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Dr. Sumitava Samanta  - Neurologist, Kolkata

Dr. Sumitava Samanta

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology

Neurologist, Kolkata

18 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Sumitava Samanta is a popular Neurologist in Ajoynagar, Kolkata. He has been a successful Neurologist for the last 18 years. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology . You can meet Dr. Sumitava Samanta personally at Dr Sumitava Samanta (Neurology Clinic) in Ajoynagar, Kolkata. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumitava Samanta on has top trusted Neurologists from across India. You will find Neurologists with more than 26 years of experience on Find the best Neurologists online in Kolkata. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri - 2001
MD - General Medicine - Medical College, Calcutta - 2008
DM - Neurology - IPGMER Kolkata - 2012
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Neurology
Neurological Society of India


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Kleptomania - Top Tips To Handle It Well!

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, ECFMG (USA), DPM
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Kleptomania - Top Tips To Handle It Well!

Kleptomania is a form of psychiatric disorder. It is a difficult disorder, and an affected person experiences a lot of shame, remorse, stress or feels guilt, which are associated with stealing. It is categorized as an impulse control disorder which affects the behavior of a patient. Kleptomania may be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder. The patient develops an impulse to steal and cannot control this impulse and later feels guilty.

Here are several tips which you can use in order to deal with kleptomania:

  1. Understanding the situation: It must be clearly understood that a kleptomaniac person does not steal with the intention of becoming rich. It is done only for mental satisfaction and to pacify the urge of stealing that comes from within to an affected person. The patient usually does not care about the object he steals, but he only cares about the act of stealing. Usually, kleptomaniac patients steal insignificant things. When an affected patient becomes extremely nervous or fearful, they tend to steal an object. After the act, they feel much better and relieved. Later, a feeling of guilt arises in the person about his stealing act.

  2. Treat the affected person gently: A kleptomaniac person requires love, care and great understanding from his/her loved ones or family members in order to recover. The problem and the situation must be recognized and perceived carefully. A person close to the patient should deal with him gently and try to make him understand. In many situations, a kleptomaniac may be aware of his actions but does not confess to avoid harassment.

  3. The situation is different from stealing: It must be kept in mind that the actions of a kleptomaniac cannot be exactly termed as stealing. Stealing is an organized activity done by conscious individuals in order to gain something material or money related. Kleptomania is an act of impulse which a patient conducts for psychological satisfaction. The patients are fully aware that stealing is not the right thing, but yet they cannot control their impulse to steal.

  4. Treatment procedures: Once a kleptomaniac person accepts that they are suffering from a disorder, professional help must be taken. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the primary treatment for kleptomania. This includes aversion therapy where a distraction is created when a person develops the impulse to steal an object. Systematic desensitization is another process where a patient is made to imagine a scenario to get over the urge of stealing. Covert desensitization makes a patient imagine negative impacts of the stealing act such as arrest or harassment.

The social life of a kleptomaniac becomes very difficult and both the patient, and his family are subjected to a lot of trouble and harassment. Necessary measures must be taken for kleptomania.

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Hi, I am suffering from insomnia from past 2 year and taking tab 5 mg nexito and rivotril 0.5 tacking 1/4 part. Please suggest how it will be recovered soon.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hi, I am suffering from insomnia from past 2 year and taking tab 5 mg nexito and rivotril 0.5 tacking 1/4 part. Pleas...
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Hi Sir, My 3 years baby boy has mild autism. I have started GAPS diet last 12 to 13 days. He feel more hungry and crying maximum time. Not interested any activities and feeling more tried. Don't know the reason for his cry. What I do, am I continue the diet or stop it. Please reply any body. Thanks.

Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Hi Sir, My 3 years baby boy has mild autism. I have started GAPS diet last 12 to 13 days. He feel more hungry and cry...
If the child is very irritated you can stop it first put the child to regular schedule. A visual schedule to be precise. Work on his receptive language for a couple of days and then start cutting down his food items one by one. So if he is irritated he will be able to show his needs or his requirments with the visual chart. Also putty or other toys which help him to relax can be used.

