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Dr. Kavan Lakdawala

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Kavan Lakdawala Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Kavan Lakdawala is one of the best Psychiatrists in Opera House, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Kavan Lakdawala at Bay View Clinic in Opera House, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Kavan Lakdawala on Lybrate.com.

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Actually I am suffering from fear for last 10 days what should I do?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Actually I am suffering from fear for last 10 days what should I do?
First go through the symptoms which I am sending you. Then let me know how many symptoms you are having then we will discuss the further line of management. Panic attack is a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which four (or more) of the following symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes: 1. Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate 2. Sweating 3. Trembling or shaking 4. Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering 5. Feeling of choking 6. Chest pain or discomfort 7. Nausea or abdominal distress 8. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint 9. Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself) 10. Fear of losing control or going crazy 11. Fear of dying 12. Paresthesias 13. Chills or hot flashes if you want more details let me know.
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I want to quit consuming Cocaine.Please help?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Cocaine Detoxification Medical Detoxification is a process that systematically and safely withdraws people from addicting drugs, usually under the care of a physician. Drinking alcohol or using drugs can cause physical dependence over time and stopping them can result in withdrawal symptoms in people with this dependence. The detoxification process is designed to treat the immediate bodily effects of stopping drug use and to remove toxins left in the body as a result of the chemicals found in drugs and/or alcohol. While at the present time, no proven pharmacologic therapy for cocaine addiction exists, several kinds of medications have been used in the detoxification of cocaine. Withdrawal from chronic cocaine use produces anxiety, depression and intense cravings for the drug. Several types of medications address these issues in different ways. Antidepressant drugs such as desipramine or a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine have been used to reduce cocaine withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Benzodiazepines, tranquilizers such as Diazepam, have been used to reverse anxiety induced by cocaine withdrawal. Amantadine, a drug used to treat Parkinson's Disease, may be an effective treatment for cocaine-dependent patients with severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms and may reduce cocaine craving. Bromocriptine, a drug that works on the brain's dopamine system, has been used to decrease the craving for cocaine during detoxification and to reduce mood disturbance. Propanolol, a beta-blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure, may be useful for severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms, as it slows down the effects of adrenaline, thereby calming the body's "fight or flight" response to stressful situations. This type of drug has been used to treat general anxiety and anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal. Propranolol's lessening of symptoms such as palpitations and sweating has helped reduce cocaine craving. Its use, however, is not risk free in patients who have taken cocaine and can be associated with decreased blood flow to the heart and other changes that predispose patients to arrhythmia and a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke. Delayed toxic effects are possible. Any use of beta-blockers in this setting requires careful monitoring and caution
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Hi, this question is regarding my husband .He is heavily addicted to alcohol. We have tried everything to get him out of alcohol but all in vein. I just wanted to know is there any medicine to help him get rid of alcohol.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
You should enroll him in organizations like Alcohol Anonymous. Where there are groups of people with similar problems. They discuss, express there problems and also share stories how they got out of it. This acts as effective tools for behavior modification and de-addiction.
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Dear sir some time I am taking tobacco products rajnigandha tulsi etc. Now my mouth is not open fully so please suggest some tips and medicine thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
U need to do physiotherapy treatment atleast for three months and they will also show you mouth exercises but till than dont eat tobacco and also start with tablet folvite 5 mg once a day for six months.
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My 4 year old daughter is acting insecure and strange. I have filled for a divorce last month and she was taken away from me forcefully for 15 days. She was with her father and not allowed to talk to me. Now I have got her back legally and she can not see her father anymore. He has refused to take visiting rights. Now she is living with me at my parents house. Should I see a child psychologist for her behavior changes?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My 4 year old daughter is acting insecure and strange. I have filled for a divorce last month and she was taken away ...
Your daughter is only 4 year old and the divorce proceedings between you and your husband, are beyond her. A child craves for both the parents and chosing one of them is very traumatic for the child. The child is undergoing a lot of traumatic events and that is making her sad, angry and insecure. It is very sad that she was taken away from you forcibly. From her view point it is also sad that she cannot see her father now. I understand that you also are going through a lot and are under lot of stress. I am sure you had strong reasons for making these choices. I would request you to give your daughter some more time to settle down and then try to talk to her normally. Don't drag your daughter into your disagreements with your husband. It would be helpful if you do not get angry with her for loving her father and see that you do not speak ill about him in front of her. I understand, this is not easy and how sad all this must be for you. See, many times, children feel responsible for their parents' fights and keep feeling guilty. She might be confused, hence might be acting strange and feeling insecured. There is a lot to be done in your case. Kindly seek help from a counsellor.
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My friend had smoking habit for nearly 5 years. Daily he was in taking Atleast 2 cigarettes. F or the past one year he has stopped smoking. Is there any tests to check whether he has smoked Atleast once in his lifetime?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Nicotine can be detected in the urine by quantitative and qualitative tests. Depending on individual variation (among many other factors), it may be present in urine for 2-4 days.
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BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Cocaine Detoxification

Medical Detoxification is a process that systematically and safely withdraws people from addicting drugs, usually under the care of a physician. Drinking alcohol or using drugs can cause physical dependence over time and stopping them can result in withdrawal symptoms in people with this dependence. The detoxification process is designed to treat the immediate bodily effects of stopping drug use and to remove toxins left in the body as a result of the chemicals found in drugs and/or alcohol.

