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Dr. Amrita Achrekar

Psychologist, Mumbai

700 at clinic
Dr. Amrita Achrekar Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Amrita Achrekar is a popular Psychologist in Borivali East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Amrita Achrekar personally at Crystal Hospital in Borivali East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amrita Achrekar on Lybrate.com.

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I feel so irritated sometime and also I weep a lot for small things. What should I do?

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
I feel so irritated sometime and also I weep a lot for small things. What should I do?
First you started anulom-vilom pranayam regularly for 10 minute. Deeper meditation for half hour. Do your favorite work daily which you like most.
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No excitement no erection please advice me and I am not a alcoholic no addiction.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
No excitement no erection please advice me and I am not a alcoholic no addiction.
Take a homeopathic treatment damiaplant 10 drops should be taken 3 times a day. For 10 days. Follow up after 10 days.
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I am addicted addicted person, and alcoholic addicted person so I want to avoid this kind of things ples sugest me something.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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Hi I don't feel happy anymore. My life feels like an dead end. My personality my persona has completely changed. I loved my old me I want her back again. My husband broke my trust. He says he has not seen such a girl like me who is good looking hot good home maker best mum good cook creative independent still family bounded. But he still loves his ex girl friend and I feel so unwanted, I feel like invisible. I dnt want to wake up ever I feel useless, I m so deprived of love that I feel I sud quote this marriage but I m not so economically independent to take care of my two little daughters. I feel stuck in my life. My parents too are not well off enough to help me economically. We are staying in lagos, nigeria and here medical is very bad. I dnt know any one who can help me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
People will always have their opinion about you which will keep changing. So will your self esteem depend on their definition of you or your definition of what is good about you. Focus on what you are good at and create a definition which shows you in positive light. Do you like yourself at all? if you respect yourself, your husband will respect you. So what if you are dependant on him for money. He depends on you for running the house and taking care of his kids. Feel proud of yourself that you are pitching towards the responsibilities of marriage and doing your bit. And when he says that you are not good enough, then have these things ready to tell him. If you have the time, start earning something small to support yourself. Work gives money, respect, prestige and many connections with outside world. It helps to get noticed and appreciated by people who really mean it. Don' t depend on your husband to appreciate you. One day he will, when he sees the old you again. Click on private chat to consult me for counselling for relationship issues and low self esteem.
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I love a girl but I can't express it now I am studying in 12th class she is best in everything in class and I am better than average. I can talk to everyone but I hesitate to talk to her. Whenever I want to tell her my feelings than when I saw her cute face then I change my mind. This makes my mind out of studies and every time I feel loneliness and depressed I want to focuses on studies and my other goals but I can't please show me the right way what should I do.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I love a girl but I can't express it now I am studying in 12th class she is best in everything in class and I am bett...
You are a nice person and able to take correct course. All you need is guidance so that you can reach your goals in life that are higher than saying -i love you- to your friend! if possible, tell your parents that you need to see a psychologist. Sittings with a psychologist will definitely help you offload all your tensions, stress, worries. But, it will cost per sitting-if your parents can pay, good. Else, start doing pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit are a must. You will get miraculous results for free and without adverse effects of allopathic medicines and will gain good physical and mental health, increase in your stamina, good concentration, improved memory, etc. Your mind will become focused and stop wandering. You will be able to move on.
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My daughter age 24 has the following symtoms sleeps a lot, eats a lot, foul mood mostly in the evenings, trouble sleeping in the night is she suffering from schizophernia or depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sounds like depression and you need to take her to a doctor immediately. In an interactive and personal contact situation, a lot can be learned to come to a more clear and accurate assessment and diagnosis. It certainly sounds like she needs some medication and therapy and any neglect may only worsen the condition that she may even refuse to come for any help. Why wait for that eventuality? passivity in such situations is literally criminal. Do something soon.
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He is studying engineering, he has problem with memory power and concentration, so what is the solution and how to boost the memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will benefit from these suggestions if you follow them meticulously. Meet with a counselor who will help you deal with the issues of youth and many problems will get resolved. Your age is a major factor in this problem of memory loss and what seems like a weak mind. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. 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 night’s sleep, 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. 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 too. 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 junk food.
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I am 55 years old. Suffering from depression/anxiety/bipolar disorder. Taking medicines since 1979. Have no pleasure in life. Also suicidal thoughts. What is the remedy? how to get better?

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 must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Autism in Children

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Delayed Speech: Can it be autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females. A recent study in US found 1 in 68 children suffering from autism.
What are some common signs of autism?

The hall feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.

Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don’t watch other people’s faces for clues about appropriate behaviour. They lack empathy.

Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking, or self-abusive behaviour such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children. Children with an ASD don’t know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favourite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.

Children with characteristics of an ASD may have co-occurring conditions, including Fragile X syndrome (which causes mental retardation), tuberous sclerosis, epileptic seizures, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.
How is autism diagnosed?

Very early indicators that require evaluation by an expert include:
• no babbling or pointing by age 1
• no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
• no response to name
• loss of language or social skills
• poor eye contact
• excessive lining up of toys or objects
• No smiling or social responsiveness.

