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Dr. Milan Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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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, I am 42 year old man and I have drinking problem since last 7 months. What should i do to quit please help me.

Psychologist, Calicut
Firstly try to understand yourself" why you drink? and" why you want to quit drinking? no-one can help if you do not actually want to stop. There are various treatments available to help people to stop drinking. The most important of these is the psychological counselling help available. However, there are also important medical treatments available to help you to stop drinking in the first place, and then to help you to stop drinking in the longer term. There are various medicines available to help you to stop drinking in the longer term. You should consult a doctor for the medication advice. Another way is to engage yourself to a period of residential rehabilitation which is another effective way to learn the skills to stop drinking and stay stopped. This involves a period of weeks or months living with others who are learning how to stop drinking for good. It is an intensive form of treatment, but has excellent outcomes for those who are truly committed to stop drinking.
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I am a 39 year old man with no health problems but I am passing through a very stressful phase (stress related to my kid, parents, job etc). I had lost my wife to cancer a year back. I am planning for a remarriage and have been involved with a female since past 4-5 months). Off late I am having a bit of body pain, forgetfulness, excessive sweating when not in ac, sleepiness. What can be the reason. I am worried by these symptoms.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am a 39 year old man with no health problems but I am passing through a very stressful phase (stress related to my ...
You have to decide. You are in 100% stress followed by the death of your spouse. You have to wait and see if have resolved the bereavement and stress in relation to family and children. You have to be assessed with you family and and pros and cons of remarriage,
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My husband drinks a lot and I am not able to control this. His drinking habit is increasing day by day, he also chews masala and smoking is his another New habit. I have tried everything to convince him to quit all this but nothing worthy. He himself doesn't want to stop this, he promises he will quit but he is drunk the same day. Please help me with this. How can I make him not drink without letting him know it.

MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Hi, I know this is distressing. First I wish to inform you that drinking for your husband is NOT a habit. It is an addiction and medical science classifies this as a medical disorder. Do's and don'ts for you: Please don't plead him or make him promise not to drink. It is like pleading a patient of TB to stop coughing. Your entreaties make him feel guilty and the depressed feeling is compensated by drinking again. Masala and smoking are their lame efforts at hiding from you that he is drunk. What then should I do? The best solution so far that I have found is to take help of AlAnon. This is complimentary support group of the world famous AA. AA stands for Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a support group that is spread all over the world. Every city and suburb has a group that quietly gathers on one day. Al Anon is for the spouse of person who has the medical condition of Alcohol dependence. In AlAnon you will get to meet women whose husbands had been alcoholics, but have now quit. These women guide you how you should face this problem and they guide you on how to help your husband quit drinking. The other option, which doesn't work well is to have your husband admitted in hospital under a psychiatrist who will put him under a deaddiction treatment regime. Get help from AA, AlAnon or psychiatrist. That is the way to help your husband and your family. You will require courage and perseverance. My best wishes to you for strength, wisdom and God's luck. Best
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I am 21 year old male. I suffer a pain in my food pipe almost every time after I take my meal. I have not taken any medication.

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Homeopath, Delhi
I am 21 year old male. I suffer a pain in my food pipe almost every time after I take my meal. I have not taken any m...
Follow the tips *drink lot of water. *avoid fried and spicy food. *take small meals. *tea/coffee should not be taken in excess. *include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet.
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I'm epilepsy patient I want 2 know about my baby .I wanted 2 became mother. Will my baby born normal? I mean mere health se use koi problem to nahi hoga, pls given true advice. I need your help.

MD, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
95%chance of a normal and healthy baby. Which medicines are you taking. Avoid sodium valproate and get it changed. Take folic acid.
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I am suffering with body ache and sleepy ness what should I do?

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda,
Dear you have to follow regular exercise. And fix the time to sleep. Take 1 glass of milk and misri at bed time and 1 tsf ashwagandhachuran for sound sleep.
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Memory Loss can able to remember what I have studied, what things I have yesterday.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfullness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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Helli sir, Am gagandeep singh from india. My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster brain with master mind. So pls suggest me any medicine. One doctor refer me to take (provigil modafinil 100 mg. But am confuse can I use this but this drugs not available in india.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Helli sir,
Am gagandeep singh from india.
My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster...
You are under some stress to suffer poor memory. But if you want to get super memory or become a genius you can do the following: One way to reduce stress in an emergency is to puff up your cheek with air pressure and hold it for about ten counts. The back pressure it creates presses the back of your throat where the vagus nerve is present. Because of this pressure it will immediately slow down your heart rate and calm you down since the vagus nerve is directly connected to the heart. If the stress comes back then repeat it until it gives up. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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. 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. 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. I am not aware of any medicines available to improve memory, in spite​ of all the claims.
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I am 48 years old, my right hand paining from 2 months. what could be the reason ?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Press all points in both palms. Give acupressure in the dip of crease of thumb and the index finger. Apply pressure where there is pain. Consult after 5 days
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I am 33 year old .but if do some little work also I feel stressed and feel lazy .

