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Dr. Mrs. Sonali Gupta

MA Clinical Psychology

Psychologist, Mumbai

13 Years Experience
Dr. Mrs. Sonali Gupta MA Clinical Psychology Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Mrs. Sonali Gupta is a trusted Psychologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 13 years. She has done MA Clinical Psychology . You can visit her at Disha Psychiatric Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mrs. Sonali Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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Sudden stop of smoking weed will cause any defects ? How to get out from it ? Is that any natural way without tabs or any.

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. Yes. Suddenly quitting weed could cause withdrawal symptoms like restlessness and nervousness. You can engage in physical activities and outdoor games and engaged entertainment. Drink lots and lots of water and fruit juices. Take care.
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I love her but she has died. Now at that instant I feel alone without her can you tell me what I have to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I love her but she has died. Now at that instant I feel alone without her can you tell me what I have to do.
We all know it is a really tough time when somebody close to you has died. It's important that you know how to move on with your life. It may seem difficult at first, like you're never going to stop missing them, but you have to move on. It's essential. For some people, the grieving process will last a couple weeks. For others, it will take years. Don't allow others to tell you to feel a certain way. It's okay to be angry, sad, or despaired. However, it's also okay to feel happy, and to let go when you're ready. Get support. Even if you are not the type of person who normally shares their feelings, it is important to recognize that opening up is not a sign of weakness. Talking to others will help you heal by easing your emotional burden. Talk to your friends and family. They will probably want to help you, but they may not know how. Let them know what you need. It's okay to have alone time, but do not shut people who love you out. Turn to your faith. If you're religious, draw comfort from praying, meditation, or other rituals. Talk to people in your religious community for support. Establish new routines. The death of a loved one will bring about many new responsibilities. In addition, the old day to day tasks will change emotionally. It may be beneficial to eat dinner at a different time, shop at a different grocery store, or take a different route to work. However, you should avoid making any life-altering decisions (i.e. moving or changing jobs) directly after your loved one has died. You do not need this added stress. Accept your feelings. While you may think that you can outrun grief, you can't hide from it forever, and postponing it may lead to mental and physical health problems. The best way to move past it is to accept that it's there. Express your feelings in a way that helps you, be it writing in a journal, getting involved in an organization, or making a scrapbook. Look after yourself physically. While emotional reactions are expected after a death, there are also physical symptoms to grief. Loss of appetite, nausea and stomach pain, intestinal upset, and sleep disturbances/loss of energy often present themselves when someone is experiencing grief. By taking care of your body, you will also help heal your mind. Do your best to get enough sleep and eat right. Exercise is a good way to help increase your ability to sleep and eat. In addition, it causes your body to produce endorphins, which will help lift your mood. Avoid using drugs or alcohol to "numb the pain." The pain will eventually wane, but it is important to realize that this takes time. Do not get frustrated with yourself if it takes longer than you want it to.
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I am going to start a new relation. What should I do to keep a healthy relation with him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You see, we are into relations all throughout lives. Yet, for the least of reasons, when it comes to marriage we are ready to throw in the towel. I am glad that you are seeking to know how to keep the relationship healthy. Yes, communication is important. But there are two important considerations that matter a lot before you take the plunge: compatibility and adjustability. The former is almost a fixed aspect of both of you and it includes education, language, communication, community, caste, religion, socio-economic status, personality etc. The more the similarity, the better. The second consideration, that of adjustability, is more important and plays a very important role to determine whether your relationship will remain healthy or not. If compatibility is good, less adjustability is required. But as in most cases, there will be disparity, and this will tax adjustability considerably. If you are not able or willing to adjust, all hell will break lose. This is what you must examine while you are courting each other. Is he willing to make the adjustment around you, and are you able to and willing to adjust for the sake of the relationship. If you know there are stark difficulties, then better to close that prospect. Everything involves some aspect of culture eventually: he may be used to going out with his friends for drinks often. Now if you cannot adjust with this, then this will be a definite area of conflict. There are too many possibilities and this space will not suffice to give elaborate responses. Both of you will generally act positively before marriage but soon after the nuptials one or both of you will tend to control the other and there lies the danger. So it is very difficult to determine the true nature of an individual at the onset. But it is worth the try. So test everything to be fully satisfied, and this is best achieved by good and open communication. For your information, there are three areas that stand out as contributing to divorce: sex, in-laws, and finances. Discuss these areas and get to know the other’s mindset. Better to be safe than sorry. I have a very important suggestion to give you: please seek premarital counseling where many of these facts will be explained and taught to both of you, if you get a qualified counselor to do it.
