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Dr. Sakin Patanakar

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Sakin Patanakar Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am 29 years old male just noticed that since childhood I sometimes don't complete the works/tasks/karma while knowing that how important it is for my life! May be I am wrong but I think this is a mental disorder or psychological problem. Can you please help?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi it is not a mental disorder or psychological problem. All control is in your mind. Try to take control of your mind and do all tasks. If you desire to work you can work.
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My father was diaganosed with bi-polar disorder in 2003. Now he is 62 years old and the doctor says that my father has early stage alzheimer. I am very worried about the coming days. Is there any treatment in ayurveda or anything which can help improvising his health? thank you

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Treat bipolar disorder from psychiatrist. If feature of dementia are appearing then start tab aricep 5mg daily.
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I am unable to cry. But I am feeling guilty of not perfroming well in engineering entrance exam. Is this a sign of depression? my parents don' t believe any cure by visiting a doctor. Please help.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
It is life and everybody has to see ups and downs of life. No need to feel guilty. Just move ahead and try to do well in future. Best of luck. Take care
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I am 27 years old suffering from inner fear. I stay silent in many place were I am not able to talk to any one. I don't feel so much comfortable some times when even I stay with my friends. I feel one kind of shyness even to talk to my friends a sudden anxiety develops within me and stop me from doing things. I am not able to focus or concentrate on any thing keep forgetting many things. I feel I am out of my life. Is this a form depression I am going through please suggest me to over come this and have healthy life.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
This is basically anxiety - due to low self esteem, poor self confidence. Confidence comes from doing small things on a daily basis - and you have basically been a shy person right from the beginning, therefore you are facing this difficulty now. Start doing some yoga exercises and deep breathing, follow a healthy routine - when you are able to do what you had planned, it will make you feel confident. Talk positively to yourself - no one needs to be perfect, laugh at your mistakes - we all make mistakes. Read about new things, listen to discussions on tv and radio, search new information about things of interest to you. When you are well informed, you will feel confident talking to your friends.
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Hello, I am most of the time in some other world. It's not hallucinations but I keep imagining things like-I am talking to people and they watching me where ever I go. For eg. If I go to a mall, when I walk there I think My self as a doctor and the ppl around me as my patients. M just a first years medico. I don't know what's wrong with me. Please help me. Whats this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Dear lybrate user, it is very difficult to assess or diagnose with just this much information. I suggest that you see a psychiatrist or homeopathy doctor to further assess your overall condition and give you medications accordingly. 1. Besides this, please start regular exercise so that you become mentally and physically healthier. 2. You can make healthier food choices by having more fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs, proteins for optimal performance of the body and mind. Reduce junk, fried, sugary, processed and refined foods because they are linked to quick aging of the body and mind due to chemical, free radicals etc. 3. Meeting up regularly with friends, having fun and light hearted conversation help both mind and body to relax which is important for all of us. Go for long walks, picnic, outdoor activities to relax and enjoy. 4. Have a hobby of your own where you can feel creative and satisfied by the outcomes. This is very essential for anyone who feels that their life is boring and unproductive. 5. Sleeping for 6-7hours every night will repair and heal any tiredness and cellular damage to the brain. You will feel refreshed and hopeful at the beginning of each day. Going out in the sun is good for optimal brain function.
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My Mother Had History Of Depression From 2002 to 2003, Know She Having It Again From October 2013 To Till Present. Please suggest?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your mother may have had an episodal depression back in 2002-3 i.e. Some event would have triggered the depression. After that she may have been fine because she had overcome the effects of that episode. The recurrence may be due to another event or something may have reminded her of that precious event to stimulate the recurrence. My other guess is that she has some vulnerability in her make-up that she succumbs to stress easily. Here comes my second concern: she may not have sought counseling at any time from the first attack, and so she has not developed skills to cope with pressure. You have not mentioned anything about medication, and how she was weaned off of it. This time make sure that mom gets some help with talk therapy, that way she can ensure that there are no relapses in the future.
