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Dr. Pradnya Diwan

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Pradnya Diwan Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Pradnya Diwan is a popular Psychiatrist in Dadar West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Shushrusha Hospital in Dadar West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pradnya Diwan on Lybrate.com.

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I am having pain on my back side of my head whenever it pains within 2 days my symptoms are I get angry very fast and I feel weakness.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am having pain on my back side of my head whenever it pains within 2 days my symptoms are I get angry very fast and...
check your BP. check your eye sight. take crocin pain relief one sos in case of severe headache.take rest and good sleep. avoid stress. inform if nor t ok.
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Sir I am forgetting things. Please advise.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please inform. take care.
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How Stress Affect Your Health

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
How Stress Affect Your Health

 

Stress: we've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often like when you're stuck in traffic it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic unless you take action.

A natural reaction

Have you ever found yourself with sweaty hands on a first date or felt your heart pound during a scary movie? then you know you can feel stress in both your mind and body.

This automatic response developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from predators and other threats. Faced with danger, the body kicks into gear, flooding the body with hormones that elevate your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, boost your energy and prepare you to deal with the problem.

These days, you're not likely to face the threat of being eaten. But you probably do confront multiple challenges every day, such as meeting deadlines, paying bills and juggling childcare that make your body react the same way. As a result, your body's natural alarm system the fight or flight response may be stuck in the on position. And that can have serious consequences for your health.

Pressure points

Even short-lived, minor stress can have an impact. You might get a stomach-ache before you have to give a presentation, for example. More major acute stress, whether caused by a fight with your spouse or an event like an earthquake or terrorist attack, can have an even bigger impact.

Multiple studies have shown that these sudden emotional stresses especially anger can trigger heart attacks, arrhythmias and even sudden death. Although this happens mostly in people who already have heart disease, some people don't know they have a problem until acute stress causes a heart attack or something worse.

Chronic stress

When stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life for an extended period, it becomes even more dangerous. The longer the stress lasts, the worse it is for both your mind and body. You might feel fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason, for example. But chronic stress causes wear and tear on your body, too.

Stress can make existing problems worse. 2 in one study, for example, about half the participants saw improvements in chronic headaches after learning how to stop the stress-producing habit of catastrophizing, or constantly thinking negative thoughts about their pain. 3 chronic stress may also cause disease, either because of changes in your body or the overeating, smoking and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. Job strain high demands coupled with low decision-making latitude is associated with increased risk of coronary disease, for example. 4 other forms of chronic stress, such as depression and low levels of social support, have also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk. And once you're sick, stress can also make it harder to recover. One analysis of past studies, for instance, suggests that cardiac patients with so-called type d personalities characterized by chronic distress face higher risks of bad outcomes. 5

What you can do

Reducing your stress levels can not only make you feel better right now, but may also protect your health long-term.

In one study, researchers examined the association between positive affect feelings like happiness, joy, contentment and enthusiasm and the development of coronary heart disease over a decade. 6 they found that for every one-point increase in positive affect on a five-point scale, the rate of heart disease dropped by 22 percent.

While the study doesn't prove that increasing positive affect decreases cardiovascular risks, the researchers recommend boosting your positive affect by making a little time for enjoyable activities every day.

Other strategies for reducing stress include:


    
    Identify what's causing stress. Monitor your state of mind throughout the day. If you feel stressed, write down the cause, your thoughts and your mood. Once you know what's bothering you, develop a plan for addressing it. That might mean setting more reasonable expectations for yourself and others or asking for help with household responsibilities, job assignments or other tasks. List all your commitments, assess your priorities and then eliminate any tasks that are not absolutely essential.
    
    
    Build strong relationships. Relationships can be a source of stress. Research has found that negative, hostile reactions with your spouse cause immediate changes in stress-sensitive hormones, for example. 7 but relationships can also serve as stress buffers. Reach out to family members or close friends and let them know you're having a tough time. They may be able to offer practical assistance and support, useful ideas or just a fresh perspective as you begin to tackle whatever's causing your stress.
    
