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Dr. Ajay Vashishtha - Psychiatrist, New delhi

Dr. Ajay Vashishtha

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MD - Psychiatry, MBBS

Psychiatrist, New delhi

7 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Ajay Vashishtha 88% (200 ratings) MD - Psychiatry, MBBS Psychiatrist, New delhi
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Dr. Ajay Vashishtha is a well renowned and experienced Psychiatrist based in Sant Nagar, Delhi. He has had an experience of 6 years in the field of Psychiatry. Currently he is affiliated with Vashishtha Neuropsychiatry and dental clinic in Sant Nagar, Delhi. Dr. Ajay Vashishtha specializes in a variety of fields such as Headache Specialization, Addiction Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry, Occupational Psychology, Clinical psychology, mental health psychology, counseling psychology, sexology and Somnology. Dr. Ajay Vashishtha has completed his MBBS from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan in the year 2010. He has also completed his MD in Psychiatry from Maulana Azad Medical College & GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi. He has an active member of the recognized Delhi Psychiatric Society. Dr. Ajay Vashishtha has been a senior resident at GB Pant Hospital and Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun. Well recognized among his peers, Dr. Vashishtha has successfully treated numerous patients over the course of his career. For most of his patients he has been the one stop solution for their medical maladies. In addition to positive reviews from his patients he also received recommendations from other doctors as well.

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MD - Psychiatry - Maulana Azad Medical College & GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 2013
MBBS - Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner - Rajasthan - 2010
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Senior Resident at G B Pant Hospital
Resident at Maulana Azad Medical College
Senior Resident at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun
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English
Hindi
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Member of Delhi Psychiatric Society

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PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an abnormal condition of the mind that develops when a person is exposed to certain traumatic events in life such as accidents, sexual assault or warfare.

The major symptoms of PTSD are:

  1. Reliving the traumatic experience over and over again; this leads to severe and long-term mental distress.
  2. Recurring dreams about the events.
  3. Provocation of traumatic thoughts by the slightest event that causes distress to the individual.
  4. Avoiding memories and thoughts that might remind them of the event.
  5. Developing a negative view of themselves and the world.
  6. Developing social or specific phobias.

Treatment

  1. Medication and antidepressants: Medicines such as paroxetine, sertraline and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) help the individual address insomnia related problems that occur due to PTSD and suppress nightmares.
  2. Psychotherapy: This form of therapy is used to cure both mental health conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression) as well as emotional problems that result from PTSD. Skilled mental health experts are needed for this form of treatment to be administered. They would listen to each individual patiently and provide effective strategies to give solutions to the problems. Some of these therapies are:
    1. Cognitive Behavioural therapy: This therapy enables the individual to adapt to changes and recognize thought patterns which lead to irrational and negative behaviour and actions.
    2. Exposure therapy: This therapy causes the affected individual to first become anxious by exposing him/her to the traumatic memories, situations and objects by simulating them. The therapy helps the person to overcome his/her fears and become comfortable in the same environment that had previously caused fear and anxiety.
    3. Group therapy: This popular and effective form of therapy allows the individual to share his/her feelings, fears and thoughts with a group of people who have themselves experienced similar trauma in their lives. Sharing such experiences helps reduces stress levels.

Some Self-Help and Coping Tips include:

  1. Avoiding situations that cause PTSD can worsen the condition. Hence, the individual should try to embrace and face such situations boldly.
  2. PTSD can result in loss of motivation and stress. Try utilizing your time in socialising, indulging in certain or even exercising for that matter.
  3. Taking some time out to relax and having fun is very important. This calms the body and mind, thereby improving one’s mood.
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Schizophrenia - Know the Causes Behind it

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - Know the Causes Behind it

Schizophrenia has been recognized as a mental disorder that combines symptoms like hallucinations with distorted thinking and others like fright and severe paranoia. This condition is one that gets progressively worse over time and leads to delusional thinking. Oversleeping and complaining of fatigue are usually the earliest signs of this condition's onset. Eventually, it becomes a debilitating factor in the life of the patient, who will not be able to function in a normal way due to the severe symptoms.

