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Dr. Deepa Lakhsmi

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Deepa Lakhsmi Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Deepa Lakhsmi is a trusted Psychiatrist in Mulund West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Dr. Deepa Lakhsmi@Aastha Health Care in Mulund West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Deepa Lakhsmi on Lybrate.com.

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I am getting married with my 11 years long time boyfriend but after hearing the good news I am not that happy which I had dreamt of. Is it because of anxiety or is there any serious issue?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
I am getting married with my 11 years long time boyfriend but after hearing the good news I am not that happy which I...
It is normal to have these feelings of equivocality when we are committing ourselves in a long term relationship. Being in courtship has lesser level of commitment than marriage. Don't worry about this. This is normal.
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Hi, because of smoking and drinking any side effect happens in sex life or not. What problem create?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, because of smoking and drinking any side effect happens in sex life or not. What problem create?
Yes, both of them directly affect your sex life, though it may take some time. The nicotine in cigarette smoke reduces (even for each cigarette smoked) the erectile capacity of your penis. Over time you can lose its entire capacity. You will also cause damage to the sperm. In combination with alcohol, you can cause double damage to you sexual function and sperm health. Alcohol increases the desire but affects the performance, negatively. Drinking over a long period will make your heart become enlarged and flabby. This will affect its pumping capacity and the penis? enlargement is highly dependent on a fit heart that pumps very efficiently to enjoy a good sex life. The biggest concern is that with heavy drinking you can lose all interest in your wife, life and sex and opt instead for the bottle! Not good news at all but these are the facts. There are other indirect effects caused by the use of both substances in tandem. My advice: Stop immediately and live a fulfilling life.
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I am suffering from anxiety attacks and depression. I am very poor. Please help me if you can. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from anxiety attacks and depression. I am very poor. Please help me if you can.
Thank you.
Anxiety and depression often go together. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 30 years and addicted to alcohol and smoking. Please advise treatment and medicine ?

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. But still you will need will power. For alcohol de-addiction treatment also, you should go to a rehabilitation center. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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I have a body pain for more than a week. What should I do please tell?

