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Dr. Ms. Vandana

Psychologist, Mumbai

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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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Dr. Ms. Vandana is a popular Psychologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Anatta Humanversity in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Vandana on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I have a thing that troubles me every time i.e the chances of clearing the exams and getting off the work life that I am currently living in and make it better. This thing stresses me every place and every time. I know it Is a matter of patience but when I see others of my age achieving success and living happily, it simply stresses me out and sometime I even lose my cool.

M. Phil
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hi, I have a thing that troubles me every time i.e the chances of clearing the exams and getting off the work life th...
Hello lybrate-user, Stress will only give you further stress. Having said that it is important to understand your stress levels and cause of the same. Sometimes we tend to not rely on simple fundamentals in life, for e.g. If you study hard you will pass, ad if you won't you will not. There is no too ways about it. So just focus on your aim and work towards it.
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For depression problem which I feel I have is it best to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist? please reply.

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
For depression problem which I feel I have is it best to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist? please reply.
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 21 years old and from few days I do not get sleep properly due to my workload. I get angry on anyone very fast. I feel so irritated. I don't know what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 21 years old and from few days I do not get sleep properly due to my workload. I get angry on anyone very fast. ...
It appears your under stress and mild depression you will need to take medicine for it for a few days to recover completely.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is .is it compulsory that if someone can not be able to distinguish differences between reality and fantasy then he is suffering from any psychotic disease or is it can be the symptom of any psychological disease?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is .is it compulsory that if someone can not be able to distinguish differences betw...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of Cherry plum.+ 3 drops of Clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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What is the difference between Hookah smoking and cigarette. Does Hookah with flavor harms body? Kindly give some deep insight about that. Because over the internet there are different different perspective and it's quite confusing.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
In hookah smoke passes through water which was thought to filter out harmful chemicals but that is now not known to be true. Hookah may actually be more harmful because of the long smoking duration!
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It's any medicine to have the clear the drink and smoking habits because he too much of addicted and he didn't go the treatment Center, but he will try personally but not possible. So please advice me if have any medicine I will pay. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, there are medicines for both alcohol and smoking cessation. You must meet with a doctor because only he can prescribe.
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I am suffering from erectile dysfunction since 1 year. I don't have any bad habits like smoking or drinking. Kindly suggest remedy. I am 29 years old.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from erectile dysfunction since 1 year. I don't have any bad habits like smoking or drinking. Kindly s...
Erectile dysfunction occurs due to 1. Fatigue, stress, depression, 2. Relationship issues, performance anxiety, 3. Alcohol consumption, smoking, consumption of tobacco, 4. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, 5. Thyroid, kidney problem, enlarged prostate, parkinsonism etc 6. Consult doctor to rule out these diseases. 7. Go for regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight 8. Stop smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption9. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Take water melon, pomegranate, dark chocaolate 10. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion. Take adequate rest 11. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress12. Topical androgel/testosterone replacement/ zinc supplement can help. 13. Do serum testosterone examination and if low take testosterone injection after consulting physician 14. If no relief consult sex therapist/ sexologist.
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I am not able to speak clearly and loudly. This makes me face rejection in interviews. I also lack confidence in speaking. Give me some tips to improve my speaking skill, Articulation skills and loud and clear voice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
These techniques will help you speak with confidence. Speak out loud. Develop intrapersonal communication. Try to imitate/emulate/reproduce/mirror/copy the speakers you admire. Watch news. Pick a topic to talk about. Paint a picture with your words. Watch the tv shows you like. Listen to podcasts. Also do speech therapy.
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I am feeling depressed for my study pressure n even I need to get a job. I am suffering in insomnia. Please help me.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
I am feeling depressed for my study pressure n even I need to get a job. I am suffering in insomnia. Please help me.
I can understand how disturbing an interuppted, inappropriate or disturbed sleep can affect your day to day life. In india it has been found 55% of patients are suffering from insomnia just because of stress, distractions and anxiety. So the best way to get rid from insomnia is to reduce the stress level. A physiotherapist can help you to give you the ways to relax your mind and give you comfort and stress full sleep. Consult some neurologist/neuropyschiatric and start taking medicine if it is due to some neurological discorder. And consult nearby physio who can make a perfect routine and daily life styl chart to make you relax so that you get an appropriate sleep. Please follow some points that will help you in such condition along with medical treatment: 1) use of ice packs over your eyes or frontal area for some time to give relaxation. 2) massage your head especially forehead area using levander oil or clove oil as it removes toxins from body 3) regular intake of healthy dietry food rich in proteins and vitamins. 4) avoid fasting - eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at fixed timings 5) make yourself busy by fulfilling your hobby as it will give you freshness and your mind will be diverted from normal life which help in pain reduction. 6) before sleeping time do some relaxation exercises. - sit on chair with both the hands placed on the pillow placed over thighs. - deep inhale from your nose, mouth should be closed. - hold your breath for the count of 5. - exhale completely from mouth making a loud sound. Continue to do this exercise for 10 times. Before going to bed make a habit of doing this daily. Modified technique of same exercise is while inhaling extend your arms, hold for 5 count and then exhale making your arms back in the rest position. 7) room modification while sleep - make sure room should be dark with no noise. Avoid sleeping immediately after dinner or food. Take a walk for 15 min and then come back, bed should be not too soft not too hard. 8) it is recommended to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. It is also a very good habit to start and finish your day by drinking a good glass of purifying water. 9) exerices like aerobics (running) can be done to make your muscles active. Many other ways are there in order to maintain your life stress free and active so that you can continue to sleep on time and it does affect your life. Good luck and get well soon.
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I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.
Dear lybrate user, **the food but ginger is well accepted as a traditional cure for indigestion. Ginger as a food ingredient or in a strong ginger tea helps in causing stimulation of saliva, bile juices and gastric juices while all these play important roles in digestion. Drinking ginger tea is certainly much more beneficially to get rid of gas and indigestion problems than coffee and soda.
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I get really angry over stupid little things. I get paranoid alot. And that leads to an anger that im not able to control. How do I stop 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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I cnt study now, I cnt concentrate to my studies, your in any field. My mind is full of tensions, future stress.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I cnt study now, I cnt concentrate to my studies, your in any field. My mind is full of tensions, future stress.
Mr. lybrate-user, I think you should meet somebody and discuss your thoughts. It could be just apprehensions about future or it could be ruminating about something on a daily basis. U should try to distract urself and try to schedule your routine in order to concentrate on studies. In sons cases medication is also required depending on the diagnosis.
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I am a smoker. please suggest me any idea to quiet smoking

