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Dr. Shilpa Desai

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shilpa Desai is an experienced Psychologist in Malad West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Shilpa Desai at Complete Health Care Clinic in Malad West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shilpa Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor my question is that how a person can feel stress free in their working time & set the better mind.

Psychologist, Pune
Hello doctor my question is that how a person can feel stress free in their working time & set the better mind.
Hello you can take small breaks take a walk read a book talk to someone really close listen to music. Make compartments and decide what exactly you want to do in the office for the day set your agenda/priorities take it easy do not burden urself.
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My brother is suffering from psychiatric problem(Schizophrenia) since 25 years. Medicine is continuing. His behavior is like normal, but he is purchasing news papers and wrtting in news paper for whole day. No improvement brought over that. Can You suggest how to escape from that.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your brother is obviously not on a rehabilitation program of occupational therapy. Mere medical approach will not suffice. He needs to know how to spend his time productively; and his mind and body needs to be engaged in some useful manner. His mind is already busy with disturbing thoughts and it needs to be distracted and focused in activities that can train the brain to trigger more healthy neuronal pathways and thus become a healthy person. He may ideally contact a psychotherapist for this follow up. Additionally, I could suggest some exercises that he could do to serve the same purpose. You may contact me if you need them.
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Interaction between Family and Couples - What to Expect?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Interaction between Family and Couples - What to Expect?

Marriage is a very tricky relationship. On one hand, you are happy to have found that one person you want to spend the rest of your life with and on the other, you are overwhelmed with the number of people that are going to be a part of your new family. While this is true for both people in the marriage, a lot would depend on the final living situation. It is a different experience if the couple is going to be staying in close proximity to their families as compared to when all the family members are living together under the same roof.

There are mixed feelings of anxiety and curiosity, especially if it is an arranged marriage, where the number of interactions with your partner itself are limited. With the changing scenario in relationships, there are some families (extended family) who you end up meeting only during family occasions.

Also, the relationship dynamics with the in-laws changes for the couple. Let us look deeper into how different it is for the everyone and how to manage them.

In most situations in Indian marriages, the woman moves into her husband’s place, thereby, there is an increase in the number of people she interacts with. If it is a love marriage, the chance of meeting the immediate family members are always high. However, in more formal set-ups, the woman would have hardly interacted with her spouse’s family members. In these cases, understanding their expectations and living up to them is a big challenge. In these cases, it is essential for the members of the family to effectively communicate with each other and discuss the issues at hand. This helps in setting and aligning expectations.

  • With changing lifestyle trends, the expectations have also changed, both for the woman and her new family. It is therefore very essential to understand the little things that form a part of a daily routine.
  • It is also very important to set expectations on special occasions like festivals and family functions, as the expectations are high and the chance of  disappointment is also higher.
  • For the man, again, it depends on how the set-up is after the marriage. If the families know each other, the interaction is much smoother or else, it takes some time for all the people  involved to get to know each other.

All said and done, both have to be mentally prepared to embrace the new members that come with the relationship. Talking to a common friend or even acounsellor can help, if required. The key is to set and manage expectations so that disappointments are avoided.

