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Dr. Aparna Ramchandran

Psychologist, Pune

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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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How to reduce depression? I've tried a lot to get rid of it, but its not working? Please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How to reduce depression? I've tried a lot to get rid of it, but its not working? Please help.
By CBT (cognitive Behavior therapy) and Antidepressants depression can be reduced. 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
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Which brand of anti depressant has least withdrawal effect? Only psychiatrist reply.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Raigarh
Which brand of anti depressant has least withdrawal effect? Only psychiatrist reply.
it's not brand it's composition of medications which causes withdrawal symptoms. medications with short half life having more withdrawal symptoms compared to long acting drugs. paroxetine having highest withdrawal symptoms and fluoxetine has least. other antidepressant like mirtazepine also having least withdrawal symptoms.
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Depression - Know How It Is Killing You!

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know How It Is Killing You!

We are all emotional beings and often have our good and bad days. However, we are all wired differently, making our minds work in unique ways. Reasons that make a person feel low are different for different people; what may be depressing for one person may not be depressing for the other. The degree of sadness can also vary from person to person.

Depression, with a feeling of complete hopelessness and despair, is a mood disorder that is becoming increasingly common. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men. Depressed people describe life as impending doom (a feeling that something terrible is about to happen). They are often consumed with the feeling of living in a black hole not knowing what the future holds, and feelings of lifelessness, emptiness, anger, and restlessness.

Some of the telltale signs of depression are listed below:

  1. Feeling of hopelessness and helplessness
  2. Tiredness
  3. Lack of concentration
  4. Easily irritated, bothered, or angered
  5. Inability to control negative thoughts
  6. Losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed
  7. Reckless behaviour, which was not noticed earlier
  8. Change in sleeping and eating patterns
  9. Difficulty in performing tasks that you once accomplished easily
  10. Worsening alcohol and cigarette consumption

Here are some of the reasons why people feel depressed:

  1. Problems in marriage or relationships
  2. Financial issues
  3. Chronic health issues
  4. Alcohol or drug abuse
  5. Unemployment
  6. Recent life events that were stressful
  7. Lack of social support
  8. Loneliness and isolation
  9. Early childhood trauma or abuse
  10. Managing depression

Accepting that you are depressed is a big step, which helps in managing it better.

  1. Speak out: The most important thing is to find a person whom you can confide in. A trained person or a good confidante can help you by just listening to you.In most cases, depression can be managed by seeing a qualified counsellor. Medications may also be useful in some cases.
  2. Sweat it out: While it may sound very tiring, exercising for even 15 minutes can bring relief. The more you exercise, the better you are bound to feel. Exercise also releases mood-enhancing chemicals that beat depression.
  3. Eat right: Foods with omega-3 fatty acids can help improve one’s mood while foods with sugar and refined carbs can have a negative impact on one’s mood. Change your diet to include mood elevating foods. Binging on junk food is common among depressed people, leading to weight gain and other complications.

So, while you may feel like you are in a black hole, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.

DNB, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Mumbai
your eyes will see what your mind knows....hence people who fail to learn learn to fail
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Hi, I am 22 year male. My Problem is that I Couldn't concentrate on my study. I can't study even for one hour but I want to be.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfullness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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I am looking forward for a good concentrated study but not able to make a good time for it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Hello I'm 20 years old I have habit of masturbation. I am in weight gain mission so I am eating cheese badam .is there any homeopathy medicine to control masturbation. It's only because I have no girlfriend s not even friends I'm afraid talking with them Please tell.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello I'm 20 years old I have habit of masturbation. I am in weight gain mission so I am eating cheese badam .is ther...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of hornbeam.+ 3 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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I'm totally affair with my cousin sister so how to avoid to her I'm not interested to do sex with her so please send me details.

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'm totally affair with my cousin sister so how to avoid to her I'm not interested to do sex with her so please send ...
Sex thoughts, Sex addiction, masturbation addiction, porn films addiction etc comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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Hello, I would like to make stable mind which are always distracting by pornography? Can you tell me suggestion? I am doing Surya namaskar daily.

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. You are doing well with surya namaskaram. You shouldmfind alternative arrangements which provides pleasure to you. You have to divert your energy from porn to physical or mental creative activities. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Hello.I want to ask you that my little brother in his sleep got shocked sometimes like he is seeing a really bad dream.I thought he got feared from something or i dont know.He is getting black circles below his eyes.Please suggest me something.

