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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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I'm 24 and I've been smoking since I was 18, its a long time. I used to smoke around 10 cigarettes daily and now I'm completely cigarette free since 1st January 2017. I crave for smoking all the time but I manage myself however to not smoke a single puff of that again but the problem is my chest hurts, mainly right side and I can feel the pain in back as well. I want to know about it, is it common? If it is then what are other problem I'm gonna have while quitting smoking. Suggest me anything which can make this procedure easier. please reply as soon as possible.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
You took a very good decision to quit smoking. It is a harmful habit & do not have any beneficial effect on the body. Smoking for long may affect the upper respiratory tract & lungs, causing many problems like throat irritation & infection, chronic cough, COPD, Chronic bronchitis etc. As you are having chest pain better get yourself evaluated by a physician to rule out any affect in your chest & lungs by smoking. Take the following steps to keep up your motivation to continue your effort to quit smoking: oEducate yourself adequately regarding smoking & its ill effects. Acquire the required information by reading books, going through internet or talking to a professional trained in de addiction. OKeep reminding yourself of the benefits you will achieve after quitting smoking: After quitting you will have reduced risk of the many diseases caused by smoking. Your family & near ones will be saved from the ill effects of passive smoking. Your mouth will be saved from the bad odor caused by smoking. You can focus more on your relationships. Smoking might have affected your relations if your close ones were against it, or because you were so preoccupied with the substance, your relations suffered. You can participate actively in social gatherings as you will not have to stay away because of your habit nor have to come out frequently to smoke. You will save the money you were wasting on smoking & use them for better purposes. OImagine & create in your mind a picture of a beautiful future of a life without smoking. Imagine how much you will benefit in your new life. In between your beautiful imaginary picture also imagine that you started to smoke again. Then imagine how one by one the beautiful picture will shatter. Once you become aware of the consequences of relapse, you will also develop fear of relapsing. You will then stay more cautious not to start it again. OCount the first day of your quitting as the first day of a new start & from that day, live one day at a time. It is helpful if you can relate this day to some important events in your life like your birthday or birthday of someone close, anniversary, day of some achievements etc. On the morning of the second day, tell yourself that you are starting the second day of your substance free life & by night time thank yourself that you stayed substance free whole day & encourage yourself to stay smoke free in coming days too. Celebrate your victory of staying sober on completing 1 week, 2 weeks, then 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, and on completing one year celebrate the first birthday of your sobriety. This will encourage you to stay sober further. OAvoid triggering factors that may tempt you to smoke. For example if the triggering factor was internal say some stress for which you got inclined to abusing substance, then work on the stress to remove it or take help of a counselor to overcome the stress. If the trigger was external, like some friends persuade & you could not say no, in some specific event or situation you usually smoke etc, then stay away from those situation. OImmediately after quitting, craving will be intense. But gradually with time it will reduce. So the initial days you have to be very careful. Keep yourself busy & diverted. You can use alternatives like nicotine lozenges or chewing gum. Gradually reduce the amount of these chewing gums & stop them. OThrow away all cigarettes you have with you. Having them within reach may increase your temptation. OStart new healthy habits & opt for a healthy lifestyle. OEat healthy diet. OJoin a support group comprising of people who came out of smoking & had undergone the same situation as you. You will get a platform to discuss your queries & together can motivate each other to stay sober & also help others to overcome smoking. If you are not able to do yourself alone, then take professional help. Now-a-days de-addiction treatments are available for quitting all substances of abuse including smoking. Such treatment includes detoxification & rehabilitation program. Consult a psychiatrist & start your treatment at the earliest. Medical detoxification is the first stage of de addiction treatment, when the addicted person is treated with medicines. The withdrawal symptoms which occur on sudden stopping of an addictive substance are managed through detox treatment. Medical detoxification systematically and safely will withdraw you from smoking. The next phase is the Rehabilitation program which includes counseling sessions & other behavioral therapies. These sessions have important role in the de addiction process. Counseling sessions will help to enhance your motivation skills to stay sober, build skills to resist smoking, replace substance-using activities with constructive and rewarding non substance-using activities, and improve problem-solving abilities. Behavioral therapy will work on interpersonal relationships and your ability to function effectively in the family and community. All the best for your effort. Wish you success.
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My grandma has it body pain ever time what should I do she takes so many medicine but not working what should I do for it?

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
My grandma has it body pain ever time what should I do she takes so many medicine but not working what should I do fo...
You have to address the root cause and not put a band aid temporary fix which involves taking detailed history taking, dietary advice and lifestyle changes after doing certain blood tests. So take a consult for specific advice remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet.
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Dentist, Udaipur
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 
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Hii. I am going through some rough phase. Been into this since long. And m feeling this constant feeling of sadness and m getting anxiety attacks every single day. No interest in anything. There is some constant which jst do not goo whatever I get or whatever I do even if it is something that used to make me happy or can make any damn person happy it does not make me happy anymore. I always want to cry out I always want to jst run from everything. My hair has reduced to 1/4th of what they used to bcz of this stress. I am always out of energy.

