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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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I can't remember anything. I forget things very soon. Like someone told me something just now. And I forget it the other min. I forget that I had a bath or not. Or had my food or not and what did I eat. Please help me. I am near to loose my job.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
The symptom forgetfulness is very confusing and tricky. The mind remembers every thing that is interesting. So when you do something (any work) do it with focus and lot of interest. Experiment this and you will be surprised how good is your memory! instead of worrying start practicing and you will gain a lot of confidence.
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I am 19 years old and I haven't remember anyone with in 10 hours. what should I do? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under some stress that you are not aware of that is causing this loss of memory. Please meet with a counselor and get some help. You can still do certain things to remember well. Also you cannot do only study and nothing else: a healthy body is very important for a healthy mind i.e. you must also exercise and socialize. 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. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. 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.
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What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder and the other details of the individual person What are the symptoms of flue and what are it initial thoughts on.

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What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder and the other details of the individual person What are the ...
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of emotional and physical conditions. These include inability to sleep or concentrate on tasks. Changes in appetite, decreased energy level and thoughts of suicide are also seen.
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Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.
Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.

Are you addicted to social networking sites? Generally, this addiction is caused as social media activity proves to be a stimulant for your brain’s pleasure centres. But, addiction to social media can take a toll on your health as it comes with numerous side effects. Here are some of the negative effects social media addiction has on your health.

1. Limited intellectual growth: Social media activity generally involves viewing photos, commenting on them or reading comments, reading status messages etc. When you get addicted to social media, these things constantly occupy your mind and hinder your intellectual development. This happens because your preoccupation keeps you away from learning new things, and reading or studying something that generates value. Social media addiction interferes with the development of your brain and reduces your ability to concentrate on any task.

2. Pain or cramps in the thumbs: Overuse of your thumb for typing on a mobile device can occur due to social media addiction. This in turn leads to consequences like chronic pain or cramps in your thumbs, which may result into calluses (thickening or hardening of your skin).

3. Low self-esteem: Social media addiction can lead to lower self-esteem as it makes you compare your life with that of other people. This creates an inferiority complex among most people as social media updates always project that their friends’ have a better life than them. In 2012, a team of researchers from UK conducted a study on social media users. The study revealed that out of 53% people whose behaviour had been influenced by social media addiction, 51% accepted that it diminished their confidence level.

4. Lack of attention: Remaining active on social media sites can result in decreased attentiveness and concentration levels, which are considered to be early symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. This happens due to the fact that constant use of social media websites creates a habit in people of switching from one task to another at short intervals. This has a negative impact on your attention span as you cannot concentrate on a single task for a long time.

5. Fatigue: Social media addiction is responsible for tiring your brain because of availability of too much information in a short duration of time. The brain often fails to process so much of information at such a short amount of time, which can completely exhaust you by the end of the day.


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I am frequently losing my memory.I want to improve it. my age is 24. Can I know the remedy for it ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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My brother age 40 years is suffering from depression from last 4-5 months, he is being prescribed injections of cognistar 30 mg, please advice is it safe for him?

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Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My brother age 40 years is suffering from depression from last 4-5 months, he is being prescribed injections of cogni...
Dear Puja, i am not sure that Gaurav is suffering from clinical depression. Depression may be a part of some other neurological illness. Probably that is why Cognistar was prescribed. Find out his diagnosis clearly. Any drug has to be weighed for its benefit vs harm. There is no drug which is absolutely safe. So will be Cognistar.
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My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get horribly abusive. What cabn be done?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get...
She probably suffers from a prof restive condition common at her age called dementia. She may need investigations as to rule out all possible treatable and reversible causes of dementia. This includes a series of tests and imaging studies. In view of her behaviour problem she may be started on some medications under the close supervision of a psychiatrist's and physician. Consult accordingly. For any doubts or clarifications further needed you may contact me online.
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I have got some bad feelings somehow. And I got to know that its a panic attack. Will you please let me know how to get rid out of it as soon as possible? I'm not able to handle this bad feelings. I'm scared.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
I have got some bad feelings somehow. And I got to know that its a panic attack. Will you please let me know how to g...
bad feelings and bad thoughts come because of our internal thinking. internal thought process depend on what we read and what we express and what we think. no thought or no dream comes without any reason. suppose you spend most of the time in negative thoughts. automatically negative feelings comes to you. if you feel always positive aspects positive feelings come to you. our brain works and gives input. based on our suggestion. so better to read positive and inspirations books. express always positive aspects. if unexpectedly negative thoughts comes leave it. dont give much priority for that. feel and express always positive aspects. dont be alone. better to spend most of the time with your family members and good friends. be share and express your feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. be happy all the time and be sociable. ok all the best.
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I am in depression due to my mother's loss, I am good outside, talk normally to others but when I am alone, I feel broken, my big exam is coming and I am not giving study that much, now I am 19 years old and my weight comes to 47 kg. I became too thin. Fruits,milk, vegetable not working. With this body I can not do exercise gymming. Please suggest something with name and dosage (except medication, fruits,non veg etc) to make me to be healthy and to look also and not to look like a child in my graduation final year!

