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Life Care Medical Center

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First Floor, Sunshine Building, Above Union Bank of India, Opposite Shasthri Nagar,Near Lokhandawala, Andheri West Mumbai
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Life Care Medical Center is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Ms. Rashi Anand Laskari, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 85 patients.

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All of us go through difficult times and want to talk to someone whom we trust to solve our issues. But our inhibitions about their experience or how much can we trust them , leave us in doubt. Its important to reach out to a counsellor in case you find yourself stuck with negative fears.

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B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
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Tips For Improving Focus & Concentration- For Children & Adults

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Tips For Improving Focus & Concentration- For Children & Adults

ADHD, CDD, short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, insomnia and so many more terminologies we would have come across very often. They all seem to have evolved from a common origin and that is concentration issues. Have you pondered on these questions!! Why can’t it be easy to concentrate? Why can’t it be easy to remember everything? 

If yes, then read on to know more. Concentrate! Focus! Pay attention! These are not just words but one huge and complicated process in itself. Many children and as well as adults often develop this issue wherein they find extremely difficult to concentrate. 

Factors influencing concentration: Concentration is a skill that requires you to prioritize your senses while doing any work. It is an ability to block out distractions. Other factors that influence concentration may include: 

  1. Dedication/ Interest in the task 
  2. Interest One’s ability to complete the task 
  3. Physical and emotional state 
  4. Conducive environment with few distractions. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and concentration deficit disorder (CDD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and concentration deficit disorder (CDD) are the two predominant concentration issues. The first one is more common among the children while the latter is observed in mostly the adults. Any individual with ADHD or CDD may show abnormalities in their behavior and social life. ADHD individuals tend to be forgetful and face problems sticking to one task and may even display excessive fidgeting. CDD individuals tend to be lethargic, move slowly and have trouble in staying alert. Adults may become socially withdrawn and exhibit slow information processing. 

Solutions for concentration issues: Concentration issues require a lot of time to be overcome. You can try to figure out what causes the distractions and avoid them as much as possible by refocusing your mind only on what you are doing. You can give yourself timers which comprise of “distraction time” and “focus time”. This strategy helps if one’s mind is actively processing other things. You may also create subtasks by listing the things you need to do and then ruling out one by one once you accomplish them. Always breathe better and try for long inhalation and exhalation. This helps to bring down your anxiety levels which hinder the concentration. Though the above-mentioned strategies are just to help you improve your concentration they are not the ultimate cure for all of the issues. Every individual is unique and sometimes accepting oneself can solve many complications as it reduces the need for unnecessary thinking. Always create positive thoughts in your mind as it will act as a driving source.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions! 

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7 Ways To Build Your Self Esteem

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
7 Ways To Build Your Self Esteem

Do you believe that the world is a hostile place and you are a victim? Are you the one who often doubts his or her abilities? If so, you might be showing signs of low self-esteem. Interestingly, self-esteem has nothing do with your actual ability or talent. Your looks, weight or skills are not responsible for your low self esteem. It largely depends upon the fact that how you value yourself. It has been observed in most cases that self-esteem is often affected by a number of reasons, including ill-health, unpleasant memories from the past, and termination of relationships. Low self-esteem may also be marked in survivors of physical or sexual abuse, victims of racial discrimination or people who have had a traumatic past life.

Having said that, some people may be experiencing low self esteem for reasons far beyond the above two. If you don’t pay attention towards this issue, you might end up developing some other personality issues, or difficulties with thoughts & emotions. Low self-esteem is the root cause behind the occurrence of many emotional or mental difficulties, including depression, or other personality issues. However, there is nothing to worry about it. There are certain simple things that are useful in building up your self-esteem.

Here’s all that you need to do to start believing in yourself and be confident about your capabilities:

  1. Remember your strong points: Make three separate lists of your strengths; achievements and your qualities that you admire. Take help from your friends, parents and other well-wishers for preparing these lists. These lists will help you in understanding your abilities and goodness. You will be able to believe in your strengths. You must read through these lists at least once daily.
  2. Be positive: Optimism and a positive approach towards life are the key to success. Your self-esteem is influenced by the fact that how you look at life. Life is not a bed of roses. It is unavoidable that you will have to face critical situations or problems in life. But, what is important is to face them with courage and a faith in your own abilities. Be positive and stop developing negative thoughts about yourself. Get rid of thoughts like ‘I am a loser’; ‘I can’t get rid of this problem’; etc.
  3. Take care of your body: Your outward appearance sometimes works wonders in lifting up your inner-self and spirits. Keep yourself clean, and maintain overall personal hygiene to develop a feeling of goodness. Invest time in working on how you'd like to present yourself.
  4. Sleep well: A good night’s sleep is essential for boosting up your self - esteem.
  5. Eat right: A balanced diet is a key to good health. Eating the right food in the right way keeps your mental and physical health all right. Include minerals and vitamins in your regular meals. Avoid distractions like television or radio while taking meals.
  6. Exercise: Regular workouts keep you away from mental-ill health.
  7. Be cool and comfortable first: When it comes to your dressing, try to put on attires that you can carry well. Wear stuffs that you love the most.

