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Dr. Pavan Sonar  - Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Pavan Sonar

DNB (Psychiatry), Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MS - Counselling & Psych...

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Dr. Pavan Sonar is a trusted Psychiatrist in Malad East, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 8 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He is a DNB (Psychiatry), Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy . You can visit him at Sanjeevani Surgical & General Hospital in Malad East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Pavan Sonar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
DNB (Psychiatry) - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 2010
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Somaiya Medical College and Research center - 2011
MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy - IPMS, MUmbai - 2011
Awards and Recognitions
Recognized in various News Channel and Print Media at the Regional and National Level
Professional Memberships
Indian Psychiatric Society
Bombay Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Bhavani Chambers, Kedarmal Road, Rani Sati Marg, Malad East. Landmark: Near Children's Academy, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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I am 23 year old .having 48 kgs of weight. I neglected my life since b.tech.i lost interest in life. Masturbating since 6 years. I do not know how to go in to the public. Please help me. My face is full of black spots.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 23 year old .having 48 kgs of weight. I neglected my life since b.tech.i lost interest in life. Masturbating sin...
Masturbation is a very healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Nearly 99% of men and more than 60% of women masturbate. It starts from adolescence and goes on in some people even till death. The pleasure (orgasm) from masturbation is said to be unique from sexual intercourse. In men, most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy. Many equate masturbation/ seminal fluid loss to lack of energy, impotency and so on. Many quacks, religious heads and pseudo healers also propagate the idea that masturbation is a disorder/ and wrongful behavior and instil fear on the mind of innocent men and women (we can see posters in train and bus stand, offering help for this behavior). Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt or compulsive masturbation. Compulsive masturbation is when a person continues with frequent masturbation neglecting his/ her other work like education, job or social obligations. In fact masturbation reduces the sexual tension and helps focus on task at hand better.
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I am 34 years old very much frustrated with the life I am leading who so ever is coming is ditching me. Means being cheated by every one who comes in my life. Could you tell me what I can do to overcome this depressive stage.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 34 years old very much frustrated with the life I am leading who so ever is coming is ditching me. Means being c...
Are you looking for a solution to being ditched by so many guys? If so, you must look at the possibility of suffering from the rejection issue which actually makes you do something or the other to set up the rejection. This can often happen to a person who has experienced rejection at some point in his/her life, especially in the childhood. Then you will tend to enact this in four different ways. But if you are looking as to what to do about yoru depression, then here goes: You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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. As you can see if you do not solve the problem of rejection, you may never solve the problem of depression. I think rejection precedes the depression and not the other way around. You may be putting the cart before the horse!
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Hyperactive Attention Deficit Disorder

Masters in Psychology, M.PHIL in Medical & Social Psychology, PhD - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hyperactive Attention Deficit Disorder

Parents think that their children never listen to them, don;t study  and when he goes to some relative home, he never keep quiet. When mother scold her child, so he then keeps quiet for sometime and afterwards behave as same before.  Child lie to their parents, hide things. Sometimes mother feel guilt for the same and sometimes curse the child.  In this condition parents must be careful for not to beat the child, not curse the child. Better to take your child to the psychologist and psychiatrist. One more thing to remember solution is not in magic stick. It takes time to modify the behavior.

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Sir mai 20 sal ka ek student hu mujhe need nahi aati hai kisi se bat karne ka dil nahi karta hai Dr. lagta hai dhyan concentration nahi hota hai study me jo padhte hai mind me ghumte rahta hai bolne ko khuch bol dete hai khuch sarir me udbeg sa lagta hai.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Looks like you are depressed. For counselling and medication consult in private. Some habits that can improve your sleep health: Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature Remove electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and smart phones, from the bedroom Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime Get some exercise. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night. FOR MEDICATION CONSULT ONLINE IN PRIVATE
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Hello doctor. Good morning. I'm a 22 year old female. I was working in an MNC. But I quit my job because of my mood swing. Sometimes I achieve unexpected target and sometimes I would literally complete nothing. Even when I achieve big numbers I don't feel happy and at times I don't bother about not achieving my target. Sometimes I don't care about what others say no matter how bad or hurting it is whereas sometimes I burst out badly even for silly issues. At times I become unusually silent and sad for no reason at all. At times I'm very calm and composed and act very mature. Also I have the tendency of hurting myself. Sometimes I get too angry and tensed for lame issues. At such situations I rush to restroom and poke myself with a pen or scratch myself hard with my nails or slam my head over the wall or knock myself. By doing so I feel relaxed but still it doesn't hurt me. I'm scared of my behavior. Colleagues, family members and friends started noticing my behavior and they are all worried and scared about me. I always feel like a voice constantly telling me suicide is the only solution for everything. Is this any serious issue ? Please help me recover from this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor. Good morning. I'm a 22 year old female. I was working in an MNC. But I quit my job because of my mood s...
Yes, it is and you need immediate help from a professional. I recommend that you meet a counselor and that person will surely advise you to meet a doctor too. Now you must cooperate with both therapies for maximum results. These extreme moods swings are indicative of a serious condition.There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in an appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. When your anger is turned inwards you will want to hurt yourself. You are harmful to yourself​ and need help soon.
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SEEING PHYSICAL ABUSE? TALKING IS THE BEST FORM OF THERAPY.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
SEEING PHYSICAL ABUSE? TALKING IS THE BEST FORM OF THERAPY.
When Swapna had come to the office, she had bruises over her neck and hands. Her friend immediately realised that it was physical abuse probably by her husband. But, she kept quiet as she thought questions about the bruises can embarrass Swapna, and she will again relive the pain which would cause her more anxiety. The whole day, though Swapna was sitting near her desk she never mentioned about her bruises.

