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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma

Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma is a trusted Psychiatrist in Janakpuri, Delhi. He is currently practising at Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma@Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Janakpuri, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping my self all the time. please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping my self all the time. please he...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free contact me and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best. Edit answer.
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Suddenly Heartbeat goes fast, like when heard something shocking news. Some kind of anxiety. What's the issue.

BHMS, DCAH
Psychologist, Vadodara
Suddenly Heartbeat goes fast, like when heard something shocking news. Some kind of anxiety. What's the issue.
Hello lybrate-user, it's a kind of nervousness and anxiety. You have to just relax and meditate daily for 5 mins.
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I am trying to concentrating to study. But I cant. Please help me. M 21 years old. I am the only son of my family. I always try to help my parents but I cant. Bcoz my parents dont belive 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
Dear , you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I wanted to know how to increase the memory power so that we can kept the things remembered for longer time?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months BREN-UP syrup( Allen) Drink 2 spoon twice daily
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Mam I fear very much. If I have headache I fear it is tumor. I fear worst possible of everything. I fear heavy rain air travel etc. Please advise how to come out of it.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Mam I fear very much. If I have headache I fear it is tumor. I fear worst possible of everything. I fear heavy rain a...
Hi lybrate-user, you are suffering from Anxiety. You need to check with a psychiatrist for medication and along with that consult psychologist for managing your fear naturally through therapy. You can consult me for it. Practice jacobs progressive muscle relaxation. Suggested tips before starting this progressive muscle relaxation script Find a quiet place that is comfortable for you. Practice at a regular time during the day. Preferably not after you have eaten Find a comfortable position. If you are sitting, then keep your back straight and feet flat on the floor. If lying down (the preferred option as your body is supported by the floor) then you can put a pillow beneath your knees for extra support. Adopt a passive attitude to PMR. When tensing muscles (without straining), do so for roughly 5 seconds. When you relax your muscles do so for roughly 15-20 seconds before progressing to the next muscle group. Tense each muscle group once before progressing. Progressive muscle relaxation script Start out with a few relaxing breaths. Use the diaphragmatic breath, and as you exhale feel the tension begin to ebb away. Clench your fists. Move your awareness to your hands. Clench both of your fists for up to 5 seconds. Release for 15-20 seconds, imagining the tension ebbing out of your hands. Tighten your biceps. Move your attention to your arms. Draw your forearms toward your shoulders, creating a bicep. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release and imagine the tension flowing out of your biceps. Forehead and scalp. Move your attention to your forehead. As you inhale lift your eyebrows and wrinkle your forehead. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release, feel the relaxation of the muscles of the forehead. Facial muscles. Move your attention to your facial muscles. Furrow your eyebrows and purse your lips. Try to pull all of your facial muscles towards your nose. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release feel the relaxation of the facial muscles. Jaw. Bring your attention to your jaw. Clench your jaw tightly, feeling the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Relax the muscles and allow the tension to disappear. You may feel your mouth begin to open a little. Neck and shoulders. Now bring your awareness this region. Shrug your shoulders towards your ears. Feel the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the muscles ebb away. Upper back/shoulders. Now bring your awareness between the shoulder blades. Push your shoulder blades back as if you were trying to get them to touch. Feel the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in between the shoulder blades ebb away. Upper chest. Now bring your awareness to your upper chest. Tighten the chest muscles and hold. Feel the tension in the upper chest muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the chest muscles flow away. Stomach. Now bring your awareness to your navel area. Try to draw your navel in to your backbone. Feel your stomach muscles tighten. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the abdominal muscles dissipate. Buttocks. Now bring your awareness to your buttocks area. Squeeze your buttocks together, consciously tightening the muscles in this region. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in these muscles disappear. Thighs. Now bring your awareness to your thigh muscles. Try not to contract your stomach muscles as you consciously tighten your upper thigh muscles. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the thigh muscles dissipate. Calves. Now bring your focus to your calf muscles. Consciously tighten your calf muscles by pointing your toes. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the calf muscles flow away. Feet. Now bring your focus of attention to your feet. Tighten your feet by curling your toes toward the ground. Hold, hold and hold some more…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the feet flow away. Mentally scan your body for any residual tension. If you find a muscle group with residual tension then tense and relax this area again. Feel a wave of relaxation, from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. When you are ready bring your awareness back to your breath and slowly open your eyes. This entire progressive muscle relaxation sequence should take you 15-25 minutes. You may need cognitive behavior therapy for coming out of your fear. All the best.
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I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I eat to be keep proper body fitness.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I...
It will be better if you quit smoking as its just harming your body. If you have difficulty quitting there are many treatments available to help you in the form of both medication and counselling. Continue exercising under supervision and eat a balanced diet rich in all the nutrients. While gymming it will be beneficial to take high protein diet like eggs. Please think seriously about quitting smoking.
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I am sometimes depressed. Dont know what is wrong with me. I am in love but that irritates me some times. I am also mad about work. I gets irritated soon with my girlfriend this days. I need freedom but dont get.PLease do 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 am sometimes depressed. Dont know what is wrong with me. I am in love but that irritates me some times. I am also m...
Dear, loneliness, sadness, anger and aggression are emotions. You could be disappointed or stressed. You must know what is emotional intelligence and how important emotional intelligence. Emotional quotient measures a person emotional management ability and total emotional intelligence. I suggest you to take an eq test. Controlling emotions are not advised. But if you know how to stop being emotional, your problem is solved. We have rational emotive therapy (ret) to clear your problems. Contact me for more. Take care.
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I am 19 years old my problem is for any small issue i am disturbing mentally and depression happens what I have to do.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old my problem is for any small issue i am disturbing mentally and depression happens what I have to do.
Depression is caused by disturbance following not accepting loss or gain and results following them. Once you accept narcissistic injury you may find relief.
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Anxiety

