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Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal - Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal

92 (138 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

6 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
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Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clin...

Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clinic. Today I am going to talk about Depression. 

We feel sad from time to time. But Clinical Depression is a kind of sadness which impairs our day to day functioning is higher intensity and lasts for a prolonged period of time.

How do we diagnose a case of Clinical Depression?

A person typically feels persistent sad as decreased energy, leading to lethargy, has decreased in lack of enjoyment in daily activities and some of the other symptoms which may be present are decreased self-esteem, low sex drive, sleeping, appetite disorder, feelings of guilt and unworthiness, suicidal thoughts along with the weight gain or loss in thelast 2-3months. All of these symptoms should be present 2-3 weeks dor make diagnosis od Clinical Depression.

What causes Depression?

It can either be genetic, environmental or a stressful event. Whatever be the cause, the end result is a clinical imbalance which we seek to treat. Now we know what causes depression.

How do we treat depression?

It is divided into 2 categories,

  • Pharmacological -    In Pharmacological management, we have medicines through which we can correct the imbalance in the brain. There are many medications available which can help in treating Depression.
  • Non-Pharmacological-   THis involves Psycho-THerapy which is also called as counselling during which a person seeks help and share their troubles.
  • Some of the other measures which you can take to get rid of Depression are to take adequate sleep, adequate exercise, regular diet.
  • In extreme cases of Depression, shock therapy may be suggested.

If you like to consult me, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

 

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I first studied the human mind when I took up Psychology as a subject in High School. After finishing my schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road in 2005, I decided to further my pas......more
I first studied the human mind when I took up Psychology as a subject in High School. After finishing my schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road in 2005, I decided to further my passion for Psychology and Mental Health. Coming from a family of doctors, I went on to pursue MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery). After graduating from medical school in 2012, I joined MD (Doctor of Medicine) Psychiatry the same year. It was then that I had my first real life clinical experience with the fascinating field of mental health. After finishing my MD Psychiatry in 2015, I have worked at a renowned public hospital in New Delhi. My experience as a mental health professional over the last 6 years, has ranged from not only managing people with severely debilitating Psychiatric illnesses along with their caregivers and friends, but also, advising those who were simply going through stress in any form or shape. India has a largely youthful population, and it is imperative that the youth of this country be in tune with their mental health, and seek help at the earliest. I understand that apart from clinically diagnosed Psychiatric illnesses, the major chunk of stressors in daily life come from relationship and sexual issues.
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Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal is a respected psychiatrist from Delhi. From a very young age, Dr. Sabharwal was fascinated by the human mind. He, therefore, decided to further his passion for Psychology and Mental health. He completed his MBBS from Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad in 2012. After graduating, he joined JN Medical College, KLE University in Belgaum to complete his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry. He is currently practising at the Infiniti Clinic in Ram Vihar, New Delhi. During his 6 years as a practitioner, he has treated diseases ranging from various debilitating Psychiatric illness to simple forms of stress.

He provides the following services: Epilepsy Treatment, Psychoanalysis for mourning, Treatment of Adopted Child Syndrome, Treatment of Mental Disorders, Treatment of Emotional Abuse, Treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, treatment of Abnormal Behaviour and psychotherapy for couples. Dr. Sabharwal is an active member of the Delhi Psychiatric Society.

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Effect of Psychiatric Illness on Family Members

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Effect of Psychiatric Illness on Family Members

About the Illness 

Psychiatric illness can have a profound effect on the individual's family members. Psychiatric illness often has to be fought by the family members along with the affected person. For some families, the very thought and pressure of a member being diagnosed with a psychiatric imbalance can put additional strain on them. More often than not, it is the family members who opt for separate counseling sessions, to cope with this new stressor. Fear not, as you are not alone, and the feelings you feel are felt by millions worldwide, whenever they are needed to take care of a family member with such an illness. Let us look at a few instances of the impact that they can leave on you. 

Impact on a Parent 
Parents are the most affected, as they find it extremely hard to cope with a system that is not geared up to acknowledge them as a partner in the recovery process. Most times, parents blame themselves for the condition their child is in, and they require separate sessions too when taking care of an affected child. 

Impact on a Spouse 
The impact is more severe, as the illness places an unwanted strain on the relationship. The life which he /she would have imagined has been eroded, and in spite of the good nature a person has, this ultimately leads to frustration and a physical barrier between the spouses. Also, when frustration sets in, medical care can reduce - thus affecting the patient even more. 

