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Ms. Samriti Makkar Midha

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

Psychologist, mumbai

10 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic  ·  ₹1000 online
Ms. Samriti Makkar Midha M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical), B.A. Psychology (Hons) Psychologist, mumbai
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M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical) - Christ College, Bangalore - 2009
B.A. Psychology (Hons) - University of Delhi - 2007
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My husband is abusive. He got from his parents. But m scared of my baby he can learn from him even m getting in depression. Need some sessions.

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Relationship counselling and individual sessions with both of you will definitely help. Please seek help consult counsellor or psychologist. For further assistance please book appointment online here or opt for appointments at clinic will be able to help you in better way.
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Iam 35yrs old I daily smoke 10cigarettes. I want to reduce this smoking number how should I do?

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Moradabad
Hello, you can purchased nicoratte chweing gum- month 1 (first 2 week)- 10-20 pieces a day, month 1 (second 2 weeks)- 8-15 pieces a day, 2nd month- 4-10 pieces, 3rd month- 2-5 pieces and 4-6 months if you take urge of smoke than you should chew again this cycle. And along with you try to solve your problem. You can share your problem with trustworthy or loved one who understand your problem and give more and more solution to give up. Try to reduce your thinking timing. And take sound sleep. Take care.
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Can anyone suggest me some picks of antidepressants to kill my depression and anxiety, I want to be confident and want to forget all the things happened in the past,

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General Physician,
Can anyone suggest me some picks of antidepressants to kill my depression and anxiety,
I want to be confident and wan...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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I lost somebody close last year he was with me but this year he is not with me so please help me i am very depressed?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I lost somebody close last year he was with me but this year he is not with me so please help me i am very depressed?
Don feel depressed. I know it is difficult for you. But think that whom you lose will not feel good to see you like that. It was his/her destiny but you have to faith on god. Be positive. You can do breathing exercise or relaxation therapy or meditation to come out from this. You can consult with any psychologist. If you want any help from us you can contact us.
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I have anxiety disorder. I am taking medicine also but it always haunt me. I always keep thinking that I have this problem. What should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have anxiety disorder. I am taking medicine also but it always haunt me. I always keep thinking that I have this pr...
Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.
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How can we protect our self from depression its effect some important points for recovery.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can we protect our self from depression its effect some important points for recovery.
To some extent we can protect by keeping a good mental attitude and doing meditation and yoga. These help in recovery also.
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How can you avoid stress

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How can you avoid stress
Learn better ways to manage your time. You may get more done with less stress if you make a schedule. Think about which things are most important, and do those first.

5 Ways Stress Knocks Your Love Life Way Off Track

Ph.D - Child Psychology -, M.Phil. Educational Psychology, MSc. Child Psychology , B.Sc
Psychologist, Mumbai
5 Ways Stress Knocks Your Love Life Way Off Track

Stress affects every part of your life including your love life. If you’re feeling too overwhelmed and tense, chances are that you’re libido and appearance will suffer. Studies have shown that being stressed increases the production of cortisol in the body, which makes you less appealing to members of the other sex.

Take a look at five ways stress can affect your love life.

  1. It changes your perception of the relationship: Being under pressure makes you irritable and snappy. Relationships exposed to high levels of stress most often turn negative with time. This is because stress alters our perception of reality and understanding of people. When you’re stressed, you tend to focus more on what’s wrong with the relationship than what’s right. This can lead to an increase in conflicts between partners.
  2. It lowers your confidence: For any relationship to work, you must first love yourself. Stress causes self doubt and lowers your self confidence. If you’re looking to start a relationship, this can increase your inhibitions in talking to new people or going on a date. If you’re already in a relationship, this lowered self confidence can lead to problems in bed.
  3. It affects your appearance: Stress affects not only your emotional and mental frame of mind but your physical state as well. Being under pressure to perform can result in binge eating and make you put on weight. Stress itself increases the production of cortisol in the body which in turn makes the skin secrete more oil. Stress can also cause brittle nails and hair loss. Stress also lowers your energy levels and makes you withdraw from social life.
  4. It lowers your sex drive: Stress makes it difficult to focus on anything other than whatever is troubling you. It has a direct connection to your libido; the higher the stress, the lower your libido. For men this can lead to erectile dysfunctioning while for women it can reduce the amount of natural lubrication produced and make sex uncomfortable.
  5. It can suppress fertility: Cortisol can also prevent women from ovulating. This can lower your chances of conceiving a child. this is noticed especially in cases of sudden spikes in stress levels and varies from woman to woman. It can also cause fertility problems in men.

