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Dr. Divya Nair

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Divya Nair Psychologist, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Divya Nair is an experienced Psychologist in Matunga East, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Prafulta Psychological Services in Matunga East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Divya Nair on Lybrate.com.

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Reasons Pre-marital Counselling is Crucial for Indian Couples

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Reasons Pre-marital Counselling is Crucial for Indian Couples

6 Reasons Pre-marital Counselling is Crucial for Indian Couples

A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology reveals that couples who opt for pre-marital counselling experience higher levels of conjugal satisfaction than couples who don’t go for it. Moreover, these couples, the study says, experience a 30% drop in the possibility of divorce over a 5-year period.

Pre-marital counselling is a wise choice as it can help you and your partner to better understand the dynamics of your relationship and build the foundation of a happy future together.

A pre-marital counselling helps you with the following factors-

1. Hygiene

Apart from stressing on the importance of personal health and hygiene, you would also hear a gynaecologist emphasising on the significance of sexual hygiene for a problem-free married life. While preventing infections that may affect your reproductive system, maintaining sexual hygiene can also significantly elevate the overall hygiene levels of your entire body.

2. Sex

Pre-marital sex counselling is essential as it helps to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of sex. During your consultation with a gynaecologist, you can expect to receive information about the male and female anatomy as well as about the actual act. Even thoughts like “sex can be painful” get addressed during the counselling.

3. Contraceptives

Counselling sessions with a gynaecologist can also help you in getting your facts right about pregnancy. He or she could guide you on how to work out safe and unsafe days to have sex; talk to you about contraceptive methods; and best family planning practices.

4. Folic acid for pregnancy

During a counselling session, you can expect to be encouraged by a gynaecologist to have Vitamin B (folic acid) before and during your pregnancy to avert birth defects in the brain and spinal cord of your potential offspring.  

5. Vaccines

Opting for a counselling session before marriage can help you to learn about vaccines that will protect you against cervical cancer (cancer of the cervix caused mainly by HPV- a virus) and rubella (a disease caused by the rubella virus, which can cause miscarriage, birth defects and stillbirth).

6. Medical investigations

You should also expect investigations based on the following tests-

a. Complete blood count test: The aim of this test is to assess your overall health and identify a range of disorders such as anaemia, leukaemia, and infection to name a few.

b. Fasting/blood sugar test: The test is performed to diagnose diabetes.  A fasting blood glucose level of less than 100mg/dl is considered normal.

c. Thyroid stimulating hormone test: This test is taken to check for problems in the thyroid gland.

d. Rubella test: It is used to identify antibodies that are formed in the blood, as a result of immunisation or the rubella infection.

e. HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography): The test is performed to determine Thalassemia.

f. Urine microscopy: The test helps in determining the condition of your urinary tract and kidney. It identifies injury, presence of disease or inflammation of these areas.

 

