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Dr. Milan Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Dr. Milan Balakrishnan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Parel, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Milan Balakrishnan personally at Mindcares Clinic in Parel, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Milan Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor. My dream was to become cricketer but now it's not possible. Please help me to forget it. I am so sad right now for it.

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
Hello doctor. My dream was to become cricketer but now it's not possible. Please help me to forget it. I am so sad ri...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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Sir, me ek ladki se saadi karne Waala hoon, engagement ho gaya, ladki moti aur mere jaisi sundar nahi hai. Uski English badi weak hai, spell mistake, me iss shadi ko rokun ya shadi karoon. Is ladki se jhagda bhi bahut ho raha hai. Respect se baat nahi kar rahi hai. Me future soch ke dar rha hu, kaise ise jhelunga.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, basic respect and understanding is important for marriage, you both need to sit down and talk about your expectations. Abhi se itna negative ja raha hai to usko rokna pardega ya to use manage kare ya fir soch samajh kar koi step le. Hum ap ko sirf guide kar sakte hai final decision aap ka hai. Aagar sari situation ko dekh kar lagta hai cheeze thik nahi hai please take step immediately instead of spoiling yours and her life. Aap mujhe consult kare pre marital counseling ke liye. Will guide you. All the best.
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I am 25 yr old male. I am in 1 sided love. When I am with her, I feel like i'm wasting my time but when because with me I fell restless all the time. So in these days my mental condition very bad. Please help me what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In a situational depression like this you need to achieve more mind control. Yoga and meditation are good. Also read or listen to music if you like it. And divert your mind by talking to good friend or relatives. Is your sleep deprived? you need constant support. Ask privately with all your details. Have you tested thyroid any time? ask privately.
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I am a smoker 4-5 cigarettes a day, recently I am feeling heaviness in my chest and sometimes I feel a slight pain in heart. I am trying to stop this habit, will stopping help me in this or shall I try some medication.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a smoker 4-5 cigarettes a day, recently I am feeling heaviness in my chest and sometimes I feel a slight pain in...
You need to gradually decrease the no. Of cigarettes and frequency. You may go for homoeopathic patent gotox available in homoeopathic stores. Take 10-15 drops in 1/4th cup of water twice daily.
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My dad age is 55. We gave 7 tablets of crotonol 500mg. Now he is taking like mental upset. Now we are admitted in rajeev nursing home at hassan. So get me some good suggestion please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My dad age is 55. We gave 7 tablets of crotonol 500mg. Now he is taking like mental upset. Now we are admitted in raj...
It is the side effect of disulfiram. The use of this drug is only as an aversion agent so that if he takes alcohol while taking the drug he will have unpleasant effects and vomiting. Due to these unhappy effect the person is thought to stop taking further drinks. But only strong will power will help. For further assistance you can concern me privately
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I am not able to remember things for long time and I am just 18 tell me the reason.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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How to increase concentration I am doing CA. Please help in this nd how to increase memory power.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Walk or jogg daily soo that blood circulation to ur brain increases...do some yoga..practice deep breathing....also do meditation...if u can follow this then ur concentration level will increase for sure..
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Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine which help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine whi...
Medicine are only then effective when your will power iwill be strong. Go for counselling and rehabilitation. It will work only if you want it.
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The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from dwarfism and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.

No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.

