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Dr. Aparna Ramchandran

Psychologist, Pune

500 - 1000 at clinic
Dr. Aparna Ramchandran Psychologist, Pune
500 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. Aparna Ramchandran is an experienced Psychologist in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. You can visit her at Practical Life Skills in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aparna Ramchandran on Lybrate.com.

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I am lacking concentration, what shall I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
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. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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My memory is very week. I always loss any think. By my week memory. How can I increase it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
1.*You can’t improve concentration and memory without physical energy. Have healthy food habits and timely meals. Eat nutritious food. Avoid processed food, and street food. *. Physical exercise improves blood circulation to brain and improves clarity of thinking. * Concentrate on your work with enthusiasm. Don’t divert or try to perform multiple tasks at a time If the subject appears difficult, tackle bit by bit. *If you don’t understand first time, leave some time and try again when your mind is fresh. *Any amount of reading without understanding is a waste. *Jot down points in your note book and you remember the points better. *Underline important points. You remember them better. *Have good night’s sleep. Maintain timings. *. Give task to your brain. Avoid idling. *Stop multitasking.. *Play brain games.. *Master a new skill.. *. Have breaks and enjoy a joke with your friends. Continuous slogging makes you lose interest in your task. *. Be confident. You can DO IT. Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects Take homoeopathic medicine Kali phos 30 once daily in the morning and in the evening for 7 days and give feedback
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How to be quit my mind i cant medidiate .When i go to study my subjects my mind starts creating two parts one part remains in studies but in paraallel there are a lot of things (other) runs .How can i use full mind in studies only.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need to organize study, excercising, good sleep, prioritize, make notes, answer ols question papers, concentrate and enjoy studying, avoid negative thoughts and drugs or alcohol. Be present minded. Look forwards. Never look back. Be confident you will succeed. Practice reading and revising as many times as you can without stressing.
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I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.
Dear lybrate user, **the food but ginger is well accepted as a traditional cure for indigestion. Ginger as a food ingredient or in a strong ginger tea helps in causing stimulation of saliva, bile juices and gastric juices while all these play important roles in digestion. Drinking ginger tea is certainly much more beneficially to get rid of gas and indigestion problems than coffee and soda.
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Top 7 Mental Health Applications For Your Smart Phone

Ph. D - Psychology, M.A.Psychology, B.A.(H)Psychology
Psychologist,
Top 7 Mental Health Applications For Your Smart Phone
The smartphone revolution has changed our lives in many ways. With several adults and even teenagers relying more on their smartphones for information online, doctors are also turning to mental health apps or mhapps to share their medical knowledge with users. Frequent use of technology has created a better avenue for communication - in this case between doctors and patients that is beneficial for both.

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


Code blue: bullying is a real problem that has led many down the path of depression and suicide. And sometimes, the solution to this problem is much easier than you think, and with smartphones, it's just a click away. With the code blue app, 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 you need their help. The app communicates the user's location to the group, and the group can also indicate that the help is on the way.
Breath2relax: feeling too anxious or angry? want to let your bad side take over the situation? hold on and downloaded breath2relax on your phone to browse through a series of breathing exercises. These will help you in reducing stress, stabilizing your mood, controlling anger, and managing the anxiety. The important aspect of this app is that it can be operated independently.
Lantern: lantern is a web-and-mobile-based platform that combines the cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) techniques with advices from real experts. The app starts by measuring the your strengths, weaknesses, stress, anxiety, mood and social behavior, and then tailors daily exercises that suit your pattern. Next, the app matches your score with a professional cbt coach who can answer all the related questions you have.
Ptsd coach: ptsd stands for post traumatic stress disorder. Ptsd coach is an app developed by the department of veterans affairs at national center for ptsd. It is 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 stress symptoms over a period of time. It also connects with the support group from the contact list, and locates nearby treatment programs.
Optimism: optimism is a family of applications that focuses on self-tracking as a tool for coping with mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ptsd. Users can record the intensity of their mood, which will eventually detect patterns and help identify problem triggers. You can create a customizable wellness plan to chart the coping mechanisms, which will come from experience and with better understanding of the mental condition.
Talkspace: this free app helps users connect with a therapists with whom they can chat anytime. It isn't exactly a substitute to in-person therapy, but more like a precursor where the app's therapists can monitor and guide the users if they need more advanced help.
Big white wall: sometimes, just knowing that others are also sailing in the same boat gives you the much needed courage to fight with the problem. The app does the same for you by acting as a community where users with different type of mental health problems come together for discussion boards, reference articles and self-assessment tests.

