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Dr. Anand Thakker

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Anand Thakker Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
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Dr. Anand Thakker is one of the best Psychiatrists in Mehamdabad, Ahmedabad. You can visit him at Satram Phsyotherapist Centar in Mehamdabad, Ahmedabad. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anand Thakker on Lybrate.com.

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My son has some symptoms of adhd what kind of activities can you suggest to change his behavior he s hyperactive how can reduce his hyperactivity. He s 2 years 11 months. He doesn't speaks but speak few words. He has no hearing problem. Suggest me some tips to make him. Thanks in advance.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
My son has some symptoms of adhd what kind of activities can you suggest to change his behavior he s hyperactive how ...
Swami ramdev reports patients have benefited by anulomvilom pranayama. You will have to close and open your son' nostrils with your hand. I hope if you do it there will be definite improvement. Otherwise, medicines are the last resort with little success so why not try pranayama that might benefit just as other mental health problems.
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This for my wife She is a patient of BP This for my wife She is a patient of BP & taking medicines for more than 15 years. She is having pain all over the body, particularly backside from top of back to thighs, whenever she sleeps or takes rest. She does Yoga, exercise, etc. In the morning & a walk in the evenings. Pl help her.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
This for my wife She is a patient of BP This for my wife She is a patient of BP & taking medicines for more than 15 y...
Hello, every exercise n yoga not fit for every one so please told to your fitness care master for proper solution. Otc pain killer not help you more stay healthy - naturally.
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I am 20 years old. I have bodyache since 2 days and small fever too. Can you tell me why?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old. I have bodyache since 2 days and small fever too. Can you tell me why?
kindly follow advises given below Avoid exertion, Take Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg after food as and when required for Fever more than 99 F (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days, lot of fluids to be taken, Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths.. Consult If Symptoms persist or worsen
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I have a stage fear.I can write down the thing. But it come to speaking with strangers or on stage everything gets blurred.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stage fear can be quite paralyzing although it hardly has anything to do with the stage. It is really a fear of people. We are gregarious by nature, social animals and need each other for survival and growth. Yet, the very thing that should be our strength can become our weakness, for various reasons. This last fact has to be discovered: what happened to you to develop this extent of anxiety around speaking to people. Are you afraid of being judged and rejected for what you have to say? Have you grown up with a lot of criticism? Do you have a serious rejection issue? The answers to these questions could open a can of worms with which you can do some work. Fear is the bottom-line. Do a personality development course, public speaking course, conversing skills course, join a Toastmasters Club, practice elocution skills, and above all talk to a counselor to help with the underlying fear. These will see you through, if you are sincere and committed.
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My son is very nervous type. During his first admission to school, he used to become soft prey for bullying. Gradually days passed. Now after doing post graduation, recently he joined a private bank. Now again I find, he becomes nervous whenever his collegues pointing out the negative aspects of sevice like losing job for proper reason my question is how he can get rid of these nervousness. I am scary because he has to take so many challenges in life as he is aiming for higher position too.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Since you are the parent you will know if there is any genetic or family trait prevailing in your clan. If so, he will need to factor that in and know that he is merely projecting that innate trait. Apart from that he may have a nervous disposition due to parental strictness at home, or particularly with him. If he has always been a weak child, he could fear others from the size aspect of this. Also you could take him to a counselor and that person will be able to not only explore the causes but will also be able to help him get out of this problem. They can find out if he is under any kind of chronic stress as well. In the meantime let him go a gym and do some bodybuilding exercises. He will develop a good self-image and body-image if he develops some physical strength. You need to give him a good diet of high fiber foods and a good mix of fruits and vegetables. He has to learn about emotions and how to deal with them, particularly fear. Let him attend a personality development course, join groups, conferences, meetings, workshops, and seminars. He can take a multivitamin and multi-mineral along with calcium, regularly. I hope he has no sleep problem because that could make it more difficult for him. If he loses a job, he may definitely want to do something. So do not panic for him and increase his discomfort. Let him face the world but be there to help him resolve these issues over time and with some therapy.
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Does smoking effects our skin color and face or it raises in breathing problem? Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Does smoking effects our skin color and face or it raises in breathing problem? Please advise.
