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Dr. Riddhi Mehta

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Riddhi Mehta Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Riddhi Mehta is a popular Psychologist in South Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with IKA Children's Centre in South Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Riddhi Mehta on Lybrate.com.

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I am 42 years old. I was suffering from social anxiety (especially during important event, interview, presentation etc). Currently i'm taking SERTA 100 mg from last 2 years, my condition is improved during this time but sometimes I am still experiencing anxiety/ stiffness in jaw, tongue, toes / shivering of hand while writing etc. please suggest.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Apart from Serta 100 mg, before you are exposed to situations which provoke anxiety, depending on the symptoms you can be given some medicines, 2-3 hours prior to the social situation, kindly consult a psychiatrist.
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When I talking with any girl i am being nervous I don't know what happened to me.what should i do in this condition?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is just an anxiety and you need to practise mind control and relaxation, meditation and yoga. You can also practise by talking in front of a mirror imagining you are talking to a girl.
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I become very loud and loose control at times due to many issues of the past or surroundings, this is hampering my personal life. I know and realize that control is the best remedy and giving other their space and time is the solution. How can I remove this odd trait of mine.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate user, I am happy to see that you are accepting that you need to change some of your reactions. Most of our behaviour we learn from our parents, grandparents, teachers or other important people in our life. Probably while growing up you have learnt these reactions. So now you need to re-learn how to react in different situations. You have mentioned about certain issues in the past, which are affecting your present life. In my opinion, you need to sort out your past issues and learn to" let go" of certain things. After doing this, you will be able to move forward in life. You have certain suppressed anger, guilt or shame, sadness etc. These suppressed emotions need healthy outlet. Once you are relieved of this pent up emotions you will be able to behave rationally. To do this, please talk to a counsellor who will help you in giving healthy outlet to your emotions and will also help you in learning some assertive techniques. Once you learn this, you will be able to express your emotions in socially acceptable way and people around you will have their own space and your rights also will be protected.
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Bipolar Disorder - Is it a Common Depression Type?

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Bipolar Disorder - Is it a Common Depression Type?

Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. But if the depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression. Under clinical depression, it is preferable that you go through a proper treatment course by a certified therapist. The Most common types of depressions are:

  1. Major depression - Under this type of a depression you will be depressed for most days of the week and if this condition extends for a period greater than 2 weeks, then it is a case of major depression. The most common method to treat a major depression is to talk to a mental health specialist and take medications called antidepressants (only after a prescription by a certified doctor).
  2. Persistent depressive disorder - This is a more severe and long lasting type of depression which is identified if you are depressed over a period longer than 2 hours. The most common symptoms of this type of a disorder are - change in your appetite, too much or too little sleep, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, feeling hopeless among others.
  3. Bipolar disorder - If you are experiencing extreme ups and downs of mood abruptly and without any apparent reason, then you might be suffering from this disorder. This disorder is commonly known as a maniac depression, because during an up phase you will be extremely happy, joyful outgoing and talkative but during the low phase you will be sad, tired and depressed.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder - This type of a depression might bother you only during the winter season. This happens whenever the days are shorter and your body is not able to get enough of sunlight. This mostly happens in the case of people who are very fond of sunlight, and they prefer the sunshine over dark periods of the night. This disorder is treated by SAD antidepressants and everyday light therapy of 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Psychotic depression - Under this type of a depression, you will have a major depression along with some psychotic symptoms like - hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Hallucinations mean viewing things that are not there, in reality, delusions are false beliefs or misconceptions and paranoia is the constant fear that somebody is going to harm you.
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She went through big losses in her life after that she become I'll, body pain, lack of sleep, anxiety and much more. please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Having problems of anxiety, inability to sleep etc are common after stressors in life. If they persist for more than 6 months or have been impairing your occupational a and functional life, treatment is recommended. Consult a good psychiatrist in your vicinity for help.
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I lost the mind sometime thinking the word then I till not remember that what we do then I remember that what should i do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
To improve your memory :- Give your brain a workout by solving puzzles. Don't skip the physical exercise. Get your 7 hours of sleep. Make time for friends. Keep stress in check by yoga and meditation. Have a laugh. Eat a brain-boosting diet like Almonds, fruits and high protein diet. Identify and treat health problems. Take practical steps to support learning and memory. Avoid multitasking.
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I am loosing my presence. Last one month my temper is high when I take tens so what can do is this condition.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Losing temper shows inability to control emotional turmoil and manage negative feelings like anger. You cannot avoid stress or tensions in life but you can learn how to manage situation which make you angry But that is a gradual process of learning, where you learn anger management through behavior techniques Till then try methods of relaxation like meditation, yoga etc that can help you relax when you are angry
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I love a girl but I am not able to propose her .As she is considered ,I am a stranger .What should I do. I can't just forget her.

