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Dr. Karuna Thakur

Psychologist, Delhi

Dr. Karuna Thakur Psychologist, Delhi
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Dr. Karuna Thakur is an experienced Psychologist in Okhla, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Karuna Thakur at Holy Family Hospital in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karuna Thakur and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am in relationship. At the beginning, she was spending lot time with me though she was doing job. I also used to respond. But now she does not have feelings as were at beginning. She spends her time chatting and talking with her work and teammates. If I speak to her this thing she gets irritated and angry. I don't know how to make her understand.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think that there is a lot for you to understand than your girl. The message is rather clear: she is going or has already gone off of this relationship, for whatever reasons. Either you talk about that and see what she says or take a sabbatical from the relationship to see if there is any yearning for you in your absence. If there is no effect, she is kind of off you. Talking will help to determine what exactly is going on. In the bargain, it would be useful to introspect and examine whether you are meeting her requirements adequately or is someone else doing a better job. Then you will be able to see and accept the reality and move on or change to suit the situation. I am inclined to favor the former.
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This is the exam time for me I am unable to concentrate properly. Give a suggestion that I should be perfect to concentrate and remember what I learned.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
1. Try to get good sleep. 2. Regular exercise 3. Study in place with less distractions 4. Free mind 5. Fix priorities 6. Short breaks in long study 7. Good breakfast 8. Yoga and meditation it will help you.
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D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
There is nothing shameful in suffering from a mental illness. Hiding it only makes it worse. Accept it and your life becomes simple. Great people who suffered from mental illness.
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My father is smoke daily, so what we have to do to stop smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Ideally you must send a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even harder. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He 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 he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His 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 his 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 him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He 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 him 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 he has quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds.
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He is severely depended on alcohol. No common thinking. Abnormal in behaviour. He will drinking even after telling thousand times. During normal condition he has tremors. Thinking abnormal totally. Forgot morals, relations during drunken. How to become a normal person and know his responsibilities. Live in society with dignity. Plssss tell me the solution?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
He is severely depended on alcohol. No common thinking. Abnormal in behaviour. He will drinking even after telling th...
Alcohol dependence is associated with significant physical, mental and social problems. Physically, there can be liver failure, jaundice, vomiting of blood, passing blood in stools, stomach ulcers, damage to nerves of the body, swelling of legs, fluid collection in abdomen, and many more. Mentally, there is irreversible brain damage, worsening of anxiety or depression, triggering of psychosis and mood disorders, dementia, etc. From a social point of view, there may be isolation from neighbors or family, increased abusive behavior to children or spouses, legal problems, accidents, etc. Anti craving medications are available which will help to reduce the craving. Consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction.
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If some bad situation will come in my life like any fear thing etc . I will get nervous very early nd the time of situation I felt down from inside . How can I overcome this ?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
If some bad situation will come in my life like any fear thing etc . I will get nervous very early nd the time of sit...
Hi, one way of overcoming is by graded exposure. Do not expect to become brave overnight. Learn to face small situations initially. Think what can be done at that moment. Do not directly test yourself in a big situation. Gradually climb up the ladder of more and more difficult situations, until you are able to face difficult situations also with ease. Take care!
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How can I get rid of smoking. I am addicted of smoking and I want to get rid of this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is really good news and don't give up on your decision. 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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Hello, I started to smoke three months back and now daily it has been like an habit. I initially started just taking one puff but right now I'm smoking daily, I wanna quit can some one help me?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is how nearly everyone gets into the habit of smoking or any other habit. Now that you are in it, it is good you want to get out of it.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. 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 chewing gum or 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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Dear sir, he is not ready to go to the doctor, near about a year he is out of treatment. Only sometime he take the" depsonil" medicine. But that also not in regular basis, it was prescribed by the doctor before one year. When I beg him to go to the doctor he says he will go. But then when I ask shall I take an appointment then he becomes silent. And near about six months he rarely talks with me. Please guide me how can I motivate him and make talk with me and how can get reach of a doctor for his treatment and counselling. Please please show me the path. Thanks radha.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear sir, he is not ready to go to the doctor, near about a year he is out of treatment. Only sometime he take the" d...
He is not following the prescription and therefore he cannot gain the benefits of the medication. Erratic use is also devoid of any benefits. His depression is taking a toll on him and he needs to be forced to go to the doctor. Is there no one else in the house or among relatives whose help may be sought to get him to the doctor? he himself is not motivated and this languorous state is typical of the condition and therefore he has to be literally carried to the doctor. If all this is not possible, please visit the doctor who prescribed the medication, and ask him to either come on a home visit or to prescribe some medication to be administered via his food or drink and this will get him out of his stupor. Once he is out of this state, he may become more amenable to go himself for follow up treatment. Apart from this he needs psychological counseling for a long time and it is worth finding out someone for this purpose. S/he could visit the person and through the dialogue that will ensue he can become more active and work on some issues to become more functional. Even when he is taking his medication, do not stop the counseling.
