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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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Sometimes I feel like I need a counclr. M so impatient and hyper and m not able to control that. I need suggestion.

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, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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I am thinking too much at times, lost my confidence and faith. I started believing I am not able to do anything in my life, not able to sleep neither having any interest in things. Talking to myself alot My exams are nearby not able to concentrate at all There is a strong fear of failure What should I do? Please suggest.

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
This is a sign of depression, stress and anxiety. You can do relaxation excercise ragularly so that you mind will relax and improve you consentration. You should take healthy and proper diet. Try to reduse yor -ive thought. Cognitive behaviour therapy will be useful.
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I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for last 3/4 years. I am on D-veniz (50 mg twice) and buspin (5 mg twice). I am also taking two tablets of clonotril 0.5 mg for sleeping. I am also taking zubira for hyper triglyceride and pregabalin for spondylosis. I am still depressed with anxiety, muscle pain and sleeping trouble. Kindly let me know how to completely get ride of depression and anxiety.

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. I can understand. The more you try to get rid of anxiety and depression, the more those troubles you. You have to adjudt with those so as they don't disturb you at all. I mean, let them be there and if you are able to live your life normal, it is a complete cure. CBT can only help you. If there is a cure, past medicines must have cured. Believe me, there is no cure, just adjustment. I can help you achieve it. I suggest online CBT. Take care
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I have a disease like what I am thinking is pretending to me to be real. Like . If I think that I can't do or solve anything though I can do or solve it, it's gonna go real & I really get depressed and can't really do anything. This problem simply is messing with my studies & other abilities. What should I do to stop this problem permanently ?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
What you think becomes reality, so eliminate negative thoughts and write down positive affirmations like for eg" I can do it" paste it everywhere in your room see it every time you leave or enter. Mentally imagine yourself getting successful in what you want. Read the book" the secret" surround yourself with positive people and try to find out positive in everything.
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I lost somebody close last month and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My dear lybrate-user it is very common to be depressed after losing a dear relation. It is called acute grief reaction and we all have passed or experienced it in our family. If the departed relation is young the grief is more. Normally we all become normal after 4- 6 weeks. Please try to remain in company of family members and keep yourself busy in your job or business go to park in morning you will find lots of children playing there or people of your age ready to greet and meet you but do not keep on takng about your loss which is definately irrepairable but life has to go on and can not remain static. Do dome yoga or meditation to break the vicious circle of your thoughts. I am not asking you to forget it but have love and respect for departed relation and at the same time putting your life to normal healthy routime. Do not take any medicine and wishing you healthy life.
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I'm 22 female. Suffering from lot of depression and I'm very skinny. For past two days there been no sleep so I took sleeping pills. For next two days I felt sleepy then 3rd day even after taken pills I'm awake. Pls help me I'm totally depressed.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
Hello, if you are feeling severely depressed, your lack of sleep could be because of it. Sleep disturbances like lack or excess of sleep are a common and major symptom of depression. Sleeping pills is a temporary solution. It will not help if the cause of your sleep problem is depression, infact sleeping pills worsen depression. Antidepressants which promote healthy sleep will treat your insomnia as well as depression. For better sleep, follow some tips:- 1) make your room completely dark at night. 2) your room must be well ventilated. 3) a warm shower and head massage with oil before sleep time. 4) avoid tea/coffee after 5.00pm. Don't sleep in day. And don't use bed for eating /watching tv. Take care.
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Respected doctor. I have heard that people breathing can help in reducing anxiety and keeping mind calm. Is it true? If yes please guide what is proper breathing. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yes you can do breathing exercise and also meditaion to keep yourself calm The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath) The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute. If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this diaphragmatic breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.
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Hi, I Am having very much fear and hesitation, How to remove fear and hesitation. Please reply me as early as possible.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
List out the situations, things, persons, activities etc. That cause you fear and hesitation. Try to do/approach them to the level you can tolerate. Next time expand your limit to your further tolerance level, and so on. If you are unable to do it yourself, I can help you through further consultations.
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I have problem with my nose. It is to big and wide which looks very ugly. Is there anyway to make it narrow and sharp.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Only one solution and that is just plastic surgery of the nose which is called nose job, now a days this is less traumatic and more towards result oriented and go for it do not you worry et al.
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Sir, mujhe jab gussa ata he or jab tension jayada hone lagta he tab mera sarir kapne lagta he aur bar bar pyas lagta he or heart beat bar jata he .or mera penis chhota chote ho jata he .so sir .give me homeopathic or ayurvedic or others treatment with permanent solution. .

