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Dr. Pradnya Diwan

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Pradnya Diwan Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am a 17 year old student. I used to be academically good, but since about a year now, I find it impossible to concentrate while studying and it's a big issue. My symptoms resemble a subtype of ADHD though I can't be having that. Besides inability to focus while studying I have completely lost sincerity, self control and have developed a really casual attitude, all hampering my studies. I feel that these symptoms also affect my life in other ways. Time is really scarce now so please suggest a solution fast.

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I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and have interest in your studies too. 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. You must be absolutely sure that you are not bored because of these influences to make a radical decision and quit studies. You will regret later and then the time cannot be turned back. In case you have problems with concentration here are a few guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too. Whatever happens, do not rush your decision and make it with your parents involved and some close teachers who know you well.

I m 46 years old and can not sleep without sleeping pills for time being I m taking restyl 1 mg still it is not effective. But I like to quit sleeping pills. Please guide me for this problem. Second part I am a smoker this also interested to quite. Waiting for earlier response thanks

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Hello, this is called insomnia, its due to stress, tention, high bp, or some we got habitate to this problem. Whenever you go to bed don't think alot. Just be calm. Read some books when on bed. Untill you sleep. Take a glass of milk. Do meditation early in the morning for internal peace.

I have taken speech therapy one year ago . I become well . But once again stammer . Now a days I do regular practice what ever touched during speech therapy and do yoga from a week but still stammer . And stammer more when I talk to father . Whether he is soft towards me . Sometimes I also fear from talk on phone and moving in market , I fear from people at market for talk . And I think I stammer. Sometimes I went in mental depression.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
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Hi, you definitely need to see a psychologist for help. Tell your parents frankly that you have been advised to consult a psychologist for curing the stammer. Am sure, they too will want it cured. Do not worry, with right treatment it can be cured fully. They teach ujjai pranayaam- a breathing exercise for stammer. No harm in doing, but must do alongwith watching on tv for correct procedure. In general, the program if watched and followed will do you tremendous good. God bless you!

Im having bad throat. I booze and smoke alot. Since morning it is very difficult to gulp anything. Is it just a bad throat or something serious. And its in the right side of the throat.

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Im having bad throat. I booze and smoke alot.
Since morning it is very difficult to gulp anything. Is it just a bad t...
You need to do warm water gargaling along with salt, sitophaladi churn a 1/4 tsf with honey 4 times a day for 3 days. It definatly give you relief but if not then consult ent physician soon.

I know that its a silly question but still with some hope I want to ask that I am in relation from 4years. But now I do not know what happened to her she is ignoring me. So please tell me what to do should I forget her or should I continue?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
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It is not a silly question dear rohit. It is good you came out of your cocoon seeking help. You are just 21 now, you have a relation from the age 16. I wonder how you pursue your studies or do your works (job if any). You have to thank god for giving you a chance to realize what you are and where you are. Think of your future, i. E. Studies or career and your family members. She may likely to have a better life by ignoring you. And, you may get better woman/married life. Your relationship is not a healthy one. It will only give a life full of problems.

What we should do for sharpness of memory?

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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 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.

I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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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 ...
Keep to yourself for some days. Don't try to struggle for the opposite. This too will pass. If you struggle against the" depression" it may last longer or else take a counseling session.

My brother uses drugs, wine for 5 years what can we do that he stops these bad things.

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1. STERCULIA Q GIVE HIN 25 DROP IN A GLA OF WATER AT 7 PM AGAIN AT 9 PM THAN NUX VOMICA Q 10 DROP IN A GLA OF WATER AT BED TIME REPORT IN 5 DAYS

Hi I have depression and anxiety night no sleeping , each and every time I feel hopelessly no confident how to cure my problem ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Hello, You have depression. I do advise you try initially Meditation Concentration and relaxation Cognitive Behavior therapy and self analysis what is the conflict underneath or the trigger. Accept the same and slowly change you attitude from hopelessness to hope. You also try sleeping naturally over a period you will succeed. Don't rush,or jump into conclusion or make decision on yourself. Reality is different. Accept conflicts/events which have caused anxiety or depression without any reaction as they come and they will fade away. Take breaks for a holiday or relaxation with family and friends and children and have a change in life. Charge your body and mind and spirit with positive energy. Give others also positive energy, Automatically you will build a positive result.

Dear Lybrate. Help me out. How can I concentrate in my studies. I can't remember properly what I heard in yesterday's class, but I know what exactly it mean and I can't able to think do same thing next day. How to increase my memory power. Thanks.

