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Dr. Ananya Ghitale

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Psychologist, Pune

Dr. Ananya Ghitale MD Psychologist, Pune
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Dr. Ananya Ghitale is a trusted Psychologist in Pimple Saudagar, Pune. She is a MD . You can meet Dr. Ananya Ghitale personally at Siddhant Clinic in Pimple Saudagar, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ananya Ghitale on Lybrate.com.

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I have a regular smoker, bt I want to leave it please suggest me how can I do this,

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting 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. 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 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 I am 20 year old boy. I am studying in college. For the past few days I am having a pain in my neck, I have tried everything to get rid of it but nothing happened. I have taken pills and also tried some exercises and some Yoga too but nothing helped me. So I tell me how I can get rid of this pain. It usually starts in the morning and last till evening, so please kindly give me the right suggestion to get rid off my neck pain .Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello I am 20 year old boy. I am studying in college. For the past few days I am having a pain in my neck, I have tri...
Hello, these are the home remedies:- 1. Garlic gives good results when it comes to cervical spondylosis symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help treat pain, swelling and inflammation in the neck and surrounding areas. Eat a couple of raw garlic buds on an empty stomach each morning with water. You can also take garlic capsules but only after consulting your doctor. Another option is to heat 2 to 3 crushed garlic cloves in a pan with some vegetable oil. Allow it to cool, then use it to massage the painful area for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow this with a warm bath. Do this 2 times daily. Take Hypericum 1X , 2 tabs twice daily with warm water. Revert me after 7 days.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink and does our tolerance change with aging?

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. Alcohol is poison. Alcohol damages your liver even if you take a single drop per day. Please quit alcohol. Take care.
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Happiness and Bottled Blooms

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Happiness and Bottled Blooms

Flowers are said to have vitamin F, which boosts emotional energy. A Rutgers university study revealed that having flowers around you increases emotional connect with loved ones.

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I am not able to control my feelings when I am happy I get too happy when I am sad I get too sad help please I can not focus on anything for too long and since past few days I am not enjoying my life I was a music freak now I do not feel like listening to music kindly suggest me with the medicines.

M.A. PSYCHOLOGY, Ph.D
Psychologist, Pune
I am not able to control my feelings when I am happy I get too happy when I am sad I get too sad help please I can no...
Please take training of self hypnosis under experts guidance which requires 4 to 5 days only. After that you will learn to control your emotions.
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Am smoking person. Am smoking past 10 years. Now I want to stop the smoking habit. Advice me.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.
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I am regularly stressed . Please help me . I was initially 100 and 90 kgs and now i weight around 125 -130 is that due to weight gain ? I am soo irritated with everything around me it usually happens to me . I work for an mnc and my part is constantly sitting for 9 hours and now i hate evrything.I was a very happy and fun loving person now i hate every body and every thing around me. Please help me

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are obviously stressed and probably doing a lot of emotional eating. Your sedentary work style is not helping at all. You seem to display a lot of anger. Your over-eating may be due to that. Apart from that, you need to look at your metabolic rate ? my assumption is that that may be low as well. So the thing to do is deal with your feelings with a counselor; eat a lot of fiber food, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits; exercise every day in the morning and during the day, take periodic breaks and just walk around from your desk; and finally do some stress management course. Among these things the exercise will increase your metabolic rate and your expressing feelings are the most critical.
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How to increase concentration. And remember whatever study. Suggest some medicine which help but did not harm. And some exercise.

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 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. Take care.
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I am having memory loss. I forget few things. Immediately and could not remember what I read. How to increase memory power.

Psychology hons, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Memory power can be increased with few concentration techniques such as deep breathing excercise for atleast 2 min n the increasing regularly. You can move ahead by relaxing you mind and think of the different kind of sounds you hear when your in a relaxed state. You can increase the amount of time you spend doing this excercise. This helps you in concentration. Hope my suggestion helps you.
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My daughter who's age is 13 now. Monthly once she got depressed. For the past two month only we find that. She often says that I am unfit for everything. She told that I cannot lead life. But she is very intelligent and first rank holder in a reputed school. Now a days telling I like to die. I consult a psychiatrist here. He prescribed qutipin 25 mg tablet in nite and fluoxetine 10 mg in morning. Are these tablets good for her remedy? Is there any side effects to my daughter by these tablets? Please advice me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My daughter who's age is 13 now. Monthly once she got depressed. For the past two month only we find that. She often ...
Quetiapine and fluoxetine are safer psychoactive drugs. But no drug is free from side-effects. Dizziness, headache, constipation and tiredness are some of the common side effects of these two drugs. They are good in treating psychiatric conditions like your daughter's. You are on the right track in treating her by a psychiatrist. But, the causes of the problem may be 1. Biochemical changes (abnormal or subnormal levels of neurotransmitters in the brain). 2. There may be any underlying traumatic incidences which might have affected her mental health. 3. There may be the influence of hormonal surges since 13 is the age of puberty, which may cause mood disorders in some girls. And it resolves its own accord in months or a year. 4. Or a mix of all these thigs. Your psychiatist knows well all these issues. I think, along with medications some psychotherapies/counselling techniques will help a quick recovery.
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Mera mere 5 saal pehle divorced hua tha eski vajah yeh thi ki meri wife ka dusre mard k sath chaqqar tha. Usne mujhe cheat kiya aur divorced liya. Mai 39 year ka hu aur mere 2 bachchai hai. Aaj bhi meri X wife mere dimaag se nhi nikalti hai. Jb bhi free time hota hai mere paas to mai hmesha apni X wife k baare mai sochta hu. Aur mai jitne bhi logo se milta hu hmesha apni x wife ka ziqr krta hu aaj bhi mere divorced k 5 saal hogaye woh mere dimaag se q nhi nikal ti hai. Kya mai bimaar to nhi hu.

