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Dr. Amit Upasham - Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Amit Upasham

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

22 Years Experience  ·  2500 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Amit Upasham is a trusted Psychiatrist in Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 20 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry. You can meet Dr. Amit Upasham personally at Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amit Upasham on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital,Mumbai - 1997
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai - 2001
MD - Psychiatry - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai - 2002
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: All About It

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: All About It

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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).

In simple words, PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations.

Symptoms of PSTD:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Avoidance or rumination: Those suffering from PTSD avoid being reminded of the trauma, such as people, situations or circumstances associated with the event. They try to suppress memories associated with the event.- Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Duration of PSTD: PSTD 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.

Treatment for PSTD: Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. Other therapies, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are also done depending on the patient's condition.

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Hi I need a diet plan to improve my brain health and concentration .please suggest me some diet and habits to get better brain power to listening and studying skills.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Firstly,start meditating.Have lots of water as brain needs to have water to concentrate.Avoid junk foods,alcohol.You Can get in touch with me for the personalised diet chart.

I want to quit smoking. Please help me is that possible to quit it naturally. I m trying and losing confidence again and again what is the best way to proceed.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Rishab, Welcome to lybrate. Smoking addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating 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 addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Hello doctor, I have been taking drinks for the last 6 years on daily basis. I am male, 41 now. I stopped taking drinks since last 10 days. How many days it takes to take complete de-addiction? After stopping drinks, I experience, heaviness in head, neck pain, irritation, increased appetite, not getting proper sleep in night. I started going for walk twice a day. But no major relief. I am neither nor have BP. Can you suggest some medicine to get rid off these symptoms?

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bardhaman
Alcohol deaddiction is not a cakewalk...it takes time as well as a battery of measures...both pharmacological and behavioural...to tackle bodily and psychological symptoms. Rather than taking random medicine please go for a psychiatric consultation so that the severity of withdrawal could be assessed and immediate steps could be taken.
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I am suffering from anorexia, bulimia ,body dismophia anxiety and depression. Any advice on weight management?

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from anorexia, bulimia ,body dismophia anxiety and depression. Any advice on weight management?
Hi, I think you need to try Yoga, Meditation, or any other fitness and wellness activities regularly. You can also use apps like 'Calm' to manage your thoughts. Visit a counselor for help + a dietitian who can work out a diet program for you. Definitely you can be fit and healthy.

I AM NOW 51 do I have a risk of developing Alzheimer's or memory loss. Please guide.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I AM NOW 51 do I have a risk of developing Alzheimer's or memory loss. Please guide.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline Alzheimer's is caused by brain cell death. 3 It is a neurodegenerative disease, which means there is progressive brain cell death that happens over a course of time. Risk factors for developing the condition include aging, a family history of Alzheimer's, and carrying certain genes. Symptoms are - Repetitive questions or conversations Misplacing personal belongings Forgetting events or appointments Getting lost on a familiar route. "Poor understanding of safety risks Inability to manage finances Poor decision-making ability inability to plan complex or sequential activities Inability to operate simple implements, or orient clothing to the body. "Out-of-character mood changes, including agitation; less interest, motivation or initiative; apathy; social withdrawal There is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease - the death of brain cells in the dementia cannot be halted or reversed. There is, however, much backing for therapeutic interventions to help people live with Alzheimer's disease more ably. Some options may reduce its symptoms and help improve quality of life. So if you are having any of these above symptoms do consult a neuropsychiatrist. Have a great day.
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I forget things, I forget what I have spent in a day, I forget things where I have kept them. All in all I forget each n every thing which I should remember.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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I started my gym 2 days ago. I am having body pain. Its too painful. What should I do to get rid of pain. My chest, hands, abs all are paining. What should I do?

MNAMS (CTVS), DNB (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Guwahati
I started my gym 2 days ago. I am having body pain. Its too painful. What should I do to get rid of pain. My chest, h...
Do it properly. Consult the gym instructor for a proper routine. Little bit of pain initially may be there.
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I can't tell if it's me or if it's prozac 20. I'm taking it since last year, and I've experienced like jaw clenching/trembling, no sexual interest, and memory lapse. Are there effective ways to treat PTSD? Do you have other medication recommendations for this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I can't tell if it's me or if it's prozac 20. I'm taking it since last year, and I've experienced like jaw clenching/...
These might be the side effects of the medicines or your ptsd. To hep you recover from ptsd, I suggest that you include counselling as part of treatment to help you to reduce the residual emotional impact of the incident and it's memories. Counselling can also help you to rehabilitate emotionally and socially if you are feeling lonely and isolated. Some tips to help you put the incident behind you and move on: 1. Get moving with doing physical exercises like running, jogging, sports, mountain climbing, biking, trekking etc. This will awaken the numbed nervous system and help you remain in today's reality rather than the past or the future. The exercise will help you to feel confident, powerful and in control of yourself and your surroundings as you complete each round of the activity. Relaxing in the lap of nature is an integral part of healing from ptsd. The quietness can be calming and healing to the tortured soul. 2. Meet people: connecting with gentle and understanding people who have the time for you and are non judgemental of your past will help you to heal the scars of the past and move beyond them. This gives a sense of safety, security and support which ptsd people need. 3. Remind yourself that you are alive after all: this in it self is a huge feeling of power over the source of trauma. If you can, help other people who are undergoing the same trauma or donate blood and volunteer with the underprivileged. This work is very healing in itself and you realise your own power to heal and help others. 4. Cut out smoking and alcohol and have a nutritious and healthy well balanced meals. This also helps the mind and body to recuperate from the trauma as the nutrition repairs any cell damage in the brain and body. Meditations, pranayama and yoga are very effective tools to reduce panic and anxiety attacks pertaining to ptsd.
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I am suffering from headache with hotness and strain in my eyes. I am felling thirsty even after I drink water. While studying I feel pressure and strain in my head and l am not able to concentrate due to uneasiness. Please suggest me some remedy.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am suffering from headache with hotness and strain in my eyes. I am felling thirsty even after I drink water. While...
Hellolybrate-user, first of all you need to get your eyesight checked. The symptoms you have written can be caused by dry eyes, convergence weakness, or refractive errors. You can use a tear substitute and take more of green vegetables and fruits. Spend less time on screens (mobile n computer) if possible. If you have got refractive error please go for spectacles. Take care.
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