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Dr. Kiran's Mind Center

Addiction Psychiatrist, Adolescent And Child Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Addiction Psychiatrist, Adolescent And Child Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist.Customer service is provided by a highly trained, professional staff who look after your comfort and care and are considerate of your time. Their focus is you.

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Dr. Kiran's Mind Center is known for housing experienced s. Dr. Ashish Sakpal, a well-reputed Geriatric Psychiatrist, Adolescent And Child Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Addiction Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Adult Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist , practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for s recommended by 82 patients.

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#B102, Giriraj Heights, Lalji Pada, Link Road, Landmarks: Near Axis Bank , Kandivali West
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400067
Details for Dr. Ashish Sakpal
Terna Medical College
Grant Medical College
Masina Hospital
DNB (Psychiatry)
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Bombay Psychiatric Society
Past Experience
Senior Registrar at HBT Medical College; Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu
  • MBBS, DPM, DNB (Psychiatry)
    Geriatric Psychiatrist, Adolescent And Child Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Addiction Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Adult Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
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  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    Your mother has often yelled at you for playing video games for long hours but obviously you haven t paid heed to it. Such is the obsession with video games that they don t let you rest unless you have championed all the levels in the virtual interface. Here is the source of all problems. Studies have revealed that video games have a direct relation to neurological disorders. As a result, many health experts across the world consider video game as a kind of health abuse.

    People who play action-oriented video games are at higher risks. The more you indulge in these kinds of games, the more they are going to affect the hippocampus section of your brain. It is that part of the brain which is considered to be the centre of your nervous system, memory, and emotion. This has a detrimental effect on your overall brain health.

    Let us see some of the signs which may indicate the onset of certain complications arising from an over indulgence in these games.
    1. You spend hours on the computer or related gaming devices and devote lesser hours for your family and friends.
    2. You get agitated when someone stops you midway through the game
    3. You become socially isolated and show signs of occasional mood swings
    4. You are unable to keep a track of time once you start playing
    5. You repeatedly neglect your studies, resulting in a dip in performance at school

    Why does this happen?
    All of the above signs indicate that sooner or later you might develop neurological problems. When you spend an excessive number of hours on playing and navigating through the games, the hippocampus portion of your brain shows signs of decreased gray matter. As a result, the volume of the hippocampus shrinks, causing severe nerve related disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer s disease, dementia, depression, and overall general stress.

    One of the biggest reasons behind this is a lack of self-control. Most of the video games will encourage you to steal cars, run away after a theft and kill your enemies. Moreover, if you succeed, you are rewarded. This naturally unleashes a blatant urge for the gratification of all these awkward desires in your real life too. Hence, once you are encountered with the reality, you tend to show violent behavior.
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  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is such a disorder of personality that causes mood swings, self-esteem issues, impulsive behavior and recurrent self-harm behaviour. It is very difficult to lead a normal life with these varied psychological issues.

    People suffering from BPD fear abandonment and loneliness. Yet, they have a tendency of showing mood swings, sudden emotional outburst or anger and hostility. This prevents them from having a long lasting relationship in life. It usually starts affecting the patient's life from early adulthood. It however seems to improve with age. The patient also has distorted self-image. He or she is unclear about what they want from life or what they are in reality. Even minor incidents can trigger intense reactions in people with BPD.

    Symptoms of BPD

    1. Disturbed self-image - People have self-esteem issues, they sometimes love or hate themselves or see themselves as evil. They have unclear goals, views, beliefs and often end up changing their friends, lovers, jobs, sexual identity frequently.

    2. Emotional instability: Intense feelings of rage, sorrow, anger, guilt and emptiness or loneliness are experienced by some sufferers of BPD. Extreme mood swings, lasting for a short span of time, are common in BPD. They may also have issues with their self-image where they cannot place themselves and don't know what they feel about themselves or who they are.

    3. Dysfunctional relationships: It is very difficult to maintain a normal relationship for people with personality disorder. They tend to have quick short-lived relationships and get put off very easily which leads to a lot of heartbreak. Suicidal tendencies and frequent self-harm behaviour like cutting skin using blades/ sharp objects are common. Drugs and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and sexual promiscuity are other forms of self-destructive behaviour commonly encountered in this population. Extreme aggression, delusions, transitional Psychotic states are other possible symptoms of BPD.