Smoking does both. It affects your skin causing wrinkles and skin discoloration. Smoking is a habit that uses the respiratory system to ingest the substance, theregore the lungs are immediately affected and therefore the breathing. Also the carbon monoxide i cigarette smoke reduces he hemoglobin in the blood which reduces the oxygen carrying capacity and you can get easily breathless with minor effort. The smoke has more than 4000 substances and most of them are very harmful. It is a very bad habit, period.
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It is nearly two years ago I lost my dad .he suffered a lot and I had seen him suffering. I still now can't stop myself of remembering him and crying when I'm sad. I can't bear I miss him a lot.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
It is nearly two years ago I lost my dad .he suffered a lot and I had seen him suffering. I still now can't stop myse...
If you truly love your dad, you cannot leave or run away from the responsibilities he could not complete. Just saying you love him or miss him means nothing. Please love him by your actions not crying in his memory. If you shoulder his responsibility and try your best to become what he wanted for you, you will be giving him immense relief and satisfaction wherever he may be. Do not loose heart, your dad will always be there in your heart. Request you to let him feel proud of son like you.
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My son is 5 studying in class 1. He shows disinterest in studies, never finishes work on time , I try to motivate him but then too he takes too much time copy a single page of 5-6 lines . His learning abilities are hampering too. Please suggest and help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. Children learn from training. School teachers are trained for imparting behavioral training to children. In that sense, you don't have to worry. Teachers should look after your child. You should be a better parent at your home. Your child needs domestic behavior modification which parents are entrusted with. I suggest you for a parental counseling so that I can teach you how to modify your child's behavior. Take care.
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I have smoking habit I cannot quit, but how can I be healthy by taking some healthy food for lungs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will only feel like you can't give up, but you will succeed by perseverance. There is no specific food to help with your lungs but you can do deep breathing and improve the performance of your lungs. Not only deep breathing but good aerobic exercise and breathing through your nostrils will improve lung health tremendously. But congrats for your desire to quit smoking. It is now important that you actually do it and persevere with it. 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. I guess you know all the harm cigarettes do to your system, which is why I suppose you are seeking to quit. But now you need to identify 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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Sir I want to stop smoking. I don't know to how want to stop smoking. My hands are started swearing sir. Give me a good result.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco/ or drugs or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.
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I'm suffering from severe depression. I have tried many drugs but nothing happened, no improvement also. I am a doctor by profession. Kindly help to get rid of this insomnia.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I'm suffering from severe depression. I have tried many drugs but nothing happened, no improvement also. I am a docto...
Dear doc, well I think a detailed history of yours is required. So that we can help you out. For now you can take coffea 200 once daily at bedtime for 3 days and update me.
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My brother have tensed every time not relaxed. How can I help my brother. What are causes of this tension?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
My brother have tensed every time not relaxed. How can I help my brother. What are causes of this tension?
HI Lybrate USER. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods. 2) avoid late night sleeping habits sleep upto 10-10.30 pm. 3) avoid coffee and tea A) take 2 tsf of SHATAVARI KALP with 250 ml of lukewarm water, in the morning instead of break fast ) take 60 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA along with 15 ml of honey and 2-2 tablet of VASANTKUSUMAKAR RASA and MOUTIKYUKTA KAMDUDHA VATI at night before sleep. C) take 10 gm of FENNEL SEEDS along with 10 gm jiggery after meals…D) eat 5-7 seeds of ALMONDS during meals do all these things for 30 days it gives you good result.
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I am 20 years old and student. I have some serious issues these days. 2-3 years before I was fine but now a days I can't remember much things specifically names and information. I get lost in words to convey what I m trying to say. So this is my problem you can suggest something its better. Am I losing my nerve cells or what?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 20 years old and student. I have some serious issues these days. 2-3 years before I was fine but now a days I ca...
Stop masturbation, alcohol or and any bad habits. Medicine german reckeweg anacardium orient 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning./ no repeat. Buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.
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Meri shaadi ko 5 months hue h or ab mai pregnant bhi hu, but mere husband meri bilkul care nai karte. Hmari engagemnt or shaadi k bichme 10 months the toh tab ye mujhse hadh se jyada pyar krte the or meri care bhi krte the fir 8 months baad inhe mere past k baare me pta chal gya ki mai virgin nhi hu tab se ab tk ye mjhse dhang se baat tak nahi krte or kbhi kbhi toh maarte bhi hai ab samjh nahi aa raha mai kya karu. Pls suggest 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 lybrate user. I can understand. Aapke past ke bhare mein unko patha chal gaya. Aapke pehle hi bol dena chaahiye dhaa. Mera salah yeh rahega, aapko or aapke husband ko online family counseling chaahiye. Take care.
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Depression During Pregnancy - How Can You Manage it?

