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Dr. Sona Kakar

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Sona Kakar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Begumpet, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. Sona Kakar at Columbus Hospital - Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences in Begumpet, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sona Kakar on Lybrate.com.

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Executive Council member, IPS,AP State branch
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Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

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1-10-63/4, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad,Landmark:Near Herbalife building, HyderabadHyderabad Get Directions
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I lost my concentration on eating and study pls sugest me how to becom normal again.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to check for the cause by a blood CBC and TSH . I can give study tips 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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I get chest pains and cough many times and I do smoke and I am not able to quit smoking.Please tell.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I get chest pains and cough many times and I do smoke and I am not able to quit smoking.Please tell.
Dear Lybrate user, smoking is a choice and all choices are made by us. You can quit smoking only if you tell yourself that you can do it. Not when you accept in your mind that "you are not able to quit". You must have taken many challenges in your life - I am sure you don't want to be called a loser at this as well. You have detailed about having cough and chest pains- Its possible that you may develop infection like tuberculosis or later if you don't quit - the risk of lung cancer is also very high. Make the right choice- quit today.
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Anxiety attacks and lots of depression mentally disturbed not able to focus on life.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Anxiety attacks and lots of depression mentally disturbed not able to focus on life.
If symptoms are making your life unmanageable, please immediately seek medicines from a good psychiatrist nearby for immediate help. Do not delay as can be controlled effectively. If not very severe, immediately seek help from psychologist for evaluation and if required by psychological testing. Please provide details of anxiety attacks to help me guide better.
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Did They Live Happily Ever After?

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Did They Live Happily Ever After?

We look around at our friends' marriage and often conclude that their marriage is better than ours. No wonder we turn to self-pity mode for not being to lucky to have a happier and exciting relationship. Who knew the love shall fade away! Where is the harmony and intimacy we always dreamt of ??

Why does romance not last? When we need someone to love and more importantly to be loved. All success, a seven digit salary, and big cars, nothing. nothing lets us feel content unless we have someone to share it with. Probably you have been married for years and have lost the romantic spark you had. And you look back and start analysing, where, what, when and how things went wrong?

And blame game starts; you curse circumstances and try to justify your actions

Ritikaa and Mehul fell in love at first sight. Despite family resistance they married. After a few months, they were arguing for small things and wondering why did they have married. Dr Radhakrishnan is a scientist married to a pathologist; he is looking from separation from his wife after 26 years, though he is not seeing anyone else.

Suchitra and Prakash married ten years ago, they divorced after two years of their marriage. They don't have kids. There were no obligations but they reunited four years back and divorced again, but still the relationship is not broken.

Do happy couples exist??? Heartbroken Alok who is just 32 yrs old, asked me with teary eyes - I earn 4 crores a year, but I feel lonely, unloved and dejected!

Every day I listen to stories of heartache! And my belief in the power of love and affection is growing many folds.

Marriage is more than being a room partner! Not only marriage but any relationship is like a plant, we need to nurture it to blossom. Every marriage faces its own challenges at different time and for different reasons. We need to consciously work on it but with ease.

No marriage is boring or perfect! It's about how do we respond to our marriage.

Every couple has to face common issues related with adjusting with new families, career balance, baby plans (in some cases), spending, eating, hygiene (bathroom etiquettes) habits of spouse, interest and hobbies, gender specific responsibilities and of course money matters.

Let it be anything . .Assertiveness is key to success.

Watch your own actions:

  • Are you imposing thoughts and actions on your spouse: you have imagined a world, and are trying to move things as per our own wish?

  • Are you expecting without explaining to her/ him: you might be soul-mates, but don't forget that no two people can be the same. Explain your expectations but don't put conditions to get it accomplished. Allow your spouse to take her or his call.

  • Are you respecting differences in opinion- disagreement is not disrespect for your views and opinions. It's about perspectives (based on pre conceived notions)

  • Are you reading your spouse's mind and assuming? Stop assuming, ask but be assertive, use appropriate words, tone and pitch.

  • Are you giving some room for mistakes?  Give people some space to make mistakes, forgive them and self too. Communicate if something bothers you a lot.

  • Are you judging by actions not understanding intentions? Relax! Before you make opinions and decide you can't take it anymore. Sometimes your spouse is completely clueless and unaware about your mind.

  • Are you trying to bridge the gap between your spouse and your parents? Relationships are very one-to-one. Never try to bridge the gap between them, you shall end up being a sandwich and will spoil your relations too. Let them grow their own relationship.

