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Dr. Soumita Sinha

Psychologist, Kolkata

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Dr. Soumita Sinha Psychologist, Kolkata
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Soumita Sinha is a trusted Psychologist in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Sri Aravindo Sevakendra in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soumita Sinha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Everytime I feel very bad and cant control our self to cry what should I do ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Everytime I feel very bad and cant control our self to cry what should I do ?
Dear , I suggest you to check your emotional quotient (eq). Training yourself to be less emotional helps in future. Take care.
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I'm mentally worried about certain things happening in my life. I passed out 12th on 2015 and due to some problems I dropped one year and took up coaching classes for medical entrances these year. As the exams are approaching I feel like I don't want to study MBBS as I am not going to be qualified. I want to do B. Sc Biotechnology. My parents are forcing me to make sure I get MBBS this year, because they have spend like 50k for coaching and they think it was a waste. And Because they think being a doctor is all about money and Lifetime insurance. They don't support my other choice i. E being a researcher. They constantly say me that it is a long way course and there is too much competition and I may end up being unemployed. They don't understand my ability of thinking and why I want to take biotechnology. Just because they say being Doctor is all about prestiges, money and insurance, I hate doctors and I hate thinking myself as a MBBS student too. Why would I end up taking MBBS because it makes people rich? I want to do something of my own, with my ability. Why would I run after prestige for just the tag before our names! Sometime I feel like ending up my life. I'm not even able to study for the entrances. I'm having sleep problems, sometime I sleep like never going to wake up or sometime I suffer from insomnia, my diet has been changed too. Either I eat too much or I don't eat at all and just lose appetite. I suffer from extreme headache too and not able to cry when I just want to scream and cry sometimes. Please help me through these.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I'm mentally worried about certain things happening in my life. I passed out 12th on 2015 and due to some problems I ...
Do you think studying MBBS IS nothing or research is other than MBBS. You can do research even after MBBS or in medical. why don't you sit & discuss. According to your words you are exhausted relax & think about expectations yours & your parents.
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I am 36 years old I smoke 12 cigarette per day now I want to quit smoking please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
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. 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 alcoholism. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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My friend regularly has an habit of alcohol consumption. His age is 25. If he does not drinks for a day his body starts shivering. He can't wait at that moment runs to the shop and takes alcohol. Then his body comes to normal stage. Can't we change him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Of course not: he needs to want to change first. He is an addict and the shivering he is experiencing is the withdrawal symptoms because his body is craving the substance. So, ideally he must want to stop this habit. Otherwise it will become a futile exercise. If this habit has become too much as we can see, then you will need to admit him into a center for rehabilitation. He will need to be there for at least 6 months and they will do detoxification and treatment for the addictive nature followed by extensive counseling. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the family’s consent.
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I have suffering from anxiety restlessness or vomiting what I have to do for better health?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have suffering from anxiety restlessness or vomiting what I have to do for better health?
Take proper amount of sleep and rest. take healthy diet. Do deep breath exercise. If not ok , consult again.
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I am a 21 years old boy. Even though I am physically strong, My mental health is weak. I feel mental depression frequently without any problems and I have negative thoughts on my activities. How to cure it?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am a 21 years old boy. Even though I am physically strong, My mental health is weak. I feel mental depression frequ...
Take lycopodium 1m 1 dose and then take phytum 30 thrice in a day for 2 weeks. And then revert me back again after 2 weeks.
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I'm a bad habit that is smoking; Due to this reason I feel bad had headache only one side & in cold season back side. & some time feel my had & chest are like a hard spunj; I leave smoking last two month what this problem I have to face continuously what can I do now? Please suggests.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm a bad habit that is smoking; Due to this reason I feel bad had headache only one side & in cold season back side....
Congrats on quitting the habit. It is an excellent decision and do keep up to it come what may. These symptoms may or may not be related to the habit but I would advise you to visit a physician and check it out for any other factors related to the smoking that may have some impact like the one you are experiencing.
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My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week. When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases. And if we indulge his mind towards other things Like in talking etc. Jerk become slower and gradually goes. He is also suffering from depression. Can this jerking be associated to parkinson disease? Why or why not. Help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week.
When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases....
First consult a neurologist to rule out any neurological cause. In some movement disorders, the symptoms reduce on distraction. Hence that factor cannot be used to diagnose. For a patient to have Parkinson's disease, other features like tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, etc also need to be present. Once it is ruled out, consult a psychiatrist. In some patients, depression and anxiety often manifests as a physical symptom. If he is on medication, ensure it is in supervised capacity.
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How to increase the concentration while doing studies. I am an engineering student I am facing many problems related to studies. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 sugar and junk food.
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Social Media - How Does It Affect Our Mental Health?