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
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I am 32 years old. I am suffering depression not have sound sleep in the night, I have suffering disturb mind and absent mind. Please give your valuable suggestion.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 32 years old. I am suffering depression not have sound sleep in the night, I have suffering disturb mind and abs...
u require a proper psychiatric treatment if its a deoression,there are pills called as anti depressants which will balance your chemicals and cure your deopression,psychotherapy also plays an im[ortant role.it would give u a confidence,start yoga to maintain a chemical balance. so please dont hssitate to take a treatment.
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I want to quit smoking because I smoking too much so please recommending me any treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous 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. You may also 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 also 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. 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. If these suggestions are still difficult because you are a chain smoker, I suggest you admit yourself for detoxification in a hospital for two weeks or in a center for 6 months and through their program it will become a lot easier.
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I am looking forward to hearing back from you and your friends and colleagues to the right thing to remember the name suggests a good idea of the day..

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am looking forward to hearing back from you and your friends and colleagues to the right thing to remember the name...
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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Know How Brain Health Can be Improved With Vitamin B

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Know How Brain Health Can be Improved With Vitamin B

A vitamin is an organic compound, which is required by the human body in appropriate amounts to ensure the proper and healthy functioning of the various body parts. These vitamins help you in being healthy and maintaining an optimum level of brain activity. The deficiency of the same can cause you to have various health issues and illnesses.

B Vitamins are of various subtypes, and they are collectively known as B-Complex Vitamins. These vitamins are medically proven to relieve stress and boost up your energy levels. They also fight depression, restrict brain ageing and help you to live a longer life. Here's how B vitamins help in keeping your brain healthy.

