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PIKALE HOSPITAL

  4.3  (12 ratings)

Psychologist Clinic

MAHIM WEST MUMBAI
1 Doctor · ₹600
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PIKALE HOSPITAL is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Dr. Firdos Qureshi, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in MUMBAI. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 53 patients.

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Mahim West MUMBAI, Maharashtra - 400016
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Dr. Firdos Qureshi

MA CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

Do you worry about your friend or relative’s drinking habits? You are not alone. There are people who struggle for years with the same question - How can I tell if the person I love is an alcoholic or not?
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be a medical professional to figure out the right answer to this vital question. Read on to find simple ways to know whether your loved one suffers from alcohol addiction.

First up is a short quiz about drinking habits, developed by Dr. John Ewing to identify alcohol addiction. Treat this as a pointer and take your loved one to an expert, if it points towards alcohol addiction. You can ask these questions directly to your loved one, or you can answer these questions on their behalf.

According to the developers, one "yes" to the four quiz questions signals a problem, and more than one “yes” means that it's time for you or your loved one to get professional help.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?”

There are many signs of a serious drinking problem. These include certain behaviours such as:

  1. Drinking just for getting drunk
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Keeping alcohol consumption a secret
  4. Drinking to escape problems
  5. Hiding alcohol bottles
  6. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms like getting irritated or experiencing nervousness, nausea, getting shakes, breaking out into a cold sweat, and getting hallucinations when unable to source alcohol
  7. Having problems at work, school, or home, as a result of alcohol consumption
  8. Losing interest in activities you or your friend used to enjoy
  9. Having blackouts due to heavy drinking
  10. Anger and extreme irritation

Other extreme behaviors to watch out for are:

  1. Being able to drink an awful lot of alcohol
  2. Trouble stopping once your loved one starts drinking
  3. A powerful urge to drink

There is another scientific way to determine, if your loved one is an alcoholic. In the US, medical professionals commonly use a criteria, listed in the fourth edition of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’. According to it, the signs and symptoms of alcoholism are clearly laid down and it states that alcohol dependent people:

  1. Will drink more to get their desired effect from alcohol
  2. Experience withdrawal symptoms when the effect of alcohol wears off
  3. Drink larger amounts of alcohol over a longer period of time
  4. Will be unable to consistently control their drinking
  5. Will leave important work for drinking
  6. Will spend a lot of time during the day getting alcohol, drinking it, and recovering from hangovers.
  7. Continue to use alcohol, despite knowing that their chronic physical or psychological problem is caused due to alcohol.
  8. To be declared alcohol-dependent, your loved one must experience at least three of these criteria during a year.

However, there is still no one definite test to diagnose alcohol-use disorders. Therefore, professionals diagnose them by making use of the patient’s comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information.

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Thank you so much if you are reading this and going to help me. My dad is an alcoholic. He used to drink daily but for last couple of weeks he is trying to control as so he had consumed alcohol rarely 3-4 times and from the last some days he is feeling unease and pain in whole body. I don't know whether it is because of stopping drinking daily or what but these problems have started since the day he stopped drinking daily. Kindly help me out what should I do and which kind of treatment does my dad need and to where he has to consult.

Psychologist, Chennai
Really you are great & my best wishes you to victory without any hurdles .basically if we suddenly withdrawn fro our addiction we will get some side effects for this we should not worry. Kindly give him non spicy foods. Automatically he will recover from this if possible better provide him psychological counseling.
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Mujhe sareer mai bahut dard rahta hai aur mujhe koi bhi cheez bahut jaldi bhul jaata hai aur mujhe humesa lagta hai ki mere jeb se kuchh gir gaya hai aur mere andar confidence ki kami hai mai har kaam kai baar karta hu.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Mujhe sareer mai bahut dard rahta hai aur mujhe koi bhi cheez bahut jaldi bhul jaata hai aur mujhe humesa lagta hai k...
Hi, lybrate-user you have lack of concentration and confidence, you should do meditation and yoga regularly early in the morning and use a unani medicine Rex's Dimaghin 1 teaspoon twice regular.
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I want to leave smoking. But I falls every time to leave. I have a bad habit to smoke in toilet at morning and evening. And that's the main reason for my addiction.

