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Dr. Praveen Tripathi - Psychiatrist, New Delhi

Dr. Praveen Tripathi

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MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)

Psychiatrist, New Delhi

8 Years Experience  ·  800 - 1400 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
Dr. Praveen Tripathi 93% (142 ratings) MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York) Psychiatrist, New Delhi
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Dr. Tripathi did his MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS, Delhi) and MD (Psychiatry) from the prestigious institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS, Delhi)......more
Dr. Tripathi did his MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS, Delhi) and MD (Psychiatry) from the prestigious institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS, Delhi). He also underwent training at the world-renowned Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA and Kansas University Medical Centre, Kansas, USA. He is a consultant psychiatrist and de-addiction specialist. His areas of interest are adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, and sexual disorders. He is the author of
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Dr. Tripathi did his MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS, Delhi) and MD (Psychiatry) from the prestigious institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS, Delhi). He also underwent training at the world-renowned Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA and Kansas University Medical Centre, Kansas, USA. He is a consultant psychiatrist and de-addiction specialist. His areas of interest are adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, and sexual disorders. He is the author of

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MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences - Delhi - 2009
MD - Psychiatry - Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences - Delhi - 2011
CE (New York) - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA - 2012
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American Psychiatric Association
Indian Psychiatric Society

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Few Ways To Deal With A Depressed Family Member

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Few Ways To Deal With A Depressed Family Member

Depression follows the trajectory opposite to contentment. It has adverse effects on a person's mental and physical health. Being depressive is not a choice; it is a condition. The fact that despondency is not an elected way of life is a mystery to many. People surrounding a depressed person should make conscious efforts in treating them with love and dignity. Subjecting a person to strict deadlines, stringent rules or excessive pressure could worsen their situation.   

Ways to tackle a depressed family member:

  1. Create occasions to enjoy a hearty laugh: If you have a family member suffering from depression you should probably share the benefits of laughter with him or her. Laughter is the best medicine to remedy acute depression. Look for opportunities to crack a joke or make the concerned person play with a pet. You can also take the person to watch humorous movies.
  2. "You are impossible" is the worst way of approaching a problem: In many cases a depressed person is reported with instances of negativity. Though the expressed negativity makes you feel morbid, do not give up on your family member. The person involuntarily finds reasons to feel hopeless. You should never think the case is beyond any kind of betterment.  
  3. Keep them in a positive environment: Positive ideas can counter dejection. Help the person plan for a great future. Lay stress on how important that person is to you and to the world in general. Keeping one's mind creatively occupied can prove to be effective. Music or any other passion for that matter can help a person get over phases of depression.
  4. You should not associate depression with perpetual sadness: Depression can have plenty of symptoms. The symptoms vary from one person to another. While some people lack in motivation some might want to harm themselves or others. Many become a recluse. The minute you associate depression with sadness you limit your overview of the actual problem.  
  5. Help the family member take his or her medicines diligently: While counseling helps a few patients of depression some others require medication. A bout of depression will dissuade a person from sticking to his or her medical routine. As a loved one it is your due responsibility to persuade him or her to take medicines regularly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Prevalence Of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder!!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Prevalence Of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder!!

Do you feel disinterested in getting physically close to your partner? If yes, then it can be a sign of HSDD, that is Hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It is a sex disorder marked by disgust and disinterest towards sex. This disorder affects both men and women.

Men with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Men are generally perceived as highly sexual beings, but in reality, 1 out of 5 men may be suffering from HSDD.

Some possible causes of male HSDD include:

  1. Psychological issues: Anxiety and stress due to the strain of family or relationship problems, rigours of daily life or mental disorders such as depression are some of the factors that influence sexual desire.
  2. Medical causes: Diseases (for example: diabetes), conditions (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity) and drugs (such as hair loss medications) have adverse effects on sexual desire.
  3. Hormonal problems: Low levels of testosterone usually lead to low sexual desire. Other hormones, such as the thyroid hormone or prolactin (hormone that governs the development of breast milk) can also contribute to the cause.
  4. Low levels of dopamine: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which is responsible for the pleasure perception in your brain. Low levels of dopamine usually signify low sexual desire.

