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Dr. Dayal Mirchandani

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Psychiatrist, Mumbai

36 Years Experience
Dr. Dayal Mirchandani MD Psychiatrist, Mumbai
36 Years Experience
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Dr. Dayal Mirchandani is an experienced Psychiatrist in MHADA Colony, Mumbai. He has over 36 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MD . He is currently practising at DR Dayal Mirchandani in MHADA Colony, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dayal Mirchandani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi am sumit jha from pune. Please answer me what is smoking effect And how to stop smoking please any idia for stop smoking.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi There is one technique called Urge Surfing to control the urge of smoking. Urges rarely last for very long. In fact, they almost never last for longer than about 30 minutes, if there is no opportunity to use. If there is no opportunity to use then there is no internal struggle. It is this internal struggle that feeds the cravings. Trying to fight cravings is like trying to block a waterfall. We end up being inundated. With the approach of mindfulness, we step aside and watch the water (cravings, impulses & urges) just go right past. Exercise: Reflecting on Urges Ask yourself whether there have been times when you could not give in to an urge when it presented. Did the urge pass? Most of us will have had past experiences of urges passing. This is an important strategy to identify, as it can greatly improve self-efficacy for riding out urges. The main message is that urges do not have to be acted upon. The Technique of Urge Surfing: Often people try to eliminate the urges by distraction or talking themselves out of them. This usually just feeds the urges and creates the illusion that they are interminable until you give in to them. Suppressing a thought feeling or sensation, including pain ultimately increases it. Rather than trying to distract from or argue with the unpleasant thoughts, feelings or urges, mindfulness simply makes the thoughts, feelings or urges less important. If we just let an urge be – non judgmentally – without feeding it or fighting it (Fighting it is just another way of feeding it anyway) then it will crest subside and pass. Of course they come back again but over a period of time. However each time you overcome a bout of cravings they become less intense and less frequent if we don’t feed the urges and if we don’t give in to them. If we have a slip and give into the impulse we will have increased urges for a while. However we can still apply urge surfing all over again. Urge surfing Practice Watch the breath. Don’t alter it. Let the breath breathe itself. Notice your thoughts. Without judging them, feeding them or fighting them gently bring your attention back to the breath Notice the craving experience as it affects the body. Focusing on one area where the urge is being felt and noticing what is occurring. Notice quality, position, boundaries & intensity of the sensation Notice how these change with the in-breath and out-breath Repeating the focusing process with each part of the body involved. Be curious about what occurs and notice changes over time. The key is replacing the fearful wish that craving will go away with interest in our experience. When we do this we notice the cravings change, crest and subside like waves in the ocean. In this way it becomes more manageable. This is not difficult, as there are many kinds of urges like urges to scratch, to move, to eat, to drink, to go to the toilet etc. When we reflect on this as it becomes clear that all adults including those who consider they have difficult to control repetitive problem behaviours, have the capacity to have urges come and go without acting on them. After all, unless we are physically ill we can all control our need to go to the toilet! What is important is that the sensation or thought of an urge is not one solid unchanging entity. The increased level of mindful awareness of these is capable of noticing how the urge has changed dramatically. Have faith in the process to practice urge surfing successfully. Urge surfing Practice Watch the breath. Don’t alter it. Let the breath breathe itself. Notice your thoughts. Without judging them, feeding them or fighting them gently bring your attention back to the breath Notice the craving experience as it affects the body. Focusing on one area where the urge is being felt and noticing what is occurring. Notice quality, position, boundaries & intensity of the sensation Notice how these change with the in-breath and out-breath Repeating the focusing process with each part of the body involved. Be curious about what occurs and notice changes over time. The key is replacing the fearful wish that craving will go away with interest in our experience. When we do this we notice the cravings change, crest and subside like waves in the ocean. In this way it becomes more manageable. This is not difficult, as there are many kinds of urges like urges to scratch, to move, to eat, to drink, to go to the toilet etc. When we reflect on this as it becomes clear that all adults including those who consider they have difficult to control repetitive problem behaviours, have the capacity to have urges come and go without acting on them. After all, unless we are physically ill we can all control our need to go to the toilet! What is important is that the sensation or thought of an urge is not one solid unchanging entity. The increased level of mindful awareness of these is capable of noticing how the urge has changed dramatically. Have faith in the process to practice urge surfing successfully. Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness techniques help in de-addiction.
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I am 25 year old and patient of low memory. What I do for increasing my memory? Please advise.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, 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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How to concentrate in studies. I am a engineering student. Please share your opinion.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Meditation, yoga helps. Learn, relearn and write. Go for early morning walk. Set daily target for finishing topics.
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My voice tone is very low and somewhat girly. In open space it doesn't cover large distance. Even person sitting close enough doesn't hear my voice properly. Have this problem since last 7-8 years.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
lybrate-user you have puberphonia.in which voice doesn't change post puberty. Basically you are using your voice box in a wrong way. A speech therapist will be the best person to treat you. Get in touch with a therapist to change your voice. You will really enjoy your new voice.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
DIET IN DEPRESSION

Neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphin are responsible for regulating moods and behavior. The body is able to produce these neurotransmitters because of certain nutrients like protein, fatty acids and carbohydrates. Since these nutrients come from the food we consume, it is important to pay attention to your diet. Eating the right foods can help to prevent nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. This, in turn, helps to prevent or reduce mood changes and emotional disturbances, where dietary deficiencies may have been contributing factors. Here are some tips on what to eat to prevent depression:

The importance of eating a healthy breakfast cannot be stressed enough. It helps to maintain your blood sugar levels and thus keeps your moods stable.Oats make a good breakfast food because they help to combat stress and also keep your cholesterol levels in check.

Don’t drastically reduce fat from your diet. Some amount of fat is necessary for proper functioning. Try to ensure an intake of healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids which are found in foods such as nuts, fatty fish and seeds.

Add plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet as these will supply your body with a variety of essential vitamins and minerals.
Foods such as lean turkey, chicken and milk are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that stimulates the release of serotonin. Serotonin enhances mood.

Restrict your intake of caffeinated beverages and alcohol. Some studies have indicated a link between excessive coffee consumption and depression. Alcohol affects mood and can also interfere with sleep.

Avoid following restrictive or crash diets that eliminate an entire food group. These can considerably affect your normal body rhythm and may lead to hormonal imbalances.

DR SURBHI AGRAWAL
Consultant physician, diabetologist and wellness expert.
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I am 30 years old. I am observing depression and anxiety symptoms. Kindly help with medicine which is easily available.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 30 years old. I am observing depression and anxiety symptoms. Kindly help with medicine which is easily available.
Mr. lybrate-user depressive and anxiety symptoms will be part of any normal human. Whether you suffer from a syndrome level to get treated with drugs needs expert evaluation by psychiatrist. My advice to you is kindly avoid smoking / alcohol if any. Stay with family and friends. Take breaks for yourself. Do exercise and yoga regularly. Don't avoid breakfast. Maintain a proper sleep pattern. If you still feel to have symptoms kindly consult a psychiatrist.
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How can one know if he or she is suffering from depression? What are the symptoms of depression?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can one know if he or she is suffering from depression? What are the symptoms of depression?
Symptoms are • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex. • Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that can strike anyone regardless of age, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or gender. However, depression may go unrecognized by those who have it, their families and friends, and even their physicians. Men, in particular
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My girlfriend got married with other, so I am not able to forget our memories & feel hurt. Please help to overcome.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
My girlfriend got married with other, so I am not able to forget our memories & feel hurt. Please help to overcome.
Tell me how one can do anything for you now. See man, be practical, she got married to someone. You too have to do it. If your routine is disturbed then you can consult psychiatrist for short term medication.
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I am 25 years old and I am unable to sleep at night. When I try to sleep I get depressed. This problem effecting my service.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 25 years old and I am unable to sleep at night. When I try to sleep I get depressed. This problem effecting my s...
1. You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3. Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5. Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6. Take light dinner. 7. Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time. 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor.
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Sir, I want to quiet Smoking and drinking. Hardly once in a month I drink alcohol but at the age of 30 is that possible to quiet and will be any harm if I quiet.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Smoking and drinking addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Jab bhi mai padhne jati hu to brain hmesha distract he rhta h. Why? Please advise.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Now in this age/pubrety/teenage, its common for many youth, with various types of thoughts, attractions, deviated interest to other fields, etc. But at the same time, it should nt be more that it will effect your career/future, as if once you loose the time, will not be returned. So, keep it in that mind, & follow few health tips ike pranayama, etc.
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Hi, I'm 26 year old male. I'm facing a terrible problem with decision making since I'm only doing what I think it's good for everybody and leaving my personal interests at bay. Like I'm tangled between two parties. Can't keep the both happy. And I dint like awkwardness around me and I do budge myself to eradicate that. Which eventually in the process in not doing the right thing which is priorities the needs and face the consequences of the choice. Need some overdue approach to handle these.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
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I'm 26 year old male. I'm facing a terrible problem with decision making  since I'm only doing what I think it's ...
The eternal truth of life is don't try to please everybody because everybody cannot be pleased so please try to do whatever you like to do in your life and don't blame yourself for whatever you decide to do. First settle down emotionally and then take charge of your life.
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I am taking depran 10 since last 14 years now this medicine is not working properly I am taking this med due to depression know what will I do?

