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A-93 South Extension Part 2 Delhi
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Hearingvoices is the only schizophrenia portal in India. At hearingvoices, we aim to provide psychosocial as well as drug treatment for schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. We are al......more
Hearingvoices is the only schizophrenia portal in India. At hearingvoices, we aim to provide psychosocial as well as drug treatment for schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. We are also qualified to provide acceptance and commitment therapy to help you overcome psychological distress.
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Hearingvoices is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Swarajit Ghosh, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 56 patients.

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Hi, I am Dr Atika. I'm a counselling psychologist and have been practising for the last 11 years....

Hi, I am Dr Atika. I'm a counselling psychologist and have been practising for the last 11 years. I've seen a varied range of issues ranging from relationships marriages self-esteem work stress parent-child low confidence to mentalism and suicide.

Today I want to talk about the importance of investing in oneself emotionally. As an even not of our problems arise because we do not look after our emotions like anger stress and therefore that needs to break down. We also invest in our careers and our mission in our skeletal living even in a physical health but somehow we do not pay attention to our emotional health whereas one overall well-being depends on physical as well as emotional well-being.

As we grow from an infant into adulthood we are taught to take care of our physical means that how to dress how to eat how to take care of all our physical needs but somehow we're not taught how to take care of her emotional means. Like that of love appreciation acceptance acknowledgement companionship. What happens when these emotional we cannot meet. Gradually it develops into frustration anger stress and eventually a breakdown. So how do we take care of these emotional needs? First, it's very important to become aware of them.

What is my intention?

For me, it is more important to feel accepted to feel love or feels appreciated. Secondly, to acknowledge them yes they exist these means exist through our lives so acknowledgement. Thirdly accept that and fourthly we learn to deal with them to cope with them in a healthy manner.

How can you do that it's important that we seek to counsel?

We go to a counsellor and psychologists and you know who provide an unbiased a safe environment where one can share the deepest experience. Talk about what we're really going through without the fear of being judged and gradually to the counselling process we understand what drives us what motivates us what our emotional needs and how we fulfil them in a healthy manner. As people who take care of the physical well-being the mental well-being and emotional well-being are the ones who need a more productive a more fulfilling life. They have better relationships they have their better Network the productivity is much more and we are happy as individuals. If you want to know more about more emotionally need more interesting topics on psychological needs.

You can always contact me through lybrate. my clinic is in Sector 28 Noida. You can come and visit me there by appointment also.

Thank you.

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How To Treat Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Treat Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome is the name given to the symptoms seen in you if you consume heavy doses of alcohol frequently and then suddenly quit or reduce your alcohol intake considerably. These symptoms may surface anytime between six hours to a few days after you last drank.

Common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome:

All these symptoms may worsen over a few days and may even last till a few weeks.

What is the root cause?

Alcohol arouses your nervous system. In case you are a heavy drinker, your body gradually gets dependent on alcohol, and cannot adapt too easily to the lack of alcohol after you have abruptly quit. This is the root cause of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).

Who is at risk?

You are at the maximum risk of AWS if you are an alcohol addict, or you cannot gradually cut down on its intake.

How do doctors diagnose AWS?

Usually, doctors will search for a few symptoms in you, like irregular heart rate, dehydration, fever, and tremors or minor fits. A toxicology screen also helps your doctor finding out the levels of alcohol in your body.

How is AWS treated?

Treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms. Usually are:

1. Home Care - Mild symptoms of AWS can be treated at your home. You need to go for your regular routine checkups and tests. You may also have to go to rehabilitation programs for recovering alcoholics.

2. Hospitalization - If your symptoms are more severe, you may have to be treated in a hospital, where you will be monitored and kept on a fluid diet to help prevent dehydration.

3. Medications - You can also be treated with sedatives.

Do you recover fully?

Usually, chances are that you will fully recover from AWS. If you quit drinking, take your medicines on time, and lead a healthy life thereafter. However, sleep disturbances and fatigue may persist. But, if you have severe symptoms of AWS, you should seek medical care as soon as possible to prevent any further fatal complications.

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Delusional Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Delusional Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

Delusional disorder refers to the condition in which an individual experiences non-bizarre delusions that are beliefs in things that aren't actually true. The delusions involve situations that take place in real life like being deceived or stalked, conspired against, etc but in actuality, these situations may be highly exaggerated or not true at all as they involve the misinterpretation of experiences or observations. This health problem tends to take place during the middle or later part of your life and is said to affect women more than men.

