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Dr. Santanu Goswami

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

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Dr. Santanu Goswami Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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Dr. Santanu Goswami is a renowned Psychiatrist in 24 Parganas, Kolkata. He is currently practising at Nagerbazar Health Center in 24 Parganas, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santanu Goswami and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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4 Signs You Might Be Suffering from Hallucinations

DNB (Neurology), MD/MBBS - General Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
4 Signs You Might Be Suffering from Hallucinations

Getting hallucinations is a mental condition where a person sees, feels, hears, and tastes things that actually don't exist beyond one's heightened imagination or delusion. It involves the experience of perceiving something not present.  Hallucinations can be pleasing or frightening. However, there is almost always an identifiable cause behind it. 

They can be triggered by:

  1. Taking hallucinogenic or psychotropic substances
  2. Mental conditions like dementia and schizophrenia
  3. Neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease
  4. Macular degeneration, leading to loss of vision
  5. Migraines and brain tumor can also lead to such delusions

Some of the signs of hallucinations:

  1. Hearing voices: The medical term for hearing voices is called an 'auditory hallucination'. A person may sense sounds or noises coming from inside or outside of their mind. The noise might be random or disrupting. One might also feel the voices talking to each other or trying to tell them something. Most of the times, these voices come from inside the person's mind; or in some cases, one's heightened perception may make a normal noise delusional.
  2. Seeing things: This is also called visual hallucinations. For instance, one may see unnatural things like a floating chair in thin air. It all depends on a person's perception. Sometimes these hallucinations appear as bright flashy spots or rays of light.
  3. False sense of taste and smell: Technically, these are known as gustatory and olfactory hallucinations respectively. One may feel a kind of odor coming from one's body or surrounding; or a person might feel that something he/she is drinking or eating has an odd taste. This is again too much thinking, causing delusional sensory activities. 
  4. Tactile hallucinations: This is when a person feels things that don't exist. One may feel that he/she is being touched or tickled even when no one else is around or that insects are crawling beneath the skin. One may experience strange sensations, which are not a part of a reality.
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Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is nearly 10%. I used to have good memory power but nowadays I always forget important work or thing to do. I always try to avoid anything that needs some thinking. Also I am addicted to nail biting, lips biting, cheek muscles biting and injuring my mouth. I also have masturbation habit of daily 1 to 2 times. I am unable to control it. I don't like anything whether it's visiting new places talking to someone. I keep myself alone. Also due to this week mental power I didn't get any job test cleared. Day by day it's getting worse. I tried to meditate a lot but my mind gets diverted to any incident of past or future. Please help me to get out of this.

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
Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is n...
Dear lybrate-user. You do not need medication or medicine. You need social activity and physical exercises. Physical exercises for one hour, outdoor games for one hour and be with your friends for one hour every day. Your problem will be solved.
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Dear sir/ madam I am a 46 year old desperate to get married but cannot get married due to circumstances. How do I avoid getting desperate

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear sir/ madam
I am a 46 year old desperate to get married but cannot get married due to circumstances.
How do I avo...
You will not solve your problem of OCD if you marry. In fact, you will trouble two peoples lives. You must combine therapy with medication to get good results. After you have resolved the OCD, you may consider marriage. Even though it is late, it is still adviseable to marry after resolving your problesm.
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I have major depression and anxiety disorder and headaches at the back side of head. I have a repeated thought over one thing again and again, and again repeated thought over another topic. My mind is not at rest, every time I rest I have these thought, my head pain when ever I laugh, shout or get angry. It's happening for over 7 year and more. Is this disease curable, I wanna know. I have a serve headaches at back side of head and towards top of head and in up of eye.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
I have major depression and anxiety disorder and headaches at the back side of head. I have a repeated thought over o...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, I can understand what you must be going through. The symptoms that you have mentioned definitely suggests underlying psychological disorder. However, to understand the exact nature of the disorder, a detailed evaluation will be required. Depression and anxiety spectrum disorders are treatable. Depending on the exact diagnosis, treatment will include medications or psychotherapy or a combination of both. You should consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated. Treatment is usually long term and you will need to be patient regarding the response. Best wishes.
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I have been chewing ghutka since 2008. And now I finally quitted chewing totally since 3 weeks and now I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms including shortness of breathe sometimes suddenly. I want to know is it a serious issue? What should I do now? And how long will it last?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Nothing to worry really. Withdrawal symptoms will run their course and will gradually fade away. Drinking a lot of fluids and do good vigorous exercises and that will lessen the effects. If it gets really unbearable you can visit a doctor who will prescribe medicines to ease the symptoms​.
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Dear Dr, I travel to much for my work purpose, because of that I suffer body pain daily. I also have bad breath and week teeth issue, for strong bone and for strong teeth what food you suggest for me.

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
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I travel to much for my work purpose, because of that I suffer body pain daily. I also have bad breath and w...
Dear lybrate-user your food should be rich in nutritional value consisting of right amount of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins. For strong bones and teeth take good amount of calcium. Also consult your nearby dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth and gums.
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I can't remember things for a long time. Please help me. Even my mind is strong I forget everything. Please help. 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
Dear user, welcome to lybrate-user. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40

Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.