Impact on an Offspring 
Sometimes, it is the other way around, when your parents are affected by a psychiatric condition, and when you are in the position of a caregiver. This can have long term damage, as the child will have to look for his career and his growth in the society, along with the additional job of having to take care of the parents. The older the person gets, the lonelier they feel, and sometimes, their only interaction would be with their sibling, if they have any. 

There are a number of ways by which you as a family member can take care of the affected person. 

  1. Always establish communication with them. Find a means by which you can effectively communicate with them. Use this communication pattern to gain their trust. 
  2. Never shy away from counseling sessions and professional help. These can go a long way in benefitting the affected individual. 
  3. Provide them a safety network. Always let them know that they can bank on you, and that you will always be around for them. Their treatment will be much more efficient once they know they are safe. 
  4. Give them time. You can always indulge in things they are interested about, and guide them. Once again make them feel safe to trust you. In summary, always remember that the illness affects you as a family member as much as it does the challenged person.

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

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How To Revive Excitement In Marriage

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Revive Excitement In Marriage

Every marriage requires effort from both the individuals involved, to make it last. Many times, marriages end because the partners start to believe that the spark is no longer there. There are, however, many ways to add the spark, lust and excitement back into your marriage. 

  1. Add a component of surprise - Mystery and surprise imitate the emotional condition of a new romance. But that doesn’t mean surprising your partner with expensive dinners or taking him/her away to the Mediterranean. A small affectionate gesture also goes a long way. For example, you can surprise your partner at work and take her/him away for a lunch or send him/her a love note or a greeting card through e-mail. 
  2. Join in new activities with your partner - Experiment with dissimilar activities that you have never done before. This will help you bring back the excitement in your relationship. For example, you can plan a slow dance with your partner, or hike a mountain, or go deep-sea fishing. 
  3. Do something to kick up your arousal - Do activities that boost your adrenaline. For example, you can include exercises such as hiking on a mountain, a roller coaster ride, watching a horror movie, or even simply a treadmill exercise. 
  4. Listen to your partner - Often couples talk, but not listen. An exchange of attention brings closeness. Ask your partner about their whereabouts or what they have been doing all day long, and do listen and give feedback to their answers. Encourage your partner to talk about his/her hidden feelings and fears. Praise and appreciate the small things your mate does every day, as he/she deserves appreciation. 
  5. Travel and create an adventure in your marriage - Take a small vacation alone with your partner. Get out of the house for a day or two and choose a place that interests the both of you. You don’t have to go far away from your home and invest a lot of money. Just travel to a place where you two can spend quality time together. 
  6. Touch your partner more often - Touch generates arousal and a sense of support and comfort, both psychologically and physiologically. Hold your partner's hand during a walk and make sure that you kiss, hug or embrace every single day. This will remind you that you both are bonded together physiologically. 
  7. Play - In the nub of a busy life, couples forget to have fun and enjoy their married life. Every relationship should be about fun. This not only makes you enjoy each other's company, laugh and add fun to your relationship, but also leads you both to sexual arousal.

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

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Treatment by AVE and CES

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Anxiety Disorders, Phobias and Their Management

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anxiety Disorders, Phobias and Their Management

Anxiety is one of those things that almost every individual faces at some point of time in his/her life. You can be anxious about many things. Sometimes, however, these can lead to a more complex set of problems called ‘phobias; where a person develops anxiety towards a seemingly benign object/situation. For example, a person would be uncomfortable in water, and develop a phobia of swimming, or a person can be allergic to insects and get a phobia/fear of insects. 

Anxiety can lead to an emotional pain - a pain where there are no physical attributes. Having an anxiety disorder can hamper a person from performing his/her regular activities. Let us have an in-depth look into anxiety disorders, and their possible management. 

Understanding Anxiety: 

Sometimes, there may be no underlying cause of anxiety. Sometimes, the environment or the incidents a person experiences in his lifetime, can precipitate anxiety disorders. There are several symptoms of anxiety, and some of them can include mood swings, confusion, decreased self-esteem, fatigue, weakness, and general fear of one's surroundings, lack of concentration, and a general feeling of helplessness. The person's sleep pattern gets disturbed, and as a result, insomnia sets in. He/she might be unable to perform the activities that they were able to earlier. Anxiety sometimes causes the blood pressure to shoot up, and can result in heart-related complications. In severe cases, anxiety can lead to depression and complete helplessness, and this can result in suicidal tendencies. 

