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Dr. Siddika Panjwani

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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Dr. Siddika Panjwani is a trusted Psychologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr. Siddika Panjwani@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Siddika Panjwani on Lybrate.com.

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How to increase memory power and problem solving skills for maths and how to make brain sharp.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your brain is like a muscle. You need to exercise it regularly. The exciting thing is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to increase your brain capacity. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do? Here are 10 simple ways you can increase your brain power and improve your intelligence! 1. Do something new When you experience something ‘new’ you actually ‘stimulate’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new form of exercise – mix it up! 2. Exercise regularly It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it :) 3. Train your memory How often do you hear people say “I wish I had a better memory?’ Yet no-one does anything about this! If you discipline yourself to memorise phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit card, insurance, driving license) you will start to see a marked improvement in your memory 4. Be curious Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everyday things/products, services that you come into contact with. By being ‘curious’ and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate & create new ideas. Curiosity may have killed that cat, more importantly it created super important things like electricity and computers! 5. Think positive Stress & anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones. 6. Eat healthy Our diets have a HUGE impact on brain function. Our brains consume over 20% of all nutrients & oxygen that we consume – so remember to feed your brain with the good stuff! (i.e. Fresh fruit and veg & plenty of OMEGA 3 oils found in oily fish) 7. Read a book Reading relieves tension & stress (brain-cell killers) because it’s a form of escapism. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ‘picture’ what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination! 8. Get enough sleep Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9 pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep! 9. Avoid using the GPS Gone are the days of map reading! Geo Satellite Navigation may have made our lives easier, it has also made our brains lazier and less efficient at the same time! Go back to the old school and use a map to navigate every now and then (this exercises the part of your brain responsible for understanding spatial relationships). 10. Stop Using the calculator Remember back at school when we were taught to use our brains to do simple sums like times tables? It’s incredible how we now rely on devices like smart-phones and laptops to calculate really simple equations. Resist the urge to work things out using an external device – and use the device you were born with – your brain!
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I have intermittent cough for last two years. Its not regular cough. It does not last long. May be just once or twice in a day. But it is there. It's not gone. It's in my chest. I am a smoker and alcohol drinker. I also want to get rid of smoking and alcohol.

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have intermittent cough for last two years. Its not regular cough. It does not last long. May be just once or twice...
Hello lybrate-user ji the problem of your cough originating from the chest is mainly related to your habit of smoking the condition in medical language is called as smokers lungs and it is sometimes troublesome and to producing such symptoms and discomfort it is very easy to say that you would like to leave the habit of smoking and alcohol but it needs lot of courage and commitment with self control. There would be many occasions which will tempt you for the alcohol or smoking to have but it is very important that you stay away with this with strong will power and there is no as such a proven therapy better than your own willpower and self control which will take you away from this habit.
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I am feeling some pain in mind, loosemotion, and fever on my body. what should I do for better health?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I am feeling some pain in mind, loosemotion, and fever on my body. what should I do for better health?
Proper diet, sufficient sleep and regular exercise is a key to better health. Yoga and pranayam helps a lot to release psychological as well as physical stress.
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I want to do study. But I can't. I have problem of thyroid nd diabetes also. I don't get any job satisfaction also. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I want to do study. But I can't. I have problem of thyroid nd diabetes also. I don't get any job satisfaction also. P...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user there is no reason to worry as your both illness can be easily controlled and if you take care then normal life span is ecpected. There are so many successful persons having diabetes since childhood and have excelled in all fields. Do yoga exercise and change your daily routine it will help you a lot. You can consult me privately with your age height weight f&pp thyroid report and nedicines bejng taken.
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50 year lady nervous break down after a very bad loss of temper. Now normal but has heavy head and nausea feeling.?

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
50 year lady nervous break down after a very bad loss of temper. Now normal but has heavy head and nausea feeling.?
Dear, nervous breakdown is not critical and people who suffer from it will show some anxiety depression symptoms for some time. Aged people will show more of those symptoms. It is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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Mental Illness - Treatment Options for it!

