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Dr. Preeti Parakh  - Psychiatrist, Kolkata

Dr. Preeti Parakh

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

7 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Preeti Parakh MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Kolkata
7 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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Dr Preeti Parakh has been in the field of psychiatry for more than ten years now. In addition to good clinical knowledge, her pleasant personality and compassionate nature are very much a......more
Dr Preeti Parakh has been in the field of psychiatry for more than ten years now. In addition to good clinical knowledge, her pleasant personality and compassionate nature are very much appreciated by her patients. Indeed her patients have often been heard saying that even just talking to her makes them feel better. She handles patients with all kinds of mental problems but also takes a very special interest in people who are trying to quit drugs/ alcohol/ smoking. She has written many research papers which have been published in reputed international journals. She has also authored chapters in books on mental health.
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Dr. Preeti Parakh is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kolkata. She has over 10 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She studied and completed MD - Psychiatry. You can meet Dr. Preeti Parakh personally at any of her clinics in Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Preeti Parakh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu Univeristy - 2010
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Indian Psychiatric Society

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I consumed weed about 7 to 8 puffs for the first time after drinking a can of beer. between both there was a time gap of 45 min. After smoking weed within 10 min I suffered from bp n my Fren rushed me to doc. My bp read 94|154. Doc gave me a med n a gas tablet. I was fine after dat. But I still feel dizzy till now it has been 3 days now. Is anything wrong wid me? Kindly help.

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Ayurveda, Mumbai
May be after effects and lots of thinking is making you all the more dizzy. Eat, sleep and exercise well. Life is beautiful don't waste it after such addictions.
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Doctor, My sister recently had a panic attack, what are the chances she will get it again.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello A panic attack can point towards multiple possibilities. In some individuals it occurs only once, in others it can occur again. If it occurs on multiple occasions, it is advisable to get a proper evaluation done. Regards.
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Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I forget what I studied. Please help.

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
Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I fo...
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. I can provide you more tips. Take care.
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Hi, I'm having serious problem. I'm addicted to internet. I'm unable to concentrate on studies. How to overcome?

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Hi,  I'm having serious problem. I'm addicted to internet. I'm unable to concentrate on studies. How to overcome?
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will surely help you.
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Hello! I am 22 years old male and my memory is becoming weak. Would plss suggest me the ways so that I can improve my memory power.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under stress fro some reason and you will need to meet with a counselor to sort that out. 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 junk food.
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I am ignorant. I don't know how to gain knowledge. Whatever I read, I forget in few days. I also feel less self esteem.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I am ignorant. I don't know how to gain knowledge. Whatever I read, I forget in few days. I also feel less self esteem.
Hello, take anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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How to increase thinking power and how to focus my concentration on single thing.

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, thinking power, memory and concentration depends on how you approach the things. The more your interest in things, concentration and storage increases and thinking power helps you to assimilate. I suggest you to consult a psychologist for counseling and diagnosis.
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I am 31 year old female. I am suffering from many health problems. Like hypo thyroid. Taking 75mg thyroxin medicine. Every month facing genital herpes. It happened after marriage. I got marriage in 2012 and in 2013 I got divorce. Now depression, tremors in hands and legs fast heart beat sleeplessness. What should I do.

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 think you are suffering from anxiety disorder. Panic attacks and anxiety disorder can be managed with the help of psychotherapy, meditation, exercise and life style changes. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I get imaginations like I swallow very big objects and I vomit immediately. Everything around me happens faster and I vomit without being able to match my physique with that fast imagination. I walk very fast at that time and behave in a fast forward mode. I am now able to control myself during that situation and it happens once in 6 months or a year. What could it be?

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 get imaginations like I swallow very big objects and I vomit immediately. Everything around me happens faster and I...
Dear lybrate user. This could be due to obsessive compulsive behavior. I suggest you to ignore the symptoms presently unless it interferes with your normal life. Don't start a fight with the symptoms. Take care.
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I get tired soon. I want to become active and hardworking'concentrated in my work during day time. Can I use revital tablets?

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Please exercise atleast 20 minutes to 30 minutes even normal walk is good for increasing blood circulation. Revital tables are good as these help in improving. Improves mental alertness & concentration increases ability to handle stress helps improve your health, immunity & stamina supplements diet for increased well-being even if you are healthy, you can take revital as it gives all the vitamins and minerals your body needs on a daily basis. These days we do not eat the right quantity & quality of food that is required to fulfill all the daily requirements of vitamins & minerals, so we all need revital to stay fit and active. Take with water once a day after breakfast. Good luck and god bless you.
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If there is a family history of mental issues, what are the chances of me being prone to the same as well?

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If there is a family history of mental issues, what are the chances of me being prone to the same as well?
Well if there is a family history of mental problem you cannot say for sure that you will get it. Actually there is only a little chance, so do not worry.
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I am taking medicines for Bp, sugar,cholesterol, having some anxiety, was taking medicines for erectile dysfunction for 4 to 5 months, but not worked, they have given tablet for depression, erectile dysfunction, but there was no result, kindly advice good medicine.

