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Dr. Sramana Dasgupta  - Psychologist, Kolkata

Dr. Sramana Dasgupta

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Dr. Sramana Dasgupta is a trusted Psychologist in Salt Lake, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Columbia Asia- Salt lake in Salt Lake, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sramana Dasgupta and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I always keep on thinking unnecessary things, imaginary things, before doing any activities I think 100 times if I hv to do or not, I am becoming more thoughtful. Always fear of loosing my loved ones, I fear I am suffering from any disease. Pls suggest what to do doc.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I always keep on thinking unnecessary things, imaginary things, before doing any activities I think 100 times if I hv...
Dear user you are probably suffering from confusion of mind. You need a proper sleep and practice meditations. Homeopathic remedy kali phos 6x three tablets once daily for 1 week and report me thereafter.
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Problem is my brother has continuously self distorting thought sometimes suicidal too and he is studying in bachelors. Please help him and I thought he is in depression.

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Yes it is possible he is in depression. However suicidal thoughts can happen in a variety of psychiatric disorders. Consult a psychiatrist soon.

What are the effects of cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking? Thank you for your answer.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
In combination they can trigger off cirrhosis of the liver. Each has a lot of dangerous effects if taken alone too and that list is too much to write here. The combination is really very harmful. I advise you particularly to give up smoking and drink in moderation, if you can do so. Otherwise give it up immediately.
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My sis is 30 years old and she's suffering from panic attacks for the past 14 years. For the past two years she gets very nervous and depressed over trivial matters. She also appears very frustrated.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My sis is 30 years old and she's suffering from panic attacks for the past 14 years. For the past two years she gets ...
Dear lybrate user, you sister can try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Tell her to take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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All About Bipolar Disorder

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
All About Bipolar Disorder

We all have mood swings but not all mood swings have the same intensity. People who have extreme mood swings ranging from depression to manic highs are said to be suffering from bipolar disorder. These extreme moods are known as episodes and usually, last for a few days or even a few weeks. A person suffering from bipolar disorder could have an episode several times a year. This is a very common psychological problem and can affect both children and adults. Though it cannot be cured, this disease can be managed with medication.

There are no known causes for bipolar disorder but genetics may play an important role in triggering Bipolar Disorder. Hence, if a parent or sibling suffers from this condition, you have a risk of developing it as well. An imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain may also play a part in the development of this condition. Stress or traumatic events like the loss of a loved one can also increase your risk of suffering from this condition. Given that mood swings affect almost each one of us, bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose. Some of the things to look out for are:

  1. Change in self-esteem
  2. Unusual talkativeness or quietness
  3. Being increasingly prone to distractions
  4. Decreased need for sleep
  5. Agitation
  6. Recklessness in terms of spending decisions, relationships etc

It must be kept in mind that a person must display at least 4 of the above symptoms simultaneously to be diagnosed as bipolar. Also, none of these symptoms should be a result or side effect of any kind of medication, drugs, alcohol or other intoxicants.

There are four main types of bipolar disorder:

  1. Bipolar I: In such cases, the person has at least one episode of elevated moods and associated abnormal behaviour in his or her life. This may be preceded or followed by depressive episodes.
  2. Bipolar II: In these cases, the person must have suffered from at least one depressive episode. It is very similar to bipolar I except that in bipolar II the highs never reach the manic stage.
  3. Rapid Cycling: Some people can have 4 or more manic and depressive episodes a year. In such cases, they are said to be rapid cycling. This condition affects 10-20% of bipolar cases.
  4. Mixed Bipolar: Usually, bipolar patients show mood swings that alternate between manic and depressive moods. However, sometimes a person may experience both elation and depression simultaneously or in rapid succession of each other. These cases are known as mixed bipolar.

Once diagnosed, bipolar disorder can be managed with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. In some cases, electroconvulsive therapy may also be needed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

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I am taking 3H Smart acupressure bed therapy from today. They told me some kind of FIR (far infrared rays) are used in this. So please tell me will this be helpful for treating Psychosis, depression, anxiety, heavy head, constant headache, panic disorder etc (suffering from last year with symptoms mostly at its peak? Or this thing only works for physical diseases?.. And also tell me is there any side effects to this like it will burn my body from inside or these rays will effects my body organs? I am scared to this also... Will this thermal therapy help me in healing or not?