  • Prevent mental decline: The three vitamin B types that help to avoid a mental decline are: B6, B12, and B9 (Folic Acid). Additionally, these 3 vitamins also prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Act as dopamine boosters: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter inside the brain that that boosts productivity, motivation and focus among human beings. This helps to ensure your mental well-being keep you mentally happy. B vitamins enhance your brain health by facilitating an increase in dopamine levels.
  • Lets you avoid mental disorders: The lack of Vitamin B12 leads to certain mental disorders like- dementia, brain atrophy, brain shrinkage, depression, and schizophrenia. You can avoid this condition by taking Vitamin B12 supplements.
  • Sharpen memory: In case you have a short term memory or face other memory problems, various forms of B vitamins supplements will help you to regain the optimal state of mind. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Hi, my age is 22 year for last one month on words i am feeling every one will hurting me and I am feeling hard to live this life can you give me any suggestion for me.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Nothing to worry. Just take cap dulouxetine 20 mg daily. Tab arpizol 5 mgatnight. Report after 7 days.
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Medical History- Abused codeine- 400 mg, alcohol, Marijuana, nicotine in combination for around 4 years, sought psychiatric help but to no avail, now on alprazolam- 4 mg a day for around 2 months, it helped a lot for fighting with above mentioned drugs, now completely off of codeine and seeming no problems with other mentioned drugs but want to get off alprazolam as well as the anxiety.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
CONTINUE APRAZOLAM after food before bed time for sleep.dont forget it is habit forming,generally not prescribed by psychiatrists.avoid.go for safer drugs like zolpidem FOR SLEEP. REPLACE TAB CLONAZEPAM OR ETIZOLAM, BUSPIRINE FOR DAY TIME ANXIETTY.GRADUALLY DECREASE DOSAGES OF OTHER DRUGS AND START MORE RELING UPON INNOCENT ACTIVITY LIKE ASANS MEDITATION PRANAYAM AND 30MINUTWES EXCERSICE. DIFFICULT BUT POSSIBLE. BETER CONSULT PSYCHIATRIST.AND SURRENDER TO HIM.
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I am 25 years girl am having anxiety disorder I consult psychiatrist he give me tab lonazep 2.5mgafter 2mnth I am oke but now also having sever tension now am not taking tablets is it want to continue lonazep till life long solving this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 25 years girl am having anxiety disorder I consult psychiatrist he give me tab lonazep 2.5mgafter 2mnth I am oke...
You should never discontinue medication on your own even if you are feeling better. Consult your doctor and if you are not happy with that person go for a second opinion. In the meantime meet a counselor too and get a lot of help regarding handling the daily stresses and challenges with some skills and techniques. If you look too far into the future, you will be scared. Most of what you are scared about does not happen: as I remember in the last count 90% of what we worry about will not happen. In fact, if you look back and see from all the worrying you have done so far, has any of those things really happened? In other words, we simply trouble ourselves. There may be another contributor, and that is if there were any past influences that have made your system prone to anxiety. You will need to check into your background for that information. When you do find out meet with a counselor and work this out. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway, what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well-being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be. You can also take this measure: To slow your heart beat breathe deep and slow into your diaphragm, it utilizes an extra 80% of your lungs to absorb more oxygen. The heart beats faster due to more oxygen requirement and slow breathing also will reduce stress.
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I smoke cigarettes regularly. Two days back I took Classic Mint Menthol cigarette with push button which are new in market. When pressed releases extra cold Mint in huge quantity. As chance have it I tried it. After pressing the button I felt sudden burst of cold in my throat, as huge Mint flavour was released. I puffed that cigarette 3-4 times. The next morning I had pain in my throat, fever, difficulty in swallowing. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Rajnesh, Sudden cold in the throat cause pharyngitis or laryngitis. That may be the cause for throat pain, fever and difficulty in swallowing. Salt water goggle, steam inhalation and antibiotics if necessary will treat the inflamed throat. Mint and menthol may not be the cause. Please plan soon to quit regular cigarettes..If you have withdrawal symptoms use nicotine replacement gum or patch.
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I want to leave tobacco. how should I leave. Chewing tobacco at least 7 year ago. please guide me doctor.

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, quitting chewing tobacco is no child's play and it takes time and courage. Best method is to completely quit today (now) and sustain with the help of your mind power. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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