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
Mera   mere 5 saal pehle divorced hua tha eski vajah yeh thi ki meri wife ka dusre mard k sath chaqqar tha. Usne mujh...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The more you try to remove the old memories, the more they disturb you. Please enjoy those memories. Take care.
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I am a 44 year female. I have been under depression for last couple of years as I lost my only daughter in an accident. I have had sleepless nights for days together. But nowadays I keep sleeping throughout day n night. And still I don't feel fresh n active. Can you pls suggest me a solution for this?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Truly sad, but life has to go on. Every body comes in this world for some purpose when that is complete god call us back. This is true. Have faith in god. Pray daily. Starttab stalopam 10 mg after breakfast. Report after 7 days.
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I'm 24 years old boy depression from 2 years Little interest Or pleasure in Doing things? Feeling Down, Depressed, or Hopeless? Trouble Falling or Staying Asleep, or Sleeping too Much? Feeling tired Or having Little energy? Poor appetite Or Overeating? Feeling bad About Yourself - or That you are A failure or Have let Yourself or Your family Down please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I'm 24 years old boy depression from 2 years Little interest
Or pleasure in
Doing things?
Feeling
Down,
Depressed, or...
Hi lybrate-user, Feeling down or blue is a natural part of life. People let us down, things go wrong, we lose people we love or the dreams we've valued. When feeling down stretches over weeks or months, is occurring frequently and interfering with your ability to interact with people and enjoy your life, it is likely that you're experiencing some form of depression. Provided that you're able to access information and have a good doctor and support network around you, even severe depression is a highly treatable condition. Along with medication psychotherapy from psychologist is a important adjunct. Firstly, you will have to make few lifestyle changes: Sleep well. Sleep is essential to a healthy, balanced body. Lack of sleep can aggravate negative thinking and easily becomes a vicious cycle whereby your negative thoughts keep you awake and disable your ability to get enough sleep. Waking unrefreshed and feeling tired is a common complaint during depression, and even too much sleep can leave depressed persons feeling tired. Breaking this cycle requires enforcing a strict sleep routine of the same bedtime and waking time every day, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, not exercising three hours prior to bed, removing anything distracting from your bedroom, and keeping your room at a suitable temperature. Exercise releases a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Start small with a simple walk to the local store or around the block, or to your garden gate might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment. Look for friends or group exercise sessions since having a partner will keep you more motivated. You can also look for activities that will allow you to release some of the pent-up emotions that may be built up, such as kickboxing. Playing sports is a great way to get regular exercise, stay occupied, focus on self-improvement and meet new people. Some studies have found that people who participate in sports have somewhat fewer symptoms of depression. Choose a sport that is exhausting to quiet the chatter in your mind and leave you feeling wrung out—just don't overdo it. Join a team or class in your area and commit to showing up to as many of these meetings as possible, even if you may not feel like going some days. Eat healthy. Reduce your intake of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Drink plenty of water and do some research on foods that are said to improve your state of mind and well-being. Improving your diet can be a positive project to keep you constructively occupied and focused when you're working through your depression. Plus, many healthy foods are effective at improving mood Talk with friends, family and colleagues who make you feel good and who are good to be around. Spend time with people who see the world in a positive way and ask them to share their visions, ideas, and approaches to life with you. Most positive people will be more than happy to reveal the things that help them keep upbeat and happy about their lives. Learn from them. Remember that misery loves company. It can be incredibly hard to keep away from negative people as down and out as you're feeling, but do your best to avoid them. You won't be doing either of you a favor by confirming each other's fears that the rest of the world is terrible. Keep occupied. Being busy is a way to prevent negative thoughts from going around your head repeatedly. For depressed persons, the first step is often the hardest, so making yourself do things can be a huge difference in your day and getting you started Start a journal of your journey through your depression. Document your feelings somewhere personal and completely private. This will be the place where you let out your darkest thoughts — no holds barred — because you don't need to worry that anyone will judge you for them. A diary can become your collaborator in the struggle against your depression because it eventually provides you with great evidence of what improves your mood as well as what brings it down. Try to write in it daily if possible. Change your thinking. As part of progressing, recognizing and defeating negative thinking patterns is a very important aspect to concentrate on. Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or other forms of psychological therapy are helpful when you're unlearning negative thinking and establishing patterns of thinking that support your self-esteem and increase your self confidence. While it is best to read up in this area and speak with someone qualified to help guide you through the ways to change your thinking, there are some important things to keep in mind. Acknowledge the feeling will pass. This can be a very difficult step, but it's vital because it helps you to start banishing thoughts of hopelessness. List all of your good points. When you're depressed, it's easy to understate the positive things about yourself. Turn this around by listing everything that is good about you. Include achievements from the past and hopes for the future, however few or random they may seem. If you can't write this list, have a trusted friend or family member start one for you. This is a list to keep building upon as you work through your depression. Self-acceptance is a vital part of recovering from depression because you acknowledge that there are good things about yourself, but also that you have challenges to overcome. This will help you stop judging yourself more harshly than anyone else. Make decisions, however small, and act on them. Again, while this is very difficult to do during depression, it is a vital element in facing the sense of helplessness that tends to overwhelm depressed persons. Small decisions like getting out of bed, calling friends, or cleaning up the kitchen all add up. Once you act on them, they become achievements. Learn how to replace faulty or negative thinking by focusing on it. Ask questions such as: Am I assuming the worst? Am I condemning myself because something bad has happened? Am I focused on my weaknesses rather than my strengths? It is helpful to arrange the negative thought in one column and a rationalization in another column, so that you can confront and undo the negative thinking. In one column you may write the thought" I'm a failure, and in the other you challenge that thought with" I made a mistake. I've made mistakes in the past and things have turned out okay. I've also had many triumphs. Learn assertiveness techniques once you've challenged the harder aspects of your negative thinking processes. Assertive techniques will allow you to find a pathway to standing up for yourself without giving in to feelings of anger, fear, or powerlessness. Knowing how to assert yourself is an important part of not falling back into depressive patterns in the future. Remember, Always keep yourself busy, or doing something positive. Sitting alone, or thinking about all the bad events in your life without expressing them to someone is going to make your depression worsen. Also pratice yoga or meditation. All the best. Consult psychologist for psychotherapy. You really need that.
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For years my mental health has been like a yo-yo. I'd have days where I can barely get out of bed, where I battle with my mind continuously. Other days I would have things figured out and feel like superwoman. I was finally diagnosed last year with ptsd and depression. I was put on 100mg of.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
For years my mental health has been like a yo-yo. I'd have days where I can barely get out of bed, where I battle wit...
share urself with family members & friends. read books novels. frequently go for outing ,listen music. if trust on religious treatment then listen gyatri mantra CD every night Rx kali phos 6x/tds 4-4tab anacardium 30/tds platina 200/1 dose only once
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I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job and I can't feel good right now.Because of these situations I am feeling very unhappy and I have no interest in my life. What should I do ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job ...
Dear friend, hang on. All the corporate honchos from bill gates to steve jobs to mark zuckerberg (and the list is endless) failed in some many attempts before finally succeeding. It is this demand to have a positive outcome in every effort which is creating this mischief. If professional settlement is what you desire, be single pointed and just keep working. Results are not in your hand. Just focus on your actions. You will eventually get what you want. Do not be static or rigid. Keep changing plans if they do not work. Take a professional help if you need. All the best.
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I want speed up the communication between my fore brain to permanent memory. Please advise.

Certificate Nutrition &Mental Health, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Mphil in Clinical Psychology, PG Dip Edu Counselling
Psychologist, Trivandrum
There are some brain enhancing techniques which is called cognitive training. But some vitamins are supposed to increase blood circulation to brain which is a faster method. For eg. Vitamin b3. Don't go for any chemical drugs or medicines.
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I'm 21 year old boy but my face looks like 34 year old men. I am in stress every time due to this . Please tell me what's the reason behind this and How can I get back my young look once again?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I'm 21 year old boy but my face looks like 34 year old men. I am in stress every time due to this . Please tell me wh...
Hello, it maybe due to the stress. You could start following a healthy lifestyle with natural foods, plenty of water and regular exercises. Hope it helps.
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