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Dr. Muktolekha Mukherjee

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Dr. Muktolekha Mukherjee Psychologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Muktolekha Mukherjee is one of the best Psychologists in Bhowanipore, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Bangur Institute of NeuroScience in Bhowanipore, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Muktolekha Mukherjee on has top trusted Psychologists from across India. You will find Psychologists with more than 40 years of experience on You can find Psychologists 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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I am 22 years. I have consulted doc recently regarding memory loss and said some brief history of my childhood. He said I have phobia of exams. He advised me to take etizola. 5mg tablet. Does it have side-effect because now I feel i am ok. But there is loss of memory.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The prescription is for mild anxiety and is good for you for sometime. I recommend that you go for counseling in tandem with the medication. Among the precautions to take, you do not need to worry at all, and the side effects are also of mild levels. If you notice any unusual changes, you must report back to the doctor.
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It has been the last 10 years, he constantly indulge into taking a huge loans. He tends to resolve by swearing family members. But, then again and again. Is it a medical issue?

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
It has been the last 10 years, he constantly indulge into taking a huge loans. He tends to resolve by swearing family...
Dear, from the given details, it is not possible to diagnose his problems. But from the feel of it, it seems he is having some psychological disorder. Possibly impulse disorder coming under the spectrum of ocd. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think he could do well with mobile based counseling. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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Dear Sir, My brother age 35, BE , M.Tech anh he was pursuing PHD too. He is married and has 7 year old son too. Is mentally affected from last 4 years. He is not ready to take medical advise or treatment. His went to Dr. Batra. And he rarely takes medicine. Once in a week only. But he left his job, his anger is very high, keeps on fighting with everyone. Can you suggest us, how we should convince him for medical treatment. Or is there any NGOs who come to home and help us in this matter. Please advise. Regards

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, May be because of the PhD stress and other education and emotional stress triggered the anger in him. Before diagnosing him as having emotional disorder, please consult a psychological counselor, who identifies the problems behind his anger and should advise correct remedial measures. Take care.
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Am engineering student and my memory go way from sharpness. And my long memory also short memory are so weak. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hi Sir, My name is Raghunath and my age is 24. I am suffering from severe anxiety fr 2 years (almost everyday) but from last week I am seeing some changes in my left brain like some type of mild pain and dim blueness. I am so worried what happened to my brain. Please help me out of these.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Sir,
My name is Raghunath and my age is 24. I am suffering from severe anxiety fr 2 years (almost everyday) but fr...
YOur brain has no problem. Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. 4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work. 5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others. Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include: •Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness. •Problems sleeping. •Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet. •Shortness of breath. •Heart palpitations. •An inability to be still and calm. •Dry mouth. •Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet. “Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics, Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information). 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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I am feeling continuous stress since 9 days. Don't know the reason why so. But an unknown doubt is rendering in my mind. When I close my eyes I feel hypertension so unable to sleep. I consulted doctor and he prescribed few sleeping pills. Kindly help me with kind suggestion without any medication.

Psychologist, Delhi
I am feeling continuous stress since 9 days. Don't know the reason why so.
But an unknown doubt is rendering in my mi...
See a qualified and trained psychologist at the earliest. Psychologist is an expert in diagnosis by psychological testing and counselling/psychotherapy i. E. Treatment without medicines. Psychiatrist gives medicines only. Treatment started earlier will control the problem very fast. Get proper diagnosis first followed by right treatment. Also, you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev daily. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit are a must. You will get miraculous results!
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Sir I am depressed about my future and always think what people think about me and no body think about me thats why I feel so lonely what is the solution please ask.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I am depressed about my future and always think what people think about me and no body think about me thats why I...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out.
consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Hello, I'm very depressed at present time because I had loss in my business and now not getting any job. I'm an engineer and completed in last year. And my age is 25 years.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, I'm very depressed at present time because I had loss in my business and now not getting any job. I'm an engin...
Dear lybrate user, I can imagine how sad, frustrated and hopeless you might be feeling presently. At the age of 25 if you have incurred loss, then that means you started you business at a very young age. And that shows that you are courageous. Unfortunately you have incurred loss, but that is part and parcel of having your own business. Do not get discouraged. Try to find out what went wrong. Make a note in your mind, not the repeat your mistake. Please understand that you are an engineer. Use your knowledge and skill to think about various options. Keep trying harder for job. At the same time, keep dreaming about having your own business again. Take calculated risks. Take some guidance from experienced people. We all go through ups and downs in life. Use your courage to bounce back. Remeber, life keeps changing constantly. These difficult days will pass. Keep trying harder till you succeed. You are only 25. There is whole life ahead of you. Take challeges head on. All the best.
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I am 37 years female suffering frm mental disturbance. I usually forget things. Its rm lst 5/6 months. I go to market n sometimes forget why I came here. I can't even concentrate on things .I hv lost faith in god tooo. please help.

