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Dr. Sakin Patanakar

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Sakin Patanakar Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Sakin Patanakar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Masina Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sakin Patanakar on Lybrate.com.

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I have generalized anxiety disorder and could you pls suggest me the proper drug.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have generalized anxiety disorder and could you pls suggest me the proper drug.
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated. For GAD there is persistent symptoms most of the time of the day. Consult a psychiatrist and seek treatment.
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Hi. I'm a 21 year old female from Kolkata. I have a family and lots of friends. But I feel really underappreciated. There is a lot of talks outside about hiw we shouldn't expect and be selfless and everything. But it all seems very superficial to me. Few years back i was like a goat. I never complained to anyone about anything i felt. I truly used to believe that if I keep on striving for recognition in front of my parents , if i be there for my friends , everything will be ok. Off late i have absorbed the fact that they weren't my true friends, i have stopped compromising for those 'friends' and instead made acquaintances with new people. But unfortunately i cannot do that with my family. I feel really tied down. There is a lot of complicated situation here like immature and biased mother and an angry and biased father . Being the middle child, i feel like my family attaches no calue to me whatsoever. My father has always has an unashamed inclination towards my sister and my mother towards my brother. I have always don't everything in my power to please them, to impress them, to get them to think about me. But it never happens. I feel like I'm draining my energies. And it's affecting my behaviour pattern. I'm very easily irritated and I hate to be at home . I feel like getting lost in oblivion because I feel worthless and I feel like I don't belong to anyone. I was betrayed in friendship by someone i called my bff. And that incident though 2 years old Stoll feels like a knife cutting through me. I need help . I want to straighten my thoughts out and focus on what's important in my life , I have major exams in a matter of two months. I feel really helpless, stuck in a spiral that's heading lower and lower.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I have gone through your description of events and emotions. You have been deprived of Love and affection by parents. You have been not appreciated/ Scape goated/loss of trust with your friends unable trust them/ Trauma of splitting relationship, all has culminated in a helpless condition and being in oblivion. Good that you recognized your problem. You need to speak to some one and emotional support needed. You can either talk to a therapist you like and if you wish contact me further and I will try to organize, helping you to recover from traumatic experiences and vacuum.
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Sir I am 37 years male and suffering from gynecomastia on left side since 1 year please sometime there is pain in left flank area please help I am really concerns for this due yo this I have developed health anxiety of being breast cancer . I always do self diagnosis on internet. Please Dr. help me.

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
Sir I am 37 years male and suffering from gynecomastia on left side since 1 year please sometime there is pain in lef...
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciagte you seeking help. First and foremost, I would advise that you stay cool and not be overly anxious. Gynecomastia does not mean breast cancer. It is a benign enlargement of the breast tissue triggered mostly by hormonal imbalance, the exact underlying cause of which needs to be ascertained. You should visit an endocrinologist and get this clinically examined in person. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best. Sincerely.
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Always I became tired without doing any hard work. And I always fell pain in my all body parts.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Always I became tired without doing any hard work. And I always fell pain in my all body parts.
1. Check your hemoglobin, bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety, severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of revital daily after breakfast
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Dental Health Tip

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Dental Health Tip

Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.

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How to control on thoughts coming in mind and concentrate on one task. I am a student, how can I concentrate my mind fully on study.

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. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques
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Signs That Show You Need a Mental Health Checkup

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Signs That Show You Need a Mental Health Checkup

Stress is very common these days due to the busy modern lifestyle and can cause symptoms of disorders of the mind. There are certain signs that foretell an impending mental problem, these signs should be taken seriously and a mental health professional should be consulted.

Some of these signs that indicate that you should go for a mental health checkup include:

1. Appetite disorder - Appetite problems such as loss of appetite or overeating may indicate mental problems. Moreover, eating foods excess in fat and sugar can indicate signs of stress.

2. Difficulties in interpersonal communication - Progressive reduction in interaction with people to no communication at all indicates signs of stress and a mental health professional should be consulted in this case.

