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Dr. Sweta Sonthalia

Psychologist, Kolkata

250 at clinic
Dr. Sweta Sonthalia Psychologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Sweta Sonthalia is an experienced Psychologist in Lake Town, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Mind Care Clinic in Lake Town, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sweta Sonthalia and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I'm patient of anxiety. I do lots of physical exercise. I smoke and drink also but not getting relax. Sir please suggest me to increase my desire and libido for sex. .I fear from PE and ED. Sir want to enjoy sex .I started late first time I had sex was at the age of 32 be free that I used to masturbate and watch porn that I have stopped. plz help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir I'm patient of anxiety. I do lots of physical exercise. I smoke and drink also but not getting relax. Sir please ...
Hi lybrate-user most importantly cut down on smoke and alcohol they are not good in long run. For libido do kegels exercise and practice deep breathing exercises from abdomen consult with me for anxiety and sex therapy and counseling all the best.
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I forget things, I forget what I have spent in a day, I forget things where I have kept them. All in all I forget each n every thing which I should remember.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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I'm 32. I feel like i'm going crazy ever since my son was born. He's 4 now. I recently read somewhere about postpartum depression. How do I know if I have the same or what are the symptoms? if I do, i'm unsure how to put forth the same to my husband because he behaves like a lawyer most of his life.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
I can really understand what you must be going through. Many women feel this after delivery. Not necessary you have depression, but feeling pressurized and overwhelmed due to this whole situation is obvious. Have an honest discussion with your husband without sounding like you are complaining. Share with him what you are feeling. Ask for help from your family or in-laws. You need support and help so ask for it. Nothing wrong in it.
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I am 25 old man before 4 years I was affected by schrizopheria a mental disease. Still I am using 300mg medicine. What will have effect on my mind after completion of medicine. Does it reduces the capability or it will increase please guide me.

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, your doctors must have told you these things. Schizophrenia is manageable with the medicines. The depth of your schizophrenia is to be analyzed before I make any comments here. According to the depth and type of schizophrenia, you may have to take these medicines throughout so that you can manage your problem. Please work with your psychiatrist for further knowledge and management. Take care.
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Ways to Study Smarter Not Harder!

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Ways to Study Smarter   Not Harder!

There are few things I hear over and over again from students:

  1. How they are studying for so many in a day
  2. How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
  3. How they are sleep deprived
  4. How much they are stressed
  5. And finally, afterall the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!
We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study. And, the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve. There are two ways to improve your concentration:

  1. First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.
  2. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.

A. Ideas for daily concentration boosting habits include

  1. Mindfulness meditation: Many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing,  is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.
  2. Proper sleep: I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.
  3. Food for your Brain: The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumosity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.
  4. Eat healthier: Your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead, you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.  
  5. Exercise: It is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4 to 5 hours of study very efficient.

B. Optimize your mental state & environment

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

  1. Create a study space: Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.
  2. Remove distractions: Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.
  3. Reduce background noises: If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.
  4. Use timer: Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.
  5. Stay motivated: If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.
  6. Take breaks: Take a break every two hours. Your mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten-minutes break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.

Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How an expert can help?
If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; you can always consult the expert. Once he/she knows what your current study methods are, they will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate those tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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My husband is not a open heart person to me. He believes my mother in law complaint about me. He irritated me a lot and dominating too much. He never share any thing to me but he is sharing everything to my mother in law and father in law. How can l over come from this problem dr.