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Suffering from depression for last few days. Getting pills. But no effects. Please help.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Suffering from depression for last few days. Getting pills. But no effects. Please help.
Dear lybrate-user, Anti-depressant medications typically take a couple of weeks to show their effects. Also, depression can be handled by other methods such as psychotherapy or advanced counseling. I think that at this time you need to be a little more patient and wait for a few more days. Then, an increase in dose, change of medicines or psychotherapy may be needed depending upon the situation. In any case, the ventual outcome shall definitely be favourable. Don't worry, take care!
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I am twenty years old i am habituated of smoking. If I doesn't smoke for a day then pain will start in my head. Please advise.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am twenty years old i am habituated of smoking. If I doesn't smoke for a day then pain will start in my head. Pleas...
I am giving you some health tips that will certainly help you to quit smoking 1. As you have decided to quit smoking this is first and most important step now we have to concentrate on gradual decreasing number of cigarettes/bidis and I am giving you some changes to your lifestyle you can make that may help you resist the temptation . And these changes are very easy to do 2. Change in Diet: some foods, including meat, make cigarettes more satisfying. And food like fruit and vegetables, cheese, Milk, dahi, and other home made vegetarian food with low salt and spices make cigarettes taste terrible. Drinks, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee all make cigarettes taste better.So drink more water and juice. Also you can switch from wine to a vodka and tomato juice), affects their need to reach for a cigarette. 3. Physical exercise : Even a five-minute walk or stretch) cuts cravings and help brain to produce anti-craving chemicals. 4. Make a nonsmoking friends: this is one of the most important step 5. There are Nicotine replacement therapy available in form of patches, tablets, lozenges, gum and a nasal spray. This therapy also help to quit smoking and neutralizing craving episode 6. Education about adverse effect also encourage us to quit smoking like it causes heart attacks, mouth cancer, lung cancer so better to quit as soon as possible 7. You can taper of numbers of ciggarete/ Bidis gradually like if you take 10 cigarettes per day reduce it to 8-9 in a day for 3-4 days than 7-8 in next 3-4 days graually you can decrease no upto 1-2 ciggrete per day and finally quit it completley 8. And one other important thing if you smoke one cigarette in half hour than you can prolong this interval like you can take 1-2 hours for one cigarette so that gradually it can be quit. Consult Physician/ me for further Management
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Due to smoking at early age i.e 15 I have a very soft voice. It is not hard as men. It was as for fun with friends but quited smoking 4 before. Some people on phone recognize my voice like some woman is talking. How to get hardness in voice its very childish.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, it may be due to harmonal disorder. Go for vocal cord excercise to straighten your voice texture. Go for pranayam to nourish your cells & tissues tonning up your voice by pronunciating 'Ohm' opt music to practice vocal cord excercise in order to improve your voice quality. Tk plenty of water. To.hydren your body including vocal cord to make it more flexible. Tk homoeo medicine:@ Argentum nit 30-6-thrice. Quite, smoking, first. Report, fortnightly your feedback. Matters tk care.
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I am depressed from 5-6 years I can't concentrate on my studies and can't pay money. Please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am depressed from 5-6 years I can't concentrate on my studies and can't pay money. Please help me.
Dear lybrate-user, Depressive disorder is different from feeling depressed. Please answer the following questionnaire and go to local government hospital where you will be treated free. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television.
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I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So how can I control this problem. So give me idea. Another way. In this future any problem. Of my family life.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So  how can I control this problem. So give me ...
Dear lybrate user mastarbation is a bad habit it will affect your married life in future stop it immediately
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Sir. I am 56 years old man. Since last six month I am feeling depressed in my life. Sometimes I feel life is useless and there is no use of living. My health is also affected and always feel tired. Kindly help me to come out of this situation.

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
Sir. I am 56 years old man. Since last six month I am feeling depressed in my life. Sometimes I feel life is useless ...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I am smoking too much approx 40 cig daily, please suggest me a simple way to leave it.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Cigarette contains more than 4000 chemicals which can cause many physical and mental problems. Nicotine is addictive and causes addiction. Smoking can cause cancer and other physical problems. The best method to quit smoking is to use your will power and sustain it with your will power. There are other methods like deaddiction therapy. Deaddiction therapy can be a success only when you have the will power. I suggest online counseling and deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Can I take five phos 3x along with argentum nit 6 to enhance its functioning for severe and constant anxiety.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Can I take five phos 3x along with argentum nit 6 to enhance its functioning for severe and constant anxiety.
Hello, stress, anxiety is d out come of irregular life- style, now a days. It, has been noticed that acidity & indigestion generate some negative feeling to cause- stress, depression due to irregular life style, improper dietary regulation. *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to complete, digestion, properly. *go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to nourish your brain to calm down your nerve to ease your problem. *ensure sound sleep for at least 7/8 hrs in d night. *tk, easily digestible simple, diet on time. *tk, homoeo medicine, gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect: @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, polluted atmosphere, watching tv, sitting on computer in d late night. Tk care.
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What is the difference between Hookah smoking and cigarette. Does Hookah with flavor harms body? Kindly give some deep insight about that. Because over the internet there are different different perspective and it's quite confusing.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
In hookah smoke passes through water which was thought to filter out harmful chemicals but that is now not known to be true. Hookah may actually be more harmful because of the long smoking duration!
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do? Please let me know.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Overeating may be an underlying symptom. This needs to be looked into in detail. Certain people over eat in emotionally testing times, stress, while others do so chronically. It is essential that you understand that limiting portions may make you hungry again and again, but there is no harm in eating smaller meals at regular intervals. Infact its better. Your weight and height point out that you are quite underweight and the bmi ratio is about 14.3, which is quite low. I would recommend a thyroid function test for you, if despite eating big meals, you aren't putting on weight. Detailed examination is a must for you.
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My son aged about 27 years, basically B. Tech, is in the habit of smoking Grass (Ganja) in excess quantity. He has become hyperactive. Please may I know the remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it? The obsession and compulsive use are when you become addicted to the substance. Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When one smokes pot, the body absorbs THC right away. (If he eats baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for the body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in the stomach before it enters the bloodstream). He may notice changes in his body right after he smokes. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: •Dizziness •Shallow breathing •Red eyes and dilated pupils •Dry mouth •Increased appetite •Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors! If he is finding it very difficult to give it up on his own then admit him in a rehabilitation center and go through the 12 steps to recovery. After that attend NA meetings and keep himself clean forever. He will need to alter his lifestyle, change his friends, his haunts, his habits, etc. He must learn to have fun in clean ways. He must exercise regularly, eat well and sleep well. Emotionally he must be able to handle his feelings by expressing them appropriately. A counselor will teach him about emotions and how to handle them.
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Hi. My mother is 50 years old. Behaving abnormal and repeating same question repeatedly. I thought she is having some mental illness, so i took to the doctor but doctor said there is no problem with her and advice some medicine. But she is behaving same as before. Pls advice.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi. My mother is 50 years old. Behaving abnormal and repeating same question repeatedly. I thought she is having some...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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I want to share an incident to know whether I need to consult any doctor or not. 2 days ago I was travelling in train but as my station arrived I got down but I forget that I have a bag .i left that in train. Similarly I forget many important things. My mind is always lost in random thoughts. I want piece of mind. My mind does not work nowadays. I currently work for a company .I used to be always in tension. I do not like anything. When someone is talking to me I used to avoid. I do not like to call anyone. I do not like to be in groups. Kindly consult me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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My Age is 34 . these days fear of losing or afraidness increased a lot and don't feel confident but so far thru out 10 yrs of professional exp always emerged successful but confidence hit rock bottom last 4-5 months in a new environment and feel like giving up on the job.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I think you are going through stress. Sometime when people face significant stress they go into depression where their confidence become low, not interested in doing anything and not able to sleep. Kindly visit a psychiatrist and get help.
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I am 30 years old, male, I am suffering form weak memory problem since 3-4 years, please give me a necessary suggestion what should I do, I am feeling very bad and sum times I feel very guilty.

