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Harmony Psychiatry Clinic

  4.7  (170 ratings)

Psychiatrist Clinic

B-24, Gurudev Apartments, Next to Monorail Station, Opp. Tel. Exchange, Chembur Naka, Mumbai
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Harmony Psychiatry Clinic   4.7  (170 ratings) Psychiatrist Clinic B-24, Gurudev Apartments, Next to Monorail Station, Opp. Tel. Exchange, Chembur Naka, Mumbai
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Child Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist.We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroug......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Child Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist.We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply.
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Harmony Psychiatry Clinic is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Armaan Pandey, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 98 patients.

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B-24, Gurudev Apartments, Next to Monorail Station, Opp. Tel. Exchange, Chembur Naka,
Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400071
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Dr. Armaan Pandey

DPM, MBBS
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Hello. I'm 22. I'm active in sex from past 2 years. Even though I'm suffering from Premature ejaculation. I have a habit of masturbation. How do I make it proper? Is there any spray which I can use? Or can I take any capsules? I'm not able to last more than 2 minutes which is a Worry. And not being able to satisfy partner. Also I ejaculate more than 3 times in 1 hour to give her pleasure. How can I last long? Please help I do not hav any habits like drinking, smoking etc. I'm physically fit. please help.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello. I'm 22. I'm active in sex from past 2 years. Even though I'm suffering from Premature ejaculation. I have a ha...
Normal ejaculation time is 1.5 minutes. So you are not exactly abnormal. You can try certain types of condoms that increase ejaculation time. You can also apply xylocain gel on your penis tip to delay orgasm. Please ask your partner what would she like you to do. How would she like you to satisfy her. Open communication is the key to great sex life. Do not assume what your partner wants.
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How Domestic Violence Affects Women?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Domestic Violence Affects Women?

People who have been victims of domestic violence not only suffer physical abuse, but from emotional abuse as well, which may stay with them for their whole life. The trauma associated with domestic violence can be deep and takes time to heal even after the relationship with the perpetrator is over and there is no communication or contact between them.

Emotional harm is greater than physical harm
Women make up the significant majority of domestic violence victims. When they face violence within the home sphere, they experience a wide range of emotions like anger, sadness, powerlessness, fear, resentment, vindictiveness and much more. Physical violence not only harms their body, but their mind and spirit are equally wrecked as the memory of being physically subjugated scars them emotionally in a very deep manner and can take years to heal.

Some of the long term impact of domestic violence on women is mentioned below.

Physical Effects

  1. Any kind of physical injuries like bruises, cuts or dislocated joints and bones.
  2. Many women suffer from hearing impairment
  3. Loss of vision is also another effect
  4. Miscarriage or premature childbirth
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases
  6. A feeling of fatigue and weakness

In certain cases, unreported domestic violence may result in homicide or murder which is the ultimate and most unfortunate manifestation of physical abuse gone too far, That is why it is important to seek help early on before things escalate too far.

Mental Effects
The mental effects of domestic violence take much longer time to recuperate from than the physical effects. If the shock is severe, it can render women mentally unstable for life in extreme cases. Even if a woman recovers from it, the emotional scar may remain and might manifest in the future.

  1. Depression: This is one of the worst mental effects of domestic violence is depression. The good news is depression is often temporary and can be cured. Signs of depression include a feeling of hopelessness, sadness, weight gain or loss, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and a consequent lack of interest in whatever you love to do. This can affect one’s decision making ability and in extreme cases can render one suicidal.
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: When you encounter any violent experience, then you are most likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The signs of this disorder include frequent flashbacks of the traumatic experience, nightmares and extreme anxiety. Women who face these kinds of traumatic experiences find it difficult to cope with their present situation for a while. Counselling and support from their loved ones can heal these problems fast.

Other effects of domestic violence may also include seizures, addiction and substance abuse and fainting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I used fludac 20 capsules and ciplar LA 40 tabs with anxozap 10 for two years as a treatment of depression and anxiety. It's been three years since I have stopped taking these medicine and now I am feeling the same symptoms of the above said problem from last one month. Can I use the same medicines again myself without taking doctors advice? Pls help me out!

