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Dr. Bhavana Yadav

Ph. D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology

Psychologist, Mumbai

17 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Bhavana Yadav Ph. D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology Psychologist, Mumbai
17 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Bhavana Yadav is an experienced Psychologist in Malad West, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 17 years of journey as a Psychologist. She studied and completed Ph. D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology . You can visit her at Let's talk in Malad West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bhavana Yadav on Lybrate.com.

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Education
Ph. D - Psychology - University of Delhi, - 2006
M.Phil - Psychology - - 2000
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English
Hindi
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
DELHI ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

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Hello dr! My friend stammers a lot. He doesn't stammers frequently but he does. Plzz help what to do as he has faced many failure due to this in interviews and during presentations. Plzz do help as its a time of interview n help us so he may overcome his prb soon.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, You are advised to join the speech therapy classes. Repeat those words on which you stammer , means words which are not clear and don't hesitate after some time if you practice well then your speech will become better.
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I am 22 years old and smoke 5 sticks a day. Can you please tell me whether I am at risk? Can you please advise me with some tips to help quit smoking. Thank you in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are at rick even if you smoke one cigarette a day. There are 4000 chemical substances in cigarette smoke. So the danger is real. So do not worry about that but do quit and live a healthy life. It is never too late to change. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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According to Doctor's diagnosis I am suffering from DEPRESSION and I am on medication , taking 'Sthalopam' 10 mg for the past 4 months ! I am feeling much better but I would like to come out of this malady at the quickest ! Is there any Ayurvedic medicine which can be supplemented without contradicting the current drug and side effects any , for a faster recovery ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
According to Doctor's diagnosis I am suffering from DEPRESSION and I am on medication , taking 'Sthalopam' 10 mg for ...
Antidepressant course would be decided by your doctor regularly depending on the progress. Combining two forms of medicine is not healthy. The drug you are taking has gone through multiple trials in many parts of the world and is approved by us fda and other agencies for treatment of depression. When r going to combine this with an ayurveda medication, the impact of the drug-drug interactions and the ayurveda s individual potency and side effects have never been studied, it can lead to severe kidney, liver or heart damage so better be cautious combining 2 forms of different medicine.
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I am 32 years old, I am always thinking about others but I do not know you please give 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
I am 32 years old, I am always thinking about others but I do not know you please give reason?
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always ends up in negative territory. Over thinking leads to obsession, self talking and laziness. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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I am over attached to my friends and boy friend .A single change in their character make me so sad .I am depressed by there change. What will I do? please help.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am over attached to my friends and boy friend .A single change in their character make me so sad .I am depressed by...
It seems to be your behaviour like this it cannot change in one day but it does't mean that it cannot change what it requires is your determination to change this.its good that you are loyal, caring and attached with people but excess of everything is bad every relation should be in balance state every relation demands space.at your age it is very common i am sure as you grow up this things will improve at present you can try few things to overcome this involve yourself in someactivity ,develop some new hobby,whenever you feel you are disturb by this then shift your focus on some other thing involve yourself in some other activity and after few times you will see the difference.
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I can I forget my painful past and be motivated for a bright future. I have to buy land n make a home as now I live in rent n I am not from a rich family. Presently I work as a teacher n I have my parent and a sister. I am 25 year old.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I can I forget my painful past and be motivated for a bright future. I have to buy land n make a home as now I live i...
it is good that you you decide what u want in life. with positive mental attitude you can find the means of attaining it. you have right focus in life. it is the matter of time when you attain that.
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I am a student I feel very depressed with out any reason please help me how to get rid of this depression.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student I feel very depressed with out any reason please help me how to get rid of this depression.
Dear lybrate user, please contact your college counsellor. The counsellor will help your to understand your feelings, fears etc. And will help you to cope up with life. Take care.
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Hi I have a problem with me I once had some tension and went to doctor he said it would be a heart problem and asked to check up I gone through all check at last it was all normal after that I suddenly get lot of fear on my mind and I checked the symptoms on net it says anxiety can any one suggest how to over come from this.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hi I have a problem with me I once had some tension and went to doctor he said it would be a heart problem and asked ...
Inability to overcome anxiety on a daily basis even with best of efforts to relax counts for an anxiety disorder. this needs management with a combination of the right medications and behaviour therapies for anxiety and stress management. Consult online for any further queries and managemnt
