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Dr. Shailaja Pokhriyal

Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Shailaja Pokhriyal Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Dr. Shailaja Pokhriyal is one of the best Psychiatrists in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. You can visit her at Dr. Shailaja Pokhriyal@BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shailaja Pokhriyal on Lybrate.com.

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One of my friend cordine addicted cough syrup he want to leave but he cant.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, quitting codeine 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. I think one or two counseling sessions and these therapies should help you. Take care.
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Feeling shot of breath, indigestion, mild constipation, drowsy feeling throughout the day, ringing in my head, feeling of something happening in my head, headache, not able to concentrate on work. Do I need to go for any tests.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Feeling shot of breath, indigestion, mild constipation, drowsy feeling throughout the day, ringing in my head, feelin...
Dear lybrate-user, with your age/experiences you must have general health checkup with cardio, after health check come to online counselling we can guide lifestyle modification. 1-2 sessions of counselling will really help you
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I am not able to concentrate when some one explains me some thing, or like I am not able to visualise the things more easily in terms of technically. May be for that I am forgetting the things immediately after the discussion. When I am trying to focus deeply or want to make interest on in the discussion my head started getting pain. But yea after doing that thing for several times I am ok in that. But my worry is how can I pickup the thing more first or at first time of discussion. Please help me in this. I am not able to compete with my colleagues.

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Psychologist, Delhi
I am not able to concentrate when some one explains me some thing, or like I am not able to visualise the things more...
Its nothing unusual it happens with every one, but only difference is that you are giving it more importance and so its causing more problem ,its like that if someone walks on rope without thinking anything else then he may walk on the rope but when that person will think what will happen if I will fall down and its consequences then surely that person will fall. Take healthy food increase fruits intake, egg, dairy products, you can follow my few suggestions it will help you 1.take 6-7 hours sleep everyday. 2.do some exercise like sit in the posture of yogi both hands on stomach then inhale and exhale air forcibly do it for 10 times it will not take more than 10 minutes. It will increase your concentration power. 3.Increase the intake of fruits ,green vegetables, and dairy products in partwise as this will not feel you sleepy. 4.don't take pressure before any conversation think it as a regular routine as much you will give importance to these things you will get nervous. If you need my help you can contact me. Good luck.
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Sir mughe problem hai ki mughe lagta hai ki sab mere bare main galat sochte hai mughe lagta hai sab mughe he kyu dekhte hai aur main kisi ke samne jata hu to mughe bahut hean bhawna mahsoos hote hai.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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How to overcome social anxiety, in a quick, economical way,

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Social anxiety can occur if you are judging yourself. Stop judging yourself. No one is perfect. Also if you want you can do skill building which will help you to be more confident in social gatherings. Practice what you want to say in front of the mirror. Anticipate how the conversation will flow and prepare yourself with what to say. Learn to talk slowly and clearly. Learn how to stand, sit etc( social etiquettes) and build your confidence. Body language plays an important role in sending out non verbal cues to other people. Mastering your body language and gestures will also help you overcome social anxiety. Remember that other people also feel anxious in social gatherings. This will help you to ease off some pressure on you. And you don't have to share intimate details of your life with them. Choose some common safe topics like weather, cars, sports, movies etc or whatever you find that works in your society and talk on those subjects. Good luck.
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I can't get concentration. My mind is creating some situations and spending more energy for that. So I can't concentrate in study. How it is possible to get concentrate my mind.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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Hello sir Last some years my moms feet having cracks And its very painful We trying lots of medicine and Dr. BT its not complete cure after dome times its showing She has Parkinson's also So giving me details about condition.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hello sir Last some years my moms feet having cracks And its very painful We trying lots of medicine and Dr. BT its n...
Hello, parkinson's desease can cause skin changes making skin extremely dry. It could also be a side-effect of a medicine as the medicines given for parkinson's are strong. For cracked and painful heels, the solution is moisturizing and nuetralising the dryness. I don't know what medicines you have used, -use polysporin cracked heels cream or put vaseline petroleum jelly on the cracks, put in good amount. -massage feet with a lot of moisturiser. -try to scrape the dry skin by dipping feet in hot water for some time.(avoid the areas that are painful) - never let the feet dry, apply moisturiser and vaseline repeatedly. -at last, in the night before bed, make her wear cotton socks after moisturising. -do not walk bare feet, wear soft chappal, if possible, wear socks most of the time. You will have to help her for applying moisturiser and make her follow all the instructions as she is suffering from parkinson's and might not be able to take so much care on her own.
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Hello sir. I just want to solution my friends problem. He is addicted by alcohol. So he wanna stop it and want to know how much he should take alcohol in a day.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
It is good sign for your friends if wants off alcohol. Reduced quantity of alcohol day by day. He take 50 ml daily alcohol for good health. Avoid alcoholic community / friends. Be busy with works and family members. More alcohol may spoil the his own health, family, social status, economical status. Avoid more alcohol.
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I am getting too much lazy every day what's the reason I am not getting by this I am not able to study for my xams. So kindly tell me how to become very active.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
If you are feeling lazy, then it could be due to weakness. Weakness is a result of lack of physical or muscle strength. If you are feeling that extra effort is required to move your arms, legs, or other muscles, it could also be a result of any disease, illness and too much activity at one time and not taking the food to match the amount of physical effort you are doing. Sometimes low levels of minerals (electrolytes), such as potassium or sodium also result in body weakness. Other important reason could be the problems with your thyroid gland. Because your thyroid gland is responsible for regulating the way the body uses energy. A low thyroid level can cause fatigue, weakness, laziness, weight gain etc. And a high thyroid level can cause fatigue, weight loss, muscle weakness etc. Sometime because of stress you may feel disinterest in your routine works. Since the reasons for your weakness are not known, I shall advise the following - 1. Keep yourself hydrated. 2. Get extra rest for some days till you feel more energetic. 3. Avoid watching television for long hours. Indulge in relaxing activities. 4. Avoid stress and too much physical exertion. 5. Take a nutritious diet with more protein items in homemade food like soya, sprouts, dals, paneer, milk, seasonal fruits. 6. Do light physical activity, meditation and yoga. 7. Take one good multivitamin tablet after food for 7 days.
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I am medical student my problem is having confusion about each and everything whether its small or big. Please tell me what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. Confusion leads to indecisiveness. It is fostered by a lack of understanding of the issue at hand. When your attention is divided with two or more options, you will split your energy with as many choices and therefore have more difficulty choosing the right one. Life is full of risks and you can never be absolutely certain of many things. So, the right thing to do is to use common sense thinking; take a calculated risk; face and accept the outcome of your choice; size does not matter but the decision-making ability and system matters; define yourself according to the experience you have had and as well as those of others, be they experts or friends; take care of your fear by expressing them and reaching out to others; practice decision-making with frivolous matters first and compare it with others' thinking of the same; and the best thing to do to improve understanding, is to rely on authentic, concrete, genuine, complete, and accurate information, which precedes understanding. You could get some information about decision-making skills from an expert management person. In medicine, all your decisions must be accurate and based on full knowledge because people's lives are at stake.
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I am 25 years of age and I smoke 4-5 cigarettes in a day. I have been a regular smoker since 6 years and I am unable to quit this thing. I have had reduced to 1-2 cigarettes in a day but never been able to quit completely. I have tried the anti-smoking chewing gum'Nicorette' but it didn't helped me out. Help me to get out of this.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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Respected sir As I like to inform you whenever I start up studying I am not focus while reading go an different world and also I am not using any kind of communication devices is there any solution for it.