  1. Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
  2. See things from a different vantage point:Usually we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
  3. Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
  4. Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
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I am a regular student and my weight has been a topic of stress for me since a few days. Since a very long time i'm trying to put on some weight. Tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work. Need some advice.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am a regular student and my weight has been a topic of stress for me since a few days. Since a very long time i'm t...
To gain weight you should eat more calories than you burn. Plus not only you have to eat calorie dense food but you have to keep in mind that what you are eating is healthy too. In the process of weight gain you do not want to put weight in an uneven manner and look unhealthy rather than looking bright and healthy. 1. Start with changing your lifestly. Start working out if you are not active. The biggest myth that prevails now a days is that thin people do not need to work out. This is wrong. When you challenge your body, it is forced to grow. But this growth can only be possible if you are eating enough food to let the body absorb and grow in size and muscles. 2. Eat Healthy – Stop drinking and smoking too much if you are indulged in it. Limit your intake of junk food, pepsi, sugary stuff etc. Do not at all starve yourself. Make it a habit to eat something healthy every 3 hours. This means you have to eat 6 small meals in a day. Your Daily food intake should ideally consist of – a. Have plenty of nuts, dry fuits and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, figs, dates and raisins. They are full of healthy fats needed by a human body. b. Good amount of fruits and vegetables – Bananas, apples, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables helps in absorption of food in the body and together, completes your daily nutrition need. c. If you are a non- vegetarian - Eat eggs, chicken etc. d. Eat whole grains – Try to have multi grains spread throughout the day. Wheat, brown rice, oats, bajra, daliya etc should be taken in multiple meals in a day. e. Eat Sprouts – Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. f. You can supplement your diet with good quality multi-vitamin capsules. If you are lacking in protein, you can buy a high quality whey protein and have it with banana shake twice a day. g. You can take natural food items like wheat grass which is full of essential nutrients which helps in weight gain. Try to be patient while you are on the process of weight gain. Results take time to show. Just follow the regimen of weight gain religiously and you will soon start seeing the results.
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My father has a very bad habit of chewing tobacco. He is of 50 years old. He chews around 25-30 packets daily. Please suggest me how to get him out of this bad habit ?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
He might be filling up some void through substance abuse. Let him address a deeper emotional issues which he is suppressing through tobacco, otherwise he will resort to some other addiction after withdrawal of tobacco.
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Hello, Doctor My father having some problem he was not feeling like to eat anything and he take alcohol on daily basis. Then he gone through to Dr. Lal path lab and he got some reports 1. hemoglobin- 20.30 2. Fatty liver If you need any further things I can tell you pls confirm me the condition. Thanks, Regards, Dheeraj.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, Doctor
My father having some problem he was not feeling like to eat anything and he take alcohol on daily basi...
His hemoglobin level is high but the bigger concern is his fatty liver. He needs to address his alcoholism immediately. If he is not willing it will become more difficult. But then he has no choice in this matter. He may be taken by force to the rehabilitation center after he is drunk or something like that if his wife gives her permission. The center themselves may come and pick him up. They will also address the high levels of hemoglobin as part of the treatment.
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Anxiety - How To Know If You Are Having An Attack?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Anxiety - How To Know If You Are Having An Attack?

Everyone gets worried and anxious now and then. However, for some people, anxiety is a constant companion, which is not at all normal. Anxiety disorders can interfere with your day to day life and should be treated as a mental illness. Anxiety disorders can be treated as long as they are diagnosed early enough.

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including:

  1. Panic disorders: Frequent panic attacks that make a person sweat excessively, have palpitations and feel as though they were choking are characteristic signs of panic disorders. People suffering from this disorder may equate their experience to that of having a heart attack.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: This is also known as social phobia. Patients suffering from this disorder are extremely self-conscious in social situations and constantly worry about how they are perceived by others. This makes them seem very quiet and introverted.
  3. Generalised anxiety disorder: Some people can have anxiety attacks even without a trigger factor. In such cases, they are said to be suffering from generalised anxiety disorder. This condition is marked by unrealistic worries and tensions.
  4. Phobias: Phobias of fear of specific situations or objects are another common type of anxiety disorder. Depending on the severity of the phobia, it can affect the daily lifestyle of a person. For example, a person with a fear of heights may not be able to go to work if his office is on the 10th floor of a building.

Some of the characteristic symptoms of anxiety disorders are:

  1. Panic attacks
  2. Insomnia
  3. Sweaty palms or feet
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Palpitations
  6. Nausea
  7. Dizziness

Though the exact cause of anxiety is not known, exposure to stress and surroundings of a person play an important role in triggering this condition. Chronic stress can reprogram nerve connections that regulate emotional responses in the brain. Anxiety disorders may also be passed on from parent to child genetically.

  • Anxiety disorders cannot be prevented, but they can be treated and managed through medication and psychotherapy. The exact course of treatment depends on the type of anxiety disorder being treated.
  • Antidepressants, anticonvulsant medication and antipsychotics are often used to reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Using a combination of psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, the patient may be taught how to recognise thought patterns and triggers that cause anxiety and how to deal with them.
  • Meditation and other forms of relaxation therapy can also help calm a person down during an anxiety attack. Further, making a few lifestyle changes that limit exposure to stress can help manage anxiety resulting from it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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I am 22 year old and has eye strain and weak bones problems. I am near sighted 1.0 ve and facing problems in stressful works as sitting in front of desktop and reading. Doctors are saying problems I saying problem is due to low level of hemoglobin and other nutrition. Kindly provide me some good supplements which benefits to eye and bone health.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am 22 year old and has eye strain and weak bones problems. I am near sighted 1.0 ve and facing problems in stressfu...
Eat meat and eggs if you are anon veg if not eat carrots beans drumsticks dahl and try ragi plenty of greens for iron this should help you in a few months.
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Aphasia - Factors That Put You At Risk!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Aphasia - Factors That Put You At Risk!

