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Dr. Bhavna Lalwani

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Bhavna Lalwani Psychologist, Mumbai
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Regularly smoking and drinking alcohol, so that I need to check my body for present status. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will need to go for a complete medical check up since you have been into these habits regularly to know your present status vis-a-vis the addiction. The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of these habits. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the smoking and drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as your primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after whichever treatment approach you choose, you must attend AA meetings and your family must also attend some Al-anon meetings to help them deal with their own issues regarding your alcoholism and to support you too in the recovery process. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you firstly and your entire family. You are taking action that will have major bearing to many lives.
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I am facing dry throat from last two days and feel same issue before one month also. At that time I took some medicine and it was quired. What may be the cause for dry throat coming repeatedly? Is it because of smoking then how serious is the stage.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
I am facing dry throat from last two days and feel same issue before one month also. At that time I took some medicin...
First of all stop smoking immediately. Try to do hot water gargles with 5 gram taatri in it. Taatri is available easily in general stores. It is a hindi word and it is used as medicine to cure all throat problems. At night before sleeping, put half teaspoon turmeric in luke warm water and drink it. The symptoms with you are telling may be a throat cancer, I am not sure because it is just a symptom but you have to be cautious and stop smoking immediately. Start doing pranayama in morning. If you don't have kidney stones or gallbladder stones then you can start eating 1 gram of limestone in hindi it means choona. Choona will cure all the damages done by smoking or drinking.
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Depression�>�Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should ��Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Depression�>�Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give sug...
Jaya.... Relax!!! you need to take a deep breath before you think... do not be so worried about your depression. I would suggest you some tips to get rid of your depression. do yoga whatever comes in your lyf,whether it may be the worst,smile at it... be angry but do not let it go so long which may affect your health. just live the present. past is gone,do not regret on it, future isn't in your hand.so chill ...and take a cool shower after every struggle that may help you be better. and of course,pray regularly. get well soon. for any more information you can consult me privately.
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Hello Sir, I have an anxiety. Panic attack. I can't breath sometime. When I was fear. What can I do. I have a family and small child. In this problem how to escape From panic disorder. It's symptoms like headaches. Chest pain. Short breathing. Heart beat raising. I was so scarring. What can I do. Please help me.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Hello Sir, I have an anxiety. Panic attack. I can't breath sometime. When I was fear. What can I do. I have a family ...
It is a psychological disorder. If you unable to control yourself. In that case it is better to consult a good psychologist. He will helps to you very much. You need psychological counselling, cognitive behaviour modification therapy, relaxation therapy, hypnotism etc. It has no side effects. Better to come out of this problem with the help of therapy. Therapy it is not helpful to you. Then better to consult psychiatrist for medication. Do not neglect this problem. It may also develop some other side factors. First consult psychologist later consult psychiatrist. No problem it is curable completely. Do not consult any other specialist. If you consult they will as per their prescription. It is psychological disorder. You need psychologist and psychiatrist help. It is better to consult both of them. You will come out of this problem. Better to spend most of the time with your family members. Share your thoughts and feelings with them. Do not think aloneness. Alone thinking is a dangerous thing. Be sociable all the time. Be happy all the time. Ok best of luck.
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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Tumkur
Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid tobacco and alcohol
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I am a student studing for engineering I want to increase my concentration and want to increase study time but movies and laptops distract me 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, 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. Take care.
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Who can get me rid of my past memories, due to my some past experiences i have started to be tensed and depressed and any how i just want to forget those memories. So whom should i consult or can u help me in this.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You need to process those experiences and get an understanding of what, how, why it happened. This will help you to put it behind you and come to accept it with reducing anger and depression. Then you can focus on what is good and positive in your life now and discover n develop your strengths too. A counselling psychologist can help you in this.
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I met with an bike accident 1year ago followed by the frontal head surgery. Now my problem is that I cannot memorise thing for a longer time. I feel I have weak memory power. Feeling depressed thinking about the same. So kindly suggest me what should I do so that I can improve my memory power as same as earlier before my accident. Thanks.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I met with an bike accident 1year ago followed by the frontal head surgery. Now my problem is that I cannot memorise ...
You need to work systematically to regain your focus concentration and memory. Please try following things and if you need any further help you may contact me again. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Wishing you very best,
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When I go for sleep , just after sleep I dream something on a regular basis, if I sleep for 10 min then also, for dream my brain is not getting rest and for this I can not concentrate on any thing, please take is seriously . Thank you.

