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Dr. Ms. Vandana

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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We are in a relationship since last three years, though I want to have sex with her she never shows her interest. I am feeling frustrated. Which gives me headaches. Am I a psycho?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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We are in a relationship since last three years, though I want to have sex with her she never shows her interest. I a...
Hi you are not a psycho. I advice you refrain from sex before marriage. Most of the girls or ladies have sex only after marriage. Think positively. Your headache is because you want sex. Try to change your bent of mind. There is no need of frustration. Remember all controls are in the mind. It is only youself who can help yourself in this situation. You need no medicine.

I am 23 year old. I am taking psychosis medicines since 23 months and my SGPT liver is 200. Is medicines are responsible for high SGPT and fatigue? Please tell me side effect of psychosis medicines. NAME OF MEDICINES ARE; 1. Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine and piracetam tablet 2.Theme tablets 3.Blonanserin tablets 4.Odehex tablet 5.Lipdone 1.5 tablet.

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I am 23 year old. I am taking psychosis medicines since 23 months and my SGPT liver is 200. Is medicines are responsi...
Please see a qualified and trained psychologist at the earliest. Psychologist is an expert in diagnosis by psychological testing and counselling/psychotherapy i. E. Treatment without medicines. Psychiatrist gives medicines only. Only if psychological testing reveals psychosis, medicines will be 100% effective. However, if testing shows psychological problem, medicines will be ineffective. So, go for testing soon.

My cousin child aged 16 years having habit of stealing money from friends and relatives home, is this habit is curable by medicine, he also stopped going to school and misbehaves with parents. Which specialist should we consult.

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My cousin child aged 16 years having habit of stealing money from friends and relatives home, is this habit is curabl...
Sometimes if parents have not looked into what the child wants to buy instead they have brought stuff of their choice or deprived the child of such pleasures or been overly indulgent and never taught him that he can not pick up stuff that does not belong to him. Children tend to learn to steal. 1. This habit needs to be understood first and then look at possible solutions by calling the family for family therapy and giving space to all members of the family an unbiased and confidential environment to talk about their needs which were not met including expectations from each other. This exercise can build back the burnt bridges and get a chance to communicate without fear of implications. 2. F the parents have been very strict in their parenting style, then they need to update their beliefs about parenting and develop a new strategy which brings them emotionally closer to their child rather than create distance and differences. 3. Since your cousin is a teen, they need a different kind of parental attention. His parents could also explore any outdated myths and beloefs that they hold about teens. 4. Your cousin needs to realise and acknowledge his boundaries and know that such acts have legal and social implications which might land him in legal trouble and social ostracization. What is his need to get that kind of attention? 5. He could benefit from some rehabilitative and counselling process to help him give direction and meaning to his life. He might find answers to some questions which could be troubling him. How does he make place for himself in this world and what should he do to be a part of his gang of friends or who should he befriend? he might also need some psychiatric treatment if the counsellor feels that will help your cousin.

My psychiatrist told me that" your social anxiety disorder will cure with in 6 months. Is it true?

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Anxiety can be cured even earlier, if you cooperate with the doctor. It is not based on the time but the prescriptions, the simultaneous therapy, the implementation of all the recommendations and your support system while dealing with the condition. Sometimes, patients falsely discontinue the treatment as soon as they feel well. This is not how it works. You need to consistently feel well, which means that it has to be over a significant time and under the guidance of the doctor to finally declare that you are out of anxiety. Of course you will be the best judge, but like I said it must be consistently stable.

Hello doctor. I am 20 year old I have faced many negative things in my school life after which I have been suffering from anxiety and mood swing problem. For example if I am talking normally right now and suddenly gets angry or feel like to sit alone. Many a times I hurt my loved ones by doing this. Also I am not able to focus on my studies. Three years back I was given anti depressants bcoz I was depressed bcoz of whatever had happened in past life. Please guide me with some tips how to overcome this problem and how my loved ones can help me out in this situation.

