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Dr. Sayantan Majumder

Psychologist, Kolkata

Dr. Sayantan Majumder Psychologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Sayantan Majumder is a popular Psychologist in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. He is currently practising at School of Sickness in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sayantan Majumder and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Importance of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Importance of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry

Psychiatric treatment is never in the hands of a single person. Mental health treatment is a collaborative effort between the psychiatrist, occupational therapist, individual and his or her support system. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to engage people in some sort of activity to enhance their ability to lead a meaningful life. This need not be restricted to work but can include simple things like cooking, exercising, painting etc.

To understand what kind of treatment a patient needs, an occupational therapist will first assess the person, their needs and concerns. They understand how an illness or a particular life event can impact a person's ability to perform routine tasks. The counselor and therapist will then work together with the patient to explore possible lifestyle changes and set goals related to this. These changes are centered around the patient's strengths and preferences and take into consideration the occupations that are the most meaningful to the patient. An occupational therapist can then help the patient develop the necessary skills and find ways to make their daily lifestyle easier to handle. Thus, their lives become meaningful and satisfying and they feel a sense of achievement.

Occupational therapists also address social barriers towards the rehabilitation of a person in a community. This is done through interventions that focus on building the patient's existing skill set, creating opportunities for social integration, preventing a relapse and modifying the environment. Some of the barriers it addresses include:

  1. Stigma: By providing the patient with an opportunity to master a skill, occupational therapy boosts self confidence. This helps address the stigma against people with mental difficulties being able to form strong interpersonal relationships.
  2. Safety: A person suffering from a mental disorder is often understood to not be able to take care of himself. By helping the patient create routines for himself and giving him the confidence to perform daily tasks like cooking etc, he is at a much lower risk of accidents than before.
  3. Socioeconomic status: By giving the patient the necessary skill set to hold a job and collaborating with employers and educators, an occupational therapist can help raise a person's socioeconomic status.

Occupational therapy can benefit any person diagnosed with a mental illness or who has recently undergone a traumatic accident. It can also benefit this person's friends and family who form his support system by teaching them how to balance their caregiving with daily responsibilities. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized psychiatry and ask a free question.

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Hi I m ankit, my age is 27 and I got very irritated and got very angry with small small talks and I am very uncomfortable everytym feels everytym very low. Pls suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Find out the cause, analyse your thought process, if you are excessively attached to any thing, it happens, it may be gf, mobile, anything, solution: try to detach yourself from that for a short while, think positive, socialize, discuss your problems with friends, you will be fine within a week.
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How to come out of stressed situations like in an exam while answering questions in a stipulated time. I really need the reply.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
How to come out of stressed situations like in an exam while answering questions in a stipulated time. I really need ...
Practice is the key to face stress because of time pressure before exam do deep breathing for three minutes.
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I am suffering from depression for many yrs. And relapsed with this disease several times. Now for the last two yrs. I am on Prothiaden 75/50/25 mg. How can I cure myself without spending too much

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Hi, depression is chronic mental health issue like hypertension and diabetes. If u are on medicine and u are doing well then go with same medicine in appropriate dosing. For symptoms that relapse u mark, write down in ur diary as warning sign and inform other caregiver to give support at the time of crisis. U also try to change ur daily routine activities so that u feel more relax and cheerful
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I lost someone close last year ans since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost someone close last year ans since then feel 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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I am 37 years old as I am suffering depression for negative thought which frequently has been coming since a long time.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 37 years old as I am suffering depression for negative thought which frequently has been coming since a long time.
Depression can be treated with medicines, psychotherapy or both, depending upon your preference and severity of symptoms. A lot depends on whether you have had previous episodes and additional history of other medical problems, bipolar disorder in yourself or family and other medical problems. Since you are reporting symptoms for a long time, it is imperative that you get a proper consultation and treatment. I can straightaway suggest a few antidepressants here like escitalopram, sertraline, fluoxetine, venlafaxine, mirtazapine and many more, but without this background information, it can create unnecessary problems. I hope you realize the gravity of the situation. It is best if you could meet a good psychiatrist in your locality in person. Take care!
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Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I start thinking about whatever I see going on in society like if I watch cricket I imagine myself as a best player of the team nd also like a soldier, agent, scientist nd so much other things also. I want to concentrate on my studies at a time. Help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I star...
You probably have an overactive mind that fantasies easily on any possibility. This is a non-productive way of living. You must ground yourself to reality. The following will help if you did them meticulously: 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 is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I feel very sad & lifeless sometimes. I do not get aggressive or hormonally intense instead I become very silent like going in great despair. Difficult to talk or reply to anybody. Prefer to be alone at that time. Escapist type nature.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I feel very sad & lifeless sometimes. I do not get aggressive or hormonally intense instead I become very silent like...
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Mix 3 drops larch + 3 drops of aspen + 4 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink once daily before sleeping.
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I had a panic attack two months ago. Still I had fear of that. I am undergoing CBT. Also I take clonazepam randomly when I feel panic like situation. Sometimes I use nearly 3 mg of clonazepam within an hour. Is it correct or I have gone addicted of clonazepam? Please reply.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I had a panic attack two months ago. Still I had fear of that. I am undergoing CBT. Also I take clonazepam randomly w...
0.5 mg clonazepam at one time is ok. 3 mg one time is high dose. take nexito plus one at night time daily.
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For last one month I have been suffering from Trypophobia. How can I recover from it? Is there any medicine for it?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
For last one month I have been suffering from Trypophobia. How can I recover from it? Is there any medicine for it?
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of aspen + 3 drops of rock rose.+ 3 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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I have a bad habit of smoking and I want to quit smoking so please give me some advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are some people who are on a reactive mode and will quit only after they have got a disease or reach the worst condition in their abuse. In addiction parlance this is called ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, that is, you will cease the abuse only when you have suffered the worst affect of the substance. Sometimes that stage may be a terminal stage and there is no turning back: it has become too late. You must live by the adage that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. To quit do the following: When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or 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.
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I am 22 years old. M vi am habitual of smoking. And I am overweight also. How to get rid of this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me. For weight reduction: It's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems are directly related to overweight! Remember, there's no magic bullet for weight loss. The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. Choose a variety of healthy foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein — and include physical activity in your daily routine. Go through the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: Management: 1: Drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: Be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: Enjoy your favorite foods. 4: Have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: Do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. Preferably brisk walking, swimming, cycling, skipping. 6: Eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: Eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: Choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: Cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: Don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: Eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: Give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. 13: Go for a health walk. Gear up yourself daily for a health walk which not only shed off your extra calorie, but also reduces the stress levels. 14: Take small frequent breaks for a quick walk in between as sitting for long hours together encourages the accumulation of fat in the body! Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe's Phytolacca Berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 3 months. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. (Slow and steady weight loss is good. As we all know when you lose weight fast, it seems to jump right back on, whereas when you lose weight steadily over time because of changes to your diet and balancing your hormones out it tends to stay off.) All the best!
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I want to leave smoking I have became a chain smoker. Please help me out

