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Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari

Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari is one of the best Psychiatrists in Greater Kailash, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari at Centre For Child and Adolescent Well Being in Greater Kailash, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Alpana Kumari on Lybrate.com.

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Child is having autism. His weight -15 kg, age-5 years old. Please suggest a diet.

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Autism spectrum disorders (asd) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen. Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child's daily food intake.

I am a newly married girl. Its a love come arrange marriage. BUt anger from my childhood was always distructive. Currently I am not working for the last five months since I got married. The sad part is even for small thing I go mad at my husband and I abuse him and hit him badly. In my anger I dont see at whom I am roaring and throwing and hitting. And when I am alone I would cry out loud and feel like punishing myself. I dont feel loved and cared and accepted. I know suside is a sin so I wont commit, but I dont want to live.

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A similar behavior in the past during your teens, or incidents of self harm, now emotional lability and emptiness suggest you could be suffering from borderline personality disorder. Kindly consult a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist because if unaddressed it can ruin your marital life.
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My cousin's hand hairs are dark and long thats why he feels so ugly himself. . He removed hand hairs by using veet cream but the hairs re growing With extra thickness. .why? He is in depression bcoz of this. Plz suggest any other solutions. .to reduce the thickness of hand's hairs. . . I think laser method. Is very costly? Treatment .he can't afford. . Give any other best idea.

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My cousin's hand hairs are dark and long thats why he feels so ugly himself. .
He removed hand hairs by using veet cr...
There is no other way, other than laser, he can use trimmer. If he is so conscious, he can get waxing done. It is painful though. With veer, hair does not grow thicker, it appears so, just because hair grows blunt, as you have actually cut it from the surface. Natural hair at thinner at the end. Waxing removes hair from the root and the new hair grows almost how natural hair grows.
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I have been suffering from anxiety for a long time now. I am constantly focusing on my breathing. Sometimes I think I am breathing too fast so it causes me to be blurred. I am taking clonazepam 1mg in the am and. 5mg in the afternoon. I am not sure whether I am building tolerance to it so my doctor wants to switch me to xanax 1mg in am and 1mg in the afternoon. I don't know what to do. Should I switch please help.

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I have been suffering from anxiety for a long time now. I am constantly focusing on my breathing. Sometimes I think I...
Don't think much lybrate-user, If your doctor is changing your medication it must be pertaining to your current state, you can take it and see if you feel the difference. Make the following changes as well: Avoid high caffeine drinks as they stimulate your system and pile on more stress instead of relaxation. When you get anxious, your breathing quickens, which reduces the amount of oxygen your brain gets. This makes it more difficult to think clearly and form logical reasoning. Take a moment to focus on taking deep belly breaths. Inhale for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 4 seconds, and then release it for 4 seconds. Doing this for 1-2 minutes should help to calm your nerves quickly. Take some time to exercise. Whether anxiety has just struck or you are chronically anxious, exercising is sure to help. Physical activity releases endorphins which increase happiness, and reduce cortisol - a stress producing hormone. As soon as you start to feel anxiety hit, go workout or take a walk. Aside from immediate treatment, regular exercise will decrease the amount of anxiety you feel over time. Keep a healthy diet. Although it may seem silly to link your anxiety to what you ate for breakfast, the foods you eat have a big impact on your mental functioning. Studies have shown a correlation between unhealthy eating and high anxiety and stress. Try to incorporate more fruits, veggies, and whole grains into your daily diet. Get tested to make sure you don’t have any food allergies that may be triggering your anxiety as well - a common experience. You can also apply some lavender oil to relax and distress your nerves. Just one drop near your lobes does wonders.
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Dear sir, I have confusion related to ocd. I d't know I am suffering from ocd or not. But seriously from last 1*1/2 years my mind has been diverted in my mental thoughts. A story of thoughts has been created in my mind and yet I am not fine. For my mental issue I must know you my story of last year to till now. I can't explain in few lines or pages .what can I do?

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Dear lybrate user...OCD is a disorder consisting of various different obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions usually involve ruminating thoughts, cleanliness, based on religious or sexual themes. While compulsions involved are like counting, repeated checking, avoidance behaviors. It requires a detailed interview about the onset, duration and progression of your symptoms as you have mentioned. Kindly get back with a detailed history so that a detailed management plan can be prepared. Take care

I m going thrgh a separation. One year since I m separated. I m a teacher who has recently resigned cause I was not gtng enough time to decide abt my life n future. Presently m just tryin to do thins tat mk me happy. I do feel loneliness. N sumtimes worthlessness. My question s hv I taken the right decision to give time to myself?

