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Mrs. Vaishnavi Kulkarni

MA in Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychol...

Psychologist, Pune

4 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹800 online
Mrs. Vaishnavi Kulkarni MA in Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Re... Psychologist, Pune
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Mrs. Vaishnavi Kulkarni is an experienced Psychologist in Karve Nagar, Pune. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychologist. She studied and completed MA in Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology . You can visit her at Vidula Psychological Consultancy in Karve Nagar, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Mrs. Vaishnavi Kulkarni on Lybrate.com.

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MA in Counselling Psychology - SNDT Women's University, Pune - 2014
Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology - Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur - 2017

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Hi, I want to quit smoke but I can't. Please tell me some useful tips so that I can't smoke anymore. And I know its all depend on my willpower but still I want some tips.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Giving up will appear very difficult but it really not so. It is a decision that has to be made and under the right circumstances, you will win this battle. Since you are trying to stop I assume you know all the ill-effects of smoking. When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction.
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My memory is too weak. I always forget any thing. My sexual power also so weak that I cant satisfy my wife.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
My memory is too weak. I always forget any thing. My sexual power also so weak that I cant satisfy my wife.
Dear, memory power do go down with age related problems. But if you are able to be active and creative, your memory can be boosted. Sexual power weakens due to old age problems. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. 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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Can anxiety disorder be treated with proper medication? Does the medication has to be taken life long?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Can anxiety disorder be treated with proper medication?
Does the medication has to be taken life long?
Hie lybrate-user Yes anxiety can be treated with medications. But if possible instead of medications try using some natural ways if didn't worked then go for medicine. When combined, a series of lifestyle adjustments can prove to be very effective in alleviating anxiety and depression. Although medication is often the go to bandaid for anxiety and depression, it is not a long term solution and simply masks the message that is trying to be received. Don’t get me wrong, there will be many people who will benefit from Meds but they are best used as a bridge to a series of lifestyle adjustments and interventions. Anxiety and depression are multidimensional. Many factors play a role in influencing their severity, pathology and frequency. Because they are multidimensional, they needs to be looked at from several angles. When most angles are accounted for through lifestyle change, a cumulative benefit can be experienced. Anxiety and depression can be addressed with biochemistry in mind: What foods you eat vs the foods you don’t eat Certain foods amplify anxiety and depression whilst others pacify it. Some of the big players in amplifying are: Refined Sugar Caffeine Alcohol Cigarrettes Trans Fat Hydrogenated oils Most nutrient dense whole foods help to pacify Anxiety and depression. Nutrients (B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium + Amino acids mainly) are the building blocks for brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. The more raw materials there are, the more quality neurotransmitters are available for the brain to communicate properly. Anxiety is felt when the brain has a communication breakdown. Balanced brain chemistry is a result of a nutrient rich diet: Fatty Fish + Omega - 3 oils - helps brain build receptors to accept neurotransmitters Quality meats - Chicken, beef…. For B12 + amino acids Grains - some people who are gluten and starch sensitive may experience anxiety from eating grains - in this case go Paleo/ketogenic. Leafy greens - abundant phytonutrients, magnesium +Vitamin C Legumes Coconut oil, grass fed butter, avocado, nuts + seeds - these fats especially are brain fats. Like the omega 3 DHA, they help to build receptor sites where NTM’s like serotonin bind. Saturated fat is not your enemy here. Probiotics for healthy gut flora. Healthy flora ensure that all the nutrients from our food are properly extracted and assimilated. Anxiety is also inflammatory - look to consume antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory foods. Biochemistry can affect our emotional states Exercise We all know how beneficial exercise is, but what about for anxiety and depression specifically? What type of exercise is best? Yoga