It has been observed that young people nowadays are consuming drugs and alcohol. It can have a huge impact on one's mental and physical health. Reasons for consumption can be either fun or imitating friends or at times to get rid of stress. However considering the consequences , parents must be cautious regarding such habits if at all they feel their children are getting used to the same.read more
My name is Sheetal Bidkar and I am a clinical psychologist and addiction therapist at swasthya one step clinic Mumbai.
Let's talk about some digital Detox today, because use of internet, use of social media and Gadgets it's a very common thing. In a digital world, we are more isolated and rather depressed. So let's talk about how to handle this new digital depression. I will give you five simple tips to understand that digital detoxification. First, connect in real times. Forwarding a forwarded message to your friend doesn't convey the real message that you care for him and you are really interested in his world. But calling him for just a cup of tea and talking about his real-life situation will definitely convey that message. So remember to connect in real time. second and most important. Be a digital role model for your kids and even for your colleagues.
So when you want that people should not scroll their screens in front of you all the time you should not do that. So limit your period and be a really good role model to everyone around you. Third and most important create a digital free zone for yourself while exercising while travelling while being with self While having dinner or male with your family say no to any gadgets. Be it TV, be it your mobile laptop or any other screen. Another part, have a purpose for every platform say.
For example, I am on, Facebook I am on LinkedIn, ask yourself, why am I using this if you are on LinkedIn. the primary purpose is to search for a job. stick to that purpose. if you are on facebook, you are just trying to connect with other people like you. stick to that purpose .so don't wrong and waste your time on this app now and then. Fifth and more important thing. Limit your use, have a set timing for yourself. Ask for help if you are living with your family, if you find me using 45 minutes for more my mobile on my laptop please come to knock the door and tell me that 45 minutes are over ask for help for the betterment. Apply these 5 simple tips and let's see how this digital detoxification help us to be more happy. You can contact for book an appointment with me on lybrate.com. thank you.read more
I am Sheetal Bidkar, I am a clinical psychologist and addiction therapist working with Suasth One Step Clinic. Suasth One Step Clinic is the deaddiction and Wellness clinic we treat people with substance abuse disorder and we treat people who has problem with mental health issues.
In a layman language, if I wanted to tell you that we deal with people who consume alcohol, drugs, tobacco, cigarettes or either they are suffering with habits like gambling, internet addiction, pornography, sex addiction and so on. Mental wellness issues, we talk with people, we cure people with those who are suffering with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, psychosis fears and so on. Our service is balance both the things one is giving medicine, we have a team of psychiatrist and a psychologist who deal with people need help. Psychiatrists give you medication, so medicines help you to treat your biological dysfunctions and the chemical problems due to your disorder. Psychotherapy helps you to understand and overcome behavioural changes, psychotherapy helps you to deal with the life skills which helps you to deal with your disease in a better way. Now let's understand how psychotherapy works because medicine is something which we understand works very prominently and all of us aware that some people feel comfortable taking medicines, some people feel that medicine specially in psychiatry are not advisable. However, balance of medicine and balance of psychotherapy works better, if we want long term recovery we need medication along with therapy, in some cases if the disease is at early stage only psychotherapy also can help. Let's talk more about psychotherapy today, being a clinical psychologist and addiction therapist big part of my job is to talk to people about why they are suffering and how to deal with their present symptoms and lead towards a recovery and enjoy full life. Psychotherapy allows people to develop the inside about whether they have problem or not. Clinical assessments and psychological tests help people to understand the severity of their symptoms. If they are in a denial that I don't think that I have a problem but the family people can understand there is something really wrong with the individual. Then we conduct motivational interviewing and some sessions for inside building, we believe that if you know your problem you will deal with your problem effectively. The second part, once you know your problem, once you know your symptoms, once you have a inside, then the question is developing the life skills if you have a inside, if you already understanding that yes I am anxious many of times or I am consuming alcohol these days in a extra amount and then the million dollar question to you is why you are suffering, despite of you are having inside, what are the personality traits or what are the environmental triggers keeping you in the dysfunctional behaviour. Psychotherapy allows you to understand your thinking pattern, your behaviour pattern, your perceptions about the situation. It also allows you to learn many techniques like relaxation technique, thought stopping technique, in addiction particularly, craving management techniques these are the behavioural skills sets allow you to take charge of your life and symptoms and leave towards recovery. The third and most important part is about when I complete my treatment, I should not go back to the similar kind of symptoms again, so we call it as relapse prevention plan and continuous scare. So I am dealing with my condition now and I will see to that I will build the network around it, so that the recovery becomes easy. We involve family people, we call them for family sessions even after the individual therapy people need support for continuous recovery. If your family people are also aware about what precautions to be taken, what are the do's and don'ts for you for a long time recovery then a recovery becomes, the recovery journey become very enjoyable. The last part of the therapy is a continuous SCARE as I told you most of the diseases and symptoms are relapse prone, in the sense you may not experience after the treatment you may not experience these symptoms for a short period of time says 6 months, 1 year or one and a half year, some people complain that after a period they again start getting the similar kind of symptoms. In that case we can prevent you from going back to the same chronic conditions by a allowing you to come for follow ups, by allowing you to do the continuous SCARE program. The continuous SCARE program can be done 1 to 1 in the clinic or online.
For more information you can contact us via Lybrate.read more
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Dr. Ankita Mishra provides answers that are very helpful and professional. Doctor, I have one more ques to ask as all this happened when I was a teenager and was very stressed during my teenage. Did all these things affected my growth as well coz m just 5" 5' inches and not growing anymore. And as m 20 years old now , is their any chance to grow more becoz I don't see maturity symptoms in me like full beard n hair growth on body . there r very less hairs on my body . and also I don't look like 20 years old boy , I look like near about 17-18 . these things also worried me a lot . its my whatsapp no- 9891761018 . if u can advice me n help me somewhere u can give ur opinion or either on lybrate . as per you feel professionally good and helpful . thank you so much for your guidance
Ms. Sheetal Bidkar provides answers that are caring. Thank you.. I do want to consult a Dr. but the thing is I might won't be able to speak in person. But I am so thankful for your advice :)
Dr. Ankita Mishra provides answers that are very helpful. Please refer some good Doctor in Delhi
Ms. Sheetal Bidkar provides answers that are very helpful. Thanks Sir