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Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh

Psychologist, Pune

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Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh is an experienced Psychologist in Aundh, Pune. He is currently practising at Brain Well Clinic in Aundh, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Hypnotherapy and NLP, CBT, Autism, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Parents are always concerned about their child's physical health, but often ignore their mental health. Along with physical well-being, your child's mental well-being is also equally important.

The following are eight tips to improve your child's mental well-being:

  1. Adequate sleep: Sufficient amount of sleep is required for a child to stay mentally fit. Parents often engage their children with various classes and activities and compromise on their sleeping hours. This in turn affects the child's mental state. Therefore, as a parent, you must take care not to compromise on your child's sleeping hours.
  2. Allowing them to play: Nowadays, children are overburdened with studies and other learning activities. They do not get to play quite often. But as a parent, you must take care of your child's schedule, so that he/she can have proper playtime too. Playing involves physical activity as well as creativity in certain cases. This helps to improve mental health.
  3. Learning to share and care: You must take care to inculcate in your child the values of sharing and caring. These little things can also help improve your child's mental health. Learning how to share with others and caring for others will help them to stay happy.
  4. Regular exercise: Encouraging your child to regularly exercise will not only help improve his/her physical health, but also mental health. It will also help them to reduce stress and maintain a good mood as well.
  5. Listen to them: Parents often ignore when children are speaking on less important matters; may be about a new friend or a strict teacher in school. But as a parent, you must take out some time from your daily schedule to listen out to their stories. Listening to them attentively will make them feel important, increase their confidence and hence, improve their mental well-being.
  6. Encourage them to make friends: Encouraging your child to make new friends will help them to socialize better. They will feel confident about themselves and also open up. This can boost up their mental well-being.
  7. Good nourishment: Proper nourishment is not only essential for being physically fit, but also mentally fit. Good nourishment will help them stay healthy physically and increase their energy levels. This in turn will positively affect their mental health.
  8. Make them feel safe: Children need to feel safe in order to stay mentally fit. Try and spend some time with them every day. As a parent, always make your children realize that you are right beside them. Listen to their problems and help them find solutions to solve those instead of scolding them. Help them to relax and feel secure to stay mentally fit.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a the doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 20 year guy please having high please symptoms such as please hand tremors nervousness lack of confidence please what should I do ?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
Please do some breathing exercises and yoga. You should seek professional help and consult a therapist.
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I am 68 years old. I now lack concentration in jobs. Irregular bowl habits. Sticky cough, water flowing frequently from nose. Stool keeps passing while wiping it off. Disturbed sleep if no medicine taken. Prosted is said to be enlarged. Lever also said to be fatty. Kindly advise.

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, I can understand your condition. Prostate gland enlargement is a common problem now a days and the treatment provided should suffice. Fatty lever is also common and need not to be worried. Please work with your doctor for a cure. Do not be anxious or worry. Believe everything will be alright. Should be good if you take motivation therapy through mobile. I will provide you motivation therapy through mobile if you desire so. Take care.
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Success of Relationship

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

The success of every relationship is built on selective acts of blindness and deafness and bouts of forgetfulness

Honesty and transparency are laudable qualities in principle but when translated to reality the blinding light they throw on families and relationships is too harsh a glare to bear up to. Very few can take that kind of blinding truth in their stride
 

A girl has cheated me as she was sexually physical with many guys and I was unaware of it. Few days back I came to know about it and I am in depression and I was having very strong bonding with that girl. Life is impossible with out her. Please suggest some ways to overcome with it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
A girl has cheated me as she was sexually physical with many guys and I was unaware of it. Few days back I came to kn...
See having sex between adults is a matter of choice. If the girl had sex with many guys, it s her wish. If you are not comfortable, stop the relationship and find a girl who suits your needs. Dont blame her for cheating you. You might feel depressed since she has not revealed her affairs, since uve come to know of it, and you are not comfortable with it, leave her and divert your mind on other activites
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Hello I am a student but my but my memory learning ablity is very weak so please advice me