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. Don't propose just now. Wait and get acquainted with her. Talk to her, know her and build trust with her. Then propose. Take some time. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping tomy self all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Losing someone close is a very painful situation when one undergoes immense emotional suffering. Grief is a natural response to loss of someone or something important for you. It’s the emotional suffering one undergoes following the loss. But life has to go on so one should cope with these difficult emotions in a healthy way. Last one year must have been a difficult time for you. Try the following to cope with the loss: •Face your feelings: More you try to avoid or suppress your feelings & loss, the pain will get more intense & prolonged. Unresolved grief can also lead to complications such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and health problems. Accept the loss, acknowledge the pain & face it. When it comes to the mind, do not try to divert your mind, but try to rationalize the thought & explain yourself the reality. •Do not stay alone, but try to stay amongst friends, family members or anyone you are comfortable with & share your feelings. At the same time avoid people who demotivate you, spread negativity or make you feel more uncomfortable. •If you follow a religious tradition, then spend some time in spiritual activities like praying & meditating, as it provides solace. •Express your feelings in a creative way: You can write down your feelings, make an album depicting aspects of the life of your loved one, do something constructive like fulfilling some incomplete task of your close one, and do some good social work in his or her name or something that your close one would have liked. You can plant a tree in his or her name & take care of it. •Usually the grief comes back during events like death anniversaries, birthday, days which were significant to of the one gone. Memories & feelings get awakened at those moments. So mentally prepare yourself before such events & do something constructive on that day. •Maintain a schedule & try to follow it to keep yourself diverted & active. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, eat healthy, sleep adequately. •Avoid substance of abuse. Many a times it is seen people take support of abusive substances like alcohol, drugs, cannabis etc to run away from the pain of loss. It is an unhealthy way of coping with grief & does harm in the long run. Stay away from any substance of abuse. •Pursue your hobbies or those activities that provided you joy & satisfaction. •Take a break & plan a holiday to reduce the stress. •Join a support group consisting of people who had experienced similar loss. Sharing with someone who can understand your feeling really helps. Staying alone & isolated brings in more pain. Now-a-days there are such groups in social media including Facebook where they post messages reading which provides comfort, where one can post their feelings as well. But one should take proper precautions before posting personal information in those memorial pages. You can opt to create a closed group in Facebook than posting in a public page. •If the grief persists, get yourself evaluated by a Psychiatrist who will evaluate you & advice you counseling sessions or prescribe you medicines accordingly. •Allow time to heal. Time is the best healer, & with time the pain will lessen up but memories will remain intact. So have patience & continue with life in a positive way.
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My parents were strict at my childhood and never allow me to go to play with my friends or any function with my on but now I grown up but I couldn't go to any function or crowd because I feared and cannot faced or mingled with others this is new for me my parents couldn't allow me to do this in my child hood and beat me if I done things that's not my mother's wish in front of others. What can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
The best way is the accept the facts and move on in a very dignified manner with no sense of bitterness in your mind as you cannot change the past. Your parents were simply over-protective and did the best according to their understanding. So nothing is lost. You don't have to feel guilty. Also do not rush to mingle with people. (Do not force yourself to change your nature overnight. Its always better to have a few good friends than to be famous and have lots of useless friends who will simply drain your time and energy in useless things. Focus on your goals and take time to study the people before becoming friends. Character of a person is more important than the status. You will definitely make very good friends and have good relations with every including your parents when your understanding and vision is clear.
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Why I feel like I want to be lonely and don't want to go out of my room even though I have nothing in my room to spend the whole day and night?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Being alone sometimes is a good thing but if you want to be alone all the time it is a sign of poor social development: no man is an island, and no man can live alone. We are all social animals, gregarious by nature, and we need each other. Relationships are the essence of man: we were conceived because of a relationship, we grew up in our mother?s womb through a parasitic relationship, we desire the relationship of a member of the opposite sex and finally we procreate from that relationship. The final test of a personality is in the social context; a better test of that person is when he with a member of the opposite sex; and the greatest test of your personality is when we bed and board with a member of the opposite sex in marriage. Wow, that is an exhaustive list of why you need to be in relations with others and to enjoy it. Introverts are afraid of people. If you are avoiding other people, it may have something to do with the fear of people. All in all this is not a healthy trend and you must work to get out of this tendency and love and live with others forever. If you want to then meet with a counselor, and/or attend programs that expose you to other people often and in very intimate circumstances to see what happens to you and then work on the issues that disturb you enough to want to avoid them.
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I have a problem of images change from my mind this has happened from before last two years then you should tell me what should I do and what my mind status indicate to.