MBBS
General Physician,
I have a body pain for more than a week. What should I do please tell?
Hello, kindly measure your temperature i am giving you commonest cause of body pain 1. Due to fever Additional common causes abrupt start/ stop of physical exercise, stress, depression, side effect of medicines kindly follow advice given below 1. measure your temperature 2. avoid mental or physical exertion 3. regular meditation practice 4. warm bath can help
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I have used minoxidil but since 1 year there is no effect of using it and now I cannot comb my hair also coz there is no hair left on head now. Someone suggest me to use bioexidil at night and regain in morning. As I have tried all the possible things but no lasting result and I cannot spend money now I just 22 and still studying and hair problem made my confidence so down please suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have used minoxidil but since 1 year there is no effect of using it and now I cannot comb my hair also coz there is...
Hello, Lybrate user. U need, calcium sodium, phosphorus,zinc, selenium ,Proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *.Tk, plenty of water ,free from contaminants to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp, preventing constipation. - *Go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety,to nourish cells, tissues including hair -follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *Tk, protein ,enzymes ,vitamins rich diet on time. - * Tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, ripened mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics,onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish,nuts, regularly - *Take, homoeo medicines which acts gently & rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ Acid phos1000-6-6 pills, wkly. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching Sun. *Use, protein shampoo, *Massage with olive oil, wkly U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk, care.
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I have been worrying about body pains anf viral fever as these are with me for once in a month. How to overcome it?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have been worrying about body pains anf viral fever as these are with me for once in a month. How to overcome it?
You need to increase your immunity. The best way to boost your immunity is to take a multivitamin, a vitamin c and a fish oil tablet daily. Exercise daily. Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol, nicotine and illegal substances.
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I am 25 years old, I am preparing for civil service exams, while studying how should I concentrate for more time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This could be quite a challenging exam and you must be well prepared for them. Stress can foil memory and concentration. The distraction it leads to will not allow focus on a particular topic or subject. So locate the stressor and deal with it soon to recover good memory. It will be easier to work with a counselor on the emotions that are causing the stress. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. In the meantime do some of the following: 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, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, 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. 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.
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Hi sir/ madam my wife suffering with depression and also she has eczema severe we don't get proper treatment for the eczema pls help here if any body free consultant and medicine always we thankful you.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi sir/ madam my wife suffering with depression and also she has eczema severe we don't get proper treatment for the ...
Hello lybrate-user your wive's eczema is directly related to her state of depression//stress if her stress is not tackled her eczema won/'t respond to any therapy properly. She shd follow an healthy life style--like leaving the bed at a fixed time in the morning, go for some lght exercise like --walk, yoga, pranayam on a regular basis as is required for all of us, medicines for stress et. Al are only patch work life style changes are the long term--life long solutions, hope this gives you some help, wishing you all the best!
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How to quit smoking as I'm addicted to smoking with out that I cant survive my day. An I get headache if I don't smoke.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My friend age 26 she married . Husband age 33 he is not satisfied with her what to do. If she ask about sex no time no caring her. Giving everything like shopping restaurants ok . Working as private employee he left the home wen he comes back don't know . I need some suggestions from you.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Seven years it is not big difference. It is her feeling he is not giving proper sex husband feels he satisfy her personal needs. He feels it is his responsibility. But wife thinking about sex. Some stage men cannot share everything he has so much of responsibilities. He thinks about primary things but wife thinks secondary things. Caring like a lover it is not possible for anyone. She can understand his side. Better to make friendliness with him. Ask directly what she needs. He will do what is the requirement. Do not think unnecessary things like sex it plays small role in family life. Sex interest comes with the help of her. He will love and care to his wife. When she shares each and everything with him. Better to understand my view. Ok.
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I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in any other thing. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in a...
Dehydration is main cause of headache so drink more quantity of water. Homeopathy is one of the most important and effective therapy for back pain. Homeopathy produces excellent results in backache treatment without producing any side effect and is extensively used in all over the world. Homeopathy is a nature system of healing and that is why it can heal whole symptoms of illnesses and it also cure the illness from its root. Tips for backache: heavy objects should be pushed rather than pulled. The weight of the objects should be taken in your bent legs and arms and not in your back. During an acute attack sleep with a pillow under the knees. Choose shoes that offer good support in the arch and have low, but not flat, heels. Prop up one foot on a box or low stool when you're standing for a long time. Use a chair that provides support for your back, or tuck a little pillow behind your lower back. Tips to improve balance/alignment/motion: lift your leg so your thigh is parallel to the ground while touching a wall. Hold it for five breaths.
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My wife is having Parkinsons. No trembling but stiffness in muscle, difficulty in walking, speech, writing. Taking treatment with syndopa 900 mg/daily for the past six years. What is your suggestion to get relief / improvement . Siddha, Ayurvedic, homeopathy or any alternate treatment is ok ?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Chennai
Syndopa is the best medicine available for Parkinson's disease. However the dosing and dosage interval should be individualized based on the need. Even improper dosing and dosage interval may produce poor control. Also there are many other drugs available which could helpful if added to Syndopa judiciously. There is a surgical procedure called DBS is available which can give better result in carefully selected patients.
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Doctor I have problem in two foots unbelievable pain continually and foot finger also pain any body suggest good medicine to free from pain.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Doctor I have problem in two foots unbelievable pain continually and foot finger also pain any body suggest good medi...
Dear lybrate user...Kindly elaborate on your problem as for treatment the root cause for the pain needs to be explored. Get in touch
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Can my stress level be a reason for my bad memory? How?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy, INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE, CERTIFIED HYPNOTHEREPIST, PGDGC, BA.PSYCHOLOGY, MPNLP
Psychologist,
Stress has its effects on fluid and crystalloid memory. well it blocks the recollecting and retrieval of information. practice a stress management techniques
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Need suggestion on family related issue. I am 35 year old working women. Five year back, I got married. It was love marriage with acceptance of both families. Now, I have two kids. We have joint family. My husband is having a brother and a sister and he is the eldest among them. All of them are married and have kids. My husband's sister, her husband and of course their kids used to live with us at our home with his husband and kids. They have allotted a government quarter in the same city.  Earlier, sometimes they used to go to their quarter, but for more than one and half year she has not moved towards her quarter for a single day. After my marriage, initially up to about 2 years I was quite happy to live with them, but the problem arises when she always used to control the each and every house hold things, decision etc. Even she always used to give her advice to me also. Though I am elder than her, I am working, more educated than her, more updated with the technologies. Actually I don't need anyone's free advice, if I need I'll ask to them without any hesitation.   Now, the situation is that almost all the decision (related to house) is by her. Even our cook used to ask her that what and how much is going to be prepared for lunch or dinner. She is everywhere. In our any small celebration, picnic, outings, shopping everything. She is very dominating also. She influence my mother-in-law. Because of her existence my mother-in-law and I have built-up a good relation.  She is main reason of dispute between me and my husband. My in-laws and my husband support her to do everything.  Now, I cannot tolerate her at all. Still after five years of marriage I have found my place in the home. I don't feel that it is my home. At this home, I am happy and can manage with everything, except the presence of them. Sometimes, I feel that I should leave the house with my kids and stay at any rented house.  Still we don't have a single argument yet, and it is just because I never say anything to her and my mother-in-law. My husband all the situation and always appreciate me for being quite. Sometimes he also feel that their presence put many nuisance at our home, but overall he is happy with them, after all she is his sister. I just fed up with all those things, and always be in stress. Please give me good suggestion to solve the problem by not hurting anybody.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Need suggestion on family related issue.
I am 35 year old working women. Five year back, I got married. It was love m...
Discuss these sufferings with your husband when he and you are in a good mood privately, and slowly move out of the house. That seems the only solution.
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I am a 27 years old male and have body pains for last 2 weeks. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician,
I am a 27 years old male and have body pains for last 2 weeks. What should I do?
take tab dolo 1tab sos. take tabshellcal, multi vitamines, 3-4 lt of water daily, rich protien diet, green vegetables, eggs, paneer, cheese etc. it will help you. welcome for further help.
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MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Suicide Attempts – How to Identify Warnings and Risk Factors?
Suicide is a type of Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) and is defined as a human act of self-intentioned and self-inflicted death. It ends with fatal outcome. Suicide is among the top ten causes of death in India and most other countries. It is also one of the most important psychiatric emergencies all over the world.

