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Dr. Amrita Achrekar

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Amrita Achrekar Psychologist, Mumbai
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Some time I got angry extremely kindly suggest me to control ?

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Pediatrician,
By exercising mind control by diverting your mind at times when you lose temper, mediation and prayer can help. Some tests may be helpful. Can you ask privately in the site?
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Sir I am having suffering from my mind problems since last 1 year. Although there is lot of problems in my home my father is threading from his back pain. His treatment is continue but still no relief. I have some worry about him. I am very poor also. Also I think that how would I manage my family. I am the only responsible person in my family. I have 12 members in my family. But income is very low this is also worry problem it my think. I have sleepiness problem also. Mostly my mind stopped to work properly specially in night. Mostly I think in night that I will not be alive & I can die any time. I know that I have lot of tensions. I know that when I will more think & will feel additional pressure my self it would not be in my favour. But I am not able to remove them. So kindly suggest me that would I recovered. & what should I do and how much time I will have to taken for my recovery. If you short out me then whole life I will gratitude for you & wouldn't forget your favour. Good night sir.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am having suffering from my mind problems since last 1 year. Although there is lot of problems in my home my fa...
Hi, you are not having any mental issue. It is the situation at home which seems to have overwhelmed and thus you are feeling helplessness. You have been put alot of responsiblities over your shoulders too soon. And to take care of 12 members is not easy. You have said that your father is suffering due to back pain and he has been undergoing treatment but there is no relief. Your father's problem seems to be psycho somatic manifestation, which means, the pain is not due to physiological reasons but due to psychological reasons which here appears to be due to financial instability. He too must have been under the burden of being the single bread winner in the family which must have stressed him out so much that it has appeared in the form of lower back pain. It would be appropriate for you to talk to your family about how you are feeling and suffering. This will help to some extent. Also work with the family to understand how other members too can contribute towards running the family. This way others will also become responsible and you will also feel supported. If you will ignore and keep suffering then it will take a toll over your general mental and physical well being which will again make it difficult to function properly. This will later develop into a vicious cycle from which coming out will become difficult. Hope this was helpful. You can consult me further if required.
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Hii, I am a cigarette smoker. I want to leave the cigarette but I could not. So please tell me the way I can leave cigarette. Right now I smoke up approx 13-15 cigarette in a day so I have to leave this habit. Please help me regarding this problem.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
You need to be started on nichochew gum. It is helpful in reducing cigarette. And slowly it will also be reduced.
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2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to talk with them. But till today I cry daily because I miss them so much. How they can just leave me, I was also their friend. But they choose him over me. I know I shouldn't care for them but I do and do a lot. I just can't take it anymore. They even don't wished me on my birthday. I try to be normal, starts laughing more than before, take care of my look more but inside I am becoming weak more. This me is just a illusion for other to show them I am happy but inside I am broke. I want them back. Among all of them there was a boy who was my first male friend in my college, I miss him the most and basically cry only for him now. Whenever I see him tears comes because he was the closest to my heart but he doesn't take a second to just eliminate me from his life. I though we can be friends for life but he just left me all alone. I don't know what to do. I just can't concentrate anywhere. Due to all this my health has gone down, my eyesight has also weakened, my eyes hurts a lot. I always remember those past day, all those masti, travelling, celebrations. I just want to live in my present and snap out of my past. Does I am going in depression?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to...
You should always remember is that people come into your life for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. If you keep this in mind, you will not worry yourself sick, trying to figure out why a friend suddenly stopped talking to you. Everyone loves being liked and accepted, let’s face it, we thrive on it. But sometimes, you will not have or keep those people in your life, no matter what you do. Sometimes it’s best to let them go. Whenever someone stops talking to you, you should never blame yourself for that person cutting ties with you. Don’t worry yourself sick over something that was out of your control. Learn from the experience and move on. If you have experienced this, which I’m sure everyone has, there are some things you should do to make sure that you don’t get sick over this. These things have worked for me and I’m sure they will work for you. What you should do. 1. Write a letter to the person – Writing a letter is a good way to add closure to the situation. There is no need for you to mail or email the letter. Read the letter out loud and then tear it up and throw it away. Disposing of the letting helps you close that chapter in your life. 2. Keep your mind occupied – Don’t keep asking yourself why, why, why, because you will never know the answer. Read a book, magazine, watch a movie, or a little television to help you with the constant questions to yourself. 3. Meditate – Take a few minutes, sit quietly and meditate or pray. While you are sitting quietly focus on your breathing and think happy and positive thoughts. You will soon stop focusing on the negative and see the positive reasons why your friend stop talking to you. 4. Exercise – Exercising takes your mind off your situation. You are more focused on getting your body in shape and working up a sweat, than sitting around worrying about why a friend dumped you. 5. Talk to other family and friends – Talking to others will help you stop thinking about why a friend suddenly cut ties with you. You will laugh and have a good time, so much so that you will forget about yourself. 6. Take up a hobby – Do you have a hobby? If you love gardening, writing, sewing, cooking, etc. You should focus on learning all you can about your hobby. Working on your hobby will help you forget your worries. All the very best.
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I have a question stuck in my mind from 3 months and its not going I seriously want help it started when I was appearing for my exam and realised I have not written my seat no so I started calling university for my query he gave me answer but my mind did not accept it and again and again I started calling he stopped giving me answer now I become very curious and wanted answer for it but he told wait for result to be out now my result is out and I am passed but why I am still worried and my mind keeps on repeating the same question and I am unable to concentrate on anything I do not like to talk to people I have pounding heart in morning and have pANIC attacks I am restless thinking will go mad I am not the same person I use to be I am lost and very scared about my future how one thought can make you slave and does not feel like doing anything I keep myself busy but still I do not know what to do should I consult a psychiatrist please help me to get rid of all these things going in my mind want to forgot this it is possible.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have a question stuck in my mind from 3 months and its not going I seriously want help it started when I was appear...
Being worried for the possibility of not having entered your roll number correctly could just be the time when you started to notice an anxiety state in yourself. From the complaints that you mentioned I do not have even a reasonable; e amount of doubt that you do have an anxiety disorder. However a diagnosis and form of treatment is better done after a complete evaluation and history taking.
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I'm unable to talk in a group of members. I'm not remembering what I studied. I'm getting fear at different situations. What I have to do.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vadodara
It's usually performance anxiety or generalised anxiety like wise the treatment is various according to case history. Homeopathic medicines are proved very efficient in such cases. Consult with proper details.
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There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something that needs medical attention?

