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Dr. Kavan Lakdawala

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Kavan Lakdawala Psychiatrist, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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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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I am 41 years old male. I have Obsessive compulsive disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 41 years old male. I have Obsessive compulsive disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.
Ocd can be completely cured in homeopathy such that you will never be addicted to the medicines or will not be having any kind of side effects on any other body part what so ever. But in any kind of psychiatric problem, detailed conversation is required.
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How can I get rid of mental tension? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
How can  I get rid of mental tension? Please help me.
Hello, The best way of releasing the mental stress/ tension is through exercises (sp. yoga like Pranayam, Anulom- Vilum and meditation) which increases your blood circulation, boosts up oxygen in each and every tissue of the body. What you eat really matters a lot! So, eat more of healthy food like green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts sp. walnut, almonds, flaxseeds, seasonal fruits, salads, lots of water, etc. Avoid all the junk (oily, fried, sugary) food. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Bacopa Monierri Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Take them for 20 days. Revert me back.
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I am feeling so stressed feeling of suicide and all doc can any one say me remedies plz.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am feeling so stressed feeling of suicide and all doc can any one say me remedies plz.
HI lybrate-user The great weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. You should ask youself what you can do about the sources of your stress, think through the pros and cons and take action where you can. Try to keep a positive and realistic attitude. If your stressful situation might be controllable, the best coping strategy is to treat the situation as a challenge and focus on ways to control it, but if your situation is uncontrollable, try to change your goal. Share your feelings with your family. Try to see the beautiful part of your life, believe in yourself you can handle each and every situation of your life in a positive way, live a happy and healthy life. Thanks.
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My friend loves a girl. She also loved him. But she cheated him and married an another guy. Now he is not disturbing her. But she again disturbs him. He fear so much about that. What should we do. please give me suggestion. Is this better to go for police station.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
No. Why call police? The girl does not seem to be a sensible one. You and your friend have been blessed by god that she married elsewhere! just try to think, had she got married to your friend and then had cheated him by going to her previous lover/friend, what life would have been like! strongly suggest, ask your friend not to bother about her any longer and rather concentrate to better his own life in terms of career, family, etc. Let him close all eyes and ears for her and focus on his life. When she sees, no response from his side will go back. You may not be required to do anything else best of luck. Happy diwali.
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I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
YOu need to practice mind control by meditaion, yoga, reading and books and if needed you take antidepressants
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Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
To calm the mind, be friendly and compassionate, and finally ignore if needed. Ignore the imperfection and keep your mind calm.
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Hello Doctor, I am 29 years od, I am suffering with Gender Identity issue. I am always feeling like a female. Whenever I see any girl or women, I am feeling like getting ready as female. Sometimes I am wearing chudidhars in my room secretly. Is my problem wil be resolved? or do I need to become a transgender? Please give me any solution Doctor. My parents are looking for a girl for marriage. I am unable to decide anything. Please help me or guide me Doctors.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Hello Doctor, I am 29 years od, I am suffering with Gender Identity issue. I am always feeling like a female. Wheneve...
Sometimes the experiences of childhood can make a person lean towards the other gender. I suggest that you meet a counsellor to help you vent out your thoughts and emotion. Counselling is confidential and non judgemental. She can also help you decide the best course of action since you mention marriage. There are many ways to get around this situation.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , yes this is true certain foods can help in improving Alzheimer's disease.To reduce Alzheimer's risk, focus on healthy fats. Get plenty of omega-3 fats. Evidence suggests that the DHA found in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines.Here are few foods you should add into your diet that can help improve your mind:- Green leafy vegetables, Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, cauliflower,Beans and legumes.Whole grains, Berries and cherries,Pumpkin, squash, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots and beets.Omega 3s. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts and pecans,Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.Cinnamon, sage, tumeric and cumin.
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I am a 23 year old boy and I am having socio phobia. Help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
I am a 23 year old boy and I am having socio phobia. Help me.
This is an unfounded fear of people developed from sometime in your childhood perhaps or because it could be a family trait or behavior. We are all social animals and need to learn to live and be with people all through our lives. If this is crippling you, you need to meet with a counselor and sort out this fear of people. The counselor will guide you and help you will some measures to build self-image, self-esteem and to learn to love yourself. You need to believe that people are basically good and the threat you envisage may be ill-founded on some misconstrued notion developed over many years and experiences. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and will work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (i suggest you join the toastmasters club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too, though not to this extent! there are three important developments to have to create an autonomous personality: awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social panic to disappear from your life for good.
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Hello Doctor, I'm 28 years old boy. I'm suffered by social phobia. If i'm in crowd, face a meeting I feel vomiting sensation. How to solve my problem. Please give suggestion.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello Doctor,
I'm 28 years old boy. I'm suffered by social phobia. If i'm in crowd, face a meeting I feel vomiting se...