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I used fludac 20 capsules and ciplar LA 40 tabs with anxozap 10 for two years as a treatment of depression and anxiet...
You can restart Fludac 20 mg. It has helped you in the past. It is very safe. However it is always better to take any medication under the supervision of a doctor.
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Hello Dr. please suggest me how can I increase sex time. During sex my sperm falls within 2 minutes.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Dr. please suggest me how can I increase sex time. During sex my sperm falls within 2 minutes.
Intercourse is only one part of sex. Spend more time in foreplay to satisfy your partner. You can use mutual masturbation to help each other achieve an orgasm. While having intercourse, try the start-stop technique. In this you stop at the point you feel you are getting too excited. It requires a lot of self-control but it helps.
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I am in relationship and I feel very depressed bcoz I don't understand her whether she has those feelings for me or not I don't she loves me or not although she says she loves me bt her response doesn't show like. 24× 7 I am thinking about her only I am not able to concentrate anywhere not on my studies as well. I want to deviate my mind from her bt I am not able to sometimes I feel this depression is effecting my health also is there any medicine so that I may not get into depression. I don't want that stat depression and psycho types.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am in relationship and I feel very depressed bcoz I don't understand her whether she has those feelings for me or n...
There is a difference between love and obsession. Caring, having affectionate feelings and feeling attracted to someone is good. But asking that person to become your only source of emotional fulfilment is frustrating to both the partners. Every relationship has a risk of not working out. You need to live with that risk. You partners love and devotion to you cannot by guaranteed by anyone, including her. We trust by accepting that even if it fails, we will be okay. If you feel unhappy and dissatisfied in the relationship you can walk out. You have the option. But remember that everyone has their own way of loving and expressing love. If you find yourself too distressed then get professional counseling.
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Hi Doc, I am 28 years male and my left ball is more down then right ball. Sometime I really feel I ejaculate early then normally. I believe I am facing this issue because of my balls condition. So please let me know ihow can I be like a normal person to enjoy my married life. Please help me on this if required then I can also come to clinic as well for the treatment.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am 28 years male and my left ball is more down then right ball. Sometime I really feel I ejaculate early th...
You are perfectly normal. The two testicles are not symmetrical. Sometimes all men ejaculate early. Sometimes men don't ejaculate at all. It is all normal. Stop obsessing over your reproductive system.
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Dear doctor, good evening. There is lots of tension and fight between my mom and dad everyday. They don't like each other and they always blame each other. In the year 2014 my dad got married with another lady and had 1 son. Most of his money he spent on him only. Now also he started talking with one lady continuously who works with him also he started drinking very frequently. My Mom is very depressed because of his behaviour. Actually my dad don't like my mom job as she earns only 5000 a month but if she don't do that job also my dad will not fulfill her needs. She have to go for work. I feel uncomfortable to talk to my my dad that why he is doing all this thing even my brothers don't want to ask him saying that he is like that only. But all this thing is affecting my mom's health badly. Please help what to do. My dad does not have his parents also whom he will listen. Please advise how he can leave his bad habit. Specially with other ladies affair. His age is 54 years now and as per my mom he us very interested in sex but my mom had done family planning operation and uterus operation so she get stomach pain very frequently and not much interested in Sex.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear doctor, good evening. There is lots of tension and fight between my mom and dad everyday. They don't like each o...
The problem between your parents is very complicated, though not unusual. A lot of married couples lead a very unhappy life with each other. From what you are saying about your dad, your brother's assessment may be right. He probably has a personality which makes him highly centred on his own needs, ignoring the pain he is causing to others. Your mother's job is just an excuse. Giving him what he wants simply because he gets upset is not fair. But it becomes a way of life for families. With so many problems going on, it is natural that their sexual relationship will be adversely affected too. It is a marital problem and only your parents can solve it, provided they agree to solve it through professional counseling. As for his alcohol, he may require treatment with medicines as well. I can understand it bothers you a lot, but sometimes it's better that two people live peacefully apart than suffer together. You can try talking them into seeking help but that's about all that you can do.
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All About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
All About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

An event or an accident that leaves us overwhelmed can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD. A particularly stressful situation or event that has created terror or been overly dramatic or dangerous can lead to stress and anxiety long after the individual has physically come out of the situation. This kind of a traumatic condition is usually what characterises PTSD. This condition is something that is persistent, and can linger on for a long time, calling for medical supervision and care. Here's a list of things you need to know about PTSD.