BHMS, PGDEMS, FCR
Homeopath, Pune
Caladium 30 CH, 5 pills once in morning, for 7 days. Engaged yourself in some other things like reading, dancing,music, or playing etc according to time and situations. Do yoga in morning. If know more or smoking quitting program, contact me again.
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My child is 4 year old. And his behavior is not normal. He can not constraints in any task. Always angry. Always arguing with us. Speak too much but that related to nothing. What should I do?

BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
This is a a very common child problem. You should not think that he is doing it purposely. This anger and agitation is a problem which needs medical attention. It can be definitely treated with homeopathy. Make sure that the parents do not have conflicts and and anger scenes in front of the kid. Many times they copy the same. Homeopathic medicines can calm down such kids very naturally without any side effects. You can contact for further help. One home remedy you can try is massaging him with sesame oil in the evening and putting it on the head before bed, it can calm down his nerves and he may feel a bit calmer.
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I'm a 17 years old male and I face a problem keeping eye contact with people while listening to or talking to them.(eg. While a teacher is teaching at school. What can be done.

MS (counselling & psychotherapy), Ph D ( NLP)
Psychologist, Chennai
I'm a 17 years old male and I face a problem keeping eye contact with people while listening to or talking to them.(e...
lybrate-user you are only 17 years you can go to a training program on how to talk on how to talk on stairs how to talk to public, this may give you some techniques of maintaining eye contacts thank you.
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Hi, now a days I am going to hyper attitude. I am aggressively thinking about sex and can not be control my fatancies about sex. But I have not interested to sex any female except my wife. I am living so far from my family and wife. I meets them 3 times days in each month. I can not be controlled my mentally thinking. some I feels too much depressed without any reason.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi, now a days I am going to hyper attitude. I am aggressively thinking about sex and can not be control my fatancies...
It is healthy to have sex with a known person, wife. Thrice a month should be fine. If urge is more try masturbation, which is a healthy form of sexual outlet. If still urge is more consult a psychiatrist, there are ways to treat hypersexuality. All the best.
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I have stress and anxiety problems .every little things I take deeply and go on thinking which causes anxiety .and fear of something bad will happen to me .etc etc.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have stress and anxiety problems .every little things I take deeply and go on thinking which causes anxiety .and fe...
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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My lover loves me so much and I know it, but am always waiting for her texts and calls, and I can't concentrate on studies and career. She says she can't live with out me, I know that. Still when she says bye on call, am not getting sleep also, we both love each other pls give me a suggestion. Pls.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
You are contradicting you say she does not call and next she says bye on call YOU ARE TOO YOUNG GIVE IT TIME FOR ANOTHER SIX YEARS IF BOTH OF YOU ARE STILL TOGETHER YOU CAN SAY YOUR LOVE IS GOOD.
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Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind me sirf negative thinking aate hai khuch acha nahi soch pata hu. Sir hamesa bhari rehta hai. Sirf gali galoj aate hai din bhar bahot pareshan hu isse please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind m...
Move one positive step a day and soon you will find confidence and self esteem coming back to you. Focus on exercising everyday as it is one of the best stress busters and will relax you and elevate your mood. Eating a healthy food is also important as it will support you physically and mentally by providing all the nutrients required. Avoid or minimize all types of stimulants (tea /coffee etc ). Try to share your thoughts with people who are close to you (like friends and family ). Indulge in some creative activity (any hobby) so that you feel good about being your natural self. Take the help of a professional (counselors / psychiatrist) if needed.
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Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

Feeling sad is one thing, but a persistent feeling of sadness can overtake your life, and is anything but healthy. Depression is not something to be ashamed of. It is a common condition, that can be treated if identified early. 

