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Dr. Aparna Makhija

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Dr. Aparna Makhija is a popular Psychologist in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Aparna Makhija at Suasti Family Medical Centre in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Aparna Makhija on Lybrate.com.

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I have problem with my heart beat I am suffering high blood pressure when ever I am in any sort of anxiety. Is there any chance of heart attack.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I have problem with my heart beat I am suffering high blood pressure when ever I am in any sort of anxiety. Is there ...
Probably you seem to be an emotional person with a weakness for over thinking and worrying over small issues. You need a overall personality package treatment which on one side will build body and other side build strong mind. You need to see a good physician who also can provide mind-body counselling and holistic therapy. Till this is found out, take your family physician's advise for high blood pressure and fast pulse.
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I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach toilet in time. No smell/taste. Facing all this from past 10 years. Losing interest in life. C B t/meditation useless. Want some medicine to stop immediately urge to empty bowels. Sometimes will not allow reaching bathroom. Please help me with good medicine for above.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach t...
Please take Nux vom 30 - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and give a feedback. Take balance diet No food from outside If your are taking any medicines - that needs to be re-verified by your consulting Doctor if this requires any change. Take good sleep and think less.
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Sir mera chota bhai lagabhag 2 sal se bhut jayada totlata hai kafeee badam vagera bhi khila diya or herbal tereatment bhi kara liya koi aaraam nahi mila So please suggest me. M apne bhai k liy kya kar sakta ho.

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. In many of the cases Stammering has two important reasons. Vocal chord misalignment or other problems are the primary reason. For this vocal chord complaint, you should consult an ENT specialist and get it corrected. Second reason is purely psychological. Stammer therapy can help you in psychological reasons. Take care.
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I had protected sex on 30th June 2017 at 2 pm and had An emergency pill at 10 pm. I had Brown Spotting that night. I was supposed to have my periods on 19th July, but I got them on 7th July, the first three days were normal but its been 14th July, I am still having them but they are very very light, now on 16th they are mild, I guess they are returning. But I am experiencing no pain. Please help.

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 had protected sex on 30th June 2017 at 2 pm and had An emergency pill at 10 pm. I had Brown Spotting that night.
I ...
Dear lybrate user. I understand. Spotting is any light vaginal bleeding which occurs at any time other than when a period is due. Spotting between periods is reasonably common. There can be a few reasons why it happens but the most common are hormonal changes and it being due to an implantation bleed. I suggest you to consult a gynecologist. Take care.
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I have low memory power. I forgot maximum things during examination. Please suggest me how to increase my memory power.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
For improving memory capacity try these tips 1. Chunking: breaking the information into parts and memorizing 2. Mnemonics: you can try retaining details by using mnemonics 3. Rehearsals: by rehearsals of reading in a week one can improve long term memory 4. Sleep: a good refreshing sleep fastens process of converting short term memory into long term 5. Overlearning: it is proven that if a concept read is used practically in life it results in life time experience.
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I'm under 18 and suffer from depression and anxiety. Can my gp prescribe me medication for this without referring me to the child adolescent mental health service?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
I'm under 18 and suffer from depression and anxiety. Can my gp prescribe me medication for this without referring me ...
The first thing to be done is a proper diagnosis by a proper professional. You can not label yourself having depression or anxiety. Go to your general practitioner to get a proper guidance.
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Sir I am Yahiya khan I am suffering from stammering problem for last 3-4 years before that my father is also the sufferer of this problem. Due to this problem I feel great inconvenience before speaking anyone. And I should not able to answer the question oral in class whether I know the answer well. I should not express my word because of this problem. Sir please help me as soon as possible. I hope you are feel my problem of voice. Thank you!

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear lybrate-user when you speaking some one reduce your speech of rate, take a small breath when staring the words & less the nervousness be freely with your classroom or friend circle. Consult the speech therapist & take the speech therapy because their are some technic apply for you. I hope after take speech therapy solve your problem.
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My business tension always keeps me in tension.So what should i do to avoid tension or depression ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Relaxation exercises like deep breathing or progressive deep muscle relaxation can help u. Otherwise cognitive behavior therapy by a psychiatrist or psychologist can be helpful.
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My friend feels depressed all time! she luks dull. N also lone as she have no sister. I think she might have depression. Coz I hv seen depression symptoms in her lack of interest in anything! feels shy! will not eat properly! always sounds low! she hv pimples n she many times feel sad of pimples too. She never openly talks wid anyone! always hide everything! she never lets her self free!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My friend feels depressed all time! she luks dull. N also lone as she have no sister. I think she might have depressi...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I am 21, year old boy I always feel sleepy I do not concentrate on my studies. I tired very easily so what can I do and do not.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hey kindly keep away your smart phone and television and try to do exercise daily twice, and while exercise walk lonely without friends. Which is a kind of meditation, which help to plan your day today activities. What ever you planned which will surely get executed properly. So don't forget to do the excercise and be happy and make other happy.
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I am feeling so nervous. I have a problem of stammering. How can I be free from stammering?