Bending yourself into a pretzel may not be everyones cup of tea but it certainly shows promise in providing a peaceful and calming wake to its practice. A lot of tension is held in the musculature of the body and has accumulated over - time. Releasing this tension can bring release to the body. By releasing the body, the mind is also released. Much of the tension from the body has been passed on from the mind. When the body is allowed to release so is the mind. Yoga has shown to be effective in treating mental health by reducing cortisol - one of the bodies primary stress hormones and elevating serotonin levels, both long - term and short term. Serotonin is a big player in the anxiety and depression matrix. Low levels expose us to anxiety and depression it and high levels defend us. Aerobic +Anaerobic exercise Simply running, sprinting, dropping for some press-ups can provide you with a hit of endorphins. As little as 10 minutes of exercise is enough to get your hit. Endorphins make you feel good. Staying topped up with endorphins means that your resilience to stress will be greater and your brain chemistry conducive to a more calm and centred state of mind. The sense of achievement and boosted self - esteem makes exercise a great method to deal with anxiety and lift your spirits. Look to exercise outdoors as immersion of oneself within nature is calming and connects you to the peace and harmony around you. Exercise for mental health Breathing Deep, diaphragmatic breaths help to activate the branch of the autonomic nervous system which corresponds to rest and relaxation. Due to the nature of everyday life many people live under the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. This branch of the ANS causes the flight or fight response which signals DANGER. Often our threats are psychological and we cannot outrun that which does not exist, so anxiety persists. Breathing deeply can help to bring you back to a calm centre. Try ujjayi Breath Ensure sufficient human contact Being socially isolated doesn't just cause anxiety but affects your health at a cellular level. Humans are social beings who need connection to stay sane. Make sure you have regular human contact, tell people how you feel, express gratitude and enjoy every moment with friends and family. A sense of community is a powerful way to stay on top of anxiety and stay connected. CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective anxiety management tool. It reframes the way that anxiety affects you through examining your thoughts (cognitions). An example of one tool is the school bus analogy. You have many voices going through your head day to day, doubting voices, adventurous voices, angry voices…… picture all these voices as people on a school bus. Your true voice is driving most of the time and you want to keep it that way, but sometimes an anxious voice can take the wheel and hijack the direction of the bus. Stop here and remember which voice is meant to drive the bus - Your authentic voice shines through, the driver is in control, not the punk kid who has stolen the wheel. Mindset In order to really address anxiety and depression we need to get to the root of why we are experiencing them. What are they in relation to? What are the triggers? Is there something wired into your belief system which is causing them? Sometimes a job, relationship or general lifestyle as a whole brings about anxiety and depression. Sometimes, something as simple as checking social media less and cutting down on news updates can be beneficial. It will be different for everyone - tune into Your anxiety and depression and listen to what it is telling you and in response to what. The suggestions above are all ways of dealing with anxiety and depression, but what about moving past them? Many people say that in order to move past anxiety, it needs to be accepted. Instead of resisting it, we can accept it as part of who we are. Moments of serious introspection can give insight on how to move past anxiety and the blues - Yoga, meditation and the use of psychedelics can provide pure moments which point to a direction of how to move past your anxiety and banish the blues. Everyone experiences anxiety and some sort of depression, some more than others but building resilience to anxiety through the steps above can give you strength. When you have strength, you can look at why it is happening, how you move past anxiety and accepting it as part of you. When we stop resisting and start accepting, things get a lot easier.
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Hello I am 41 year old. I am working in govt office. I am hard worker. My boss is not supporting me. Not taking interest in my work .i have to work myself own. He favours to others who I don't like due to they are non supportive, jealous, lie blaming about unnecessary putting doubts in between friends. Due to this I am feeling insecureness in office. I am under depression day to day. Some powers and facility not getting. Overtake and overlooking is going on. Discouraging me in every step. Therefore every time in in busy thinking of office matter and boss with my subordinate who are favorite to him. Kindly suggest me needful.