M.D Psychiatry , DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Mental Illness - Treatment Options for it!

Mental illnesses refer to an extended range of health disorders related to the mental condition of an individual, which affect the health, mood and behavior of that person. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, schizophrenia, etc. are the different types of mental illnesses. Mental illnesses can create a lot of trouble in the normal functioning of the day-to-day activities of a person's life.

Here are some of the common treatment options available for relieving mental illnesses.

  1. Medications:  Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood-stabilizing medications, antipsychotic medications are some general types of psychiatric medications prescribed by the doctor, which can be consumed depending on the condition one is going through. Although these medications do not cure the person completely, it helps in improving the condition.
  2. Psychotherapy: This type of therapy involves talking to a mental health provider about your condition and other related issues. In other words, it is also called talk therapy. It helps a person to cope up with his/her stress. The duration of such a treatment varies. It may either take a few months or even longer, if required. This therapy can be carried out in a group, with family members or even face to face with the therapist.
  3. Brain stimulation treatments: When the medications and psychotherapies fail to work in treating mental illness, this treatment is applied. It involves procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation.
  4. Hospital and residential treatment programs: In extreme cases of mental illness when a person becomes a threat to himself/herself, it is recommended that he/she be hospitalized to a psychiatric hospital.
  5. Substance abuse treatments: Substance abuse and mental illness go hand in hand. It worsens the condition of mental illness in an individual, if he/she cannot restrict the consumption of alcohol or drugs. In such circumstances, an individual needs to talk to the doctor regarding the treatment options for stopping substance abuse.
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I am female age of 33 I feel more depression as I take people to heart as I feel very emotional can't bear headache for this and feel alone most of the time.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am female age of 33 I feel more depression as I take people to heart as I feel very emotional can't bear headache f...
Dear lybrate user, it appears that, you have had many sad, painful experiences in your life. It is possible that people around you are not able to understand your feelings and many times your expectations are not met. This is the reason why you like to be alone. It will be helpful if you share your worries with someone you trust and relieve yourself of this pain. You may consult a counsellor. Take care.
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Is it possible for periods to get delayed fr as long as 15 days, if a girl is under stress or depression?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Is it possible for periods to get delayed fr as long as 15 days, if a girl is under stress or depression?
Emotional and physical stress can affect the menstrual cycle and delay the period. Stress decreases hormone signals originating in the brain. This results in the failure of the ovary to release an egg. This causes an imbalance in the ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone. So yes, stress and depression can be one of the reasons for a missed period. Regards,
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I am 25 years old female. I have confusions while taking decisions and fear of taking wrong decisions, negative thought, inferiority complex, can't tolerate stress, loneliness and have migraine problem.

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 am 25 years old female. I have confusions while taking decisions and fear of taking wrong decisions, negative thoug...
Dear, your migraine could be due to all the other problems you mentioned here. Stress and anxiety is your basic problem. Negative thinking low self esteem, low confidence, inferiority complex, loneliness etc are part of stress and anxiety. You will be able to improve your self with positive attitude and positive thinking. Managing your anxiety is also possible with psychotherapy. I suggest you mobile counseling with me. I will help you with psychotherapy and confidence building measures. Don't worry. Take care.
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I want to leave smoking but I can't, I am addicted to it so how can I leave it because I am feared that I might have cancer in next 5 years, give me a advice how can I leave it 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. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I have a back and neck pain.Iam a sugar patient.My age is 40 and I used to play shuttle game regularly.Iam a smoker also.Kindly give ur suggestion ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You should go for de addiction as high blood sugar and cigaratte will ultimately harm your heart. So start talking to a psychiatrist.
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Hi I am 32 year old male. Some time I am feeling very tence. Nothing reason. Getting angre also. Bp is normal.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
Do you get adequate sleep. 6 to 8 hours sleep is a must a night. Take frequent small meals because whenever you are hungry you become irritable. Take at least 2 lts f water everyday. Do pranayam and try yoga to relax yourself. Brisk morning walk or some light exercise. Practice all this for at least a month before you expect some result. Listen to light music.
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I am a 11 class Medical Science Student I am not able to concentrate when I open my book read thoughts start arising accompanied with lack in self confidence and I can't remember one word even which I read So please guide me Thank you.