  • Communicate clearly and explain your expectations about money matters - involve your spouse in your financial planning, it's a way to generate trust between you and spouse and it helps to work on budgets and spending habits.

  • Express clearly about sexual needs and desire. Physical intimacy plays a very important role in marriage. Seek professional help to sort things out before you think you are incompatible.

  • Make a choice not a sacrifice (otherwise you shall expect your spouse to repay it in the way you want).

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Sir I have just read about the border line personality disorder (bpd) I am also having that type of disorder and having some of the symptoms in it but my problem is' different''one which is 'UN EXPLAINABLE''also I met a psychologist a month ago and am unable to explain the problems which I had. I want to say my problem which I had in my heart but when it comes to tell I am speechless. What should I do to tell clearly the problems had in my heart.

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir I have just read about the border line personality disorder (bpd) I am also having that type of disorder and havi...
Whenever you feel like you want to share your inner thoughts with anyone, make a note of it in blank paper neatly. Write down in a paper. When you consult the doctor you can open the note and read out loud. Docs n tat too psychiatrist will understand your situation and vl help you to cope up with your problem.
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Sir I am 24 years old. I have regularly pain in my back, thighs, anus and legs. But also have stress.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I am 24 years old. I have regularly pain in my back, thighs, anus and legs. But also have stress.
Di stretching exercise of spine and kegs and do strength exercise and tk physiotherapy treatment for pain relief immediate for continue pain.
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Sir I am in depression. And I am unable to sleep from last two night. Please suggest me a sleeping pill so I can sleep for 2 hours regularly.

Psychologist, Chennai
Sir I am in depression. And I am unable to sleep from last two night.
Please suggest me a sleeping pill so I can slee...
Sleeping pills is not a solution for this problem. Kindly stop your activities which you are involving instead you take rest additionally you can herbal based drinks if possible.
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Me and my husband have constant fights over petty issues and want to get counselled. Please help us.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to sit and have a frank with him and both of you need to give and take and avoid egos clashes.In life, give and take is the best option. If you cannot manage by yourself, you may see someone in your area.
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I was feeling alone, feeling sad. Iwas sleeping for 12-16 hours per day, I do not have interest to do you anything. I do not have friends even to talk and chet chat with them.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was feeling alone, feeling sad. Iwas sleeping for 12-16 hours per day, I do not have interest to do you anything. I...
What has caused all this? at your age you should be enjoying life with your friends and family. If you are sleeping for 12 - 16 hours per day, that means you are under lot of stress. Try to face the reality of life. Share your worries with someone who can understand you. If you do not have a friend or family member to share your burden with, then please talk to a counsellor. The counsellor will not judge you. The counsellor will only help you understand what is happening to you and how you can cope up with it. All the best.
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I am 26 years women I got an operation of intestine obstruction. Some times when I thik about my past relating to my health I become very demotivated. And even my husband family people says that my health is very weak which make me fewl very depressive n making my mind negative. However now my health is alright now.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 26 years women I got an operation of intestine obstruction. Some times when I thik about my past relating to my ...
You do a blood cbc, & tsh to assess health and can plan treatment. You have to keep mind in control to avoid depression. For this meditation and yoga are good.
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Hlw Dr. I was diagnosed for epilepsy for 3 years and last year my course get completed but from then my hairs are falling out. I was on epsolin 300 er. I didn't use hair oil daily too. So now I'm confused either my hairs are falling because of drug I took or due to what? please help me. And please tell me different types of hair fall patterns. Hairs from sides are more falling out and hairs density on the whole head is becoming less and lesser. Some hairs are grey too. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hlw Dr. I was diagnosed for epilepsy for 3 years and last year my course get completed but from then my hairs are fal...
Hi. Let me you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent which is called 'Hairloss' rather and leads to bald areas of smooth and shiny surface. In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up which subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or hairloss- hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormaonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger any other underlying diseases, etc. Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smooking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Can't comment on Allopathic medicine you had, can be it's side-effect or can be due to deficiency! Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200/ twice a day for 1 month and revert me back. Along with that, take any one of the multivitamin - Centrum or Supradyn/ 1 tab. daily for 3mths.
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Sir mera mind bahut disturb rahta hai mujhe bahut hi choti choti soch vichar aati hai logo se jalan hoti hai confidence low feel karta hu and sar me jakdan rahti hai kya karu.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Sir mera mind bahut disturb rahta hai  mujhe bahut hi choti choti soch vichar aati hai logo se jalan hoti hai  confid...
Aapko depression aur anxiety dono ke Lakshan hai. Aap mujhe apni poori samsyao ki jaankarinke sath online contact karey takin hum aapki madad kar sake. Sath mei aur koi dawai agar le rahe ho toh uski bhi details bhi lekar aaye
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I am facing memory problem, which medicine should I take, many time when I recall my memory I feel terrific jam in my brain, I get confuse sometimes like while on driving bike suddenly I forget the road on which I am, it's happen twice to me in this year, can you suggest what should I do, I am also suffering from neck an back pain is this connected to memory problems.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your blood checked for CBC and follow up with reports and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings.
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I have lost my brother. Last year. Since the day he has left. Life has changed. I study. I forget things. I don't even remember a thing a rear 2 mins before. I can't concentrate. If I try I start feeling irritated. I just don't feel like speaking to people. Have frequent headaches. And I just try being alone almost all the time. People around me are not getting it. Its not my over thinking. Its something else. Its something which is consistent in my case since my childhood but got even worse after he left. I don't know how to take it now. I just feel like giving up on everything. These mood swings. I feel soo dumb. I just feel lost. Please tell me what to 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. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don’t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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I recently went through a breakup because I am meant to get married soon. I don't have any interest in going to work anymore or do anything. I don't get sleep easily and I don't even eat. I am only drinking and smoking. Please help because I am going mad.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Ankit, I can understand you are undergoing emotional turmoil at this situation. To deal this situation you need to vent your feelings with a counselor. Smoking, drinking and sleeplessness can only worsen your situation. There are lot of positive ways to deal the ups and downs of life. Like involving in hobbies, improving your physical fitness, sharing your feelings with counselor etc. Take care.
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Sir I am so depressed that I appear for an interview but I was not selected in the interview so sir please give a solution for this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir I am so depressed that I appear for an interview but I was not selected in the interview so sir please give a sol...
Hi lybrate-user, we all feel little stressed and sad when we are unable to clear interview we had hopes from, but feeling depressed due to not being able to clear one interview is something you should think about. You are young and there are ample of opportunities for you this was not your life's last interview. So be motivated and keep working towards your bright future. I have confidence you will crack the next one. Yes, if there are few things that you feel you lack while giving interview like confidence, be anxious.
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I'm a chain smoker & I want to quit smoking. I'm 31 year old, I tried a lot to quit but could not do that, please help me quit smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. You also have bronchitis, which is a deadly combination and your decision to quit must be even more urgent. 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. 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 chewing gum or 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.
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I am Taking zolefresh 10 for last 2 years. At present also taking an anti anxiety med clonafit Plus in the night. Without it I am unable to sleep. Is it harmful? Any alternate for it?

