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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar  - Psychiatrist, Delhi

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Namaskar!<br/><br/>Mai Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, ek mano-chikitsak hun. Aaj aapse ek jo badi comm...

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Mai Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, ek mano-chikitsak hun. Aaj aapse ek jo badi common samasya hai OCD, iske baare mei mai baat karna chahta hun. OCD hamare samaj mei kam se kam 3-4% logon ko hota hai. Jo common symptoms hai OCD ke usmei ek toh zada saaf safai ka dhyan rakhna, baar baar haath dhona, hamesha man mein ek darr rehna ki mujhe kuch na kuch bimari lag jayegi. To iss wajah se vaisi kuch jagao pe jane se bachna. Yeh sab common lakshan hain. Iske alawa kuch aur lakshan hote hain jaise- vichar aata hai ki agar main aisa nahi karunga to hamare ghar mein parivaar ko kuch anhoni ho jayega. To vo 1 particular cheez kuch zaroor Karte hain aur baar baar karte hain.

Jab tak vo nahi karte tab tak unka man nahi maanta. Unhe pata hota hai ki hum yeh galat hain aur jo main kar raha hoon woh sahi nahi hai lekin woh ispe control nahi rakh paate hain. Jab control nahi rakh paate hain tabhi isko hum bimari ka roop maante hain. Iske alawa kuch symptom hota hai jisko symmetrical symptoms bolte hain. Symmetry ka symptom hota hai. Doubts hota hai, jaise ki aapne kadpe pehne hai to aapko lagega ki maine thik se nhi pehna hai. Ya baal aapne kangi kiya hoga toh aapko lagega ki kangi thik se nahi hua hai. Joote pehane hue hai to joote ki lace thik se nahi bandhe hue hain. Is tarah ke symptom hote hain, ki kuch chiz jo aap baar baar rakhte hain to lagega ki thik se rakha hua nhi hai, usko proper way mei hona chahiye.

Aap ko lagega ki nahi just right nahi hai usko dobara se usko rakhte hain. Iss tarah ke symptom hota hai jisse ki tab aapko lagta hai ki ye sab OCD ke symptom hain. Jab doubt hota hai kapdo ke baare mein, jooton ke baare mein to aap puchte hain ghar walo se, dosto se ki kya main thik lag raha hoon? Mere kapde thik hai ki nahi hai? Ya joote thik bandhe hue hai ya nahi? Agar aapko doubt hota hai toh bahut log baar baar unhein bandhte hain kholte hain. Bahut baat cheezo Ko dekhte hain. To is tarah se yeh cheezein lagataar unko pareshan karti rehti hai. Aur ye irresistible hota hai. Unko pata hota hai ki jo main kar raha hoon woh bakwas hai, iska koi meaning nahi hai. Lekin inn sab ke bawajood bhi vo usko band nahi kar paate hain. Aur chah kar bhi woh apne vicharo ko rok nahi paate hain aur vicharo ke badle Mei jo prakriyaein karte hain jaise ki baar baar haath dhona.

Ye vichar hota hai ki hamare hath gande hain uski vajah se vo baar baar haath dhote hain. Kuch chizein woh baar baar saaf karte hain, kapde saaf baar baar karenge, nahane mei bhi baar baar zada samay lagta hain unko. Unko pata hota hai ki jo main ye kar raha hoon woh theek nahi hai, uske bawajood bhi woh usko baar baar karte hain. Tabhi hum isko OCD mante hain, jab ye koi bhi vichar ya koi bhi symptom aap ko aap ki personal life mein, professional life mein ya routine life mein pareshani paida karne lage tab vo disease ka roop ho jata hai. Isko ham log bolte hain Socio-Occupational Dysfunction. Jab symptoms se Socio-Occupational Dysfunction hone lage tab aapko kisi bhi mano-chikitsak se milna chahiye.

