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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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How to reduce our fat and how to many question in my mind solve a doctor than tell me how to improve ousr study.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
How to reduce our fat and how to many question in my mind solve a doctor than tell me how to improve ousr study.
Tips to reduce your weight and belly fat: Losing your weight is a slow and controlled process; diet management and exercise is the key - Strict to protein diet: avoid carbohydrates and fat in your diet- some regular sources for protein are pulses, soybean, rajma, chola, eggs, meat etc. - Exercise sensibly: exercise till you sweat, a good exercise should also increase your heart rate; such cardiovascular exercises should be performed. - Avoid alcohol and smoking - these things reduce your body metabolism and make you gain weight. - Don't starve: have an appropriate amount of food or else your body will store food (make you obese) while you starve. - Rest: rest is very important to make you look and feel good, oversleeping and deficient sleep both make you gain weight. - If you face weakness go for diet supplements such as multivitamin tabs. These supplementary measures will cover all your body micro nutrition needs. - Natural fat burners must be considered if you are serious enough to loose your weight.
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My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having this problem of auditory hallucinations, (very much) forgetfulness (in the sense that she needs instructions daily for almost everything), lethargic in nature almost in everything, being depressive in nature, negative and suicidal thoughts, etc. There are other signs and symptoms as well which sometimes come and go. She started telling all these things when she was 15-16 years. Earlier problem was not so much. It was like memory loss in the beginning. She couldn't remember things. She started being slow in daily chores and then came depression. After 4-5 years other signs and symptoms followed. In the beginning stages of the illness, my family members didn't pay much attention to it thinking that she's deliberately complaining because she doesn't want to do anything including studies. We're family of 8 in which there are 5 sisters and one brother and parents. So initially the problem was ignored for almost 4-5 years. Then she was taken to general physician who referred her to psychiatric care in Allahabad. But after taking medicines from there, she started to suffer from temporary memory loss in such a way that we needed to instruct her for almost everything, it was like she lost control of life. After that came auditory hallucinations, negative and suicidal thoughts, and more troubling depression. We consulted another psychiatric clinic, but her condition didn't improve. Her habits didn't change. She's still depressive. Most of the times she remains idle and like idol. Most of the times she wouldn't know what to do next. All she care about are non essential things. She complains also that medicines are giving her no health benefits. Apart from that she's continuously gaining weight. She doesn't have any idea that she's an adult now, not a child anymore, her way of life is instructive, not natural though. I think her problem is chronic. Now my parents are wanting her to get married. At this stage, with all these issues with my sister, would you recommend my sister to get married? Would you say that she should (at this stage) get married so probably after marriage she can get better? It's worrisome to think about it. And is there any hope?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having t...
Hi, appreciate your concern for your sister. Auditory hallucinations are signs of schizophrenia. Your sister needs holistic care, that is, along with medication she needs to be under counselling. You and your family members too will need to know more about schizophrenia and what help you all can provide to each other and to your sister. Marriage is not a miracle cure for problems and diseases. Marriage involves other set of people, their dreams and aspirations for life, hence it's not an option to be chosen carelessly. Besides your sister will not be able to cope up with the additional challenges that come with married life. Focus on helping your sister to gain some amount of functionality to help herself. Sit with your sister's psychiatrist and understand about the disease and the treatment plan. If you are not satisfied with the treatment from the current psychiatrist then seek second opinion by visiting a clinic that specializes in treatment for schizophrenia and like, and continued counselling sessions are a must along with medication.
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I saw eye doctor I am okk but my headache is fed me all day I remember one thing again again Like mjhe ye krna h fir ye krna h morning se kya kya kiya krun . Ye me at least 20 times remember krta hu kya kese krna h kya kiya Ni chahu fir bhi mind rest ni leta fir again kuch sochne lg jata I am forgetting many thing backache sometime i am always thinking about sex what should i do?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I saw eye doctor I am okk but my headache is fed me all day I remember one thing again again
Like mjhe ye krna h fir ...
At your age, you are walking on a path that is taking you away from success. At present your focus is studies+career but you dream of girls. When you will be at the age of marriage or girlfriend, you would have no career to support you. So, you will be nowhere. Stick to what is right as per age, everything else will be in line after that, as per your wish.
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I lost somebody close last year and since than feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I lost somebody close last year and since than feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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Hi, I am 29 years old, 6 feet 2 inches and about 220 pounds i am a lazy and feel really exhausted and irritable most of the times unless i am in office working, I drink almost everyday about a quarter of rum I keep away from smoking and soft drinks. Mentally I like to think iam strongly willed but I just feel really lazy during the mornings I get about 8 to 10 hrs of sleep is something wrong with me?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Hi, I am 29 years old, 6 feet 2 inches and about 220 pounds i am a lazy and feel really exhausted and irritable most ...