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Doctor I am a chain smoker and I wanna know foods which will help my lungs to counter smoke effect. As I am trying to quit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no foods specific to helping you counter the tobacco smoke effect on your lungs. You may however take the following measures to improving your lungs and as well as quitting smoking: When you smoke you damage your lungs: when you smoke more you damage your lungs more: and if you smoke less you damage your lungs no less – well may be a little less. Your desire to smoke less is most welcome but it is not enough. You must quit your smoking completely and you must do it now, seriously. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately.
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I occasionally smoke and booze. I have medical test for SSC in ten days. Is there any chance I can clear it? And I have 0.5 sight too.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I occasionally smoke and booze. I have medical test for SSC in ten days. Is there any chance I can clear it?
And I ha...
Dear Lybrate user It has nothing to do with your SSC examination, if you hv seriously prepared for , U 'll get through, of course. All d best
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How can I control mastrubation or is it good for health. How many times a dady I can do it. Am 21 years old my weight is 70-75 height 6 ft. I smoke 2 cigarettes a day. Please give me some advisable points doctor.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Masturbation once in a week or twice a week is not harmful. But try to control your desire to do it. As such there are no scientific back up for bad things about it.
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I'm suffering from panic disorder I'm feeling like I'm going to die and what is dis world I'm completely detached from surrounding help me out.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm suffering from panic disorder I'm feeling like I'm going to die and what is dis world I'm completely detached fro...
Dear Lybrate User, You are scared if something/someone. You are feelings insecure and weak. You need to take help of a Counsellor to get rid of this situation. The Counsellor will help you to reduce your anxiety and panic. ATake care.
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I feel depressed, lonely and have my own mom against my growth. I don't know how to face it. I have all this only after my dad's death and I always wish to stay away from home. I am unable to bear this. And I often get negative presumption. I have people who really care for me and love me. But finally I end up in showing my frustration towards them. What do I do. Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel depressed, lonely and have my own mom against my growth. I don't know how to face it. I have all this only aft...
You must learn to deal with your dad's death with a counselor. This depression is making you do all kinds of rejecting things and then you will drive people away, repulsed by you. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your mother. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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He is feeling depressed and always worries about his future and getting good marks he is not interactive and is always moody.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
He is feeling depressed and always worries about his future and getting good marks he is not interactive and is alway...
Take lycopodium 0/6 1 dose daily and then start taking cosmos 200 2 doses in a day for a week and then revert me back.
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I have used heavy alcohol in last nine years. Kindly medical advice to protect my liver.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please get your LFT (liver function tests) done with your blood. If it is disturbed, especially GGT, stopping of alcohol will make your liver to function normally. Liver has a tremendous capacity to function normally after being damaged. Any psychiatrist will help you with withdrawal symptom management and anti-craving drugs to stop alcohol.
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I forget even name of any one who told his/ her name after few minutes means I can not remember the names of any thing without much practice day what is the reason behind it please doctor tell me I want to know about this is any serious problem with me what I do to overcome with these even I take proper 7 to 8 hrs daily sleep and diet also then why it happened with me please give me advise what I do I am 25 year old. I am waiting for response.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Get a complete hemogram, TSH and Vitamin B12 level. If there are any abnormalities here, they will need to be corrected. If they are normal, it is almost certainly related to what is known as registration deficit. This occurs due to mild anxiety related problems. They can be easily treated with medicines such as escitalopram, sertraline or paroxetine. It can be started and kept at low doses only. They have no side effects. Some amount of supervision will be needed from doctor. Take care!
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I am suffering from borderline personality disorder. My mood swings continuously. So how I can overcome it. I am suffering this from 2 years.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering from borderline personality disorder. My mood swings continuously. So how I can overcome it. I am suff...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of wild oat + 3 drops of aspen + 2 drops of cerato. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night.
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Now a days, I'm confused very much. In my mind something is going on but what I don't know it. Please suggest me.

