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Ishita Datta

MSc

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Ishita Datta MSc Psychiatrist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Ishita Datta is a popular Psychiatrist in Koramangala, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 18 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She studied and completed MSc . You can visit her at The Reach Clinic in Koramangala, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Ishita Datta on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from trichotillomania since 13 years. And it's almost impossible to control it now. Its affecting my self esteem a lot. Its like a cycle now and it repeats itself every month. What should I do besides consulting a psychologist? Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
There are limitations in treatment of trichotillomania. However some treatment options have helped many people reduce their hair pulling or stop entirely.--------------------------- Habit reversal training is the primary psychotherapy for trichotillomania. This type of therapy helps you learn how to recognize situations where you're likely to pull hair and how to substitute other behaviors instead. For example, you might clench your fists for a period to" freeze" the urge, or redirect your hand from your hair to your ear. Sometimes elements of other therapies may be blended with habit reversal training, including: •Cognitive therapy. This therapy can help you challenge and examine distorted beliefs you may have in relation to hair pulling. •Acceptance and commitment therapy. This therapy can help you learn to accept your hair-pulling urges without acting on them •Homoeopathic treatment Trichotillomania being a behavioural disorder can be fully treated with homoeopathic medicines but for that a complete case taking is required regarding your problem since childhood as although all patients suffering from Trichotillomania, reason is behavioural problems but no two people will have the same history of complaints and to isolate everyone, a thorough study of history of complaints, nature of patient, environmental factors, will come into play while taking history of your problem.
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Hi How to get out of unwanted fear like panic disorders and fear of traveling by plane.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause (like closed spaces, plane travel, lifts,...etc). Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have just one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes, and the problem goes away, perhaps when a stressful situation ends. But if you've had recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder. Although panic attacks themselves aren't life-threatening, they can be frightening and significantly affect your quality of life. But treatment can be very effective. Consult a Psychiatrist and get remedy. All the best for u
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I'm 30 yes old. I'm still doing MBBS. I smoke and drink. I have the fear of writing exams because I think I'll fail. So I haven't written exams for quite a while. I'm in depression. What should I do to feel the seriousness to study? I feel I have no aim in life. Should I continue with MBBS?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Yes, you should continue your mbbs, stop smoking and alcohol these are not important your aim - study is important. Be determine to complete the course, take sufficient sleep, do some exercise and some meditation to get strength, be in good friends company; your own determination is important to come out from depression.
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I am mentally disturbed from my engineering examination because I very quickly frustrated. What can I do with self that I will be normal.

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. Tension during and before examination is called performance anxiety. To overcome exam related performance anxiety, you should know yourself, your subject, exams and your study patterns. Once you study systematically and to the point, there is no need to be panic before or during the exams. “Effective learning” techniques should help you. Take care.
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My friend Alam, having depression problem, when he sits alone he thinks a lot, and many times feels uncomfortable, scary. He doesn't feel enthusiastic much in any work. The daily routine is same. Also he doesn't talk much at home. So please suggest what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, your friend can try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I am 32 yrs old man. I take tension a lot. Due that I am very negative. I feel stressed a lot and I have baldness.

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, tension means in one way anxiety or stress. You are aged 30. There could be many reasons to get stressed or to be anxious about. Stress is part of everyday life. We need know the stress and learn to live with it. Fighting the stress causes anxiety. Anxiety and apprehension further causes negative and obsessive thinking. Please let me know your stress and life pattern. I will help you overcome those areas with positive approach and cognitive therapy. Take care.
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It has been the last 10 years, he constantly indulge into taking a huge loans. He tends to resolve by swearing family members. But, then again and again. Is it a medical issue?

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, from the given details, it is not possible to diagnose his problems. But from the feel of it, it seems he is having some psychological disorder. Possibly impulse disorder coming under the spectrum of ocd. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think he could do well with mobile based counseling. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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Always feel tiered n Can't concentrate on studies. On evng many times I feel soo low.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be in a mild depression and must seek help for that. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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I play video games and I have forward head posture is there a treatment for forward head posture? And should I stop playing video games, I also want to know does drinking coca cola is harmful to health.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Yes stop playing video games if you do not want a migrane attack. Cold drink is not just dangerous its cancerous. Drink at your own risk dear. Head down posture may harm your body posture, first stop video games and start walking. Do yoga and pranayam regularly.
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He have been suffering from walking and speaking problem since he was born. He can't walk like general once can walk (he can walk like a pressure on one leg actually right side arm and leg are perfect). And he also can't speak clearly as we speak. All the basic medicines he had taken like polio and all. What should he do?