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, your brother could be having anxiety problems and having nocturnal panic attacks. His lack of proper sleep could be the reason for the dark circles under eyes. You could consult a psychologist for the diagnosis.
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I lost my dadi And our family members are in depression. What to do now. Please help us.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost my dadi And our family members are in depression. What to do now. Please help us.
For mind control and depression control you can read books and listen to music and if not OK you need antidepressants
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Dear Sir/ Madam I am a 46 year old unmarried guy with following issues. Anxiety (obsessive compulsive disorder), social anxiety Inferiority complex, very poor memory and concentration, lack of self confidence. I had suicidal tendency in my past. I would like you to help me out. I would prefer homeopathic and hypnotherapy. I also would like to have advice from various field like allopathy, ayurveda, unani etc. Etc. I am unable to perform at my work place due to the above mentioned issues. I am jobless due to these issues. My immediate issue is lack of self confidence which is affecting me a lot. Thanks

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear Sir/ Madam
I am a 46 year old unmarried guy with following issues.
Anxiety (obsessive compulsive disorder), soci...
Hello, Lybrate user, Depression carries- litharzicity, slippy attitude, loss of appetite, aversion to meet people-tingling in extremities with lack of concentration& suicidal effect with OCD it so happens in d life. This a social anxiety/phobia. You will b victorious ,of course, continue your effort with full enthusiasm & zeal. * go for meditation to nourish your brain with oxygenated blood to calm your nerve to restart your study being a strong and confident person to conquer your goal. You should believe yourself, considering that you art the best among all. * Tk, 5/6 glass of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism ,absorbing nutrients to nourish your entire body & brain to achieve success in life. * your diet be easily digestible, simple on time to avoid gastric disorder to discard negative feelings. * Tk, apples,carrots ,cheese, spinach,almonds, walnuts ,milk. * do not stop meeting your friends to share your problem in order to get solution to over come your stress, to inculcate a winner from within. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Ignitia 30-6 pills thrice.@ Five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice. * avoid, nicotine, alcohol,junkfood, pizza,burger, * ensure a sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. > Report wkly, > Your feedback is solicited for further follow up Tk care.
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My husband smoke's 4-5 cigarette s daily, if I ask him to stop he will shout at me, how should I make him quit smoking?

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 user. I can understand. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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A year back due to personal issues I consumed seductive pills, since den I can hardly remember things. Due to many mental pressure i m feel being abnormal. I can feel I have 2 face. I pretend to b happy n normal but at tyms I feel to burst out. I got my exam in June, i am trying to concentrate n study but I'm unable to do it. I feel I'm trying to pressure myself to study n dump things into my head.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology, aster of Science - Counseling, Psychotherapy, Phd - Counselling, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello, Right now, you already feeling pressure of exams. It is suggested not to push yourself hard. A little physical exercises along with breathing exercises will help you in a big way. Try to talk out your emotion with a friend. Or write down your feeling. It help you to release emotions and make you light. If still feel upset, it is wise to take professional help and visit psychologist. Wish you all the best .take care.
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My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad and down a lot. He doesn't seem to enjoy activities he liked earlier. He also complains of regular headaches now. I think he has some financial issues. What should be done?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad a...
He has to seek a psychiatrist helped. He may be having both depression and anxiety secondary to external stressors. Which can be addressed very well. All the best.
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I have depression but I did not know how it happened. My condition is miserable so in this regard I want to help from you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have depression but I did not know how it happened. My condition is miserable so in this regard I want to help from...
Hello, Practicing yoga helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. .
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My mother in law is 45 years old . She is in depression for last 10 year. She always feeling alone she has nothing to speak. Her treatment has been done from many doctors few days she feeling well but after some time result is not in her favour she remain the same.

M.Phil (Child and Adolescent Psychology)
Psychologist, Unnao
My mother in law is 45 years old . She is in depression for last 10 year. She always feeling alone she has nothing to...
Good morning my lybrate user for your mother I would like tosuggestion antidepressant medication and proper counselling. And if you don't feel changes after this, than go for eletroconvulsive therapy's 8 sessions. Thankyou.
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My memory power is very low.I keep forgetting whatever i read' i am just 21 yrs old please help

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I know that u have nice memory, only problem is that you don't trust your memory and your efforts. Believe in yourself and have confidence that you are able to take care of your study and life.
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Hello please suggest the natural way to increase the brain power and increase memory power.

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. I can understand. The best natural way to im Rove your memory powermis as follows. 1. Physical exercise 2. Games 3. Green vegetables 4. Nuts 5. Cereals 6. Socialization 7. Brain games like sudoku or chess. Take xare
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