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Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail personally at Psychoanalytic Therapy And Reseach Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail on Lybrate.com.

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I'm suffering from headache randomly and feeling laziness whole day. And I got angry soonely on every moment. Please tell me what's to do.

Ph.D - Child Psychology -, M.Phil. Educational Psychology, MSc. Child Psychology , B.Sc
Psychologist, Mumbai
I'm suffering from headache randomly and feeling laziness whole day. And I got angry soonely on every moment. Please ...
Hi lybrate-user the headache that you are experiencing, could be because of" stress" you could also be a bit in depression but for that you need to ask a psychologist who will diagnose your problem and tell you ways to deal with the problem. Anger and laziness both can be associated to stress/depressed state of mind.
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I am a job doing person and my work is all in computers only. So please suggest me how can I avoid the chances of gaining obesity, anxiety, body pain and all other problems by doing long time work in computer.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am a job doing person and my work is all in computers only. So please suggest me how can I avoid the chances of gai...
Hi, go for a brisk walk in d morning for 45 mnts. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety. Tk, oats & green tea in breakfasts. Tk salad, fruits,& sprouts in lunch with less amount of cereal. Go for cycling, swimming, jogging, playing badminton. Keep, changing your position in your office. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junkfood, sweets. Tk care.
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I have problem in concentration while reading and Listening. Also at work I forget many things, of course I have to multitask in office but like others I too don't want to forget things. Regarding this office work actually I am not happy doing job here and I want to leave this, I am frustrated here So, that may be a case I am not remembering little things . But the concentration problem is there with me, and I have searched on net regarding this there is something called ADHD. Please tell me what problem I have and how to deal with it? Thanks

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have problem in concentration while reading and Listening. Also at work I forget many things, of course I have to m...
It depends, if there is any ongoing stress, or any disorder creeping in like anxiety, depression. You can ascertain that by consulting a psychologist and discussing in detail. You sure not have adhd if there were no such difficulties in childhood. For time being you can start with meditation. Discuss your issues with psychologist for best management. Consult me for same. All the best.
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Exams are round the corner. Can shank pushpi help in memorising the lessons for my son who is in class 8th.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Yes, Shankhapushpi is a good memory booster. But you can't expect instant results during exams. You will get better results if given continuously 3 months before the exams.
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I'm suffering from very high depression. Should I take any medicine? Some time also headache and chest pain.

