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Dr. Sharita Shah

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Sharita Shah Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Sharita Shah is an experienced Psychiatrist in Tardeo, Mumbai. You can visit her at Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sharita Shah on Lybrate.com.

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Why some children are fear to go school? Is it rue. How to prevent it. Is this serious.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Why some children are fear to go school? Is it rue. How to prevent it. Is this serious.
Children grow from dependence to independence pretty early in life nowadays. In the olden days children were not allowed into school before 5 years of age. Now it is not the case. After having a lovely dependent relationship with mom, children are somewhat prepared to go to school but it is not the case in every child's home life. If the child has not been prepared early to meet other people and feel comfortable about it, they will have a problem going to school. Also to meet so many other children and adults in a school atmosphere is quite intimidating, even if you are prepared for the same. Even if they are afraid, they must overcome that fear by making them attend school. It is not a serious flaw when a child feels fear about joining school unless it is a never ending problem. Then there is a social development problem and some measures may be used to gently wean the child away from that fear by allowing the mother to stay around in school for a few days to give the child the confidence. The best thing to do is to prepare the child when she is at home by socializing with other families, friends, relatives etc. both by inviting them over and visiting them often: the child will get exposure to other people and slowly get familiar with mixing with others. Also the school atmosphere can be made more conducive to be child-friendly and offer a lot of playthings around to distract the child and make them more comfortable: today's schools are focusing on this aspect a lot. Small classes are better than large ones. This is a very important growth for children in their attempt to become independent. There is also the great affect of the 'fear of change', which we as adults suffer from also. So you can imagine a child making its first steps in that direction, and how difficult it can be. Just be an enabler if your child is going through a phase like this and make it easier. In time it will sort itself out.
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My husband had suffered from schizophrenia in 1996. He was on treatment for 4 years. There after he recovered. Till date he had no problems. But off late from 27th april the symptoms have emerged. We had visited a psychiatrist, but somehow I am not satisfied with his line of treatment. What must I do?