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My question is Every Time I want to study more but when I take the book in the hand I am not able to study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into your late adolescence and during this time there will be a lot of distractions caused by the hormonal imbalances. That will last exactly for two years and then it will stabilize. When that is done, concentration will improve. Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. At your age and otherwise also you can have distractions easily and the mind will tend to be occupied with things that interest it. It is possible that your academic pursuits may not hold your attention much. If you have done an aptitude test and career guidance counseling you will be able to know whether the chosen disciplines are what suits your natural skills and talents. You can follow these simple rules: 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 (in fact Yoga has some good exercises for focus and concentration like looking at your thumb and at candle light), 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. Afternoons are a bad time to do study by reading. 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. In a calm disposition concentration is much better and you will be able to study better. You may need to make notes and reduce the quantity of material to be studied and that will make it easier. Today the syllabus is very heavy and so it is difficult but you must find ways of giving more important topics more of your time and attention and that way you will prioritize your effort.
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Is chronic anxiety not good for health ? Because of anxiety, I'm losing my weight. I can't concentrate on my work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Is chronic anxiety not good for health ? Because of anxiety, I'm losing my weight. I can't concentrate on my work.
Anything chronic is bad, period.And chronic anxiety will bring in a lot of complications, both physical and psychological, because of the stress factor. In fact, any prolonged stress will cause a lot of damage to your system, including​ psychosomatic ones.
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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
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How to decrease mental tensions effectively and easily to keep my pregnancy period safe.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
How to decrease mental tensions effectively and easily to keep my pregnancy period safe.
It's easy. Keep gut clean once a week by tarunikusumakar chooran 1 tsp at night with warm water. Eat light, satvic, non spicy food like daliya khichdi etc at leat once a day. Green veg. Do pranayam, meditate a bit daily. Walk for 30 minutes daily. Be happy.
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My daughter is 4 years old she doesn' t talk and she is mentally challenged she doesn' t walk properly I have already consult with so many doctors since last two years but there is no improvement in her condition what should I do ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Visit experienced senior physiotherapist. Get knowledge about your daughter' s condition from doctor you visit. This will probably rationalise your expectations.
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I suffer from generalized anxiety, social anxiety and ocd. I have been on medication for 4 months. But symptoms always returns and I am not sure until when I need to continue with CBT. Please let me know. I take nexito forte one tab every night.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I suffer from generalized anxiety, social anxiety and ocd. I have been on medication for 4 months. But symptoms alway...
You could benefit from ipt - inter personal therapy rather than cbt. Consult your psychiatrist for the same or a change in your medications.
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My Son who is around 9 years running and studying in 3rd Class always forgets his lessons and portions and get very low marks in the Exams, so we are in need of some Doctor to work on those Issues and also like to have some good suggestions on Memory and Concentrations on Studies ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Problems with memory in academic can happen due to various reasons, poor attention, lack of comprehension, lack of interest, lower intelligence, learning disability or emotional disturbances. consult a clinical psychologist have a assessment done to understand the cause and find remedies
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I am a sports person with thin body I have problem while bending my knees. With a popping sound coming out of it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a sports person with thin body I have problem while bending my knees.
With a popping sound coming out of it.
Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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I am not memorising well and I am only thinking negative things. Can you suggest me what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 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 am 19 years old and when I record my audio. It feels like a 14-15 year boy is speaking. My voice is so immature. Will it mature after 20s? What should I do to deepen my voice?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Pranayam is must for you Udgit pranayam will help you a lot Take Khadiradi Vati 2 2 for 15 days, to chewed Ashwagandharistha 20 ml twice a day for 15 days Reconsult after 15 days.
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It's two months that she is i is pregnant. Now we want to know that when we have to go for ultrasonography test. Please learn me more as some relatives are saying that we are late for the rest. Please advice.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Guwahati
It's two months that she is i is pregnant. Now we want to know that when we have to go for ultrasonography test. Plea...
Hello, the first ultrasound done during a normal pregnancy is usually between 16 - 20 weeks. This is done to check for the baby's growth and development. An ultrasound earlier tha this will be needed only if there is a complication in the pregnancy.
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I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs. I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to terminate this but when I try to terminate I got depression again. So please give me some suggestion to be free from depression and fludac . I consult too many doctors but non of them able to improve my situation. So please help me. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs.
I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to termin...
I suspect that you are one of many who have been taking medicines but not working with a counselor in tandem. You need both counseling and medical intervention. The combination is ideal for the cure to be complete. In fact counseling will need to go on for a long time to develop skills and techniques to cope with everyday challenges of your life. If you remain episode-free for three years at least, you can be weaned off of the medication. So I assume that for all of these many years you have been letting the medicine do all the work on your depression and very little effort from your side. This will not do at all. So please start counseling immediately. In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, 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 things, 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. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success.
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