M.A. Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am Taking zolefresh 10 for last 2 years. At present also taking an anti anxiety med clonafit Plus in the night. Wit...
Hi lybrate-user Based on the limited information provided here, it is difficult to completely understand your concerns. Typically, medication would reduce the symptoms but not take away the cause of anxiety or sadness or any other unpleasant emotions. For this reason, it may be helpful for you to make an appointment with a qualified psychologist who would be able to assess and understand your concerns, and provide you with the help you need.
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Dear Doctor, I'm 18 years old. I'm quite sad these days. I have mood swings. Sometimes i cry and laugh at the same time while I'm alone. I even started to hate everything around me. I love to listen to the music, playing guitar and painting. But these days. I don't want to do any of these. I just want to alone. My friends told me that I'm negative these days. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be negative. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Don't neglect this condition. It could be the indication of a more severe problem. Visit a counselor and let her/him assess your situation to recommend a visit to a psychiatrist, if necessary. This is the late adolescent stage of your development and is the last chance to resolve any lurking issues that have remained dormant till now. If you had some disturbances earlier, it is an indication that it is really serious. Although it is looking for a resolution, you could enter adulthood with a permanent negative feature that will torment you for a long time in life, if you do not sort it now. Don?t feel ashamed but seek help soon because in adolescence it is easier, if you cooperate. Also make a complete history of the family, and your life since you were conceived. Any history of inherited traits up to your grandparents in terms of mental diseases, mental retardation, alcoholism, suicide, depression etc. Will help to trace genetic contributions. Ideally don?t be alone for long times and be engaged in interesting activities. Socialize a lot but don?t put too much pressure on yourself. Certainly do not increase stress. Proper exercise, diet and sleep will help tremendously.
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