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Dr. Rakesh Chandra  - Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad

Dr. Rakesh Chandra

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad

30 Years Experience  ·  900 at clinic
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Dr. Rakesh Chandra is a renowned Psychiatrist in Patel Nagar, Ghaziabad. He has had many happy patients in his 30 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry. He is currently practising at Divya Institute Of Behavioral Scien... in Patel Nagar, Ghaziabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Chandra and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - kgmc lucknow - 1987
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I am 32 years female. I get too much of mood swings. While at work also. Is it normal.

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 am 32 years female. I get too much of mood swings. While at work also. Is it normal.
Dear user. Mood swings are just symptoms of other psychological or physiological problems and therefore you should provide more information and symptoms regarding you and your problems. Right diagnosis makes treatment and cure easier. Do provide more information and symptoms. Take care.
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Sir, I am 43 years old , worked as Asst. Project Manager in a infrastructure company. One year before I left my professional job from that day I can not concentrate in any work, and I can not think anything positively . So, please tell me what append to me.

Advance Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling , Masters in Child Psychology, Bachelors in Child Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir,
I am 43 years old , worked as Asst. Project Manager in a infrastructure company. One year before I left my profe...
Hello! I can understand you hv gone through professional loss as an assistant manager. You must be feeling hopeless and disheartened at this juncture. It is important to deal with the crisis. So important to share your thoughts and feelings what you re going through, then it is going to help to deal with your crisis. It is our negative and self defeating thoughts that create the negative feelings within. All the best!
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I'm 23 years old. I do smoke from 6 years. Around 3 years ago I use to smoke around 8-10 cigarettes per day. But from 2 months I smoke 3-4 cigarettes. But from 2 days when I smoke I split some blood or something. Sometimes its a yellow color liquid. I want you to suggest me some way to identify those fluid. And what damage I took from smoking.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Just go to a normal physician he/she will suggest you what you have to do now. Just be positive only. Keep calm your self. And leave this habit of smoking as soon as possible. Go for a rehabilitation also. But first consult with a doctor.
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I am depressed feeling alone I can't speak freely to others because others can thinking cheaply I think more I really confused. what can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am depressed feeling alone I can't speak freely to others because others can thinking cheaply I think more I really...
You must speak to other people and get out of this fear. Don’t submit to the depression. If you find the fight is too much, then go for counseling first and then for medication. The combination is ideal to combat this condition. This is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too, if you are not already married. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings.
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I have anxiety and depression. It was bad. Got better. But realized it's not something I can just solve on my own. It doesn't feel like only 2 words. I don't know how to get help. Where to start.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have anxiety and depression. It was bad. Got better. But realized it's not something I can just solve on my own. It...
Usually anxiety and depression can occur together as they share common neurotransmitter in the mind (brain). It would be wise upon your part to consult a psychiatrist, get assessed in detail and take treatment. All the best.
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I am planning to have a baby. But wanted to be sure tht der wud b no complication. I hv a habit f smoking nd drinking as well.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am planning to have a baby. But wanted to be sure tht der wud b no complication. I hv a habit f smoking nd drinking...
Hi lybrate-user please stop smoking and drinking as it has dangerous effects on baby. Please try naturally between day 8-18 of the period alternate day if husband semen analysis is normal. All the best have a healthy baby.
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My mom is suffering from high blood pressure and have anxiety. She is getting weaker day by weaker and she is 60 year old.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My mom is suffering from high blood pressure and have anxiety. She is getting weaker day by weaker and she is 60 year...
Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. A lower sodium level — 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day — is appropriate for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are black or who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Otherwise healthy people can aim for 2,300 mg a day or less. While you can reduce the amount of salt you eat by putting down the saltshaker, you generally should also pay attention to the amount of salt that's in the processed foods you eat, such as canned soups or frozen dinners. Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) can lower your blood pressure. Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination or moderate and vigorous activity. Aim to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit. Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help you keep closer tabs on your blood pressure, show if medication is working, and even alert you and your doctor to potential complications. Home blood pressure monitoring isn't a substitute for visits to your doctor, and home blood pressure monitors may have some limitations. Even if you get normal readings, don't stop or change your medications or alter your diet without talking to your doctor first. If your blood pressure is under control, you may be able to make fewer visits to your doctor if you monitor your blood pressure at home. Practice relaxation or slow, deep breathing. Practice taking deep, slow breaths to help relax. There are some devices available that promote slow, deep breathing. However, it's questionable whether these devices have a significant effect on lowering your blood pressure.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help.

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 lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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Hello. Actually I want healthy diet plan because nowadays I feel that I easily get tired and just wants to sleep and rest. I am preparing for competitive exam also and this is actually wasting my time. Please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hello. Actually I want healthy diet plan because nowadays I feel that I easily get tired and just wants to sleep and ...
Crush 10 almonds in a galss of boiling milk and sip.it slowly in.the morning. Along with it take bread buttter.Use peanut butter to spread over bread.After 2 hours eat 1 pomegranate and 1apple.Take lunch after 2 houra around 2 pm.Take 2 chapatis,seasonal sabji and 1 katori curd with it.Take 1 cucumber along with it.Take 1 cup tea and some snacks like allo sandwich or biscuits. Then have dinner after 2 hours.Take 2 chapatis with daal and 1 plate salad amd pudina chatni.1 galss of milk at bed time.
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I am a 33 year old male. I have a problem of memory. How to remember and increase my memory power.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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I am depressed because of my husband. He talks to his ex. Stares other girls. My mind roams all day doubting him. Mental peace is gone. please suggest something so I don't care about these things. I want to stay unaffected and happy.

