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Dr. Karthik Rao  - Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Karthik Rao

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Karthik Rao Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Karthik Rao is a renowned Psychiatrist in Belle Vue Multispeciality Hospital, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Karthik Rao personally at MIND CARE INSTITUTE (Healthy Mind Clinic) in Belle Vue Multispeciality Hospital, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karthik Rao on Lybrate.com.

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I am getting lazy day by day. Can you please advice me how to increase my concentration in my studies. Im an engineering student.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to look for anemia and hypothyroid by doing blood CBC and TSH. CONCENTRATION TIPS Here���s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can���t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don���t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in���s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren���t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn���t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren���t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don���t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I���ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I���ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can���t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I am Vishwas ,a im 46 years old i am always burden, tention . in my mind one question that in my life something happen i will not live

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That looks like an irrational thought. Challenge it with rational thoughts and logic. Everyone has tension and worry. Prioritising, time management, and critical problem solving will help you to regain your lost confidence and courage. Please go for counselling sessions.
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I get short tempered quickly and now a days I am forgetting things very fast. Can you help me in this?

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
The symptoms you describe are more likely to be associated with altered mood states due to stress n anxiety. Irritability is just an outward manifestation of prevailing unrest in mind. You need to go down and visit a psychiatrist of your choice to get medical and psychological help. Believe me. You ll feel much different and positive.
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My husband is involved with some other woman, I caught him red handed, I changed and he confessed, now he begging my forgiveness but I have a doubt it is from his heart or not. What should I do? Should I forgive him, should I maintain distance from him or what should I do? Please help me, I am extremely confused and disturbed.

