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Dr. Prasant Goyal

Psychiatrist, Delhi

400 at clinic
Dr. Prasant Goyal Psychiatrist, Delhi
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prasant Goyal is a trusted Psychiatrist in Janakpuri, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Prasant Goyal at Lok Clinic in Janakpuri, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prasant Goyal on Lybrate.com.

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I can't speak clearly. When I'm in tension or depression its very hard to speak clear. In hindi its called haklana. Example:- 1) my name is Prafull (its clear) 2) my name is p. P. P. Prafull (its speech problem) Please help me sir. Thank you.

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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Stammering is" speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or" say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses" stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is vocal cord misalignment. Second is psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ent specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ent specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, the best option is stammer therapy. Take care.

I am just going to turn 18 after 10 days and i'm feeling shameful to ask but I want to ask you that I have masturbated a lot in last two years on daily basis. But now I feel exhausted and having pains in body. And when I woke up my head also has ache and I fell really weak. Please tell ne how I can recuperate ASAP without medicine. Please I'll be really thankful to you.

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I am just going to turn 18 after 10 days and i'm feeling shameful to ask but I want to ask you that I have masturbate...
You don't have to take medicine only thing is stop your overindulgence in masturbation and focus on other responsibilities of yours you will automatically become alright.
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I want to give up smoking kaise chod sakta hu main smoking.

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Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may 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. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, ?giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times?. 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.

My age is 27 year/male 69 kg, hight 5.10 fit sir I have suffered big problem of depression and headache with hyperacidity since 3 year at that time I have fear to walk. Alonely. I have already seen a neuropsychiatry and take medicine for 9 month and recoverd 70 % and now working as microbiologis in a pharma company since 2.5 year but now again it is headache and head pain and some depression also. I am doing yoga but not effective and also problem to take heavy dose medicine kindly give me proper advice.

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Your symptoms are indicative of a stomach issue. Sometimes ayurvedic doctor is also able to help to deal with depression. Counselling helps to develop a positive attitude towards life and manage negative thoughts. If you have any queries about this please contact me on private chat.
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I am 60 years old having problem of vocal cord palsy, as a result my voice become hoarse. Please suggest best medicines.

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How do you know you have vocal cord palsy? what was the reason for that? there is no medicine for it only surgery can help u.

I am 52 year old male. In my young life when I was of the age of 20 I got night fall three times a month I read a hakim s book in the book it was written that due to night fall memory is lost and there are other side effects as weakening of nervous system. This thing trapped in my subconscious mind and I started thinking that my memory has weakened this thing is bothering me untill now pl give solution to the problem so that this type of mythas and fear should vanish from my brain.

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I am 52 year old male. In my young life when I was of the age of 20 I got night fall three times a month I read a hak...
There is no such thing to my knowledge at all. Nightfall is the body?s natural way of excreting the buildup of semen, and when it does not it is reabsorbed. There are too many fallacies built up among young people about masturbation too. It is better if you check with someone who has the right information than to rely on books and your interpretation. Look at how long you have suffered believing this information and 32 years later you are clarifying the facts. This fact should now help you to dispel these myths and live life fully and happily with authentic knowledge.
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Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. I know im in a serious depression state which has created a gap between me.

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Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. ...
Dear we can understand that your problem, financial loss or difficulty is inevitable. Depression due to that is also inevitable. Think how to solve that financial issue logically. Try some relaxation techies. Speak to some psychologist for better relief. Be positive and believe that you get better soon. Regards,
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Hello sir my problem is not remember perfectly some time. Do something I forget after 1day and 2days why? Give solution.

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I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. 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 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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How to Overcome Stage Fright

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You are about to go on stage to face an audience. Palms sweaty, heart racing and a fear gripping your in such a way that your feet or tongue refuse to move? relax. You are having a bout of stage fright. The first and most comforting thing to know is that the biggest and most popular performers and speakers also go through a bout of nervousness before their big show. And yet, when you see them on stage, you'll not detect an ounce of it. You can be that person too.