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, For schizophrenia, psychiatric treatment is a must. Please do consult another psychiatrist if you are not satisfied with the present one. Take care.
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So I suffer from anxiety but I find the most symptom that's making it worse is the derealsation I constantly feel like in a dream state and spaced out why does this happen?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
So I suffer from anxiety but I find the most symptom that's making it worse is the derealsation I constantly feel lik...
Hi lybrate-user, anxiety is often an overwhelming condition, and when the mind is overwhelmed it can do some very unusual things. One of these is known as depersonalization, which is a symptom of anxiety that often fuels more anxiety and more depersonalization. Depersonalization is when your mind feels divorced from your own sense of self. It's when you are essentially overly self-aware to the point of feeling as though you're not in your own body. It's a consciousness that makes it feel like you're floating outside of yourself and that your actions are not your own. Depersonalization is a common symptom of panic disorder, and may occur with other anxiety disorders as well. The most likely reason that depersonalization occurs is as a coping mechanism for your brain. Your brain can get extremely stressed by your emotions. It's not just your thoughts and symptoms - it's the physical brain itself. The link between your consciousness and your thoughts is physical and mental. So most likely, the brain creates depersonalization disorder as a way of experiencing less stress. It's likely that it's shutting down certain parts of the brain and disconnecting yourself from the emotions so that it doesn't experience as much tension, despite the fact that depersonalization often creates its own anxiety. Another possible cause is simply because anxiety can lead to hyperawareness. Generally this occurs with physical issues. For example, some people feel they have a swollen tongue during an anxiety attack, but the tongue isn't actually swollen. Instead, the mind has over-focused on the feelings of the tongue, causing it to start to feel unnatural and" larger. It's possible that a similar issue is happening with consciousness, where the mind focuses so much on the way you process information that it becomes over-processed and starts to feel unreal. Finally, during anxiety attacks, neurotransmitters are often firing at a rapid rate. It's possible that these neurotransmitters are activating or de-activating parts of your mind that create this dissociative state. Ince depersonalization occurs as a result of intense anxiety, the best thing you can do is try to decrease the intensity and keep yourself from experiencing further anxiety. Keep the following in mind: be okay with depersonalization depersonalization can be very frightening, but it's not dangerous. If you start to feel it occurring, don't try to fight it. Just wait it out. Fighting it won't solve anything, and may even make your anxiety worse. You can remind yourself that depersonalization may be a scary event, but it has no short or long term consequences once it's over. Breathe efficiently depersonalization occurs at the height of anxiety attacks, and one of the issues that tends to make anxiety attacks severe is hyperventilation, which reduces blood flow to the brain and causes symptoms that may result in intense stress. Slow down your breathing dramatically. Breathe in for 5 seconds, hold for 2, breathe out for 7. Any time you feel like a panic attack may be coming, breathe slower to prevent some of the worst symptoms. Distractions for reality those with depersonalization are usually aware they're in a dreamlike state. They tend to keep everything to themselves, resulting in them withdrawing into more and more of an over-conscious and dreamlike state. Give someone a call or talk to those around you. It can be hard to admit that you have this anxiety/depersonalization problem, but the problem does not get any easier if you try to keep everything to yourself and stay inside of your own head. Go jogging jogging is a natural cure for anxiety, and also a wake up call to reality. Running can be hard when you have anxiety since rapid heartbeat tends to lead to further panic attacks, so walking is an acceptable but less effective alternative. Walking and jogging involve so many different senses that it's hard for your mind to zone out from reality. Depersonalization is not dangerous, so the key is to learn ways to reduce the extent of your panic attacks and your anxiety. No matter what, you'll still need to address your overall anxiety levels so that you decrease the likelihood of experiencing depersonalization. Consult a psychologist for its management.
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My fever has gone high since morning and I am on my way to kerala all my body is paining and I do feel very cold please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My fever has gone high since morning and I am on my way to kerala all my body is paining and I do feel very cold plea...
Hello, you suffer from viral fever. Would you b able to collect homoeo -medicine, right, now. *homoeo-care** @ arsanic alb 200-6 pills, thrice a day = 3 days. @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice a day=3 days. @ belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice a day. If you are unbale to collect the above mentioned, homoeo-medicines, may take any antipyretic, english medicine to reduce the fever. All d best.
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Hi some time I am very sad and then I want to leave everything and after some time thinking why am I try to these things.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi  some time I am very sad and then I want to leave everything and after some time thinking why am I try to these th...
Hi! You need to actually consult Psychologist at your locality or online Psychologist to find out the exact root cause for this problem, only then this can be overcome, if you volunteer to undergo treatment and counselling for the same either online or at your locality. If you need to consult with me online definitely you can, feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage. With regards,
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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the way to give up smoking anyway: suddenly and immediately. The effects will be just great but depending on the amount of cigarettes he smokes, there will be a withdrawal reaction. That can be countered by some substitution methods that are useful and eases the withdrawal. His decision to want to quit is very welcome (if that is true) and you must do all you can to encourage and support him. Here are the ways to stop the smoking: First of all it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night!!! When he decides, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since he wants to do it I recommend that he seeks the help of a counselor and do it with support. He needs to identify with why he smokes: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. He may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because he has become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may join Smokers Anonymous in his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep him occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. To help process all of the above and to get support, let him go for counseling and persevere with it until he is completely over it.
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It's easy to be attracted to someone physically or to the version of a person someone portrays to the world. But what do they do during their free time? What are their values and beliefs? our worldview is our center and directs all of our decisions.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The first impressions are usually lasting impressions. Therefore your physical appearance is very important. The way you portray is also very important and it is willfully presented to attract the opposite sex. That is the surface level. Discovering the real person behind all the fa?ade is the purpose of spending time and knowing the other individual about her values, beliefs, etc. We call this the conscious behavior to win the other person over initially and then when we have secured that person, we begin to show our true nature, which is out of the realm of the unconscious. The latter is beyond our knowledge and our defenses and therefore it will reveal a lot. Sometimes the discovery may be alarming and distasteful. So I always advise people who are about to enter nuptial contracts, to read between the lines, as it were, and discover the person before hand and decide if they really want a life like that, for better or worse until death do us part.
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My mother age 63 regularly takes rexipra. 25, tynept od, etizolam as prescribed by doctor. She feels anxious, at times her hands and leg shakes. Its almost 6 months she is suffering. I like to know the perfect treatment for the disease she suffers and also like to know whether the medicine has got severe side effects.