Aur OCD chunki ek aisi bimari hai jo treat hoone mein bhi samay zada leta hai. Dawai jab tak 2-3 mahina nahi chalta hai tab tak isme koi sudhar nahi aata hai. Jabki depression mei, psychosis mei, ya dusre panic disorders ya dusre psychiatric disorders mei iss tarah ki samasya nahi hai. OCD mei response rate bohot poor hota hai aur zada der tak dawai khane ke baad faeda hota hai. Aur thik hone ke baad aapko iski dawai ko band karne ka koshish nhi karna chahiye. Kyunki agar ek baar relapse hota hai to phir dobara se thik hone mein bhi zada samay leta hai. Toh OCD ek bohot hi common samasya hai aur jab iss tarah ke common symptoms jo hamne ginaye hain uske baare mei agar aapko aisa lagta hai ki aap usse peedit hai, aapko aisa ho raha hai to aap zarur mile. Psychiatrist se mile. Aur kisi bhi psychiatrist se aap mil sakte hain Apne aas paas ke area se ya jahan se aapko pasand hota hai.

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Hello! Mai <br/><br/>Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar. Mai ek psychiatrist hun. Aur mai aaj aap logon ko ...

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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar. Mai ek psychiatrist hun. Aur mai aaj aap logon ko ek bohot common samasya jo ki hamare samaj mei hota hai, uske baare mei baat karna chahta hun. Ye samasya hai udaasipan ki, jisko ham depression bhi bolte hain. Hamare samaj mei bohot saare log depression se peedit hain. Lekin vo kisi karanvash doctor ke paas aane mei hichkichatein hain. Bohot kam aise log hain jo doctor ke paas aate hain aur uska samadhan dhundhne ki koshish karte hain. Aap sabhi se nivedan hai ki jab bhi kuch iss tarah ki samasyaein jo depression ke baare mei aap mehsoos kar rahe ho, ya koi stress mehsoos kar rahe ho, ya aapko lagta hai ki ajkal ham kuch pareshan chal rahe hain, to uss condition mei aap doctor se jarur mile.

Kisi bhi mano-chikitsak se milkar aap uska samadhaan paa sakte hain. Depression ke common symptom jo hain- ek to udaas rehna hota hai, kaam mei mann nhi lagna hota hai. Jo kaam aap bohot ache se karna pasand karte the, unn sab chizon mei aapka interest ghat-ta chala jata hai. Bohot zada aap niraash ho jate hain to aapko lagta hai ki mai bekaar ho gaya hun, meri zindagi ka koi meaning nhi hai. Fir aapke kuch usmei aatma-hatya karne ke vichar bhi aane lagte hain. To ye sab jo symptoms hote hain, ye sab symptom jab kabhi bhi ho aur kam se kam hafte-das din tak lagatar rehta ho, to uss paristithi mei aap bina der kiye hue kisi bhi maansik rog visheshagya se zarur mile. Aur depression ek treatable disease hai aur depression jo hai ilaaj karne se bilkul thik ho sakta hai. To isliye hichkichayein nhi.

Samaj mei parivartan aa raha hai. Pehle log doctor ke paas jana pasand nhi karte the, especially psychiatrist ke paas. Jisse log bohot dino tak bimar rehte the. Lekin paristithiyan badal rahi hai, samaj ki soch badal rahi hai. To mai aapse guzaarish karta hun ki jab bhi aapko kisi tarah ki samasya ho jo ki lagta hai ki mansik rup se hame aswasth kar raha hai, to zarur kisi mano-chikitsak se milein. Usmei ek mai ho sakta hun, mera naam Shashi Bhushan Kumar hai.  Inn 2 jagao ke aap hamare website se address le sakte hain ya hamare jo appointment ke number hain unpe aap call kar sakte hain.

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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 20 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . He is currently practising at Shri Ganesh Psychiatry Clinic in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University of Patna - 1998
MD - Psychiatry - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2003
Languages spoken
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Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
A Chapter Named Role of Psychotropic Drugs In Spinal Cord Injuries Published In ISCOS Text Book of Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injury In The Year
Professional Memberships
Indian Psychiatric Society
Life Membership of IAPP (Indian Association of Private Psychiatry
Member of Delhi Psychiatry Society
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Sexual Addiction - How It Affects You & Your Relationships?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Sexual Addiction - How It Affects You & Your Relationships?

Grief is a journey without a clear direction. The experience of grieving cannot be ordered, categorized or controlled. One can compare it to inevitable breathing. When we lose something, even minute things, it changes our world. And we have to adapt to that said loss. With any major grief, it literally breaks our hearts. Grief most often comes in waves of emotion.