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
My husband is not a open heart person to me. He believes my mother in law complaint about me. He irritated me a lot a...
Dear user. I can understand. I do not know for how many years you are married, what is the general behavior of your husband and in-laws etc. Therefore it is very difficult to answer your question directly. But I can say very clearly that many family relationships break just because of misunderstanding and lack of trust. You must understand clearly whether you are actually and correctly understands your husbands behavior, of just blaming. If you are hundred percent perfect and right (if you feel) then we will talk about your husband's behavior and in that case he needs family counseling. Take care.
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My exam is very soon so feeling depressed. Tall me about some important and easy things to do for felling good.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My exam is very soon so feeling depressed. Tall me about some important and easy things to do for felling good.
Hello, take kali phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Picric acid 30 ch, 3 drops, once daily. Wish you good luck for exams.
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I am always losing memory. Every time I lose my memory. When I am standing in front of anything to do something at that time I forget what to do? And also when I speak anything I can not speak what I want to speak and other words come. if I want to speak the word 'eat' I speak drink. I have no other health problems. Every thing is ok. What I do doctor?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
this is a sign of anxiety. You need to practice breathing exercises, listen to relaxing music, exercise regularly or practice yoga. Medicines under expert supervision may be needed if problems persist. Just to be sure get a hemogram, serum TSH and vitamin B12 levels done.
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Since my childhood 5-15 years of age O got struck with Typhoid for two times regular. After I got ok but stammering occurred and till day it is incurable and most disturbed. Kindly provide reasonable cure if any.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Isolated rise in 'O" antigen is only indicative of past infection and is called amnestic effect and you are not infected continuously as you fear, Yu can just forget it
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I am not able to give my 12 to 14 hrs to my study as I am in the preparatory mode. Though I know the reasons which distract me, still I am not able to allay my mind off them.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Helllo, try to concentrate on your studies. Do meditation for half an hour daily in the morning . Take Bacopa monn. 1X , 2 tabs twice daily.
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Sir I am a student and I want to know the way to increase my memory power please suggest me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and hydrated and avoid stress anxiety and do focus one thing at a time regularly best wishes
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My friend is going to marry in next month, he feels sexual weakness and has time problem, please recommend some drugs that will help in this problem.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
My friend is going to marry in next month, he feels sexual weakness and has time problem, please recommend some drugs...
It is the problem now every youth is facing. They watch pornoraphy in that they compare thier size. When compared to foreigners our size is very small. Based on this youth developed inferiority complex. They have doubt that we perform very well or not. Because of this some youth postponed marriage also. Initial days onwards you go medicine after that it may be addiction. Without medicine you are unable to do that. So power may increase day by day. It may leads some other problem. Suppose you partner and her mothers knows they may be chance to comment on your power. They said this person is has not having sexual problems. Your partner may also complain that please come without medicine. So you may so many problems. Physical as well as psychological problems. So do not depend on medicine. Do as a natural manner. They are not using any medicine why do you prefer medicine. Go with full confidence. You may succeed definitely. So please follow my suggestions. I have seen so many cases related to this problems. For that reason I give this advise. So please follow. Best of luck.
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Hello doctor. I suffer from anxiety and get depressed at t times.I get tremors when I am over anxious .And suffer from lot of phobias .Married for 7 years now and working.But I look cheerful .I badly want to get rid of phobias .I am scared to travel specially by air.I have also taken some ayurvedic medicines and counselling to overcome this problem as I was suffering from insomnia .That's helped me a lot.One more thing to mention.I have brittle flat n rough nails n doctor told me that I am allergic to gluten .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The problem of phobia is that it has to do with exaggerating the stimulus i.E. Air travel is quite normal and safe, yet your mind plays tricks with possibilities and probabilities and converts them into realities. You become so convinced that no one can change the fact in your head. Then the fear, not the fact, becomes life-threatening and incapacitates you. You will need, through therapy, to be taken through the motions of whatever it is you are phobic about and de-sensitivize you over a period of time. Since you are saying counseling has helped a lot, do continue in it until it is resolved. In the meantime do regular exercise and build a bigger heart that reacts to fear better than the normal person. The bottom-line of any phobia is abnormal levels of fear based in your past. If the feeling of fear is dealt with, it is sure to speed up your recovery. Regarding the nails, kindly follow your doctor's advice.
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I cant concentrate on any single work while I am doing anything on that time I will think about many other thing that doesn' t matter on the time and I am just 18 year old and mupy memory is too weak

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, I sincerely think you are exaggerating. You cannot concentrate on one work 100% because very few people will be able to do so. You cannot have memory loss problem because you are too young. Routing low memory is possible because of your lazyness or because of your hurried activities. That is all. You may consult a psychologist if you prefer. Take care.
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I need a psychologist. I am depressed bcoz I am having a breakup just 1 week ago. I tried so much to get him. But still but couldn't. I am feeling very embarrassed nd insulted. He insulted me. But I didn't feel. But now I feel that he has hurt my ego.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I need a psychologist. I am depressed bcoz I am having a breakup just 1 week ago. I tried so much to get him. But sti...
First of all I'd like to tell you that try to accept the change in life. Accept that past is past and you have to move on. You have to convert the pain, stress and frustration into positive things. Try to find motivation to move up in all what happened to you after break up. It's common to have aggravated depressive and anxiety symptoms after break up but in most individuals these don't last more than 6 months. These symptoms of adjustment disorder usually remit by own. The poor memory, stress and anger are due to lack of focus. To come out of these symptoms stay outdoors as much as possible. This will help you to distract yourself from past. Try to find a new hobby and if possible learn it or complete it. Reading, completing a new course, gym etc are options. Try to find interests in these things. If symptoms are severe and persist then visit a psychiatrist for help. Medicines like SSRIs can help to reduce the depression. Fluoxetine or Escitalopram can be used for short time and will help you to come out of depression. These are safe medicines and can be used without any worries.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Quit smoking as it is cause of many diseases which can be prevented just by quiting smoking.
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I'm suffering from depression (anxiety disorder). Symptoms - oversleep, appetite issues. Kindly suggest ways to get rid of this illness.