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems that individuals face today. Our changing lifestyle too has contributed a great deal towards it. Modern day urban living is highly stressed with long working hours, unhealthy diet, and frequent smoking and drinking, all of which can trigger anxiety disorders. 

Treatment: 

Anxiety management is not a single step process, and it involves layers of planning. The primary part of the treatment involves the evaluation of the patient first. The underlying cause of the anxiety has to be addressed first and evaluated. The trauma related to that particular cause has to be analyzed, and only then can the physical treatment start. The psychiatrist can help only if the person who is suffering is more open to treatment. Medication certainly works, and anti-depressants, as advised by the physician, should be initiated. Sometimes, a change of job or the environment can help a great deal in minimizing anxiety levels. Friends and family members should also pitch in, offering the support the individual needs. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Strategies and Medications to Stop Smoking, and Benefits of Stopping Tobacco Use!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Strategies and Medications to Stop Smoking, and Benefits of Stopping Tobacco Use!

The Mind of a Smoker 

There are a few instances when our body and mind refuse to acknowledge rationality, and quickly give in to carvings. Alcohol abuse, junk foods, depressant medications are a few of them. Among these, the most harmful is undoubtedly, smoking. In today's time, almost everyone knows about the ill-effects of tobacco. But despite our knowledge, we continue to give in and smoke. Let us have a look in depth about the usage, and the various steps one can use to come out of this dangerous habit. 

Ill-Effects of Smoking 

Smoking is dangerous for your health, and quitting can vastly reduce your risk of getting a disease related to the heart or lung. There is also a 50% chance that your life expectancy will be less due to smoking. On an average, a smoker has 10 - 12 years of lesser life expectancy than that of the nonsmoker. Also, quitting tobacco products can greatly reduce your chances of getting cancer. A smoker is always in the higher risk group of getting a tumor in the voice box (larynx), mouth, throat, intestines, kidney, and pancreas. Smoking can also hamper your sexual urge and erectile strength. Pregnant women who smoke carry a greater risk of having babies with many complications. 

How to Curb Smoking 

Quit smoking, and you can see visible differences right away. Your breathing will improve, and your asthma symptoms will likely to get better once you quit. Apart from a healthier you, you can also avoid health complications for your family members. Passive smoking is as harmful as active smoking, and a passive smoker is also easily susceptible to the complications of that of a smoker. Do not opt for lighter nicotine content cigarettes, as they have advertised that they contain less tar and nicotine. They simply do not, and they are equally harmful to you. Once the decision has been made, quit it altogether. Also stay away from chewing tobacco products. There are many ways by which you can quit smoking. Consult with your doctor in case you need medications for staying away. 

There are safe non-nicotine gums and chewing tablets for curbing the smoking feel and sensation. There are also self-help groups and treatment centers that can rehabilitate you from your habits. Indulge yourself in activities that keep you happy and passionate. Try signing up for your favorite sports and keep yourself occupied at all times. Always be positive, and do not give into temptation. Believe in yourself and always remember that you are also spoiling the health and wealth of your near and dear ones. Your children follow you, and they can easily be misguided. Be a role model to them and quit smoking, and inculcate the healthy habit now and forever. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

5740 people found this helpful

Alcohol Problems - How To Know If Your Relative / Friend Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problems - How To Know If Your Relative / Friend Is Suffering?

Alcohol consumption is a common problem in our society. Ranging from economic issues, to strained relationships, to neglect, to abuse, it can lead to multiple problems. The key point is that in many people, it may go completely unnoticed. While different people could have different tolerance levels, there are some definitions to qualify someone as having ‘alcohol problem'.

Alcohol consumption resulting in blood alcohol levels of 0.08 or more; some men might need about five drinks and women might need four drinks to reach this level. When any individual is compelled to drink up to five drinks on a day regularly, it is considered to be a problem.

