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Dr. Mahua Roy is a renowned Psychiatrist in Madurdaha, Kolkata. You can consult Dr. Mahua Roy at Anubhav Clinic in Madurdaha, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Mahua Roy on has top trusted Psychiatrists from across India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 32 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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Am suffering from depression from last 8 months tried the treatment continue but no much if I left the medicine I came back with the same problem so please suggest me how to treat this condition.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Am suffering from depression from last 8 months tried the treatment continue but no much if I left the medicine I cam...
Dear Kakaram, Please think why you want to stop medicine and suffer with depression. Did you have any side effect. If you have few concerns, are they worse than depression? Can you afford the tablets or you want cheaper ones? Did the doctor asked you to stop the medicine? Some types of depression like Dysthymia and Bipolar ones, need long term treatment. So consult your doctor again to find out answers to your concerns.
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Sir, I am very anxious nowadays. I have university exams now. I feel disturbed about exams. But I cracked entrance exam and scored good marks before. There was no problem at that time only small fear but it didn't disturbed me. Now from this exam I am very anxious. My hands some time shiver, high heart rate and blurred vision. I checked blood sugar. But that is not matter. I think I couldn't write exam. Does it an anxiety disorder or other problem? What can I do to manage this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
It is just anxiety and you have to calm mind and meditaion will help. If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Schizophrenia - Genetic Reasons Behind It!

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - Genetic Reasons Behind It!

Schizophrenia has been recognized as a mental disorder that combines symptoms like hallucinations with distorted thinking and others like fright and severe paranoia. This condition is one that gets progressively worse over time and leads to delusional thinking. Oversleeping and complaining of fatigue are usually the earliest signs of this condition's onset. Eventually, it becomes a debilitating factor in the life of the patient, who will not be able to function in a normal way due to the severe symptoms.

Read on to know more about the types and causes of this condition:

  1. Genetic Causes: Schizophrenia may be caused due to genetic factors and it may be a learned or inherited disorder. It is known to affect patients who have a parent or a sibling who may have suffered from this condition. Yet, one must also remember that Schizophrenia can only be influenced by genetics, and not determined by the same.
  2. Environmental Causes: When there has been an exposure to a viral infection during the pre natal stage, the patient is susceptible to this condition. Also, it may affect children who have been subject to the loss of a parent or separation at an early age. Physical and emotional abuse in one's childhood may also bring on this condition. Low level of oxygen at the time of birth is one of the causes of this condition in many patients.
  3. Anomalies in Brain Structure: When the brain ventricles of the patient are enlarged, he or she may be prone to this condition. Also, anomalies in the temporal lobes and amygdala have links with the onset of this condition.
  4. Types: A wide variety of mental and medical conditions can manifest with psychotic symptoms that must be considered in the differential diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder. These include psychotic disorder due to another medical condition or its treatment; delirium or major neurocognitive disorder; substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder or delirium; depressive or bipolar disorder with psychotic features; schizoaffective disorder; other specified or unspecified bipolar and related disorder; depressive or bipolar disorder with catatonic features; schizophrenia; brief psychotic disorder; delusional disorder; other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder; schizotypal, schizoid, or paranoid personality disorders; autism spectrum disorder; disorders presenting in childhood with disorganized speech; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and traumatic brain injury.

    Since the diagnostic criteria for schizophreniform disorder and schizophrenia differ primarily in duration of illness, the discussion of the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia also applies to schizophreniform disorder. 

Brief psychotic disorder. Schizophreniform disorder differs in duration from brief psychotic disorder, which has a duration of less than 1 month.

Residual Schizophrenia is a condition where the patient does not experience the various debilitating symptoms of the condition, and is on the road to recovery. Yet, even in this type of Schizophrenia, the patient will not really show any interest in life and the activities around him or her. Finally, the last type of Schizophrenia is Schizoaffective Disorder which is characterised by the symptoms of Schizophrenia as well as the symptoms of major mood disorders. When combined, this condition can lead to major complications and complex behavior.

