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Dr. Upasana Chaddha Vij  - Psychologist, Delhi

Dr. Upasana Chaddha Vij

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MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology

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Dr. Upasana Chaddha Vij is an experienced Psychologist in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. She has over 9 years of experience as a Psychologist. She is a qualified MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology . She is currently associated with Mindscape Centre for Counselling & Psychological Well-Being in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. She has earned excellent reviews by 18 patients. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Upasana Chaddha Vij on Lybrate.com.

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Somatic Symptom Disorder!

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Symptoms And Treatment Of Somatic Symptom Disorder!

Somatic symptom disorder is when you put so much focus on symptoms such as pain or fatigue that you have trouble functioning or experience severe emotional distress. You will be visiting the doctor a lot, completely unnecessarily and will waste a lot of money when you have no major health concerns. However, there are treatments which can help you cope with this problem. Read further to find out what they are:


Symptoms 
1. Worrying excessively about an illness which has not yet occurred
2. Frequent health care visits
3. Fear of physical activity damaging your body
4. Fearing that the evaluation of doctors is not adequate
There are many more symptoms which may indicate that you are suffering from somatic symptom disorder. However, the most important way of telling whether someone is suffering from somatic symptom disorder or not is to see whether the patient is overly worried about a physical problem which has not yet occurred. One of the first steps in making sure that this does not happen is finding out what causes the problem and preventing it. Here are the causes of somatic symptom disorder.


Causes
As with other psychological disorders, the exact cause of somatic symptom disorder is not yet known. However, there are a number of factors which may increase the risk of it. Here they are.
1. Genetic and biological factors
These as well as an increased sensitivity to pain are some of the factors which you have no control over. 
2. Environment you grew up in
Just like the genes you have, the environment you grew up in and your family influence will have a major impact on whether you develop the condition as well.
3. Problems processing emotions
When people have problems processing emotions, their physical symptoms seem like a bigger problem than they actually are.


Treatment
Luckily, there are treatments for this disorder as well. They include.
1. Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is the most common treatment used to help people with somatic symptom disorder.
2. Medications
Since depression and pain often occur when a person is suffering from somatic symptom disorder, antidepressants can be given as well. 

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I am having angry management problem I just blast at everyone without a proper reason of getting angry what should I go to stop getting angry and anxiety over nothing.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am having angry management problem I just blast at everyone without a proper reason of getting angry what should I ...
Start becoming more introspective. Start writing when you are becoming angry. Anger is an emotion that puts us under its control and we react. You may want to practice being more aware of your thoughts. Writing them down can help you detach a little and help you voice your concerns more appropriately. You could consider visiting a counselor for the same.

I am suffering from anxiety for the last 3 months and am not able to get a sound sleep.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from anxiety for the last 3 months and am not able to get a sound sleep.
lybrate-user I would suggest practisisng deep relaxation and going for a nature walk in a nearby park. Spend some time practicing deep breathing. Talk to a close one whom you can trust regarding your anxieties or highly recommend you to visit a psychologist for an assessment of your sources of anxiety. Lack of sleep can further worsen your anxiety.

Adolescent Anxiety - 10 Must Know Things About It!

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Adolescent Anxiety - 10 Must Know Things About It!

Anxiety is a common issue with growing teenagers. It is not the typical anxiety before exams or academic projects. It is more than that. Anxiety may be the result of the hormonal changes, which predominantly affect the adolescent years of growth. While your body copes with different changes, your mind tangles between the future liberty and present restrictions. Knowing certain facts about this anxiety trail can help you to cope with it.

1. Anxiety is not always a disease: Anxiety is not always a disease. It is a normal phenomenon among adolescent teenagers. However, in certain cases it may be severe for some teenagers. They may feel crippled with anxiety. Under such cases, one would require psychiatric help.

2. Talk to someone: A great way to relieve yourself from stress due to anxiety is to speak with someone. It can be a friend or someone close to share your thoughts. If you know the reason of your anxiety, share it, discuss it. You will definitely feel better.

3. Take a break: Entertainment and break from academic work and schedule is necessary for teenagers to lower anxiety traits. However, if the anxiety is due to peers, you may even take a break from them and engage in family.

4. Cry out loud: It is not a silly thing to cry when you are stressed under anxiety. Crying is an emotional outburst which essentially relieves the stress due to anxiety and lets you control the emotional disturbed state of mind.