Symptoms

If you are suspecting that your friend or relative could be having a potential drinking problem, look out for the following symptoms:

  1. Constant, strong craving for drinking
  2. Unable to control their urge to drink alcohol
  3. Inability to succeed in efforts to reduce or stop alcohol usage
  4. Drinking more than the intended quantity on most occasions
  5. Spending extra effort in terms of time and money to lay their hands on alcohol
  6. Strained relationships at work or at home
  7. Health issues including liver failure, poor overall health, intestinal problems, etc.
  8. Failure to see that their health (physical and emotional) is affected by drinking
  9. Failure to acknowledge that there is a drinking problem (denial mode)
  10. Stealing or lying in an attempt to get money for alcohol
  11. Being violent towards spouse or children or even strangers to get alcohol and/or money for alcohol
  12. Not very reliable in assigning tasks or fulfilling responsibilities
  13. Ability to hold more than their regular quantity of drinks, over a period of time, capacity to tolerate more alcohol
  14. Constantly seen in the company of people who enjoy alcohol

What should you tell your friend/relative?

Admit the problem

  • Stay away from people who drink with you or encourage you to drink
  • Space out drinks, drink with food, and drink enough water as it will reduce the amount of alcohol getting into the body
  • Involve close friends and family for emotional support
  • Enroll for a detox program
  • Get into exercise, sports, photography which are both creative and productive ways to improve your quality of recreation and life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Depression And Its Associated Factors

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clinic. Today I am going to talk about Depression. 

We feel sad from time to time. But Clinical Depression is a kind of sadness which impairs our day to day functioning is higher intensity and lasts for a prolonged period of time.

How do we diagnose a case of Clinical Depression?

A person typically feels persistent sad as decreased energy, leading to lethargy, has decreased in lack of enjoyment in daily activities and some of the other symptoms which may be present are decreased self-esteem, low sex drive, sleeping, appetite disorder, feelings of guilt and unworthiness, suicidal thoughts along with the weight gain or loss in thelast 2-3months. All of these symptoms should be present 2-3 weeks dor make diagnosis od Clinical Depression.

What causes Depression?

It can either be genetic, environmental or a stressful event. Whatever be the cause, the end result is a clinical imbalance which we seek to treat. Now we know what causes depression.

How do we treat depression?

It is divided into 2 categories,

  • Pharmacological -    In Pharmacological management, we have medicines through which we can correct the imbalance in the brain. There are many medications available which can help in treating Depression.
  • Non-Pharmacological-   THis involves Psycho-THerapy which is also called as counselling during which a person seeks help and share their troubles.
  • Some of the other measures which you can take to get rid of Depression are to take adequate sleep, adequate exercise, regular diet.
  • In extreme cases of Depression, shock therapy may be suggested.

If you like to consult me, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

 

3519 people found this helpful

Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

Though technology has progressed so much that many diseases are getting cured, people still have myths in their minds about mental illness. Mental illness is not considered as an ailment, but often considered as just a passing phase. In fact, having a negative perception of people with psychiatric issues is a matter of concern, known as stigma. 

Due to the stigma around psychiatric issues, people suffering from such issues face a multitude of problems, some of which are: 

  1. Patients may feel afraid to disclose their problems and to seek help, 
  2. Miscommunication may happen between the person and his or her friends and family members, 
  3. Lack of opportunities in case of academic as well as professional fields, 
  4. Facing of both physical as well as emotional bullying by people around, 
  5. Health insurance does not cover mental illness yet, 
  6. The myth that such conditions and situations can never be dealt with completely. 

Stigma is not a short term problem, and there can, of course be, solutions for people with psychiatric issues to deal with it. 

Get Education and Treatment 

It is very important for both the patients as well as the people around to get educated about their psychiatric issues. Today there are some options and ways through which patients can be successfully and adequately managed for many psychiatric issues. If people around you are not able to understand this, you need to ignore them and get proper treatment yourself. 

Do Not Let Stigma Affect You 

If you get affected by the stigma around you, you may get affected by other issues such as depression that may become even more serious. Hence, you need to learn to avoid such people and to gain confidence in yourself. If you have confidence in yourself, you will be able to perform all such activities in life that are performed by any person in an academic, professional or any other field. 

Socialize 

One of the most common problems that you may face is getting isolated. It is your right to lead a normal life, and hence, you need to go out and socialize. If you are not comfortable around your friend circle, you can join a support group that has members similar to you. 