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take anacardium -3x / 4 tabs twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I'm suffering from my mental problem as I think much on those talks or things which are not relevant also.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I'm suffering from my mental problem as I think much on those talks or things which are not relevant also.
You need to take deep breaths 10-12 times whenever you feel such irrelevant thoughts. And also you go for food supplement i.e. Naturamore male powder, 1 spoon in morning and evening for 1 month. It will definitely give you result by stopping this irrelevant thoughts. All these starts appearing is due to lack of nutrition and stress in this today's world. Better just go for it. If you are not getting it anywhere, please let me know. I will provide you. Take care :)
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Understanding Depression

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Margao
Understanding Depression
Depression is relatively common among adults, with 14.8 million people — 6.7 percent of the adult population — experiencing a major depressive disorder in any given year. Both men and women can have depression, but it is more common among women.

People who are depressed experience sadness or loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed. While just about everyone experiences these feelings every once in a while, people who are depressed have these feelings on an ongoing basis, and the symptoms of depression affect how they function in daily life.

Understanding the Causes of Depression

A number of factors are thought to contribute to the development of depression, including:

- Genetics. Depression tends to run in families, so researchers believe that certain genes may be associated with developing it.
- Brain abnormalities. Scientists have found that people who are depressed have certain brain characteristics that are different from people who are not depressed. Imbalances of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, which are brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, are thought to be involved with the development of depression.
- Stressful situations. Stressful events, such as the loss of a loved one, a major life change, or a serious illness, have been known to trigger depression. While some people have normal and temporary feelings of sadness and loss after a stressful event, others will experience clinical depression.
- Gender. Because depression affects women more than men — at least two times more often — depression in women could be related to gender-specific factors, like menstrual cycles and pregnancy, or differences in how women and men react to stressful situations.

Understanding the Types of Depression

Major depression is a serious mental illness in which a person experiences multiple depressive symptoms for at least two weeks. Other types of depression include:

- Bipolar disorder, alternating episodes of emotional "highs" (mania) and "lows" (depression).
- Dysthymia, mild depression symptoms that last two years or longer.
- Postpartum depression, a type of depression that occurs in the mother after her baby is born.
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a major depression that occurs during seasons with low sunlight.

People with depression often have other physical or mental illnesses such as:

Anxiety disorders
Alcohol and/or substance abuse or dependence
Heart disease
Stroke
Cancer
HIV/AIDS
Diabetes
Parkinson's disease
Having depression makes these other serious illnesses more difficult to treat, and increases the risk of dying from these other conditions.

Seeking Help for Depression

Depression is a serious illness that should be treated by medical professionals. Whether your case of depression is severe or mild, treatment can help.

If you are experiencing persistent problems associated with depression, talk with your family doctor. Primary care physicians write more prescriptions for antidepressants than other health care professionals.

Your doctor can discuss your symptoms with you, rule out other medical conditions, or refer you to a mental health professional. There are several treatments, including medications, psychotherapy, light therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy, that are very effective for depression.

The first step is the most important: getting help to get better.
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Hi I am 24 years old past two years I use to to do gym six pack all these things. Without any proper diet, now i am suffering from gastric problem taking treatment from two years almost 10k used for my medics tests etc. Doctors said u have hiatus hernia gave some tab all those stuff, I wanted to die with this problem my parents cant afford for my operation, this is the age everyone is doing job & earnig money, and I just comp my graduate unable to do study and concentrate I am loosing my confidence, more than two hours cant sit and also gas problem from mouth and also from down part, when i am having lunch are breakfast vomit sensation is coming, please give suggestion what kind of medicines what kind of food and diet should be taken I will follow strictly please some one help me, already I have attempted to die bu I have to tc of my parents