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hello I am 41 year old. I am working in govt office. I am hard worker. My boss is not supporting me. Not taking inter...
Hi lybrate-user! You need to behave differently in social situation like government office because people who are working there are of different mentality money minded, jealous, selfish and no guilty. So so you cannot show your true nature to them may be you are good in heart, helpful and honest, but these qualities does not favor them in any way either for their career or personally so you will be the odd man out. You need to be one among them just chatting but not involving in dishonest behaviour of them but otherwise you can chat with them. You need to show that you are also one among their conversation but assertive way you can be honest. Do not worry. If you still do not know how to handle inspite of the above suggestion you can definitely seek a Professional Psychologist at your locality or online consultation. If you are interested you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes you are most welcome. With regards,
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I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs. I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to terminate this but when I try to terminate I got depression again. So please give me some suggestion to be free from depression and fludac . I consult too many doctors but non of them able to improve my situation. So please help me. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs.
I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to termin...
I suspect that you are one of many who have been taking medicines but not working with a counselor in tandem. You need both counseling and medical intervention. The combination is ideal for the cure to be complete. In fact counseling will need to go on for a long time to develop skills and techniques to cope with everyday challenges of your life. If you remain episode-free for three years at least, you can be weaned off of the medication. So I assume that for all of these many years you have been letting the medicine do all the work on your depression and very little effort from your side. This will not do at all. So please start counseling immediately. In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, 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 things, 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. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success.
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Hello There is a boy who is 17+ and he can't able to memorize what he studies. Please say a method how to teach him. And what type of medical science is to be studied to become a doctor.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I am a 40 year old male. I am experiencing extreme mood swings / nervousness which last from 1 to 3 months. It has negatively effected my work and family life. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 40 year old male. I am experiencing extreme mood swings / nervousness which last from 1 to 3 months. It has ne...
You need to visit a psychiatrist immediately. This sounds like a serious condition, and you may be able to stave off worse developments if you act fast. Apart from the medication you must also seek help from a counselor for a good length of time. In the counseling you will learn a lot of skills and techniques to cope with the everyday challenges of life. If it turns out to be a pathological condition there is much work to be done and your cooperation is in your best interest. Do not self-regulate your medication, and comply with all the advice and prescriptions of the concerned doctors. When the mood swings to a better state, you may deceive yourself by thinking that you can now manage without help. That is a typical danger with this condition. Do not succumb to that belief and trust the professional. You could, if you want, seek a second opinion just for your curiosity.
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I m 59 yrs oldman & still in bank service. I have lost my younger son of 31 yrs on 6th june 2015. He has died. Now I am feeling a big vacume in my stomach, weakness, afraid suddenly at the time of sleeping. How can I come out from this sudden shock/problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I m 59 yrs oldman & still in bank service. I have lost my younger son of 31 yrs on 6th june 2015. He has died. Now I ...
Kindly accept my deep-felt condolences at your loss especially at such a prime age. Unexpected death is a shock and may take a long time to grieve, completely. I suggest you talk about your feelings to a confidante or counselor to express your grief, even if you have to do it bit-by-bit until it is completely out of your system. The shock may also induce personal fears of dying and death. I don? t know how your son expired but if you are following a healthy lifestyle, you are in no danger. I hope that you are fit and fine yourself. If not, kindly get into a regimen of exercise, rest, diet and stress-free living. Spiritual pursuits are very soothing and calming to your soul, mind and body. So develop some practice around it and attend important discourses. Yoga and meditation are excellent too. Keep good relations with everybody and live a life of love. If there is someone to be forgiven do so immediately. All the talking you can do is the best medicine for you right now to get over your son's death.
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Doctor pls help me. I had no right choice in front of me. What's my future. My girl friend cheat me I hate my life. This wasteful life. I do not wat I say to u. Only way in front of me is suicide . No choice in front of me. Any possible way to carrying a good job. How to forget her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Doctor pls help me. I had no right choice in front of me. What's my future. My girl friend cheat me I hate my life. T...
If one GF had cheated you stay bold and forget her. Someone suitable for you will come when it is time.
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What is a difference between a counsellor , psychiatrist and psychologist. I have been depressed since childhood. For depression whom should I consult?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
What is a difference between a counsellor , psychiatrist and psychologist. I have been depressed since childhood. For...
Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who evaluates and treats the problems of mind. Basic mbbs is required after which they complete either 2 years diploma in psychiatry (dpm) or 3 years masters md in psychological medicine. They treat by psychotherapy (layman word = counselling) and medications. Psychologist is one who acquires either ba/ ma or bsc/msc in psychology, this is done in normal colleges without much patient exposure. If they pursue further and do m. Phil/ phd in clinical psychologist, they are trained in handling patients, ie evaluation, assessment and therapy. They are recognised by the rci (rehabilitation council of india) and are given registration number similar to doctors have mci registration number. But there are many who do m. Phil/ phd, not in clinical psychology, but other branches of psychology and practise assessment and therapy, which is not valid and amounts to quackery. Counsellors are those who require minimum 10 th standard qualification and do diploma in counselling, there are alsoe universities which give msc, counselling psychology degrees, but these are not recognised as valid degrees for assessment. They do small time counselling in courts, schools, industries, and other establishments to address day to day problems. It s always wise to get an opinion of psychiatrist, as depression you are suffering from can be due to hypothyroidism, anemia and many common medical reasons, and the severity needs to be ascertained. If the psychiatrist feels you need cbt or some other for of psychotherapy, which he cannot allot time for, he aay refer you to a clinical psychologist.
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