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Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar

DPM

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

12 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar DPM Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar is a trusted Psychiatrist in Jogeshwari West, Mumbai. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 11 years. She studied and completed DPM. You can consult Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar at Dr. Kshitija T. Dongrika in Jogeshwari West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar on Lybrate.com.

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DPM - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical Colleg - 2006
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Psychiatrist at Diamond hospital
Psychiatrist at Aashna nursing home
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English
Hindi
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Indian psychiatric society
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Diamond HospitalFlat No 105, 1St Floor, Markaz View, Sardar Vallabai Patel Road, Next To Millat School, Opposite To Excel Industries, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai -Mumbai Get Directions
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Sir, my sister is mentally disturbed last 15 years . She cuts her body by teeth.Brokingwall , distroys plants.Age-40 years. Suggest any medicine /treatment.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give her following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's r - 54 / 10 drops in little water twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I want to boost my memory or brain power. What I have to do, which drug and supplements are best for me. Currently I was taking vinpocetine (cognitol 5mg) from 3 days. I was take 1 tab/day.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your brain is like a muscle. You need to exercise it regularly. The exciting thing is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to increase your brain capacity. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do? Here are 10 simple ways you can increase your brain power and improve your intelligence! 1. Do something new When you experience something ‘new’ you actually ‘stimulate’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new form of exercise – mix it up! 2. Exercise regularly It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it :) 3. Train your memory How often do you hear people say “I wish I had a better memory!’ Yet no-one does anything about this! If you discipline yourself to memorise phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit card, insurance, driving license) you will start to see a marked improvement in your memory 4. Be curious Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everyday things/products, services that you come into contact with. By being ‘curious’ and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate & create new ideas. Curiosity may have killed that cat, more importantly it created super important things like electricity and computers! 5. Think positive Stress & anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones. 6. Eat healthy Our diets have a HUGE impact on brain function. Our brains consume over 20% of all nutrients & oxygen that we consume – so remember to feed your brain with the good stuff! (i.e. fresh fruit and veg & plenty of OMEGA 3 oils found in oily fish) 7. Read a book Reading relieves tension & stress (brain-cell killers) because it’s a form of escapism. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ‘picture’ what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination! 8. Get enough sleep Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep! 9. Ditch the GPS Gone are the days of map reading! Sat Nav may have made our lives easier, it has also made our brains lazier and less efficient at the same time! Go back to the old school and use a map to navigate every now and then (this exercises the part of your brain responsible for understanding spatial relationships). 10. Ban the calculator Remember back at school when we were taught to use our brains to do simple sums like times tables?! It’s incredible how we now rely on devices like smart-phones and laptops to calculate really simple equations. Resist the urge to work things out using an external device – and use the device you were born with – your brain!
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I am having anxiety for the last 3 years. I am taking clonotril 0.25 daily. How can I stop this medicine and come out from anxiety. I am also having acidity for last 9 years. I am taking esomeprazole 40 mg daily. Is there any permanent treatment of acidity.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am having anxiety for the last 3 years. I am taking clonotril 0.25 daily.
How can I stop this medicine and come out...
Yes there is definitely a permanent treatment for acidity with the help of ayurvedic medicines. First you need to avoid eating junk foods and outside food completely. Stop oily, spicy, sour food. Avoid eating spicy non vegetarian food. Rather eat boiled or grilled chicken n fish. Start. Himcocid syp 2-2-2 chandrakala vati 2-2-2 avipattikar 1-1-1 saaraswataarishta kaadha 2spoons twice orally with equal quantity of warm water for your anxiety. Do not stop clonotril without your doctor's advice. May be you can request him to gradually reduce your dose after 3 months of my treatment. Do shirodhaara treatment in a renowned panchakarma centre.
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I am feeling very depressed. My career is completed collapsed due to my bad health now m nt getting married I am nt able to c any hope wat shall I do everyone nw at home treat me bad I want to do sum thng in my life but I dnt knw wat to do. Hw to cope this situation.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling very depressed. My career is completed collapsed due to my bad health now m nt getting married I am nt a...
You do not have a job, you are depressed, people at home treat you badly, and you are getting married? This is not at all right. You will ruin your wife's life too. First get some help from a counselor and doctor, and resolve your depression and your job: it sounds to me like your depression is quite serious to cause so much of damage. Get well and then get married. In the meantime, do the following: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

Your mother has often yelled at you for playing video games for long hours but obviously you haven’t paid heed to it. Such is the obsession with video games that they don’t let you rest unless you have championed all the levels in the virtual interface. Here is the source of all problems. Studies have revealed that video games have a direct relation to neurological disorders. As a result, many health experts across the world consider video game as a kind of health abuse.