    Causes for BPD:

    1. Usually it has been found by researchers that it occurs to patients who have had a disturbed childhood. Complex and unpleasant happenings in the childhood may leave a deep impact on the patient's personality, which comes back as a disorder in his or her early adulthood. From mental, physical to sexual abuse in the childhood can lead to this condition in adults.

    2. Besides, researchers have discovered recently that this illness has hereditary links. Some genes may be responsible for BPD. Improper functioning of the brain is also another factor. Especially, the portion of brain that controls emotions might not be functioning properly in co-ordination with other parts of it.

    Diagnosis for BPD

    There is no particular clinical test that can diagnose BPD. It can be diagnosed by a series of interactive session with the patient by a psychiatrist.

    Love and support from family and friends are crucial for patients suffering from this disease. Prolonged counseling sessions, therapies and the effort to break away from the chronic gloomy thoughts will definitely lead one to a better life.
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  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    What risk factors are associated with anxiety disorders?

    A person with anxiety disorders is said to suffer from feelings of terror and anxiety pertaining to the future as well as to the current situation. These feelings manifest themselves physically in forms like shakiness, and heart palpitations. Though the exact cause of the condition is still not known, risk factors associated with the condition have been identified:

    Being female

    It's said that women are twice at risk of developing anxiety disorders than men. Various factors have been found to increase this problem in women such as cultural pressures of putting all efforts in fulfilling the needs of others.

    Family history

    Your risk of developing anxiety disorders increases if one of your family members suffers from the problem. Several studies show a strong connection between the fears of the parent and that of the child. Experts also believe that a child can also learn the phobias and fears of his or her parents by observing their reaction to a specific event.

    Type of personality

    An individual's personality is also an indicator of his or her risk of suffering from anxiety disorders. Studies reveal that children who are shy and have a history of being bullied tend to develop anxiety disorders afterward. Similarly, children who worry a lot during uncertain situations are also more prone to developing anxiety disorders.

    A history of trauma

    Anxiety disorders can also be triggered by traumatic events and individuals who have a family history of the condition, a psychological makeup that makes them prone to the condition or biochemical factors are more susceptible to falling for this condition.

    Medical conditions

    Even though the cause and effect relationship between medical conditions and the disorder is yet to be ascertained, certain medical conditions can also augment one's risk for anxiety disorders. These medical conditions may be obstructive sleep apnea, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome and so on.

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  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    Causes of eating disorders and risk factors associated with them

    Conditions related to the eating patterns or behavior of an individual which leave a negative impact on the health of the person are known as eating disorders. These can lead to the deficiency of sufficient nutrition in the body. The heart, the digestive system, the bones, and the teeth and the mouth are the body parts that generally get affected due to this condition.

    Although the root cause is not known exactly, there are several factors which can be held responsible for causing this type of disorders likes:

    1. Genetics-A person, who has parents or siblings suffering from eating disorders, has higher chances of suffering from it as well.

    2. Society- In order to fit into the society, people often find it very necessary to look the best, which means being thin. Peer pressure and the worry about what people say fuels the desire, more like desperation in a person to become thin, which may lead to an eating disorder.

    3. Emotional and psychological health- Problems directly linked with the psychological and emotional health of a person, like low self-esteem, impulsive behavior, relationship associated trouble and perfectionism can also lead to eating disorders.

    There are certain factors which increase the risk of eating disorders.

    1. Age-Anyone can suffer from this condition. However, a teenager or a young adult has higher chances of getting an eating disorder.

    2. Gender- Females have higher risks of suffering from eating disorders than men.

    3. Stress- Anyone who is going through any kind of emotional/mental stress has high chances of getting an eating disorder.

    4. Family history-People who have a family history of this condition, i.e. their parents or siblings had suffered from it earlier, have higher chances of getting any kind of eating disorder.

    5. Other mental disorders-Obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety are some mental disorders which may trigger this condition in an individual.

    6. Profession-Athletes, sports persons, dancers, models or actors have higher chances of suffering from eating disorders because they always have this urge/want to look the best, so they starve themselves.

