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Dr. Denissia Dsouza

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

750 at clinic
Dr. Denissia Dsouza Psychiatrist, Mumbai
750 at clinic
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Dr. Denissia Dsouza is a trusted Psychiatrist in LBS Marg, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Neurohealtj in LBS Marg, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Denissia Dsouza and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi. What is the best treatment for anxiety?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine,
Dear, correct the way you breath. When you are anxious, your breathing pattern changes and when you regulate your breathing patterns, the anxiety level reduces. Besides work with underlying guilt's and other emotions which is giving rise to anxiety.
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I have got a lot of acne in my face and also suffering from a considerable rate of hair fall. May be this because of exam stress. Please help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have got a lot of acne in my face and also suffering from a considerable rate of hair fall. May be this because of ...
Hello, u, r absolutely, right, stress is one of the main reasons of alopecia. * take, plenty of water to keep your scalp, moist, as dry scalp, prevents hair to grow, smoothly. * take, proteinous diet. * use protein shampoo to clean your hair. **home care** @ acid phos 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ berb aqua 30-6 pills, thrice a dy. @ jaborandy q-20 drops with 10 drops of water, apply on your scalp morning/night report, fortnightly. All d best.
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How to detect that a person is smoking cigerates. And what are the counter measures for smoking cigerate. Is a cigerate a day is harmful.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Initially it can be only detected by smell of his breath while talking to him but later on the effects of smoking starts showing on body---------------myself is a homoeopath and consult me for complete details regharding how to quit this habit--------1 cigratte a day is surely very harmful in long term---------------
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I can't able to memorize the things please help me out it has a major affect on my studies.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Your age is just 29 and amnesia or dementia like memory problems are not likely. Therefore, you don't have to worry about those. Memory includes understanding, retention and recap. You should try creative ways to study somthst retention and recap are easy. I suggest educational counselling for you. Take care.
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Hello Dr. my bsc nursing exams are held in September and m very late admission just one month before my exams. Due to some reasons for 3 years my studies breaks. Now m unable to concentrate on my studies my mind always talks that m failed, I remember nothing in exams, m useless, go and suicide. What should I do really m failed m useless. Pls help and suggest. I just want to pass at any cost. Only 15 to 20 days are left. Will I can do. My getting so low. Pls help. Thanks and regards.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Your studies broke due to unavoidable circumstances. You are never the reason. You must understand those reasons and try to recap those lost portions. I know it may not be possible fully. But you can do it somehow. Don't worry about those exams now. Just get as much knowledge as you can and go write the exams. You always have your supplementary. I suggest you to have online counseling. Take care.
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My Sister is suffering from Bipolar disorder and we got to know when she was in her 20s. She is on medication since then, now she is 32. She does not want to do anything and wants everything in life with no effort. As obvious in this disorder high and low. Very difficult for all of us to handle her. We cant leave her alone for few days even, She does not even want to do any household work, no job, not even cook for herself if nobody there at home. I am looking for advice how to make her live alone being strong and some desire to do activities (household, job, exercise, physical or mental). Can anybody help me please?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My Sister is suffering from Bipolar disorder and we got to know when she was in her 20s. She is on medication since t...
She can be made very functional if she went for regular counseling. If she is left alone and if the mind is not occupied, she will internalize her emotions and thoughts and they will breed more problems. She should be put on a tight program of interesting and occupying activities throughout the day. Do not let her lie down or sleep during the day. Right now, until she becomes cooperative, she should not be given any option about these activities; and someone who can be strict with her must enforce discipline in her daily routine. She must never feel rejected by anyone during enforcement of any healthy demands.One important function is the daily exercise, which must be vigorous and for more than half an hour. If she can be sent to a low-level course to learn any craft and make her earn small amounts through her work it would be very stimulating. She must spend some time of the day socializing with people outside, ideally in a work-related situation. In therapy she must be taught to handle her feelings, particularly anger. If she is episode-free for three years the doctor will consider weaning her off of her medication. So you are looking at getting her back to normal if you do not neglect her and the disease. Due to the 12 years she has been in this passive condition it might take a longer time to get her normal. so be patient and put in the energy to bring her back to good and productive living.
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I have lost all the motivation to do anything. My health is bad. I have stopped working out and started smoking. I'm thinking I'm being too dependant on my girlfriend. I am just letting the days pass without doing anything. I want to change this. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have lost all the motivation to do anything. My health is bad. I have stopped working out and started smoking. I'm ...
You are showing signs of depression and if natural methods cannot help you need antidepressants . Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session
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I have been smoking from last four to five years and I am addict of it now. Now I want to quit smoking. How can you help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Performance Anxiety

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Performance Anxiety

It is natural to feel anxiety. Repeated exposure and practice are the best way to deal with them. If it taking control over you take help of psychiatrist or psychologist.