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Hello doctor. I am 20 year old I have faced many negative things in my school life after which I have been suffering ...
Traumatic life events in the child hood, has affected your personality development. From your text it is apparent that you have, emotionally unstable and impulsive personality traits. These people have unexplained mood swings, high rejection sensitivity poor anger control, tendencies of harming themselves. First you should know yourself better, identify the shortcomings (which we all have) and work on it. You should practice more patience, try to react as less you can, regular meditations and breathing pranayama will increase your resilience and decrease anxiety. Take help of professional if you are not able to handle it.

Depression - It Can Cause You to Feel 100 Years Old

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Depression is a very unfortunate state to be in, in every sense of the word. It is a sickness of the mind and can only be felt by the person experiencing it. As a matter of fact, it is even worse when depression does not occur on its own, but is rather accompanied by another condition such as fatigue.

There are many cases where depression occurs along with chronic fatigue syndrome. The irony is that when a person is depressed, he or she is unlikely to be willing to get out of bed and when this is compounded by chronic fatigue syndrome, even if the depression alleviates, it would not make much of a difference as it would be a case of ‘mind willing, flesh weak’!

Many of the people who are diagnosed with depression have extreme patterns when it comes to sleep. Either he or she would sleep for extended periods of time and feel lethargic to do anything else. Or, the other situation is generally when he or she is more or less an insomniac and does not get sleep even if he or she would really like to grab a bit of shut-eye!

What are the Symptoms?
When a person is going through depression, it can be said to be of the highest importance to be able to judge the symptoms of the condition soon, so that the person can go and seek treatment. The symptoms, which are being talked about include extreme eating habits, that is, either eating way too much or not enough at all, along with a continuous sense of anxiety which, depending on how severe the case of depression is, can cause a person to have his or her mind clouded by the anxiety which over sweeps all other thoughts. In addition to these symptoms, there are other signs which appear with the onset and continuance of depression. These include disinterest in hobbies, which once appeared enjoyable to take part in.

Chronic fatigue syndrome kills off any urge to partake in any activity, which is voluntary in nature. With the combination of these two conditions, it can be quite possible, rather unfortunately, for a person to find himself or herself to be stuck in a vicious cycle. Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea can really kill a person’s zing and as a result of the same, make it harder for him or her to get out of depression and more likely to fall into depression if he or she has not yet. Curing depression includes changes schedules, engaging in yoga and other similar activities. Dietary changes may also be warranted. However, the recovery should take effect soon! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Depression - It Can Cause You to Feel 100 Years Old

I am suffering from depression. I take allopathic medicine for 7 months. It doesn't work . And Now I take homeopathic medicine. It works Is homeopathic treatment is right?

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I am suffering from depression. I take allopathic medicine for 7 months. It doesn't work . And Now I take homeopathic...
I would recommend you to really contribute he allopathic treatment. If the current regimen hasn't suited you, express tour concerns about it to your psychiatrist. The medicines can always be changed. Every person responds differently to a particular drug. Also there are other treatment options like therapy (counselling) which are highly effective in combination with the medication. You have to be patient, and stick with the treatment. Some times it takes time to find the right drug, which suits you best. Good luck.

Due to severe chronic anxiety, my weight is reduced a lot. My bmi is 17.3 so obviously I'm underweight. Is it harmful for health. Can it cause heart problem and cancer? If you tell me definitely I will get rid of it. Unnecessarily my mind forces me to reduce my weight still for prevention of heart attack by anxiety and stress and confusion since hearing the news that my Friend's father died of heart attack a few weeks ago. And I follow like a fool what my mind says. Please tell me the details in a clear manner. Is chronic anxiety harmful for health?

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Due to severe chronic anxiety, my weight is reduced a lot. My bmi is 17.3 so obviously I'm underweight. Is it harmful...
Dear You seem to be having disease phobia in addition to chronic anxiety. You need talk therapy in addition to sertraline and clonazepam. You friend's father had other factors causing heart attack, like age, may be smoking, diabetes or blood pressure or lack of exercise or family history of heart attacks. I don't know whether you have any of them except chronic anxiety Cutting down on eating and loss of weight is not the only method to prevent heart attack. You need healthy food and a BMI of at least 23-24. Please come online for audio or video consultation.