There are many associations that run workshops and seminars to educate people for decreasing the stigma around mental health issue. You can also become a part of such associations, but of course, before that, you need to gain confidence in yourself. For doing this, some of the steps such as the ones given above can be of great help. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Can A Healthy Lifestyle Greatly Impact Your Mental Health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How Can A Healthy Lifestyle Greatly Impact Your Mental Health?

A stressful life and an unhealthy lifestyle impacts not only our physical health, but also our mental health. There are some instances now that have proved that most cases of mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and stress, happen due to an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Though in an extreme condition, you may need the help of a professional expert, there are many ways through which you can keep your physical, as well as mental health, in check. 

Proper Diet 

Food is the most important ingredient of a healthy body and mind. Today, many physical ailments take place due to a wrong diet and unhealthy food habits. Some of the most common mistakes that people make these days are: 

  • Skipping important meals such as breakfast, 
  • Not consuming a balanced diet, 
  • Depending more upon junk food items rather than healthy food items. 

It's always best to consume lots of green vegetables and fresh fruits. The vitamins and minerals available in a balanced diet are very important to keep you away from health issues. Also, green vegetables such as spinach help in oxidizing the blood that reaches your brain and help in proper working of the brain cells. 

Exercise 

Along with consuming proper and balanced diet, it is also important to provide a proper amount of workout session to both the body and mind.
Today, some people rely on gym instruments inside the four enclosed walls of a room. This may help you in getting a well-toned and fit body, but may not benefit your mind. 

If you wish to keep your mind away from problems such as tiredness and stress, then it is important to inhale some fresh air at least once a day. A good way is to go for some exercises such as walking, jogging, cycling and others in open air for some time. The fresh and open air, along with exposure to greenery, refreshes your mind and hence controls the release of anxiety toxins in the brain. 

Proper Schedule 

After proper diet and exercise, what is most important is relaxation. If you are working the whole day and you do not have time for relaxation, the tiredness will make you fall sick. Some useful tips are: 

  • Sleeping at least 8 hours a day, 
  • Practicing meditation in case of extreme stress, 
  • Taking out some time from a busy schedule in doing activities you love to do, such as playing music, or reading books. 

Thus, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle not only to keep your body fit and healthy but also to keep your mind healthy and free from anxiety and stress. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Does Your Friend/Relative Have Binge Drinking Problems?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Does Your Friend/Relative Have Binge Drinking Problems?

Binge drinking is a problem that has been noticed nowadays in many teenagers and youngsters. Whether it is at an event or a party, drinking high doses of alcohol in one sitting is known as binge drinking.

Binge Drinking in Women Is Different from Men

Binge drinking for men is the consumption of more than five alcoholic beverages in one sitting. But the case is different for women. For women binge drinking is defined as a woman consuming more than four alcoholic beverages in a single sitting. Also, it has been found in a survey that almost 75% of the binge drinkers are college students. Among these, the ratio of men is much higher than women.

What Leads to Binge Drinking?

  1. Lack of control: One of the most common reasons is, of course, the lack of control. When such a person comes in contact with alcohol, they tend to over drink because they have no control over their drinking.
  2. The weekend fun: Secondly, another reason is seen in the case of youngsters between the age of 18 years to 35 years. These are youngsters who have a tendency of meeting friends and going out on weekends after the week’s toil. They know that after this weekend they will be able to enjoy their favorite bottle only in the next weekend. Hence, they binge drink.

Results of Binge Drinking

It becomes difficult to check how much alcohol will affect a person, because it depends on various factors, such as height, weight, age and also at times, alcohol tolerance of the person. But of course, there are some common results of binge drinking. Some of such results are:

  • Unintended and unprotected sex leading to pregnancy or even STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in some cases 
  • Accidents that may lead to severe injuries and even death at times
  • Physical or mental assault of others that the person may regret later on.

When Is Help Required?

When the person has a habit of driving after drinking, neglecting family and doing harm to others as well, help is surely needed. Here, short 4-5 sessions with a therapist may help. A regular drinking habit is no doubt a reason to worry. But binge drinking is another reason that can lead to bigger problems and hence, needs to be examined closely too. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Alcohol Addiction

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Are You Being Subjected To Physical And/Or Sexual Abuse By Your Spouse?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Are You Being Subjected To Physical And/Or Sexual Abuse By Your Spouse?