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Anxiety, choking or lump in the throat. Feeling of something stuck in the throat. Or followed by nervousness, fear n elevated stress. Age 30. Weight 4.5kg. Height 5.6"

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, It seems like anixety disorder. You need to consult a psychiatrist for proper medication. There are many good psychiatrists in mumbai. Also, It's time to get into the relaxation technique. Remember, you need to commit to it for it to work, and you can't expect huge changes right away. It takes some time for these to become natural, and you need to do it every day so that it starts to become part of your lifestyle, not just something you're doing in a panic. Its a must along with medication Close Your Eyes Start by breathing calmly. Breathe in slow and deep with your eyes closed, using your entire diaphragm. You want to fill your stomach first and your chest second, and you want to breath slowly both in and out. At the peak of your breath (when you have filled up your lungs), hold for a few seconds before you exhale. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through pursed lips, almost like you're whistling. It's a good idea to practice this type of breathing for a while to get used to it before moving onward. Once you feel your breathing is under control, move forward. Count Backwards Slowly count backwards from five to one. You can do this in your mind, or you can do this out loud. Start over every time you reach one. Remember, slow, measured breathing is important. If you count slowly, you'll be able to breathe at a better pace. Repeat this until you feel your mind focus less on your stressful thoughts. Focus on Your Body Try to concentrate on the way your body feels. Notice the areas of your body that are tense and relax them. You should feel yourself slumping in your chair. You should feel your muscles let go of your legs. Every muscle in your body should be let go, almost as if your entire body has gone limp and boneless and is now just a puddle of skin. If it helps, try to imagine yourself feeling heavy, warm, and tingly. You want yourself to feel heavy, as though your tense muscles are no longer holding you up. Remember to also relax your face and eyes. You may even want to relax your jaw. It's okay if it opens slightly. Turn Off Each Muscle The best way to do the above step is to turn off each muscle one at a time. Start with your right foot. Relax it by imagining it feeling heavy and weak. Then move to your left foot. Then your right leg. Then your left leg. Keep moving your way up until you've reached your face. Then go through it one more round, and make sure that each and every muscle feels turned off. Start Visualizing Your next step is to try to mentally transport yourself somewhere truly relaxing. Remember, your eyes should be closed throughout this whole process. Visualize yourself on a relaxing beach, or a pretty park. Try to imagine this place with all of your senses. Focus on the details. What does each flower smell like? What noises are you hearing? Envelop yourself in this location. Don't forget to continue your slow and measured breathing. Wipe Negative Thoughts Away When you do have a negative thought or some type of stressor enter into your imagination, visualize it turning into some type of object, and then have some relaxing thing take it away. For example, a stressful boss could be lifted up and taken away by a dove until it's gone. Then go back to imagining all of the relaxing world around you. Start Positive Affirmations Now that you're in a relaxing place, start giving yourself positive affirmations or suggestions. These are often the part that feels the most awkward to those new to the technique. But the goal is to make sure that you're thinking about and listening to positive things. It distracts your mind from the negative and provides you with something happy that you can focus on. Examples of these positive suggestions include: I feel calm and serene.I am having a good day.I am a great person.I have and will have a pleasant attitude.I will cure my anxiety.I love my body.I love my life.I believe in myself.Continue this process until you can't focus on your negative thoughts anymore. Try to do it as long as possible, and any time stress or a negative thought enters, have it taken away and keep yourself transported into that new environment, breathing slowly. For any query consult me
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I read in class tenth. But, I am not a Good student. What should I do to increase my brain power?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Hi friend all the best. Follow the tips given below you can really do wonders. Relax yourself. Teach what you have learned to someone else. Take regular study breaks after 40-45 mins. Music can also help elevate your mood and motivate to study longer. Make your study space portable. Practice. Practice. Practicing simple answers to past exam questions can help train your brain to retrieve information. Do not stay up all night before exams. Discover new ways to learn. Study in a group- helps to collect new insights & enhances your learning experience. Sq3r strategy to help you concentrate, understand and remember what you are studying. S- survey (look at headings and key points) q- question (what do I already know? what do I want to know?) r-read (read the text) r-recite (try to remember what you have read) r-review (the work you have learned)
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I want to study till late hours for my board exams preparation. Please give me some tips on how can I study for a long time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is not the best time for long study because you will deprive yourself of sleep which can cause a lot of other complications apart from loss of memory. Some people have gotten used to night study and it may be, for some only, suitable. So even if you still want to do late study have a very light dinner of proteins, catch an afternoon nap of not more than 45 minutes, having proper lighting so that you do not strain your eyes, drink black coffee or tea, if you feel drowsy (though I prefer that you sleep if you do feel slumber catching up with you), study by writing whenever sleepiness overcomes you, and do not study lying down in yoru bed, ever. A cold shower will also awaken you and if need be some exercise will help too. Short duration for each subject will make it easier to spend long duration of night study. Do not deprive yourself of sleep for a long period of days.
