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Dr. Fiaz Sattar

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

32 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
Dr. Fiaz Sattar MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Bangalore
32 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
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Dr. Fiaz Sattar is a popular Psychiatrist in HSR Layout, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 32 years. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry. You can visit him at Asadal Health Care in HSR Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Fiaz Sattar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 1985
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I am 25 year old male. Suffering from OCD.In medicine I have to take 80 mg fluoxetine, 1 mg Risperidone, 100 mg Sertraline. I feel normal but feeling a lot drowsy in day .i have to take 250 mg armodafinil and then I can do my daily work easily. My Psychiatrist say you have addiction of armodafinil. Such high doses not required for removing fatigue. If medicine remains same, I want to know my dependence on armodafinil increases, decreases or remains same. I am not abusing the drug only using it for removing drowsiness in day time.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Ritesh, You have improved with OCD. Then why don't you reduce and stop Risperidone? With only 80 mg fluoxetine and sertraline, you may be still okey. Both of them are not sedative. Both can be taken in the morning itself, if you feel like. Armodafinil is not routinely prescribed for OCD. So you need not take it. You are using it for removing drowsiness.Why don't you try some non pharmacological method to remove drowsiness? If you still crave for armodafinil and increase the dose(already on 250 mg), probably you need to think about it seriously.
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My 9 yr old boy is not able to pronounce words clearly and stutters...I had speech theraphy done in nair hospital for few months but was told later that he is fine but needs to Practice talking slowly because his mind is running faster than his tongue....is there any treatment for this because as he is getting older it gets embarrassing when he is talking..

