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Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari

Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Am 26 years old female. Am having fear of height, dogs, even of sudden phone ringing, fear of walking alone, fear of strangers, fear of communicable disease, fear of devil, could not tolerate even a single harsh word from anyone. What is my problem. What is my actual need.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Am 26 years old female. Am having fear of height, dogs, even of sudden phone ringing, fear of walking alone, fear of ...
You seem to have lead a life living in fear of many things and looks like it would have hampered your lifestyle and potential to do any kind of activity. Such fears usually start early in life and take deep roots as you grow older. It undermines your self confidence and stops you from achieving your dreams. Are you on any psychiatric medication at the moment or is it happening on its own? I suggest that you see a psychiatrist for your fears and try to reduce them by medications first and later undergo counselling to help you to reduce further by replacing unhelpful thoughts with more encouraging and realistic thoughts that will help you feel more confident, relaxed and secure to undertake some activities which you can enjoy doing. You must not let your fears take control of your life because most of the things that you imagined will happen, actually don't happen. You need to assess situations realistically and take small steps towards building your confidence back.
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Which medicine/home remedies should take for the clearance of sweet voice? How should it be treated? I am having a good voice but whenever I started to sing it doesn't stable for a long time. Please help.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Avoid spicy/ sour food/ chilled item Avoid loud voice or shouting Singing need practice, you can join any music institute
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I want to increase concentration, as I am unable to focus on my studies. What should I do?

M.s Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Find out where all your attention is going, if you know that you can choose to put it elsewhere or on your studies. Concentration needs more energy and sustained interest.
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Sir. How to overcome love addiction? I can not pass a single day without her. Always feeling to be with her. Im so desperate for her. I feel so lonely at times, frustrated and depressed when she do not meet me a single day or text or cal me. why is that happens? Is there any treatment for this? Why is that I can not concentrate in anything? Y she will be running in my mind whole day whatever if I do. Im juts 20 now. I wana get over this as soon as possible. Im trying from 1 year. But I am helpless. So I spend all my time for. Her. I know this obsession addiction is dangerous. Is there any way to completely make not to think about her much? I tried ol sorts of stuffs I cud. Like Workout, gym, long walk, long rides, meditation etc. But ol went in vain. This is a very serious problem. So I need serious answer please. Im with this girl from past 1. 5 years. N regularly we wil have sex and all kind of stuffs. My addiction and obsession really creates alot of problems in between us. Even if she go out wit her parents I will miss her. Il start scolding her to com wit me. N hurt her so much. So so much it is creating problems. So rude I will be whenever I miss her. Still she is with me bearing ol my nonsense. Please I want to take some serious treatment just to not so addicted towards her and concentrate on my life. Please help.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
We talk about love at drop of a hat, but one should realize that both the concerned persons are basically concerned about there mutual interest. In your case may be her prioritized interests are not overlapping with yours. And there is nothing anyone can do about it. We believe what we want to believe. Not necessarily what is true. She is the ideal match, I may not be able to live without her etc etc, you simple ignore the bitter past and project future on the pleasant history. No one knows the outcome of marriage, in case you would have got married, but may be you like to believe that it would have been ideal. Fixity in a life which is a flux, is non-living, you may revisit your fixity in believing hat you do. Take a counseling session if needed. River never gets halted by rocks, it either makes a way through it or diverts but it keeps on flowing all the time.
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Hello. please help me my friend want to quit smoking but it's quite difficult for him to stop smoking but he is trying. So there is any medicine that can help him to stop smoking. Please advice.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hi we good decision to quit smoking. I understand its difficult. Their are steps. He will get craving anytime need to handle beautifully. As well as he has to face withdrawals also. Their is no medicine as such its a psychological disease everything is depend on him. He should willing.
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I lost somebody close last year and since thats feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

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
I lost somebody close last year and since thats feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please ...
Dear. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I am graduating this year and I still haven't planned my career. Help me to compete this stress.

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
I am graduating this year and I still haven't planned my career. Help me to compete this stress.
Dear lybrate-user. You have already selected your career. Your graduation is the first career step. Please stick to the subject and specialty. You may talk to a psychologist online who will administer career selection test and tell you which area or stream you should select so as to excel in your future. Take care.
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Hello my problem is whenever I talk to any girl I am thinking about her for whole day and I can not forget her so my mind is disturbed. So please guide me what to do?

