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Dr. Pradip Shah

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

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Dr. Pradip Shah Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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Dr. Pradip Shah is a popular Psychiatrist in Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata. He is currently associated with Medinova Diagnostic Center in Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Pradip Shah on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am a 42 years old male. I am on ssri escitalopram oxalate 5mg since last 11 years. I do not have blood pressure or diabetes. Do I have to take ssri for the rest of my life or is there a way to systematically stop the medication.

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Ssri is prescribed for anxiety, depression, ocd and adhd etc. For which condition you have been prescribed with ssri? once I know that I will be able to tell you how and when to stop it. Please post a private question to me with every detail. Take care.

Sir . My hobbies is watching movies and play games . But I did watching movie is english movie . My problem is any movie I did watched that same time I am impressed that movie and change my character is that movie character it's continued to watching another movie and then that same thing also it's not a english movie Tamil movie also what happened in me why I am contracting same thing what happened me I am not controlled my self please advice me sir what solution for this .thank you.

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Sir  . My hobbies is watching movies and play games . But I did watching movie is english movie . My problem is any m...
This happens to some people and you must believe firmly that movie is a movie and not real life and you are different from movie character and live in this world and take interest in things around you .Meditation yoga will help you

I am 37 year old men I have smoking habit please suggest how to leave it?

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Dear , everyone knows smoking is injurious to health and should be avoided at any cost. Will power plays an important part in quitting smoking. There are other methods like nicotine gum and patches. These could be used for management of craving. I suggest you to consult a psychologist. I think one or two telephone counseling sessions with me should provide you with insight to your problem and tips to over come it. Please let me know if you are willing for online counseling session. Take care.

My father is 74 years old, he forgets everything like where he worked, what is home address etc, now days he wants to go out of the house frequently, once he had gone and didn`t returned one whole night, luckly we found him, what is his problem and treatment also.

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Usually in old age, gradually memory power vl b decreased, along vth the decline in activity of brain function. But here, your father's condition, v can think of more rapid decline. Diseases like geriatric dementia (its a c/o related to memory loss in old age, alzheimer's, parkinson's disease r other any other neurological c/o shouldb excluded, where dopamine levels gradually come down. So, once take your father to show a neurologist to get ptoper check up, so that the diagnosis could b done, accordingly the t/talso as per requiremnt. Dont delay.

How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.

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How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.
Doing regular exercise which will make you sweat is a wonderful and healthy manner to get rid of depression. Along with overcoming depression, you will find your BP coming under control, your personality improving, your digestion and sleep improving. And all this without depending on any medicines. Wish you a happy prosperous and healthy Diwali.

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Management of stress:-

Stress management is an art. Management starts long before appearance of stressful condition.A wise man often anticipates the possible future situation and prepares himself accordingly. For example you study well whole year to avoid stress at annual exam time. This preparation for facing stress is the first step.

Then comes the question what to do in sudden unexpected situations. Look as a human being you may not capable of dealing with every environmental stressors. Whenever an un-expected situation arises you must seek help from others. There are people wiser and mightier than you to solve your problem, you must approach them without hesitation.

During stressful conditions, you should adopt problem solving approach. This means you should be thinking about the ways to get out of the situation. You may have various options, and you should choose the most adequate option to solve your problems.

Never ever blame your supports (Your dear ones, friends, wellwishers etc), rather be thankful to them for their kind help. Try to come into your regular routine at the earliest. Take healthy timely meals, adequate rest, leisure and sleep.

Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my face. I am becoming darker Please give me anti tan remedy and to remove acne and get my original.

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Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my fac...
Please don't use any creams or lotions. It suppress the sebum secretion and block the pores which leads to bacterial contamination and results in more pimples. The other causes of pimples are hormonal imbalance, dandruff, diet rich in oil and non veg, poor hygiene etc. Treating acne in the right way at the earliest will remove pimples without any scarring and gives a long lasting results. But acne patients are more concern about the pimples and try all creams and soaps available in markets which creates much worse their condition. There are very good homoeopathic medicines for pimples which gives rapid and permanent results without any side effects. Along with the medicines there are some specific food which should be avoided for the effectiveness of treatment. You should take plenty of vegetables and fruits. Drink 3-4 litres of water. Homoeopathic cream topi berberis (wilmar schwabe) daily night apply. Internal medicines are better than external application.

I'm a student of medical. And I have Short memory term, I cannot remember for longer, so What can I do to improve my memory level.?

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Need to make ponts,make pnemonics, revise multiple times,wrote and learn,make flow charts and learn,learn through diagram as memory for pictures last longer

How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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You must be under some for you to experience memory loss at this age. Kindly meet with a counselor and sought out the stress from your life and good memory will return to your great relief. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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.

I am 26 year old female. Sometimes I feel enthusiastic and at another point of time I feel stressed. I like to sleep whole day so that no one can talk. I frequently get tired and aches in my body. Feel confused and not able to make valid decisions. Hundred of thoughts tum at one point of time.