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
Depression During Pregnancy - How Can You Manage it?

Pregnancy is that wonderful and beautiful phase that most women rejoice about. However, many may find it hard to believe that pregnancy can bring with it a condition known as ‘antenatal depression’. This is a common condition in expecting mothers and should not be ignored.

Depression during pregnancy like regular depression is a clinical condition and requires further investigation and management. Pregnancy is related to the female hormones and therefore, mood swings are common (as during PMS and menopause). However, depressed pregnant women would typically have the following associated symptoms too.

  1. Altered eating habits

  2. Altered sleeping patterns (too much or too less)

  3. Loss of attention/ability to focus

  4. Losing interest in activities which usually interest the person

  5. Feeling very anxious

  6. Constant feeling of sadness

  7. Uncertainty about the future

  8. Feeling of worthlessness

  9. Suicidal tendencies

It has been noted about 25% of women can get depressed during pregnancy for varying periods of time. Some potential reasons for this are as below.

  1. Strained relationships: One of the most important factors for a healthy pregnancy is a happy relationship, not just with the partner, but with immediate and close family members with whom there is a high level of regular interaction.

  2. Work stress: For working women, a stressful office environment could take a toll on their moods.

  3. Previous miscarriages: This can cause anxiety and depression about possible repeat incident.

  4. Potential complications: If the periodic examinations showed up possibility for complications in pregnancy, the chance of depression in the mother increase.

How it affects pregnancy?

A depressed mother would not be able to care for herself and  therefore, the baby may not get adequate nutrition for its development. Additionally, the potential for nicotine and alcohol abuse increases, which also negatively impacts the baby’s growth. There could be low birth weight, premature birth and developmental delays after birth.

How it can be managed?

While the hormonal changes during pregnancy causes mood swings, diagnosing if it is depression is important. A consultation with a psychiatrist may be required for some women.

Some of the options available for treatment include support groups, individual counseling, and medications.

  1. It is important to understand that this is a common condition and you are not the only one going through this. Talking to other women who feel depressed can help in mood uplifting of all involved.

  2. If you are too shy about it, individual counseling could be the next best thing.

  3. Stress management including light exercise, music, meditation, rest, diet, and support from close friends and family are highly recommended.

  4. Since most antidepressants would reach the baby, it is advisable to avoid these less you need them as a last resort. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.
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Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!
Smartphone Addiction is a Sign of Depression

There are some people who just never seem to get off the phone. They would be looking at their phones all the time, messaging, using social networking sites or simply clicking their pictures or playing games. A study suggests that addiction to the smartphone is linked to and serves as a sign of depression.

The study reveals that individuals who have been diagnosed with some form or degree of depression tend to use their phones more. In fact, smartphone addiction is correlated to clinical depression. So, if your teenage son or daughter or someone you know have been using their phones too often, then this might be a red signal towards depression.