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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I am sometimes depressed. Dont know what is wrong with me. I am in love but that irritates me some times. I am also mad about work. I gets irritated soon with my girlfriend this days. I need freedom but dont get.PLease do 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
I am sometimes depressed. Dont know what is wrong with me. I am in love but that irritates me some times. I am also m...
Dear, loneliness, sadness, anger and aggression are emotions. You could be disappointed or stressed. You must know what is emotional intelligence and how important emotional intelligence. Emotional quotient measures a person emotional management ability and total emotional intelligence. I suggest you to take an eq test. Controlling emotions are not advised. But if you know how to stop being emotional, your problem is solved. We have rational emotive therapy (ret) to clear your problems. Contact me for more. Take care.
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I am 18 years old student preparing for medical entrance. I need to lessen my sleep timing and balance my studies but I feel tired and sleepy all day even if I have a complete 6-7 hrs sleep at night. How do I control my sleep at this crucial time when exams are so near. Also,keeping my studies in focus, what kind of diet should I take (detailed) and how do I improve my concentration and memory. Also, I get depressed at times or too tensed to study properly what should I do for that?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Avoid excess of simple carbohydrates and sugar loaded products,tea and coffee they will simply harm you. Eat simple,non oily homecooked food. Increase the consumption of low fat dairy ,greens,wholegrain,fruits and vegetables. Avoid having oily meals at one go,they will simply make you sleepy and ensure you are managing your time well with your meals and studies. Catch an hour extra sleep at night,you should feel better.
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From childhood onwards my neck is little bent and still somewhere I forgot to make it straight like while driving bike many people told me why your neck is not straight what to do with my neck? I am 20 year old boy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Management: -Stretching or activities that place additional strain on the back are discouraged. -Sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side may increase comfort. -Lying on your back with a pillow under your knees would also relieves pain and no pillow under your head. -Some people seem to benefit from the use of ice or heat. Take care, do not use a heating pad on ‘high’ or place ice directly on the skin. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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My mother age 63 regularly takes rexipra. 25, tynept od, etizolam as prescribed by doctor. She feels anxious, at times her hands and leg shakes. Its almost 6 months she is suffering. I like to know the perfect treatment for the disease she suffers and also like to know whether the medicine has got severe side effects.

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, your mother could be disappointed. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your mother disappointed in the near past? I think she is disappointed due to her health conditions. She needs your love and affection. Treat her as if she is your child and constantly motivate her. She could be sad because she fear to die and now tries to understand life and death. If you motivate her constantly, she may come back to life as a wise person. Take care. Convey my love to your mother.
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Hello doctor, my friend has a stammering problem and it rises day by day. What should he do? Suggest please.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Without any delay start the evaluation of the problem and fluency therapy there after at your nearest speech therapy center, so that the problem can be managed effectively. Try some relaxation exercises.
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I am suffering from depression from last 18 years and my psychotherapist prescribed me Tab depran Fort 20mg. Is there any alternate medicine or therapy to switch over the medicine. Pl. 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
I am suffering from depression from last 18 years and my psychotherapist prescribed me Tab depran Fort 20mg. Is there...
Dear, please understand, depressive disorder is a neuro chemical disorder. Therefore even allopathic medicines don't properly work. The best combination treatment is allopathic medicines and psychotherapy. Please follow the prescribed methods strictly. I assure you, you will not get any further relief from any alternative medicine systems. Please don't waste your time and money. Take care.
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Sir, I would like to tell you that I am suffering from stress, tension, and most of the time headache due to my professional life. I am not getting my salary on time and fund received long by long time that's why I always feel bed, I feel nothing is good, always thinking about the problem. Please tell me how to deal with this problem. Please sir please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, I would like to tell you that I am suffering from stress, tension, and most of the time headache due to my profe...
Yu need to stress control and if possible you can change job where you get salary in time .Also you are depressed and antidepressant can also be used for a short while
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