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Sexologist, Faridabad
I am taking medicines for Bp, sugar,cholesterol, having some anxiety, was taking medicines for erectile dysfunction f...
It is curable. But though you already taking bp medicines I would suggest you take up ayurvedic treatment along with that so that you dependency reduced on allopathy medicines. Your erectile dysfunction problem will get cured altogether in your case you need to take little longer but effectively you may recover.
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I am going to depressed. There have no reason for it .I don't know how to recover it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am going to depressed. There have no reason for it .I don't know how to recover it.
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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Why You Can Get a Slipped Disc Problem?

FPM, DNB, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
Why You Can Get a Slipped Disc Problem?

Are you prone to slipped disc problem? + the ideal way to treat it

A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed disc or herniated disc, is the term given to the phenomenon that occurs when a cartilaginous disc found between the vertebrae in the spine becomes slightly displaced or protrudes, thereby pressing on the nerves in the adjacent areas and causing back pain.
This happens when the soft inner part of the disc, known as nucleus pulposus, bulges out through a weakness in the exterior part of the disc. A prolapsed disc usually occurs in the lower region of the spine and can be of varying sizes. There might even be the development of inflammation around the disc in some cases.

Who is likely to get affected?
Most cases of herniated disc occur in patients between the ages of 30 and 50. The number of men affected is twice as many as the number of women.
Although the root cause of this problem is not yet known, there are a number of factors that may trigger it. These factors include working at a job that requires a lot of lifting, an occupation that involves remaining in a seated position for a long time, weight-bearing sports, obesity, smoking habits and increasing age.

Effective ways of treating the problem
The different methods that are commonly used to treat the problem are:

  • Medications - There are many different kinds of medicines that are effective in providing relief. These include painkillers, muscles relaxants, anti-inflammatory pills, etc.
  • Spinal injections - A number of spinal injections are used to treat slipped discs. The injection is done at the opening where the inflamed nerve roots are found and reduces pain, swelling and irritation in the area.
  • Radiofrequency ablation - This procedure makes use of an electrical current produced by radio waves to reduced pain and sensitivity in the affected area.
  • Ozone discectomy - As opposed to the surgical removal of the prolapsed disc, this new process makes use of an ozone-oxygen mixture that is injected into the spine to treat the problem. Many international studies have proved its superiority to traditional methods and surgeries.

Those affected by this problem are advised to keep exercising and continuing with their everyday activities as best as possible.

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I'm 28 years old girl, pursing P.G. Teaching and preparing myself for Govt jobs. From last 5 months, I have became very hopeless, confused.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm 28 years old girl, pursing P.G. Teaching and preparing myself for Govt jobs. From last 5 months, I have became ve...
You have to think positively and use willpower to get your goal . Depression is not the answer to problems . Meditation and yoga will help
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Hi I am 22 years old. I am suffering from mental illness from last 1 year. My life has become hell. I am taking medicine. My story of depression is very unique and with different. Without any reason I got depressed and my mind thinking against me with incorrect psychological thought. I have tried to get rid of it but every time failed. Now I am getting well gradually after consulting many psychiatrist. Now I able to perceive the emotional view of others. The worst thing is my mind again started working against me & I am feeling heart burning and thus no interest to do anything. How can I cope up with my mind.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I am 22 years old. I am suffering from mental illness from last 1 year. My life has become hell. I am taking medic...
Dear lybrate-user, Good that you are getting well gradually with antidepressant tablets. Depression comes without obvious reason or for a small reason. It is a brain chemical disorder. It is a fully treatable disorder. Hereafter try and stick to one psychiatrist, who can assess you periodically and increase the dose orf antidepressant tablet or change it or add another tablet or therapy. Your mind with help to live better, heart burn will not be there and you will have normal interest if all things of your life, once you are treated.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Depressive people often have distorted thinking which is not in touch with reality. The list below offers a peak into how depressive people think dysfunctionally which makes them feel hopeless, worthless and helpless. Thought management is an important part if people want to recover from depression.
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Actually I am used to feel anxious, I am taking antidepressants and anti anxiety drugs, but panic attack ruining me daily, my hair is falling,i am taking zolpidem, etidon, dothepin. peroxentine.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
What are the exact bodily symptoms you suffer during panic attack? Do you have any or more of these symptoms- Palpitation, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, dryness of mouth and throat, chest discomfort, chest pain, choking sensation, churning sensation in stomach, dizziness, headache, fear of impending doom or fear of getting mad or fear of loosing control over yourself and your body part for short duration of time? answer me, definitely i am going to help you.
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Depressed .I am 25 yrs, graduate ,engg. Most of my friends have been selected for govt job. I am also trying for still not succeed .now I love to remain alone .don't want to talk to anybody. Feeling low .also I don't wish to be an employee of Pvt. Firm .sometimes I think of finishing my life .what should I do?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Depressed .I am 25 yrs, graduate ,engg. Most of my friends have been selected for govt job. I am also trying for stil...
you should understand the difference betweeen depression and disappointment disappointment also manifest symptoms as in the case of depression your problem seems to be deep disappointment due to lack of employment and suitable opportunities I suggest cognitive restructuring and CBT
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