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Dr. Aravinda Brahma

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Dr. Aravinda Brahma is a renowned 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. Aravinda Brahma and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Heavy forehead blurred eyes intoxication like situation without drinking avoid light live in dark keep close lights during night in light feel dizziness it appears I would be faint Always sad feel like who am I why I am here Fear of death feel could not breath think hospital where I would get oxygen and would save my life I live with my family but feel alone feel something missing My three year old son comes to me I ignore him Restlessness helpless seems my life is out of control what would I do Neither I want to die nor live like this Thought comes I drink alcohol till unconsciousness and do suicide Please help me as I am suffering from chronic liver disease Is this problem related to liver problem or other I lost hope how I would get back in my life.

M.D in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Heavy forehead blurred eyes intoxication like situation without drinking avoid light live in dark keep close lights d...
With the available history of your symptoms looks like you have panic disorder. You may also be having some depression also. In panic disorder people have panic attacks lasting 15 to 30 minutes of symptoms like yours. That also have sensation of heart beating fast, trembling, sweating, set mouth, breathing difficulty, choking sensation, weakness, giddiness, urge to pass urine or stools. Along with this they become fearful that thry mat die then itself, of heart problem, brain disease. Consult a psychiatrist. He will treat you and you become fully ok.
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I am depressed from study and memory loss also please answer me that how to recover my memory and suitable food and exercise also.

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 depressed from study and memory loss also please answer me that how to recover my memory and suitable food and e...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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This this Erik, 20 year old. I'm student of IIT KANPUR. Actually sir/madam, I have problem with my concentration. When I start my study, I start thinking about other things (mainly about my girlfriend, about my social sites etc) which leds to break my concentration. In earlier days there were no such problem (in my school days).

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
This this Erik, 20 year old. I'm student of IIT KANPUR. Actually sir/madam, I have problem with my concentration. Whe...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Concentration is the result of interest, love and dedication. In your present stage, the priorities are shifting. Sometimes thd priority is career, sometime it is girlfriend, friendship, role confusion etc. In this scenario, concentration is difficult. Dedicate yourself and you can see the difference. Take care.
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I had depression from Aug 2013 and six month before I stopped antidepressants. Till today I don't have any difficulties. But whenever I talk to people I get worried automatically. I seat in people very less and it is very difficult to wake up in morning. I always have tension to meet depression in future. I gain 25 kg weight in 2 years because of treatment.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
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After antidepressants there is need to take psychotherapy. Medicine will work some time. But the psychological feelings cannot stop. You are feeling insecure feelling. Now you need life style management. If it is possible change yourself. Be think in a positive manner. Be friendly with others. Be share your all feelings with your friends. Be happy all the time. If it is not possible to yourself then take the help of psychologist. Ok all the best. Best wishes.
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Hello doctors. I need a help from your side. My brother is judge drinker of wine. We are trying our best to withdraw this habit but we are fail. So need help from your side. Kindly share some tips will help to leave this habit. Thank you.

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 or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans 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 some wi 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 ne 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'm 23 m BTech graduate looking for a job and my gf is employed. Me and my gf was in relationships for 7 years recently we broke up. The reason she said to me was I'm forcing her to do sex that which she didn't like in me and she lost love on me and she is afraid of me to be in relationships due my rude behaviour. But I still love her and want to marry her. Please help me how to get her back into my life. I'm getting mentally depressed because of this.

