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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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I am not able to control my anger what can I do. Becoz my engagement is recently broken. I have developed feeling of hate with my in-laws. They were very bad and greedy. Now I dnt want to marry anyone what can I do my parents want me to marry .Feeling like crying and not able to trust anyone. please what can do now.

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
You have a feeling of rejection and loneliness which will soon pass. Pick yourself up and focus on what you want. Book appointment.
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I felt unconsious on 28-12-2012. that time i had womit and after just 2 minuits i was recovered. Again on 26-01-2015 after taking Lunch I got unconsious and fell down, no injury, i recovered within 2 miniuts. What is the reason and wht is the medication and what precoutions I should take. I am 67 years of age and residing at Hyderabad. please advice. thanks.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
You appear to be experience, transient ischemic attacks.or some seizure activity but as your age is more shooting of blood pressure can also cause loss of conciousness,better visit a physician and start anti platelet therapy.and antihypertensive drugs if required.
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I am suffering from acute back pain and pain in the thigh and left hip for the last two months even after taking all medicine and physiotherapy treatment and homeopathic treatment. I slipped while coming out from a lift in the month of May after I returned after visiting my ailing brother who has been diagnosed with rapidly progressive dementia and his condition is deteriorating day by day. My parents are not alive and he is the only one who can come in high and low times. I become so much depressed after seeing him in such a state. I keep on crying and praying for my brother recovery but Dr. said it is incurable. I don't know what to do. My family and kids are also suffering due to my condition but I am unable to keep control on my emotions. Please guide me what to do. Thanks a lot for your help.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am suffering from acute back pain and pain in the thigh and left hip for the last two months even after taking all ...
Some facts in life are to be accepted as they are. Some chronic ailments lie dementia have a defined course. Your attached emotions with your brother are understandable, but your feelings and emotions seem to be dominated by sadness and negativism towards self and surroundings. This definitely suggests a depressive disorder which is probably assisted in precipitation by a hypothyroid state and post hysterectomy status. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist with your latest thyroid reports and consider starting some helpful medications to alleviate depression. You may consult me online fro any further queries and treatment.
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How can I help my sister to overcome from depression. Due to this and their excess thinking and bad effect of depression she behave like different person and also forgot their friends and relative.

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
How can I help my sister to overcome from depression. Due to this and their excess thinking and bad effect of depress...
Dear, clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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I am 48 yrs old I am suffering from bodyache above knee and below waist, I am also having blood clotting on skin showing blue red black colour spots.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 48 yrs old I am suffering from bodyache above knee and below waist, I am also having blood clotting on skin show...
Hi thanks for writing to lybrate, pain and swelling in your thighs suggest venous compromise while reduced blood flow, pain, sores point towards arterial involvement. It may be possible you have both conditions. You have to consult a vascular surgeon who will treat you accordingly. Continue with compression. Avoid prolonged standings. Keep leg elevated at night. Avoid smoking. Get your lipid levels checked. Avoid fatty foods. Take guidance or your doctor. Take care.
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Hi. Does anyone here have Cyclothymia? I was diagnosed in Dec and really struggling to manage it. Any support much appreciated please help

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. Cyclothymia a mental state characterized by marked swings of mood between depression and elation; bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Take care.
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4 Ways to Control Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
4 Ways to Control Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

4 ways to control your obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person has recurring thoughts and feels the urge to perform certain specific tasks at regular intervals.

Living with OCD can very difficult and medications or therapy alone cannot guarantee complete recovery. The patient himself/herself has to take certain steps to win against the disease.

Here are some measures you can take to control the symptoms of OCD to recover faster.

1. Accept the truth

If you cultivate an accepting approach towards the fact that you are suffering from OCD and will experience obsessive thoughts then it will be easier to cope with the situation. You have to convince yourself that the recurring thoughts and compulsions you're having are not real, do not imply anything and will go away soon. This helps you maintain an optimistic approach and accelerate your recovery process.

2. Try to postpone your compulsions

When you have the urge to do certain ritualistic tasks try not to give in to them. Try to suppress the urges by saying to yourself that you will do it later and then involve yourself in normal day to day activities so that the compulsions can't rule you anymore.