It is a process and it is unique for each individual. For most people, the suffering never ends; it just becomes less severe and easier. For some people, it does not take long before the suffering eases and for some it takes years. Due to its complex nature, it is difficult to pinpoint what “healthy” grief looks like. If the level of grief matches the level of loss, it is generally considered to be an appropriate response. Everyone experiences grief differently and at different times.

Here are the most common emotions experienced by the individuals in grief:

  1. Denial and isolation: The first natural response to loss is denial. At this stage, people are aware of the facts, but are still in a denial stage of grief. In other words, they tend to ignore the obvious because their mind is not ready to accept the reality yet. The mechanism of denial itself creates a mental block for those thoughts that really bother or hurt the suffering person.
  2. Anger: As the isolation fades out, denial gets replaced by anger. The individual becomes frustrated, especially at proximate individuals.
  3. Guilt: Once the anger subsides, the person starts feeling guilty for becoming angry.
  4. Bargaining: At a point while grieving, a realization hits that there is nothing under one’s control. The grieving person then starts bargaining. They will use anything valuable against another human agency to extend or prolong the life. Bargaining is often accompanied in the form of a prayer, “God, don’t let this be true, take it away, and I will never sin again”.
  5. Pain: When bargaining fails, the grieving person feels anguished. The mental agony is intense.
  6. Depression: The person in grief becomes apathetic towards the entire situation. He/she feels extremely sad and empty. In this state, the individual may become silent, lose hope, and spend much of the time mournful and sullen.
  7. Acceptance: Eventually, the person comes to terms with the situation and the feelings towards it. Acceptance is the last stage in the grieving phase. It comes with a calm, retrospective view of the individual, and a stable condition of emotions.

In essence, what we conclude helps us to find our place in the scheme of things, establish what is true, and gives us a sense of control over living with the loss.
 

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Hallucinations - 5 Common Types Of It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hallucinations - 5 Common Types Of It!

Hallucinations, in simple words, can be described as the perceptions or sensations that are experienced by a person when they are awake which seem to be real, but they are not actually real, they are created by the brain. How actually you experience hallucinations cannot be predicted that means, you may see something, you may hear something, you may taste something which isn’t real, you may smell something or feel something which does not exist.

Some common signs of hallucinations are, seeing objects which are not real, hearing voices when there is no one around or when people around do not speak, a sensation of skin crawling, etc.
Hallucination is completely different from dreams. In dreams, you are not awake, but in hallucinations you are awake. Basically, hallucinations are medical conditions or psychiatric conditions of the brain.

Signs and Symptoms of Hallucinations:

  1. Hearing voices i.e. auditory hallucinations: A person with this mental illness will feel that there is some voice coming from inside the brain or from outside and talking to them or asking them to do something specific. Sometimes, they also hear voices of people talking to each other who are not actually present.
  2. Seeing things i.e visual hallucinations: In this condition, a person starts seeing things that aren’t there for real. They could see some objects, some light patterns, some people moving around, etc.
  3. Smelling things i.e olfactory hallucinations: Sometimes, the person with this type of hallucination feels that there is some odd smell in the room and could also feel like that odd and bad smell is coming from their own body. Waking in the night smelling something strange in the room when there is nothing is another sign of olfactory hallucination.
  4. Feeling things i.e. tactile hallucinations: The person starts feeling things that are not real, such as they could feel like some insects are crawling on their body, feel someone is tickling them, or blowing hot air on their face.
  5. Tasting things i.e. gustatory hallucinations: A person with this condition could eat somethingand then feel like the food that they are eating tastes odd when the same food is fine for everyone else it.

There are many reasons for hallucinations and it varies from person to person. Mental illness is one of the main reasons for hallucinations. A recent breakup of a relationship or a loss of someone close can cause hallucinations. Substance abuse is said to be a common cause for hallucinations such as too much alcohol or drug abuse. An overdose of medicine or misuse of medicine or lack of proper sleep can also be a reason. Seek immediate medical help when you experience any of the signs in yourself or in someone close to you. Medical help can make things better.