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am taking 3H Smart acupressure bed therapy from today. They told me some kind of FIR (far infrared rays) are used i...
Infrared therapy is good for several diseases that is why it is used more in western countries. Anxiety, .Panic disorder are lifestyle disease which requires a lifestyle solution and medicines very rarely. You have to give a detailed history like what do you do for a living what is your education level, financial status, work atmosphere. Home atmosphere your dietary habits, whether you smoke and drink alcohol, are you a non vegetarian how many cups of coffee or tea you drink daily your sleep pattern your exercise pattern how do you relax what is your social activities what tests have been done till now and their results You will require further testing like Vit D, infalammatory marker levels, Mg levels etc All these drugs are addicting and cause withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly. Take a consult for specific advice Remeber You have to treat the root cause and not the symptoms.
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Mam, I am suffering from panic attack, when I am travelling in train, that time my heart beat increases I am taking PANAZEP 25, from long time But till now when I drop medicine than problem CREATE please suggest me when I will leave medicine This medicine is prescribed my physchtrist.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in panchkarma
Ayurveda, Jhalawar
Mam,
I am suffering from panic attack, when I am travelling in train, that time my heart beat increases
I am taking P...
Use ayurveda treatment for it you can tak vrihat vat chintamni ras 1bd prbhakar vati 1bd swarn Sarswataristh-25 ml jwahrmohra 1bd do meditation 10 to 15 min. For further consult with me privately.
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What is the difference between psychologist and psycratist? I have anxiety and chest pain which type of doctor is better for me?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
What is the difference between psychologist and psycratist?
I have anxiety and chest pain which type of doctor is bet...
The only difference between psychologist and psychiatrist is, that a psychiatrist can prescribe medications if required, while a psychologist can not. If you need to consult, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I am suffering from sleeplessness and aggression in morning time. Fast angry mood. Some time it is out of control. If I drink whisky than I feel good for some time. But I don't drink whisky regularly, Because I feel my mouth and nose dry after drinking whisky. I am very upset due to this. What to do.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from sleeplessness and aggression in morning time. Fast angry mood. Some time it is out of control. If...
Sleeplessness, aggression angry mood are the symptoms of anxiety. Don't feel panic or anxious because of any problem. Consult with a psychologist near by you and take some relaxation therapies from them. This will help you. Go for a walk daily. Do some yoga exercise or any other exercise daily.
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Iam not concentrated on studies for long time. I don't have patience to study continuously 4 to 5 hours daily. Please give me solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under some stress. Meet with a counselor and sort this out and you will start remembering a lot better. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory anyway: 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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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
'As regards Habits, it may be briefly observed,that a regular method of living,avoiding ill-ventilated apartments,late hours,dissipation,over study,anxiety and other mental emotions, and taking sufficient air are the best preservatives of health'
As the above covers the whole subject nothing more need be added for your good health.

Hi Before 4 years after a vasco-vagal EPS episode (an injection architol reacted and gone wrong, my left side paralysed, it got fixed at that time with Tab Pacitane), Now I sometimes get panic attacks and unable to do concentrate without sleep, still my left side is sometimes shivering, legs and hands become numb, have nervousness, sometimes unable to eat food also due to GERD, Unable to bear a extreme hot weather, my breathing is long, I do not feel like taking shower or brushing my teeth. I was not like this before, I hate myself. I have anxiety, has recommended "Tolaz 10 md" I took for 6 months now. I'm tired all day. Test I have done: Brain MRI scan - which was with extreme difficulty because I was unable to bear the sound of the scan machine in my ears and head, EEG, Blood work tablets I have taken: pacitane - which worked that time, now triggers panic attack if I take it. Tolaz 10 md - puts me to sleep, I'm tired all day, taken for 6 months/ have spent most of my savings, now dependent I'am allergic to amoxicillin and sulphur drugs.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Hi Before 4 years after a vasco-vagal EPS episode (an injection architol reacted and gone wrong, my left side paralys...
Hi, I can understand your worry and also feel the severity of the problem. At 1st for anxiety, tolaz 10 is not the treatment and not even pacitane. Anxiety needs to be explored in detail. The agony of the tests you have undergone is understandable. I can help you out with this. Please take an online consultation on my profile. Thank you.
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I am a 17yr old female. I am facing a great problem. I cannot remember my studies. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and have interest in your studies too. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. In case you have problems with concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 or coconut 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too. Whatever happens, do not rush your decision and make it with your parents involved and some close teachers who know you well. 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.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. Now take you pick!
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I am suffering from poor digestion of food. My body is unable to take nutrients from food. Its due to my poor take Care of body from 4 years. I have to work mentally as well as physically. But now how I improve my digestive system.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering from poor digestion of food. My body is unable to take nutrients from food. Its due to my poor take Ca...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. Take Aswagandha 250 mg capsule+ Shilajit 250 mg capsule+ Brahmi 250 mg capsule daily once in morning. If problem continues consult me online.
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One of my friend is suffering from depression. He is unable to get over from his ex. He refused to consult with any psychiatrist or counsellor. please help me what can I do for him. M very too worried about him.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
One of my friend is suffering from depression. He is unable to get over from his ex. He refused to consult with any p...
Dear lybrate-user, Try educating your friend about depression this way. Both depression and anxiety are disorders that need treatment. A psychiatrist will be able to treat them after diagnosing the disorder. Suppose, you have temperature of 102* instead of 98.6*, don't you go to a doctor? Like that if depression and anxiety are much higher than what is normal, you should consult the doctor, psychiatrist. As you know, so many disorders can raise your temperature, like that so many disorders may increase your depression and anxiety. The psychiatrist will find out the cause - it may be a hormonal problem, it may be a neurological problem, it may be a bipolar disorder, or it may be a drug side effect. After diagnosing, the psychiatrist will treat accordingly - both depression & anxiety and underlying cause. Please inform all your other family members and friends about it. Just like talking about fever, let us talk about our feelings also. You need to consult a psychiatrist who will request few blood tests to find out other age related medical diseases. If they are NORMAL, he may prescribe you with a tablet of antidepressant for few months. The dose will be changed according to your improvement and side effects of the tablets. It might take 3-6 weeks for you to improve and be active like 2 years back. Still you need to take those tablets for many months. Please note that there are many antidepressants that do NOT increase sleep.
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Dear Madam, I can not forget even small adverse remarks. It comes in my mind repeatedly and makes me worry. Due to which I am facing problem of sleeplessness. I am suffering from insomnia. Please give me tips to overcome it. Regards Ratan Mishra.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Dear Madam,
I can not forget even small adverse remarks. It comes in my mind repeatedly and makes me worry. Due to wh...
It is actually a two edged sword" rumination of negative thoughts in mind" leading to" insomnia" and vice versa. This is usually a part if anxiety disorders caused due to unmanaged stress and other problems. You should consult a psychiatrist with exact and complete details of your problems for some goal oriented counselling, behaviour therapies and medications if required for insomnia.
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Panic Disorder- How To Control It

