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Dr. Akhiles Pal

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

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Dr. Akhiles Pal is a popular Psychiatrist in Tollygunge, Kolkata. He is currently practising at Neuro Psychiartic Clinic in Tollygunge, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Akhiles Pal and consult privately on has top trusted Psychiatrists from across India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 31 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Kolkata and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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What is Exams anxiety?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
What is Exams anxiety?

What is Exams anxiety?

We discuss today Exams Anxiety Symptoms, Tips & How to Overcome Anxiety. Your child went to class, completed homework, and studied. He or she arrived at the exam confident about the material. But if someone has Exams anxiety or a performance anxiety, then taking the test becomes the most difficult part of the equation.

Symptoms of Test Anxiety:

The symptoms of Exams anxiety can vary considerably and range from mild to severe. Students who experience only mild symptoms of test anxiety and are still able to do fairly well on exams.

Worry and dread– maladaptive cognition’s. This includes fear of failure, random thoughts, feelings of inadequacy, self-condemnation, negative self-talk, frustration and comparing oneself unfavourably to others.

Physical symptoms of test anxiety include sweating, shaking, rapid and loud heartbeat, dry mouth, fainting and nausea. Milder cases of exam anxiety can cause a sense of “butterflies” in the stomach, while more in more severe cases students become physically ill.

Cognitive and behavioural symptoms can include fidgeting or outright avoidance of testing situations. In severe cases of test or exam anxiety, students will drop out of school in order to avoid the source of their fear. Substance abuse can also occur.

Emotional symptoms of test anxiety can include depression, low self-esteem, anger and a feeling of hopelessness. Students often feel helpless to change their situation or belittle and berate themselves for their symptoms and poor test performance.

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Indulge yourself in physical exercises:  Doing physical exercises daily can severely reduce stress level for students and can help cope up with tension too.

Breathe and stretch:  Stretching your body, while you are studying relaxes your muscles and mind, that again helps in reducing stress. Take breaks and do breathing exercises and stretch as much as you can.

Excel yourself in time management: Planning in advance all the work gives you great results and you are less stressed.

Talk out: Whenever you are stressed or tensed, talk out. Talk with any person with whom you feel happy. Talk about your problems, you will feel light.

Relax your mind and muscles: Yoga, one of the best ways to relax your mind and body. Yoga helps you keep calm and strengthen your body.

Prioritize your sleep: Your body gets tired of working for a whole day. In exams times (and in normal days also), try to sleep early and sleep enough.

Way to recover from Anxiety

Read: Read voraciously. Self-improvement books are ideal.

Run: Running helps to fight against depression. Do this religiously.

Deactivate Social Media: Stay away from FB, Instagram and Twitter. Stop comparing with others and start challenging yourself.

Rediscover yourself: Try to fight hard. Ask for help from people you trust the most, your closest friends will help you through.

Stay away from sad songs or movies: Just don’t get anywhere near to them. Watch comedy shows to lift up your spirits.

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I am always angry. Small question can angry me very mach. One your later lost my close friend. Whot can do?

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Kolkata
Hi! mindfulness is an appropriate exercise for controlling anger. You are quite aware of the side effects of getting unnecessary angry as you have lost a close friend. Try to concentrate on whatever you do, attend to your immediate environment even when you are eating, watching tv. Avoid judging people as they will not behave according to you. Try to be in their shoes and then take your decision. It is tough to be calm and easy to blame others when we are in difficult situation and the close ones are the victim in such situations. We always take them for granted. Responding and reacting are two different things.
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Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

Do you worry about your friend or relative’s drinking habits? You are not alone. There are people who struggle for years with the same question - How can I tell if the person I love is an alcoholic or not?
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be a medical professional to figure out the right answer to this vital question. Read on to find simple ways to know whether your loved one suffers from alcohol addiction.

First up is a short quiz about drinking habits, developed by Dr. John Ewing to identify alcohol addiction. Treat this as a pointer and take your loved one to an expert, if it points towards alcohol addiction. You can ask these questions directly to your loved one, or you can answer these questions on their behalf.