Hi, Some people can have serious problems trying to communicate with peers that are associated with feelings of anxiety or fear. If this is something you deal with, you may have a social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder. There are many steps you can take to help you deal more effectively with day to day interactions. Social anxiety disorder can cause you to think negative thoughts about yourself when faced with a social situation. You may think" I'll look like a fool" or" I'm going to humiliate myself. The first step to overcoming them is to identify the thoughts when they pop into you head. Knowing what is causing social phobia can help you overcome it. Stop yourself when you think these thoughts and say" No, I will not look like a fool. I am strong and competent and I'm going to get through this. After you have confronted and identified the thoughts, analyze the fear. Try to overwrite the negative thoughts in your brain with positive, realistic ones. Ask yourself questions about your negative thoughts. For example, ask" Do I know I'm going to humiliate myself" or" How do I know I'm going to blow my presentation? Then ask yourself" Will it be the end of the world if I mess up? The logical answers to the questions are: more than likely, you will not humiliate yourself or mess up. Even if you do mess up, you are human, as is everyone watching you. Even professionals mess up. Often times social fears can be a result of thinking that everyone around you is passing judgment on you. If so, take a step back, and realize that most people aren't focused on you. If they are focused on you, they are not thinking the same negative thoughts as you are. Don't try to read people's minds. You can't know what people are thinking. Plus, they do not see the same negative self that you see in your mind. Use social situations to practice changing negative thoughts about yourself, and practice stopping and altering your thoughts about judgement from others What you can do is Change your focus. One of the ways to help reduce your anxiety is to take the focus off of yourself in social situations. Try to pay attention to your surroundings, the conversation, and connecting with the people around you. Begin to understand that although you are focused with how others will think of you, everyone else is not as focused on you. If you say or do something embarrassing, others may not even notice. Or if they do, they will quickly forget it. Try to focus on other things when you notice your physical symptoms in social situations. You are not being as obvious as you think. It is very rare that others can notice physical symptoms of anxiety or even panic attacks. Instead notice your experience of the event, such as music you hear, how each bite of food tastes, or other entertainment such as art or dancing. Most people are just as nervous in social situations as you are. They are too busy focused on themselves Make observable goals for yourself. Getting over your social anxiety may seem like a nebulous process. How do you know if you are getting better? Just putting yourself in social situations isn't enough. That might be step 1, but after that, you need to work on interacting more. Make goals for yourself for each social outing. As you accomplish your goals, you can start to see progress and improvement in yourself. Make small talk with people you see often, such as employees, schoolmates, or other people that you come in contact with. This may be just a comment on the weather, your homework or work project, or the meeting you had earlier. Start by giving yourself a goal of speaking to one person once a week. Then increase it to every day, or speaking to multiple people in one day. Make a goal to make one comment in class or in your meeting. Don't worry about what everyone else thinks. Focus on the fact that you did it. That is progress. If you are in a group setting, make a pact with yourself to say at least 3 comments in the conversation. Ask someone to dinner. It can be as a friend or as a date. Don't focus on the response - only focus on the fact that you were assertive and asked. This helps you focus on the task and the goal, not the nerves. The idea here is to get control of the situation. You know you can control what you do, what you say, and what you ask. You can't control the other person, so don't worry about them. You can even try practicing with a friend at home what you’ll do or say in social situations. Practice deep breathing. Deep breathing can be a great way to manage anxiety during or before social situations. Deep breathing can help reduce the physical symptoms of your anxiety, many of which are a result of breathing too quickly. Do breathing exercises everyday so it becomes second nature and comes naturally when you're in a stressful situation. Breathe through your abdomen, not your chest. To do this, lay on the floor or sit straight in a chair. Place a hand on your chest, the other on your abdomen. As you inhale, the hand on your abdomen should move while the one on your chest stays mostly at the same place. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold for a count of 7. Exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of 8. Gently contract your abdominal muscles to get all the air from the lungs. This is extremely important. Complete 5 deep breaths. Try 1 deep breath per 10 seconds. You will have set backs. This happens to everyone. Don't dwell on failure. Remember, you are learning. Think of ways that you will do better next time. Find people who are right for you. Choose those who make you happiest over those who look popular and cool. Be comfortable. They're just people, and there are over 7 billion of them in the world.
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I have smoking habit. I smoke 3 to 4 cigarettes daily. Will I get any problem if I run daily?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will only experience a problem while running because of your smoking as compared to a non-smoker. But exercise is welcome anytime and with any condition because it is the most holistic medicine. However, smoking is bad for everyone whether they exercise or not. If you smoke and exercise your stamina will not be that good. Over a period of time it can only get worse. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke will reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and you will tend to get exhausted, easily. Besides, there are more than 4000 thousand chemical substances in tobacco smoke and most of them are harmful. My advice is to quit smoking immediately and your exercise will stand to benefit you tremendously.
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My best friend left me after a misunderstanding, and now I can't leave without him, always I used to think about him. He leaves with me but he never talks to me, and this guilt is killing me. I can't live without my best friend. please plz help me.

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
My best friend left me after a misunderstanding, and now I can't leave without him, always I used to think about him....