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  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    For some individuals,inappropriate sexual beliefs or myths
    can cause problems within a relationship.

    Individuals acquire expectations about what sex should be like and how they or their partner should behave.

    Some of these apply equally to both men and women while others will be more relevant to one gender than the other.

    1. The man should be the sexual leader.

    By being the 'sexual leader' and taking responsibility for arousing both oneself and one's partner, men cheat themselves of much pleasure. Not only do they have the pressure of ensuring that the woman is satisfied, but they also miss out on the extra stimulation that could be given to them by their partner. Therefore, they have all of the pressure and less of the pleasure. It is important for a woman to be able to communicate her sexual needs and interests as well, rather than just waiting for her partner to initiate sex, or expecting her partner to know intuitively what specific sexual activities are enjoyable or desired on a particular occasion.

    2. A woman should not initiate sex.

    As mentioned above, sex is a two-way interaction and it is often more fulfilling for both partners if sexual initiative and 'leadership' is shared. A lot of men wish their female partners would initiate sex more often.

    3. Men should not express their emotions.

    Some men find that they can only express their feelings through sex. In many cases, a heart-to-heart chat, or a warm cuddle, may be more appropriate.

    4. A woman should always have sex when her partner makes sexual approaches.

    It is not a woman's 'duty' to have sex with her husband. A woman should feel able to say no to sex when she does not feel like it.

    5. All physical contact must lead to sex.

    As some men express their feelings through sex, they may believe that all touching must lead to sex. Touching and cuddling one's partner can be very fulfilling and does not have to lead to sex.

    6. Good sex leads to a wild orgasm.

    This myth holds that sex involves increasing and unfaltering arousal up to the point of orgasm, at which time one or both partners is wild with passion and the thrusting is hard and uncontrolled. In reality, concentration and arousal can be extremely difficult to maintain for lengthy periods and more typically they wax and wane throughout a sexual encounter. A more relaxed approach to sex, in which both partners take the time to talk, laugh and communicate, can be equally or more satisfying.

    7. A man feels like sex at any time.

    While men accept that women do not always feel like sex,some men hang onto the myth that they should feel like having sex whenever the occasion arises. However, the fact is that life is often hectic, stressful, and tiring, and that man does not always feel like sex at any time of the day. While they may be capable of having sex at any time,they may not necessarily want to have sex at any time and should not feel obligated to have sex at any time. It is all right for a man to say, 'Not tonight, darling. I'm feeling a bit too tired. Let's just cuddle.'

    8. Sex equals intercourse.

    Intercourse can certainly be a pleasurable and important aspect of a sexual relationship; however, sex does not necessarily require intercourse. Manual and oral stimulation can be equally pleasurable and may provide a slightly different and novel sensation,either physically or emotionally.

    9. Sex happens automatically.

    This myth asserts that we should not have to learn about sex or ask our partner about what they like because sex is something we should instinctively know about. Most of what we know about sex is learned from the media, our parents, and our friends.Much of this information promotes biased or unrealistic beliefs that may actually interfere with our enjoyment of sex. Good sex may involve re-learning much of what we know and assume.However, with practice, this new knowledge will become natural and our sex lives and relationships will be enhanced.

    10. A 'respectable' woman should not enjoy sex too much and should certainly never masturbate.

    A respectable woman of any age is a sexual being. She should feel free to experiment sexually in any way that feels comfortable. Enjoyment of sex is healthy, natural, and to be encouraged.

    11.All other couples have sex several times a week; have orgasm every time they have sex and orgasm simultaneously.

    Firstly, this is not a factual statement. Secondly, while this description of sex may hold in the early stages of a relationship, it becomes less true as a relationship progresses. Couples may be left with a set of unrealistic expectations that may trigger/exacerbate sexual problems.

    12. There must be something wrong with the relationship if sex is not good.

    While a bad relationship is unlikely to have good sex, the reverse is not true. A loving couple with a stable and communicative relationship may have specific sexual difficulties. Remember that good sex does not always happen automatically and that some degree of learning or re-learning may be required.

    13. Formation of Semen.

    Semen is formed from blood and loss of it will lead to weakness is a myth

    14. Masturbation is wrong.

    It is commonly believed that too much of masturbation is wrong and leads to mental illness, physical weakness, and decreases potency. It should be clarified that there is no scientific evidence to support this.