Aphasia is a communication disability that can result from damage or injury to those parts of the brain that process language. It can happen due to stroke, brain tumors, accidents, or brain infection. A brain injury which damages parts of the brain that deal with language can also bring on Aphasia. Aphasia can also be caused by dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Aphasia is sometimes also a symptom of epilepsy or other neurological disorders.

It’s more common in older adults, especially after a stroke. What happens in Aphasia is that the affected person is unable to understand or use words. He or she may also:

  1. Have difficulty speaking and finding the "right" words to express themselves verbally
  2. Have problems understanding conversation
  3. Have problems reading and comprehending written words
  4. Have problems writing words
  5. Is unable to calculate or use numbers
  6. Has a tendency to use gibberish words as a part of speech

There are various types of Aphasia, differing in certain important ways from each other.
Aphasia can also be mild or severe. With mild Aphasia, the patient is able to converse, though he may not be able to find the right word or may not understand complex conversations.
However, in severe Aphasia, a person may lose his ability to communicate completely which means he can’t speak or understand any conversation and may also not be able to read or write.

Three things that aid Aphasia recovery are

  1. Speech Therapy
  2. Family Support
  3. Persistence

Treatment for Aphasia depends on factors like:

  1. Age
  2. Cause of brain injury which causes Aphasia
  3. Type of Aphasia
  4. Position and size of the brain lesion causing Aphasia
  5. If the Aphasia is due to a brain tumor, surgery to remove the tumor affecting the language centre can treat Aphasia.
  6. For a person who’s got Aphasia due to a stroke, sessions with a speech-language specialist are very effective. The therapist teaches the patient ways to communicate using stuff that doesn’t involve speech.

He uses the following to help the patient communicate without words:

  1. Props
  2. Drawings and pictures
  3. Teaching patient to speak slowly and be calm when talking.

Treatment techniques
The speech therapist uses these two main techniques to tackle Aphasia:

  1. Substitute skill model: This uses a prop like a writing board to help with spoken language.
  2. Direct treatment model: This approach uses specific exercises to help patients
  3. Copy and recall therapy (CART): This approach uses repetition and recall of certain words during speech therapy.
  4. Visual communication therapy (VIC): This involves the use of index cards to represent various components of speech.

In addition, Aphasia patients are also trained in the use of hand gestures to aid in communication as a part of ‘Visual Action Therapy (VAT)’.

I loss my brain memory. I forget everything in few seconds.. What can I do for increasing brain memory.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory.. Exercise.. Stop Multitasking.. Get a Good Night's Sleep.. Play Brain Games.. Master a New Skill.. Try Mnemonic Devices. Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning 2. Find a way to leverage your memory 3’ create a mental memory tree 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories.
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Hi My husband told me he wants to have sex with another female how should I react .Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please find out if he means it or it was just to pull your leg and trouble you. How is your own sex life with him? are you ok to have him sex outside or you have objections? there will be pros and cons of each choice. Please click on private chat if you are interested in more detail.
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I' m a 47 yrs male suffering from depression since last 10yrs & taking alcohol rarely but alprax-0. 5daily. Kindly suggest whether I should continue or not?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don? t know when you went for your last review. If you have not gone for a review, please do so immediately. Alcohol is certainly not recommended with this medicine. About continuing with this medication you must talk to your doctor but if you wish to discontinue always do so only under medical advice. It is also very important to attend some counseling sessions too. It is the combination of the two that will give you the best results. If you have done these two in combination for a reasonable length of time, then you may discuss the continuance of the medication.
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Which one exercise is best for me cycling or running? I want to know how can I be fit and stress free whole day by any of these two exercise?

Psychologist, Lucknow
Which one exercise is best for me cycling or running? I want to know how can I be fit and stress free whole day by an...
lybrate-user, you can do both excercises according to convenient. But you can't imagine today's life without any stress. By doing exercises and meditation you can lead a healthy and stress free life. Be strong to face life's challenges in any way.
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