Psychologist, Rajkot
I'm 23 m BTech graduate looking for a job and my gf is employed. Me and my gf was in relationships for 7 years recent...
Your girlfriend wants love from you not sex. Whereas you need sex rather then love. Have patience in relationship, convey your sheer love for her, show your commitment in your relationship. Don't be depressed, it will not work, accept that this is the consequence if your unwarranted behaviour, repair it. Detach your self from sex feeling and attach with love only!
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How to increase memory power and problem solving skills for maths and how to make brain sharp.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your brain is like a muscle. You need to exercise it regularly. The exciting thing is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to increase your brain capacity. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do? Here are 10 simple ways you can increase your brain power and improve your intelligence! 1. Do something new When you experience something ‘new’ you actually ‘stimulate’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new form of exercise – mix it up! 2. Exercise regularly It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it :) 3. Train your memory How often do you hear people say “I wish I had a better memory?’ Yet no-one does anything about this! If you discipline yourself to memorise phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit card, insurance, driving license) you will start to see a marked improvement in your memory 4. Be curious Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everyday things/products, services that you come into contact with. By being ‘curious’ and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate & create new ideas. Curiosity may have killed that cat, more importantly it created super important things like electricity and computers! 5. Think positive Stress & anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones. 6. Eat healthy Our diets have a HUGE impact on brain function. Our brains consume over 20% of all nutrients & oxygen that we consume – so remember to feed your brain with the good stuff! (i.e. Fresh fruit and veg & plenty of OMEGA 3 oils found in oily fish) 7. Read a book Reading relieves tension & stress (brain-cell killers) because it’s a form of escapism. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ‘picture’ what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination! 8. Get enough sleep Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9 pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep! 9. Avoid using the GPS Gone are the days of map reading! Geo Satellite Navigation may have made our lives easier, it has also made our brains lazier and less efficient at the same time! Go back to the old school and use a map to navigate every now and then (this exercises the part of your brain responsible for understanding spatial relationships). 10. Stop Using the calculator Remember back at school when we were taught to use our brains to do simple sums like times tables? It’s incredible how we now rely on devices like smart-phones and laptops to calculate really simple equations. Resist the urge to work things out using an external device – and use the device you were born with – your brain!
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My friends are addicted to intake of hookah(seesah), cigarette and i usually hangout with them at hookah parlor due to which even I also inhale smoke as a part of passive smoking, is it also bad for health?

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 . Definitely. Passive smoking is as harmful as active smoking. Avoid hanging out with such friends in such situations. Take care.
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I wonder if there is something my physician won't tell me, or meds which are withheld. Do those who have been treated for mental symptoms get the same treatment as others?

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 wonder if there is something my physician won't tell me, or meds which are withheld. Do those who have been treated...
Dear lybrate-user. Usually physicians disclose most of the things to the patients. Sometimes they may not disclose some thing which they think are negligible. Simple psychological disorders like stress, anxiety etc falls under that category. The symptoms usually reduce its intensity within days. Take care.
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Hi, I am having problem of full body. Like back pain, stomachache; eyes'ears all please just suggest me to get well.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi, I am having problem of full body. Like back pain, stomachache; eyes'ears all please just suggest me to get well.
Get your serum vit d levels and thyroid test done. Then do visit a physician for a detailed history and brief checkup to give correct treatment.

Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

Feeling sad is one thing, but a persistent feeling of sadness can overtake your life, and is anything but healthy. Depression is not something to be ashamed of. It is a common condition, that can be treated if identified early. 

Treatment of depression usually involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. The effects of depression vary from person to person, but some symptoms are commonly experienced in all cases. These symptoms can be categorised as physical changes, behavioural changes, cognitive changes and emotional changes

  1. Physical symptoms of depression: Feeling tired all the time is one of the most common symptoms of depression. The person may also have persistent headaches and sporadic muscle pains. Insomnia or sleep troubles are often associated with depression. This can further lead to significant fatigue, and a vicious cycle ensues. Sleep troubles can also lead to the formation of dark circles under the eyes, and make the patient’s skin look dull. Patients suffering from depression often find themselves losing weight due to a significant loss of appetite, or find themselves snacking excessively, and hence, putting on weight. 
  2. Behavioural symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person withdraw from his or her friends and family and become a recluse. A loss of interest in activities that would usually excite the person is another characteristic symptom of depression. This condition can make a person unable to concentrate or focus on work and other activities, and hence, may affect productivity in school or the workplace. Depression can also make a person rely heavily on alcohol, sedatives etc. 
  3. Cognitive symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person feel worthless, and leave them with a bleak outlook on life. A depressed person will often find himself or herself criticising themselves harshly for things that may or may not be their fault. This can make them increasingly more agitated or irritable. Depressed people may also turn to violence and trigger reckless behaviour such as gambling, substance abuse, reckless driving or taking up a rash sport. 
  4. Emotional symptoms of depression: Feeling sad for no reason characterises depression. This sadness can overwhelm a person and make them feel guilty about indulging in anything that could make them happier. It can also make the person lose confidence in himself/herself, thus making him/her indecisive about simple decisions. Other emotions that are commonly experienced by depressed people include irritability, frustration, guilt, and disappointment. 

