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Dr. Ramashanker Yadav Psychiatrist

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, ahmedabad

5 Years Experience ₹500 online
Dr. Ramashanker Yadav Psychiatrist MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, ahmedabad
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest treatment planning. I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patien......more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest treatment planning. I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. To provide my patients with the highest quality care, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies. I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage. My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences. I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family. Thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile!
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Dr. Ramashanker Yadav Psychiatrist is a trusted Psychiatrist in Rabari Colony, Ahmedabad. She has over 5 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She has completed MD - Psychiatry . She is currently practising at Hope Psychiatry Clinic in Rabari Colony, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ramashanker Yadav Psychiatrist and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot - 2012
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How To Deal With Depression?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
How To Deal With Depression?

1) Exercise

Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. But make yourself do it anyway (ask a friend to exercise with you if you need to be motivated). Once you get in the exercise habit, it won't take long to notice a difference in your mood.

2) Nurture yourself with good nutrition.

Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. If depression has affected your eating, you'll need to be extra mindful of getting the right nourishment. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going).

3) Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them.

Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding.

4) Express yourself

With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood.

5) Try to notice good things.

Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal.

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Dissociative Identity Disorder

There are three major dissociative disorders defined in dsm-5:

  1. Dissociative amnesia.
  2. Dissociative identity disorder.
  3. Depersonalization-derealization disorder.

What are the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there's also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person's split personality.

The" alters" or different identities have their own age,sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals' behavior and thoughts, it's called" switching" switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person's different" alters" or identities may be very responsive to the therapist's requests.

Along with the dissociation and multiple or split personalities, people with dissociative disorders may experience a number of other psychiatric problems, including symptoms:

Depression
Mood swings suicidal tendencies sleep disorders(insomnia,night terrors, and sleep walking) anxiety,panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or" triggers") alcohol and drug abusecompulsions and ritualspsychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations) eating disorders

Other symptoms of dissociative identity disorder may include headache, amnesia, time loss, trances, and" out of body experiences" some people with dissociative disorders have a tendency toward self-persecution, self-sabotage, and even violence (both self-inflicted and outwardly directed). As an example, someone with dissociative identity disorder may find themselves doing things they wouldn't normally do, such as speeding, reckless driving, or stealing money from their employer or friend, yet they feel they are being compelled to do it. Some describe this feeling as being a passenger in their body rather than the driver. In other words, they truly believe they have no choice.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (odd) is a childhood disorder that is defined by a pattern of hostile, disobedient, and defiant behaviors directed at adults or other authority figures. Odd is also characterized by children displaying angry and irritable moods, as well as argumentative and vindictive behaviors. While all children will display some type of defiant behavior throughout their growing years, children suffering from odd will display such behaviors much more commonly than that of any other type of behaviors. For these kids, it can seem like nothing can be done to make them happy. These children will not only do things to purposely cause conflict or to purposely annoy the people around them, but they will oftentimes place the blame on others.

What Is Sleep Hygiene?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
What Is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness.

Why is it important to practice good sleep hygiene?

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to older adults, can benefit from practicing good sleep habits.

How can I improve my sleep hygiene?

One of the most important sleep hygiene practices is to spend an appropriate amount of time asleep in bed, not too little or too excessive. Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. However, there are recommendations that can provide guidance on how much sleep you need generally. Other good sleep hygiene practices include:

Limiting daytime naps to 30 minutes. Napping does not make up for inadequate nighttime sleep. However, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can help to improve mood, alertness and performance.

Avoiding stimulants such as caffeineand nicotine close to bedtime. And when it comes to alcohol, moderation is key 4. While alcohol is well-known to help you fall asleep faster, too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol. 

Exercising to promote good quality sleep. As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can drastically improve nighttime sleep quality. For the best night’s sleep, most people should avoid strenuous workouts close to bedtime. However, the effect of intense nighttime exercise on sleep differs from person to person, so find out what works best for you. 

Steering clear of food that can be disruptive right before sleep. Heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits, and carbonated drinks can trigger indigestion for some people. When this occurs close to bedtime, it can lead to painful heartburn that disrupts sleep.