Dear, You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day 2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits A) take 30ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 10 gm of BLACK CUMIN SEEDS along with 10 gm of jaggery after meals. C) take 2-2 tablets of arogyavardhini vati and chandraprabha vati after meals, D) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. Do all things for 30 days.
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Now a days am get depressed because of not getting job how get relaxed from stress.

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
Now a days am get depressed because of not getting job how get relaxed from stress.
Dear Abhi, Welcome to lybrate. You are disappointed due to stress. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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Hi. My dad has bp and diabetis. He is always shouting, scolding my mother very badly. Ours was a happy family, after my marriage things have changed a lot. My parents quarrel a lot. I don't know how to solve this issue. Please help me. Also, my dad is not ready to visit any doctors, infact he doesn't take his diabetics medicines. I have got one sister who is working in different place. And my brother who is a government employee who is married since 2 years. My dad scolds, fights with my mother in front of my brothers wife. My brothers wife doesn't want to stay with my parents. So she is also making my parents to fight. Seeing this my brother is spoiling his health. He doesn't want to leave parents and stay in different house. My brothers salary is very less and he doesn't get is salary on time, it gets delayed by 2 - 3 months sometimes. My dad scolds my brother also as he is not able to manage home (as his salary gets delayed). My dad is still working, as he do not want to stay in home. My dad daily drinks in the night and quarels once he come home. I got busy with my work and family, I hardly call my dad and speak. Now my dad has taken all these things to heart and keeps telling me he should not have made us studied instead he should have kept money with him for his future. Now my mother is suffering my seeing my fathers behaviour towards her and my brother wife do not want to stay with my parents since they quarel and my brother do not want to leave my parents and live in different house. If my brother doesn't make a different house she do want to live with him. My brothers wife is mentally torturing him daily. I am in deep trouble, not able to solve these issues. Please guide me.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
You start risnia drops 0.5ml twice a day mixed in some food. Slowly increase it. His anger wil subside slowly. Contact after 7 days privately
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Want to know about bipolar disorder and its side effects and complete consultancy.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Want to know about bipolar disorder and its side effects and complete consultancy.Please tell.
It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding. Regarding some of the symptoms here goes: Mania is a term that describes the emotional highs of bipolar disorder. In general, symptoms of a manic episode may include: •High energy, excessive activity, and/or restlessness •Overly good mood •Irritability •Fast, erratic talking •Racing thoughts •Inability to concentrate •Little need for sleep •Feelings of power •Poor judgment •Reckless spending •High sex drive •Alcohol or drug abuse •Aggression •Refusal to admit that there is a problem Bipolar Symptoms: Depression In bipolar disorder, manic episodes alternate with periods of emotional lows, which are known as depressive episodes. Signs of a depressive episode may include: •Sadness, anxiety, or a feeling of emptiness •Hopelessness •Feelings of guilt, feeling worthless, or feeling helpless •Lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyable, such as sex •Low energy •Trouble with concentration or memory •Restlessness or irritability •Excessive sleeping or insomnia •Changes in appetite or weight •Pain or other physical symptoms not explained by an illness or injury Thoughts of death, or suicidal thoughts or attempts to kill the self.
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Sir, I have the problem of anxieties, and have the problem to take little things on mind, and I always put myself in pressure without any cause.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir, I have the problem of anxieties, and have the problem to take little things on mind, and I always put myself in ...
Hi, You need psychotherapy, consult a psychologist online or in person for proper treatment. Exercise will not only make you feel better about yourself, but will flood your body with feel-good endorphins. Some researchers even believe that increasing your body heat, a natural result of exercise, may alter neural circuits controlling cognitive function and mood, including those that affect the neurotransmitter serotonin. Researchers believe this response can boost your mood, increase relaxation, and alleviate anxiety. Caffeine boosts your energy, and can make you jittery and anxious. If you can't go cold turkey, try reducing by a cup a day and see if you notice any decrease in your anxiety symptoms. You can also try switching to a drink with less caffeine and more health benefits, such as green tea. Deficiencies in magnesium, vitamin B12, and zinc have been linked to symptoms of anxiety. Vegans and vegetarians in particular should watch their B12 intake, as the vitamin is only found in animal products. • Studies link an unhappy gut with an unhappy mind, so avoid eating difficult to digest foods like processed meals, foods high in saturated fats, and fried foods. • Finally, don't let yourself become so hungry that your blood sugar drops, which can lead to an anxiety attack.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then very feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost somebody close last year and since then very feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Nobody but only you is to suffer--------life must go on------everybody face such problems in some part of their life but it doesnot means that all feels depressed-----------------you should lead from the front and be strong as there is no space for weak people in this world-----------------so be brave and for sometime take the help of below given homoeopathic medicine----- homoeopathic medicine-------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days.-------- bramari pranayam daily------------
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His age is 21 but he still looks like a school kid. He is not all growing.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
His age is 21 but he still looks like a school kid. He is not all growing.
