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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 do not go alone out side from my house from last 2 year doctor says It is depression and anxiety start pari cr I am getting continuously but not good feeling and my digestive also effective what is proper treatment please guide me.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I do not go alone out side from my house from last 2 year doctor says It is depression and anxiety start pari cr I am...
Dear user. Thanks for the question. I can understand. You are suffering from SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER. Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety. For people with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment. Symptoms may include excessive fear of situations in which one may be judged, worry about embarrassment or humiliation or concern about offending someone. Talk therapy or psychotherapy and antidepressants can help increase confidence and improve ability to interact with others. I suggest online psychotherapy and counseling. Take care.
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Hi, I am 24 years old. Does smoking marijuana causes weight loose and what all others health hazard caused due to smoking marijuana?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 24 years old. Does smoking marijuana causes weight loose and what all others health hazard caused due to smo...
Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: • Dizziness • Shallow breathing • Red eyes and dilated pupils • Dry mouth • Increased appetite • Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!! If you are finding it very difficult to give it up on your own then admit yourself in a rehabilitation center and go through the 12 steps to recovery. After that attend NA meetings and keep yourself clean forever. You will need to alter your lifestyle, change your friends, your haunts, your habits, etc. You must learn to have fun in clean ways. You must exercise regularly, eat well and sleep well. Emotionally you must be able to handle your feelings by expressing them appropriately. A counselor will teach you about emotions and how to handle them.
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Sir I am 40 year old, I as a businessman suffering from financial crisis, so stress, worries,tensions are part of it. I am addicted to alcohol, daily 180 ml. My problem is my hand fingers are shaking always, I am got irritated & ashamed of it. Is it becoz of alcohol or stress, please suggest treatments & suggestions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I am 40 year old, I as a businessman suffering from financial crisis, so stress, worries,tensions are part of it....
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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I feel inferior all the time when I am driving i.Feel something bad will happen, some.people are going to kill me, when I am arguing with someone I feel he is going to give me a slap why these kind of feeling all the time come to my mind? I am so nervous/anxious all the time. I feel I can't do anything in my entire life & there is lots of negativity present in my mind always?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I feel inferior all the time when I am driving i.Feel something bad will happen, some.people are going to kill me, wh...
You are in depression and need antidepressants. 5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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I was a chainsmoker! Two months back I met with an accident. Doctors reported descending thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm due road traffic accident. Doctors performed stent grafting. Now I smoke 3 per day! I am trying to quit smoking! Does smoking affect stent immediately?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Ok Yes, due to smoking lots of health issues can create anytime. It sounds good that you want to quit your smoking. I am a psychologist you can ask me private question I will help you to overcome from the problem of smoking. Thank you, have a good day.
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I am 36 year old. I am suffering from anxiety. Suddenly I feel anxiety and difficult to take breath. And my whole body began to burn. At that time my bp and pulse remain normal. Please help me to choose right Dr.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 36 year old. I am suffering from anxiety. Suddenly I feel anxiety and difficult to take breath. And my whole bod...
Dear lybrate-user, Anxiety can occur as a symptom in medical, hormonal, drug induced effect, psychological or situational conditions. One needs to diagnose first and then treat. You can go a psychiatrist or pulmonologist. Doctors can order few tests after examining you. After making diagnosis, they may treat you or refer you to appropriate specialist.
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How to increase memory power and gain good mind for better reading and good concentration.?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. Take care.
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Hello Sir/ Mam ,mein M. P. Se hu. Meri ek  relative hai jiska mind thik nahi rhta unke andar sochne samjhne ki shhamta nhi hai. Na unko apna khyal rhta na hi apne bacche ka bas thoda sa kam krke unko bas aaram aaram dikhta hai ek bat koi kuch bol de to bahi sochti rhti hein bhut sare dino tak or usko bhula ni pati hein. Please mujhe btaiye kya is bimari ka ilaj possible hai?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello Sir/ Mam ,mein M. P. Se hu. Meri ek  relative hai jiska mind thik nahi rhta unke andar sochne samjhne ki shhamt...
Hi, I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 2 drops of Aspen+ 2 drops of Mimulus +Cherry Plum 2 drops + 2 drops of Scleranthus + + 2 drops of White chestnut Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy.
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My father age 57 year old and they always stress because of they do the hard work every week they going small clinical treatment so suggest me how to improve health and keep strong.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My father age 57 year old and they always stress because of they do the hard work every week they going small clinica...
Hi there ~ Stay focused on the present. Pay attention to the way your body feels, the rhythm of your breathing, your ever-changing emotions, and the thoughts that drift across your mind. If you find yourself getting stuck on a particular thought, bring your attention back to the present moment. Using mindfulness meditation to stay focused on the present is a simple concept, but it takes practice to reap the benefits. At first, you’ll probably find that your mind keeps wandering back to your worries. Try not to get frustrated. Each time you draw your focus back to the present, you’re reinforcing a new mental habit that will help you break free of the negative worry cycle.
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I am 38 years male looses focus and interest from doing anything. Even I don't enjoy in work, friends and kids. Feels boring and laziness most of the time.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be into a depression and will need to seek help. First, go to a counselor and then if that person recommends, you may go to a psychiatrist. The disinterest, especially in your kids is worrying. Your life is become listless like one suffering from depression. You have not mentioned for how long this has been going on but do not delay from seeking help. Counseling will teach you a lot of coping skills and techniques to manage the daily challenges of life. Do not discontinue the counseling if you are on medication. You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. In the meantime please do the following: when you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. Don? t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Now go out there and win your battle: nothing is too late in life.
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