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Dr. Rakhi Anand  - Psychologist, Delhi

Dr. Rakhi Anand

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PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA -...

Psychologist, Delhi

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Dr. Rakhi Anand 93% (360 ratings) PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Commun... Psychologist, Delhi
28 Years Experience  ·  1500 - 1800 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
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Signs You Might Be Suffering From Anxiety Disorder!

Signs You Might Be Suffering From Anxiety Disorder!

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Ways To Deal With Depression!

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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Rakhi Anand is a renowned psychologist from the capital of India, New Delhi. She has an experience of 26 years in this field of profession. Dr. Rakhi Anand completed her BA in psychology from LD Arts College under Gujarat University in Ahmadabad in the year 1991. She completed her MA in Clinical Psychology from Gujarat University in the year 1993. She passed her Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology from Gujarat University in the year 1994. Dr. Rakhi Anand completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delhi in the year 2004. Dr. Rakhi Anand says, ?I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to assist patients with compassion and attention.? Some of her services are cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, family counseling, obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD treatment, pre-marital counseling, stress management counseling, adult psychotherapy, mood disorders, depression counseling, personality assessment, anger management and psychotherapy for couples. Dr. Rakhi Anand is an active member of the Delhi Psychiatric Society. To consult with her regarding your psychological problems you can quickly fix an appointment with her online.

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PhD - Clinical Psychology - University Of Delhi - 2004
Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology - Gujarat University, Ahmadabad - 1994
MA - Clinical Psychology - Gujarat University, Ahmadabad - 1993
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BA - Psychology - LD Arts College,Gujarat University, Ahmadabad - 1991
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Punjabi
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Contribute Articles & Expert Columns In Leading Newspapers & Magazines & FM Redio
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Delhi Psychiatric Society
Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists. LAM- 459/18

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5 Easy And Effective Ways For Good Decision Making!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
5 Easy And Effective Ways For Good Decision Making!

1. Give Yourself a Deadline-

The time limit forces you to quickly assess the pros and cons while quickly coming to a decision. The simplicity behind this tip makes it very accessible.

2. Take Guidance from Experts-

One must ask from an expert or anyone known for help as they'll be able to share information and their experience. Gathering the facts, thoughts and options is helpful. A neutral third-party help to make decisions better.

3. Avoid involving Emotions in the Process-

Emotional thinking restricts individual to think rationally and might result in inaccurate decisions. One must try to keep their emotions aside and then think about the problem at hand.

4. List Down the Possible Solutions-

Think of as many solutions as possible and try to write them down on a piece of paper. Evaluate each solution with its pros and cons and then shortlist minimum 3-4 solutions.

5. Focus on the Present-

It’s a better focus on the present and utilizes all the energy for the task in hand, and simply try and make the best decision possible. Living in the present helps make a decision based on what will make the next step the easiest instead.

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Emotional Well-being And You!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Emotional Well-being And You!

Complete wellbeing of a person comprises of multiple aspects of their health, of which emotional health and wellbeing is crucial to lead a happy life but is often neglected. To define things- emotional health, as the term suggests, is healthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Emotionally healthy people are more capable of keeping their relationships balanced and are better at stress management. Emotionally healthy people are also more resilient when life “knocks” them down and are better at bouncing back when life presents them with setbacks.

5 tips on improving your emotional health-

1. Identify personal strengths- For a human being to function optimally, it is of the essence for him/her to recognize their strengths and weaknesses. We often draw from our strengths and grow as people by rectifying our weaknesses. Therefore, it is important for us to identify our strengths and be effective in using them in times of dire need. Not only does knowing ourselves come in handy when we are in a difficult situation, but it also helps us understand ourselves better.

2. Set up boundaries- We often forget that it is impossible for a person to solve all problems of another person in their life. It is true we should care and try to offer help when we can, but it can perhaps be emotionally exhausting. It is also not a novelty to know that people can sometimes be so indulged in their own lives that they forget the emotional burden they put on another. It is important to set boundaries and take some time to recuperate before helping another person. It is pretty similar to what the policy is for airplane passengers- put on your own oxygen mask before putting it on for others.

3. Vocalize your feelings in a polite and calm fashion- Feelings, be it good or bad can get the best of us. Therefore, just as the title suggests it is of extreme significance to voice our feelings in a polite and calm fashion. In addition, telling your loved ones about your worries makes them aware of what you might be going through besides building a support system. Being polite and calm in your demeanor even while telling someone about the worst of something gives off a positive impression and can help in reaching a solution faster than getting angry and/or emotional. Writing what you want to say to someone also helps in getting things across in a precise manner.

4. Find some activities that help you relax- Hobbies are a great way to take out time for yourself, and to ensure quality time for personal growth outside of work hours. It is not only important for your emotional well-being but decreases stress and helps you feel happy. It aids you in keeping boredom at bay and gives you creative avenues to explore new things.

