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Dr. Sucharita Pal Chowdhury

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

Dr. Sucharita Pal Chowdhury Psychiatrist, Kolkata
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How can quit smoking? I am smoking since 4 year, give some tips for quiting it as soon as possible.

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 smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am a 18 years old guy. I have a series amnesia problem. I didn't used to have this before. I forget every single thing I try to remember. I don't even know the day today, even after being reminded a 100 times. Can you please suggest some good remedy for this amnesia? Because a guy at 18 is not expected to have such a problem. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your hormones may be playing up in a delayed manner to cause this problem. Even so, it is worth investigating fro any underlying problem that has its origins from childhood. Please meet with a counselor along with your parents to help with childhood memories. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There 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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Hello, I am a 28 year old male suffering from depression from more than 5 years what should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I am a depression patient since 6 years. Medicine taken tab. Fristo plus and sos epitril Md 0.5 mg. I do not consult to any doctor last 4 years and at present highly depression. Not sleeping quietly and not quite from mentally. Suggest any medicine or direction pl. Pl. Thanks.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Mix 4 drops of mustard + 4 drops of gentian + 4 drops of scleranthus + 4 drops of pine + 4 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and take every 12 hours. That is two times a day.
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Hi doctor I dream that I have sex relationship with my dad and now I have the following help

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Take Platinum 200 once a day for 4 day Medo200 as above Orgi 30 4 times a day for 5 days Agnus cast mother tincture for WK.
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Sir I am facing problems of memory loss and concentration lacking. This is due to side effects of allopathy antidepressant orange 5 mg medicine that I was taking for last 8 years. Now I am not taking. I have been advised to take ginkgo biloba 1x. It is improving my symptoms. Sir I want to know if I leave this medicine after 1 month then will I get the above problems back or not? For maintaining normal memory and concentration, how long I have to take this medicine? please reply me by homeopathic expert only.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Continue gingo biloba 1x tabs for 3 months. After that you take the medicine alternate days for a month. Then once in 3 days for a month. Then weekly once for 2 months. Then you can stop. Immediate stoppage can reverse the symptoms. Tapering the dose is the correct method. And also you must think positive always that my memory is good. Everything become alright even if I stop my medicines. Be cool be relaxed. Nothing to worry.
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I am 26 years old married girl. Don't want to live with husband family any more because of my mother in law attitude every time I think of her and I feel low and stressed. She always interfere in our marital life and a super dominating lady so suggest me my motivation is low and I am different person after marriage and I am not liking myself. Please advise.

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, this is the fate of many young married girls across india. And therefore it is quite common. Being common is your motivation. You cannot change your mother in law. Instead, love your husband and do not complain about mother in law to your husband. If you do so, you will get the support of your husband. Understand the situation and get positive motivation from helpless compulsion. Take care.
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Generally few days before exams & during exam days I face lot of anxiety and that is generally encountered by medicine name zoffer. The same was prescribed by Md Dr. How can I avoid medicine.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
The medicine will give you symptomatic relief and the root cause will not get treated. To avoid being very anxious before and during the exams, try the following: 1. Devide the entire syllabus in small parts. Count the number of days you have for studies. Depending on the syllabus and available days, make a time table wherein you will have fixed time for getting up, fixed time for studies, meals, rest and relaxation and fixed time for going to bed. Try to follow this time table. Please note that you must have some time for relaxation - either games, tv or meeting friends etc. 2. Set some goals for yourself e. G. How many marks do you want to score in each subject? - have realistic goal. Try to achieve this goal. 3. Do not compete with others. Try to compete with your own performance every time. 4. If sometimes you cannot achieve your set goals, try to see what went wrong, improve upon that and try harder next time. 5. Just before the exam, sit at one place, close your eyes, take 10 deep breaths slowly and exhale little forcefully. While exhaling, imagine, that your are pushing out all your stress, tension and anxiety. Have faith in yourself. Tell yourself that you have been studying and will try your best in the exams. 6. While answering the question paper, concentrate on your own paper, don't look around. If required take 5 deep breaths and calm your mind. Without thinking about how many marks you will get, try to answer each question to the best of your abilities, within the set time frame. Please remember, that most of the people are anxious before any exam. Some anxiety will be there. But with proper planning before the exam and by following relaxation techniques just before or during the exam you can reduce your anxiety. All the best.
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Hi my son is suffering from schizophrenia. He is unable to work. He is on pschycharitic medicines for four years. He sleeps during the day and awakens during night. Please advise. He is 25 years old.