Even in today's world of technological advancement and modern thoughts, there are many instances of abusive relationships behind closed doors. Physical assault is not the only method of domestic violence or abuse. There are normally three ways your spouse may be abusing you-

  1. Physical abuse is when your spouse takes up to beating. It is not just beating, but there can be other ways of physical abuse that may hurt you physically somehow. 
  2. Sexual abuse is when you are forced by your spouse for unwanted sex, that amounts to marital rape. Even with consensual sex, there may be certain activities during sex that you do not want to engage in. 
  3. Emotional Abuse is another form of abuse, where your spouse does not use physical control, but controls you mentally or emotionally. In all of the above cases, just tolerating the abuses without saying anything against it, may lead to serious problems in future. 

Symptoms of Being Abused 

There can be many times when you are unable to judge whether you are being abused by your spouse. In this case, there are a few symptoms that you can match up to check whether you are a victim of spousal abuse: 

  • You are afraid of your spouse, 
  • You do not want to anger your spouse, 
  • Lack of confidence that may make you feel that you deserve to be punished, 
  • You start feeling that you are either crazy, or too helpless. 

Now you can also judge whether your partner is abusive, by noticing these symptoms: 

  • Your partner humiliates you and criticizes you all the time, 
  • Your partner treats you badly in front of friends and family, 
  • Ignores your accomplishments or emotions and blames you for everything, 
  • Treats you as an object for sex, 
  • Controls your life in all aspects. 

Getting Rescued From the Situation 

Abuse can be for both the husband and wife. But in most cases, partners do not come out in the open and talk about it. Women think they can manage and adjust to keep the marriage going, while men think it is too shameful to admit that they are being abused by their wives. But just staying quiet and waiting for a solution is not the best solution. If you want to get out of the situation, trying these options can help. 

  • Speaking to your spouse since the very first time when you notice such abuse, 
  • Staying strong and confident always, 
  • Talking to a friend or a family member about the abuse, 
  • Calling up the police for help and filing up a case of domestic violence against the spouse, 
  • Taking up some hard decisions, such as separation from the spouse. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Internet Addiction and Phone Addiction - A Disorder Affecting Most Of Us!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Internet Addiction and Phone Addiction - A Disorder Affecting Most Of Us!

Introduction

"Get off the mobile and go outside" - are these words being heard more commonly nowadays than at any point in time before? Humanity has just stepped into one of the newest psychiatric disorders. What is worse is that the medical world is divided on whether this should be considered as a disorder, or simply be passed off as a generation gap. Let us look a little deeper about the disorder.

What is internet addiction?

Only recently did Internet addiction and phone addiction became a part of the diagnostic and statistical manual of the mental disorders i.e. Internet addiction is now effectively considered a psychiatric disorder, and there are chances of identifying and treating it using medically approved means. As the name suggests, internet addiction and phone addiction means that the person is using his creative and designated time on a medium when he is no longer required to. Simply put, it becomes an obsessive habit on part of the person to look into his/her phone and use the internet as a routine activity. Long term addiction can lead to many psychological factors such as withdrawal symptoms, depression, and general loss of awareness about the surroundings. For most people, the syndrome can be an underlying factor of an even more severe health condition that the person is trying to mask by whiling away his/her time on the internet and mobile.

Addiction in today’s world 

As of now, only two countries, South Korea and China have identified the disorder, and treatments are administered. Europe and the United States have also categorised it as a disorder, and research is being done on it. The general treatment plan that exists presently, aims to understand the patient first. The psychiatric treatment tries to successfully bridge the user and his/her addiction. From practicing different times of using the internet, to suggesting new schedules and goals, the person can be slowly be eased back into society. The purpose of psychiatric intervention is not to block the internet/ mobile usage completely, but to limit it. A person is educated to get his satisfaction in other forms, like relationships, outdoor activities.

Medical Possibilities

Though still in its early stages, the medical world has made it clear that its contribution towards these mental addictions would increase many fold in the very near future. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Healthy Sex Life - 7 Secrets Revealed!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Healthy Sex Life - 7 Secrets Revealed!

Your mom probably never told you this, but it's true: sex is good for you! Plenty of studies show it: regular sex increases immunity from viruses, relieves stress, and even helps protect the health of a man's prostate gland by emptying fluids held there! It also triggers the release of chemicals that improve mood and ease pain. Your doctor probably never told you this, but this is also true: most people can and should have sex well into old age! 

