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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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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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How I quiting smoking.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
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.
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My mother is very difficult disease. She has get a pain in her head anytime every day. And she has some depression.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My mother is very difficult disease. She has get a pain in her head anytime every day.
And she has some depression.
Till you consult ayurveda physician pop shirshuladi vajra ras/ makardwaj vati empty stomach with shrikhand, pathyadi kwath 20ml after foof for 7 days.
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I am suffering from loss of concentration. I am not able to concentrate on my studies from past 1 year. What are the reasons behind this. I am feeling some sort of depression and loss of confidence also. Please help me to get out of this.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from loss of concentration. I am not able to concentrate on my studies from past 1 year. What are the ...
Your loss of confidance and feeling low might be die to your inability to concentrate in your studies and resultant poor performance in exams. See below some. Tips. For both stress management as well aso how. To improve your concentration and thus exam performance. When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Let me. Know if you need any further help. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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How to Overcome Stage Fright

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to Overcome Stage Fright

You are about to go on stage to face an audience. Palms sweaty, heart racing and a fear gripping your in such a way that your feet or tongue refuse to move? Relax. You are having a bout of stage fright. The first and most comforting thing to know is that the biggest and most popular performers and speakers also go through a bout of nervousness before their big show. And yet, when you see them on stage, you'll not detect an ounce of it. You can be that person too.

Why do you experience stage fright? Being the center of attention among an audience focused only on you can trigger thoughts of a bad or unconvincing performance resulting in loss of reputation, mockery and a perception of failure. The physical response your body has to this is called "fight or flight" syndrome which is a natural process designed to protect you.

So how do you face the situation and get better of it? Here are a few steps to get you there:

  • Self-hypnosis / Hypnotherapy for stage fright: Imagine if you believed that you are a master public speaker and can feel calm and confident during every performance! A self-hypnosis or hypnortherapy session allows you to reach out into the recesses of your subconscious mind and harness its power to handle stressful situations like a stage performance. You may have heard the common adage of - You are what you believe; and this therapy proves it. The process will help you visualize your actual performance and link it with positive, encouraging and enjoyable images which will replace your anxiety with confidence. You can either visit a consultant or buy a CD online.
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) for stage fright: NLP was created in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California as a connection between neurological process, linguistic and behavioural patterns learnt through experience or programming. NLP claims to cure everything from phobias to depression to even the common cold. Though not scientifically proven, NLP uses a set of mental exercises to allow you to change your perception and blockages and hesitation into positive actions. Similar to hypnosis, it'll allow you to program yourself to believe and practice for a positive outcome in order to achieve it.
  • Add the wow factor: Anyone giving you their time deserves to leave with a 'wow'. Add facts, figures or moves that'll give them that. Add 'your' touch and style to it.
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I'm a 58 years old male Prof. I'm suffering from depression for the past many Yrs. Fluoxetine has not made much difference. My self-image and confidence is at the lowest. I need counselling and sessions of hypnotherapy.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I'm a 58 years old male Prof. I'm suffering from depression for the past many
Yrs. Fluoxetine has not made much diffe...
Sir, Any chemical (drugs including) will only have some effect till its molecules last in the blood. There is nothing to be done, but lot to be Undone. The struggle to fit into value system is the real cause of depression. You should get a counseling session
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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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How to remove mental stresses. please help me with this sir?

BHMS
Homeopath,
How to remove mental stresses. please help me with this sir?
Hi. The foremost cause of any ailment or disease in today's time is - Stress/ Tension! It leads to a vicious cycle of mental agitaion -- irritability -- anger -- frequent fights -- frustration -- again leads to doubly increased stress and tension. Road-rage, increased incompatibility between the couple, infidelity -- all of these are consequences! I would like to advise you to opt either for Yoga (specially breathing exercises like Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum, etc.) or else Meditation! Different poses which are practised in Yoga, releases the pockets of stress and the levels of stress hormone drops down drastically. So, that in spite of getting exposed to circumstances, you don't get agitated. But it cannot be explained, it's better to perform Yoga under supervision of a qualified Yoga-teacher/ instructor! Would like to give you homoeopathic medicines which will increae your so-called 'Happy Hormones' in the body are - Bacopa Monierri Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. You will find much difference in yourself within 10 days of this medication, kindly revert me back.
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MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
5 tips for happiness.be social and love your family and neighbours share your thoughts and deeds share happiness and spread happiness with small actions of good will.donate to poor or needy.spread knowledge to friends and those who need it selfless services will give peace and happiness.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
Dear welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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How to solve the problem of depression and dyslexia. These two diseases are connected.