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. You must forgive him. If you don't and continuously doubt him, he will feel bad and there are chances of depression and other problems. Please forgive him. I need to talk to you in detail. Please talk to your husband in this regard. I suggest online family counselling. Feel free to contact me. Take care.
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I have jaw pain and in lower part of ear also. I m unable to understand what does it mean! What is it?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have jaw pain and in lower part of ear also.
I m unable to understand what does it mean!
What is it?
Hello, take, homoeo- medicins (pills no: 40)*** @ phytolacca 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ causticum200-6 pills alternate day 1 dose. * go for maxillery muscle exercise. * take plenty of water to relax your facial muscle. Report, your progress, fortnightly take, care.
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Sir tell me why duma problem can happen in patient I think this disease can happen in use of smoking or pollution problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Asthma is of 2 types----------------- 1. Allergic Asthma caused by exposure to an allergen and----------------- 2. Nonallergic Asthma caused by stress, exercise, illnesses like a cold or the flu, or exposure to extreme weather, irritants in the air or some medications------------------- Asthma Symptoms---------------------- •Coughing--- •Shortness of breath— •Tightness of Chest---- •Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when you breathe, especially when exhaling)- Factors that triggers Asthma------------------------ •Outdoor allergens, such as pollens from grass, trees and weeds--------------- •Indoor allergens, such as pet, dust mites and mold------------- •Certain drugs and food additives---------------- •Irritants in the air, such as smoke, chemical fumes and strong odors----------- •Colds, the flu or other illnesses---------- •Exercise (although people with asthma can benefit from some exercise)--------- •Stress---------- •Weather conditions, such as cold air or extremely dry, wet or windy weather-----------
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What is the relation of OCD with perfection. Give me some example in detail .please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The term perfectionism encompasses a broad scope of characteristics. It isn’t a diagnosable mental disorder. As such, it’s used loosely and without any real clinical criteria. People with perfectionist traits tend to have extremely high standards for themselves and others. They are goal driven, workaholics, with exacting standards. Perfectionists crave order and predictability. They want things to be “just right” or they feel anxious. They are often highly stressed and feel anxious and tense. Perfectionists can get hung up on the details, wasting time perfecting, practicing, and redoing work in a compulsive fashion. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by recurring and unwanted thoughts or images (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). For example, an obsession is repeated thoughts and worries about germs. And an associated compulsion is frequent hand washing and cleaning. Obsessions create anxiety and an urgent need to do the compulsive behaviors. Those with OCD feel they must repetitively perform these compulsive behaviors or something bad will happen. The compulsions may temporarily relieve the anxiety, but it’s short lived leaving one in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. OCD can cause so much distress and consume so much time that it disables people from living full and productive lives.
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I am 22 year old student. I am not able to focus on mu studies for a month. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under some stress, and I do not know if you are aware of it. Find out what this disturbance is all about and as you address it, memory and concentration will happily return to favor you. Do meet with a counselor, if your stress is too much.But you may work on 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, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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Hello all, I want to know a normal person help to the depressed person? Coz, my friend is depressed due to she her separation. I am trying to help her but she like to drink smoke and sleep, stay at home and don't want to roam or do some hobby works. If I go and roam she don't allow me too do so as well she ask me to stay at home drink smoke sleep. I like to do photography and travel but now a days I feeling myself as depressed staying at home. If I visit to my friends and enjoy the eve she call me a we had a fight. My mood got off. Her parents take her to councillor but as per they don't know anything. Please suggest me what should I do? Help me please.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
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I want to know a normal person help to the depressed person? Coz, my friend is depressed due to she her se...
She needs support and for that she needs to open her heart out with any relationship and marriage expert. This is needed immediately as early as possible. If she doesn't want to go and meet the expert she can connect online as well. This depression takes some time because the breakup is very very fresh. Till then take care that she doesn't harm herself and for that in spite of arguing just spend sometime with her and only listen to her with empathy and compassion. Decide and make a direct contact either online or in person.
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I drink alcohol ocationly but chewing tobacco daily, but I was regular user alcohol before 3 years but now I quit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chewing tobacco is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course, since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the submucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance is known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred. If he is unable to give it up on his own, he needs to be admitted into a rehabilitation center nearby until he is completely out of it. They will have him deal with all other issues also and so his anger outbursts will also get attention. The anger may or may not have anything to do with the addiction but still it is better he deals with it in the course of his therapy. I am glad you have reduced alcohol consumption to occasional use only.
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Sir I can't concentrate on studies. And some poor memory also please tell me the solution.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I understand you are really putting in efforts to concentration but since you have experienced a failure in doing so while studying it wuld be grt if you consult a psychologist
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How can I handle a panic attack when it happens to me? For example how should I breath? When I have one I can't control my breath and I feel like I'm gonna pass out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How can I handle a panic attack when it happens to me? For example how should I breath? When I have one I can't contr...
These are signs of hysteria and breathing is really important to calming yourself down. This is a fear-based behavior and can be very difficult to treat because you have found an unhealthy adaptation to a normal fear which you feel is impossible to resolve. Apart from regular and aerobic exercising, you must also visit a gym to build a good body image. You can go for personal grooming classes too. While regular vigorous exercise develops your body, the regimen will also enlarge your heart and help you handle stressful situations much more competently than others who don’t exercise. Dress well, eat well, sleep well and conduct yourself well in social circles to build confidence. Perform well in your studies and work, and feel good about your achievements. You could also go for hypnosis sessions to build your self-image from within. Now, remember that all your problems are in your mind: spiritual wellness, faith and prayer will boost your confidence really well. Emotional wellness will take care of the fear factor. There are lots of affirmations, if said three times at a time, everyday, they will gradually strengthen your concept of yourself. Yoga and meditation will also build you up. Speaking to a counselor will give you personal assistance in pursuing these goals.
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Nowadays i am fearing for everything..I am not able to do anything boldly..I am not afraid of ghost before 1 year,but now i am having so much fear to go out at Midnight.Some unexpected things happened in my life,this creates me more pressure..I could not concentrate on my work properly an sleep earlier at night also..Please help to resolve this problem as soon as possible..

