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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.
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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 13 years old student . My mind is very lazy and I forgotten anything in sometime. My mind was also nervous in examination and I forget all thing that I study. So please say what I do.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Nervousness means stress and related anxiety. Anxiety is fear about unknown happening or fear about future. Anxiety about things which we do not know or anxiety about things we are not experienced are common. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. Your lazyness and memory deficiency could be due to anxiety disorder. Please provide me more information. I need to assess your mental health condition. Take care.
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I am 24 years old male and I have been smoking for abt 7 years now my question is will I clear my medical for Saudi Arabia visa?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Yes, you will be able to pass it. Unless you have developed any pathological effects of it. Try to avoid it. Take care. :)
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When I studied my books or newspaper in my mind I analysed that every body hears me but I studied in my mind I don't speak a little word than how is it possible? I think because of long time of period I was listening songs in my hand free that's why I think its possible because high senses is it possible because high periods of listening songs in handfree I could be liking your thoughts beyond your mind? please tell me the right answer sir its really help full for me please Dr. Tell me i'm right or not?

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
When I studied my books or newspaper in my mind I analysed that every body hears me but I studied in my mind I don't ...
yes you are right dear. as things or thoughts you think more about, will be coming frequently, so if thoughts are coming then let them come. don't oppose it, do Everyday yogasanas and pranayama practice. and meditation is must for you. join Art of Living Happiness workshop as soon as possible. I assure you, you will be happier then ever, and all your answers will get back your self automatically.
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Hello sir I am a student Age 24 physically fir but mentally a little bit weak only for studying case My exam will be held in oct 2016 Sir I am very very I did not grasp anything related to study I forget after 2 days My brain memory is weak how can I improve this ? I do mediation as well as excuse in evening & murng respectively. I search many powders supplements capsule name but I am confused I do not knw which is best ? Wht I take to improve my brain memory ? I am hasty boy I think if any1 give me a work , I finish in 1 sec it is my weakness Please tell me some best medicines to improve my memory ! Thanking you !

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are no medicines for memory improvement. But you can do the following that will definitely help: 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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 the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I chew tobacco regular and want to leave this habit please suggest me what should I Do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
For leaving aany addiction a strong mind and will power is necessary.Every person who is addicted thinks that it is easy to leave but when it comes to withdrawl symptoms,all big claims vanisshes and there a strong mind is needed.What may be the problems just keep one thing in moind ,dont touch tobacco from now .Myelf is a homoeopath and I will guide you with ssome mediccines with which yopu will not only overcome from this habit but can also oveercome th withdrawl symptoms.
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My problem is unnecessarily I get scared, when I am in group of peoples, then I think that all are talking about me badly, like this problems I had. Then I consult psychiatry in hyderabad, then after talked about my problems he said that you are suffering with depression. And sir suggested to use some tablets for 1'st 15 days: ferrous ascorate folic acid tablet & bupron 150mg. After 15 days again I consulted doctor he checked my blood reports about cbc and thyroid test all are normal and again he suggested to use tablets for one month those are bupron xl 300mg & neurorex forte. Is this better to use are not. And I saw the side effects of bupron xl 300mg, I was scared. Please give me a suggestion and I am waiting for valuable suggestion thanking you sir.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My problem is unnecessarily I get scared, when I am in group of peoples, then I think that all are talking about me b...
You can also take counselling sessions to help you deal with the fear of social gathering. Counselling is talk therapy where you can safely talk about your problems and work on your fears and feel more confident and in control of yourself. Cbt also helps in depression along with medications. Please add yoga, pranayam to your daily routine. Please read my health tip on depression, anxiety and negative thoughts. Please click on private chat if you have any questions.
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Is Your Workplace Dragging You Down?

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Is Your Workplace Dragging You Down?

We spend a majority of our time in office. Naturally, the atmosphere of the office affects the way we perceive things around us - our moods, passions and personality. How do you like your office atmosphere? Do you enjoy working with your colleagues? Do you feel respected? It is essential for you to have an affirmative answer to each of these questions, for your own good. But if it is not so, what can you do?

  • Shift: Staying in a negative space will pull you down and harm you. If possible, ask to be transferred to another department. Few of us have the luxury of quitting on a whim. So, update your resume and spread the word that you're looking for a change. Don't quit your current job without having a back-up plan in place. However, when looking for a new job, keep the things you don't like about your current job in mind, so that you don't find yourself in a similar situation again.
  • Find like-minded people: No matter how many colleagues you don't get along with, there must be a few you like. Watch their back and ask them to watch yours. Whenever you hear of anything that might affect the people around you, share the news with them but with discretion. Limit your interaction with people who pull you down and drain your energy.
  • Document everything: Don't let things come to a my word against your's situation. This can be very stressful and harm your health. As far as possible, ensure all your communication is recorded in the form of emails, messages etc. Do not rely on someone else to take notes at meetings, rather make your own. Keeping a work diary is a good idea.
  • Lead by example: Negative people feed off negativity around them. If you are a positive person, they will gradually begin avoiding you themselves or you might even make a positive impact on them. Respect people you work with and you will get their respect in return. Before condemning people, take a look at yourself and ensure that you aren't doing anything to attract that kind of behavior.
  • Do something about it: Complaining can get things off your chest but often do nothing to change the situation. Be a part of the solution to the negativity in your office. Be regular with your own work and stick to your deadlines. If you need something, follow up with people instead of expecting them to follow up with you. 

Lastly, don't try too hard to change the system. You can only control your own life. If you see your efforts going to waste, get back to that resume and start sending it out.