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Mera 6 years ka beta hai. Jab bhi woh kisi bachhe ki company main hota hai to woh bahut differently behave karta hai. Woh unpe itna attention deta hai ki lagta hai uske as pass aur koi nahi, bohot extreme hota hai aur agar woh same chiz reciprocate nai hoti tau upset Ho jata hai. I explain to be normal as his other frnz are but Ge doesn't. How do I explain him?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Mera 6 years ka beta hai. Jab bhi woh kisi bachhe ki company main hota hai to woh bahut differently behave karta hai....
Hi there ~ what your child may be experiencing is a normal personality which is taking root currently. Some children are extrovert and some are introvert and this takes shape with time. Your child's behavior with other children might indicate the extroversion characteristics that your child may be having. If you believe something is abnormal however, please consult with a child psychologist. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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From last 9 years I'm being a addict of pan Masala. (RMD gutka). Sudden leaving this addict can be harmful for my body or not. And what are the precautions should I take. So that I can leave.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
After quit your addiction of pan masala withdrawal symptoms can come like tremors, delusion, hallucinations etc but not to worry psychiatrist will treat your withdrawal symptoms. Once you have completed the treatment you take help from counsellor who work in de addiction center.
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My bf is a marijuana addict from past 3 years. M with him since last 2 years n I was unaware of the fact that he was an addict. I feel cheated now I did all possible ways to let him leave this habit. But no matter what he's ready to leave me for that time but not marijuana he promises leave for a day or two. But still continues. Last time he left was the longest period for 2 months then he has again started. Pls help me suggest some quick medicines to stop the addiction.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
My bf is a marijuana addict from past 3 years. M with him since last 2 years n I was unaware of the fact that he was ...
He is qualifying for the diagnosis of cannabis dependence syndrome. It's a brain disease. You can't change him through advice, threat or any other psychological manipulation. He needs admission in psychiatric hospital and needs intensive treatment to detoxify and preventing relapse.
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I have lost interest in every thing I do because of my personal life and professional life problems, I feel like to end up everything but I can't do it as I have a child, but can't live dieing every day, please help me out to get out of depression?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Try consoling yourself. Think positive You have a long way to go. Try changing your motivation to see beautiful life. It is thinking makes it so, everyone goes through this in life. If needed you ty taking fluoxetene 20mg daily morning.
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Hi I am introvert, shy, I have stage fear. I don't open up easily and tend to think negatively.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi I am introvert, shy, I have stage fear. I don't open up easily and tend to think negatively.
YOu have to make up mind and boldly mingle with people and only your willpower can help and no medicines.
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I am 22 years old male student suffering from depression. I want to know what is the effect of smoking in depression. 18 months ago I suffered from herpes encephalitis.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 22 years old male student suffering from depression. I want to know what is the effect of smoking in depression....
Dear , as in the case of any addiction, nicotine addiction also affects your depression slowly and systematically. Usually nicotine inhibits and influences gaba receptors of the brain which also controls and triggers serotonin. Because these are interdependent, the best option ios to stop smoking when you are under treatment for depression. Depression is usually treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes and meditation. For more information, you may contact me. Take care.
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Is there a cure for 1, bipolar, 2. Depression and 3. Alcoholism?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
That is a critical condition. Depression and bi-polar are to be confirmed and then psychotherapy and other therapies can help you manage them. Alcohol is an addiction and deaddiction therapy and will power should help. Post a private question to me and I will help you. Take care.
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I am smoking from past two years and from 3 months I have been spitting flume that has some brown thing like tar from lungs.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , I can understand. Smoking is definitely injurious to health. I suggest you to consult a physician immediately. There may not be anything to worry. But you should be safe. Take care.
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I have been using eltroxin 50 mcg. My TSH level before using it was 5.3.Some months back it was 3.2.I am taking the medicines daily. My anger level is also high along with depression and memory loss. How to control it.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Lybrate User, Body and mind are closely connected. If anything goes wrong with the body then it affects the mind and vice versa. Your present thyroid condition may be affecting your mind and may be responsible for your anger and depression. Please continue with the medicines but along with the medicines, if you talk to a Counsellor, it would help you a lot. It is important for you to understand what is making you angry and sad. Then, with the help of Counselling process, you learn to control/ manage your emotions. Please take an appointment with a Counsellor at the earliest. Take care.
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