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Dr. A. K. Sengupta

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

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Dr. A. K. Sengupta is an experienced Psychiatrist in Amherst Street, Kolkata. He is currently practising at Dr. Girindra Sekar's Clinic in Amherst Street, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. A. K. Sengupta and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have every thing in life good family good business enough money but I have to work very hard to earn hence have to work from morning 10 to night 10 but slowly slowly this hardworking lifestyle affecting my life terribly I became short temper feels some times to run away and live a simple life I fight with my parents bcoz all they need is to earn more and more they do not see my personal life is becoming hell everyday fights m tired of all this I need a relaxing life do not want to work more like this please suggest me any medicine to keep my mood happy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Sexologist, Bangalore
You do not seems to have a long term goal in life. You seems to be confusion of the future. You need to plan and develop strategy that will make you happy in life. You also seems to have many unresolved questions in your mind that arise during your adolescence age. Unless you solve this question you cannot find a permanent relaxation in your life. You can have online counseling session with me so that I can assist you to overcome your problems.
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His name is gaurav and is my friend. He smokes cigarettes daily. How can he quite smoking. Can it cause danger to his health.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, dear lybrate user, u, are aware of the fact, cigarettes is injurious to health. * smoking may damage lungs, esophagus, digestive system as a whole, it may raise bp, causing, cardiac disorder. * he should take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins,* shouldn't skip meal.*ensure 6 hrs sleep in d night. *homoeo-medicine** @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ caladium 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report, fortnightly.
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I am addicted to cigarettes. But I want to quit. Even now I am trying my best to don't smoke again but it is really being hard. I need some instructions to help me quit as soon as possible. Thank you.

MBB, DPM
Psychiatrist, Noida
It's good that u thought of quitting cigarette.. U will be started on nichochew gums and will be given motivation therapy which will help u a lot
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Now a days I am very depressed and in tension because of my studies. What should I do for studying with a free mind.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
Now a days I am very depressed and in tension because of my studies. What should I do for studying with a free mind.
Dear lybrate user... You are allowing the stress to overpower your ability to study. In this context I would suggest you to divide your study material in such a way that you keep only 2 hours a day for the first week. Gradually increase it to 3 hours a day the next week and go on increasing it every week, till you feel that its the optimal time to study a day. What mistake we usually make is that when we start we start with a high expectation with ourselves and thus we try to study 8 to 10 hours a day from the beginning. But actually what happens is that we study for 8 to 10 hours on 1st day and may be the 2nd day, but then we start loosing concentration and we read less than 8 on 3rd. Once we lag behind we start to ponder as to how we are going to finish on time and then we loose hopes. So as to avoid this I would suggest you to start slow and then gradually increase the time of study so as to let yourself adapt to the study time.Do not look at the syllabus and ponder as to how much is left, rather just divide what you have to study in a week and go start it without thinking as to how you will compete with others. Always during the study time you should keep rest other distractions off like online chats etc and in between the study time keep some fixed time for getting fresh air outside or listening music, whatever interests you. Have a healthy diet and never have it in a hurry. Always try not to ponder over things but rather to start with it as soon as possible. If you have any other query feel free to enquire. All the best to you.
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Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Epilepsy: What Should You Know?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I lost somebody last year and then I since depressed very badly. please tell me in condition what I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost somebody last year and then I since depressed very badly. please tell me in condition what I do.
If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. And if these are not useful you need antidepressants 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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How To Work Through Times Of Stress Leading To Feelings Of Frustration - 4 Simple & Effective Steps

M.Sc- Psychology, Masters In Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How To Work Through Times Of Stress Leading To Feelings Of Frustration - 4 Simple & Effective Steps

In today’s day & age where stress is high, feelings of frustration can emerge. It is our perception that can change our current negative situation into a healthy & positive one. Another way of perceiving these feelings of frustration can be by looking at them as an opportunity to push ourselves to go that little extra mile until we achieve our objective. However, there are times when we all can go around in circles; and being in this space can be quite upsetting and lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, frustration and can even cloud our mind and judgment.

To ensure that this stage is not reached, here are a few simple steps one can approach these feelings of frustration with and eventually overcome them:

  1. Be present in the now: When one feels frustrated, we have a tendency to overthink and that too about many different things. It may momentarily occupy our mind but not in a constructive manner. We have a tendency to dissect all the past events in our minds and psychoanalyze ourselves, others & all situations related to the event or even remotely resembling it. The best thing to do at this point is to bring yourself back into the present moment, by calming yourself, center your thoughts on what is presently going on around you. You can do so in the following ways:
  2. Relax into the now: Find a space to sit comfortably, close your eyes and simply concentrate on the live events happening in your environment around you for a minute or two. Take a nice deep breathe, inhale and exhale, in through your nose and out through your mouth, very good, continue... Become aware of all that is happening around you at present- The sun shining in the sky above you, the children playing out in the garden, the vehicles or the individuals passing by. Take in all the details. Relax into this space, in the now. 
  3. Be happy & grateful for what you have at present: Make a list of all that you have in your life that make you happy, joyous or even just comfortable. Things that we sometimes take for granted. Be grateful and happy as you make this list, this is all that is positive and good in our life, smile... It's real!! A few examples are:- 
    • A warm home and a roof over your head 
    • Clean drinking water 
    • Clean, nutritious, healthy food
    • Access to the internet and other forms of technology that make life easy 
    • Your loved ones 
  4. The point of power is in the present moment: Sometimes anger, stress and feelings of frustration can block out all that truly matters, all that is positive & good in our lives, even when it is right in front of us. It is important and very beneficial to remember that the point of power is in the Now! The present moment is when you pen down your thoughts, try to trace the root cause of your negative emotions, of the feelings of frustration. When you know the root of the problem, finding a solution becomes easy. List out possible solutions and create an action plan. Take back your power!

Take this time to relax, breathe, unwind and introspect. When you feel that you are better and ready to roll, get back up on your feet again & shine!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi I am 25 year old guy I had have headache and I don't know why it is happening like this. But the headache is like that it is happening for fue hours only and its not too sharp.

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Hi I am 25 year old guy I had have headache and I don't know why it is happening like this. But the headache is like ...
Try to avoid going out in sunlight, take plenty of fluid and water as due to dehydration headache is common. Try to drink more juices (natural) in your diet.
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psychiatrist diagnosed me somatic depression how I can cure it naturally. There is stiffness in back and tightness in chest. Head remains heavy and I can not concentrate on anything gets frustrated. Please advise

MBBS, D.P.M, MD, PLAB, MRCPsych
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
psychiatrist diagnosed me somatic depression how I can cure it naturally. There is stiffness in back and tightness in...
Dear lybrate-user, I can see that you seem to be in a lot of distress due to your symptoms. Depression is a treatable mental health problem .The treatment consists of behavioural and lifestyle modification, therapy and medication. There are certain simple things that you can do which has evidence that it helps in depression: -Regular exercise or walks (try to do at least 3 times a week)-Engage in a hobby. -Eat a healthy, well balanced meal -Yoga or Meditation can help you relax -Never keep you feelings bottled up. It is important that you communicate about how you feel with your friends or relatives. There are talking therapies available which are effective in depression. I would also recommend that you discuss with your psychiatrist regarding the medications available as antidepressant are extremely safe and effective in depression. Please do not hesitate to contact your psychiatrist urgently if you are suffering from one or more of the below mentioned symptoms for more than 2 weeks You feel depressed or low for most of the time during the day:-Have lost interest in things you used to enjoy earlier -Feel hopeless about future -Feel that life is not worth living and have thoughts of ending your life. All the best.
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