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Dr. Sumant Khanna

PHD, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist, Gurgaon

36 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
Dr. Sumant Khanna PHD, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, MRCPsych Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
36 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
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Dr. Sumant Khanna is a trusted Psychiatrist in DLF-III, Gurgaon. He has helped numerous patients in his 36 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed PHD, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, MRCPsych . You can meet Dr. Sumant Khanna personally at DR Sumant Khanna in DLF-III, Gurgaon. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumant Khanna and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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PHD - Bangalore University - 1994
MD - Psychiatry - NIMHANS, Bangalore - 1986
MBBS - Christian Medical College & Hospital - 1981
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MRCPsych - U.K - 1994
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Additional Professor at NIMHANS, Bangalore
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Hindi
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Indian Association of Psychiatry
Royal College of Psychiatry

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Why anxiety is firstly treated by anti depression medicines instead of available anxiety medicines?

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
Why anxiety is firstly treated by anti depression medicines instead of available anxiety medicines?
Dear lybrate-user. It is not necessary. Psychiatrists approach the patient with different perspective. Some prefer anti-depressive drugs and some anxiety drugs. In fact there are many drugs which can be used for both. Anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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I am continuously working for 2 days in a hectic mode. How to relieve my stress?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
I am continuously working for 2 days in a hectic mode. How to relieve my stress?
Tips for fitting relaxation techniques into your life If possible, schedule a set time to practice each day. Set aside one or two periods each day. You may find that it?s easier to stick with your practice if you do it first thing in the morning, before other tasks and responsibilities get in the way. Practice relaxation techniques while you?re doing other things. Meditate while commuting to work on a bus or train, or waiting for a dentist appointment. Try deep breathing while you?re doing housework or mowing the lawn. Mindfulness walking can be done while exercising your dog, walking to your car, or climbing the stairs at work instead of using the elevator. Once you?ve learned techniques such as tai chi, you can practice them in your office or in the park at lunchtime. If you exercise, improve the relaxation benefits by adopting mindfulness. Instead of zoning out or staring at a TV as you exercise, try focusing your attention on your body. If you?re resistance training, for example, focus on coordinating your breathing with your movements and pay attention to how your body feels as you raise and lower the weights. Avoid practicing when you?re sleepy. These techniques can relax you so much that they can make you very sleepy, especially if it?s close to bedtime. You will get the most benefit if you practice when you?re fully awake and alert. Do not practice after eating a heavy meal or while using drugs, tobacco, or alcohol. Expect ups and downs. Don?t be discouraged if you skip a few days or even a few weeks. It happens. Just get started again and slowly build up to your old momentum.
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If I will smoke in this Age what will happen to me please say about this & after Smoking I will Drink Coconut Water I think Coconut water will Clean Inside Lungs.

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. Smoking at any age increases the chances of lung cancer and heart and brain problems. Smoking destroys the lung cells and breathing is affected. Quit smoking. There is effect of coconut water on your lung. Coconut water cannot repair or clean lungs. Take care.
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What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism, The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kangra
What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism,
The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic ki...
parkinsonism mainly manifest as slowness due to increased muscle tone..patient has slowness in walking slowness in eating..he or she has generalised bodyaches, heaviness in body. facial expressions decreases so much dat face appears as mask....most important feature is tremulousness of the limbs tremors will first appear in one limb then progress to involve other limbs...slowly slowly body become rigid and patient has difficulty in walking..and later on patient can become bed bound...
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Hello. I'm a ca student. I hv failed in ca ipce two time nd now im preparing for third attempt. But now I can not study well as before. I can not study even an hour regularly. My mind think too much but not concentrate in books. My mind is not want to study however my exam start from 4th april. Im afraid too much. My eyes become sunken, the cheek bones protrude and black rim round the eyes. What to do for my mind and my physical health.

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. It is vefy clear that you are stressed. Please consult a psychologist after exams for stress management. Take care.
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Depression: Know How to Deal with Someone Who is Suffering from it!