It happens with most of us, especially when we come across victims of physical abuse wherein the injuries are evident but we hesitate to question them. The reasons could be:

People think that the person can get embarrassed.
People do not know how to start the conversation.
People think that it is their personal life and so they should not intervene.
All of us should help our friends and family, at least those who are victims of physical abuse. But how to help?

Before that we need to first know whether the person is a victim of physical abuse/ domestic violence. One need not be an expert to talk to one suffering from physical abuse. These are some tips –

Ask the person privately.
Victim of abuse can feel embarrassed when things about the abuse are asked in a group of people.
Accept the fact that a victim of physical abuse would probably try to hide the abuse.
The reasons for hiding could be embarrassment, being blamed, not being believed etc.
Show concern while starting the conversation.
In the above case, Swapna’s friend could start the conversation in private by saying “I noticed these bruises on your hand Swapna. I am really concerned about you. Can I help you in any way?”
Or she could also say “I think you are stressed out today, you can talk to me now or another time about it, I will keep it confidential”
A victim will always remember that you offered help though they might not open up immediately.
The first time you offered help and if the person has not told you anything, it is okay. They will definitely remember that you offered help and whenever the stress becomes too much you might be the person they will remember and share their worries with.
Do not feel that by asking your friend might think that it is not your business or she won’t need help.
You lose very little if your friend says that it is not your business but chances are very little that she would say that.
Do not hesitate to show concern and ask for help.
Reinforce to the friend that it is not their fault and at the same time do not overtly scold or bad mouth the partner in front your friend.
Listen patiently without judging and respond supportively like supporting their decisions and trying to tell them that the feelings of anger or guilt, they are experiencing, are normal in their situations.
Believe the person and do not belittle their traumatic experience.
If the person is telling that her husband beats her up quite often, DO NOT SAY “I know your husband, he is not like that, you are mistaken”
People who abuse partners behave differently when in public and when in private, with partners.
Take them seriously if they are fearful about their safety.
At least tell them that “What you said seems definitely dangerous and I am really concerned about you”
You can discuss a safety plan with her in case of an emergency.
Try to offer help appropriately.
Help could be also giving her information regarding social services, legal help, if needed.
If your friend asks you to do something you can do, do it.
If you can’t do or don’t want to, say that to your friend and try to identify other ways where she can seek for help. Later you can see the other ways in which you can help.
For a person being abused, just the fact that someone cares enough to at least ask her about her physical abuse can make her feel wanted and will be supportive. Talking is the best form of therapy.
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She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyone) speaks to her and her point of view is declined or rejected, she gets hyper - high voice pitch with aggressive body language. I feel she feels that to defend her point till she fights will make everyone agree. In restaurant or public place, if I don't agree with her, she will raise her voice. While watching little but not highly emotional scene, she will have rolling tears. In friends, while having discussion, if debate happens that ends in crying or shouting. I can try two ways - changing myself and trying to control the situations or treating her somehow. But what about her reactions with outside people! Her hands start pointing or banging doors and sitting in the room. Also, when she is happy - she claps and laughs in front of strangers or people we just met. I am planning for a baby and want to know what are solutions without medications This is cultural for her to speak loud in her native place but not in our society and how I put across the point to make her agree. On personal front ,I have some problems like I smoke but outside balcony or toilet after her restrictions, but I feel I also add up by putting clothes anywhere, plates not back in kitchen which makes her angry. During her menstrual cycle, she is in severe pain and emotional (my5 days red status)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyo...
I appreciate your honest and elaborate putting forth of the problems. I believe your wife has PMDD which is premenstrual​ dysphoric disorder which is present in about 5-8 out of 100 women of menstruating age group. I think she does need to undergo a detailed investigation for the same along with a consultation with a psychiatrist for help with medications. With regards to her behavior, I think she does fit into a personality spectrum if not a disorder and certainly needs therapy in the form of counseling. If the counseling psychologist thinks that she needs to get treated for a psychiatric condition, I believe​ we can help her with medications as psychiatrists. I am sure if it is a problem in all situations and not just with you, it certainly calls for treatment medically. A combination of therapy including medications and counseling is probably more beneficial than medications alone. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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I am very weak in remembering things which results bad for my academic please suggest some exercise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear human brain is very sharp but we need to practice more and more, online counselling will really help you improve.
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I have addicted of smoking (2-4 daily). I want to leave this? What I do for it. And also I have addicted about sex. Give suggestion please

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have addicted of smoking (2-4 daily). I want to leave this? What I do for it. And also I have addicted about sex. G...
It is a good thing that you want to get rid of smoking but it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night!!! When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support, if the addiction is too much. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it. Regarding addiction to sex, you need to be more specific. Any way it is bound to have the obsession about sex a lot of the day and that will feed into the compulsion to act on it. If it is masturbation that you are addicted to it has some other ramifications and will affect your love life later. If it is addiction to sexual contact with women, then that has to be taken into consideration especially when you will need to withdraw from female company until you have resolve the issue. You will need to meet a sexologist and a counselor to work on the drive and the emotions attached to the addiction. You need to start regular exercise, eat well and sleep well. There is a need to be fruitfully occupied and when in social situations to keep your mind occupied on matters other than sex. You will need to get a sex education to understand and value and respect sex with the total five dimensions that it has: the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and even spiritual aspects. In the counseling you will need to understand women and not make them into sex objects. It is a good thing that you want to get rid of smoking but it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night!!! When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support, if the addiction is too much. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it. You will need to work on the emotions around women and see if there is any basis for childhood experiences that may be contributing to the addiction. The fixation to sex may be a substitute for love and you may be mixing the two up and replacing one for the other, and will never feel completely satiated. There could be a rigid value system, and script issue that must looked into. You will be taught the true meaning of love too.
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