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Your best friend will talk to you if you are able to clear his misunderstanding. Talk to him. If it is your fault, apologise unconditionally. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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Hi I have a girl friend. She's 2years elder than me. 3years back she was 27 and I was 25. We use to have romance. I use to touch her breast, butt and sometimes vagina too. Once we had nude romance too. When we had romance her expressions use to blank which discouraged me from making more romance. At that time she said she is fine in having romance. But she said that she's not getting any sexual desire though we are having nude romance. But I use to get a lot. She's fine to have sex. But we didn't had sex. Is that possible that girls won't get sexual desire even having such a way of romance? Do they have such a capabilities to control mind not to get sexual desires?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I have a girl friend. She's 2years elder than me. 3years back she was 27 and I was 25. We use to have romance. I u...
Hi lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate and thanks for sharing your concern. Two possibilities can be there - she may be not ready for it, her mind may be not giving it to the desire. If she is stressed then also such thing can happen. Secondly, may be some sexual issue is there which if she feel the needs will have to get check up for and rectified to lead a happy sex life. Try to gently explore the reason with her and not offend her.
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Always I feel very lonely I can't trust the people because few situations in my life had came like that so that I can't be with anyone all the time I feel very very lonely please help me to be free.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Always I feel very lonely I can't trust the people because few situations in my life had came like that so that I can...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, live your life day to day, try being a little less judgmental. Find and develop friends who share your hobbies and interests. Man is a social animal and you will definitely be able to find some people with whom you can discuss about your life and interests. Do not be stuck in the past and what happened then. Its better to life life anew, see people and events afresh. With regards, sajen john.
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I'm suffering from full body pain since last night which tablet I take to get rid out of this kind of body pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm suffering from full body pain since last night which tablet I take to get rid out of this kind of body pain.
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest.
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My mother is undergoing unbearable problems with her breathing. She cannot take full breath since last 3 years. She has to deliberately take long breath frequently. She has become very weak and depressed. We consulted many doctors but they are telling her not to take tension or prescribing her anti depressants. however its not working. PLEASE HELP. Where should I take her. Please suggest doctor and treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My mother is undergoing unbearable problems with her breathing. She cannot take full breath since last 3 years. She h...
Dear lybrate user, asthma is preceded by the production of histamines in the blood. Histamine is produced due to the entrance of foreign particles in the body. The triggering cause behind the onset of asthma varies in every patient. A detailed case taking along with some blood test results are required to diagnose the proper underlying cause behind asthma. Please conduct a laboratory test of your mother's blood for tc, dc, esr & ige. Revert back with the results & consult me privately via lybrate. In the mean-time she can take homoeopathic mother tincture aspidosperma q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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She is suffering with ocd which is fear of contamination she always thinks about purification of house due to fear from religious value and consequently she will wash hand even her own hair touched and will do for a longer than normally we do. As it is normal to touch all these thing she becomes busy towards her compulsion. If we try to stop her she starts abusing loudly so that we feel embarrassed but she doesn't think. She always talk about how poisonous it is? As lizard and any wasp, mosquito etc. She washes her hand after feeling to be touched but really she didn't touch it. When we try to stop we feel embarrassing due to dirty words language used by her. If I do not interrupt how she will overcome from it as she also frustrates with these activity and if I leave alone again there is problem she always makes situation quarrelsome and then after she calms for some duration. So very disgusting situation we face she doesn't care about her activity and never regret for embarrassment due to slang and abusive word which cannot be expected from a good family. She always feels herself right. Pls give a proper solution to resolve issue as it is frustrating too much me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
It is likely she is having OCD. Fear of contamination, excess hand washing, checking, anxiety and irritability are some of the features. Consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. The best treatment is a combination of medication and behavioral therapy.
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Hi doc. My exams are going on from 20th Oct to 30th Oct.in between there are 2 weekends. I need to go to office and attend exam as well can you please help me how I will manage my office. My exam and my sleeping time. I am very stressed about how I will manage my sleeping time. Many many thanks.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
First of all, stop stressing yourself by thinking toooo much about how you will manage. Just give it a head-on start and start preparing. Keep your office work light by taking your colleagues and boss into confidence about exams. Am very sure, if you seek their help, they will be helpful. Next, keep your focus all the time on preparation. Do little bits at a time. E.g. One little topic in whatever time you can squeeze out, even in office. Do not sit with friends over lunch- finish off fast at your desk, start with studies in lunch time. Likewise, while travel, etc. Make a list of all topics covered and pat your back each time you complete one more topic. Keep counting your topics covered, on a separate sheet, write a list of all to be covered, and keep striking out those you are done with. This will give you a lot of confidence. Am sure, you will be able to manage successfully. Best of luck.
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Hello. I have faced speaking problem (fumbel, very fast speaking) from my childhood nd this problem made my lyf worst in many occasions. Nd this problem especially trigger on too much anger, happiness and in my odd situations .plz suggest me what to do? Will I talk fluent, clear like others? Is it treatable or not? Or should I concert which doctor.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by Speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, I'd suggest you to visit a Psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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Dear Sir my age is 22 but I look older. After my father death my mind remained tensed all time I remains unhappy all time sometimes I have no interest in my life. Last time I am not able to see my answer. Please reply by mail and send me your contact details. Your message save some ones life.

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 Sir my age is 22 but I look older. After my father death my mind remained tensed all time I remains unhappy all ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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