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Depression: Know How to Deal with Someone Who is Suffering from it!

Depression is an addictive state, which is hard to get rid of. Everybody who suffers from it encounters it in an unexpected way, yet we all agree that it can be a major well-being issue. It makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when you can't demonstrate your feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with your productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.

So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:

  1. Never Say 'You're Too Much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much," particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
  2. Try not to Shame People for Being Negative: Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
  3. Do Understand That Depression Doesn't Mean "Trouble": Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
  4. Do Validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs.

Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection,  considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Doctor, I get too much of fear and emotional. My chest starts painting. Please help.

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
Doctor, I get too much of fear and emotional. My chest starts painting. Please help.
Lybrate-user, for correct diagnosis and effective treatment multiple times conversation with you is needed.
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He had brain stroke on 9.05. 2015. He was taken to the hospital where he was operated upon and the blood had been drained out of his brain. He had not gained complete conscious, but partially moving his hands, opening his eyes and not much. Please advise further.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Brain stroke or paralysis can be cured through physiotherapy. It is the most important part of stroke treatment & results in complete recovery in most of the cases. Start it as soon as he is relieved from the hospital. You may consult me.
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I am suffering from severe anxiety and fear. At present taking thyroxine 75 mcg since diagnosed wih hypothyroidism. Tsh level is 3.5. Also Hb level is 18. I get tensed frequently .BP get shouted. Please advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from severe anxiety and fear. At present taking thyroxine 75 mcg since diagnosed wih hypothyroidism. T...
Dear lybrate-user hypothyroid is not that serious as treatment available is quite satisfactory, regarding severe anxiety I wd like you to have a healthy lifestyle-- regular sleeping & waking, physical activity, balanced diet, socialising. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, irregular hours, etc;. Learn yoga & relaxation. Take your medicines as prescribed & visit your doctor as per his recommendations. Wishing you all the best!
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I want to make my fitness better. I am job doing person and have stress regarding my work, so I want to b fit and want to have sharpness mind. Any suggestions.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to make my fitness better. I am job doing person and have stress regarding my work, so I want to b fit and wan...
Nice question , simply make fruits and vegetables your daily habits , and drink cow's milk in night every day before sleeping, milk enhance clarity of mind
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For depression (diagnosed by college counsellor and behaviour problems -anger, doesn't like being checked ,lack of routine . Whom to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Can a psychiatrist guide in cognitive therapy and counselling.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For depression (diagnosed by college counsellor and behaviour problems -anger, doesn't like being checked ,lack of ro...
I would suggest you to first consult a psychologist. Regular counselling therapy will help you better manage your emotions. You will also be able to learn to respond in a more mature and positive way to situations which currently triggering anger and sadness. If your psychologist feels that you need to go on medication then she will send you to psychiatrist. Even if you need to start medicine continue your sessions with psychologist. This will help you reduce and eventually stop medicines. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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Why does PAIN occur? Understand the Mechanism of Pain

FPM, DNB, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
Why does PAIN occur? Understand the Mechanism of Pain

Why does pain occur? The mechanism of pain explained

Pain is an unpleasant and distressing physical sensation caused by disease or injury, which induces hurt and anxiety in those suffering from it.
There are many different manifestations of pain, ranging from short term (acute pain) to long term (chronic pain). Other classifications include pain in the internal organs (visceral pain), injured tissue (inflammatory pain), nerves (neuropathic pain), etc.

The reason for the occurrence of pain depends on the cause and kind of pain being experienced. In most cases, pain acts as a warning sign that the body has been afflicted by a disorder of some sort, which may have arisen due to internal sickness or external wounding. Acute pains are generally cured on their own through rest or simple medication. Chronic pains, on the other hand, are more complicated in nature and the treatment requires more elaborate diagnosis.

