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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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I feel weakness in nerves of my pennis after 2nd attempt pennis do not get hard enough to penetrate, I dnt take any medicine earlier & I do not smoke n drink suggest me to overcome from this?

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
I feel weakness in nerves of my pennis after 2nd attempt pennis do not get hard enough to penetrate, I dnt take any m...
u have erectile dysfunction problem u need sex tonics to boost your stamina and sex performance for that u can consult me privately.
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Gender Identity Disorder

CST Psychiatry, DNB (PSYCHIATRY), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Gender Identity Disorder

Born as a male but feel like a female OR born as a female but feel like a male. Some persons are unable to feel comfortable in the physical gender that they are born in; their mind, brain, feeling and thoughts are all of the opposite sex. This uncomfortableness in their mind about their physical gender is termed as Gender Identity Disorder.

What's the cause?

We do not know the exact cause of this disorder, but it is hypothesized that developmental changes in the brain and the body do not sync, and the brain/mind is left with a different gender than the body. This is mostly an unidentifiable and unpredictable change.

What are the symptoms?

  1. Children might express a desire to dress up as the opposite sex.
  2. They might express replusion at one's own sex organs/genitals.
  3. As adolescence begins, they do not develop feelings of attraction towards members of the opposite sex. Some complain of revulsion about their pubertal changes.
  4. Males want to pee while sitting down, while females want to do it standing up.
  5. Their behavior is often more like that of the opposite sex, e.g. boys might display feminine gestures, while girls might indulge in risk taking and reckless behavior.
  6. As they become adult, a realisation that they are stuck in a body that they do not like causes depression and anxiety.

Diagnosis: A diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is made based on a detailed assessment by a Psychiatrist, who is specially trained in this assessment. WPATH standards mandate that this is an ongoing assessment, and involves facilitating the process of Hormonal Treatment and eventual Sex Reassignment Surgery. The whole process can take 2-3 years.

Treatment: For those who have severe GID, eventual sex reassignment surgery is the treatment and outcome. However, support of family, friends and a Good Psychiatrist can enable a smooth transition. Psychiatrists will often use antidepressants and anxiolytics to make it easier for the person to cope with societal and family pressures.

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83 year lady get hyper frequently, loose temper for 3 to 4 days contiguously without tiring. She is hyper by nature. She is healthy. She is diabetic Is there any medicine to control her tantrum.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
It can be a form of agitated depression, get her evaluated by a psychiatrist. Medications for irritability work wonderfully well.
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What are the symptoms of lung cancer? What are ways to cure it? Is smoking can kill a human?

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. For every cancer can kill human being. Smoking increases the possibility of lung cancer. Lung cancer symptoms include respiratory problems, low appetite, pain and general tiredness. Take care.
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You asked: I am 18 year old, female. I have been suffering from stammering since childhood and normally with my family and other people I speak normally and hardly stutter but in public places when I am in situation such as in interviews, presentation etc I am hardly able to speak and sometimes the situation gets worse as I make faces while speaking and my stomach also squeezes. Go out of breath. So recently I was thinking to join a public speaking course or should I see speech therapist but I am confused as will it help me to improve?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You asked: I am 18 year old, female. I have been suffering from stammering since childhood and normally with my famil...
Hi Tanya, Thanks for writing in. Welcome to the forum. From what you are saying, there appears to be a very strong component of social anxiety. This can be handled with psychotherapy, medicines or both depending upon the exacts nature and severity of the symptoms. Public speaking courses and speech therapy are also likely to help with respect to the specific issue of stammering in public places. But with regard to the several other aspects of this problem, speaking to a mental health expert is a good idea. Take care!
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Time And Health

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Time And Health
Doing right thing and good thing at a right time may bring prosperity goodness and thus it avoids stress anxiety and unnecessary anticipation
This overall may makes mind relaxed calm and cool and inert happiness
If mind is happy and relaxed it paves path for sound health