According to the developers, one "yes" to the four quiz questions signals a problem, and more than one “yes” means that it's time for you or your loved one to get professional help.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?”

There are many signs of a serious drinking problem. These include certain behaviours such as:

  1. Drinking just for getting drunk
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Keeping alcohol consumption a secret
  4. Drinking to escape problems
  5. Hiding alcohol bottles
  6. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms like getting irritated or experiencing nervousness, nausea, getting shakes, breaking out into a cold sweat, and getting hallucinations when unable to source alcohol
  7. Having problems at work, school, or home, as a result of alcohol consumption
  8. Losing interest in activities you or your friend used to enjoy
  9. Having blackouts due to heavy drinking
  10. Anger and extreme irritation

Other extreme behaviors to watch out for are:

  1. Being able to drink an awful lot of alcohol
  2. Trouble stopping once your loved one starts drinking
  3. A powerful urge to drink

There is another scientific way to determine, if your loved one is an alcoholic. In the US, medical professionals commonly use a criteria, listed in the fourth edition of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’. According to it, the signs and symptoms of alcoholism are clearly laid down and it states that alcohol dependent people:

  1. Will drink more to get their desired effect from alcohol
  2. Experience withdrawal symptoms when the effect of alcohol wears off
  3. Drink larger amounts of alcohol over a longer period of time
  4. Will be unable to consistently control their drinking
  5. Will leave important work for drinking
  6. Will spend a lot of time during the day getting alcohol, drinking it, and recovering from hangovers.
  7. Continue to use alcohol, despite knowing that their chronic physical or psychological problem is caused due to alcohol.
  8. To be declared alcohol-dependent, your loved one must experience at least three of these criteria during a year.

However, there is still no one definite test to diagnose alcohol-use disorders. Therefore, professionals diagnose them by making use of the patient’s comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I loved a girl but she used me just for time pass. She already had a bf and she hide this same from me and keep on flirting. But now she has left me and marry that person. Now I have left that job and moved to another part of India but still can't forget her and always checking her updates on social network site.

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, you already knew that you were used. Still you can't believe what happened. That is the reason behind your disappointment. Don't worry. Time will clear your problem. Do your duty towards you, family and society. Take care.
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Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

Though technology has progressed so much that many diseases are getting cured, people still have myths in their minds about mental illness. Mental illness is not considered as an ailment, but often considered as just a passing phase. In fact, having a negative perception of people with psychiatric issues is a matter of concern, known as stigma. 

Due to the stigma around psychiatric issues, people suffering from such issues face a multitude of problems, some of which are: 

  1. Patients may feel afraid to disclose their problems and to seek help, 
  2. Miscommunication may happen between the person and his or her friends and family members, 
  3. Lack of opportunities in case of academic as well as professional fields, 
  4. Facing of both physical as well as emotional bullying by people around, 
  5. Health insurance does not cover mental illness yet, 
  6. The myth that such conditions and situations can never be dealt with completely. 

Stigma is not a short term problem, and there can, of course be, solutions for people with psychiatric issues to deal with it. 

Get Education and Treatment 

It is very important for both the patients as well as the people around to get educated about their psychiatric issues. Today there are some options and ways through which patients can be successfully and adequately managed for many psychiatric issues. If people around you are not able to understand this, you need to ignore them and get proper treatment yourself. 

Do Not Let Stigma Affect You 

If you get affected by the stigma around you, you may get affected by other issues such as depression that may become even more serious. Hence, you need to learn to avoid such people and to gain confidence in yourself. If you have confidence in yourself, you will be able to perform all such activities in life that are performed by any person in an academic, professional or any other field. 


One of the most common problems that you may face is getting isolated. It is your right to lead a normal life, and hence, you need to go out and socialize. If you are not comfortable around your friend circle, you can join a support group that has members similar to you. 