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Dear , you are feeling this separation stress, anxiety and other problem every other (when they go through separation problems). You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc.
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Having depression & stress. Can't sleep in night. Due to severe stress. Want to get out of it.

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Having depression & stress. Can't sleep in night. Due to severe stress. Want to get out of it.
Hi. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: 1. Difficulty falling asleep 2. Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep 3. Waking up too early in the morning 4. Feeling tired upon waking medication:- 1. Cap stresscom-1cap daily twice after food 2. Pippalimoola churna-1/2tsp with 50 ml water and 50 ml milk, boil and reduce to 50 ml and have daily twice after food.
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I am 65 years, male .I am suffering from anxiety, depression ,I am using clonazepam .5 for the last 4 years as per psychologist. Still the problem persists. What should I do now.

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I am 65 years, male .I am suffering from anxiety, depression ,I am using clonazepam .5 for the last 4 years as per ps...
Hello lybrate-user. Clonazepam is not the solution for anxiety and depression. It only provides temporary relief that too for short span of time after which it is inefficient. You need to find the problem that causes anxiety and try to solve it.
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I am 21 years old male having addiction of smoking, what I can do to end addiction?

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Smoking, a form of tobacco dependence, should be assessed by a psychiatrist followed by treatment with medicines like champix, nicotine replacement therapy alongwith self help tips and counselling. With treatment patients can start abstaining from smoking within 3 weeks.
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I am male aged 26 year, I get erected when I see a shirtless man or men in shorts or seminude men. I don't feel excited when I see a lady even fully nude, I fear why this happens to me please help?

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I am male aged 26 year, I get erected when I see a shirtless man or men in shorts or seminude men. I don't feel excit...
Dear, if you are experiencing this problem for some very few days, do not get alarmed. Just take it easy and ignore it. Your problem will clear itself. If it is a prolonged problem, you need treatment. Please post a private question to me with every details. I will help you. Take care.
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No longer have interest on studies memory control has gone wts the matter to my. Mind happen.

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Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am possessive about my husband and I want to change that. She is looking at girls in front of me. I could not tolerate that. It is a mental torture to me. Please let me change that.

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I am possessive about my husband and I want to change that. She is looking at girls in front of me. I could not toler...
Hi, We can not change the world around us so why not change ourselves. Focus on yourself. Try to feel good pamper yourself. It will lead to your high self esteem. See and analyse what is that your partner is looking and which he feels you are lacking. work on that. don't run for attention. Be confident. As far as looking at girls, it is very common for guys and girls to do that. Until and unless he is done something serious like cheating on you, you should not take it seriously. Still if it does, try to rationalize the situation.
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Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.

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Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.
Hello, you r exposed to viral fever, causing, pain in body, headache, nausea, cough, fever, fatigue. Your diet b easily digestible, on time. Drink, lukewarm water, tk, homoeo medicine. @ eupetorium perf 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ bryonia alb 30-6 pills thrice. Tk rest.

Hi, i am 37 years old. My problem is that i can't remember the things my memory is getting very weak day by day and also i am losing my power to discuss or argue, when i ever i have i entered in any discussion or any argument my brain stops working it goes blank i can't recall any thing. Please help

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Dear , i think you are exaggerating your actual. At the age of 37, degradation of memory is not possible. That happens when you get aged. Amnesia and related problems happens abruptly on shock or neuralgic problems. Don't misguide yourself. Post a private question with all the details and I will explain more to you. Take care.

Hi Doctor, I'm working lady of 58 yrs, with 4'11height nd weighing 80 kgs. My problem is because of time I' unable to go for walk or do any kind of exercise. My other problem is nowadays it has become very difficult to keep petty things remember or say memory loss. please help.

