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Dr. Sona Kakar

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Sona Kakar Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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Indian Psychiatric Society
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Hi Doctors, I am engineering student. I need information about, how to increase concentration/ brain power? Any medicine? Any special drink like soup's?

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. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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My psychiatrist told me that" your social anxiety disorder will cure with in 6 months. Is it true?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Anxiety can be cured even earlier, if you cooperate with the doctor. It is not based on the time but the prescriptions, the simultaneous therapy, the implementation of all the recommendations and your support system while dealing with the condition. Sometimes, patients falsely discontinue the treatment as soon as they feel well. This is not how it works. You need to consistently feel well, which means that it has to be over a significant time and under the guidance of the doctor to finally declare that you are out of anxiety. Of course you will be the best judge, but like I said it must be consistently stable.
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I am 33 year’s old male, after my father’s death in May 2014 i was emotional broke-down, I lost my interest. After recovering in June 15 I started getting angry.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, lybrate-user you are feeling stressed and its stress induced anger. You should know your triggers- which make you angry and irritable. Note it down and monitor it. Practice deep breathing daily 15 minutes and exercise 30 minutes. Eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables. Less of caffeine. You can consult for psychotherapy.
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How could I quote the smoking habit I really want to but I find it very hard please help.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. As a trained wellness coach I would be able to help you develop individualized plan and strategies. If you are open for an online consultation feel free to book an audio consultation. I also offer 3 to 6 months plan and support to help on a weekly basis. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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Sir I'm 20 years but I could not concentrate about my studies properly, when I start studying my mind will deviate and start thinking about the past things through which I can not concentrate on my study. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Hi lybrate-user, sorry for the loss of your near ones. Its obvious to feel down. Please try these simple tips to get out of it. 1. Acceptance of fact. Everybody has to exit, its a fact and has to be accepted. 2. Try doing the activity you love to do. Like drawing painting, games, or any thing which you love to do for hours without getting bored. 3. Meet different people. This will bring new contacts and help you to get busy. Do not remain alone. 4. Try to meditate. This will help you focus on the present situation of life. Please follow it and share the response. Take care.
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Stress Management

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Senior Resident Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist,
Stress Management

Start day with gratitude. Include physical activity in daily schedule. Read a book daily. Avoid extra planning. Congratulate yourself over small victories also. Devote some time to family also. Control mobile time. Have good sexual life. Stay connected with people and nature around.

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My friend has drunk liquid Phenol & after 2 days of hospital treatment she is fine but her mind isn't works. I mean she's doing like a mental what's the solution? Pls tell me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
My friend has drunk liquid Phenol & after 2 days of hospital treatment she is fine but her mind isn't works.
I mean s...
Your friend attempted to end her life by consuming phenol. There may be possibilities of many reasons behind it: She may be suffering from depression, that everything around seemed dark to her & she saw no reason to stay alive & she planned the act. Or it may be that she is under some stress in her life with which she is not able to cope with & decided to end her life. A possibility of her attempt being an accidental act should also be looked into. It may also be an impulsive act which she had done in sudden anger, & had not planned it previously. Her attempt may also be her way of revolting against someone or some situation she was not happy with. Get her evaluated by a Psychiatrist, who will make the proper diagnosis regarding her mental state & then prescribe her medicines and/or advice her counseling sessions accordingly. Along with, she needs lots of encouragement & emotional support from her friends, well wishers & near ones to overcome this state. Encourage her to talk out her problems & ventilate her feelings, lead an active & healthy lifestyle & be optimistic with life. Also encourage her to evaluate situations practically & rationally, discuss stressful situations if any with well wishers or seek professional help in solving them, read motivational books & quotes to imbibe optimism within, & make her realize that life is precious & one is gifted with life for once only.
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Hi, sir hope that you will be fine. Sir I am about 22 years old. The question which I am going to ask is that when I learn some topic then after an hour I don't have some idea about that topic. What's the reason? Everytime I am thinking about my this deficiency. Tell me the right way to become free from this tension. I will be highly thankful for this act of kindness. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi, sir hope that you will be fine.
Sir I am   about 22 years old. The question which I am going to ask is that when ...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets.. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6 am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help
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I faced some days the problem of night fall. I am very depressed about that. So please help me .i want to know to stop night falls.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I faced some days the problem of night fall. I am very depressed about that. So please help me .i want to know to sto...
Dear Rohit, At your age night fall is common. There is no need to stop it. You mature hormonally at adolescent age itself. But economically and socially, even legally you are not fit for marriage. What happens to the semen produced in your body? Think. It has to get out. You are not married. So it goes out in the dream stage of sleep.Otherwise you have to masturbate and release it. Going to other women may be risky with diseases. So, accept night fall as a natural way of letting the unused fluid (semen) out. As age advances, it will reduce because of your other interests in life. Now also if you concentrate on your studies and learning many skills for your life, night fall will be reduced.
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I didn't memorise the things easily until and unless I will give the importance to that .What would be a solution for that to memories kindly help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am getting short time memory. 2-3 days information am not able to get it back again?