5. Good sleep: Sleep is necessary for both mental and physical rest. You need to overcome from the fatigue of routine works, stressful events, peer factor, etc. Catching the essential 8 hour sleep is a great way to overcome anxiety issues.

6. Don’t be conscious: Anxiety is a common factor among all your peers. You are not the only one coping with anxiety stress. So, take it light. Relax and don’t be conscious about your anxiety problems. Consider them to be temporary.

7. Be confident: Losing confidence under the stress due to anxiety can be even more disastrous. The effects will never be better. So be confident about whatever you do, whether right or wrong. Every person learns from his own activities. Whether right or wrong, everything will give you a lesson. So you will never be a loser, you will win a lesson.

8. Don’t feel stupid: Being stressed with anxiety is not abnormal or stupid. Everything is okay with you, and you are not the stupid fellow out there.

9. You are not weak: Anxiety is not a sign of weakness. You can rather make it your strength. Fight it back and keep your energy and enthusiasm high.

10. Anxiety is temporary: As you move ahead of the adolescent period, anxiety will faint. You will be more confident and matured, able to tackle anxiety. So consider it to be an affair of a few years.

Know More About Child's Mental Health

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
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It's important to recognize and treat mental illnesses in children early on. Once mental illness develops, it becomes a regular part of your child's behavior. This makes it more difficult to treat.

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Stress - Know How Damaging It Can Be!

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Stress -  Know How Damaging It Can Be!

Stress in the body is a way of responding to threats. These threats need not be physical, but could be in the form of financial trouble, work pressure, relationship difficulties, major life events etc. When we are put under pressure our body releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that makes the heart beat faster, tightens muscles, increases blood pressure and makes the senses alert. 

This is our body’s way of protecting us. However, the body cannot distinguish between life threatening events and the mere pressure of giving a presentation. Experiencing this fight or flight response on a recurring basis can lead to an impaired digestive system, lowered immunity, increased blood pressure and hence risk of strokes and heart attacks and can make you age faster. 

Stress cannot always be avoided but it can be dealt with effectively so as to not allow it to harm your health. For this it is important to first recognise the symptoms of stress. Stress symptoms can be categorized as cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms. 

Cognitive Symptoms: 

  1. Memory loss 
  2. Shortened attention span 
  3. Negativity 
  4. Anxiousness Emotional 

Symptoms: 

  1. Depression 
  2. Moodiness 
  3. Anger 
  4. Feeling of isolation and loneliness 

Physical Symptoms: 

  1. Rapid heartbeat 
  2. Lowered libido 
  3. Frequent flu or stomach upsets 
  4. Nausea and dizziness 

Behavioral Symptoms: 

  1. Loss of appetite 
  2. Insomnia or sleeping excessively 
  3. Social withdrawal 
  4. Excessive smoking, drinking or use of other intoxicants 

The amount of stress each person can Tolerate before it begins to affect their body varies. While some people thrive under pressure, others are paralysed by it. Some ways you can increase your stress tolerance levels are: 

Become emotionally aware 
For some people, stress is a normal way of life and they do not realize when they’re putting their body under too much pressure. Being aware of how you feel physically and emotionally can help you realize when you are stressed out. Having the emotional awareness of what it takes to calm down your stressed nerves also helps you bounce back from a stressful situation. 

Build a strong Social Network 
People who have a close and strong network of friends and loved ones who they can share their thoughts and experiences with can tolerate more stress than those who are socially withdrawn and have fewer opportunities for social engagements. 

Get some form of regular physical activity 
Regular exercise benefits both your physical and mental health. Exercising calms your nerves and lowers the production of stress hormones in the system. It also gives you time to focus on yourself and distracts you from other worries and tensions. 

Eat the right food 
Processed foods such as refined carbs or sugary snacks can worsen stress by causing fluctuations in your blood sugar levels. Instead, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with proteins and healthy fats. Good sleep at night!

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How To Adjust With Person Suffering From Depression?

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How To Adjust With Person Suffering From Depression?

Depression is such an ailment that may be intensely distressing and may lead to severe damage to the afflicted person and their close ones, if left without proper care and treatment. So if you are in charge of caring for patients affected with chronic depression, then it may seem challenging as well as equally rewarding. You will feel challenged when you're trying to figure out a possible solution to help the patient. Each patient is a distinct individual with varying needs contrary to the patients affected with diabetes or cardiac disorders where the treatments are properly schemed and structured.

