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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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I am suffering in some mental disorder and also having depression so that my weight is decreasing day to day What should I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering in some mental disorder and also having depression so that my weight is decreasing day to day
What sho...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mustard + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach for 2 months.
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I am a 18 year old student, sometimes I feel very unusual like hitting someone's face or breaking my stuff, I also have concentration problem, like whenever I try to study or focus on something my attention goes and I start thinking and dreaming about something else, for your convenience I add that I had a brain injury during my childhood which lead to swelling in my scalp that time.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Relax, rest, sleep, do not read for long time at a time, read, rest, read, follow r-r-r method, rest will relax brain, eat nutrients regularly
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Some time unable to think when force brain to understand any content of work unable to do means unable to understand and some time brain become superb. Want to know the solution. Meditation not solving problem.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, it is not sometimes. You are unable to perform when you are dull, not interested condition. When you are interested, motivated, you are always perfect and do everything well. You need to be self motivated. Motivation therapy should help you. Consult psychologist online or offline for counseling. Take care.
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I am 40 years old man I have back pain and my sugar level is 355 and leaver is week due to highly use if alchocal now I want I leave all bad habits what should I need to do and what diet should you need to follow to be healthy.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
1) quit alcohol now. If you can't do it on your own, seek medical help. 2) get your complete diabetic profile, including lipid profile, lfts & rfts. 3) you might require usg of the abdomen. 4) take immediate action. You are quite young!
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I think I am suffering from anxiety because of many strange thoughts comes into my mind and some are there which is now impossible for me to forgot it for example it's now been more than a month whenever I wear my chappals, a thought comes to my mind that something bad thing is there in down of it and it will dirt my home floor if I walk in it but there is nothing in chappals but my mind not get satisfied. Even when I am sleeping or doing anything whole day I think about it and if I am not thinking about it I feel a strange type of fear and I am never feeling relaxed. I am always feeling heavy mind, somewhere lost, worried,rapid heart rate, fast breath, can't focus on anything. That thought is nit only thought that is came in my mind, many others strange, useless,unreal thoughts came in my mind. Tell me some solution, my board exams are coming just a month left. I am facing from this type of of thought from one year but now it is too much.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think I am suffering from anxiety because of many strange thoughts comes into my mind and some are there which is n...
You are in your late teens and this development needs immediate attention from a doctor and counselor. You are developing OCD i.e. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Meet with a counselor first and then if that person recommends a psychiatrist to deal with this issue, do visit one as soon as possible. Please take your parents with you to determine the possible developmental issues that may have contributed to this condition. This is a fear-based condition and for some reason you have not been dealing with this childhood fear which has now developed unto these repetitive adaptations to seem to need it for normal functioning. The behavior will then become based on magical thinking and certain rituals will become necessary to do normal things making you believe that either the frequency or the ritual is important to its success. This of course is a fallacy but there will come a time that even if told the truth, your belief will defy any logic and you will continue behaving like that even if it cripples you in your daily routines. It only appears as though some other force is behind these behaviors and that you are compelled to act in this fashion. That is obviously not true but no one can convince you of anything different. The obsession is a repeating thought pattern with no meaningful outcome; and the compulsiveness is the need to act on those obsessions also in a repeated behavior pattern as though you just cannot help yourself, like the plucking off of your hair. There are certain behavioral techniques to be implemented and if they work you may get out of this condition rather easily. If that does not work as desired, then medication has to be introduced, and in combination with counseling much work can be achieved.
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My friend has a habit of drinking alcohol. Because of that he face many family problem also. And he want to give up drinking but he can't. What should he do to do that?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is really heartening to know that he himself wants to give up the habit. Since the habit has become too much then you will need to admit him into a center for rehabilitation. He will need to be there for at least 6 months and they will do detoxification and treatment for the addictive nature followed by extensive counseling. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the family’s consent.
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Hello sir, My name is Rahi Anjum. I am totally depressed of my best friends. I don't know what can I do. I feel when I was depressed my body is shivering. And I feel suicide will be my best solution.

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 sir, My name is Rahi Anjum. I am totally depressed of my best friends. I don't know what can I do. I feel when ...
