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Dr. Prachi Chivate

Psychiatrist, Thane

Dr. Prachi Chivate Psychiatrist, Thane
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Dr. Prachi Chivate is one of the best Psychiatrists in Dombivali, Thane. You can meet Dr. Prachi Chivate personally at Icon Hospital in Dombivali, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prachi Chivate on Lybrate.com.

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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Smoking addiction is treatable condition. But, it can only be attempted when you beloved family member is motivated. Elaboration about the side-effects of smoking should help in this regard. To start with, he/she can attempt to decrease the amount of use by himself/herself. Your psychiatrist will help you subsequently.
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I feel not worthy, with no passion, with no aim, useless life, having a sincere/ serious partner. I am turning into a sincere boring lady of no value, with low ambitions from a jolly joyful ambitious gal. I myself is playing the biggest role as m trying to keep myself happy n m failing everyday. Pls suggest me what can I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Take Sankhpuspi churan daily And do yoga Apply cow ghee on palm and sole Try become happy And take healthy diet Leave excessive thought And consult online.
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My daughter is frightened to sit in exam she always forget everthing while exam otherwise she solve any problem in the class. She is never able to complete the exam in tim she is week in time management. She has to appear in 12th class examination this year. I am worried how she will appear in exams please help her out

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is not possible sitting at home, consult some study and exam stress coach. I can also help you and her in this situation. connect, if u want to meet/speak to me.
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I studied competition exam in 2014. That time I am nervous and stress too. I think very much about my success and failure. One day I have pain in brain. I take declorine tablet. But after some time I consult a doctor and he tell I have migraine. I taking medicine long time but I have no relief.in fact I doing every thing but I can not consontrait on my study. I can not explain what is this but my study is stopped. And than I join a job. Now since 2 year I doing job. I have no problem. But whenever I watch TV or reading books I can't focus fully and I can't study like my school days. I want to ask you why my study is affected. I think I never doing study now.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Virendra, 1.You have thought about both success and failure. 2.You have stopped studying and took up job. 3, You have no problem with your job. All these are good coping methods you use. Continue them. Studying as such might not have caused pain in brain. It is the nervousness and stress that would have made your brain pain. So when you are prepared for further non stressful studies, you can study.
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Hi doctor. I am a regular drinker and smoker and I want to quit but am unable to. Cos of smoking/drinking I guess I feel lost and become moody. From last week my fingers are aching and I need some help please. Feeling stressed out want to be alone .though am working employee I giving my best to avoid all the pain am into.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
It's good that you have decided to quit smoking and drinking. To assist you in doing so besides your strong will power you also need medicinal assistance to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. I suggest you to take homeopathic medicines for that. These medicines are very effective and are without any side effects.
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My wife was suffering from depression . She is taking pills prescribed by psychiatrist for last 04 months and has adviced to continue for 12 months. Tablets prescribed are lametac 100, what are side affects and whether after completing the course she will be alright as of now there seems to be no problem she happy,energetic caring out whole household work.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Side effects after a particular time for lamotriagene are very rare. But one can not give guarantee that relapse will never occur as mental illness are often recurrent and stress can precipitate second episode.
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I am just 15 years old From last 14 days, l am suffering from severe body pains Please help me doctor.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Take bed rest, plenty of liquids, proper food and paracetamol tablets for 2- 3 days. If no relieve you should see a physician for proper examinations, investigations if necessary and advice.
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sir or mam want to share my life part actually I goes to visit cosmetic surgeon and she put me in really very dangerous situation just putting me in such a dangerous paralysis just making me fool but now I am very serious regarding it I am in depression by again thinking thinking as pscyco please tell me how I should overcome sir please .

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
As you told you went to cosmetic changes surgeon and also to psychiatrist and suffering from depression but problem is I think you might be having body dysmorphic disorder. Symptoms of it are excessive concern regarding shape or size of specific body part leading to lack of socialisation, self esteem.
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I have poor memory and useto forget the things which I instant do. Also I keep thinking much all time and goes on deep thoughts.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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My friend smokes a lot minimum 5-7 cig a day. Im worried about him. I know it is harmful for him so what should he do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user. Smoking is always injurious for health. Homeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops in water twice daily after meals has found to be very effective to the persons who try to quit smoking.
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I have been taking felizs5mg for two years for my anxiety panick attack treatment. Now as per doctor advice l am taking it alternatively leaving one day as not to withdraw suddenly but l feel body pain nervousness and some time anxiety also. Body pain at night is some time this much that it becomes difficult to sleep. Kindly help and advice me.