How it can be treated ?
If the cause is psychological, then sex therapy (psychological counselling based on sexual issues) is used to treat HSDD. But if it is hormonal, testosterone supplements are used.

Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Female HSDD is more complicated and is difficult to diagnose. HSDD can affect women across all ages.

In women, this disorder can have a wider spectrum of causes, which include:

  1. Interpersonal relationship problems: Certain problems such as the partner’s performance issues, loss of emotional gratification with relationships, childbirth and becoming nothing, but only a loved one’s caregiver can all lead to low sexual desire.
  2. Sociocultural influences: Media’s portrayal of sexuality, peer pressure and job stress have negative influences on sexual desire.
  3. Low testosterone: Women produce testosterone as well, and similar to men, low levels of this sex hormone cause a significant dip in sexual desire.
  4. Medical problems: Mental illnesses such as depression or medical problems, such as fibroids or endometriosis (a disorder characterized by the growth of uterine tissues outside the organ) affect women, physically and mentally, thus making ‘hypoactive sexual desire disorder’ a possibility.
  5. Medications: Excessive use of antidepressants, oral contraceptives and blood pressure drugs can lower sexual desire.
  6. Age: The androgen (sex hormone) levels lower drastically as a woman ages, thus negatively impacting her sexual desires.

Treatment

Sex therapy (therapy that concerns itself with counselling and addressing one’s physical or psychological hindrances to sex) medication changes, diagnosing underlying medical problems, vaginal estrogens and testosterone therapy (therapy that helps in managing the effects of low levels of testosterone) are mostly used to increase sexual desire in women. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Exercises To Boost Brain Cells!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Exercises To Boost Brain Cells!

The brain is not a stagnant realm fed with a granted quota of intelligence and memory at birth. It is always in a state of flux. Exercising your brain in various ways accelerates its ability to perform better. It is in your hands to have a sharper take on situations and occurrences. Playing games that require brainstorming, solving quizzes, crosswords or playing chess makes you feel rejuvenated and tired at the same time; the reason being activated brain cells. A healthy brain will affect your life decisions positively and you probably will think rightly before you leap.

Tips to exercise those brain cells:

1. Meditate and calm your mind: Ten minutes of meditation each day can help you get over anxiety. When your mind is at peace you think out pros and cons with enhanced insight. This composure reflects in each of your actions. Meditation demands your brain to be quiet when it is accustomed to work; you therefore have greater control over it.
     
2. Music can improve your brain abilities: Music is the best antidote for a sloppy brain. Music excites the neurons healing a bruised memory. It gifts you with clarity of thought. Apart from listening to music one must try to play a musical instrument. Teaching yourself things puts your mind through a strict regimen of constructive activities.
   
3. Take out time to learn a new language: We are paralyzed the minute our brain gives up. Due to several external and internal reasons each one of us is likely to suffer from cognitive disorders on being subjected to extreme pressure or shock. Trying to learn a new language motivate your brain cells to have a wider vocabulary, which further restricts your chances of brain damage.   

4. Mental mathematics could better your intelligence: Calculators, computers and phones are ridding us of our ability to compute individual data. Computation and consolidation of data helps your mind to work faster with precision. So, you now know those lessons on mental mathematics in childhood were actually the key to a well-rounded brain. 

