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Dr. Ms. M Shah Patel

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Ms. M Shah Patel Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ms. M Shah Patel is a renowned Psychologist in Opera House, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Ms. M Shah Patel personally at Bay View Clinic in Opera House, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. M Shah Patel on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am a footballer. From last season I started some sort of fear in my mind I don't know for what I getting that. Can I treat that through counselling. Thank you.

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Sir I am a footballer. From last season I started some sort of fear in my mind I don't know for what I getting that. ...
Try to figure out what you are afraid of. Is it in response to something that has happened? Fear or anxiety is a common response to an unpleasant event. Depending on the situation. You may be able to overcome it on your own. However if the fear or anxiety becomes overwhelming, or you feel suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Other than, try yoga or meditation or deep breathing to reduce your anxiety. Exercise regularly and maintain a proper sleep schedule. You may consult me if required.

Dear madam/sir, I am very stressed and depressed. I am law student and I am in a relationship since 4 years since school time. Now I am in second year law. We are from same town but after 12th grade we moved to different cities to pursue further studies. My relationship is getting worst we fight alot .we abuse each other too. He has abused me several time but now its hurting my self respect. He is a very nice person though when he comes to visit me he take good care of mine. But as soon as he goes back he does not care. Yesterday we fought and he blocked me without caring that I am crying and getting panic so much. Madam I get panic very much and can cry for hours. Its difficult for me to concentrate on my studies I feel very depressed and hopeless my confidence level has also gone done. I am also facing health problem. This relationship is going worst and its harming me emotionally very much. I want to get out of itmadam/sir I am very ambitious person but it feels like I can not do anything. Pls madam/sir advice me. It will b really grateful.

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Dear madam/sir, I am very stressed and depressed. I am law student and I am in a relationship since 4 years since sch...
If a relationship is not good for you, then just quit it. There must be respect and definitely no abuse. Whatever he is when he meets you, it is not enough if he is not consistent. And please do not take abuse, ever. When he knows that you will not take nonsense and he becomes remorseful, then he is a good person. If he is not regretful, then just stop the relationship. You can tell him why you don't want such a relationship and see how he reacts. At this juncture in your life, it is very important for you to focus on your studies and do well. Also, you are still very young and there are a lot of occasions to meet many compatible men. So do not panic and get depressed. If he knows you for 4 years, surely he must know your character and trust you. I am assuming that these could be some of your problems since you have not mentioned the exact nature of the disputes. Please follow these measures to improve your concentration: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember apart from your the stress of your relationship. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring 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 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.

I hv anxiety disorder problem, I alway take tension for everything I do, what should I do to prevent it?

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I hv anxiety disorder problem, I alway take tension for everything I do, what should I do to prevent it?
Homoeopathic medicine------------ aconite-nap 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water once every week at night before sleep and also take 1 drop direct on tongue when suddenly anxious feeling------------- bramari pranayam daily 20 times starting from 5 timess daily-----------------

I want developed my memory power? Because I was unable to do maths. I am studying intermediate. please help me.

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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.

I have diabetes type 2. I have chest pain sometimes. My cardiologist says it's due to stress. He says I have anxiety as well. Earlier he had prescribed Fluanxol for me. Now he gave Rexipra Fx. But after taking it I experienced that my brain has become total calm n not alert as it used to be before. So I have stopped taking Rexipra Fx and have continued with Fluanxol. Hope this is right. Also please tell me is Fluanxol useful on stress? Thank you very much.

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I have diabetes type 2. I have chest pain sometimes. My cardiologist says it's due to stress. He says I have anxiety ...
Yes fluonxol is anti anxiety drug but even it is not prefferred much for long term therapy. Rexipra is also not advisable for long term therapy. Imo you should try other stress minimizing therapies like yoga, meditation etc for long term.

I am 43, male, married for last 18 years +. We have a child after ten unsuccesful years via IVF. Our married life was very peaceful until two years ago, when my wife started suspecting me of having an illicit relationship with a girl, an employee of mine, which was totally baseless. No matter how much I, my family, her family or either of our friends tried, we never succeeded in clearing her suspicions. Life became and is still a hell. Its very disturbing. I cannot tolerate anymore. Then I come to know of this schizophrenia. Is it true? Can it be treated? Can she be normal again? What should I do to get my that loving family back? 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
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Dear , you do not have children. Your wife knows it and she is suspecting you because she thinks ill about that issue. She thinks she is the reason for not having children. She possibly is guilty. Her guilty complex might have triggered paranoid personality disorder. Not schizophrenia. It is curable. Talk to a psychologist. Take care.

I'm 44 years old male and I have been suffering from depression for last 20 yrs. But till now I can't overcome it. What should I do?

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I'm 44 years old male and I have been suffering from depression for last 20 yrs. But till now I can't overcome it. Wh...
Hello, take Kali phos 30 ch , 5 drops once daily. If your BP is normal then take Ginseng 1x, 1 tab once daily after meals. Please explain the cause of your Depression. Revert me after 10 days.

I am suffering from depression. For the 15 year above. Please give me advise how can I complete to my health without medicines.

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I am suffering from depression. For the 15 year above. Please give me advise how can I complete to my health without ...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.