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Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hii. I am going through some rough phase. Been into this since long. And m feeling this constant feeling of sadness a...
Dear lybrate-user, You may be suffering from a depressive disorder or some hormonal disorder. Both are fully treatable. You will enjoy life with treatment. Please consult a psychiatrist. She/he may ask for blood tests. After the diagnosis, may prescribe you with antidepressant tablets. Remember that antidepressant tablets take 2-3 weeks time to start giving benefit. The side effects may come earlier. If you tolerate for 2 weeks the side effects, you will feel good. Antidepressant tablets may be continued for few months after you improve. If there is hormonal imbalance, you may prescribed with replacement. It is along with antidepressant tablets.
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Hi I am a 31 year old male. I really want to stop smoking and cleanse my body from the toxins. Can you please suggest what I should have naturally to do so.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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How many soft or fizzy drinks can children have a day? And My friend has smoking habit how can I stop 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. I can understand. Simple carbonated water is not a problem. But children should avoid other carbonated sweetened drinks. To quit smoking, deaddiction therapy is most suitable and result oriented. Take care.
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Sir, I am 22 years old. I don't know what the problem is. But I feel that I have some psychotic problem. Why because: 1. I don't know how to behave with superiors when something wrong is noticed by me. I will be very anxiously shout about it infront of all. In remaining cases I will be showing almost (overly) respect & fear towards them. 2.Very very angry when something against my thoughts would happen. 3.Love to live alone without anyone (thinking I may perform better alone). 4.Slutter in the voice when speaking anxiously or angrily. Unable to deliver exact information what I have in my brain. 5.Rolling over of thoughts about this or that which makes instability of thoughts. 6.Complete Memory loss what I have learned previously. 7.Inability to understand / connect with lectures (about theoretical aspects only). 8.Dryness of mouth every hour especially when speaking with new people.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am  22 years old. I don't know what the problem is. But I feel that I have some psychotic problem. Why because...
You are having panic attacks and need to meet with a counselor immediately. On that person?s advice you may have to meet with a doctor and get on medication if so advised. Even so you must continue with the counseling to develop coping mechanisms to face the daily challenges of life. Because you are not handling fear well, you tend to over-react to normal fear with abnormal panic attacks. Then your panic reaction, which is fear based, irritates you easily and gets you angry. In other words the anger/irritation is an escalation over the fear. This is not advisable and it is happening because you are not dealing well with the panic. Anger is a cover-up feeling for the fear, and people may mistakenly respond to the anger whilst the scare remains unresolved and it may also increase because of the discomfort you have caused to others with the anger!!! About the issue itself: Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too, though not to this extent!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of panic reaction to disappear from your life for good.
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I'm working as a teacher. I'm lacking confidence and feeling inferiority complex sometimes. My hands would shiver even while i talk to someone. But sometimes i feel so confident.As i leading career of teacher the lack of confidence and inferiority complex would be a curse. 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
You are a career teacher and you say you are low in confidence. Here you must understand what is confidence. Confidence level is independent. Level of experience is equally proportional to your confidence. Gain experience and automatically you are confident in that experienced aspect. Shivering of hands are due to nervousness. Find the reason for your nervousness. Due to social anxiety? Take care.
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Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

Though technology has progressed so much that many diseases are getting cured, people still have myths in their minds about mental illness. Mental illness is not considered as an ailment, but often considered as just a passing phase. In fact, having a negative perception of people with psychiatric issues is a matter of concern, known as stigma. 

Due to the stigma around psychiatric issues, people suffering from such issues face a multitude of problems, some of which are: 

  1. Patients may feel afraid to disclose their problems and to seek help, 
  2. Miscommunication may happen between the person and his or her friends and family members, 
  3. Lack of opportunities in case of academic as well as professional fields, 
  4. Facing of both physical as well as emotional bullying by people around, 
  5. Health insurance does not cover mental illness yet, 
  6. The myth that such conditions and situations can never be dealt with completely. 

Stigma is not a short term problem, and there can, of course be, solutions for people with psychiatric issues to deal with it. 

Get Education and Treatment 

It is very important for both the patients as well as the people around to get educated about their psychiatric issues. Today there are some options and ways through which patients can be successfully and adequately managed for many psychiatric issues. If people around you are not able to understand this, you need to ignore them and get proper treatment yourself. 

Do Not Let Stigma Affect You 

If you get affected by the stigma around you, you may get affected by other issues such as depression that may become even more serious. Hence, you need to learn to avoid such people and to gain confidence in yourself. If you have confidence in yourself, you will be able to perform all such activities in life that are performed by any person in an academic, professional or any other field. 

Socialize 

One of the most common problems that you may face is getting isolated. It is your right to lead a normal life, and hence, you need to go out and socialize. If you are not comfortable around your friend circle, you can join a support group that has members similar to you. 

There are many associations that run workshops and seminars to educate people for decreasing the stigma around mental health issue. You can also become a part of such associations, but of course, before that, you need to gain confidence in yourself. For doing this, some of the steps such as the ones given above can be of great help. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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