5. Think of something novel: The more the number of neurons the merrier is your brain. Take pains to direct your mind on a novel track. Thinking beyond what is given and expected helps your brain grow new neurons. It builds up your creativity letting you discover more of your capabilities. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I am 31 years old woman (unmarried). I have anxiety, panic attack and stress. How can I get this over without medication.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 31 years old woman (unmarried). I have anxiety, panic attack and stress. How can I get this over without medicat...
Hello lybrate-user, You appear to have symptoms of anxiety disorder. The best treatment would be a combination of medications and psychotherapy sessions. But it appears you don't want medicines. In that case you should take therapy sessions. The most effective therapy is called cognitive behaviour therapy wherein the therapist works along with you on the faulty thinking practices that are often seen in anxiety disorders. Further certain relaxation techniques can be used that will decrease the symptom. I suggest that you see a psychiatrist/clinical psychologist at the earliest.
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M going through stress due to a new project abd mild depression as suggested by psychiatrist. He has advise to take flunil-10, fluanxol0. 5, zapiz 0.25, plse advise on medication m also having high bp which general physician as advised medicine. After first counselling with physiatrist I hvent felt good abd seems it was too time bound and effective solution was not suggested. Not aure on medication provided or should I continue with the counselling. Plse advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
M going through stress due to a new project abd mild depression as suggested by psychiatrist. He has advise to take f...
Hello I would suggest that you continue the medicines. It takes some time however after that you will be able to experience significant improvement. Also most likely your doctor will decrease and stop fee medicines in due course. As far as counselling is concerned, it's usually quite helpful. If you felt that you didn't benefit from it, you should share this thought with your doctor who would make changes to make it better for you. Finally I would advise you to complete the course of treatment so that any chances of relapse becomes minimal. Good luck.
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I am 25 years old. I am not feel good due to my engagement broken before two yes. I am thinking too much about past memories. I am getting frustrated and even I left job also up to three times. I were also tried to Suicide two times but not get success and presently I engage with other girl but not get happiness because of my past. Please give me a right way to live. Thanks

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 25 years old.  I am not feel good due to my engagement broken before two yes. I am thinking too much about past ...
Hello lybrate-user, I am sorry to hear about your problems. Negative life events such as broken engagements can at times result in a depressive episode. Your symptoms are quite suggestive of depression. The fact that you attempted suicide makes it even more serious. While it's understandable that you are ferlonh quite low at this time, but please remember that whatever you are feeling is a symptom of an illness and can be effectively treated. You will get benefitted by taking a combination of medicines and counseling sessions (therapy) and you must visit a psychiatrist for the same. Also please take help as soon as possible because delay in treatment can worsen the disorder. Good luck. Stay strong, seek help.
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How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch with its dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor, snatches away the boon of communication.

Social media gifts us with easy communication and wider access:

  1. Social media creates peer pressure: Coming in continuous contact with occurrences in other people's life can lead to mental setback. You may feel low on comparing your achievements with that of others. Consciously or unconsciously you are struggling throughout to be at par with them who are seemingly jubilant. Virtual peer pressure is realized by many. 
  2. It can bring us at close quarters with penitence: Persistent grief or regret can take a toll on your mental health. It can make you depressive. Depression is again not a healthy thing for personal growth and development. It usually results in lack of motivation.
  3. You tend to panic more through continued use of social media: If you have not been in touch with social media for a couple of days you are instilled with the fear of losing out on incidents. You panic regarding what has been happening all over the world that in reality will in most cases bear no effect on you.
  4. It accustoms you to the glamorous appeal of drugs- Social media tends to showcase the ills of society as glamorous contributing factors of life. It celebrates the vices of drugs and other addictive agents as virtues. Young adults are therefore easily incited to give in to addiction.

Positive effects of social media on your mental health:

  1. Social media will let you take a break from hovering tasks and responsibilities. 
  2. Helps you connect with long lost friends. Social networking sites will bring you close to new and old friends alike. 
  3. Real society is overly judgemental. It prohibits you from coming across as your true self. Virtual media allows you to come out of your cocoon and helps you feel comfortable about yourself.
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All About ADD

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
All About ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a behavioral disorder that comprises impulsive behavior, inattentiveness and hyperactivity. This disorder tends to affect children more commonly, but the symptoms tend to disappear as one ages.

