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Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi

Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute

Psychiatrist Clinic

A-4, Paschim Vihar New Delhi
1 Doctor · ₹800
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Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Prashant Goyal, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in New Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 96 patients.

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Mon,Wed
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tue,Thu-Sat
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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A-4, Paschim Vihar
Paschim Vihar New Delhi, Delhi - 110063

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Dr. Prashant Goyal

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
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90%  (27 ratings)
13 Years experience
800 at clinic
₹300 online
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Hallucinations - 5 Signs of it

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Serious mental disorders and side effects to varied medicines may cause hallucinations in many individuals. Psychosis and Schizophrenia are the most commonly known causes that may cause this condition. Hallucinations are sensations and feelings that may appear as real to the patient, convincing him or her of the occurrence of things that are not really happening in reality. Hearing voices, seeing people, and experiencing things that no one else can, are some of the ways in which hallucinations work.

Let us find out the varied signs and symptoms of this condition.

Hearing Voices: One of the most common signs of hallucinations includes hearing voices. You may hear voices from people who cannot be seen or heard by other people around you. In such cases, you may have the distinct feeling of hearing these voices from within or from a source outside your own mind and body. In many cases, you may feel like these voices are trying to talk to you or give you a certain message. Ringing of the ears on a persistent basis may also be experienced in such cases.

Visual Hallucinations: These hallucinations will make the patient see things. In such cases, the patient may be witness to a scene that cannot be seen by anyone else a scene that may not be happening in reality. In visual hallucinations, the patient may also see people that other people in the room or the area cannot see. The patient may also see objects and other creatures like insects crawling across his or her hand, and may react with fear or anxiety, when in reality, no such scene may be happening. These kind of hallucinations also cause occipital seizures where the patient will see spots, shapes and rings of brightly coloured lights that may be coming towards him or her, or even encircle him or her.

Feeling Things: These kinds of hallucinations will make the patient feel things that may not really be happening. For example, these hallucinations will make the patient feel hot during winters or feel a blast of air even when there has been none.

Taste Hallucinations: In these hallucinations, the patient may get a salty taste from sweet food, or vice versa. These hallucinations make the patient imagine that he or she tastes a certain flavor when in reality, this may not be true. These are also called gustatory hallucination.

Olfactory Hallucinations: These hallucinations have to do with odd smells that the patient may get a whiff of. In these hallucinations, the patient imagines certain smells like burning, or other odours. Patients may also feel that their own bodies are letting out certain odours which may not be the actual case.
Delusion vs. Hallucination

A delusion is a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g., it is not an article of religious faith).

A hallucination occurs when environmental, emotional, or physical factors such as stress, medication, extreme fatigue, or mental illness cause the mechanism within the brain that helps to distinguish conscious perceptions from internal, memory-based perceptions to misfire. As a result, hallucinations occur during periods of consciousness. They can appear in the form of visions, voices or sounds, tactile feelings (known as haptic hallucinations), smells, or tastes.

Delusions are a common symptom of several mood and personality-related mental illnesses, including schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, shared psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. They are also the major feature of delusional disorder. Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.
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Closer proximity to green space reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Can Depression Lead to Suicide?

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Depression is an illness, which has a direct impact on the brain. People feel that it s just feeling down, but it is more than that. It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. There are other factors also that contribute to the onset of depression, including

Genetics

Changes in hormone levels

Stress

Difficult life circumstances

Any of the above mentioned factors or combination can precipitate changes in brain chemistry and may lead to depression. Depression is a serious and a very common condition these days which may lead to suicide in extreme cases.

Signs of Depression:

Loss of pleasure in virtually all activities

Feeling of fatigue or lack of energy

Difficulty with concentration or memory

An increase or decrease in appetite, with a corresponding change in weight

Thoughts of suicide Depression & Suicide

A major cause of suicide is mental illness, very commonly depression. People feeling suicidal are overwhelmed by painful emotions and see death as the only way out, losing sight of the fact that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary state. Most people who succeed with living feel glad that they resist and are alive today. Suicidal thoughts may be fleeting or more frequent, passive or active. People who are in depress state often start preparing for death, such as giving away possessions or acquiring a gun and these are cause of great concern and should be taken very seriously.

How to judge if suicide is a possibility?

There may be some warning signs, though hard to predict, but can be an area of concern:

Being depressed or signs of some mental disorders

Talking about the loss of interest in living or not to be around

Increased social isolation

Mood swings very often

Buying suicide materials

Preoccupation with death

While anyone can become suicidal, there are certain risk factors that make suicide more likely:

Previous suicide attempts

Recent losses like loss of a relationship or job

Cultural and religious beliefs supporting suicide

Access to means of suicide

How to help a depressed person?

Let the person know if you've noticed a change in their behaviour.

Spend time talking with the person about their experiences and let them know that you're there to listen without being judgmental.

Suggest the person see a doctor or health professional and/or help them to make an appointment.

Offer to go with the person to the doctor or health professional.

Help the person to find information about depression and anxiety from a website or library.

Encourage the person to try to get enough sleep, exercise and eat healthy food.

Discourage the person from using alcohol or other drugs to feel better.

Encourage friends and family members to invite the person out and keep in touch, but don't pressure the person to participate in activities.

Encourage the person to face their fears with support from their doctor/psychologist.

Remember that your loved one's depression isn't anyone's fault. You can't fix the person's depression, but your support and understanding can help.
Can Depression Lead to Suicide?
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I had sufrd from panic attacks 3 years ago. I have recovered but I have been struggling with physical symptoms like w...
Mr. lybrate-user you r suffering from Anxiety disorder only. All these symptoms you enumerated r part of this only. U may need to consult a psychiatrist in person and if required may be take some medications to get rid of your problem.
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I cnt study now, I cnt concentrate to my studies, your in any field. My mind is full of tensions, future stress.

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I cnt study now, I cnt concentrate to my studies, your in any field. My mind is full of tensions, future stress.
Mr. lybrate-user, I think you should meet somebody and discuss your thoughts. It could be just apprehensions about future or it could be ruminating about something on a daily basis. U should try to distract urself and try to schedule your routine in order to concentrate on studies. In sons cases medication is also required depending on the diagnosis.

My mother has been not sleep very well she is taking stress every time and then her blood pressure is going high what should I do.

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My mother has been not sleep very well she is taking stress every time and then her blood pressure is going high what...
Mr. lybrate-user, you should talk to her first, find her if there is some reason she is feeling stressed, if required she can be given a low dose hypnotic (sleep medication). If she does not confide in you or any other family member she can meet a mental health professional for this problem.

1) I'm very much depressed due to not clear C.A. Exam thought pass in all subject but short in aggregate. 2) I'm B.com (H) passed with distinction but un- employed due to C.A. Degree. What should i do?

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1) I'm very much depressed due to not clear C.A. Exam thought pass in all subject but short in aggregate. 2) I'm B.co...
Lybrate-user, you should not lose heart in not able to clear your ca exams. Failures are always stepping stone to success. You have to either work doubly hard for next attempt or look at alternative career/ degree options in consultation with family or friends as you feel convinced. Life may have its up and downs but take it in stride and work harder.
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