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Dr. Yasmin S Siddiqui

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Yasmin S Siddiqui Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Yasmin S Siddiqui is a renowned Psychologist in Naya Nagar, Mumbai. You can visit her at Umrao Hospital in Naya Nagar, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Yasmin S Siddiqui on Lybrate.com.

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Hello, I am married, I am fully depressing alone always nobody talk with me since from the year only my cell phone is my life. Why this life is too long? Always I felt like that I can't get any solution bcz around me r all fake people's I can't come out from them. What to do.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
You are young and have a long life ahead of you. I would suggest to take positive steps towards your well being to lead a happy and fulfilling life. In any given situation we have two choice 1. Accept the situation as it is and feel bad about our self and do nothing to change it. 2. Accept the situation as it is and try and figure out what you could do so that you get the result you want and deserve. I would suggest you to take charge of your life. Think how would you like to feel when you are 40 years. What would make you proud of yourself. What will give you sense of contribution and accomplishment? You may try following things to help yourself come out of your current state of mind. When our mind is hooked into either past or worried about future 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 thinking 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. I would suggest few things below. If you are unable to follow these things suggested here you should consult a psychologist. 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. If you are not able to take charge and bring yourself up then I would recommend consulting a psychologist and work with him or her for few months and learn how to manage your stress and resolve the current issue as well. Know if you need any further help. Feel free to contact me if you think I can help you in any way, Hope this help wishing you very best.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
At age 50, one must drink on an average one drink /day. Th consumption of this drink should be very slow ending anywhere between 15-45 minutes one drink is equal to one of the following:--- -250 ml can or bottle of regular beer---- -100 ml can or bottle of malt liquor--- -60 ml glass of red or white wine--- -30 ml glass of hard liquor (spirits) like gin, vodka, or whiskey. --- although tolerance effect of consuming alcohol remains almost same in age group 50-65 year if factors remain sam but loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression, in fact, depression in older adults leads to decreased tolerance but increased diversion towards alcohol just causing health issues.
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My mind and concentration power is very weak like my friend reads 2 times and I also she is able to write in the exam but I can't I forget whatever I read so please help me out.

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 , you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Losing someone very close is a very traumatic experience. It takes time to first understand and accept that your beloved person is no more going to be with you hereafter. And this becomes a source of lot of pain and sadness. A void is created because of this loss. You must be very attached to this person. Along with this you might have been physically, emotionally, and socially dependent on this person for certain things. Now that this person is no more in your life, it has created uncertainty and insecurity for you. Hence you are feeling depressed and are trying to avoid others and are mainly keeping to yourself. It appears that you have lost interest in life. Please understand the pain and allow yourself to" feel" this pain. Then try to express your feelings by sharing it with someone you trust or just cry if you feel like crying. By doing this you are giving a outlet to your feelings. Emotional wound is to be treated like a physical wound. When a physically wounded person undergoes dressing and draining the pus out of the physical wound, he/she has to bear lot of pain till the wound starts healing. But the person cannot say I will not get dressing done for my wound, because if he/she does so the wound will become worse and create further complications. Same is the case with emotional wounds. You will be able to heal this wound by talking to someone or crying. And it will take you some time before you start thinking rationally. Otherwise you might start feeling dysfunctional and/or inadequate. Please don't force yourself to distract or don't try to push away the memories, instead, understand the loss by experiencing the pain. This process is painful, but finally it will help you to function normally in future and move on and reinvest in your life again. Please take care of yourself.
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My dear doctor, I'm underweight, age- 29, height-169 cm, weight- 48. Due to chronic anxiety, I can't gain my weight. My anxiety is whether I would get any health problem if I gain weight. Is chronic anxiety like a harmful disease which can bring many dangerous health issues to human body?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Dear Lybrate user, You should take banana and mango shake daily. Soaked black raisions daily morning you should take for increase of weight. Try to keep yourself busy all the time. Almonds. Soak 10 raw almonds overnight in water to soften, then peel off the skins. Put almonds in blender with 1 cup warm milk, a pinch of ginger, and a pinch of nutmeg. Drink at night to help you relax before going to bed.
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Sir my exams are coming soon so I want to increase my concentration on only studies and more remember I was now btech.

