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Dr. Amrita Achrekar

Psychologist, Mumbai

700 at clinic
Dr. Amrita Achrekar Psychologist, Mumbai
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Hello I am 23 year old male. Recently I joined martial arts class for fitness. After workout I feel very tired and drained. Also my stamina is bad. Suggest me a good diet and how to increase my stamina. I smoke sometimes.

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 Ankur, you should not quit. You should try and try. More and more workouts improves your stamina over a period time. At the same time you should eat good nutritious diet also. Two glasses of milk, three or four eggs, fruits, vegetables should be included in your daily diet. Talk to your trainer. Take care.
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My relative has Post Partum Depression. We have taken her to a Psychiatrist but she is not taking the medicines. What can we do now and how long will it take to get cured?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
She required medicine as well as family and support to come out depression. If she is not taking medicine then try to give by mixing in juice, milk, curd, dal. Patients most often recover by 3 weeks.
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I am 24 years old man, I was smoking since 8 years. Now I have quit smoking since 25 days and have overcome the cravings and I would like to know further process to remove the tar content in my lungs and what medication to be taken.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Once you remain without smoking the tar in lungs will be cleared naturally. ANd you do breathing exercises.
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How I increase my confidence level and decrease fear. Please tell me briefly in many points.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Confidence-boosting tips. Play dress-up. Put on a happy face. Do a good deed. Challenge yourself. Do something you love. Stop procrastinating. Relax. Celebrate your achievements.
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Hi Doctor I am feeling very depressed and stressed because of it i am facing body pain. What should I do ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi  Doctor I am feeling very depressed and stressed because of it i am facing body pain. What should I do ?
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. Thwe body pain needs to be investigated for any other reason and followed up with a doctor.
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My Friend has chest pain and shortness in breath, its first time and no one has this problem in his family. He doesn't have smoking and drinking habit s. Thank you sir.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
My Friend has chest pain and shortness in breath, its first time and no one has this problem in his family. He doesn'...
It may be due to exposure to cold or he may be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection. Needs investigation to reach final diagnosis. Check for other symptoms if any. Meanwhile you may go for medicated oil massage followed by fomentation.
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I can't remember things for a long time. Please help me. Even my mind is strong I forget everything. Please help. What should 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
Dear user, welcome to lybrate-user. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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Hi. I am a engineering student. Since last 2 yr. I had been in relationship with a girl. We both are in true love and decide to marry but suddenly what happened she started to ignore me and now we are no more with each other. After that I always thought of her every single second and can not able to concentrate on my studies. Please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take ignatia amara 200 2 doses and then start taking cosmos 30 3 doses for 3 times in a day for 2 weeks. This will help your mind to work properly and concerntrate on your studies.
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I can't control my anger. After that I feel depressed. What should I do to be calm and happy?