3. Insomnia - Significant modifications in sleeping patterns or not being able to sleep due to stress for a long duration of time need to be addressed as they can result in complications.

4. Overactive mind - The overactive mind is a cause of anxiety where the mind is always thinking and thoughts race through causing anxiety and an inability to relax. A normally active mind is healthy but an overactive mind which can't seem to relax for extended periods of time should be looked into.

5. Lack of interest in activities - Showing symptoms were once fun activities seem worrisome and fearful can indicate signs of mental disorders.

6. Emotional distress causing problems at work and home - Inability to focus at work or everyday activities due to emotional stress can result in depression. Thus, symptoms such as these should be diagnosed at the earliest to prevent complications.

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How to get rid of smoking permanently as doctor has advised not to smoke permanently due to bladder tumour?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Addiction of smoking or drinking is only depends on yours mind. You have to excessive on your mind only. Eat green food more and fruits. Take apple in breakfast daily. Do walk in park and do yoga, exercises golden remedy is meditation. Which trained your mind within week. If you do it in appropriate manner. Close your eyes and feel fresh air think that you no need of smoking. Do it again and again. Try to find out other good things of yours interest. Which will more fruitful for whole life. Remember. Life is not for wasting. Make it useful and fruitful for urself and for others.
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Good morning sir, i smoke & drink alcohol from 2 years. Drinking is some times but smoking is daily 3-4 times how to avoid smoke please reply me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The combination of drinking and smoking is very harmful, especially for your liver. It increases your chances of developing cirrhosis of the live. This combination will also harm your libido over a period of time and you will lose your erectile capacity. Of the two smoking is more harmful because the effects are gradual and will not be revealed to you until it becomes too bad. I have given advice earlier to some people and I recommend that you read and follow them meticulously. Sometimes these addictive habits mask an underlying problem which may make you susceptible to become enslaved to the habit. Work with a counselor to identify that and deal with those issues to completely and successfully come off the addictions.
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I have been feeling giddiness from about 18 months. I feel this when I speak loador jog or walk fast. It is causing me a lot of problems. I am not able to concentrate and I left my job due to this reason. When I checked with the doctor they told me I do not have any problem. They checked my entire nerve system, ear system, blood check up, thyroid checkup. I do not know whether I have any problem with my brain because 18 months back I had felt some kind of a pain in my head for about 1-2 minutes. After that the giddiness started. Please help. Thanks.

