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Dr. Mini Nair

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Mini Nair is an experienced Psychologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr.Aroskar's Multi-Speciality Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mini Nair and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Overcoming Sexual Harassment: You Are Stronger Than You Think

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In India, crimes against women have been on the rise; they might have always happened at the same rate but today's media have become more attentive towards these crimes by bringing them to the forefront. Recently, the devastating news of an Assamese higher secondary student being raped and killed has surfaced. Her floating decomposed body was not discovered until 4th of May when the incident itself occurred on 28th of April. If a rape victim dies, it is the most unfortunate consequence that the parents and the loved ones have to live with but there are numerous victims who survive and they can lead a normal life with guidance and care. Any occurrence of sexual assault not only leaves scars on the outside but also have deeper psychological and emotional effects. The emotional scars can manifest in the form of post-traumatic disorder, depression and suicidal tendencies. If you know anyone who has undergone such an experience, then read on to find out how you can help her get back to her life.

Medical Examination: Physical effects of rape can be adverse on the victim. Forced sexual assault causes bruising, wounds and vaginal bleeding and immediate medical attention is required to ensure safety. Subsequent medical tests should also be carried out to check for Urinary Tract infection, Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and uterine fibroids.

Therapy: Wounds of the flesh heal, but it takes a lot of time to recover from emotional damage and in some cases the survivors bear the burden of psychological scars all through their lives. They may see the incident as an assault to their souls and develop depression, post-traumatic disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleeping and eating disorder. The loved ones have to be understanding and be patient with them. One-on-one therapy or group therapy sessions can be very helpful. Talking about their emotions and resolving issues of anger, regret, pain, fear, guilt in a friendly, supported and understanding environment can help them reconstruct their self-image.

Counseling: Guilt and shame are two most common stigmas that most survivors have to deal with. They somehow blame themselves for the incident and regret any step they think that might have led to the incident. They become so consumed by the incident that they think the experience defines them, instead of their persona which is called dissociative identity disorder. In such cases counseling sessions can prove to be very beneficial. They need guidance to understand the situation and separate themselves from the incident. The survivors may feel weak and victimized, overpowered and violated; they may also think that they have lost control of their bodies. Counseling can assist to resolve such issues and help them empower themselves with time.
It is important to make the survivors realize that it is not the end of their lives. With a positive attitude, proper rehabilitation and counseling rape survivors can lead a normal, happy life.
Overcoming Sexual Harassment: You Are Stronger Than You Think

What are the harms of flavoured hukka?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon. There is hardly any difference in the harm various flavors have on the net effects as such. Although many users think it is less harmful, hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. They inhale more tobacco smoke than cigarette smokers because of the large volume of smoke they inhale in one smoking session, which can last as long as 60 minutes. Hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, including tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). In fact, hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide and smoke than are cigarette smokers. It is linked to lung and oral cancers, heart disease, and other serious illnesses. It delivers about the same amount of nicotine as cigarette smoking, possibly leading to tobacco dependence. The smoke poses dangers associated with secondhand smoke. Smoking by pregnant women can result in low birth weight babies. Hookah pipes used in hookah bars and cafes may not be cleaned properly, risking the spread of infectious diseases.

I am suffering from a heavy stress. How do I concentrate on my studies without any disturbances?

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I am suffering from a heavy stress. How do I concentrate on my studies without any disturbances?
You need to relax yourself before trying to concentrate or trying to study. Only when you feel calm and relaxed you can focus. Go out for regular walks to start with it, or if you are into playing any sport start playing it in a routine everyday for some time.

I smoke cigarettes and I want to quit what should I do that can help me stop smoking?

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Abhishek,I feel very happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction.Myself is a Homoeopath and Consult me for proper Management and Medicines.

How to handle anxiety?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
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Try to systematize your routine. Keep some time for physical and mental exercise. Try to spend some laughter time with family and friend. And as such this can also be handled by medications also. If it wont come under control please consult psychiatrist.

I lost my girlfriend last year and then I may be remain in very depressed. so please help me .I am also suffering migraine. Please suggest treatment about all this.

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I lost my girlfriend last year and then I may be remain in very depressed. so please help me .I am also suffering mig...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Remove peels from 5 lemons 2. Grind them well 3. Add a little water and make paste 4. Apply this paste on the forehead Causes: • Intake of alcohol • Drugs • Smoking • Allergic reactions • Drop in blood sugar level • Nutritional deficiencies • Lack of sleep • Excessive work • Menopause this is very helpful.

