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Ms. Anjali Mahajan - Psychologist, Zirakpur

Ms. Anjali Mahajan

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M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology

Psychologist, Zirakpur

12 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Ms. Anjali Mahajan 91% (33 ratings) M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology Psychologist, Zirakpur
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Anjali Mahajan is a registered clinical psychologist catering to patients in Zirakpur, Panchkula, Chandigarh and nearby areas. She has 5 years of experience in working with clients in a range of clinical environment. She specializes in various adult and children mental health issues like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dyslexia, hyperactivity etc. Her range of work includes intervention for individual and group psychotherapy using cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour modification and counselling. She also does various psychological assessments such as intelligence testing, personality assessment, aptitude testing and neuropsychological assessment. To promote mental health, she also conduct workshops/talks on various issues.

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Education
M.Phil - Clinical Psychology - Manipal University - 2009
M.Sc - Neuropsychology - University of Bristol, UK - 2006
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Award of Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Delhi
Professional Memberships
Indian Association For Clinical Psychologists

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Is Social Media Making You Depressed?

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
Is Social Media Making You Depressed?

Most people today begin and end their days by looking into their phones. Whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform, chances are that you devote a lot of time to browsing through other people’s lives and comparing them to yours. Social media platforms are a great way to keep in touch with people but they can have a negative effect on you as well. Social media is slowly becoming a common reason for depression. Here’s how.

  1. Glamour vs reality: A friend may put up a picture of the view out of an office room and caption it “view from my office”. When you see this while sitting in a room filled with cubicles, it can be depressing. What you may not know is that the picture may not really be of your friend’s office but be simply a temporary room they are working out of for the day.
  2. Overstimulation: We are constantly flooded with information. At times, this can get too much too handle. For people with existing anxiety issues, this could aggravate the problem and make the day more stressful than it already is.
  3. Distraction: The constant stream of notifications on your phone and laptop can distract you from the work you actually need to do. As a result, your productivity may decrease. In turn, this can make you frustrated at the end of the day and make you spend more time than you need to on simple tasks.
  4. Negativity: A majority of the social media posts on your timeline are negative rants against various people and institutions, news about sad events and agenda driven monologues. This negativity spreads easily and can easily influence your life and make you see things in a negative way.
  5. Unwanted attention: Just as social media makes it easy for you to get in touch with old friends; it also makes it easy for stalkers to get in touch with you. Lewd messages and unwanted attention can make a person feel harassed and bullied. In extreme cases, it can also make a person suicidal.
  6. Health issues: Our mental and physical health is interlinked. Thus, if you are physically unwell, you will feel mentally low as well. Peering into a phone and laptop screen constantly can give rise to a number of health issues such as deteriorating eyesight, neck pain and stress headaches. In turn, this can make you feel frustrated and low.
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I feel anxiety sometimes mood swings and light head should I exercise daily because I feel better when I do.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
I feel anxiety sometimes mood swings and light head should I exercise daily because I feel better when I do.
Yes you can exercise daily if it makes you fell good. Just be sure that you take enough water while exercising and not get too dehydrated. Exercising helps to release endorphins which are known for activating feelings of pleasure in our brain.
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Eating Disorders And Suicidal Thoughts - Are They Related?

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
Eating Disorders And Suicidal Thoughts - Are They Related?

Eating disorders can harm your physical and mental health. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are some of the most common eating disorders. They are typically caused by dissatisfaction with physical appearances. Feeling bad about how you look can often lead to depression. In many cases, this can also lead to suicidal thoughts. Here are a few reasons for this.

  1. Feeling of hopelessness: Eating disorders typically start out as ways to lose weight and look better. Most patients think that this will make them more popular amongst friends and colleagues. However, when they do not see themselves winning more friends because of their new figure, it can lead to feelings of despair and hopelessness. This can make them feel unworthy of living and give rise to suicidal thoughts.
  2. Malnourishment: By not eating enough food, the body is deprived of essential nutrients. This can give rise to a number of health issues. Malnourishment also influences how the neurons in the brain function. It can hamper the person’s ability to think clearly and contribute to a distorted sense of reality. As a result, the person may be more easily influenced by negativity.
  3. Feeling of being a burden: The combination of helplessness, negativity and nutrient deficiency can make the person feel as though they were a burden on everyone else. The attention given to them by friends and family can further intensify such thoughts. In many cases, the person may end up having suicidal thoughts that if he were to give up his life, his friends and family would be better off without him.
  4. Unrealistic ideals: People with eating disorders typically have unrealistic ideals of the lifestyle and figure they would like to have. When they do not see these goals being achieved in the manner that they dreamt of, it can cause frustration. This can make the person feel worse about himself or herself.

