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Dr. Sneha Makhija

Psychologist, Pune

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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 Lybrate.com.

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After taking stalopam 10 mg from 2 days for Major Depressive Disorder, feeling weird like Nausea, Dizziness, Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Flu like symptoms and Excessive tiredness. And from tomorrow I have to take it 1/per day for 5 days. Is this ok or should I stop taking this medicine.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
After taking stalopam 10 mg   from 2 days for Major Depressive Disorder, feeling weird like Nausea, Dizziness, Increa...
Dear lybrate-user, some of your symptoms may be side effect of stalopam and some are due to your major depressive disorder. Stalopam needs 2-3 weeks to start its antidepressant action. Side effects come earlier. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. He/she may change the medicine or reduce dose or give another medicine for your symptoms - it might be flu itself added to your major depressive disorder. If you can tolerate don't stop stalopam and consult your psychiatrist.
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Hello. I'm a ca student. I hv failed in ca ipce two time nd now im preparing for third attempt. But now I can not study well as before. I can not study even an hour regularly. My mind think too much but not concentrate in books. My mind is not want to study however my exam start from 4th april. Im afraid too much. My eyes become sunken, the cheek bones protrude and black rim round the eyes. What to do for my mind and my physical health.

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. It is vefy clear that you are stressed. Please consult a psychologist after exams for stress management. Take care.
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My father was diaganosed with bi-polar disorder in 2003. Now he is 62 years old and the doctor says that my father has early stage alzheimer. I am very worried about the coming days. Is there any treatment in ayurveda or anything which can help improvising his health? thank you

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Treat bipolar disorder from psychiatrist. If feature of dementia are appearing then start tab aricep 5mg daily.
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HI I am Rohit SIl. I am 25 Years old. I am very seek. I am very Stressful day by day because of my business. I want to relax some time. would You help me to give some suggestion?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
HI I am Rohit SIl. I am 25 Years old. I am very seek. I am very Stressful day by day because of my business. I want t...
Ok, take out time for workout, in morning you can go for a walk or jogging. Pranayam may help you too. Thank you.
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How to overcome to addiction of cough syrup? He has tried but he is suffering from headache, sleep and he asked me how to get out of this like some medicine. Please support him.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend NA meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. to be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.
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I am in strange situation. I am teacher in school. Last month I somehow got close to one of my student and ended up having sex with her. I have a fiancee in Bhopal and i am expected to married next year. I am feeling guilty and don't know what to do? My student is 17 years and I really enjoy having sex with her. Its been a month and I don't want to stop sex with her. please tell me what should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am in strange situation. I am teacher in school. Last month I somehow got close to one of my student and ended up h...
Hello, Lybrate user, It happens some time, if you are ashamed on your guilt ,it reveals that you are an honest man. Inculcate a strong an confident man from within to get rid of this unethical practice. Since, you are going to marry, restore energy for your conjugal life without spoiling the life of the girl & your future ,both. Tk homoeo medicine/ @ Ignatia 20-6 pills, thrice. Your feedback is solicited. B strong.
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I feel burning with my urine last 8 years .due to hand practice .I m doing hand practice last 10 years and that's y I feel earlier ejaculation of semen and I lost my health and memory.

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Homeopath, Raebareli
I feel burning with my urine last 8 years .due to hand practice .I m doing hand practice last 10 years and that's y I...
Please limit it to once a week only Drink milk daily in morning and a glass of mixed fruit juice in evening. Take Five phos 4 tabs twice daily Continue treatment
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Hello sir I am taking depression treatment for last 20 years regular tablet depacode xr 500 how much more years should it. Can I stop it fully.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello sir I am taking depression treatment for last 20 years regular tablet depacode xr 500 how much more years shoul...
Depakote is a mood stabilizer not an antidepressant. You might have been prescribed this by a psychiatrist for Bipolar Mood disorder. It needs to be continued as per your psychiatrist advise. It would be good for you to get your diagnosis known correctly to get educated and be more drug compliant. All the best.
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I am a daily routine smoker and I have try to quit but its so tough for me so sir can you suggest me some kind of tips to reduce the some present in my lungs? Like some juices or?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, try this method we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like nicotine etc. In oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body all organs like lungs, heart, kidney etc. In our body. How to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" reduce one by one day by day. If you need any support have counseling help.
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Smoking and Your Teeth

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Smoking and Your Teeth

Smoking increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer, but even before those potentially deadly diseases develop, regular smokers are more likely to begin losing their teeth. A new study from britain's university of birmingham and the german institute of human nutrition determined that men who smoke are 3.6 times more prone to lose their teeth than non-smokers, while among women smokers the risk is 2.5 times higher. The researchers based their conclusions on data gathered from 23, 376 participants in a long-term study in germany. Part of the problem is that smoking is a strong risk factor in promoting tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. The investigators noted that smoking can mask bleeding gums, a key symptom of gum disease, so that a smoker's gums may look healthier than they actually are. The good news is that quitting smoking can reverse the increased risk of tooth loss, although the researchers wrote that it could take more than 10 years for the risk to equal that of someone who never smoked.