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
Panic attacks and anxiety disorder can be managed with the help of psychotherapy, meditation, exercise and life style changes. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I have mental problem while seeing and watching talking people and I very urgent. I am totally depressed. What would 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
I have mental problem while seeing and watching talking people and I very urgent. I am totally depressed. What would ...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. From the given details you could have social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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Hello sir I have few doubts. I am always thinking about only one whatever it's. In the time of am I free. I.e.e.g. Sex thoughts are totally disturbing me. How can I move my mind set to other thoughts like study & career. In this process I am not participated in sex. But thoughts are distributed me. Please any suggestions for me.

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
Hello sir I have few doubts.
I am always thinking about only one whatever it's. In the time of am I free.
I.e.e.g. Se...
Sexual thoughts come naturally to everybody. But sometimes the timing of these sexual thoughts and the frequency with which they haunt you everyday may leave you restless. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of sexual thoughts. Accept the fact – You are getting these sexual thoughts because you are a normal and healthy human being. If you were having some mental problems or if you were having any illness, you might not get any sexual thoughts at all. So getting them is a sign of health. Accept this fact first. Stop feeling guilty about sex: Sex is a natural biological phenomenon. Any creature on this earth has to indulge in sex for its survival. Sexual thoughts are a natural way in which body and mind is getting prepared for sexual act in future. Hence if you are getting sexual thoughts, you are not committing a sin. Stop feeling guilty about it and just chill. Proper knowledge – Right knowledge about sex thoughts is very important. Get to know the difference between Normal and obsessive sexual thoughts. If you think you are getting normal sexual thoughts, then there is nothing to worry. But if you think your sexual thoughts are obsessive in nature, then try the following tips – Respect yourself – Even if you are getting uncontrolled sex thought, there is nothing to worry. Everything can be corrected. But you need to start respecting yourself. Whenever you get such thoughts, stop blaming yourself or blaming your life. Make sure sexual thoughts are harmless – Whenever you have sexual thoughts, make sure not to act on them. Just come out of your room to an open place or stay away from your object of your sex thought . Stop watching porn – You are already engulfed in sex thoughts and over that you are watching porn means, you are not helping yourself. Get a strong mind control and stop watching porn. It will only worsen your problems. Go and meet people – Most of the times, excessive sexual thoughts is accompanied with fear to go outside and mingle with people around you. Conversely, talking to people and mingling with them will keep you in real world and help you get rid of sex thoughts. Do not restrict yourself to your room – If you do not get anybody to engage with, when you are getting those obsessive thoughts, at least come out of your room and have some fresh air outside. More you see the real world around you, more chances that you will not dwelve in those thoughts. Exercise – Gym / yoga / jogging / walking / outdoor games – anything that you like, just stick on to it. A good physical health will boost your self confidence and brings about mental balance. Jogging early in the morning is a good way of self analysis and planning the day better. Pranayama – Pranayama helps to gain control over your breathing pattern and in turn helps to control mind. Learn how to do a simple pranayama Meditation – Meditation helps you to concentrate on things that are important in your life. It helps you to streamline your energy for the goals of your life. Spirituality is the way forward for you. Embrace it. Pray for mental strength and you will definitely win. Good books – Good spiritual books, spiritual magazines, self help books, and biographies of people whom you admire the most – like Steve Jobs, Swamy Vivekananda etc. Collect them and start spending at least one hour per day. Have a goal in life – Determine where you want to see yourself in another 5 years, 10 years and so on. Start working towards your goals. Let these sexual thoughts be there at one side, while you run towards your aim. Have a disciplined lifestyle •Get up early in the morning, do some exercise or jogging, bath, pranayama, meditation, reading, breakfast, work / college. •Before going to bed, plan your next day. •Always use alarm clocks. •Fix a time for everything, even for smaller things like watching tv, facebooking etc. Do not do anything which is not in your plans. Avoid certain foods Avoiding junk food, aerated drinks, onion, garlic, excess sweets, non veg, egg and oily food for a while helps you to control sex thoughts. As per Indian belief system, these types of food are Tamasik in nature. I am not saying to avoid them totally, but avoid temporarily till you gain a good hold of your life. Avoid excess of alcohol and smoking. Regards,
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