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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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Homeopathy Medicine After a Concussion

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathy Medicine After a Concussion

Head injuries occur due to a variety of injuries - road accidents, falls, sports, assaults, etc.  While some injuries might be obvious, others may not have an external injury. However, given the structure and vascularity of the brain, there could be definite damage to the blood flow and brain function. There would be alteration in the person's behavior which may seem weird to others. A detailed history and examination will help unearth these symptoms and the underlying causes and thereby manage them. Any of the above injuries can result in jarring of the brain, and especially in cases of children, it is advisable to immediately consult a doctor.  If it was a very minor injury, then any of the following symptoms should warrant a visit to the doctor.

  1. Worsening headache 
  2. Nausea 
  3. Vomiting
  4. Dizziness 
  5. Difficulty waking up from sleep 
  6. Irritability and confusion 
  7. Unequal pupil size or dilated pupils
  8. Confused about name or place of belonging
  9. Unclear speech
  10. Numbness in the legs or arms 

As with all other conditions, homeopathy believes in getting to the root of the issue and not just treating the symptoms. There have been cases reported where the patient had severe symptoms, was given homeopathic remedies with complete cure of symptoms.  There are specific remedies in the acute phase and the chronic phase. In acute phase, commonly given remedies in the acute phase include Aconite, Arnica, and opium. They are aimed at stimulating recovery and should be given immediately after the injury has happened.

  1. Aconite:  Used when the patient is restless and panicky with the fear of death.
  2. Opium: These may have injuries elsewhere but not on the head, may feel dazed or be in coma, could also have a bloated face.
  3. Arnica: If the patient is severely bruised, however is denying help and claims to feel well, then Arnica should be given

In chronic phase these remedies help in managing the long term implications of a concussion that sets in sometimes even after months.