5. Build a ritual with people you love- A ritual is an activity you do with your loved ones that can serve as an anchor in difficult times. It can be evening tea with a few of your close friends every Thursday evening or attending the Sunday mass at church together. A ritual is something where you find time from your busy life to do something with a group of people who may or may not comprise of your family to find solace in having a support system that would help you navigate various situations in life.

My son had some phy logical problem he ate venlor 150 mg twice for six years he stopped this from one year and take homeopathy and ayurvedic but he has same problem like ocd over thinking fear etc what can I do wo bus ek bar pe atak jaya hai kisi person pe phir use fear lagta hai same jane se far lagta hai which specialist help him.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user as mentioned above, ocd is a psychological issue in which the person repeadetly performs a behavior or has repeated thoughts. It requires combination therapy i.e psychiatric medicines along with regular psychotherapy sessions. Try consulting a clinical psychologist for the same. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app for further help or guidance.
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Tips For Happy Married Life!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Tips For Happy Married Life!

Here are some reasons why your marriage might not be as happy as you want it to be......

1. Lack of respect for the other’s feelings: It is essential for the couple to develop regard for each other’s feelings. Each should consciously avoid making fun of the other, especially when others are around.

2. Lack of common interests: This is another problem experienced by many couples. Their background, temperament, tastes and mental out-look differ, and the result is the activity one is interested in, does not interest the other. Life will be definitely enjoyable if two people living together share some common interests. Common interests lead to looking forward together, better sharing of views and pleasurable communication.

3. Lack of recognition of the talents of the housewife: There are so many housewives who have tremendous talents in music, fine art, writing or speaking, but unable to find encouragement. Even if they can’t distinguish themselves as professional musician or artists, they want some kind of recognition in the area in which they have talents 

4. Personality clash : One factor that contributes to discord, disharmony and unhappiness is the conflict of personalities. These days husband and wife struggle to establish superiority over each other.

USEFUL TIPS TO IMPROVE MARITAL  RELATIONSHIP

1. See the abundance you enjoy: Take some time to assess how much of your mental energy is focused on what is missing in your partner.  

2. Give honest appreciation: Genuine and heartfelt appreciation plays a significant role in strengthening relationships. Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.

3. Demonstrate your love : It is not enough if you love a person; but the other person should feel that you love him/her. Small gifts presented occasionally will help in demonstrating love and will make the other person feel that you care for him/her.

4. Be supportive and understanding : Be supportive and understanding when your spouse has a problem.

5. Feel the value of private time : "Silence is music" goes a saying. Being together does not mean that two people must be Always communicating or transacting. Husband and wives who allow private time for themselves to do things which they like, do enrich their lives.

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Care Givers - The Support System One Needs!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Care Givers - The Support System One Needs!

Family members are the primary caregivers of persons with mental illnesses. The family caregiver plays multiple roles in the care of persons with mental illness, including taking day-to-day care, supervising medications, taking the patient to the hospital and looking after the financial needs. 

The family caregiver also has to bear with the behavioral disturbances in the patient. Thus, the family caregiver experiences considerable stress and burden and needs help in coping with it. The caregivers develop different kinds of coping strategies to deal with the burden.

 An unhealthy coping style is likely to adversely affect the care giving function. Hence, it is important to take care of the needs of family caregivers. The caregivers caring for their patient with mental illness feel stressed, anxious and low since the illness tends to be chronic and demanding. In the long run, there may occur burnout and emotional exhaustion. The caregivers feel isolated from the society, both due to the restriction of their social and leisure activities, as well as the social discrimination and stigma attached to the mental illnesses. 

Most caregivers take up the caring role in the absence of any significant knowledge about the illness. The role and demands are incorporated within the regular family responsibilities. The caregivers develop different kinds of coping strategies to deal with the burden of caregiving. A lot of trial and error may be involved in coping. 

Coping mechanisms of the caregiver: It is important to understand caregivers’ coping mechanisms for tackling burden because it affects caregivers’ day-to-day functioning. The burden is a constant source of stress, and how the caregivers cope with it, affects the course of illness. The burden and the coping methods also influence the physical and mental health of the caregiver and hence their further efficacy as a caregiver.

The coping strategies can be broadly grouped into two groups: Emotion-focused and problem focused. ·    

 1. The emotion-focused strategies aim to diminish the negative emotional impact of the stressor, and include avoidance, denial, fatalism, or looking to religion. The emotion-focused coping has been reported to be associated with the perception of a higher burden 

2. The problem focused coping refers to direct actions, which individual undertakes to change the situation. These include problem-solving or seeking social support to resolve the stress of care giving. Problem-focused and fewer emotion-focused coping strategies lead to reduced perception of burden. Problem-solving coping has been reported to be associated with better functioning

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Mental Health Awareness!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Mental Health Awareness!

Stigmas related to mental health is not  new in our society It has negative beliefs and attitudes attached towards people suffering from emotionally and mentally challenging situations. It is an additional stress for the person who is already going though a difficult time in their life.

The Indian culture has its own diverse history of practices relating to treatment of mental disorders. The stigma attached to mental disorders in India is more extensive as compared to other western countries because there is less acceptance related to mental health .We as a society need to talk about it more openly without having judgments.