Dear, welcome to lybrate. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You are disappointed due to your friends. These symptoms will stay for a week or so and slowly should vanish. I suggest counseling and depression therapy. Take care.
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I am habitual to smoking and m feeling pain in chest and my body also become weak so please give the suggestion to stop smoking.

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
I am habitual to smoking and m feeling pain in chest and my body also become weak so please give the suggestion to st...
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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Taking allopathy medication for hypertension and diabetics. CAN U SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES.

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
For hypertension and diabetics, always the safest choice is going for allopathic medicines. Tried and tested medicines are available in ayurveda and Homeopathy, but, in case of an emergency, you will be compelled to go to a allopathic hospital. Then you should not regret. Forget about its side effects. Millions of people are having it and if treated properly, they live healthy up to the age of 80. What else do you expect?
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Mera brother 10 yrs se dimagi problem se grashit hai aur abhi tak medicine chal raha hai per thik nahi ho paya upay batayen.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give him following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's r - 54 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am getting depressed, and headache, why its happening like that in recent times? but I am healthy, my age is 22.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am getting depressed, and headache, why its happening like that in recent times? but I am healthy, my age is 22.
This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I am 47 years old male, I am a smoker smoking more than 30 years. advise me how to come out and how to avoid cancer or any infection.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The day you quit, you will begin to reverse all the damages of smoking! Now that you have ravaged your body for so long it will obviously take other measures to move to a state of good health too. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. If these suggestions are still difficult because you are a chain smoker, I suggest you admit yourself for detoxification in a hospital for two weeks or in a center for 6 months and through their program it will become a lot easier.
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I am suffering from depression. I dont what happens but after every 2 minutes bad thought comes in mind which distract me from what i m doing and this is happening from last 2 years.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Depression is state of mind it shloud b cured by counselling not through medicince, u need to visit me for proper permanent treatment till then u can use chemomile tea practice long deep breadth in regularly.
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I am having a problem of ocd repeating same activities or thoughts in negative manner. How to deal with this?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
OCD is due to Serotonergic changes in orbitofrontal cortex, a part of brain. It needs to be treated with specific medications for the symptoms to disappear
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I Work for a MNC and my job is full of stress I exhaust it with a stick of cigarette every time I feel like, I smoke almost 15 - 18 cigarettes a day and I feel some pain in my lungs some times especially when I wake up in the morning, usually I cough coz of mucus, I've done my blood test and every other stuff and I found it to be normal but I don't know for how much long time as I'm just 24 I want to have smoke free life can anyone please help me out of it. I beg please.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, free smartphone and tablet apps may be another helpful way to plan your quit. Apps such as the national cancer institute's quitpal can help you set goals, track your progress, and share your struggles and successes with family and friends. Quitpal can also support you with text reminders. Here are some other ways to get ready to quit smoking: set your goals. To achieve a long-term goal like quitting smoking, you may find it helpful to break the task into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco-free. A personal action plan can help you reach your goals. Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals, or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include" by when" or" how long" as well as" what. For example" I will track my smoking for 1 week, starting tomorrow. Or" I will cut back from 20 cigarettes a day to 15 by this time next week. Set a quit date, and stick to it. This is an important step. Choosing a good time to quit can greatly improve your chances of success. Avoid setting your quit date on high-stress days, such as holidays. Reward yourself for meeting your goals. Quitting smoking is a difficult process, and each small success deserves credit. If you don't meet a goal, don't punish yourself. Instead, hold back on a reward until you achieve your goal. For example, give yourself something special if you succeed. Pace yourself. You may want or need to quit slowly by reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke each day over the course of several weeks. Set a comfortable pace. Certain activities won't be temptation-free for many months after you quit. Be realistic. You may feel very excited and positive about your plan for change. Be sure to set realistic goals-including a timeline for quitting-that you can meet. For example, your goal could be to cut back from 20 cigarettes a day to 10. Make some changes. Get rid of all cigarettes, ashtrays, and lighters after your last cigarette. Throw away pipes or cans of snuff. Also, get rid of the smell of smoke and other reminders of smoking by cleaning your clothes and your house, including curtains, upholstery, and walls. Don't let people smoke in your home. Take the lighter out of your car. Try some methods to reduce smoking, such as gradually increasing the time between cigarettes, before your official quit date. A smoking tracker can help you keep track of what triggers urge you to use tobacco. This gives you important information on when it's toughest for you to resist. 