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Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Psychiatrist, New Delhi

19 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Master of Occupat... Psychiatrist, New Delhi
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Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor is an experienced Psychiatrist in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. She has over 19 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She has done Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) . You can consult Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor at Sanjivani Ray of Hope in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor on Lybrate.com.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) - I.P.H. Delhi - 1998
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) - K.E.M. Hospital - 2000
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Sir I am a 24 years age I am not remembering any thing my memory is very weak please 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
Dear , at your age memory problems like amnesia are not possible. Your problem could be just in relation with education and stress. I suggest you to have memory test done. I think one or two telephone counseling sessions with me should provide you with insight to your problem and tips to over come it. Please let me know if you are willing for online counseling session. Take care.
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My husband is suffering from hepatitis c.and lots of depression lost of appetie. Hepatitis c suffering from last 7 years. But now condition of depression high. What can I do?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Its called as depression associated with chronic disease. He need medications and counselling as well. You can send his reports, so that further action plan can be decided.
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Hello sir actually I want a consult on my health I am doing smoking at daily 5-6 cigrate about 7 months but at now m not feel to good what can I do what can be reason.

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 user. Of course, smoking is bad for health in many ways. Smoking can cause cancer and respiratory diseases. Please quit smoking. If you don't feel well now, You may consult a physician for evaluation. Take care.
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Hi Doc, I have been suffering from an anxiety disorder with intrusive thoughts rendering more anxiety. I do not feel sad or depressed at all, I get random intrusive thoughts in unexpected situations, for example if am in a work meeting in a conference hall, I get a sudden intrusive thought which is" what if I say something abusive / offensive to my superior" and this thought although irrational triggers some anxiety and then there is that fear of having an anxiety attack which is whats more intense. I am PERFECTLY normal when the thought fades off or after we step out of the room. Please help me understand the nature of this problem. I have never acted upon my intrusive thoughts but the intense anxiety is troubling.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi Doc, I have been suffering from an anxiety disorder with intrusive thoughts rendering more anxiety. I do not feel ...
It is common problem and this is human psychology as our past experiences reflect on current mental status. Do any meditation process which you know is bonafide and can help you. Drink cow's milk in night as this is proven to improve clarity of thought sequence in mind. Avoid foods which are too spicy,oily, and bitter. Strictly take to vegetarian foods and fruits but avoid non-vegetarian foods which are not natural on human gastrointestinal tract and adversely mind,body and wellbeing
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I am 25 years old, I am struggling from Acidity from 10 days, from this problem I am not able to have my food properly, I smoke 6-8 cigrates per day, can you help me out.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 25 years old, I am struggling from Acidity from 10 days, from this problem I am not able to have my food properl...
Hi there ~ I am sorry to hear about your acidity problem for the last 10 days. I believe that you will be able to eat properly once your acidity is treated. I would also suggest that you avoid using any cigarettes to avoid acidity. If you have tried over the counter medications to help with acidity and have not helped, please consult a physician or you may also visit with a gastroenterologist m. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day.
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Hello doctor! It's been couple of years I got in depression and undergone doctor and after 6 months of medication and treatment I got fine and doctor told me that I am absolutely fine and stop the medicines as there is no need. And yeah I am absolutely fine but I got addicted to medicine maybe. I gradually reduced it from 2 to 1/4th dose daily but I am unable to completely stop it. If I don't take it, I feel vomit, irritation in head, feel so low that I can't even walk, difficult to recall things in my mind, memory issue and don't feel good too. What should I do. My husband is also upset with this thing and saying me to stop it as it will lead to bad side effects in future while pregnancy ,liver etc. Please help me by telling what's the problem, is this the addiction symptoms or what? .And also let me know the side effects of these type of medicines for myself and for future pregnancy and on baby too?

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
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It's been couple of years I got in depression and undergone doctor and after 6 months of medication and...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I went through your query in detail and can understand what you must be going through. It's definitely very frustrating when we are not able to quit any medicine even after we feel that we are fine. You haven't mentioned the name of the medicines that you are taking and this makes it explaining exactly what you are going through a bit difficult. For depression, most doctors use a combination of an anti depressant and a benzodiazepine sedative. The right course of action is to taper and stop benzodiazepine after a few weeks and continue the anti depressants for few months. Benzodiazepines can be addictive. If they are not tapered and stopped in few weeks, there are chances that we become dependent on that and develop withdrawal symptoms when we stop it. This is the most probable cause in your case. The other scenario where it is the antidepressant which you are still taking means that you haven't completely recovered from depression/anxiety and will need further treatment depending on actual clinical condition. Benzodiazepines definitely cause adverse effects in pregnancy and we try to avoid it completely in pregnant patients. The best way forward will be to seek a psychiatric consultation and start treatment in order to quit the medicines. A substitute could be started and tapered off gradually. I do hope that answers your query. Best wishes.
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I have a back and neck pain.Iam a sugar patient.My age is 40 and I used to play shuttle game regularly.Iam a smoker also.Kindly give ur suggestion ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You should go for de addiction as high blood sugar and cigaratte will ultimately harm your heart. So start talking to a psychiatrist.
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I am 27 year old my profession is full of stress ,sometime it is very heavy panic ,much heavy stress and so much, so how to release stress but do not want to use medicine .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 27 year old my profession is full of stress ,sometime it is very heavy panic ,much heavy stress and so much, so ...
The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor i.e. the work. It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us work to do beyond our capacity. Now you may argue that it is the Government that is giving all the work. That is true in the overt sense, but if you look at it with spiritual eyes, you know that it is ultimately given by God. Secondly, build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. You must also talk to your superior that the workload is getting beyond your means and that you need more personnel to support you. Finally, learn to delegate much or some of your work to subordinates. If you do not trust, you will find it difficult to delegate. You may also take a multivitamin and multimineral along with your food. You must also keep a good regimen of exercise, sleep, and diet so that you can combat stress in whatever form it appears.
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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