If you find any of these features in your child, please consult the local pediatrician or child neurologist if available who can assess your child in detail. There is no single blood test to diagnose autism. However, the doctor needs to look into certain disorders in which children have similar features or having features of autism in addition to other signs of that disorder. E.g. Tuber sclerosis, Landau-kleffner syndrome (a form of Epilpesy), other childhood epilepsies, some metabolic and genetic disease. So your doctor may do some blood test, hearing assessment, EEG, etc. depending upon the presenting features and assessment.

What role does inheritance play?

Twin and family studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism. Identical twin studies show that if one twin is affected, there is up to a 90 percent chance the other twin will be affected. In families with one child with ASD, the risk of having a second child with the disorder is approximately 5 percent, or one in 20. This is greater than the risk for the general population.

Do symptoms of autism change over time?
For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Children whose language skills regress early in life (before the age of 3) appear to have a higher than normal risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with an ASD may become depressed or experience behavioural problems, and their treatment may need some modification as they transition to adulthood. People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment.

How is autism managed?

There is no cure for ASDs. However, it is important to diagnose it early and look for associated conditions like ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), Epilepsy, sleep disorders, etc. Earlier is intervention, better is the outcome. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that meet the specific needs of individual children.

Educational/behavioural interventions: Therapists use highly structured and intensive skill-oriented training sessions to help children develop social and language skills, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis. Family counselling for the parents and siblings of children with an ASD often helps families cope with the particular challenges of living with a child with an ASD.
Medications: Doctors may prescribe medications for treatment of specific autism-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic medications are used to treat severe behavioural problems. Seizures can be treated with one or more anticonvulsant drugs. Medication used to treat people with attention deficit disorder can be used effectively to help decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Other therapies: There are a number of controversial therapies or interventions available, but few, if any, are supported by scientific studies. Parents should use caution before adopting any unproven treatments. Although dietary interventions have been helpful in some children, parents should be careful that their child’s nutritional status is carefully followed.

Conclusion: Autism is seen commonly now a day. The main features are delayed speech, poor eye contact and social interaction and restricted interest with repetitive behaviour. Parents and physician should aware of its early symptoms so that early intervention can be started.

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I am 24 years female and frustrated of my life. I want counselling urgently as I have become much aggressive now a days.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I am 24 years female and frustrated of my life. I want counselling urgently as I have become much aggressive now a days.
If you are feeling worthlessness, sadness and lack of hope than you may be suffering from depression. It is a debilitating condition that can prevent you from enjoying your life. Although it may be difficult to enjoy previous feeling of happiness. You can take control of your depression by increasing social support, changing your thinking and by increasing your physical health. See a psychologist /psychiatrist/therapist. Psychologist or a therapist will be able to help you work through the issues you are going through at this time. He or she will also educate you about your depression and will further guide you the right line of action to be taken
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I am in pvt job stress full day 180 ml alcohol daily problem is I snoor alot and loud. Pl guide how can I get rid of this habit.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am in pvt job stress full day 180 ml alcohol daily problem is I snoor alot and loud. Pl guide how can I get rid of ...
Hi, Please follow these tips to stop snoring: - Reduce your weight if you are obese. - Perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - Quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - Quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - Sleep on sides instead on back. - Elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - Clear the nose before going to bed. - Establish regular sleep pattern. - Keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - Perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - Anti snoring appliances can also be used.
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M 22 year old male. I dont like any thing around me and I cant even enjoy anything like before. I dont have any wish, dream or aim to work on. My nind stays blank most of the tym. Wht should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You have to do regular walking with exercises at least half an hour in the morning and half an hour at evening.
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I am 22 year old .my problem is suddenly react in small matters. Eg: friends talking small jokes but suddenly affected in my body. Face colour changed and vibrate hands ,heart beat increased.

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 am 22 year old .my problem is suddenly react in small matters. Eg: friends talking small jokes but suddenly affecte...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. I need to talk to you. I sincerely feel you are slightly affected by anxiety problems or some hormonal imbalances. To assess your condition, I need to talk to you for diagnosis. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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12 Steps for Self Care

Unani Specialist, Delhi
12 Steps for Self Care
12 Steps for Self Care

1. If it feels wrongs, don't do it.
2. Say "exactly" what you mean.
3. Don't be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don't be afraid to say "no"
8. Don't be afraid to say "yes"
9. Be kind to yourself.
10. Let go of what you can't control.
11. Stay away from drama & negativity.
12. Love.
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I want to die what to do my boyfriend say he do not love me at all. He move on but I can not and I give him everything.

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. I don't want to be sympathetic to you because sympathy make you kore coward. Your boy friend cheated you. You lost. If you die, he is winning again and you loose again. Teach him a lesson, then you win and he loose. Slap him in public, you win he loose. Courage cannot be bought, itmshiuldnbe created from your own experience. You have enough experience. Go, get up, prove, yourself. Take care.
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Sir, my memory is very very weak when I sat for study at that time I learned all the question but after one day I forget all that thing so give me suggestion.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
While studying create mind maps on notebook in it you should note only points and their relationship with other points see these pages three times in a day it will help to memories your study.
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Suggest homeopathic medicine for anxiety and depressive mind without any side effects.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take homoeopathic medicine - ph. K. 0/2 10 equal strenth strocks put 10 to 25 drops in one or two teaspoon of water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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