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Dr. Ms. Priti Khatu

MSc in Applied Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, PGCTC, PGC (Family Therapy)

Psychologist, Mumbai

15 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Ms. Priti Khatu MSc in Applied Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, PGCTC, ... Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ms. Priti Khatu is a renowned Psychologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 15 years of experience as a Psychologist. He studied and completed MSc in Applied Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, PGCTC, PGC (Family Therapy) . You can visit him at Nucleus Medical Care in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Priti Khatu and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MSc in Applied Psychology - Madras University, - 2005
MSc Health Psychology - University Of Rohan, - 2006
PGCTC - SNBT College, - 2002
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PGC (Family Therapy) - TISH, - 2003
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I want to gave up smoking what should I do?

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Psychiatrist,
Hello, smoking is one of the easiest & one of the most difficult habits to break because 1. Quitting cigarettes does not cause any immediate harm 2. Cigarettes are so easily available that one does succumbs into temptation of smoking just 1 more before stopping altogether. Regarding your question, easy way is decide a quit date 1 week from now & reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke to half from today. Secondly, you can purchase nicotex/quitsure park & suck type nicotine chewing gums to take care of your cigarette craving & substitute them for cigarettes. For smoking & related query, do as I suggested. Afterwards get back to me after 1 week for next plan of action. Good luck.
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sir, i facing problem with negative thought with every situation and afraid to death related words or anything.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Thoughts are like magnets, whatever you attract comes to you.I know it seems easy to suggest but your will power and wish can do magic. You need to pen down 10 good things you have in life or makes you happy today, then concentrate on those things. Whenever negative thoughts surround you think of a very normal process of our nature, that is day and night.however long the night may be its is going to end and morning is surely going to come.Similarly in your life also, you might be going through night full of problems but day will come surely and how early the daytime comes is in your hands.It means start doing things which are constructive and makes you happy as simple as eating what you like to from visiting people you love to or doing your hobby . Although I need some specific details to help you surely. Pls contact me and visit and I can help you positively to come over your problem. Thanks
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Hi Doctor, Am a drinking person, past 4 years am regularly drinking evry two days once. Now I want stop the habit. Please advice me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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What can I do to control my anger?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
What can I do to control my anger?

 

