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Dr. Zahra Hemani

MA in Clinical Psychology

Psychologist, Mumbai

13 Years Experience
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Dr. Zahra Hemani is a renowned Psychologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has been a practicing Psychologist for 13 years. She studied and completed MA in Clinical Psychology . You can visit her at Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Zahra Hemani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MA in Clinical Psychology - BOMBAY UNIVERSITY, - 2004
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I have to study for an exam which is very important for my career, I graduated ten years back, now I find it very difficult to concentrate while studying, I should have started three months back but even now I have barely made any serious efforts. I don't have the motivation, I am going through a difficult time and feel depressed.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have to study for an exam which is very important for my career, I graduated ten years back, now I find it very dif...
Hi lybrate-user it's ok it's never too late to start. Have confidence. Organise and make schedule give maximum time to study say positive affirmations to you. We are what the mind believes. So believe you will be able to do it. Consult for counseling.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking Right Now!

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking Right Now!
Smoking is less socially acceptable these days. Most workplaces, shopping malls, theaters and stores prohibit smoking.

Many government entities are enacting laws to ban smoking from all indoor public places, including bars and restaurants. However, despite all these steps, this very expensive habit is still prevalent in society.

Mostly people start smoking as teens, and they are addicted by the time they reach adulthood. There are many different reasons why people smoke. They can start out of curiosity, peer pressure, a desire to fit in with a group or look older and mature, or even to rebel.

It can also be influenced by parental example or used as a means to reduce stress and feel more relaxed. In some countries like the united states, the impact of advertising and media is waning as governments have restricted such practices, but it continues in many parts of the world.

According to the centers for disease control and prevention, an estimated 43.8 million americans smoke. It is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the u. S.

Smoking kills more people than obesity, substance abuse, infectious diseases, firearms and traffic accidents.

There are about 600 ingredients in cigarettes that when burned create more than 7, 000 chemicals. Some of the most harmful chemicals released in cigarette smoke are nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, arsenic, ammonia, lead, benzene, butane, cadmium, hexamine, toluene and lots more.

These chemicals are harmful to the smoker as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke.

This habit is very difficult to break. Even when cutting down on cigarettes, you begin to go into a withdrawal phase and experience a variety of symptoms like headaches, fatigue, irritability and nicotine cravings.

But there are many reasons to quit, not the least of which are improving your health and saving your hard-earned money.
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I have always been a shy kid (somewhat unsteady emotionally: they have more control over me than I have over them). I often preferred keep things inside, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. Then a few years back, I failed my higher secondary exams, due to which I went into severe depression. I became even more isolated than before. And eventually, old wounds started to crop up, I ended up feeling even more hopeless (partly because my self esteem was close to zero, and partly because of my over-thinking nature. On top of everything, I faced more complications (a few failed friendships, and some relationships). There were not many with whom I could share my secrets with. And when I did, it made no difference, I felt nothing at all. Nowadays I have started to do a bit of part time work, which has helped me tremendously, mainly in regards with having a higher level of self esteem, being emotionally healthier and not feeling too nervous while surrounded by people who are practically strangers. But after suffering for quite some time, I have some distinct scars with me, which I am listing now: A) My memory power has dwindled down a lot. I was an above average student, now I am the perfect example of" outta sight, outta mind" B) I often misread words, I often mistake one word to be another, whenever I'm in a hurry. C) I often fail to notice that I have missed a word when writing something, if I have said it correctly to myself in my head. D) I feel bipolar-ish at times, I go from emotion to emotion quite quickly, without intending to do so, angry to sad to numb to unnaturally joyful. And also, there are times when I want to be sad (addicted. Etc. So what should I do?