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
I am taking depran 10 since last 14 years now this medicine is not working properly I am taking this med due to depre...
Hi , you may need to increase the dose of depran under supervision of your doc. Consult privately if further needed. Take care.
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Chewing tobacco for 10 month. Nd now my mouth is very small nd I can't eat some thing hot. So what shall I do?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
Chewing tobacco for 10 month. Nd now my mouth is very small nd I can't eat some thing hot. So what shall I do?
This may be oral submucous fibrosis. You need to quit tobacco and related habits. Please visit oral surgeon for treatment.
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Hi I am always fighting with my brother. Can you suggest me how can I kill him without getting caught?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
You can kill your hatred towards your brother. Love him and take care. Things will change dramatically.
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I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on my mind. I want to choose one. Can you help this? I am a medical student, I just. Completed my 12th and now I am confused, 1st option is to drop a year and take coaching from an institute. 2nd is to take admission in B. Pharma. Must answer, thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on ...
First of all let me tell you there is no road defined to success or victory. You have to yourself make your own path. It hardly matters what degree you take to get to your goals in life, be it a medical carrier or a pharma career. However if you feel you ought to be a doctor first and then go ahead you have an option to drop an year and give it a best shot before you give it up. Be realistic and goal oriented than just being waste fully determined in completing what you once wished for in life.
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I am unable to remember the studied things. Even after revised at my academic time it was not happened but now its increases. Is this medical problem. If yes than suggest me better advice please sir.

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. Memory and mindpower depends on three important factors. They are understanding, retention and recollection. You should be able to understand the passage or the information given perfectly so as to help your brain to retain the information or knowledge. Once it is retained properly, recollection happens whenever a memory relation is given. Understanding usually requires creative learning methods and repetition. Providing rest to your brain every half hour while studying continuously help improve concentration. Physical exercises, entertainment, socialization improves memory. Diet which includes fruits, vegetables, nuts also improves memory. Mind games like Sudoku too help. Please understand these facts and apply them on your daily routine. Take care.
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Hi Doctor, Am a drinking person, past 4 years am regularly drinking evry two days once. Now I want stop the habit. Please advice me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I am a chain smoker and I want to quit smoking, what should I do? Please help me.

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.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.thanks.
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I have eye number. Some times I shows flying lines or rings. When I move eyes the rings or lines also moves with eyes. It distract me for focusing some where. How I reduce this effect and how I reduce my eye number.

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 have eye number. Some times I shows flying lines or rings. When I move eyes the rings or lines also moves with eyes...
Dear lybrate user, flying lines and things you see are shadows of small bubbles in the tear fluid within your eyes. Nothing to worry about that. Can reduce eye number by eye exercises and nutrition. Take care.
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