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'm suffering from very high depression.
Should I take any medicine?
Some time also headache and chest pain.
Dear Kanhaiya, Welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for advise counseling and therapy. Take care.
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How to concentrate on studies. Not getting mood to study. I have 1 week. Tym to study. Because exams. R near. So please help. Hw to concentrate on my studies. Plz.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Develop a routine and stick to it. ... Find the right place to study or work. ... Turn off all electronic devices. ... Establish priorities via the CEO & Worker Bee modes. ... Visualize with paper. To become an active learner, you need to think about the information you are reading or listening to, and do something with what you are learning. This could include: Asking questions as you read. Make notes in your own words. Summarising what you read. Talking to someone about the information you're learning. Use your own words to discuss it with other students, friends or your family. (If you don't have a friend who'll listen, try an imaginary friend, or the family pet.) Thinking about how the new information fits in with things you already know. Thinking about how you can use the new information in your studies and in your everyday life. How to apply active learning to your studies Don't just read your course materials, do all the activities as well. Identify the main points in the material you're reading and highlight them or write them down. Try different ways of writing notes – on paper or cards, in pictures, perhaps put them into a table, a mind map or a list, or record them. Note the things in your course materials that you already know. Log onto the online forum for your course regularly. Ask questions and discuss your ideas with your fellow students. Think of three or four questions you could ask your lecturer/tutor. Then try to answer them yourself. Imagine you had to set the exam - what questions would you include? How would you answer them?
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I have social anxiety problem. So I want to ask how to cure this. How I can be normal without any phobias.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have social anxiety problem. So I want to ask how to cure this. How I can be normal without any phobias.
You cannot eliminate anxiety, and stress form your life. You got to learn ways to mange them to suit your needs. In the same way social anxiety disorders need to be managed with a combination of treatmnet from a psychiatrist and behaviour therapies. It is almost like an art that needs to be practiced all your life.
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Recently I lost my father which made me emotionally weak and can not pay attention on any thing and now exams are also near to be held I want to study but I am not able pls help me to overcome the situation.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sadnes and happines is part of life.Death of parents and that too at a early age is a real shoking in everbodys life but Mukta I know tht it is an irrepairable los for you,but life must go on.Moreover your father must have great dreams for you.Try fulfilling those dreams if you are a real daughter of your father and if you want to make that soul happy ,whereeever he is.You should lead rom the front so that your mother dont feel this loss as she i the one who is the most to suffer as you will be buy in your respective life one day.So put aside thiss emotional element and be brave,as this world is for brave people who have nitched their own way and people discard,reject and avoid losers and emotionally weak people.So if you want to make your father happy and proud,adopt the way that he ha told you and force all your energy in fulfilling your dreams so that one day your mother is proud of you and so does your father .
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My father had recently get bypass operation and didn't quit smoking. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Motivate him for gradually stopping it by reducing the frequency of cigarettes per day. He may take nicotine buffered chewing gums for few days as a substitute of smoking. Gradually he has to reduce these chewing gums & ultimately stop it. If needed take help of a psychiatrist for de-addiction.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer kipping to my self all the time. Please help 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer kipping to my self all the time. Please...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I am suffering from psychiatric problem for the last 25 years.Initially Dr. Named the illness as Schzophrenia. Now i am ref to another Psychiatrist for 7 years and he said it is Bi-Polar disorder.I have symptoms like sleep problem, voices, concentration, memory/forgetfulness,etc. I am taking medicines daily for 7 years. If i show improvement medicines qty will come down. Pls advice?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Both schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder are psychotic spectrum disorder. Some time it exist together called schizoaffective disorder. So don't go for name of Illness. U have to take medicine for a long period of time and along with u have to change ur daily routine and u have to be involve in community also.
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I have severe headache for the past 1 week. I feel very depressed and could not sleep properly. Please guide me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have severe headache for the past 1 week. I feel very depressed and could not sleep properly. Please guide me.
You are having severe headache for last 1 week then what is stopping you from going to a doctor? please consult a doctor at the earliest. There are a number of reason for headache. It can be because of weak eye sight, stress, indigestion, cold, or may be because of the heat etc. The doctor will check you and tell you what is causing this headache. If you are depressed and are unable to sleep and if you know the reason, what is causing this, then please try to analyse the situation. If you are under stress because of some problems try to see how many options you have to come out of the situation. Weigh pros and cons of each option and then take the option most suitable for you. If you are feeling stuck talk to your elders in the family. Or else seek some professional guidance. Please don't suffer silently like this. Take some action. All the best.
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My son doing graduation . He has fear of exam. Otherwise he is fine and enjoys life .Neat and clean. Probably Mamas boy. Well behaved.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
My son doing graduation . He has fear of exam. Otherwise he is fine and enjoys life .Neat and clean. Probably Mamas b...
Few visits to a counselor or a psychologist to help him work on his fear should take care of this. He will then have to practice the techniques he learns. Both cbt and other stress management techniques like visualization and relaxation will help. I would also strongly recommend that it is a good idea to also go over his study techniques. If they are not effective then that in itself may cause exam fear. If you address the issue from both the front that will help. If you comfortable working online feel free to consult me. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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How to Keep Sexual Passion Alive?

B.A.M.S., M.D.(A.M), EX-M.R.C.G.P., EX-M.R.S.H., EX-M.S.I.E.C.U.S, EX-M.S.S.S.S.
Sexologist, Mumbai
How to Keep Sexual Passion Alive?

We all look for someone with whom we can be ourselves and can share everything with them. An active sexual life is very essential for a smooth, happy relationship. Usually over a period of time, sexual relationship between partners becomes a routine and unfulfilling.

