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Dr. Smrithi Chhabra - Psychiatrist, MANGALORE

Dr. Smrithi Chhabra

MBBS, MD NEURO-PSYCHIATRY AND COUNSELLOR

Psychiatrist, MANGALORE

16 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Smrithi Chhabra MBBS, MD NEURO-PSYCHIATRY AND COUNSELLOR Psychiatrist, MANGALORE
16 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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She has helped numerous patients in her 15 years of experience as a Psychologist. She studied and completed MBBS, MD NEURO-PSYCHIATRY AND COUNSELLOR. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smrithi Chhabra on Lybrate.com.

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I am feeling memory weakness from some time why its like this and what are the remedies for this?

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
You cannot have memory problems at the age of 26 unless you have any shock or wasting or brain degenerating diseases. Simple and routine memory problems occur to everyone because of their overwhelming tasks or overwhelming lazyness. This cannot be considered as memory loss. If you have memory problems, keep things in writings according to priority. Take care.
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My father is behaving strangely for last 5-6 years. Sometimes he looks quite ok but sometimes his mood changes mindblowingly and in both conditions he hardly sleeps 4 or 5 hours. His behavior remains quite unpredictable. Such as he do not need something but he suddenly take big stem and buy even if they take loan. What to do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
My father is behaving strangely for last 5-6 years. Sometimes he looks quite ok but sometimes his mood changes mindbl...
Hello, At the age of 68, some people may behave like that which is called old age syndrome. This has very good treatment in Homoeopathy. The alternate behavior is one of the characteristics but ha has some other characteristics which should have to be considered for getting totality of syndrome picture>So You should go through proper Characterized Homeopathic case recording for your individualized treatment else your problem will persist.
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Am a driver am doing sitting job. Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain. Same time am a smoker past 7 years I am smoking regularly. Now I want to stop the smoking. Pls advice me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am a driver am doing sitting job.
Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain.
Same time am a...
Back Pain . Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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Iam suffering from anxiety and panic attack. E. Agoraphobia kindly suggest me what to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Iam suffering from anxiety and panic attack. E. Agoraphobia kindly suggest me what to do.
Hi Agoraphobia treatment usually includes both psychotherapy and medication. It may take some time, but treatment can help you get better. Psychotherapy Also known as talk therapy or psychological counseling, psychotherapy involves working with a therapist to reduce your anxiety symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia. Generally a short-term treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you specific skills to gradually return to the activities you've avoided because of anxiety. Through this process, your symptoms improve as you build upon your initial success. You can learn: That your fears are unlikely to come true That your anxiety gradually decreases if you remain in public and you can manage those symptoms until they do What factors may trigger a panic attack or panic-like symptoms and what makes them worse How to cope with these symptoms How to change unwanted or unhealthy behaviors through desensitization, also called exposure therapy, to safely face the places and situations that cause fear and anxiety. You can also take these steps to cope and care for yourself when you have agoraphobia: Stick to your treatment plan. Take medications as directed. Keep therapy appointments. Consistency can make a big difference, especially when it comes to taking your medication. Try not to avoid feared situations. It's hard to go to places or be in situations that make you uncomfortable or that bring on symptoms of anxiety. But practicing going to more and more places can make them less frightening and anxiety provoking. Family, friends and your therapist can help you work on this. Learn calming skills. Working with your health care professional, you can learn how to calm and soothe yourself. You can practice these skills on your own, especially at the first hint of anxiety. Practice relaxation techniques. Meditation, yoga and imagery are simple relaxation techniques that may help — and you can do them in the comfort of your own home. Practice these techniques when you aren't anxious or worried, and then put them into action during stressful situations. Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs. These substances can worsen your panic or anxiety symptoms. Take care of yourself. Get enough sleep, be physically active every day, and eat a healthy diet, including lots of vegetables and fruits. Consult me for any query.
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Hai doctor, I have very low concentration power. I get diverted very easily. Due to this I'm unable to concentrate on studies. I always get diverted towards other stuffs like the daily newspapers, magazines, etc. Even though I think of studying it's hard for me to concentrate on it. Please Help me in giving some useful tips to improve the ability to study and concentrate. It do not happen to me on the day of exams (I read voraciously before 5 to 6 hour's of starting of exam). Thank you in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: 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. 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. 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid all junk food.
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Dentist, Hyderabad
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 
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My cousin (age 44 years) got first fits 15 days back. Then he lost memory for 8 hours. Then consulted neuro surgeon and under went all brain related tests and MRI scanning. All reports are normal. Why fits has come and lost short time memory? Is there chances fits again?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
He should get an eeg test done too. Chance of second seizure is always there. Consult a neurophysician.
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I am 23 years old student ,spends about 10 12 hours in studying. My mother used to fight a lot because of which I am broken mentally and can not concentrate at all ,sometimes negative thoughts also comes in. What should I do to relieve my brain?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for writing in. I can understand the kind of situation you are in. Besides the problems at home, the burden of studies must also be taking a toll on you. The negative thoughts you are reporting are probably representative of an impending depressive episode. Right now what you can do is meet a trusted friend or relative and share your burden. Do not neglect food and sleep. If you lose time because of family quarrels, do not try to compensate by reducing sleep. That would be a terrible mistake. Please understand this. On the contrary you must be sleeping at least 7-8 hours. Our own research as well as research across the world has clearly shown that sleeping less impairs memory as well as academic performance. It can also reduce your coping abilities and increase irritability leading to more quarrels. I would suggest that you consult an expert at the earliest so that the need for medicines can also be assessed and started if needed. There appears to be a high chance that you might need medicines. Thanks.
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My son has wheezing problem and now his voice is not clear. What can be the solution for this.