Ensuring adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for individuals who may not venture outside frequently. Exposure to sunlight during the day, as well as darkness at night, helps to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.

Establishing a regular relaxing bedtime routine. A regular nightly routine helps the body recognize that it is bedtime. This could include taking warm shower or bath, reading a book, or light stretches. When possible, try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before attempting to sleep.

Making sure that sleep environment is pleasant. Mattress and pillows should be comfortable. The bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees – for optimal sleep. Bright light from lamps, cell phone and tv screens can make it difficult to fall asleep, so turn those light off or adjust them when possible. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs" white noise" machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices that can make the bedroom more relaxing.

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Know More About Smokeless Tobacco!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Know More About Smokeless Tobacco!

Why is it hard to quit using smokeless tobacco?

Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco) contains nicotine, a very addictive substance that causes changes in the way you think and act. If you are addicted to nicotine, you crave the “buzz” you get from using smokeless tobacco, and you have to use more and more to get the effect you want. Smokeless tobacco puts more ;nicotine into your bloodstream than cigarettes do. This is one reason why people who chew or dip tobacco regularly may think that quitting smokeless tobacco is even harder than quitting cigarette smoking. Using smokeless tobacco might also be a habit for you when you’re in certain situations or with certain people. For example, you may always chew tobacco when you go to a sporting event or when you watch tv. It can be hard to break this pattern of behavior. However, many smokeless tobacco users have quit successfully – and so can you. Psychiatrist can help you quit.

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Why It Is Important To Quit Cigarettes Using Smokeless Tobacco?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Why It Is Important To Quit Cigarettes Using Smokeless Tobacco?

The use of any tobacco product has both immediate and long-term effects on your health and overall well-being. Smokeless tobacco stains and wears down your teeth, causes your gums to recede (peel back) and produces mouth sores. Bad breath is also a common problem. Over time, the use of smokeless tobacco can cause mouth cancer. Nicotine from smokeless tobacco also raises blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and can increase your risk of having heart attack. List your own reasons for wanting to quit using smokeless tobacco. In addition to the effects of smokeless tobacco on your health, you may be concerned about saving money or setting a good example for family members and friends. Write down your reasons for wanting to quit. Then keep your list in places where you can see it often. Visit nearby psychiatrist for de-addiction if required.

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Mental Health Awareness

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

The World mental health day 2016

Psychological first aid

When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a health-care worker or teacher talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member in a disaster or volunteer to help asylum seekers who have recently arrived in your community. Learning the basic principles of psychological first aid will help you to provide support to people who are very distressed, and, importantly, to know what not to say.


World vision international
The theme of this year's world mental health day, observed on 10 October, covers  psychological first aid. Efforts in support of the day will focus on basic pragmatic psychological support by people who find themselves in a helping role whether they be health staff, teachers, firemen, community workers, or police officers.

Despite its name, psychological first aid covers both psychological and social support. Just like general health care never consists of physical first aid alone, similarly, no mental health care system should consist of psychological first aid alone. Indeed, the investment in psychological first aid is part of a longer-term effort to ensure that anyone in acute distress due to a crisis is able to receive basic support and that those who need more than psychological first aid will receive additional advanced support from health, mental health, and social services.

Psychological First Aid

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

World mental health day 2016

Psychological first aid

When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a health-care worker or teacher talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member in a disaster or volunteer to help asylum seekers who have recently arrived in your community. Learning the basic principles of psychological first aid will help you to provide support to people who are very distressed, and, importantly, to know what not to say.

World vision international

The theme of this year's world mental health day, observed on 10 october, covers psychological first aid. Efforts in support of the day will focus on basic pragmatic psychological support by people who find themselves in a helping role whether they be health staff, teachers, firemen, community workers, or police officers.

Despite its name, psychological first aid covers both psychological and social support. Just like general health care never consists of physical first aid alone, similarly no mental health care system should consist of psychological first aid alone. Indeed, the investment in psychological first aid is part of a longer-term effort to ensure that anyone in acute distress due to a crisis is able to receive basic support, and that those who need more than psychological first aid will receive additional advanced support from health, mental health and social services.