Please be more specific about what you mean by not growing at all. Physically or mentally? some aspects which are genetic cannot be changed like height, facial features etc. Some mental aspects can and may change with time as he grows and gets more experience in life. If you find that he's very much lagging behind his peers in mental development then take him for assessment to clinical psychologist. For physical growth he can participate in physical activity like sports, gym, marathon etc to develop his muscles and look more grown up. However looks are not what matters ultimately. It's their character and personality that makes a person excel in life.
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I am 27 years old, I cannot smell since ten year and whole year my left nose stays blocked due to cough And I am loosing my memory and concentration Kindly help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be because of sinusitis. Follow the advice given below symptoms of sinusitis a) blocked nose, runny nose, headache. Decreased smell sensation b. Pain over the sinus region treatment 1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
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I am having a voice problem the words spoke by me could not be understandable to the another man to whom I answered it is because I have paralysis 3 years back which I recovered but the voice is not proper.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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Hi, I am 24 years old, I have too much tension without any reason. What should I do? please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 24 years old, I have too much tension without any reason. What should I do? please help me.
It is hardly likely that there is no reason for your tension. If you do not have a conscious reason, then the unconscious mind will have one for sure. If there are reasons buried in your unconscious mind, it is likely that the reasons may have been precipitated from childhood experiences, or a long time ago. The reason you have not been perturbed by it this far is because these may have been suppressed for years, and at an undue moment when stressful factors may have lowered your defenses, it is bound to come up and trouble you. You need to talk to a counselor and that person will help you identify these influences from childhood, and then you could work on them. Any which way, learn about your emotions and learn how to express them appropriately.
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My friend (a paediatrician) a self made girl who is what she she is on her own (Not a very happy childhood and not emotionally att with family) was emotionally involved with her boyfriend, He was very caring supportive and would have been an ideal life partner. However she left him as he did not improve on his excessive drinking habits, while he moved on in life but he too is unhappy in his marriage. My friend is not able to forget him, and is mentally disturbed. She can not get back to him as he has not given up on his drinks. So crux is she is not able to get over him, nor is she able to accept him back into her life due to his drinking addictions. Now its even affecting her present as she is not able to connect emotionally and mentally with any other guy... And so is not able to go ahead with her marriage proposals. She sees him in everyone she tries to get close with and compares him and rejects him if any of his quality is not there. She fears that even if she marries she may start comparing her spouse in all aspects, and may affect her married life. She is totally left feeling lonely, frustrated and mentally disturbed all the time. She wants to erase him. She is ready for psychiatric /medical help only if it can get her to forget him, reboot her and bring the zing back in her life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My friend (a paediatrician) a self made girl who is what she she is on her own (Not a very happy childhood and not em...
See, its obvious that people take time to move on. As you said she is self made and independant she has made her choice of not being with that guy who does not even love her enough to leave drinking for her. So if someone does not care about her staying with him or not what is that one thing which is not letting her get him out of her mind? She has to get over him to start life afresh and its her decision. No body would like to stay with a alchoholic so instead of comparing other things she should look for the positives in the prospects she is meeting. How long has it been since they broke up? Tell her to take psychotherapy from psychologist and if depression is diagnosed she might as well take medication. You can consult me for same. All the v best.
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I am 34 years man, my problem is that I am working in private firm from initial period but whenever my job left I went in deep depression and I tried to commit suicide pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As you have depression and suicide tendency you need to take medication and consult a psychiatrist. You think positively and you will get a better job if you try. You have to do meditation and yoga for mind control.
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How to deal wuth backstabbing and ditching fruends whom you trusted?

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Trust is an important aspect of friendship. If the trust is lost over some silly issue let it go and try rebuilding your relationship with your friend. If your friend ditched you in some major thing I suggest you terminate your relationship with that person.
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My sister in law is 25 yrs old. She was suffered from panic attack last from 4 days. She has symptoms like racing heartbeat, Shortness of breath, Sweating, Shaking, Changes in mental state including fleeing of detachment. Numbness in the hand or feet. Tightness. Fear that you might die. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My sister in law is 25 yrs old. She was suffered from panic attack last from 4 days. She has symptoms like racing hea...
Hello. Has she suffered from recent disappointment/ failure/ loss of family member? Why she is behaving like this, you haven't mentioned about the past history or the causative factor. We do have wonderful medicines in homoeopathy Give her one dose of Ignatia 200 daily in the morning time for 3 days, revert me back for her condition.
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