Specialist in Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
How intense are his hallucinations/delusions? I can treat mild-moderate cases if the person can reason rationally/logically.

I am 46 year old I am unable to forget my first love , she doesn't speak to me , she is in what's app in our group once in a wil she message, I am I confuse stage what should I do now?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
If she is single why not propose to her or if she is married why not wish her all the best in her married life's- it will give you tremendous satisfaction both ways, and your tensions will fly off.
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My marriage is against my wish. He tempered our family members to marry with him. After marriage he not behaves well with me. He want to make a pressure on me. Mentally I am so depressed. I also leaved my job for my 2yrs baby. And singly handling all my baby need. Now I am very depressed and also loose my confidence. I want to do something myself for earning but no support and also have no time. What can I do. My depression also effects in my health. Loosing weight. Please, help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You seemed to have stayed long enough in this marriage to have a two year old baby! If you are so depressed please meet with a counselor and if the depression is due entirely to the marriage then meet with a marriage counselor and get some guidelines as to how to manage with this relationship without getting depressed. If they advice you against the marriage are you willing to divorce this man? You must be clear about all these matters should a decision like that has to be made. About earning money, it is possible to do your own business in an MLM type venture. If you wish to know more details please contact me. There is no problem without a solution.
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I am 28 years old boy. Too much depression. How to take it. Any remedy forvthe problem.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, Yes, there are remedies to help you manage depression. Most important thing is Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. Eat healthy. There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse. Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Don't. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. Consult a psychologist for same. All the best.
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Side Effects of Cannabis on Mental Health

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Side Effects of Cannabis on Mental Health

Cananbis Sativa is a hemp plant, which creates a variety of drugs including marijuana. This plant has an active ingredient known as THC that makes a person feel high upon ingestion. The compounds of this ingredient can also affect the way a person's body functions. Usually, high doses of this can cause potentially life threatening effects on the person. It is mostly ingested in the form of dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds. People also mix it in vapourisers, or brew it as tea. It may also be baked as cookies.

While the physical side effects are many, smoking or ingesting this substance can also lead to many mental side effects. Let us find out more:

  • Physical Side Effects: As per various medical studies, the inhalation or ingestion of Cannabis can take your heart rate to an increased level of two times its normal rate. This state can last up to three hours. Also, people who have had very high doses or suffer from this increased heart rate for a prolonged period may die due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Dizziness and shallow breathing are also a part of the side effects while dilated pupils and red eyes may also be seen. Further, a sudden spike in one's appetite and a dry mouth are some of the other side effects.
  • Cravings: A person who has ingested Cannabis may experience many side effects that are on the mental and emotional side. The more mild side effects include the experience of cravings for certain types of food, as well as an increase in one's appetite where the person does not manage to keep track of what he or she is eating, and in what quantity. Also, sleeplessness and irritability may set in.
  • Mind and Mood Changes: After Cannabis ingestion, the person may feel extremely happy or extremely sad. Either which ways, the patient will feel a sense of detachment as far as reality goes. While he or she may not be acutely aware of the same, the people around the patient will be able to sense this with the words and actions of the person. The patient may also experience a distorted sense of time and motion, while depression and anxiety may also set in with prolonged abuse of this drug. Short term memory impairment may also take place, which can lead to forgetfulness regarding important details. Also, random thinking and strange fears may begin to plague the person in question.
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I am 23 years old male, I admire a girl so much I want her to be my sister because I believe her influence can change my life, the problem is I can't tell her because I fear she might refuse, and I am also afraid to approach her often because she might think I'm sticky, and she doesn't respond to such people and I'm already getting this signal of her ignoring me, because whenever I ask her anything (on Facebook) it takes her more than 24 hrs to reply, she never did this with anyone else. This thing is making me sad.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
If the thoughts of career goals and achievment predominate your thoughts and behaviours, since you are only 23, you will get every thing you need for a happy life including an intimate relationship. Otherwise, you will loose both the present and future, if you keep engaging in these activities like. Deep dive into your career life. All the best.
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Sometimes I think I can do anything but I sometimes I can't do any thing how to control my self confidence to achieve my goals.

