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Dr. Amrita Achrekar

Psychologist, Mumbai

700 at clinic
Dr. Amrita Achrekar Psychologist, Mumbai
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I have problem of over thinking of extremely negative thoughts. What to do. Is there any ayurvedic or other medicines for that. I can not concentrate on my regular work because of this.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have problem of over thinking of extremely negative thoughts. What to do. Is there any ayurvedic or other medicines...
HI LIBRATE USER The first step to overcoming your negative thoughts are - you should try to understand and recognize your negative thoughts. Recognize what you have been thinking negatively. Then try to change the negative thought in to positive one. Ex- if you are worried on what could go wrong in a situation, change your thoughts to what could go right. Our mind is a creature of habits so encourage positive thoughts and eliminate the negative thoughts. Try to remind yourself that negative thoughts are only thoughts it has no power. So try to replace them with positive thoughts. Do some outdoor activities, spend time with your hobbies, try to live a happy life. Thanks.
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I do not have memory I think I can not concentrate on things. I think I have no concentration due to multi tasking. How can I get concentrate on things.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Do one thing at a time. Multi tasking can confuse you. Write down all tht ylu want to do. Pick up what is most important and needs to be done first. Give yourself a timeframe to finish that work and prepare a outline of how you want to proceed. Eat right, exercise and rest properly.
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I am 19 year old CA student. I have a problem in giving sitting for, a long and not able to concentrate on my studies. When I sit my ming goes to the other directions which doesn't let me studying.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under some stress to experience loss of memory. Meet with a counselor and take care of this first. 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.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. 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 hope this helps wishing you very best. Edit answer.
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My husband is 28 years old. He is taking alcohol and he is also smoker. please suggest me any medicine which have no sideeffect. please inform me side effect of tablet dizone.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Your husband may not only require medications but may require him to be in a program which involves understanding the harms and problems associated with alcohol and nicotine use. It involves dealing with the symptoms that he may experience as a result of stopping these substances and giving him enough reasons to quit and to stay quit. Dizone is disulfiram which is prevents one from drinking alcohol because it reacts with alcohol to give unpleasant feelings like increased heart beats, tremors, restlesness and giddiness and low blood pressure. It should be taken supervised.
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I don't want to get in a relationship now and I haven't get in to one in my life I want to get in a relationship at age of 22_23 Is preventing my self from love now .Would that effect my sense of love in future ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No it will not. YOu have to control mind by meditation and yoga and reading books and listening to music
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What we have to do in CBT for psellismophobic person? Give me some stepwise idea about this.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For those who are prone to stuttering might feel embarrassment, some kind of distress as well as fear in most cases. Psellismophobia is full blown condition / phobia. Cbt is one of the best form of treatment therapy for the same. We believe that our brain can be re-wired / reprogrammed just like the our pc could be programmable. In cbt the basic principle is to looking into the thought processes that lead to negative belief and behavior pattern. We believe that these unhealthy thought processes are continue the chain reaction of thinking, acting and believing leading the behavior to continue. For example" what will happen if I stutter? I always stutter when there are people around. The cbt aims at changing these thought processes and replace them with more positive thought processes, which is called cognitive restructuring. In other words it is all about changing the way you think about something so that your perception will also change and that will help reduce the problem. The first step in cbt is to notice your recurrent thoughts which are negative. These are the thoughts that works as a trigger. And write down these thoughts on a piece of paper. You may divide the page in 3 vertical columns and write down negative thoughts in first column. Second state is rational thinking - here you refute the negative statement with rational thinking, which we all could do when not currently in a stressful situation. For example, if a negative thought is" what will happen if I slutter? rational thought could be as simple as" these people are friends" or" in a conversation what is important is my participation. And in the third column write down positive affirmation - these are positive thoughts and positive statements that you consciously repeat. For ex" I am a confident and effective speaker. This will help you improve your confidence. The bottom line behind this is that you repeat this affirmative statement often enough that they gradually become habitual thoughts. When you are naturally thinking these positive thoughts that itself will improve your performance. Along with cbt you can also use regular meditation session to help you manage your stress better and to induce calmness which helps in the process. Visualization is also very effective way to change behavior. It works as begin with the end in my. Daily you see yourself speaking confidently and maintaining your calm, confident state of being while in conversation. You may also include how you are successfully working with your fear or embarrassment by changing your thought and body posture. This will also help change your behavior. Hope this helps.
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Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.