Sir I have the problem of forgetting I mean I don't forget the things or work but I only forget when I prepare for exams and on reaching exam center I forget nearly 40-50 percent. how to cope of with this problem I have exams a head. please some one help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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You get into a panic mode I think with approaching exams. There is a lot of fear and very low confidence. To immediately calm down you can do something very effectively: block your lips tightly and breathe to puff up your cheeks with air so that the back pressure will press the vagus nerve at he back of the throat. This nerve connects the heart and the brain directly and will immediately calm you down in a few breaths. Here are some things you can also do to get back your concentration and memory: 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 junk food.

My age is about 30 and married. Last 2 to 3 weeks I have pain in my stomach. I am smoking and tobacco chewing type of habit. I want to relife from that my bad habits and diseases. Please suggest me how can I skape from that situation. Please help me. Thanking uyou

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
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My age is about 30 and married.
Last 2 to 3 weeks I have pain in my stomach. I am smoking and tobacco chewing type of...
Dear, tobacco chewing and smoking are substance abuse and addiction spectrum disorder. You will be needing de-addiction therapy. Stomach pain should be investigated further. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.

Anxiety/ Depression prevention

BPTh/BPT, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
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Do meditation to avoid anxiety and depression. Its a very easy way of treatment of a very complex dideases.
Anxiety/ Depression prevention

My voice is always not cleared and rough and I also cannot speak loudly, what I can do It's daily problem. Thanks.

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
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Dear lybrate user. You are 17. Most probably you must have experienced a voice change from your earlier years. I see this as a transition stage. Horse voice is common during transition stage. I suggest you continuously sing many movie songs and it will clear your throat and voice problems. Don't worry. Take care.

After the earthquake I am always have a feeling that everything is shaking around me but actually it is not. What can I do for this ?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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This is ptsd. It's good that you are aware that the earth is not shaking anymore. After repeated earthquakes, this can happen. You are probably scared that it will happen again and then what will you do? counselling will help you to stay in touch with reality and also feel more confident of yourself and your surroundings. If anything does happen, you will also need to be in touch with your courage and presence of mind to help yourself and other people. Of course, we are humans and have some limitations in front of the natural elements. But, while you are alive, you would need to use your courage and do whatever is required to live on a daily basis and also plan for the future. Counselling can help you to get your courage and strength back to feel more confident of yourself and have hope and faith in your surroundings. Click on private chat to know more.

I want to increase my IQ power, and want to have good health and turn my skin color white. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I want to increase my IQ power, and want to have good health and turn my skin color white. What can I do?
You cannot turn your skin white, period. 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. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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. 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. 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. 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 all junk food. To be healthy keep physically fit, emotionally fit, intellectually fit, socially fit, and spiritually fit.

Yesterday while cuming from party. I was being forced to have intercourse. I do not remember who all were those. Just I want to be safe. And avoid unwanted pregnancy etc or else I will be in problem. Please help me. I am 19 years old.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
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Yesterday while cuming from party. I was being forced to have intercourse. I do not remember who all were those. Just...
Hi. You should take tab. Ipill 72 with in 72 hours. It make you safe. And pregnancy also depends on your period timing. Most chance of pregnancy are in days before 5 days of menses and after 5 days of pregnancy. If this happened other days of this days then no chances of pregnancy. Avoid late night party or more intake alcohol.

Hi, I was using medication for Obsessive compulsive disorder from 2007 to 2013 and stopped taking the medication. Before few days I started to feel the symptoms have come again to my life it is creating a bad impact in my life. Iam unable to lead at least the average life which I used to lead previously Can somebody help me to whom I should consult to get relief.

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
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Hi, I was using medication for Obsessive compulsive disorder from 2007 to 2013 and stopped taking the medication. Bef...
Dear Srikant. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. OCD is a neuro chemical disorder. Psychotherapy like behavior therapy and cognitive therapy, relaxation therapy, life style changes etc are combined together with medicines for a cure. 100% cure is possible with the above methods. In your case, you took medicines and did not use the other methods. That is why it came back. I assure you 100 percent cure provided you follow the instructions. The best method is what I gave you. Please do not delay. provide me more of your symptoms. Take care.