  • Duration: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder usually lasts up to six months. Yet, there are cases where it lingers on and requires treatment for some particular types of symptoms or behavioural changes. Usually, the patient's behaviour is a result of one or more of the symptoms discussed below.
  • Re-experiencing Symptoms: These symptoms include flashbacks and life like re-imagination in the form of dreams and nightmares. In many cases, the patient may remember and re-experience the entire scene or series of events that have led to the trauma in the first place. This can be triggered by a memory or association with words, events and other such things that have to do with the memory of the traumatic episode.
  • Avoidance Symptoms: A traumatised patient may go out of his or her way to avoid things that are remotely close to the traumatic incident. They may fear a reoccurrence or a reminder of the event and may avoid addressing the trauma altogether. Patients suffering from this symptom may have created a mental block, and may not be able to remember the exact details of the event. They may also feel emotions like fear, guilt, depression and even worry, over the past incident which led to the trauma in the first place. 
  • Arousal Symptoms: Arousal or reactivity symptoms may trigger the same reactions that the person showed during the traumatic experience. These may include being on edge constantly in anticipation of a reoccurrence, or even getting startled by the slightest thing since the mind is already occupied with thoughts of the event, constantly. Anger and emotional outbursts may also be caused due to these symptoms.
  • Mood Symptoms: Mood swings are the most common outcome of these symptoms. The patient may experience a complete lack of enthusiasm and drive to indulge in activities like hobbies and socialising. Also, the patient may end up harbouring feelings of negativity towards family, friends and strangers, besides going through phases of guilt and self blame for the occurrence of the traumatic event.

PTSD can be a debilitating disorder in the emotional sense, and should be treated by a psychiatrist in case it lingers on for more than six months.

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I am 17 years old boy. I am in class 12th as I am. Going to give my boards exam. I want to know that eating less food will effect on my brain. Eating less will cause less blood flow in brain. Will it cause weakness in my body and cause effect on my memory.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Why would you want to eat less food? if you are planning to go on a diet for weight loss, eating less is not recommended. You need to eat the same amount, but reduce the fat and carbohydrate content. Increase the protein content. If you follow a very low or zero calorie diet then definitely your brain functions will be affected. Brain needs glucose to work. That comes mainly from carbs in the diet. Eating multiple (4-6 times) small meals is considered a healthy way to control your food intake.
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I'm suffering from over thinking. It may lead to my death. Please suggest me how to cure this.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I'm suffering from over thinking. It may lead to my death. Please suggest me how to cure this.
Over thinking by itself cannot cause death. It cannot cause any physical problem in fact. Yes it may increase your stress significantly. If you are getting suicidal thoughts then it is a big cause of worry and you should take immediate action. In any case, discuss in detail about your problem with a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Over thinking can happen due to several reasons. You need a diagnosis first.
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Sir, I am an ex serviceman of indian army I am habitual of drinking alcohol. I need 3 to 4.5 pags daly. without drinking I can not sleep in night. I want to avoid my habit but I can not. Due to this I face so many problems. Can you suggest me how to discontinue my this habits.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Sir, I am an ex serviceman of indian army I am habitual of drinking alcohol. I need 3 to 4.5 pags daly. without drink...
It's a good thing that you recognize that it's a problem and are willing to ask for help. First step done. Second step is starting treatment. Alcohol dependence is a brain-disease. Due to regular intake of this chemical, certain areas in your brain change. This leads mainly to tolerance (needing more and more alcohol), withdrawal (having problems like insomnia, tremors or craving on leaviqng alcohol) and craving. To make your brain come to a normal state, you need medicines. First phase would be detoxification. Here your withdrawal symptoms will be treated. After 2-3 weeks, rehab phase will start. Here you will need therapy to reduce craving, taking care of other problems, changing your lifestyle, etc. You need to be away from alcohol for 6-12 months at least to let your brain heal. Visit a qualified psychiatrist today and start your journey towards a healthier life. All the best.
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Am a love failure boy. She left me 3 months ago. She make me cry many times but still my heart wants her. I can't forget her. Am unable to concentrate on my studies. Everyday I experiencing lot of too much pain. please doctor. Save me and give me correct guidance. I can't sleep well. And lot of pain inside of my heart. Its really unable to describe my pain in words. Pls Dr. give me appropriate answer.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Am a love failure boy. She left me 3 months ago. She make me cry many times but still my heart wants her. I can't for...
A heart-break or rejection in a relationship is processed by our brain in the same way as physical pain. So the pain you are feeling is very natural and very normal. Your mind will take time to come out of it. Like any other wound, emotional wounds also take time to heal. On an average, a time of 6 months is required for the grief to reduce. Of course you can make this process faster or slower. If you want to come out of this, then first thing you need to realize is that you need your love and attention right now. You have to treat yourself as the most valuable person in the world. You need to figure out ways to please and pamper yourself, respect yourself and love yourself. Giving a small treat like a new shirt or a hairstyle will boost your self-esteem. Meeting old friends and new people will work wonders. On the other hand, if you want to delay this process then you will remain in the self- pity mode. You will keep thinking that you are a victim and you are the most deprived person in the world. You will keep blaming someone or something for your misery. You will keep calling yourself a failure. The fact is, most relationships in your age'fail' people don't fail. You are not the only one. Lastly and most importantly, seek professional help because you have constant low mood, suicidal thoughts, lack of sleep, sadness, etc. Please go to a psychiatrist as soon as possible. This could be depression. It will not let you come out of this phase unless you take treatment.
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In tension or under any circumstances, I tend to forget few things, I am not able to maintain my memory power. U can say I am very enthusiastic. Emotions have very bad effect on my memory, I get carried away by emotions quickly. So please suggest m how to improve my memory, I take stress easily, you can c it on my face. Sometimes it becomes difficult to manage, even the smallest task to handle. I am 23 male, working as a private employee, because of this condition, it is effecting my scores, and questions are being raised, if I can perform well in THE future or not. So please advise me in HOW to improve my memory power.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Your memory may be fine, it's your attention that seems to be problematic. Adult adhd (attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder) or add (attention-deficit disorder) are very common and highly under-diagnosed. If your brain doesn't pay proper attention to an information then it cannot retain it. Hence you won't remember it. Other signs are difficulty in planning and organizing, easy distractibility, impulsivity, losing your belongings, mismanaging your time, etc. To get a proper diagnosis however, you need to see a good psychiatrist.
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5 Reasons You Must Rid Yourself of Anxiety on Daily Basis