My brother is suffering from psychiatric problem(Schizophrenia) since 25 years. Medicine is continuing. His behavior is like normal, but he is purchasing news papers and wrtting in news paper for whole day. No improvement brought over that. Can You suggest how to escape from that.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Your brother is obviously not on a rehabilitation program of occupational therapy. Mere medical approach will not suffice. He needs to know how to spend his time productively; and his mind and body needs to be engaged in some useful manner. His mind is already busy with disturbing thoughts and it needs to be distracted and focused in activities that can train the brain to trigger more healthy neuronal pathways and thus become a healthy person. He may ideally contact a psychotherapist for this follow up. Additionally, I could suggest some exercises that he could do to serve the same purpose. You may contact me if you need them.

When I read book with out any consentrasyn that why my reading don't capture my memory. Please tail what to Do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Because of your age you may experience more problems due to the distractions of your hormones. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring 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 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 sugar and junk food.

I get depress over anything. I find it hard trusting anyone nowadays. What should I do.

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I get depress over anything. I find it hard trusting anyone nowadays. What should I do.
You should clean gut for three days by herbals, start eating light and satvic food, start pranayam and meditation. If you do it continuously for two weeks, inform me to get excellent tips for toning brain and igniting self confidence.

My relation who is 24 years is suffering from schizophrenia and he is refusing to use medicines prescribed by Doctors. What should be done Is there any alternative? Is Electric Convulsion Treatment (ECT} is an answer to this. If so is it advisable and risks involved.

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For a condition like schizophrenia, it would be ideal if the patient is able to take medication regularly. However, it is a challenge as well. In such cases, the next option available is usually that of injections that can be administered on a fortnightly or monthly basis. ECT is usually considered when the patient is quite agitated or suicidal, in which case it is found to be very effective. It is a safe option and the risks involved are only those that are associated with anaesthesia for individuals having other medical illness (hypertension, cardiac problem etc). In the absence of such risks, one would experience mild headache or body pains after the ECT.

What are the proven ways to increase memory power? how to measure the same? any age limit for the same?

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 chandrasekhar, I do understand. I do not know how bad is memory problem. The best method to improve memory power is to actively engage in brain games and other physical games. Spinach, nuts, fruits are always beneficial to the brain. I need to know more. People worry unnecessarily over memory problems. I think your worries are also such. I need to determine whether you really have any memory problems.

I am an engineering student how to I increase my listening skills. And to increase my memory power. I need suggestion.

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, 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.

Is smoking harmful?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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There are too many harmful effects because of smoking. But here are a few to ruminate up on with the intention of either making you stop or to never start it in the first place. It has more than 4000 chemical substances most of which are harmful. It affects your stamina, breathing, forms skin wrinkles. Bad for your heart, bad for bad cholesterol, it can lead to strokes, dental problems, eye problems, cancer, brain cell death, vascular problems, throat problems, voice difficulties, etc. The list is quite endless. It is so bad that there is an international battle to dissuade smoking. It becomes difficult to stop if you are already in it. Better not to start, if you are not in it.

I am very tense and depression. I want to marry with my love but family not agree because I have 2 room in my house and I am trying to get a better job. I don't want to live without her.

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I am very tense and depression. I want to marry with my love but family not agree because I have 2 room in my house a...
If you want to live with her, then get a better job and accommodation. That is a very reasonable ask, really. Anyway, you are way too young to think of marriage and even if you do so now, you must make proper plans. Ideally, you must get everyone's support too. By the time you grow up some, you may change your mind about a lot of things. If after a few years of working,earning, saving, getting better accommodation you can decide if this is your true love. Talk to the girl and if she agrees with what I am saying, I am sure you will do the sensible thing. Both of you must be on the same page about your future. With time even your family members may change their mind. So, be patient and in the meantime get things done.

Dear doctor, due to low blood pressure, I have a fainting while standing. What are the dangers thereof pls? Low bp can occur Due to stress or anxiety,?

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Dear doctor, due to low blood pressure, I have a fainting while standing. What are the dangers thereof pls? Low bp ca...
yes it can. first you need to see a doctor to determine whether bp is primary cause or secondary to stress and anxiety. medication should be taken to eliminate primary cause. There are no dangers if its anxiety and stress but you need to start medication immediately. consult for any guidance.

I am 42 years old Male smoker and feel blurry mind, dizzy and sleepy most of the times. After eating feel more sleepy. I also suffer with excessive gas and stomach is most of the time stretched. Loosing my memory. Can not remember the things. Can not focus and thoughts keep changing all the time. Poor hearing, can not follow the communication.

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I am 42 years old Male smoker and feel blurry mind, dizzy and sleepy most of the times. After eating feel more sleepy...
You must examine yourself with the doctor for the possibility of depression. Stress is definitely a factor but is it to do with depression? 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 parents. 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.

Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question is that since I entered in my puberty I have a secret feminine feeling in me. I mean I like to imagine myself like a woman. I like to feel like a woman. If someone touches my chest I feel like i'm a woman he is playing with my breasts. Even while having sex with my wife I imagine that i'm a woman and somebody is having sex with me and then only I get sexually arouse. If I see a male penis I feel like sucking it. I'm very much worried about it. I feel ashamed and filthy of it. Is there any kind of sociological problem in me. I have always been straight in my life. So what is this.

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Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question ...
You may be having the problem of transexuality. Transsexuals suffer because they feel they are trapped in a body of the wrong sex (opposite sex). It may be due to hormonal imbalance during adolescent period of development. Please consult a psychiatrist, if it is so, he may refer you for other specialists for hormonal replacement therapy.
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