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Dr. Shantanoo Joshi

B. PTh

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

10 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Shantanoo Joshi B. PTh Psychiatrist, Mumbai
10 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Shantanoo Joshi is a renowned Psychiatrist in Dadar West, Mumbai. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 10 years. He is a B. PTh . You can consult Dr. Shantanoo Joshi at Dr.Shantanoo Joshi (Palkars Polyclinic) in Dadar West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantanoo Joshi on Lybrate.com.

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Facing a Major Crisis in Life? Here are 5 Ways to Win Over It.

DPM, MIPS, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Rajsamand
Facing a Major Crisis in Life? Here are 5 Ways to Win Over It.

Facing a major crisis in life? Here are 5 ways to deal with one

Life is a mixture of good and bad times and everyone experiences a crisis at some point in their lives. A life crisis is a situation when everything in your life seems to fall apart, followed by a major event or a series of events such as the loss of a job, death of a family member, a relationship break-up, divorce, to name a few. Whatever the reason may be, each crisis tests your ability to cope with grief. 

Here are some tips on how to face a life crisis bravely and bring your life back on track.

1. Don't run away from the problem
It's very common for people to want to run away from problems when situations are not in their favour. Instead, face the difficulties bravely and try to find ways to deal with it. Accept that it has happened and focus on the next logical course of action.

2. Rule out the negative self-assumptions with logical reasons
After experiencing a major loss in life, it's not uncommon to have negative self-assumptions or feelings of guilt. You may feel traumatised due to the happenings in your life and may start believing that the world is no longer a safe place. This can lead to frustration and sense of futility. In such a situation, don't panic unnecessarily, and give yourself logical reasons instead to prove that most of your negative assumptions are not true.

3. Seek the help of your family and friends
Spend more time with your family and friends, but do not always discuss the negativities you are facing in life. Instead of always telling them how terrible you feel, enjoy some light moments with them. This will help you cultivate a feeling of having a strong and secure support network.

4. Take a short vacation
Take a break from work and spend few days out of your town. It will help rejuvenate your soul and re-energise you to deal with the crisis situation. Vacations prove to work wonders to your physical and mental health, reducing depression and the stress you face to a considerable extents. 

5. Keep a record of your progress
Record whatever positive happens to you each day, even if it's a small thing. Write about how you feel while experiencing and recovering from this crisis. This not only helps in bringing about a positive mind-frame, but also keeps your mind away from the painful events, speeding the healing process.


