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Dr. V. Kumar

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

36 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. V. Kumar MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Dr. V. Kumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 36 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . He is currently practising at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital-Delhi in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. V. Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH - 1982
MD - Psychiatry - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 1985
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Hindi

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My brother is an alcoholic. I want to know how to go about finding the best course of action for finding a solution to this problem. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am very concerned that your brother has not reached what we call, ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’ as yet. To me, his Rock Bottom seems to be death if he is a heavy drinker and is completely sloshed everyday i.e. Only death can stop his addiction! Anyway do not despair as yet and you may attempt the following and see how it works: you may have tried a de-addiction center but he should not have been released if he was not ready. So in this attempt, he may be taken to another de-addiction center that is stricter and will also have follow up treatment and AA meetings for him to compulsorily attend. Ideally, your brother should want to give up alcohol himself to begin with. If not, it is going to be an uphill task and to the most part impossible. However, you should not be in want of trying. If he is unwilling to seek help, he needs to be admitted to a rehabilitation center for at least 6 months by force. If not, there are centers who will come and pick him up when he is drunk, when his resistance will be ineffective. This will require his wife's permission and written consent. After your brother returns from therapy, there will be a lot of follow-ups, both in the house and in his daily activities that must be meticulously adhered to. There is a medicine called Disulfiram, which only the doctor can prescribe, and it is very powerful that even if he attempts to drink a small quantity, he can have serious reactions that may sometimes entail hospitalization. You have to monitor his intake of the medicine and keep a close watch on him. He also has to go for regular counseling for at least three years! Apart from his health, he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. These are all elements of the Rock Bottom concept. T will be difficult since he has become addicted to alcohol for some time and has a lot to do. The consumption of Antabuse has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children, and whoever else is there, will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that people are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that you will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Now you should not give up on him but neither should you harass him. Be continuously after him and in the end, you will succeed. His medical condition warrants a very strict course of action. He needs to identify why you needs to drink, and go back into his childhood to find out other influences on his personality that makes him prone to addiction. Meet with an addiction counselor and work with them to sort out this drive. The simplest thing to do is to do some other interesting activity during the evening times. Meet his oral needs with some other non-intoxicating drink like soups, juices, and sodas with lime, etc. If you think that he will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional.
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My father is 66 years old suffering from Bipolar disorder. Please advise good doctors/medication/treatment.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
My father is 66 years old suffering from Bipolar disorder. Please advise good doctors/medication/treatment.
Hi Lybrate user The best treatment for Bipolar disorder is a combination of medication and psychotherapy, and in addition to regular medication and therapy healthy lifestyle habits and support from family and friends can help your father to cope with bipolar disorder, people with bipolar disorder recover more quickly when they have support from family members and friends. Thanks.
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Hii der, working in education sector. I recently had break up with my boyfriend . At the time of break up i was pregnant. And taht was the reason of our break up. I aborted my baby . I cant tell anyone but day by day m loosing myself. Kidly suggest smthng i really wanna get out frm dis situation.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I can understand your feeling. It might have been a tough phase to undergo so much of turmoil. But your life is precious. Have an open talk with a counselor as it will help to come out of your negative feelings. Dont loose hope. You can achieve everything with your confidence and motivation. A counselor will help you to motivate to get things on track. Take care.
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I'm 18 years old n I'm a male. I get stressed when I think Abt my past n very depressed.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm 18 years old n I'm a male. I get stressed when I think Abt my past n very depressed.
U need to discuss your past and why it produces stress with a psychiatrist and go for psychoanalytical psychotherapy for relief. All the best.
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I have some problems with relationship. I usually stay calm but sometimes I'm unable to control my rage. I start loosing my temper. Usually it lasts for 5-30 mins. After that I start realizing that I over reacted (shouting and aggressive behavior) Help me how can I overcome this problem.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Problems in relationships occur when our expectations do not match with the reality. Each person has certain set of values and beliefs formed, as per his/her own upbringing and life experiences. When these values and beliefs do not match with other person, especially in close relationships, the conflict starts. Unfortunately, our education system does not teach us how to communicate our feelings to the other person without hurting him/her. Every relationship is" give and take" what we give in the relationship is our" cost" and what we get against it is our" reward" when our cost becomes too much compared to the reward, the relationship feels like a burden. And the friction in the relationship increases. It is not possible to have equal cost and reward ratio all the time, but a total imbalance in this ratio makes the relationship weak and unhealthy. Kindly try to learn" assertive behaviour techniques" for better communication.
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I am having severe depression. Anti depressants are not working. What is the next step. please help me?

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
I am having severe depression. Anti depressants are not working. What is the next step. please help me?
Hello, rule out bipolar depression. Optimise dose of current anti depressant (maximum tolerable dose). If two or more antidepressants are not effective when taken at adequate doses or adequate time, then the depression is treatment resistant. There are drug combinations approved for resistant depression. If all else fails, ect could help. Don't lose hope. Treating depression is difficult but not impossible. Take care
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How long I can continue clofranil 25? I have ocd dsm 5.does this medicine cause suicidal thoughts? Please tell its side effects?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
If you are having suicidal ideations on these medications it will be better you visit years mental health professional and discuss it out. Its important you feel better.
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Sir, I want to know that why it is said that a overthinker is always a perfectionist. Give me some example to understand me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Overthinker is not perfectionist.It leads to stress and weak memory.Overthinking reduces your concentration.Stress is good for your body,it motivates you to perform well but upto some limits,above that it starts degenerating your brain.
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