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Dr. Keerthik

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Keerthik Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Keerthik is an experienced Psychiatrist in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Keerthik at Sugun Maternity Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Keerthik and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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Hi, I'm 25 years old male. Whenever i'm in the state of anxiety/fear or nervous situations, my hands are shaking. I encountered this problem at the age of 18. Can you please let me know the remedies for this? If I need to see a doctor, which specialist should I consult?

M.D, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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I'm 25 years old male. Whenever i'm in the state of anxiety/fear or nervous situations, my hands are shaking. I e...
Shivering is a part of physiological manifestation of anxiety. It can just be a normal trait which if is an isolated presentation may not actually require treatment. However, given that you have had multiple such attacks, it may indicate towards an anxiety condition of which there are many. For a proper treatment, the trigger for anxiety, frequency, type of clinical presentation, associated medical conditions etc need to be identified and keeping all these things in consideration, then a suitable form of treatment has to be decided which can be just a simple relaxation technique or a behavioral intervention, CBT technique or psychopharmacological intervention or a combination of some of these. Best call for you would be not to diagnose the issue by yourself which several people try to do and instead visit a qualified psychiatrist. Mostly a proper treatment will relieve you of your symptoms. Wish you all the best.
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I have headache, neck pain, foot pain, and hand pain, leg pain how to get a solution please give me answer.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have headache, neck pain, foot pain, and hand pain, leg pain how to get a solution please give me answer.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Calc Fluor 30 ( 4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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Hi am 27 years male. Whenever am alone I feel fear about devils this that not sleeping correctly. Morning I will b alright. Right now m staying alone in metro city. If I see my 5years I never ever feared I was with my family. Please advise.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi am 27 years male. Whenever am alone I feel fear about devils this that not sleeping correctly. Morning I will b al...
Its your loneliness which could b troubling u. Whenever you r alone you start thinking pessimistic. So try to get involved in activities like reading books, watching television or talking to frndz. This will give you mental rest too. And try shift to a place with rommates where you will not feel lonely. But try to cultivate your hobbies which will increae your happy hormones.
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Hello myself pratik maru I am chain smoker in the age of 15 I started it will give me more problem in future. I smoke daily 5 cig.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) Lungs mixes oxygen in our blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like Nicotine etc. In Oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body organs like Lungs, Heart, kidney etc… How to quit: By willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" Reduce one by one day by day. If you need any support have counseling help by in-person or audio/video.
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I want to know why some people are born brave while some are born fearful, Why this happens or it is a conditioning process. I am coward and I want to be very brave means bravest of all but I found it impossible to be brave. So can I become brave if I am coward So I read books on mind and it said it depends on structure of mind So how does structure of mind forms and under whose control it is I get scared easily from childhood while my other friend is brave from birth itself. Is it genetic or conditioning or any other process. How come cowards and bravest people are formed Indirectly how come our nature forms and can it be changed (I am coward or fearful nature person but I want to be brave like discovery people but I fail to become it and I get sad Can I change my nature I. E be brave, less jealous, less angry at my age which is 21 years Please reply I cannot clarify more than this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I want to know why some people are born brave while some are born fearful,
Why this happens or it is a conditioning p...
Hi there ~ I appreciate your question. The answer to your first question as to why some are brave and why some aren't is due to the fact that they are raised differently and they have different life experiences that make their brains react the way they do when faced with a certain situation. I believe that it is therefore a conditioning process. Like I have mentioned before, your friends were not brave by birth itself, and so you can also be brave similar to them but not same as them. Your bravery may be in different aspects compared to them. However you are brave too and you should hone the kind of bravery that comes naturally to you. Although genetics (nature) plays a part in anxiety, upbringing and life experiences (nurture) also play a large role in anxiety formation. I recommend that you visit with a psychologist to get any other questions answered that you are not able to express in the written format in this forum. However I also strongly suggest that you visit with a neuropsychiatrist to get yourself evaluated for any generalized anxiety disorder and thus get help for the same by the use of appropriate medications. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I can't able to study with concentration. Because I am in one side love with a girl. Ger thoughts are disturbing me. Say me a solution for this please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, try to focus on your future and fix your future goals and don't waste time. Take bacopa monn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily for a month.
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What is the good medicine for hallucinations, thought disorders, weeping or silent without reason, negative thoughts, not to talk with any person. Is Escitalopram is good or amisulpride?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
What is the good medicine for hallucinations, thought disorders, weeping or silent without reason, negative thoughts,...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of cherry plum + 2 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night.
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Cant sleep well at nigths because of stress and financial problems. please advise.