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Hi I am a 26 years old girl and I am working. It's been 6 months I suffered from Anxiety Neurosis. Now I am all ok. But sometimes no actually most of the time I feel so weak like my hand and legs always feel shaking type of feeling. So please suggest me some health drinks or energy drink.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Psychology (Clinical)
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user, It's good that you are feeling fine now. In order to feel strong physically also, it is important that you take a healthy diet and keep yourself well hydrated especially during the summers. Drinking fresh fruit juice, tender coconut water or lassi (butter milk) regularly would provide the necessary nutrients and keep you hydrated. Regular exercise would also help. Take care.
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Hi doc, Can you please suggest me how to get rid of seviourly drinking and smoking habits.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.
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My wife is 42 years old. She was having problem of depression for more than 4 years and now she is out of depression and not taking any medicine, but the problem is that she cannot sleep more than maximum 4 hours. Pl advise us what to do. What will be solution for better sleeping.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The depression may have disturbed her sleep patterns considerably and the medication may have had some impact too. Sometimes, apart from the depression, she may not be aware of stress because it has not yet manifest itself in any obvious or disturbing way. Her disturbed sleep itself can be a cause, or concern for stress because she has grossly disturbed her biorhythm. Whatever the situation, she may still follow some good habits that will help induce sleep, even if it takes care of the symptom only. There are 86 diseases that are directly affected by lack of sleep i.e. less than 6 hours per night. She must talk to a professional and deal with the stress. Yoga, meditation, and stress management exercises with definitely help. She must also do vigorous exercise every day, whether she gets sleep or not. She should wake up at a uniform time every day, even if she doesn?t get sleep. She could sleep in the afternoon but try not to exceed 20 minutes to catch up with lost sleep, and that too only if necessary. Ideally, it is better not to sleep during the day at all. Even if she does not get sleep let her get to bed at a uniform time like 10.30 and just lie down and read some non-stimulating material. In the lying down position the body tends to regress to a childlike state and will induce sleep. Do not get up to switch off the light, and so you need to arrange for a bed lamp that can be put off at a stretch of a hand. She should not take alcohol, tea, coffee, soft drinks etc. before going to bed. A warm glass of milk before bedtime improves sleep for various reasons. Have dinner early and always make it a pure carbohydrate meal that can be had with any vegetables. Make the room as dark as possible but warm and cozy. Block out all forms of light entering the room through windows. The room must have reasonable cross-ventilation. There must not be any LED lights nearby your bed. Reduce all kinds of sounds around her: light music may be put on if it induces sleep for her with the ?sleep? function on. In rare cases she could watch TV in a lying position and switch off when she feels drowsy. There are some odors that could stimulate prevent sleep from happening; kindly examine that ? this includes perfumes, soap scents, and even laundry detergents. Check out if a warm or cold bath induces sleep for her, and do that before retiring. If she has exhausted herself through exercise, she will find it easier to relax into a stupor. Contemplate on calm and relaxing thoughts while in bed: decontaminate her mind from all the stresses of the day before going to bed. She could acquire a recording of gradual relaxation and guided relaxation routines. Sleep with her head facing North, and do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. Sleep as far as possible on her left ear. Try these for now and if these fail she must meet with a counselor and work out other matters that may be causing the insomnia.
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I am 25 year young start working in a bank. presently I am facing a problem of short memory. I forget things very soon. Because of that I have to put so much pressure on my mind and feeling meantly tiered after that. I am feeling difficulty to remember very basic things. In one rime I can't learn one thing like my other friends of same age-group. After going through same thing 2 or 3 times then it enters in my mind. So please sugest it is a problem or common. Please suggest any remedy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually what I gues regarding your problem I that you do not enjoy your work and take it as a burden you try to do many thing in one go or many things are continuously engulfing your mind at the same time and you get blank so try to make a fixed routine in your life in which proper sleep play an important part-try to take 8-9 hrs of proper sleep and tart taking below given homoeopathic medicines for 1 month--we will consult after 1 month of taking this medicine homoeopathic medicine bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes report after 30 days-----------------
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I have been suffering from depression for a year. I attempted suicide last month though my parents don't know anything about this.My acedemics ,my lyf everything is just going down. I m just student and can't manage fee for any consultant. I have lost my friends too. I just want to be ok....

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Visit a psychiatrist along with your parents as early as possible. donot worry about what they think. Just convince them to accompany you. Your career, education, everything will be set right once depressive illness is treated.
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Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists 
and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the Brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connections with normal behaviour. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD have shown signs of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age, and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It's all Relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person's cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal Brains: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brains of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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Can ignorance/indifference to fear/ anxiety reduce it and one can overcome thru this technique.

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
That is a good question lybrate-user. Evidence seems to point out that negating distressful internal events actually makes them stronger. So if you are talking about ignoring or perhaps suppressing fear and anxiety, that might not work. What might help is looking at this fear and anxiety, allowing them 'to be' just like we allow and even rejoice in positive mental states like joy and happiness. The willingness to accept distressful feelings/thoughts and emotions as they are without struggling with them or desperately wishing them to go away often reduces the impact they have on us. This approach when practiced over the long term significantly changes our relationship with what we perceive as painful. When I say 'looking' it means without analysis or judgement. We 'witness' this fear and anxiety perhaps like an observer and just as every thought and emotion and feeling, they arise and then they pass. Accepting and allowing them to be helps tremendously to not get drawn into them and become overwhelmed by them. I do hope that this helps you a little bit! Wishing you well, Swarajit.
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Pexep 30 mg Apicorin 0.5 mg my wife has been taking this drugs for a year. She has mood fluctuations with seasonal changes. Now this medicines keep her calm and compose all times. My query is that can she continue this medicine for long?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Yes but also work on mindset by the help of psychotherapist, that can work for cure and lesser or no medicine.
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I am 19 and currently studying in college. I am not good student but I can be a good the reason of my bad marks is my mind is not focusing in studies it keeps on thinking about everyone. How to improve focus on studies and how can I increase my confidence.