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 , panic disorder is due to some underlying anxiety disorder. I am glad that you are able to manage your panic disorder and your underlying anxiety. Medicines are ok but them alone cannot fully help you manage it. Psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise together are also essential. Your body pain and nervousness are sure fire examples that you are unable to manage your anxiety disorder. Please post a private question to me and I will help you manage them. Take care.
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Doctor I cannot concentrate on my studies, when I sat for studies my mind diverts from it, & can't be able to score good marks, I am an engineer student Pls suggest me what to do.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Change the way of living, incorporate these things and see the better results. Wishing you very best,
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I lost somebody closed last year since very depress and prefer to keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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My son is suffering from schizophrenia since last 10 years . Please suggest permanent remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no permanent remedy for schizophrenia but he could be taught a lot of skills to remain functional. This is a long-term treatment and he will probably remain on medication all through his life, he must still persevere. Schizophrenia is a very complex and difficult disease to treat, even with medication. All psychotropic medicines have side-effects: that is inescapable. But I suspect that you are depending entirely on medication when in reality he needs to combine it with counseling or therapy. In therapy, he will learn a lot of coping mechanisms and techniques to remain functional and lead a close-to-normal life. He will also learn about emotions and how they can impact his condition adversely. Expressing emotions in an appropriate manner will equip him for life. Talking and sharing about the many disturbing thoughts and learning to understand himself and moderate his responses will go a long way towards normalizing and training his mind. Exercise must be a regular part of his life for various reasons. Put him on a productive and strict schedule. The idle mind is the devil's workshop for sure, and more so for a schizophrenic. Because it is a psychotic condition he needs to be made to relate to reality often by confronting his distortion of his environment. He may be given to delusions, hallucinations and disordered thinking and speech. He may be emotionally unresponsive, suffering from social withdrawal, extreme apathy, and lack of initiative and drive. If he is allowed to go internal he can strongly relate to his distortions and in fact believe in them to be true. His cooperation with the rehabilitation and medical intervention is often not as desirable as it should be. In which case someone has to monitor him constantly and enforce some compliance. He must be kept functional to get him to be aware of his surroundings and build on a steady and trusting relationship with at least one member of the community. He will be difficult to handle, and he himself will not find it easy to comply with therapeutic expectations. With someone strong and firm he could be made to follow a tight schedule and do many activities and exercises to prevent him from succumbing to this illness.
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I do all my work very efficiently but my family keep on say you are wrong. Can you please tell me can a person be wrong all time. My friend are selfish when they need me they call me but when I can they don't reply me. I am fed up of this life. I believe if a person is wrong several times but he or she may right also. & relationship needs efforts but two way not one will do. How to stay with them.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
The right way is to not bother about people, not chase them and run after them. Real people with real intentions will recognize your worth and stay with you and its them you need to cherish. Consult a psychologist to get counseling about how to proceed and go about in relationships and key to maintain it. Also, learn about faulty patterns if any which is occurring and causing you to lose people. You can consult me for same.
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Hiii there I'm suneel janghela from of mandla. I can not concentrate to mu study thats a very important for me plzz help me with us.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 is 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.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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I am 22 year old. I behave odd these days. I am from bangalore and have a job. Stays with my husband. I cry a lot. I dont knw y I am crying. Bt still I cry. Cant control myself. My anger and all emotional stuffs. I always feel down. Even tried attempting suicides for no reason. Feels frustrated even though there is noting to worry about. My husband asks me to consult physocologists. Please help.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Yes you need psycho therapy & medication. Homeoapthy will help you a lot. Take pulsatilla 200/ 3 times. 1 week. You seem to be suffering from depression. I am specialised to deal this problem.
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I am medical student my problem is having confusion about each and everything whether its small or big. Please tell me what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. Confusion leads to indecisiveness. It is fostered by a lack of understanding of the issue at hand. When your attention is divided with two or more options, you will split your energy with as many choices and therefore have more difficulty choosing the right one. Life is full of risks and you can never be absolutely certain of many things. So, the right thing to do is to use common sense thinking; take a calculated risk; face and accept the outcome of your choice; size does not matter but the decision-making ability and system matters; define yourself according to the experience you have had and as well as those of others, be they experts or friends; take care of your fear by expressing them and reaching out to others; practice decision-making with frivolous matters first and compare it with others' thinking of the same; and the best thing to do to improve understanding, is to rely on authentic, concrete, genuine, complete, and accurate information, which precedes understanding. You could get some information about decision-making skills from an expert management person. In medicine, all your decisions must be accurate and based on full knowledge because people's lives are at stake.
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I am very depressed for last few months. I have no feeling on my private part and on 31st December I going to marry what I do know?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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My lover rejected my proposal I went in to lack of concentration I was very much disturbed and full of tensions in my daily work hw to get out of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Dindigul
Dear lybrate-user, life has many ups and downs as you know. If any thing left u. Its understd sumthing better will come to u---this is not only spiritual sayings but also practically seen nw a days. Your own family is waiting for u. The world needs a lot from u. Kindly erase the past exp. And refresh urself. Divert your work. Think of your parents first. I m sure def. You will get a good job and a pair to lead your life smooth. If still you didn't convinced better get an appointment with a psychiatrist for counselling. All the best for your future. Thank you.
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