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Dr. Soumitra Das  - Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

Dr. Soumitra Das

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Dr. Soumitra Das is one of the best Psychiatrists in Punnapra, Alappuzha. He has over 1 year of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MD - Psychiatry. He is currently practising at TD Medical College in Punnapra, Alappuzha. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Soumitra Das on has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 26 years of experience on Find the best Psychiatrists online in Alappuzha. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MD - Psychiatry - Govt T D Medical College - 2015
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Vandanam Hospital at 3 Years
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Indian Psychiatric Society


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Sleep Hygiene

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness.

Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. While alcohol is well known to speed the onset of sleep, it disrupts sleep in the second half as the body begins to metabolize the alcohol, causing arousal.

Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night's sleep.

Food can be disruptive right before sleep. Stay away from large meals close to bedtime. Also dietary changes can cause sleep problems, if someone is struggling with a sleep problem, it's not a good time to start experimenting with spicy dishes. And, remember, chocolate has caffeine.

Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for older people who may not venture outside as frequently as children and adults. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.

Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Don't dwell on, or bring your problems to bed.

Associate your bed with sleep. It's not a good idea to use your bed to watch tv, listen to the radio, or read.

Make sure that the sleep environment is pleasant and relaxing. The bed should be comfortable, the room should not be too hot or cold, or too bright.


MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

Selfie obsession: could be attributed to the neglected people face from family. It's a mechanism to gain attention from society.

Stress And Asthma

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

In children with asthma, lower ses was associated with heightened production of il-5 and il-13 and higher eosinophil counts (p values < .05). Lower ses also was associated with higher chronic stress and perceived threat (both groups:p values <. 05). Higher levels of stress and threat perception were associated with heightened production of il-5 and il-13, and higher eosinophil counts in children with asthma (p values <. 05). Statistical mediation tests revealed that chronic stress and threat perception represented statistically significant pathways between ses and immune processes in children with asthma (p values <. 05). In healthy children, associations were in the opposite direction from the asthma group, though generally not significant.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Many children in care denied mental health treatment, says report - Many children in care denied mental health treatment, says report

Suicidal Ideas

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Suicidal Ideas

Its very common to have suicidal ideas while you are depressed. This is time you must go to a psychiatrist and take medications. Simple advice won't be useful at this level. Simple counselling wont lead to any wonder if you are harbouring suicidal thoughts. Never neglect in this stage as you can save yourself or the one you love.

Thought Errors.....

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

In everyday life, events and circumstances trigger
off two levels of thinking: inferring and evaluating.
At the first level, we make guesses or inferences
about what is ‘going on’ – what we think
has happened, is happening, or will be happening.
Inferences are statements of ‘fact’ (or at least
what we think are the facts – they can be true or
false). Inferences that are irrational usually consist
of ‘distortions of reality’ like the following:
• Black and white thinking: seeing things in extremes,
with no middle ground – good or bad,
perfect versus useless, success or failure, right
against wrong, moral versus immoral, and so
on. Also known as all-or-nothing thinking.
• Filtering: seeing all that is wrong with oneself
or the world, while ignoring any positives.
• Over-generalisation: building up one thing
about oneself or one’s circumstances and ending
up thinking that it represents the whole
situation. For example: ‘Everything’s going
wrong’, ‘Because of this mistake, I’m a total
failure’. Or, similarly, believing that something
which has happened once or twice is happening
all the time, or that it will be a never-ending pattern:
‘I’ll always be a failure’, ‘No-one will ever
want to love me’, and the like.
• Mind-reading: making guesses about what
other people are thinking, such as: ‘She ignored
me on purpose’, or ‘He’s mad with me’.
• Fortune-telling: treating beliefs about the future
as though they were actual realities rather than though they were actual realities rather than
mere predictions, for example: ‘I’ll be depressed
forever’, ‘Things can only get worse’.
• Emotional reasoning: thinking that because
we feel a certain way, this is how it really is: ‘I
feel like a failure, so I must be one’, ‘If I’m
angry, you must have done something to make
me so’, and the like.
• Personalising: assuming, without evidence,
that one is responsible for things that happen:
‘I caused the team to fail’, ‘It must have been
me that made her feel bad’, and so on.

Bad Dreams

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Bad Dreams

Repeated bad dreams could be sign of hidden sleep disorder.


MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

Stuttering can lead to social anxiety, bullying, academic decline and childhood depression. Don't simply ignore it. It has evidence-based treatment with good results.

Childhood Depression

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha

Predominant irritability might be sign of children with depression.

Society Phobia

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Society Phobia

Feelings of shyness or discomfort in certain situations aren't necessarily signs of social anxiety disorder, particularly in children. Comfort levels in social situations vary, depending on the individual's personality traits and life experiences. Some people are naturally reserved and others are more outgoing.

In contrast to everyday nervousness, social anxiety disorder includes fear, anxiety and avoidance that interferes with your daily routine, work, school or other activities.

Emotional and behavioral symptoms

Signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder can include persistent:

Fear of situations in which you may be judges worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself concern that you'll offend someone intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers fear that others will notice that you look anxious fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassmentavoiding situations where you might be the center of attentionhaving anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or even spending time after a social situation analyzing your performance and identifying flaws in your interaction expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

For children, anxiety about interacting with adults or peers may be shown by crying, having temper tantrums, clinging to parents or refusing to speak in social situations.

Performance type of social anxiety disorder is when you experience intense fear and anxiety only during speaking or performing in public, but not in other types of social situations.

Physical symptoms

Physical signs and symptoms can sometimes accompany social anxiety disorder and may include:

Fast heartbeat set stomach or cause trouble catching your breath dizziness or conversations dating attending or feeling" out of body" diarrhea muscle tension

Avoiding normal social situations

Common, everyday experiences that may be hard to endure when you have social anxiety disorder include, for example:

Using a public restroom interacting with strangerseating in front of othersmaking eye contactinitiating conversationsdatingattending parties or social gatheringsmissing work or schoolentering a room in which people are already started returning items to a store

Social anxiety disorder symptoms can change over time. They may flare up if you're facing a lot of stress or demands. Although avoiding anxiety-producing situations may make you feel better in the short term, your anxiety is likely to persist over the long term if you don't get treatment.

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