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Dr. Shalini Anant

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shalini Anant 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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Sir I am of 24 years old student. Everything is good about me but I am in a stage of extreme libidinous, I really feel sorry abt it but I can't control my desire. I come to that stage when she come infront of me. I try to control myself but can't. It hampers my study critically. Pls suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am of 24 years old student. Everything is good about me but I am in a stage of extreme libidinous, I really fee...
I don't know who you are talking about when you say, 'when she come in front of me'. If you lose control are you suggesting that you act out sexually in the open?! All this is happening because of your indulging in those thoughts. These thoughts then feed into an impulse where you lose control. You must channelize your sexual energy with healthy sporting activities and exercise. You must meet your girlfriend in front of other people to let the social control take over your feelings. You must also learn to respect girls and not see them as sexual objects. A good sex education from a sexologist or counselor will certainly help you to see the different dimensions of sex and sexuality. In late adolescence you would have gone through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone and I believe that you have not developed sufficient control and learnt how to harness this very important drive to conform to social norms. A good education will certainly help you.
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I am addicted to smoking. How I can leave it. Help me please i am trying to leave, but can't. i smoke 4 to 5 cigrates per day. Also i am addicted to alcoholics, Thats why it giving me problem in my sex life. Help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Are you suggesting that you have a problem of addiction to both alcohol and smoking? This combination will definitely effect your sex life. The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of these habits. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the smoking and drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as your primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after whichever treatment approach you choose, you must attend AA meetings, and your family must also attend some Al-anon meetings to help them deal with their own issues regarding your alcoholism and to support you too in the recovery process. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you firstly, and your entire family. You are taking action that will have major bearing to many lives.
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I am 37 male. From some last six month I feel lack of concentration & memory. Please suggest some homeopathic medicines to improve the memory so I can remember the things easily?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration. There are no medications to improve memory.
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Hello Sir I think I'm patient of depression and stress because I get worried too early like fast heart beat, cool skin, Rapid Breathing, dry mouth and most important have headache these symptoms I feel. Can you guide me what is this ? How to lead a normal life ?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Sir I think I'm patient of depression and stress because I get worried too early like fast heart beat, cool ski...
Dear lybrate user... Depression is a term now a days so liberally used by everyone around that everything causing distress to our body is called Depression. But in reality it is the condition with persistent and pervasive low mood that is low mood for almost throughout the day. Also has time criteria of at least 2 weeks and others. But from the symptoms you have explained it is clear that you have the feeling of being at the edge for most of the things throughout the day and have the physiological arousal symptoms. These are the symptoms suggestive of anxiety and if these are causing significant functional and social impairment for a long time to you, it may be called anxiety disorder. Depending upon the degree of impairment you may be benefited by bringing lifestyle changes with adequate stress management in life. If significant impairment is there you may require medications along with stress management and lifestyle changes like healthy food habits, regular 30 mins exercise and fixed sleep wake schedule. For full exploration and management get in touch.
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I am 25 years old, I am getting lot of tensions due to that I am facing lot of headache frequently is there any solution.

MD
General Physician, Delhi
I am 25 years old, I am getting lot of tensions due to that I am facing lot of headache frequently  is there any solu...
Check for eye sight. Blood pressure. Headache could be due to stress or tension too, too much tv, computer watching can lead to such headache. Advice to not use tv and computers for long time,
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Dear Team I am talking about my brother who is 22 year old belong poor family and his father was expired and mother is a nursery teacher in private school, the problem is that: he is suffering from mental and brain disease like: hypochondria forgetfulness brooding or groof. Family wants to take action b'coz everyday he hyper and do unnecessary work which is not doing well that's why. If any Govt. Institute or hospital where he will go and take good treatment. Do the needful it happens.

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
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I am talking about my brother who is 22 year old belong poor family and his father was expired and mother i...
There is no substitute to timely intervention for mental health problems. Every state has government hospital catering to psychiatric illnesses or there is psychiatry opd in most of the government hospitals. So taking your brother to any of these would be good idea.
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Hi Doctor My brother is a mental retired, he is having just angriness, he talk properly & do his other things properly but in the childish way so we used to give him respond 2 mg tablets past 8 yrs. Now he is having muscle rigidity. The tablet is prescribed by Nimhans doctor. Now we are giving him Parking tablets, it is controlling the muscle rigitdy but not anger & he is not sleeping well & losing his weight also. We are not satisfied with his condition so please prescribed any medicine.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
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My brother is a mental retired, he is having just angriness, he talk properly & do his other things properl...
Hii, I know that your brother is on medication. I think currently he has lots of problems so you need to consult with his previous psychiatrist for new symptoms he has. You can give him reward if he behave properly. Thank you, best luck. Have a nice day.
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I am preparing for MBBS exam and and now only few months are remaining but I can' t able to focus completely due to low confidence and improper schedule as a lot of time is also consumed in sleeping generally 10 to 12 hours so kindly light up the way.

