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Dr. Sanjay Sen

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

600 at clinic
Dr. Sanjay Sen Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sanjay Sen is one of the best Psychiatrists in Municipal Road, Kolkata. He is currently practising at AMRI Hospital- Salt Lake in Municipal Road, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sanjay Sen and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I feel sleepy all the time. I have problems in remembering things. There have been ocassions when I did not know what to fill in the column called name. What do 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
Dear , I sincerely feel, you are exaggerating your condition. You are just 26. At this age, the possibility of amnesia or degenerative disorders are rare. Busy people do forget things because they are busy. Anxious people do forget because they are anxious and stressed. In which category will you come? your memory could be tested online and if you want my assistance on that you may post a private question to me. Take care.
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I am suffering with anxiety since last 4 years.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Anxiety is part of body defense mechanism. Understand it to manage it. Psychotherapy should help you. The given details are not enough. Please provide more details regarding your personality, habits, aptitude and attitude with family and self history. Take care.
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How to Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Depression

PG Dip (Sexual & Relationship Therapy), MRCPsych, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Sexologist, Bangalore
How to Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Depression

Depression is considered the common cold of all mental health issues and can strike in varying levels due to causes like pressing circumstances, problems in one's personal life and relationships, hormonal changes and other long term, chronic health conditions. Your intimate relationships are also subject to dejection when physical ailments enter the picture. Erectile dysfunction is one such area that creates depression. This is basically a condition that men suffer from. Due to this condition, a man is not able to get and hold an erection long enough to enjoy the act of sex. This can be caused due to related physical problems as well as stress. It can also lead to depression and problems in one's relationship due to anger, frustration, hopelessness and sadness. Here are a few ways to deal with depression caused due to erectile dysfunction.

  1. Recognising the Symptoms: The very first thing to do is to come out of denial and recognise the symptoms that are caused by this kind of depression. Usually, any long term or chronic problem can lead a person to look at himself or herself as a hopeless case. This can cause symptoms like dejection, a negative attitude towards everything and sudden outbursts of anger and frustration which may crop up in other areas of the patient's life. Since this is an intimate problem that one cannot discuss with everyone, the problem of depression gets all the more challenging. In such cases, the best thing to do is to be aware of the symptoms.
  2. Getting help: Simply being aware of the symptoms is not enough that is merely the first step. One will need to go ahead and do something about the symptoms. Visiting a sexologist or a sex therapist is the next step. With the help of therapy and discussions, the patient and the doctor can actually reach the root cause of the issue and help in realigning the attitude and thinking of the patient to come out of stress that is creating the issue, or to deal with medical repercussions of the issue in a more stable manner.
  3. Psychotherapy: One of the foremost methods used by most therapists includes psychotherapy that can help in unravelling the cause and finding a way to cope with the problem in a way that is focussed on discussions.
  4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This form of therapy examines all aspects of the person's life and reality so as to find the cause of the problematic behaviour and reprogram the brain of patient with great deliberation.
  5. Antidepressants: While some medications can affect sexual functioning, there are antidepressants that do not have major sexual side effects. Please consult a Psychiatrist and discuss about this option too.

Tackling depression and erectile dysfunction is a matter of striking a fine balance with professional help.