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5 Interesting Facts About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
5 Interesting Facts About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which develops due to a terrifying traumatic incident. Traumatic events like violent personal assaults, man-made disasters, accidents, military combat etc. can trigger PTSD.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?
People with PTSD mostly re-experience the whole incident repeatedly in the form of flashback episodes and nightmares. This happens more when they are exposed to the events or objects which are reminiscent of the trauma. The other symptoms are emotional numbness, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety and irritability leading to outbursts of anger on others. People with PTSD feel intense guilt mostly. Anniversaries of such an event can also trigger symptoms of PTSD. When these symptoms last for more than a month, the person is diagnosed with PTSD.

Who will most likely develop PTSD?
You do not need to be in the military to suffer from PTSD. People who have suffered child abuse during school, who have had traumatic experiences are more likely to develop the condition. Other factors that may cause PTSD are still under research.

When does PTSD occur?
PTSD can occur at any age, given the intensity and frequency of symptoms. The symptoms typically are seen within 3 months post a traumatic event, although it may not begin until next year. Once the PTSD symptoms appear, the severity and duration of the illness may vary.

What are the treatments available for PTSD?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and exposure therapy have been very effective in treating PTSD where the patient gradually and repeatedly relives the frightening experience under controlled surroundings which helps him/her work through the trauma. Medicines also help ease associated symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

Do other illnesses accompany PTSD?
PTSD can present with many associated conditions like depression, alcohol or substance abuse, anxiety disorder etc. Certain symptoms like headaches, gastrointestinal ailments, immune system issues, dizziness, chest pain or discomfort in other parts of the body are common. To treat PTSD entirely, it is necessary to take these symptoms into consideration as well.

PTSD is a difficult condition to deal with. If you or someone you know happens to suffer from PTSD, the first thing is to seek help. Having PTSD does not make you weak. All you need is a little help and support from your family and friends, to make you feel better. Happy Mind, Healthy You! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Schizophrenia - 5 Types & Their Signs!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - 5 Types & Their Signs!

When you hear the word “schizophrenia”, the first thing that comes to mind are those serial killers shown on the TV or you call it split personality. But that is not the true meaning of it. It is not split personality or some kind of violent illness. Schizophrenia is a severe chronic mental illness which makes it difficult to differentiate between what is real and what is false.

As this is a mental illness, you will not be able to see any changes physically. You need to understand the symptoms of schizophrenia in order to know if a person is suffering from this problem. There are different kinds of symptoms that are used for diagnosing schizophrenia, but they all differ from person to person. Also, the symptoms that you see now, may not be seen later as the disease progresses. There are different types of schizophrenia and each has different symptoms.

Here is a list of the different types of schizophrenia and the most predominant and significant symptoms of each type.

  1. Paranoid Schizophrenia: People suffering from paranoid schizophrenia are characterized by strong auditory hallucinations and of being persecuted. However, they are very normal and function normally. But they are not ready to discuss their feelings openly and the symptoms are not observable. Other symptoms include anger, hostility and disorganized speech.
  2. Disorganized Schizophrenia: As the name suggests, people with disorganized schizophrenia exhibit disorganized thoughts. Delusions and hallucination may not be seen in this type of schizophrenia. The behavior of the affected person is quite disorganized or it is difficult to understand what they are saying. In fact, some emotions exhibited by the affected person are hard to understand or they are not at all relevant to the current situation. Their daily routine and activities will also be affected.
  3. Catatonic Schizophrenia: People with catatonic schizophrenia are characterized by increased or decreased movement. This symptom actually varies from person to person. Some people stay at a place for a long time without any kind of movement and some people keep moving for hours and do not stop. They do not speak for hours and sometimes they keep repeating the same thing over and over again. This has to be treated immediately as they will not be able to manage even their daily routine with this kind of behavior.
  4. Undifferentiated Schizophrenia: Undifferentiated schizophrenia is a condition where the symptoms do not fall into any of the above three types. You will also be able to observe hallucinations, delusions, anger, disorganized speech or catatonic behavior.
  5. Residual Schizophrenia: As the name suggests, it is the residue of schizophrenia behavior, but it is less severe as compared to the past. Delusions, hallucination and disorganized speech may still be present but compared to the past, the patient would be doing better.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dissociation Disorder - Know More About This Disease!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dissociative disorder can be described as a mental disorder that involves experiences of disconnection and a lack of continuity between the thoughts and memories of a person including a lack of awareness of the surroundings, actions and even identity. People who are suffering from dissociative disorder generally escape reality in such an extreme way that they lose focus of what is happening around them which causes involuntary and unhealthy actions that may hamper the normal way of life.