While menopause in women does affect sexual drive and function somewhat, there is no reason healthy men or women can't experience sexual pleasure at any stage in life. Sure, the nature and intensity of the sex may change, but the love and pleasure don't! If your sex drive has stalled out, you have good reasons to rev it back up again. Just try a couple of these tips and we guarantee your engine will be turning over again in no time. 

  1. Frequent dating: Take time once in a while to go out for a dinner at least where there are no other distractions. Just the two of you, and it will make a difference. Do not talk about home, children, work, etc. 
  2. Night outs/weekend outings: Once in a while, try staying away from home. This could be an extended dinner, where you do not return home that day or a weekend outing where just the two of you take time out with each other. 
  3. Have sex tonight: Having regular sex helps keep your sex drive in high gear, by increasing the production of testosterone, which is the hormone mainly responsible for libido in both men and women. 
  4. Women: Practice Kegel exercises. You know what Kegels are, they're the squeezing exercises your doctor told you to do after pregnancy, or because you were having a bit of a problem with leaking urine. What the Doc probably didn't tell you is that they're also great for strengthening the pubococcygeus muscle, essential for orgasm. To do Kegels, take note of the muscle you use to stop the urinary flow, then practice contracting that muscle, gradually releasing it. Work up to 20 contractions three times a day. 
  5. Make sure you touch: Every time you pass your partner, reach out and touch or kiss him or her. Don't allow these moments to go beyond the kiss or hug. Simply increasing the amount of physical contact you have with your partner will help with desire. 
  6. Rituals:Create your own intimate rituals. No, we're not talking about sex. But what about waking him up with a steaming cup of coffee instead of the alarm every morning? What about having a hot bath ready for her in the evening? How about a special dinner out every Tuesday, when most couples are zoned out in front of the TV? Or massaging her feet while you watch a DVD with a big bowl of popcorn? The key is consistency. These are not things you do just once, but over and over again until they become like a secret language between the two of you. 
  7. Body Massage: Spend an hour with your partner touching every part of his/her body, but you can't use your hands. Use other parts of your body (including your imagination) instead. Conversely, caress one another only with your hands touching every part of the body except the genital zones. This can remove any pressure you might feel to "get right to it" after a hectic day on the job and is a wonderful way, at least for the woman, to relax and escape from the daily grind and transition from her other (oh-so-non-sexual) roles. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

Do you worry about your friend or relative’s drinking habits? You are not alone. There are people who struggle for years with the same question - How can I tell if the person I love is an alcoholic or not?
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be a medical professional to figure out the right answer to this vital question. Read on to find simple ways to know whether your loved one suffers from alcohol addiction.

First up is a short quiz about drinking habits, developed by Dr. John Ewing to identify alcohol addiction. Treat this as a pointer and take your loved one to an expert, if it points towards alcohol addiction. You can ask these questions directly to your loved one, or you can answer these questions on their behalf.

According to the developers, one "yes" to the four quiz questions signals a problem, and more than one “yes” means that it's time for you or your loved one to get professional help.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?”

There are many signs of a serious drinking problem. These include certain behaviours such as:

  1. Drinking just for getting drunk
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Keeping alcohol consumption a secret
  4. Drinking to escape problems
  5. Hiding alcohol bottles
  6. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms like getting irritated or experiencing nervousness, nausea, getting shakes, breaking out into a cold sweat, and getting hallucinations when unable to source alcohol
  7. Having problems at work, school, or home, as a result of alcohol consumption
  8. Losing interest in activities you or your friend used to enjoy
  9. Having blackouts due to heavy drinking
  10. Anger and extreme irritation

Other extreme behaviors to watch out for are:

  1. Being able to drink an awful lot of alcohol
  2. Trouble stopping once your loved one starts drinking
  3. A powerful urge to drink

There is another scientific way to determine, if your loved one is an alcoholic. In the US, medical professionals commonly use a criteria, listed in the fourth edition of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’. According to it, the signs and symptoms of alcoholism are clearly laid down and it states that alcohol dependent people:

  1. Will drink more to get their desired effect from alcohol
  2. Experience withdrawal symptoms when the effect of alcohol wears off
  3. Drink larger amounts of alcohol over a longer period of time
  4. Will be unable to consistently control their drinking
  5. Will leave important work for drinking
  6. Will spend a lot of time during the day getting alcohol, drinking it, and recovering from hangovers.
  7. Continue to use alcohol, despite knowing that their chronic physical or psychological problem is caused due to alcohol.
  8. To be declared alcohol-dependent, your loved one must experience at least three of these criteria during a year.