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Panic Disorder- How To Control It

A panic attack is an intense and sudden feeling of fear that may lead the person to lose control and fear that he is dying. The intensity of the attack normally hits for around ten minutes though the symptoms may linger on after that. It normally occurs without prior signals and is typically unrelated to any of the underlying health troubles.

Ways to Control Panic Attack Symptoms-

If you are experiencing signs of panic attacks, then it is imperative to undergo proper medical treatment to find out any deeper medical problem related to these symptoms. If there is no definite cause, which is required to be treated, then there are various ways of controlling the panic attacks.

  1. Proper education: If panic attacks are left untreated for a long time, then it may lead to panic disorder, which includes frequent and recurrent panic attacks within a short span. So, it is important to have proper knowledge for combating panic disorders. You will have to understand how the fear centre of the brain works in order to recognise what panic disorder is. It is imperative to understand that the signs of panic disorder have no connection with any severe illness.

  2. Calm breathing: When a person is hit with a panic disorder, it is natural to take short, shallow breaths. You will have to take control of your breath and try to create a slow stream of air within and breathe it out, which will prevent hyperventilation and an accumulation of carbon-dioxide in the blood. It is recommended to practice slow breathing in a normal state of mind, so that you have a good hold over the technique which would come in handy when a panic attack occurs. You will have to breathe in for five seconds and hold the breath for one second before you exhale it out, spanning through four seconds. Repeat the process several times until you start experiencing a soothing feel.

  3. Muscle relaxation: Then you must try to learn how to relax the body by tensing and then relaxing different muscles, which will reduce the overall anxiety and stress levels causing panic attacks. You can start working on the muscles of your feet and then slowly move on to the forehead. You will have to tighten each muscle group while taking a deep breath, hold it for a few moments and release it while breathing out.

In case you think you are suffering from a panic disorder, it is imperative to waste no time and talk to a psychologist without further delay.

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Tips on How to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hello friends. I am Dr Rahul Chandok. I am a senior consultant psychiatrist with the Fortis group of hospitals. And I am having my own practice at my clinic, My home clinic in Faridabad.

Coming to today’s topic which is understanding OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is affecting about 2% of the population at some point of time in their life which makes it 1 in 40 persons is going to have it. It is 2 to 3 times more common than other chronic psychiatric disorder like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. So every person has a brain and I believe the brain thinks. When it comes to OCD we have to understand that the thinking becomes affected. When the thinking is normal, it is under the person’s control and is as per his or her will. But when the brain gets under stress there is a neurochemical called serotonin which becomes less. And because of that the thinking becomes automatic. Thoughts come on their own, that are uncontrollable, unwilling, they are excessive. Person gets them repetitively. And they are negative. The person also understands they are baseless. But because of the fear which arises out of that, the person becomes excessively anxious. And to reduce this anxiety of fear the person does certain acts which suppose the person gets a doubt then the person does checking, suppose the person has a thought that might be the hands are dirty or the person is not clean enough. Or the germs will affect him or her. The person repetitively does washing. If the person is not able to do any activity to reduce anxiety, then the person starts avoiding things. And if the person is not able to do any of these the person gets angry. If all these persists for a period of time, then the person might go into depression.

The message which I would like to extend is that OCD is definitely treatable. You have to understand how and what is happening. We have to correct the level of serotonin which is possible through the use of medication which are definitely in today’s times are much better what we had earlier.

Side effects are very less and the results are pretty quick. And yes we definitely use therapy work to make the person understand or to fight OCD or what to do with the thoughts. The trick is that we have to learn to ignore these thoughts because at some of their lives every person gets negative thoughts but they are able to ignore them But a person with OCD is stuck so OCD is definitely treatable take help of the doctor or psychiatrist. Don’t be afraid of the medication and learn how to tackle it.

You can either contact me for treatment at my various work places or at my clinic. Or you can contact me through Lybrate for its management. Thank you.
 

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