There are a number of symptoms for this disorder:

  1. Concentration problems: People affected by this disorder have problems in staying focused on routine tasks. You may have problems in listening to conversations, get distracted easily, overlook various important things and have trouble remembering various things.
  2. Being disorganized and forgetting things: You may exhibit symptoms such as having an extremely cluttered desk. You may also experience difficulties in completing projects and forgetting appointments. You may also lose track of time while doing important things.
  3. Emotional problems: Various emotional problems such as mood swings, hypersensitivity to criticism, problems in staying motivated and having low self-esteem are common signs of ADD. The disorder may also lead you to be extremely short tempered and be constantly frustrated.
  4. Hyperactivity: This symptom causes you to remain constantly agitated, unable to focus due to a racing mind, fidgeting constantly and talking excessively.
  5. Impulsivity: You will exhibit impulsive behavior such as not being able to exercise self-control, blurting out inappropriate comments and have certain addictive tendencies.

Attention Deficit Disorder can cause various problems in your life. Most of these are related to the following domains:

  1. Work related problems: You may constantly feel a sense of underachievement and will unable to meet your work responsibilities. You may be unable to meet deadlines, and face problems in filing paperwork.
  2. Relationship problems: This disorder takes a toll on your relationships such as it can create a rift between you and your family. They may feel that you are not sensitive to their concerns.
  3. Mental health problems: You may face various mental health problems such as drug abuse, anxiety, self-esteem issues and chronic stress.

Remedies for this disorder are:

  1. Get proper sleep: You should always aim to sleep for at least 6 hours every day. If you are well rested, then you will be more energetic and stress free.
  2. Regular exercise: You should exercise on a regular basis to keep yourself fit and healthy. It can also help you avoid problems such as obesity.
  3. Improve your relationships: You should schedule time for your loved ones and engage with them. It may contribute to your overall mental well-being.
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All You Need to Know about Depressive Disorders

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
All You Need to Know about Depressive Disorders

A depressive disorder is not just a passing phase of the mind; it is a condition which involves your body, mind, and thoughts. It comes in the way of your daily life, thereby preventing you from carrying out your regular routine, even making it harder for you to concentrate or work properly. The exact causes are still not known, but as certain studies suggest, it might be hereditary, due to changes in the neuroendocrine functions, or due to other psychological and social factors.

Some of the depressive disorders are:

- Major depressive disorder
- Persistent depressive disorder
- Other specified or unspecified depressive disorders

Others are classified by their causes:

- Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder
- Another medical condition induced depressive disorder
- Substance/Medication-induced depressive disorder

Depressive disorders can set in at any point in time, but primarily, symptoms are visible in your late teens, 20's or your 30's.

Symptoms

For major depression the symptoms are:


1.Feelings of depression throughout the day
2.Significantly diminished interest in all your activities

Related Tip: Homeopathy and Depression?