A frequent but ignored symptom is thoughts of self-harm or suicide, leading to deliberate self-harm/suicide attempts. If you or someone you know suffers from any of the above symptoms, you may need help! Visit your Psychiatrist at the earliest to have yourself evaluated, and started on an appropriate course of management.

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DEAR sir/mam I am mentally becoming weak day by day and becoming lazy of thinking and analyzing Please help me to increase my mental strength.

BSC (Home), cerificate course in child care, diploma course in hospital administaration, master in food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Do some exercise/yoga and meditation balance diet including dryfruits, fruits, frequent meals, increase your water intake.
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I have mental disturbance. Have all the time negative feeling of happening something bad. I am not well. No one is there to listen no one believes me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have mental disturbance. Have all the  time negative feeling of happening something bad. I am not well. No one is t...
If you believe that you are mentally disturbed visit a counselor who will assess your condition and give you a professional opinion and diagnosis, if any. At your age and with no one to believe you or listen to you, you could feel very lonely and withdrawn. This itself is enough to disturb anyone. You must also work with the counselor about this negativity and see where it originated from and tackle that situation in your life. Please do not neglect this condition because a lot of unnecessary developments may lead you to worse problems, just by procrastination. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you need help and to even seek it. Many times people delay assistance due to the social stigma. You sound like an educated girl and my advice is to just reach out for the help you need. In the meantime please start vigorous exercise every day, get good sleep, and eat well. You must learn to socialize and involve people in your life. Since you are saying ?no one? is there to believe you and listen to you, there may be a problem within you that is making so many people disregard you. That is a very important place to start with: you. The counselor will help you identify the subtle and obvious ways you are putting people off and you can then work on them to change your social skills. If you are unable to find a suitable counselor, you are most welcome to seek my help via the video counseling facility at lybrate.com.
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Hello sir/ ma'am I am 18 years old boy and I'm a B. Sc (Math) final year student. Today I'm having very big problem forgetting (memory loss. Still In classes time in college I know all the things which is taught by teachers but only for the classes time. But when I take exam That time I forgot approx all things not fully, some things is memorable and I have to memorise to pass for further study but I didn't memorise. Dear sir and ma'am would you please suggest me to how can I increase my memorising power and IQ level. please

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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Hello, I am 17 and at present I am facing stress related to studies. I am not getting how to get rid out of it. Please help me out of this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hello, I am 17 and at present I am facing stress related to studies. I am not getting how to get rid out of it. Pleas...
Hi there ~ The stress of studies is not an uncommon one at all and it is universal. It is only the ability to tolerate stress that matters. If you are feeling stressed and are not able to study due to this there needs to be some stress management strategies that need to be followed for you to be able to study as well as retain it in your memory to be able to recall during examinations.
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Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.
Tobacco , alcohol and nicotine are intoxicants which are bad for body, mind and well-being. One should be ready to realize the bad effects, then one can avoid cigarettes by engaging mind and body in more constructive activities
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Doctor, I have been smoking weed occasionally like 2 or 3 times a month. I would like to know whether it affects my future offspring and my reflex actions of my brain because i've been playing cricket and I would like to continue it in a professional way till i'm fit and fine. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Addiction of smoking or drinking is only depends on yours mind. You have to excessive on your mind only. Eat green food more and fruits. Take apple in breakfast daily. Do walk in park and do yoga, exercises golden remedy is meditation. Which trained your mind within week. If you do it in appropriate manner. Close your eyes and feel fresh air think that you no need of smoking. Do it again and again. Try to find out other good things of yours interest. Which will more fruitful for whole life. Remember. Life is not for wasting. Make it useful and fruitful for urself and for others. Must eat tulsi leaves regularly
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Sir, I am 20 years old boy, but I can not speak properly. At the age of 7-8 .it was a slight problem but now I am in huge trouble. So what should be better for me. please reply sir.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
It can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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I am very nervous type of girl every time. I do not know how to live in the moment. I fear very much specially exams. I doubt myself more than anything.

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 very nervous type of girl every time.
I do not know how to live in the moment. I fear very much specially exams....
Dear Sain Langthasa, Thanks for the question. I can understand. You are YOU. Whatever your behavior today, whatever your body language today are learned from your past experiences and social interactions. Whatever you have learned can be unlearned or over written. This is a continuous process happening throughout your life. I suggest cognitive behavior therapy for you. Take care.
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