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Dr. Veena Kapoor

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

52 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
Dr. Veena Kapoor MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Delhi
52 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
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Dr. Veena Kapoor is a renowned Psychiatrist in Greater Kailash, Delhi. She has over 52 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . She is currently practising at Samvedna Psychiatric Klinic in Greater Kailash, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Veena Kapoor on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Delhi University - 1965
MD - Psychiatry - Delhi University - 1967

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Which is the best exercise to charge the mind and nervous system and to improve multitasking skills of mind.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello In general, anything that is good for your heart is great for your brain. Aerobic exercise is great for body and brain: not only does it improve brain function, but it also acts as a "first aid kit" on damaged brain cells. Exercising in the morning before going to work not only spikes brain activity and prepares you for mental stresses for the rest of the day, but also produces increases retention of new information, and better reaction to complex situations. When looking to change up your work out, look for an activity that incorporates coordination along with cardiovascular exercise, such as a dance class. **Take Brahmi Q, 10 drops with warm water to sharpen your memory.
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Feel like sleeping most of the time in a day. Usually get frustrated on small small things. Do not feel like doing anything in a day.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Feel like sleeping most of the time in a day. Usually get frustrated on small small things. Do not feel like doing an...
Get your thyroid hormone and complete blood count tested. It could be due to stress, nutritional deficiencies and many more. Eat more of nutritional diet. Make a sleep-wake time scedule.
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I am a 21 years old female. I have been smoking for 5 years now. 3-4 cigarettes per day! Sometimes more. But I really plan to quit now! What should be the best way to quit? Cold turkey or reducing one at a time before quitting so that chances of relapse is very less? And after quitting what is the best technique to cleanse your lungs faster and feel fitter again? If I keep few years gap between quitting and pregnancy, will my baby be healthy?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For various reasons smoking causes more harm on women than on man. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. About quitting a few years before becoming pregnant is definitely safe for the baby and you!
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How to improve memory power and concentration? I'm forgetting what I'm studying so what should I do even I'm forgetting by doing lot of times revision give me best solution which I can't forget what I study?

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. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Your brain cells are never destroyed throughout life. That means no data is lost. That also means forgetting do not happen unless in the case of injury. I suggest educational counselling online. Take care.
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Is hookah smoking is really dangerous can it decrease vital capacity of lung and can it produce chance of cancer.

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. Welcome to lybrate. Hookah is also equally dangerous. Smoking hookah can also increase the chance of cancer. Quit smoking tobacco. Take care.
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Hi my problem is with the guests, they come &stay weeks together I alone have to slog my sis-in-law stays close to our house but they don't entertain much so the guests feel comfortable at our house my husband enjoys guest coming but he doesn't help me in any house hold work without informing me he will invite guests because of this our argument starts. Please advise what I should 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Guests can be accommodated upto an extent. Beyond that it is always stressful. I suggest you to talk to your husband. Do not start quarrelling. Be patient. He will understand. Do not say anything about his sister. Just appraisal about the difficulties in a reasonable manner should work. Take care.
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Hydroxyzine - has anyone else decided to stop all medicine and battle anxiety naturally and spiritually?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hydroxyzine - has anyone else decided to stop all medicine and battle anxiety naturally and spiritually?
Many have done so and successfully too. However, all medical intervention and stoppage must be monitored by the doctor. S/he will know how much dosage can be reduced and when. After careful reduction and your alternative efforts, a gradual and definite reduction may be initiated successfully. A counselor has to be involved to assist you with the other skills that will enable you process the natural ways. Of course your cooperation is absolutely essential for any success.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mental health: What's normal, what's not

Understanding what's considered normal mental health can be tricky. See how feelings, thoughts and behaviors determine mental health and how to recognize if you or a loved one needs help.

What's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and mental illness isn't so obvious. For example, if you're afraid of giving a speech in public, does it mean you have a mental health condition or a run-of-the-mill case of nerves? Or, when does shyness become a case of social phobia?

Here's help understanding how mental health conditions are identified.

Why is it so tough to tell what's normal?

