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Dr. Sanjana Saraf

Psychologist, Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjana Saraf Psychologist, Gurgaon
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Dr. Sanjana Saraf is a renowned Psychologist in Sector-24, Gurgaon. She is currently associated with Max Super Specialty Hospital-Saket in Sector-24, Gurgaon. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sanjana Saraf on Lybrate.com.

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Why Smoking Pot Is Actually the Opposite of Cool!

Hypnotherapy and NLP, CBT, Autism, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Why Smoking Pot Is Actually the Opposite of Cool!

It is a common trend among youngsters to smoke weed as they tend to think it makes them look cool. It is a common misconception that smoking pot relieves various social and personal problems. It is used as a form of escape mechanism that allows them to avoid problems in life.

The usual reasons why people turn to smoking pot are:

  1. Peer pressure: You may have friends who smoke weed on a regular basis, so you may be tempted to join in.
  2. Boredom: It is a usual resort to escape from boredom or craving excitement. It is said that smoking weed helps in filling the internal void that results from lack of excitement.
  3. Rebellion: Weed has also been connected and continues to be a symbol of rebellion among today's teenagers and youngsters.

Risks:

  1. Smoking weed has been shown to shrink the size of the orbitofrontal cortex, a region of the brain that is important in making decisions and processing emotions.
  2. It can alter your mood, hamper body movement and impairs your ability to concentrate and execute tasks.
  3. It increases your risk of getting affected by phlegm and cough.
  4. The long term effects of marijuana comprises of impaired learning and thinking skills.
  5. It also affects the process where new connections are formed in the brain.
  6. Regular weed smokers have also been shown to have lower IQ levels comparatively.
  7. Apart from the mental effects, it may also cause breathing discomforts as the smoke may irritate the lungs.
  8. It also increases the chances of heart attack in the elderly.
  9. Weed has also been reported to impact the fetus if a pregnant woman smokes it.
  10. It raises the risk of behavioral problems in children.
  11. The complications that a child may face are impaired problem solving skills, attention and memory related disorders.

Thus, it is important to stay away from smoking weed as it is addictive and increases your chances of getting affected by numerous health complications.

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I am feeling very tension. Past I have a problem now its solved but whenever I remember that I used to get very tensed and thinks to make suicide.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am feeling very tension. Past I have a problem now its solved but whenever I remember that I used to get very tense...
Hello, at 20 years of age, it is very natural to feel tensed about future and feel insecure. Here it appears you are procrastinating over some thing in the past. Remember, past is past. And unless you keep digging it out, it can not be brought back. May be you have done something wrong and you fear it may affect your present and future? in that case, it is best to talk it out with someone. A trusted friend or a parent, tell them what is wrong and they might be able to be your support system if the problems strike.
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I have anxiety it causes me shortness or difficult in breathless at night its worse more than day. Is there any thing that help to prevent it.

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Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have anxiety it causes me shortness or difficult in breathless at night its worse more than day. Is there any thing...
Hi take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation.
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I am not able to concentrate on studies. Due to depression. Feeling low every time. Always in a an irritated mood. Low confidence. And absent mindless, stress. Please proscribe some medicine's.

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 , you don't need any medicines. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I have a anatabuse / disulfiram implant in my body, and am still drinking alcohol. Exactly what damage am I doing to what organs?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
You are putting your liver and nerves at risk for serious damage. Also you are putting yourself at risk for a severe disulfiram reaction which could lead to fall in blood pressure and sudden death too.
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I am suffering from depression from 3 months. It took a serious toll on my career and personality. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression from 3 months. It took a serious toll on my career and personality. What should I do?
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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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Hello Doctor, I am 27 years old male. I don't drink or smoke. I have very addiction of masturbation. I usually masturbate 3-4 times a day and around 25-30 times a week. I am masturbating since 2005, but now I feel so much exhausted. These days, When I go to bed at night, I start masturbating 2-3 times and then I start feeling so much exhausted, I feel so much anxious and stress in my body that I am unable to even stand. I feel so numb and very difficult to breathe. It feels like panic attack. I feel so bad. I am even unable to get healthy sleep. When I try to sleep I feel so anxious, stressed and panic and then suddenly I woke up. Sometime I am unable to sleep whole night. I am trying to get rid of this habit, but it is so hard to do. Please suggest me way to get rid of this habit and I need to recover from all the negative effects that happened to my body because of this masturbation. Please suggest me everything that is required for me at this stage. Any medicine, any precaution, habits, food. Please help me, I am in very bad condition and I am ready to do whatever it takes to get rid of this. Waiting for your reply. Thanks.

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Homeopath, Thrissur
Hello Doctor, I am 27 years old male. I don't drink or smoke. I have very addiction of masturbation. I usually mastur...
Masturbation is not bad but when you get addicted its bad. Its a tendency seen in some individuals which has to be eradicated with exact homoeopathic medicine after going for a consultation. We are having good medicines to get away from this habit
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When I study continuously for just 30 to 50 minutes, I got bored and then I need a rest for an hour, and before this I don't feels like this. So I want to know that Am I suffering from any disease and how can I overcome from this problem?