What are the symptoms associated with this condition?

There are certain signs that you can look out for to easily identify this condition and there are:

  1. Delusional thoughts lasting one month and above
  2. Lack of schizophrenia symptoms except delusions associated with the olfactory and tactile systems
  3. One's behavior and normal functioning doesn't witness any kind of impairment
  4. Duration of mood symptoms is short compared to the length of the delusions
  5. Disorder is not brought on by the use of substances or any medical condition
  6. Commencement of the disorder can vary from teenage years to later part of adulthood

What causes it to happen?
The root cause of the disorder is still not known, but experts are of the opinion that a variety of biological, genetic, environmental and psychological factors can cause it to occur. 

Some of these causes include: 

  • Genetics: It's said that this disorder can be passed on from parents to children. Additionally, it's more common in individuals whose family members suffer from schizophrenia or one of its types.
  • Psychological/ environmental: In addition to drug and alcohol abuse, delusional disorder can also be set off by stress.
  • Biological: Abnormalities in certain parts of the brain can lead to this problem. Areas of brain associated with thinking and perception have been found to be connected to delusional symptoms.

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

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Paranoid Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Treatment

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Paranoid Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Treatment

Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental disorder which makes you feel fearful, nervous and suspicious about people or situations around. This disease usually starts to show its signs from early adulthood and is more common in men than women. People suffering from this disorder are unable to maintain close and long lasting relationships with people as they have the habit of blaming and not trusting other people. The most common symptoms of this disorder are:

  1. Doubting the loyalty of others
  2. Fear of revealing their own personal information
  3. A tendency of holding long lasting grudges
  4. Inability to handle criticisms
  5. Abrupt instances of anger and instant reaction
  6. Showing traits of coldness in a relationship
  7. Having a feeling of always being right
  8. Having problems in relaxing
  9. Being stubborn, argumentative and hostile
  • Causes: The exact cause behind PDD is still unknown, but according to some medical researchers it happens due to a combination of biological and psychological conditions. Additionally, bad emotional experiences during childhood and having gone through a physical or mental trauma also leads to the development of the disease.
  • Diagnosis: This condition cannot be diagnosed at home and is usually diagnosed by a specialist. The first step taken by a doctor in order to diagnose the disorder is an examination of the medical and psychiatric history of the person. Additionally, if the health records of a person do not indicate anything, then the doctors usually go for some expert opinions by a psychiatrist.
  • Treatment: Most of the people suffering from this disease are not even aware about it, until someone brings it to their notice. Doctors usually believe that psychotherapy, which is a form of counseling, is the best way to treat PDD.

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

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Anger - How To Manage It?

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anger - How To Manage It?

Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction.

Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the well being of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger.

  1. Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channeled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this', you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation?'
  2. Recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 10 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end.
  3. Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time.

If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.

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Mental and Emotional Health

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hi, I am Dr Atika. I'm a counselling psychologist and have been practising for the last 11 years. I've seen a varied range of issues ranging from relationships marriages self-esteem work stress parent-child low confidence to mentalism and suicide.

Today I want to talk about the importance of investing in oneself emotionally. As an even not of our problems arise because we do not look after our emotions like anger stress and therefore that needs to break down. We also invest in our careers and our mission in our skeletal living even in a physical health but somehow we do not pay attention to our emotional health whereas one overall well-being depends on physical as well as emotional well-being.

As we grow from an infant into adulthood we are taught to take care of our physical means that how to dress how to eat how to take care of all our physical needs but somehow we're not taught how to take care of her emotional means. Like that of love appreciation acceptance acknowledgement companionship. What happens when these emotional we cannot meet. Gradually it develops into frustration anger stress and eventually a breakdown. So how do we take care of these emotional needs? First, it's very important to become aware of them.

What is my intention?

For me, it is more important to feel accepted to feel love or feels appreciated. Secondly, to acknowledge them yes they exist these means exist through our lives so acknowledgement. Thirdly accept that and fourthly we learn to deal with them to cope with them in a healthy manner.

How can you do that it's important that we seek to counsel?