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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task and if I concentrate too long I feel mentally tired. I always procrastinating and now I want to study but I can not. I think I have adultAdHD even at day before exam I cannot concentrate and do other things. I also have other adhd symptoms like fidgeting and cannot sit at one place. Due to this I feel guilty and anxious about exam and daily when I cannot study, Its like I want to study but I can't. I feel anxiety and guilty when I cannot study for exams and also daily as I am wasting weeks. I also have other symptoms of ADHD like fidgeting and cannot sit at a place. I also cannot socialise at all and I don't like to. Its like I want to study by isolating myself but I can't.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello lybrate user...ADHD is a highly undiagnosed condition in our society. While around 3 to 5 percent of children and young adults have this problem. ADHD is mainly of three types Inattention type, Hyperactivity Type and Combined Type. For ADHD to be diagnosed the minimum criteria for your age of 5 out of 9 symptom list in either one or both the domains of ADHD should be present. Many of the symptoms of ADHD like impulsivity etc are common with borderline personality disorder and hence it warrants a detailed interview. Once the diagnosis is clear a good approach for its treatment can be undertaken. I would suggest you to get in touch for further exploration and a detailed interview.
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I'm suffering from my mental problem as I think much on those talks or things which are not relevant also.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
You need to take deep breaths 10-12 times whenever you feel such irrelevant thoughts. And also you go for food supplement i.e. Naturamore male powder, 1 spoon in morning and evening for 1 month. It will definitely give you result by stopping this irrelevant thoughts. All these starts appearing is due to lack of nutrition and stress in this today's world. Better just go for it. If you are not getting it anywhere, please let me know. I will provide you. Take care :)
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Hey doc, this question is regarding my 42 years old mother. Her behavior is changing rapidly. She becomes angry and emotional at small issues and starts shouting. What can we do on our side?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Easy irritability, anger outbursts and emotional lability at age of 42 years could be due to agitated depression and peri menopausal hormonal changes in women. It is advisable that you consult a psychiatrist for these problems, preferably to rule lout other causes also.
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Which anti depressant has the least withdrawal effect and is safest for heart patient?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Lybrate User, Please consult a Doctor personally. Each patient's condition is different and it is important that the Doctor examines the patient physically before prescribing any medication. You may discuss the side effects of the medicines with the Doctor. The Doctor will prescribe best suitable medicine depending on each patient's needs. Take care.
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I took 22 week scan report THe report saysmicrophelly schizencephaly ,is their any treatment for this problem ,what shall I do .tell me some good solution sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Schizencephaly is a rare birth defect that involves slits or clefts in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. These clefts may appear on either one or both sides of the brain. They may be filled with cerebrospinal fluid. There is no real treatment.
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Is anxiety disorder following panic attack common in post viral asthenia? I am taking psychiatric medicines after thrombocytopenia following a viral infection for last 6 years intermittently.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Bhargav, Yes. Viral infection causes thrombocyto penia and asthenia. It will NOT go on for 6 years. Most viral infections are self limiting, meaning it will go away by itself and never come back. It looks, that your asthenia is due to a bipolar disorder. It might have been precipitated by a viral infection. Please remember that Lithosun has to be taken continuously even if you are well, to prevent future asthenia (depressed mood)
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I am studying 10th class 15 days more for exams I have studied more hours up to 11 o'clock. My eyes have turned to red, 104 degrees fever l got 2 days more for exams. What I should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6 am.
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I am a smoker for last 4 years I am smoking continually now I want to free from smoking but smoking does not leaving me free so how could I do for this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
STOP SMOKING Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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How can I quit smoking. I have tried over the time but could not control with myself.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
All patients should be assessed for (1) smoking status, (2) motivation to quit, and (3) motivators for and barriers to quitting. Smoking status includes current smoker, ex-smoker, or never-smoker; type of tobacco used; and frequency of use. In terms of motivation to quit, smokers can be classified as immotives (no plans to quit), precontemplators (plan to quit but not in the next 6 months), contemplators (plan to quit in the next 6 months), and preparers (plan to quit in the next month). Common motivators to quit are health concerns, effects of smoking on others, and social pressure. Treatments for smoking -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- psychosocial therapy behavior therapy social support pharmacological therapies bupropion (zyban) nicotine replacement therapy second-line pharmacological therapies read this well.
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I am minorly diabetic and are on drug for thyroid & diabetes. My question is can I rarely take alcohol and chicken.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
There is no term as minorly Diabetic..either u r or u r not....both alcohol and chicken interfere with blood sugar control in the diabetics and its best if u avoid them ...take plenty of fluids daily
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I am doing mbbs 1 year. I will be having my professional exams after two months. I have done lot of hard work throughout this year. But when the tym come to put extra hard work one thought has totally occupied my brain I. E. When I start studying I get this thought in my mind that am not able to study I will not b able to do it. I constantly keep telling my brain stop this I have to study but how many times I will tell. Now it's enough sir please tell somethng as my professional r on d door.

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. I can understand. Negative thoughts arise out of lack of self esteem and self confidence. This arise out of exam related tension and stress. Tension during and before examination is called performance anxiety. To overcome exam related performance anxiety, you should know yourself, your subject, exams and your study patterns. Once you study systematically and to the point, there is no need to be panic before or during the exams. “Effective learning” techniques should help you. Take care.
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I am a chain smoker because of this I couldn't concentrate on anything I want quit smoking so what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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