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. I can understand. Worrying about memory and being tensed anout education matters is the main culprit. The more you worry or be tensed, the more you forget. So stop worrying first. Second study with a systematic approach and pattern. Get enough rest and sleep. Exercise. Play games. Engage in social activities. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are good for memory. Take care.

I have pain from 1month on left side its pained on standing ; laughing. And it is very pain full.

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I have pain from 1month on left side its pained on standing ; laughing. And it is very pain full.
This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) Follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonder ful result, personally i have also used this Consult me for further management

Occasionally consumption of alcohol is harmful ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Not at all: one drink per day for women and two for men is okay. In fact women should drink red wine every day to lower the calcium loss by at least 40%! The only problem is when you suffer from certain predispositions for alcoholism, then you are in danger of becoming addicted over time, developing tolerance and dependence.

My mother in law is behaving like as she is having any mental issues. But sometimes she talks normally. Especially in property and money matter. If we speak. She use to be very normal. But if we say now you speak very normally in a fraction of second she use to talk like childish or her voice also grumbles in between. Is she really having any mental problem or she is acting.

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My mother in law is behaving like as she is having any mental issues. But sometimes she talks normally. Especially in...
yes this is a very common Psychiatric problem in ladies called as Hysteria, for this we need to take help of Psychiatrist as some medicine along with counselling is required

Sometimes I see future or my upcoming times. Even something I didn't do in my life I felt it I spend this time earlier or I live this time. I can guess what happen in next. Not able to see much, but day by day in increasing. Unable to say anyone, no one believe me. Who am i. And why it happens to me. Is it normal thing? Can everyone feel it? please give me answer.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
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Sometimes I see future or my upcoming times. Even something I didn't do in my life I felt it I spend this time earlie...
Hi lybrate-user, you need to discuss details about what you are feeling and seeing. It could be deja vu, whether its normal or some disorder you are suffering will be known after probing into details and assessing what you feel.

I am always thinking lot without any reason so please suggest me anything so that I stop thinking lot and concentrate on my work.

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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I am always thinking lot without any reason so please suggest me anything so that I stop thinking lot and concentrate...
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for the question. I went through the question and I do understand your problems. The duty of mind is to think and if you are unable to provide any creative task to your mind, it will always think. Naturally the thinking process will drift towards negative teritory. To control thinking you should always try to be creative, entertaining yourself and be busy. During work, you should be passionate and dedicated. Always try to learn something from the work which makes your mind engaged. I hope my answer is satisfatory. I am further available for clarifications. Take care.

My name is osama and I am suffering from smoking I want to leave that but I can not so please give me some suggestion to stop this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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You can if you persevere. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

I have been smoking since 7 years and lips have become black. Can you please suggest me how to make my lips non black in short time.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
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I have been smoking since 7 years and lips have become black. Can you please suggest me how to make my lips non black...
The first step to getting back the colour of your lips is to stop smoking. Quitting can have some really amazing and immediate effects on your body. Apart from that, drinking enough water and keeping your lips well moisturised is an essential part of getting back their colour. Another great way to help your lips regain their colour is to exfoliate them regularly and avoid licking your lips (as this will only make them drier and tend to cause a change in their colour). Home remedies to lighten lips naturally toothbrush exfoliation: this is an extremely simple way to exfoliate your lips. All you need is to apply some petroleum jelly or olive oil on your lips and use a soft tooth brush to gently exfoliate them. Run the brush over your lips in gentle circular motions for about three to four minutes. Then wash your lips with some warm water and apply some desi ghee on them to keep them moisturised. Sugar and lemon exfoliation: this is another method to exfoliate your lips. Take a teaspoon of sugar, add a few drops of olive oil and lemon to the mix. Now take this paste and apply it on your lips. Gently massage your lips with this paste using soft circular motions to exfoliate them. Once all the sugar has dissolved or fallen off, wash away the excess with normal water.

How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.

What should I do in post break up condition? Some times I use to think about my past which makes me more tense and depress. I am feeling depress some times. Some time I became hopeless to live my life. Kindly advice me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
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What should I do in post break up condition? Some times I use to think about my past which makes me more tense and de...
A break up dent define your existence pr motive in this world. We all go through this. It's natural give yourself some time and avoid any painful triggers. Get yourself engaged and surrounded by work all and people. Also exercise daily for an hour. Its just a new beginning not an end. Consult for counseling.
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