A patient suffering from this condition will need to see a mental health specialist like a psychiatrist or a psychologist on an immediate basis. The treatment will be carried out on a long term basis for the results to start appearing.

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I'm studying final year Graduate I love Cousin 10 years elder than me he don't have parents, living with our family together. He is going to marry me after my studies, so I can't avoid him. We are doing Sex last three years and takes abortion on one time, my parents don't know this. Maximum times we are doing Protected Sex only, But some times he is in out of control and Insertion on inside me. How we can reduce this error? Sometimes he inserted me till end by his penis makes more pain more than 2 days. Whether he is doing correct or not? Can we takes Sex on daily.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi... you may do sex as many times as you like... But the only safe way to prevent the pregnancy is Condoms... as pills have many side effects... If his deep penetration is painful to you then you may try different positions.... like Female dominated where the insteration is mediated by the female.. For more understanding and explanation it is better to consult in private...
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Sir I got the viral fever since yesterday please tell me which kind of diet I have to take to recover from weakness early. As my exams are coming near.

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Nanded
Sir I got the viral fever since yesterday please tell me which kind of diet I have to take to recover from weakness e...
Kabir, You have to take soft diet like, rice(khichadi), fruits, jawar roti... Drink lot of water...
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My cousin completed degree and married, her problems are below 1) she cannot concentrate at one point 2) Very fearistic 3) she cannot mingle unknown people easily 4) she cannot think other person thinking or direction, needs, 5) what ever she feels, she will do, 6) if she is uncomfortable she will not adjust means inside one out side one she will not act for sack of others 7) for acting / smiling she will feel very uncomfortable, if it is natural she will do, for the sack of others she will not do, example : if some body comes to our house will smile, but her father and mother comes only she will smile not others 8) she will prefer listen and talk instead of actions, doing of action she will feel irritate, 9) for thinking anything, she will feel uncomfortable in fact she cannot do, she always wants without doing anything everything has to come, in other way lazyness is more in short, she cannot imagine about things or persons, and fearastic, action less, dont want to do any thing, if any functions or marriage are going on in that they will not mingle with anybody and they will feel very uncomfortable. Please advice what is this disease and what are the curing procedure Regards,

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
there are possibilities that she is just an introvert or she may have a personality problem. there are also the possibilities that her IQ is less or she has autism spectrum disorder, Meet a clinical psychologist at the earliest and have a evaluation done. if you are in chennai call me on +919444112608 take an appointment and come and meet me in my clinic
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How to become active and well presented person in studies? There is any medicines.

General Physician, Nashik
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% fats, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9.Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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From the past 30 years my father was suffering with mental imbalance that means talking more with others, sleeping only 3 hours a day, and doing things which are not necessary, for that we had consulting a psychiatrist doctor he is giving one injection named RELIANCE, earlier when it was injected to him he calm down for 6 to 8 months, gradually the period was decreased to 3 to 2 month's. In that period he used to sleep more than 13 hours a day. Is there any permanent cure for this problem ?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
From the past 30 years my father was suffering with mental imbalance that means talking more with others, sleeping on...
Hello, lybrate user, to keep his nerve calm, he is requires to remain in rest, mentally hence, required to sleep most of the time. You may give him homoeo medicines/ @ gelsemium 20-6 pills, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice. *his diet be easily digestible, *? should tk, plenty of water, *go for meditation to reduce his stress and to nourish his brain to keep his nerve calm. *report periodically, >your feedback will be appreciated for further followup please. Tk care.
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I am suffering from a strange depression from some days and it seems to bother me only when I'm alone. I always wanna be around one of my friends.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am suffering from a strange depression from some days and it seems to bother me only when I'm alone. I always wanna...
Hi, it seems you get anxious and have ruminative thoughts when you are alone. But thats not healthy, you need to be comfortable with your own company first. Consult with me or any psychologist for counseling and therapy. All the best seek help.
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