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Dr. Smita Abhyankar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, FAM - Fellowship in Aesth...

Psychologist, Mumbai

16 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Smita Abhyankar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, FAM -... Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Smita Abhyankar is an experienced Psychologist in Borivali West, Mumbai. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 16 years. She studied and completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, FAM - Fellowship in Aesthetic and Laser Medicine . You can meet Dr. Smita Abhyankar personally at Maitralife - Counseling Centre in Borivali West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Smita Abhyankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Sriramachandra medical college, porur, chennai, - 2001
MS - General Surgery - Rajah muthiah medical college, - 2006
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery - Sriramachandra medical college, porur, chennai, - 2010
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FAM - Fellowship in Aesthetic and Laser Medicine - Greifswald University, - 2013
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Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

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How to get relief from depression. He is thinking a lot. Can not control his thinking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to get relief from depression. He is thinking a lot. Can not control his thinking.
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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I have issue with less memory, I can't able to remember my study. what should I do?

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Do writing practice everyday for 20 mins, do loud reading for 20 mins, do regular exercise.For further assistance you can concern me privately.
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Homeopathy Medicine After a Concussion

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathy Medicine After a Concussion

Head injuries occur due to a variety of injuries - road accidents, falls, sports, assaults, etc.  While some injuries might be obvious, others may not have an external injury. However, given the structure and vascularity of the brain, there could be definite damage to the blood flow and brain function. There would be alteration in the person's behavior which may seem weird to others. A detailed history and examination will help unearth these symptoms and the underlying causes and thereby manage them. Any of the above injuries can result in jarring of the brain, and especially in cases of children, it is advisable to immediately consult a doctor.  If it was a very minor injury, then any of the following symptoms should warrant a visit to the doctor.

  1. Worsening headache 
  2. Nausea 
  3. Vomiting
  4. Dizziness 
  5. Difficulty waking up from sleep 
  6. Irritability and confusion 
  7. Unequal pupil size or dilated pupils
  8. Confused about name or place of belonging
  9. Unclear speech
  10. Numbness in the legs or arms 

As with all other conditions, homeopathy believes in getting to the root of the issue and not just treating the symptoms. There have been cases reported where the patient had severe symptoms, was given homeopathic remedies with complete cure of symptoms.  There are specific remedies in the acute phase and the chronic phase. In acute phase, commonly given remedies in the acute phase include Aconite, Arnica, and opium. They are aimed at stimulating recovery and should be given immediately after the injury has happened.

  1. Aconite:  Used when the patient is restless and panicky with the fear of death.
  2. Opium: These may have injuries elsewhere but not on the head, may feel dazed or be in coma, could also have a bloated face.
  3. Arnica: If the patient is severely bruised, however is denying help and claims to feel well, then Arnica should be given

In chronic phase these remedies help in managing the long term implications of a concussion that sets in sometimes even after months.

  1. Natrum sulphuricum: The person here is usually depressed and irritable, suicidal in some cases, have a feeling of ringing in the ears, experience vertigo.  The symptoms are worsened in wet or damp conditions.
  2. Natrum muriaticum: The person becomes sad or withdrawn, have a chronic headache that is worsened when out in the sun and develop a dislike for salt.  Being at the seaside can make these symptoms to improve or worsen dramatically. 
  3. Hypericum: The person will have convulsions immediately after the injury and can complain of pins and needles sensation later on.
  4. Helleborus:  The person seems shut down since the injury has happened with indifference to pain or pleasure.
  5. Hyoscymus:  The person becomes talkative, excited, laughs inappropriately, and in rare cases, muscle spasms or even epilepsy.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest 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 Raja. Our brain is capable to store everything and there is nothing which brain can forget. But your stress, anxiety and other obsession problems can reduce brains capacity of recollection. Don't be stressed. Get good sleep and moderate physical exercise. Please consult a psychologist for counseling, advice and psychotherapy. Take care
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I am 21 year old boy I want to spend more time on my further studies sometimes I am getting distract and thinking negative is this any problem in my brain? So how can I concentrate as well spend much more time on the studies. So please give me some tips what should I do that vl be your great humbleness Thanks.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, your bowels movement is improper producing acidity resulting in negative thoughts. Secondly loss of memory, concentration causes due to pressure, stress of career, malnutrition, insomnia. ●Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice .* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. ●*Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects. ●Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on time.*ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d  night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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How can I remove my stage anxiety? Please do not suggest me to sing in small groups then big. I have done all those things and I think its time for tablets.