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Hi, my name is Abhishek, I am suffering from stress and depression now a days. I am 30 years old, done MCA and recently working as a freelance music producer which came out of my interest in Music. Work is ok but not getting enough money to entertain my family n daily needs. I need psychological help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, my name is Abhishek, I am suffering from stress and depression now a days. I am 30 years old, done MCA and recent...
Hi lybrate-user. As I understand that you are under stress due to some financial troubles. First of all, having depression or anxiety disorder is different from having stress. Anxiety disorder and depression are disorders in which there is significant impairment. The symptoms usually include sadness of mood, poor interest in work, negative thoughts, poor sleep and appetite. Your treatment will depend on the symptoms, you have. You can take either medications or psychological counselling or best a combination of both. Meet a nearby psychiatrist who will evaluate you in detail and will guide the treatment.
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I m a btech first year student living in hostel. I don't ve gud friends to share my feelings and pain. I get angry on small things, lose my temper and cry too much afterwards. I can't speak Wats in my mind to anyone. I just cry in myself. My bf used to support me earlier but now even he is not interested in helping me out. He says I m doing wrong. I m just all alone and feel very lonely I cry too much and develop fever after crying. Wat to do plzz help plz.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I m a btech first year student living in hostel. I don't ve gud friends to share my feelings and pain. I get angry on...
Hello lybrate-user. You might be having symptoms of depression. The common symptoms include sadness of mood, decreased interest in work, lethargy, irritability, low energy levels, negative thoughts and suicidal thoughts, poor appetite and sleep. In case you have these symptoms, you should immediately start the treatment. Depression is a very common disorder and is easily treatable. A combination of medications and psychotherapy (counselling) is the most effective treatment. And please don't hesitate in meeting a doctor. The longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes to treat. So meet a nearby psychiatrist as soon as possible.
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I am suffering from depression problem from last couple of months, please tell me what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression problem from last couple of months, please tell me what should I do?
Hello. If you have depressive symptoms, you must take proper treatment for it. Usually depression is easily treatable with medications and psychotherapy. Please remember the longer you ignore the treatment, the difficult it gets to treat depression. Now, very good medications are available which do not cause any habit formation or dependence. Also you may take counselling sessions which will further help. Find a good psychiatrist nearby.
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I am very sensitive and very thinking person every aspect affect my life even it is very little. Wht should I do to change my behavior please tell me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am very sensitive and very thinking person every aspect affect my life even it is very little. Wht should I do to c...
Hello. There could be many reasons behind your problem. It might be a part of your personality or else you might be having anxiety symptoms. Tendency to worry about even trivial issues and a feeling of anxiety is a common disorder known as generalised anxiety disorder. Only a proper and detailed evaluation will help you reach the root of the problem. Meet a psychiatrist and discuss your issues. Good luck.
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I have breathing problem during night. Most of the time it feels like I am not able to breathe at all and might die due to lack of oxygen. But actually I am breathing normally and it is just what I feel strongly in my mind which is actually causing me a problem. What should I do to avoid such suffocation feeling.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I have breathing problem during night. Most of the time it feels like I am not able to breathe at all and might die d...
Hi lybrate-user. It appears that you are having panic attacks. It is a common problem and mostly result from misinterpretation of normal bodily symptoms. One would need to understand your symptoms in more details. Like when it started, in what circumstances do you get these symptoms, any symptom in between the attack. Very effective treatment is available for these symptoms. Meet a nearby psychiatrist.
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Hi. My mother has been diagnosed with reactive depression. She is 45 years old. My father passed away last year and the doctor has said that she is even in the menopause stage. She has been prescribed with 2 anti depressants. May I know whether these medications will become permanent or are safe for short time? and what will be the potential side effects?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Antidepressants are safe medications. They do not cause any harm to mind/brain and are not habit forming. They should be taken for adequate period so that symptoms don't recur.
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Hi I am alcoholic person. Not heavy but little and even I chew tabbaco.Please advice

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You should quit both. Both alcohol and tobacco can cause several physical and mental health problems. There are good medications available which can help in deaddiction. You should consult a good psychiatrist.
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I am a 21 years old man. My friend cant get rid of drugs. And after taking that stuff everything seems not good with family. Suggest me to take him out from that drug addiction life ?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi. You should seek medical help for your friend. Drugs will ruin his life, so intervention is required at the earliest. He should see some psychiatrist. Now a lot of good medications are available and along with proper counselling, he can get back to normal life. Act fast.
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Bad words are repeating in my mind due to that l am not doing any work properly I am aged about 13 years.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello. It could be a symptom of ocd. You should consult a psychiatrist. Its an illness which responds to proper treatment. Don't feel guilty about it, its not your fault.
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I am depressed in life, absolutely no interest in doing anything, don't feel like spending time with family as well. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You should get into treatment. There are very good medications for depression and along with proper psychotherapy, you will feel the improvement. Good luck.
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