Lastly, don't shy away from talking to a professional counsellor to resolve your self esteem issues. Some think of counselling as a sign of weakness or embarrassment. In reality, seeking help is a sign of strength and your effort towards bringing about a change in your life. A trained psychologist can not only help you overcome the past, but also help you learn the appropriate skills for positive behaviours, boosting your self confidence. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Distracting Yourself - Can It Help In Controlling A Panic Attack?

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Distracting Yourself - Can It Help In Controlling A Panic Attack?

A panic attack is a stress response to fear and other reactions that you experience due to being overly worried. It can get difficult and painful at times to cope with panic attacks daily. Here are some tips to help you deal with your panic attacks. 

  1. Know your attack: A panic attack can be caused by a variety of reasons. You need to understand the physiological, psychological and emotional components that are causing your panic attack. Once you know the cause, the way your body reacts to each cause and how this stress affects your body and mind, you no longer need to fear your panic attack. You can stop a panic attack only by fighting it. Knowledge is power, let the knowledge of your panic attack help you get better. 
  2. Calm down: Try to relax during an attack. Stop scaring yourself by thinking or saying that you are going to panic! Talk to yourself about positive things. Use positive affirmations to calm down. Take control of the situation and relax your mind and body. Calming down helps shut the mechanism causing your attack and ends the stress response. 
  3. Deep breathing: When you feel you’re going to have a panic attack, simple breathing and relaxation techniques help a lot. You do not need to wait for an attack. Practise deep breathing twice a day for 10 minutes each and see how you can easily conquer your panic attacks. Take deep breaths and keep reassuring yourself that you’re going to be fine. Take in a slow, deep breath while counting to five and hold. Now slowly let your breath out while counting to five again. Concentrate on your breaths and counts which helps shift your focus from the attack to being relaxed. 
  4. Relax your muscles: During an attack, your body gets aroused due to the release of stress hormones. Try to relax and calm your mind and body during an attack to expel the stress hormones faster. Find a comfortable position to sit or lie down during an attack and just focus on your deep breathing techniques. 
  5. Distraction: Shifting your attention to something funny or relaxing which will lighten your mood and calm you down is a good way to prevent an attack. This helps take your mind away from sensations attached to active stress reactions and thereby stop the attack. 

All panic attacks, no matter how long and strong, will eventually end. Just follow the tips above and keep your mind and body relaxed. The more you panic, the worse you become. If you find your panic attacks rooted in past memories, or other thoughts, you are unable to cope with, reach out to a psychologist. Counselling and therapy can help you systematically process the root cause of the panic attacks, providing long term relief and emotional balance. Think positive, stay healthy.

Substance Abuse - How Should You Cope With Someone Going Through It?

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Substance Abuse - How Should You Cope With Someone Going Through It?

While we all know substance abuse is a social issue and learning that a loved one is affected by the problem can be nearly heart-breaking. It is definitely not something that can be easily accepted. At the same time, the affected individual needs all your love and attention and more importantly support to get through the situation. It is important to not show anger or frustration at the person but to empathize and help them get out of the situation.

Read on to know some of the ways in which you can play an active role in supporting your loved one under such circumstances. This involves both of you coping with the situation at hand, as well as helping the person come out of the abuse.

  1. Educate yourself: When you are trying to help a person, you should know in detail about the substance that was being used and its ill effects. This gives you greater credibility, unlike the person who got carried with the happy feeling it gave and got into abuse. 
  2. Ensure safety: This is both for the affected individual and yourself. With the required substance not being available, the person could look at harming either self or others, especially ones who are trying to get them out of the abuse. Though the intent is to help, they are looked at as people who are depriving the feel-good feeling produced by the substance, which is no longer easily available. Therefore, ensure safety. 
  3. Talk openly: In the beginning, be a good listener. Once you get their confidence, make them understand that the entire situation is making you upset and perhaps angry or frustrated too. Get them to focus on your proposal of getting out of the habit together. If they are willing then this can ensure greater success in quitting the habit. Get to understand how exactly the habit developed including the people responsible for it, the circumstances leading to it, and the various chemicals that were used. The duration and frequency are also important. Tell them it is okay and that you will both get out of it with each other’s support. 
  4. Participate in therapy sessions: Individual counseling will work effectively for the primary client, but it is also important for family members to get involved. The counselor also would need support beyond the few counseling hours for completely getting rid of an individual’s habit. Therapy can help you learn how to manage the issues back at home. 
  5. Find your “me-time”: With all that is going on, you will need some time for yourself to just be. Eat well, stick to your workouts, sleep well, keep your friends, and make time for your hobbies. These will ensure you are in good shape to support the affected individual. It is not possible for you to help another person when you are not in great shape yourself. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Misconceptions Of Counselling And Therapy

