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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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I lost somebody last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me sir.

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I lost somebody last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me...
It is normal to feel low after losing a close one. But continuing to feel depressed will not help you in any manner. You can keep the person alive in your thoughts and heart always, try and do some charitable act in their name or anything else you feel they liked and would appreciate you doing. This should help you to look forward to life and also give you some motivation.

Hi I am suffering from not getting sleep from last 8 months, full depression, stress. Please guide me which medicine I can take to come out of thing and fast recovery from these problems. Thanks.

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Your sleeplessness could be due to uncontrolled bp, glucose levels or even the tablets you are taking. Atorsave can cause depression in some people. Why are you taking 40mg of atorsave. If you have any blood clot problems to your brain, the that could be the cause of your sleep and depression as well. Visit a psychiatrist.
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I am 28 years old I have joints pain and back pain almost all the time. I am not on any medication or pain killer. Used to drink alcohol, but from past 3 years I am not drinking it. Please suggest best treatment possible. Thanks.

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I am 28 years old I have joints pain and back pain almost all the time. I am not on any medication or pain killer. Us...
Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang asana? lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.

I got married two years back, after that I tried so many times to do carrier wise but I failed to sustain whatever I started, I feel like kill myself sometime, I am in a habit of speaking but no friends in new city, I feel guilty when I annoyingly speak or nag my husband, it disturbed his work, I sometime also feel sexually deprived. I am just lost. I was kind of person, who was independent and confident but now I see myself nothing but a loser.

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I got married two years back, after that I tried so many times to do carrier wise but I failed to sustain whatever I ...
Dear friend getting married and moving to a big city like mumbai in it self is a huge change a d chllenge. What yiu are feeling is ina way very common feeling among young women after 18 to 24 months of marriage. The money moon period in marriage ends around this time. Now you both settle in your after marriage life and the reality sinks in. The happily everafter feeling also starts fading a little bit. Now yoh start seeing your spouses limitations and weaknesses also. Overall this is a stressful time. On a brighter side. Now you both are comfortable leaving woth each other and open to expose yourself as it is to another one. This is from where the true journey of happily ever after begins. Understanding how you both are different. Not only as an individual bit there are else some differences in your gender. Helping and supporting each other while you express how you feel and what are your needs and how could the other support you in filling the same woukd go a long way. I would suggest you to take charge of your life. Think what makes you happy. What you enjoy doing that bring joy and satisfaction in your day. One baby step each day would help you chart a new path and better future togather as a psychologist and life coach I have been trained to help and guide individuals through this journey I do offer weekly sessions for 3 months to 6 months where we work togather you bring about concrete changes on your life.
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Halo sir mera beta , age 13 years .bohat slow hai bohat shy hai .ankh Mila ke baat nahi Kar sakta or darke baat karta hai or confidence nahi hai or kisi jaldi mixup nahi hota .kyu usko kisi doctor ko dikhana chahida? Please help me mujhe samajh nahi aa raja kya karna chahie?

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Halo sir mera beta , age 13 years .bohat slow hai bohat shy hai .ankh Mila ke baat nahi Kar sakta or darke baat karta...
Hello, give him homoeo medicine: @ ignatia 30-6 polls thrice. Orally. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice, orally. Please, ask him to go for meditation to strengthen his brain, cells, tissues to get confident to talk to any body, boldly. Allow him to do whatever he likes to. Tk care.
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Addiction is a disease. Get treated and get rid of addiction.

Never lose hope in the process of recovery. Slips may happen. Handle the slips immediately and firmly and learn more about your addiction and creative ways to handle the craving in such weak moments.

What all are the symptoms of depression?

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I should know the reason and basics about The given question. Is it of academic interest or self mental health doubt? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following: Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions Fatigue and decreased energy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping Irritability, restlessness Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex Overeating or appetite loss Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts But, I request you not to confuse your simple disappointment symptoms with depression. For disappointment, most of the symptoms of depression manifest but fades within some days.
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I forgot I all those after one hour of learning anything, present I am job seeker, preparing for jobs sooooo I will happen after reading books, soo please help me sir/ madam ,how can I improve this problem,?