The good news is that stress can easily be managed to improve your love life. Meditating and exercising are two effective stress busters that can enhance your love life. Doing this along with your partner not only helps reduce stress but can also bring you closer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult  the doctor and ask a free question.

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Is saul pereira psychotherapist and psychoanalist. Wheather he cures schizophenic without medication ?

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, first of all, please understand, as on today, schizophrenia cannot be cured fully, but can be managed. The patient with schizophrenia can lead a normal life with the help of right medicines, psychotherapy, vocational therapies, games and motivation. I am not willing to answer the first part of your question. Pardon me and take care.
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Crying - Can it Help You Overcome Sadness?

MD-Internal Medicine , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Crying - Can it Help You Overcome Sadness?

While some people see tears as a sign of weakness, for others crying is a crucial way of dealing with grief. Though as children we’re told not to cry and to ‘keep a hold’ of our emotions, letting go of a few tears can help alleviate grief and emotional distress.

Here are a few reasons crying could be a good idea when dealing with loss.

  1. Crying can stimulate the release of endorphins: Crying cleanses the mind of negative emotions and allows you to express your emotions. Crying can be described as a reaction to pain and in order to control pain, the body releases endorphins. Endorphins are also known as happy hormones as they block the transmission of pain signals and create a sense of contentment. These chemicals can take a little time to have an effect and hence in most cases, you will notice an improvement in your mood after a good cry.
  2. Crying elevates the mood: Crying can help reduce your body’s manganese levels. A higher than normal manganese level can heighten anxiety, irritability, tiredness and emotional disturbances. By lowering manganese levels, the brain is left with enough space for happier emotions and hence crying can help elevate a person’s mood.
  3. Crying stimulates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system: The parasympathetic nervous system controls a number of functions including heart rate. Crying can stimulate this system and trigger a state of relaxation. For this reason, you may feel sleepy after crying. This gives your body time to relax and deal with the problem at hand with a calmer mind.
  4. Crying helps deal with stress: A stressful experience or emotional situation can cause a build-up of stress hormones known as cortisol. As the levels of cortisol increase in the body, it goes into flight or fight mode as an automatic response to stress. Crying reduces the cortisol levels and helps relieve tension and stress almost immediately.
  5. Crying is cathartic: Every day we are exposed to conflicts and stressful situations that can build up into resentments and leave a person feeling anxious and depressed. Sometimes, giving vent to emotions and crying can help release these pent-up feeling and heap cleanse the mind of these negative emotions. Crying also allows us to open ourselves up to the people around and can improve the levels of intimacy between them. In this way, it can help a person become part of a community. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.
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I have infection in my chest. I am a chain smoker. Should I stop smoking. Will it effects me. How can I stop smoking. Please give an answer.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Any infection in the chest related to the respiratory system is bad and to smoke over that is damaging a vulnerable apparatus and increasing its overall health. Even if the infection is not related to the smoking, inhalation of tobacco smoke with more than 4000 chemical substances in it, you can only do it more harm than good. Kindly quit immediately for your own good. Reactive people wait until there is a serious problem to quit: that time it will be too late. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing 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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Hello sir, I am an engineering student and I am very much depressed because of my continuously night fall from 15-20 days. Sometimes it comes twice in a day. Because of that I am loosing tightness of my pennis and I am worried to think about my future life. please give some suggestions.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello sir, I am an engineering student and I am very much depressed because of my continuously night fall from 15-20 ...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, my first point here is do not panic, it is a very normal experience any young male can encounter in this age. The main reasons for one to have these symptoms may be due to the following reasons: 1) Lack of knowledge about sexuality 2) Excessive self monitoring 3) Gulit about sex 4) Any previous negative sexual experience 5) side effects of usage of alcohol, drugs, 6) Life stressors, excessive anxiety, fear (most common in your age) My advice is be reassured, just do not think about it, have good social interactions and maintain a healthy life style. If your problem even then persist kindly consult a doctor.
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I have a dirty thoughts even when I am with group of people. What should I do to get rid this of dirty thinking.

