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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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Is it ok to take one or two anti depression tablet without prescription, if yes then which on? Or any other suggestions regarding this topic.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Is it ok to take one or two anti depression tablet without prescription, if yes then which on? Or any other suggestio...
It is absolutely wrong and not advisable to take any antidepressants without consulting a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist. This is just because it may do more harm than good. Certain antidepressants may precipitate bipolar mania, psychosis, electrolyte disturbances, or even epileptic fits if taken in conditions which are contraindicated. So it would be a humble suggestion to avoid any such feats.
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I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old. While at home and talking to other people I stammer less but whenever I find myself in public places wgen I have to face public and speak I stutter alot and sometimes I have blockage due to which I am unable to even speak, I also get anxiety and my stomach also hurts while speaking. So should I consult a speech therapist, psychologists or a Public speaking and Personality development course ?I am confused.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old. While at home and talking to other people I stammer less but wh...
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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I have some short of depression like I am addicted to tobbaco. I eat medicine then eat tobacco so it doesn't improve my health. Can you suggest me some action to come out of this situation?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have some short of depression like I am addicted to tobbaco. I eat medicine then eat tobacco so it doesn't improve ...
Dear Sohil, Many persons fighting with depression, get addicted to tobacco. Antidepressants and nicotine in tobacco, act on the same nerve cells. So their interaction may be not be effective, if they are used together. Why don't you plan and quit tobacco and take only antidepressant for improving your health? Quitting tobacco may be difficult, but not impossible. Try for 12 weeks continuously. All the best.
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doctor. My marriage has been three years and I am very upset from my wife's childish behavior. Before the wedding , when we spoke on the phone . Then I thought she is a good girl and the happiness will fill my life. But after the wedding, the opposite result outcome. On the other side I was very frustrated by the pressure of my private job. Cause to messy management and long time exploiting I quit the job. Then I decided to open a small garment shop. B ut cause to lack of money. I discus with my wife to sell our gold jewellery but she did not support me and create an drama in the house. Now I am jobless 7 months ago. And I 'm drowning in debt for house running costs. I faced lot of interviews but no getting response. Due to all this, I hate my wife. I don't like to be with her at all. In these days I feels so lonely, helpless, depressed and totally lost. My self respect also lost in my all relative and wife's relatives. Day by day I 'm sinking in the dark. Just a few days ago I had decided to commit suicide . But I have avoided death . I do not think I 'll be able to put more time and death. Doctor please tell me how to make adjust in this situation and make also good tone between personal life and professional life.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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My marriage has been three years and I am very upset from my wife's childish behavior. Before the wedding , w...
You have said your side of story, judgement cannot be made without hearing your wife's side. Both of you go to an experienced marital therapist and find out the reason for these issues, if there is a personality disorder in one of u, psychiatrist would be better.
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I am 27 year old girl, I am almost depressed every other day, get hurt easily and most of the time overwhelmed, I feel neglected by my partner, I don't trust him emotionally and feel emotionally insecure with him, what do I do, I have suicidal tendencies too.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Recall your strength and achievements and focus on them. Improve your self esteem. Nobody can hurt you without your consent.
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5 Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety Instantly

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
5 Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety Instantly

Anxiety is something you face a lot due to different reasons. It also leads to mutiple problems, including low confidence, giving you an uneasy or uneasy feeling and more importantly affects your general well being and ability to work. If you feel you suffer from anxiety, here are some ways to reduce it.

  1. Accept the anxiety: Anxiety is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse. The only way to deal with the anxiety mentally is to accept that this is a temporary phase and that it will pass away soon.
  2. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  3. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial.
  4. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  5. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
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I feel stressful and lazy everyday. And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I feel stressful and lazy everyday.
And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.
Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. If possible buddy up wits some one. That could be your friend or a family member. When you exercise or trying to change or modify your life style having someone's support and company always helps. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. I also offer 3 to 6 months program where we need on a weekly basis to work towards your goal achievement. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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I feel so lonely when I am at home. I am so bad talking to strangers. Can you help me?

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 feel so lonely when I am at home. I am so bad talking to strangers. Can you help me?
Dear lybrate-user. The best option for you is to make friends. Go out and play games in nearby grounds. You will get friends. Take care.
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I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers and I yell n scream at times. For the last 10 years, this has also made me loose weight over the years. What do you recommend.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers ...
Please consult a psychiatrist and a counsellor, you need medication as well as therapy. All the best.
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I suffers from headache and irritation .I don't know reason behind this . Sometimes my mood suddenly getting depression and irritation Please give me suggestion to get rid of this problem ?

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, Headache and irritation are almost always due to stress related problems. I think you have some stress which you are unable to manage yourself. You are feeling disappointed due to that stress and you could be terming that disappointment as depression. You may post a private question to me with as many details as possible and I shall provide you psychotherapy treatment methods and tips to manage your problems (for a fee). [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. K V Anand" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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Hi sir my brother is suffering from depression from last 4 months. His symptoms are all if sudden his chest becomes heavier he is not able to speak. Heavy water comes from eyes.