PHD in Psychology, M. Sc in Psychology, PG Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am depressed because of my husband. He talks to his ex. Stares other girls. My mind roams all day doubting him. Men...
Hi lybrate-user, I would appreciate that ultimately you want to keep yourself happy which I would say in rather spending your valuable time in doubting and thinking about your husband and getting disturbed, stressed out and so on, you spend your time in a creative and a meaningful way, for this you can apt the follow steps 1. You analyse and pen down your hobbies 2. Accordingly select a right activity from that and 3. Start working and thinking on it. Even after that if you encounter difficulty in getting over the problem you can take a professional help. All the best.
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I have lipid profile issues; cholesterol and SGOT high. They are under control with medication, levels are 177 and 41.4 respectively. I take Atorvastatin 10 g, ecosprin 75 g, fenofibrate and a multi vitamin - all one daily for past 16 yrs. For the past 3 years I suspect that my memory is weakening. I forget names, events and belongings on a daily basis. Both parents suffered Dementia in their late 70s. Please advise, my age is 66.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Kolkata
I have lipid profile issues; cholesterol and SGOT high. They are under control with medication, levels are 177 and 41...
Thanks for the information. Some loss of memory is accetable when we age. Daily brisk walking, meditation and deep breathing exercises are very useful for good functioning of brain. You can also solve some puzzles that come in newspapers or magazines. Playing chess with a friend is a helpful strategy. Keeping a calendar near your bedside with important events marked is helpful. You can also start maintaing diary and write notes of all your activity.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with 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
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. Alcohol is poison. Your liver works hard to disintegrate alcohol and in the process damages itself. Therefore, there is nothing like safe limit. Even a single drop is bad for liver at any stage of your life. Please quit alcohol. Take care.
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I was epileptic since 1988. I was diagnosed with eptoin to take and then after few years mazetol200. Since then I am taking this Medicine one in the night. But I don't have fits since 13 years. I am 47 year of age. Please advise.

MD General Medicine, DM Neurology
Neurologist, Kolkata
Since last 13 years you are seizure free. So you do MRI brain and EEG. And If the reports are normal, then your anti seizure drugs should be tapered slowly and stopped.
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I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across it so help me giving guidance how to quit it else how to avoid it using natural elements. Thanking you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across ...
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 dont be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I dont 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. Heres 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.
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I am 28 years old and I have body pain for more than one month along with severe weakness. I am anemic since childhood and putting on fat on a daily basis. Eyes are bulging out due to excessive fat.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 28 years old and I have body pain for more than one month along with severe weakness. I am anemic since childhoo...
To increase your Heamoglobin value apart from medication eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots , beet etc and your body pain might be due to anaemia
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I smoking at least 3 years. There is not any problem before some times but now I feel headeck. Suggest me for relief.

BHMS
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. Take alpha HA, 20 drops with warm water thrice daily.
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Creativity - Can Depression Really Increase It?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Creativity - Can Depression Really Increase It?

Depression is the state of mind when a person turns hopeless or helpless. Simply put, it is one of those experiences when one may feel sad, lonely, dejected and discouraged. Doubt, anxiety and uncertainty crawl in so much so that they may lead to problems in decision making. A depressed person feels devoid of energy and the motivation to do anything at all seems to have disappeared. And all this may happen for no reason at all. At least not any that can be explained to even the closest of one's family and friends. Surveys have shown that more than 7% of the world's population suffer from some or the other forms of depression.

Depression Helps Creativity: Myth or Fact?

Moving on to the several popular myths associated with depression, one of the most common ones is that 'Depression increases creativity.' The truth is however exactly the opposite. No, depression does not trigger creativity. In fact, creative geniuses like writers, painters, musicians, etc. seem to be more prone to the threats of depression.

Creativity, like everything else, comes with a price to pay: Worth it or Not?

The reason for the cause-effect relationship between creativity and depression is quite simple yet stunning. Creativity requires sensitivity, which makes one emotionally vulnerable. A creative person tends to think a lot about everything and that is what makes him re-visit the past incidents in his thoughts so frequently that he may feel the bruises over and over again. And this is what leads to depression. Thus, creative people tend to be easy victims of depression. They take everything seriously, observe things and incidents closely, think a lot over things and gauge various possibilities related to every event, big or small vividly and this is what makes them both creative and depressed. Yes, they can connect the dots and create but there is a price to pay. As they say, an artist's mind is a terrible place to visit.

Therefore, depression does not increase creativity. Instead, depression is like a necessary evil for nurturing creativity. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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She is at age of 27. She is suffering with ocd of fear of contamination and always feels that she smashed lizard with hand or lizard may be on her body and being poisonous it will harm as a result she starts washing hand for along time whenever she goes for hand wash usually takes 2 to 3 minutes. But if we try to make her understand she irritates too much and goes for bath rigidly and she will collect all cloths nearby her for wash. And during irritation she becomes abusive with slang word sometime and try to make it loud in order to embarrass us. But whenever she calms regret it. But she tried a lot to overcome but it becomes compulsion to her and she couldn't avoid. She is suffering with more than a year it was severe till two month back but she controlled it herself without treatment because she feels embarrassment to go to doctor but she wants to overcome it. And also advise me how to deal in this situation because it irritates us too much as during wash she always frustrates with herself and blame us for this and be abusive.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs". However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly.
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Hi I am 21 years old boy when I go for my studies I am not even able to learn and concentrate for 10 minutes what I need to get good concentration and I do masturbate at that time suggest me what I need to do to concentrate on my studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Try to controlthis habit of Maturbation and be focused on your aim.Always keep one thing in mind that you will get a lot of time and oppurtunity for Maturbation in your future but in studies there is no other option.What you can do is to play some video game in your mobile during that time or can do some other things of your intrest other than masturbation. Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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