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, 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. 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. Take care.
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my problem is that I have a tension in my head I mean I think a lot of my past and due to that I got headache so is there any sort of medicine that can assist me not to think alot about past and do my all daily routine normaly?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Counselling will help you to leave the past where it belongs and stay in the present. There is no medication to help forget the past. Your headache is also due to the stress and tension that this rumination causes. In counselling you will be able to go over your past and look at it from different point of views to help broaden your vision about it, learn from the experiences and errors and plan better for the future. You can click on private chat to know more.
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In my mind, there are continuously coming thoughts. And some full of negative energy. If I want to remove it what should I do for it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Hello, negative thinking occurs some times because you have issues or emotions to get out so never hides your feeling inside. And just clear your issues. And some times negative thinking happens because you are not happy inside. So you need to do some things dat makes you happy like whatever you like. And you need to be do some yoga, and most important is meditation keep calm and throw your all negative wives in a dustbin and full your self with positive thinking. And never get depressed every thing will be good in life. Troubles came only for short period and be happy in all situations. And negative thinking makea you selfish. So be positive.
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What are the side effects of stress on mental health? I am suffering from anxiety and stress from family and work has pushed me to the edge, I feel like I am going crazy!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
symptoms of stress include: Low energy. Headaches. Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea. Aches, pains, and tense muscles. Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. Insomnia. Frequent colds and infections. Loss of sexual desire and/or ability.
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I am having a slower speed of speech ,than normal people. This happened after I suffered from Japanese encephalitis.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
PLEASE WATCH AND DO PRANAYAAM AS TAUGHT BY BABA RAMDEV DAILY ON ASTHA CHANNEL 5.00 TO 7.30 AM. VERY VERY EFFECTIVE- ESP UJJAI, ANULOM-VILOM AND BRAMRI AND UDGIT ARE A MUST. YOU WILL GET MIRACULOUS RESULTS!
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I use to smoke daily and do exercise daily in gym, I want to ask my daily workout can help to nullify the tar I get from smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Not at all. Exercise is always good but why would you exercise and yet do your body harm by smoking cigarettes. The concern is not only about tobacco tar, there are at least 4000 chemical substances in cigarette smoke. Most of them are very harmful. There is no way you can nullify the effects of tobacco smoke through exercise. So just give it up and get all the benefits of exercise as you should.
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Its my second marriage. I still fear from my past experience. What should I do to get comfortable with him?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
All fingers of hands are not same.Every body is different.Respect and show care and love for him.Trust in each other.
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I have been noticing that I feel blue a lot. I hardly ever feel happy. I'm a student entering final year and will be looking for jobs and I'm worried this may affect me badly. I'm losing interest in pretty much everything that I loved to do before, have no hobbies as of now and want to be alone most of the time. Other than that, I also feel lonely sometimes but do not like opening up to anyone and sound like a wimp. I try distracting myself but it feels very temporary. I'm low on self esteem and irritable/sleepy/disoriented most of the time. All this is becoming overbearing and I do not wish to consult anyone whatsoever since I cannot afford to consult someone right now. I hear people telling me to be "happy" and that I should be meditating and stuff but I'm just not interested, infact it pisses me off even more. Please advise. 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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are corect. Many people advise you to be happy. But preaching is easier than practicing. In ths initial stages of life, you need to engage in creative activities and games to be happy. In later stages of life, you will learn to be happy without any tools. For now I suggest go out, play and entertain yourself. I also suggest personality development. Take care.
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I have been diagnosed as BIPOLAR II. I have read that BIPOLAR II is not a real disorder and is made to be a disorder in order for the pharma companies to make profit. Is it true? If I do have BIPOLAR II I have heard there is no cure for it and it is only treatable. Does that mean that lifelong I have to live with this disorder?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What you read is not true and bipolar is a rela disorder and you have to take medicines till you are fine Sometimes it may remain lifelong.
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From few days I am losing my mental balance between storing things and remembering. I just forget stuffs soon. Whatever taught yesterday is forgotten today. Concepts are not getting clear. Though this was never the case earlier. Do recommend some herbal or allopathic medications. Thank you.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
No medicines required. You seem to be under tremendous stress/mental pressure- maybe for reasons known to you or you are unaware. You require d-stessing by relaxation therapy provided by a psychologist or practice as taught by baba ramdev daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit are a must. You will get miraculous results for free and without adverse effects of allopathic medicines!
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I am now 19 years old and I feel depressed many time in a day by different reason like after masturbation, about future carrier, about hair loss and many more So I have several question How can I live depress free life? What happen when someone get depressed all the time? Pls help me to give the detail answer. Plsssss.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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