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I don't why suppose if I run for 5 mins after few minutes I feel like did I run now? Again when I was riding bike some tm I am thinking some were else I am diverted every time.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I don't why suppose if I run for 5 mins after few minutes I feel like did I run now? Again when I was riding bike som...
Do focus one thing at a time and concentrate on that particular task do avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly do consult clinical psychologist and take appropriate therapy best wishes.
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I am 52 years male, whenever I go for fasting sugar test it comes around 120 states to be pre diabetic, however what I feel its not giving true picture fasting is less than 12 hrs and aslo I am taking drinks whisky 120ml, 5 days a week Is ot really a prediabetes situation please guide.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 52 years male, whenever I go for fasting sugar test it comes around 120 states to be pre diabetic, however what ...
This range of fasting sugar test is true but not always if you have doubt for diabetes then get oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) done. This is another test used to diagnose prediabetes. The doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for the test, but you won’t be able to eat anything for eight hours before the test; you’ll be fasting. This test give accurate result for test.
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Hi. Sir iam 19 years old. From the age 16 years I used to smoke cigarettes continuously. Few days back I decided to stop smoking. And I stopped also. Its almost 10days over quiting smoke. Is there any side effects for sudden stopping Cigrates.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, conrats. There is no side effect on stopping suddenly. One may be that there is a possibility of weight gain which can be managed by life style modification like physical exercise and by taking appropriate diet. Best of luck.
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My father having leg pain due to inflammation of bone near toe.On consultancy it is due to excess of uric acid presence in body.Please consult the remedy as due to this father finding difficulty in walking also unable to wear footwear due to swelling because of enlagment of bone at foot.Please also guide can it be operated .

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
At this point your father need not undergo operation. You try Xyluric 100mg tds till swelling settles and then take if necessary. Inugesic can be tried with food. Avoid fish and high uric acid containing foods/ purine derivatives/ alcohol/ non-vegetarian/red wine/ Take little saffron with curds daily and see.
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Increasing Hair Loss [Alopecia] Could Be Because Of Stress And Life Style

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Surat
Increasing Hair Loss [Alopecia] Could Be Because Of Stress And Life Style

You may lose 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. Yet the thinning of your scalp hair is almost unnoticeable owing to the simultaneous new hair growth filling up the bald spots. But hair loss occurs if this cycle of shedding and growth gets distorted. Stress and an unhealthy lifestyle take a toll on your hair as well.

  • The following is a list of the types of hair loss that are caused due to high levels of stress:
    • The body secretes hormones such as non-adrenaline or Norepinephrine and cortisol in response to stress. These hormones force a large number of hair follicles into a static phase, hindering new hair growth. As a consequence, simple activities such as combing or rinsing the hair might cause hair fall in large strands which do not get replaced by new hair again. This abnormality is known as ‘Telogen effluvium’.
    • Trichotillomania is a condition characterized by one pulling out his/her own strands of hair forcefully; most often triggered by negative thoughts or other psychological disorders such as depression or excessive frustration, boredom, stress or tension. 
    • Alopecia areata is a condition caused by severe stress wherein the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
    • Other lifestyle related factors can also have an adverse impact on the hair growth. Let us see how:
  • Excessive hair styling or hair treatments with hot oil actually swell up the hair follicles. Chemical therapies, dyes, flat irons, blow dryers or bad brushes as well as a range of hair dressing techniques such as hair extension, application of coloring agents, gels and hair sprays further affect the individual strands of hair.
  • A junk food diet rich in salt, sugar and saturated fats but less in essential nutrient content can tremendously affect your hair.
  • Smoking inhibits blood flow to the hair follicles and interrupts the process of hair growth and hair fall.
  • Environmental factors such as pollution from:
    • Car exhaust fumes disrupt the keratin (protein formation) in the hair structure, making it fragile.
    • Cigarette smoke contains carcinogens that weaken one’s hair follicles.
    • Dust particles trigger allergies giving way to inflammation or scalp infections.
    • Over exposure to the sun causes brittle, dry and lifeless hair, mainly characterized by split ends.
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I am 25 years old women. I have a nervous problem. While I got anxiety suddenly my whole body got nervousness I cont control ,my self is there any solution for that.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old women. I have a nervous problem. While I got anxiety suddenly my whole body got nervousness I cont ...
Dear lybrate-user, If your anxiety interferes with your life, you need treatment. If you consult a psychiatrist, she/he may prescribe an anxiolytic for a short term. You can also request for relaxation or cognitive therapy in addition. Please keep a watch against substance use/abuse for relief from anxiety.
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Its been a week, i'm feeling weakness, feeling cold and body is paining but I do not have fever, I have bad head ache too. Red dots on skin. What should I do?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Its been a week, i'm feeling weakness, feeling cold and body is paining but I do not have fever, I have bad head ache...
1. Keep yourself hydrated. 2. Get extra rest for some days till you feel more energetic. 3. Avoid watching television for long hours. Indulge in relaxing activities. 4. Avoid stress and too much physical exertion. 5. Take a nutritious diet with more protein items in homemade food like soya, sprouts, dals, paneer, milk, seasonal fruits. 6. Do light physical activity, meditation and yoga. 7. Take one good multivitamin tablet after food for 7 days.
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I am studying in intermediate first year and my weight is just 41 kg and height 5 ft 6 inch .and I want to increase both my height and weight. So what should I do for that.

DHMS
Homeopath, Rewari
I am studying in intermediate first year and my weight is just 41 kg and height 5 ft 6 inch .and I want to increase b...
Hello lybrate-user for gain weight you should take heavy diet like fatty food. Daily gym exercise. Take full sleep. Breakfast should be heavy like butter parantha etc.
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I am In deep depression and fear it is a terrifying feeling to do my routine acts I can't even understand that what is happening to me I have suicidal thoughts also give me good suggestion I am really fearing I think my problems were cleared when something very bad happens to me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have an anger related depression and need immediate help. Fear and depression tend to go together but with some help, you should well out of the problem. You have not mentioned your age so it is difficult to guide you completely well. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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. Life is extremely precious and the depression​ can make you feel like quitting but you must never give up.
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