MPhil Clinical Psychology, PhD Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am in depression due to my mother's loss, I am good outside, talk normally to others but when I am alone, I feel br...
Dear lybrate-user, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Losing one's mother is a major setback for any and everyone. It's a very difficult phase and getting out of it takes time as well as the support of other loved ones. I see the loss you have suffered has had an adverse impact on you, both physically and psychologically. Depression is an illness in which your appetite, as well as weight, lowers down for a lot of people. This is what is happening with you. Although rich food and multivitamins may help you recover some of your strength, you need to work on the emotions that you have been experiencing. You need the support of your family and friends in this difficult time. Being okay in front of them while being broken inside, you are living a dual life and it's affecting you. I would suggest choosing a family member or friend you are close to and sharing your feelings with him/her. You need to unburden yourself. Further, you need to work on a pre-decided activity schedule and try and stick to it as much as possible. Make sure you have multiple short periods of study in your schedule. Do not make the study periods longer than 30 minutes at a time. It would be difficult for you to sustain attention at present. Study for 30 min, take a break for 15 min, then again study for 30 min. In this manner, try and bring your attention to your study material. Try studying in a group with friends, write down in order to remember, or teach a friend to ensure you have learned the material. If you find yourself being distracted, read aloud in order to maintain your focus. If these symptoms persist, kindly see a clinical psychologist at the earliest.
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For years my mental health has been like a yo-yo. I'd have days where I can barely get out of bed, where I battle with my mind continuously. Other days I would have things figured out and feel like superwoman. I was finally diagnosed last year with ptsd and depression. I was put on 100mg of.

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Homeopath, Lucknow
For years my mental health has been like a yo-yo. I'd have days where I can barely get out of bed, where I battle wit...
share urself with family members & friends. read books novels. frequently go for outing ,listen music. if trust on religious treatment then listen gyatri mantra CD every night Rx kali phos 6x/tds 4-4tab anacardium 30/tds platina 200/1 dose only once
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My friend is 18 years old and he is totally addict of smoking he want to get out from it but can not. What should he have to do for getting out from it?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Smoking addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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A Wise Decision Seeking Professional Help, Before It Is Late

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology, aster of Science - Counseling, Psychotherapy, Phd - Counselling, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
A Wise Decision Seeking Professional Help, Before It Is Late

Depression and anxiety are affecting millions, all over the world and the phrase ‘pull yourself together” is still at play in INDIA. There is a huge social stigma, and a sense of shame about what others in the community might think about visiting a professional, which now needs to be corrected.
Research shows that Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are the most effective treatments to cure all psychological problems. These sessions not only help individuals to cope with daily problems, but also teaches them the skills and strategies to deal with them more effectively and make oneself emotionally and mentally empowered.

With Psychotherapy and counseling, you’ll learn more effective ways to deal with problems. gradually, you would develop certain problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms and better perception for overall growth.

A lot of people do not seek help and suffer internally because visiting psychologist/ psychiatrist is considered taboo in Indian society, leading to increased mental health problems. Most of the people avoid sharing personal problems and issues, as that might expose them as being weak.

The ideal solution for someone who is depressed, anxious and facing problems at work or in personal life, is seeking a professional help of psychologist/ psychiatrist. However, most people are not aware of the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and hence are not sure whom to refer.

Let’s find out the difference between the both:

While psychologists and psychiatrists both conduct psychotherapy and research, there are many significant differences between the two professions,which we will list in our separate blog but, one very important distinction between the two is , that psychiatrists can prescribe medications, while psychologists cannot. However, there has been a recent push to grant prescribing powers to psychologist. psychologist deal with therapies, counseling, and building healthy perception towards life. even in cases where medication is required, psychiatrist may refer the client to psychologist further, for complementing the treatment with medicines.

The next time you feel depressed, anxious or need help dealing with overwhelming social situations or difficult times, make a smart choice, consider professional help and feel safe visiting a psychologist/ psychiatrist. In INDIA, with increase awareness and education, people are outgrowing
this stigma and consider it a wise step to go ahead and take initiative toward better life.

Psychological counseling is a tool that creates success, it’s something everybody would need in their life. At each developmental stage, a person needs guidance and awareness as how to adjust with new roles and be successful. Hence, considering counselling and psychotherapy to deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, is a wise move.
Take that one courageous step towards life.