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. Infant voice problems correct itself. Don't worry. Follow the child specialist's advice. Take care.
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I am a chain smoker and recently I decided I dont smoke. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
So have you quit or are you saying that you have only made the decision to quit but need some help? Both are good positions to remove this horrible habit. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing 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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How to increase remembering power in studies ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
At your age there may be a lot of distractions going on that may be the cause of the problem. Even so there are some things to do that will alleviate the situation, if you followed them meticulously. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest 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 Raja. Our brain is capable to store everything and there is nothing which brain can forget. But your stress, anxiety and other obsession problems can reduce brains capacity of recollection. Don't be stressed. Get good sleep and moderate physical exercise. Please consult a psychologist for counseling, advice and psychotherapy. Take care
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Sir mera bp kaam khasi ho my bp is coming160/100 .i m a quite and serious type of person sometimes I become short tempered.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir mera bp kaam khasi ho my bp is coming160/100
.i m a quite and serious type of person sometimes I become short tem...
Dear Lybrate User, Take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture RAUWOLFIA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for your problem of high blood pressure. Also avoid mutton, beef, chicken, ghee, butter etc. Kindly remember that medication to control high blood pressure will affect your sexual performance & it will diminish your sexual power.
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I lost somebody close in the last year and since then feel very depressed. Please help.

Homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I lost somebody close in the last year and since then feel very depressed. Please help.
Understand the concept you were born alone and you will go alone during the journey of life, many will board the train many will come close but they will get down once their destination arrives let it be you me or others so be like a mercury in thermometer rise and fall with temperature. But if the mercury gets stuck to the wall, thermometer does not give right readings and is ultimately thrown away. Wakeup realise the truth of life and death and you will be back to your routine when you wake up look yourself in mirror, smile and say" I refuse to be miserable" all he best for.
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I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a bone damage in my leg big finger we have concerned Dr. for that but still its not getting well and it is having swelling on that so please suggest what to do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a ...
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 7 days followed by mobilisation exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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My friend regularly has an habit of alcohol consumption. His age is 25. If he does not drinks for a day his body starts shivering. He can't wait at that moment runs to the shop and takes alcohol. Then his body comes to normal stage. Can't we change him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Of course not: he needs to want to change first. He is an addict and the shivering he is experiencing is the withdrawal symptoms because his body is craving the substance. So, ideally he must want to stop this habit. Otherwise it will become a futile exercise. If this habit has become too much as we can see, then you will need to admit him into a center for rehabilitation. He will need to be there for at least 6 months and they will do detoxification and treatment for the addictive nature followed by extensive counseling. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the family’s consent.
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I am addicted to smoking. I tried to stop it but can't. Can you help me out of this problem? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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How to avoid love and concentrate on career? My problem is that I am unable to get away from a girl as I she doesn't like but I still want her I was fully stressed and I am not happy with myself. How can I get over that girl and stress?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How to avoid love and concentrate on career? My problem is that I am unable to get away from a girl as I she doesn't ...
In ur age this is normal, so at times think of love, but dont lose focus on education and career, after 10 years these will look silly for u. 1st love is tough to handle, so time is the healer Dont brood too much, dont be dependent on the girl, just enjoy ur life
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How to quit tobbaco?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Now a days there are very good medications which can help a person quit tobacco. Along with medicines and appropriate psychotherapy, the chances of increasing quitting have increased manifold. You should meet a good psychiatrist.
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I'M 20 years old. I'M in a relationship from past 1.5 years. Everything was alright. My boyfriend used to smoke cannabis a lot n only hang out with his friends from morning till late nights. But after my constant practices he left everything. N was only with me. My happiness was everything for him. But from a week now he started smoking cannabis. N doesn't gives m any attention. Whenever I tried talking to him it ended up only with Me crying over n over again. He shows as if nothing affects him. He is facing some financial problem due to his betting habit in i-pill. He asked me for some money few days back but I wasn't able to help. And he's facing some problem at home also. Today I had talked to him he said he's bored of me. Then he said he is not bored. He's bored of his own life. I asked around 1000 times then he said he is not happy with me because of my short temper. And also because m not supporting him not giving him money. But he also says he loves me a lot despite of knowing my past because I had told him all about my past. But whatever he says he does only one thing ie ignoring me. And whenever he's out with his friends n that happens everyday now from 1 week. No matter how many Times 100-200 I call him he switches off his phn ignores me shows as if nothing matters to him only his friends are imp to him. So today I didn't talk to him after he said he's not happy. Wot should I do. I'M vry emotional m crying from almost a week now.Please tell sir.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'M 20 years old. I'M in a relationship from past 1.5 years. Everything was alright. My boyfriend used to smoke canna...
Your friend had addiction and he needs progessional help regarding his behavior. He needs money for his drugs and he will do anything to get the money. He knows that you have strong feelings for him so he will exploit it and try different ways so that you will give him money. Also we all have past. You may have told him about your past. Please do not let him use that information to ruine your future. It doesn't matter what is your past. You can't change it. Let that doesn't stop you from a bright future. You are very young. I would suggest you to focus on your studies and first be financially as well as emotionally independent. I do understand that you have strong feelings for your boyfriend. At this age the hormones and chemicals have huge influence on you. Please do not let that influemce your future. We all have past. We can't do anything about our past. You can't let your past ruine your future. About your boyfriend. He do need help and for anyone to be able to help him first he needs to except that he has a problem and secondly he needs to be willing to take help. Unless he is willing to receive help no one can help him. So please be wise and start thinking about what is right for you. I do hope you are open to understand what I am saying. If you want to talk about how you could bring some major changes feel free to talk to me. Wishing you very best please do take good care of yourself.
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