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Dr. Girish Date

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Psychiatrist, Mumbai

34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Girish Date is one of the best Psychiatrists in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. He has over 34 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD . You can meet Dr. Girish Date personally at Siddhivinayak Hospital in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Girish Date on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 1983
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I 'm student pursuing CS in June I have an attempt. The issue is my concentration skill which is depleting day by day because of a guy belongs to DELHI he showed interest, initially but due to my habitats he back off. I don't know there are many whom do I talk with hangout with but he has stood in. Mind please suggest me to transfer my concentration on studies.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Thanks for the query. Since when do have these concentration difficulties in studies? Starting from simple to more complex issues; we usually are able to concentrate better when whatever we are reading/doing is interesting for us & NOT MERELY DRAB WORK! Hence, you can try to make studies interesting by devising punmonics, trying to figure out practical applications of whatever you are studying with help of teachers & elders around. Secondly, try & choose subjects/courses which you are really interested in studying & just do not study for the heck of getting a degree/academic qualification. Lastly, studies have time & again proven that average concentration span of human mind is around 30 minutes. Hence, if you are able to study for 30 minutes; you are actually doing good! You can devise a 30 minutes study-10 minutes break (strictly 10 minutes!) schedule to improve your concentration. Good Luck.
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Doctor im a kind hearted, sensitive and soft girl, when I was studying I was cheated from a guy in name of love he promised for marriage but the relation broke up latrbcz of his sadism, he cheated me and used me in all means but I was unaware of future in tat age, I believed him blindly, trusted him, but now im married, im feeling like im. cheating my husband, im mentally disturbed, please guide me to come out of this problem, I ll really thankful to you.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Mathura
What has happened before marriage was your past. Now you are married but the guilt of a past relationship is haunting you. It would have been great if you could confide in your would be before marriage. Discussing your past now is senseless. Am not suggesting cheating your husband but what I am suggesting is that your past is no longer relevant in your today. You should search for ways to make your present relationship a beautiful one. Try your best to make your marriage blissful where both of you share a healthy, caring relationship. Bury the past and move on. For the sake of both of you! good luck and best wishes for a happy married life.
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How important to stop smoking? Can it damage mybody? Tell me what should I do for stop smoking?

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 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
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Hello there as I am a singer I get too much of cough or phlegm in my throat which doesn't let me sing well. I don't smoke or drink. What m I supposed to do in order to remove or reduce it. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Hello there as I am a singer I get too much of cough or phlegm in my throat which doesn't let me sing well. I don't s...
You must gargle with warm saline water several times in a day and take steam inhalation twice a day regularly to keep your air passage and throat clean.
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Have OCD and have started taking lessons in realistic concern of hygiene. However, my magical thinking I feel has gone out of hand. Maybe hence the lessons in realistic concern of hygiene aren't helping me. Wish I had been guided earlier. In India the primary caregivers viz. The family physicians need to be trained in diagnosing psychological problems as they usually are the ones who see the patient first. In my case the family physicians I went considered the step of going to the psychiatrist as a drastic and shameful thing. Either they don't have knowledge or they want to do R&D without bothering that the patient is suffering internally and should be sent to a doctor qualified in that field. I'd call it cruelty towards the patient. As years pass the OCD becomes more stubborn and difficult to cure. How do I free myself from this thing called magical thinking? Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry, M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user, I will try to respond to your query in a stepwise manner- 1. Obsessive Compulsive disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by repetitive, intrusive, seemingly senseless thoughts, ideas, or images which may or may not lead to corresponding mental or physical acts. 2. Diagnosis and management of mental health disorders is often delayed. 3. Family members and at times doctors may not be able to make an early diagnosis, and hence appropriate treatment is often delayed. 4. Magical thinking is a specific type of thought pattern which is often present in Obsessive Compulsive disorder. 5. Treatment of obsessive Compulsive disorder will require a combination of medication (SSRI are often first line), and psychotherapy. 6. This combination treatment is highly effective and recommended for your illness. Hope this helps you. Best wishes for your health and future.
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Social Media - How Does It Affect Our Mental Health?

