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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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How to keep the mindset cool and calm, because when I begin to study don't know songs come into my mind, How to fully focus and keep my mind upto that concentration level while studying.

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, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question is that since I entered in my puberty I have a secret feminine feeling in me. I mean I like to imagine myself like a woman. I like to feel like a woman. If someone touches my chest I feel like i'm a woman he is playing with my breasts. Even while having sex with my wife I imagine that i'm a woman and somebody is having sex with me and then only I get sexually arouse. If I see a male penis I feel like sucking it. I'm very much worried about it. I feel ashamed and filthy of it. Is there any kind of sociological problem in me. I have always been straight in my life. So what is this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question ...
You may be having the problem of transexuality. Transsexuals suffer because they feel they are trapped in a body of the wrong sex (opposite sex). It may be due to hormonal imbalance during adolescent period of development. Please consult a psychiatrist, if it is so, he may refer you for other specialists for hormonal replacement therapy.
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I wanted to be an actress now wherever I go I fall in love with men who resemble some actors unintentionally without reciprocation and I can't do any work except thinking about them this is a repeated pattern.I won't like ordinary men so I am still single, I am 36.Victim of abuse by father n domestic violence n ill treatment by relatives n classmates. Could not study after graduation. Suffer homelessness and on injection of clopixol depot fortnight.Women generally dislike me men try to take advantage please suggest proper rehabilitation center n cure.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think your aspiration to become an actress had failed but you may be still indulging in the fantasy of that failed desire by at least wanting to be in love with a celebrity in the film industry. Your adulation of the celebrity is to identify with their achievements and a desire to own them. These are additive in nature; to the personality and the glamour they enjoy. This failure can be very disturbing. Together with that the childhood abuse and the ill-treatment by others in life has been disquieting at the least. This has all contributed to the weight gain and to the mental disturbance. Now it is important to do the right thing first, for the mental illness, and to deal with the pain of all the abuse. Then the understanding of love and the dearth of it in your life has to be considered and the distortions cleared. It is possible that you might be mixing up sex with love, and innocuously offering it seeking love but the men take advantage of this need and hunger of yours failing to recognize the actual deprivation. You may unwittingly use seduction with males, who will fall gullibly to the guile, but that this same thing may invite the disapproval and disdain of the female companions. All this can get very complicated, if not properly understood. Your medical treatment must be supported by some psychotherapy to adequately address all the psychosocial aspects of your situation. Ideally, you should spend time in a rehabilitation center, and in residential settings to work out these issues in an intense one-to-one treatment. I have no idea of any such center in my experience so far. However, I suggest that you do the next best thing, by seeking help in an outpatient setting. I recommend you work with a female therapist before transferring to a male therapist, ideally and eventually, for a satisfactory recovery.
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Hello Doctor, I am 22 years old boy 1 year ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. psychiatrist advised me some medicine. I took for 15 days but after 15 days a local doctor advised me to give up that medicine as I could be addicted to it. Now after 1 year my life is almost alright. But still some times I feel restless for 1-3 minutes that's also very minor. I think I have recovered 90% depression as my muscle pain is also gone. Am I doing right.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
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I am 22 years old boy
1 year ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. psychiatrist ad...
At present you are almost symptom free- that is very good. Still, I would suggest you to see a psychologist, provided you can afford. Sittings with a psychologist will help you identify the source of your stress symptoms and once you are able to identify the root cause it can be treated permanently without the fear or apprehension that some problem can crop up anytime again.
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This is SATYA from Visakhapatnam. I am unable to quit my smoking habit due to my psychological condition like my financial status. What can I do for quite my smoking habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will just feel like it is impossible to quit but that is not at all true. You can if you persevere. 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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I m suffering from depression from last 10 year during this period I had taken so many medicine currently I m taking depran 10 mg from last 1 year. But I do not want to take any medicine or want to left this medicine because I m taking exc. Yoga.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I m suffering from depression from last 10 year during this period I had taken so many medicine currently I m taking ...
There are may modalities which can help you overcome depression. The very first one is your strong will power to come out of it, which I can see in you. What requires to get out of depression is our attitude towards self and situations which should be very positive. To make this change in perception cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnotherapy and mindfulness are very effective therapies. They not only help you to overcome depression but helps to prevent the relapse also. The psychologist would be able to guide you well after consultation about which therapy will help you.
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I have feeling as afraid when I am studying, heat beats are high, concentration disturbed, I think it is psychological problem or studyphobia, my age 29, I get above 75% in all classes up to mba, how can solved it, please give me your suggestions.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have feeling as afraid when I am studying, heat beats are high, concentration disturbed, I think it is psychologica...
You take inderal tab 10 mg morning and night and tell me privately. If you need more help I can give.
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I am man of 40 years suffering from alcohol addiction. What to do please suggest.