However, there is still no one definite test to diagnose alcohol-use disorders. Therefore, professionals diagnose them by making use of the patient’s comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Which type of tonic powder or churn taken for effects of over masturbation in female and retain strength in ayurvedic.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Which type of tonic powder or churn taken for effects of over masturbation in female and retain strength in ayurvedic.
There are no side effects on the body of masturbation. You do not need any tonic or churan. Masturbation will not harm you in any way whatsoever.
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Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

Feeling sad is one thing, but a persistent feeling of sadness can overtake your life, and is anything but healthy. Depression is not something to be ashamed of. It is a common condition, that can be treated if identified early. 

Treatment of depression usually involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. The effects of depression vary from person to person, but some symptoms are commonly experienced in all cases. These symptoms can be categorised as physical changes, behavioural changes, cognitive changes and emotional changes

  1. Physical symptoms of depression: Feeling tired all the time is one of the most common symptoms of depression. The person may also have persistent headaches and sporadic muscle pains. Insomnia or sleep troubles are often associated with depression. This can further lead to significant fatigue, and a vicious cycle ensues. Sleep troubles can also lead to the formation of dark circles under the eyes, and make the patient’s skin look dull. Patients suffering from depression often find themselves losing weight due to a significant loss of appetite, or find themselves snacking excessively, and hence, putting on weight. 
  2. Behavioural symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person withdraw from his or her friends and family and become a recluse. A loss of interest in activities that would usually excite the person is another characteristic symptom of depression. This condition can make a person unable to concentrate or focus on work and other activities, and hence, may affect productivity in school or the workplace. Depression can also make a person rely heavily on alcohol, sedatives etc. 
  3. Cognitive symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person feel worthless, and leave them with a bleak outlook on life. A depressed person will often find himself or herself criticising themselves harshly for things that may or may not be their fault. This can make them increasingly more agitated or irritable. Depressed people may also turn to violence and trigger reckless behaviour such as gambling, substance abuse, reckless driving or taking up a rash sport. 
  4. Emotional symptoms of depression: Feeling sad for no reason characterises depression. This sadness can overwhelm a person and make them feel guilty about indulging in anything that could make them happier. It can also make the person lose confidence in himself/herself, thus making him/her indecisive about simple decisions. Other emotions that are commonly experienced by depressed people include irritability, frustration, guilt, and disappointment. 

A frequent but ignored symptom is thoughts of self-harm or suicide, leading to deliberate self-harm/suicide attempts. If you or someone you know suffers from any of the above symptoms, you may need help! Visit your Psychiatrist at the earliest to have yourself evaluated, and started on an appropriate course of management.

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Hi Depression among school children when a teacher criticize in front of other children for taking less marks, what is the solution for this ,can we dismiss the teacher making a complaint against her.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi Depression among school children when a teacher criticize in front of other children for taking less marks, what i...
Such conduct falls under Child Abuse, and should be reported to the police at the earliest. If confirmed, the teacher will be dismissed immediately, and the matter further investigated. The onus will then be on the accused teacher to prove his/her innocence. Good luck.
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Hello Sir/Madam. I'm 19 years old. My pennies is curved downwards and curve is seen when erected. Does this curve cause any problems during sex or after sex. Is masturbation is the reason for the downward bent. How can I straighten that in natural ways. Help me out please.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Sir/Madam. I'm 19 years old. My pennies is curved downwards and curve is seen when erected. Does this curve cau...
Masturbation has no effect on penis shape, size or any other part of the body. It is a harmless and safe way to discharge sexual excitement. Penis curving to one particular side is a very minor anomaly, which occurs in upto 30% of males. It needs no intervention at all. You are absolutely fine. Do not worry about it.
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Does masturbation involve anything in stopping periods .cause I masturbate n I'm just 16 n my periods hasn't happened for abt 3 months.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Does masturbation involve anything in stopping periods .cause I masturbate n I'm just 16 n my periods hasn't happened...
No, masturbation has no involvement in delaying of periods. Masturbation has no side effects on the body whatsoever. I recommend a visit to your gynaecologist to find out the cause of your delayed periods.
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