  1. Natrum sulphuricum: The person here is usually depressed and irritable, suicidal in some cases, have a feeling of ringing in the ears, experience vertigo.  The symptoms are worsened in wet or damp conditions.
  2. Natrum muriaticum: The person becomes sad or withdrawn, have a chronic headache that is worsened when out in the sun and develop a dislike for salt.  Being at the seaside can make these symptoms to improve or worsen dramatically. 
  3. Hypericum: The person will have convulsions immediately after the injury and can complain of pins and needles sensation later on.
  4. Helleborus:  The person seems shut down since the injury has happened with indifference to pain or pleasure.
  5. Hyoscymus:  The person becomes talkative, excited, laughs inappropriately, and in rare cases, muscle spasms or even epilepsy.
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Why people get physiological feelings often like feel insecure frightened and what is the remedy.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Why people get physiological feelings often like feel insecure frightened and what is the remedy.
Hello, this is a sort of depression. One should go for meditation to reduce one's stress, and to nourish brain to calm nerve to ease insecurity. Tk 3-5 glass of water to hydrate one's body. Tk homoeo medicine: @ ignatia 30- pills, thrice, orally. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice go for a walk in d morning to restore blood circulation. Avoid, junk food, nicotine, alcohol. Stay, strong. Report fortnightly, your feedback b highly appreciated for your further follow up.
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I don't want to smoke. Can you suggest ways to stop nicotine intake. I really want to stop this addiction. Also I think due to smoking my stomach has too much acid. And I keep on farting pls suggest something for this too.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Decide a quit date. Stop the cigarette smoked of the day for which you have the least desire. Say you smoke 3 cigarettes 6 am, 3 pm and 9 pm Decide on, by your judgement which one you like to stop and go on. It is not a one day process it may take weeks but achieve one by one. Still your accomplishment would help you to stop the next one. There are nicorette chewing gum available which help you to reduce the irritability during the period of abstinence. You can go to the nearby psychiatrist for the dosing. But it has to be borne in mind the stooping can happen only if you wish for it rather than forcing through medicines.
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I am suffering from hysteria. Not taking breath properly. Feeling pain in breast. What should I do for relief?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from hysteria. Not taking breath properly. Feeling pain in breast. What should I do for relief?
U need to consult a psychiatrist. Hysteria, otherwise called as conversion disorder, occurs in heightened emotional state. It occurs due to frustration, failure, disappointment, or conflicts in life. Psychiatrist will short term medications and address your underlying conflicts, and help resolve the same.
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From the very 4th day of joining into my first company job I feel very sick for job pressure. If it is mentally then what I will do?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are feeling anxious because it's a new job, you still have to get adjusted to this new environment which could be challenging and it's normal. Work being new you may take some time to really understand job requirements, expectations and your role. Give yourself time to adjust to the place, people and work. Take one step at a time, find your ground and slowly things will ease out. All the best.
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I wanna quit smoking can yuh it n I smoke weed also once in a week probably so any suggestions shall I stop smoking weed or should I no n I wanna quite smoking cigarettes dat became my habit now.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Smoking cigarettes can cause cancer and other respiratory problems. Smoking weed is never an alternative for smoking. At last you will end up smoking both. Therefore please do not start weed. The best method to quit smoking is to use your will power. There are many other methods including deaddiction therapy. But nothing works better than will power. I suggest online motivation counselling. Take care.
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I used to booze and smoke. This habit was before 8 months. I lost all my fairness skin tone due to it. How to rectify? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I used to booze and smoke. This habit was before 8 months. I lost all my fairness skin tone due to it. How to rectify...
Congrats for quitting both habits. This itself is amazing and commendable. In fact the skin tone is the least of your concerns because you have saved your life and perhaps that of your family if and when you start one. This skin tone is not likely to have been caused by your habits: tobacco will cause wrinkles; and unless you have drunk so much for a long time and caused damage to your liver you may have some patches on the skill due to that. So I do not really think that your attributing that to the habit is realistic. But you can do other things, for example, do not expose your skin directly to sunlight and apply lime juice, potato slices, and cucumber slices to the dark areas separately, regularly.
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I am a chainsmoker and I want to leave from it. So can you advice me.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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I am engineering student I have a bad habit of smoking but I want to leave it so please give the suggestion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, you should give up this bad habit. You have made a very good decision and you will never regret it. 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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He is smoking addict from 2 year. He want to leave it . But if don't take it . Then he will not be able to do study. Or any other work. He feel darkness around him sometime.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suppose you are talking about yourself in the third person. This is called conditioning to a large extent and it will appear like you cannot live without smoking tobacco. This is a huge deception. You must follow these suggestions and will be able to give it up quite comfortably: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a 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 on. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir I use to forget things frequently and sometimes I forget the work I have gone for.Please suggest some solution

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This type of forgetfulness is not normal and is definitely stress induced. It is referred to as discounting: which is really a loss of awareness though we wrongly describe it as forgetting, for want of a better word. You are discounting almost like that of an aged person. You need to identify the stress and do some work with a counselor to sort it out. You may be aware of the stress but have not done anything substantial to deal with it and so the extent of discounting. It has to do with an emotion, normally. Are you sad, scared, or angry, and are you not expressing the same? There are other reasons for discounting but I will not go into that to avoid confusing you. If you are not able to relate to he emotional factor, let me know and we can explore the other contributing factors.
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Goodafternoon. Am a medical student. 19 years old. Am feeling uneasy to memorize and remember anything. And am unable to concentrate on my studies. I feel like. Tightening in the cranial nerves. What might be the cause and treatment?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Dear lybrate user, due to over sitting it happens. Do not sit for long hours. After one or two hours you must go for walk. For lack of concentration you may take nux vomica 30 thrice a day five drops in water for two days and report back.
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My brain is full of ideas 2/3 ideas run in my brain and im inconsistent in taking decisions but, I do know about the positive and negative s of those ideas but unable to select any one of them. And also I have a habit of daydreaming and I was also overconfident and most of the times I will be fully depressed, please please I request you to help me how to get rid of these problems.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My brain is full of ideas 2/3 ideas run in my brain and im inconsistent in taking decisions but, I do know about the ...
Hello, * go for meditation to reduce your, stress, anxiety and depression and generate confidence from within to b firm upon an fruitful idea. This is the idea which non other than you, can fulfill. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. * do not skip your nutritious diet for junk food. * ensure, 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. **home-care** @ ignatia-30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ avena sat q, 10 drops-with 2 tsfl of water, thrice a day. * get up, golden days are ahead, waiting for you. * all d best.
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I have anxiety disorders