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 a dirty thoughts even when I am with group of people. What should I do to get rid this of dirty thinking.
Dear raana, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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I am 18 years old I am preparing for NEET how can I maintain calm during preparation days

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
If you want better results while studying, revision is the key. Repeated revision consolidates the information in the brain and helps to retain the information. Other than that, try a daily exercise of recalling your entire day in as much detail as possible before you sleep. Initially only important or superficial details are recalled, but with practice minor details can also be recalled. Be more organized; make lists. Use acronyms and mnemonic devices to help you remember. Take 45 minute slots followed by a 5-15 minute break. Eat and at proper times. Drink plenty of water. Find time for exercise or meditation. Keep time for proper revision at end of study session. Revise before you sleep.
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My actual problem is over thinking. I easily get attached with anyone and cannot say no. I am too much available for everyone. I tried a lot to overcome this habit BT I failed.

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
My actual problem is over thinking. I easily get attached with anyone and cannot say no. I am too much available for ...
Dear Lybrate user. Overthinking is due to excess time and lack of engagement. Engage yourself in several activities which interests you. Your over thinking will stop. Getting attached is not a problem. You should do so and get experienced. Take care.
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My son had approached me a couple of months ago and said that he has been unable to concentrate for a while and feels that his ability to remember stuff has decreased. I have noticed that for some while he has lacks energy and finds it hard to perform simple tasks. He has been very unstable emotionally and gets irked very easily and frequently. He gets very angry at himself and even harmed himself after a bad exam. His results were also very below par. He wasn't like this until about 6 months ago. I haven't seen him this sad before. I'm worried about his mental health and request you to recommend to me the next step I should take. I anxiously await your response. Thanking you.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, It is very nice of you as father, want to help Rahil. Please take him to a child and adolescent psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. In persons with epilepsy, there are many mental disturbances due to epilepsy itself or due to the drugs that he is taking. In adolescent age, it manifests more. There may be other stresses also in him that need to be addressed.
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I am little weak, and have low concentration, even generally I have stress headache, so please can you suggest me some way. Thanks.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
I am little weak, and have low concentration, even generally I have stress headache, so please can you suggest me som...
Stress does not allow you to concentrate hence try controlling your stress. Organize yourself. Spending your time and enrgy so you can handle stress more effectively. Control your environment by controlling who and what is surrounding you. Love yourself by giving yourself positive feedback. Reward yourself by planning leisure activities into your life. Exercise regularly, listening to relaxing music, communicating with friends and loved ones. Reset yourself as regularly as possible.
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I am a 21 years old male and I am smoking cigarettes (1 pack a day) from past 4 years and marijuana (3 joints) from 1.5 years. My mental state is perfect till now but I fear ow long will I leave this obsession. Marijuana I know is somewhat beneficial also but when it comes to smoking cigarette habit I fear about my future. Some problems I face are gastric and coughing a lot. Please show me the optimal path from here.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. After effects of using Marijuana:- altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors), altered sense of time, changes in mood, impaired body movement,difficulty with thinking and problem-solving, impaired memory
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I am suffering for my breakup I lost lost everything in my life I am very upset now please tell me any solution.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering for my breakup I lost lost everything in my life I am very upset now please tell me any solution.
You need to cheer up and realise that one break up is not the end of life and you have many chances lying ahead and go on positively.
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