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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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Education
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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Hindi
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All India Association of Plastic Surgeons
Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

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I didn't remembering what I have studied before I have full of stress bt yoga & taking long breath isn't working (i study @ late night only soo my eye is paining) How to keep my self calm.

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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I'm a singer. But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like before. Throat get irritate or burn. When I take high notes or low pitch. Plzz suggest me to improve ma voice quality. AM so tensed.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I'm a singer.
But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like b...
Steam inhalation. Voice rest. No singing, shouting, whispering. Do this for 1 week and review. No gargling, no cold water. Tab vitamin c once a day hope this helps.
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A friend (in her early 30's)is going through a post trauma of her divorce. She has lost her interest in life. How to council her, please suggest?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Divorce is very painful and difficult. If there was any abuse, it will be even more hurtful. But the earlier she deals with that pain, the earlier will she get out of it. Please make her talk about the marriage until she purges herself of all the negativity. Let her use her own language to describe it, and let her talk extensively. When you are able to spare time, take her out and let her relate to others and the world around her. Gradually she will come out of it. If she broods over the divorce, withdraws, or is unwilling to talk, she could get into more problems. When listening to her, reserve your judgment, and just be a good listener. Occasionally, empathize with her and show a lot of understanding. The worse regret in a divorce is when the person realizes that there was something more that could have been done, but was left without adequate pursuit. This thinking usually follows later when it is too late. If that is the case, she will need to be consoled and know that both of them were responsible but that it is too late. Life has to go on and she has to move on. If she is working, it will be a lot easier, if she attends to her job. Tell her not to meet too many people who knew the couple well, and definitely she should not indulge in bringing out dirty linen. Help her understand the lessons to be learned and the role she played in this downfall. That is extremely important for her recovery.
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I lost some body last year and now I an in mental pressure please help me and suggest me some medicine for this.

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 lost some body last year and now I an in mental pressure please help me and suggest me some medicine for this.
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear cause grief and grief related depression is usual. Grief related depression stays for some days or weeks. If it is lasting for more than 2 months, you need psychological therapies. Take care.
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I am a regular smoker for almost 5 years by now and doesn't believe that it would cause me harm. But lately I began to experience coughing and sore throats. Can you please help me out? And prescribe me some meds as well. Thankyou.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
There are medicines to reduce tobaccoo craving, but can be given only after medical evaluation. So kindly consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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I am 29 years old get married in November 2015 and I am not happy at all however I am working although feeling like everything has changed and not able to accept it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You need to discuss your issues with a friend or counselor and and solve them meditation and yoga will hlep mind control.
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I have some sort of stress because of which I was unable to sleep for last 2 days. What to do?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have some sort of stress because of which I was unable to sleep for last 2 days. What to do?
Write what is causing you stress and try to see things from different perspective. Over focusing on issues brings unnecessary stress and anxiety.
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Sir mujhe urine baar baar aata hai, par frequently nahi aata hai, jyada paani pee leta hu to to har half hour mai urine aata hai maine saare test karaye the lekin result kuch nahu expert doctor ne kaha ye tumari pshychology ban gayi hai mai issse 7 years se paresaan hu please sir give me advice in right direction.

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Your symptoms suggest you have overactive bladder. Stop consuming tobacco/alcohol, excessive tea, cofee, paan-masala. Ensure that you do not have constipation. Start tab oxybutynin 2. 5mg, at night daily for 1 month.
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My wife often reacts very badly to things/ events, which we feel are normal (common) and need not reaction. She starts looking petty matters in big scale. She also feels that she is not good at anything and she can not do good. I tried to convince her to consult a psychiatrist but she denies to go to psychiatrist. She says that she can not share her problems with any third person. When I spoke to one psychiatrist, he said untill he meet the paitent and talk, he can not say anything. In such situation, what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, PDO
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My wife often reacts very badly to things/ events, which we feel are normal (common) and need not reaction. She start...
I understand your difficulty in this situation. There are 2 things that you can do: 1. The problem that your wife seems to be experiencing most often leads to arguments and fights within couples. It is often the case that each person feels that the other is largely responsible and doesn't want help for themselves. Your wife's stand is completely understandable. You can seek professional help for the couple as a marital unit, rather than just your wife. That approach will make her more forthcoming, since it'll ensure that the spotlight will not rest on just her. Also, it puts down a healthy initiation for therapy, since she will get to see that you want mutual happiness, without solely blaming her or her behaviour for the problems. 2. You can use technology, with apps like lybrate ensuring that your wife doesn't need to leave the comfort of her home to meet a psychiatrist. Both of you could have an online consult. That would definitely lower her reluctance to visit a psychiatrist.
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I am divorced and due to that I'm unable to control my sexual desire. Hence to control my sexual frustration or desire I masturbate 5 days a week. I tried everything like yoga, meditation but unable to control it. Also it helps me to relive my stress level. Please help I don't know what to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am divorced and due to that I'm unable to control my sexual desire.
Hence to control my sexual frustration or desir...
Lybrate-user, its a myth that masturbation will drain you or is unhealthy. You don't have to feel guilty about it at all. Till the time its rewarding and not a hindrance you can carry on with it. Its natural. But if you feel its in excess or want to stop it for other reasons, consult with a psychologist for psychotherapy- to learn to deal ways to curb it. All the best.
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Depression And Homeopathy