Read on to know more about the types and causes of this condition:

  1. Genetic Causes: Schizophrenia may be caused due to genetic factors and it may be a learned or inherited disorder. It is known to affect patients who have a parent or a sibling who may have suffered from this condition. Yet, one must also remember that Schizophrenia can only be influenced by genetics, and not determined by the same.
  2. Environmental Causes: When there has been an exposure to a viral infection during the pre natal stage, the patient is susceptible to this condition. Also, it may affect children who have been subject to the loss of a parent or separation at an early age. Physical and emotional abuse in one's childhood may also bring on this condition. Low level of oxygen at the time of birth is one of the causes of this condition in many patients.
  3. Anomalies in Brain Structure: When the brain ventricles of the patient are enlarged, he or she may be prone to this condition. Also, anomalies in the temporal lobes and amygdala have links with the onset of this condition.
  4. Types: A wide variety of mental and medical conditions can manifest with psychotic symptoms that must be considered in the differential diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder. These include psychotic disorder due to another medical condition or its treatment; delirium or major neurocognitive disorder; substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder or delirium; depressive or bipolar disorder with psychotic features; schizoaffective disorder; other specified or unspecified bipolar and related disorder; depressive or bipolar disorder with catatonic features; schizophrenia; brief psychotic disorder; delusional disorder; other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder; schizotypal, schizoid, or paranoid personality disorders; autism spectrum disorder; disorders presenting in childhood with disorganized speech; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and traumatic brain injury.

    Since the diagnostic criteria for schizophreniform disorder and schizophrenia differ primarily in duration of illness, the discussion of the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia also applies to schizophreniform disorder. 

Brief psychotic disorder - Schizophrenia disorder differs in duration from brief psychotic disorder, which has a duration of less than 1 month to residual schizophrenia.

Residual Schizophrenia is a condition where the patient does not experience the various debilitating symptoms of the condition, and is on the road to recovery. Yet, even in this type of Schizophrenia, the patient will not really show any interest in life and the activities around him or her. Finally, the last type of Schizophrenia is Schizoaffective Disorder which is characterised by the symptoms of Schizophrenia as well as the symptoms of major mood disorders. When combined, this condition can lead to major complications and complex behavior.

A patient suffering from this condition will need to see a mental health specialist like a psychiatrist or a psychologist on an immediate basis. The treatment will be carried out on a long term basis for the results to start appearing.

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MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of psychiatric disorder. It is when you cannot think about one or more defects or flaws in your appearance. These flaws are usually very minor and sometimes even unnoticeable.  This is actually a much more serious disorder than many other people may think. This is because people with body dysmorphic disease may avoid many situations and also suffer from severe anxiety or shame. Here is everything you need to know about body dysmorphic disease.

Causes
Just like other psychiatric disorders, there is no known cause of body dysmorphic disease. However, there are a lot of factors, which increases your risk of developing it which include:

1. Brain disorders: Many people with abnormal brain chemistry disorders suffer from body dysmorphic disease. 
2. Genes: People whose blood relatives have this disease or have obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to develop this disorder as well. 
3. Environment: Cultural and social influences are a major cause of body dysmorphic disorder as well.

Symptoms
There are, however a lot of symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, most of which are psychological in nature. They include: 

1. Having a preoccupation with a flaw in the body, which is very minor or perhaps even unnoticeable.
2. Beliefs that people are mocking you in relation to your flaw.
3. Being a perfectionist

It is also worth noting that this obsession can affect any part of the body and can also include several parts of the body or different parts of the body at different times. Here are the possible treatments of body dysmorphic disorder.

Treatments
There are a variety of treatments, which a patient can opt for and a variety of methods of curing the problem. Here are the most common.
1.   Cognitive behavioral therapy: This is when a therapist tries to stop you from thinking about the flaw that you have been focusing on way too much. 
2.   SSRI: SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They are given in cases, where body dysmorphic disorder is caused by problems related to the brain chemical serotonin. 
3.   Hospitalization: This is a severe measure, but may need to be taken if you are in danger of harming somebody or you cannot perform daily activities. 