Here are 5 tips you can follow in order to not only enjoy and maintain a passionate sex life, but also to grow closer in your marriage:

  1. Appreciate each other: You can show appreciation to your partner in many ways. Tell your partner how beautiful they are. There is no bigger turn-on than telling your partner how beautiful they feel while making out. Surprise them with flowers or love notes. Appreciate the little things you do for each other as it is the small things that matter.
  2. Sex and Intimacy: Physical touch is very important to maintain a connection with your partner, but so is love and respect. Sexual intimacy is a key factor in living up your relationship. However, you should also remember that intimacy does not pertain only to the bedroom. Make it a daily habit to kiss, touch and tell your partner that you love them.
  3. Listen to each other: It is very important in a relationship to listen to each other and make your presence felt. Do not always counter your partner or be disrespectful. Talk about your likes and dislikes, both in terms of life and your sexual preferences. Adapting to each other and feeling comfortable with each other is the key to maintaining continued passion in your sex life. 
  4. Laugh together and make efforts: Your partner is your most trusted companion. You might love them, but don't forget to like them. Treat your partner with the same politeness, courtesy, and respect as you would treat your dearest friend. Little things like dinner together, a shower together can be great boosters, so never ignore them. All you need is to make some effort.
  5. Be playful and unpredictable: Always maintain a relationship with dominant playful nature with your partner. Instead of pertaining to the bed, spice up your sex by choosing different locations. Have sex on your rooftop; experiment with role plays and sex toys. Sex is incomplete if not accompanied with laughter and fun. Following a same routine everyday would surely make your sex life boring, make unpredictable moves, which have got something new to add new life to your sexual relationship. Your relationship will remain fresh as ever.

Sharing your precious moments with the one you love would keep the spark in your relationship alive. All you need to do is, make some effort and enjoy a strong and passionate sex life.

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I am anxious, depressed and schizophrenic. I get excited quickly. It is a symptom of which illness?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
It can be a symptom of any one of the illnessed you have mentioned, you need to specify what your problem is so that we can answer more speocifically.
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I am having pimples on my whole body and they are getting bigger and having pain in my body.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am having pimples on my whole body and they are getting bigger and having pain in my body.
Hello, avoid use of oily n spicy food drink daily carrot n beet juice n vegetable soup apply topi berberis cream 3/4 times a day 1 tsp triphala churan at bed time with semi hot water stay healthy - naturally.
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I had accident last year and I am get depressed most of the time since then about her what should I do to solve my depression problem. please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I had accident last year and I am get depressed most of the time since then about her what should I do to solve my de...
I do not understand the connection between the accident and the depression. It is better for you to meet with a counselor and explore the reasons behind the depression. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. 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, 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 scorching 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, 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. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 23 years old girl. I am not talking to anyone my class now due to small fights. I have become lonely. I cry for all little things for hrs. I remember and I cry again. I have started working more just to show my classmates. But even good marks doesn't satisfy me. I still feel inferior. I start fighting for the smallest of the small things. I shout for no reason. I cry for no reason. I do not know what has happened to me. I get nervous for little things.

BHMS
Homeopath, Amritsar
Take ignatia 30 10 drops in the morning and it should be taken empty stomach. And take pulsatila 30 10 drops during night time in half cup of water. Both are homoeopathic medicine (take germany only) take world best suppliment lasa spiruline 1-1 tablet twice daily
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Hi I am 25 year old and I am suffering from short term memory loss I will keep the things anywhere and then I forget to recall I have lost many things within just 1 year I have really fedup with this problem everybody is scolding me but I am unable to recognize why this thing is happening with me can you please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under some severe stress and may be denying it. I suggest that you meet with a counselor and sort that out. 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. 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.
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My son is not able to concentrate on anything. He is not able to study becoz this. Maths calculation, normal study, general knowlegde is a fail for him. He cannot remember things. But he is able to daily activity. He also remember the cartoon series. He somewhat able to make word from english, if we ask him in marathi. Basiclly he is very much inocent. I have shown him to doctors, but Dr. Advised him to take him to spacial school. But he behave normal and now confuse parent. Do not laugh. It true. I just want him act normal in Hindi if i want say " main usee khud matlabi banana chahata hu" just like "THAT MINE"- matlab. That he can understand money and live life atleast.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For various reasons your son may not be academically inclined and may therefore manifest special child needs. Also if he has had a poor foundation academically, he will display these drawbacks. If you can afford it, get a tutor and help him gain some fundamentals right and relearn some basics to help come in par with the other children. He will definitely improve. This may have nothing to do with mental backwardness but a mere neglect of his basics. His brightness in other areas rules out any backwardness. He cannot do higher thinking, if his basics were wrongly taught or learned. Apart from that he has entered adolescence, and may show a lot of unrest from the hormonal influences so that it is more complicating than it originally appeared. Here he could do with the help of a counselor to help him tide over the teen influences and facilitate good learning.
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