Studies have found that dissociative disorder is a result of a trauma that the person may have encountered prior to the symptoms and tries to keep the difficult memories related to that incident away from their mind. Symptoms of dissociative disorder range from amnesia to even alternate identities depending heavily on the type of dissociative disorder that the person is suffering from. Research has shown that stress is a major factor in inducing the disorder. Stress worsens the symptoms and makes the disorder obvious.

There are a number of treatments for dissociative disorder. It ranges from talk therapy or psychotherapy to medications. However, it must be noted that treating dissociative disorder is difficult and research and studies have tried to learn new and approved ways to cope with it to lead a healthy, productive life on a daily basis.

Causes of dissociative disorder

To know more about dissociative disorder let's learn about the causes of the disorder. Medical research over the years has been able to delve deep into the causes associated with dissociative disorder. The results have concluded that dissociative disorder develops in an individual as a way to cope with a major trauma that he/she may have experienced in their life. The disorder is often seen to develop in a child who has been subjected to years and years of physical abuse along with sexual and emotional abuse. In many cases, a toxic home environment is responsible for the above said abuses also results in a dissociative disorder. Moreover, the stress of war on a soldier or the effects of a natural disaster on an individual can also induce dissociative disorder.

 

Childhood is an important time for the development of personality. Children are more prone to emotions than a grown-up. So even if the abuse is happening on someone else, a child will pick up on it and develop their personality around it. A child may learn to dissociate in order to cope with the traumatic situation. And as a result, he employs that same dissociation in the latter part of their life to endure any traumatic situation or anything that triggers similar memories.

It is always advised to take help from a professional if the situation gets out of control. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Common Signs That You Are Suffering From It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Common Signs That You Are Suffering From It!

Body dysmorphic disorder or body dysmorphia is categorized as a mental disorder which affects your mind, making you constantly think and worry about one or more conjured defects or flaws in your appearance. These flaws, to others, may seem minor and unnoticeable, even unobservable, but it affects you and makes you ashamed, less confident and forces you to stay away from any social interaction.

Body dysmorphia makes you obsess over your appearances intensely and the image of your body that you want to portray. You tend to repeatedly check the mirror and groom yourself constantly as a way to seek reassurance from your peers and yourself, often a number of times a day. This kind of obsession causes you distress and impacts the normalcy of everyday life.

Many affected individuals seek the help of cosmetic surgeries to try to make themselves perfect. However, this may give a temporary sense of satisfaction, but they are soon back to square one and are prepared to go under the knife again to fix something minute that may arise.

Signs and Symptoms of BDD

  1. An individual’s extreme preoccupation with any conjured flaws in their appearance that is completely minute and unobservable to others.
  2. Possession of a strong belief that the individual has a defect in his/her appearance and it makes him/her ugly or deformed.
  3. An irrational belief that other people take too much notice of your appearance and they mock you for it.
  4. Constantly engaged in actions to hide the so-called perceived flaw that oftentimes become involuntary and in front of other people as well. Like looking for a mirror everywhere and applying makeup or grooming items even though it is not required at that moment.
  5. Using makeup, clothes and styling accessories to hide perceived flaws.
  6. A tendency to compare one’s own appearance with others, often in a negative way.
  7. Asking others and seeking reassurance from them about one’s appearance.
  8. Possessing a tendency to try to look perfect or to look the way others perceive as perfect.
  9. Availing the help of cosmetic surgeries to look “good”. But getting little satisfaction from it.
  10. Avoiding any kind of social contact and situations.
  11. Disruption of social life and everyday life caused due to extreme preoccupation with appearance.