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Social Media - How Does It Affect Our Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor and snatches away the boon of communication.

Below mentioned points showcase how social media addiction negatively affects our mental health:

  1. Peer Pressure- Social media use also creates the fear of missing out because you want to do what everyone else is doing. This evokes anxiety and will give rise to negative feelings and emotions, which again create mental health problems and stress and anxiety disorders
  2. Fatigue and Stress- When you are using social media, you are constantly switching from one task to another because there is just so much to do and see. This information abundance can tire out your brain, especially when it is received chaotically. Your brain needs time and room for absorbing the data and processing the information, but multitasking on social media makes your brain work overtime. This can prevent it from relaxing and it will become exhausted as it tries to deal with the barrage of information. Hence, the fatigue puts your mind under a lot of stress and you may not be able to concentrate on anything at all.
  3. Social Anxiety- Even though the whole point of social media is to allow people to stay connected with others, it doesn’t have the same satisfaction and element associated with actual human interaction, which is a crucial human need. In fact, in some ways, it is too distant and this is not a good thing for those who become dependent on social media as it can lead to social anxiety. Those who are already suffering from this problem will find it even more difficult to indulge in face-to-face interaction. Real human interaction can become extremely scary for people as it is becoming common to hide behind your computer screens and not go out at all.
  4. Distraction- Social media is just tailor-made for decreasing our productivity because you spend hours looking at everyone else’s life when you could be doing something else. This means that most of your time is spent on viewing photos, liking posts, and writing comments and these activities don’t really require the use of your intellectual abilities. They aren’t intellectual at all and distract you from activities that are such as reading, studying informational articles on the internet, etc. Your brain doesn’t get enough food for development and your intellectual abilities can decline in this way. Your brain will slow down and not be able to respond quickly in various situations.
  5. Insecurity- One of the major problems with social media is that posts typically present an idealized version of what’s going on in everyone’s life. Usually, what you see isn’t actually reality because everyone has their problems and issues. Nevertheless, you end up comparing your own life with that of others and think less of your own. If people in your newsfeed seem to be having a good time, it will make you envious and affect your mood negatively. Research has shown that widespread use of social media can demotivate people, make them aggressive and cause a decline in confidence.

So are you being adversely affected by social media? Here are some signs to look out for:

  1. Low self-esteem.
  2. Feeling low when you see other people's images and lifestyle.
  3. Envy of others people lives - wishing your life was like someone else's.
  4. Finding social media as your first and only choice of activity done for enjoyment.
  5. Not having as many face to face conversations with your relatives and friends and feeling disconnected.
  6. Being unable to do anything without feeling you need to share it online. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I have voice problem I can't speak loudly what should I do to solve the problem to get a normal voice.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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What is the best way to control cigret smoking and alcohol, its there any solution from dr, or from and medication? my close friend and my bro drink and smoke allots, which I want them to stop all this for there health and long life. Please suqquest anything if there is solution. Badly in need of saving thier life from smoke and drinks.

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 Drinking and smoking comes under addiction or substance abuse. If the problem is chronic, de-addiction therapy is required. Otherwise simple psychotherapy should help your friend regain his lost health. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your friends problem. Let me know if your friend is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I have been suffering from anxiety disorder agoraphobia for last 4 years, I am taking etilaam. 0.5 mg (morning+night) and feliz 10 mg night. My question can I add Ashwagandha capsules with it. As in herbal medicines Ashwagandha is very famous for anxiety.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma In Panchkarma
Ayurveda, Jhalawar
I have been suffering from anxiety disorder agoraphobia for last 4 years, I am taking etilaam. 0.5 mg (morning+night)...
Hi lybrate-user you can use Ashwagandha for it but there better results you will use with bhasm and pisthi and also use swarnsarswataristh. For further consult contact me. Thanks regards.
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My son is appearing in CA final for last few terms but every time he is short of aggregate and some and also pluck in one subject. He passed inter with in 2-3 attempts and not getting success in CA final. What can be reason and how to improve it while another son got success in 2-3 attempts. Need your valuable guidance.