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 33 year old .but if do some little work also I feel stressed and feel lazy .
Take protein rich food ---eggs, milk products, dry fruits, seeds, pulses, mutter, soya bean. Cereals, potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains etc. Can be useful for gaining weight. Also take vegetables, greens and fruits. Have vigorous physical exercise to improve digestion and absorption of food as well as blood circulation.
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M suffering from irrational repeated thoughts continuously Like agr m kisi se baat kr rhi hu and uski koi bast mujhe smjh nhi lgi to m dubara poochti hu Or agar usne wo baat mujhe same wording mein nhi btai jaise usne phle boli thi to woh baat dimag mein ghoomti rhti hai Jb tk m clear nhi kr leti k exactly kya bola tha us ne Jb tk nhi poochti to mind mein wo hi baat chlti rhti ha How can I control this M vry upset please hlp me I had consult with a psychiatrist she gave me clomipramine and escitalopram But jb maine medicine chod di to fer problem aane lgi.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
M suffering from irrational repeated thoughts continuously Like agr m kisi se baat kr rhi hu and uski koi bast mujhe ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of Rock Rose. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I can not remember any thing for long time I forget things. How I can improve my memory.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. 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. 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, 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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Sir I m taking stalopam plus from 4 months. I feel positive. Now I have been switch to stalopam 10. I am now suffering from sleeplessness. And some tensions and depressed some time in day. Tell me what to do for my sleep. I want to get rid of these medicines.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Dear Friend, Go for yoga,be busy with your work,and feel relax from anxiety or depression.Avoid taking medications you will get peaceful sleep.Initially it will be difficult to get sleep,but don't take sleeping pills.
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I am a student of CA Final. I sit for long hours to study. What sort of food intake is required to have good brain health and avoid gastric problem I am facing these days. Kindly suggest a diet plan for the whole day specially for breakfast.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student of CA Final. I sit for long hours to study. What sort of food intake is required to have good brain he...
The gastric problem is related to stress. That is obviously causing the problem of lack of concentration. 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 am 34. From india .i am electronic engineer from nagpur university. But I would not ot any jobs in my fields so I will got more pressure in my mind and got depression and my health is also down since 2013. In between my family given one responsibility such as my wife. I got marriage at 2 years ago.

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
I am  34. From india .i am electronic engineer from nagpur university. But I would not ot any jobs in my fields so I ...
Would suggest you to get yourself checked by a psychiatrist. Having one or two symptoms does not make it a diagnose for depression. Incase it is after checkup with the psychiatrist, then medicines prescribed can help. You can consult a clinical psychologist alongside who can teach you new ways of coping with your problems.
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My daughter wants to marry a man who never demand sex or kids from her. Is it possible to find such person or should we take her to any relationship counselling.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
hi, I think your daughter is afraid of having Sex due to some bad experience in front of her or some misconception about it or due to prejudice. You are very correct, she should see a counselor.
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My father is suffering from vascular dementia how long will it take to recover his memory.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father is suffering from vascular dementia how long will it take to recover his memory.
Very difficult to say, as the severity of Dementia and certain medical variables are needed to comment. Also many aspects of Dementia may be irreversible, few reversible. Since vascular dementia, you can keep your fingers crossed
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I am being afraid of my age. I am 19 but some questions always annoying me like. I always thought about my future. actually I miss my childhood days very much. It really gave a mental pain. How do I overcome from it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am being afraid of my age. I am 19 but some questions always annoying me like. I always thought about my future. ac...
I am not sure I understand you well but let me see how I can help you. I am glad you have fond memories of your childhood which is a rare phenomenon. However yo have to grow up and away from those times and live in your present. It may also be that you are not interested in your studies because it may not be suitable to your aptitude. Please meet with a career guidance counselor and do some tests that will also determine what your natural skills are and then choose an appropriate career and course. In terms of concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 or coconut 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 are 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 you and the family go for counseling too. You need to talk to a counselor about these annoying questions and clear your mind up. You may otherwise lose all interest in studies and life pretty soon.
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I am 19 yrs old and I have a lots of problem in my body. Like I always have body pain which makes me lazy. and second is my heartbeats run so fast when someone suddenly calls me which make me feel like I will have a heart attack on the spot. Please give me some advice.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
U seems to be suffering from anxiety. Take tab paxidepcr 12.5mg at night regularly. It wil show effect in 4 to 6 weeks.
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