How long u r facing the problem and now your age. I need detail history.However u need to visit any good clinical psychologist
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I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

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
The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

The human body can be compared to a very sophisticated engine that gets its power supply from the food that is eaten. Various organs require fuel for different activities be it walking, standing, stretching or even just regular maintenance where cells are constantly replaced.

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. While it may not do a stretching or a jogging, it constantly needs power supply to function effectively. And as is very obvious, the body reflects the eating patterns. It is not likely that a person eating a very healthy diet would end up obese; nor does a person who is athletic eat a lot of unrefined and processed foods.

The power supply also defines how effectively the organs function, especially in the brain. Good nutrition helps good functioning of the brain. Recent studies have shown that a healthy diet can help avoid mental disorders like depression, schizophrenia problem, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), etc. This field of study is called the nutritional psychiatry.

Listed below are some food substances and how they affect brain functioning:

  1. Carbohydrates: These induce the production of insulin, which causes release of sugar into the body. Increased amount of sugar in the body produces better activity and mood. Tryptophan, a significant neurotransmitter is also released and further enhances mood and well-being. Eating fruits and whole grains, which contain a good amount of carbohydrates is believed to have beneficial effects on the brain, albeit slower in onset.
  2. Proteins:  Foods such as fish, eggs, dairy, greens, peas, legumes are rich in protein and contain amino acids, which are the essential ingredients of the various neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. Lack of amino acids like tyrosine can impair production of serotonin, leading to decreased feeling of well-being.
  3. Fats: The gray matter of the brain contains about 50% polyunsaturated fats, and various essential fatty acids are very essential for optimal brain functioning. Decreased levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are shown to cause depression. Decreased levels of Omega-3 also leads to dyslexia and autism.
  4. Minerals: Various minerals are very essential for proper functioning of the brain, though they are required in very minute quantities. Calcium, chromium, iodine, iron, lithium, selenium, and zinc are some of the minerals identified as important for brain function.
  5. Vitamins:
  • B-complex: Vitamin B2 and B6 have been proven to enhance mood and improve cognitive performance.
  • Vitamin B12: In addition to delaying the onset of dementia, it also improves cerebral functioning.
  • Folate: Reduced levels lead to depression and also limit the functioning of antidepressants.

As is evident, nutrition plays a very important role and a little care can help improve brain functioning to a large extent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized dietitian and nutritionist and ask a free question.