    15. The role of 'Physical strength' or 'Muscle power' in sexual performance.

    It is a common belief that muscular men can perform better than averagely built man. It should be clarified that there is no relation between muscle power and sexual performance and what matters is the motivation and proper knowledge about sex.

    16. The size of the penis.

    Very often males are preoccupied with the fact that larger penis is more effective. This myth should be address by discussing the size of the normal penis in flaccid and erect position and the minimal length of penis required satisfying a female.

    17. Circumcision and sexual performance.

    Many persons tend to believe that circumcision is helpful in prolonging coitus by delaying the ejaculation time.

    18. Bending of Penis.

    Some males are very much distressed with the curvature of the penis. It should be clarified that slight curvature of the shaft of the penis is perfectly normal and does not harm the sexual intercourse.

    19. Vasectomy/tubectomy decreases sexual potency.

    Many patients believe that these operations decrease the sexual potency.The couple should understand that use of contraception or such operations ensure prevention of fertilization and possible chance of pregnancy and hence allows them to enjoy sex more freely.

    20. Drugs enhance sexual potency.

    It is a common belief that alcohol and/or Opioids or other drugs improve potency. It should be clarified that these drugs temporarily increase a men's sexual desire, but they definitely decrease the sexual performance.
  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    Some basic components for good sleep
    1. Regular physical exercise (preferably not in evening's)
    2. Minimise daytime napping
    3. Avoid fluid intake or heavy meals just before going to bed
    4. Avoid caffeine intake (tea, coffee, cola drinks) before sleeping hours.
    5. Avoid regular use of alcohol (especially avoid alcohol as hypnotic for promoting sleep)
    6. Avoid reading or watching television in bed.
    7. Sleep in dark, quiet and comfortable environment.
    8. Regularize the time for going to sleep and waking up.
    9. Try relaxation exercise.
  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS

    For Any User
    Feel better and less tired; improve ability to exercise; perform better at work in sports
    Live a healthier life, have fewer illnesses and more likely to live long enough to enjoy retirement years, grandchildren Eliminate smell of cigarettes on body and clothes
    Decrease the following: Chronic sore mouth/sore throat; Hacking cough ; Rough, deepened voice; Shortness of breath; White patches in the mouth, which may be precancerous; Bad breath; Stained, hairy tongue; Stained teeth; Eroded teeth and cavities or gum recession
    Improve ability to taste, smell, and feel well
    Save money — money not spent on tobacco products and health services will be available for personal benefit

    For Pregnant Women
    Lower the rate of spontaneous abortion and fetal death
    Decrease the risk of having a low birth weight baby
    Decrease the risk of maternal complications

    For Parents
    Lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome
    Decrease coughing and incidence of respiratory illnesses in children Decrease ear infections in children

    For Teenage Users
    Show that you are not easily manipulated by misleading advertising Feel free of fear of being caught by parents Independence; behavior not controlled by nicotine
    Improve appearance, which may make it easier to get a job and/or become more attractive to potential romantic partners Money for fun things; doesn’t burn money

    For New Users
    Quit while it is easier, before habit becomes stronger
    Be more socially acceptable
    Make life less complicated without the distraction and mess

    For Asymptomatic Adults
    Cut the risk of heart disease in half reduce the risk of getting emphysema as much as 6 times
    reduce the risk of lung cancer by 90%; have a longer lifespan
    Save cost of tobacco products
    Save cost of health services
    Reduce bad breath
    become more socially acceptable
    Have fewer wrinkles and avoid looking older than you are
    Reduce health risks to family, friends, and coworkers

    Dr Ashish Sakpal
  • DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
    Suggested coping skills for smoking
    The five D’s to handle Urges·
    • Delay until the urge passes—usually within 3-5 minutes
    • Distract yourself • Call a friend or go for a walk
    • Drink water to fight off cravings
    • Deep Breaths—Relax! Close your eyes and take 10 slow, deep breaths
    • Discuss your feelings with someone close to you.

    Dr Ashish Sakpal
    Consultant Psychiatrist
/ Dr. Kiran's Mind Center
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