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Dr. Smaranika Tripathy  - Psychologist, Kolkata

Dr. Smaranika Tripathy

MSc - Applied Psychology

Psychologist, Kolkata

12 Years Experience  ·  0 - 750 at clinic
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Dr. Smaranika Tripathy is an experienced Psychologist in Salt Lake, Kolkata. She has over 12 years of experience as a Psychologist. She is a qualified MSc - Applied Psychology . She is currently associated with Columbia Asia- Salt lake in Salt Lake, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smaranika Tripathy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Anxiety Disorder - An Ayurvedic Aspect

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Anxiety Disorder - An Ayurvedic Aspect
Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) patients suffer from excessive, unrealistic worry that lasts through six months or more; the issues could be health, money, career problems, or just about anything. Its symptoms could include trembling, muscular aches, insomnia/sleep disorders, abdominal upsets, dizziness, irritability and poor concentration.
Causes

The various biological, psychological, and social factors that may cause Anxiety Disorder include: Heredity, Brain chemistry, Personality and Life experiences.
Symptoms

Nausea

Palpitations

Sleep disturbances

Breathlessness

Dry mouth

Feeling of panic, fear & uneasiness

Cold or sweaty extremities

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda, which takes a comprehensive view of an individual's physical, emotional and spiritual conditions, attributes anxiety disorder symptoms to aggravated prana vata, a subsidiary of vata dosha which is associated with worry, anxiety and depression. Prana vata weakens the nervous system and triggers mental imbalance. It also weakens the neuro-hormonal system and nerve impulses. Ayurvedic treatment of anxiety disorder would involve curbing aggravated prana vata and increasing sattva guna, which envisages a stable and peaceful mind through self-realization and self-control, and appropriate changes in diet and lifestyle.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Fresh fruits, fruit juices, vegetables (raw or cooked or boiled), vegetable juices, sprouts, nuts, dry fruits, honey, milk, ghee, fresh butter, and buttermilk are the best to increase sattva and enrich the mind. Try to cut down, or if possible stop, the use of black tea, coffee, white flour products, chocolates, white sugar products, deep fried foods, hot spices, meat, fish, and eggs. Such restrictions benefit in anxiety disorders.

Breathing exercises: Mind has a very close relation with breathing. A person has short and shallow breathing when anxious or stressed and has deep breathing when relaxed and happy. Next time you become stressed, watch your breathing. Try to slow it down. Take a relaxed position and breathe deep using the abdomen muscles. Let the diaphragm expand while breathing in, and contract while breathing out. This will immediately relax you and reduce anxiety attacks. Exercise, meditation, relaxation techniques and Yoga postures are also recommended.

Home Remedies

Take grated fresh coconut 10g, paste of 2-3 almonds (soaked for 6 to 7 hours and peeled), powdered fennel seeds 5g , black pepper powder 2g, and powdered rock candy or raw sugar 20g. Mix all the ingredients and drink with saffron milk. To prepare saffron milk, soak 5 to 6 threads of saffron in one teaspoon of milk for 5 to 6 hours. Chew well and eat.

Have 1 teaspoonful of licorice root powder with water empty stomach in the morning. This is mentioned as a medhya rasayana in Ayurveda i.e. a mind rejuvenator.

Add some fresh rose petals in a cup of boiling water. Keep it aside till it is lukewarm. Add ½ teaspoonful of sugar to it and have this twice a day. This is a good drink to uplift mood.

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Nowadays I am feeling very low and depressed. Things going on in my personal and professional life are bothering me more tgan they should. It feels like crying out loud. I am not able to handle past and when I try to stop mixing it with my present. I fail. Cant find a way out!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You seem to be going through depression, feeling low all the time, not able to get over thoughts, decreased sleep appetite are some of the symptoms. You definitely need help from professional. So kindly seek consultation asap. Medicines as well as counselling will help you.
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I'm a 20 year old male, recently having severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and fear for no reason. I've been noticing new white hair on my head daily, and my eyebrows seem to be thinning quickly. I also feel great stress for no reason and breakout in nervous sweats randomly. Any help is much appreciated, curious if there is some connection between the hairloss/color change and the stress, or if its just an anxiety disorder. I should note I've always had a slight anxiety issue, but never this bad, worsened in the past several months.