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, I feel sympatetic to you. You are educated. You should know the real world of problems. Your doctors tell you that you have certain problems and they prescribe medicines. You cannot stop them at your wish. In my vies, your problem is hypochondriasis (extreme fear that you may have some big disease) and anxiety. You may need psychiatric treatment. I suggest you to post a private question to me with all the details. Let me analyze your problem and I shall suggest the suitable treatment method. Take care.
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Overcame Stammering problem please Advise? I am 20 Years Oldd. Problem As 1 Year Old To Continues, please Answer in Telugu Translation plzzz advice.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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Sir I am forgetting a simple things.in daily life and I have a habit of smoking and drinking is dat happening for dat reason. I am smoking from 4 months plzzz suggest me y it's happening.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yes drinking and smoking can cause memory loss and use willpower to stop. Chew bubble gum when you feel the craving
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How to boost memory power? How to increase remembrance power. I am 27 old female doing preparation for civil services.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 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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I an suffering from depression. Recently I failed imy final exam in Ba final year suggest me anything I want ti get rid from this very problem.

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 an suffering from depression. Recently I failed imy final exam in Ba final year suggest me anything I want ti get r...
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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I have been always in Tension as what will happen in future. If any body give trouble on my asset. how to get rid of it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have been always in Tension as what will happen in future. If any body give trouble on my asset. how to get rid  of...
YOu have to practise mind control and accept life as it comes . Do meditaion and yoga for relief of mind .
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I am, Having strokes of anxiety in different situations. It originate from abdomen nd go to head in the process body is hardened. Normally I am ok or not.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am, Having strokes of anxiety in different situations. It originate from abdomen nd go to head in the process body ...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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I had taken pexidep 12.5 to 37.5 and back to 12.5 mg for 3 years. I was ok for one year but no2 from 20 days again I am feeling vertigo anxity and pulptaion. Spacialy whan I go to doctor for consultation their is some norvousness and panic in my body.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is not in the body but very much in the mind. I suppose you have not been to counseling in conjunction with the medication. This is a must because you will develop some skills and tools to cope with life? s challenges and stresses and those will equip you to face them with gumption. Apart from this you need to do regular exercise, sleep well and eat a healthy diet. These will together build your constitution to handle pressure better than most. A prayerful life and strong faith will go a long way to know that you are never alone, even in the remotest of places. It will also help for you to attend a personality development course and some social groups and involve yourself in their activities. The counselor will help you handle emotions which are extremely important to your recovery.
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I am 20 years young, I have got married and still I am studying, I was very worried about my studies and to maintain my family, I was very tension and mood out through out the day, and I am not able keep my concentration on my studies and any work can you suggest me.

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
I am 20 years young, I have got married and still I am studying, I was very worried about my studies and to maintain ...
Hello don't worry. You start homeopathic medicine. Take natrum muriatic 200 only one dose then after 15 day revert back to me. It defiantly help you in your trouble. Further discussions consultant privately.
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I am 23 years old. I have obsessive thoughts that I can't stop and sometime panic thought came repeatedly in my mind. and I also did some repeated task like 're reading rewatching re listening .please suggest how I can overcome from this. Suggest some mediation and how long time I can take?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, this is a schizophrenic condition of yours. Stress, anxiety ,loss of memory cause due to irregular life- style, over medication, and other psychological threats ,now a days. It ,has been noticed that acidity & indigestion generate some negative feelings to cause stress ,depression due to irregular life style, improper dietary habits, inedequate sleep. * Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to avoid indigestion. *Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to nourish nerve to ease your problem, & to inculcate a strong -confident person, restoring your concentration/ memory, enabling U to plan your future with peace of mind avoiding irregular thought.* Ensure sound sleep for at least 7/8 hrs in d night to ease your stress. * Tk, easily digestible simple, diet on time. * Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,milk, papaya,almonds. Walnuts,spinach, regularly * Tk, homoeo medicine, gentle,rapid in action with no adverse effect: @ Five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, polluted atmosphere, watching Tv, sitting on computer in d late night. * You will definitely b back to normalcy with flying colours * Report ,fortnightly. Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk care.
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