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I am having a habit of smoking I want to reduce it what is solution?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
Take sauna bath for 5 days. This is because it helps to release the nicotine along with the perspiration that happens during taking it. So the craving for smoking is reduced. Later, inform me after 2 weeks the changes.
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Hi Sir, My age is 24. I am suffering from severe anxiety for 2 years (almost everyday) but from last week I am seeing some changes in my brain like some type of blueness. I am so worried what happened to my brain. Please help me out of these.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi Sir,
My age is 24. I am suffering from severe anxiety for 2 years (almost everyday) but from last week I am seeing...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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Am a driver am doing sitting job. Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain. Same time am a smoker past 7 years I am smoking regularly. Now I want to stop the smoking. Pls advice me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am a driver am doing sitting job.
Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain.
Same time am a...
Back Pain . Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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Me 28 year mera gussa bhut jada baadjata hai maar ne ka man kar jata hai to mujhe kya karna chiye please tell me meri ek bachi hai or husband or meri love marriege hai.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
Me 28 year mera gussa bhut jada baadjata hai maar ne ka man kar jata hai to mujhe kya karna chiye please tell me meri...
Do some Yoga. Start Morning walk and little exercise. Concentrate on your breathing while you are angry. For restlessness, irritability with angry ness Homeopathy has excellent different medicines which can be used on case details. Good Day.
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I am 62 years old. Seems more than my actual age and it happens within a year, when I observed that my sons want my own earned property in their names and they started started not only abusing and threatening me to do that. My wife also supporting them under pressure. Now I have lost my courage and confidence, left the place and facing unsecured future. Anxiety is on peak, insomnia and constipation also makes trouble. Fear of death or fear of greedy people makes me weak. Always wanted to sleep. Please advice me medicines, so as to get good rather pleasure feeling, take sound sleep and get inspired to involve in the work. I am getting no hand to assist me. I want to do something for the needy ones but find no courage to proceed.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 62 years old. Seems more than my actual age and it happens within a year, when I observed that my sons want my o...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, I think the very first thing you need to do is to speak to your lawyer. Talk about it with your friends and relatives who can actually speak with your kids and make them understand that it is their father's property and they do not have any right on it and teach them their responsibilities towards parents. You are already a strong person by doing all which you have mentioned. You just need to trust yourself and stop worrying. No body can snatch what you own. If it still threatening you can speak to a lawyer and take some NGO's, Society or Police's help. Thank
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I hv been using clofranil 10 mg half a tablet for last 4 years, to control anxiety, can I stop using it now.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Thane
I hv been using clofranil 10 mg half a tablet for last 4 years, to control anxiety, can I stop using it now.
Please do not stop the medicine all by yourself. Please talk to your doctor and learn whether it will be a good idea to stop it. If the doctor's opinion is that you should continue, try to learn the reasons for the advice. Psychotropic drugs are useful treatments for psychiatric symptoms but often are not curative. To continue to get benefits of the treatment one needs to continue consuming the medicines. If you need to stop the medicine for some specific reason e.g. drug side effects or allergic reactions or adverse interactions with another drug that some other doctor has prescribed or contraindication in some other medical condition etc then ask the doctor to help you taper the dose off. Frequently, stopping psychotropic drugs all at once can produce a "drug withdrawal reaction" and to prevent that, one must taper the dose 'gradually'. Please ask the doctor to supervise the gradual taper. Only the doctor can tell you what 'gradual' can be, from his clinical experience.
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This question is about a behavioural issue - procrastination. Anything I have to do that will take time and thought I procrastinate. The very easy ones that does not need a thought, I do fast and quick. Basically I don't plan for anything at all and wait for the last moment to take actions. Due to this of late I have been missing on some personal and organizational deadlines which makes me think that procrastination is now baked into my character. Could you advise how can I go about getting courage to do planning and finish off the tough tasks at the earliest time possible?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Procrastination is like one of those bad habits that needs to be broken. It affects ones confidence levels thus making a person doubt his/her ability at times. Please be assured that it can be overcome with a little bit of planning. If you're supposed to finish certain tasks during a day, start with simple tasks and if a task is complex, break the tasks into smaller steps. Encourage yourself to achieve each small step instead of looking at the big task. The satisfaction that you will experience after completion of each step will push you to achieve the next step. If you follow this consistently for a few weeks, you'll notice that your tendency to procrastinate will reduce a good deal.
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Know How Pain Can be Treated by Using Heat And Cold Therapy

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Know How Pain Can be Treated by Using Heat And Cold Therapy

Most diseases, small or big, acute or chronic, accident or infection, have one common factor - pain. In most cases, in addition to reducing the severity of the infection or the impact to various structures from the trauma, managing pain assumes a bigger role. It is only when the pain is controlled can the bigger picture of disease management be done, as the patient would be inconsolable.

To this effect, in addition to pain killers, the most inexpensive and easily available modes of pain management are heat and cold. Though all are not aware, there are specific instances where heat and cold should be used as listed below.

Heat: Some of the common modes to heat therapy include heat pads, warm baths, paraffin wax system, hot water bottles, air-activated heat pack, or warm oils. Heat acts by improving blood circulation and nutritional supply to the body parts and is best suited for stiff joints and muscle soreness. 

Some common ways to heat therapy include:

  1. A warm shower or bath in the morning - this will ease morning stiffness and get you ready for exercise.
  2. Apply a heating pad on the sore/stiff areas for up to 20 minutes - Use optimal, bearable temperature to avoid skin burns.
  3. Wrap the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes with a moist heat pad. A wet towel can be put in the freezer and then warmed up in the microwave. Moist heat pads are also available with local pharmacies.
  4. Warm mineral oils can be applied to the stiff joints of hands and legs. Leave it in place for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off.
  5. For sore hand and foot joints, warm paraffin wax can be applied using the equipment available at drug stores. This will help ease the pain and soreness. Soak in a warm whirlpool.

Contrary to heat therapy, cold therapy acts by reducing blood flow to the affected area and numbing the nerve endings, thereby reducing the perception of pain. It works well for acute pain cases like fresh injuries and post-exercise inflammation.