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
He cannot get any improvement unless he goes through a major operation. He just needs to live happily and taken good care. Sometimes, people get better with time. He can do everything. He should practice yoga and pranayama, this will make him cheerful and patient.
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Marriage Relationship - Tips To Manage It!

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Marriage Relationship - Tips To Manage It!

Every married couple undergoes relationship troubles, but these troubles should not linger for a long time otherwise you might end up facing dreadful consequences. If you want to save your married life by maintaining a smooth relation with your partner, then you have to look for the best solutions that can resolve marital issues.

How to manage marital relationships?

  1. Maintaining trust: Since trust is the base of every relationship, therefore you should make special effort in maintaining the same. Unresolved issues should be resolved quickly and there should be transparent communication between the married couples. Some of the special qualities that should be maintained in order to maintain trust within a marital relationship in long run are being on time, consistency, being sensitive towards feelings, avoiding lies, sharing feelings, respecting partner's feelings, avoiding jealousy and others.
  2. Healthy communication: If the problems remain unresolved, then more and more conflicts will be invited. Have open discussions and clear up your points so that confusions can be eliminated. If you make efforts in understanding the real causes, then only the problems can be resolved. You need to put yourself in the shoes of the partner and understand where the person is coming from. Most conflicts occur because we only see our view points and not that of others.
  3. Giving time to the relationship: You can maintain your marital relationship in a healthy state only by considering the married life as the prior issue. Keep your marriage above every other social thing and then only relationship can be made secured. Give time for repairing all dubs and defects of your relationship. In this case, you can also take the help of any expert counsellor. Spend some quality time with each other so that the warmth of your relationship can be maintained.
  4. Tackling monetary problems: Do not allow any conflict to come into your relationship just because of a pathetic financial condition. It is important for both the partners to put-in efforts in saving money so that monthly expenses can be kept under strict control. A perfect budget needs to be scheduled so that financial strength can be restored. If you are incapable of catering financial support, support your partner at least mentally so that he can come out of the financial trouble as soon as possible.
  5. Maintain a happy sexual life: Create a proper schedule for lovemaking in order to maintain a healthy sex life. You should try to know the sexual needs of your partner so that you can fulfil the expectations. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
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I am 23 years old I smoke marijuana. Earlier I was fit but nowadays I feeling weak I get tired. Most of d day I sleep. I heard marijuana is safe n good for body. Whtz da prob wid me?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Your Body on Marijuana When you smoke pot, THC and other chemicals travel from your bloodstream to your brain. THC causes the feel-good "high." Here are some of the other effects you'll feel: Trouble thinking and remembering Bloodshot eyes Dry mouth (cotton mouth) Increased appetite (the "munchies") Fast heart rate Slowed coordination

i have a panic disorder since 2010.i think of unseen n untold fear of dying or going mad n become easily angered n irritated.i panic n become restless n feel that i m becoming breathless.i m taking paroxetine controlled release tablets n etizolam tablets,will these medicines cure me eventually,please help?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You can continue the same medication or change over to Escitalopram 10mg nocte and Clonatril ).5mg BD prn basis. You will settled down. You can practice CBT./Yoga and Meditation/Exercise/ Pranayama if you wish to stop medication Alternatively . Some of the Ayurveda medicines will be helpful like Brahmi and Mentat to control emotions and fear and Aswamedha caps twice a day.
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Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy not established both personally and professionally. I have ocd and I get feelings of irritation, anger, some sort of disturbance in my head (heaviness I would say ), depression. After I put on my shoe lace I avoid touching my face body. It bothers me. I feel dirtied. Even when dust flies all over my body on moving out it makes me feel dirty, angry, depressed. I avoid touching door handles, door locks as I feel I will dirty my hands. I don't like to touch my books after I touch my shoes. I feel I will dirty the books. I wash hand after every activity with soap. I apply soap on taps and my hand after brushing, after making tea I wash hands with soap. I cannot stand the stickiness of my hands nor dirtying my hands. I want to overcome all that is wrong with me. I am giving more importance to cleanliness than my life, my career, I am not sound financially. I request someone to offer me free psychotherapy as my situation is bad. Thanks

