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Dr. Pavan Sonar

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Dr. Pavan Sonar Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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How can I study fast and keep the ans in mind for writing well in exam.

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Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. You can follow these simple rules: 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. 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. Afternoons are a bad time to do study by reading. 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. In a calm disposition concentration is much better and you will be able to study better. You may need to make notes and reduce the quantity of material to be studied and that will make it easier. Today the syllabus is very heavy and so it is difficult but you must find ways of giving more important topics more of your time and attention and that way you will prioritize your effort. Speed will come with practice.

I have a thin voice. How do I get a nice and thick voice by using home remedies or medicine?

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You do not have a nodule or polyp in your vocal fold. So there is no need of medicine. The only remedy for your voice problem is to undergo voice therapy. For reference search digital manipulation in voice therapy. But do not try it without a speech therapist observation.

Hi Sir;/madam; I am 23 years old my problem is forgetting. My lesson or any task I donot save for long time remember. I suffering in exam. Days when I remembered question then I donot Save my mind. Please give me better suggestions. Thanks.

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Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning 2. Find a way to leverage your memory 3’ create a mental memory tree 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories

I am addicted to porn very much please give me some tips so that my addiction to porn must decrease.

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
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I am addicted to porn very much please give me some tips so that my addiction to porn must decrease.
Dear Narendra. Welcome to lybrate. Porn addiction is as good as any other addiction. You should try to engage yourself in physical exercises, games, activities and entertainment so as to divert your attention from porn. If you spend your energy through all these means, diversion will be easy.Take care

I want to be mentally strong. I always desperate about thinking about my crush. I want to think about my priorities. But still I fail. What should I do?

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I want to be mentally strong. I always desperate about thinking about my crush. I want to think about my priorities. ...
Dear lybrate-user, you are unnecessarily worrying. You are thinking more about your crush because she is your crush. Not your priorities. That means your crush your priority. Once you make your future your priority, your attitude trds your priority will change. Your priority itself will change. I suggest psychological counseling.

I'm 17 years old and I sleep alot and because of this I'm not able to focus on my studies My grades are going down day after day (studying medical) please help me out (really tensed)

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I'm 17 years old and I sleep alot and because of this I'm not able to focus on my studies My grades are going down da...
Besides other factors, you may be going through a spurt in your growth hormone and this will cause unusual physical growth which will take away all the energy and make you feel depleted and sleepy. It will not last too long and after that function is over the hormone will settle to a normal level and leave you more energised. Now for your memory enhancement: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week

I am very very frustrated from my allergy so please give me some tips to overcome it please plz help me I am frustrated.

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I am very very frustrated from my allergy so please give me some tips to overcome it please plz help me I am frustrated.
I will suggest you to take tablet cetrizine at night and if its a confirmed case of urticaria than I will suggest you to get your blood checked for allergy screening test.

I am facing anxiety. Due to this mine upper back is painting. I am always worrying about future. I can't even focus. I am keep talking to myself about problems. I am reacting not well. Help me please.

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I am facing anxiety. Due to this mine upper back is painting. I am always worrying about future. I can't even focus. ...
Please note that you need to do meditation to relieve your anxiety and depression. Also take morning walk daily. Do take five phos 4 tablets twice daily for next 2 weeks.

I lost someone close to me 3 years ago since now I feel so depressed and used to cry all the time while sitting alone please suggest me what should I do Thank you.

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I lost someone close to me 3 years ago since now I feel so depressed and used to cry all the time while sitting alone...
You are going through extended grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Since more than 1 year, surely you need to consult.

What are the effects of parkinson my hands shake while holding anything someone said it can be parkinson so I wanna know more about it.

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Thank you for writing to us. Please note the following for your condition: symptoms of parkinson's disease differ from person to person. They also change as the disease progresses. Symptoms that one person gets in the early stages of the disease, another person may not get until later-or not at all. The most common one is tremor: tremor, or shaking, often in a hand, arm, or leg, occurs when you're awake and sitting or standing still (resting tremor), and it gets better when you move that body part. Tremor is often the first symptom that people with parkinson's disease or their family members notice. Besides tremor, the most common symptoms include: stiff muscles (rigidity) and aching muscles. One of the most common early signs of parkinson's is a reduced arm swing on one side when you walk.