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General Physician, Trivandrum
When I go for sleep , just after sleep I dream something on a regular basis, if I sleep for 10 min then also, for dre...
Follow these simple steps to ensure a good sleep every night and stay away from sleep disorders and other health problems associated with unhealthy sleep habits: 1) maintain a regular sleep routine - try to get at least 6 to 7 hours of uninteruppted sleep at night time Go to bed at the same time. Wake up at the same time. Ideally, your schedule will remain the same (+/- 20 minutes) every Night of the week. A good sleep hygiene routine promotes healthy sleep and daytime alertness. 2) avoid sleeping during the daytime. It can disturb the normal pattern. 3) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol near bedtime. While alcohol may speed the onset of sleep, it creates problems in he second half of sleep. 4) exercise can promote good sleep. Exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. Yoga, can be done before bed to help. 5) have a quiet, comfortable bedroom. Set your bedroom thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Generally, a little cooler is better than a little warmer. Turn off the tv and other extraneous noise that may disrupt sleep. Background 'white noise' like a fan is ok. If your pets awaken you, keep them outside the bedroom. Your bedroom should be dark. Turn off bright lights. Have a comfortable mattress. 6) avoid heavy meals close to bedtime. 7) ensure adequate exposure to natural light. 8) avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Do not think of, or bring your problems to bed. 9) stop using all your digital devices and stop looking at digital screens be it mobile phones or televisions at least 1 hour before the time you plan to sleep. Instead try reading a fiction book near bedtime so it makes you help relaxed and de-stressed. Sleep well live healthy and live longer. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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I often experience hallucinations which consist of supernatural entities like fairies, jinns,dead people, demigods and even demonic creatures. How is this psychological condition defined? Kindly elaborate on the subject matter in detail and also kindly supervise the required treatment.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I often experience hallucinations which consist of supernatural entities like fairies, jinns,dead people, demigods an...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of Cherry plum + 3 drops of Clematis.. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. This is a type of psychiatric condition.take the medicines I prescribed regularly for about 2 years or more. If problem continues consult me online.
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Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
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My friend is in a serious relationship with with a guy . They are in a relationship from the past 6 years. There is no one in her family, her parents died last year in a car accident. The problem with her that she is always tensed about her love towards him . She cares a lot about him but he always ignores her. Due to this ignorance she is always depressed , I have many times tried to console her and made her trust that he loves him a lot but still there are no changes in her behaviour. Doctor please help me with such a way that I can bring the smile on her face back. Thank you.

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
My friend   is in a serious relationship with with a guy  . They are in a relationship from the past 6 years. There i...
Dear lybrate-user it is wonderful that you care so much about your friend. I suggest you ask her to meet a counsellor as she may be penning all hopes and expectations on this particular relationship especially because of her loss. And this may take a toll on her relationship because no one person can fulfill all our needs or expectations.
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I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from 2 years daily 7 cigrate ,is this related to some cancer give me some solutions to quit smoking.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from ...
You need to stop smoking immediately and consult a chest physician, it can be due to lung inflammation or cardiac causes (angina). Get ecg, cxr, echo and blood tests to find the reason. If you can not stop smoking on your own, consult a psychiatrist for anti-craving drugs.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink and does our tolerance change with again?

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 Ajay. Welcome to lybrate. A person above 50 will be naturally ageing. Secondly there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a poison and your liver will be damaged even if you take a single peg. Take care.
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Hi what is the best treatment for anxiety?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Infertility- Stress Could Be the Cause

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Infertility- Stress Could Be the Cause

Have you been trying to have kids for a long time? Is inability and delay giving you sleepless nights?  It is important to know that Stress alone is a major factor for infertility.

Can Stress Have an Effect on Your Fertility?

If your mind and body is under stress your body is signaled to release a hormone - Adrenalin. This is a stress relieving hormone and gives your body the rush to face the stress. This hormone inhibits the utilization of the hormone Progesterone, which is essential for fertility. Also during stress Prolactin, another hormone, is relapsed which also interferes with infertility. Hence to conceive its essential that your anxiety levels are under control.