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 have always been a shy kid (somewhat unsteady emotionally: they have more control over me than I have over them). I...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Your problem is gad. General anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured. The process is a bit lengthy and could take any period between one year to 2 years according to the depth of the anxiety problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Keep the period of treatment in mind, prepare yourself to take up the treatment and consult a psychologist online or in person. Take care.
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I'm 24 years young guy, now a days I'm getting more angry for a simple matter also. I'm fed up with this character. How can I control my anger. Tel some healthy tips.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, Here are few anger management tips that can be useful for you. 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. 6. Stick with'I' statements To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use" I" statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say" I'm upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes, instead of" You never do any housework. 7. Don't hold a grudge Forgiveness is a powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. But if you can forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times. 8. Use humor to release tension Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Use humor to help you face what's making you angry and, possibly, any unrealistic expectations you have for how things should go. Avoid sarcasm, though — it can hurt feelings and make things worse. 9. Practice relaxation skills When your temper flares, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deep-breathing exercises, imagine a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase, such as" Take it easy. You might also listen to music, write in a journal or do a few yoga poses — whatever it takes to encourage relaxation. All the very best.
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I want to quit alcohol, I am 40 years old male. I can not sleep with out alcohol.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I want to quit alcohol, I am 40 years old male. I can not sleep with out alcohol.
You will have some trouble getting sleep after quitting alcohol but that will disappear with time. Regarding your drinking habit, it matters a lot that you feel like drinking every day, and as long as you need your drink you are in trouble. This could lead to increased tolerance levels so that over time you will need to drink more to get the same or greater effect. You need to identify why you need to drink, and go back into your childhood to find out other influences on your personality that makes you prone to addiction. Meet with an addiction counselor and work with them to sort out this drive. You already display the classic tendency to first obsess about it and then compulsively feel driven to meet that need. The simplest thing to do is to do some other interesting activity during the evening times. Meet your oral need with some other non-intoxicating drink like soups, juices, and sodas with lime, etc. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with the family and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. As a combination, these two therapies (counseling and rehabilitation) will aid in dealing with the addiction. It will, however, take a long time to completely come off of the enslavement.
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Hello im 20 years old boy i'm doing physiotherapy ug course from chennai in my college there only me as a north indian boy rest tamilians and 2 from nepal I do not feel safe here i'm depressed from this college has expected a lot but unfortunately all drain out i'll always cry at room and college due to no friends to talk i'm home sick there was a chest pain though I do not smoke they all dominant me coz they hate north indians i'm planing to change the college should i? Please help me what to do,by this I can not focus on my studies or in any other activity I do not feel like talking to people though i'm a jolly student Please do say me should I change the college?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello im 20 years old boy i'm doing physiotherapy ug course from chennai in my college there only me as a north india...
Dont worry Rohit, you will slowly adjust to the new environment. Talk with your college counsellor. Make friends with Chennai boys, learn new culture, once a while take a break and go home for some time with family. As soon as you complete your course, you can travel to other parts of the world. Within India, you feel difficulty adjusting, just imagine people going to other countries and settling down....time is the healer, if severely depressed consult a psychiatrist
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I Am presently in class xii & preparing for aipmt, aiims & board exams I m now more focused on my boards than any other competition exams. So please give proper advice for my boards and also write the reference book' s name. I need your help. Please also write the methods be focus on studies and avoid internet. My biggest problem is to manage maths and biology together as maths is compulsory with biology at my school.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, 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. Take care.
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Sir my brother has mental problem, he is thinking always that, never talking with others, how to solve this problem sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir my brother has mental problem, he is thinking always that, never talking with others, how to solve this problem sir.
Hello take alpha-ts by william shwabe 10-20 drops in lukewarm water 3 times a day on empty stomach continue for 3 months & revert
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Now a days I am feeling very low and too depressed. Wrong feelings are coming to my mind.Please help me in this regard

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Feeling low or depressed which affects your personal, social and occupational life and continues for more than 2 weeks may be clinical depression. It needs adequate evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist and treatment. For mild to moderate cases, psychotherapy may be adequate but in most cases, antidepressant medicines are safe and effective.

Nowadays I'm feeling the problem of lack of concentration in my work. I can't concentrate even for 1 hr. I'm totally get depressed by this feeling. So please give me some advice to how can I get rid off this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Nowadays I'm feeling the problem of lack of concentration in my work. I can't concentrate even for 1 hr. I'm totally ...
Hi. Homoeopathic medicines are very effective for increasing concentration and if done with yoga, will give you great results! But 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. Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2. Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3. Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I suffer from somatoform disorder. What medicines will be good for me? How can I manage my condition well? Please tell me about the medicines and the therapies that I need to take. I am an 24 year old boy. How can I find a way out of my problem. Please help me anyone.

