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Ms. Samriti Makkar Midha

M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical), B.A. Psychology (Hons)

Psychologist, mumbai

11 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
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M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical) - Christ College, Bangalore - 2009
B.A. Psychology (Hons) - University of Delhi - 2007
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I am a chain smoker, I wanted to reduce smoking to making my health well, please suggest me something to reduce smoking?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
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, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.
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Can I take clonafit plus for having racing negative thoughts for scary thoughts? My mind is full of thoughts overtime doctor recommends take clonafit plus for a year should I go with the doctor or not give suggestions Please I am sick of my negative scary thoughts.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Can I take clonafit plus for having racing negative thoughts for scary thoughts? My mind is full of thoughts overtime...
You can take plain escitalopram, without clonazepam along with a mood stabilizer, plus combine with cognitive behavior therapy from a clinical psychologist. All the best.
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What is the best way to deal with stress? What kind of exercise - if any - should I do, and how often do I do it? What effects does it have on me?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What is the best way to deal with stress? What kind of exercise - if any - should I do, and how often do I do it? Wha...
STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12. Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13. Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14. Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15. Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16. Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17. Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18. Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19. Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20. Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive If you need any prescription please consult me as we cannot prescribe in questions session. Regards
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Sometimes I feel restless not for smoking but for everything. I am experiencing a lot of mood fluctuations. Is it because I smoke and drink a lot? what can I do to avoid the craving for smoke?

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Just change your tooth paste emoform r, along with your tooth brush. It is foamless paste & it will clear your taste glands that make you stimulate to smoke & drink, just try & see the difference, it works medicines will be prescribed if you are interested. Report the performance by clicking on private. I wish you speedy recovery.
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My dad expired 2 weeks before. It lead to depression. Please help me to get rid of this.

BDS, Certification In Hypnotherapy, Certification In N.L.P, Certification In Gene & Behavior, Psychology At Work
Psychologist, Delhi
My dad expired 2 weeks before. It lead to depression. Please help me to get rid of this.
Sorry to know that. You should remember that hes memory is still with you and will remain with you, so he is kind of there. Changing the routine will also help you make take following bach flower remedies, which are available at leading homeopathic stores. Take honey suckle, heather, rock rose and white chestnut, mix 2 -4 drops each in a bottle of water and drink for 3-4 times a day.
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Top 7 Mental Health Applications for Your Smart Phone

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Top 7 Mental Health Applications for Your Smart Phone

The smart phone revolution has changed our lives in many ways. With several adults and even tech savvy teenagers and children turning victims of problems like anxiety and depression, doctors are increasingly turning to mental health apps. Frequent use of tech gives a better avenue for communication, in this case between doctors and patients.

Here are the top 7 mental health apps that can be used by patients to improve their mental health

  1. Code Blue: Bullying is a real problem that has led many down the path of depression and suicide. And, sometimes the solution is closer than you think, in this case it is just a click away. With Code Blue, you can choose people from your contact to be a part of your support group. With just a few clicks, the app will alert the support group if the user needs their help. The app also communicates the user's location to the group and the group can indicate that help is on the way.
  2. Breath2Relax: Feeling too anxious or angry and want to let your bad side take over the situation. Launch Breath2Relax on your phone and you'll be walked through a series of breathing exercise that help to reduce stress, stabilize mood, control anger, and manage anxiety. It can be operated independently.
  3. Lantern: Lantern is a web and mobile based platform that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with advice from real experts. The app starts by measuring the users strengths, weaknesses, stress, anxiety, mood and social life and then tailors daily exercises that suits their pattern. Next the app matches you with a professional CBT coach who can answer any questions you have.
  4. PTSD Coach: PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD Coach is an app developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD, intended for use by veterans, military personnel and civilians experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The app provides a self assessment tool that tracks symptoms over a period of time and also connects with a support group from your contact list and locate nearby treatment programs.
  5. Optimism: Optimism is a family of applications that focus on self-tracking as a tool for coping with mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and PTSD. Users can record the intensity of their mood, which will eventually detect patterns and help identify problem triggers. . Users can create a customizable wellness plan to chart their coping mechanisms which will come from experience and understanding of their mental condition.
  6. Talkspace: This free app helps users connect with a therapist with whom they can chat anytime. It isn't exactly a substitute to in-person therapy, but more a precursor where the app's therapists can monitor and guide the user if they need more advanced help.
  7. Big white wall: Sometimes just knowing that there are others in the same boat as you is a big help and this is what the app does. It is a community where users with different type of mental health problems come together for discussion boards, reference articles and self-assessment tests. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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He suffering mental stress from around person and he is suffering from depression so please tell how to treat him.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
He suffering mental stress from around person and he is suffering from depression so please tell how to treat him.
Dear , you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your friend disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am suffering from deep depression. I am not being able to handle stress of work, it's affecting my personal life, health as well as performance at work. I can't stop negative thoughts from overwhelming my mind. I am continuously under stress and fear of losing job. Please suggest me something to deal with this stress.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am suffering from deep depression. I am not being able to handle stress of work, it's affecting my personal life, h...
1] do not take overburden of work, try to take help of others. 2] do not blame always yourself for any fault 3] do not try to finish all work at one time, divide your work according to priority. This will relax you a lot. 4] steal a small time for your self and do the work of your hobby in that time, that will give you pleasure. 5] when negative thoughts come then try to remember your happiest moment of life. 6] sleep at least 8 hours daily, have balanced diet, drink plenty of water and do meditation daily. 7] take homeopathic kali phos 6x, four tablet four times daily.
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