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Dr. Sneha Makhija

Psychologist, Pune

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Dr. Sneha Makhija is an experienced Psychologist in central Panchgani, Pune. You can visit her at Colony Nursing Home in central Panchgani, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sneha Makhija and consult privately on has top trusted Psychologists from across India. You will find Psychologists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I can't memories my studying subjects, all are forgotten by attending exam. I feel very bad to studying. What is remedy for my problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Check your blood CBC, TSH, serum ferritin and inform me as some diseases like anemia, thyroid diseases have to be ruled out. 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 Study Notes 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: Flashcards Using Flashcards is 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.
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Benefits of Greens in Diet

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

Eating green leafy vegetables can help keep your mental abilities sharp. It also offers simple affordable and non-invasive way of protecting your brain from dementia. With studies proving that the people who ate one to two serving of green leafy vegetables a day had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none. It was also found that nutrients linked with slowing cognitive decline are vitamin k, lutein, folate and beta carotene.
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I have anxiety problem how to over come I want in effect suggestions to overcome.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have anxiety problem how to over come I want in effect suggestions to overcome.
Hello Lybrate-user, 1. Meditate daily, take in deep breaths in and out. Do this for 15 minutes daily. 2. Stay positive. 3. Eat well balanced meal and sleep well. 4. Learn what triggers your anxiety. 5. Don't consume too much alcohol or caffeine. You require psychotherapy as your anxiety is affecting you personally and socially. Along with visiting us at our clinic, you could contact us as we provide online as well as telephonic counseling sessions.
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I am 31 year old while interview or talking infront of many people my heart beating so fast not able to control I cannot manage how to stop it ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 year old while interview or talking infront of many people my heart beating so fast
not able to control I can...
I think that you are having panic attacks with palpitations. You are overacting to the fear of rejection. This may have come from actually being rejected at sometime early in your life, and as well as too much authority exercised over you at home. There is normal fear for everyone about public speaking and some to interviews. But to have this level of reaction is because of poor self-image and self-esteem. One immediate thing you can do is to place your index finger on your closed lips and blow into your cheeks to build back pressure into your throat. You are to hold this for 10 seconds and within that time your heart will slow down to a lower level and make you calm immediately. You can repeat this every time you experience these panic attacks. It will help tremendously to meet with a counselor and deal with all your fears and reactions to that emotion with healthy responses. In the meantime please do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart? s fitness; meditation for the brain? s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
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How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Noida
How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch with its dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor, snatches away the boon of communication.

Social media gifts us with easy communication and wider access:

  1. Social media creates peer pressure: Coming in continuous contact with occurrences in other people's life can lead to mental setback. You may feel low on comparing your achievements with that of others. Consciously or unconsciously you are struggling throughout to be at par with them who are seemingly jubilant. Virtual peer pressure is realized by many. 
  2. It can bring us at close quarters with penitence: Persistent grief or regret can take a toll on your mental health. It can make you depressive. Depression is again not a healthy thing for personal growth and development. It usually results in lack of motivation.
  3. You tend to panic more through continued use of social media: If you have not been in touch with social media for a couple of days you are instilled with the fear of losing out on incidents. You panic regarding what has been happening all over the world that in reality will in most cases bear no effect on you.
  4. It accustoms you to the glamorous appeal of drugs- Social media tends to showcase the ills of society as glamorous contributing factors of life. It celebrates the vices of drugs and other addictive agents as virtues. Young adults are therefore easily incited to give in to addiction.