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 suffer from somatoform disorder. What medicines will be good for me? How can I manage my condition well? Please tel...
Dear user. Somatoform disorder is not a grave disorder and it can be cleared very easily using therapies and counseling. You may need medicines sometime. Take care.
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I am a smoker I just use to smoke 4 -5 cigarette from last 5 months know what can do to release from cigarette side effect.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am a smoker I just use to smoke 4 -5 cigarette from last 5 months know what can do to release from cigarette side e...
There are no health benefits of smoking. Smoking causes lung and oral cancer as well as interstitial lung disease. It affects peripheral blood vessels adversely and can cause respiratory and circulatory issues. It is advisable to quit immediately. Consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction. With the right medication and counseling it is likely that you will be able to quit smoking successfully.
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I am 18 years old and my problem is that I am watching porn too much. I want to stop this but I am not able to stop this and I am not able to talk to my parents about this. So please send me the medicine so I can take to avoid this.

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 am 18 years old and my problem is that I am watching porn too much. I want to stop this but I am not able to stop t...
Dear lybrate-user. Watching porn is not a crime and therefore go ahead. Divert your activities and plan your activities so as to help you with excess porn. Outdoor, games, physical exercises, serious education etc can help you. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Hi, I am suffering from stammering problem from childhood. I m 31 years old now working as software engineer. Need to boost my career into sales and marketing. But my stammering coming in between. Could you please suggest me good therapy or doctor? Amit.

Masters in Audiology
Speech Therapist, Jaipur
If you want remove your problem fully than go to proper speech therapy way daily. Consult any good speech therapist.
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I'm 22yo engineering student. I think I have very low memory as I can't remember and concentrate on my studies I recently came to know about an amazing drug modafinil. Even Indian air force use this drug for concentration. Can I use that drug to enhance my memory?

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, welcome to lybrate. You don't need any drug. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active.
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I want to concentrate my mind on one thing. But I m unable. How can I concentrate mind?

Post graduate in counselling psychology
Psychologist,
Difficulty concentrating is a normal and periodic occurrence for most people. Tiredness and emotional stress can cause concentration problems in most people. Hormonal changes at your age can also affect your thinking and concentration capabilities for some time. However if you are suffering from an excessive degree of concentration problem then you should consult an expert. There are certain psychological conditions that cause concentration problems too, like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), bipolar disorder (bpd).
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Hello, everyone I just joined the forum afet reading for the last few weeks. I've suffered anxiety and panic attacks for years. Six months ago my Mom passed away, she was my only relative left. Anyway I've been having a terrible increase in my condition symptoms since. To the point I'm getting.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello, everyone I just joined the forum afet reading for the last few weeks. I've suffered anxiety and panic attacks ...
It is a difficult situation for you I feel. Life death happen and we cannot prevent it . Yu can try mind control by doing meditation and yoga and involving in your work . Ger the support of relatives or friends If needed you have to take medicine
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Hi I am 18. I can sing in two voice in high and low pitch. But I noticed from past week that whenever I sing in soft voice its fine but whenever I try to sing or talk in pure adult voice it break and cracks too much. Is there something wrong with my voice? Is it maturing or what?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Secunderabad
Lybrate-user if you r a professional voice user (singer) then you have take care of this problem because it may hamper your profession. There are voice therapy exercises which you can use to maintain your origional voice properties. For long time period to maintain the origionality of voice its mendatory to go under voice therapy. There are no. Of voice therapy techniques which can help you to regain your voice and can be helpful in your future too.
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I have problem of unwanted thought so I went to Dr. of psychiatric she give me Amisulpride 50 g tablet daily one is there any major side effects of this tablet should I continue the treatment.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
I have problem of unwanted thought so I went to Dr. of psychiatric she give me Amisulpride 50 g tablet daily one is t...
In the beginning you may experience some milder form of side effects like dry mouth, constipation etc. Until you become well-adjusted. A few major side effects may occur to 3.9% of the population according to a study, only after continuous use of the drug for many years. Your psychiatrist knows when to reduce the doses or stop it. Please keep in touch with her.
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How to decrease mental tensions effectively and easily to keep my pregnancy period safe.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
How to decrease mental tensions effectively and easily to keep my pregnancy period safe.
It's easy. Keep gut clean once a week by tarunikusumakar chooran 1 tsp at night with warm water. Eat light, satvic, non spicy food like daliya khichdi etc at leat once a day. Green veg. Do pranayam, meditate a bit daily. Walk for 30 minutes daily. Be happy.
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