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'm a 20 year old male, recently having severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and fear for no reason. I've b...
Dear Soumen. Welcome to lybrate. I do understand. You are correct. There is relationship between stress and hair loss and premature greying of hair. Stress and anxiety creates havoc in your body and those results are seen in your head too. You are having panic attacks. Proper treatment using psychotherapy, relaxation therapy and life style changes are essential for a cure. Please do not delay and consult a sychologist online. Take ccare.
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What is addiction and how to determine if someone is addicted to any thing like smoking, alcohol etc.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. The word addiction is used in several different ways. One definition describes physical addiction. This is a biological state in which the body adapts to the presence of a drug so that drug no longer has the same effect, otherwise known as a tolerance. Another form of physical addiction is the phenomenon of overreaction by the brain to drugs (or to cues associated with the drugs). An alcoholic walking into a bar, for instance, will feel an extra pull to have a drink because of these cues.If he i s unable to leave the substance or withdrawal of which produces physical and mental disturbance we can decide he is addicted to it
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From last three days I am not getting sleep at night and not able to concentrate in my studies help me.

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
From last three days I am not getting sleep at night and not able to concentrate in my studies help me.
Dear lybrate-user. You could be stressed due to the preparation. Please take enough rest and get good sleep.
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I am 22 years old women . I don't know why my hair is falling so much and my skin quality is drastically changed and I am feeling depressed .I always try to keep myself happy and cool. And I always try to eat good and healthy foods but I don't know what is happening with me. I want to know how I can cure my unknown depression?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 22 years old women . I don't know why my hair is falling so much and my skin quality is drastically changed and ...
Get your thyroid hormones and other blood tests done to rule out medical causes for this hairball and skin quality change. Consult a psychiatrist for the needful and get relived.
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What is the difference between seizure attack and panic attack. What do we call if someone gets sudden feeling of fear. Losing concentration. Becoming very sluggish. Unable to think logically. Mind goes blank. Unable to have restful sleep. Sudden change in appearance and behaviour and you will have this condition suddenly without any reason and whenever it happens others able to identify easily and by taking tablet at that time will make you normal again within couple of minutes. And no idea when it will reoccur again. What is it? why it happens and what to do to not to happen? Please advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
What is the difference between seizure attack and panic attack.
What do we call if someone gets sudden feeling of fea...
Seizure attack is due to abnormal electrical activity in brain, which can produce motor, sensory, emotional or behavioral problems depending on the area of the brain in which the electrical activity occurs. Panic attack is sudden severe form of extreme anxiety, characterized by feelings of doom, going crazy, dying, something terrible going to happen, pounding heart, sweating, tremors and so on. This is due to serotonin imbalance in the brain. Consult a psychiatrist, and get treated.
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Is there any side effect of Psychosis or depression medicines, because I am using since 20 months?