Smartphone addiction can be seen as a compulsive behavior and is typically noticed among depressed people. At the same time, it can result in depression as well. People who are prone to developing depression symptoms may also use their phone more often. Their excessive usage and smartphone addiction may actually make them irritable and sad, looking at photos of others, noticing other people’s lives may make them feel that their lives aren’t perfect. This can in turn lead to feelings of extreme sadness, cause depression or even suicidal thoughts.

So, make sure that you keep a tab of how often people use smartphone in your family. If you suspect behavioral changes with smartphone addiction, consider getting a consultation with a psychologist or counsellor.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
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I really do not know what happened with me. Am being aggressive. I did not want to talk to people or anyone .did not follow my time table n always thinking about my future. Am preparing for medical n now days am not doing anything. Am fully confused n scary of me n everything .i wanted to do something but I can not do anything. Before doing anything a am think abut result n being stopped by my mind. I fell helpless n .plz suggest me what happen to me or what I have to do plz.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I really do not know what happened with me. Am being aggressive. I did not want to talk to people or anyone .did not ...
Hi, thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Phases of preparation like this are stressful to most people. Some people are able to handle while others may not be able to. While most people would experience stress to some extent atleast, some will develop an anxiety or depressive disorder under these circumstances. Superficially at least, it appears that something of this sort is happening with you. I think it may be better for you to seek help because this kind of state of mind will prevent you from properly preparing as well; poor results will further fuel your anxiety and create a vicious cycle. With treatment your anxiety will reduce, you will be able to concentrate and remember better and, even though you will still have the hurdle of exam to clear, it will appear much less intimidating. I hope you get better soon. Take care!
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I am too much thinking now a days. So sometime I forgot all the things and thinking about something. It will happened at any time when I do some work or walking the road. And sometime pain was occurred. So what can I do now?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hello please relax your self, sit quietly in silent room close your eyes and thing of beautiful place, concentrate like this for 15 minute daily.
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I am 17 years old female, nowadays I feel tired very often and n I'm able to concentrate on my studies also because I also feel sleepy a lot. And I can't afford to be like this because I have boards coming up. Could you please suggest me what can I do about it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You are going to write an important public exam but let it not overwhelm you so much that you don't take time out for socialising, relaxing and exercising. Because a strong body, mind and emotional state can overcome any difficulties in life including planning for the future. If you devote all your time to studies then you are overloading your brain and body and it will certainly forget information to get rid of information overload. 1. Instead you need to study smart and save on your time and relax, have fun so that the brain gets time to rest and doesn't forget. For eg. You can use highlighter to mark out important portions, summarise the most important points and elaborate mentally, make diagrams, charts etc if you are a visual person, use all your senses to study by adding visual, kinesthetic and auditory cues, teach other students and you will brush up your portions, create and use mnemonics for faster recollection. 2. Eat light food with lean proteins, low carbohydrates, sugars and fats. Eat more of whole grains, fish, chicken, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid all junk and processed foods as they are loaded with chemicals and have a direct impact on brain functioning. 3. Take out time to exercise regularly and give your brain the oxygen boost that it needs during preps and exams. Aerobics, gym, cycling, walking, yoga. Anything that'll freshen you up. 4. You could have certain ayurvedic brain tonics which enhance memory and it's general functioning. Please see a doctor for this tip. 5. You must catch on your beauty sleep for the brain to rest adequately after a marathon session of studies. Our brain gets tired and needs to rest after a heavy activity to release all the toxins and repair damages. Dreams are a way to remove unhealthy thoughts which is important at this time. 6. Seek counselling if you re mentally and emotionally disturbed. Stress, anxiety and tensions make the brain forget much more than anything else. You willbe able to unload your stress in an unbiased space and learn tips to handle it effectively as well. These are general tips.
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