3. Divert your attention

When you feel that you are having a recurring thought or compulsion, try to distract yourself by channelizing your thoughts towards some other activity. You will find that as you engage yourself in other activities, the obsessive compulsive thoughts will lose their impact on you and will prove to be less bothering.

4. Tell yourself that ocd is one of the most insignificant things of your life

Reduce the amount of value you impart to the disorder. Try to convince yourself that ocd cannot change your way of living life and you don't need to give in to your recurring thoughts and compulsions every time. Try to believe that you will not let this disorder affect your life in anyway and it's just your brain bringing these thoughts, not you.

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Hi My husband is 32 year. Now facing mood swing problem in working time like dream, old memories, flash back. And we have done mri. Some minor thickness on rt. Brain side but dr, said that its not a big issue.

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 , don' t worry. If your doctor said that there is nothing to worry, that could be it. Worrying and stress can worsen physical symptoms but there may not be any medical / scientific base. These type of mental diseases are called psycho-somatic diseases. 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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Is distrust on partner is a symptom of depression or major depressive disorder. I tried a lot to trust on my husband but every time negative thoughts comes in my mind that he is having attraction or affair on someone. I feel so hopeless, lonely worried because of this. I am diagnosed with major depressive disorder and on medication stalopam 10 mg. But this distrust on my partner killing me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Is distrust on partner is a symptom of depression or major depressive disorder. I tried a lot to trust on my husband ...
Most depressions also have anxiety. It is not surprising that you are suspicious of your husband but unless it is well-founded, you are disturbing your relationship and your own mental peace. This can make your depression worse. I recommend you meet with a counselor and talk such matters out to get a proper reality orientation. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Panic Disorder!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Panic Disorder!

A panic attack is the result of a sudden enormous burst of fear and anxiety. The heart tends to beat faster and breathing becomes difficult. A person gets a feeling of going crazy and dries up. If the treatment is not taken on time, this condition can aggravate to panic disorder and such other problems. It is totally curable if the symptoms are addressed properly. 

Symptoms of panic disorder:
Panic attacks can lead someone to panic in any place. It takes only 10 minutes to reach its peak and typically lasts for 25-20 minutes. A patient is a prime candidate of a panic disorder if he frequently suffers from the following symptoms:

  1. The discomfort of the chest
  2. Profound sweating
  3. Hyperventilation
  4. Fear of losing control of life
  5. Feeling of detachment from the surrounding
  6. A choked feeling
  7. Heart palpitation
  8. Sudden cold flashes and tingling sensation

Apart from the above symptoms, if a patient suffers from anxiety in between panic attacks in anticipation of another panic attacks, he could be suffering from panic disorders. it is often witnessed that patients suffering from panic disorder avoid certain situations and places.

What causes panic disorder?
Panic disorder results from frequent panic attacks and the cause of the latter are not very clear. It is believed that certain life transitions such as divorce, getting married, acute stress, the death of loved one can result in panic attacks. A person has higher chances of getting this disease if it runs in the family. Some medical conditions that can cause panic disorder are hyperthyroidism, use of stimulants such as cocaine, caffeine and mitral valve prolapse.