DNB-FAMILY MEDICINE, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am preparing for MBBS exam and and now only few months are remaining but I can' t able to focus completely due to l...
Exercise, yoga and meditation would help don't stress yourself too much study hard and maintain your focus.
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Good morning doctor ,i am 24, i completed my graduation but i m not doing any job. I m going to study in abroad for msaters but i wasted 4 yrs of my valuable time without doing anything. I m feeling very depressed for what i m. I m having lot of problems at my home and with my girl. I m fully depressed for the on going problems. How can i overcome that ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You are depressed due to a reason -jobless/ home and your partner issues. You need to take counselling to learn coping skills. CBT is also helpful
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I am drinking more alcohol on night How can I reduce this habit ?what is the problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am drinking  more alcohol on night
How can I reduce this habit ?what is the  problem.
Daily drinking alcohol or even weekly once can lead to fatty liver and other medical complications. Get a liver function test done, and ultrasonogram of abdomen. Consult a psychiatrist and take anti-craving medicine for alcohol, they work really well. A0ll the best.
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I am 17 years old I have a serious short temper and I get confused very easily. I am not a social person I likes to be alone. I have a healthy life style but I don't used to have conversations. I'm suffering from muscle loss sour throat, acidity and pain in right side of my chest sometimes and weak immunity.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear At your ge, many things are changing in the body and getting emotionally and mentally disturbed does happen. It is not compulsory to be socially active. But it is very important to be physically strong. This is th age to eat all the right kinds of foods to build muscles, bones and bright mind. Eat only fresh veggies and fruits. No packaged foods. They kill your health. Also, take up yogasana. You will find a lot of peace. Regards.
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If I married a girl she is one year elder to me what and all the problem will come in my life?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There will be no problem other than the normal difficulties that other couples will face. Obviously there must be a lot of love, good compatibility and of course both of you must be very good with adjustability. It is ideal to have a three to five year difference between the boy and the girl, with the girl being younger. But if it is not so, it does not mean it is bad. The demand on adjustability will be greater So if you are made for each other, go for it.
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I'm a 20 year old male, recently having severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and fear for no reason. I've been noticing new white hair on my head daily, and my eyebrows seem to be thinning quickly. I also feel great stress for no reason and breakout in nervous sweats randomly. Any help is much appreciated, curious if there is some connection between the hairloss/color change and the stress, or if its just an anxiety disorder. I should note I've always had a slight anxiety issue, but never this bad, worsened in the past several months.

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
I'm a 20 year old male, recently having severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and fear for no reason. I've b...
Dear Soumen. Welcome to lybrate. I do understand. You are correct. There is relationship between stress and hair loss and premature greying of hair. Stress and anxiety creates havoc in your body and those results are seen in your head too. You are having panic attacks. Proper treatment using psychotherapy, relaxation therapy and life style changes are essential for a cure. Please do not delay and consult a sychologist online. Take ccare.
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How do I quit smoking? I had done it before 3 months then again I couldn't control help?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must try and try again and again until you succeed. You will win this battle if you persevere. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a 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 on. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I have problem with my girlfriend she is made for me but I can't marry her due to some problem & whenever I tried to convince her about this she is crying critically and tried to kill her self and attempted sucite 3, times. 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, if you are sure that you cannot marry her, then you should do such. It may take some time to convince her, but if that is right, it is right. There is no need to suicide if your point is right. In that case, she is just trying to bully you. You may take her to a counselor or ask her to consult me for a telephonic counseling. Take care.
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Sir please help me I have not able to concentrate on any thing some thing always affect my psychology of the different obj.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There may be something bothering you or stressing you. You must meet with a counselor and deal with that. With regard to 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.
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I am fed up with my problems. They never end. Go to satsang also. Feel very nice but after few days I feel horrible. I can't feel for anyone. Can't stand my close relative also.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am fed up with my problems. They never end. Go to satsang also. Feel very nice but after few days I feel horrible. ...
You seem to be lonely you must change your mind set socialise more to be happier go for walks listen to music never go away from people.
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I am 21 year and presently I am in middle of b-tech, I am not feeling right these days I am getting extreme headache, my anger level is getting high and my relation with each individual is getting worst each day, any small things or if someone tells me something I can not forget those and get hug inside, I can not get sleep and I do not feel like eating and and having conversation, sometimes I feel like quiting everything and my condition is getting worst from bad each day.

Hypnotherapy and NLP, CBT, Autism, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
When you start to feel tense and angry, try to isolate yourself for 15 minutes and concentrate on relaxing and calm, steady breathing: Inhale and exhale deeply 3 or 4 times in a row. Count slowly to four as you inhale. Count slowly to eight as you exhale. Focus on feeling the air move in and out of your lungs. Concentrate and feel your ribs slowly rise and fall as you repeat the exercise. Stop and revert to normal breathing if you start to feel dizzy. Take Regular Exercise and Keep Fit The hormones that we release when we are angry - mainly cortisol and adrenaline - are similar to those produced when we are stressed to help us to escape from danger. The release of these hormones is an evolutionary trait, useful if you are trying to run away from a mammoth but maybe less important in modern life where, for most of us, such life-threatening situations do not occur regularly. When you exercise regularly your body learns how to regulate your adrenaline and cortisol levels more effectively. People who are physically fit have more optimum levels of endorphins; endorphins are hormones that make you feel good and therefore less likely to feel angry. Sleep Sleep is an important part of life and good quality sleep can help combat many physical, mental and emotional problems, including anger. When we sleep, the body and mind rest and rebuild damaged cells and neural pathways. We all know that people often feel better after a good night’s sleep. The optimum level of good quality sleep is about 7 hours a night, however everybody is different and you may need more or less than this. Don't Hold Grudges We all need to accept that everybody is different and that we cannot control the feelings, beliefs or behaviours of others. Try to be realistic and accept that people are the way they are, not how we would like them to be. Being resentful or holding a grudge against somebody will increase your anger and make it more difficult to control. You cannot change how other people behave or think but you can change how you deal with others but working on a positive attitude.
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