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Dr. Kersi Chavda

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Dr. Kersi Chavda is one of the best Psychiatrists in Mahim West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Hinduja Hospital - Mahim in Mahim West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kersi Chavda on Lybrate.com.

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Am unable to sleep during examzz. It takes for me to fal in slep 2 hours frm d tym of I close my eyes. I can't concentrate. During exams due to this wat do I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Am unable to sleep during examzz. It takes for me to fal in slep 2 hours frm d tym of I close my eyes. I can't concen...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6 am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues.
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4 Ways to Confront Fear

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
4 Ways to Confront Fear

Fear is a very crippling feeling , which you might have to go through at various situations of life. You might be scared of heights, darkness, and public speaking, even scared of being lonely. Fear is very difficult to overcome as it can debilitate you and render you useless. Even if you cannot be superhuman, you can at least aim to be someone who can confront his/her fear and render the fear useless. Here are a few tips on how you can confront your fear:

  1.  Breathe: Breathing slowly and deeply actually helps. It calms your nerves and relaxes you. Short and shallow breaths can trigger panic and fear. If you breathe out longer than the time you take to breathe in, your body relaxes immediately. Try it; it actually works the best. Whenever you feel that you are panicking or that you are feeling afraid, take deep breaths. Concentrate on your breathing. Count till 7 when you breathe in and till 11 when you breathe out. You will be surprised to find out how quickly you have calmed down.
  2. Identify the fear: This is a very important step as you need to figure out why you are scared or afraid. There has to be a specific reason behind every single fear that you have. Try to identify that reason. Delve deep into your memory and try figuring out what exactly evoked the fear. Once you know the reason, you will be able to understand the base of your fear, and you will find it easier to overcome.
  3. Get ready to be peaceful: If you start feeling anxious, nervous or afraid, breathe in and out. Then think of how you will get positive outcomes from the particular act you are being anxious about. If you have to go into a dark room to get something and you are afraid of darkness, just think how you will be able to get what you desire if only you step into the darkness for a fraction of second. This will help build your confidence and will slowly get you accustomed to moving on with your fear.
  4. Control what you imagine: If you are afraid of something, whether tangible or not, your imaginations about it will run wild. You might start imagining stuff which are not even real or which might just ingrain your mind and establish the fear on solid ground. Hence it is high time you need to control your imagination. Imagination is a very unique gift if you want to create something beautiful, which will help encourage you. But if you start imagining how a spider will just grow in size and number, and will fly towards you, then you have to put a lid on it.

Being afraid is common. Even the bravest people are afraid. Don't be embarrassed about that. Just face it and try to let go of it.

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I'm 25 year old. I'm studying for my engineering. I find myself not getting concentrate in studies. I'm trying hard to concentrate but it's just not happening. What do 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 lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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.
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I am 24 yr old. I have coughing problem due to smoking. Is it a serious problem? And please help me to quite smoking.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Yes. Join a quit smoking programme. Can try nicotex gum 4 1 every 5 hourly to be sucked between gum. Reduce by 1 every week to be stopped in six weeks
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What is schizophrenia disorder? Is it related to psychosis .what are the symptoms of this disorder and causes and what are it's consequences and treatment. Is any therapies for this disorder.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness (SMI). Psychotic symptoms are one of the many symptoms of schizophrenia. Psychotic symptoms are also one of the most obvious symptoms of schizophrenia. Presence of delusions, hallucinations, odd behaviors leading to poor functioning can all be symptoms of schizophrenia. One may be able to notice smiling/ muttering to self, suspiciousness etc in a patient with schizophrenia. In different people different symptoms may be present. Medicines are usually the mainstay of treatment whereas counseling, therapy, lifestyle changes are needed to improve various aspects of the disease as well. Take care!
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I am 21 years old. Some time I feel depressed. I want to take drugs to increase memory.

MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Pune
I am 21 years old. Some time I feel depressed. I want to take drugs to increase memory.
Hi lybrate-user, there are no drugs to increase memory. Impaired memory could be a sign of depression. Consult with a psychiatrist. Also, make sure you have a healthy lifestyle, comprising of regular exercise, good diet and adequate sleep. Get you vit b12 levels tested. Good luck.
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I am 23 years old my prblm is that when I'm studying my concentration is very low so please help mi to how increased my confidence.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suppose you mean your confidence in studying. Here goes: 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 is 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'm a chain smoker and want to leave smoking. I try it many times BT not able to do so.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Smoking is one of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized stretagies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success stretagy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailormaid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support through out your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. I do have a 3 to 6 month package to help smokers step by step. To come up with strategies that work and to customize the support system. You could either contact someone in your city or contact me to work either telephonically or via internet based system. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am having temper. Feeling very angry for silly matter. How can I control myself? Give me suggestions.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
None of the feelings are to be controlled. The way you express them has to be appropriate. Now anger is pure energy and people mistakenly think that they must express anger violently, or aggressively, or they can damage something, or throw a fit, or kill, or hurt, or withdraw, etc. These expressions can be followed, if they are appropriate to the situation. You can instead simply talk about the feeling, write about it and share it with someone who understands; scream and shout in a situation which warrants it and so on. When the expression is most suitable, the repercussions are minimized and the other person tends to understand and is willing to apologize and sort out the matter. Many of us are inclined to worry about the consequences of expressing anger and use fear to suppress the legitimate expression. You can exorcise your anger out of your system by exercising, but it is the energy that is expended not the feeling. Unexpressed feelings will hurt you back by clinging on to a favorite organ and troubling it enough to cause it to malfunction or lead to its total dysfunction. You can also hand over the feeling to God, if you are a spiritual person, and very effectively too. All feelings must be expressed without exception.
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I am 39 years male. I have behavioral disorders from last 3 months. please help.?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 39 years male. I have behavioral disorders
from last 3 months. please help.?
Dear , behavior disorders are of many categories like obsessive compulsive disorder, impulsive disorder adhd etc. Treatment requires proper diagnosis of your disorder. Please post a detailed private question to me and I will help you diagnose and to manage it. Take care.
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3 days before I had taken 3 glass cold drink. And now m feeling common cold and my voice become deep. What should I do?

MBBS, FAM, diploma in weight loss
General Physician, Meerut
Take cetrizine 10 mg twice a day for 3 days and avoid cold drinks. Take steam inhalation and drink warm water.
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I am a computer engineer. I have a habit of smoking. I smoke 8-9 cigarettes per day. I have tried quitting it for many times but can't hold it for more than a day. I want to quit smoking.