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I m a smoker but now days am not smoking but I feel some weakness or stamina issue.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not mention your age so I will have to take a guess about these symptoms. The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke has the effect of damaging the oxygen carrying capacity of your blood and therefore there is a problem of early exhaustion and that you cannot sustain your stamina too. The latter could be due to damage to your lungs as well. Depending on your age and the extent of your tobacco use, the effects could be of more severity. I recommend that you go for a complete medical checkup and assess the damage to your respiratory system and get advice on how you can recoup from this effect. Exercise is a must but the pace and quantity must be determined on medical grounds. It is really a good thing that you have ceased with smoking because the damage is evidently showing and you can now focus on recovering as much as you can.
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I want to improve my brain how it is possible Because I am not concentrated on my study. So help me please Reply 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. Concentration or attention span is based on your interest. If you have a solid aim and dedication, you will have interest in your study. You need motivation therapy. Take care.
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I am in stress & in tension. How to cure it. What do I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
I am in stress & in tension. How to cure it. What do I do?
You may follow a destressing and health promoting routine in the form of early morning awakening, daily meditation/yoga, morning walk/jog, taking healthy diet in the form of plenty of fruits, salads and sprouts, evening games/sports/workout, enough rest, recreation and socialization and adequate sleep. You should take help of your friends/relatives at the time of crisis. If needed you may consult a psychiatrist for talk therapy (psychotherapy) and or medicines to relieve tension. Telling someone about your suffering is a good way to gain help and confidence to deal with the situation.
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Dear sir, my confidence level is very down what can I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, confidence is based on your experience. Personality development problems can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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8 Diet Changes That Can Boost Your Brain Health

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
8 Diet Changes That Can Boost Your Brain Health

Brain health is essential for people of all ages. Of late MIND and DASH are two popular approaches that are leading the way dietary requirement for brain health. MIND stands for Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay whereas DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Both the approaches argue that diet plays a crucial role in maintaining overall brain health. Here is a list of 8 diet changes that can boost the brain health without having to take any other brain supplements:

  1. Leafy green vegetables: Leafy vegetables are tried and tested source of natural brain tonic. Vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens and arugula should be thoroughly washed and chopped. They can be consumed with salads, pasta, and soups.
  2. Pulses: Pulses such as lentils, beans and peas can be consumed with salads to maintain brain health. Alternatively, they can be consumed along with burgers to give it a twist. They can also be used to make patties. A mixture of black beans, onions and peppers can be mashed along with some spices to form the main entrée of the patties.
  3. Whole grains: A batch of brown rice, quinoa, oats or faro can be prepared and consumed to upgrade brain health. While grains comprises of fibre and makes for a very fulfilling meal. Whole grain can be prepared in batches so that it can be consumed throughout the week along with salad and soup.
  4. Home-made snacks: A snack made from walnuts, pumpkin, almonds and pistachios can serve as a quick snack during long drives and small breaks in between meetings. A small portion of these snacks will not only boost brain health but give a sense of fulfilment.
  5. Berries: Frozen berries are known to be extremely beneficial for brain health. They can be mixed with smoothies and consumed during breakfast and or in the form of snacks. Berries are a nice addition to oatmeal as well.
  6. Olive oil: the butter or the refine oil can be traded with olive oil while preparing vegetables and meats. It can also be used as a base for homemade vinaigrettes. Olive oil serves the purpose of good health and has hardly any side effect on the body.
  7. Poultry items: One can become a lot creative when it comes to consuming poultry items. Chicken breasts for instance, when cooked with garlic and onion in a pressure cooker, can be a real agent for brain maintaining brain health. One can add some flavour and consume it along with sandwiches and salads.
  8. Fish: One fish should be consumed once in every week. Salmon fish is known to have a great effect on mental health.
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Quit smoking to look young