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mindpower depends on three important factors. They are understanding, retention and recollection. You should be able to understand the passage or the information given perfectly so as to help your brain to retain the information or knowledge. Once it is retained properly, recollection happens whenever a memory relation is given. Understanding usually requires creative learning methods and repetition. Providing rest to your brain every half hour while studying continuously help improve concentration. Physical exercises, entertainment, socialization improves memory. Diet which includes fruits, vegetables, nuts also improves memory. Mind games like Sudoku too help. Please understand these facts and apply them on your daily routine. Take care.
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My friend is suffering from depression from last two years. Can I know how I can I make him free from this?

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My friend is suffering from depression from last two years.
Can I know how I can I make him free from this?
You cannot 'make' him free from this but you can help him. If he is not willing to do what needs to be done, nothing can help him. These are our limitations. However these are the things he needs to do: I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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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Hi doctor, I'm very fearful while picking up the client call and strange people around me. My voice tremble like anything. Though, I know the answer to the client call, I couldn't explain to them comfortably. I feel ashamed when I finished call as I had a bad call. And, when strangers aren't around, my confident and way of speaking is really good. I'm not sure where this fear goes. Please help me. This is my career related issue and I have to come out of this problem. Currently, I'm taking medicines for hand tremor Betacap TR 40, Benfomet plus and Lonazep 0.25 which is suggested by neurologist. Please advise.

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Hi doctor, I'm very fearful while picking up the client call and strange people around me. My voice tremble like anyt...
You are just afraid of people and their judgments of you. This is closely related to the fear of public speaking, which everyone has, including me. But you will not notice it because we use the fear t prepare and deliver the talk properly. You can imagine that nobody is there and just speak naturally. You are obviously good but have a low self-confidence and esteem. It is all about trusting people. Do you know why you do not trust people? Have you had a bad experience? If not, you will still need to meet people and live with them. The ultimate test of a personality is in the social context. The greater test is when we meet with the opposite sex. And the final test is when we have to bed and board with a member of the opposite sex in marriage. If you wait for that time to resolve it, it might be too late and traumatizing. Even if you are afraid of people, face your fear and see what happens. They are certainly not going to kill you. So what is the worst that can happen? Really nothing but it will feel great to have friends and lots of companions in life. We are after all social animals, gregarious by nature and need each other. So don’t handicap yourself on this front. Attend a personality development class, personal grooming class, public speaking class, and conversation classes. It will help to do a lot of this with a close friend, if you have one. If not, find one. We are into relationships all the time. It is near impossible to live without people. All research has shown that living with someone gives us good health and long life too.
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I am married but now we are separated from each other. We filed divorce in June 2016 but now I have fear of divorce n I am very depressed. I couldn't even understand what to do in future please help me.

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If you are pursuing the divorce for good reason and do not see a solution, then you can go ahead. But if there are serious doubts, go back to your husband and the both of you can visit a marriage counselor and sort things out. You are still young and may have made an impulse decision and acted on it. There is nothing wrong to have regrets later. I see that divorce proceedings have not actually proceeded. So there is time. Besides, I don't know if you sought professional help prior to making this decision. If you have not, then please do so immediately. Without professional help you two may have played some psychological games and will regret it later. Like it is happening now. Do not let your ego stop you from reaching out and accepting your mistake. Yes, there will be fear of the divorce when you actually come to face it. This is true for a lot of couples but make sure it is for the right reasons otherwise you would have gone ahead and will have more depression from the regret. You can actually turn the clock.
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Since 13 days her behaviour has changed, she talks in different languages and doesn't recognise people. She is under medication past 4 days.

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Since 13 days her behaviour has changed, she talks in different languages and doesn't recognise people. She is under ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Mix 4 drops of clematis + 3 drops of vervain + 4 drops of white chestnut + 4 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water drink every 12 hours.(twice a day)

Hi, I am 19 years old and I have problem of not sleeping well, I stay up at night and there are many thoughts that come in my mind all night. What should I do to be calm. There is also a lot of frustration and anger in me.