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A close friend of mine left me. I fell in love with her initially and was in love but it didn't affect me when we were friends. We had some misunderstandings. Slowly it became a problem and we exchanged harsh words. I made few mistakes and apologized for the same. She left me now. It's been a month. Initially, I was better, but after a week, I started suffering. I am very much depressed and have been constantly crying everyday for more than 2 hrs. It's been several days since I slept. My mind doesn't sleep at all. I always keep thinking about whatever happened. I feel like I have been betrayed. I trusted her and valued her the most. Things have gone so worse that she made a complaint in the office I work against me for disturbing her through texts. Now its all clear, we will not be back again. I accept that. I want to move on. I have some exams next month. I really cannot concentrate on exams with such mood. Not just that I am not doing good at my job. I feel the need to take sleeping pills and anti-depressants. Could anyone suggest me the sleeping pills and anti-depressants? ​I am having some mood swings, sometimes I feel happy and some times I feel sad? I am not able to really move on, I don't have any other friends as well.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
A close friend of mine left me. I fell in love with her initially and was in love but it didn't affect me when we wer...
If you really want to move on , you will need to forgive her and yourself. Your guilt will not let you move ahead in life. Secondly , start focussing more on what you want in life , rather than what is left behind. You don't need anti depressants- all you need is cultivate some hobbies, listen to good music , spend more time with family and friends . Include a exercise regime in your daily schedule, eat healthy and drink lots of water. Whenever you are alone - listen to good music and check yourself going on a guilt trip.
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Few months back I was suffering from depression. Cut my wrist and got 4 stitches. Now I encounter difficulty in sleeping and feel very alone and sometimes want to cry very much. I have shared my problem with my best friend but he just say me that you will destroy yourself. People never understand my problem. I can't sleep at night easily and this effects my mood and I suffer from headache. Please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Few months back I was suffering from depression. Cut my wrist and got 4 stitches. Now I encounter difficulty in sleep...
Dear lybrate-user, You may be evolving into a borderline personality disorder. Depression, cutting wrist, feeling alone, sharing with a boy etc may be due to your personality weakness. Still you have not fixed your personality at 16 years of age. You can develop a better personality if you take treatment like Cognitive Behaviour therapy or DBT. Please consult a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist who is trained in these therapies for help.
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Hi,my 22years daughter is in hostel doing MBBS ,she is annoyed with us because we restrict some of her activities like staying out of hostel in the night ,spending too much money,going out every weekend,not sleeping in her own room when in hostel,she takes our restrictions as interfere in her life .What can we do to convince her that it is for her good.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Your daughter is unable to know her limits and activities,spending, etc indicative of Manic behaviour, Needs to treat her with Sodium valproate 500mg 1/2 in morning and 1 tab at night. Check her physical and blood tests.
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My Wife 30 years Old having 2 kids, from past few months she is complaining very frequently that she feels Dizziness/feels she is falling when waking up or on standing. Went to couple of doctors, They said it could be due to Anxiety Neurosis. And given her Spinfree/Vertin 24 medicines. Still she is not comfortable and keeps on complaining on same issue. Please advice.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
But before all this a vital thing is being missed. Stop all drugs and see an ent for good maneuver to diagnose and cure .It looks an ent prob mainly as of now !
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I do not have any jobs And I am student but am not confident in my study so help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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How much time does it require to change the nature of person. My nature is creating problems for me as I think negative and my automatic thoughts are all negative ,I have to make conscious effort to think positive but I failed . Its difficult to change.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How much time does it require to change the nature of person.
My nature is creating problems for me as I think negati...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of aspen + 3 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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My name is akshay. I am 22 years old. My problem is that I stutter sometimes when I speak. And this problem arise about 3 years ago. What should I do to stop my stammering problem permanently?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hii Akshay, Not to worry. Need to daily practice of speek infront of mirror.Develop your self confidence level & give positive boosting to self before doing speaking practice. Thank you,have a nice day.
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A friend of mine was healthy and problem free. He had an argument with someone very close to his heart and he is possessive about. My friend is very sensitive about that person and the person means a lot to him. Now after the argument my friend started sweating, had vomiting and passed 2-3 stools. I am really worried about him since distance does not permit me to go and see him. Is it some sign of cardiac arrest or something?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
A friend of mine was healthy and problem free. He had an argument with someone very close to his heart and he is poss...
As details of age and medical background are not available, it is difficult to make an assumption. However to be on the safer side, get an ECG done. It will reduce your fears once it turns out to be normal. It is likely that the sweating, vomiting and passing of stools was an acute reaction to the stressful situation. Look for any other signs of infection (fever, loose motions, abdominal pain, etc) and consult a physician if required. If all of the above is normal, consider approaching a psychiatrist or counselor who will be able to help your friend cope with such situations.
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