It's often difficult to distinguish normal mental health from mental illness because there's no easy test to show if something's wrong. Also, primary mental health conditions can be mimicked by physical disorders. Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms, as well as on how much the condition affects your daily life. Signs and symptoms can affect your:

Behavior. Obsessive hand-washing or drinking too much alcohol might be signs of a mental health condition.
Feelings. Sometimes a mental health condition is characterized by a deep or ongoing sadness, euphoria or anger.
Thinking. Delusions ? fixed beliefs that are not changeable in light of conflicting evidence ? or thoughts of suicide might be symptoms of a mental health condition.
What is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a guide published by the American Psychiatric Association that explains the signs and symptoms of several hundred mental health conditions.

Mental health providers use the DSM to diagnose everything from anorexia to voyeurism and, if necessary, determine appropriate treatment. Health insurance companies also use the DSM to determine coverage and benefits and to reimburse mental health providers.
How do mental health providers diagnose mental health conditions?

To determine if you have a mental health condition, a mental health provider will work with you and your loved ones to assess:

Your symptoms. Your mental health provider will ask about your symptoms, when they began and how they've affected your life. How you perceive your thoughts and behaviors and how much your signs and symptoms affect your daily activities can help determine what's normal for you. For instance, you might realize that you aren't coping well or that you don't want to do the things you used to enjoy. You might feel sad, hopeless or discouraged. If your sadness has a specific cause, such as divorce, your feelings could be a normal, temporary reaction. However, if you have symptoms that are severe or don't go away, you could have depression. You might also need to have a physical exam to rule out any underlying health conditions.
Others' perceptions. Your perceptions alone might not give you an accurate picture of your behavior, thoughts or ability to function. Other people in your life can help you understand whether your behavior is normal or healthy. For example, if you have bipolar disorder, you might think your mood swings are just part of the normal ups and downs of life. Your thoughts and actions, however, might appear abnormal to others or cause problems at work, in relationships or in other areas of your life.
When is an evaluation or treatment needed?

Each mental health condition has its own set of signs and symptoms. In general, however, professional help may be warranted if you or a loved one experiences:

Marked change in personality, eating or sleeping patterns
Inability to cope with problems or daily activities
Strange or grandiose ideas
Excessive anxiety
Prolonged depression or apathy
Thinking or talking about suicide
Substance abuse
Extreme mood swings or excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior
Many people who have mental health conditions consider their signs and symptoms a normal part of life or avoid treatment out of shame or fear. If you're concerned about your mental health or a loved one's mental health, don't hesitate to seek advice.

Consult your family doctor, make an appointment with a counselor or psychologist, or encourage your loved one to seek help. With appropriate support, you can identify mental health conditions and explore treatment options, such as medications or counseling.

Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow.
1) The description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking Metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice.
2) Your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (For example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors)
3) It is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to.
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Ask privately. It is essential and useful to have a doctor answer your doubts online as it time spent in going to a clinic. Majority of diseases can be treated by online by consultation with an experienced doctor and does not need physical examination. You can use this site and ask me privately


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I am too depressed as I am in a relationship in which he black mails me ki me tumhe badnaam kerduga papa ko goli maarduga he is vry powerful I am depressed I have attempted suicide also no one is there to share my feelings as my parents expectations are high from me I don't wanna broke them I feel sometimes I need a psychiatrist but don't I feel is it I am mental or what? Please advise.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, you seem to be in an abusive relationship and it, obviously is having very negative impact on you. He is using your fears regarding your image in your parents eyes as a weakness and blackmailing you. This behaviour will become worse with time. You need to talk to your parents or helpful siblings who can help you. Why it's important to involve your parents is firstly, your fears will be addressed, secondly, being elders they will be able to help you more sensibly. Yes there is every possibility of your parents getting angry with you but their anger may not last long because they love you and want the best for you. Putting up with your parents anger is better than going through this abusive relationship with your boyfriend which may have long-lasting impact over your mental health and future relationships. If you have other trusted family members who can help you in this, you can take their help too if parental help is not an option for you. Take care.
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My problem is I am forgetting things slowly. Previously I have a good memory power but I lost it gradually so please assist me with some homemade medicine not allopathy. 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 common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, need to check your memory using memory test.
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I found myself depressed after not studying enough in a day? is it normal.? Or I should take some medicine.