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Social Media - How Does It Affect Our Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor and snatches away the boon of communication.

Below mentioned points showcase how social media addiction negatively affects our mental health:

  1. Peer Pressure- Social media use also creates the fear of missing out because you want to do what everyone else is doing. This evokes anxiety and will give rise to negative feelings and emotions, which again create mental health problems and stress and anxiety disorders
  2. Fatigue and Stress- When you are using social media, you are constantly switching from one task to another because there is just so much to do and see. This information abundance can tire out your brain, especially when it is received chaotically. Your brain needs time and room for absorbing the data and processing the information, but multitasking on social media makes your brain work overtime. This can prevent it from relaxing and it will become exhausted as it tries to deal with the barrage of information. Hence, the fatigue puts your mind under a lot of stress and you may not be able to concentrate on anything at all.
  3. Social Anxiety- Even though the whole point of social media is to allow people to stay connected with others, it doesn’t have the same satisfaction and element associated with actual human interaction, which is a crucial human need. In fact, in some ways, it is too distant and this is not a good thing for those who become dependent on social media as it can lead to social anxiety. Those who are already suffering from this problem will find it even more difficult to indulge in face-to-face interaction. Real human interaction can become extremely scary for people as it is becoming common to hide behind your computer screens and not go out at all.
  4. Distraction- Social media is just tailor-made for decreasing our productivity because you spend hours looking at everyone else’s life when you could be doing something else. This means that most of your time is spent on viewing photos, liking posts, and writing comments and these activities don’t really require the use of your intellectual abilities. They aren’t intellectual at all and distract you from activities that are such as reading, studying informational articles on the internet, etc. Your brain doesn’t get enough food for development and your intellectual abilities can decline in this way. Your brain will slow down and not be able to respond quickly in various situations.
  5. Insecurity- One of the major problems with social media is that posts typically present an idealized version of what’s going on in everyone’s life. Usually, what you see isn’t actually reality because everyone has their problems and issues. Nevertheless, you end up comparing your own life with that of others and think less of your own. If people in your newsfeed seem to be having a good time, it will make you envious and affect your mood negatively. Research has shown that widespread use of social media can demotivate people, make them aggressive and cause a decline in confidence.

So are you being adversely affected by social media? Here are some signs to look out for:

  1. Low self-esteem.
  2. Feeling low when you see other people's images and lifestyle.
  3. Envy of others people lives - wishing your life was like someone else's.
  4. Finding social media as your first and only choice of activity done for enjoyment.
  5. Not having as many face to face conversations with your relatives and friends and feeling disconnected.
  6. Being unable to do anything without feeling you need to share it online. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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My penis size is 3.5 when erected and so thin how can I enlarge that Pennies enlargement treatment (operation) is good Can you suggest a doctor for enlargement treatment I am suffering depressed Height :6.1 Weight :75 Drinks :yes Chewing tobacco masturbation weakly twice or thrice.Please tell.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My penis size is 3.5 when erected and so thin how can I enlarge that Pennies enlargement treatment (operation) is goo...
Dear lybrate-user, penis size does not matter. During erection, it will increase in size due to increased blood flow. There is no need of any operation to increase its size. You need only sexual stimulation or imagery. If there is any abnormality in penis, it will be operated by a general surgeon. Both tobacco and drinks affect sexual life in the long run. Please plan to quit both as early as possible.
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How long does it take to cure anxiety disorder using alternative medicine?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , I sincerely advise you not to go for any alternative medicine methods for mental disorders. Psychiatrists and psychologists will be able to treat anxiety disorder better, faster and efficiently. For most anxiety disorders, medicine is not a necessity at all. PSYCHOLOGIST PRESCRIBES PSYCHOTHERAPY AND LIFE STYLE CHANGES TO CURE anxiety disorders. Take care.
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Hi There, from last 1 year I am feeling little heavy in the left side I am afraid it might be a Brian tumor please guide me further I really doubt it but I tried to search about brain tumor on the internet but symptoms do not really match at all and also suffer from anxiety, fears from last few years is there a chance I am feeling heavy because of anxiety or there might be some specific problem? Please Help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi There, from last 1 year I am feeling little heavy in the left side I am afraid it might be a Brian tumor please gu...
Dear lybrate-user, Brain tumour is almost impossible in your case. Most common cause of headache in your age is chronic tension type headache (CTTH). CTTH is a peri cranial muscle problem. It will improve significantly on medication. So don't worry, good treatment are the just consult psychiatrist. All d best.
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I have a girl friend but I am unable to meet him so I am depressed. Please help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
I have a girl friend but I am unable to meet him so I am depressed. Please help me.
Hello Narendra Asking the question and acknowledging that you are ready to fight is one of the first and most effective ways. There's no one right answer here, because it's different for everyone. Sometimes, it's even different for you depending on the given day! Here are some ways to get started: Talk With Someone-Therapy exists for a reason. Because it helps. Fighting depression doesn't always mean needing medication or even needing intense therapy like CBT, sometimes it just means needing someone to listen. A friend, or a mentor or a therapist are all great options. Get Active -It can be hard hard hard to be active and exercise when dealing with depression. But if you are up for it, it is an amazing way to start fighting and managing your symptoms. Activeness doesn't have to mean going to the gym or on 5 mile runs, it can be 10 minutes of yoga in the morning or a stroll through the park. Practice Mindfulness and Acceptance-Learning to be present in the moment and accept that you might have sad times but it's okay is vital to managing and fighting depression. There are simple things you can do to learn mindfulness like my #1 Mindfulness Tool To Help You Focus on the Present Moment Get Creative -You might not have ever touched a paint brush before but that's okay. Being creative can mean journalism(writing) or doodling or yes, painting. Using creativity as a way to examine and release your emotions is a great habit to start for managing depression. Check out: 5 Reasons to Journal For Your Wellness Keep Going-It's not going to be easy. Don't let anyone tell you that it will be! And even when you get to an amazing place, your depression may come back. That's just how the beast works. One of the most important things you can do for fighting your depression is to understand that it's going to be a lifelong battle and to keep moving forward. Something important to include in your own self-healing , would be going out and socializing. You are probably less alone than you think. thank you
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She was possessed at the time when devil used to appear she uses to yell loudly. We took her to religious scholar she was recovering but suddenly she is like jerking her body and starts vibrating her legs and arms. We took her to psychiatrists but of no use. Before we also took her to neurologists all tests were good. I think doctors are not able to diagnose she is all in since when she is ok suddenly she start vibrating and saliva comes out of her mouth. psychiatrist prescribed Encorate chrono 200 ,clobazam 20, Astawin 20 but she felt worse after taking them. She was like roraing yesterday and after giving stemetil injection she was ok for some time. Please suggest something .