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I am 28 years non married guy I m having anxiety, feeling dreamy dreamy, foggy vision, not getting sleep at all, irritable bowels 4 times in a day. Please help me what medicine I should have ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from anxiety disorder. Better consult a clinical psychologist to to understand the intensity and causes and then decide whether there is need for medications or if it can be cured by psychological therapies.
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My friend feels like he should have sex with his mom. What should I suggest him. Is he abnormal?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Anantapur
If he is getting this thought against his will then he may be suffering from OCD. If the thought is acceptable to his mind, then he should be abnormal. In both the cases he needs to go to psychiatrist and get evaluated and treated.
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Hi doctor, I want to asked you about my wife, she is suffering from depression problem since 2 years, how does she recovered from this? I have two kids, one son and one daughter, my son age is 8 and my daughter age is 12. please suggest me what to do?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Depression is treatable and manageable. She will need active support of her family and friends to keep her hopes high of leading a satisfying and happier life than before. Cognitive behaviour therapy in counselling is a very important part of recovery from depression. Please motivate her to do exercise based on her age and ability. Encourage her to meet people and maintain social relationships. She should also engage in some meaningful and satisfying hobbies.
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I want to consult with a psychologist. I am in a relationship since 4 year. Now she is studied in another college. But nowadays she is in relationship with another guy assumed as brother. You know today's brother-sister relationship. If I asked about these things she blame me. I meet her after one year and some intimate moment spend there. After leaving that place she didn't call me since one month. I really loves her. I always care about her. I want a start up for my own company. And my semester is also going on. I can't concentrate on my business. I am always frustrated when her thoughts arises in my mind. 24 hours something going in my mind. I am in a complicated relationship that I can't leave her. I never hopeless in my life except her matter. I can't decide what to do in this situation. Please help me in this situation. What will be the perfect decision for me in this situation?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, you are in your growing period. It is common to have relationships and also have heart breaks, confusion etc. Firstly, until and unless you have some evidence there is no point doubting here and getting disturbed. If you have and she accepts it you can mend you relationship and give her another chance if you want. Thirdly, if she does not accept and you have evidence and she behaves cold and not loving, its better to leave the relationship move on. Helplessness is only perceived we always have the power to make us feel good or bad and if relationships is not helping us grow its not worth having. Long distance will create further doubt. You can also leave things as it is, take a break, and leave everything on fate. Till that time study, focus on your career, that is of utmost importance it will help you throughout your life.
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I am 45 year old woman married. I am having relationship with 32 year person. He is also married with 1 year son. He is very much possessive. Of me. He does not like me talking to anyone, As I am working women this is not possible. He want my phone to be engaged only with his calls. When my phone is engaged he immediately gets irritated. He doubts me lot. He does not leave a minute for me to be free. I means he keeps on taking to me on phone as soon as I leave my office till I reach my home. He is very jealous. If I question him he says that he loves me so much that he cannot imagine himself without me. He want always to be with him. because of him I have already cut all my relationship with my relatives parents friends. I am facing lot of mental torture which he is unable to understand. If I say something seriously immediately he looses his temper, his health deteriated, he brakes his mobile or while driving he meets with an accident. I am very much scared of all the things happening. In mobile also I have to use watts up only for him no one else. He keeps on watching me online. Daily I need to send him my video otherwise he get irritated. I am very much confused. What is the solution? Unable to take any decision. Unable to discuss with anyone. I am very much confused. I am afraid that if I leave him he will commit suicide. I feel he is sadist.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, on reading your problem it appears that the person about whom you have talked is suffering from delusion of infidelity. In this, person who is suffering from this remains involved in such activity. The best way to get help is to get help from a psychiatrist. However it is very difficult to treat this but still many cases improved significantly specially in cases in which person suffering from this used to take alcohol.