Positive effects of social media on your mental health:

  1. Social media will let you take a break from hovering tasks and responsibilities. 
  2. Helps you connect with long lost friends. Social networking sites will bring you close to new and old friends alike. 
  3. Real society is overly judgemental. It prohibits you from coming across as your true self. Virtual media allows you to come out of your cocoon and helps you feel comfortable about yourself.
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How to detect that one is in depression. I have heared some treatment like RTS or some kind of brain stimulating rejvenating technique . Is that right?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't know about RTS but there is brain rejuvenation Program but that is not for treating depression. Your question about knowing whether you are depressed will take a long answer. So briefly let me explain: you can get depressed because of sadness or anger. The symptoms are that you will feel dull, listless, low energy, melancholy, no motivation, lethargy, withdrawn, very sleepy, sleep late to bed and late out of bed, not able to attend work, eat too much or eat too little, become slow in activity, may become aggressive and rude, break relations with people, may go off sex, etc. In very severe cases suicidal thoughts may torment the person and at an impulsive moment they may act on it. The lethargy may be so extreme that even thinking will be a tedious task. Some people resort to substance abuse and become addicted. There is no quick easy way out although there are good medicines for depression. It is always recommended that you simultaneously seek professional counseling to work with the medicine.
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I am 20 year male student and due to studies and part time work my health is constantly degrading. I have tried for jogging and doing yoga but I am not successful. This is causing depression in my mind.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I am 20 year male student and due to studies and part time work my health is constantly degrading. I have tried for j...
Hi have timely healthy nutritious food and ensure that you sleep atleast for 6 hours in total darkness everyday preferably at in the same time. Try this consistently for 2 months and that should help to improve your immunity.
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Hi sir I am always having inferiority complex so always feeling nervous while attending interview even I know all answers but expressing answers not well please give me any advice on this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi sir I am always having inferiority complex so always feeling nervous while attending interview even I know all ans...
Hi there ~ having inferiority complex and feeling nervous while attending interviews are symptoms of social phobia or social anxiety. I am sure you are very intelligent and hence you seem to know the answers but are not able to express due to anxiety. I recommend that you visit with a psychologist or a counselor to have yourself treated for social phobia through relaxation techniques and mindfulness meditation. Medications may also be helpful in which case you need to visit with a psychiatrist. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt getting relief.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt gettin...
I am sure you are another one of those who has not combined medication with counseling. Please seek the help fo a counselor and learn some specific coping skills and techniques to support the medical effects. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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There's an aunt 46 years old. She sleeps by 2 am and wakes up by 6. Since past few days she is getting hyper . Feeling sleepy whole day and she doesn't realize when she slept. She has pain in legs. Bloten belly. Gain in weight is also observed. Today she felt Unconscious too . These symptoms why doc?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
There's an aunt 46 years old. She sleeps by 2 am and wakes up by 6. Since past few days she is getting hyper . Feelin...
Hi, lybrate-user She is gaining weight due to hormonal and metabolic imbalance in body. Hormonal imbalance can be treated with right food and supplement. She had fat deposit on tummy or belly this indicates that she may have insulin resistance. The food which helps in balancing insulin resistance will help her in losing weight faster. All sugar based food is dangerous for this type of body. Protein diet will be suitable for her. Sample Diet Plan Breakfast – Cheese omelets with green salad. Lunch – Vegetables with salad. Dinner – Chicken/Paneer tikka with salad. Snack – Nuts with lemon soda. Suggest Supplements Microfruit tablets daily after breakfast Cytofresh tablets daily after breakfast Lipolyzer tummy tablet after lunch and dinner.
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i am not getting sleeps completely, generally dreams about the routine office works and conversations. Please advise.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Relax and focus on self, let people talk whatever they want.Have a positive self-talk, and learn What are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on.You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ Stress Management Super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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One doctor told me that, if weight is lost due to chronic anxiety or stress, both LDL and hdl will fall. So my mind forces me to take anxiety or stress to reduce LDL cholesterol. I'm underweight, my weight is losing. But many doctors say that if weight is lost due to anxiety, hdl will decrease and LDL will increase.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
One doctor told me that, if weight is lost due to chronic anxiety or stress, both LDL and hdl will fall. So my mind f...
Dear Relax Please don't play with these figures. Cholesterol is made in body as per needs. Food does not alter this. Remove all mis conceptions. Eat well. Exercise well. Enjoy good health. Remember stress can harm you badly. Be happy.
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I am 38 years old. Feel sweet pain in my back. I am a smoker. About 3 month back gone thru health check up including chest X ray. All was normal.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am 38 years old. Feel sweet pain in my back. I am a smoker. About 3 month back gone thru health check up including ...
Sweet pain means there is no severe pain. You are changed your attitude from three months. You have a guilty feeling anything happens. Then you go for check up. But it is normal. It means you are psychologically disturbed. When tests are normal. It is related to psychosomatic disorders. It need psychological counselling. You have a weakness to change your attitudes and suffers yourself. Better to develop strong attitude. Build a very good personality. Do not think too much about small things. Be share all your feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. If you want to healthy personality. Do not touch which is not suited to you. Walk more time take good food, take rest. Be spend most of the time with your close friends and family members. Be optimistic and positive. Be sociable. Be enjoy the every movement of life. Ok all the best.
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How to get rid of cigarette smoking? & explain what the exact mechanism of drug to leave cigarette smoking.

Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user with homoeopathic medicines and increasing your will power you can easily get rid of this habit, be determined.
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Post Coital Tristesse - Facts You Must Know About it

Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology , M.D., Ph.D.
Sexologist, Nagpur
Post Coital Tristesse - Facts You Must Know About it

The coitus was great, but after everything is over, why do you feel so sad and depressed? If you feel like fleeing or if you need some reassuring physical contact after intercourse, you might be suffering from a psychological condition called 'post-coital tristesse' (PTC)

What does it mean?
Post-coital is a Latin phrase while tristesse is a French word which literally translates to “sadness”. If you suffer from PCT, you might experience intense feelings of uneasiness, anxiety or sorrow immediately after coitus, or even two hours later.

Why does it happen?

  1. There are specific hormonal changes during sex and immediately after it. Two main hormones involved are ‘dopamine’ and ‘prolactin’. Dopamine is a neuro-hormone that precedes the release of adrenaline and is linked with feelings of pleasure and sexual arousal; while prolactin is the hormone responsible for producing milk in women (men secrete it as well). Dopamine is released in copious amounts during sex, so to counter this, prolactin is released. Prolactin drastically reduces dopamine levels, and this can make you sad.
  2. The other cause is psychological. Under the influence of dopamine, you might end up saying things you regret later. This too can result in sadness and depression.

Is it different for men and women?
Yes, men and women handle PCT very differently. Men feel like leaving so that they feel less sad. On the other hand, some men choose to stay, which only worsens their condition. It makes them associate sex with melancholic feelings. Women, on the other hand, crave for reassurance and physical touch from their partners. Nice words or cuddling can ease their discomfort. Suffering from this might result in disaster for them. When the man flees and the woman needs reassurance, it will lead to negative feelings about sex and development of resentment for each other.

Can abstinence and avoidance help?
Abstinence can help if you do not have an active sex life. Time away from sex can actually help you understand your problems better. However, abstinence can trigger depression, low self-esteem and extreme emotions of loneliness.

Are there any other solutions?
Communication and therapy are traditionally the best treatments for PCT. Talking to a therapist, alone or together with your partner, can help you with a solution.

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I am nirmal. How can I increase my memory power to concentrate on my studies and build up my career?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily---------------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily----------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ---------------- report after 30 days-----------------
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When ever I see any girl who is attractive I feel like having sex with her and I always master bate more can you suggest any methods to control my thoughts.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When ever I see any girl who is attractive I feel like having sex with her and I always master bate more can you sugg...
There is no need to be alarmed to this extent but you do need to develop some control over these desires because if left unattended and if you indulge in it, you may feed into impulses where you may one day lose control. Between the ages of 16 to 18 years, for a duration of almost exactly two years, all boys and girls will have a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Due to this hormone there are three identified effects, all because of this chemical: you will become sexually active; you will become aggressive and rebellious; and you will all suffer acne and pimple problems. You have no choice because this is a body clock mechanism that gets activated and over the two years that it prevails, it will gradually subside and return to normal. But during this time you could (driven by the hormones) do something inadvertent that there may be no turning the clock back. So you need to exercise control and channelize this energy through games and sports and hobbies. Also, you would have developed secondary sexual characteristics and they seek to be used and seek fulfillment. Again this is not a problem but the drive can be very bad for those who do not have sufficiently well-developed value systems or a good conscience. These kids can lose control and become reckless. Most kids have a problem, like you do, around their sexual urges and may resort to acting out in the form of masturbation, pornography, and other sexual exploits. If you indulge in any of these you can get into a guilt trip or develop an addiction that may plague you for a long time. There is no threat to your mental well being. Your character will certainly be tested, and it will reflect your development in this regard. The best thing to do is to get a sex education from a counselor and ask all the questions you wish answered. Otherwise, you will want to experiment or seek information from your peers who are not adequately qualified to really do justice to your queries.
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I have depressed because of my failure n unsuccessful life in career. I studied well earlier but because of sickness I can not do study well or work. Earlier was not like that, unlikely now I don't get results according to my performance n I get frustrated. It was till 2012 when I was in 12th std. I'm ambitious n got sickness at initial stages of my life. What should I do.