31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day?
Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40.

However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.

Hello doctor I am suffering from fever and body pains since 3 days and I visited nearby hospital but still I did not recovered.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello doctor I am suffering from fever and body pains since 3 days and I visited nearby hospital but still I did not ...
Please take rhus tox 200 - thrice daily for next 3-4 days. Also -- soak a washcloth in cool tap water wring out the excess water and then sponge areas like your armpits, feet, hands and groin to reduce the temperature. Also, you can place cold, damp washcloths on your forehead and the back of your neck. The cloth pieces should be changed regularly after a few minutes. This remedy is beneficial when dealing with a high fever as it helps keep temperature under control. You can also take a bath in lukewarm water to relax your body. Taking a shower, however, may not be a good idea. Plus, needless to say, take as much rest as possible as it helps the body fight the illness. Note: do not use very cold water as it may cause the internal body temperature to increase.
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I have a serious problem of getting angry all the time and crying always help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some of the" typical" responses to frustration include anger, quitting (burn out or giving up), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, stress and depression. Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper anger: there is a saying" frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. Giving up: giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. Loss of confidence: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that if we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself" it is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. Stress: is the" wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. Depression: depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. Other reactions: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation.
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I am suffering from anxiety from last 4 days. During evenings I cry for no reason and I get nervous a lot and my heart beat accelerates. I am not able to study as when I take my books I get nervous even more. It starts from afternoon and it is at peak in the evening. I am not going out from many days maybe thats a reason but when I started feeling this I go out for some time and feel better but now its not possible for me to go out all the time. I feel terrible at that time and many negative thoughts come in my mind. I have never experienced this and I want to get cured. Plzz suggest what should I do.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am suffering from anxiety from last 4 days. During evenings I cry for no reason and I get nervous a lot and my hear...
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. You can consult me for further management if required.
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I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?
You have organic brain disorder relating to abuse of alcohol and marihuana. Stop both. Your memory to recover you need some time to heal. You can start deaddiction process and then you need b complex plus de addiction medication. Kindly consult me if you need help from me. If not consult a de addiction physician in your area
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I have problems in my head and always create problems in study and reading book. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have problems in my head and always create problems in study and reading book. Please help me.
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 feel very much pain in my body and also feel very weak though I sleep 9 hours in night. I also feel sleepy during the day time whenever I have work to do. Why does it happens to me? I also drink a glass of milk every night, but it never reacts in my body. So what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I feel very much pain in my body and also feel very weak though I sleep 9 hours in night. I also feel sleepy during t...
Lack of interest in your say to day activities can be the cause of your problems do take care that you have an interesting daily schedule with lots of activities hobbies work entertainment etc so that you feel more fit do exercises daily and play some out door games make your daily timetable and follow it to bring back your life on tract.
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I have pain in my whole body since last ten months. I do not think so this normal. Tell me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have pain in my whole body since last ten months. I do not think so this normal. Tell me.
Good Morning ~ Whole body pain is usually due to some form of viral infection. If it has been persistent for a few days then it should gradually reduce and go away. If it has been present for a few weeks then it needs more serious attention. I believe that the medications are helpful in treating the condition although temporarily. You may need blood tests and other investigations as appropriate which I can suggest after a review of your problems in details. It would be necessary to elicit more information so as for me to give you the right recommendations.
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I am 31 year male having discomfort in heart like pain sometimes and squeezing effect without pain. I took ecg, echo, treadmill test all three shows normal, some say it is anxiety, some say it is due to ulcer which is yet to be tested and get conformed (ulcer. Pls let me know a test that will find out the exact reason.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 31 year male having discomfort in heart like pain sometimes and squeezing effect without pain. I took ecg, echo,...
If ECG,ECHO,Tread mill test are normal you don't have to worry. However consult cardiologist for further advice. Follow the advice given below age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress,Physical and mental strain, hyper acidity or muscle pull 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4 Avoid Alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 5.Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain .6. Drink plenty of water and take rest .7.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist
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I am 20 year old, I'm feeling difficult in speaking I stutter a lot, problem is from childhood, I feel more stuttering in public Please Help me to over come from this problem talk properly.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by Speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, I'd suggest you to visit a Psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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I have to face public exam and I feels very fear. Also I am in a depression. Please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have to face public exam and I feels very fear. Also I am in a depression. Please help me.
Hello, you have the power to break d rock in your mind, inculcate it going for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and depression. * you cannot change d circumstances, rather you have to adjust with them. * take, homoeo-medicine* @ aconite 30-6 pills, thrice a day =7 days. @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report wkly. All d best.
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I am 30 and I think I am facing memory issues. I used to think that I have bad memory and started noticing things more consciously to remember it but now, I feel like things sometimes just get deleted from my memory. Even reminding me related to other co-related incidences does not work sometimes. Sometimes I think it is not usual. Can you suggest or advise me if it is normal; if not, pls let me know what can I do about it.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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