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I have anxiety disorders
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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I am suffering from schizophrenia. But I know everything the doctors say schizophrenic activities were happen in real. I do not know how to react to them in real life. Please do help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be put on medication and a lot of occupational therapy and intense psychotherapy are needed to mitigate the symptoms. Kindly seek a psychiatrist’s help immediately and do not attempt alternative therapy until a psychiatric evaluation has been performed. A correct diagnosis must be made and prescription followed accordingly. It is very difficult to attempt treatment with other forms of therapy, which lack the tools to tackle this serious mental disorder. In fact, they may cause irreparable damage even with good intentions. There is no doubt that this disease is debilitating but you must persevere not only with the medication but also with counseling. The counseling gives you an avenue to work with your emotional issues and you will develop skills in coping with the everyday challenges that life throws at you. I hope your visits to the psychiatrist were regular and the medication has been frequently reviewed during the years of this disease. You need to be occupied, and fit into a routine of interesting activities every day. Yoga and meditation is also necessary to train your brain to be disciplined. Exercise always plays a stabilizing role and is the most holistic medicine besides. If you have been diagnosed with paranoia the mind is regularly perturbed by unreal fears, a reality check through counseling will help you discern fact from fiction. Your socializing and maintaining steady relations is the hallmark of a good recovery program. If I am to assume that there were no relapses during this period, then that is a good sign too. This means that your condition has remained stable all of these years! Now go to the next level along with therapy and you can look forward to a more functional and productive lifestyle. Regarding your reaction to the many differences​ of perception between you and the rest of the world, it is important to check it out with a person you trust and learn to identify with that person's perception and adapt accordingly. This is a long drawn process and is worth every effort for the results it is capable of producing and alleviating your life.
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I am 21 years old I am patient of depression but I am not taking medication. I use to forget things lake of concentration. Am always in fear. I use to forget ways. Unusual thought use to come in my mind. Please help me I wanna live a healthy life. I never enjoyed any thing m always unhappy.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 21 years old I am patient of depression but I am not taking medication. I use to forget things lake of concentra...
Dear lybrate-user-you say you are a patient of depression- who has made the diagnosis? please see a qualified and trained psychologist at the earliest. Psychologist is an expert in diagnosis by psychological testing and counselling/psychotherapy i. E. Treatment without medicines. Psychiatrist gives medicines only. Treatment started earlier will control the problem very fast. Get proper diagnosis first followed by right treatment. Please get diagnosis confirmed first then take medicines as advised. It is possible that problem is psychological-then it will not be cured by medicines. You will need psychotherapy.
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How I should stop smoking and to be fit with body And for sex to make betTer to me and my gril.

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
Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I am having sleeping problem. After going to bed also I am not able to sleep. Daily I am just sleeping only for 2 to 3 hours in night. In day time also I am not sleeping. I am 28 years old. I am married. Few months before I was going through some personal problems that time onwards this problem started. But now I don't have any stress.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am having sleeping problem. After going to bed also I am not able to sleep. Daily I am just sleeping only for 2 to ...
Dear lybrate- user, please try curd rice in dinner curd" dhahi" yogurt" has good qualities it acts as digestive and get good sleep.
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I am not feeling relax. I am always thinking about a girl is there is any solution.

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 not feeling relax. I am always thinking about a girl is there is any solution.
Dear , you can think about any girl or anything. You should enjoy having someone to think about. Instead you are obsessive with it and worrying. If you like her, propose her and marry her. Otherwise, leave her and concentrate on your career. Take care.
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