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. You do not have any disease. This scenario is faced by almost every student. Creative learning methods will make you to be interested in studies. Take care.
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I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many times n fight in depression. Ocn types. As not confident in dirty or leakage of confidential. Please advice. I take medicine cofranil. Trika. Amitryin. Indian drugs.

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Physiotherapist, Kota
I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many ti...
Hand exercise dear, you can do it, 1……. Make a Fist Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Stretch only until you feel tightness. You shouldn't feel pain. Start with this simple stretch: •Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide. •Repeat with both hands at least four times. Finger Stretch Try this stretch to help with pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: •Place your hand palm-down on a table or other flat surface. •Gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without forcing your joints. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then release. •Repeat at least four times with each hand. Claw Stretch This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. •Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. •Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand. Grip Strengthener This exercise can make it easier to open door knobs and hold things without dropping them. •Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. •Hold for a few seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged. I hope apka hand acha or majbut ho jayga thnx…………………………………………….
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Dear doctor please inform us if there is any permanent solution to schizophrenia having auditory hallucinations, and is under medication from aiims delhi1 in ayurved 2 in homeopathy 3 through supplements 4 through hormone therapy 5 through regenerative meditations 6 yunani meditations 7 nano drug deliveryyou are requested to kindly guide us, we will be highly obliged and thankful to you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and also I will suggest you to take six sessions of Panchkarma treatment.
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What is nervous breakdown?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
What is nervous breakdown?
A nervous breakdown refers to a mainstream and often-used term to generically describe someone who experiences a bout of mental illness that is so severe, it directly impacts their ability to function in everyday life. The specific mental illness can be anything? depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or something else. But the reference to a nervous breakdown usually refers to the fact that the person has basically stopped their daily routines, going to work, interacting with loved ones or friends, even just getting out of bed to eat or shower.
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I'm not concentrating on a particular thing, always I usually thinking about something which was not important. What should I suppose to do for these problems.

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'm not concentrating on a particular thing, always I usually thinking about something which was not important. What ...
Dear, don't worry about the present thinking style. Everyone are like that. People wander in their thinking unless they get something creative or useful duty to do. That is simply ok. You should know how to divert your thinking instead of worrying about it. Some psychotherapy methods for cognitive restructuring should help you. Please post a private question in case you need cognitive restructuring. Take car.
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Hi it's for my dad he drinks alcohol too much is there anything to reduce the alcohol habit.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Hi there are systematic methods to reduce and even stop drinking alcohol even if it has gone to the stage of addiction. This may involve a systematic deaddiction process, group therapy, aversion therapy and individual counselling. But the biggest blockage is the all these methods can be used only if your father is motivated.
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Dear Dr. I am studying in 11th std. In science (physics). My problem is that I can't remember things related to my study quickly. If I remember I was forget that things in few days. So, plzzz Dr. Suggest me that how I increase my memory power and brain power rapidly in few days or few week. Thank you.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Till now you have been studying these concepts at a very basic level, in class xi and xii you will be requires to study more in depth. If you are able to understand the concepts then what you really need to do next is practise a lot and revise often. That's the key to remembering your course content. Be very regular and test your understanding of a topic before moving on to the next topic. To increas your memory and brain power, you will need to take good care of your diet, exercise and sleep. Avoid all kinds of junk foods, have lots of fresh fruits, salads and drink a lot of water and other natural fluids like lime juice, nariyal pani and other homemade summer preparations. Make small achieveable targets every day and work in a systematic manner. Do not pile up your work, revise everyday. Avoid the use of electronic gadgets - mobiles, tabs, computer games etc. They are time wasters and tire you instead of refreshing you. For taking a break for relaxation either take a nap or exercise, dance or indulge in some music.
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I want to quit smoking. Please advice

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may 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. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, ?giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times. 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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Dentist, Jamshedpur
How smoking damages your tooth.
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The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from dwarfism and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.

No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.

  1. Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
  2. See things from a different vantage point:Usually we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
  3. Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
  4. Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
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How to make him leave him drinking means he is 48 years and drinking daily. What's your advice? what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Try giving tab berin, 100mg daily along with becosules, daily, and buprenorphine with naloxone. For further discussion consult me privately.
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I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't focused. What should I do?

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't fo...
Yes indeed you might be suffering from depression (evident from your description) first & foremost you must consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to get a proper diagnosis & getting started on treatment plan. Here are some of the generic steps to take care of depression 1 sleep at least 7 hrs every night 2 avoid daytime naps 3. Write a diary daily 4. Walk in morning sunlight at least 30 minutes each day 5 meditate daily. These are not substitute for proper treatment & are only meant as stop gap arrangement. Good luck.
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I am a lazy person I get often tired doing small activities. I feel anxiety when I wake up, I tried many energy drinks and pills. Even I am tired of typing this. Is this because I smoke too much. please help me.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a lazy person I get often tired doing small activities. I feel anxiety when I wake up, I tried many energy drink...
Stop smoking. Take plenty of water every day and fresh fruits and vegetables to get maximum vitamins and minerals so that you will fresh. Have proteins to get energy.
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