    
    Walk away when you're angry. Before you react, take time to regroup by counting to 10. Then reconsider. Walking or other physical activities can also help you work off steam. Plus, exercise increases the production of endorphins, your body's natural mood-booster. Commit to a daily walk or other form of exercise a small step that can make a big difference in reducing stress levels.
    
    
    Rest your mind. According to apa's 2012 stress in america survey, stress keeps more than 40 percent of adults lying awake at night. To help ensure you get the recommended seven or eight hours of shut-eye, cut back on caffeine, remove distractions such as television or computers from your bedroom and go to bed at the same time each night. Research shows that activities like yoga and relaxation exercises not only help reduce stress, but also boost immune functioning. 8
    
    
    Get help. If you continue to feel overwhelmed, consult with a psychologist, homeopath or other licensed mental health professional who can help you learn how to manage stress effectively. He or she can help you identify situations or behaviour that contribute to your chronic stress and then develop an action plan for changing them.

 

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I always get negative thoughts. I try hard to stop but I can't. I am unable to work properly with this problem. Please help!

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I always get negative thoughts. I try hard to stop but I can't. I am unable to work properly with this problem. Pleas...
Our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder brother family where they had dispute. My elder brother expired in march 2015, .now my father always in fighting mood, make argument ,on use of only one toilet, bathroom, we are all 5 in family, he want to stay in old age home. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder ...
Well, he is depressed due to loss of wife, old age and other matters. If he cannot live with you, you discuss the possibility of putting him in old age home and bring him every week to keep his mood up
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I am feeling very drowsy from one week. Instead of all this feelings pain in body. Give some advice so that I can get a healthy feel.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am feeling very drowsy from one week. Instead of all this feelings pain in body. Give some advice so that I can get...
You can feel weak due to lack of essential nutrients, not getting enough sleep, a weak immune system, excessive drinking, skipping meals, emotional stress, and too much physical labor. Persistent weakness can be caused by health problems like anemia, arthritis, hypothyroidism, a sleep disorder, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. In these cases, it is very important to find out the exact cause behind your weakness. To feel energetic and refreshed in life, you must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking.
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I am 47 years old woman, I am suffering from Rest Leg Syndrome, OCD, Diabetic, Thyroid since 10 years and Hiatus Hernia since 4 years. Medicines using Pramipex. 0.75 daily twiceMetadoze IPR 850 mg daily twice Thyronorm 25 mg daily 1 Now Not taking any tablets for OCD and Hiatus hernia as it is mild. RLS is very severe not able to sleep. Please help me doctor.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
It's good that you are not having symptoms of ocd currently, pramipexole is good for rls, but sometimes it also happens with deficiency of iron and folic acid, so you can take bcomplex along with iron capsules and pramipexole.
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I have a dirty thoughts even when I am with group of people. What should I do to get rid this of dirty thinking.