Hello, sir/ Mam Recently I am facing break up with my boyfriend. Now he is getting married. Now we both don't talk with each other I am trying to divert my mind whole day I remain busy whole day but at night I am feeling restless. Not able to sleep properly. Always something about my past is running in my mind. Usually I am crying at night thinking about my past. Is this a symptom of depression. I want to get rid of from this feeling. Should I take sleeping pills? Please suggest me what I do?

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Recently I am facing break up with my boyfriend. Now he is getting married. Now we both don't talk wi...
Obviously, your boyfriend's marriage is disturbing you even though you have broken up. It will take some time to overcome your missing him. It is not at all depression but the stress is taking a toll on your sleep too. Meet with a counselor and talk about your feelings and the stress. In the meantime you may follow these instructions to get better sleep: do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.

How I should know whom I really love because its like a psychological problem on me. I loved someone. But after some years or months I felt like I did not loved him. I had loved some other guy. please help me to get out of this.

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How I should know whom I really love because its like a psychological problem on me. I loved someone. But after some ...
Love is such a “mysterious phenomenon” and many people put it all down to their own personal destiny. But in reality, it has nothing to do with fate, it was all related to your subconscious, which was quietly figuring out whether the person matches your checklist or not. The truth of the matter is that if you’re able to grow more aware of your subconscious mind’s specific criteria, you’ll be able to quickly determine why you fall for some people and not for others. Of course each person’s checklist is different and unique. The items on your list depend on your: •Values •Beliefs •Past experiences •Background •Previous relationships Seek help from a counselor for better guidance.

I like oral sex. And when I see some ladies I would like to do oral sex with them. But I love my wife very much and can't go for another women. I am totally depressed by this action, I am aged 43 yrs. Pls advice me dear Doctor.

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I like oral sex. And when I see some ladies I would like to do oral sex with them. But I love my wife very much and c...
longevity reduces passion, do u like to do oral sex for other ladies or u want them yo do for u. sex between consenting adults isn't wrong, so don't feel guilty or depressed, these aren't in our hands

He is very week having very low stamina .He is deeply addict for cigarette .please suggest me homeopathic medicine for quitting this smoking problem.

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Dear Lybrate User, He may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. He could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking he will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever he faces any tense situation. Here lies his real test. He will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, he can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture DAPHNE INDICA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce his craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking he should take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing his teeth.

My Mother Had History Of Depression From 2002 to 2003, Know She Having It Again From October 2013 To Till Present. Please suggest?

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Your mother may have had an episodal depression back in 2002-3 i.e. Some event would have triggered the depression. After that she may have been fine because she had overcome the effects of that episode. The recurrence may be due to another event or something may have reminded her of that precious event to stimulate the recurrence. My other guess is that she has some vulnerability in her make-up that she succumbs to stress easily. Here comes my second concern: she may not have sought counseling at any time from the first attack, and so she has not developed skills to cope with pressure. You have not mentioned anything about medication, and how she was weaned off of it. This time make sure that mom gets some help with talk therapy, that way she can ensure that there are no relapses in the future.

Hello, I am a 33 year old female, my work is really hectic and I deal with a lot of mental stress which is affecting my concentration, are there any natural foods or tonics which can help me combat the stress levels.

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Hello, I am a 33 year old female, my work is really hectic and I deal with a lot of mental stress which is affecting ...
Stress has become part of our daily life now. Due to being in this chronic stress there is lot of negative energy and thinking as well as behavior processes are triggered. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.

Sir I am jayanta. I have been suffering a fever since last two week. My mind is totally hang. Every day some depression comes in my mind. Please help your.

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Sir I am jayanta. I have been suffering a fever since last two week. My mind is totally hang. Every day some depressi...
Fever- take homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the morning and arsenic album 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the evening for 4 days. Take light and easily digestible food and complete rest. Drink lots of water to hydrate and eliminate toxins from your body.