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
Depression I a medical mental condition. A combination of counseling, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, meditation helps immensely. Let your brother continue the current medication. I may prescribe psychotherapy methods if you are ready for telephone consulting sessions. Let me know. Take care.
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I don't feel good. I have no hopes from life. Feel depressive. Can you suggest something?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I don't feel good.
I have no hopes from life.
Feel depressive.
Can you suggest something?
Hi lybrate-user, you are on the right platform. I suggest you to consult a psychologist for psychotherapy. It seems your confidence and self esteem is really low, there you need counseling and after screening if suggested by psychologist you may need to take medication. To be fully alright, I advise you to follow what I suggested. Apart from that, practice deep breathing. Deep breathing can be a great way to manage anxiety during or before social situations. Deep breathing can help reduce the physical symptoms of your anxiety, many of which are a result of breathing too quickly. Do breathing exercises everyday so it becomes second nature and comes naturally when you're in a stressful situation. Breathe through your abdomen, not your chest. To do this, lay on the floor or sit straight in a chair. Place a hand on your chest, the other on your abdomen. As you inhale, the hand on your abdomen should move while the one on your chest stays mostly at the same place. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold for a count of 7. Exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of 8. Gently contract your abdominal muscles to get all the air from the lungs. This is extremely important. Complete 5 deep breaths. Try 1 deep breath per 10 seconds. You will have set backs. This happens to everyone. Don't dwell on failure. Remember, you are learning. Think of ways that you will do better next time. Find people who are right for you. Choose those who make you happiest over those who look popular and cool. Consult me for counseling/psychotherapy. All the best.
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Heavy stress occurred at several times what should I do to prevent this stress please suggest sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Heavy stress occurred at several times what should I do to prevent this stress please suggest sir.
Hello, take Kali phos 30 ch , 5 drops once daily. If your BP is normal then take Ginseng 1x, 1 tab once daily after meals. Revert me after 10 days.
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Sir hamari yaadast sakti bahut hi kaam hai . I'm a student of university of Delhi Arsd college sir. Kitni bhi gahrayi se sunta hu kuchh tym yaad raha pata hai . But mai 1 ghante ke baad mujhe 5 % hi yaad rahta hai Sir please help me mujhe kaise mentally power ko increase karu. please sir Hindi me mujhe bataye.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily---------------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily----------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ---------------- report after 30 days-----------------
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I'm depress about any unknown reason why this happen tell me some things to stop this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm depress about any unknown reason why this happen tell me some things to stop this.
YOu can try the natural methods and if not helpful then you take antidepressant medicines. Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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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 am 34 years old. And depressed. I have anger fits. And I speak continuously. Happening from last 2-3 years. No support of family in getting treatment. Having problems with husband. Is there anything other than medicines I can go for. Please help.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
It seems to be adjustment problem. Instead of speaking continuously pray in your mind. Take early morning walk. Share your feelings with your best friend. Think about positive things of your life.
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Dear doctor. I am working in an ngo as a computer professional for past 12 years. Presently I am suffering from lot of stress and anxiety and get angry for very silly reasons. Even though I am aware what I am doing is wrong I am not able to control it. Please help me in this regard thanks in advance

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must examine, if this is a recent phenomenon, and whether something in the recent past has disturbed or is continuing to disturb you. It may be something grossly unfair or unnerving to have this effect. You may be angry and scared and because you are not expressing it appropriately, it is coming out in this uncontrollable fashion. Meet with a counselor and talk about your feelings and I am sure it will make a world of difference to you. Apart from this I would advise you to look into your long past and see, if there were any disturbing factors that you have not dealt with and whether this is combining with the present and adding unusual amount of fuel to the emotions of today and making it unbearable. If you are highly angry or scared, then it is like an inflated balloon that you are carrying around: an inflated balloon does not need an axe to bust it; even a pin-prick can burst it. That means that tiny reasons will connect you to the bit feelings you are carrying from your past and make you vulnerable.
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Hey doctor I am so depressed for one year about my career. I always want to talk to my mom about it but don't have the guts to do it. Whenever I try to talk about it my heart beat becomes fast and sometimes I need to go to toilet. Is there any way that I could do it.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am so depressed for one year about my career. I always want to talk to my mom about it but don't have th...
Regarding your career: Try to put up your résumés or CV on as many job sites as possible. Most of them are free so it will not cost you anything. It is possible that since you may not have significant experience, you may have to take a simpler job with less pay. However do not despair. Everyone has to start somewhere. The important thing is to start a job somewhere, get experience, then you can upgrade to a better job. At the same time, if possible, do some additional courses that will help to strengthen your resume. Also confide in someone you trust and spend time with family and friends. This will help you reduce your stress. If you feel suicidal consult a psychiatrist immediately. You seem to be having lot of anxiety about the same. Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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