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, your mother could be disappointed. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your mother disappointed in the near past? I think she is disappointed due to her health conditions. She needs your love and affection. Treat her as if she is your child and constantly motivate her. She could be sad because she fear to die and now tries to understand life and death. If you motivate her constantly, she may come back to life as a wise person. Take care. Convey my love to your mother.
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Hi jeet here. Having depression problem from last 20 yrs. Feels normal when im on continuous medicine. The day I stopped tasking medicine ,again I find the same problem. sleepless night. Is one of the problem. Restless ness .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi jeet here. Having depression problem from last 20 yrs.
Feels normal when im on continuous medicine. The day I stop...
You must never stop medication without the doctor's advice. Also. Ideally, you should be on medication and counseling and if you are episode-free for three years, you can be weaned off of it but always with the approval of the doctor. Counseling is very important together​ with medication.
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I am taking Nexito Ls medicine for anxiety from last 8 months how to stop medicine now I am fine, no anxiety issues, does sudden stoppage of medicine cause any side effects.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am taking Nexito Ls medicine for anxiety from last 8 months how to stop medicine now I am fine, no anxiety issues, ...
Sudden stoppage will cause some withdrawal symptoms, and it certainly is not something you should do on your own. Please consult your doctor and let him/her decide whether you must discontinue or not. Ideally, medicines must be gradually weaned off, and your reactions noted for further action. Only the doctor who has prescribed the dosage will know when and how much to withdraw.
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IMPROVE YOUR CONCENTRATION

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
IMPROVE YOUR CONCENTRATION

with the exams approaching, the pressure increasing and the anxiety reaching the pinnacle; being able to concentrate on what you study and remembering it is the most important concern of the hour.

 Here are some tips which will help you to concentrate on your studies and remember whatever you have studied:-

* keep your cell phone aside. These days, the cell phone addiction has become more difficult to cure than any other addiction. It is better to switch off your cell phone and keep it in a place far from your reach so that you can concentrate on what you are needed to concentrate on rather than what is pulling your attention.

* make a timetable and stick to it. Make a proper schedule of each day which will include what time will you wake up, when you will eat, when you will take a nap etc. Even include what subject and what chapters you will study each day. This will make your revision planned and hassle free.

* take adequate sleep. It is necessary to sleep at least 6 hours in a day even during exams as your brain needs that much time to recuperate from the stress and strain. Studies have shown that taking an adequate sleep of 6 hours in a day, increases productivity and improves your ability to remember what you have studied that day.

* take a short nap after lunch. The grasping ability reduces after eating lunch and hence it is a good habit to take a power nap of 7 to 8 minutes after lunch.

* keep your body properly fed and properly hydrated. There is no specific food that will help you improve your grasping ability. All the foods are important enough to provide the necessary nutrition to your brain and, in turn, improve its grasping and retaining ability.

* lastly, don't over exert yourself. Stress is only going to make you forget what you have read. If possible, perform meditation for 10 to 15 minutes in the day to relax your mind and refresh you for the whole day of studying.

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I lost somebody close to me and I feel depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I lost somebody close to me and I feel depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time.
Hello dear. I can understand. Your feeling & mood are obvious. But you have to move on. Thats d life. & that person would have never like that you live in depression my advises to you are * take life lightly * main problem is how you are reacting matters & incidence of your life & day to day * you can see half filled glass of water by two way: half is still empty (nagative attitude) or half full (positive) * take balance diet * give time for yoga * constipation should removed * you can take brahmi sankhpuspi etc ayurveda medicine
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What is the time for which a bipolar disorder patient has to take medicines?