MBBS, MCCEE, Fellowship in Sexual Medicine
Sexologist, Jaipur
I have depressed because of my failure n unsuccessful life in career. I studied well earlier but because of sickness ...
Sachin was out on a duct a no of times while still he made 100 centuries. Learn from failure and get more stronger to achieve better in life by hard work. Go for morning jogging and eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily. This will help you to improve your depression. This will help in what you want to do. Hard work and dermination will help achieve want you want. So relax.
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My child aged 16 is brilliant at studies however very inattentive and inconsistent. She has developed addiction with cell phone. If not allowed behaving aggressively. We tried to keep her pampered. occasionally it worked. We have another child aged 9.We remain conscious so that sibling rivalry does not grow. However despite our efforts the situation no improving. Kindly help.

General Physician, Nashik
Teenage cell phone addiction is not easy to deal with, but being a parent, you should always try your best to help kids to overcome the obsession. Here are different solutions to cell phone addiction in teenagers. First of all, a parent should become a friend to his/her teen. Be ready to talk, help and support your kid in any situation. Treat your child as you would treat an adult – a person equal to you. Show your teenage son or daughter how to be in charge of his/her behavior. At the same time, show your authority. You are the parent – so it’s you who sets the rules. Become a positive example. Use your own cell phone less and pay more attention to the members of your family. Set a limit on the money that you give out monthly for your child’s phone. Another good solution to teen cell phone addiction is setting a limit on the Internet data available. Once the allotment runs out, the Internet will be disconnected. Therefore, a teen will use cell phone less frequently and more thoughtfully. Monitor their mobile activity.
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Hi My son 14+ age class-x can' t study absolutely except math mobile Tv addicted. what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don' t fully understand your problem but let me see what I have understood and answer accordingly. He is going through his adolescence. He is expected to have problems with concentration, will get distracted very easily, will be very suggestive to his peers only and will love the entertainment media, if it has to do with adult, forbidden things, in particular. You need to treat him like a friend, sometimes like a child when he wants it so, and many times like an adult. He is obviously confused about these roles and so will you be? he is confused transcending from childhood to adulthood. Most times, we parents, still treating them like? our? little children, tend to come down harsh on them with heavy disciplining etc. This will not work and may only invite rebellion and aggression. You must ally with him; make him feel that you understand his thinking, needs and values. In a very subtle and gradual manner you can succeed to push in a few of your concerns and tell him in a palatable manner what is the best things you would like him to do? but make it feel like it is his idea. You need to be very careful, because some of them can rebel by doing some drastic thing (to themselves or to others) just to spite you. Keep in constant communication with your teen. In some things you can restrict the use of tv and mobile phone, subject to some compliance to study time or work responsibility in the house etc. But again be careful how you go about it. All of you must be on the same page when dealing with him. Any discord between you and your wife, he will exploit it or use it to play games. Remember it is his life and he is at a very critical juncture. You don? t want to do something that might have a permanent negative bearing on his life. In all this never, ever let him feel, even remotely, rejected.
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