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Dr. Sapna Paliwal

Psychologist, Delhi

500 at clinic
Dr. Sapna Paliwal Psychologist, Delhi
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Dr. Sapna Paliwal is a popular Psychologist in Karkardooma, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Sapna Paliwal at Indus Health in Karkardooma, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sapna Paliwal on Lybrate.com.

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Can you please suggest any detoxification programs for a smoker who has quit smoking after smoking for 4 years considering a rate of 3-4 cigarettes a day. Reason of quitting is increase in blood pressure I am following diet to control blood pressure, I have quit smoking but I want to detoxicate my body as well. Also suggest if any check up I should go through once I complete at least 1 year of quitting smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Can you please suggest any detoxification programs for a smoker who has quit smoking after smoking for 4 years consid...
Always go for a complete medical check-up to find out that all body functions are normal. You can adopt the following measures for a general recovery and the measures you ae taking for your BP will also help this process: 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 on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Whenever I trying to study I can't seat for 2 hours at least. So what should I 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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Sitting continuously for 2 hours for studying in itself is an achievement. You are doing well. If you study for one hour, take break for 10 minutes, again study one hour, take breakmfor 10 minutes, this should help you study more. Take care.
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I am 30 having nervousness due to shy of my radish one side birthmark, understanding problem, even unable to talk, quick memory loss etc this makes me worst panic attack. And makes too much depressed.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 30 having nervousness due to shy of my radish one side birthmark, understanding problem, even unable to talk, qu...
Reddish mark can be removed by laser therapy and be calm . Try natural depression control or you need medication
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Please suggest me some medicines or anything so that I can quit my smoking habit.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I cant remember much wordw faster like before. Its like my brane is working slow. It started after I joined gym and started dieting, before joining gym I was foodie, that too junk foodie. Now I only eat salads and I control my breakfast and lunch. Is my memory problem because of my diet or is it some other reason. Please help

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, nothing of that sort can happen. It is just your imagination. If you imagine and think and worry more about the same thing again and again, it will become obsessive and you will be in deep trouble. Take care.
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How to stop craving of eating nicotex I have started while quiting smoking?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist,
Try to divert your mind to an environment where smoking is strictly prohibited. Or else start getting involved in most pleasurable activity to you.
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I want to quit smoking but I unable to do it so help me to do it.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist,
There all so many medicines to quit smoking. Your insight and self benefit sense will help in quitting smoking. A few withdrawal symptoms appear during sudden quittin as- tremor, tongue movement, restlessness, perspiration, heart beat, pain. So don't quit suddenly, decrease frequency of smoking. Delay when you have desire to smoke, try to tolerate it will decrese frequency and in whole day you will need less number of smoking pipes. Later it will be felt that you don't need even a single pipe to smoke. It is permanent solution of smoking. Tell no to friends when they tell you to smoke together. Telling no to self and others will lower desire of smoking. At last you will quit smoking. Try just now. Delay smoking till tolerance. It will solve your problem. Tablets are not needed. Use juice, water, glucon-c, d, milk, curd, to fulfill need of body. It will support in withdrawal.
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How to stop smoking.?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, the best method to quit smoking habit is to stop it outright with immediate efffect and pledge never to use it again. All others methods are almost useless. You can reduce the quantity and use nicotine lozenges or chewing gums to manage nicotine craving. But still the first method is much more beneficial. Please post a private question to me with more details. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 50 years old male and suffering from depression for last 20 yrs. I have already checked up myself with top psychiatrists of Delhi but not getting well. Major issue of sleep disorder and unable to focus properly, feel as if my head is very tensed and not relaxed at all. presently I am taking medicines like alprax .5 twice a day. Lonazep md .5 twice a day and zolfresh 5 mg everyday at nights. Now pls suggest me how to get rid of this problem. Your answer is awaited. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 50 years old male and suffering from depression for last 20 yrs. I have already checked up myself with top psych...
This the mistake a lot of [people make: not combining medication with therapy. 20 Years ago if you had started to combine, you would have been in a different situation altogether by now. Even so, it is not too late. Please the help fo a counselor and get some skills development and techniques to handle the daily challenges of one with depression. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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How could I overcome my anger? Please tell me.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I can help you with the tips and tricks. Take care.
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Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage daring. Then why this phobia created and what is solution. please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage da...
You need to have patience to mingle with friends and see a counselor also psychotherapy. A type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is especially useful for treating social phobia. Medication. Doctors also may prescribe medication to help treat social phobia. The exact cause of social phobia is unknown. However, current research supports the idea that it is caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Negative experiences also may contribute to this disorder, including: bullying.
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Hi, Writing to you coz I feel that I have been still suffering from depression. I sleep 10-12 hours a day, at times even more. Nothing interest me now a days. Most important and weired thing is I use to be a very cool and calm person but now I get angry easily and that too an anger in which I imagine that I am beating that person brutally. Can you please help me understanding this and a solution to it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
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Writing to you coz I feel that I have been still suffering from depression. I sleep 10-12 hours a day, at times e...
Hello- Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, 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. 2. Set goals. 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. 3. Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic diet that fixes 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. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse. 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. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy.
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what are the Effects of smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you? re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse? no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn? t easy. But it? s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Hello all, I want to know a normal person help to the depressed person? Coz, my friend is depressed due to she her separation. I am trying to help her but she like to drink smoke and sleep, stay at home and don't want to roam or do some hobby works. If I go and roam she don't allow me too do so as well she ask me to stay at home drink smoke sleep. I like to do photography and travel but now a days I feeling myself as depressed staying at home. If I visit to my friends and enjoy the eve she call me a we had a fight. My mood got off. Her parents take her to councillor but as per they don't know anything. Please suggest me what should I do? Help me please.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
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I want to know a normal person help to the depressed person? Coz, my friend is depressed due to she her se...
She needs support and for that she needs to open her heart out with any relationship and marriage expert. This is needed immediately as early as possible. If she doesn't want to go and meet the expert she can connect online as well. This depression takes some time because the breakup is very very fresh. Till then take care that she doesn't harm herself and for that in spite of arguing just spend sometime with her and only listen to her with empathy and compassion. Decide and make a direct contact either online or in person.
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I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as per I read about Schizophrenia in Internet.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as...
Dear lybrate-user, There is no way of knowing exactly who will get schizophrenia. However, about 1 in 100 people worldwide will develop the illness. Since schizophrenia tends to run in families, your chances may be higher because you mother has the disease. It is estimated, the risk factor for you is about 10%.(10 in 100) Depression is a part of negative symptoms of Schizophrenia. With other symptoms and mental status examination, any psychiatrist will be able to diagnose you. Please remember that if schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated in first 2 years, it will not become chronic, needing life long medicines.
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My father is suffering from memories problem 2 year back he got operation in his big intestine than he is facing motion problem (every two days once) Is it possible to over come this problem?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give him anacardium - 3x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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My hand shaking every time due hesitation, anxiety and depression. How can stops fastly?

