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Dr. Prashan Shah

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Dr. Prashan Shah Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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1. Hi am Engineering Student. Duration of exam period I feel like I forgot all the things. 2. How to improve your memory.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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What should do for better health? How to increase the rcb wbc? What diet should take to avoid stress? Fruits has enough vitamin for students to overcome stress?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What should do for better health? How to increase the rcb wbc? What diet should take to avoid stress? Fruits has enou...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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I feel suicidal for no reason, I often try to slit my wrist. What do I do to make these thoughts go away?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel suicidal for no reason, I often try to slit my wrist. What do I do to make these thoughts go away?
They are not just thoughts alone; there is a lot of unexpressed anger lurking within you that needs to desperately express itself. This anger is turned inwards and the result is this tendency to hurt yourself or terminate yourself. Whenever it seems that there is no specific reason, then it is bound to be something from early childhood that needs to be dealt with. Meet with a counselor and identify the feeling and thoroughly expend it out of your system. Your parents will know a lot of factors that may have contributed to this situation. Life is extremely precious and no one has a right to willfully end it unless there are very justifiable reasons. If you visit a geriatric ward in any hospital you will know the premium that is placed on survival, and how every possible way you can stretch life is attempted on frail and weak bodies that are in the twilight of their lives. You must also show that regard for your life, especially when you are that young and life is just beginning. You are obviously a bankrupt person spiritually: no spiritually sound person will contemplate suicide. Life is a gift of God and to be held in high esteem and preserved at all costs. You are probably depressed and when people are in that state, life looks miserable, hopeless, and futile. Depression can be resolved and if you have not used all the options to resolve depression, you would be inadvertently throwing away your precious life, never to get it back again. This life is an opportunity and since you have probably not utilized it well for various unfounded reasons please look at it with other people for other options and it will seem better. People who contemplate suicide are lonely people: just addressing that problem alone you will find good reasons to live. Failed or the threat of failed relationships are at the bottom of most suicides. A newer theory about suicide, devised by an American psychologist called Thomas Joiner, states that three main factors can cause someone to turn to suicide. They are: •A perception (usually mistaken) that they are alone and no one cares about them. •A feeling (again, usually mistaken) that they are a burden on others and that people would be better off if they were dead. •Fearlessness towards pain and death. Fearlessness poses the biggest risk that someone will commit a successful suicide attempt – they may fear the pain more than the fear of death. Go out there and conquer the world and don't ever let it get the better of you, ever.
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Before two years I was went in depression but some medicine, tablets are now continuous what are I do for stop it?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Before two years I was went in depression but some medicine, tablets are now continuous what are I do for stop it?
Dear lybrate-user, some type of depressive disorders are recurrent and so needs long term maintenance tablets. Please do not stop them without consulting your doctor. Since you are young and want to stop tablets, you can come online for cbt - cognitive behaviour therapy. They are weekly sessions sometimes you may need 18-20 sessions. Unless you understand and practice cbt for 6 months or so, please do not stop tablets.
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My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrital300 twice a day. He is afraid of nights because of his sleeplessness. He avoids sleeping pills as he gets addicted. Pl advise which specialist he should consult, a neurologist, a psychiatrist or psychologist to treat sleeplessness. Thanks. Ratnam, 09848434175 email. Ratnam_chikkala@yahoo.com.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrita...
Hi M'am Many a times we hesitate to speak out to our family, friends or close ones, but we easily do it with strangers According to me a many problems solve with long conversations, where we pour our heart out, doing this our mind and heart both feel light and refreshed. I suggest you to take your son to a psychologist, let him/her diagnose the level of the problem, if it can be resolved just with counselling sessions or therapies it will be wonderful, if not then only a psychologist will suggest you whether to go a neurologist or a Psychiatrist.
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Helo Dr. I m engineering student and I have very serious problem of anxiety. As my semester exam is going on please let me know any effective method to control my anxiety Thank you.

