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Dr. Sunil Gupta - Psychiatrist, Chandigarh

Dr. Sunil Gupta

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MD Psychiatry, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Chandigarh

13 Years Experience  ·  500 - 700 at clinic
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Known to his patients as a very caring individual, Dr. Gupta is a distinguished Psychiatrist in Mohali. Currently, he is working as a Psychiatrist in Harmony hospital, Mohali. In his 12 distinguished years of practice, he has helped numerous patients. Dr. Gupta completed his graduation (MBBS) from Madras Medical College in Chennai in 2005. He completed his postgraduate Degree from Govt. Medical College, Amritsar in 2011 as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry.

He has a rich past experience which includes a stint as a Senior Resident at PGIMER in Chandigarh. He also served as an Assistant Professor at NIMS Medical college & Hospital, as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Monilek Hospital and Sankalp Drug Dependence treatment centre, Tarn Taran. His areas of specialty are Mental health Disorders, Adolescent & child Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Neuro-Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist. He is currently a professional member of Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian association for Child and Adolescent mental health.

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Education
MD Psychiatry - Government Medical College, Amritsar - 2011
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2005
Past Experience
Senior Resident at PGIMER Chandigarh
Assistant Professor at NIMS Medical College & Hospital
Consultant at Monilek Hospital, Jaipur
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Consultant at Sankalp Drug Depenedence Treatment Centre, Tarn Taran
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Sexual Problems After Pregnancy

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Sexual Problems After Pregnancy

A woman's body undergoes significant changes in the weeks and months following the baby's birth. In the post-pregnancy period, a woman's body takes the time to heal from childbirth, rebuild the previous strength and regain the pre-pregnancy toned shape. Here are 5 common sex problems that you may face after pregnancy:

1. Exhaustion: Your body is mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted and not ready for intimacy post pregnancy. Often the quality of sex may not be what you hope for and this can lead to discouragement and apprehension next time. Exhaustion is a common post pregnancy problem and it will eventually ease with time, so being patient can help in the meantime. To not fall out of the habit of intimacy is important for you and your partner to stay connected physically. Self-care exercise can help ease the exhaustion.

2. Physical changes: A woman's body undergoes a lot of physical changes after giving birth to a baby. A body should be given enough time to recover after delivery, whether it is vaginal or C-section. The hormones keep changing dramatically, the uterus shrinks and the C-section wounds continue healing as well. These changes might affect your libido significantly.

3. Breastfeeding burnout: Women experience breastfeeding burnout during this phase as a result of constant nursing, sucking, biting, and tugging on breasts by a baby. The breasts may be sore, become heavy and prone to let downs (during orgasm, which stimulates some of the same hormones as breastfeeding). This can be a major turn-off while having sex with your partner as the breasts are full and achy.

4. Body image issues: The uterus takes two months to return to its pre-pregnancy size and meanwhile you can still look pregnant. Gaining weight is also natural during this period. While some women lose weight quickly for others it takes a longer period to lose pregnancy weight. Also, stretch marks, scars, and bigger feet make you feel body conscious which has a negative impact on your sex life.

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Alzheimer's - Causes And Treatment!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Alzheimer's - Causes And Treatment!

With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.

Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.

Symptoms: Though memory loss is the most common symptom, there are other symptoms:

  1. Being confused about places, people, and times
  2. Inability to find the right words during conversations
  3. Regular objects are misplaced
  4. Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
  5. Mood swings
  6. Personality changes
  7. Inability to organise thoughts
  8. Not able to make the right decisions
  9. Repetitive talks and actions
  10. Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
  11. Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
  12. Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
  13. Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)

Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressurediabetessmokingobesity, and poor lifestyle choices.

Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.

Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Know The Process Of De-Addiction!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Know The Process Of De-Addiction!

Addiction is the absolute dependency on a particular substance or situation. Substance addiction includes a variety of substances apart from alcohol and drugs. Examples include porn, food, chocolate, nicotine, etc. Situation addiction includes gambling, shopping and sex among others. The problem in our society with addiction is it is treated like a choice than as a major problem faced by an individual. De-addiction is the process of ridding the individual of his dependence on certain substances or activities.