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I can't concentrate on my studies or whatever work I do. My mind gets distracted alot. And I have a weak memory what should I do. From next month my exams will start. I am a bit tensed.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I can't concentrate on my studies or whatever work I do. My mind gets distracted alot. And I have a weak memory what ...
Hi lybrate-user. Firstly start exercesing/meditating or practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Secondly, use mental Rehearsal strategy each night and imagine yourself achieving all that you want step by step. Write down positive affirmations and say it to yourself. Just relax its an exam you will ace it. All the best
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I am a 21 years old male. I am studying in an engineering college. I am physically fit but, not mentally. Whatever I do or try to do, I fail everytime. I make time tables, resolutions and I try to follow them, but there is something in my mind which stop me to do work. I want to work hard even harder, but I fail to do even a single thing. I am not a good basketball player, I am just an average student in my class, I cannot focus perfectly on any thing, I don' t know how to talk to girls, even I promise myself to wake up early at 4. 30 am but when alarm beeps, I shut it off and sleep again, and at last I feel guilty. I have no control over my mind. I cannot complete my promises, I dream but doesn' t make it reality. I can dream my future, but don' t know how to approach it. I just want to develop a power to do something whatever I dream or I want to be. Please help me in this. Thankyou

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, there is" nothing" in your which stops you. You can name that" nothing" as lack of interest. You don't have to worry about that. When the exams are nearer, you do according to time table. When you want to go for a movie, for a game, everything will go as per schedule. Then why not in studies? 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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One of my frnd always remain in depression what should we have to do to remove from depression.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
One of my frnd always remain in depression what should we have to do to remove from depression.
Massaging to your head with suitable oil It clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle Reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight. shirodhara in ayurveda is best for him
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Six Ways to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Six Ways to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

Everyone desires to have a partner who can be their strength, a person who can help them sail through when the going gets tough. A perfect love filled, hassle free relationship tops the priority list of most people. Of late, the ideal 'made for each other' couples have become a thing of the past. Stress, work pressure, the mad rush to be at the pinnacle is taking a serious toll on a person's physical and mental health.  

Many relationships have gone kaput due to irreconcilable differences. At times, the problem is not about infidelity, but compatibility. Love is there, but understanding is long gone. Under such circumstances, a therapist or a marriage counsellor comes as a ray of hope. Couples therapy has been instrumental in getting many relationships back on track.     

Couples therapy cannot miraculously solve the complications and compatibility issues. For a relationship to work, both the partners need to make a conscious and sincere effort. The following tips, can go a long way to make the couples therapy work.

  1. No one is born perfect: To err is human. Imperfections will be there. The trick is to create and enjoy small perfect moments out of the imperfections. Do not fall for fairytale love stories. Believe it or not, even fairytale love stories come with their own set of imperfections. Couples therapy amalgamated with this fact can work wonders for your relationship.
  2. Choose the right therapist: An experienced therapist or counsellor will make the therapy much more effective. Thus choosing the right therapist becomes a determining factor in the overall success of the therapy.
  3. Discuss in detail: A wise man had once said; do not hide anything from your doctor and lawyer. If you want the therapy and your relationship to work, open up to the therapist. Be transparent and honest. To chalk out an effective therapy, the therapist needs to know every detail.
  4. Express your point of view: Couples therapy without the involvement of both the partners is meaningless and futile. The partners need to express their point of view. It helps a great deal to ease out the tension and awkwardness between the couple. 
  5. Don't lose hope Couples therapy does not always guarantee 100% success. A lot of factors go into its success. A therapist is no magician. This should not demoralise you. Set realistic goals, be patient with the therapy. With time, things will change for the better.
  6. Be regular with the sessions: Work can wait, but a relationship, once lost, will be gone forever. Give your relationship the time and priority it deserves. A therapist knows what work for your relationship. Both the partners should participate in the activities assigned by the therapist. 

The activities, if practiced diligently, will do your relationship, a world of good.  Every relationship goes through a lean phase. Consult a therapist before it spoils your relationship. Reach out at to know everything about couples therapy.

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I can't concentrate my study, I will forgot my everything after my studies? What is my problem? please suggest any suggestions?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Hello doctor, My elder brother is suffering from mental problem he is not listening of anyone, he is breaking the room stuffs and beating to anyone who present front of him, tell What to do? And he didn't eat anything for past 36 hours, even though he didn't have water too from 2 days. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor, My elder brother is suffering from mental problem he is not listening of anyone, he is breaking the roo...
This is clearly a case for a psychiatrist and perhaps even admission to a hospital of rehabilitation center. I advise you to go and meet a doctor immediately and get professional help. In parallel to this he will need regular counseling and he must get access to a good counselor who is competent to handle such management cases. Essentially, if you neglect him, he can only get worse, and the delay may also make prognosis near impossible. Please cooperate with all the advise and prescriptions. He himself may not want to meet the doctor or may refuse to comply with the therapeutic instructions but you may have to force him. This is called tough love: even if it is painful for you, your firmness is going to be good fro him in the long run.
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My sister in law is gone through 2 chemotherapy n abt. To go for 3rd chemotherapy, for her breast cancer, being treated at berhampur, Orissa. Where I feel n believe that there is not good doctors to go for such treatments, they had already cut one of her breast. Pl. Do suggest where it would be cured well n what exactly is to be done, is it surely be cured, because now the whole family is depressed.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
My sister in law is gone through 2 chemotherapy n abt. To go for 3rd chemotherapy, for her breast cancer, being treat...
treatment for carcinoma breast is multidisciplinary which includes surgery, chemotheray, radiation therapy and hormone therapy depending on the stage of the patient. Her treatment would go as per her biopsy/ HPR and clinical staging. Breast can is curable if treated adequately. decision about her further treatment can be made if you share his histopathology and clinical staging report
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Hello doctors. I need a help from your side. My brother is judge drinker of wine. We are trying our best to withdraw this habit but we are fail. So need help from your side. Kindly share some tips will help to leave this habit. Thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I want to increase my concentration power and my strength, but after increasing my meal I do not got this. Please advise me some measures for it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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