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
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All of us go through difficult times and want to talk to someone whom we trust to solve our issues. But our inhibitions about their experience or how much can we trust them , leave us in doubt. Its important to reach out to a counsellor in case you find yourself stuck with negative fears.

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Hi I got mental illness problem because of depression but the symptoms is not going and sometimes suicide thoughts comes in my mind I took too many medication but does’t help me rather. So I want go for ECT THERAPY can you tell me is it safe for me?

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi I got mental illness problem because of depression but the symptoms is not going and sometimes suicide thoughts co...
Hello lybrate-user. If you have been taking medication, you would be in the supervision of a psychiatrist for your mental health. Allow your doctor to decide the efficacy of ECT for you. ECT may be administered by some doctors, selectively only on need basis, and is not a one fits all kind of solution. If you have been on medication, and continue to have signs of depression, and/or suicidal thoughts, you should support medication with counselling and psychological therapy, that can help you with tools and techniques to manage your negative thoughts. Regards, Rashi Laskari, Counselling Psychologist.
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Hello, I am a 17 year old girl .i have the problem of over thinking, and my ovethinking always interrupts during my studies. And also I get lot of anger just for little things and I cry over little things! please advice me on that!

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hello, I am a 17 year old girl .i have the problem of over thinking, and my ovethinking always interrupts during my s...
Hello lybrate-user. Over thinking or negative thought process can be a root cause to many emotional difficulties. If not given attention in the right time, it becomes similar to a habit, and keeps one away from achieving success in many areas of life. I will recommend you to speak to a proffesional counselor or psychologist about your thoughts. During your interactions/counselling sessions, you should be able to understand the reasons behind your fears or anxiety issues, and also learn to deal with your emotions effectively. Best wishes, Rashi Laskari.
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Why medicines are prescribed by the psychiatrist to cure stress & anxiety? Do medicines dispel stress & anxiety from mind?

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Why medicines are prescribed by the psychiatrist to cure stress & anxiety? Do medicines dispel stress & anxiety from ...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, Depending on the intensity of the case, medicines may or may not prescribed, in a situation of stress and anxiety. Having said that, only medication cannot help to relieve stress and anxiety. That is only one part of the treatment. For long term management, it is equally important to seek psychological counselling, to be able to learn effective ways to manage your difficult emotions and stressors. Regards
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5 Ways To Develop Your Child's Self Confidence

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
5 Ways To Develop Your Child's Self Confidence

Building your child’s confidence and self image is an important part of raising a child. Self image can be defined as a child’s view of himself and his strengths. If a child is comfortable with his self image, he will have confidence in himself. A foundation of self confidence is key to a child’s success in his adult life. In their childhood years, a parent is the main source of building a child’s self worth or self confidence. Here are a few ways you can develop your child’s self confidence.

1. Avoid negative self talk: Children learn by watching their parents. Hearing parents berate themselves will make children do the same. Talking badly about yourself can reinforce a low self esteem. Hence avoid talking negatively about yourself and stop your child from doing it as well. If your child talks negatively about himself, give him evidence to prove the opposite or give them meaningful compliments. Also avoid calling your child names to shame him as these are likely to stay ingrained in his mind.

2. Celebrate uniqueness: Don’t make your child feel like he has to live up to the standards set by siblings or peers. Further, do not pressurize them to fulfill your dreams. Recognize your child’s strengths and celebrate his unique abilities. Help them develop their talents and set their own standards for themselves.

3. Let your child make decisions: Empower your child by allowing them to make decisions about simple things like what game to play or what to eat for dinner. Make them feel that their views are valued and thus teach them to be an active member of the family.

4. Let them work things out for themselves: Spoon feeding your child makes things easier at the time, but in the long run can have a negative effect on their self confidence. Be patient and let your child try and do things for himself. As he meets and overcomes new challenges, his confidence will grow. Give your child age appropriate chores to do around the house. This helps build responsibility and a feeling of competency.

5. Be genuine about your praise: Children are highly intuitive and can tell the difference between sincere praise and something being said merely for the sake of it. For example, if your child has made a drawing, instead of simply telling your child that he is an artist in the making be more specific and praise his choice or colours or ability of colouring within the lines.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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