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This is common for house hold lifestyle, make a time table of work and stick to the time table, read nice books when mind is idle. Remember that time is very precious. Human life is a rare opportunity for self realization. To know about sources of books kindly contact me

Hi, I am hyperactive these days when I stopped medicine like riswel plus kind of prescription. Now I lost the job due to this.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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That is very unfortunate. What made you to stop your medication. Please see your doctor and start your medicines again. Also counselling can be helpful in hyperactivity. Do try yoga, meditation to help you feel more calmer and grounded.

Hi, Sometimes Im getting anger or depressed without any specific or valid reason.

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Hi,
Sometimes Im getting anger or depressed without any specific or valid reason.
You may be into an anger related depression or in the early stages of it. Meet with a counselor and work out your emotions with that person and follow all the instructions. When you internalize your feelings you will experience a lot of health complications. If you know of any reason, developmental or genetic that has contributed to this condition, take that to your counselor. So go out and meet with people, exercise regularly, sleep well and eat healthily. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have.

I have been taking lamotrigine 200. Sertraline 100 for 10 years for depression. How long do I need to take it. please suggest.

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I have been taking lamotrigine 200. Sertraline 100 for 10 years for depression. How long do I need to take it. please...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. As you are aware, depression is a neuro chemical disorder and therefore the treatment should be targeted towards enhancing or reducing those chemicals biologically. But these medicines are used for maintaining the balance. In that sense, with the present medicines, you will have to continue forever. I suggest online cognitive therapy. Take care.

I am taking alopathy medicine Paradise xr, 12.5mgzolfresh 2.5mg,mirtaz 7.5mg.Due to divorce I was depressed. Last September it got cleared.But tablets got habited. I don't have habits like liquor,smoke or gutkha.I want to stop tables. I have reduced medicines .So I want to shift to alternate medicine pls advice.

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Dr Saul P advised you good, in addition to try. Kali phos 12x 4 pills 4 times, Tranquil (homeo) and Nervocalm (use as directed).

I m 25 year old. My result was declared on 16 july and I didnt clear my exam so I am so upset. I dont understand wht to do.

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I m 25 year old. My result was declared on 16 july and I didnt clear my exam so I am so upset. I dont understand wht ...
Dear , your results was declared and you did not pass. So what. You have next chance. Please understand, you did not pass the exams because you did not prepare well for the exams and did not write exam well. You cannot blame the other aspects. Understand it and start studying for the next exams. Take care.

How to Deal With Acute Stress Disorder

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What is Acute Stress Disorder
Acute stress reaction usually happens when some stressful events occur. Acute usually indicates that the symptoms occur quickly and do not last for a long time. Symptoms, such as anxiety and stress occur when exposed to stressful events. It is believed that acute stress disorder occurs after unexpected crisis like traumatic events, serious accidents, domestic violence, sexual assaults or sudden bereavement. Acute stress reactions are commonly seen in people who have experienced major disasters or terrorist incidents.

Symptoms of Acute Stress Reaction
Symptoms of the condition develop very quickly, within minutes to hours in response to a stressful condition. Some of the symptoms are:
- Anxiety, mood changes, emotional trauma (ups and downs), poor concentration and sleep, irritability and the desire to be alone
- Unpleasant recurrent dreams
- Avoiding situations and people who may cause anxiety and stress
- Emotionally numb
- Nausea, palpitations, headaches, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing and chest pain are usually caused by the stress hormones like epinephrine.

Management of Acute Stress Disorder
Generally treatment is not required as the symptoms go when the stressful episode is over. Talking to family and friends or understanding the symptoms is helpful. Some people might experience extended symptoms. The following can be done:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This is the therapy where a person can talk to an experienced therapist to understand the patterns and the triggers that charge the problem. The aim of the therapist is to change the way a person thinks and help him avoid the thoughts and be more realistic and calm. Usually when CBT is used for acute stress disorder patients then it is termed as trauma focused CBT.

Counselling: This is usually done when the symptoms are more severe or persistent. It is helpful as it helps to explore the way to deal with the stress and its symptoms. Psychiatrists help by counselling the people and also there are many online resources, which might be helpful.
How to Deal With Acute Stress Disorder

Hello doctor this is rajesh tiwari from jabalpur m. P. Doctor I am regular smoker. I want to quit the habit. please suggest me how can I get rid of this. please help me.

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You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.

I am 31 years old and i am having stammering problem help me out of this.

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Hi, Stammering is a disorder which can be overcome. As it is not a disease there is no any actual medicine which can cure stammering. By seeking help of a professional "speech Language Pathologist" (SLP), you can overcome the problem. SLP will carry out detailed evaluation of your speech problem which will give the severity of your stammering. Based on the severity SPL can tell whether your stammering is of mild, moderate or server category. Accordingly SLP will give stammering therapy which will help you to overcome you stammering.

I am 20 year old female. I have a very restless mind. so, what should I do?

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I am 20 year old female. I have a very restless mind. so, what should I do?
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