The mechanism of pain

Pain is an extremely personal and subjective experience and affects each individual to varying degrees. The pain signals, which can arise in any part of the body, travel through the spinal cord to the brain along thousands of specialized nerves and nerve fibres. In the brain, it is processed in the centres associated with anxiety, emotions, memory, appetite, etc. Signals and pain inputs are then returned from the brain to the spinal cord, which may heighten or diminish pain.

In some cases, pain may also be induced by damage to the brain and spinal cord, which happens after a stroke.
A constant barrage of pain signals may cause the cells at the end of nerve fibres to become over-sensitized. This is known as ‘wind-up’ and is one of the most common causes of chronic pain that occurs even though the root of the problem has been identified and treated.

The causes and effects of pain differ from case to case depending on the signals received by the brain and its interpretation. It affects the individual’s day to day activities and if persistent, can also have a harmful impact on mental health and psychosis. Pain is always handled, diagnosed and treated differently in all patients by drawing out the best possible solution to the problem.

 

'Consult'.

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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of 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
I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?
Dearlybrate-user, in many ways, introversion is blessing. Introversion is creativity. Introversion boosts creativity and you, being alone and not liking to visit friends etc is blessing in that way. You have potential and utilize it positively. This behavior is never a sign of aging. Take care.
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I am 25, female, before 2 years I was a victim of substance abuse, I do not know what was that, it was mixed in an ice cream, and when I ate it, I felt very cold in the nerves of my head till top and he moved my head to right side, and then I became like a body, I do not remember much, also I am facing memory problems now, I can't remember most things which I did today or yesterday or even before an hour. A doctor asked me to have nexito tablets - 5 mg, 10 mg then 15 mg. Now I am taking 10 mg, but sometimes I discontinue it. I FEEL DISCONNECTED MOST OF THE TIMES, MAYBE I HAVE FORGOT MOST THINGS OF MY PAST, THAT'S WHY, ALSO I AM FACING PROBLEMS LIKE COORDINATION, NOT WHILE MOVING, BUT LIKE WHILE I DRESS, OR DO ANY TASK, LIKE THE PART JOINING THE LEFT SIDE OF HEAD AND RIGHT SIDE OF HEAD PAINS, IN THE NERVES AND THE CENTER OF THE HEAD INCLUDING RIGHT EYEBROWS, I face problems implementing any task, I am unable to awake in the morning also sleep on time, like the brain is not working properly, I do not even remember what I studied earlier, maybe the nerves joining both sides of brain are affected, could you please suggest me what medicines to take, not painkillers like ibuprofen, I want medicines to improve my memory also what should I eat to heal the nerves affected? I think it was marijuana and many things mixed in that ice cream, also is there any way through which I may recall things related to studies which I studied earlier before eating that drug?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Whatever it was, it will not last in your body even now and here it your anxiety that gives more worries and you have to calm mind and meditation will help . Nexito is and antidepressant given to allay your anxiety
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How shud I improve my willpower and concentration. Smtyms I get mind chattering and I cn't kp my mind stable please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are under some stress and as soon as you deal with it with a counselor you will be surprised at the results. In the meantime, you could do some of the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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Hii myself Nitin I am a student I have a problem of memory loss. Pls give me some advice. 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
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to 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, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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Dear doctor, because of stress or chronic anxiety, will one's body skin get affected? My skin is looking very dull without shining. And I'm losing weight as well.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear doctor, because of stress or chronic anxiety, will one's body skin get affected? My skin is looking very dull wi...
Yes it can get affected, it will lead to wrinkles darkening and dryness, get your stress and anxiety treated with a psychiatrist in 2-4 weeks you can observe the skin changes.
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I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my moral and positive attitude towards any activity. What can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my mo...
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach
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My dad has cough and pains to both of is legs how to get rid of these pains. Before 3 years. Back he got accident to his left leg at that time his ankle bone shifted to back.

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My dad has cough and pains to both of is legs how to get rid of these pains. Before 3 years. Back he got  accident to...
Give him eup perf 30 and calc carb 30, six drops of each in spnfl water four times a day for a long time.
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