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, for any substance addiction, the best treatment method is to have awareness and use will power. There are rehabilitation measures, but they only work when the addicted person willfully accept it. You may consult a de-addiction specialist. Take care.
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I have a lot of dandruff in my hair which is very sticky and my whole scalp is full of whitish dandruff which I can not remove, not even in summer. I consulted a doctor previously he told me the name of the disease is oasis or soyasis (i forgot the name). Can you please tell me which medicine or lotion will help me to cure this kind of dandruff?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a lot of dandruff in my hair which is very sticky and my whole scalp is full of whitish dandruff which I can n...
Hi effective method to treat dandruff would be to combine 2 tablespoons of fresh apple juice with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Dab this on the hair and keep it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Do this for once or twice a week to cure dandruff. Apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp once in a week.
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Hi I was cheated by my bf n v broke up 2 years back but still I am unable to move on and I still think about him. What to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi I was cheated by my bf n v broke up 2 years back but still I am unable to move on and I still think about him.
Wha...
Stop all contact with him. Delete his number from mobile, unfriend him on FB. Discard all the things related to him. Always try to remain in friends company. Or try to busy yourself in some activity. For counselling help do consult.
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I have bad anxiety and it affects my sleep. I tried taking melatonin but it doesn't work on me. I end up sleeping less when I take it. What else can I use to help me sleep at night?

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
I have bad anxiety and it affects my sleep. I tried taking melatonin but it doesn't work on me. I end up sleeping les...
Dear Lybrate user Taking Medicines for over a longer period of time. Try avoiding these medicines. These shortcuts lead to long term and life long damage. Instead Try include some physical activity in your daily schedule. Physical exercises releases chemicals in brain which will help you in sleep, in turn reducing your anxiety. You can go for brisk walk, workout at gym. Involve your friends and family members in your exercise routine so that it will help you in keep going. You can also take one on one sessions with a Psychologist. Take Care.
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He understands everything but he can not TALK. We TAKE him to speech therapist but no improvement.

B.H.M.S., M.D. (Homoeopathy)
Homeopath, Surat
Hello, homoeopathic medicine can help you best. I have recovered my patients from such condition even in adult age. Do not worry, give homoeopathic medicine along with speech therapy. He will start speaking soon.
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I am suffering from social anxiety. And not being able to enjoy my life. Have even tried things like visualisation. But they help only for short term. I feel so depressed about it. I fear it is going to severely affect my career as I am a CA student. N I have to face the corporate world. God only knows how I am going to tackle. Is there any solution? Pls help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from social anxiety. And not being able to enjoy my life. Have even tried things like visualisation. B...
Hi. Here are few asanas which will help you in reducing the anxiety problem. -Sit in the meditation position (cross-legged or heel seat) and put the hands in the lap. The back is straight and the belly relaxed. Stop one minute every thought. Then remain in meditation, thoughts can come and go as they please. All feelings of anger, fear and grief appear and dissolve by themselves. -Dhanurasana: Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body. Fold your knees and hold your ankles. Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back. Look straight ahead Keep the pose stable while paying attention to your breath. Your body is now taut as a bow. Continue to take long deep breaths as you relax in this pose. But don’t get carried away! Do not overdo the stretch. After 15 -20 seconds, as you exhale, gently bring your legs and chest to the ground. Release the ankles and relax. -Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (The mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (Believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: Take homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Revert.
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Headache problem from last 10 days , checked 2 to 3 doctor's and also doing all report for check up didn't get any diseases in report but problem of headache same not feeling well plzz suggest best doctor or treatment, we've so frustrated please reply as soon as possible. Last 3 days admit in JLN hospital but not getting any result. please suggest sr.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Headache problem from last 10 days , checked 2 to 3 doctor's and also doing all report for check up didn't get any di...
When reports are normal. It may be cause of the psychosomatic disorder. You need psychological counselling. You are very sensitive. It is better to consult psychologist. Psychological counselling, cognitive behaviour modification therapy, relaxation therapy required to you. No doctor can clarify to you. No doctor is not also recommended to psychologist. Realise yourself it is must. Now think about this. It is psychosomatic disorder. I need to consult psychologist. Psychological counselling is no side effects. It improves your personality. It helps to overcome from your problems. It modifies your total life style modification. So it is better to consult a good psychologist. Be share your personal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Be happy all the time. Be sociable. Be feel always comfortable. Do not think too much about small problems. Take good rest and take in time healthy food. Be happy and enjoy the every movement of life. Ok all the best.
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I feel like crying for no reason and constantly. It just comes automatically also.