Most of the times, suicidal attempts don’t go unaccompanied with warning signs and risk factors. Either the behaviour of a person or the way he talks acts as warning. In order to relate what warning signs a person with suicidal inclination can give, read further.
How can talking help identity a Suicide Warning signs?

1.The person often talks about committing suicide
2.The person sees life as meaningless and without any vigor
3.The person feels like he is a burden on those connected to him
4.The person wishes to seek revenge from someone who hurt him emotionally
5.The person feels like he has been trapped in his life and doesn’t enjoy it
6.The person suffers from unbearable psychological or physical pain

How can behavior help in identifying suicide warning signs?

The inclination of a person towards suicidal thoughts increases if he starts to show a new type of behavior or if he shows negative changes in behavior. Such behavioral changes often follow loss of a loved one, any painful change or unacceptable events.

The person starts to give away some of his most valuable possessions.
The person suffers from panic attacks.
The person starts to call his friends and relatives to bid goodbye.
The person shows changes in sleeping habits like sleeping too little or too much.
The person withdraws from day-to-day activities which once formed an indispensable part of his life.
The person starts to act irresponsibly.
The person increases the consumption of alcohol or usage of drugs.
The person searches for ways to kill oneself and searches for poison, guns or other drugs online.

Identifying the Risk Factors of a Potential Suicide

The presence of risk factors increases the likelihood of a suicidal attempt. The greater is the number of risk factors, the greater the risks. Generally, there are three main heads under which suicidal risk factors can be classified. These are:
Environmental Factors

Close acquaintance with a suicide incident
Life events that cause stress such as loss of beloved, divorce or loss of job
Never-ending stress such as marriage or relationship troubles, job issues, harassment, etc.
Gaining access to certain deadly means such as guns or drugs

Medical Factors

Problems related to mental health (Depression, Schizophrenia ,Borderline personality disorder)
Drug abuse
Excessive alcohol consumption

History

Suicidal tendency of an individual can be linked with historical factors such as:

Prior history of any suicidal attempts by the individual in the past
If the person’s family had any history of suicidal attempts or suicidal deaths in the past

Misconceptions Regarding Suicide

People who talk about suicide don’t commit suicide
Suicide happens without warning
Suicidal persons are fully intent on dying
Once a person is suicidal, he is suicidal for ever
All suicidal persons are mentally ill or psychotic

What should you do if you suspect that someone is at the risk of committing suicide?

Consider it a serious situation.
Do not leave the person alone even for a moment.
Inspect physical surroundings and remove all means of committing suicide, such as sharp objects ropes, drugs, and fire arms. Also search patient thoroughly. Hide all fatal means like drugs or firearms which you think he can use to harm himself.
Take the person to an emergency ward or a psychiatrist if you feel that the condition of person is crossing limits.
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I am 26 year old female, studying, I have a serious relationship issue with someone, for whom I have fallen, and we had physical intimacy. For me it is serious, but I am not so sure about him, as he always says I am trying. He is still into his last relationship, but he is not in contact with her. I somehow don't know how to act, and it is affecting my professional life a lot, and I am getting addicted to smoke and alcohol. It would be grateful if you give some solution.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 26 year old female, studying, I have a serious relationship issue with someone, for whom I have fallen, and we h...
I guess you took the relationship seriously, but this guy isn't. Am not sure if he would last til the end. U too take it easy, reduce alcohol and smoking and concentrate on your career, and don't spoil your health. Ask him Decisively about his intentions, if he is serious, ask him to marry u. All the best.
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I am 27 years old. I am preparing for civil service exam. The main problem is that I cannot able to take logical decision ,my decision is sometimes influenced by other people, sometimes I become emotional, means my mind always forced me to take decision which is not appropriate for me. I always speak up with my mind. Masturbation and smoking becomes compulsion for me. I tried many times but every time my mind persuaded me to do again. My personality is quite obsessive type always attracted towards negative thing. My memory is very vast but I always remember inappropriate thing not useful thing like about my course. Please suggest some solution.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 27 years old. I am preparing for civil service exam. The main problem is that I cannot able to take logical deci...
From a medical standpoint, you must get the following tests done: serum tsh vitamin b12 hemoglobin any abnormality in the above can influence your cognitive functions. The pressure of civil service examination commonly leads to depression and anxiety disorders and we see clients under preparation with these problems on an everyday basis. Regarding depression and anxiety, you might want to consult a good local psychiatrist. Hope that helps!
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