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Dr. Varkha Chulani

MD - Psycholog

Psychologist, Mumbai

26 Years Experience
Dr. Varkha Chulani MD - Psycholog Psychologist, Mumbai
26 Years Experience
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Dr. Varkha Chulani is a trusted Psychologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. She has over 26 years of experience as a Psychologist. She has done MD - Psycholog . You can visit her at Dr Varkha Chulani in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Varkha Chulani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psycholog - Bombay University - 1991
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I m a smoker but now days am not smoking but I feel some weakness or stamina issue.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not mention your age so I will have to take a guess about these symptoms. The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke has the effect of damaging the oxygen carrying capacity of your blood and therefore there is a problem of early exhaustion and that you cannot sustain your stamina too. The latter could be due to damage to your lungs as well. Depending on your age and the extent of your tobacco use, the effects could be of more severity. I recommend that you go for a complete medical checkup and assess the damage to your respiratory system and get advice on how you can recoup from this effect. Exercise is a must but the pace and quantity must be determined on medical grounds. It is really a good thing that you have ceased with smoking because the damage is evidently showing and you can now focus on recovering as much as you can.
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I am 20 years old engineering. My question is. How can I increase my thinking capability/creativity?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
HI, Take following medicine Memorine (WHEEZAL) 10drops in 1/4th cup of water,drink twice a day for 1mth and revert back for further treatment plan. Do pranayam,Suryanamaskar daily.
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Hello sir/madam I am student. Please give me a suggestion how to increase my concentration and sharp my brain. If I study few hours feeling stressful, sometimes I used to get headache and I do not get relief for many hours. I'm not getting good percentage feeling irritated with these and losing hopes on myself. And I want to prepare for competitive exams. And am afraid if my problem continues I may not have good future. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think that your high expectations on yourself and the possibility of not attaining them is causing a lot of frustration and therefore the headaches. I suggest that you implement the following seriously and you will see success: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Sir, I am 21 years old boy, now I cant concentrate my mind and my medically energy is getting very low. What to do?

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Deep breathing and sirsabhimukhasan, eat badam and pista, eat nutritious food 4 times a day, drink more water, sleep for 8 hours daily, control on tv, mobile phone, computer, radio etc.
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I have problem in my concentrating power, when I learn something I cannot concentrate on that so what can I do for that problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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Sir.I have stress/anxiety disorders for last many years. And now it seems like growing and interfering with my day to day life. When i am doing routine things (brainless works). Its ok. .But. I when i try to think/plan conciously or try to sit in peace. Anxiety shoots back. And . It seems as my whole feelings/imagination is lost. As both feeling & imagination requires calm mind, which i dont have. All in all. I am a guy with lack of feelings/imagination and hence depressed

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
You are not a guy with a lack of feelings and imagination. Actually you have too much feeling and imagination, but of the negative kind. You are definitely looking for some kind of security, regarding something important to you. That is causing the constant anxiety and making you dysfunctional. Get rid of any negative thoughts about some experiences you had in the past. And stop looking for a certainty in everything you do. Things may have different outcomes but you cant stop trying. The fear of things not happening your way causes anxiety, so give your 100 percent to what you do and be ready for the outcome. Stop looking for certainty in everything, nobody can guarantee it. All the best.
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Hiiii. Sir. Mere father ki age 63 years hai. Or unko kuch month se lose memory ki problem chal rahi hai. Wo bhut si baate bhul jaate hai. Or ye problem jyada ho rahi hai. So, sir please give me suggestion that what I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Write to me privately with all his medical condition and medicines he is taking. Check his TFT and cbc and send reports to me
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62+ M. Diabetic and hypertensive and under treatment for 20 years. Presently having diabetic neuropathy. Advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Control sugar profile, daily walk, take diabetic diet, more salads in food, take multivitamins with vit B6, B12, and folate, take extra care of numb areas of your body, get glycosylated Hb checked three monthly and take diabetic medicines regularly.
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I am a 64 years Male , having ED problem and low libido ,Went to urologist and they gave me medicines for anxiety and got my testosteronelevels checked they were normal , Can you help?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user...There is a gradual decline in erection and libido with age and this is a normal physiological response of the body. Having normal testosterone levels suggest that you have no organic problem as such. Certain mind-body functions are not under our will and having inadequate erection or libido sometimes during sexual intercourse is normal. But if the next time of sexual intercourse we start thinking about the past failed attempt than it causes anxiety and may lead to a failed attempt again. This may gradually become a vicious cycle of anxious attempts and failed or insufficient results. Thus my advise to you would be to just forget about having an adequate erection and enjoy being with your partner at that moment. Also less desire can lead to insufficient erection, so you need to do more of foreplay before actual intercourse. Also there are many aphrodisiac food stuffs and medications which may be used to increase the sexual desire. Remaining sexually abstinent for a few days say 2 to 3 days may also help. I hope this was a help to you. Take care.
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M going with very stressed phase in project. Do not know I become angry very easily, not in good mood all the time, not able to express my views clearly, sometimes water flows from eyes when start speaking, sometime become blank before speaking, do not know what happening and how to cone out of this. Lot of negativity has developed.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi! You are sufferring from stress and depression. You need to overcome this problem definitely to lead normal happy life. Why crying, if you feel you cannot share your feelings or emotions to anyone close, if you can't then you can definitely seek Psychologist or Counsellor who can definitely understand your problem or situation and can provide therapy and counselling accordingly. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you are interested. Take care. Do not worry. Be strong.
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How can I quite my negative thinking. Plzz help me sir. I am so much mentally tired for it.