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I am 18 years old male. My name is Sahil and I am suffering from slow mental image formation. I mean whenever I hear or study something I can't imagine or learn that thing my friends and other classmate. I am not a bright student now I have used to be. What could it be.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 18 years old male. My name is Sahil and I am suffering from slow mental image formation. I mean whenever I hear ...
Relax, dear lybrate user. Yours is not a problem at all. You are eggagerating a very very common issue at this age that every body has to undergo. You are just transforming from adolesence to adulthood. There is a surge of hormones influencing body and and mind. There is also a struggle to become free from your parental influence, searching for you own identity. And also there will be a challenge to plan and achieve a career. There may also be a fear of facing new life situations because of lack of experience. All these things are capable of creating a turmoil in your mind causing a decline in concentration and memory leading to poor academic performance. Nothing to worry. If you are strong enough to withstand all these temporary mental conditions, you can certainly shoot high. Be clear about your career goal. Freely talk about your emotions to a friend or teacher or even your parents, they will certainly guide you to a bright future. Wish you all the best.
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I am confused regarding future. I can not able to decide wat work is gud and built my carrier. So depressed. Can not sleep whole night. And a huge disappointment from life no goals. Help me.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
I am confused regarding future. I can not able to decide wat work is gud and built my carrier. So depressed. Can not ...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I went through your query and can understand what you must be going through. You seem to be predominantly preoccupied with negative thoughts. Negative thoughts and sleep disturbance definitely point towards an underlying depressive disorder. You should consider seeking a psychiatric consultation and get yourself evaluated. With adequate treatment with medications and psychotherapy, you will start feeling better and able to think positive. Positivity will help you decide the future course of action in a correct frame of mind. I do hope that I recover soon. Best wishes.
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I feel drowsy all the day. I have some kind of pain in my head. It feels like blank mind. I can not concentrate on my studies.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I feel drowsy all the day. I have some kind of pain in my head. It feels like blank mind. I can not concentrate on my...
You are probably not getting adequate, restful sleep at night. This causes drowsiness in day time, decreased concentration and attention, and irritability. This will affect your work and studies and general well being in the long run. Try to get proper sleep at night. Avoid coffee or tea for up to 5 hours before sleep. Maintain same time for waking and sleeping. Avoid watching TV before sleeping. You can consult me for further management if required.
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Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.
Hello, you r exposed to viral fever, causing, pain in body, headache, nausea, cough, fever, fatigue. Your diet b easily digestible, on time. Drink, lukewarm water, tk, homoeo medicine. @ eupetorium perf 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ bryonia alb 30-6 pills thrice. Tk rest.
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Dear sir / mam I am college student. My mind is not sharp I am learn my studies and after my mind is blank.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 10 days.
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I have broken up with my gf. She does not want me no more. Please suggest me something.

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. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Anticipation of stress and preparing oneself for anticipated stressful life events prevents anxiety and stress related disorders.
For example: like one prepares for mock tests well ahead in time before the main exam or even spot exams, in a similar way anticipate life stressors. For example, if one is 30yrs old - mid career, anticipate financial stress and plan for it. Anticipate BP or Diabetes in Mid Forties and start changing lifestyle now. Anticipate heart disease and operation in Mid- fifties, anticipate illhealth of other family members, anticipate financial stress about children's education, children leaving home in your sixties, anticipate mobility problems in late 60's and 70's.
Anticipate and prepare for health insurance etc.
Despite all this planning expect any sudden life events. Taking time for yourself - building your skills, exercising, enjoyable hobbies, playing a small role in society and leading a balanced simple life can alleviate lots of stress related illness and anxiety disorders and of course LESS MEDICAL BILLS.

Respected sir I am smoking since 6 months and now I am quiting smoking and I want to clear TAR from my lungs please sir suggest me some medicines that can clear the TAR completely my throat is also full of mucus always. So please sir suggest me.Please tell.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Respected sir I am smoking since 6 months and now I am quiting smoking and I want to clear TAR from my lungs please  ...
Take homeopathic medicine tabacum 30, 4 dose 4 times daily to remove the after effect of smoking on the lungs and whole body.
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Am 23yeas old. Need to help, my body weight is 56 kg only and my height is 184 cm am very smile how to improve my weight, and also am daily 3 times masturbations I can't control my self. Now what we do? How to rectified these all problems?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Am 23yeas old. Need to help, my body weight is 56 kg only and my height is 184 cm am very smile how to improve my wei...
Your height and weight problem is not because of masturbation first get that clear, other than that take proper diet, nutrition your weight will increase do gymming/ exercise. Etc.
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I have stammering problem since a long time. When I am getting nervous or meeting someone for the first time then it happens so badly. So please give me a permanent solution for this problem?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Smoking increases the risk of diabetes in normals & worsened the diabetic complications in diabetics.

I am suffering from ocd and anxiety depression since last 6 years when I was 18 year old. Taking antidepressant pills but no good effect. My life became hell. I want to do all things that a normal men can do but I am not able to do. If you can do some thing please tell me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from ocd and anxiety depression since last 6 years when I was 18 year old. Taking antidepressant pills...
OCD with anxiety and Depression maximum takes 3-6 months for an experienced psychiatrist to bring all the symptoms under control, I am surprised you are suffering for 6 years without feeling satisfied. Remember OCD is a long term/ many times life term disorder and prepare yourself for years of treatment, but surely you can be made to achieve 90-100% remission even in toughest of cases of OCD. Get a 2nd opinion.
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