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Dr. Rupa Chaubal

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Rupa Chaubal Psychologist, Mumbai
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I have sickness. I am doing everything physically but my mind is slow. How can it be improve?

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. This is simply called absent mindedness. You have to improve your presence in the present to overcome this. Be creative and do things a little bit fast. Take care.

I noticed that my memory IQ levels decreased and forgetting small issues. It is major problem or not. Is there any way to regain my memory power. Please help me.

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Dear, the fact that you have noticed that your memory has decreased is a good thing. It is definitely not a problem and just and issue that can be tackled if you take the right steps. The simplest way to improve your memory is to be in the moment (be present consciously) most of the time in the events that we human beings pass through, either we think of the past and are troubled by it, or we are anxious about the future. This way we miss the beautiful moments that we are passing through. The way to resolve this is to be present in the moment, note what is happening to you and all around you through your senses, be a witness to all that is happening. To improve your memory you can also learn some pranayama techniques from a yoga practitioner. Some concentration and mental exercises like solving crossword puzzles and sukido, along with meditation and jappa will help you. I do hope I have been able to answer your queries.
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Why negative and suicidal thoughts get into mind?

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Negative and suicidal thoughts are coming mainly because you are depressed and have been depressed for a good time. You should consult a psychiatrist. From the given symptoms it is difficult to diagnose properly. You may post a detailed private querty to me (for a fee) and I shall provide you detail diagnosis and psychological treatment.

Hello Docs, can HIV transmit through a cup of tea? I am suspicious through a freaking incident which was happened 2 days ago. I went to a road side coffee shop to have a good tea. When I got the bottle I found some red drops over the outer surface of the bottle. I don't know its exactly blood or extract of tea. But I drank it without any knowledge. What if the tea maker had a cut and left his blood into my tea with or without his knowledge. I don't have any mouth cuts. But suppose if I had minor cuts inside mouth and mouth ulcer, is a single cup of tea responsible for HIV transmission. Please clear my doubt. Is there any reported case. I am freaking out for the last two days and couldn't concentrate on anything. Can't believe any one except you doctors are the real god here. Pls help me docs.

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Hello lybrate-user, hiv usually doesn't transmit through such a mode. The virus dies once it is out of the human body and is not in circulation. The chances that you might have contracted hiv due to this incident is next to zero. Bit still in order to be sure, you can undergo a hiv tridot test now and again after 6 months. This is a very basic test to diagnose hiv. More advance test can also be performed to rule out hiv.
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Myth and fact about Depression

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Myth: depression is not a real illness.

Fact: depression is a medical illness; a health problem related to the brain and is the major cause of disability. Research has shown the involvement of abnormal brain activities in patients with depression; hence, it should not be confused with ordinary sadness.

Depression is different for everyone, but just like any illness, it can get better with the right help and support. Your doctor is the most trusted ally for treating depression that can help you to lead a normal, healthy and active life.
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I started to smoke in my 2nd semester, now I am in 6th semester. I smoke for 2 years now I quit smoking on 13th Feb. 2016. Now since 4-5 days. I feel very fatigue and restlessness is there for whole of the day. I feel sleepy all the day! What should I do to cure it? What is this mean? Is it sign of nicotine withdrawal or anything else?

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I started to smoke in my 2nd semester, now I am in 6th semester. I smoke for 2 years now I quit smoking on 13th Feb. ...
Detox ayurvedic panchkarma programmes help you overcome these withdrawal symptoms. Along with these chewing choti elachi diverts your attention when the urge comes. Nirdosh are otc herbal cigarettes available for the same purpose.

5 Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety Instantly

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Anxiety is something you face a lot due to different reasons. It also leads to mutiple problems, including low confidence, giving you an uneasy or uneasy feeling and more importantly affects your general well being and ability to work. If you feel you suffer from anxiety, here are some ways to reduce it.

  1. Accept the anxiety: Anxiety is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse. The only way to deal with the anxiety mentally is to accept that this is a temporary phase and that it will pass away soon.
  2. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  3. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial.
  4. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  5. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
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I am 25 year old student getting frustrated for small things. Is there any medicines are there for reducing this quickly.

