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Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor - Psychiatrist, New Delhi

Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor

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

Psychiatrist, New Delhi

20 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
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Dr. Shikha Sawhney Kapoor is an experienced Psychiatrist in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. She has over 20 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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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - How Long Does It Normally Lasts?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Ranchi
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - How Long Does It Normally Lasts?

A particularly stressful situation or event that has created terror or been overly dramatic or dangerous can lead to stress and anxiety long after the individual has physically come out of the situation. This kind of a traumatic condition is usually what characterises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).

In simple words, PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations.

Symptoms of PSTD:

  1. Mood symptoms: mood swings are the most common outcome of these symptoms. The patient may experience a complete lack of enthusiasm and drive to indulge in activities like hobbies and socialising. Also, the patient may end up harbouring feelings of negativity towards family, friends and strangers, besides going through phases of guilt and self blame for the occurrence of the traumatic event.
  2. Re-experiencing symptoms: these symptoms include flashbacks and life like re-imagination in the form of dreams and nightmares. In many cases, the patient may remember and re-experience the entire scene or series of events that have led to the trauma in the first place. This can be triggered by a memory or association with words, events and other such things that have to do with the memory of the traumatic episode.
  3. Arousal symptoms: arousal or reactivity symptoms may trigger the same reactions that the person showed during the traumatic experience. These may include being on edge constantly in anticipation of a reoccurrence, or even getting startled by the slightest thing since the mind is already occupied with thoughts of the event, constantly. Anger and emotional outbursts may also be caused due to these symptoms.
  4. Avoidance or rumination: Those suffering from PTSD avoid being reminded of the trauma, such as people, situations or circumstances associated with the event. They try to suppress memories associated with the event.- Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Duration of PSTD:

PSTD usually lasts up to six months. Yet, there are cases where it lingers on and requires treatment for some particular types of symptoms or behavioural changes.

Treatment for PSTD:

Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. Other therapies, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are also done depending on the patient's condition.

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

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I am 34 Male, suffering with extreme anger and over thinking on small things and avoid but sometimes it is exploring. Do I have any medicine for the same apart from meditations? Thank you,

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Medicines are not required for anger until it causes destruction to others/objects. In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything. Once you're calm, express your anger in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. Take a timeout. Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you. Consider seeking help from a psychologist if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you.
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My bf is addicted to alcohol for the last one year. He drinks thrice a week and refuses to accept that he is addicted. He refuses to leave it and ignores me and stop taking my calls for days when I convince him to leave. He says it makes him happy and accuses me of dominating and trying to take away his happiness. He is 28 and his sugar level is 110. He refuses to listen to me. How do I make him listen?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Kindly escape from this fellow, if you want your future to be peaceful. At least if he has insight into his alcohol dependence, you can try to help him get over it. If before marriage he is uncontrollable, after marriage life most likely will become much more difficult.All the best
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Panic Attacks - How To Deal With It?

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Panic Attacks - How To Deal With It?

Every individual experiences anxiety in some form at some point of time. One suffers from an anxiety disorder if one experiences dogged, unrealistic worrying about everyday life. One is said to experience panic attack if the abrupt attacks have symptoms like racing heart, nausea, tremors and intense fear. A panic attack is a sudden rush of overwhelming anxiety and fear. The heart pounds and breathing becomes difficult. If ignored and untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and may cause one to withdraw from normal activities. 

  • With a little mindful attention and practice, one can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of a panic attack, manage anxiety, and prevent attacks from occurring in the future and regain control of life. If one is having a panic attack, then the aim is to calm oneself at the moment by breathing deeply. This would reduce the stress and provide oxygen to the brain to help one focus. Hold your breath to start with and reduce the feeling of choking and then begin to breathe slowly. Inhale through nose and exhale through mouth till one notices a difference in muscle relaxation and clarity of thought.
  • During a panic attack, your thoughts are often jumbled up. This is due to the fact that one's heart rate has kicked off and breathing is in high gear, muscles are tensed and blood flow is constricted. One should try to focus on one's senses and should distract the mind from fear through different mental diversions. This can be as simple as reciting the lyrics to your favourite song or poem until one has calmed down a bit. It is important that one should make sure not to distract by leaving the situation that has caused the panic. One must ride out the panic attack at the same place else one will likely associate that place or situation with fear triggering future attacks.
  • Try to practice progressive muscle relaxation by slowly going through body and tensing and relaxing each muscle group. It relaxes muscles as well as forces one to concentrate on something other than fear. Although, if one want to reduce the anxiety, don't ignore it. One should try stop anxiety producing thoughts and replace them with images of something that brings you happiness or peace. Using guided image of a place where one feel at peace and relaxed, reduce one's experience of anxiety. Further, add details to the scene, so that one is focusing the entire mind on imagining it. 
  • Taking care of one's physical health will help take care of mental health. Healthy exercise and diet habits will help you manage manage anxiety. Getting an body active, especially through aerobic exercise, releases chemicals that are responsible for increasing ones feelings of peace and happiness. Stimulants like as caffeine and nicotine worsen existing anxiety and dependence on them can increase feelings of stress and anxiety when one don't get enough of it. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of lean protein, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid processed and high-sugar foods. 

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

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Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super strong I quit smoking 3 days ago nd from last three days I am not able to sleep ultill 3 am nd usually I sleep at 11 is this happing because I suddenly quit of smoking if so I am ready to face it because I am strongly determined to quit smoking or it is because of some other reasons.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super ...
First of all, good to see you teenage guys accepting smoking as bad to your health and are determined to quit this nuisance-----and yes, you are facing withdrawl symptoms of quitting your cigratte habit. You will have to keep your head strong for 1-2 months and this initial time after quitting is very important---------------myself is a homoeopath and I will prescribe you medicines which will not only help you in this case but will also lessen the withdrawl symptoms along with management in which I will tell you what all you can do to quit this habit, after all it is all a game of mind control-------------although I feel that you are head strong and determined enough to quit smoking but in any phase of your life you feel any problem, simply consult me-----------best of luck.
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I lost to someone last year very close to me and after that I felt very depressed.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost to someone last year very close to me and after that I felt very depressed.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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I have sleeping problem. I do good work in day time but couldn't get good sleep at night. I don't even feel much stress. Help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have sleeping problem. I do good work in day time but couldn't get good sleep at night. I don't even feel much stre...
These are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night. Do exercise and long walk daily. • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily.
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My father is suffering from some desies from last 5 years, now he forget every thing even he does recognize me and my mom, he forget to tell that he need to go to washroom, and he did not tell that he is hungry, we r caring him as a 2 years child from last 3 years, he is under treatment of a doctor but his condition is stable, there is no sign of improvement, can any one suggest that is it curable ,can he will so his work normally or not pls guide. Is there any treatment for it or not.

Homeopath, Pune
Hello, U haven't mentioned whether your father had been diagnosed some sort of neurological disorder, or has atleast undergone some investigations. There are various neurological disorder which can cause such forgetfulness symptoms, the very common being Alzheimer's disorder. As per my opinion, your father has some neurological disorder, but few patients for attention seeking may also develop such symptoms intentionally. Let me know if there's a cause diagnosed. If the case is later one, surely he needs psychological support. There are medicines for neurological disorders if the case is so. For any further queries, feel free to text back.
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My friend is smoking marijuana from past 4 years. Now he wants to quit smoking but he can't do that. What should he do?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Marijuana 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. Take care.
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