Homeopath, Ajmer
This is not a mental disturbance. This is only because of your environmental disturbance. Environment around like your home or your work place etc. Become very disturb so because of this you are stressed that's why you forgot. Just relax change your environment. Do meditation and i'm sure you feel good. Take care.
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Greetings, Doctor, I have anxiety disorder and my doctor prescribed me Felix s 20 and s-adenosyl methionine 200 tablets. But I continue to have sweating and panic along with racing heart. Please help.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
Greetings, Doctor,
I have anxiety disorder and my doctor prescribed me Felix s 20 and s-adenosyl methionine 200 table...
Hello Sagar, Sorry that you are going through an uncomfortable situation with the anxiety disorder. I would recommend that you meet with the Doctor and inform him/her about the side effects, I am sure the Doctor will be able to assist you in either recommending a different drug or else reduce the dosage. I hope you feel better...and perhaps simultaneously Psychotherapy sessions will help you to combat anxiety disorder. Regards
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I have a friend who drink alot of liquor. So I wanted to ask is there any consultant so that he can leave to drink liquor.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
It is nice to know that you have concern for your friend. Liquor is dangerous to health as well as it has social and economical implications. If a person is addicted to alcohol, he should consult a psychiatrist. Deaddiction procedure includes detoxification, vitamin supplementation, psychotherapy, and anticraving medicines. Certainly he will be helped.
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She has the problem of being more anger. Gets too angry. In anger speaks any abusing word or starts fighting over.

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. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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I lost my weight upto 2 kg suddenly within span of 10 days. I am very much depressed during this days. Depression is the only reason for weight loss?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
I lost my weight upto 2 kg suddenly within span of 10 days. I am very much depressed during this days. Depression is ...
Hi lybrate-user, I think you should know the reason behind depression first and try to sort out that. Eventually the other issues will settle. For more consultation, I would like to know many things. If you feel you need to consult, feel free to contact me.
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Hi, I am 27 years old. I am going through divorce process and that is really killing me inside. It's been a year but now i am losing all my hopes and patience.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is quite natural for anyone to go through this process whether you initiated or not. This will develop guilt in you and depression. If you have already decided and you cannot reunite ,keep up and be decided to face the situation in future. Take a firm stand whatever the decision you make. Indecisiciveness may not help.
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I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason please give me suggestion?

General Physician, Cuttack
I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason pleas...
1.your stomach ache is due to hyperacidity which is aggravated due to stress 2. Avoid stress and anxiety 3. Go for regular exercise and play some games 4. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotions and relieve stress 5. Sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 6. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vege tables, fruits and drink plenty of water. 7.Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily fatty and junk food. Take proper breakfast. don't skip/postpone your meal 8. Avoid smoking, alcohol,excess tea, coffee etc 9.consult me for further advice
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I have thyroid. I feel like I'm losing my memory a lot bcoz of it. I am taking required medication but still I feel very worried about this memory issue. Please suggest me a way out.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi, I can understand your worries. Take medicines as directed. Along with this you must do some physical exercise. Brisk walking is the best exercise but put the sport shoes on. Also have some proper healthy diet. To enhance memory 3r's are important i. E. Review, repeat and revise. If you are preparing for some exam then visualise topics. Record your answers and play them again and again. You might discover your own techniques also. Mnemonics may also help.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Losing someone close does affect life, which is called normal grief reaction. However if it has affected the life that even after 6 months you are not able to return back to your usual routine with effect on biological functions i. E sleep and appetite disturbances, also low mood which is sustained and you are not able to enjoy anything, then you should seek help. Suggest you to talk to the people in your family.
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