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I am 25 year old student getting frustrated for small things. Is there any medicines are there for reducing this quic...
Although theree are homoeopathic medicines for your problem but mediciness are to bee taken when theree is no way out or your problems are in the advanced sstaage and there is no apecific reason for the problem.But I think you have a reasson for your problems and you can easily come out of this problem by following the BRAMARI PRANAYAM for mind relaxation to be done for 20 minutes twice daily.If this doesnot benefit you then consult me for homoeopathic suggetion.

I am unable to perform sex and I have feel no sex inside me. I feel am not man. I am obese person. I am not interested do to exercise. I like to do u-lipo. Please suggest me it good. A also my penis size is very small. I went to psychiatrist for depression and headache.

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I am unable to perform sex and I have feel no sex inside me. I feel am not man. I am obese person. I am not intereste...
Hi lybrate-user I understand what you are going through. 1. There is no perfect penis size. Any size would do and make you have a satisfactory sexual life. 2. I feel you have body shaming. You are ashamed of being obese and that's why you avoid being intimate with anyone. You can go for liposuction altho exercise would be very healthy not only to reduce weight but for overall mental and emotional weelbeing too. Consult with me for therapy. All the best.
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Pain in neck could rather when I'm sleeping and I can smoke for daily what should I do. Night at sleeping how I'm good going on that.

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Pain in neck could rather when I'm sleeping and I can smoke for daily what should I do. Night at sleeping how I'm goo...
Dear lybrate user, you might b a sufferer of spondiolosis, causing pain in neck. Remove, pillow while sleeping in d night, go for physiotherapy for your complain. Take, homoeo medicine. @ lachennthes 200-6 pills, thrice a day. Take, plenty of water. Take, care.

I am a 25 years old from Bangalore I am a drug addicted person I had been using smoke cigerate gutkas pan etc I want to leave everything what medication an procedure should I used.

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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40

I am 47 years old daily I suffer from DEpression everymorning what is the remedy pl tell.

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I am 47 years old daily I suffer from DEpression everymorning what is the remedy pl tell.
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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All About Polysexuality

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With the fast changing times, the attraction of a person towards other people are also changing. The blurry lines of differences between the definite expressions of sexuality like bisexuality, polysexuality and pansexuality have often roused the curiosity among many and caused confusion among the others. While the traditional approach to sexual orientations only deem heteronormative attractions, that is" acceptable" and normal, the emergent clamoring about lgbtq rights have catapulted homosexuality at the center of a lot of debates.

However, these terms are also closely intertwined with a rather binarist concept of sex and gender. On the contrary, one of the most dominant claims of modern discourse is that physical sex of a person is never the foremost determinant of one's gender identity. You may easily identify yourself with one or the other or even neither of the genders and consequently not conform to any of the set gender definitions. It is in this context that the terms cisgenders and transgenders come into play.

Similarly, for those attracted to individuals who do not necessarily belong to either the male or the female sex, the terms" polysexuality" and" pansexuality" become immensely pertinent. Pansexuality refers to attraction for anybody, irrespective of one's gender identity. The pansexuals are usually drawn to individuals from all genders. Polysexuality, on the other hand refers to a condition of attraction for multiple genders, but not necessarily all. The polysexuals harbor affinities for a specific gender, which may not necessarily be male or female.

Recent lgbtq activism lays a lot of emphasis upon granting the due respect to as well as negating any stigmas whatsoever upon such expressions of unconventional sexual orientations. With the lgbtq movement garnering greater steam over the recent past, more and more number of people are surfacing as polysexuals. In fact some of the well known faces from all across the globe may be counted among the polysexuals. Despite all these however, there are a few misconceptions that prevails all over.


Differentiating between bisexuality and polysexuality
Many a times, people refuse to register the difference between homosexuality, bisexuality and polysexuality. Either one expresses complete ignorance about these terms or tends to use the terms interchangeably without the slightest consideration of the existing nuances.

Insensitivity towards a non-normative sexuality
Often you may encounter people who not only are unwilling to understand your point, but would constantly discount the relevance of your sexuality. Polysexuality will only be an ambivalent jargon for them with no concrete reality and as for you, they will probably book you an appointment with the shrink.