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 been feeling giddiness from about 18 months. I feel this when I speak loador jog or walk fast. It is causing m...
Dear lybrate user. Once your doctors had checked the entire nerve system, ear system, blood check up, thyroid checkup, then once if doctors are sure that you don't have any problems, please believe them and ignore the symptoms. If you do not ignore and obsess with symptoms, the symptoms will always be there and you will be troubled more and more. Counseling and psychotherapy will suit you. Take care.
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I suffer from severe anxiety and depression my concentration level is also very low And suffer from laughter attacks ,even when there is nothing to laugh eg when I see a fat person , if one stammers etc, I took stalopam Mini plus for some period did not help much doctor stopped it after some time, its embarrassing in serious situations in public, I feel the laughing sensation always in mind whenever I am talking normal , I fear I can get laugh attack anytime, pls tell any homeopathic or. Allopathic medicine which can stop this completely. How do I increase my mental strength. Why do I get this laughing sensation even while emotion like crying.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I suffer from severe anxiety and depression my concentration level is also very low
And suffer from laughter attacks ...
Hi lybrate-user, Do not worry about this issue, keep laughing Mr. Alok, nothing wrong in laughing, laughing is the best medicine. You have to be free from anxiety and depression. For that you should not mind about laughing, do not worry about what others say, it is sometimes inborn characteristics, as time passes you can control yourself from laughing, for that you need some exercise. Step 1: Go to your bedroom, when you feel depressed or anxious, keep laughing atleast for half an hour with intervals, Next keep laughing from AAAA, BBBBB, CCCC, EEEE, DDDDDD, till Z, outburst your depression from your heart. Step 2: Try to cry in serious situations, try to be serious, try to control, if you are not able to no problem. Step 3: Try to not attend social gathering for a month, instead can mingle with family and friends, Slowly you can attend social gathering 2 per month, try these steps and then get back to you, inbetween can call me or mail me if you have any doubt, or any problem. Best wishes for happy life. Regards, Psy. MSV.
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My problem is that I can't understand any thing my memory got very weak. And feel very tired I don't know what's happened with me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How To Prevent Forgetting 1. Intend to remember. Remembering well requires that you want to remember. If you have not made a decision to remember what you are reading/studying, you will forget almost immediately. a. Describe the place where you usually read. (Is it quiet? No TV? No stereo? No talking?) b. Are you motivated to remember what you read/study? For example, can you give a reason for remembering these ideas: ? score of the football game ? directions for "jumping" a dead battery ? when your battery is dead ? directions for getting to a job interview ? textbook material for a test c. Even though you are not interested in the subject you must read about, are you willing to use good reading strategies? ? Do you preview before you read? ? Do you ask questions and then read to answer your questions? 2. Don't overload the memory. Seven items is the most our memories can comfortably handle in one bite, but even seven is too much for most people. Your memory prefers to have only three, four, or five things at one time. Therefore, if you need to remember something that has more than four or five items in a group, you will have to break up the group into smaller bites. 3. Understand before you try to remember. If you don't understand something, your memory will have difficulty storing it. Work on understanding before you try to remember. 4. Select the most interesting points. You can't expect to remember everything you read. Select the most important points by looking for answers to questions you have formed. No one can remember everything. If you try to remember every idea, you will probably not remember much of anything. 5. Organize the material to be learned. Your memory works best when the information is organized. Organize first. Use formal or informal outlines or use mapping, and your memory will work for you. You may understand something when you see it, but if your mental filing system isn't working, you may not be able to find the right information when you need it. 6. Relate the ideas to what you already know. Your memory will store new ideas if you relate them to old ideas. Make an association, create a mental picture, or use mnemonic devices to relate unknown information to information you already know. 7. Use mnemonic devices. These memory devices aid memory, but should be simple, clear, and vivid. You remember the unusual, the funny, or both. a. Rhymes ? This method uses rhyming words to help you remember. Example: "I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A, as in neighbor and weigh." b. Acronyms ? A word made from the first letters of other words aids memory. Examples: "I. R. Soul" from the 6 strategies for better memory I ? Intend to remember R ? Relate the information S ? Select important ideas O ? Organize the details U ? Understand the ideas L ? Limit the amount "PRELIMINARY" to help police officers remember what steps to follow when called to the scene of a crime P ? Proceed to the scene. R ? Render assistance to the injured. E ? Effect the arrest of the perpetrator. L ? Locate and identify witnesses. I ? Interview complainant and witnesses. M ? Maintain the scene and protect evidence. I ? Interrogate suspects. N ? Note all conditions, events, and remarks. A ? Arrange for collection of evidence. R ? Report the incident fully and accurately. Y ? Yield Responsibility to detectives. c. Sentences ? Memory sentences are made where the first letters of words in the sentence are the same as the first letters of words that need to be recalled. Examples: "I Remember So Little Unless Organized."- from the first letter of each of the 6 strategies of memory (listed previously). "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally."- for the order of operations in a math problem (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). Mnemonic devices are handy when studying for tests, but they should not be used as a substitute for understanding. 8. Test yourself repeatedly. Memorize the material through repeated self-testing. Look at the first item in your notes; then look away and try to repeat it to yourself. After you learn each new item, go back and test yourself on all the previous items. 9. Over learn the material. If you study a subject beyond the time needed for perfect recall, you will increase the length of time that you will remember it. 10. Study before going to bed, but not ON your bed! Study thoroughly the material to be learned. Then go right to sleep without watching a late movie or allowing other activities to interfere with your new learning. Your mind will work to absorb much of the material during the night. In the morning spend a few minutes reviewing to solidly fix the material in your memory 11. 7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory a. Eat Right. The foods you eat ? and don't eat ? play a crucial role in your memory. ... b. Exercise. ... c. Stop Multitasking. ... d. Get a Good Night's Sleep. ... e. Play Brain Games. ... f. Master a New Skill. ... g. Try Mnemonic Devices.
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Hi I have been smoking for about a year normally 4-5 cigarette but for a 3 month period I smoker 6-7 last year in November I had swollen lymph nodes but they went away without any treatment now I smoke 1 or 2 and swollen lymph nodes around neck region have come again and they hurt just after smoking immediately is it throat cancer or something.