People who play action-oriented video games are at higher risks. The more you indulge in these kinds of games, the more they are going to affect the hippocampus section of your brain. It is that part of the brain which is considered to be the centre of your nervous system, memory, and emotion. This has a detrimental effect on your overall brain health.

Let us see some of the signs which may indicate the onset of certain complications arising from an over indulgence in these games.
1. You spend hours on the computer or related gaming devices and devote lesser hours for your family and friends.
2. You get agitated when someone stops you midway through the game
3. You become socially isolated and show signs of occasional mood swings
4. You are unable to keep a track of time once you start playing
5. You repeatedly neglect your studies, resulting in a dip in performance at school

Why does this happen?
All of the above signs indicate that sooner or later you might develop neurological problems. When you spend an excessive number of hours on playing and navigating through the games, the ‘hippocampus’ portion of your brain shows signs of decreased gray matter. As a result, the volume of the hippocampus shrinks, causing severe nerve related disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, and overall general stress.

One of the biggest reasons behind this is a lack of self-control. Most of the video games will encourage you to steal cars, run away after a theft and kill your enemies. Moreover, if you succeed, you are rewarded. This naturally unleashes a blatant urge for the gratification of all these awkward desires in your real life too. Hence, once you are encountered with the reality, you tend to show violent behavior.

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My mom suffers from body pain daily when she gets up especially in heel. What she should do to get rid of this problem?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My mom suffers from body pain daily when she gets up especially in heel. What she should do to get rid of this problem?
This is most likely plantar fascitis, get and Xray of the ankle joint to confirm, go for short term pain killers, ultrasound therapy and buy her memory foam slippers. She will recover quickly, all the best.
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I am 18 years old male and have a problem that I forgot about everything and after a long time only sometimes it comes to my mind. This is happening with me from last two-three years. I don't know which doctor to contact for this. And also due to this problem I have become a very weak student of my class and have dropped my last year's class. Please reply about this question as soon as possible.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Two to three years ago the hormonal influences may have impacted a lot of things apart from distracting your attention. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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.
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My mother has a depression .She is going through with some hallucinations like to see colours by watching video songs n movies .She called her siblings n friends when she feel something is going wrong n shouting start for 1-2 hrs until she feel relaxed .Sometimes she feel someone in home is doing black magic . What to do doctor HELP her .EVERY YEAR she has a same problem For 2--3 months.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is much more than depression. She is being treated for psychosis. Are you keeping the doctor informed of these developments? I suggest that you meet with a counselor too to help her with skills to understand the disease and what to do when she has certain impulses. She needs to bring in some discipline into her life, set up certain routines, and follow a tight time-schedule. There must be some interesting activities she needs to do every day. She must exercise both Yoga and some aerobic ones too. Gradually help her meet people. Over a period of time these episodes will disappear with this kind of follow up. If she loves certain hobbies, facilitate that. Let her become productive and occupied with something constructive. If she cooperates, maybe she could be weaned off of the medication to a lower dose. Please do not neglect this any further. At her age she could only degenerate without the combination therapy approach.
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I am suffering from some problems such as anger, tension. How to deal with this, can I reduce all these with meditation or anything

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi Well done! By acknowledging that there is something askew, you have already taken the first step. Given our busy lives and social, cultural, financial and occupational sources of friction, nobody really is completely free from anger, tension and suffering. However, by regarding feelings like anger and tension as normal reactions to everyday stressors, you could take the bite out of them. What you could do is to welcome, observe and then let go off the feelings and the thoughts that accompany them. Very often our desire to switch off uncomfortable feelings and emotions causes more turmoil. Practices such as mindful meditation are known to be very effective in dealing with the issues you seem to be facing. You could go online and search for some guided imagery meditations to help you relax. Perhaps the most vital thing to remember is that our mind-body-sense apparatus distinguishes between what is pleasant and what is uncomfortable, and we automatically choose to run away from that which causes us discomfort. So, if you practice to not analyze or judge the thoughts and feelings that give rise to uncomfortable states, and not get drawn into these thoughts and feelings, but just observe them arising without participating in them, they, like everything else will dissipate. In short, let go- of expectations from yourself or others and realize that our tendency to like and dislike situations cause our responses to them. If you detach just a little bit, you might find that you can easily enter a space that is structure less and content less and you might just be more comfortable being who you are and content with whatever it is you have! My regards to you and my good wishes. I
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