Some of the ways which can be followed by people to reduce stigmatization against people suffering from mental health issues:

1.Awareness of mental illnesses :Among general population and more specifically among the family members of the patient should be the priority. Being aware is the first step in reducing these stigmas .

2.Support groups: online and offline support groups for mental health patients is a growing trend in the western countries. It provides them opportunities to share and create a non-judgmental attitude. People should feel that they are not alone and shouldn’t feel discouraged to speak about it .

3.Breaking of myths : Knowledge of actual facts is also very necessary. There are numerous myths surrounding mental illness, which prevent patients in many cases to go for treatment and therapies. Educating people on the basis of real facts about such issues helps in reducing stigma.

4.Labeling:We should try and be more empathetic towards people suffering a mental health disorderLabeling people or giving them titles of “schizophrenic”, “depressed” without adequate knowledge and diagnosis does more harm than help. It decreases people’s self-esteem and self- confidence and they become more helpless.

5.Equality:People suffering from mental illnesses should be treated as equal members of the society. Just as the needs of physical patients ,appropriate services should available for such people as well.

 

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I am suffering from depression of my exam and now my mind is doing such a thing that a drinker do.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression of my exam and now my mind is doing such a thing that a drinker do.
Hello Lybrate user Depression involves persistent low mood, disturbed sleep and appetite, loss of interest in any activity etc. These could be due to some underlying stress. As you just mentioned that your exams are causing you stress, you can try consulting a clinical psychologist for betterment management of the symptoms. Try to divide your syllabus with sufficient time period allotted to each Subject. Take enough breaks in between. Try physical exercises and deep breathing exercises as it releases stress and balances mind-body energies. Try talking about this Issue with someone close so as to have emotional support. These are manageable symptoms so kindly consult a clinical psychologist either face-to-face or online. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.

I have a friend who is very stressed in his life lately. He couldn't calm himself and because of this stress, he can't even sleep. His decisions are changing very frequently and don't want to listen anyone s advice. He is 28 years old and facing stress mostly regarding his job. How to help him calm his mind?

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have a friend who is very stressed in his life lately. He couldn't calm himself and because of this stress, he can'...
Hello Lybrate user Stress affects our mood, sleep, appetite etc and can bring negative effects on the body. However the stress can be managed and taken care off. Because of low stress tolerance, you might be experiencing these symptoms. Try to share your worries and stress with someone close and seek their advice. Try to analyse the situations in a more practical manner and avoid thinking emotionally. Try deep breathing exercises and physical exercises to release stress and calm your mind and body. For better management of the symptoms you can also consult a clinical psychologist for counselling sessions. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.
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Postnatal Depression - How Eating Right Can Help You?

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Postnatal Depression - How Eating Right Can Help You?

Giving birth to a baby should make a mother ecstatic but in many cases, this can lead to post-natal depression. This can include crying spells, mood swings, insomnia and anxiety. Post-natal depression can begin a few days after delivery and can continue for a few weeks post-delivery. In some cases, this depression can become a long-lasting condition known as post-partum depression. Hence it is important to be able to manage these feelings.

Here are a few tips.

  1. Eat right: Giving your body the right nutrition can help improve your mental health and prevent mood swings. Keep away from processed foods and eat fresh wholesome meals. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
  2. Get a massage: New mothers often find it hard to sleep and this can aggravate post-natal depression. A massage is a great way to soothe tired muscles and calm the mind. Massages can also help the body recover from the strain of childbirth. Using certain oils can further intensify the benefits of a massage.
  3. Meditate: Meditation can be very beneficial for post-natal depression. The best time to meditate is as soon as you wake up. A mere 5-10 minutes of meditation can help calm the mind and give you the strength to get through the day.
  4. Counselling: If you feel yourself spiralling downwards, you must ask for help. A counsellor can understand what you are going through and can give you the tools you need to fight against it. Counsellors can also help you set realistic goals for yourself and teach you ways to respond to situations. In some cases, family therapy for you and your spouse could also help.
  5. Join a support group: Understand that you are not alone. Post-natal depression is a common condition faced by many young mothers. Joining a new mothers group can help you come to terms with the change in your life and help you deal with situations in a better way.

 

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I am not satisfied with my current job, I don't know what I am going to. Do next? And my family situation is worse and I am stresses. Please tell me how to cure my stress as soon as possible.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am not satisfied with my current job, I don't know what I am going to. Do next? And my family situation is worse an...
Hello Lybrate user I can understand what you might be going through. Low stress tolerance might lead to feelings of hopelessness, low mood, disturbed sleep etc. However, these symptoms can be taken care of by dealing with stress in better ways. Try talking to your colleagues whom you are close to and share your worries. Try keeping daily targets so as to motivate oneself and at the end of the day note down good things that happened throughout the day. Also side by side you can look for other job options. Spend time with family and friends. Regular exercise will help balance mind and body. For better management of the symptoms kindly consult a clinical psychologist for regular psychotherapy sessions. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.
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