Misconceptions about one's sexual life
If you have come out as polysexual, many might perceive you as a" loose-moraled" person with devious sexual fantasies and a highly promiscuous person. It is not uncommon to have a polysexual unduly shunned and discriminated against.
All About Polysexuality
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I am not able sleep. Mind constantly thinks things happened in past 7 years. Sometimes I took amival-50, trazine-h, rispond plus, rescipra. On n off. When I feel more stressed. please advise how these medicines works with mind n body .presently having pain in head right side. Of head.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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I am not able sleep. Mind constantly thinks things happened in past 7 years. Sometimes I took amival-50, trazine-h, r...
Psychological help is usually underestimated along with the psychiatric help. Insomnia is a resultant of stressful thought pattern. Seek a Counseling session. The more you work hard to sleep, the more difficult it will be.
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What should I do to improve my concentration ability and also how to retain things for a longer time.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
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HI lybrate-user Attention is the one of the major components of memory.in order to for information to move from short term memory in to long term memory, you should give your actively attention to this information. You can improve your memory by practicing active recall during learning and periodic reviews of the study material. Involve yourself reading and think about what you are reading. Think questions for yourself after the reading sessions. Make short notes. If needed repeat it. Take a short break during studies. Try to arrange a schedule for your studies. Before you start studying, think of something that can serve as a reward for yourself. All The Best.
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I am suffering from insomnia & heavy stress due to some personal problems. I get relaxed only after smoking. please suggest me something to get away from smoking. Really I don't want to do this.

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I am suffering from insomnia & heavy stress due to some personal problems. I get relaxed only after smoking. please s...
Dear Lybrate User, *Try to keep to a regular timing for going to bed*Avoid fried and heavy foods. Eat early and light food at night so that the food is almost digested by the time you go to bed. *Prefer fruits and green vegetables. *Fix daily work schedule and be busy with your work. Don’t keep pending problems in mind. Note down the points and leave them for next day’s action. *Don’t do stimulating mental work or keep watching TV which can keep your mind agitated or active. This will not allow you to sleep. LCD screen will also have adverse effect. *Day’s physical exercise makes you tired and induces sleep. *A warm bath in the evening will also be helpful. *Low volume music also induces sleep. *Keep your bed room neat, dark and cool. You may cover your eyes with bed sheet. *Drink plenty of water during the day rather than toward bedtime. *Don’t have stimulating drinks like tea or coffee Drinking a glass of milk before going to bed is fine. *Daily Massage body with coconut oil and bath with warm water,
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I am anxious, depressed and schizophrenic. I get excited quickly. It is a symptom of which illness?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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It can be a symptom of any one of the illnessed you have mentioned, you need to specify what your problem is so that we can answer more speocifically.

actually I am studying for competitive exam I was very much interested in that before 6 months but now all my seriousness has gone I am going to have my exam after 1 month and I am just getting attracted towards porn please say me some thing how to get focus on study and how to leave this porn films.

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Its your body's mechanism to distract you from anxiety and tension. Some people may lose sleep some might hav excessive sleep so that anxiety is relieved some find interest in such things. you alone can change or distract you. you realise very well that you are addicted to porn inspite of having exams. That realisation itself is enough. All you can do is sit away from mobile computer sit in a well lit room with study table read good books when you take break. Here are some concentration tips 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make Your Own Study Notes Taking Notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind Mapping A good Mind Map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation. ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flashcards Using Flashcards is a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: Organising Your Study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a study timetable gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational. ExamTime has a free Study Planner tool which makes organising your study extremely easy. Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text, that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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I left the job 2 years back & now i am very depressed & suicidal thinking. Please help me.

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I left the job 2 years back & now i am very depressed & suicidal thinking. Please help me.
Life is not only for job. Jobs are coming and going. Try agin. And love lough and injoy life. Be always with friends and society. Not alone. Ok.

At past I have an smoking habit from 2years to im feeling depression and anxiety I met many doctors but half problem was solved but how to come out totally from this problem.

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At past I have an smoking habit from 2years to im feeling depression and anxiety I met many doctors but half problem ...
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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