Master of Medical Science, CCST (General Adult Psychiatry), MRCP, UK, Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board, M.B.B.S
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Smokers are prone for upper airway and chest infection, which can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes. I suggest you cut down or consider quitting smoking, ideally with professional help and / or nicotine substitution therapy. Research suggest that the chances of successfully quitting smoking is high with help and professional input and low without. Also it would be important to see an EBT specialist for further evaluation and examination. In the mean time steam inhalation and hot water eagle may ease of the inflammation / infection the throat.
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Hi doctor. I am 36 years. Every time I am in confusion. Any solution for me help me please. Suddenly my body gets heats. And heart beats starts increasing. Why this confusion for me. Due to this I am getting problems in my profession and family. Pls help me on this. And I have a big forgotten problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi doctor. I am 36 years. Every time I am in confusion. Any solution for me help me please. Suddenly my body gets hea...
In human body we do not need to do anything to control body heat in normal condition irrespective to temperature outside, temperature of body is always 98.4 F But in medical condition like fever/ frostbite/ heat stroke we need to control body temperature If you are feeling heat in body 1. Measure your temperature 2. Go for Thyroid function test, Vit B12, Vit D3 olv this problem also may be due to stress and can be solved by medication.
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I have a less confident in my self even I prepare properly for exam, nd I frustrating during exam nd forget the thing which I prepared.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- aconite nap 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops today night itself and forget this medicine now for 15 days p. L. 30. Ask the homoeopathic pharmacit to prepare thi medicine 2 drahm in 30 number globules and tart taking 4 tabs 3 timess daily for 15 days starting from tomorrow.-------------- report me after 30 days----------------------------- for proper management for how to build your self confidence, you can conult me and start taking the abovee medicines nd see for any change inyour life style--------------------------
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Some days ego I breakuped and now I am suffering very badly between depression. please help.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Some days ego I breakuped and now I am suffering very badly between depression. please help.
It's quite normal only. Time is the best medicine. If your sad mood doesn't subsided with in a two months or if your sad mood interferes your day to day life activities you can consult a psychologist.
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I have been suffering from hight phobia of late! Whenever I go at places which are at higher altitude I get afraid! Is there anything I can do to avoid this fear? Do help me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have been suffering from hight phobia of late! Whenever I go at places which are at higher altitude I get afraid! I...
Acrophobia or fear of heights is a kind of specific phobia. Treatment includes some. Medications along with counseling and behaviour therapies. Consult a psychiatrist personally, online if you prefer, for the same.
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Benefits of Greens in Diet

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Benefits of Greens in Diet
Benefits of Greens in Diet

Eating green leafy vegetables can help keep your mental abilities sharp. It also offers simple affordable and non-invasive way of protecting your brain from dementia. With studies proving that the people who ate one to two serving of green leafy vegetables a day had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none. It was also found that nutrients linked with slowing cognitive decline are vitamin k, lutein, folate and beta carotene.
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I am a thine boy. I can't want to eat anything. For the reason I can't concentrate my study. When I go to toilet I can't evacuation. My evacuation don't regularly. So please help me what I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, If the food you eat is not properly digested and absorbed then how can you gain weight.Nothing will work if this is not proper. Take *Alfa malt forte (medisynth) 1tablespoon to be taken twice a day during meals for 1mth *Take GRD Powder 1tablespoon in 1 cup of milk ,drink once a day This will help in regulating your bowel movements .
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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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