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Stammering is a common problem and it is easily treatable. You need to have guidance from a voice specialist and also constant practice.
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From the last 1 month onwards I'm feeling stressed and I can't able to sleep peacefully what I want to do? please give me suggestion thnq.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
From the last 1 month onwards I'm feeling stressed and I can't able to sleep peacefully what I want to do?
please giv...
Hello sir, persistent feelings of stress, tiredness, loss of interest, loneliness & sleeping difficulties is suggestive of depression. Now, the simplest solution to depression, tension, anxiety & similar problems ; is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things including a proper course of medicines to get rid of this problem plus meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc. For further help including medicines, you can revert back. Good luck!
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How to increase my memory power.. I read things and I forgot it on exam and in exam I have nervousness n nothing comes in my mind. please suggest what I should do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think you get into a panic mode during the exams and develop the jitters. It is best for you to do deep breathing for a few minutes and you will calm down immediately. There is a good exercise that helps to lower panic immediately: block your closed lips with your index finger and blow tight against your cheeks and hold that breath for some time and then release it. Your heart beat will slow down instantly and you will have a calmer demeanor to approach your exam paper. A lot of the reason may be true because of your age and a little stress perhaps. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine.
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Hello doctor how r you. I am 15 years old girl now I am in 10th I always lose my concentration while studying pls suggest some home remedies to cure this plsss doctor.

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 Dhanya, 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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 search internet for "effective learning" techniques or you may consult a psychologist. Take care.
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I need to know which is more harmful, a cigarette or bidi. I smoke daily one cigrate except Saturday Sunday because I don't like smoking at home on my offs and also my body does not ask for it so much that I have to take it like many people have great urge. But somehow I feel I should not quit it because one cigrate everyday gives me enjoyment and since I am having only one I feel I can go with it, not so serious. If bidi is not harmful than cigrate I wonder if it will be a good move to switch over it as I don't smoke publicly so can use it. Please educate 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 lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Cigarette and bidi are equally harmful. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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My son 19 years old not ready to socialize he irritates back answers he has very few friends & every time he changes friends once in childhood he was beaten up by his friends since then he never goes out from school, college he used to directly come home he is smart& active.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My son 19 years old not ready to socialize he irritates back answers he has very few friends & every time he changes ...
These incidences have sometimes very deep effect especially when it happens in childhood. And it takes a lot to get over it while some can't. In such cases homoeopathy tends to show very positive effect and even changes the temperament of the patient. But this kind of cases needs a detailed counseling session and case taking. My advise is to consult a good homoeopath around you or through Lybrate. To me.
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QUIT TOBACCO!

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
QUIT TOBACCO!
Tobacco stains teeth and significantly increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, consider quitting. Counsel your kids not to start.
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Is the treatment of atypical depression is different from melancholic depression?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Is the treatment of atypical depression is different from melancholic depression?
Melancholic depression is the classic form of biological depression. Its defining features are: A more severe depression than is the case with non-melancholic depression, with a lack of pleasure and difficulty in being cheered up Psychomotor disturbance (e. G. Low energy, poor concentration, slowed or agitated movements) Melancholic depression is a relatively uncommon type of depression. It affects less than 10 per cent of people presenting with a depression diagnosis. The numbers affected are roughly the same for men and women. Melancholic depression has a low spontaneous remission rate. It responds best to physical treatments (for example antidepressant drugs) and only minimally (at best) to non-physical treatments such as counselling or psychotherapy. Atypical depression is a name that has been given to expressions of depression that contrast with the usual characteristics of depression. For example, rather than experiencing appetite loss the person instead experiences appetite increase; and sleepiness rather than insomnia. Someone with atypical depression is also likely to have a personality style of interpersonal hypersensitivity (expecting others not to like or approve of them). The features of atypical depression include: Being able to be cheered up by pleasant events Significant weight gain or increase in appetite (especially to comfort foods) Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia) Heaviness in the arms and legs A long-standing sensitivity to interpersonal rejection —the individual is quick to feel that others are rejecting of them.
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My mental condition are becoming worse I have an IQ of 118 but sometimes I could not do anything even simple addition. I am feeling alone sometimes I get sleep at 9pm and another day I sleep at 1pm. I forget my lunch also and my brain ask me that you will die on tomorrow. I am a mental patients? What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mental condition are becoming worse I have an IQ of 118 but sometimes I could not do anything even simple addition...
I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. It could also mean that some issue from early childhood may be surfacing looking for a resolution. This might after all be a fortunate turn of events but not necessarily easy. Please meet with a counselor along with your parents and let the counselor help you decide what of the earlier problems may be contributing to this condition that you are experiencing.If you cooperate well, you could resolve this problem effectively and go on with your life. If not you may be looking at something that might present serious difficulties later on, perhaps even now. Please do not neglect this for long. The lack of remembering is called discounting, and the lack of sleep patterns is also disturbing by itself.
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I m very sick because of my negative thoughts and I continuously think about them

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi, I understand negative thoughts are difficult to deal with and you must be having a hard time fighting your negative thoughts which get more intense with time and it goes on in a loop. I want you to verbalize and write your negative thoughts in exactly the way you think it even if its very WEIRD! Discuss it in private conversation and I shall help you out. I need some more information. What is your age? Are you studying or working? Come back with answers. ALL THE BEST
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