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I mostly do masturbation 2 times a week but after that next I am getting tired, uneasy, fuzzy vision, my body was panning whole day what should I do please suggest me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I mostly do masturbation 2 times a week but after that next I am getting tired, uneasy, fuzzy vision, my body was pan...
Masturbation is a healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy, rather it s your mind. Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt.
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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

As per medical studies, bipolar disorder is a personality disorder that is said to affect millions of people around the world, as per medical studies. Extreme mood swings that take a person from a state of euphoria to depression can be called bipolar disorder. While we all go through phases of the same, the patients who suffer from this disorder will usually show a persistent swing or shift between varying moods. The severe shifts will lead to difficulties when it comes to managing one's everyday affairs in a normal manner. The symptoms and signs are also characterised by the phases and mood swings that the patient may be going through. 

Read on to know more about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder:

  1. Mania: One of the extremes in mood swings experienced by the patient includes extreme euphoria or mania for no apparent, or life altering reason. Feeling overly happy and enthusiastic are the basic symptoms of this phase.
  2. Impulsive: The patient can end up feeling elated for a prolonged period of time, with extreme restlessness and impulsive behaviour. They may also end up getting agitated and edgy. This is usually characterised by fidgety behaviour and when the patient speaks too fast. The patient may speak too fast due to racing thoughts which overtake his or her speech and actions.
  3. Confidence: In this stage, the patient may also display extraordinary confidence, which may not necessarily be backed by reality. In reality, things may be very different in terms of opportunities, skills, people and other such factors. During this mania phase, the patient may also indulge in risky behaviour that gives an adrenaline rush like gambling and having sexual intercourse with multiple partners. This usually happens when the patient is bolstered by a sudden surge of unfounded confidence.
  4. Depression: This is the other end of the spectrum for these patients. When the mania abates, it gives to way to extreme depression and even anxiety.
  5. Withdrawal: The patient usually tends to isolate himself or herself from the rest of the family and social circle for a prolonged period, refusing to meet anyone on a normal basis. They also avoid contact with people whom they meet every day, which can have an adverse effect on their work and the rest of the aspects of their lives.
  6. Memory and Concentration: In this phase, the patient can also experience difficulty in remembering important things and concentrating on tasks. The patient may also be preoccupied with a number of things which can prevent him or her from making proper decisions. Slow speech and lack of energy may follow as a result of such preoccupation. Preoccupation with death is a common symptom of this phase. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Hello one of my friend is smoking from past 2 years what will be the effect if he leave smoking now suddenly. Or whats the way to stop?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the way to give up smoking anyway: suddenly and immediately. The effects will be just great but depending on the amount of cigarettes he smokes, there will be a withdrawal reaction. That can be countered by some substitution methods that are useful and eases the withdrawal. His decision to want to quit is very welcome and you must do all you can to encourage and support him. Here are the ways to stop the smoking: first of all it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! when he decides, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since he wants to do it I recommend that he seeks the help of a counselor and do it with support. He needs to identify with why he smokes: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. He may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because he has become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels 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. He may join smokers anonymous in his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep him 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 he has quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. To help process all of the above and to get support, let him go for counseling and persevere with it until he is completely over it.
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Hello my question is my mother is 52 and she has always worked on so her body is pained. What will I do for her?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello my question is my mother is 52 and she has always worked on so her body is pained. What will I do for her?
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do take minimum 8 hours of sleep pattern regularly do have some sort of outing regular interval to avoid stress and monotonous life best wishes.
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I am feeling sleepy all the time from near about one week and also I am not able to concentrate on things as before. Can you please guide? 1.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am feeling sleepy all the time from near about one week and also I am not able to concentrate on things as before. ...
Get following test done and review with reports Fasting Blood sugar CBC Thyroid function test (fasting) I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result
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Hi this is koti, I am getting some crack sound from my brain. I am observing some exploding sounds from brain left side. I have not have concentrations on any thing.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, tk homoeo medicine: @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tabs thrice. Tk plenty of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation to nourish your brain to calm your nerve down to ease your problem. Your diet b easily digestible on time. Ensure sound sleep for at least 6/7 hrs in d night. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, alcohol, tk care.
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I am suffering from frequent mental problems from pat few years. I already try to overcome but evry time I failed. I am totally confused what to do n where to do. Now these symptoms clearly shown on my health by asthma attack. Aging,obesity.

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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering from frequent mental problems from pat few years. I already try to overcome but evry time I failed. I ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. If you want you can contact me in my website of Lybrate. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Larch + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of Cherry plum + 3 drops of White chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Series Of Depressing Incidents, Break ups Of relationships, Trust Issues, Insomnia, Failures. What To Do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Search for the things which let u enjoy. Talk to a psychiatrist or download CBT app and involve in CBT.It may help
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