Treatment of depression usually involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. The effects of depression vary from person to person, but some symptoms are commonly experienced in all cases. These symptoms can be categorised as physical changes, behavioural changes, cognitive changes and emotional changes. 

  1. Physical symptoms of depression: Feeling tired all the time is one of the most common symptoms of depression. The person may also have persistent headaches and sporadic muscle pains. Insomnia or sleep troubles are often associated with depression. This can further lead to significant fatigue, and a vicious cycle ensues. Sleep troubles can also lead to the formation of dark circles under the eyes, and make the patient’s skin look dull. Patients suffering from depression often find themselves losing weight due to a significant loss of appetite, or find themselves snacking excessively, and hence, putting on weight. 
  2. Behavioural symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person withdraw from his or her friends and family and become a recluse. A loss of interest in activities that would usually excite the person is another characteristic symptom of depression. This condition can make a person unable to concentrate or focus on work and other activities, and hence, may affect productivity in school or the workplace. Depression can also make a person rely heavily on alcohol, sedatives etc. 
  3. Cognitive symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person feel worthless, and leave them with a bleak outlook on life. A depressed person will often find himself or herself criticising themselves harshly for things that may or may not be their fault. This can make them increasingly more agitated or irritable. Depressed people may also turn to violence and trigger reckless behaviour such as gambling, substance abuse, reckless driving or taking up a rash sport. 
  4. Emotional symptoms of depression: Feeling sad for no reason characterises depression. This sadness can overwhelm a person and make them feel guilty about indulging in anything that could make them happier. It can also make the person lose confidence in himself/herself, thus making him/her indecisive about simple decisions. Other emotions that are commonly experienced by depressed people include irritability, frustration, guilt, and disappointment. 

A frequent but ignored symptom is thoughts of self-harm or suicide, leading to deliberate self-harm/suicide attempts. If you or someone you know suffers from any of the above symptoms, you may need help! Visit your Psychiatrist at the earliest to have yourself evaluated, and started on an appropriate course of management.

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Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

A large number of people in the world suffer or has suffered from speech disorders like stuttering or stammering at some point in their lives. Stuttering or stammering is the involuntary disruption or interruption in speech where certain sounds are prolonged or words are repeated. Speech disorder can cause a lot of problems in terms of personality build up and causes anxiety in people. Every activity of the body is dealt or controlled by the nervous system and the brain. Thus the proper functioning of the body is the sole responsibility of the brain and any glitch can affect the functions to a certain extent.

What are the symptoms of speech disorders?

  1. Words are repeated
  2. Prolongation of words or silent blocks
  3. Hesitation while speaking
  4. Difficulty while starting a word or a phrase

What causes speech disorders?

  1. Genetic problems
  2. Impatience
  3. Stress, Shame and Anxiety
  4. Embarrassment and nervousness
  5. Loss of control while speaking

Ayurvedic remedies to overcome speech disorders:

  1. Brahmi Oil: It is a stimulant that is known to calm your mind and boost the function of the brain. Take 10 ml of the oil and warm it. Cool it down to a suitable temperature and apply to your head when it is lukewarm, half an hour before going for a shower. You can also apply it before going to bed and shampoo the morning after. This is more effective.
  2. Black pepper, almond and sugar candy: Take black pepper, and make a paste out of it. To the paste, add 7 ground almonds and mix it with sugar candy. Consume this paste every day for at least a month.
  3. Amla: It is an effective remedy, especially in children to stop stammering. Also known as Indian Gooseberry, it should be chewed on to slowly every day.
  4. Cow's Butter: Also called as ghee, it is responsible for brain development and is known to increase memory. Add this ingredient to your food.
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Alcohol - How it Affects Your Body?

MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
Alcohol - How it Affects Your Body?