Related Tip: "5 Signs That You Or Your Loved One May Have Bi Polar Disorder"

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Hello Dr. I am 30 years old, m suffering from depression, sadness, even at this time m crying while typing. Have taken clonazepam and escitalopram for more than 1 year. I have a type relation with someone which is not fulfilling my demands and m not satisfied, we are very good friends, all the time I think about her, want her as if we had not a talk for few hours problem in breathing starts, I feel heavy weight on chest, I masturbate 3 times a day thinking of her, but from last three days I dint, nd feeling very low. Please help me. At this time I am wanting to be admitted in some hospital and give me some injections to sleep for few days continuous. My morning starts with checking her messages. All the day I wait for her calls and msgs. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Dr. I am 30 years old, m suffering from depression, sadness, even at this time m crying while typing. Have take...
I think that you have become addicted to her. This is not good for any relationship not for your mental wellbeing. Am I to assume that the depression is a result of the poor relationship or is it due to some other factors? If this is a one-sided relationship that too is not healthy and can never materialize. Ideally you should get out of this relationship and I see many of your problems resolved to your advantage. Meet a counselor soon and get that person’s guidance to get out of this relationship soon. For the depression please do the following: 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 scotching 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: find someone else to love and to love you back. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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.
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Respected doctor. I have heard that staying in bright light at home and work place is good for depression and it improves mood. Is it true?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Respected doctor. I have heard that staying in bright light at home and work place is good for depression and it impr...
Hi, its called light therapy. It is not clear why bright light therapy may work for people with depression, but previous research has shown it often works in the treatment of people with seasonal affective disorder (sad). One idea is that in people with sad, the light may correct a problem with their inner biological clock called the circadian rhythm, lam said. The second major theory is that light affects neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, noradrenalin and dopamine, he said" and these are the same neurotransmitters that are of interest in antidepressants for treating depression as well.
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My son 2 years old who is not having regular food properly, we need to force him to have and he cries a lot to have his food. What is the best way to feed him. Need advice

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Do not force feed that will make him irritable stop giving biscuits and other high caloric eats.Check for constipation and give plenty of water refrain from processed cheese etc too
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After passing my HSLC exam im not able to concentrate in my studies. Before I could remember the answers by reading one or two times but now I do not remember even if I read 10times, if I learn it I used to forget it within very short period of time please help me.

Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, you have nothing to worry, just relax focus on future course of action because its common to have such kind of situation unless you have medical problem. For now eat well sleep well, engage yourself in activities. All the best.
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I have used weeds (marijuana) regularly before now I stopped. But I feel little awkward with ma feelings. What should I do.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi lybrate-user, drugs are really dngerous, they effect your mind in negative way. Weaken it. Its good that now you hve stoped, do not wory thi awkward feeling will go away. Try to maintain your routine, drink lot of water and alo exercise regularly. Is still this feeling remain contact a psychiatrist.
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My wife suffering with depression and taking following medicine: flucita, retizol 0.50, clonam 0.5, panoz-d, e-tego is this medicine is right for depression?

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
Different doctors prescribe different medicines for depression according to their own perception of the situation. Generically the given drugs are apt. But the effect depends on the type and condition of depression. Work with your psychiatrist for cure. Take care.
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Hi sir mai kya karu mai girl mai itntrested nhi hoo I like boy but mai ye sab nhi chahta bcz meri sadi ho gayi hai aur mujhe ye sab chodna hai life mai sab kuch bhulnA chahta hoo please sir tell me ki mai aisa kya karu ki mai normal ho jau yaa koi treatment batao jisse ki mai thik ho jau aur ye sab sochna band kar du please sir help me koi medicine batao agar koi ho to.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi sir mai kya karu mai girl mai itntrested nhi hoo I like boy but mai ye sab nhi chahta bcz meri sadi ho gayi hai au...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen + 3 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. For 3 months.
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I am 21 years old I am suffering from thyroid from last 2 years. What I want to do to overcome from neck pain and memory and stress.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 21 years old I am suffering from thyroid from last 2 years. What I want to do to overcome from neck pain and mem...
Tell me Are you taking Tablet Thyronorm? Thyroid function test was done? Neck pain may or may not be related to thyroid problem follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Kindly go for cervical X ray AP and lateral and review with reports And about stress: This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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मै 26 साल का युवक हु मुझे रात में जल्दी नींद नहीं आती मुझे सिगरेट की लत है वो मुझे कण्ट्रोल करना है 7से 8 मै रोज पिता हु इस पर आप कुछ सुजाव दे जल्दी

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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My girlfriend got married with other, so I am not able to forget our memories & feel hurt. Please help to overcome.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
My girlfriend got married with other, so I am not able to forget our memories & feel hurt. Please help to overcome.
Tell me how one can do anything for you now. See man, be practical, she got married to someone. You too have to do it. If your routine is disturbed then you can consult psychiatrist for short term medication.
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