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, dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is a learning disability characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Dyslexia and depression are not related. 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.
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Anxiety Disorder - Natural Remedies That Can Help You!

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Anxiety Disorder - Natural Remedies That Can Help You!

In the fast paced world today, everyone is in a hurry to get things done and thus, sleep disorders, chronic stress and anxiety are natural outcomes. They may appear to you as very common and do not concern much. But in reality, they can be extremely harmful to your health. High blood pressure and diabetes are some of the most serious results of chronic anxiety and so these must not be neglected. Though there are uncountable ways of treating these problems, it is better to start with Ayurvedic home remedies as they can cure you completely of anxiety and depression without causing any side effects.

Drink a cupful of chamomile tea when you are feeling anxious
Chamomile contains apigenin and luteolin, which are known for promoting relaxation. A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Centre reports that the patients who are detected with generalized anxiety disorder and took chamomile tea supplements for 2 months, experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms as compared to those patients who were given a placebo.

Try to have about 3 grams of Omega-3 a day
There is enough evidence that Omega-3 fatty acids help in easing anxiety symptoms as well as lifting your mood by reducing the stress chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol in the body. You can have canned fatty fish like tuna, salmon along with a handful of walnuts and flax seeds with warm milk as these are all great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Breathe in lavender when you are stressed out
People who receive a regular massage with lavender oil are found to be more confident and optimistic and less anxious. It can even lower down the systolic blood pressure, which is related to the stress levels. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil in your bath as well as your pillow. If you want an immediate release from stress, then adding a few drops in a cup of hot water and inhaling it right away can be a great option. Lavender oil can be used in any form you want. So you may dab a few drops right on your skin as lavender is one of very few essential oils that can be directly applied.

Anxiety itself is very harmful, and it even paves the way for more severe ailments. If you had been suffering from anxiety and chronic depression for quite some time, then it is advisable to try these home remedies before popping in those anti-depressants with loads of side effects.

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I am 27 yrs old boy, I have a problem which I read I can't remember after few hours please instruct 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, 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 contact me. Take care.
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Dear Doctor, As I am suffering with severe anxiety, severe nervousness since 15 years. I am getting nervous and anxious for very small things. During such situations my mind is blocking, palpitation also occurs, I unable to writing during shivering also, in such situations I can't do any thing. In addition to that I have a problem of preejaculation during intercourse, in all respects I am feeling not well. Kindly advise us which treatment is better for the problem for immediate relief.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Dear Doctor,
As I am suffering with severe anxiety, severe nervousness since 15 years. I am getting nervous and anxio...
While you are with this problem for 16 years. You are not feel ok till now. Change your routine go for a morning walk daily, join yoga classes and meditation classes near by you. Yoga and meditation will give strength to your body and mind and soul. When you start this type of routine after some time you feel your self fresh strong and a happy person who have no problem. But make your will power strong then this routine will help you.
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Learn to manage stress in your life

MD
Sexologist, Srinagar
Learn to manage stress in your life
Stress and anxiety can make you exhausted 24 hours. Learn stress management techniques and come out from this black disease, that would help you to start new and successful sexual life.
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I am love failure. I got very depressed by this. I want to start my new life forgetting all of my past what should I do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am love failure. I got very depressed by this. I want to start my new life forgetting all of my past what should I do.
Forgetting is rather a difficult thing because you cannot fool your memories. The best thing is getting over your failures by building new memories and gradually replacing old ones. Be with friends and family and people who care for you. Pamper yourself. Eat healthy. Enjoy your hobbies. Relax and have good sleep at night. If you are finding problems with it then contact me online
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Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me any sorts of question I fire up, not wanting to meet new people, in short I'm happy and at my best only within my circle. I like to have my own space. I do have a bf but I'm never rude to him and I kind of see myself as a different person a better person with him.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me an...
Yes. You are an introvert. But being an introvert is not bad thing. Most people are not comfortable outside their own circle but this is not a problem for most of them. To overcome this, you can practice by having conversation with other people and face your fears. It is not easy in the beginning but it can help gradually.
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How to control smoking?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
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 dependence disease also.
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I think I am loosing my patience so fast and then I want to get rid off very quickly.

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, 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. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks. Take care.
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