While at the present time, no proven pharmacologic therapy for cocaine addiction exists, several kinds of medications have been used in the detoxification of cocaine. Withdrawal from chronic cocaine use produces anxiety, depression and intense cravings for the drug. Several types of medications address these issues in different ways.

Antidepressant drugs such as desipramine or a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine have been used to reduce cocaine withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Benzodiazepines, tranquilizers such as Diazepam, have been used to reverse anxiety induced by cocaine withdrawal. Amantadine, a drug used to treat Parkinson's Disease, may be an effective treatment for cocaine-dependent patients with severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms and may reduce cocaine craving. Bromocriptine, a drug that works on the brain's dopamine system, has been used to decrease the craving for cocaine during detoxification and to reduce mood disturbance.

Propanolol, a beta-blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure, may be useful for severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms, as it slows down the effects of adrenaline, thereby calming the body's "fight or flight" response to stressful situations. This type of drug has been used to treat general anxiety and anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal. Propranolol's lessening of symptoms such as palpitations and sweating has helped reduce cocaine craving. Its use, however, is not risk free in patients who have taken cocaine and can be associated with decreased blood flow to the heart and other changes that predispose patients to arrhythmia and a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke. Delayed toxic effects are possible. Any use of beta-blockers in this setting requires careful monitoring and caution
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I am 18 year of age. I have brain problem. My brain is slow. If somebody ask me question I can't answer instantly whether I know. please tell me how to sharp brain.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Do some brain exercise, it will sharp your mind. First go for an assessment with a psychologist to find out your actual problem of your brain. If you want our help you can contact us.
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I am 21 and in profound depression add since 3 yrs. Am unable get back to orthodox state. Can you help me with that? I get distracted easily as well.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 21 and in profound depression add since 3 yrs. Am unable get back to orthodox state. Can you help me with that?
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Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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Hello sir, my name is shubham and I have stammering problem. Which is the perfect medicine for stammering.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, as such there is no medicine for stammering. Medicine are only helpful if the cause of stammering is known. Medicines are given for that cause not for stammering per se. So consult psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated.
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I am 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.

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
I am 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.
Dear lybrate user. You do not have depression. This is stress. Take rest. Go for some outdoor games. Get entertained. Do not study continuously. Get enough sleep. Take care.
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I have a hesitation to take any decision.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
I have a hesitation to take any decision.
Decision making is a skill and can be improved by practice don't try to be perfectionist and know that every choice had price. Start to choose in daily activities what to do and how to do. It will give you practice of making decision.
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I am very bad listener and I get distracted to random thoughts while listening to desirable topics. How I can overcome this habit of not to think of random thoughts while listening to some important topics?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am very bad listener and I get distracted to random thoughts while listening to desirable topics. How I can overcom...
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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Hi, I have strong feelings for guys. I am attracted to guys how to rectify this. I want to be normal.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Meet an expert, this questions cant be solved this way. You may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u.
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Hi, He has smoking habit. What we do to stop him? Kindly advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
I don? t know who you are talking about. But this much is clear, whoever has the smoking habit has to want to stop the habit himself, first. Anybody else that wants to stop someone else? s habit, even if you use force, cannot succeed in the long run until the person himself wants to stop it. Now the person will want to stop the habit as soon as he has? hit rock bottom? when he is really ready to give it up and wants help and support. Initially he needs to meet with a counselor who will encourage him to give up the habit by pointing out the imminence of? hitting rock bottom, and some responsive candidates respond with a serious motivation. Once that has been achieved he can be taken for detoxification either to a hospital or to a rehabilitation center and he can then follow their schedule for complete cessation.
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I lost somebody close last month and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time please help me.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I lost somebody close last month and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time please help...
Please do meditation to relieve stress. Also do morning walk daily keep yourself busy in social activities
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I'm not happy to live in this world. Before my marriage my mom treated me like I'm waste she isn't affection towards me. She brought me to a hostel at age 6 ,after My marriage my husband left me because of his lover. Please help.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I'm not happy to live in this world. Before my marriage my mom treated me like I'm waste she isn't affection towards ...
Hi lybrate-user! I am really sorry to hear from you the pain you have through all these days. I do not believe just one suggestion would heal all the sufferings and pain that you had undergone from the age of 6 till date. So I request you to or if you are interested to come in for an online consultation were in we can have a discussion and my approach of treatment would be explained to you in more detail and also to overcome this problem and for you to lead an happy and peaceful life forever. Take care. With regards
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Dear Dr. Thank to you a million times for answering my prayer. Can you tell me what was that I got when my heart went 250 beats per minute and my body paralyzed after? Shud I consider it as a heart problem or anxiety and why I'm I not able to feel active like before and feeling panic when the weather is hot and humid.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear Dr. Thank to you a million times for answering my prayer. Can you tell me what was that I got when my heart went...
The heart rate of 250 bpm indicates a ventricular tachycardia and more probably a fibrillation and you need cardiac evaluation.
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Hello doctor. I am a student. I want to increase my memory power which will help me in my study so tell me the ways to increase my memory power.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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