Psychologist, Delhi
Is there any side effect of Psychosis or depression medicines, because I am using since 20 months?
Hi, as far as side effect of psychotropic medicine are concerned, it depends upon the kind of medicine, their uses, and your age, but if you are feeling any kind of effect contact your doctors he can change the medicine according to your stage of treatment and results, but minors are their.
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Hi, I am in love with a man for last three years. Parents fixed our marriage. But recently he is changing a lot, I can't accept him in his new character. I love him a lot. He seems to be very selfish. I am very sincere to him. Please suggest me some ways to recover i am mentally very down.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Many people behave well before marriage because they don't want to lose the other person. You will also do the same thing. But after marriage they show their true nature: sometimes that very night, sometimes a week later and sometimes even years later. If he is showing his true nature now itself and you don't like it, call it off. May be he does not care enough and feels an advantage over you and is willing to act so. This may be a sign that he thinks too much about himself. This is not a good sign. so try him out and if you see more and more of his arrogance, I suggest that you call it off. In the fist few years couples normally go through a power struggle to decide who is going to be the boss. It seems like he wants to establish that he is the one who wears the pants in the house. If you like him despite that then it may be ok. You can decide from what I am saying how to go about it, isn't it?
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I am afraid of darkness, during night. So tell me what should I do to avoid or decrease it.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am afraid of darkness, during night. So tell me what should I do to avoid or decrease it.
Hi lybrate-user, One way to help yourself get over your fear of the dark is to make sure to give yourself enough time to wind down before you go to bed. You’ll need to work on shutting off all electronic devices at least half an hour before bed, avoiding caffeine after noon or so, and doing something nice and relaxing, whether you read for a little while or listen to some soft music. Getting yourself in the most restful mindset possible can help you ease the anxiety you feel when the lights turn out. Try 10 minutes of meditation. Just sit down and focus on the breath rising in and out of your body as you relax your body parts, one at a time. Focus on thinking about your body and breath only and banishing all anxious thoughts from your mind. Find a groove that works for you. It can be drinking chamomile tea, listening to classical music, or cuddling with your cat. Avoid doing anything that will make you more afraid or anxious, such as watching the nightly news or a violent television show. You should also avoid anything that will be likely to stress you out and make you more worried at night in general, such as last-minute homework or a serious conversation. You don’t need to shut off all of your lights at once to get over your fear of the dark. First, you should know that sleeping in darkness leads to a deeper, more restful sleep than sleeping with the lights on. Use this as a jumping off point to encourage yourself to sleep in darkness. If you sleep with all the lights on because of your fear, you can start off by dimming the lights a little before you go to bed, or even shutting off some of the lights if you wake up in the middle of the night. This can help you slowly get used to sleeping in darkness. You can set a goal for yourself, like deciding that you’d be okay with sleeping with just a nightlight, or only with having another light on in the other room. When you get into bed at night, ask yourself what you’re really afraid of. If you think there’s someone in your closet, under your bed, or even hiding behind a chair in the corner of your room, then you should go and check that place. Show yourself that there’s absolutely nothing to see and nothing to be worried about. If you do this, you’ll be proud of yourself for facing your fears and will be able to sleep more at ease. If you wake up with this fear in the middle of the night, tell yourself that the sooner you check on it, the sooner you’ll feel better. Don’t spend all night worrying about the unknown. Change your ideas of darkness. One of the reasons you may be afraid of the dark is because you feel that darkness is evil, awful, darkly mysterious, chaotic, or any other number of negative things. However, if you want to start embracing the darkness, you have to work on forming positive associations with it. You can think of it as calming, cleansing, or even comforting like a thick, velvet blanket. Work on changing your perception of the dark, and you’ll soon be able to embrace it. Write down all of the things you associate with darkness. As silly as it may sound, you should cross them out or tear up this piece of paper. Then, you should write down new, more positive associations. If this feels too corny, you can say it aloud instead. When you are feeling scared try to see the funny things that happen in your life or about something you saw or read, like if someone runs in to a glass door and they get back up look around and walk into it again and then opens the door. If you're scared, try to think of funny things that happen in your day or during the week. Remember: the room is the exact same thing in the dark as it is in the light, so there's nothing to be afraid of. It's just your imagination! If you hear a noise, try to come up with a pleasant reason for that noise happening. Such as if you hear creaking, tell yourself it's your pet looking for a late night snack. If you're afraid of the dark and are wide awake try not to let your eyes dart around the room looking for anything that might get you but instead, just focus on your breathing with your eyes closed. Make sure that you don't have any scary posters or something in your room at can trigger your fears. Sleep with a pet if you need to. Have something to think about so you can talk to yourself at night in your head. Try to think positive. Perhaps you saw an amusing cartoon earlier in the day, you could think of that. Distract yourself when you have your eyes closed. For example, plan out what you're going to do tomorrow. If you play relaxing music all night, be sure not to put the volume up too high. Play your music loud enough for you to hear it, but not so loud that it will bother your sleeping family. Remember sometimes anxiety is helpful and required for your survival. Your fear may be the only thing that is keeping you out of danger. Keep a journal about your fears. If you want to you can share your journal with your family so that they can help and support you. Consult psychologist.
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I am 24 year old women, unmarried having unexpected thoughts of bad dreams most frequently. And also I have lots of problem in writing, that is when I starts to write a word even if I know the correct spelling I am missing some letters in between my mind didnt recognize that if some one please pointed out only I can find it. whY it is like this. Please help me am I having any probem