Neurologist,
lybrate-user, Sorry your going through this. Exercise, deep breathing, meditation, reading literature, Philosophy, art, and spirituality- all can help you overcome negative thinking. Be glad you have identified the problem. It is he first step to getting better. Best,
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I gave up alcohol 9 years back and after that I suffered from insomnia. My visit to an ayurvedic physician did not help and so I consulted a psychiatrist. He put me on 0.5 mg alprazolam b.i.d which helped but I used to get up in the morning with a jittery feeling and a month later I developed depression. When I went back to him he prescribes clonazepam 0.5 mg. To be taken along with alprazolam. I was fine after this but now after 9 years I have started with depression and restless sleep. My present psychiatrist suggests alternate medicine but is not sure. Can a psychiatrist help me with a solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2.Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3.Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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I have had health anxiety for over 6 months now. I been to various doctors but all say everything is ok. I was so upset I decided not to go to doctor anymore. But one day I started vomiting whatever I ate. Had a checkup and an endoscopy as well. Doctor said everything is fine. After few days my legs started feeling very weird. They use to get numb when I cross them in less than a minute. I decided to treat it on my own. So I dint go to any doctor. Eventually that went away. But my foot developed unsightly bulging veins. Now I am worried about bulging veins so much. Everybody around me freaks out when they see my foot. Please help!

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hi. There are actually two parts in your narration. Bulging veins is a surgical problem. For that you need to visit Surgeon. It seems you get worried excessively on trivial bodily disturbances which is a Psychiatric condition. There are people whose sensory nervous system have low threshold. There are ways to deal with this. Psychiatrist can helpyou in this matter.
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I am 18 years old male and I am suffering from fever last 6 days. I don't concentrate in my study. 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. While you are having fever or any other illness, it is difficult to concentrate on studies. This is natural. Please do not force your brain and take rest. You can continue your studies when you are cured. Take care.
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I am 22 years old male having a problem of anexity for nearly 3 or 4 years.My mind is always full of random thaughts which doesnot really exist.Concentration ability is nearly zero.Always drown in thaughts of future and get anexious.When i sit for study my eyes are on books but not mind so unable to study.Nowadays i use to avoid the work that need thinking whether it is calculation work or something which require concentration.It seems day by day i am loosing my thinking ability and memory loss.This time it ssems that i am not for any worth and will be mad in coming days.I also have habbit of nail biting,lips biting ,.etc Please suggest me any treatment to come out of this.I am feeling helpless.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Initially, we need to know what thoughts are running in mind. What is it related to? you can pen down what is coming in mind to have clarity. second, when you feel thoughts are overpowering, leave everything aside and take a long walk, 20 mins or close your eyes and take deep breaths. focus should be on the breath. this will helps a lot. take proper sleep. further you can take up counseling and therapies for focus and building concentration.
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I am having social phobia! Please suggest me how to overcome, its getting severe and please don't reply by saying consult a psychiatrist or psychologist even I know that! since it is a common problem you will be helping many like me thanks in advance!

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 Hafeezunnusa. Welcome to lybrate. Social phobia related treatment is a long process. It needs step by step intervention and desensitization therapy and cognitive and behavior therapy. These therapies cannot be provided through these answering methods. Therefore, you should consult a psychologist atleast online. Please understand, there is no alternative. Take care.
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How to out any type of depression? How to relax my mind in any type of depression?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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I am feeling angry sometimes suddenly without any reason. Kindly help in this matter.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take Nux vomica 1 M, 3 drops once in a week. Take Kali phos 6x, 5 tabs. twice daily. Revert after 15 days.
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I am 36 year old last five years suffering from depression. Reason of depression 7 years ago. I have sex with a stranger girl. There after I told my Friend about sex .my friend joke me that you got hiv .I have hiv test 4 time in every 6 month gap but result negative. Please tell me solution&treatment please help me.

Psychiatrist, Pune
There is no any reason to worry as HIV test results are negative. Are you married? Did you have sex relations with any woman other than your wife? If no then never go again for HIV test. Now don't think much about this. Forget the past & try to enjoy the present. There are lot many reasons & things to live life. Practise physical exercise regularly. Try to be engaged in your routine work. Spend much time in your hobbies. Always think in positive manner. Life is a most beautiful thing like a gift. Do not spoil it by thinking in wrong way. All the best.
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I drink beer once in a week and aftr beer I take cigarette. Ths all bcz of my past life tensions So I wan stop this habit, can you please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid stress and avoid that community. Be busy in work and family and friends. You can take anti alcohol/ smoking therapy
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