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
How can I remove my stage anxiety? Please do not suggest me to sing in small groups then big. I have done all those t...
Dear Karan. Stage fear is one sort of performance anxiety which comes under general anxiety disorder. Singing in small groups and then go large etc are basic steps in the therapy and such systematic desensitization therapy methods can only cure your problem. Secondly you should not unnecessarily worry about this anxiety. Because if you worry, anxiety worsens. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Doctor.I am 21 years old ,sir nearly from three months I have been facing a problem that" I'm unable to listen to the classes in the afternoon I feel that my mind is blocked and I am unable to concentrate on my studies too from afternoon because I'm feeling light headache ,mind dim. So please suggest me to reduce these? Sir one more "I am attending classes in morning and am active but from afternoon only am feeling low

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
If you want better results while studying, revision is the key. Repeated revision consolidates the information in the brain and helps to retain the information. Other than that, try a daily exercise of recalling your entire day in as much detail as possible before you sleep. Initially only important or superficial details are recalled, but with practice minor details can also be recalled. Be more organized; make lists. Use acronyms and mnemonic devices to help you remember. Take 45 minute slots followed by a 5-15 minute break. Eat and at proper times. Drink plenty of water. Find time for exercise or meditation. Keep time for proper revision at end of study session. Revise before you sleep.
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EFFECT OF NEGATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore

We all come across relationships where a lot of negativity is thrust upon us be it from parents, siblings, friends, relatives or at work. What effect does this negativity have on our mind and what changes it can bring in us are described below

Loss of confidence- confidence is key to the successful planning and implementation of any idea. If people around you try to break your confidence to believe and implement in your ideas you are very unlikely to do anything with it.

Lack of self esteem- Self esteem is the mirror image of what we hold in our mind. If we don’t see a good image we are unlikely to like it and do anything with it.

Identity crisis- When we are unable to maintain a definition about us due to constant criticism and nagging we will become unsure of who we really are and what we really are capable of doing. This also effects our ability to project what we really feel and think to the outside world.

Low mood/depression- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness can easily develop once we aren’t able to win the approval and acclaim of people around us. This can make us sink very fast without leaving a trace of what our baseline was.
Impaired problem solving abilities-People who constantly are unsure of what they should be doing due to nagging In changing situations will loose the ability to deliver quick results when they are presented with a new situation.
Impaired concentration-Due to inability to depend on themselves to work out any problem people will develop inability to assimilate and process any kind of information and hence will develop problems of concentration as they are wary to pick up any new task due to fear of mistakes or failure.

Lack of foresight- As they get surrounded by feeling of inadequacy within themselves they start loosing ability to process information to deduce inference and their implications over consequences and hence slowly start loosing insight over what their actions might bring. This makes them incapable of doing actions which lead to what they find as desirable results because they are too busy seeking approval from who is nagging them.

Impaired/inappropraite communication – Due to lack of a coherent and independent functioning practice such people are often unsure of what they are speaking and tend of focus only on seeking immediate approval of who they are communicating with and even in that communication they are not accurate as they are worried they may face nagging due to what they may say. Example is stammering in people is somewhat due to same reasons partly.

Personality problems- Such people may often come across as people with borderline personality disorders as they are so weak so sustain a constant personality because they are scared they have to depend on the approval of several conflicting minds none of whom may be erroneous on their own but dependence on all of them may create a clutter of impossible unified solution.

Effect of negative feedback – This whole situation may worsen when the person does not get good results from what he is doing as inspite of his efforts he is not able to get approval of so many differing nagging fractions who he is dependant on. A good feedback and results is an immense booster to the victims efforts in developing his own image and personality.

Impaired social behavior and conduct- Due to such constant inability to please so many different sources and winning their approvals such people develop immense self doubt and tend to perform poorly and avoid social interactions.

Wavering minds-Due to constant criticism and nagging such people very soon develop inability of believe and maintain in what their decisions are and hence come across as people who don’t maintain their thoughts. Sometimes this can lead to a development wherin they just see everything as a task and go about doing them in a goal oriented pursuit without any emotional indulgence or attachment.

Depersonalization/dissociative disorders- In such environment people develop this condition. Symptoms can be classified as either depersonalization or derealization. Depersonalization is described as feeling disconnected or estranged from one's body, thoughts, or emotions. Individuals experiencing depersonalization may report feeling as if they are in a dream or are watching themselves in a movie. They may feel like an outside observer of their own thoughts or body, and often report feeling a loss of control over their thoughts or actions. In some cases, individuals may be unable to accept their reflection as their own, or they may have out of body experiences. While depersonalization is a sense of detachment from one's self, derealization is described as detachment from one's surroundings. Individuals experiencing derealization may report perceiving the world around them as foggy, dreamlike/surreal, or visually distorted.

Inability to develop intimacy, develop new relationships and maintain relationships- As they depend on many contrasting sources for approvals they develop serious self doubt and loose the ability to develop and maintain intimacy in relationships. They often tend to avoid new relationships due to previous experiences of negative outlash.