Affected individuals have a tendency to obsess over a change in the body. Body changes are natural, but a body dysmorphic individual will make a huge deal of it. These body parts will include:

  1. Face, nose, complexion, wrinkles, acne and other blemishes
  2. Hair appearances such as color, thinning and baldness
  3. Skin composure, tone, and the appearances of veins
  4. Size of the breasts
  5. Muscle structure and body tone
  6. Belly and abdomen region
  7. Genitalia
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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - Tips To Help You Diagnose The Problem!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - Tips To Help You Diagnose The Problem!

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image and behaviour. This often results in impulsive actions and problems in relationships and at work. You may experience intense episodes of various emotions like anger, depression and anxiety that may last for a few hours to a few days.

Diagnosis of BPD
If you experience the following 10 symptoms for a long time or if they have had a huge impact on your daily life, you may say that you are suffering from BPD:

  1. Feeling of being abandoned. You feel that people may abandon you and are constantly worried about that. You would do anything to stop it.
  2. Frequent mood swings. You experience intense emotions that last from a few hours to a few days. E.g. You suddenly start feeling low and depressed after feeling very happy and confident for a while.
  3. Lack of identity. You don’t know who you are and do not have a strong sense of your being.
  4. Unable to sustain relationships. You find it very hard to retain relationships and make new ones.
  5. You feel empty from within all the time.
  6. Make impulsive decisions and show sudden reactions. You do things to harm yourself like binge eating, drug abuse or driving dangerously.
  7. You inflict pain on yourself or have suicidal feelings.
  8. You have anger issues which are very difficult to control.
  9. You get paranoid or dissociate when you’re stressed.
  10. You experience all your emotions very intensely be it anger, happiness or sadness.

Self-Care - How can you help yourself?
If you start feeling overwhelmed, focus on one feeling at a time. It will help channelize your energy and thoughts into finding a solution for that emotion. Different therapies help different people at different times. You are the best judge to decide what benefits you the most.

Follow these tips to get through the various emotions that you may experience.

  1. When you are angry and frustrated
    1. Rip a newspaper
    2. Hit a pillow
    3. Listen to your favourite music
    4. Go for a walk or do some vigorous exercise
  2. When you are depressed and lonely
    1. Wrap yourself in a blanket and watch your favourite movie or TV show.
    2. Write all the negative feelings on a piece of paper and tear the paper.
    3. Use positive affirmations to comfort yourself.
    4. Cuddle a pillow/pet/soft toy
  3. When you are tensed and anxious 
    1. Try to shift your focus to something else like music, yoga or meditation.
    2. Take a deep breath, use relaxation techniques and focus on your breaths.
    3. Take a warm bath to help soothe your mood.
  4. When you want to harm yourself
    1. Rub ice over the parts where you want to hurt yourself.
    2. Take a cold-water bath to cool yourself.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Get Rid Of Excessive Thoughts?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Namaskar!

Mai Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, ek mano-chikitsak hun. Aaj aapse ek jo badi common samasya hai OCD, iske baare mei mai baat karna chahta hun. OCD hamare samaj mei kam se kam 3-4% logon ko hota hai. Jo common symptoms hai OCD ke usmei ek toh zada saaf safai ka dhyan rakhna, baar baar haath dhona, hamesha man mein ek darr rehna ki mujhe kuch na kuch bimari lag jayegi. To iss wajah se vaisi kuch jagao pe jane se bachna. Yeh sab common lakshan hain. Iske alawa kuch aur lakshan hote hain jaise- vichar aata hai ki agar main aisa nahi karunga to hamare ghar mein parivaar ko kuch anhoni ho jayega. To vo 1 particular cheez kuch zaroor Karte hain aur baar baar karte hain.

Jab tak vo nahi karte tab tak unka man nahi maanta. Unhe pata hota hai ki hum yeh galat hain aur jo main kar raha hoon woh sahi nahi hai lekin woh ispe control nahi rakh paate hain. Jab control nahi rakh paate hain tabhi isko hum bimari ka roop maante hain. Iske alawa kuch symptom hota hai jisko symmetrical symptoms bolte hain. Symmetry ka symptom hota hai. Doubts hota hai, jaise ki aapne kadpe pehne hai to aapko lagega ki maine thik se nhi pehna hai. Ya baal aapne kangi kiya hoga toh aapko lagega ki kangi thik se nahi hua hai. Joote pehane hue hai to joote ki lace thik se nahi bandhe hue hain. Is tarah ke symptom hote hain, ki kuch chiz jo aap baar baar rakhte hain to lagega ki thik se rakha hua nhi hai, usko proper way mei hona chahiye.