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What they say is true but you could additionally inculcate some practices suggested here. Time will eventually heal the problem with some commitment and patience. Have him read some of his school material but instead of making him merely articulate the words have his sing the statements he is supposed to actually read. Let him do the following exercises everyday as often as he can for at least 6 months: ask him to forcefully press his tongue against his lips and move it in a circular manner clockwise and anticlockwise. This is tiring but is very effective. Then have him form an ‘O’ with his lips and quickly jerk it back into an ‘E’ with the lips fully stretched towards the back, as though it has been pulled back by hooks on both sides. Then let him resonate the vowels A, E, I, O, U like he was singing it out loud and drawn out. Let him drop his lower jaw and swing it sideways like a lose jaw. Finally please check out his level of fear. This also a nervous habit stemming from some fear, perhaps from his early childhood. He must be able to express that and as the level of fear dissipates, you will see a remarkable change and transformation. Good luck.
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My son is in last sem of diploma in metallurgy. Suddenly he has become very frightend about lectures and exam and have come back without appearing for exam. Total loss of interest in many things except good food.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Your son could be suffering from Acute Stress or anxiety problem. Sometimes short term counseling can help. He needs to be assessed for any underlying depressive illness or anxiety disorders as well. It could be because of some underlying other medical problems like thyroid. Consult a Psychiatrist for better outcomes lest his career would be in jeopardy.
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I am 27 year old girl, I am almost depressed every other day, get hurt easily and most of the time overwhelmed, I feel neglected by my partner, I don't trust him emotionally and feel emotionally insecure with him, what do I do, I have suicidal tendencies too.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Recall your strength and achievements and focus on them. Improve your self esteem. Nobody can hurt you without your consent.
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I am 20. I started smoking when I was in 2nd semester. Now I am in 6th sem. I was smoking since 18. Now I finally quit smoking after 2 years. Now a days I am facing many problems like short of breathing (SOB) and Chest Tightness. It has been 25 days I quit smoking but I am facing these problems. What should I do? Is this any symptoms of any diseases?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 20. I started smoking when I was in 2nd semester. Now I am in 6th sem. I was smoking since 18. Now I finally qui...
congratulations on your succesful effort. these are withdrawl symptoms of nicotine for withdrawal symptoms go away completely isn’t possible, but there are ways to minimize them. How often and how badly the symptoms affect you varies from person to person. It partially depends on how you quit. For example, if you choose the “cold turkey” method without the use of any smoking cessation aids (such as nicotine patches or gum), you’ll probably notice symptoms within as little as two hours. People who use smoking cessation aids such as patches, gums, and inhalers usually experience less severe withdrawal symptoms. That’s because this method slowly cuts back on their levels of nicotine use rather than pulling the plug all at once. In this method, the physical symptoms should reach their climax approximately 72 hours after your last cigarette. Advertisement The withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental, will make it tough to stick it out and not start smoking again. But there are things you can do to make sure you stick with it. Below are some helpful and practical tips for managing your nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Healthy Diet Quitting smoking can cause an increase in appetite. If you find yourself wanting to eat more, take advantage of your newfound appetite to eat a healthy array of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Following a healthy diet can reduce the severity and length of your withdrawal symptoms. Exercise Part of nicotine’s addictive power is that it elevates your mood. It’s common for people who quit smoking to fall into a mild depression. One way to counteract this problem is to exercise. Physical activity triggers the release of mood- raising endorphins in your body that will naturally help you feel better both physically and mentally.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Keep to yourself for some days. Don't try to struggle for the opposite. This too will pass. If you struggle against the" depression" it may last longer or else take a counseling session.
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My father is 50 years old & suffering from spinal problems and he is recovering but he also has depression due to spinal problems. He every minute have suicidal thoughts and speak the same thing to leave him somewhere. Medicine is going on from 1 and half month but still no benefit. We unable to do anything. What to do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
As your father is suffering from depression and is expressing suicidal ideas, he needs urgent care and treatment. Kindly consult psychiatrist. And also it is well known that chronic medical illnesses have depression associated with them. Also don't leave him alone and be with him.
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How I can lose my weight? And improve my concentration. I want to make my body slim and fit. I am pure vegetarian.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
How I can lose my weight? And improve my concentration. I want to make my body slim and fit. I am pure vegetarian.
Hi lybrate-user tips for weight loss follow a balanced diet. Eat more homemade food. Have 3 servings of vegetables a day start a day with health breakfast like king. Drink more water. Add a meatless meal once a week. Eat more whole grain. Switch from full fat dairy to low fat. Eat good & healthy fat. Have healthy snacks.
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Hello Doctor's, I am having panic disorder and was feeling depressed before 2 months . My doctor prescribed me Stalopam lite for 1 month and tapered dose for 15 days. I was taken that but now again I'm feeling disturbed so can I take Stalopam lite for 5 days?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor's,
I am having panic disorder and was feeling depressed before 2 months .
My doctor prescribed me Stalop...
Dear lybrate-user, please understand your panic disorder well. Stalopam lite needs to be taken for months. Can not be stopped so soon. Please consult your doctor about your disturbance before increasing the dose. You can also add cognitive therapy of knowing the situation of panic attacks, equating your symptoms to grave disease or death etc. For example you have to question whether heart beating is equal to heart attack and death. For that you have to consult more frequently a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist who is trained in cbt.
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Hi I have a problem of ibs since last 4 years but my all reports r normal and also suffering from anxiety and panic attacks .but any in case I have taken all types of medicine for my ibs problem but doest solve what should I do .i m thinking that may be I have a health anxiety becoz I think a lot of about my health.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I have a problem of ibs since last 4 years but my all reports r normal and also suffering from anxiety and panic a...
Dear lybrate-user, IBS and anxiety go together in the same person. Panic attacks are also common in such disorders. Come online text or audio with all reports and the details of medicines tried so far, chemical name, dose, duration of intake, side effect, benefit % though not 100%. You may need 18-20 weekly sessions to change your thoughts.
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Home Remedies for Stress

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Home Remedies for Stress
1. Slow and Deep Breathing
Slow and deep breathing can help you cool off in a stressful situation. With deep breathing, more oxygen enters the body, which has a calming effect on your mind and body. In fact, 15 to 30 minutes of slow, deep breathing daily can help prevent stress. It can even help you think more clearly, so that you can deal with stress more easily.
1. When you are under stress, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable place.
2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose to the count of 5.
3. Hold your breath for 5 counts, then exhale for 5 counts.
4. Repeat 5 or 6 more times or until you calm down and feel relaxed.

2. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is another useful and effective remedy to help you calm down when you are under stress. Stress causes low magnesium levels in the body and increases adrenaline levels.
Epsom salt is high in magnesium, which helps increase the mood-elevating serotonin chemical in the brain. This in turn helps reduce stress, promote relaxation and ease anxiety, irritability, insomnia and abnormal heart rhythms.
1. Add 1 cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of an aromatic essential oil of your choice to warm bathwater.
2. Stir thoroughly, until the salt granules dissolve in the water.
3. Soak in this soothing water for 20 minutes.
4. You can enjoy this soothing bath 2 or 3 times a week.

3. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is an effective herb for reducing stress. Its calming and soothing nature has a sedative effect on the central nervous system. It helps relax the muscles, ease anxiety and promote better sleep.
• You can drink up to 4 cups of chamomile tea a day to fight stress. To make the tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, add raw honey as per taste and drink it.
• You can also add fresh chamomile flowers or a few drops of chamomile essential oil to warm bathwater for a nerve-soothing soak.
• You can even take this herb in supplement form. Consult your doctor for proper dosage.

4. Massage
Body massage also works as a stress reliever for many. According to traditional Chinese medicine, massage helps open blocked energy channels to reduce stress and improve overall health.
A warm oil massage of the feet, hands, back and head helps relax tense muscles, improve circulation and fight anxiety.
For a relaxing massage, you can use sesame, olive or coconut oil.
1. Slightly warm the oil of your choice.
2. Use the warm oil to massage your forehead, neck, shoulders, back and bottom of your feet.
3. Then, take a warm bath.
4. Massage your body daily or as needed to reduce stress.

5. Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or Withania somnifera, is an effective herb for stress.
A 2012 study published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine found that ashwagandha root is effective in reducing stress and anxiety in adults by lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It also improves resistance to stress, which in turn improves the quality of life.
In addition, ashwagandha strengthens the nervous system, boosts energy, fights fatigue and improves the quality of sleep.
This herb is readily available in the market in fresh root, dried root, powdered or supplement form. The recommended dose is 1 to 2 grams of the fresh or dried root boiled in 1 cup of milk or water, 3 times daily. If taking a supplement, consult your doctor first.
Note: Pregnant women and young children should not take this herb.

6. Holy Basil
Holy basil is another cherished Ayurvedic herb that works as a natural anti-stress agent. Being an adaptogenic herb, it enhances the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Plus, it helps the body function properly during times of stress.
According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, holy basil protects against chronic restraint stress-induced changes, through its central effect.
• Chew 10 to 12 fresh holy basil leaves twice daily.
• You can even drink a cup of basil tea to reduce stress. To make the tea, put 1 tablespoon of fresh basil leaves in a cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain, add some raw honey and sip the tea slowly.

7. Green Tea

You can also sip away your stress with a cup of green tea. Green tea contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes the production of alpha brain waves, which in turn reduce stress, encourage relaxation and improve focus and mental alertness.
In addition, this amino acid plays an important role in the development of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.
Add 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves to a cup of hot water.
1. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
2. Strain and add some fresh lemon juice and raw honey.
3. You can drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day to reduce stress.

8. Passionflower

Another effective folk remedy for stress is passionflower. Passionflower can increase GABA levels in the brain, which helps reduce stress as well as anxiety and panic attacks.
• Drink a cup of passionflower tea to reduce stress. To make the tea, add 1 tablespoon of the dried herb to 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea while it is still warm.
• Passionflower is also available in liquid extract, tincture and tablet forms. Always consult your doctor before taking a supplement as it may interact with certain medications.
Note: Small children and women who are pregnant or nursing must not take this herb.

9. Exercise

Exercise works as a great stress reliever, be it aerobic, moderate-intensity or high-intensity exercise. It helps reduce the stress hormones and increase the “feel good” hormones in your body. In addition, it improves your mood and distracts you from daily worries.
Try to make time to do some kind of exercise when you are under stress. You can just take a short walk, swim, dance or play some sports.
You can also practice yoga to fight stress. Yoga works as a meditation, which helps calm both your mind and body. It also improves your focus and helps you remain calm and clear in everything you do.