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. This could be due to stress or disappointment. Consult a psychologist. Take care.
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People start smoking in teen age. How could we prevented them as we know it is an adolescence related problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is true that people get habituated to smoking in teen age or adolescent life due to peer pressure or media temptations. Please remember that smoking is toxic to your body, mind and well-being. The earlier you can stop this habit, the healthier it can be for you. The lower taste and sinful habit of smoking can be stopped by replacing it with the higher taste. Simply read nice books which give you a higher meaning to life than chemicals in smoking. In place of smoking, spend your time by doing yoga and chant the names of god who you have faith in. It has been scientifically proved that by doing yoga and chanting, the habit of smoking can be stopped. By chanting with love, soon you would be swimming in an ocean of pleasure which is million times greater than flickering pleasure of intoxicants like tobacco, nicotine etc in the smoking, and automatically the attraction to the low taste of smoking would stop.
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Sir I am a alcoholic person but I decided that if I quit it today or start martial arts from tomorrow then tell me it is my right choice or not to start it from tomorrow?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user! I appreciate your decision of quitting alcohol. Actually speaking you can take one week time to make your body fit like intake of lots of fruits and vegetables and then join martial arts, which would actually help you to become more stronger and healthier and would help you to continue martial arts training for you. If you are interested to contact me for further details regarding the same or any kind of problem you can either chat or call me. Take care.
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I last somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I last somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
It happens to almost everyone and you have to come out of this tragedy all alone--------nobody I there to help you------------early you come out of this, more better it will be for you------------keeping to yourself will end up nowhere but try to follow the steps of that soul and the departed soul will only be happy if you are happy and for that you will have to come out aggressively and work even harder to be a better person in life ---------to achieve this my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this crucial time------- homoeopathic medicine---------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily----------------------- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water ----------------------- report after 15 days-------------------- do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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Are there any mental screening tests to find out the extent of depression? I mean tests like brain imaging, MRI etc.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Are there any mental screening tests to find out the extent of depression? I mean tests like brain imaging, MRI etc.
Neuroimaging techniques like mri and ct scan are not very much specific for depression although they show some findings. Newer imaging techniques like fmri is much better for detecting psychiatric disorders but its very much expensive and currently used as a research tool and seldom as diagnostic tool.
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Respected sir/madam, I am 24 years old student. I do not have study problem. I think I am suffering by anxiety disorder. I am having problem like excessive worry, sleep problems, irrational fears, muscle tension, and digestion problem. Please help me with complete solution. My life is going to worst day by day. Please provide me complete solution. Once I took melzap and sertraline for one month. It feel good that time. But I stopped those drugs and now my condition is bad. Please give me permanent and effective solution. Thank you.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Respected sir/madam, I am 24 years old student. I do not have study problem. I think I am suffering by anxiety disord...
The reason the improvement did not stay is because sertraline should not have been stopped in one month. It should have been continued for five months. This situation is similar to fracture followed by plaster of leg. In two weeks pain reduces, but if you remove plaster and start walking, it will re-fracture. So one must keep plaster for 6 weeks. Once plaster is removed graded physical exercise will strengthen bones and muscles. Similarly, once sertraline is taken for the said duration psychotherapy or specialized counselling may be done to strengthen the mind. Hope that helps!
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Hello. M 18 years old All the things keep on going in my head I m unable to study. I m pissed of from such things please suggest me something.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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M 18 years old All the things keep on going in my head I m unable to study.
I m pissed of from such things ple...
The description is perfect in many ways and the reason is primarily due to the age factor. A lot of the reason may be true because of your age alone, and a little stress perhaps. 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. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut 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 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 you and the family go 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. Now take you pick!
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Hello. I am 38 years male. Weight 73 kgs. I go to gym 3 times a week. But I have a habit of smoking 15 to 20 ciggs and 60ml 4pegs daily. Mentally cant quiet so any alternate to reduce or medicine to quiet smoking and reduce alcohol ?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Take tab topirol 50 mg at night tab ativan 2 mg at night. For smoking take chewable nicotex tab whenever there is craving.
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