Aap ko lagega ki nahi just right nahi hai usko dobara se usko rakhte hain. Iss tarah ke symptom hota hai jisse ki tab aapko lagta hai ki ye sab OCD ke symptom hain. Jab doubt hota hai kapdo ke baare mein, jooton ke baare mein to aap puchte hain ghar walo se, dosto se ki kya main thik lag raha hoon? Mere kapde thik hai ki nahi hai? Ya joote thik bandhe hue hai ya nahi? Agar aapko doubt hota hai toh bahut log baar baar unhein bandhte hain kholte hain. Bahut baat cheezo Ko dekhte hain. To is tarah se yeh cheezein lagataar unko pareshan karti rehti hai. Aur ye irresistible hota hai. Unko pata hota hai ki jo main kar raha hoon woh bakwas hai, iska koi meaning nahi hai. Lekin inn sab ke bawajood bhi vo usko band nahi kar paate hain. Aur chah kar bhi woh apne vicharo ko rok nahi paate hain aur vicharo ke badle Mei jo prakriyaein karte hain jaise ki baar baar haath dhona.

Ye vichar hota hai ki hamare hath gande hain uski vajah se vo baar baar haath dhote hain. Kuch chizein woh baar baar saaf karte hain, kapde saaf baar baar karenge, nahane mei bhi baar baar zada samay lagta hain unko. Unko pata hota hai ki jo main ye kar raha hoon woh theek nahi hai, uske bawajood bhi woh usko baar baar karte hain. Tabhi hum isko OCD mante hain, jab ye koi bhi vichar ya koi bhi symptom aap ko aap ki personal life mein, professional life mein ya routine life mein pareshani paida karne lage tab vo disease ka roop ho jata hai. Isko ham log bolte hain Socio-Occupational Dysfunction. Jab symptoms se Socio-Occupational Dysfunction hone lage tab aapko kisi bhi mano-chikitsak se milna chahiye.

Aur OCD chunki ek aisi bimari hai jo treat hoone mein bhi samay zada leta hai. Dawai jab tak 2-3 mahina nahi chalta hai tab tak isme koi sudhar nahi aata hai. Jabki depression mei, psychosis mei, ya dusre panic disorders ya dusre psychiatric disorders mei iss tarah ki samasya nahi hai. OCD mei response rate bohot poor hota hai aur zada der tak dawai khane ke baad faeda hota hai. Aur thik hone ke baad aapko iski dawai ko band karne ka koshish nhi karna chahiye. Kyunki agar ek baar relapse hota hai to phir dobara se thik hone mein bhi zada samay leta hai. Toh OCD ek bohot hi common samasya hai aur jab iss tarah ke common symptoms jo hamne ginaye hain uske baare mei agar aapko aisa lagta hai ki aap usse peedit hai, aapko aisa ho raha hai to aap zarur mile. Psychiatrist se mile. Aur kisi bhi psychiatrist se aap mil sakte hain Apne aas paas ke area se ya jahan se aapko pasand hota hai.

Thank you!

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Depression And Its Symptoms

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar. Mai ek psychiatrist hun. Aur mai aaj aap logon ko ek bohot common samasya jo ki hamare samaj mei hota hai, uske baare mei baat karna chahta hun. Ye samasya hai udaasipan ki, jisko ham depression bhi bolte hain. Hamare samaj mei bohot saare log depression se peedit hain. Lekin vo kisi karanvash doctor ke paas aane mei hichkichatein hain. Bohot kam aise log hain jo doctor ke paas aate hain aur uska samadhan dhundhne ki koshish karte hain. Aap sabhi se nivedan hai ki jab bhi kuch iss tarah ki samasyaein jo depression ke baare mei aap mehsoos kar rahe ho, ya koi stress mehsoos kar rahe ho, ya aapko lagta hai ki ajkal ham kuch pareshan chal rahe hain, to uss condition mei aap doctor se jarur mile.