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pimpri-Chinchwad
Depression And Homeopathy

Depression can be referred to as a psychiatric dysfunction which is generally associated with a recurrent feeling of sadness, loneliness, disinterest in daily affairs and low self-confidence. Due to the stresses of the modern lifestyle and constant anxiety the occurrence of depression is on the rise and it is affecting more people around the world.

Love disappointment, loss in business, disharmony in the family, performance pressure, death of a loved one, some unfortunate events in life, Domination, Abuse sexual and physical are one of the main reasons of depression. Homeopathy lauds the benefit that it does not induce drug dependency and no side effects.

Causes

Depression can spring up because of hereditary factors, excessive substance abuse, hormonal imbalances, sudden shock or trauma and also anxiety. Depression tends to be chronic and can come back in timely intervals to hamper your life.

Symptoms

The symptoms of depression include loss of appetite, a recurrent feeling of exhaustion, tendencies of isolating oneself continuously, significant trouble while sleeping, abrupt mood swings, lack of concentration in daily affairs and recurrent feeling of melancholy.

Homeopathic Treatment for Depression

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat depression but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for depression treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for depression treatment:

  1. Sepia – This medication is useful for people who face recurrent episodes of sudden mood swings and feelings of isolation. If someone gets depressed with the slightest of the matters, Sepia can also be helpful.
  2. Aurum Metallicum – If someone undergoes the symptoms of recurrent suicidal tendencies, hopelessness and a lowered self-confidence, this preparation can be recommended.
  3. Cimicifuga – Cimicifuga can be really useful if you undergo the symptoms of severe headache and neck pains during depression along with intense episodes of desolation.
  4. Causticum – If someone suffers from the symptoms of memory loss, frequent weeping and the depression had occurred due to the loss of someone close, Causticum can be recommended.
  5. Phosphoric acid – If you suffer from the symptoms of appetite loss and social awkwardness, a prescribed dosage of phosphoric acid might help in the elimination of the symptoms.
  6. Kalium Phosphoricum – This is a very important medication as it is very effective at treating depression that occurs due to stress. People who are overworked or students who have over-studied and may have developed depression from of stress are greatly benefitted by this medication.

These are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines for Depression. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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Is saul pereira psychotherapist and psychoanalist. Wheather he cures schizophenic without medication ?

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, first of all, please understand, as on today, schizophrenia cannot be cured fully, but can be managed. The patient with schizophrenia can lead a normal life with the help of right medicines, psychotherapy, vocational therapies, games and motivation. I am not willing to answer the first part of your question. Pardon me and take care.
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Meri problem h reading. Yad nhi hota jyada kosis kre to head dard krne lag jata h.

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
Meri problem h reading. Yad nhi hota jyada kosis kre to head dard krne lag jata h.
Dear lybrate user. You are a student. Students need to study and read different books. It becomes your duty. Once you understand your duty, learn to enjoy it, learn to be passionate about it, naturally stress stays away. At the same time, it you take reading as a burden, you feel stressed. You have to use reading techniques which do not give stress to you. I suggest online educational counseling. Take care.
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Sure mam. But I would like to know what is happening with me and why. I have consulted an ayurvedic doctor and he said that its an early sign of dementia. So kindly give me a solution, what should I do?!