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
5 Reasons You Must Rid Yourself of Anxiety on Daily Basis

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Everyday Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder where the body is in a state of alertness as a result of a stressful situation. It is an inbuilt mechanism, which can result from stress, threat or pressure. Being constantly anxious impairs work performance and creates havoc in relationships. The blood supply to the brain increases during anxiety, thereby quickening heart rate and tensing the muscles of the body to facilitate a state of high alertness. High anxiety levels can give rise to a number of health issues, reason why you should try to minimize your anxiety levels.

Here are 5 reasons to get rid of anxiety:

1. High blood pressure - 
Spikes in blood pressure occur during periods of anxiety. These temporary spikes can result in damage to heart health and blood vessels in the body. Anxiety may also cause a person to smoke or consume alcohol, which affects blood pressure.

2. Stomach problems - Anxiety is known to cause problems in digestion as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and an upset stomach are reported to occur. It may cause vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation.

3. Weight gain - Binge eating during periods of anxiety can cause weight gain in affected people. A study reported that stressed out women processed fat and sugar in a different manner than usual, thereby leading to an increase in weight. Weight gain can give rise to other complications like diabetes and high blood pressure.

4. Disorders of the respiratory system - People with respiratory diseases face complications due to anxiety. Breathing problems such as hyperventilation can cause further complications.

5. Depression - Anxiety can cause a person to develop depression, which can be life-threatening. Thus, preventing anxiety can help in preventing depression as well.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: How to know if you have an anxiety disorder?

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5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where the patient may go through certain periods of extreme happiness and joy which is known as mania. On the other hand, there may be other periods where the patient may be extremely sad and depressed and even suicidal.

In some individuals, these phases may last quite long whereas, in others, they may change very quickly. However, there are certain common symptoms displayed by patients with bipolar disorder. Let's look at a few of them.

  • Feeling extremely happy, to the point of being careless - Certain patients, at the onset of bipolar disorder, will feel extremely happy and have their sense of judgment hampered. When patients feel very elated without proper context, or for very small reasons, it could be an indication that the person is experiencing mania.
  • Feeling extremely depressed - Similarly, on the other end of the spectrum, if a person feels extremely depressed without an appropriate reason, it may be due to bipolar disorder. Also, the severity of depression and the length of time for which a person experiences it is also an indicator of the condition.
  • Lack of interest in activities which formerly interested you - You may suddenly lose interest in an activity that genuinely interested you earlier. This may include your profession or hobbies.
  • Loss of appetite during the depression phases - During the phases of depression or sadness, which may sometimes last for months, a person may rapidly lose weight due to lack of interest in food. Even for patients who have shorter cycles of changes lasting for only a few weeks, this will be noticeable.
  • Extreme restlessness and lack of sleep during the manic phases - When the person enters a manic or happy cycle, it may trigger over enthusiasm, restlessness and lack of sleep. This, like the depression phase, will also vary from patient to patient and may continue for the entire duration of the phase. A jump from a depression cycle into this phase will be definitely noticed by others.