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Repeated thoughts coming to the mind, acting to the thoughts to calm the mind & increased uneasiness when try to resist these thoughts, are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The repeated thought of dirt & your acting to the thoughts by repeated washing & cleaning indicate that you are suffering from OCD. Treatment is available for OCD in the form of medicines & psychotherapy. If you get treated you can be relieved of the OCD. So get yourself evaluated by a Psychiatrist to assess the extent & severity of OCD in you, who will prescribe you treatment accordingly. Your feeling that you are not established professionally & personally indicate you may have pessimistic thoughts. The feelings of irritation, anger, heaviness in head, all these say that you may have Depression within. Take help of a Psychiatrist & get yourself evaluated & treated accordingly. And most important try to imbibe positive thoughts within. It is never late to start anything. Put your maximum efforts to solve the problems in your life. If after trying also no solution is coming, discuss your problem with a well wisher with whom you feel comfortable, take help if necessary & try to solve it. Read motivational books & quotes to build in optimism. For any problem coming in life, one should not loose patience & hope nor get frustrated & pessimistic about it. Problems come to everyone's life in different forms & maximum effort should be put to overcome them. With a calm mind, one should work on the problem. Try to analyze the problem & work on all possible ways to solve it, putting maximum effort. If one way is not working, try the other alternative to solve it. If still it is not solved, take help from outside & try to solve it. Good results definitely come if one proceeds with a calm, positive & confident mind.
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I am 40 year old, female. I am suffering from depression, stress feeling, anxiety, weeping kind of problem since last 17-18 years. This problem started after birth of my second child. I am taking medicines prescribed from neuro-psychiatrist. In between for 3-4 years I felt well, stopped taking medicines. But now a days (from last 2 years) whenever I hear news like earthquake, cyclone or any natural /any other disasters I again start feeling depressed and not able to concentrate on anything. I feel like stressed / crying all the time. This problem now a days started occurring frequently. Though I am taking medicines, I do not feel well. Feels stress in upper head. Also feel irritation and become angry sometime but I can not express same. Once this problems occurs, it stays fro nearly 10 -15 days. Kindly help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It appears that probably you had post delivery depression after the birth of your 2nd child, which was not treated. You also might be having lots of sadness and grief which did not get any outlet, and hence, become more intese now. This is the reason you feel like crying all the time. I guess you have ptsd - post traumatic stress disorder. You might have experienced or heard about some traumatic events like, accidents, earthquakes, tsunami etc which were very devastating. As a child it affecred your mind and has left a strong impact on you. Probably you are very scared of losing someone close to you. You might be afraid of death. All this together is causing your anxiety and sadness. Please continue with the medication as the doctor's advice. Also take an appointment with a counsellor. Relieving your painful emotions which are suppressed till not will help you a lot.
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How to quit smoking, if a person use to smoke 20 cigeratee in a day. Please give suggestions.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Kindly start tab buropion xl150mg at night. Tab nicotex which is a chewing gum. Take it when you have craving for smoking
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I am 19 years old, I am Suffering from weak memory problem Due to this I forget many important thing and works and also suffering from headache please provide me a suitable treatment and guideline to improve my Health?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts (" leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a" morning person" or" evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Sir, l am 20 year old. But l have a problem. The problem is panic pain please sir tell me solution.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly best wishes.
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Doctor not getting pregnancy married about one year six months but not getting pregnancy last LMP 13/7/16 is traveling is cause to me!(city to village )or non veg is cause to me! please tell me Dr. Am priya 23 old hubby age 35 is age difference cause to me ! Am depressed about this so sad about please please please answer me doctor wt to do.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hi its not like that. If you are staying together for 1 year and doing regular intercourse means 4-5 times on alternate day between 8th -22nd day of period and still you are not becoming pregnant than you require gynecologist treatmnt thanks.
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