We go to a counsellor and psychologists and you know who provide an unbiased a safe environment where one can share the deepest experience. Talk about what we're really going through without the fear of being judged and gradually to the counselling process we understand what drives us what motivates us what our emotional needs and how we fulfil them in a healthy manner. As people who take care of the physical well-being the mental well-being and emotional well-being are the ones who need a more productive a more fulfilling life. They have better relationships they have their better Network the productivity is much more and we are happy as individuals. If you want to know more about more emotionally need more interesting topics on psychological needs.

You can always contact me through lybrate. my clinic is in Sector 28 Noida. You can come and visit me there by appointment also.

Thank you.

3782 people found this helpful

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations. The individuals find it difficult to cope with such situations and often have flashbacks of those moments of trauma. Stress, as a result of the trauma wrecks the normal nervous functioning of the individuals. PTSD can have the following symptoms:

Re experiencing:

  1. Flashbacks of the traumatic event
  2. Nightmares, which are repetitive and severely distressing
  3. Images from the traumatic event intruding during the day
  4. Reminders of the event provoking distress

Avoidance or rumination:

  1. Those suffering from PTSD avoid being reminded of the trauma, such as people, situations or circumstances associated with the event. They try to suppress memories associated with the event.
  2. Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Hyper arousal or emotional numbing:

  1. Hyper vigilance for threat
  2. Exaggerated sterile response
  3. Irritability
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Sleep problems
  6. Difficulty experiencing emotion
  7. Emotional detachment from others
  8. Giving up activities which mattered before the trauma
  9. Amnesia for salient aspects of the trauma

How to manage PTSD?

The following tips will help to come to terms with your traumatic episode and ease stress:

  1. If symptoms are mild, then observing the patient is preferred
  2. If symptoms are chronic, then trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) proves to be beneficial
  3. Alternative treatments include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  4. Comorbid symptoms such as depression, general anxiety and alcohol or substance abuse are secondary to PTSD. PTSD should be treated first and then the associated symptoms should be addressed.
  5. Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Mindfulness for Schizophrenia

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi

Even though mindfulness has witnessed a surge of academic interest over the past few decades, there are very few studies on mindfulness for schizophrenia. There is considerable empirical evidence nonetheless, demonstrating that mindfulness meditation is an effective therapeutic tool for a range of mental health disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, social anxiety disorder and depression as well as being a valuable aid in stress reduction and pain relief.

With schizophrenia however, the opinion about any possible benefits is divided. One school of thought holds that meditation techniques like mindfulness cannot be applied in acute psychosis. While this may be true, a recent study conducted in Hong Kong which tested the effectiveness of a mindfulness based psychoeducation program for outpatients with schizophrenia over an 18 month period suggests otherwise. In this study, 96 patients with schizophrenia were randomly assigned to either the mindfulness-based psychoeducational program or usual psychiatric care. The patients’ mental and psychosocial functioning, insights into illness and rehospitalization rates were measured at the start of the study and at 3 and 18 months postintervention. The investigators discovered that compared to those with usual care, the patients in the mindfulness psychoeducation program showed significantly greater improvements in insights into their illness, symptom severity, functioning, and number and length of rehospitalizations at the 18 month follow up (Chien WT, Lee IY, 2013). While this is good news for proponents of mindfulness therapy for psychosis, directions for future research of mindfulness interventions for schizophrenia need to be explored.

mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

What we currently term mindfulness appears to have originated from eastern psychological practices, specifically Buddhist psychology, which referred to this concept over 2,500 years ago. Mindfulness is a term stemming from the Pali language, whereby Sati is combined with Sampajana, and is translated directly as awareness, circumspection, discernment, and retention. These Pali renderings have been considered by scholars to suggest that mindfulness means to remember to pay attention to what is occurring in one’s immediate experience with care and discernment (Shapiro 2009).

The two components that are common to most definitions of mindfulness are:

The attentional component, which pertains to the ability to intentionally regulate attention and is mediated by a deliberate and sustained observation of thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and other stimuli as they occur in the present moment and,

The acceptance component, which involves maintaining an attitude of openness and receptivity to these experiences rather than judging, ignoring or minimizing them particularly when they are unpleasant (Bishop et al, 2004).

There are a few case reports that describe the clinical applicability of different meditation techniques to individuals suffering from schizophrenia-spectrum disorders with persistent negative symptoms. These investigators claim that meditation in a group setting may have potential in reducing the pervasiveness of negative symptoms like anhedonia ( an inability to feel pleasure) and asociality while enhancing factors that contribute to lasting recovery like hope and purpose in life.