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Hi, I am 19 years old and I have problem of not sleeping well, I stay up at night and there are many thoughts that co...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatarishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Hello, my father aged 55 have had CAD due to smoking and is under medication. But still he continue to smoke so how can I help him to stop smoking and Is there any substitute for it.

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
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Dear Aafreen. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. The only way for your father is to quit smoking and you have to motivate him. Motivate him to consult a psychologist and the psychologist will treat your father with deaddiction therapy. Take care,.
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My husband's liver is 17.5 cm, he has been diagnosed with an enlarged liver, he has been drinking for 30 years.

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My husband's liver is 17.5 cm, he has been diagnosed with an enlarged liver, he has been drinking for 30 years.
Hello your husband should take Liver tonic , Alpha ,2 tsp thrice daily. Chelidonium maj. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. He should leave this habit of drinking alcohol.Give him Quercus 1X , 2 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 3 weeks.

I have weak mind efficiency. I learn the things very carefully and forget in the exams. What I have to do?

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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 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. 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: Organising Your Study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a study timetable gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational. ExamTime has a free Study Planner tool which makes organising your study extremely easy. 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. That is why ExamTime’s tools allow you to add images. ExamTime’s tools are geared towards helping different types of learners as visual learning is often overlooked in classrooms, which are more text or aural based. Iseful.

Hello! I am 22 years old male and my memory is becoming weak. Would plss suggest me the ways so that I can improve my memory power.

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You may be under stress fro some reason and you will need to meet with a counselor to sort that out. Do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 junk food.
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Hi, My mother gets too angry sometimes loses self control and shouts at everyone. During this time her behavior is rude and she starts not listening to anyone but keeps on speaking. What kind of treatment is possible for such a behavior, so that she controls her anger and leads a peaceful life Mother's age - 56 Weight - 88 kg Height ; 5.2 Thank you

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Homoeopathy has good treatment for your mother's problem, without causing adverse effects. It requires study of her case and symptoms in detail. To start with, let her take homoeopathic medicine sepia 200 daily in the morning and give feedback after 4 days.

Hello doctor I have a question from you about my cousin and he is about 20 years old. He is well and fit physically but due to some unavoidable natural misfortune he got orphan at the age of 15 and from five years yet he is very disturbed physiologically and continuously in deep stress. I have a also pity and sympathy for him. The question is from about five to six month his behaviour is strange and abnormal. He often times does like a complete mad, after some times he becomes as usual. Please tell me what should be done to reduce his stress and to vanish his that memory of those incident from his mind. And to make his livehood better. Thanks and will be waiting for reply.

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I have a question from you about my cousin and he is about 20 years old.
He is well and fit physically b...
Hello, welcome to lybrate sorry to hear about the tragic incident that happened to your cousin. Such traumatic life events are a source of immense stress. Such stressful conditions can trigger the development of an abnormal personality, an underlying mental illness, which might remain hidden till a new triggering factor is encountered in life. Also such life events makes an individual more vulnerable for stressful situation in future, reduces stress coping abilities and can lead to maladaptive changes in ones behaviour. As you told that since last 5-6 month he had started behaving abnormally, with increased aggression. This might be triggered by some other incident which need to be explored. Also it can be the beginning of an underlying mental illness. Hence before going for managing these symptoms, a thorough assessment is necessary in order to understand his emotional and psychological state. This will help in understanding him better, & would help in making a better management plan for his issues. If you consider that you need detailed evaluation for your cousin, and want to seek an expert advice pertaining to his problems, you can a private session with me.
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My child gets into trouble at school. He doesn't write. At home he tells a lot of lies. He has more friends of the opposite sex. He uses abusive language at school. He is very violent. He raises his voice. He is a poor eater when it comes to home made food. He throws tantrums to get things his way. He has no emotional bondage with anyone.

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My child gets into trouble at school. He doesn't write. At home he tells a lot of lies. He has more friends of the op...
Based on the only information avalaiible I am expecting the need to understand and a=change certain factor in the enviornment triggering this. Plus also a need for behavioural modification which can be sought from a clinical psychologist.
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