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
My hand shaking every time due hesitation, anxiety and depression. How can stops fastly?
Shaking occurs as a result of adrenaline. That makes it hard to stop shaking once you've already started. You can't stop adrenaline. You simply need to wait for it to get used up and control your anxiety in the process. There are a few simple things you can try: •Jog Running may use up adrenaline faster, and help you stop shaking. •Deep Breaths Breathing slow can be helpful for shaking as well. •Yell While you can't do it in public, some people find yelling loudly to be somewhat therapeutic. Some people have trained themselves to shake less. Drinking water and eating healthier may help too. Some people shake worse when their body needs more nutrients or hydration. But in general, the only way to stop shaking is to stop the anxiety that causes it.
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I am too much thinking now a days. So sometime I forgot all the things and thinking about something. It will happened at any time when I do some work or walking the road. And sometime pain was occurred. So what can I do now?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hello please relax your self, sit quietly in silent room close your eyes and thing of beautiful place, concentrate like this for 15 minute daily.
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I am 30 years old men I have lost 6 kg weight in the two months, I feel like all fat I have been lost. I consult the dr, they said due to sever anxiety. I have gastric and diabetes, I have done all diseases like thyroid, hiv,all came normal, how can recover for this problem. please help me, daily I am thinking about this weight loss.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 30 years old men I have lost 6 kg weight in the two months, I feel like all fat I have been lost. I consult the ...
Dear lybrate-user, If your weight loss is due to severe anxiety, you should go for anxiety treatment rather than worrying about weight loss alone. Be happy - you don't have any serious illness causing weight loss. You can also consult a dietitian about weight gaining diet.
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I am suffering from sleeplessness and aggression in morning time. Fast angry mood. Some time it is out of control. If I drink whisky than I feel good for some time. But I don't drink whisky regularly, Because I feel my mouth and nose dry after drinking whisky. I am very upset due to this. What to do.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from sleeplessness and aggression in morning time. Fast angry mood. Some time it is out of control. If...
Sleeplessness, aggression angry mood are the symptoms of anxiety. Don't feel panic or anxious because of any problem. Consult with a psychologist near by you and take some relaxation therapies from them. This will help you. Go for a walk daily. Do some yoga exercise or any other exercise daily.
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