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 just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this
part of aging?
Dear , not necessarily this is due to ageing. I think your attitude has changed. Attitude changes due to many reasons. You are in your middle age. During middle age, every one are conscious about their career, past achievements and future plans. Most think that they could not achieve maximum and therefore become slightly depressed and start working harder. I think, that is your problem. Can you provide me more information? take care.
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How to differentiate anxiety from hypertension? Is hypertension possible at age of 25?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How to differentiate anxiety from hypertension? Is hypertension possible at age of 25?
Hypertension could be due to stress/strain/anxiety.Hypertension can be diagnosed by recording BP for 3 consecutive days. Hypertension occur in age group.
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I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest. Medication is making me feel more panic and terribly drowsy. What shall I do now? How shall come out this panic attacks of anxiety without pills?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest.
Medica...
Yoga, meditation, focus on work, eating healthy and exercise moderately, reading, writing, watching good programmes with less violence and hobbies help a person cope with anxiety, palpitations without pills. Get heart tested for basic tests like ecg, echo, stress test and blood tests for sugar and total lipids.
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Is lamotrigine dispersible tablets is used for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Manny, Lamotrigine is NOT routinely used in the treatment of OCD. But if your doctor diagnosed your OCD as a symptom of mood disorder, he/she will prescribe lamotrigine. Talk to your doctor about it. In a bipolar mood disorder, OCD, Depression etc are common symptoms.
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Tightness in left chest area and shoulder from several days and my doctor did ecg one month ago and he said it's fine and he came to conclusion that it's muscle related and I was experiencing muscle spasm. There is lots of stomach and heart burn. I'm extremely terrified by this and full of anxiety.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Tightness in left chest area and shoulder from several days and my doctor did ecg one month ago and he said it's fine...
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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Hi sir I have suffering from body pains. Then please help with. Suggested one good doctor for me. Please give your number or contact with me. Please help me sir.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi sir I have suffering from body pains. Then please help with. Suggested one good doctor for me. Please give your nu...
This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonder ful result, personally i have also used this Consult me for further management
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I am suffering from cold all time and my voice is low and not cleared and I cannot speak loudly. What I can do.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
I am suffering from cold all time and my voice is low and not cleared and I cannot speak loudly. What I can do.
Speech and language assessment properly speech therapist daley exercise by sweet hot water bubbles aa, ee, uu, ah, ah sound high pitch exercise continue.
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I am Male age 72 pune based suffering from chronic insomnia from last 25 years the day I left alcohol. Sleeps comes only after 2 a. M after having taken homeopathy and allopathy medicines. Also depression, anxiety, fear, tensions.

Bachelor of Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am Male age 72 pune based suffering from chronic insomnia from last 25 years the day I left alcohol. Sleeps comes o...
You should try yoga. And have a walk after dinner. Take milk at night. And go sleep after that. Don't engage your self in any work becoz your not getting d sleep. Just switch off d lites and listen slow music of memory. It will definitely help u. Even will take some time but you will succeed. All d best.
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My son is 13yrs old, and he is not taking anythings seriously and even not interested in his studies all time joking and he feels all things are easy in life please help me how to make him understand.

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
How is his performance in school? how is his behavior otherwise? at 13 your child is at a very fragile age and will need to be handled carefully. Make sure that you show keen interest in activities that he likes. If possible, participate in them. This will help you establish a rapport with him and he' s more likely to take you seriously if he sees that you' re trying to understand him.
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I have problem of loss of memory. Facing from last few months. I cannot recall any work which I have done yesterday or last weak. M facing hair loss also. For that m taking homeopathy medicine. I am too short tempered anger is on the tip of my nose. I do physical workout daily. I cannot concentrate on my studies. Need to know how to resolve this.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Along with that if you are feeling sad, interest in other activities decreases specially pleasurable one, unable to concentrate on things and many more. If such symptoms are there you are suffering from depression. So it's better for you to visit a psychiatrist. He would definitely help you.
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Sir I'm unable to know what I want to be in future. I can do acting very well and losing concentration towards my studies. So what should I do? Even when I'm good in studies.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You can plan your future with the help o a good teacher or parent and do what you feel best .If you are good in acting you can take it as a career .
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Since last 5-6 months or more, forgetting things easily, some sort of short term memory loss in day to day work. For example while going home or office or any place if in between any work has to be done, I forget it most of the times, same happen in work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Any loss in memory in almost all cases involves some stress sometimes unknown to he individual. Look back to 6 moths ago and see if you can identify anything that might have provoked this loss and whether it was related to some stressful event. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must, with consent from your doctor. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home or work life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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