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please do morning exercises daily Do meditation Take good sleep Take balance diet and on time daily Donot take extra salt in diet. Measure your blood pressure once a week and keep a record Take Five phos 4 tabs twice daily Continue treatment.
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I am a 17 years old boy. When I opens my books I feel sleepy. Every time I feels sleepy. I didnt't take attentions on my food. So what should I do now. My exams are also nearer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Sir I have low memory power. Some time I forgot something. So how to solve this problem.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, nice of you to write about your issue, following are some ways in which you can enhance your memory. Live your life moment by moment and pay attention to all that is happening to you. If you are studying something focus your mind on it. You will remember something you learned if you focus on it adequately. In case there is noise or disturbance around go to a quite place and continue your studies. Try to involve more than one sense in the moment information like color, texture, smell etc. Write down the information learnt or read out loud what you want to remember. Relate the information learnt to something you already know. Form simple co relations in the mind connecting the information learnt to a subject, color, fruit etc. Rehearse the information learnt to someone else in your own words. Answer any questions on the subject when asked by others. Make a daily re view of all the information learnt in brief (short point form) daily before sleep. Above all relax and enjoy each moment and all that is happening to you. All the best.
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Dear Doctors, we are 4 member in a family, Myself, younger sister, Mom and Dad My mother age is 50, she is abnormal from last 3 years, abnormal behavior as follows 1. Not awaking soon, she sleeps till 9.30 am and not going bed on time, and spending her night by watching roof ceiling 2. Suddenly awakening during night times and doing some cleaning works in kitchen for long time 3. Not preparing proper foods 4. Continuously wasting lots of water by washing clothes and vessels again and again even it is perfect clean. 5. Scolding us for no reason. 6. Sometimes acting like child. 7. Laughing for negative scenes in television 8. She doing same work again and again and not thinking what to do next. 9. If we ask for food means she saying as "I am not here to prepare food and this is not my fate to prepare foods" 10. Always seeking for new atmosphere "eg: switching rent home for at least after two months" 11. Always finding a negative situation for being careless and being lazy. 12. Always being careless and not taking care of us. 13. Always finding negative point in every situation. Due to her behavior, she is spoiling herself and our family. Nowadays my Dad only preparing foods and doing basic needs in home. We did many changes in our atmosphere but she is not happy We need her to come back to normal state. Please I request you to guide us Kindly do the needful.

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
If I guess right, Your mother has sacrificed a lot for all of you but her expectations have not been fulfilled and she is irritable with the results she sees after all her hard work. She is more frustrated with her husband for not satisfying her needs and so is behaving in this peculiar erratic fashion. First treat her like a human being with needs. She has only been giving. Now she may want t receive too. Stop being selfish and cater to her needs. She will be back to normal.
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I am 23 years old male. I am facing issues of forgetfulness and inability to concentrate, I am easily distracted while I am studying, I am facing this issue for past 4 years. These symptoms have made my life worse an my academics have suffered a lot Doctors simply prescribe me antidepressants but it has Not helped me so far. I am having exams in coming 1 month. I want to concentrate and remember what I studied. Please tell me what problem I am suffering from and how to cope with this.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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My brother Age is 35 years he is smoking cigarettes from past 10 years. He smoke daily near 8 to 10 cigarettes. How to skip or reduce cigarette daily. In Future how to overcome this problem completely.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ask him to follow these instructions: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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 but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. 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 gums and 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.
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My cousin siddharth mishra is continuously taking drug abuses from last 10 years he is taking corex cough syrup and he was also taking spasm proxyvon capsules also but from last 3 years spasm proxyvon was unavailable at stores than he is taking clonafit tab in night also and he wants to get rid from it he was very good looking but due to continuous drug addiction of corex and other kind of drugs like clonafit he is now looking very bad I mean after seeing him nobody can say that he belongs to a good decent family why this is happening to him he looks like 4th grade employees he is working as manager in reputed mnc and we are planning for his marriage whether he will be got rid from drug abuse and he spends most of his salary into bad habits and he is smoking too whether his disease is curable and can you suggest some medicines for him as antidote and their dosage as well.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Hello lybrate-user deepak. It's very good of you to have come up with this question about a family member. He can get rid of his addiction only if he accepts that he accepts that he is an addict and that he should get rid of this problem. He should attend a deaddiction clinic and the family members should be very supportive in his endeavour. If he's planning to get married he must inform the girl about his addiction before marriage. Nimhans is a very good centre but there are other centres also which can be visited.
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Helo, I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have severe headache frequently which is very much painful. This is causing me a huge problem in studies as I can not sit for several hours. Please help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Yamunanagar
Xray of whole spine should be done to know why it is happened. Check your position of sitting & lying. Do some exercise in morning.
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I am suffering from epilepsy and get attacks minimum twice a month. I am not getting a good result from the medicine prescribed to me currently. What can I do to get cured?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Most probably you are suffering from a refractory type of epilepsy or your compliance to medicine is not good (i mean missing the doses of epilepsy medicine in between) or the medicine you are taking is not appropriate for your epilepsy type or not in proper doses, consult a epileptologist or atleast a neurologist in person.
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I am studying in 11th class whenever I am going to learn something my left part of brain starts tingling or paining and whatever I learn I forgot after sometime every morning my head also pains please give me suggestions.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably more oriented toward right brain functioning. So, whenever you attempt to want to learn and remember something you will have to use left brain but it is not your favored hemisphere and so it is likely because of this that you experience tingling and pain. This is likely to happen for a few more months because of your age. You are in late adolescence and so you will be changing to favor the right brain soon and these symptoms will disappear. If you are under stress due to other factors combining with hormonal imbalances, then this condition may prolong a little more than usual. If you want to push the agenda mentioned above I suggest that you do a few of the left brain exercises as recommended: block your left nostril and breathe deeply as often as you can; look at or visualize the colors yellow and amber as often as you can; and sleep on your left ear whenever you lie down and at night.
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