Like any other disease or disorder, it is essential for people with eating disorders to get professional help overcoming their habits. Parents, friends and other members of the family should be supportive and be on the lookout for signs of suicidal thoughts. This includes talking about death, researching means of suicide, not being able to sleep or sleeping too much, isolating oneself from people around, losing interest in activities and hobbies etc. If the person does seem to be having suicidal thoughts, they should not be ignored but brought to the notice of a counsellor immediately.

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Is psychological disorder like obsessive compulsive disorder affect sexual course?

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
Yes it can have an impact especially if there are obsessive thoughts and behaviour related to sexual acts and cleanliness.
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I have anxiety to talk others or a social phobia I was feel some uncomfortable between peoples.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
I have anxiety to talk others or a social phobia I was feel some uncomfortable between peoples.
Social anxiety can lead to problems in interacting with others and can have an impact on your self-esteem. To manage social anxiety you need to stop avoiding social situations and make small efforts to engage in communication with others on regular basis. Start with things which are least anxiety provoking. Further you canlearn to do some breathing exercises to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety. You might need to improve your communication skills and learn to be more assertive. CBT and social skills training by a professional can help you manage your problems effectively.
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I am in stress due to my study so, what should I do for my health and my brain stress.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
I am in stress due to my study so, what should I do for my health and my brain stress.
Excessive stress can lead to negative impact on your life. You need to reduce your stress levels by being better organised with regards to your studies. Make a daily schedule and also list short term and long term goals that you want to achieve (may be in next one week, month or two months). Have 30-40 minutes slot for studying with regular intervals of 10 -15 minutes (you can do a bit of stretching/ exercise/walk, check your messages or have a chat with someone). Use methods of learning which will help you retain information in better manner (making links among contents, using imagery methods). In your schedule, include slot for some physical activity and your hobby or doing things that interest you. Try to relax and take on day at a time. Make goals which will be achievable so that you can have positive feedback for your efforts.
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Addiction - 10 Sure Shot Ways To Deal With It!

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
Addiction - 10 Sure Shot Ways To Deal With It!

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs; these are some of the most common substances that people can get addicted to. Getting addicted is easy but to get rid of your habit is hard.

Here are a few things that could help:

  1. Set a date: Addicts who tell themselves that they will quit tomorrow often never end up doing so. Set a date for yourself when you will have your last smoke and drink. Ideally, you should set this date a few weeks from the day you decide to give up your bad habits to allow yourself to be mentally prepared.
  2. Find new friends: Peep pressure is one of the most common reasons for an addiction to begin. Hence, the first thing to do when you are trying to give up a bad habit is to stay away from the people you associate with that habit and make new friends.
  3. Hold yourself accountable to someone: While you can give in to yourself, it is harder to make excuses for doing something when you are being held accountable by someone else. Find a mentor or a friend who will be there for you and who will ‘sponsor’ your deaddiction.
  4. Find your weak spots: Every habit is triggered by certain factors. If you have decided to try and give up a bad habit, identify the factors that trigger it and avoid them. For example, your morning cup of coffee may trigger the need for a cigarette. By replacing coffee with juice, you can make your morning a little easier.
  5. Take up a new hobby: A hobby is a great way to distract yourself from cravings. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are great as indoor hobbies while swimming is an excellent outdoor hobby. You could even try gardening or crafts.
  6. Exercise: One of the many benefits of exercising is that it can help boost endorphins and make you feel happier and thus less likely to crave cigarettes of alcohol. Aim for at least half an hours exercise each day.
  7. Maintain a journal: Some days are good and some days are bad. To give yourself a balanced view of your deaddiction process, maintain a journal. Write down your achievements as well as your pitfalls and be proud of what you have achieved for yourself.
  8. Help someone else: The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. Similarly, with addiction, the best way to be strong and give up a bad habit is to help someone else do it. This way, you are forced to be a good example and give up the habit yourself.
  9. Ask for help: Do not be so proud as to not be able to ask for help when you need it. Remember, it is better to appear weak and ask for help rather than go back to your addiction.
  10. Don’t give up: Relapses are common but they do not have to be the end of your efforts. If you do have a bad day and have a few drags of smoke or maybe a drink, tell yourself that it’s ok. Identify the reasons why you gave in to yourself and start afresh from the next morning.
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Crucial Time To Handle Kids And Manage Your Relationship!

