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Dr. Prerna Kohli

MPhil, PhD

Psychologist, gurgaon

29 Years Experience  ·  2500 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dr. Prerna Kohli MPhil, PhD Psychologist, gurgaon
29 Years Experience  ·  2500 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
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She has had many happy patients in her 29 years of journey as a Psychologist. She is a qualified MPhil, PhD . Book an appointment online with Dr. Prerna Kohli on Lybrate.com.

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MPhil - Aligarh Muslim University - 1988
PhD - Aligarh Muslim University - 1990
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Hindi

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I have a smoking habit only one for a day when the time of sleeping at 9t it gives any health problem or if I suddenly stops gives any problem or stress to my health.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a smoking habit only one for a day when the time of sleeping at 9t it gives any health problem or if I suddenl...
You can reduce the frequency by smoking on alternate days for a week. Then thrice a week, twice and after a month you will end at once a week and eventually you will give up smoking.
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I am in a bad situation to say that I am getting too much thoughts about my in-laws and problems facing by them. Getting lot of irritation that I can not concentrate on any of my work. Suggest me to getrid of that.

M.A. (Scholar), BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
I am in a bad situation to say that I am getting too much thoughts about my in-laws and problems facing by them. Gett...
Hello lybrate-user. This need detailed sharing with a counsellor to evaluate various dynamics of your personality and relationship. Proper guidance can be facilitated after that.
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How I increase my confidence level and decrease fear. Please tell me briefly in many points.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Confidence-boosting tips. Play dress-up. Put on a happy face. Do a good deed. Challenge yourself. Do something you love. Stop procrastinating. Relax. Celebrate your achievements.
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I am 18 years old male and I have to know that how I increase my memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.
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How to