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Hi Doctor, I'm working lady of 58 yrs, with 4'11height nd weighing 80 kgs. My problem is because of time I' unable to...
Hye. Thankyou for your query. There’s no overnight fix when it comes to healthy weight loss, but you can adjust your lifestyle to promote quick, natural weight loss for the benefit of your health and your appearance. Successful, long-term weight management needs to focus on more than the food you eat and the pounds you lose. It needs to focus on your overall health. Reshape your body and your lifestyle by adopting healthy habits and breaking unhealthy ones. Replace all processed foods in your diet with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds and seafood. Focus on the variety of whole, unprocessed foods you can eat instead of dwelling on the junk food you eliminated from your diet. Eat smaller portions at every meal and avoid going back for seconds. Take a smaller scoop of rice, half of a piece of chicken instead of a whole piece and one less egg in your morning omelet, for example. Make time for breakfast every morning. Eating breakfast helps prevent overeating and is a habit of people who successfully lose weight. Pack to-go meals instead of eating convenience foods when you’re not home. Store foods like chopped fruits and vegetables or cooked grains, legumes, eggs and meats in your refrigerator so you always have something to grab when you’re in a rush. Buy fresh vegetables and fruits from the grocery store if you forget to bring healthful food from home. When you can’t avoid dining at a restaurant, opt for a salad as a starter, and always ask for the dressing on the side. Clear soups, lean meats, seafood and grain-based dishes like roti, whole grain bread are other good choices. Exercise for 30 to 60 minutes at least three times per week to build muscle and burn more calories. Pilates, strength training, aerobics, swimming, dancing and yoga or a sport like football are ideal choices. If you’re new to exercising, start with brisk walking and jogging. Adopt physically demanding hobbies like bicycling, hiking, jogging, power walking to promote faster weight loss. If you don’t have time for new hobbies, increase your physical activity with things like walking the dog, playing with the kids or jogging instead of driving to a nearby store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Understand that with good nutrition and some physical activity you can enhance your mental alertness and concentration.
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I am unable to remember things for long time. I forget them easily

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You must surely have been living a life of stress for many years for this development. You should immediately learn some stress-management skills, and reduce the burden on your brain. You need to examine your feelings of sadness, fear and anger to see that you express them appropriately in your normal course. A counselor will definitely help you with that. Then there are certain exercises that will help you develop your memory: these are mental recalling-exercises. Do regular physical exercises, do crosswords, picture comparison, jigsaws, Sudoku, memory co-relation activities and skills. Sleep well, eat well, and learn to be fit always. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help. Some left brain exercises will help too. Get in touch with me and I can send you those activities. You may want to go for a medical check to ascertain that there are no other serious debilitating brain conditions that are advancing on you innocuously.

Whenever I think about the past I feel very angry and frustrated. And whenever I carry my positive thoughts I feel very excited and energetic... But it last only for few hours ... Then I start think about something else which gives me the negative thoughts and will become very angry

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If you indulge in the past, you will definitely get angry because there will always be things that could have been done differently and that could have produced better results. So there will be regrets. Now we cannot turn back the clock back nor change the past. So that exercise is impossible and futile. But you can learn from them to better improve the present and future. By locking yourself in the past, you become a prisoner of it. The only way to look is, forward. And it looks like you are doing well with that. Learn to stay with the positive and strengthen that position. Because it is still a weak state in you, it will be quite easy to revert back to history and feel the regrets. It is a conscious effort and regular practice that will eventually win this battle. Perhaps there are some things that need to be dealt with about your past. Talk to a counselor and deal with them to completely eradicate it from your mind. Remember it is not possible to remove the memory but it is possible to purge the past memories of its negative energy or force. Keep me posted of your success.
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I am having Good amount of anxiety or Ocd. Doctor,I wamt to ask that if I practise pranayama or anulom vinolom on a regular basis can it bring my ocd to a nominal level or should I go to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist?

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Pranayama, Anulom vinolom, meditation, exercise are all beneficial to good physical and mental health. However, they are NOT treatments by themselves. At best they can be considered as adjuvants, they help to improve the patient's health and thus their condition. If you are indeed suffering from OCD, it is vital that you seek professional help by consulting a psychiatrist. With the right medication and counseling you will see relief in your symptoms.
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I loved someone. The one does not talk to me nowadays. I feel very lonely. I tried to commit suicide more than 3-4 times. But when I look at my parents, I have not to be able to do it. But I really want to leave this earth forever. I am depressed over a year. My family does not know about my depression.

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I loved someone. The one does not talk to me nowadays. I feel very lonely. I tried to commit suicide more than 3-4 ti...
You are suffering from severe reactive depression to love failure, at this age it s understandable how you feel, in few years from you will laugh at these things. So do not do anything silly. You parents would have sacrificed a lot to bring you to this level. Consult a psychiatrist and take a course of antidepressants. All the best.

My memory is weak how to increase it and my concentration power is also weak how improve my concentration power.

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Please use some of the suggestions given below: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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