Health Tip

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Health Tip

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Alzheimer's disease

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Alzheimer's and dementia basics

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Learn more:
Understanding dementia

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with alzheimer's are 65 and older. But alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset alzheimer's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s.

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Younger-onset Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the united states. Those with alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions.

Learn more:
Stages of alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current alzheimer's treatments cannot stop alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with alzheimer's and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing.

People may experience:

Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion, disorientation, forgetfulness, making things up, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories, inability to do simple maths, or inability to recognise common things.

Behavioural: aggression, agitation, difficulty with self care, irritability, meaningless repetition of own words, personality changes, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost.

Mood: anger, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, or mood swings.

Psychological: depression, hallucination, or paranoia.

Whole body: loss of appetite or restlessness.

Also common: behavioral symptoms, inability to combine muscle movements, or jumbled speech.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Ptsd refers to a set of symptoms that can occur after exposure to a frightening and traumatic event. Symptoms include a sense of reliving the traumatic event (through flashbacks or nightmares), avoidance of places, people, or activities which remind the person of the event, feeling numb or detached from others, having negative thoughts about oneself and the world, feeling irritable, angry, or wound up, and having trouble sleeping.

Social anxiety disorder

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Social anxiety disorder

In a social anxiety disorder, the person has severe anxiety about being criticised or negatively evaluated by others. This leads to the person avoiding social events and other public situations for fear of doing something that leads to embarrassment or humiliation.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Individuals with ocd have recurring, persistent, and distressing thoughts, images or impulses, known as obsessions (e. G. A fear of catching germs), or feel compelled to carry out certain repetitive behaviours, rituals, or mental acts, known as compulsions (e. G. Hand-washing). These thoughts and acts can take over a person's life and while people with ocd usually know that their obsessions and compulsions are an over-reaction, they are unable to stop them.

Agoraphobia

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Agoraphobia


Agoraphobia involves intense anxiety following exposure to, or anticipation of, a variety of situations such as public transportation, open spaces, crowds, or being outside of the home alone.

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Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Panic disorder


Panic disorder is characterised by the experience of repeat panic attacks - sudden surges of overwhelming fear and anxiety and physical symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, dizziness, and breathlessness.

Health Tip

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Specific phobia

People with a specific phobia experience extreme anxiety and fear of particular objects or situations. Common phobias include fear of flying, fear of spiders and other animals, and fear of injections.

Health Tip

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Generalised anxiety disorder (gad)

Gad is characterised by persistent and excessive worry, often about daily situations like work, family or health. This worry is difficult to control and interferes the person's day-to-day life and relationships.

Health Tip

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Anxiety refers to feelings of worry, nervousness, or a sense of apprehension, typically about an upcoming event where the outcome is uncertain, or where the person feels he or she might not be up to the task. Anxiety is commonly experienced in high pressure situations, for example, prior to a making a speech or sitting an exam. Feelings of anxiety can also arise following a stressful event, like an accident where the person is left feeling shaken. Anxious feelings are usually accompanied symptoms like

 Difficulty concentrating
Restlessness
Avoidance behaviour
Rapid heartbeat
Trembling or shaking
Feeling lightheaded or faint
Numbness or tingling sensations
Upset stomach or nausea
Sweating.

World Suicide Prevention Day

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

World suicide prevention day - 10th September morning:)
A theme for 2016: connect. Communicate. Care.

Suicide is never the answer,
Getting help is the answer.


Suicide myth
Suicide always occurs without any warning signs.

Suicide fact
There are almost always warning signs.


Suicide myth
People who attempt suicide are crazy.

Suicide fact
No. They are in pain, and probably have a chemical imbalance in their brain. Anyone could attempt suicide.


Suicide myth
Once people decide to die by suicide, there is nothing you can do to stop them.

Suicide fact
Suicide can be prevented. Most people who are suicidal do not want to die; they just want to stop their pain.


Suicide myth
Suicide only strikes people of a certain gender, race, financial status, age, etc.

Suicide fact
Suicide can strike anyone.

We should know this about suicide.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
We should know this about suicide.

We should know this about suicide.

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