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 user. I can understand. Your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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I have anxiety disorder last 1 year. It comes automatically. I do everything to control it. I am taking medicine since last 1 year. How I cure it permanently? Is omega 369 is best for me?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Hello Lybrate user pls start practicing yoga and meditation.some of ayurvedic medicines can help you along with shirodhara. be happy and read good spritual books.
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From last one year I am observing dark red blood (10 to 15 ml) coming from rectum at the end of defecation. It is happening for couple of days in interval of 4 months. I consume alcohol as well as smoke too. My diet is very healthy and homemade mostly.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Your obeasity may add your problem . You are suffering from bleeding piles. Emedial precautions: your intake be rich in fibber: * whole grain, green leafy, vegetables,rice, bread, pulses,beans, seeds,nuts& oats. * Tk, plenty of water, to regulate metabolism to ease evacuation of stool smoothly without corroding the blood vessels ,causing bleeding, preventing constipation. * no delay going to toilet as it will cause constipation. * loosing weight upto d normal required limit. * exercising regularly. Avoidance: ₹ junk food, caffeine, alcohol,nicotine, spicy,fried intake, pizza, burger, sitting in one posture for a long time. Cycling, biking etc. Remedial recourses: Homeopathic medication is miraculous in d treatment of piles/ haemorrhoids, depending upon associated symptoms of individuals .These are gentle in use ,rapid in action with no adverse effect ,there of. Certain fruitful medicines are/ @ Collinsonia 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice. Report, wkly, your feedback matters. Stay fit & fine.
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Sir, I am an ex serviceman of indian army I am habitual of drinking alcohol. I need 3 to 4.5 pags daly. without drinking I can not sleep in night. I want to avoid my habit but I can not. Due to this I face so many problems. Can you suggest me how to discontinue my this habits.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
It's a good thing that you recognize that it's a problem and are willing to ask for help. First step done. Second step is starting treatment. Alcohol dependence is a brain-disease. Due to regular intake of this chemical, certain areas in your brain change. This leads mainly to tolerance (needing more and more alcohol), withdrawal (having problems like insomnia, tremors or craving on leaviqng alcohol) and craving. To make your brain come to a normal state, you need medicines. First phase would be detoxification. Here your withdrawal symptoms will be treated. After 2-3 weeks, rehab phase will start. Here you will need therapy to reduce craving, taking care of other problems, changing your lifestyle, etc. You need to be away from alcohol for 6-12 months at least to let your brain heal. Visit a qualified psychiatrist today and start your journey towards a healthier life. All the best.
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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
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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I have very weak digestion from last 1 year, lot of burping whole day and acidity generates. And get the feeling of anxiety. Please suggest medication for strong digestion power.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Alterations in food habits may help u. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of liquids. Avoid fermented foods, reheating of foods, processed foods and carbonated drjnks. Avoid constipation. Antacids may be helpful. Do yoga and deep breathing exercises to relax ur self and avoid anxiety.
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What are symptoms of depression? How to consult a doctor with the affected patient?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
- Feeling sad most of the time, disinterested in work, surroundings and previously pleasurable activities - disturbed sleep and appetite patterns - feelings of negativism, helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt etc - associated symptoms like irritable mood, aggression and deliberate self harm thoughts could also be present In any such case you could consult a psychiatrist, if the symptoms are mild and patient could openly discuss symptoms, feel free to consult online. We could plan a treatment for the patient accordingly Take care
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I am 21 years old. I smoke a lot. Any way tp leave smoking? Last days paij in my right cheat?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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