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I have been diagnosed with asymptomatic auditory hallucinations. I keep hearing voices mostly female voices and these voices are particularly strong at night time. I find it very difficult to concentrate on my studies and I'm pursuing my MBA. Can you please tell me as to what is asymptomatic auditory hallucinations and how do I get rid of these annoying female voices. And how to cure this problem?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suppose that a psychiatrist has diagnosed you with this condition. If not, please visit a psychiatrist at the earliest. The psychiatrist will prescribe certain medicines, which will help you. Timely medication and therapy will be very helpful. Please do not delay further, visit a doctor at the earliest. If this problem has just started early medical intervention is very important. The doctor will explain your condition to you and will guide you.
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Sometimes headache or stress comes in my mind after worries about future and mostly about my studies. How can it removed and what the way I can becomes my brain more sharp?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Sometimes headache or stress comes in my mind after worries about future and mostly about my studies. How can it remo...
you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga consult physician for further management. 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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I'm depressed patient I'm hopeless n I'm unable to adjust to my situations. Please help.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I'm depressed patient I'm hopeless n I'm unable to adjust to my situations. Please help.
Depressive illness is a medical/psychiatric illness that can be treated effectively by antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy. So one has to see a psychiatrist. Kindly ask your psychiatrist to change the medications and do cbt or change the psychiatrist at the earliest. Psychiatrist after assessment and evaluation will decide on the best antidepressant medication that is suitable to you. These antidepressant medications are not sedatives or addictive in a nature. The course may last for 4-6 months depending upon the severity of the illness.
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my weight is increasing day by day how I have to control my weight and I can't remember any thing what I have to do sharp my brain.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
my weight is increasing day by day how I have to control my weight and I can't remember any thing what I have to do s...
Hello, Lifestyle has a great impact on focus and capacity of the brain to perform well. Check your blood profile, vitamin D, T 3 and T4 levels. Evaluate your diet and eliminated not so friendly diet items form your menu. Meditate for positive thinking.
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I am a 34 yrs old housewife. Have 2 daughters - 11 yrs and 1 yr old. I am in continuous pressure for not having a son. This tension is multiplied by my mother in law who wants a grand son desperately. My husband is very much supportive but I am unable to control my thoughts and keep on thinking about it. It has led me to a depression like situation. I want to work as I am well qualified but due to small baby, cant go out. Our is a nuclear family. Sitting at home, managing 2 children and continuously thinking about these things has made my life depressing. Please suggest some solution.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This is sad, that your mil still wishes for a son in this day and age. Are you also wishing to have a son? what will you lose if you don't have one. These days there are many options like adoption, ivf, surrogacy to get over this problem. Yet this will be your responsibility to take care of another child. Your mil wouldn't be around after some years. You need to be assertive about your dreams. If your husband is with you, then what is the problem in telling your mil unless there are chances of some loss of prestige and respect in family or financial gain. You need to weigh your priorities and decide the pros and cons of each option and see which works for you in the long run with least damage. Counselling helps in taking such tough decisions of life and connect with yourself and your needs and wants and strike a balance with others expectations. Click on private chat to connect with me.
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I am competition guy. I concentrated my study more news more how to read write and things remember for long time. I have more stressed my hairs are getting white & falling 15 to 20 every day, it's ok how many hairs can fall in a day? how to make a good personality? I am 24 years old but weight is 53 kg only how to achieve my goal and better healthy lifestyle.

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
I am competition guy. I concentrated my study more news more how to read write and things remember for long time. I h...
you are doing very good work on your studies. but you think too much about hair fall. hair fall it is common thing. you are too much concentrated on this aspect. it is better to ignore yourself. it is always good for you health. hair comes again.no problem regarding this. eat good healthy food. take good rest. your weight is also normal. dont think about this.good personality means not only physical personality. think always matured manner. be develop broadmindedness. dont give high priority for small problems. take it easy. feel always comfortable. do your work systematic manner. be share and express your internal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. dont think always in a sensitive manner.develop a strong personality. be sociable and be friendly with others. be positive all the time. ok all the best.
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I am a 23 year old male. I am having issues on concentrating. I focus on different things other than my studies. I get consumed in some kind of thoughts which prevent me from studying. I am getting distracted very easily. This in turn somehow is making me angry very often. What should I do?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
First determine your priorities. Write them down. Write what distracts you. Keep the list handy. Try to refocus whenever you get distracted. Get back to me if you find it difficult doing it alone.
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I am suffering from low memory. Which affects on my study too. What to do to improve it?

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 , at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Sir tell me the Way to improve memory power. As I forget in some hour anything I read and wright.