When questioned, individuals suffering from schizophrenia state that continuing with meditative practices can be difficult without guidance and oversight. Many of those who have access to training and supervision affirm strongly that this practice reduces the intensity of persistent symptoms significantly. The debate on the effectiveness of mindfulness for schizophrenia continues, and it is clear that more research needs to be conducted, not only to confirm or refute possible benefits but also to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie the actions of this ancient practice.

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How to Manage Difficulties with Sexual Performance?

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to Manage Difficulties with Sexual Performance?

Sexuality for both males and females is a complicated and often much misunderstood phenomena.

For males, research seems to indicate that premature ejaculation (PE) as well as erectile dysfunction (ED) are major causes of worry. Here is a common question that is frequently asked:

Are PE and ED serious conditions?

Interpreting these 'symptoms' is best done judiciously. ED is often a situational and perhaps a 'matching' issue. To put simply, this means that the male partner is anxious-about himself or about the desirability, correctness, environment or the reasons behind the anticipated event. Does this make the condition serious? That is best assessed by BOTH partners! PE is similar in the context described previously.

However, sometimes especially ED can be due to medications being consumed or due to some physical aberration like diabetes or hypertension. There are several medical and surgical conditions which might lead to ED and these always need to be adequately investigated and ruled out or treated. So in the approach to ED, keeping both 'situational' and medical/surgical factors in mind is always prudent, both for the sufferer as well as the physician.

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Asperger's Syndrome - How To Deal With It?

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Asperger's Syndrome - How To Deal With It?

Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's Disorder is a neurotypical condition that affects the development of the child the effects of which continue into adulthood. This condition typically shows up as difficulties faced by the patient when it comes to social interactions as well as other nonverbal means of communication. It should not be confused with autism as the patient has no speech and cognitive development delay. 

Asperger's syndrome can show up as restricted and repetitive patterns in the behaviour of the patient. It lies at the higher end of the autism spectrum and the signs are usually less obvious.

Here are a few ways with which you can effectively deal with someone who is suffering from this disorder:

  1. Routine: The patient suffering from this condition will need a certain kind of stability as it is very difficult to predict what will happen in the near future or to even plan for it. The best way to tackle this scenario is with the help of a proper routine that can help the patient achieve some kind of control over the situation surrounding him or her so that he or she is better equipped and more capable of handling normal functioning and social situations as well.
  2. Information: It is also a good idea to help these patients in looking at and in processing information. While normal people may easily be able to discard insignificant or unimportant information, the brain of the patient suffering from asperger's syndrome does not allow him or her to do so. In many cases, the patient is not able to filter the important and the unimportant information. This can debilitate many functions. So, it is important to be present to help the patient in making decisions and processing information that is actually relevant to his or her functioning.
  3. Learning: One of the most crucial things to remember with the Asperger's patient is that they tend to understand and process things when they have a visual presentation rather than being told verbally. So showing them things practically in the proper manner is the right way to help them learn and process situations in a correct way. This will prevent them from doing things in the same old way even when their brains tell them that it will lead to wrong results.
  4. Physical Abilities: Poor motor skills as well as lack of proper organisation skills are traits that usually characterise these patients. It is important to make them aware of this during games and activities that require management as well as use of social skills. For example, football and other such activities can be introduced in the routine. This will promote interaction with the team in order to play and enjoy the game. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Can ignorance/indifference to fear/ anxiety reduce it and one can overcome thru this technique.

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Can ignorance/indifference to fear/ anxiety reduce it and one can overcome thru this technique.
That is a good question lybrate-user. Evidence seems to point out that negating distressful internal events actually makes them stronger. So if you are talking about ignoring or perhaps suppressing fear and anxiety, that might not work. What might help is looking at this fear and anxiety, allowing them 'to be' just like we allow and even rejoice in positive mental states like joy and happiness. The willingness to accept distressful feelings/thoughts and emotions as they are without struggling with them or desperately wishing them to go away often reduces the impact they have on us. This approach when practiced over the long term significantly changes our relationship with what we perceive as painful. When I say 'looking' it means without analysis or judgement. We 'witness' this fear and anxiety perhaps like an observer and just as every thought and emotion and feeling, they arise and then they pass. Accepting and allowing them to be helps tremendously to not get drawn into them and become overwhelmed by them. I do hope that this helps you a little bit! Wishing you well, Swarajit.
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