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under a lot of stress. Are you aware of this? the dreams indicate the nature of the pressure i. e. They may be fear related. What are you afraid of to cause this much stress and how long have you been suffering from this condition? you are doing what is called discounting? a loss of awareness due to undue pressure. I suggest you sleep as much as possible on your left ear at night. Meet with a counselor and take that person? s guidance to go to the root cause and deal with it, effectively. You may also attend a personality development course, do regular exercise, meditate, sleep well, eat well, and deal with your emotions through therapy. If you are cooperative, everything should come back to normal pretty soon.
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I am a smoker. I want to get rid of from this abdication. Please suggest some medicine so that I can easily quiet smoking.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I am female of 24. I always loose my temper on even small things. I am not able to keep my happiness for long. At this stage only I do not want to do anything exciting or be passionate for even my love relation. I feel like just quitting over everything.In need of sincere guidance!

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 am female of 24. I always loose my temper on even small things. I am not able to keep my happiness for long. At thi...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions come when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. The other symptoms you presented are related to low self confidence and self esteem. Take care.
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My husband is always thinking of negative consequences of any situation and not able to adjust to set backs, is very angry on slightest provocation. He also has a family history of suicide (brother). His father had Maniac depression attacks. He had seizure in childhood and is taking Diazepam 10 mg regularly since then. He is 58 years old now. I want to help him as he is miserable himself and makes others around him miserable too. counsellor said he may need anti depressant Tab flexon, Will it help and will it be safe.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My husband is always thinking of negative consequences of any situation and not able to adjust to set backs, is very ...
Counsellor cannot suggest medications. I can understand your husband is having mood disorder and also dependent on diazepam, which will worsen mood symptoms, also produce cognitive decline (early onest dementia), and personality changes. You need to consult a psychiatrist and give him appropriate antidepressants at the same time gradually weaning him off diazepam and giving alternate safe medication. All the best.
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I used to drink 5-6 pegs daily for almost 15 years. I have stopped alcohol since last two years. Will this have any other effect. I feel like memory loss.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You are the finest example for alcohol deaddiction. Kindly spread its awareness by your example and you will be doing the society and community the greatest service. Once you involve in all such activities, your memory and everything else will come back.
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I am 23 years male. My hairs are getting thin mostly from the front of my head also they don't grow after some length. My diet is very good still I am having hair thinning problem and my stress level is also low.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 23 years male. My hairs are getting thin mostly from the front of my head also they don't grow after some length...
Get your hair loss evaluated by an expert dermatologist. They will advise truthfully and practically.
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Now-a-days I walk around 2-3km everyday during day. It has been from 2 months now and I have started feeling weakness in me and I get tired very early and I get angry at very small things also.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi,to overcome this weakness, take Alfavena malt, 2 tsf, twice daily for 1 month. BC no. 27, 5 tabs twice daily. Drink plenty of water. Eat a well balanced nutritious diet. Take Sound sleep of 7-8 hours. Avoid stress and anger, try to be happy, have a positive attitude towards life. Revert me after 15 days.
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My dad is having cervical decompression due to which he is having neurogenic bladder, severe constipation and catheter hard pain and many problems. Due to all this, he is now in depression. He tried to commit suicide. And now whole day, he is having pain of catheter and he is saying us about pain and talking of suicide. Whole day he says us to kill him. Neurosurgeon said operate for decompression is also important. Treatment for depression is going on-2 antidepressants (escitalopram and clonazepam $& venlor-xr) and one sleep medicine. What to do. Depression is not going. He is not talking about operate. He only talk about suicide. Age is 52. What to do? Your answer is important to us. Please explain.

SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My dad is having cervical decompression due to which he is having neurogenic bladder, severe constipation and cathete...
Thanks for your query. Death is something that is inevitable for all of us. But we have to remember that comitting suicide is not the end of our problems. We have to prepare for death just like we prepare for an evaluation. Encourage your father to focus on afterlife and how he can put efforts on being success ful in the consequences after death. Having good thoughts, reading good books, good helping behaviour towards self and others, trying to do as much good and trying to be as much good, even in small gestures creates a positive notion about life before death and after it. What he needs is counselling. For more details contact me in private section. Thanks.
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