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General Physician, Mumbai
Hello my problem is whenever I talk to any girl I am thinking about her for whole day and I can not forget her so my ...
I will suggest you to stop watching porn video and stop mastubation and spend some quality time with your friends and family members.
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I am 21 years old. I have addicted in smoking since I was 19. What do I do to rid of it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am a student after coming to home from school or from anywhere when I sit to study things which I saw or heard keep repeating in my mind which don't let me study am I suffering from some diseases.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello Manoj I think the best way to help you concentrate better is to do this small activity which I tell you: everyday before you sit to study, I want you to close your eyes and breathe in and out deeply, at this time, I want you to only focus on your breathing, focus on each and every breath. Do not bring to your mind any thoughts at that moment. If thoughts come (which is very natural) I want you to push them aside as you completely focus on your breathing. Do this little exercise for 10 minutes each day, before studies and you will surely see positive results in a month. Also, you are not suffering from any disease. It is very normal for the human mind to wander away and hence, I wouldn't suggest any medication as such. Enrolling in yoga will also help you focus better
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Sir please help me I have not able to concentrate on any thing some thing always affect my psychology of the different obj.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There may be something bothering you or stressing you. You must meet with a counselor and deal with that. With regard to concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 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. 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since than feel 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.
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I am elder son in my family, I have to face all the responsibility / works etc. Due to this circumstances I am getting tension frequently, so please advise me how to reduce my tension. I am bellow the normal height I have belly due to chair work please advice me how to reduce my belly.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
U must stop sugar intake, cold drinks and fast food to decrease belly. Do yogic exercises also. Go for early morning brisk walk. Take tab zosert50 mg daily to lessen tension. Report after 7 days.
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I am not able to control my mind, always I think lots of various types of conclusion in one situation. What to do?

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
I am not able to control my mind, always I think lots of various types of  conclusion in one situation. What to do?
Dear, the duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to talk with them. But till today I cry daily because I miss them so much. How they can just leave me, I was also their friend. But they choose him over me. I know I shouldn't care for them but I do and do a lot. I just can't take it anymore. They even don't wished me on my birthday. I try to be normal, starts laughing more than before, take care of my look more but inside I am becoming weak more. This me is just a illusion for other to show them I am happy but inside I am broke. I want them back. Among all of them there was a boy who was my first male friend in my college, I miss him the most and basically cry only for him now. Whenever I see him tears comes because he was the closest to my heart but he doesn't take a second to just eliminate me from his life. I though we can be friends for life but he just left me all alone. I don't know what to do. I just can't concentrate anywhere. Due to all this my health has gone down, my eyesight has also weakened, my eyes hurts a lot. I always remember those past day, all those masti, travelling, celebrations. I just want to live in my present and snap out of my past. Does I am going in depression?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to...
You should always remember is that people come into your life for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. If you keep this in mind, you will not worry yourself sick, trying to figure out why a friend suddenly stopped talking to you. Everyone loves being liked and accepted, let’s face it, we thrive on it. But sometimes, you will not have or keep those people in your life, no matter what you do. Sometimes it’s best to let them go. Whenever someone stops talking to you, you should never blame yourself for that person cutting ties with you. Don’t worry yourself sick over something that was out of your control. Learn from the experience and move on. If you have experienced this, which I’m sure everyone has, there are some things you should do to make sure that you don’t get sick over this. These things have worked for me and I’m sure they will work for you. What you should do. 1. Write a letter to the person – Writing a letter is a good way to add closure to the situation. There is no need for you to mail or email the letter. Read the letter out loud and then tear it up and throw it away. Disposing of the letting helps you close that chapter in your life. 2. Keep your mind occupied – Don’t keep asking yourself why, why, why, because you will never know the answer. Read a book, magazine, watch a movie, or a little television to help you with the constant questions to yourself. 3. Meditate – Take a few minutes, sit quietly and meditate or pray. While you are sitting quietly focus on your breathing and think happy and positive thoughts. You will soon stop focusing on the negative and see the positive reasons why your friend stop talking to you. 4. Exercise – Exercising takes your mind off your situation. You are more focused on getting your body in shape and working up a sweat, than sitting around worrying about why a friend dumped you. 5. Talk to other family and friends – Talking to others will help you stop thinking about why a friend suddenly cut ties with you. You will laugh and have a good time, so much so that you will forget about yourself. 6. Take up a hobby – Do you have a hobby? If you love gardening, writing, sewing, cooking, etc. You should focus on learning all you can about your hobby. Working on your hobby will help you forget your worries. All the very best.
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I am 24 years old, I have addicted for chewing tobacco, so I want to avoid it. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily after meals. This medicine will decrease your craving for tobacco.
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Hi sir I m 20 year old male. I m experience to loss memory which is happened in near. Sir I forgetting some memory which is happened in past. Pls suggest me what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The recent memory loss may have to do with the hormonal imbalance that took place very recently. This could be that you are under some stress from that period. Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, 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. 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. 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. 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 all junk food.
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I have quit smoking since October 2015 and it was relapsed couple of days back. I also drinking moderately but daily. I want to quit both drinking and smoking. Please guide.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have quit smoking since October 2015 and it was relapsed couple of days back. I also drinking moderately but daily....
The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of these habits. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the smoking and drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as your primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you. You are taking action that will have a major bearing on many lives.
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Hi I'm 25 year old I work hard on any work ,but if I didn't get good result. I'm depressing and I'm unable concentrate for next time. And I'm addicted using mobile for much more time.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to divert your mind practically and avoid using phone unnecessarily and your willpower is very important .10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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