2. Get support you will have a better chance of quitting successfully if you have help and support from your family, friends, and coworkers. Others sources of support include: your doctor. He or she can help you put together a plan of medicines and nicotine replacement therapy (nrt) that works for you. This could be chantix or the nicotine patch, or maybe the nicotine patch along with gum for those times you need something more. Phone support (1-800-quit now). Telephone counselors can help you with practical ideas. Often they are people who have quit smoking themselves. Social networking. Many smartphone or tablet quit-smoking apps allow you to share your progress with your friends and family. This is a way you can get the extra support and encouragement you need when you're having a hard time or when you want to celebrate a new smoke-free milestone. Talk to a friend who used to smoke, and ask him or her to be a support person you can call when the going gets rough. Try a quit smoking program on the internet. These often have chat rooms. People who use telephone, group, one-on-one, or internet counseling are much more likely to stop smoking than people who try to quit on their own. Actionset. Gif quitting smoking: getting support if a partner or friend is quitting, you can help. Actionset. Gif quitting smoking: helping someone quit 3. Learn new skills and behaviors since you won't be smoking, decide what you are going to do instead. Make a plan to: identify and think about ways you can avoid those things that make you reach for a cigarette (smoking triggers), at least at first. Try to change your smoking habits and rituals. Think about situations in which you will be at greatest risk for smoking. Make a plan for how you will deal with each situation. Change your daily routine. Take a different route to work, or eat a meal in a different place. Every day, do something that you enjoy. Cut down on stress. Calm yourself or release tension by reading a book, taking a hot bath, or digging in your garden. See the topic stress management for ways to reduce stress in your life. Spend time with nonsmokers and people who have stopped smoking. Start seeing yourself as a person who is making healthy choices. Try chewing gums knickwic or nicorette to get rid of smoking be prepared for relapse most people are not successful the first few times they try to quit smoking. If you start smoking again, don't feel bad about yourself. A slip or relapse is just a sign that you need to change your approach to quitting. If any signs of withdrawl consult a doctor. Do not worry you will be able to change.
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I am 22 years old but I look older than my age. When I tell people about my age they doubt me; they say I look very much older than my age. I feel depressed when I hear this. Please help me what do I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 22 years old but I look older than my age. When I tell people about my age they doubt me; they say I look very m...
take following remedies 1.alovera juice 4tsp+ 1 tsp honey after dinner 2.amal juice 4tsp +2 tsp sugar + 2tsp honey empty stomch in the morning
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I could not concentrate on my studies. Is it due to lack of sound sleep or due to extended hours of chatting in watsapp n facebook.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
I could not concentrate on my studies. Is it due to lack of sound sleep or due to extended hours of chatting in watsa...
It is due to both factors that you mentioned. Taking care of your body needs is as important as social media and friends. Have a routine and stick to it. Don't keep chatting till late night and avoid sleep. Go to bed at a decent hour and have about 7 hours of sound sleep everyday. Establish a time table for your studies and stick to it. You must have time for friends and entertainment but don't overdo anything.
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Sir I am suffering from throat infection since 3 years. I have consulted with many doctors. But there is no improvement. By profession I am a teacher and I have to speak every time. May be this is the reason of problem. I feel itching and irritation in my throat every time. Can you advice me something.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Sir I am suffering from throat infection since 3 years. I have consulted with many doctors. But there is no improveme...
Common cause of an itchy throat then is dehydration which causes the throat to become dry and hoarse as the body can no longer produce mucus. The obvious solution to this dehydration is to drink water. Similarly other behaviours can strain your throat – such as shouting loudly, singing loudly (and using incorrect technique – and snoring. Some medicines (antidepressants among others) and smoking which coats the throat in tar .
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I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat I found mucus coming out often. When I speaks people barely understand me. Am I suffering from any disease. If so what can I do to treat it, if it's curable. I really need to get rid of it. Because it effects my day to day activities since I experience it.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat...
You need to go for thyroid testing, as this is the main organ which deals in the small muscles of larynx, secondly this may be due to the dryness in the mouth as this can be improved by taking iron diet properly, and milk products.
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