BAMS
General Physician,
It is not fixed depends on patient but be sure it is not a matter of days you have to follow the guidelines of doctors may be for years.
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I am getting irritation and frustration when did get best results in my work that time I scold my colleagues sometimes I hurt myself?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am getting irritation and frustration when did get best results in my work that time I scold my colleagues sometime...
It is unrealistic to believe you can rid yourself of frustration forever, but you can learn to do things to minimize your frustrations and to make sure you do not engage in unhealthy responses to frustration. You will need to learn to distinguish between what you hope will happen, what will probably happen, and what actually happened. Life inevitably has its ups and downs -- its moments of relaxation and times of tension. When you learn to truly accept this reality, you come one step closer to being able to deal with frustration in a healthy way. There are several types of problems that we encounter in everyday living: those which you know can be solved, those which you are not sure if they can be solved or not, those you know are totally out of your control, and those you are so confused about that you do not even know what the problem is. You need to be able to accurately assess your abilities to alter situations that prevent you from solving your problems and reaching your goal. Then you will be able to assess which of the types of problems you have encountered, and you will then be able to develop a realistic plan. Learning to take things in stride will also help you to be more content and happy which, in turn, will help you to more easily overcome anger and frustration. If you are upset, sad, anxious, or depressed you will have less patience and tolerance for everything and everybody. Ask if any more doubts are there.
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No Tobacco Day

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Akola
Today is No Tobacco Day.
Say No to Tobacco, Say Yes to Life
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He is suffering from parkinson. How can we improve his voice because it's not clearly understood what he speaks.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mohali
Age of the patient and duration since parkinson has been diagnosed. There are specialised techniques in speech therapy that could help the patient. Send more details about patient.
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I am 30 year old. When I am upset, my reaction is not talking to any one and my intention is to broke some thing and I am very anger when I am upset. In last when I am upset I don't like to talk anyone. Dr. if I am near to financial crisis and How can I get over come it.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Mr. lybrate-user it is quiet natural for any person who is stressed out due to various reasons to have mood swings like what you are experiencing. You will do well with doing relaxation exercises and yoga. Try to do swimming, play music which can help. Avoid smoking, alcohol and excessive caffeine which can worsen your problem. Try to stay with family and friends and go out rather than trying to stay alone. Go to parks have a walk and if possible take a short break from work and spend time with your loved ones which usually will help. Even after doing all these activities you feel to experience symptoms it is high time for you to consult a psychiatrist.
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My wife is so good that she cares for everyone and that is why she always remains under depression. She always does good for others but in return , she does not get the same. Further she remains conscious to help everyone.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
My wife is so good that she cares for everyone and that is why she always remains under depression. She always does g...
Dear lybrate-user, that's nice to hear that your wife is very generous, ask her not keep any expectation from others and help her to be affirmative and ask her to learn to say" no" to people. It's good to come in help for people but not at the cost of her health.
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I am a 21 year old boy I was depressed for 3 months because I got my exam bad during this I took lot of depression medicine but this had affected my sexual interest but now I am not taking any medicine but my sexual interest has extremely low I have no sexual desire .but earlier I was so romantic that I always think of sex when I saw ass of any sexy girls and their ass my penis automatic ally gets erected. I miss those feelings please doctor do something to bring back my those feelings I miss those feelings please sir help me please sir (with crying)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am a 21 year old boy I was depressed for 3 months because I got my exam bad during this I took lot of depression me...
Good Morning ~ If your examination scores are better due to your depression being lifted from medications, I would suggest strongly that you do not stop taking the medications as they seem to be helping. You can focus your sexual energies when the time is right, I would appreciate if you can make a list of ideas that you have about sexuality and put them across for me to evaluate so that I can treat you and give you medications accordingly. Sexual urges are common in your age, however you might want to be more socially appropriate and let me remind you that it includes this space, since this is a public forum where doctors like me give answers to questions that are appropriate and relevant.
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Hi i am having Phobia causes why. And how much time its take time treated. What is the best way to go out from this situation.

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
Hi i am having Phobia causes why. And how much time its take time treated. What is the best way to go out from this s...
Dear user. Phobia an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. However, there are clear indications that the majority of phobias develop during early childhood, teenage years or early adulthood. It is rather unusual for a phobia to develop 'out of nowhere' after the age of 30 – 35. Phobias can be caused by stressful situations, certain experiences or frightening events. Phobias can be cured with desensitization therapy within 3 months. Take care.
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