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
I can't control my anger. After that I feel depressed. What should I do to be calm and happy?
Hello lybrate-user it could be due to various factors as, impulse control problem, or covert depression. If you feel your anger is out of your control and you land up in trouble due to it, then you should take consultation on anger management. From a psychiatrist.
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In the month of April I smocked gangaa, flake, never, tobacco. And one day while smoking. Gangaa I take heavy dose and got Faint there for 6 hours. Now. I had stopped smoking since a month. With the help of my parents. Love. Now my problem is. A certain type of fear is arrised. What should I do to get rid of this fear. And When people speaks ill about me I got this fear and when somebody tells me to smoke . I am felling like fear. What should I do sir? To get rid with this fear.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
In the month of April I smocked gangaa, flake, never, tobacco. And one day while smoking. Gangaa I take heavy dose an...
This could be a symptom of cannabis related psychiatric disorder. cannabis can induce or precipitate a number of psychiatric conditions including psychotic disorders. many of these may need medications and obviously, complete abstinence from ganja/ bhang/ charas/ sulfa/ weed/ marijuana. If you can elaborate a little more on this fear I can suggest medicines that will bring rapid relief.
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I used to shown several times to general Physian, Gastro & Pschcologisits. Every doctor is telling, I have a mental problem & so the physical problem are arises, I also feel the same; I am 35 Yrs old & male. History: I have several incidents in life which resulted depression in mind. I was taking oral chewing tobacco(Not pan gutkha), used to keep several hours in mouth, only I didnt used to keep during sleep, others all times I used to chew, last one month I had left tobacco all. I used to take alcohol 2 times weekly. I have blood pressure from last 4 Years, I am in medication ( Morning: Stamlo 5 one tab & Night: Telday 20 one Tab), genarally my BP used to at 135/90 mm I am married in 2012, still we do not have child. My problems are: 1. I used to get panic attacks frequently with fearing that I will get heart attack as I have high blood pressure& dizzines, at start I used to think that because of gas, after taking gas medicine it used to control, but when I have shown to doctor they have told it because your mind set, no problem with gas & also doctor medicine was taken for gas & felt well. 2.I used to get fear & Panic with fast heart bit very frequently(twice monthly), small small things I used to get fear.Do not have any courage or positive thinking/ or happiness or enthusisim on any activity. 2. I always be in Sadness( all negative thinking used to come in mind, mainly from past incidents, I cant forget past life histories) & I used to think I am only responsible for all. 3. Frequent very much gas problem some times with acidity & vomitting sensation, I got ulcer & H Pylori infection, I thought all gas, body irritation, mental problem(Fear) all beacuse of that, I had taken treatment for H Pylori & ulcer, but If I take small amount of chilli, I used to get very burning sensation , irritation & fear of disaster. 4. Before 9 yrs I had diagonised I had irritable bowl syndrome, I didnt get solid stool, I always get stool like liquid mud, If I get solid stool i feel very good. 5. I had bad habbit not to brush teeth regularly, I used to skip 3-4 days in a week. 6.I am not unable to forget old memories of life, which depress me more. 7. Even when my wife used to stay in alone in room I used to fear of some accidents, & i used to call her very frequently. 8. Everyday morning after I used to wake up at 4 am morning, and I used to go sleep at 10:30 pm, even at morning after rising from bed I feel sad, deprssed, & not get interest to go office. 9.I had shown to a pschycriatics, he had given some sleeping pills, which I had continued for 3 years daily, then by my will power I had stopped taking sleeping alopathic pills, By pranayam in morning I had got helped for sleeping, but only I used to sleep for 5-6 Hrs only. 10. I used to get feared dreams also. Test: Blood sugar is normal BP: 130/90 always, some times 150/100 Stress test done: No abnormality found 3D Echo done: No abnormalities found. Stool test: No abnormalities found Only H Pylori detected in stomach, all times loose motion, no tight stool has observed. I do Ramdev baba pranayam for 1 Hr in morning. Please help I am waiting for your reply.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. YOU NEED SOME HOMEOPATHIC MECINES THAT IS HAURIUNA ANTIDECENTRICA--- MOTHER 1 OZ, TAKE 20 DROPS THRICE DAILY AND KALI PHOSH &CALC PHOSH ----6X ---5 TABS 4 TIMES DAILY.
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Isues with my behavior change. Within last 4 month my nature has became weird, full of anger. Not at all happy and through tantrum over parents.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression." Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it!" and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction. Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the wellbeing of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger. 1. Approve it / Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channelled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this', you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation?' 2. Understand / recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 100 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end. 3. Free the mind/Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the normal or neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time. If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.
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I'm an student. I usually see people suffering from back aches in real young age so what is the reason behind this? Is this in regards with food or stress?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm an student. I usually see people suffering from back aches in real young age so what is the reason behind this? I...
Food stress, deficiency of vit d, and calcium, bad posture, long sitting work, computer work strain full activity etc.
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I am 23 year old CA student. Whenever I am trying to study my mind thinks something else, and my eyes closes simultaneously. I Something thinks that I am superhero and I saved people, sometimes I saw that I passed my CA exam with rank 1 and so on. Due to this I am not able to proper study, It also happens in tution time, teacher taught and I think something else. I am fully frustrated, I try most of the time to control but fail to do so. Please help, what should I do, my exam is near. Thanks.

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 understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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I lost someone last year there was close me I am very depressed & lost please give me Tip for passing good time please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost someone last year there was close me
I am very depressed & lost please give me
Tip for passing good time pleas...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free contact me and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am suffering from love pain. Whom I am loving he is totally ignoring me. I am thinking all the time of him. I just want to get out of this pain but I am unable. I can not concentrate in any other thing. I can not handle myself. I am not getting any way. Please suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Go and talk to him and ask him if he says a no move on. There are better guys. If he has lost you. Its because he was not worth you. Do not waste your time and love on some one who does not care.
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I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers and I yell n scream at times. For the last 10 years, this has also made me loose weight over the years. What do you recommend.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers ...
Please consult a psychiatrist and a counsellor, you need medication as well as therapy. All the best.
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I am 22 years under anti depressant medication from past five years. I just feel inferiority complex and lonely all the time and feel as if I have lost my dream and am doing nothing good. I feel so helpless and get irritated when my family approaches me. What should I do?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 22 years under anti depressant medication from past five years. I just feel inferiority complex and lonely all t...
Hi what symptoms you mentioned are all because of depression. It is like using mental filter. In depression we see only the negative around us and about us. We make no efforts to see the positives around us. We even forget our own positive achievements and moments in life. Slowly mind sets into this habitual thinking. But there is a way out. As we go to gym to exercise regularly every day if we want to loose weight same way you need to change your this habitual thinking by conscious efforts every day. Everyday write down the positive happenings in your life even if it means the simplest thing like smelling of beautiful flower fragrance that put smile on your face, someone praised you. This will start your brain rewiring what we call as neuroplasticity towards positive change. Also write your achievements till now. Everyday. Even if you have to write same thing again. Continue this for at least 8 weeks. Learn some relaxation exercise, listening to music. Avoid watching emotional serials or movies. Watch and read comedy. Please do continue on medicines as suggested by your psychiatrist and regularly visit to modify the dose if needed. This is equally important as these exercises. Wishing you a good health! warm regards.
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My wife was taking prodep 20 once daily and revotril. 5 mg one daily before pregnancy for obsessed compulsive disorders. Now delivery is over. During ththtish time no medication was taken. Again I need to start her treatment. So can she take those medicine or not. If not then what to do ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Do not take medicines based on the past prescription. Consult a clinical psychologist to evaluate the intensity of ocd and whether the condition can be managed by psychological therapies. If not consult a psychiatrist for medical intervention.
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