How it can be treated?
1. Behavioral treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy is widely considered as one of the effective treatments for panic attacks. This form of treatment effectively focuses on thinking patterns and behavior that triggers panic attacks. It helps you to look at your apprehensions in a better light. Another method of treatment for panic disorder is called exposure therapy. This method exposes a patient sensation of panic in a controlled environment. The trick is to deal with it in a much better way. For instance, you might be asked to cross the road. When you successfully manage to do it without getting crashed, you are less likely to panic in foreseeable future.
2. Medication Treatment: Medication can address the problem temporarily, but is not a good solution for long term. Certain medication such as antidepressants and Benzodiazepines are prescribed by doctors with time duration of every 1-2 hours. These are anti-anxiety drugs and gives immediate relief from panic attacks. However, it should be ensured that these medicines are only consumed once a doctor prescribes it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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My problem is I am not able to concentrate on my study and I am not sleeping early night?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may not be a night person and so planning studies at night may not suit you at all.In which case morning studies may be ideal for you. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. Apart from from a spurt in the production of testosterone, you may also experience a spurt in the growth hormone, which will make you feel tired and sleepy all through the day, not just at night. If that be the case you will need to wait for that to subside before feeling more energetic. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I am 25 year male I am more attracted towards married woman,is it normal or am i having some mental disorders.pls help.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 25 year male I am more attracted towards married woman,is it normal or am i having some mental disorders.pls help.
Getting attracted towards woman is normal at your young age. You are not having any mental disorder.
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Sir I have been chewing tobacco from past 2-years. My mouth has contracted and it does nt ipen as much as previously. I want to improve my mouth condition. Please help.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
You are only 21years. What you had done with your mouth is not good you know this. Understand what you want. Stop chewing tobacco. Consult with a normal physician. And if you want to take any help from us you can contact us.
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I have cold from l week n have lite head pain also body is paining I cunselnd to doctor but no use please tell me the solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have cold from l week n have lite head pain also body is paining I cunselnd to doctor but no use please tell me the...
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take a flow of steam over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler
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I have been suffering for last 15 days with a tongue ulcer and treating with homeopathy medicine. Doctor told nothing to be worried. I do smoke. After 15 days also it is not come down. Please guide me.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Dhamtari
An ulcer lasting that long may be misdiagnosed, insist on getting a tissue biopsy done. Meanwhile keep the mouth clean. Swish & spit with warm salt-water after meals, till suggested otherwise.
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My fever has gone high since morning and I am on my way to kerala all my body is paining and I do feel very cold please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My fever has gone high since morning and I am on my way to kerala all my body is paining and I do feel very cold plea...
Hello, you suffer from viral fever. Would you b able to collect homoeo -medicine, right, now. *homoeo-care** @ arsanic alb 200-6 pills, thrice a day = 3 days. @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice a day=3 days. @ belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice a day. If you are unbale to collect the above mentioned, homoeo-medicines, may take any antipyretic, english medicine to reduce the fever. All d best.
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I am very highly addicted to smoking. Plzz help me. I wnt to quit smoking. But when I think to quit smoking I need a cigarette to think. Now you cn imagine that how addicted I am. So plzz help.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
To quit smoking, you should develop a strong will power. You should be committed to it. First make a determination that you are going to leave smoking. Then start decreasing the number of cigarettes you smoke. Try to learn how smoking affects your health and your organs. See the effects of smoking. Put these deadly pictures in front of you. These pictures will certainly make you to cut down your cigarettes. Tell everyone that you are not smoking from this day. Take your kith and kins support also. That is very important. Avoid smokers company. It will take time to stop smoking. Don't give up, keep trying and one day you will succeed. All the best.
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I am 30 years old female. I am feeling severe stress and strain. Not able to concentrate on anything. Having tiredness and always feels to sleep. Please guide me how to get out this feelings.

MD- Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Navi Mumbai
I am 30 years old female. I am feeling severe stress and strain. Not able to concentrate on anything. Having tirednes...
Dear, you already have a medical condition of thyroid. It is very important that you change your fooding and lifestyle. Basically try to balance hormones. Eat lots of fruits and green vegetables. Drink plenty of water. For stress release do 10 minutes of yoga, pranayama and meditation each in the morning. Try Lavender essential oil for instant stress release. Just take 2 drops in your hankerchief or hand and keep inhaling.
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I recently Discovered about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? I would like to know what is it exactly? I would also like to know if there are any courses or books that I can read upon Psychosocial Behavior? And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Eagerly waiting

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I recently Discovered about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? I would like to know what is it exactly? I would also like ...
Cbt is based on techniques of changing your cognition or thoughts about a particular issue to give relief from stress etc. E.g. Glass is half empty -change cognition- the glass is half full. Underlying msg is take the positive side to be happy. Many books, magazines, internet - check it out on psycho-social beh.
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