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 lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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My wife is affected with depression since last two years. She is taking Olenenge, quitapine-100mg, monohaxcy, gypsedone once in the night for the last two years. She has recouped to certain extent but feeling weak & slipping. Kindly advise whether to continue that or not . She does not want to talk to her sister, father, mother or brother.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
It appears that your wife is suffering from schizophrenia not depression. The medicines can have side effects that can cause giddiness and falls. So kindly get back to your doctor and get the dose adjusted. The might be other reasons for falls. Needs evaluation by a doctor.
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I was suffering from anxiety disorder but now I'm okay all symptoms have gone but there is irritation in my throat little pain and some tightest in throat from past 2 Months, in how many days I will recover from throat tension?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I was suffering from anxiety disorder but now I'm okay all symptoms have gone but there is irritation in my throat li...
Hello drink apricot, grapes, lemom, pineapple, tomato, carrot full glass home made juice 1/2 times chew 2 to 3 cloves with a pinch of common salt stay healthy.
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My son is 30 yrs. He went uk in 2007 for m. Sc. Engg. Stayed upto 2011 and returned without study working in petrol bunk and continued on applying for studying diplomas. As some one threatened to murder he returned india. We shown physician, neurologist, psychologist, who diagnosed as paranoid psychosis, referred to psychrotrist who gave treatment by resperidal consta injection monthly two with other medicenes for one and half year. We stopped medicene for 4months he become aggressive, later consulted another psychrotist, on diagnosis as sizophernia, he is giving treatment with medicene he is normal in behaviour and in every thing but not doing any thing simply eats, watching tv and most of the time spent on sleeping the treatment is being taken. I am a retired employee my retirement benefits gone for clearing his education loans etc, and another sons education loan. He is not doing any thing and moreover say to send back any country, and says he is not able to stay in hyderabad, I am in confusion what to do now. He is b. Tech mech. Engg, completed english course in uk, first semester m. Sc. Engg, automotive studied, and incompleted the course though stayed for 5 yrs there. Kindly advise me I am his fater.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
According to me bach flower remedy along with nutritional vitamin therapy will help, pl do not leave alone, courage him for activities he like. Do not rush for fast solution / treatment almost all modern medicine have side effect so take with cautionally best wishes.
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I have pain of my left side ball. And fell very stressful after sleeping. I am habitual for distribution please give suggestion for fell strong. How to control my habit.

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 have pain of my left side ball. And fell very stressful after sleeping. I am habitual for distribution please give ...
Dear lybrate-user. Masturbation is not unhealthy. You can masturbate thrice a week. Physical activity, hobbies, entertainment etc can also help you. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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I can't sleep. I am preparing for JEE in Kota. I started sleeping late at night few weeks ago and I easily getting sleep around 2 or 3 AM and woke up at around 11 in the morning but now I can't sleep. I lay down on bed hoping for sleep but nothing happening now. In 24 hrs I hardly getting sleep for 2-3 hrs that is also in morning or afternoon. Now I can't concentrate properly in classes, can't think like before. Please advice what can I do to overcome this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I can't sleep. I am preparing for JEE in Kota. I started sleeping late at night few weeks ago and I easily getting sl...
Either you are under some stress which you are not aware of or you have disturbed your biorhythm by forcing it into a new pattern. If it is the former, kindly seek some counseling. If not please follow the recommendations mentioned below: 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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I want to quit alcohol. Please help me.

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
First step is accepting you have a problem with alcohol. You seem to have taken the first step. Next is consult a psychiatrist. 1. First course of medicines usually given to reduce withdrawal symptoms of alcohol, and vitamins 2. Then long term treatment is given to reduce craving for alcohol 3. Counselling is usually given along with medicines to overcome alcohol problem Consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible.
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Sir/ madam my father is addicted with tabbaco and I wan to quite their this habbiy I am requesting you to help him so he can quit it easily.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally you must spend a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even harder. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence and yours will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his 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 him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He 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. He 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 him 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 he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds. If all this does not work, you can admit him into a rehabilitation center and let him stay there until he has completely quit the habit.
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I am 22 years old I have habit of smoking I tried various anti nicotine chewing gum but I didn't help so now what should I do to quit smoking?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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I'm unable to keep my complete focus on education and I use to waste the time without any reason. As I open the book I use to read not more than 10min a day mostly so please what I've to do to pay attention towards studies. Kindly help me in reading and I've another problem that what ever I read I'm able to remember for long time. Thanking you sir.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Tension, forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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