If you are a heavy drinker or consume alcohol regularly or frequently, you should know about the harmful effects of alcohol or how it affects your body negatively. When you drink, alcohol gets absorbed into your blood and gets distributed all over your body. Alcohol consumption may cause several physical and emotional changes, which can cause great harm to the body. There are many long-term effects of alcohol abuse, which put your health at great risk.

Here are some ways in which alcohol affects the different parts of your body:

  1. Excretory system: Excessive consumption of alcohol may cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with its functioning. As a result, pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is likely. This is a serious problem, capable of destroying the pancreas. Alcohol affects the liver severely. Excessive intake of alcohol may cause alcoholic hepatitis and lead to jaundice development. Chronic liver inflammation may cause severe scarring or cirrhosis. The formation of scar tissue may destroy your liver. When the liver and pancreas do not work properly, there is a risk of hypoglycemia. The damaged pancreas may cause unbalanced blood sugar levels, which is a serious concern.
  2. Central nervous system: Change in behaviour is one of the primary signs of alcohol being in your system. Alcohol travels through the body and quickly reaches your brain and other parts of the central nervous system or CNS. This may lead to slurred speech and it becomes harder for you to talk. Your overall body coordination is affected along with your balance and the ability to walk properly. Over drinking negatively affects your ability to think clearly, impulse control and your ability to form memories. Long term drinking shrinks the frontal lobes of the brain. Damage to the nervous system because of alcohol may cause pain, abnormal sensations in your limbs, and numbness.
  3. Digestive system: Alcohol also affects your digestive system in several ways. Alcohol can affect the entire digestive system starting from the mouth to the colon and a single incident of excessive drinking can wreck parts of the digestive tract.
  4. Organ damage: Alcohol abuse damages your salivary glands, which cause irritation in the tongue and month. This may result in gum disease, tooth disease or tooth decay. Ulcers in the oesophagus or food pipe, acid reflux and heartburn are other impacts. Excessive drinking may also lead to stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining.

Inflammation of the pancreas disrupts its ability to help the process of digestion and regulate effective metabolism. Damage to the digestive system from alcohol abuse can also cause diarrhoea, gas, abdominal fullness.

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I'm male, underweight, age 30, blood flow from heart to other organs will be reduced due to excessive chronic depression? I have a chronic heart pain due to chronic depression (obsession compulsive disease). What kind of heart problem will I get if it's left untreated.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I'm male, underweight, age 30, blood flow from heart to other organs will be reduced due to excessive chronic depress...
Hello, Lybrate user, COD can cause Arrhythmia, Neuropathy, lungs disorder with breathlessness. It might cause anxiety due to social fobia & depression. You should opt certain natural norms to overcome your problem: Go for meditation to reduce stress, depression to overcome cod. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Tk, Homoeo medicine:@.Ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. Report, fortnightly. Your feedback matters to followup your case, further, please. Tk, care.
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I am eating West-Coast Neuronerve Tablet every day To increase my memory power & brain development Do this tablet has any Side effects?

Ayurveda Clinic
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
You can use bhrami ghritam as well ad well balance diet of fruits and vegetables and have akhrot in your diet and desi cow milk A2 and its ghee .see the difference.
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If a person has changed drastically like talking unnecessary things or speaking excessively is he suffering from depression.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
If a person has changed drastically like talking unnecessary things or speaking excessively is he suffering from depr...
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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I am suffering from depression and mujge cgalte samay oeecge mud ke dekhne ki aadat hai.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from depression and mujge cgalte samay oeecge mud ke dekhne ki aadat hai.
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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Mai depression se peedit hu aur mujhe koi bhi cgeez kai baar karne ki aadat hai kya meri ye beemari thik ho sakti hai aur mujhe chalte waqt hamesa peeche mudke dekhna padta hai.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Mai depression se peedit hu aur mujhe koi bhi cgeez kai baar karne ki aadat hai kya meri ye beemari thik ho sakti hai...
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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