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I am 31 years old. My weight is 85 kg. I have lots of stress, tension and depression symptoms these days due to personal reasons. Due to this my b. P becomes high while during sleep and because of this I feel numbness in my hand and sometime in legs what should I do? What type of diet and exercises should I do so that I could avoid medicines. Can I take himalaya lasuna for this. Because I do not want take allopathy medicines. Regards.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, its really important you discuss your issues with a psychologist, its confidential and help you deal with thing better. In the mean time, do following: get enough sleep. Give your body the sleep it wants, and your stress levels will take a nosedive. Sleep is a mechanism by which your body recuperates and restores its energy reserves. If you're not getting enough sleep, your body will use stress to keep you active and alert in the absence of stored energy. Most adults need at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.[4] young children and older adults need more, about 9-10 hours of sleep per night. Get into regular sleeping habits. If you can, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each night and morning. Routinizing your sleep cycle will teach your body when it's supposed to go to be tired, aiding in better sleep and less sleep deprivation. Eat properly. Your body needs to be healthy, strong, happy and properly fueled to help you tackle stress. Like it or not, stress is a bodily reaction to anything that disturbs its natural state, meaning that your body can have a profound effect on producing and relieving stress. Water has been shown to relieve stress. That's because a dehydrated body creates cortisol, a stress hormone. An under-hydrated body creates stress to motivate the owner of the body to properly care for him/herself. Start decreasing caffeine and alcohol intake. In some cases, alcohol intake increases stress response in humans while being linked to substance dependency, a stressful condition itself. Caffeine is also responsible for raising stress levels, especially at work, so try to stick to water as a general rule. Eat a healthy breakfast and healthy snacks during the day. It is better to eat several smaller meals throughout the day than to consume three large meals. For a healthy stress-free diet, consume more complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain breads and pasta, foods high in vitamin a such as oranges, foods high in magnesium like spinach, soybeans or salmon, and black and green tea, which contain antioxidants. Start a diary or journal. You don't have to write in it every day. Writing down what's bothering you, what you've been busy with, and how you feel may help you to expel your negative emotions. Practice yoga and meditation. Although you could technically consider yoga your daily exercise, practicing the deep stretches and slow body movements will help you to clear your mind. Meditating - clearing your mind - while practicing gentle yoga will give double the relaxation effect to ease your stress. Use guided imagery to imagine a place that makes you feel at peace. Imagine somewhere that you feel happy; focus on the details to fully remove your mind from the present. Do yoga alone or in a group setting to help you learn new poses. As you advance in your yoga, you will be able to form complex stretches that force you to focus and take your mind off your stress. Practice deep relaxation by doing progressive muscle relaxation. This is when you work through your body by tensing your muscles, holding the tension for ten seconds, and then releasing it. This will soften and relieve all the muscles in your body. Avoid negative thinking. Acknowledge the positive in your life and begin to re-establish some balance in your emotional register. Avoid focusing on only the bad things that happened during your day, but consider the good as well. Stop and count your blessings. Write down even the simplest things that you have and enjoy: a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, quality food, warmth, security, good health, friends or family. Acknowledge that not everyone has these things. Say something positive to yourself as soon as you wake up every morning. This will keep your energy and mind focused on positive thinking. Be thankful for each day that you have; you never know which one could be your last! use positive self-talk. Reinforce your resolve through positive statements such as" I can handle this, one step at a time, or" since i've been successful with this before, there's no reason why I can't do it again. Visualize positive things; this does not take long but can help you regain focus. Think about success, read about successful people. Don't admit defeat before you've been defeated. You don't deserve to beat yourself down so that you can punish yourself. Have more positive self talk. Nothing else helps intensify stress more than negative thoughts. When you start to having the feeling of defeat is the perfect time for a little reminder. You know yourself better than anyone else, and you are the perfect person to give you the reminder that it will get better. Remind yourself of all of the things you have accomplished in the past. All of those small accomplishments add up to very big ones over time. Change the words you use. Instead of saying" I can't do this, say something like" i've been able to get through this before, and I will get through it this time too.
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I am depressed and anxious ,what should I do. I am not able to concentrate on anything. i cannot remember anything.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite, often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Hi, I am 30 year old male married person. I am suffering depression since 2 months. I am doing regular exercise in gym. I have taking enough sleep also. But in routine work I can not concentrate on the work. I am struggle for the career. Lots of negative think comes into the mind regarding my future and once I get negative think. I get depressed. Second thing I am facing some sexual issue. My sexual life is good but I am watching too much porn material on the internet. I know It is not good for me but I can not control on myself. This habit make me distract in my career. Please suggest me what I can do for this type of situation.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, its natural stress you are going through which can be tackled and changed through counseling and psychotherapy, your stress seems to be mild and definetly not depression but we need to find out reasons behind it if any and work on them sexual life can improve too once the cause is found and eliminated. You can consult with me for therapy all the best.
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Why I can't remember small small things also? What type of activities done to remember like food meditation etc.

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. You may consult a psychologist online or in person for advice, counseling and therapy. Take care.
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