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, 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, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Sir, I am suffering from depression due to family issues. Cannot sleep and when alone a certain kind of fear comes and so because of that I am trying to keep myself busy but no use. My health is also falling, loosing weight, dark circles under my eyes. Kindly suggest any solutions.

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, I can understand. Your problem is depression and anxiety. You already know the reasons. But I don't know the details of the problem. I request you to post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you overcome this issue. Take care.
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I am 60 years old. I am worried about my niece who is not focussing on her career and is wasting time in going around with friends and at times does not even come home. How to handle.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 60 years old. I am worried about my niece who is not focussing on her career and is wasting time in going around...
YOu have to gently advise her and the present generation have their own methods and you try to accept them as they are.
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My problem is constipation for last 4 year, I couldn't satisfied in latrine and on my face pimples are last 4 year. Sometimes I feel back pain and hand pain. So what can I do? Please give me suggestions! Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My problem is constipation for last 4 year, I couldn't satisfied in latrine and on my face pimples are last 4 year. S...
Drink 2-3 glass of water in the morning empty stomach, and 3-4 litres of water during the day daily. Walk for minimum 5 minutes. You may also mix two spoons of isabgol in a glass of warm milk and drink it just before you go to bed. It will help. Thank You
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I am losing memory some time I am suffering a big problem sir what I do sir please give suggestion sir.

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 bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes report after 30 days.
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I am 72 years male, may I know the deficiency of sodium cause for depression n other things. What to do balance sodium at this stage? Any precaution?

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 72 years male, may I know the deficiency of sodium cause for depression n other things. What to do balance sodiu...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Deficiency of sodium has almost nothing to do with depression. Take care.
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Hello! my father is severely addicted to alcoholism. Being a pharmacy student im afraid to use disulfiram tab. Councelling doesnot help him is there any tablets without side effects to vital organs of the body ?

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician,
Require complete investigation for liver profile pl consult privately for further prescription for alcoholism and management.
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Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!
Smartphone Addiction is a Sign of Depression

There are some people who just never seem to get off the phone. They would be looking at their phones all the time, messaging, using social networking sites or simply clicking their pictures or playing games. A study suggests that addiction to the smartphone is linked to and serves as a sign of depression.

The study reveals that individuals who have been diagnosed with some form or degree of depression tend to use their phones more. In fact, smartphone addiction is correlated to clinical depression. So, if your teenage son or daughter or someone you know have been using their phones too often, then this might be a red signal towards depression.

Smartphone addiction can be seen as a compulsive behavior and is typically noticed among depressed people. At the same time, it can result in depression as well. People who are prone to developing depression symptoms may also use their phone more often. Their excessive usage and smartphone addiction may actually make them irritable and sad, looking at photos of others, noticing other people’s lives may make them feel that their lives aren’t perfect. This can in turn lead to feelings of extreme sadness, cause depression or even suicidal thoughts.

So, make sure that you keep a tab of how often people use smartphone in your family. If you suspect behavioral changes with smartphone addiction, consider getting a consultation with a psychologist or counsellor.

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