There are many associations that run workshops and seminars to educate people for decreasing the stigma around mental health issue. You can also become a part of such associations, but of course, before that, you need to gain confidence in yourself. For doing this, some of the steps such as the ones given above can be of great help. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My husband has been suffering from severe tension and anger always with regard to some small matters. He was once a very bright and lively person. Recently, he has retired from his services. I am very much aggrieved seeing his present condition. Kindly advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This canbe related to depression form retirement and make him happy and make him engaged in reading, music and meditaion and yoga . as a last resort medicines can be given
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I am feeling very depressed due to family problems. My father and mother used to fight always therefore m not able to trust anyone like any relationship. Help me to cope up with this. thanks.

Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I am feeling very depressed due to family problems. My father and mother used to fight always therefore m not able to...
Hi lybrate-user you got to get over a lot of negative notions in your head which automatically pop up when you sense an emotional closeness. This is the experiences you have had in your life which direct your reactions and behaviour. You need to get rid of these negative patterns of thinking process which is possible if you see a therapist. On a regular basis. I hope this helps. Take care.
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Best remedies medicine in homeopathy for constant panic attack which disturb my life from mentally and physically for 4 years.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Best remedies medicine in homeopathy for constant panic attack which disturb my life from mentally and physically for...
Hi lybrate-user, panic attacks can be cured and the sooner you seek help, the better. With treatment, you can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of panic and regain control of your life. I suggest you to go to a professional asap with somebody close. Meanwhile - Move your body frequently—don't sit for more than an hour Learn to breathe slowly and deeply and don't hold your breath Stay closely connected to supportive family and friends Allow for relaxation to be a part of your daily routine Reduce your intake of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine Get the amount of restful sleep that you require.
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Hey I am suffering from headache from few days due to stress of study what I hve to do. When I studied my head pain is increase to mch which unable to tolerate.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hey I am suffering from headache from few days due to stress of study what I hve to do. When I studied my head pain i...
It is evident that you are having headaches due to stress. This can be relieved by having a relaxing sleep and doing some relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation or some deep breathing exercises. If that does not work it would be advisable that you consult a psychiatrist or a headache specialist for a short course of medication till you get the much wanted relief.
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Hallucinations - Few Warning Signs You Might be Suffering From!

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Hallucinations - Few Warning Signs You Might be Suffering From!

Getting Hallucinations is a mental condition where a person sees, feels, hears, and tastes things that actually don't exist beyond one's heightened imagination or delusion. It involves the experience of perceiving something not present. Hallucinations can be pleasing or frightening. However, there is almost always an identifiable cause behind it.

They can be triggered by:

  1. Taking hallucinogenic or psychotropic substances
  2. Mental conditions like dementia and schizophrenia
  3. Neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease
  4. Macular degeneration, leading to loss of vision
  5. Migraines and brain tumor can also lead to such delusions

Some of the signs of hallucinations:

  • Hearing voices: The medical term for hearing voices is called an 'auditory hallucination'. A person may sense sounds or noises coming from inside or outside of their mind. The noise might be random or disrupting. One might also feel the voices talking to each other or trying to tell them something. Most of the times, these voices come from inside the person's mind; or in some cases, one's heightened perception may make a normal noise delusional.
  • Seeing things: This is also called visual hallucinations. For instance, one may see unnatural things like a floating chair in thin air. It all depends on a person's perception. Sometimes these hallucinations appear as bright flashy spots or rays of light.
  • False sense of taste and smell: Technically these are known as gustatory and olfactory hallucinations respectively. One may feel a kind of odor coming from one's body or surrounding; or a person might feel that something he/she is drinking or eating has an odd taste. This is again heightened mal-perception causing delusional sensory activities.
  • Tactile hallucinations: This is when a person feels things that don't exist. One may feel that he/she is being touched or tickled even when no one else is around or that insects are crawling beneath the skin. One may experience strange sensations, which are not a part of a reality. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
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