I have psychological problem when I was doing work in office I am getting fear I am unable to talk to my higher officer. I am getting fear low confidence levels.

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I have psychological problem when I was doing work in office I am getting fear I am unable to talk to my higher offic...
Mr. lybrate-user FEAR is what it is only a state of mind or nothing else. Try to understand why you afraid to talk to your higher officer might be you are worried about what they will say or being judged by these people. This is a common problem you are not only person who is facing this problem there is many of the people worry about the same things. Don't worry this can be overcome easily but you need to work on it. You always have a choice about how to deal with your fear. Do not be afraid to fail in doing something. Start talking as many people as possible, plan out the information you want to present in frontof your officer. The more organized you are ,the more nervous you will be. All the best!

My friend is a struggling director in the film industry, and has no income. He is having severe anxiety and depression disorder. And he's been suppressing it for a year or more. His family is in a horrible shape to support him for doctor's appointments and medicines. Neither do I have anything to help him. It's getting worse day by day. Every night he feels like as though he is going to die. Apart from his family really not being able to afford treatment, they do not understand why it is important to treat this, they don't understand the hell, and the severity of this. But I do as a year ago I had been through the same. What can be done?

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My friend is a struggling director in the film industry, and has no income. He is having severe anxiety and depressio...
There are a lot of social work organizations that help with free counseling and sometimes offer medications as well. If he contacts them he can get their support and seek professional help immediately. Any delay will only worsen his condition and he desperately needs timely help. If you are in a position to extend some financial help especially to meet the psychiatrist's help, it will go a long way. These visits are not so frequent and medication is a must, apart from the counseling. Therapy can be availed from the free counseling services that are surely available in your city. In the meantime please guide him with these guidelines to do the following sincerely because he 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.

Hello, I am 27 years old male and I am a massive smoker. What should I do to quit it?

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Motivate urself. Start tab bupropion xl150 mg at night. Tab nicotex chewable whenever there is craving for smoking.

Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is nearly 10%. I used to have good memory power but nowadays I always forget important work or thing to do. I always try to avoid anything that needs some thinking. Also I am addicted to nail biting, lips biting, cheek muscles biting and injuring my mouth. I also have masturbation habit of daily 1 to 2 times. I am unable to control it. I don't like anything whether it's visiting new places talking to someone. I keep myself alone. Also due to this week mental power I didn't get any job test cleared. Day by day it's getting worse. I tried to meditate a lot but my mind gets diverted to any incident of past or future. Please help me to get out of 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
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Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is n...
Dear lybrate-user. You do not need medication or medicine. You need social activity and physical exercises. Physical exercises for one hour, outdoor games for one hour and be with your friends for one hour every day. Your problem will be solved.

How to reduce my anger, I am always shouting at my friends and family members, I can't control myself? pls give me gud 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
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Dear, 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.

I have the problem of fits (epilepsy) since 2008. It happens one or two times in a year. As it gives no symptoms like headache etc. Before it. Why this is happened? I took treatment in two hospitals. All the reports are normal. Doctor suggested to take tablets eptoin 100 mg twice a daily upto lifetime. Is it have any side effects?

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I have the problem of fits (epilepsy) since 2008. It happens one or two times in a year. As it gives no symptoms like...
In epilepsy, your reports can be normal when it is called idiopathic epilepsy. Lf the seizures are not controlled with eptoin you require increase in dose or change in medicines. The side effects of eptoin are giddiness, hair growth, sedation, tremors, bone loss due to vit d def, anemia, etc.

I am 25 year old male. One of my testis (right) has been squeezed. Size became too small. Aiims doctor said that it is not functioning and almost died. There is no problem if one is dead, doctor said. What should I do? I am getting such more tension about that. Please help me.

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I am 25 year old male. One of my testis (right) has been squeezed. Size became too small. Aiims doctor said that it i...
One testicle is functioning and that is a good news. Once you face problem in fertility (after marriage) then only there is a reason for stress not before that.

How to increase concentration in studies I am facing problem of concentration I can't even concentrate in class room. Help me doc please am an engineering student. M.

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CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.

Hi doctor, I am not sure weather its a depression or not. I m in a relationship where I don't trust my guy because he lie alot.

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This is not truly depression. You are just possessive about him. Give little space in every relation.
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