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MD - Internal Medicine, FUPDA, FICP, FIACM, FDI
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faizabad
5 Signs You Are Suffering From Migraine

A migraine is considered to be one of the worst headache of all. It causes excruciating pain along with a range of other symptoms. Notably, a migraine pain is very different in nature compared to general headache. A migraine pain is mostly felt on any one side of the brain. Since a migraine is difficult to diagnose, here is a list of 5 signs that will help you to understand, if your headache qualifies as a migraine:

  1. Vision splotches: It is very common among migraine patients to experience blind spots and a sudden flash of light. While this might appear to be a little unusual, it is pretty normal for migraine patients. The visual cortex of the brain is responsible for incidences like these. They often pace up and slow down to cause such unnatural feelings. For cases like this, the nerve gets activated by the optical lobe and crashes immediately resulting in such sensations. These visible auras are felt by both the eyes.
  2. A spinning sensation: A migraine patient often gets a swirling sensation. This requires them to immediately lie down. This is accompanied with nausea and throwing up. Certain migraine-induced changes caused in the brain causes hearing imbalance which is very similar to vertigo. These auras often serve as the onset of a migraine and can last for over one hour before the actual migraine cycle starts. If a person is suffering from these symptoms, it is a clear indication that he is suffering from a migraine.
  3. Light sensitivity: Migraine patients often becomes oversensitive to sound and light. This is perhaps the reason why most migraine sufferers like to spend more time in dark and solicitude. Studies have shown that sudden exposure to light activates the optic nerve fiber which in turn activates the pain receptors in the brain. A study conducted by the Nature Neuroscience journal conducted in the year 2010 showed that even blind person (with a migraine) suffers from a sudden glow of light.
  4. Touch sensitivity: Sensory auras often cause sharp pain from tiniest of touches. This is a condition known as the allodynia. This is a condition by which the spine and the brain get super excited by the inflamed blood vessels. This condition should be reported to a doctor since the most common medicine of a migraine does not work well if a patient is suffering from allodynia.
  5. Funny Face: Aura of the tongue, face and lips are known as cheiro-oral. There is a type of aura that makes even speaking and eating difficult. At time sufferers feel that they are suffering from serious diseases such as brain tumor. If this condition prevails, it makes sense to consult your doctor at the earliest and start medication.
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I have migraine problem since my college days. Now im 35. Its frequent now a days. And severe. Tried many medicines.

General Physician, Chandigarh
The best way to avoid migraine is to avoid the precipitating factor for it which can be different for everyone so try to find out what triggers your problem stay in a calm and quite place avoid very harsh light and sound if required take a pain killer meditation can also help you a lot.
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I have done seizure operation on 22 April 2017. I have pain on take seizure area. What can I do for this? One year time spent.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
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My brother is having brain tumor from last 3.5 years. When it diagnosed it's of 2nd stage glioma. After that 1st surgery done. In that surgery he had loose the control of right side cause tumor is on left side. Then after 1 year again it occurs and he had a second surgery in hinduja hospital mumbai. After 2nd surgery radiation of 6 weeks also took with 5 cycles of chemotherapy tablets. After a 1.5 years again it occurs and surgery is done in July 2015. Now his tumor is in 4th stage. 4 cycle of chemotherapy have took after 3rd surgery. But from MRI doctor said that the tumor is not responding to the chemotherapy tablets. It's occurring and increasing. Please suggest actual condition and treatment if there is.

MCh Neurosuregry
Neurosurgeon, Sirsa
Hello it is unfortunate that your brother had to undergo repeated surgeries, but from the information you have given it appears that he has been treated properly as per the standard guidelines for these kind of tumors. Now I guess it is grade 4 not 4th stage of the tumor and grading not staging is used for these kind of brain tumor. Treatment now is difficult and depends on the neurological and general condition of the patient, findings on mri scan like location and extent of the tumor and expectations of the patient and relatives from the treatment etc. You have to understand that these tumors are difficult to cure completely and all we can do is to give best available treatment and care. Thank you.
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My father is suffering from vascular dementia how long will it take to recover his memory.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father is suffering from vascular dementia how long will it take to recover his memory.
Very difficult to say, as the severity of Dementia and certain medical variables are needed to comment. Also many aspects of Dementia may be irreversible, few reversible. Since vascular dementia, you can keep your fingers crossed
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