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Homeopath, Delhi
There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something th...
Carotid artery pulsation, it occurs in cases of-: 1. High blood pressure 2. If person is very thin 3. If the artery has been bend in a way where pulse can be prominently felt. If you are not having high b. P and you are not thin you may go to a vascular surgeon. He may gives you best suggestion.
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I lost Somebody close last year & sin5 then feel very depressed & prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please Help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost Somebody close last year & sin5 then feel very depressed & prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Please Help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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Anxiety, tiredness in day time, no concentration, depression, bad mood, memory loss what I have to do for this problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Hello , all the symptoms that you have described are suggestive of a depressive disorder. When left untreated it might last form a few months to an year or more. Mood invariably influences your thought process & that might lead to development of depressive cognitions & usually the performance levels tend to become less satisfactory. Coming to your query of memory loss. It is usually a result of decreased concentration that in turn affects the process of memory formation ( happens in three steps registration, retrieval & recall ) the first step registration does not happen in a proper way & this manifests as memory deficit. Please consult a psychiatrist to evaluate the severity of the condition, based on his or her evaluation your condition you would be suggested an appropriate way of managing the condition both pharmacological( if required ) & behavioural.
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Hi Sir, I have tummy problem, pls suggest to control it. Some times I got tensed without any reason.

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
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I have tummy problem, pls suggest to control it. Some times I got tensed without any reason.
Dear Lybrate user. There are no short cuts to reduce your tummy. Exercise is the only way to control your tummy. Exercise at least 1 hour per day. Include jogging and push ups and pull ups. Control of diet is also a supplementary thing. Take care.
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I'm 20 years old and since last few days I'm unable to sleep and concentrate on my studies neither I feel hungry. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm 20 years old and since last few days I'm unable to sleep and concentrate on my studies neither I feel hungry. Wha...
You need to exercise regularly as a definite solution to all these problems. Besides that there may be emotional problems that are causing you stress. If you talk to a counselor you will gain a lot of insight and will be able to deal with these feelings effectively and fine much relief. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 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. 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 sugar and junk food. For your problem of sleep do the following: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i. E. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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Tips for being "Friends with your ex"

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Tips for being "Friends with your ex"

- Give yourself time after the breakup. Don't rush into being friends with your ex. There might be negative feelings left from your relationship and that doesn't build a good foundation for a friendship. Only start seeing each other as friends if you know there are no bad feelings left.

- Don't be pushy. If your ex is clear about not wanting a friendship, respect their space.

- Know your motives. Why do you want to be friends with this person? is it because you are trying to woo them back into your life as a partner or because you genuinely treasure them as friends?

- Take one step at a time. To fit into your ex's life as a friend after having been in an intimate relationship is challenging. So start off gently. Start by calling each other on birthdays, sending emails, text messages etc. Call off meeting each other until you think the awkward phase has passed.

- Don't discuss sexual or romantic topics in the beginning. If you're dating someone or have a crush on someone, don't discuss it with your ex. You can be honest with them about your love life but spare them the details.

- Share your new relationship status with a good friend. It's always good to let a trusted friend in on how you're dealing with a new friendship.