  •     Recognise the warning signs. Some days we are just on edge, and that's ok. But try to work on becoming a calmer person and try some things to help you chill.
  •     Annihilate tension with exercise. It's much harder to be angry when you're tired from a run, and any exercise will help reduce stress.
  •     Detox the brain. Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs can make us more edgy. Also ensure you're getting enough sleep.
  •     If you feel the anger boiling up, force yourself to breathe, count to 10 and smile.
  •     Do the things that make you happy. Dancing, art, reading, walking, or just jumping around to your favourite song may help!
  •     Seek help from professional to learn more strategies to control your anger
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I have regular nose bleeding during summer and when do thinking with stress. Any good medicine to stop nose bleeding?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have regular nose bleeding during summer and when do thinking with stress. Any good medicine to stop nose bleeding?
apply neosporin ointment inside nose to prevent dryness.apply direct pressure on nose in chin up position to stop bleeding.get your BP checked to rule out high blood pressure.d o not pick your nose.gradually it ll heal.
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My cousin has mental problem which was passed from his mother. He is now 22 years and he takes some medicines now. He seems to be normal now but is so childish. Tears appear in his eyes and he do not completely hear anyone if its not interesting to him. He keeps on going out somewhere in his active. What can be this due to. Can this be treated totally? How to behave with him?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My cousin has mental problem which was passed from his mother. He is now 22 years and he takes some medicines now. He...
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 cerato + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of chest bud. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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I lost someody closed last year and I found depression on me what can I do for that problem.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I lost someody closed last year and I found depression on me what can I do for that problem.
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I have Stomach ulcer Also called peptic ulcer and it is 5 or 6 years old. I have using the medicine tab panics d and autos syrup and livitrol and rab d. But I think this medicine is not beneficial for me please suggest me what I do for ulcer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have Stomach ulcer Also called peptic ulcer and it is 5 or 6 years old. I have using the medicine tab panics d and ...
you have to change your diet and lifestyle. take cold milk twice in a day. avoid tea coffee,chillies,spicy oily food. eat more of fruits and fresh vegetables. eat small meals frequently. never stay hungry. get an upper GI endoscopy to see if ur ulcers are healed. an uncomplicated ulcer heals in 4 to 6 wks.
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I am 22 years old woman. I am suffering from stress. What should I do to overcome from it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 22 years old woman. I am suffering from stress. What should I do to overcome from it?
Stress is a very generic term and does not convey what exactly is your problem. But since we know that stress is a problem of handling emotions let me explain how to go about that. All emotions are good and all feelings need to be vocalized or emoted. If you fail to express your feelings you will go through various reactions and those are collectively called stress. It is so powerful that they cause physical reactions and they are called psychosomatic disease. Your emotions are not to be controlled. They are to be in fact expressed every time and as soon as possible. You will need to control your behavior around the feeling. The more your feelings are expressed the better balance you will be in. If you read a book entitled, Emotional Intelligence? by Daniel Goleman you will understand how expressing feelings actually improve your performance and well being, including your intelligence. There is no exception to expressing feelings. The only exception is when the feeling is so inappropriate. Many times because we want to look good and do not want to offend others, we cover up our emotions. When you do this, the emotion will find a favorite organ and express itself into that organ and lead to its malfunction or total dysfunction. Sometimes you may have to even remove the organ. So emotions can give life or even take it away. The solution: always express your feelings in appropriate ways. You may attend a stress management class with a counselor and learn about emotions in the bargain too. A healthy lifestyle will certainly benefit you always: regular and vigorous exercise, preferably the aerobic kind; good sleep of at least 8 hours every day; and a balanced diet.
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My Son's going 7th std. He is very slow in written. When he is appearing an exams he avoid some passage level answer but he knows the answer, he omit that questions. Kindly give suggestion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Most children display a problem in their written for a considerable bit of time in school. I suggest that you give him a lot of practice in written answers as preparation before exams and even during the rest of the year. The reason could be many, if you were to explore for other causes. I think that there may be something bothering him either at home, socially, personally, or at school. You may talk to the school counselor or find an academic counselor and let them talk to him in confidence and see if they can locate the particular stress he may be feeling. Emotionally it may have to do with fear, sadness or anger. I am more inclined to think it is the later. He will then need some help in dealing with his feelings, and if there is any contributor that you can do something about, I am sure it will help. At this age, he is going through some hormonal changes and they will also contribute to developing attitudes that are not due your child’s design but by the influence of these chemicals. In that case you must be very gentle with him and help him tide over this phase with a lot of your support. If at any point you need professional guidance do not hesitate to seek one.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Sir I am studying 12th standard then I joined long term coaching along with my friends I am one of the most intelligent student among them but I got less marks in final eamcet I am confusing what I do right now Is it possible to study second long term all of my friends join in college I am mentally upset I am not at all decide what I do right now With my marks I am not get medicine seat it was very painful to me. Sir please suggest me what I do like my parents are interested to join second long term coaching this year My feeling is all of my friends are joined in colleges except me then it is possible to study second long term.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir I am studying 12th standard then I joined long term coaching along with my friends I am one of the most intellige...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of star of bethlehem + 2 drops of rock rose. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night. Hi even if you get less marks it is not the end of world. Be positive and score well in your next class.
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Hi I am feeling heaviness on the chest for last 15 days. I got 2 d and stress test done. Both but still feel anxiety. Blood in leg goes drain. Little nunlmbness on cheeks. Plse help.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Dear , if your echo and tmt are normal, then the chest heaviness can not be due to heart. Still I would advise you to consult a cardiologist in person.
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I'm very afraid speaking with girls not even as friends because I'm absent minded I don't give acknowledge (hii, bye).is there any non medicines available. Help me I am 20 years old. Not only with young girls. Near by my home aslo one aunt directly said to my mother he won't response one day he wishes and one day not in very informal way. please help me.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I'm very afraid speaking with girls  not even as friends because I'm absent minded I don't give acknowledge (hii, bye...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of crab apple + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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I am feeling tense due to more study. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
I am feeling tense due to more study. Please advise.
Tension will become the killer for your studies. In that case it is better you seek some counseling to help you deal with the pressure. 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. At your age and otherwise also you can have distractions easily and the mind will tend to be occupied with things that interest it. It is possible that your academic pursuits may not hold your attention much. If you have done an aptitude test and career guidance counseling you will be able to know whether the chosen disciplines are what suits your natural skills and talents. You can follow these simple rules: 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 (in fact Yoga has some good exercises for focus and concentration like looking at your thumb and at candle light), 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. Afternoons are a bad time to do study by reading. 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. In a calm disposition concentration is much better and you will be able to study better. You may need to make notes and reduce the quantity of material to be studied and that will make it easier. Today the syllabus is very heavy and so it is difficult but you must find ways of giving more important topics more of your time and attention and that way you will prioritize your effort.
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My uncle is alcoholic, he want to leave that, he is trying since from many days but he couldn't left. What he should do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your uncle has a good situation that he needs help and he also wants help. This is the best situation to give it up. Now it is difficult to do because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. He needs to make a serious plan with his wife and the children and whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast.
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Hello sir I have a girlfriend but now we are fighting each other because she didn't giving me priority but I love her so much. Now I realised and think to forget her but I can't and I am I can't concentrate on my studies too please give me suggestion to forget her and to improving my concentration power.