  1. A cold wrap with ice cubes can be applied to the painful area for about 15 to 20 minutes. This can be repeated if required after a break.
  2. Alternately, a wet towel can be put in a plastic bag and kept in the freezer for 15 minutes and then used as a cold pack.
  3. The affected joint can be submerged in a container of ice and water.
  4. Cold gel packs are available at stores - these won't leak, will stay cold longer and can be easily wrapped around a joint.

Cryotherapy, as cold therapy is also called, is not as effective as heat therapy, though it does provide immediate relief.

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How can we increase our concentration power and how to make our thinking positive? My exams are there and I want to increase my concentration in my studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this. Should I go for mri of brain and citiscan maybe blood is not circulating in brain properly in anxiety. Ans in anxiety head some parts bcum numb. Please suggest. One doctor has suggested me to take vitcofol 2 cc every alternate days please tell vitcofol 2 cc reduces anxiety symptoms.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
Mr. lybrate-user the description of the symptoms you have described suggest you have predominantly anxiety problem. Anxiety symptoms occur in any individual due to neurotransmitter changes, in the brain which doesn't have any clear cut structural abnormalities in Mri or CT scan. So brain imaging usually is not necessary. But you need detailed evaluation. Few medical conditions like hypertension, hypoglycaemia, hyperthyroidism, anemia etc can also produce the same symptoms. Victofol inj is not going to help you for anxiety problem. Kindly consult a psychiatrist immediately for detailed evaluation and treatment.
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How do quit alcohol daily habits?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is the most addictive substance known to man. It is also carcinogenic and therefore it needs to be kept away from human consumption. Your problem is tobacco abuse and addiction. The best method to stop tobacco is to have will power and self belief. Tobacco chewing gums, lozenges and patches are available across medical shops to manage your tobacco craving. In any case the first step is to take a strong decision about quitting. You may consult a psychologist for substance abuse counseling. Take care.
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I feel very depressed after a failure in my academics. So please suggest me some solution.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I feel very depressed after a failure in my academics. So please suggest me some solution.
Feeling depressed for failure in academics at your age seems very less likely. It could be that you are not satisfied with your life achievements and that is making you feel low, sad and depressed, if i am not wrong. Depression can occur to anyone at any moment in life. It is treatable. You might need a short medicine prescription to get over your feelings of depression with counseling. Contact me personally if possible
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One of my friends bf wants to do sex with her. But she do not want to do it before their marriage. Thats the reason their relationship are in a very bad condition. Her bf always upset .he starts ignoring her. What she can do .to save their relationship.& she is virgin too. So she is little bit scared to do sex. Suggest some solution.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
hi, Ask your friend to talk to him and understand what sex really means to him, listen to him patiently acknowledging his frustration along with explaining to him about her concern and why the decision is important for her. If your friends bf really loves her then he will have regard for her concern and will be supportive and understanding. But if he is continuing his distancing and hurting behaviour then she needs to consider whether she's willing to bear with such kind of forceful and manipulative behaviour for rest of her life or she can look for other options .
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Pursuit of Happiness

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Pursuit of Happiness

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you are not going to be very happy.

If someoneone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness dpends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.

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My wife is 50 years old. What she thinks every time we are unable to know? Her attitude is tense all the time. What should 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
My wife is 50 years old. What she thinks every time we are unable to know? Her attitude is tense all the time. What s...
Dear lybrate-user. If your wife's attitude is always tense, probable causes could be depression, anxiety or negative obsessions. Please talk to her and find out. Otherwise your wife need counseling sessions. Take care.
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MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise does more than anything known to medical science to ensure a fit, healthy and happy life.
The benefits include
weight loss
improved physical appearance
improved general health
improved outlook for longevity
Regular exercise enhances health by improving cardiovascular functioning, bone density, and immune functioning.

People who are physically active are much less likely to suffer from heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back problems and colon cancer. They are more likely to experience a stronger sense of wellbeing and exhibit better health-related factors such as body composition, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Physical activity also increases high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) and reduces triglyceride (the chief constituent of fats) levels and blood pressure.

Ten Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation
Research evidence over the last ten years has shown that exercise is also central in the treatment of musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions. More recent physiotherapy research shows the following ten principles are vital to ensure safe and durable return to normal function
No pain allowed
Correct and monitor posture
Focus on the sensory input
Don't brace and breathe normally
Pre-activate target muscle groups
High quality better than high repetitions
Controlled movement, not jerky
Progress slowly
Vary the exercises
Exercise regularly
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I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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