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please consult me. Take care.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Homoeopathic medicine D-WORM ( ADVEN) Drink 1 spoon twice daily for 5 days and complete this bottle.Repeat after 3 months.
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From childhood I suffered from ocd. No one was aware of this disease in my family although everyone specially my mom had it's trait. I was bright student till class 9. My downfall started from 21st July 2009 in 10 th standard. I still remember the date I used to top in my class till 9 th standard I think everyone knows from childhood only I used to talk less. I had very less friends. I was in 9th standard and those were the days I was going through hormonal changes. Actually I am not hesitating to write here nor I have hesitation to talk about anything it's my procrastination which is delaying it. I was in 9th when I accidentally saw porn and I was clueless about that. Like every young boy I wanted to see it again and again but I didn't knew y. I was going through physical and mental changes and there was no one to guide me. That time I thought I was unique. I wasn't aware that it was Natural. I thought I had disease. Since there was no one to talk to, I searched it about it on net. It was that time I heard a term porn addiction. I researched alot about it. For many months I researched on porn addiction. Somewhere I read it is like diabetes, it is very big sin etc etc. I assumed that I have porn addiction although now I don't think I had it at that time. I thought this disease is unique to me. I tried avoiding it but I would watch once in a week or 15 days. I felt so much frustrated after that. In 2009 10th board used to be very important. I started preparing for boards from march itself. Like every brilliant student I wanted 95%. I started studying day and night, 24 hours. I stopped watching tv. I threw all my pc games. I stopped everything. I had many ocd problems that time too like repetition, washing hand and many more which I don't remember. I controlled all these by my will. I used to study motivational book to motivate myself. I used to study books on how to study 24 hours and every second. How to utilize every second with focus in studies I had controlled almost all things. Now only studying and watching porn was left. I almost controlled my porn habits too. I used to watch in 20 days but watching porn for even 2 minutes in 20 days was very painful. I used to regret 2-3 days continuously after watching it and being normal and studying again. Since my parents were very lenient, I used to be strict with myself. I read it somewhere that to achieve success we need to be strict with ourselves. I used to abuse myself. I used to harm and hurt myself very badly. I used to bang my head and fist on the wall. I used to cry a lot. Now, I am more affected by procrastination and avoidance. One of my major negative promise to myself was that I would never Change. I would never Break the promise made by me on 21st July. I would never study. This harmed me the most My major question which I could not solve in those 3 to 4 years of my life was that 1. What was happening to me? 2. Is watching porn, masturbation normal thing or is it evil which I use to think? 3. Is it important to keep promise? This used to come when I used to try motivating myself against negative thoughts. 4. Is it right to always study and do nothing else? 5. Is sex and porn wrong and most evil? 6. Was being strict, cursing and shouting and demoralizing myself for motivation good for studies and disciplined life which was successful till 21st July? 6. I have read in many places that we can control everything except sexual desire. Why is it? Why can't we control that. 7. Is study everything? I used to believe and still I believe study is everything. I can get anything in this world through studies. It is as important as oxygen and food. I did never cared for my face and clothes and studied all day. After countering those thoughts with counselling and passing 12 th board somehow the only thing that has distributed me is my procrastination, avoidance and laziness. I have become so lazy that I think 1000 times to move from my bed. From 2013 till now I have slept almost 80% of my life. The biggest thing is that I have started complaining which I realized now and I try for sympathy so that I can motivate myself but these motivation exists for two days

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
From childhood I suffered from ocd. No one was aware of this disease in my family although everyone specially my mom ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of hornbeam.+ 2 drops of crab apple. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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