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, welcome to lybrate. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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. Take care.
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I am 24 yr. Male. Facing problem of ocd disorder. Have habits which I find unable to change. It has affected health and brain. I find myself poor in decision making. What to do/take? How/where to start?

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterised by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviours. Ocd often centres on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, counselling, medications, or both.
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From last 6 months I am missing my temper on that time I can't control myself I am behaving like a psycho how can I get rid of it? It is not missing it is losing.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some of the" typical" responses to frustration include anger, quitting (burn out or giving up), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, stress and depression. Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper anger: there is a saying" frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. Giving up: giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. Loss of confidence: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that if we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself" it is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. Stress: is the" wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. Depression: depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. Other reactions: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation.
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I am 26 year male smoking from last 5 years. Due to smoking RBC and hemoglobin in my blood increased and my body feels weak. I want to quit smoking.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
You may chew babulgum, chocolates now a days there are many institute of nicotine replacement therapy in many country. Please go there and save your self eat various fruits and vegetables you need to take a balanced diet do exercise eat anti oxidant rich foods.
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My son does not eat easily vegetables. How can I eat him proper way. He is not so gud in concentrated.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Aligarh
I think the boy is anaemic give him some vegetables with his favourite food give veg in a less amount only1 or 2 tsf ask him finish veg first than take your favorite food in this way you gradually increase the amount of veg give him 2dates per day to improve his hb count and concentration.
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What is the best tablet for body pain?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
What is the best tablet for body pain?
Paracetamol is the commonest used pain killer and safest also. But you should know that all analgesics (pain killers) are dangerous to liver, gi tract and kidney if taken excessively.
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I am smoking everyday , how to stop smoke?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
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.
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I do not know may be I am suffering from super anxiety I was thinking of something in the daytime and in the nighttime I was so much paining about that that I could not sleep and I even had headache at that time. And when I slept for a while I woke up with a jerk after 5minutes. What to do pls help?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I do not know may be I am suffering from super anxiety I was thinking of something in the daytime and in the nighttim...
Ya. I can understand what you are going through. Non stop thoughts. But for that I need to know more about you. So that I can get to the root cause of your problem. But for time being I can only suggest that if those thoughts or the topic of the thoughts are so important. Then act on it, finish the work so that will not haunt you. Second, if they are not important then let them come and go away. Do not analize your thoughts. Hope this will help.
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Said I am 23yers old unmarried boy. I am Brown sugar dracks smoke in every day. please you kuch boliya jin tarika se may in smoke ko bhul paunga.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Brown sugar addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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