How much is too much. I am under severe depression. My husband is obsessed with sex. We have sex daily. Which is still not enough for him. If I refuse to have sex with him on a day he has problems coping and understanding. He will sulk to the extent as if something very very wrong has been denied to him. having sex with him daily is a task. If I do not respond while having sex he will be so disappointed. All day he talks about sex. Pls help me understand that what are a normal physiological needs of sex for a man. I have sex daily and many times 2 times in a day. Is this normal?

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
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I feel the issue here is lack of open interaction and communication between you and your husband. Basically marriages in our country are usually solemnized with very very little understanding regarding marriage and sexuality. Everything here is on experiment. Even pregnancy and childbirth. This clearly conveys that marriage and relationship is a lottery. Solution to this issue is very simple premarital guidance. But usually ignored at the time of marriage by couple and elders with the hope that everything will be alright. My opinion is that if quality premarital/marital guidance with an expert sexologist/relationship coach becomes a routine. Quality of life and contentment level in married couples will grow many folds. As an expert I am dealing with such cases routinely. I suggest you to talk to your husband and tell him that you also like quality sex and for that you would like to meet an expert and learn basics from expert so that you can increase pleasure in sexual relations for him and also ask him to accompany you. When he finds his benefit, he will agree for the guidance session and that's your way out from this unhappy one-sided sex. This will also let you know many myths and facts and you will be wiser and happy. But be tactful and diplomatic in talking to your husband and avoid finding faults with him even in front of expert. You may tell your problems separately to the expert. Move on, all the best.

I am suffering from emotional attachment after my break up with my girlfriend. What could be the possible solution for this?

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 already had a break up. Now it is sure that she is never going to return to your love. That realization will help you overcome the present attachment. Be informed, it will take at least a month to come out of the situation. Take care.

I believe in punctuality. So if I have given a commitment to meet someone. I start feeling restless/nervous till the time that I have met. But I feel good that I met my commitment of punctuality.

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These are obsessive traits. It is good for society overall. But if start affecting your work performance adversely then seek psychiatric help.

4 Logical Ways to Save Your Relationship When You’re Depressed

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Ways to Save Your Relationship When You’re Depressed

The foremost thing that you can do to save your relationship is get your spouse treated for depression. When you are depressed, whether it is because of your relationship with your partner or some other reason, you must make joint efforts to save your relationship. Non depressed spouse has to take the lead. A relationship cannot go further only with the patience of one partner. Efforts and care of both the partners go hand in hand.

However, there are few things you can do even when you or your partner is depressed.

1. Communication: Don’t stop communicating with your partner. It’s very important to understand your partner’s viewpoint and to make him understand your viewpoint. Until, both of you share your thoughts and concerns; you will not be able to save the relationship.

2. Think about your commitment: When you are depressed, you might make your partner responsible for all the wrong things. You need to be wise. Don’t let one bad moment spoil your years of relationship. Think of the commitment you have made to your partner and then you might handle the situation in a more loving way.

3. Don’t leave your partner alone for longer time: After presenting your viewpoint, you must give your partner some time to digest everything. What is easy for you might be difficult for him and what is difficult for you might be easy for him? In such a case, you need to leave him alone for some time but do take care that this silence shouldn’t continue for a longer time.

4. Don’t play blame games: If you are depressed, you shouldn’t let your partner suffer from that. Do not strain the relationship any further by playing blame games. That will not help. When your spouse says something that seems negative try not to personalize it, even if it's directed at you. Attribute it to the state of depression.

While this can be a very difficult time for both you and your spouse, you can weather this storm with compassion and empathy.

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4 Logical Ways to Save Your Relationship When You’re Depressed

I am 55 years old suffering from depression since last 6 yrs. I am taking medicine Rantac300, c'pram s5, trapex 2, amixide h. M feeling very weakness, and had sexual problem after taking above medicine.

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I am 55 years old suffering from depression since last 6 yrs. I am taking medicine Rantac300, c'pram s5, trapex 2, am...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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