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Dr. Swati Rajendra Kanakia

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Dr. Swati Rajendra Kanakia is an experienced Pediatrician in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Swati Rajendra Kanakia personally at Dr. Swati Rajendra Kanakia@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Swati Rajendra Kanakia on Lybrate.com.

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Parents Guide to Teen Depression!

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Parents Guide to Teen Depression!

Teen depression seems to be on the rise in the recent past. It is a serious mental health issue which can lead to changes in how the adolescent feels, thinks and behaves. Teen depression can also lead to significant changes in emotional and physical wellbeing. While depression can occur anytime during a person’s lifetime, the symptoms experienced in adolescence can vary from that experienced during adulthood. Some of these include excess self-criticism, trouble in making decisions, neglected appearance, increased risk-taking behaviour, decreased motivation and increased school absence. Some factors which can cause teen depression are early childhood trauma, loss of parent/s, bullying or physical/emotional/sexual abuse. Teen depression can lead to abuse of alcohol/drugs, low self-esteem, academic failure, self-harming behaviour or suicide.

Here are a few things you can do to help a teenager who is suffering from depression:

1. Focus on listening not lecturing:

Resist the urge to criticize or lecture your teen when they are talking to you about their feelings. The important thing is that they are communicating with you instead of shutting you out.

2. Be supportive:

It is important to understand that your teen is working through something and may need your help when trying to overcome it. Try to validate his/her emotions instead of feeling irritated that they seem to be having mood swings.

3. Ask questions:

The best way to understand what is going on with your teen is by asking them questions. Do this in such a way that they do not feel pressured to answer. Even if you have the best intentions, do not push them into answering your questions. Wait for them to be ready to talk to you.

4. Encourage socializing:

It is good for your teen to go out and socialize, but they may not be feeling up to the task. It is upto you to encourage this without making it sound like you are criticizing their behaviour. Instead of saying “ I think you should go out and get some fresh air” say something like “I’m going to the mall, let me know if you want to come with me.” This way they do not feel any pressure to do something they may not want to.

5. Notice the positive:

Make sure you point out the positive things your teen does. This can be something like going to school on a daily basis, doing well on a test or even eating meals on time. If you point out these small things, they will feel appreciated and will remember to continue doing those things.

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How much quantity of lactogen milk or nan pro 1 milk give to 28 days old baby at Time?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
How much quantity of lactogen milk or nan pro 1 milk give to 28 days old baby at Time?
Breast milk has been our cry since time immemorial, so shall it be today. As much as the baby wants, offer breast milk to the baby and make him healthy.
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Hi, I have 3 years old son. He speak word which is spoken by us. He speak kaka mama tata. Etc. I know that which is the last time when a baby speak very well. Till which time I wait to speak.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, I have 3 years old son. He speak word which is spoken by us. He speak kaka mama tata. Etc. I know that which is t...
He should speak a few words by now and if he is not, then have to check him ofr autism or hearing loss.
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Hii Dr. My baby is of 23 days n while feeding I feel pain in nipple due to cracks. N I am using nipcare cream bt it's not helpful. please help me I feel very differently during feeding.

MD-siddha, bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery
Siddha Specialist,
Hii Dr. My baby is of 23 days n while feeding I feel pain in nipple due to cracks. N I am using nipcare cream bt it's...
hi, brakes are due to improper latching. consult a lactation consultant for proper latching. till then use nipple shield to reduce the pain.
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My baby got very weak after gone through a treatment of pneumonia n asphysia n today he is of 14 days. His mom also dont have enough milk. What to do n in how many days he will b fully active.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My baby got very weak after gone through a treatment of pneumonia n asphysia n today he is of 14 days. His mom also d...
Your child's doctor ,peadiatrician might have suggested you some powder milk avilable in market. There's no harm in giving powder milk to babies. Even its just 14 days of delivery gradually milk secretions of your wife may increase or your wife's doctor may prescribe her. In food items moong dal, coconut, methi, jeera, til, milk etc might help in increases secretions. Mother should have light and easy digestible food. Wait for sometime if still your wife's milk secretions are not increasing, consult me further for homeopathic prescription.
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My son is 8 months old, just started showing his two teeth. But sometimes startled, shivers his body. Is it natural or else. Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 8 months old, just started showing his two teeth. But sometimes startled, shivers his body. Is it natural o...
Teething is not associated with any health problems. It may be an episode of convulsions. Better you show to a pediatrician.
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My son is going to be seven this August. He suffers from season change/temperature change (sitting in car with a. C on) allergy which leads to stuffy nose very often. This has been happening since around 2.5 years. How to deal with it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Dear , as you yourself have observed, your son has what v call allergic rhinitis (in other words, he has allergy, one factor being sudden temp change. Since he has this for over 2 years, he might have to be given specific nasal sprays. But please start these only under medical supervision. One good news is, this condition can disappear by itself, as it appeared! gud luck!
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What is the treatment for 6 years old baby suffering with nephrotic syndrome. She is taking wysolone 25 mg alt. Day. Whether it is curable?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Lynbrate user Is this the first time that the child has been diagnosed as Nephrotic Syndrome . Has she already taken daily steroids for 6weeks Write in detail
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My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.
stop market junk food. prepare cereal based paratha both the time adding salt ,ALU,dal onion etc.every time new.serve with small amount of curry,curd,milk.add chocolate powder if available. give oily biscuits.
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