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
Sure mam. But I would like to know what is happening with me and why. I have consulted an ayurvedic doctor and he sai...
Dear Lybrate user, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia or dementia 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 contact me. Take care.
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I miss unable to concentrate in my studies due to headache and my exams are soon, so what should I do? Please help me?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I miss unable to concentrate in my studies due to headache and my exams are soon, so what should I do? Please help me?
Better to check your eyes with ophthalmologist. After check take glasses if requires. I think you may not follow proper methodology about studies. You should prepare a time table about subjects. Study 45 minutes then take rest after start. Time gap between question to question is important. Do not feel stress. Feel comfortable when you study. Short time study method will help to you. Night time do not study. 8 hours sleep is must. Study day time. Take rest night. Minimize the time of t v. Do not sit excessive time before system. Develop small rest of sleep. Sleep and study. Maintain 21 days this type attitude. Then it will become your attitude. Do not feel and think about head ache. The feeling may develop head ache. So do not feel and do not give high priority for this problem. Today every one have head ache problem. So feel comfortable. Enjoy the days best of luck.
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8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Hypnotherapy and NLP, CBT, Autism, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Parents are always concerned about their child's physical health, but often ignore their mental health. Along with physical well-being, your child's mental well-being is also equally important.

The following are eight tips to improve your child's mental well-being:

  1. Adequate sleep: Sufficient amount of sleep is required for a child to stay mentally fit. Parents often engage their children with various classes and activities and compromise on their sleeping hours. This in turn affects the child's mental state. Therefore, as a parent, you must take care not to compromise on your child's sleeping hours.
  2. Allowing them to play: Nowadays, children are overburdened with studies and other learning activities. They do not get to play quite often. But as a parent, you must take care of your child's schedule, so that he/she can have proper playtime too. Playing involves physical activity as well as creativity in certain cases. This helps to improve mental health.
  3. Learning to share and care: You must take care to inculcate in your child the values of sharing and caring. These little things can also help improve your child's mental health. Learning how to share with others and caring for others will help them to stay happy.
  4. Regular exercise: Encouraging your child to regularly exercise will not only help improve his/her physical health, but also mental health. It will also help them to reduce stress and maintain a good mood as well.
  5. Listen to them: Parents often ignore when children are speaking on less important matters; may be about a new friend or a strict teacher in school. But as a parent, you must take out some time from your daily schedule to listen out to their stories. Listening to them attentively will make them feel important, increase their confidence and hence, improve their mental well-being.
  6. Encourage them to make friends: Encouraging your child to make new friends will help them to socialize better. They will feel confident about themselves and also open up. This can boost up their mental well-being.
  7. Good nourishment: Proper nourishment is not only essential for being physically fit, but also mentally fit. Good nourishment will help them stay healthy physically and increase their energy levels. This in turn will positively affect their mental health.
  8. Make them feel safe: Children need to feel safe in order to stay mentally fit. Try and spend some time with them every day. As a parent, always make your children realize that you are right beside them. Listen to their problems and help them find solutions to solve those instead of scolding them. Help them to relax and feel secure to stay mentally fit.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a the doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 21 year old. I think I am suffering from schizophrenia syndrm. Approx 5 year. Please tell me. How to diagnose it. Home remedy or medicine.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Diagnosis of schizophrenia should be done by doctor who is trained in mental health. Treatment requires regular taking of medications as prescribed by the doctor. Please do not rely only on home remedies as it's going to complicate your illness.
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Hi, I am a working professional and face anxiety attacks sometimes when I am not able to speak properly and stammer a lot. This is not my usual self and there are phases when I face these challenges. Can someone please advise ways to overcome the same? Thank you in advance.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi, I am a working professional and face anxiety attacks sometimes when I am not able to speak properly and stammer a...
This is called social anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist. Remedy depends on the severity, it can be CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) with or without medications. All the best.
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My grandfather is suffering from depression. Since 4 years he takes proper medicines everyday but I think theres no improvement my family is very much worried about him can you suggest some ways how to get rid of it I will be very thankful to u

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My grandfather is suffering from depression. Since 4 years he takes proper medicines everyday but I think theres no i...
You need to get a 2nd psychiatrist opinion, taking treatment for 4 years without improvement is very very rare, I have never seen it in depression or else the condition is something else.
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