Can we smoke hookah once a month Hookah is harmful for health I won't smoke cigarettes But I'll smoke hookah Hookah or cigarettes which is harmful for health.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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Both are harmful...anyway both are intended to inhale smoke in lungs...so both will damage the lungs... So none is safe... Take care... :)

I am always thinking and disturbing myself, it won't stop thinking. what should I do? Should I meditate!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I am always thinking and disturbing myself, it won't stop thinking. what should I do? Should I meditate!
Yes, this may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. Since you are in a transition stage from adolescence to adulthood, a lot of physical, hormonal, emotional, and social changes will take place. The mental changes are perhaps the most challenging: there is bound to be confusion, indecision, mental turmoil, strife, stress and conflict. Do not be too alarmed by these unless they are getting quite out of hand. If so, you must meet with a counselor and share all your thoughts and feelings. That person will help you tide over them and will be able to discern if there are any concerns in your thoughts. You will probably need some therapy on emotions to help you stabilize in that area. This will definitely help you tremendously. You must relate to the therapist as a confidante until you grow out of the influences of the adolescent phase. Sometimes childhood issues that have not been resolved will also come up for the last time seeking a resolution. If that is the case, this is a good time to identify them and sort it out for good. It won?t be easy because the hormones are also acting up and it might frustrate you no end. But stay firm with the therapy until it is resolved.

There is a sense of anxiety that is gripping me for a past week. The source of it is sheer happiness. What shall I do to calm myself down?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
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There is a sense of anxiety that is gripping me for a past week. The source of it is sheer happiness. What shall I do...
Hi it may not be anxiety, but an excitement / euphoria which you have not experienced till now. Do not try to control if just experience and enjoy it. If you feel that it is affecting your functional abilities or if there are complaints that it is becoming a disturbance to others, get in touch with a clinical psychologist to confirm whether its normal happiness or the initial stage of mania/ hypomania.

She is taking medicine from past 15 years buts still disease completely not cured do we have permanent cure in allopathy for depression or as long as they have to take tablet?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
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She is taking medicine from past 15 years buts still disease completely not cured do we have permanent cure in allopa...
It's been quite a long time that she is on medication. Try to change her life style. Engage her in some activity that interests her. Take her for walking, spiritual discourses. Encourage her to meet people and talk to them. Even gardening can help her if you have a garden at home. Talk to her and share her feelings.

I am 30 year old female, married with 2 kids ( 7 year boy + 3 year girl baby), and weight 60 kgs with height of 5. 4 inches. Few symptoms which I am suffering from more than a year. 1. Frequently left side pain is there especially from neck to toe during that time no headache but. Why this will happen? 2. Too much of tension due to our family personal relations & financial related issues. 3. Which working at home due to tension will be shouting on kids and some time beat them for simple reasons, during that small noise also will irritate me so much. 4. My left leg muscle will pain a lot and some times reddish clots will be visible which pains a lot. 5. And in my legs black marks are there automatically the tone of skin turn like black moles which is not a mole but it turns like marks in black color. 6. And red doted moles are increasing in the body part but no pain nothing which is there for my mother and father too. 7. Too much of weakness, some time feeling giddiness but will not fell down, blur eyes, unable to do any work at home completely depressed and feel like to cry. 8. My bp count was always in between 101/72-110/80 9. Sugar I recently checked after breakfast (2hrs later) the count was 153. 10. During monthy biological periods first 2 days will be too much from 3rd day it slows by 5th it will stop and max to max by 20-25 days in between the cycle happens during this period feels like to sit calm and sleep, heavy stress I feel. Earlier 28-30 days before 1 year. 11. From past 3 month my belly is increased upto 3-5 inches even I am also putting weight becoming very lazy. 12. If any body talks I will be unable to hear properly from both the ears some times. 13 my vision is fine as of now. 14. Due to finacial crisis unable to meet the doctor and do any kind of tests. Kindly request you to clarify my issues further any updates please do the needful o my email id.

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Take hepar sulph 200 1 dose then kali bichrom 30 daily one dose / for 4 days wait 10 days and report me.

I always have suicidal thoughts. Its seems as nobody loves me. Nobody cares about me. Instead of knowing that everyone loves me. I feel helpless hopeless and aimless. I do not find interest in doing anything. Am I suffering from depression. If yes. How I will be able to overcome from this?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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I always have suicidal thoughts. Its seems as nobody loves me. Nobody cares about me. Instead of knowing that everyon...
I suggest that you see a psychiatrist and a psychologist in the nearby hospital. Start the medication and counselling for negative thoughts. Eat a light and well balanced meal but reduce junk and sweets completely from your food. Exercise everyday for 45 min and try to get 7-8 hrs of sleep everyday. Remember that you first need to love yourself before you recognise other people's love for you. Sometimes in life, you might have obody to show you love. At that time, self love and appreciation will help you along in life. Take care.
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