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
She was possessed at the time when devil used to appear she uses to yell loudly. We took her to religious scholar she...
Dear lybrate user, if appears that this lady does not have any physical ailment. The psychiatric medicines have not helped much. In such situation it is very important to understand the motive behind her behaviour. It might be" attention seeking personality disorder" in which the person tries very hard to seek attention from others, at any cost. There are a number of reasons why the person needs this attention so desperately. To know more about all this, take her to a counsellor. The counsellor might be able to understand her behaviour after talking to her. I think she will need counselling along with some medicines. Take her to the counsellor, who can start her therapy. You may have to consult a psychiatrist again for medicines because a counsellor cannot prescribe medicines. The counsellor and the psychiatrist will work together to help this lady. All the best.
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Hello doc, I want quit alcohol please suggest.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Quitting alcohol needs will power, right motivation and the right approach. Talk to a nearest deaddiction therapist. Take care.
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age 45, weight 49 kg. Dr. I am suffering all 4 problems like mental stress, anxiety, loneliness and fear about future. My mind always speaking. My children (21 years and 16 years old) is not listen my words. My husband not live with us last 6 years, but I have no job. So I become irritating and frustrating. Pl guide me what can I do. Is I take medicine like aconitum napellus, arsenicum album, phosphorus, kali-arsenicum which you describe suffering physical and mental stress. Pl Dr. Suggest me. Thanks.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
age 45, weight 49 kg. Dr. I am suffering all 4 problems like mental stress, anxiety, loneliness and fear about future...
You are in your forties only. You should try doing something. Some kind of work or small business. This will give you your lost self-esteem. Also try to get a counseling done. Do not unnecessarily torture yourself. Find your own happiness in whatever way.
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Sometimes when I am talking loudly I feel shortness of breath. This happens to me over 5 month. So I talk with low voice. Then it's not happen. So doctor please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
you may have to speak with a low tone on a daily basis to become short of breath. Some peoples lung capacity is only so much and it is better to live with what you have rather than to go for treatment for something you should not be bothered about. I.
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I am a boy of age 16 and once I watched lesbian videos and chat with lesbian girls and from I became addicted to it but now I want to leave these thing for this I tried my level best but became unsuccessful. Please help me to leave these things.

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General Physician,
I am a boy of age 16 and once I watched lesbian videos and chat with lesbian girls and from I became addicted to it b...
Your mind control and willpower are only helpful Read books or listen to music and also do meditaion and yoga.
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