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. You are right. In some situation you will be able to do anything and in some nothing. Self confidence solely depend on experience. The more experience you have, the more you are confident. Take care.
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I am married but now we are separated from each other. We filed divorce in June 2016 but now I have fear of divorce n I am very depressed. I couldn't even understand what to do in future please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are pursuing the divorce for good reason and do not see a solution, then you can go ahead. But if there are serious doubts, go back to your husband and the both of you can visit a marriage counselor and sort things out. You are still young and may have made an impulse decision and acted on it. There is nothing wrong to have regrets later. I see that divorce proceedings have not actually proceeded. So there is time. Besides, I don't know if you sought professional help prior to making this decision. If you have not, then please do so immediately. Without professional help you two may have played some psychological games and will regret it later. Like it is happening now. Do not let your ego stop you from reaching out and accepting your mistake. Yes, there will be fear of the divorce when you actually come to face it. This is true for a lot of couples but make sure it is for the right reasons otherwise you would have gone ahead and will have more depression from the regret. You can actually turn the clock.
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Nowadays fetish things are coming into my mind. Can't able to concentrate in studies. Wat to do for that?

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. I can understand. You are 23. Matured enough to understand right and wrong. Right for you could be wrong for others and vice versa. As long as thoughts are concerned, there is nothing wrong in thinking about fetish aspects. Therefore enjoy. At the same time don't practice it in real life. Take care.
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How To Identify If You're Suffering From Delusional Disorder?

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
How To Identify If You're Suffering From Delusional Disorder?

Delusional disorder refers to the condition in which an individual experiences non-bizarre delusions that are beliefs in things that aren't actually true. The delusions involve situations that take place in real life like being deceived or stalked, conspired against, etc but in actuality, these situations may be highly exaggerated or not true at all as they involve the misinterpretation of experiences or observations. This health problem tends to take place during the middle or later part of your life and is said to affect women more than men.

What are the symptoms associated with this condition?

There are certain signs that you can look out for to easily identify this condition and there are:

  1. Delusional thoughts lasting one month and above
  2. Lack of schizophrenia symptoms except delusions associated with the olfactory and tactile systems
  3. One's behavior and normal functioning doesn't witness any kind of impairment
  4. Duration of mood symptoms is short compared to the length of the delusions
  5. Disorder is not brought on by the use of substances or any medical condition
  6. Commencement of the disorder can vary from teenage years to later part of adulthood

What causes it to happen?
The root cause of the disorder is still not known, but experts are of the opinion that a variety of biological, genetic, environmental and psychological factors can cause it to occur. 

Some of these causes include: 

  • Genetics: It's said that this disorder can be passed on from parents to children. Additionally, it's more common in individuals whose family members suffer from schizophrenia or one of its types.
  • Psychological/ environmental: In addition to drug and alcohol abuse, delusional disorder can also be set off by stress.
  • Biological: Abnormalities in certain parts of the brain can lead to this problem. Areas of brain associated with thinking and perception have been found to be connected to delusional symptoms.
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Hi. I am 40 years old married female. I have two sons. After my second preganancy I gained weight not on whole body only on my lower tummy. Will you suggest me how to reduce my lower tummy please. Thnks.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You may try some abdominal exercises but such selective removal of weight is not possible without surgery and that too if needed. Your weight is okay, just relax, like and love yourself, develop some hobbies, take good nutritious balanced diet, do some routine exercise and walking. If still unhappy meet an expert. You may consult me.
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