Process

  1. Rehabilitation psychology studies the process of de-addiction and helps addicts blend with the normal lifestyle. Rehab centers offer several forms of therapy to reduce substance usage.
  2. Group therapy is always the go to form of therapeutic technique to deal with cases of addiction owing to the common feeling among users that people who aren’t addicted and do not know what they’re going through. In those cases, it is rather important to have support from a group of people who are exactly where they are.
  3. Family therapy is also essential to make the individual know how their loved ones feel and also remind them of the unconditional support. Some rehab centers also use the horse therapy (focuses on interaction with horses which facilitates emotional and occupational development in patients) which is rather interesting to witness.
  4. In addition to therapy, rehab centers teach life skills and cooperation. Apart from all this, drugs are also prescribed to deal with addiction along with the weekly scheduled personal therapy sessions.

Although an unfamiliar concept in India, halfway homes are the next step after the rehab. The individuals learn different skills and ways to manage themselves outside the house while still continuing their therapy. This is done to make sure one doesn’t relapse right after the rehabilitation has been completed. Most rehabs also suggest support group meetings. Even otherwise support groups are extremely effective in the de-addiction process. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ and ‘Narcotics Anonymous’ are two of the most widely managed support groups around the world.

Addiction is an immense issue which has spiraled out of control in today’s times. However, it is necessary to understand it isn’t the question of the individual’s morality. The removal of labels and stigma is essential in the entire process. Support from loved ones is an extremely important step towards de-addiction, right after the acceptance that one is addicted. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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9 Causes Of Mood Swings!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
9 Causes Of Mood Swings!

Mood swings are defined as sudden and abrupt changes in mood. These mood swings can sometimes help promote problem solving abilities, but a stronger form of these can be associated to a more complex disorder namely, bipolar disorder that is characterised by the cyclical shift from manic to depressive and vice versa.

What causes mood swings?
There are several things that can trigger mood swings starting from your brain chemistry to substance abuse. The most common cause of moods swings can be-

  1. Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters (NTs) in the brain (ex. Serotonin is majorly responsible for change in moods, changes in emotional state and sleep)
  2. Anabolic steroid abuse
  3. Borderline personality Disorder
  4. Autism or other pervasive developmental disorders
  5. Epilepsy
  6. Premenstrual Syndrome
  7. Schizophrenia
  8. Major depression
  9. Post traumatic stress disorder

How to deal with mood swings?
Mood swings can make life difficult for yourself and those around you as well. It is advisable to keep your mood swings under control in order to get along with your life normally.

  1. Try to remain positive: May be you have had a string of heartbreaks off late or failed interviews, but do not let that define a trend in your life. This can lead to depression and make you upset. Keep your mind open to other possibilities and never lose hope. Hope is something that keeps one going; it gives someone a purpose in life.
  2. Balance your life: Learn to maintain a balance between work and leisure. Don’t make your life all about work, take small breaks to do what you like (perhaps read a book, or play an instrument).
  3. Accept the grey in your life:  “Life is like a box of chocolates”. You will never know what comes your way. It is never just black and white. Learn to accept that life can go a little downhill sometimes, but don’t be too alarmed by that. Enjoy the best and always keep yourself prepared for the worse.
  4. Learn to laugh:  Enjoy and appreciate the little things around you. It might surprise you, if you consciously look around with an open mind, you will see the miniscule things that may make you laugh. Maybe that neighbour you find annoying is actually a fun guy to be with or that aunty who is always badgering you with questions is actually concerned about you. And most of all learn how to laugh at yourself! People have made a career over doing that. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. You are more fun than you expected to be. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Sir main bhut depression main rahti hu pta nahi sir main bhut kush rahne ki kosis karti hu but mujhese rha nahi jata main bhut irritated bhi hoti ja rahi hu abhi 2 July ki meri sadi thi mera tension ki wajah se kahi mann nahi lagta 1.30 saal pehle bhi maine depresion ki dvai li hai maine or ab phir se depression hai mujhe sir mujhe sach main bhut baar aisa mann karta hai ki main mar jau but sir mere husband mujhe bhut pyar karte hai or vo mujhe lekar thodi chinta karte hai sir agar apke pass koi solution hai to btao sir.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Hi, I can understand what you must be going through. Depression is a treatable condition and you know it well as you had been treated earlier. The right thing to do will be to re start treatment without any further delay as you are having suicidal thoughts as well. Since this is your second episode, the medicines will continue for a longer period in order to reduce the chances of recurrence. In addition, you can also consider seeking cognitive behavioural therapy sessions which will help you change the negative thoughts pattern and behaviour and help you cope up with stress in a better way. Best wishes.
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Causes And Effects Of Attachment Disorder!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Causes And Effects Of Attachment Disorder!