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Fear is a natural response to situational threats. If there is frequent response of fear without having any threats, then it is a symptom of mental illness which need to be treated by a Psychiatrist. Psychologist will help you to identify your fear related thoughts and to learn to distort these thoughts and implanting constructive positive thoughts. You will also learn to relax your mind
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How can I concentrate on my study? Whenever I go for study my mind diverts another things. Pls help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
You need to do meditation and fulfill your needs first before sitting for studies. If you just sit for your studies as a burden you will never be able to concentrate. First decide and place your motive aim then look forward for it. However you can take biochemic tablets kali phos 6x once daily for 2 weeks and revert back.
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Hi, for silly matter also I am getting more angry on all, and I am worrying a lot for every matter, I don't have patience, so please suggest how to control my anger and how to develop patience myself, so please suggest me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
You cannot control your anger, it is like electricity, expression of energy that comes in a flash you should look at t he roots of anger, the frustration is always when the other is not behaving or acting as you want them to do. Accept that it is not possible that ways, much similar as you will behave as per your discretion and not as others want you to! you can stop worrying by not focusing on the outcome, which is funnily not in your hands!
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I am feeling so much stress because I called one girls as sister and now I am loving is doing right or wrong I am feeling so much stress and I was unable to say what my feeling is what to do can I propose her? Pls give you r valuable suggestions.

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
I am feeling so much stress because I called one girls as sister and now I am loving is doing right or wrong I am fee...
You better to do friendliness with that girl. Friendliness get more satisfaction freedom and enjoyment it is good for your mental status. In love everything is stress. Every movement is stress. It may develop your personal problems. In friendliness you have chance to enjoy so many corners of life. You can directly ask any matter and enjoy with them. I think love is waste for your personality. You have no capacity to control your stress then do not go love. Better to enjoy friendliness. Nothing you will get in love it is waste of time. Unnecessary stress. So please follow my suggestion it will helps to you in all aspects. Ok best of luck.
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I am having pain in calf in leg from last 2 years and now from last 1 year I am having pain in my hand and lower back also and now the pain turn into burning and numbness. Done all diagnosis but all are ok and not able to find out the cause of pain.

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Have you got your Vitamin D levels, serum uric acid, serum vitamin B12 levels and sugar done, if not they should be done too. Besides the pain in the leg may be due to a nerve compression in the back, that will have to be evaluated clinically and you may need an MRI of the spine if that is the case.
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Due to slump in Business and worry about the current situation I am feeling very depressed and not being able to sleep properly and get only about three hours . Please help.?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your stress is of a high level. This shortage of sleep portends serious repercussions for your health, let alone your business. You must be aware that many businesses do not last for various reasons. If you have to cut your losses and shut down the business for another, do it fast and consult a professional. Sometimes the location may not be suitable, the business may have run out its course, new approaches and competition can all put you out of your venture. Change is the only constant in life: innovate or perish. Passivity is criminal to the situation. Do something, even if it wrong. Try many options before you settle with the right one. But get on with your life, and soon too. Your sleep will return to normal levels and your health will not be threatened.
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I have pain in my whole body and I feel so tired and mostly my head is really paining.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in my whole body and I feel so tired and mostly my head is really paining.
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly Best Wishes
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Male 18 for the last few years since 15th age i've started hearing a lot of voices in my head and for now it is very less but sometimes I feel like im getting depressed very fast and also anxiety takes over me when i'm trying to sleep this just comes like not everyday but its just randomly comes and goes please help me find whats going on.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Male 18 for the last few years since 15th age i've started hearing a lot of voices in my head and for now it is very ...
You must meet with a counselor and a doctor immediately to rule out any serious issue. Although these signs are not looking good. You must continue with the counseling for a long time and do not self-regulate your medication. If you respond well to the treatment, you should be well on yoru way to recovery due to your age and commitment. Please take your parents along and let them share whatever they remember about your early childhood.
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