Chronic Stress also decreases libido:

Chronic stress may cause lack of libido as well as a decrease in general fertility. This has become such a common issue that they have created a name for it Stress Induced Reproductive Dysfunction. These facts are very important to consider if you have been trying to conceive with no results. It also shows that stress relief should be a part of every couple's conception plan even if they are going through IVF.

Ways to reduce stress & improve fertility:

If you are having difficulty to conceive, it's imperative that you get fertility tests done and also evaluate your life. Look out for the stress points that may be hindering a relationship. Remember defeating the stress may be the solution to your worries.

  • Reduce stress in your life: The issues in your life may be work or result related. You need to learn to balance your personal and professional life. The sooner you do it the better; after all you are preparing yourself to welcome a new born in your life.

  • Change your reactions: Get a hang of the situation and react accordingly. Over reaction to a situation can harm your body and mind. Stop bothering so much about the future.

  • Let few things be the way they are: Stop getting bothered about people. Remember by nature everything will fall in place. Let few things be the way they are.

  • Make it your habit to reduce stress: Call it an obsession or a practice, train your mind to choose options where there is less stress.

  • Sleep well: A good rest is essential for a healthy mind and body. Meditate, do yoga or seek counseling. Go for facials if it sooths you.

Please note that if your fertility reports are normal, then it's just a matter of time. Give you, your partner and your body time. There are certain medical complications or disorders that can also be responsible for infertility. Be calm and composed so that you are able to face the rough waters clearly with your partner.

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My son is 8.5 yes old he developed a complex in himself that his friends won't play with him they always make laugh of him which is quite true too. I don't under stand how to overcome his phobia, please help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son is 8.5 yes old he developed a complex in himself that  his friends won't play with  him they always make laugh...
Your son doesn't have a phobia. His fears and reactions are based on real experience. His friends are laughing at him and he is feeling bullied. As a parent you have to accept and acknowledge his feelings of hurt, rejection, sadness etc. Don't try to brush aside what he is going through. He is just 8.5 years old and requires your support. Talk to him about what is happening, why are the friends laughing at him and what would he like to happen instead. You can accompany your son to the play area just to give him a secured feeling and calmly observe his interaction with his friends, if the boys are being rude, help your son to say out to them how he feels because of their behaviour. What is most important here is your son should not feel like something is wrong about himself because somebody not being nice to you doesn't mean that you are bad. If these kids are too rough and not the right kind for your son then encourage him to seek out other kids who may like to do activities that he too enjoys. Also encourage him to play on his own, this will also provide him curious moments to explore and understand his surroundings and he can learn to entertain himself all by himself. Never try to push him to go and retaliate or label him weak if he is unable to give back what other kids are doing to him. Definitely encourage him to speak up for himself about what's okay and what's not okay. Let him know that you are there for him and he is not alone. Give your love and support to your child, and help him to learn life's lessons from such challenges and don't get overwhelmed by them. As a parent, you need to feel secure and only then can you pass it on. So relax, take few deep breaths and have fun with your kid.
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Doctor we have a daughter of 22 yrs old she gets angry very soon for simple word we say to her when she gets angry she don' t know what words she is using to whom please suggest me what to 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, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please post a private question with every detail and I will help you. Take care.
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My wife wife passed away in 2012 since I am having valium 10mg tab regurly to sleep since this not available iam having alprax 0. 5mg 5 tablets/day only during night but now I want to come out this habbit please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Losing your life partner is not easy for anyone. It is a huge loss. And you are young too. There are homeopathic, Ayurvedic meds which can help you sleep. Try to do meditation before sleeping it will help you to calm down and relax. If you feel fearful, anxious, sad etc, then there is counselling, where you can talk about the grief of losing your life partner. That will help you to heal you emotionally. Letting go of her but remembering her in a way which doesn' t leave you very sad and moving on in life can be learnt in counselling too if you are interested. Take care.
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I have a student and exam Will bi very near so I am in depression I didn't know what do please help me.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I have a student and exam Will bi very near so I am in depression I didn't know what do please help me.
Feeling stressed during exams is normal but too much anxiety reduces efficiency. Take adequate sleep. Make a workable time table to cover the topics to be prepared. Take time to relax by way of exercise or sports or a creative hobby like singing/ dancing etc regularly. Detressing yourself prevents stress from building up. Talk to famiky or friends. If anxiety is too much and you are unable concentrate or sleep, seek professional help.
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