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Dr. A.k. Sharma

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

28 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. A.k. Sharma MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Delhi
28 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. A.k. Sharma is an experienced Psychiatrist in Nirman Vihar, Delhi. He has over 28 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry. You can meet Dr. A.k. Sharma personally at Doctor A K Sharma Clinic in Nirman Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.k. Sharma and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Delhi university - 1988
MD - Psychiatry - mumbai university - 1992
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I have body problems as well as memory problem. I feel headache sometimes. I have masturbation problem. Night fullness of sperm etc. I am suffering it from 3 years. Please tell me the cure of this.

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I have body problems as well as memory problem. I feel headache sometimes. I have masturbation problem. Night fullnes...
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I am 50 Years old. I can't sleep at night because of heavy stress and sometimes I feel some thing is moving in ears & pain. How to overcome these stress andfeelings?

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I am 50 Years old. I can't sleep at night because of heavy stress and sometimes I feel some thing is moving in ears &...
Dear , I can understand. You are not only suffering from stress but also anxiety disorder. You need to get treatment from a psychologist. You may post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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My name is manish, and my diet is good but I am not getting muscles properly. I am 20 years old doing studies, so suggest me something that I increase my weight abd muscles as soon as possible.

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My name is manish, and my diet is good but I am not getting muscles properly. I am 20 years old doing studies, so sug...
Muscle growth and weight gain should happen naturally with diet and healthy physical activity. You can consider mild to moderate work out in gym. But many gym s suggest health drinks and other formulations, which are not recommended and in fact can turn out to be harmful, so kindly avoid those. Also consider your parents and grandparents weight and height, some times genetic things are way beyond control.
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I'm Sourav. I'm not able to focus and concentrate on my studies. I've cleared all my concepts about my subjects very well and in my exams I don't want to right anymore. I think, it would be better for me to score less marks. But I need to top in my exams. Now please tell me what to do?

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10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful.
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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

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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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Happy reading,happy relationship

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Happy reading happy relationship

Reading will make one to have happier relationship says new study. By uk based reading agency analysed with the aim to assess the impact of reading on literacy and academic success. It also looked at non academic side effects of reading for pleasure such as better communication between children and parents, increase in self esteem reduced anxiety and stress and a greater understanding of other cultures

Hello, I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded areas. Is this any kind of symptom to anything? Is there a way that I can overcome the fear of public places.

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I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded ...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, yes, it seems you have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a mental health condition characterized by irrational fears about being in public places. The condition causes afflicted individuals to avoid public places and remain trapped in their homes. Coping with your own agoraphobia involves facing up to the irrationality of the fearful thoughts it produces, and seeking help from others. While it may be very unpleasant, you should do your best to regularly expose yourself to the situations which trigger your fear and panic. In modern life, exposure to public places is inevitable, and the more you resist, the worse the consequences will be for your life. Don't go it alone. Having a trusted friend or family member with you when you are on the bus, at the store, or in any other triggering situation can be a great help. A therapist can help you explore" exposure therapy" in which you intentionally seek out situations which trigger your fear response. For an agoraphobe, this means voluntarily exposing yourself to crowds, public places, or wide open space. This must be done gradually, and with great care, so that the fear and panic do not become overwhelming, putting you or others in danger. It is best to consult with your therapist before attempting exposure therapy. Now, if you find yourself panicking in a public place, try to focus on controlling your breath instead of fixating on fearful or anxious thoughts. Breathing slowly and deeply will help naturally calm your body's physiological response to fear, reducing its severity. Close your eyes, count slowly to 10, and focus on breathing in through the mouth, and out through the nose. Visualize calming environments and images, and remind yourself that you are in no danger, and that the episode will pass lastly, challenge irrational thoughts. Many of the anxious and fearful thoughts associated with agoraphobia are irrational, meaning that they are not based in fact. Understanding this, you can work to correct your thoughts by challenging them with evidence. When you are in a situation which triggers your agoraphobia, ask yourself these questions: do facts or evidence support my fearful thinking, or are they irrational? if a frightening or dangerous situation occurs, what steps could I take to remain safe? what would I say to another agoraphobe to comfort them in this situation? have I felt this way before while in a similar situation, and, if so, were my fears warranted? consult with a psychologist sir, thats the best way to benefit and overcome the fear. Consult with me for same. A all the best.
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I have low memory. I place or put things and forget where I had kept them; I'm studying plus working part time on lappy. I'm vegetarian what things or yoga should I do.

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Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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Sir/madam I feel uncomfortable while I am in front of a lot of people. Especially when attending functions etc. I prefer not to go for such functions and I can't (or I don't want to socialise with people). I prefer staying at my home rather than any other place. I feel a lot of mental stress while I think I am being noticed by people. Its like a lot of tension is developing in me. Can you tell what is my exact problem?