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
How to
How to begin your sex life
Prepare yourself- GET READY mentally and physically.
Make sure you are healthy and normally developed.
Seek premarital counselling session from an expert sexologist. Do the investigations if necessary.
Learn about your body and your partner. Share your ideas about hygiene and mend your ways.
Get well acquainted. Develop a rapport with your partner.
Whether an arranged or a love marriage; good communication, sharing your sexual fantasies, body image, expectations in life, health issues is a must. Many people think putting out their best foot is essential to impress a would-be partner. But in time you will realise HONESTY is the most attractive quality in a spouse.
Do not commit to a relationship until you are absolutely sure of what you want. If you are anxious about your sexuality, do not rush in anything. Also separate any feelings of guilt attached to your sexual being.
Interpersonal comfort is very essential in a couple’s life. Find what you like the most about each other and appreciate your partner frequently. You can begin with the “likes” and then point to minor “dislikes” in that order!. That minimizes the impact and hurt caused by criticism. Remember criticism is a part of good communication and both partners should be mature enough to take it lightly.
Wish you happy life !
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Sir, I do not know what to do? I am facing depression for about 1.5 years but I have not told my parents yet. I am unable to handle the situations and the things going in my home. I take too much of tension because of which my head starts aching. During my boards (12th) exams I got in habit of taking pills. I used to consume 6-7 tablets of disprin daily but now I have controlled it. Sometimes I feel like committing suicide. I am unable to express my feelings. I just do not know what to do? Please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I do not know what to do? I am facing depression for about 1.5 years but I have not told my parents yet. I am un...
Dear lybrate user, you need to talk to someone who you trust. Or please talk to a counsellor. About the situation at home and about hiding your depression from your parents, I understand that you have your own valid reasons for doing this. But in the interest of you and all at home, it will be very helpful if you can talk to your parents about your own emotional state and other family problems. Taking too many pills and self medication is quite harmful. It will damage your lever. You feel like committing suicide because you think there is no way out from your problems. But there are always many options available, we need to understand these options. You are very young hence at your age probably you are not aware of multiple choices that can be made in any given situation. If you are not able to express your feelings to anyone, please consult a counsellor, who will help you in expressing your feelings and finding various options to come out of your difficult situations. Take care.
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How to overcome the problem of depression as I am running under it so how to manage?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to overcome the problem of depression as I am running under it so how to manage?
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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Hello, I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded areas. Is this any kind of symptom to anything? Is there a way that I can overcome the fear of public places.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello,
I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded ...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, yes, it seems you have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a mental health condition characterized by irrational fears about being in public places. The condition causes afflicted individuals to avoid public places and remain trapped in their homes. Coping with your own agoraphobia involves facing up to the irrationality of the fearful thoughts it produces, and seeking help from others. While it may be very unpleasant, you should do your best to regularly expose yourself to the situations which trigger your fear and panic. In modern life, exposure to public places is inevitable, and the more you resist, the worse the consequences will be for your life. Don't go it alone. Having a trusted friend or family member with you when you are on the bus, at the store, or in any other triggering situation can be a great help. A therapist can help you explore" exposure therapy" in which you intentionally seek out situations which trigger your fear response. For an agoraphobe, this means voluntarily exposing yourself to crowds, public places, or wide open space. This must be done gradually, and with great care, so that the fear and panic do not become overwhelming, putting you or others in danger. It is best to consult with your therapist before attempting exposure therapy. Now, if you find yourself panicking in a public place, try to focus on controlling your breath instead of fixating on fearful or anxious thoughts. Breathing slowly and deeply will help naturally calm your body's physiological response to fear, reducing its severity. Close your eyes, count slowly to 10, and focus on breathing in through the mouth, and out through the nose. Visualize calming environments and images, and remind yourself that you are in no danger, and that the episode will pass lastly, challenge irrational thoughts. Many of the anxious and fearful thoughts associated with agoraphobia are irrational, meaning that they are not based in fact. Understanding this, you can work to correct your thoughts by challenging them with evidence. When you are in a situation which triggers your agoraphobia, ask yourself these questions: do facts or evidence support my fearful thinking, or are they irrational? if a frightening or dangerous situation occurs, what steps could I take to remain safe? what would I say to another agoraphobe to comfort them in this situation? have I felt this way before while in a similar situation, and, if so, were my fears warranted? consult with a psychologist sir, thats the best way to benefit and overcome the fear. Consult with me for same. A all the best.
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I have been suffering from anxiety, helpless, lack of constipation. Fear sleepiness very difficult to work and less satisfaction feel alone since 10 years what is solution?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have been suffering from anxiety, helpless, lack of constipation. Fear sleepiness very difficult to work and less s...
U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated. Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms.
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Addison's Disease - 4 Causes Behind It

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
Addison's Disease - 4 Causes Behind It

Addison’s disease is a disorder caused due to significant damage in the adrenal cortex (located alongside the adrenal gland’s perimeter that helps mediate stress reaction), which leads to a deficiency in the secretion of the hormones ‘aldosterone’ (that regulates the sodium and potassium level of the body), ‘androgen’ and ‘cortisol’ (which control the body’s reaction in situations of intense pressure) by the adrenal glands.

Causes
There are generally two stages of Addison’s disease. The causes vary according to the stages:

In the primary stage of the disorder, the body’s immune system attacks the adrenal cortex and significantly damages it.

Other significant causes are as follows:

  • This might occur as a result of the development of tumors and cancerous cells in the body
  • Resulting from certain infections
  • Long-term usage of glucocorticoids (inflammation reducing steroids) might result in the primary adrenal insufficiency
  • This might also be caused due to tuberculosis or severe bleeding in the adrenal glands.