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
By strong will power and chewing gums like nicorette when you feel smoking and avoiding situations where you smoke. Mind relaxation.
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Sir, my grandfather has several illnesses, and other doctors told me that it is not curable. Im mot certain what the diseases are, but im going to describe some conditions about him. My grandfather is unable to move properly and always lies on the bed. He can barely walk. His speech is very slurred and needs extra effort to speak clearly. It has gotten to the point where we are unable to understand him. He also remains always idle. He never moves and stares at the ceiling. He also had alzheimer before showing these conditions, where he sometimes forgot smaller details spoken to him. He now never speaks, does not react to our voices, and other external stimuli. Could you please tell me what is going on? Thank you.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
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my grandfather has several illnesses, and other doctors told me that it is not curable. Im mot certain what the ...
Hi, I think your granfather is old enough to have such problem. Actually, as you told he is not able to speak or react and even move, he has become tired of speaking, coz he is clear enough that whatever he speaks others want understand and react, but I think he can definitely see others around him so please if he knows to read then, kindly write in bold letters "your affection towards him "if you really love him. I can understand from the way you have expressed your grandfather's difficulty that you love and care more your grandfather. Do not worry, you are still young to understand what exactly happened to him. Each and everyone as we Grow older and older, our organs function slowly decreases and then finally stops functioning then, that is the end, but some stay healthy for long, the reason is some are strong, some are weak, some are hereditary problem, some are not. Many reasons matter, what to do we are not God to do some magic right. But at this time, I want you to express your love to your dear grandfather through actions, Do take care of him as long as possible, he will feel the comfort and warmth definitely from you all that is the happiness you can give him. Take Care. With regards,
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Sir I am suffering from numerating constantly but I am psychologically perfect but some times automatically turns towards n+ve thinking's and get depression and tension in the body and fear that some thing happen to me actually what happened to me pls and how to stop numerating constantly negative thinking's pls help to me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir I am suffering from numerating constantly but I am psychologically perfect but some times automatically turns tow...
Before thinking about medicines try these Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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Hi, I am very upset without any reason in always Why? I don't know! Because of this also I am not feeling Hungary! I take 1-2 times lunch or dinner in 24Hours.

Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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I am very upset without any reason in always Why? I don't know!
Because of this also I am not feeling Hungary! I...
Yes, loss of appetite is a common symptom of depression as well as anxiety disorder. Please visit to a psychiatrist who will help you to come out of your feeling upset and loss of appetite as well.
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I am a pessimistic thinker, I think very negative from childhood. Is my thinking influenced by genetics or is there any relation between genes and thinking I know environment plays major role but how much role does genes play in development of thinking Please I want the cause of problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a pessimistic thinker, I think very negative from childhood.
Is my thinking influenced by genetics or is there a...
The good news is with awareness you can always change the way you are thinking. Thoughts have great influence over our feelings and behaviour. The way we interpret our environment is part of learned behaviour from significant people in our lives. So it's possible to change the way we think about people and situations. Do consult a counsellor to explore ways you can do the same.
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My friend once he was a chain smoker. Now he smokes 3-5 cigarettes in a day. And he told me that one of his doctor suggested that not to completely stop smoking Bcoz if stops then it will affect his health. How much truth is there in this. Please suggest I want him to stop smoking and I really want to help him in it. Please suggest.

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. Quitting smoking will never affect health. Instead, quitting smoking will improve body functions and overall mental function. Take care.
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I am 32 year male and have 1 kid 3.5 year old. We are planning for another baby but from the last 6 month, I am not interested in having sex with my wife. I have few things to highlight. Profession:-software and used to come late night but on weekend also facing same issue not having sex. One more thing. These days my sex ability is too less and I am. Not getting excited also and this is creating serious issues in my life and my wife is not at all happy with me and used to fight. Please advise. Regards

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 32 year male and have 1 kid 3.5 year old. We are planning for another baby but from the last 6 month, I am not i...
Sir, too much involvement in professional work should be reduced. What ever problems in the work place should be discussed. Spend more time at home go for week end outings. Do yoga, breathing exercises, meditation. Eat lot of vegetables and fruits. Go for walks together. See erotic movies together. Spend lot of time with wife before sex. Foreplay should be at least for 1/2 hour. Then have sex good luck.
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