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I feel uncomfortable while I am in front of a lot of people. Especially when attending functions etc. I pre...
It could be social phobia. Need not worry, I would suggest you to meet nearby psychiatrist who would assess you in detail and if required may prescribe some medications. Also psychiatrist may teach you certain techniques which you practice to get rid off above problem. Thanks.
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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this
part of aging?
Dear , not necessarily this is due to ageing. I think your attitude has changed. Attitude changes due to many reasons. You are in your middle age. During middle age, every one are conscious about their career, past achievements and future plans. Most think that they could not achieve maximum and therefore become slightly depressed and start working harder. I think, that is your problem. Can you provide me more information? take care.
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Hi Dr. I'm rohini. I'm 23 years old. I ve depressed lot because I slept deeply. Dreams are coming and disturbing my mind. So I got tension and headache please help me Dr. How can I relieve from dreams ?

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Dreams are a window into our minds.Its common to have bad dreams during depression due to excessive negative thoughts coming into the mind throughout the day.Such stress needs to be released during sleep hence excessive dreams in some pts.Pls remember that Sleep has a very important role in maintaing our physical and mental health.U must consult a psychiatrist to get urself evaluated properly and take the treatment as advised which is usually a combination of meds and counselling.
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Sir. I continuously feeling numbness and stiffness in my feet especially on my fingers. My heart rate also fluctuates throughout the day. It reaches to the levels of 125+ n sometimes lower down to 55- inspite of not doing any physical activities. I feel anxious throughout the day n also not able to sleep well during nights. I feel choked during my sleep which wakes me up with a shock. Cn you pls tell me the disease I am suffering? Pls suggest any remedies or consultation if necessary.

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Sir. I continuously feeling numbness and stiffness in my feet especially on my fingers. My heart rate also fluctuates...
Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include joint pain and progressive stiffness that develops gradually. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the fingers, arms, legs, and wrists occurring in the same joints on both sides of the body, especially upon awakening.

Hi! I am 21 years old and I have been smoking for past 3 years. I started with 2-3 cigarettes a day then near to a packet. Now I have reduced it to 2-3 again. Is there any way that I can detoxify my body completely and quit smoking?

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Yes there is a way, if you are committed. Now that you have successfully reduced, which incidentally we do not recommend, you must go this way: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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One of my friend is suffering from intestinal leukemia. She is under medication. She is depressed too due to relationships and her family issues. I have to get her back to normal. I know it's curable but I need guidance. Please advice.

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Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.

I have Gender Identity Disorder, am a female now but would like to transform into a male. My parents agreed for me to go ahead but they don't want to be involved with all the meetings. And my doctor seem to be handling it for the first time for he keeps calling my father. Hence now my father is irritated and I am back to where I started i.e to convince them again. I am 23 years old. Am I not matured enough to take my own decision for this when I am firm about it ? I can answer all the questions but why is it so hard for me in India to even consult a doctor on my own?

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International Guidelines for Irreversible Sex change operation state that they have to be evaluated and undergo counseling by a psychiatrist for at least 6 months before any irreversible changes are done that can have life long implications. The whole process is expensive Counseling for 6 months, surgical procedures, post surgical complications, post sex change behavioral complications and therapy and counseling etc.
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After five months I have started exercises and the next day body pains are worst ever and actually I started with less exercises but even though the body pains are worst.

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After five months I have started exercises and the next day body pains are worst ever and actually I started with les...
Don't worry do daily walking and stretching your joins for one month the go for exercise if started in exercise you should not stop suddenly. Walking will give relief from pain

I am 46 years male. I am suffering from stammering and stuttering problem while talking to other person. I face the problem more when talking over phone. Please help me.

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1.It could be due to anxiety and nervousness. 2. I suggest you to avoid nervousness, 3.speak slowly and confidently and take a pause while speaking. you may consult a speech therapist for further advice
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Hello doctor please help me. Since 2 years I am suffering from depression now I am on medication now. After waking up in the morning only I think too much negative thoughts can not go outside only sit in home only I am presently working in a bank but every time in the morning if I want to go outside I feel scary i don't know why please help me how to overcome this problem.

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Hello doctor please help me. Since 2 years I am suffering from depression now I am on medication now. After waking up...
Depression and anxiety go hand-in-hand often. The morning time is when you need to be alert but the depression may take a toll too. However, if you exercised first thing in the morning, it will make a lot of difference to your whole day. 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.
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I am 27 year man and I am having chest pain whenever I sneeze, is it because iam a smoker, but I do not smoke too much I only smoke 2 to 4 cigrates a day, please answer back.

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I am 27 year man and I am having chest pain whenever I sneeze, is it because iam a smoker, but I do not smoke too muc...
Hi. Pain in chest can be of muscular, bony, lungs or heart origin! Will have to get yourself examined for proper diagnosis and thus proper treatment. Share more details related to your problem and do tell me any other medical condition is there. For giving up habit of smoking, take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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Hello, I am 40 years old having hypertension and anxiety issue, taking Ciplar LA 40 and Amodep 5 once a day for the last 10 years and maintaining systolic pressure of 130 with these medicines. My doctor has recently changed my medication to Metosartan 50 twice a day because my systolic went to about 140. I feel Metosartan 50 twice a day is little higher, What is your opinion?

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Hello,
I am 40 years old having hypertension and anxiety issue, taking Ciplar LA 40 and Amodep 5 once a day for the l...
Hi See nuste medicine ghen hey nahi solution nahi. You have to work not only physically bt also mentally. Do exercise like pranayam. Bhramari yoga.
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