. Maintain diet and good excercises. Ok best of luck.

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?

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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. 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.

Hello. How can I maintain my heart healthy and to reduce my stress and to maintain my body fit?

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Hello. How can I maintain my heart healthy and to reduce my stress and to maintain my body fit?
Vegetables and fruits are best for safety of heart but non vegetarian foods and eggs cause cholesterol problems

I am facing memory problems from 3 years. It has been enhancing since then. I'm also having problems when I speak, type. I forget the words which are needed at that time. Now I can't even remember what happened last 3 hours ago. My age is 18 years. Do I have dementia or nutrition problem or what? Which medical test I should prefer to know what's causing these problems.

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You need not panic and seek any medical help but it would do you good to talk to a counselor and see what can be discovered about your past that seems to affect your present from 3 years ago. 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.

I can not brush my teeth completely because of vomiting. This is not because of alcohol etc. It is a permanent problem. I have never had alcohol. What should I do? Does it have any solution.

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I can not brush my teeth completely because of vomiting. This is not because of alcohol etc. It is a permanent proble...
This seems to be due to acid reflux I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1. Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2. Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5. Avoid excessive tea, coffee, avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do not postpone breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and alcohol 9. Regular physical activities 10. Meditation meditation can be started after further consultation.

I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
You can avoid overeating by having a control upon your mind.Over eating is the reason of pain in your stomach.Our body requires rest to rejuvenate itself and so we sleep ,in the same way our tomach also want rest so a to digest the food you have eaten,but you are going on putting inside the raw material and by this way stomach gets exhausted and express itself with pain.So try to control your overeating habit and try to take 3 mealss a day with nothing inbetween,and taking a light dinner 1 hour before going to ssleep. Homoeopathic medicine D-WORM ( ADVEN) Drink 1 spoon twice daily for 5 days and complete this bottle

Dear sir I have only one son. He is 6 year old but he not able for walk he not speak he not sit he abnormal I took many treatment for him but he did not have any improvement please give some suggestion what I do for him he can speak or walk or can sit thanks I i am from madhya pradesh live in gwalior I want he will be ok.

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Probably he has growth and development disorder. It requires thorough investigations and management. Consult ped nuro consuktant.

I am 48 years old female, have been smoking for the last 12 years, 4-5 cigarettes everyday. I am also overweight and have health problems, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Though I am now working at loosing weight . I want to quit smoking and need help.

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If you are ready to take efforts and can work with patience , then you can get help from hypnotherapy. You will learn to give positive affirmations to your subconscious mind to release your addiction.

I am a 38 years old man and have a smoking within 12 hours please make a 6 cigerates, bedi also. Please I cannot dropout anytime. Please how I can drop smoking?

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You smoke one cigarette every two hours and some beedis too. I am glad you want to stop. I don? t know how long you have been smoking but it is time to quit. The best way is to find out about the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco. The knowledge itself helps keep the intention to stop active. But as you know that is not enough but it does have a telling effect. I remember that in the early nineties, we knew that smoking was reducing by 1% annually in the west while it was growing by 2% in india, all because of the awareness created by various agencies in the developed countries. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you stay out of it. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. And one of its effects is to affect the erectile capacity of your penis. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke! then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may 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 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.

How to sharp the mind?

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Want to improve your memory? Learn from Ron White, a two-time U.S. Memory Champion who has trained business professionals on how to improve their mental capacity, leading them to higher income. Spend just 10 minutes a day for 30 days training your mind to access and retrieve information just like your computer. Here are five tips to get you started: 1. Sleep is critical for your memory. When I competed in the World Memory Championships in 2009, I was incredibly sleep-deprived. The event was in London and I was fighting jet lag in a serious way. I can memorize a deck of cards in about one minute and 30 seconds fairly routinely. However, at the event that measured how many cards you can recall in an hour, I didn?t get a single pack. I was so tired. I got very little sleep and made a series of mistakes that cost me any decent score at all. Sleep, sleep and sleep! 2. Good nutrition and exercise are keys to a top-performing memory. There are specific foods that will help your memory, such as spinach and blueberries because of their antioxidants. Omega-3 fish oil pills are also helpful. 3. Trust your memory. One of the best tips I received from World Memory Champion Ben Pridmore was to trust my memory. I would tell him that I could memorize a deck of cards in about two minutes and I wanted to get faster. His advice to me was to trust my memory more. He said, ?Go faster and just trust that your memory will remember it.? 4. Stop negative self-talk. I hear so many people say, ?I am terrible with names,? ?I am a bad test taker,? ?My memory is terrible.? Stop that! What you tell yourself about your memory will make a difference. Instead say, ?I find it easy to remember names and faces,? ?I have a good memory,? ?I am a good test taker.? Yes, I know, it sounds as corny as all get out?but it works. Are you more concerned about sounding corny or getting results? 5. Learn the memory method of loci, also known as the journey method. My memory system Memory in a Month, available at the SUCCESS Store, explains this in a very straightforward way. [You can also try memory expert Jim Kwik?s method to add some muscle to your mind. My goal, with these memory training tips, is for you to see dramatic improvement in your memory power and, in turn, I know it will impact your self-confidence and every area of your life.

I am a 20 years old man. I am suffering from short time memory. I forget things very early. What to do?

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You may be under some stress, and I do not know if you are aware of it. Find out what this disturbance is all about and as you address it, memory and concentration will happily return to favor you. Do meet with a counselor, if your stress is too much. In the meantime please follow the suggested guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or calisthenics 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 or coconut 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. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. But you must have short term memory to convert it into long-term memory. So the emphasis must be in activating good short term memory, ideally and always. 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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