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
Please understand the gravity of the final exams of CA. In my knowledge only 2% passes the exams. Intense practice and thourough knowledge is the need. Don't worry. YOUR SON SHOULD DO IT IF HE HAS THE URGE WITHIN.
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Hi. I am smoking from last 10 years. Now I am trying to family planing from one year. But I do not get result. My smoking habit may be problem to conceive?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi. I am smoking from last 10 years. Now I am trying to family planing from one year. But I do not get result. My smo...
Hello. Yes your smoking habit can be one of the factors responsible for you not conceiving. I will suggest consulting a psychiatrist/ deaddiction specialist for this problem. Thanks.
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I have all the things in life which should be sufficient to keep me happy. Still I feel sad and lonely all the time. I blame others for that but the fact is that I don't like being happy. I am IT professional with problems at job and home. I am unhappy with everyone. Please help!

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi there, Please consult a psychotherapist who can help you to come out of distorted thoughts, negative thoughts using cognitive behavior therapy. Worksheets will be provided which help you to write your feelings, thoughts and emotions. Hope you will get relief soon. Take care.
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I have naturally stammering problem. So I can not get a band in ielts. So please tell me what can I do.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Vijayawada
Practice everyday to reduce your anxiety as anxiety can lead to stammering and hence you need to overcome it. Practice by standing in front of a mirror then with your friend and later with persons whom you are not familar.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations. The individuals find it difficult to cope with such situations and often have flashbacks of those moments of trauma. Stress, as a result of the trauma wrecks the normal nervous functioning of the individuals. PTSD can have the following symptoms:

Re experiencing:

  1. Flashbacks of the traumatic event
  2. Nightmares, which are repetitive and severely distressing
  3. Images from the traumatic event intruding during the day
  4. Reminders of the event provoking distress

Avoidance or rumination:

  1. 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.
  2. Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Hyper arousal or emotional numbing:

  1. Hyper vigilance for threat
  2. Exaggerated sterile response
  3. Irritability
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Sleep problems
  6. Difficulty experiencing emotion
  7. Emotional detachment from others
  8. Giving up activities which mattered before the trauma
  9. Amnesia for salient aspects of the trauma

How to manage PTSD?

The following tips will help to come to terms with your traumatic episode and ease stress:

  1. If symptoms are mild, then observing the patient is preferred
  2. If symptoms are chronic, then trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) proves to be beneficial
  3. Alternative treatments include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  4. Comorbid symptoms such as depression, general anxiety and alcohol or substance abuse are secondary to PTSD. PTSD should be treated first and then the associated symptoms should be addressed.
  5. Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Hello doctor! I'm 20 years old and i'm in a relationship from past 2 years with a boy. Though there had been many ups and downs in our relationship but this guy as promised never left me alone. He loves me a lot and does so much for me but he used to have a very bad cannabis addiction but it was not a big deal for me. He left everything for me . But then he again started it for a week. And then again left all that because I left him. Both our families know somewhat about us. But the guy has very bad image. Every other person comes and says bad about him that He's only using Me and about his past. I had straight away talked to him about it also but that's all ok. whenever we get intimate after that I get the feeling that He's only using me. Every little action of his like not talking on phone immediately for some reason it all makes Me feel so sad. I get very depressed as i'm not again able to trust him completely on that he will completely leave the cannabis though he has promised me. He meets me everyday and on phone call as well doesn't go to his friends for me. But still I feel very insecure. It feels that he will leave me. He is not listening to my problems and keeps on telling that he has headache after sex and all that. He lows I feel such way he tries to convince me but my mind doesn't makes up. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are doing well by confronting him every time you hear something. This sounds like an open relationship, which is really good. When people say something about hi9m it will cause a lot of doubt and so there will be mistrust in the relationship and that is bad. Neither should you ignore what people say because not all of them will lie. Therefore, weigh the facts and cross-examine him and read between the lines of his answers. Because you are in love, you will tend to believe him readily and that is why they say that love is blind. My concern in the first place is why you were attracted to a guy who is addicted to cannabis? The answer to this question is to look inside and see if you felt a strong mothering instinct towards him. If that is the case, believe me, there will be a lot of problems in the future. He has to come clean and not abstain from the substance whenever you threaten him. Unfortunately, there is a double bind: if you leave him now he will definitely go back to marijuana; and if you stayed with him he may play games around all this and still be an addict. Your relationship should be strongly based on good and sound principles, which I feel are not fully present. So have a serious talk with him with an ultimatum that he ahs to not only give up his addiction but also make some serious changes in his life to alter his addictive personality. For this, he should go for addiction counseling and work on his susceptibility. When that counselor can give you some assurances, you can perhaps take the risk. You will need a third person's assurance to prevent the easy influence of being blind at this point. So when too many people talk about him in a bad way, then you know that there is no smoke without a fire!!! Think about all this, talk to him constructively and if he truly loves and also wants to change his personality through therapy, you can go forward always under the approval of the counselor.
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Can I use toficalm during exams I mean couple of hours before exam. Does it produce any sedation or effects central brain functioning?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Common side effects are Nausea, Aggressiveness, Blurred vision, Change in appetite, Change in body weight, Altered sexual function, Confusion, Dry mouth, Epigastric pain, Fatigue, Hyperactivity, Itching.
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Hello Doctor, I am facing some psychological issues for a long time now and I am unable to overcome it, I need some professional advice. Tall women, I like them and feel more attracted towards them. But, I feel intimidated when they around me at work, in public transport or any event and also in family and friends. It doesn't matter if I know them or not my confidence and self esteem are always low around them. I couldn't think straight when they are around and couldn't able to make eye contact while having a conversation with them. It affects my communication skills a lot as well as my productivity. I have tried not to let these things affect me but there's no improvement. Also I tend to compare myself with them and then I self-pity my self and blame god, society, my family, ultimately feel distressed. I am short you must have assessed it by now. Sometimes I feel women don't find me attractive because I am short or anyone who is short in today's generation. While Growing up we all must have heard that "Women like tall men or they find tall men attractive and they would like to settle down with a tall man" Growing up I thought and treated these sayings as a cliché but now I think this cliche has become a fact for me. Whenever I have interacted with a girl, they always put me in their friend circle or see me as their brother. I don't hit on every girl I see, I am not a pervert. Yeah I have liked few girls, but they didn't feel the same about me when I told them about my feelings and I am totally cool with it, I have no hard feelings for them. But the aftermath is, this made me feel like that I am not good enough. SO COULD YOU PLEASE OFFER SOME ADVICE ON HOW I COULD LIVE EFFICIENTLY WITHOUT LETTING THESE THINGS AFFECT ME. THANK YOU.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor,
I am facing some psychological issues for a long time now and I am unable to overcome it, I need some p...
Many couples make strange bedfellows. In other words, not all attractions are suitable according to appearances and yours will also likely be the same. There is a 'chemistry' as they say, or there is something that clicks when you find your true mate, to some extent. Tall, dark, ahndso0me men are a hard to come by, but the personality of an individual is dependent on five areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual fitness. How you carry yourself is more important than your height and shape and size. Then the most important feature to find in someone is their character. By now you must have assessed that these are things that you can develop. You need to develop good and admirable character judged by your value system. Your physical fitness is primed by regular exercise and diet. You may, in addition, attend a personality development course, good conversation course, public speaking course, and a self-grooming course to really project yourself as a suitable and desirable candidate. Above all, you must be happy with yourself first. You may be falsely seeking tall girls as a projection of your need to be tall. So develop your overall personality and you will see girls flocking to be your​ friend!
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My name is utkarsh, I am 17 years old. I want to join defence career but whenever I do any physical labour I start feeling very stressed out.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
My name is utkarsh, I am 17 years old.
I want to join defence career but whenever I do any physical labour I start fe...
Defence services have stringent physical requirement and is physically demanding even for technical jobs like engineers. Defence job also requires family flexibility as you have to keep shifting the entire service period. Also you are bound to be posted at difficult and demanding terrains, you should rather choose something else with glitz and glamour, (you are looking in defence services) which you are comfortable.
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