Therefore every person, be it a growing child or a new employee, a new partner, or a new friend or a new job is like a new seed we plant. The more good positive support t we provide the plant better the fruit we will get. I would not be too far from truth if I say that our minds and personality is hugely dependant and shaped by people around us who are largely responsible for what we turn out to be.
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I am 25 year old male and am studying and staying in hostel so I doesn't get the nutrient Rich food to gain my weight so can you help for me to gain some more weight and my weight is 57 kgs and my height is 172 so please help me what should I have to consume for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 25 year old male and am studying and staying in hostel so I doesn't get the nutrient Rich food to gain my weight...
Take more protein like paneer,eggs,chicken,soyabean. Do regular exercises like skipping,jogging ,running etc. Do consume fruits too as it will help in detoxification and help in growth of the body...
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I am jitendra I am a smoker so I want to ask a question. If we are regularly smoking then his effect in our sexual life.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Cigratte contains Nicotine and Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it tightens blood vessels and restricts blood flow. In the long term, it has even been shown to cause permanent damage to arteries. Since a man's erection depends on blood flow, it is assumed smoking would affect erections. Studies have confirmed this time and again.It has been proved that just two cigarettes could cause softer erections in male smokers and one of the main reason for ED ( Erectile Dysfunction) is smoking habitually. There is also a correlation between men affected by impotence and smoking.
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Sir/Mam I have a serious anger issue. I cannot control my anger. If anyone shouts at me. I shout back. I don't wanna hurt anyone but I control my anger. I know I'm wrong at certain point but I burst out n shout. Plss help me to control my anger n aggressiveness.

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. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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A friend of mine is addicted to alcohol and cigarettes for many years. 5 to 6 years almost since he started this he also took drugs for sometime and also takes weed. On 4th January blood was coming from his mouth. I and his girlfriend wants to help him but we don't know how to. How to let him quit those things and how to improve his health. Please help us.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Sorry to hear about your friend. He will need to be evaluated by a Psychiatrist and possibly admitted for physician assisted withdrawal, which in every day language means Detoxification from the substances he's addicted to. Please do not delay things since the matter needs urgent attention.
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I am smoking since last 3 to 4 years . Nd I want to leave smoking as soon as possible please give me a solution any tabs or any other help to leave smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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/ weed, 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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I have not been able to concentrate on my study since few days I have tried everything like home remedies and all but I can't so pls tell what to do help me pls.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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What are the beneficial things we should do during study? To increase concentration and avoiding sleepiness?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear, concentration: first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect not only human including pets.
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I am consuming alcohol, smoke, tobacco from last 15 years, I am addicted very badly, even I am suffering from high blood pressure and sugar at boundary level, I am feeling light headed, much fatigue, excessive sweat, body pain, memory loss, please guide me for a good recovery.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment. The same applies to alcohol or chewing tobacco.
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I am 32 year male and have 1 kid 3.5 year old. We are planning for another baby but from the last 6 month, I am not interested in having sex with my wife. I have few things to highlight. Profession:-software and used to come late night but on weekend also facing same issue not having sex. One more thing. These days my sex ability is too less and I am. Not getting excited also and this is creating serious issues in my life and my wife is not at all happy with me and used to fight. Please advise. Regards

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 32 year male and have 1 kid 3.5 year old. We are planning for another baby but from the last 6 month, I am not i...
Sir, too much involvement in professional work should be reduced. What ever problems in the work place should be discussed. Spend more time at home go for week end outings. Do yoga, breathing exercises, meditation. Eat lot of vegetables and fruits. Go for walks together. See erotic movies together. Spend lot of time with wife before sex. Foreplay should be at least for 1/2 hour. Then have sex good luck.
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I am always thinking that something get bad in my life that's why i am always in tense what should i do?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Just Relax and start liking yourself.Have a positive self-talk, and learn What are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on.You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ Stress Management Super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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Hello! I have a problem of thinking too much n then it leads to tensions n it occurs mainly in exams. Eg) I said something to someone then after some time I will regret that I have said something wrong. I even feel guilty about things which are useless like if I said something in mzaak (humour) then afterwards I will think that he must have taken it seriously n then I go on replying him on watsapp that I was kidding. It happens mostly in exams when I have a pressure to study and with these all problem I am not able to study coz these all things come in my mind while studying only in exams. Thanks.

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
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I have a problem of thinking too much n then it leads to tensions n it occurs mainly in exams. Eg) I said some...
Dear lybrate-user, all the given issues are due to lack of self control. You should learn self control. You are jest 17 and therefore due to the adolescent normal problems, it is natural to people like to have such impulses. Nothing to worry. Relaxation therapy should help you. Please contact a psychologist online or in person. Take care.
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