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. I can understand. Cigarette contains more than 4000+ chemicals which can cause many physical and mental problems. Nicotine is addictive and causes addiction. Smoking can cause cancer and other physical problems. The best method to quit smoking is to use your will power and sustain it with your will power. There are other methods like deaddiction therapy. Takecr.
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I had schizophrenia. What I do to overcome the negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
If you are still on medications consult your doctor and finalized the correct dosage. Also try to keep yourself physically active and socially engaged to overcome the negative symptoms. Consult a clinical psychologist and try cognitive behavior therapy.
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I can't tell if it's me or if it's prozac 20. I'm taking it since last year, and I've experienced like jaw clenching/trembling, no sexual interest, and memory lapse. Are there effective ways to treat PTSD? Do you have other medication recommendations for this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I can't tell if it's me or if it's prozac 20. I'm taking it since last year, and I've experienced like jaw clenching/...
These might be the side effects of the medicines or your ptsd. To hep you recover from ptsd, I suggest that you include counselling as part of treatment to help you to reduce the residual emotional impact of the incident and it's memories. Counselling can also help you to rehabilitate emotionally and socially if you are feeling lonely and isolated. Some tips to help you put the incident behind you and move on: 1. Get moving with doing physical exercises like running, jogging, sports, mountain climbing, biking, trekking etc. This will awaken the numbed nervous system and help you remain in today's reality rather than the past or the future. The exercise will help you to feel confident, powerful and in control of yourself and your surroundings as you complete each round of the activity. Relaxing in the lap of nature is an integral part of healing from ptsd. The quietness can be calming and healing to the tortured soul. 2. Meet people: connecting with gentle and understanding people who have the time for you and are non judgemental of your past will help you to heal the scars of the past and move beyond them. This gives a sense of safety, security and support which ptsd people need. 3. Remind yourself that you are alive after all: this in it self is a huge feeling of power over the source of trauma. If you can, help other people who are undergoing the same trauma or donate blood and volunteer with the underprivileged. This work is very healing in itself and you realise your own power to heal and help others. 4. Cut out smoking and alcohol and have a nutritious and healthy well balanced meals. This also helps the mind and body to recuperate from the trauma as the nutrition repairs any cell damage in the brain and body. Meditations, pranayama and yoga are very effective tools to reduce panic and anxiety attacks pertaining to ptsd.
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I am an occasional smoker and want to quit the same and want to increase the stamina of body. Please suggest me the lifestyle and daily routine to detoxify my whole body and feel always energetic.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye. Thanks for the query. Healthy eating for fitness and stamina 1. Base your meals on starchy foods: bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, noodles Choose whole grains, roti, bhakri, unpolished rice and potatoes with skin where possible which have more fibre, vitamins and minerals. Remember carbohydrate rich foods contain fewer than half the calories of fats per gram 2. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables: Choose a variety of fruit and vegetables as they contain different combinations of vitamins and minerals. Soups and fruit juices all count! Try grating vegetables like carrots and cabbage into parathas or add lots of vegetables to khichdis. 3. Eat more healthy fats - aim for at least two portions per week of nuts Include also oily fish like salmon, fresh tuna, sardines, mackerel and trout. 4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar Although we need some fat in our diet (to provide the essential fatty acids and aid the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K), too much fat may lead to weight gain. Replace saturated fats from butter, pastries, cream, pies and cheese with unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, oily fish. Too much sugar, especially between meals can increase risk of tooth decay and will add extra calories so limit your added sugar intake! If you get a sweet craving try having fruit instead. 5. Eat less salt, adults should eat no more than 6 g per day. A high salt intake is associated with altered lipid profile, high blood pressure. Most of our salt intake comes from processed foods rather than salt added during cooking or at the table, so always check food labels for the salt content. Try using extra herbs, spices, citrus juices (lemon and lime), mustard or vinegar to flavour foods so you can use less salt in your recipes. 6. Get active and be a healthy weight! Ideally, 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes vigorous intensity physical activity and muscle strength training on at least two days per week. Moderate intensity activities include cycling or brisk walking. High or vigorous intensity activities include swimming and running. Muscle strengthening activities include weight lifting, exercises with weights or carrying heavy boxes or groceries. Physical activity can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke and help maintain a healthy weight. 7. Don’t get thirsty Aim for 8-10 glasses of fluid per day. Water is the best choice as it hydrates you without adding any extra calories to your daily intake. Most types of drink count including water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, milk, fruit juice and smoothies, but try to avoid added sugar in your drinks as this can increase risk of dental decay. Alcohol does not count because it makes you pass urine more frequently and contributes to dehydration rather than hydration. 8. Don’t skip breakfast A healthy breakfast can provide fibre, calories, vitamins and minerals important for health. Choose wholegrain cereals, porridge or wholemeal toast, roti, poha, rawa, with fruit for a healthy start to the day. 9. Avoid alcohol and smoking. 10. Get good sleep.
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How should I reduce work stress? I have started worrying a lot and feeling very insecure with my work and unnecessarily getting worried about small things. My behaviour is rude towards my employees. What should I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
How should I reduce work stress? I have started worrying a lot and feeling very insecure with my work and unnecessari...
Hi lybrate-user, Worrying too much about your work or the tasks that need to be done promptly primarily causes stress and fatigue in the workplace. Developing pressure from the top management also contributes a lot in our stress and fatigue. First of all develop a balance between work and personal life. Have some me time- enjoy what you love doing, develop hobby, listen to Music. And practice humour in Life, do not take life and work so seriously that you miss the fun of it. Exercise. Moderate amounts of exercise can actually help your mood. You will have more energy and require less sleep. Eat healthy foods. It could certainly lower your stress level. Furthermore, eating your meals properly at the right time can do so much wonder to your weary mind and body. Never ever skip meals. Even if you are on the rush going to work, never ever skip breakfast. Eating breakfast contribute a lot in making you totally rev up and brisk for the entire working day. Talk to a therapist to better manage your stress. You can consult me or any psychologist for same all the best.
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Whether eating of curd during night dinner, either with roti, or with some other food is it advisable or not , further after drinking whisky, in a limited quantity when one should have dinner whether after drinks, consumption of curd, or buttermilk do they reduce the alcohol effect on the body. Kindly reply since the problem of acidity also makes me uncomfortable sleep.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Whether eating of curd during night dinner, either with roti, or with some other food is it advisable or not , furthe...
You should have your dinner as early as possible, even at 8 pm. Ideally, drinks should be consumed before dinner. Curds at night time is not at all harmful. Curds and buttermilk will do no unusual effect to the effects of alcohol. It is in fact good for your acidity.
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I am getting too much lazy every day what's the reason I am not getting by this I am not able to study for my xams. So kindly tell me how to become very active.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
If you are feeling lazy, then it could be due to weakness. Weakness is a result of lack of physical or muscle strength. If you are feeling that extra effort is required to move your arms, legs, or other muscles, it could also be a result of any disease, illness and too much activity at one time and not taking the food to match the amount of physical effort you are doing. Sometimes low levels of minerals (electrolytes), such as potassium or sodium also result in body weakness. Other important reason could be the problems with your thyroid gland. Because your thyroid gland is responsible for regulating the way the body uses energy. A low thyroid level can cause fatigue, weakness, laziness, weight gain etc. And a high thyroid level can cause fatigue, weight loss, muscle weakness etc. Sometime because of stress you may feel disinterest in your routine works. Since the reasons for your weakness are not known, I shall advise the following - 1. Keep yourself hydrated. 2. Get extra rest for some days till you feel more energetic. 3. Avoid watching television for long hours. Indulge in relaxing activities. 4. Avoid stress and too much physical exertion. 5. Take a nutritious diet with more protein items in homemade food like soya, sprouts, dals, paneer, milk, seasonal fruits. 6. Do light physical activity, meditation and yoga. 7. Take one good multivitamin tablet after food for 7 days.
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I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.
Do Take hot water fomentation thrice a day for 7 days regularly Do take s.alk.phosphate CPK RA factor Thyroid profile ANTI CCP vit d 3 and Vit B 12 from nabl lab Best Wishes
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