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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Am I suffering with depression? Couple of months I quit my good paying job and started own start-up. Things didn't go as planned, now I'm jobless with an about to fail start-up. I'm having issues in facing people, talking to others over phone, taking basic decisions and I want to sleep all the time, scared to get out of bed in morning, keep thinking about worst things that can happen in world. Is it symptom of depression or just a phase of anxiety?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is more a sign of depression. The lethargy, reneging from taking decisions and withdrawal are typical symptoms of this condition. Anyone who focuses too much into the future is bound to get scared. Although your future looks bleak, it is not like it is the end of the road. You are still young and you have not lost your ability or qualification to venture into another start-up; or you could just go back to working with whomever or whatever you were doing before, without a hitch. Don?t let pride come into the picture. There are too many great people who have failed repeatedly and became a success because of those setbacks. Here?s something to motivate you, ?I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed? Michael Jordan. When you know something is definitely not working, cut your losses and review the failure to learn the lessons it has to teach and go forward into a viable venture, wiser and more prudent. Stop brooding over your loss, get up and face the day with a good round of exercise everyday and become an action man. Passivity is criminal in my books and should be in yours too: Do something, even if it is wrong! If the depression colludes with anxiety, it will cripple you in your very first setback. You are probably going to meet many drawbacks in life but you must pick yourself up and beat the hell out of new opportunities that accompany every failure. Get up and do things differently. The name you give your condition is not at all important, it is the motivation you get from the challenge that your future is going to be glorified.
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I think I need psychiatrist help. I have a love related problem. Previously I had a girlfriend 4years back. We broke up for misunderstanding. And moved on. I was serious so still have soft corner. Now am in a new relation for last two years. And happy with it. But recently my ex-gf contacted. And we had light chit chat. And decided to met. And yesterday we met and came little bit too close. Now she is creating pressure on me to do something and be with her. But I dnt wanna cheat my present girlfriend. What should I do? How can I manage?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
You will have to take a stand. If you want to continue with your present relationship then its better to close off the past. There is no point in reading the same book over and over again again when you know its end. If you do not see a future with your past girlfriend then you should be assertive enough about it and tell it to her. If you are yourself in a hitch then consult a counsellor or psychiatrist personally to clarify your issues.
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Hello doctor I'm 28 years old single,working as a teacher,as my description indicates , my problem is i'm still single and I'm not so much interested to getting married .As I'm from an orthodox family my attitude puzzling my parents and relatives and sometimes even myself. Because I'm feeling loneliness I'm sure i need a shoulder to hang in whole life . Even though I'm a romantic kinda person i cant understand why i hesitate to marry. May be i feel so because of the past relationships i had,or the loneliness i felt in my childhood or the sexual abuse i had to face during my teenage. Whatever it's puzzling me and my family ,may be it it can destroy my life. So i kindly requested you to help me.Give me a solution .How to handle my situation and my mind.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
The reasons that you have cited could be enough for you to not want to get married even though you are romantic. You do need professional help to overcome the emotional disturbance that these events have caused in your life. Surely, if you continue on this path, loneliness will be your companion and slowly dissatisfaction will start seeping into your life. Remember, humans by evolution are social beings and tends to live in communities harmonious to their growth and development. Reach out to a counsellor in your city and take help.
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There is severe back pain from last 2-3 days. I guess as my exams going on. There is not much movement of my body. I just eat sleep and study. Please suggest me how to get rid of this back pain immediately.:(

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
There is severe back pain from last 2-3 days. I guess as my exams going on. There is not much movement of my body. I ...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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I am a regular drinker. I often face loose motions and vomiting which has become a monthly affair. Is it related to my drinking habits or something else ?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
if you have been drinking regularly, probability of addiction is there. alcohol have it's adverse affect on mind and body. you need to undergo full body check up get a review done by the doctors as early as possible. take detox treatment from good hospital and consult a psychologist for further treatment.
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For problems like anxiety, major nail biting, stress. A person should consult with psychiatrist or psychologist?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
For problems like anxiety, major nail biting, stress. A person should consult with psychiatrist or psychologist?
Psychiatrist first, to get diagnosed and rule out medical reasons and assess the severity of anxiety and plan a treatment schedule. If you need interventions like cbt (cognitive behavior therapy), either the psychiatrist can give, if he has time and uses it or a trained clinical psychologist (not normal psychologist) can give, when he refers.
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