While most children share a strong bond with their parents, especially the mother, some infants are unable to establish lasting relationships with their parents or caregivers. This is known as attachment disorder. It is a rare yet serious condition as it affects the child’s relationships at a later stage and also triggers delinquent behavior. Children, who have been abandoned, orphaned or are victims of abuse are the most vulnerable to this condition.

What causes attachment disorder?
The exact cause for attachment disorder is not yet understood. However, researchers have put together a number of viable hypotheses for this. One such hypothesis suggests that when needs of a child are ignored or when he begins to feel unwanted, the child begins to expect hostility, negativity and rejection. This is a learnt response and the child begins to feel that his needs are unwanted. With time, these responses make the child untrusting and he withdraws into himself to avoid social contact. This affects the development in the brain and causes attachment problems that affect the child’s personality and future relationships.

Risks associated with it
Some children are at a higher risk of attachment disorder than others. This includes

  1. Children living in orphanages or other such institutes
  2. Children whose caregivers are changed frequently
  3. Children who have had prolonged hospitalization
  4. Neglected children
  5. Children who have suffered from physical, sexual or verbal abuse
  6. Children living in extreme poverty
  7. Children born to parents with mental conditions or anger management problems
  8. Children born to a mother suffering from post partum depression

Symptoms
There are two types of attachment disorders; inhibited and disinhibited.

  1. Inhibited attachment disorder: Children suffering from inhibited attachment disorder are likely to be:
    • Detached
    • Withdrawn
    • Unresponsive to comforting ie. they shun all types of relationships and generally do not get along with their peers or caregivers.
  2. Disinhibited attachment disorder: On the other hand, children suffering from disinhibited attachment are likely to:
    • Seek attention
    • Display inappropriate behavior
    • Frequently break social boundaries
    • Be inappropriately familial and attached to selective figures.

Additionally, children suffering from either type of attachment disorder are manipulative, destructive, moody and lack compassion and remorse.
Effects of attachment disorder
If not managed properly in its early stages, this disorder can continue into adulthood. This leads to:

  1. Relationship problems with peers, friends and family members
  2. Low self esteem
  3. Depression
  4. Anger management
  5. Academic problems
  6. Unemployment
  7. They are also at a high risk for drug abuse and alcohol addiction . If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Hello sir, I am 19 years old female. From last 5-6 months I have been having excessive mood swings, for one moment I feel like I am the happiest person alive and for another moment I am the sides person in the whole world. Also there are times, when I just hate each and every human being. Then I don't to talk to anyone. All I want to do is sleep despite sleeping for 12 hours at stretch. Most of the time I feel worthless. It seems nobody cares whether I am dead or alive. I don't feel connected to anyone. And from about last 15 days I don't feel like eating anything otherwise I never skipped a meal. I don't know what to do. Please help me out! Sorry for such a long question.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Hello sir, I am 19 years old female. From last 5-6 months I have been having excessive mood swings, for one moment I ...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I can understand what you must be going through. Frequent mood swings, feeling worth less, loss of appetite, lethargy, sleepiness are all symptoms suggestive of underlying psychological conflicts. You should consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated for underlying depression. Depression is a treatable condition. Treatment with medications and psychotherapy will help you get better. Best wishes.
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I have a habit of prolonging every event. Get depressed easily and fear of almost new task and get terrified easily if someone shouts at me. There is fear all the time that some wring going to happen.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
I have a habit of prolonging every event. Get depressed easily and fear of almost new task and get terrified easily i...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I went through your query and can understand what you must be going through. The symptoms that you have mentioned are suggestive of underlying anxiety disorder. You should consider seeking a psychiatric consultation and getting yourself evaluated completely. Anxiety disorders respond well to treatment with medications and psychotherapy. Earlier the treatment is started better is the response. I do hope that you recover at the earliest. Best wishes.
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I am depressed. I feel everything around myself is dirty. I have a phobia of cleanliness. I wash my hands several time. I feel sad. every time when someone came to my house, I clean my floor. Please help me.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
I am depressed. I feel everything around myself is dirty. I have a phobia of cleanliness. I wash my hands several tim...
Dear lybrate-user, From what you have mentioned, it seems that you are suffering from symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD causes symptoms of repeated thoughts, in your case regarding contamination. It could also be doubts. Due to these thoughts, compulsive repeated behaviour results, in your case repeated cleaning and hand washing. In case of doubts, it could be repeated checking behaviour. OCD is a treatable condition. Medications and psychotherapy in form of exposure and response prevention will help you recover from all the symptoms. Please consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated. Accordingly treatment can be initiated. I do hope that you recover completely. Best wishes.
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