Why do you experience stage fright? being the center of attention among an audience focused only on you can trigger thoughts of a bad or unconvincing performance resulting in loss of reputation, mockery and a perception of failure. The physical response your body has to this is called" fight or flight" syndrome which is a natural process designed to protect you. So how do you face the situation and get better of it? here are a few steps to get you there:

Self-hypnosis / hypnotherapy for stage fright: imagine if you believed that you are a master public speaker and can feel calm and confident during every performance! a self-hypnosis or hypnortherapy session allows you to reach out into the recesses of your subconscious mind and harness its power to handle stressful situations like a stage performance. You may have heard the common adage of - you are what you believe; and this therapy proves it. The process will help you visualize your actual performance and link it with positive, encouraging and enjoyable images which will replace your anxiety with confidence. You can either visit a consultant or buy a cd online.

Nlp (neuro linguistic programming) for stage fright: nlp was created in the 1970s by richard bandler and john grinder in california as a connection between neurological process, linguistic and behavioural patterns learnt through experience or programming. Nlp claims to cure everything from phobias to depression to even the common cold. Though not scientifically proven, nlp uses a set of mental exercises to allow you to change your perception and blockages and hesitation into positive actions. Similar to hypnosis, it'll allow you to program yourself to believe and practice for a positive outcome in order to achieve it.

Add the wow factor: anyone giving you their time deserves to leave with a'wow. Add facts, figures or moves that'll give them that. Add'your' touch and style to it.
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I have suffering from severe fever from the past two days. The fact is that I had a rigorous workout before two days. What should I do now. Are antibiotics helpful or I should leave it as soon t is.

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I have suffering from severe fever from the past two days. The fact is that I had a rigorous workout before two days....
Drink warm milk boiled with Haldi (1/4 spoon) at night then take sleep Properly... For more info call us or Visit our Clinic..

Hello doctor my parent has head ache he are very stress please give him painful life I hold UA legas doctor?

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Hello doctor my parent has head ache he are very stress please give him painful life I hold UA legas doctor?
check your BP. check your eye sight .take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache. take rest and good sleep. avoid stress. inform if not ok.

If I smoke daily one cigarette. Is it injurious to health compare to 4 or 5 cigarettes daily?

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Each cigarette is harmful. But of course the less you smoke there is less damage. Cigarette smoke has more than 7000 dangerous chemicals, period.
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I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from depression since 5 years. This is due to fall of hair from entire body i.e Alopecia totalis. What is the solution.

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I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from depression since 5 years. This is due to fall of hair from entire body i.e...
You have to realise all people have some disease or other and think positively. Do meditation and yoga for mind control and if not successful you need medication

I am 23 years old. And I am working in tower field. So I have lot of body pain. What should I do?

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I am 23 years old. And I am working in tower field. So I have lot of body pain. What should I do?
Muscle aches often respond well to home treatment. Some measures you can take to ease any muscle discomfort from injuries and overuse include: resting the area of the body where you are experiencing aches and pains taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen applying ice to the affected area to help relieve pain and ease inflammation.

My daughter was under depression treatment for 6 years under a well reputed psychiatrist .The entire treatment is over she is now under maintenance dosage. Offlate she has developed some unknown fear she cries whenever she gets fear. As we know it is Post trauma disorder we do not know how to train her to overcome it. Please advice us how to to overcome it?

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My daughter was under depression treatment for 6 years under a well reputed psychiatrist .The entire treatment is ove...
This has often been the problem with treatment: you must combine medication with counseling to get the best results. It is still not too late to go for counseling. Normally, anxiety goes with depression and it looks like some counseling may have helped with that. Anxiety is an abnormal form of fear. So some emotional therapy will certainly help her to deal with the​ fear.
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I am 22, male. When I am high I feel comfortable, normal. I feel better. High on alcohol, joints, cough syrups etc. Rather I am low, self depressed, negative thoughts etc Y so with me what's the problem with me. I am introvert. Help me with these.

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I am 22, male. When I am high I feel comfortable, normal. I feel better. High on alcohol, joints, cough syrups etc. R...
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the do learn stretching and strengthening and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly enjoy with some purposefull hobbies like gardening pet care aquarium outing etc.
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Any medicine s there to remember the things wch we read more dys r to improve memory power plzz inform me.

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Hello, Lybrate user, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study/ work, cause due to stress, pressure of work, malnutrition ,insomnia. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice.* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. *Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects./work. *Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on time.*ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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My cousin siddharth mishra is continuously taking drug abuses from last 10 years he is taking corex cough syrup and he was also taking spasm proxyvon capsules also but from last 3 years spasm proxyvon was unavailable at stores than he is taking clonafit tab in night also and he wants to get rid from it he was very good looking but due to continuous drug addiction of corex and other kind of drugs like clonafit he is now looking very bad I mean after seeing him nobody can say that he belongs to a good decent family why this is happening to him he looks like 4th grade employees he is working as manager in reputed mnc and we are planning for his marriage whether he will be got rid from drug abuse and he spends most of his salary into bad habits and he is smoking too whether his disease is curable and can you suggest some medicines for him as antidote and their dosage as well.