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. I don't know why you are so impatient. Please try to get back her love if you really are in love with her. It is possible if you be patient. Otherwise, if you really want to forget her, give it time. You know it is not possible in a short notice. Therefore don't force it. The thoughts will go automatically if you don't force it. Take care.
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Mujhe bohot gussa ata h or mai usko control kaise karu, mujhe har choti baat me gussa a jata h ormeko jb gussa ata h tb aisa hota h k pta ni mai kch bhi kehne lagti Hu or samaan fekne lagti Hu or jb aisa na kr pau na to mai rone lagti Hu to mai aisa kya karu ki mujhe itna gussa na aaye or aaye to mai use control kr saku.

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. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger and aggression comes when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. These emotions are common and therefore nothing to worry about. I suggest anger management therapy and cognitive therapy. Take care.
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I am 26 years male. I got a few money problems from my family I am always thinking about them only. I cant able work properly in my office, always thinking what to do what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Are you suggesting that at this age you are not working and still depending on the family to support you? since you are not clear, I have to speculate. If this is not true, then don? t bother about your family since you are earning. Also money is important in life but it is not the be-all-and-end-all of everything. In fact the more money you have, the more the problems. Learn to detach from money because it can incite greed. You must learn to live with what you have. Many people get into so many problems because they want more things, which unfortunately money can get. But you cannot go on acquiring things for immediate gratification. You must learn discipline: the number one tool for incorporating discipline is the ability to delay gratification. In other words you must be patient, accept some pain and wait for the right time to get things. The greed for money can lead to worshiping it to make it your god.
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Hi, I am getting negative thoughts something is happening to my loved ones and anxiety something is happened to me like thoughts, I didn't get good sleep also and also getting bad dreams about my loved ones. I am worrying about this. Please help me.

MD (Panchkarma), PGD Yog Science, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CPARK (Kerala)
Ayurveda, Haldwani
Hi, I am getting negative thoughts something is happening to my loved ones and anxiety something is happened to me li...
First understand this cycle stress/anxiety----sleep disturbance-----more stress/anxiety--- less sleep-----negative thoughts-----more anxiety so main thing is to reduce the stress/anxiety. You can try some ayurvedic medicines for the same:- make a paste of amla powder mixed in buttermilk. Apply it on front part of head. Keep it for at least 30 minutes. Take 1 tablet of manas mitra vatakam and 2 capsules of tagar twice a day with normal water. Spend some time with small children (3-7 years old) ans remember, one thoughts can't change anybody's destiny or future. Almighty has already written our screenplay/story, we just have to play our character. So our thoughts are not going to change anything whether good or bad. Can contact further if needed. Ready to help get well soon.
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