Kisi bhi mano-chikitsak se milkar aap uska samadhaan paa sakte hain. Depression ke common symptom jo hain- ek to udaas rehna hota hai, kaam mei mann nhi lagna hota hai. Jo kaam aap bohot ache se karna pasand karte the, unn sab chizon mei aapka interest ghat-ta chala jata hai. Bohot zada aap niraash ho jate hain to aapko lagta hai ki mai bekaar ho gaya hun, meri zindagi ka koi meaning nhi hai. Fir aapke kuch usmei aatma-hatya karne ke vichar bhi aane lagte hain. To ye sab jo symptoms hote hain, ye sab symptom jab kabhi bhi ho aur kam se kam hafte-das din tak lagatar rehta ho, to uss paristithi mei aap bina der kiye hue kisi bhi maansik rog visheshagya se zarur mile. Aur depression ek treatable disease hai aur depression jo hai ilaaj karne se bilkul thik ho sakta hai. To isliye hichkichayein nhi.

Samaj mei parivartan aa raha hai. Pehle log doctor ke paas jana pasand nhi karte the, especially psychiatrist ke paas. Jisse log bohot dino tak bimar rehte the. Lekin paristithiyan badal rahi hai, samaj ki soch badal rahi hai. To mai aapse guzaarish karta hun ki jab bhi aapko kisi tarah ki samasya ho jo ki lagta hai ki mansik rup se hame aswasth kar raha hai, to zarur kisi mano-chikitsak se milein. Usmei ek mai ho sakta hun, mera naam Shashi Bhushan Kumar hai.  Inn 2 jagao ke aap hamare website se address le sakte hain ya hamare jo appointment ke number hain unpe aap call kar sakte hain.

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Autism & Schizophrenia - What Is The Difference?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Autism & Schizophrenia - What Is The Difference?

Both schizophrenia and autism are considered to be neurological disorders resulting from atypical neural development, occurring due to a variety of causes. Both these disorders have a genetic predisposition that may be due to environmental factors. However, there are a few basic differences between the two disease conditions.

Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a spectrum of abnormal behaviour. They include persistent deficits in social communication and interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities.

Signs of autism in babies

  1. By 6 months - No social smiles or other warm, joyful expressions; limited to no eye contact
  2. By 9 months - No sharing of vocal sounds
  3. By 12 months - No babbling or use of gestures to communicate; not responding to one’s name when called
  4. By 16 months - No use of words
  5. By 24 months - No meaningful or two-word phrases

Signs of autism at any age

  1. Avoids eye contact and wants to be alone
  2. Finds it difficult to understand other people’s feelings
  3. Speaks very less or has delayed language development
  4. Echolalia - Repeats words or phrases
  5. Cannot accept change in routine or surroundings
  6. Performs repetitive behaviours like flapping or rocking
  7. Has restricted interests and hobbies
  8. Reacts unusually intense to sounds, smells, tastes, lights, colours etc.

Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a neuropsychiatric disorder that begins during late adolescence and early adulthood. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavioural changes that cause social and occupational dysfunctions.

Signs of Schizophrenia

  1. The symptoms of schizophrenia are usually observed between ages 16 and 30, such as e.g. delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders, movement disorders etc.
  2. Delusions are false beliefs of the patient that may take many forms like delusions of persecution or grandeur. You may feel somebody is controlling you or may think you have extraordinary powers and abilities.
  3. Hallucinations are when the patient hears voices more than seeing, feeling, tasting or smelling random things, which are not actually there.
  4. Thought disorders are when the person jumps from one subject to another for no logical reason.
  5. Some negative symptoms i.e. these are symptoms which are normally present in a healthy individual, but are absent in a schizophrenic patient. E.g. absence of facial expressions, lack of motivation etc.
  6. Cognitive symptoms affect the individual’s thought process. They can be positive or negative based on their expression. E.g. poor ‘executive functioning’ which deals with the ability to understand information and make decisions using them, finding it difficult to focus etc.
  7. Although both Autsim spectrum disorder and schizophrenia are interlinked in their causes and neurological background, the symptoms for each disorder are different.

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