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
You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I get annoyed and angry on little discussions. I don't have much friends in life. I don't have a stable job. Mostly my spare time goes in playing games on Google Play like shadow fight 2 and dark lands. People think I am immature. Very few people understand my capabilities. I feel quite lowly about myself at times. Need a corner for myself to cry just after I am angry. I don't intend to hurt anyone. Let me know how can I overcome all of this. My head aches.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I get annoyed and angry on little discussions. I don't have much friends in life. I don't have a stable job. Mostly m...
I feel you need to organize your life and also prioritize things in your life. There is some inner conflict which may be making you annoyed and angry on little things. Step out try to socialize with people, make meaningful friendships. You have to push your limits. You can take a helpless stance instead work your way through it. Keep a dairy of events in your life day to day. Make a schedule and stick to it. Exercise daily for 30 minutes eat healthy- lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables. Learn some communication and presentation skills- if not by yourself seek help of a professional. I am sure you do not intend to hurt anyone, I wonder what makes you say that?
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My voice was very good. I use to smoke but quit 2 months back. But if I speak continuously even 10 mnts also. My voice getting rough. Please do the needful.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Clinical Elective
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Quitting smoking is not supposed to be related to hoarseness of voice. But, during the initial period after quitting you may experience throat irritation and increased cough. If that is what you have, you can relax. Otherwise consult ENT specialist for change of voice.
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I am 18 years old. I got 78% in class 12 board exam and I am in a relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now she broke up with me. I am not happy with my marks. I am treated very badly by my parents for that. My girlfriend likes another boy who is much more talented than me and more good looking. I am suffering in depression. I need her the most in this situation. What should I do to become relieved from depression?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
This is an eye opener for you. As you have seen your girlfriend breaking with you to have another talented boy as her boyfriend. So, your talent counts a lot nothing else. So try to concentrate in life about your achievement then girls will come behind you. So study well; get good marks. All the best.
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I am a 20 year old male. From the past 2-3 years I have been having a problem where I would feel that everybody is constantly looking at me and judging me negatively. From the last 1 year I have started panicking. Whenever I go out I feel that everyone is judging me, when I interact with people I constantly think that they must be thinking this and that about me and I try to be nicer and nicer to them which harms sometimes because they dominate me. Life is a hellhole. How do I solve this?

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 a 20 year old male. From the past 2-3 years I have been having a problem where I would feel that everybody is co...
Dear Lybrate user, 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. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am a Marketing professional. Most of the time I am very calm and normal. When I see some wrong things I becoming violent and once I become angry I loose my control and speak whatever it comes and do whatever it may be and this status will be last not more than 10 minutes. Kindly suggest some treatments and some medicines for it.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Being otherwise calm and but at times having an uncontrolled anger outburst for few minutes that you later regret, is suggestive of either a personality problem, impulse control disorder or underlying agitated depression. These are just possibilities which can be evaluated and managed accordingly by consulting a psychiatrist. At times unresolved mental stress may also lead to such symptoms'i would therefore suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for the same. Try mental relaxation exercises like deep breathing for 15-20 minutes, yoga or meditation etc.
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