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 have a dirty thoughts even when I am with group of people. What should I do to get rid this of dirty thinking.
Dear raana, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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I am addicted addicted person, and alcoholic addicted person so I want to avoid this kind of things ples sugest me something.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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I am 24 years boy I hav headache everyday and depression prblm please help me out.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am 24 years boy I hav headache everyday and depression prblm please help me out.
When line of negativity feels long and strong. Slowly one need to work on building positivity back. I will suggest you few things below, in coprorating them slowly in your day will help you make this transition. If you have something which happend recently which is making you feel negative then may be you need to talk to someone about it specifically to figure out the best way to deal with the situation. What you are feeling is conic stress due to our fast life style. You could also this as feeling burnout. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You good google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. Thus will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. If you need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps if you are interested in short 4 to 8 week resilience training you may contact me. Wishing you very best.
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I am a college student. I have recently developed an urge for smoking. I smoke 4 cigarettes a day. But the fact is I still have control over myself and I want to discontinue it. Little bit of guidance and suggestion would surely benefit me to quit smoking now as I believe in the latter stages it's might turn into dire consequences if I keep smoking. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1Tishya,this Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of fumes,Smoking . 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I suggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you light up a cigarette, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and I can also suggest you medcines which can help you quitting this habit but I think you have that guts to quit this habit on your own and if you still feels like to start a medicine then consult me.
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Hello everyone. Yu might seen have my other questions also in this app. I am diagnosed case of atypical depression. Had so many negative views abt anti depressants. Thanks to all docs out there who have answered my each question and helped me to develop good impression about antidepressants. Now I am starting with tab. bupropion 150 mg daily. So have a few questions in my mind. Till how many days I have to continue this therapy if it worked fine for me? Any adverse side effects on long term use?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hello everyone. Yu might seen have my other questions also in this app.
I am diagnosed case of atypical depression. H...
if bupropion works well for you then you might have to assess how well it has worked for you. This is the difference between response and remission. If you are completely not free from depressive symptoms one can usually go up higher on the dose of bupropion to 450 mg, however I strongly suggest that you consult your psychiatrist. There are usually no long term adverse effect of this medication documented in literature. I hope this helps.
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Hi doctor I m not feeling well. Only full headache, hands n leg pain what should I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctor I m not feeling well. Only full headache, hands n leg pain what should I do?
Take tab crocin pain relief one sos. Check your bp. Take good sleep. Take balane diet. Consult again if not ok.
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I am unable forget someone, in love from last 2 yr. Have no contact to her. Want to forget her. Help me please.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am unable forget someone, in love from last 2 yr. Have no contact to her. Want to forget her. Help me please.
Dear lybrate-user, don't worry for some people break ups helped them after that they got better ones, from teenage to till marriage love is very common, but every individual thinks that it is only her problem it is not, some people they express some people will not, when you love you need to build family 1. To have family life we need money 2. To earn money we need to have good job to get into this cycle, most important don't spoil your career, true love always comes back.
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I am suffering with body pains so please tell me what iam doing without any tablets that means any exercises and yoga?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am suffering with body pains so please tell me what iam doing without any tablets that means any exercises and yoga?
It's very good that you are avoiding medicines Please Wake up early Do regular exercise Do regular yoga and pranayam Have a habit of walking daily for 30 minutes Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid rice, curd, besan Re Consult on lybrate after 15 days
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Dear sir My problem in my full body. My full body pain in evening time everyday when I do work. please tell me solution. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dear sir
My problem in my full body. My full body pain in evening time everyday when I do work. please tell me soluti...
Hello.... Its due to exertion... Eat healthy diet...... Include fresh fruits and all green veges in diet...... Drink lots of water....... Eat enough calories in diet and also enough protein in diet....... Nuts are good for healthy body.. Its a good source of energy. Take them daily....... Take homoeopathic tonic Alfa alfa tonic ( 2 spoons twice a day half an hr before meal ) .. Take this for one week and update me after 10 days for follow up....... For more advice and medicine consult me....... Good luck.......
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SIR I AM PATIENT OF PANIC DISORDER IS IT CUREABLE AND WHAT MEDICINE SHOULD I TAKE TO RECOVER ?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Panic attacks can also be treated with appropriate psychotherapy. You will learn to relax yourself and train your body to give relaxed response to external threats.
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There is a girl she love me a lot but I don't her even I don't want to with her tell how can I convince her to leave me. And finish this relationship.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
However much it may hurt her you have to honest with her without being rude. Tell her that your parents are looking for another girl from your community and that you cannot be with her at all. If you are definite and clear, she will get the message and move on. Any slightest indication that there is some possibility, she will live on that hope and continue to nurture her feelings for you.
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I used to smoke 2-12 Light Cigarettes for more than 30 year butquit 3 years back. Am I still at risk.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. If you had quit your smoking habit, three years back, your body must have been repaired by itself. There is no risk at all. Take care.
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Itz been a year I am suffering from depression coz I am in relation with a guy who every day cheating me over someone . I know what he is doing but not able to comeout from him coz i love him.Everday i get upset n cry whole day.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is not depression, it is disappointment. You cannot stay in a deceptive relationship on a daily basis because of love. It is in fact misplaced love. If he is doing this now, what guarantee do you have that he will not do so after marriage? By your acceptance of this situation and lack of confrontation you are only encouraging it more. Surely you must have some self-respect to stop this nonsense. A good relationship should bring out the best in you, but you are instead weeping over this unworthy chap and living in misery. At this rate he will think that he is god?s gift to women! Quit this man and find a more deserving, faithful, and honest man to love and live with for the rest of your life. And do it soon.
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