Caring for yourself is also important-

When you are trying to deal with patients affected with depression, you will first have to properly recognize depression and anxiety. When someone you love is affected with depression, you will try your level best to help that person come out of the situation. However, note that it is also important to take care of your own mental as well as physical health. Because when you are trying to help a person come out of depression, it is likely that you too would face similar psychological distress. A recent study reported that caregivers of depressed people with bipolar disorder and severe depressive problems were more susceptible to psychological troubles than care providers of other healthcare needs like diabetes or cancer among general population. So it is really imperative to look after yourself as well.

Sticking to a well-regulated treatment plan-

Though social support is significant, it alone cannot help in suppressing depression. If you know a person encountering pangs of depression, advise him or her to seek professional assistance. Depression is such a clinical condition that requires to be dealt with medication, therapy or a balanced combination of both. You will have to make them understand that you care about them, but you alone cannot succeed in healing that person without proper medical guidance. Encourage such people to closely follow a physician’s advice and take proper medicines as recommended by the healthcare provider.

Insisting on following healthy habits-

You will have to try to encourage the patients in regulating their energies into doing something positive for both mind and body. This can be aptly done through exercise, which helps in lowering the risk of anxiety as well as depression with regular practice. This, along with the intake of a healthy balanced diet would also help them to recover faster.

While doing your bit to aid a person come out of depression, you should also take him or her to a responsive psychologist who can recommend faster methods of getting rid of depression permanently.

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Hey doctor I am very much depressed in life, and that is effecting my life alot in all the aspects my feeding habits, my physique and being depressed all time it's just effecting me alot suggest me something and help me out to come of this.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hey doctor I am very much depressed in life, and that is effecting my life alot in all the aspects my feeding habits,...
Hi lybrate-user, Its good to reach out and seek help. First things first. There are many thought inside our head that influence our moods and behavior. I would suggest incorporate a practice of writing your thoughts everyday. Write about your day, the events in the day, people involved converations, your feelings about those conversations each day. Emotions can be very powerful. It is important to chanellise them in a right manner. When your emotions are written on paper you can evaluate them and respond on them well. 2. Invest and indulge in self care activities, like go for a walk, have a nutritious diet each day. 3. Invest in some hobby. 4. Take proper sleep. 5. Talk to a trusted friend ot adult about how you feel. 6. Visit a counselor in your college/neighbourhood for further assessment. Or you can get in touch with me through online consultation to discuss and understand further reasons for your mood and how can you enhance and overcome this mood state.
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Hi, I do not know what I am suffering from but let me tell you the symptoms Headrush, depression, stress, low BP. I am a student and I also go to aakash institution, more over I just shifted from North India to South india because of which I am forced to eat rice. I have a lot of stress in studies too.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, I do not know what I am suffering from but let me tell you the symptoms Headrush, depression, stress, low BP. I a...
lybrate-user There is a lot of transition that has happened in your life. Give your self time to adjust. It could be overwhelming to study, adjust to new surroundings, people, food and schedule etc. Its natural to be overwhelmed. So relax first. Take proper sleep, try to eat a meal that you enjoy and is nutritious as well. This time of change brings in a lot of emotions. When these emotions accumulate inside they can lead to headache, stress, and changes in physical and mental health. I would suggest you write your thoughts in a diary daily. It helps you vent out your emotions. Speak to your school counselor or a family member or a teacher and seek support. Or get in touch with a psychologist online.

Hello! I have social anxiety disorder and extreme fear of losing people to death. I get some symptoms from time to time but I am not sure if it's because of my anxiety or if its because I am actually physically ill. I can't go to the doctor because I am afraid I'd be sick for real. Ringing ears, dizziness when I get up, shaking and heart beats fast. Should I freak out!

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
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I have social anxiety disorder and extreme fear of losing people to death. I get some symptoms from time to ti...
Lybrate-user, usually anxiety leads to symptoms that are also physiological. Our mental well being and physical well being are closely connected. It is essential that you see a psychologist to manage your anxiety. Before you do that you could also practice relaxation exercises, write your thoughts whenever in stress or anxious. Exercise or go for walks regularly. Get in touch with me or any other psychologist around/online for further help. Have faith, you can manage your anxiety, just ensure you take action and reach out for help.
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