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
Crucial Time To Handle Kids And Manage Your Relationship!

It is said that children are a gift and watching them grow up is one of the most joyful things of life. Having said that, many couples initially feel that having a baby will not change the way things are between them and later find out they are wrong. So how do kids affect the bond between a couple and what can be done to make sure that the strain on the parents is not too much to bear?

Having a baby not only changes the equation between the couple but also, in some cases, the equation between the couple and other friends and family. Many parents do receive a lot of support at the time of the delivery and also receive some initial support on making the shift back home from the hospital. After that, in most cases, you are left to fend for yourselves and you have to iron out the details in front of you as you go. In order to do this in the best way possible, it is very crucial for both the parents of the baby to work as a team.

Questions that you need to answer in an objective and frank manner include those which pertain to who does what for the baby, how you will manage adequate rest as well as how you will divide other activities that need to be carried out around the house.


Quite a few couples who, prior to the baby, have amicable relations end up arguing a lot more after the baby is born. The level of exhaustion and responsibility, which comes as part and parcel of not only looking after oneself and providing a level of care to the partner, but also caring jointly for another human is quite a task.

For many couples, the stress shows by the way of strain. Taking a few deep breaths will help tone down anything, which may spark into an argument and will help you solve your issues in a calm manner. Spending time together while running chores for the baby will help you bond better. Taking time out for each other while the baby is asleep or away to a day care or a school is also very important for maintaining a healthy relationship.

As long as there is an effort to adjust to a new normal rather than struggle to deny change, things may be bumpy initially, but it will definitely work out for the better. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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How can I reduce the stress. Mentally and physically I was suffering from stress can you help me out regarding this.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
How can I reduce the stress.
Mentally and physically I was suffering from stress can you help me out regarding this.
There are few things you could do to reduce your stress: 1. Organise ourself better. Lookout for situations that tend to cause stress. Then think about a number of ways to better handle those situations and select the one which seems most feasible. 2. Try to make a list of to do activities for next day before going to sleep so that you don’t wake up feeling too anxious or worried about things to do during the day. 3. Take out time to do some relaxation exercises or workout. 4. Engage in recreational activities or hobbies. 5. Stop worrying too much about getting things done. Slow down your pace of life. 6. Let go of things and unnecessary anger. Choose your battles or struggles and engage in ones that are most important. 7. Be kind to yourself and do not go for perfectionism in everything. There is nothing more important than ‘yourself ‘. 8. Rather than worrying about things mentally, write down the things you worry about and then think about appropriate solutions of solving them. Mentally thinking about things do not lead us anywhere.
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I diagnosed with depression and anxiety problem. I am taking medicine lamitor 75 mg ,Serta 250 mg, rospitril 2 mg. And anti anxiety .per day. And I am doing counseling with psychologist. Because of Serta my mood remains good. I don't go in down phase and negative thoughts doesn't come to my mind. Problem Psychologist give me daily activities list to do different task.in which included 5 min exercise, 15 min painting, 20 min evening walk. But I feel so much resistance to do this task. Psychologist says it is depression and you have fight with it. But I am not able to fight with it. Just tell me how I can do 5 min exercise, 10 min painting and 20 min evening walk? Help me.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc - Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Zirakpur
I diagnosed with depression and anxiety problem. I am taking medicine lamitor 75 mg ,Serta 250 mg, rospitril 2 mg. An...
In depression people tend to stop doing their daily activities as it feels burdensome. But not doing anything can increase depression as person feels that he is useless and not able to anything. Further negative thoughts come more to your mind if you sit idle. So having few activities planned in your daily routine will not only keep you busy but also help you to decrease depressive thoughts and get back to your daily routine easily. So try to include activities that you like and can do them easily without much effort. So it could be anything that you enjoyed doing previously (prior to depression) but don’t do them now e.g. Reading newspaper, going for walk, getting grocery or vegetables, going out with friends, talking over phone, any other hobby you have. If you do things that you like then you won’t feel too burdened and will be motivated to do them. Further do reward yourself for any effort made however small so that it motivates you to increase your activity level.
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