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I lost somebody close and some then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I lost somebody close and some then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help.
Hi. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Losing someone causes grief reaction and this takes around 3 months to go completely. The stages of grief are. Initially there is denial for the loss that it is not possible to lose them. Second is anger towards god that why did he do this to you. Third stage of it is bargaining that god can have taken anyone one else or you instead of that person which also venish with tym. Fourth stage is depression which currently I think you r going through. And last stage is acceptance which will soon come and you will be out of it. If the stage persists for more than few months than definitely you should consult to a psychiatrist. So be cool and let the tym travel. If still you feel that you need treatment you can consult me. Thanks and tc.
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I am facing hair loss problems. I think it might be due to less sleep and masturbation. Is there any reason due to hair haur loss occurs? Pls help me doctor.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am facing hair loss problems. I think it might be due to less sleep and masturbation. Is there any reason due to ha...
Dear lybrate-user prasad. Hair loss in men is a common problem and it occurs as we have high male harmone level called testosterone. It is not associated with masturbation and decreased sleep. It is a myth and nothing is there to suggest any evidence for the same.
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I am 23 year old boy, I'm smoking a cigarette daily from 10-12 months, I want to stop smoking habit, please suggest me any effective suggestion about it. Thank you.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user. The best way to quit smoking is to use nicotene patches, which in your case should be around 14 mg per day. They should definitely help u. Rest you bcan consult me in private.
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I am 19 years old and some daily upto 6 or 8 cigarette. I know its harmful but I can not stop it. What can I do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 19 years old and some daily upto 6 or 8 cigarette. I know its harmful but I can not stop it. What can I do.
Dear, you should try 2baconil patches from rusan pharma (7 mg per day) for 3 months. That will help you to quit smoking. Tc.
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Psychiatrist, Delhi

Bipolar Hindi Talk

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Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Psychiatrist, Delhi

VASHISHTHA NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND DENTAL CLINIC

दवाइयों से  सम्बंधित सामान्य निर्देश :

मानसिक रोज से ग्रषित हर व्यक्ति स्वस्थ हो सकता है अगर वह सही ढंड से इलाज करवाए | आप भी निश्चित रूप से अपने को चुस्ती -फुर्ती से भरपूर तथा उपयोगी एव आए लोगो के साथ जुड़ा महसूस कर सकते है| आप जिंदगी का पूरा -पूरा आनंद उठा सकते है बशर्ते आप अपने डॉक्टर की सलाह को मानकर चले| सही उपचार आपको पीड़ा और तकलीफ से छुटकारा दिलाने में मदद करता है व सफल उपचार मानसिक रोग के सभी लक्षण मिटाकर रोगी को सामान्य जीवन की और ले जाता है | मानसिक रोग की शिकायत जितनी पुरानी होगी, ठीक होने में उतना ही अधिक समय लगता है| रोगी को सामान्य जीवन की और ले जाने में कुछ हफ्ते के लिए दवाइया निर्धारित की जाती है तथा उन्हें जारी रखना जरुरी है, आप अपनी दवाइया नियमित रूप से ले तथा डॉक्टर की सलाह का सावधानी पूर्वक पालन करे | अच्छा महशुश करना व अच्छा हो जाना दोनों समान बातें नहीं है, इसी अंतर की व बिमारी की पूरी जानकारी के लिए विशेषज्ञ से सलाह तथा इलाज़ लेना जरुरी है| अच्छा महशुश करने के बाद भी पूरी तरह से स्वस्थ होने के लिए, दवाइयां काफी लम्बे समय तक लेना जरूरी है|

नशीले पदार्थ , ड्रग्स, शराब आदि से दूर रहे| शोध और अनुशंधान से पता चला है की बहुत ज्यादा शराब पीने से और ड्रग्स लेने से मानसिक रोग की स्तिथि पैदा हो सकती है या बढ़ सकती है| यह दवाइयों के असर को धीमा भी कर सकती है या फिर इसके खतरनाक दुष्परिणाम भी हो सकते है| दवाइयां रोग को ठीक करने के लिए है अतः इन दवाइयों की आदत नहीं पड़ती है| हमेशा दवाइयां रिश्तेदार की देख रख में दी जानी चाहिए, क्युकी बहुत से रोगी इस रोग के बारे में सावधान नहीं रहते हैं और दवाइयों का दुष्प्रयोग कर सकते है|

यदि आप रोगी या उससे सम्बंधित है तो निम्न बातों का ध्यान रखें:

१. डॉकटर की सलाह के बिना दवाइयां ना ले|

२. यदि इलाज़ के दौरान कोई भी परेशानी हो तो दवा की मात्रा अपने आप न घटाए, ना बढ़ाएं, ऐसा करने से पहले आप अपने डॉक्टर से सलाह अवश्य ले|

३.दवाइयों का असर आने में २-३ हफ्ते का समय लग सकता है अतः आप संयम रखे| पूरी तरह से बिमारी जड़ से  ख़त्म करने के  लिए कुछ महीने तक दवा लेनी जरुरी है| कुछ बीमारियों में तो दवा जीवन भर  लेनी पड़ सकती है|

४. दवाइयों से कुछ अलग असर भी हो सकते है  जैसे मुंह सुखना, सुस्ती आना, कब्ज होना इत्यादि | यह सामान्य बात है जो की कुछ समय पश्चात धीरे- धीर काम हो जाता है|

५. अचानक बिना डॉक्टर की सलाह के दवाइया बंद न करे ऐसा करने से आप पुन: उसी स्थिति में वापस आ सकते है|

६. अगर आपको कोई शारीरिक परेशानी हो तो ऐसी स्थिति में आप मानसिक रोग की दवाइयों को बंद न करें, दोनों इलाज एक साथ कर सकते है|

७. ध्यान रहे, आपको केमिस्ट, सामान्य लोग, पंडित एव झाड़फूक करने वाले गुमराह कर सकते है ऐसी स्थिति में आप उनकी बातो में न आये

८. यह दवाइया नींद की नहीं है, ना ही इसकी आदत पढ़ती है, ये दवाइया आप की बीमारी से संबंधित है|

९. आप अपने आपको सुरक्षित रख सकते है, अगर आप अपनी दवाइया  डॉक्टर की देख - रेख  में लेते है| दवाइयों की मात्रा एव बीमारी पर नजर रखने के लिए समय -समय पर खून की जाँच करवाई जाती है|

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi

How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.
Mental stress do changes our body's internal immune system as well as weakens our ability to fight with stress. You can do meditation and yoga practices along with pranayam to reduce your stress level.
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What a chid psychiatrist does in child guidance clinic?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What a chid psychiatrist does in child guidance clinic?

Child guidance clinic –

Clinicians, who are expert in child psychiatry evaluate and treat children who have problems with their behaviour and emotions. We target children from birth to eighteen years.

Special areas we deal with are:

  • Identification of delayed milestones and disabilities
  • Assessment and diagnosis of learning problems
  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Early intervention either by pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy
  • Specific disorders are:
    • Mental retardation
    • Autism
    • Global developmental delay
    • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder
    • Oppositional defiant disorder
    • Other specific disorders (e.g. trauma, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, clinical depression, anxiety, or phobia)

I am 15 years old and I have very less friends no siblings, I am depresses. So I started smoking. I want to quit smoking how can I do that?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 15 years old and I have very less friends no siblings, I am depresses. So I started smoking. I want to quit smok...
Hello lybrate-user. There is smoking caessation programme under psychiatrist care as they are also de-addiction specialist. You can also derease your smoking by urself with enhancing your motivation level, by doing yoga and pranayam. After that decrease one cigaratte evry third day. This might help you along with nicotine gums.
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MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Vasishtha neuropsychiatry & Dental clinic:Address: 122/5/1, main 100 feet road, in front of redwood school, near labour chowk, sant nagar, burari, delhi 84. Regards Dr. Ajay vashishtha, MD Psychiatry. time: Tue-sat 9am to 1pm and 4 to 8pm ,sun 9am to 1pm .Monday closed

I'm 22 years old and forgetting everything I will go outside and forgetting the reason why I came out. Sometimes Will forget the names as well.. can you tell me why is this problem I am facing?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
This can be normal also when we are anxious or tense we do forget things as we are not able to concentrate better. So just breath in and out deeply for around 5 minutes everyday. You will feel better. And let me know after one wk. Also keep a diary of to do work.
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I don't concentrate my mind in class. Please give me suggestion how to control my mind in class room ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Just do yoga for five minutes initially and take it to 30 minutes a day in one wk. Pranayam will help you and take vitamin b and calcium supplements once a day along with a glass of milk. Breathing exercises will help you to control your mind. With regards
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