DNB (Dermatology), MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Quit smoking to look young
Smoking is the second leading cause of premature wrinkles. It upsets the body's mechanism for breaking down old skin and renewing it.
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Since past week I have been experiencing severe anxiety during night. I sleep at 11: 00 by my sleep gets disturbed after 2 to 3 hours and I feel pain in my left hand and chest. I have taken ECG but its clear, BP is slight high but no concern as per doctor. Kindly advice.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Since past week I have been experiencing severe anxiety during night. I sleep at 11: 00 by my sleep gets disturbed af...
For chest pain you can go for this home remedy which safe natural and helpful to prevent chest pain and improve the condition of your heart, take 1 teaspoon of fresh basil juice along with 1 teaspoon of honey daily on an empty stomach and for anxiety 1. Take a glass of orange juice 2. Add 1 tbsp of honey 3. Add 1 tbsp nutmeg powder 4. Drink this juice daily.
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For last 2 months iam feeling nausea, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite and dull ache at upper left abdomen. Endoscopy as well as sonography reports are normal. CBC testof blood is also normal. What could be the reason for this. This has led to anxiety

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 feel, your present physical conditions lead to anxiety. I think it is the other way around. Your anxiety about your health and stress together contributed towards these physical symptoms. We call it psycho-somatic disorders. No problem. Psychotherapy should help you overcome this. Provide me more details. Take care.
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I am 22 female, now a days I start developing feeling for someone. I am studying and in CA-final and he is a CA. I am unable to properly concentrate on studies, I need little guidance so that my thinking in this direction fade away. Please guide.

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. Now I will come to your relationship part. Your relationship is emotional. It is not like married people's love and affection. Therefore you must be more cautious. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I am 37 years old, female and I lost my 6 years old son two months back. I feel everything is over and don' t feel like living. Can you suggest me some remedy ?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Take kali phos 6x / 6 tabs 3 times / 3 weeks. Mix with people and do social work. You loved your son. Love the children who do not have mom. Then your sorrow will be erased out.
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I am 43 yrs old male working as teacher in kendriya vidyalaya. Suffering from bipolar disorder and now with depression. Having complete disinterest and worrying thoughts what shld i do?

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Bipolar disorder is nothing but chemical imbalance in our body. This can be well maintained by taking appropriate dosage of medication prescribed by a psychiatrist. You can definitely come out of this situation and maintain a healthy life. Get support of your family members also to maintain a healthy routine.
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Why I am so coward, I get scared easily, I i get fear easily, I avoid confrontation, in school days people used to beat me and I used to say nothing to them ,why I do not have confidence to beat them, is this due to poor self esteem or lack of confidence I have a squint in my eyes and even if a small child tease me or say something me I get hurt easily, why I am so morally weak, why I am born such morally weak.Please tell.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Why I am so coward, I get scared easily, I i get fear easily, I avoid confrontation, in school days people used to be...
Dear lybrate user, I think it must have been very difficult for you to take insults in the form of teasing. Beating etc since childhood. I sense that these insults have impacted you a lot. Probably no one appreciated you till now. As a result you have low self esteem and low confidence. It appears to me that you believe in what people say about you, hence you think that you are weak and coward. According to me, the reason why you do not retaliate is, that is what your parents/teachers or other elders at home told you to do. Probably, because of your low self esteem, you also thought that you'deserve' this kind of treatment. Though you were angry, you did not fight back, because you thought you were physically weak as well. Emotional abuse is more hurtful than physical abuse. Even if people are making fun of your squint, please accept it as your reality. And look at yourself as a" whole" person and you will realise that you are lucky to have a healthy, normal body. Now please understand that, you are 22 and an adult and not small/weak anymore. Try to get enough physical strength with the help of good nutrition and exercise. Then you will not feel weak, physically. Then make a list of your strengths, that you think you have, read it everyday. Do not take negativity from anyone. Believe in yourself. No one is" born" weak emotionally/morally. The life experiences cause this weakness. Now you need to take charge of your life. Tell yourself that you are valuable. You have many skills/strengths. Keep yourself away from people who try to pull you down. Be with the people who have positive attitude towards life. Only you can help yourself - try to gain more physical and emotional strength. All the best.
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What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Does the fear of the exam get your heart racing? Does a tensed feeling grip you as you are about to make that big presentation to the board? Feeling anxious and worried is a common reaction is such situations. It is, however, different, when anxiety moves to the level of a disorder that debilitates you from living a normal life. 