10. B Vitamins

To prevent stress and improve your mood, start taking B vitamins. The eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 —promote proper functioning of the brain and nervous system, as well as help promote relaxation and fight stress and fatigue.
In fact, B vitamin deficiency in the body can cause irritability, depression and apathy. So, when you are under stress, eat more foods rich in B vitamins.
• Foods high in B vitamins include whole grains, beans, peas, peanuts, spinach, kale, blackstrap molasses, avocados, potatoes, bananas, legumes, eggs and dairy products.
• You can also take B vitamin supplements. Consult a doctor first to find out what type of B vitamin your body needs.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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I have an issue that my face is very dull. This thing worries me a lot that my face is not at all attractive. And this kind of feeling make my self confidence down. Can someone suggest me what to do to get rid of this issue?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I have an issue that my face is very dull. This thing worries me a lot that my face is not at all attractive. And thi...
Looking attractive is an inside job not outside job. Be confident what you do and accept gracefully as you are. You are a beautiful creation of a higher power. Love yourself.
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I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.
You may take bed rest. With plenty of liquid, fruit juice, narial water, with energy drink and take analgesic for temporary relief.
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I have been experiencing anxiety, mainly repetitive palpitations throughout the day, since the last 5 months. I have always been a slightly anxious person but never had such palpitations. It all started with an incident last December and since then I have been on clonazepam for a while. Then discontinued it because of the addictive nature. Currently am on sertraline 100 mg, Chlordiazepoxide 10 mg and Desvenlafaxine 50 Mg. I feel quite good while I am taking these. But once I am off them, I feel the same again in some days. How long will they take to show some long lasting effects. Should I take Chlordiazepoxide for more than a month, cause it's been two months already and it's working quite well?

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have been experiencing anxiety, mainly repetitive palpitations throughout the day, since the last 5 months. I have ...
Lybrate user. You are working on effects of anxiety but how about working on main cause of it. As you already know that it has started from an incident in past so why it has created such impact need to work on that. With medication if you do counselling and psychotherapy you will b able to see the change fast. Metaphor therapy works very good to overcome past issues.
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why my heart beats fast when I remember by past which I spent with my ex:(how to forget those memories help me out.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
why  my heart beats fast when I remember by past which I spent with my ex:(how to forget those memories help me out.
Memories are never forgotten. However new memories with positive emotions can gradually take over past stressful memories so that even if you remember traces of the old ones they won't bother you. This is a gradual process and is going to take time. In the mean while if you feel you continue to feel sad of the past and that keeps haunting your day to day routine, consult a psychiatrist for help with counselling. Medications can be used if required.
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I want to know what is depression please suggest me a good doctor to remove this disease.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I want to know what is depression
please suggest me a good doctor to remove this disease.?
Depression: an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be wished away. People with depression cannot merely'pull themselves together' and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people with depression. The signs and symptoms of depression include loss of interest in activities that were once interesting or enjoyable, including sex; loss of appetite, with weight loss, or overeating, with weight gain; loss of emotional expression (flat affect); a persistently sad, anxious, or empty mood; feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness; social withdrawal; unusual fatigue, low energy level, a feeling of being slowed down; sleep disturbance and insomnia, early-morning awakening or oversleeping; trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; unusual restlessness or irritability; persistent physical problems such as headaches, digestive disorders, or chronic pain that do not respond to treatment, and thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts. The principal types of depression are called major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disease (manic-depressive disease). For personal advice you can ask privately.
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Hello sir actually I want a consult on my health I am doing smoking at daily 5-6 cigrate about 7 months but at now m not feel to good what can I do what can be reason.

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 user. Of course, smoking is bad for health in many ways. Smoking can cause cancer and respiratory diseases. Please quit smoking. If you don't feel well now, You may consult a physician for evaluation. Take care.
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