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
Helo Dr. I m engineering student and I have very serious problem of anxiety.
As my semester exam is going on please l...
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand. You are experiencing performance anxiety in regard to your exams. The best method to score good marks is to study systematically. There are some methods called" effective learning techniques" you should adopt them. Please understand, you are going to do well if you prepare well. If you cannot prepare well, there is nothing to worry, you will not be able to do well in exams. Therefore, prepare systematically and approach exams systematically. Success is yours. Take care.
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I am Chaitanya 20 years old. I have short memory loss problem. When I want to remember something I can't. How I improve my memory power.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are young and if you implemented my suggestions, you will carry good memory far into your future. Additionally there are these left brain exercises which are tremendously useful. But here goes for the other things that can be done with great success. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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What should we do if we feeling very much stress which medicine is helpful to keep it away.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
What should we do if we feeling very much stress which medicine is helpful to keep it away.
Indulge in Physical activity Manage your time Talk with friends keep a stress dairy. Will help you to identify which causes stress.
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MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Selfie obsession: could be attributed to the neglect people face from family. It's a mechanism to gain attention from society.-apa.
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Due to excessive masturbation I have a pain in my penis nerve. And I also had headache, always feel anxiety. I can't control my sexual feeling.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Due to excessive masturbation I have a pain in my penis nerve. And I also had headache, always feel anxiety. I can't ...
Though masturbation is a normal, healthy behavior, you seem to have compulsive masturbation and excessive sexual desire. There are medications to treat this.
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How should we deal with a patient of depression. We should obey them or disagree with them.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How should we deal with a patient of depression. We should obey them or disagree with them.
Depressed patients mostly have insight. The way u ask agreeing and disagreeing pertains to delusion s which are more common in psychotic disorder, for which the answer is u should neither agree or disagree and play along till the medications start having it effect
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Sir I am addicted to smoking since 4 years. I usually smoke 25-26 cegerates a day. But today I finally quit smoking. I have a problem. From past 1 month mucus is present there. Can anyone suggest me is it danger? Am I suffering from lung cancer? Please reply as fast as possible.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Its indeed nice and is in your best interest that you have quit smoking ultimately. Well, it does not necessarily mean that anyone who smokes gets cancer. Smoking does increase the risk though, of getting cancer. Simultaneously, it exposes one to various lung ailments too. For your present issues, I would advise that you get in touch with a pulmonologist, in person. He/ she can clinically examine your chest and also advise diagnostics suitably including a chest x-ray (pa view) as appropriate to understand the real issue. Simultaneously, I would advise you to go for a healthy and balanced diet and maintain a regular lifestyle with due focus on daily exercises, yoga/'pranayam' de-stressing and relaxation. Try including more of green leafy vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. Preferably, go for a mediterranean diet for maximum benefits. Stay well hydrated. Dietary supplementation of b vitamins especially vitamin b6 is known to reduce the risk of lung cancer. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.
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Is it normal to get angry at things that have not happened? Like I will be thinking of my friend complain about her boy problems (when she has not, yet) and getting angry enough to where I wanna claw at her face and it shows on my face. Another example is that I was thinking of a certain kid insulting me and biting back in my head with words that'll ruin him. Is this normal?

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, 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. Take care.
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I am smoking and drinking last 2year 2-3 in a week, 2-3 days I have sir dard, fever all body parts pain, my noise also closed, khansi please suggest me.

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General Physician, Mumbai
I am smoking and drinking last 2year 2-3 in a week, 2-3 days I have sir dard, fever all body parts pain, my noise als...
Dear lybrate user, this seems like a viral infection. Take one tablet of paracetamol 500 mg 3-4 times a day for the body pain and fever. For your blocked nose, take steam inhalation 3-4 times a day (10-15 min session); for the cough please do warm salt water gargles in the morning and night. Alternately, you could take any over the counter cold cough preparation. Try not smoking (or atleast reduce) to ease your throat. In case you do not deel better in 3 days or the fever increases, please consult a doctor as certain tests might need to be done before he/ she initiates any antibiotics and other treatment. Take care!
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I want a baby but my wife is not interest in baby,so how can i handle this situation,please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am sure that you two have not been for premarital counseling where all these matters and more are usually discussed and formulated. Any way the thing to do is to find out why she does not want to have a baby or is it only for now. If it is the latter then you can wait for some time. That is a reasonable ask. But if it is the former, then she does not some counseling to understand whether her reasons are sound or are based on some whims and misunderstandings. I don't even know how long you have been married but if it is early in marriage, then again she may not be ready for a child. Having a child is a major responsibility and it is important that you too are ready for it. There is what is called continuous marriage counseling, where the couple seek support right through their marriage during crisis and otherwise to learn to live well and happily. You may want to seek that type of help too. Please do not use an force. I hope you are both having wholesome sex too as that too will help her determine to have a child. For these and other matters, i advise you to seek more counseling and please do it on time.
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Dear doctor, I am 28 years male, doing a job, profile is dealing with problems, as a trouble shooting specialist every day morning starts with problems to be solved by me. So I am feeling depression for small issues, now I am taking cbt 12 weekly sessions, it works little bit on me and using medicines since 5 months sylonex -60 morning, mirpine-7. 5 night. Doctor advised to continue these medications up to one year till iam all right. Before I had social fobia, anxiety, stage fear, full of negative thoughts, after treatment decreased to 50%. Please advise me to improve my quality of work and personnel life. Thank you.

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
You are already taking cbt. Results of cbt sessions vary according to personalities. Some times you may need change in cbt techniques. Talk to your therapist. Secondly, improvement is based on relieving stress. You should detach yourself from the problems you are being posted, because those problems are not yours. Learn to emotionally detach yourself. Take care.
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I forget always. Like my mobile in cab, name of people, story of movie which I have seen 2-3 times and forgets many trivial things. I also feel drowsy all the day and can take deep sleep any time.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Feeling drowsy and sleepy can be due to hypothyroidism and need check up .7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hi Doctor my self i'm arjun and im chewing gutkha tobacco from last 3 years and I want to quit this habit and my age is now 18 so please suggest 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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Chewing tobacco habit is considered as addiction. You have to use your will power to quit. Online motivation counselling will help you. Otherwise you may have to fo for deaddiction therapy.
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I am 26 year old. I am problem with little bit stammering. I am faced the problem while communicate to another people. Pls give some solutions to cope up this problem.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
Stammering is a normal phenomenon it happens to all in different speaking situations. Stress, fear, anxiety increases it. But god gifted us with something called coping mechanism to cope with different life situations like fear, stress etc. If we lag to cope with different situations causes stammering and it eventually increases and becomes a problem. So you need to strengthen your coping mechanisms. Be confident. Speech therapy along with counselling sessions will be of greater help. Consult a good speech pathologist. Take care.
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