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 found myself depressed after not studying enough in a day? is it normal.? Or I should take some medicine.
Dear, You are not depressed, but you are stressed. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the ?fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as ?acute stress,? can be exciting?it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or ?chronic stress,? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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Since last few weeks, I am feeling too stressed on the work which I did not feel like stress previously. I am a student. Can you help me.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Since last few weeks, I am feeling too stressed on the work which I did not feel like stress previously. I am a stude...
DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day …2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …6) avoid coffee and tea…. A) take 30ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 10 gm of HARIDRA KHAND after meals…. C) take 2-2 tablets of arogyavardhini vati and chandraprabha vati after meals, D) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. Do all things for 30 days. This formulation is effective. Consult to me for further suggestion. THANKS.
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My memory power is very low.I keep forgetting whatever i read' i am just 21 yrs old please help

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I know that u have nice memory, only problem is that you don't trust your memory and your efforts. Believe in yourself and have confidence that you are able to take care of your study and life.
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Getting pain in head and total body and back bone also what should I do sir please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Getting pain in head and total body and back bone also what should I do sir please help me.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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Is it ok if person smokes as well as does enough physical work normal for his health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Is it ok if person smokes as well as does enough physical work normal for his health?
Smoking is associated with significantly serious health problems like lung cancer, oral cancer, impotence, etc. The risk of cancer is even higher in those with family history of smoking. Smoking also causes harm to people around you as they become passive smokers. The best thing is to quit smoking immediately to promote good health. There is no connection between exercise and smoking; exercise will not reverse the harmful effects of smoking.
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I m loosing my weight continuously inspite of taking diet properly and feeling very stressed. What is the reason behind that.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I m loosing my weight continuously inspite of taking diet properly and feeling very stressed. What is the reason behi...
WEIGHT 1. Whole-grain bread. Research shows that people who follow a weight-loss program incorporating whole-grain breads, cereals, and other foods lose more body fat from the abdominal area than those who eat only refined-grain foods, like white bread and rice. 2. Low-fat milk and yogurt. Scientists have found that the more calcium in fat cells, the more fat those cells will burn. In one study, two groups of overweight mice were put on a restricted-calorie diet, but one also got calcium supplements. The no-calcium mice lost 8 percent of their body fat, compared to 42 percent among the mice that did get calcium. 3. Lean protein. Good sources of protein, such as lean meats, eggs, and beans, help keep your blood sugar stable. The result youll feel full longer and get a boost in energy and that will help you burn more belly fat. Consult me in private for detailed treatment and to ascertain your personality symptomatically.
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I am 19 year old female. I've never experienced breathlessness low bp (89/53) and dizziness before that viral fever in february. I also consulted an ENT doctor at that time. He ran an ECG which showed everything normal. But now I feel like extreme weakness and body ache. There is profuse sweating in my palms all the time. After climbing stairs or walking distance I can hardly breathe! Whenever I do some work it feels I am having mild fever. My periods are late and extremely painful this time. I have lost my appetite to a great extent. The doctor gave me nutritional supplements. But I still don't feel good. What's wrong with me and what should I do?

I am 19 year old female. I've never experienced breathlessness low bp (89/53) and dizziness before that viral fever i...
Hi lybrate user avoid cold thinks like ice or cold water avoid climbing avoid walking long distance take homoeopthic medicine 1- natrum mur 30 four pills two time a day for 1 week 2- pulsatila 30 four pills three times a day for 1 week 3-bryonia alba 30 four pills three times a day for five day 4- ashoka q 20 drops half cups water two time a day for 1 week avoid pain killer avoid junk food take food high fiber & protein.
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I'm 21 year old female. I were chain smoker from last 6 years which usually helped me with my anxious nature and now I have left smoking. Its been more than one week and I have a severe headache since last 4 days. I am unable to prevent anxiety and also lacks in anger management. I'm not very social person. All this is leading to worsen my personal relations with everyone including my parents. I myself am a psychology student to after some research I have been taking nexito as a anti anxiety and sometimes zolfresh to sleep. What else do you suggest? Also.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Congrats for quitting the intoxicating habit of smoking. Never again fall victim to this habit of smoking which can spoil your life fully. Pl do not self-medicate without asking an expert. It is normal to experience withdrawal symptoms after quitting smoking but the bright side is greater than the withdrawal symptoms. With time, you would feel fresh, purer as the withdrawal symptoms dimish.
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