If a few of these symptoms are detected, then the patient should be taken to a mental health professional for appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Early Warning Signs of Mental Disorders Later in Life

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Hi Dr. I am suffering frm. depression anxiety since 16 yrs, taking depran 10 Frm last 16 yrs, BT now this med is not working, Dr. change my moleqole & gave me zaptra 25 along with czep H, I am taking this med Frm 1 week, but I want 2 know is there any side effect reg sex, I am married man and I have 3 children, pls Dr. suggest me I am very confused reg sex life, I always trust in lybrate Dr. So do pls suggest me as same. Thanking you.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi Dr. I am suffering frm. depression anxiety since 16 yrs, taking depran 10 Frm last 16 yrs, BT now this med is not ...
Zaptra and depran belong to the same class of anti-depressant. If you didn't have any sexual side-effects with depran, then it is unlikely you may get any from zaptra. However, the known side effects are prolonged ejaculation, difficulty in orgasm and sometimes decreased sexual desire.
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My mom gone through a trauma of operation which is took place 3 months ago. Now she feels that operation is not done correctly. I just need to know? Should I go for psychiatric help? But she feels more insecure when we talk about psychiatrist. Please someone guide me so that I can help her to recover from this trauma and depression. She repeated things many times that she is not feeling good. Now suicidal thoughts also comes in her mind.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My mom gone through a trauma of operation which is took place 3 months ago. Now she feels that operation is not done ...
Yes she definitely requires assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist. A lot of patients develop acute depression after a surgery, especially in old age. It could be some other mental illness also. It's ok if she feels afraid to visit a psychiatrist, you should still take her. She'll be much better when her treatment starts.
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I am 24 male I am still virgin. and I have someone so deeply that I ever l have someone even ma family n she is saying that she too but after one years she end up relationship n move on with her life n blocked me from everywhere so that I cant even talk to her n I can not control now whenever I miss her I used to masturbate to forget her but I didn't. I am so eager now to do sex n kiss n all can say all the time I just think about girls their breast pussy n sex n how will I do sex n all such things n because of that I even cant concentrate on study So my friends suggested me to go for sex from prostitutes so I decrease ma attraction from girls n do ma study again. I really really so crazy to see breast n pussy n want to do everything n sex to now so that I can forget her Is it right way or not. please help me.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 24 male I am still virgin. and  I have someone so deeply that I ever l have someone even ma family n she is sayi...
You are currently suffering from the symptom of hypersexuality. Your mind is using this unhealthy coping mechanism to deal with emotional stress, probably arising from a fear of abandonment or rejection. It is just like using illicit drugs to deal with a problem. You need to quit it immediately, but with professional help. You also have a lot of myths. First of all, there is no age limit to lose one's virginity. Unfortunately the average indian male has a very wrong and skewed concept of sex. You need to get some facts right. Your body is your responsibility, not your friend's. High risk behavior like visiting a csw can put your entire life in danger. Secondly, no girl or woman is impressed with how many girls a man has had sex with. So don't beat yourself about it. Please visit a psychiatrist and get yourself treated as soon as you can. You have a lot of other things in your life to focus on and enjoy. This problem will not go away on its own.
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How to handle 16 years old daughter if she falls in love. How to mold her and make her understand that the carrier is important than the love in this early age.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to handle 16 years old  daughter if she falls in love. How to mold her and make her understand that the carrier i...
What we as a society say and ask for from our children, can sometimes be drastically different from nature's plan. This is the age of the body's sexual growth and maturity. Along with the bodily changes, hormones cause changes in the brain too. Physical attraction, fantasies, sexual desire, etc are all natural and normal for teenagers. You cannot change how nature has designed your daughter. That said, you definitely need to guide her behavior. At this point in her life you cannot control her completely, nor can you leave her totally independent. My suggestion would be that you start accepting her for who she is. Accept that she likes someone or is attracted to someone. Then you guide her behavior respectfully, without being demanding and instructive. Confess your fears and anxieties. Ask her about her fears and apprehensions. Give suggestions based on your experience. It is ok to tell her what you expect, but gradually she is going to make more and more independent and self-centered choices. That's part of growing up. So be prepared. Teenagers take time to learn how to balance peer pressure and parental pressure. Don't push her to an extreme. If you treat your daughter with growing respect, you will be respected. If you become rigid and demanding, she will act stubbornly too.
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I am 43 yes, have bipolar disorder for past 20 yes. Can it pass on to my children. 8 years old another 16 yr. What symptoms show this disorder.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Yes, bipolar disorder is hereditary. Your children have a 10-15% chance of having bipolar disorder. The symptoms mostly manifest in middle or late adulthood. Keep an eye on any mood symptoms that your children show. Educate them about the illness. There is no need to be afraid, as most of the times the symptoms can be controlled with medicines. Also, most patients live a relatively normal life as the symptoms are episodic. One should monitor sleep changes and mood changes. Any extreme deviation could be a signal for an episode.
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