- Avoid flirting or a physical relationship with your ex. This can be dangerous because before you know it, you might end up in a situation which leaves you both confused and unhappy. Remind yourself of all the reasons that led to the breakup.

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Present I am 24 year old. I am smoking. Last 4 year onwords. I need to stop smoking. Please give suggestions. To quite smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. You can ask me privately. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev if you are willing to accept me as your regular health care giver / doctor I can give you regular, prompt, well studied and scientific answers for all your medical problems, which you ask me privately in this site. Sorry to say I will ask for a small payment for my efforts and intelligently studied answers. Regards. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev ask privately. It is essential and useful to have a doctor answer your doubts online as it time spent in going to a clinic. Majority of diseases can be treated by online by consultation with an experienced doctor and does not need physical examination. You can use this site and ask me privately, best age to stop smoking is before 40 cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, best age to stop smoking is before 40 cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.
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Mere hubby ka affair hey or mjhe bolte he me sirf time pass kerta hu hm dono me bht jhagre hote hey vo kuwait me rehte hey hmesha online rehte hey or uski sister ki baat hi mante he mere pass twins hey do lerkey me india me rehti hu hm dono me bht jhagre hote he uski sister kerwati hey me bht tention me rehti hu me divorce chahti hu lekin meri mmy ki death ho chuki hey mere papa ki financial condition thik nhi hey kuch smjh me nhi ata divorce lu ya nhi plzz docter help me me bht bimar rehti hu me kya kru please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Mere hubby ka affair hey or mjhe bolte he me sirf time pass kerta hu hm dono me bht jhagre hote hey vo kuwait me reht...
Abhi aap aap ke pati ke upar nirbhar hai. Esliye wo aap ka aur aap ke rishtey ka samman nahi karte. Aap ke liye sabse jaruri hai, ki aap kutch paise kamana shuru kare. Aap ya to job kar sakti hai, ya tuitions le sakti hai, ya kutch apna khud ka business shuru kar sakti hai. Phir aap ko kisi ke sahare ki jarurat nahi padegi. Ye karne ke baad aap ka" aatam samman" badh jayega. Phir aap, apne pati se unke affair ke bare mein decision lene ki kid kar sakti hai. Aap chahe to kisi counsellor se baat kare. Aap ko madad mile hi.
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My brother is suffering from schizophrenia. Do you have any full proof treatment for him?

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Homeopath, Pune
My brother is suffering from schizophrenia. Do you have any full proof treatment for him?
Hi ; without knowing the type of schizophrenia. Its details can't guarantee you about full proof treatment. But homeopathy can give you best results. Consult privately for proper treatment n guidance.
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I just touched my penis to her vagina but she was wearing an underwear is there any chance of pregnancy? And I wiped out my pre-cum. Under a lot of stress. Please help!

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 just touched my penis to her vagina but she was wearing an underwear is there any chance of pregnancy? And I wiped ...
Dear Zeeshan. Welcome to lybrate. From the given information and circumstances, there is no remote chance of getting pregnant. Pregnancy happens only when your sperm travels into the vagina of the female. Take care.
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Dear Madam, I can not forget even small adverse remarks. It comes in my mind repeatedly and makes me worry. Due to which I am facing problem of sleeplessness. I am suffering from insomnia. Please give me tips to overcome it. Regards Ratan Mishra.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
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I can not forget even small adverse remarks. It comes in my mind repeatedly and makes me worry. Due to wh...
It is actually a two edged sword" rumination of negative thoughts in mind" leading to" insomnia" and vice versa. This is usually a part if anxiety disorders caused due to unmanaged stress and other problems. You should consult a psychiatrist with exact and complete details of your problems for some goal oriented counselling, behaviour therapies and medications if required for insomnia.
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Hi sir. I am 24 year old. I am very disappointment for my recently breakup with my girlfriend. My mood is very off all the time. I want to refresh my mood and living a normal life. What should I do.Please tell.

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
Hi sir. I am 24 year old. I am very disappointment for my recently breakup with my girlfriend. My mood is very off al...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear from a relationship is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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My question is why I can't concentrate on my study? Whenever I sat for study, my mind get distracted in internet, watching porn etc. So please tell me some solution of my big problem.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
Your problem is psychological so treatment is also psychological counselling and management set your aims, goals, objectives and targets. Fix your priorities. Make firm determination and stick to your determination you have to make great efforts in the beginning to overcome your mental inertia there are 2 types of pleasures: 1. Immediate & short lasting 2. Remote but longer lasting animals go for immediate gratification humans go for remote gratification and sacrifice immediate gratification of pleasure consuming for remote carrier making gratification. You have to fix up your priorities and look into future leaving your immediate gratification of pleasures that you feel from internet, porn watching, phone talking and many more.
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