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Hello lybrate-user deepak. It's very good of you to have come up with this question about a family member. He can get rid of his addiction only if he accepts that he accepts that he is an addict and that he should get rid of this problem. He should attend a deaddiction clinic and the family members should be very supportive in his endeavour. If he's planning to get married he must inform the girl about his addiction before marriage. Nimhans is a very good centre but there are other centres also which can be visited.
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3 ways to combat depression

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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Depression is spreading at a fast pace in modern India due to many reasons like poor diet, lifestyles, poor social support system and having too many unrealistic expectations from themselves and other people in their lives. It can affect the rich and the poor and any age group also. According to World Health Organisation, 1 in every 10 people suffer from depression. Due to the social stigma attached to it, most people remain undiagnosed and hence suffer from it silently. This is a huge waste of human potential and capability. Some common symptoms of Depression include:

Appetite loss or an increased hunger,
Insomnia or Oversleeping,
Pervading feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness,
Anger and Irritability,
Intense physical, emotional and mental fatigue,
Self hatred for making mistakes and not coming up to the expectations of self or other people
Risky Behaviour like rash driving, addictions, dangerous sports,
Problems in Concentration, Memorising and Focussing
Unexplained aches and pains, stomach-aches, Back pain or Headaches
Sudden loss of Interest in Daily Activities, Hobbies. Work
Suicidal Thoughts or Attempts

Here are some basic tips to beat the blues.

Recognising and Conquering Self Criticising Inner Voice:
You would have heard this harsh voice which often reprimands you for making mistakes, or doing something silly or taking any risks. Often this voice would have said, "Its always your fault"," You are capable of nothing"," You are always making mistakes", "Only bad things have happened in my life", " My life is Over". These are called self destructive negative thoughts which can interfere and distract you from your daily activities and a general sense of confidence, power, wellbeing and balance. Depressed people often associate themselves with a negative image of self and of the world, which is very incapacitating and makes the person feel guilty, angry, worthless, hopeless and helpless. The trick is to combat this inner thinking process with evidence to disprove it and support the evidence with logical and rational reasoning and seeing the whole picture with its positives rather than focussing on the negative parts only. For eg.."Good things have also happened in my marriage"," I can learn from my mistakes and do things differently next time"," I have achieved many things in life so I am capable and intelligent"," Life is not over yet, there is hope because I am still alive". such statements are compassionate and help in restoring lost confidence, faith and hope which is vital to beat depression blues.

Be Active:
During depression, physical energy takes a beating as a person goes through an emotionally low phase. People who don't exercise regularly are more prone to depression as the body and mind lacks in blood circulation and "feel good" neuro chemicals called Endorphins. When you are feeling down in the dumps, exercising, yoga, gym, cycling, aerobics, dance can help in elevating the heart rate and thus increasing the blood circulation and elevating the moods. Cycling to work, using the stairs, walking just a little bit as a daily small goal can be beneficial as energy levels can be very low in depression. Getting the sun on the back bone which carries many nerves is also important and helps in chemical synthesis in combating depression.

Be Social:
Man is a social animal by evolutionary process. We tend to feel better in harmonious social communities for our social and psychological wellbeing. Identify people who are well meaning and supportive of your condition. Don't withdraw from the society, thought hat may be the easiest and logical thing to do in depression. Meeting people with similar interests as yours, people who value you for who you are and some people who are funny and can make you laugh will be of immense importance for boosting your self esteem and self worth. See if some one can benefit from your care..caring for others is a huge booster of self worth and self esteem. Having a pet and caring for it can be another activity that you can look into. Watching comedy shows, movies, laughing at your own mistakes or other people mistakes can be a wonderful way to look at life more objectively. Don't take yourself and other people too seriously..everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect.


By no means is this list complete. Please look around and find more tips that can help in beating the blues. If Depression is caught in its early stages then its completely curable. Please don't self diagnose and take medications. Get it diagnosed with a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Stress management, Marital Counselling, Meditations and relaxation techniques, Spirituality are very powerful in dealing with depression too.
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