Risk Factors

If you’re suffering from any one of the following complications, your chances of contracting Addison’s disease increase significantly:

  • Cancer or if you have undergone any surgery to remove parts of the adrenal gland
  • Tuberculosis or diabetes.
  • Frequent usage of coagulants

Treatments
The treatment of Addison’s disease varies according to the cause of the disorder.
The most common treatments for the disorder include:

  • A prescribed dosage of glucocorticoids might be recommended
  • Replacement of the hormones that the adrenal glands are unable to produce: Cortisone acetate or prednisone might be used in order to replace the ‘cortisol’ hormone.
  • Meditation or other relaxing techniques to ease excessive stress levels or manage any trauma that you have been through.
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I am very angry person. When anger will come, I can not control it. Please give suggestion that what I will do ?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
There are plenty of anger management program online. You can refer them and follow. If not controlled you can attend session for the same or consult psychiatrist.
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And some times of my mental disorder I wanna want to make a suicidal attempts also .getting like those stupid ideas.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
And some times of my mental disorder I wanna want to make a suicidal attempts also .getting like those stupid ideas.
Hi lybrate-user, please overcome your negative thoughts sharing with a counselor. Live your life with confidence. It is quite usual for all of us to have ups and downs in life. Be brave and courageous. Take support of a counselor.
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Hi, my daughter is 7 years old, she is having problem in pronouncing "sh" sound word like she says cash as cas or show as sow. She pronounce sh as s. Please suggest any medication or exercise to clear her voice.

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. Practice makes things perfect. Pronunciation is typical in the case of young children. Every child should not be measured with the same measurement. Let the child take her time to learn the pronunciation. You may approach any speech therapist in the meantime if it is required. Take care.
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Bt that boy also wants to stay with me but he is feeling helpless because he nor me is yet graduate we need more 2 yrs to graduate. We both love each other but he is not accepting it because of his family. M just getting irritated. My family always torched me when I did all for them.

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
Bt that boy also wants to stay with me but he is feeling helpless because he nor me is yet graduate we need more 2 yr...
Dear , all these things can be taken care of after two years. You both be in this relationship and do not reveal it to your family. If they already know, tell them you will not see him again. After completion of studies, after you both get job, you can address the issue and your parents. Till then, concentrate on your studies. Take care.
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I am 19 years old lady I got recently love marriage but my parents didn't agree him and I am unable to take decision who is important to me? in that case I couldn't take decision to my life please give suggestion that how to take decision.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I am 19 years old lady I got recently love marriage but my parents didn't agree him and I am unable to take decision ...
Each relationship has its own place and importance. They are not comparable rather they supplement and complement each other. You are playing dual role of daughter and wife. Try to maintain respect for everyone including yourself and your decisions. Don't force your husband on your parents. Gradually when they see that you loved and meant to marry him, they might turn around. Remember that you do have the right to marry of your own choice. What you need to be sure of is your reasons for marrying this boy.
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I have quit drinking alcohol From last 4 years now can I start drinking Beer. will this decision be harmful for my health. I am now 40 years old.help me?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have quit drinking alcohol
From last 4 years now can I start drinking
Beer. will this decision be harmful for
my he...
Hello lybrate-user, if you were taking large amounts of alcohol, earlier and are free from alcohol for last 4 years it is best to continue to be alcohol-free. Otherwise you might go back to similar drinking pattern, as before. Complete 5 years of being alcohol-free. Alcohol in any form is harmful.
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I have a bad habit of smoking. You please help me to gave me outside from this habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. 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.
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I hate myself. I feel as is life has nothing in store for me. Earlier it was occasional, now it is regular phenomena. I am a diabetic too.Does that have anything to do with that?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Life will not offer anything on a platter for you. You make your life. You cannot do so, if you hate yourself. This is a setup for depression. Instead of being your best friend, you have become your own enemy. When you became a diabetic, and you were extremely disappointed by that, it could be the reason. But in my opinion, it seems more than that. Go out there and face the world, in that manner you will attract positive forces and events into your life. Think positive, you will become positive. Your attitude has to change. Speak to a counselor to identify any past events in your life that may have impacted your mood and attitude. Work on what you discover and big changes may be the order of the day
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I am 26 years old I have problem that I am smoking alot how much I am trying to control also I am unable to control. I have tried in many way but no use. I am not getting what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, Take Daphne indica 1X (DR wilmar shawbe ,German ) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day for 30 days Revert back
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