Types: Different type of anxiety disorders include
a) Generalized anxiety disorder: People suffering from this disorder generally have a persistent fear or worry of everyday matters. Will you manage to get to office on time? Will you be able to make the money you need? Will you be able to get sleep tonight! -All of which are valid thoughts which convert into an anxiety problem if you dwell on them too long and too hard.
b) Phobia: This is the largest category in anxiety disorders characterized by the fear of an object, person or situation. 
c) Panic disorder: The unfortunate part of this disorder is a panic attack that can be triggered by an object of fear or an intense situation which can cause the person to have difficulty in breathing, tremble, shake and often disable them for anything between 10 minutes to a few hours. 
d) Agoraphobia: Want to escape from the room but your feet won't cooperate? That's agoraphobia -a fear linked with panic disorder which makes you feel trapped.
e) Social anxiety disorder: Most of us may have experienced a form of this fear when we had to go on stage for a performance or speaking assignment. When it escalates to become a disorder, the fear manifests itself with physical symptoms and sometimes aggravates to social isolation. 
f) Post traumatic stress disorder: This is the aftermath of being in a traumatic situation like combat, natural disaster, rape and hostage situation. 
g) Other anxiety disorders: These include separation anxiety (from being separated from a person or place), situational anxiety (like claustrophobia that happens when a person is in a situation of tightly crowded places) and Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) where a person follows compulsive rituals to get relief from the anxiety. 

Causes
Anxiety disorder is a mental illness. It is not a result of personal weakness, a character flaw, or poor upbringing. Though exact causes are unclear, scientists say that disorders are caused by a combination of factors, including changes in the brain and environmental stress. Drugs, alcohol abuse, certain medical conditions and genetics are also possible triggers for anxiety disorder. 

Symptoms: It mostly includes one or more of symptoms like restlessness, irritability, concentration problems, fatigue, muscle tension and sleep disturbance

Diagnosis:
Anxiety disorders are often 'caught in the act' during a flare up or a high stress situation when the victim is unable to cope with the situation. Standardized screening clinical questionnaires such as the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale or the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale can be used to detect anxiety symptoms, and the need for a formal diagnostic assessment of anxiety disorder may be suggested. 

Treatment: It generally includes lifestyle changes, medication and therapy. If you are looking for help for an anxiety disorder, book a private appointment with us.

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I have muscle twitching over medial side of thigh and over thumb, and burning sensation over back and limbs since 3 months. Is this related to anxiety, how to get relieved from this?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have muscle twitching over medial side of thigh and over thumb, and burning sensation over back and limbs since 3 m...
Hi apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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I am suffering from depression. I was taking lithium carbonate 300 since last ten years. Is there any alternative medicine for lithium. Lithium has given lots of trouble like thyroid, bp, skin and more.

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 suffering from depression. I was taking lithium carbonate 300 since last ten years. Is there any alternative med...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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