I have a diagnosis of depression and also generated anxiety disorder. I currently take Zoloft 100mg daily. Also Depakote 250mg 2 tabs every night as it makes me very drowsy. I've had a trial month of my psychiatrist taking me off of the Depakote and I believe I was extremely moody and very emotional the entire month. When I am taking the Depakote I feel better but my boyfriend describes my mood as up and down up and down throughout the day. He feels I am very moody. Which I feel contributes a negative impact on our relationship. I have a dx of PTSD r/t the tragic death of my husband. He passed in 2007 and the only medication I ever took while married was an antidepressant. After his death is when all these emotions and depression started and I've been treated for the last almost 9 years on July 31st. My anxiety is so extreme that I get extremely nervous to go to public functions and even family functions. I will have a panic attack causing me to feel like my blood sugar plumes he'd. I'm sweaty, increased pulse rate, weakness, vomiting. I just can't function or even get into the shower. Wondering of you have any other ideas on medications to help with my severe anxiety. I also take 2mg Xanax extended release and 0.5 mg instant release for break through anxiety. I also take adderall 30 mg ER and 10 mg at 2 pm. This has helped with my anxiety and also my quality of life except my afternoons I'm very fatigued and tired. I feel like my adderall needs to be increased. Any ideas?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a diagnosis of depression and also generated anxiety disorder. I currently take Zoloft 100mg daily. Also Depak...
Hello, If you are open to opt for some other mode of treatment, then only can recommend you homoeopathy along with yoga. (But don't stop your ongoing medication all of sudden rather taper it off). Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2. Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3. Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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I am bound with negativity thought I have a long and caring family and no such disease I'm not able to move on in my life. This leads me to a great depression which affects my Health and family environment.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am bound with negativity thought I have a long and caring family and no such disease I'm not able to move on in my ...
Hello, u, miss proper care, even your will is not fulfilled causing dissatisfaction resulting depression. Relax! * go for meditation to reduce your stress, depression and anxiety, * take, plenty of water to accelerate metabolic action to avoid gastric disorder which may cause negative feelings. * go for gardening, marketing, meeting your friends, do some creative work to over come depression. *homoeo-medicine* @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ sepia 200- 6 pills, at bed time. Report, wkly.
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How can be loss belly and chick fat? Is it necessary to gain health during winter? What are the best exercise to release tension?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can be loss belly and chick fat? Is it necessary to gain health during winter? What are the best exercise to rele...
Exercises for Losing Belly Fat Some very simple but effective exercises to lose belly fat: Stretch 1 – Lie down on a floor mat. Position your legs vertically up and stay in this position for 5 to 15 seconds. This can be repeated thrice. Stretch 2 – Lie down on a floor mat. Stretch your legs straight. Place your hands behind your head and lock your fingers. Now raise your torso and bring it towards your knees. Stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds and slowly return to your lying position. Repeat this for 15 times in sets of 5. Stretch on Chair – Lie down on a floor mat and position yourself with a chair so as to raise your legs on the chair. Your legs should be at 90 degree to the rest of your body. Place your hands behind your head and clasp your fingers. Now lift your torso and rise up as if you want to touch the knees. Continue for 15 minutes and repeat in sets of 3 or 4. Cycling – Lie down on a floor mat. Raise your legs and rotate them as if you are pedalling a cycle vigorously. Repeat the exercise for five minutes in sets of three. Breathing Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Let us briefly understand on how these work. Oxygen acts as fuel for the body. The extra oxygen that you inhale while performing the breathing exercises result in certain chemical reactions that in turn burns up more calories than you actually take in. You lose extra fat. Pavanmuktasan – for practising Pavanmuktasan, take a deep breath as you lie on your back. Bend you left knee, hold your toes and pull it towards your stomach. Simultaneously lift your head and touch your bent knee. Your other leg must be straight. Breathe in and count ten. Return to your original position and breathe out. Repeat the set with your right leg. Bhujangasan – for practising Bhujangasan lie on your stomach and place your hands under your shoulders. Lift your torso backwards using only the back muscles and not your hands. Hold your breath for 5-10 seconds and slowly return to your original position as you breathe out. Dhanurasan – Lie on your stomach and bend your knees. Hold your ankles as you breathe in. Push your body outwards in the shape of a bow and pull your head back as much as possible. Hold this position for 10 seconds and release the posture as you slowly breathe out. Apart from these there are aerobics that also help you to lose belly fat. Regular simple workouts like jogging, walking up and down through the stairs fast also helps to shed those stubborn belly fat. But remember, it is always advisable to seek the advice of a fitness instructor before you decide as exercise regimen for yourself in order to get the maximum results. These will release the tension also.
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Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety problem and chest pain, I am 44 years old F, my body is trembling. What to do ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Pune
Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety problem and chest pain, I am 44 years old F, my body is trembling. What to do ?
Sympathetic hyperactivity occurs when you feel anxious and this often leads to the tremblimg, palpitations and head heaviness. Seeking help from a professional if self help tips don't help would be important and useful. Self help in form of sleeping well, eating healthy, exercises and regular interaction with friends and relatives would be useful.
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I have a very bad habit of smoking from last 2 years and how can I overcome from it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Simply engage mind in better activities like reading, hearing nice talks or music and keeping mind busy in services. Eating vegetarian foods and fruits and drinking cow's milk in night before sleeping also helps.

I am feeling as stress ,what can I do to free from stress, please give the answer.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am feeling as stress ,what can I do to free from stress, please give the answer.
For stress relief you can take deep long breaths regularly eat cow milk empty stomach eat cow ghee with diet regularly 1/2 strength exercise early in the morning is beneficial not in ac gyms avoid alcohol consumption tobbacco chewing smoking non veg fermented food basi aanna in diet take Ayurved medications by consulting privetly eat seasonal fruits only not artificial fruit juices having preservatives.
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I am 42 years old , had wonderful career growth in my corporate life , grew very fast, then I started my own business , wherein I could not do much , or was not able to reach the level I planned for, now since some time I am feeling as if I am not good enough, have lot of responsibilities , feeling scarred in taking decisions , not able to concentrate much.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 42 years old , had wonderful career growth in my corporate life , grew very fast, then I started my own business...
I suppose the pressures and responsibilities of doing something on your own and having to handle all the matters yourself has probably taken a toll. Also, if you do not trust another person to take over some functions, then you will find yourself under too much pressure. It was very easy to work for another company where all the issues are the owner's problem and if you just did your duty, you will receive your salary faithfully and regularly. Now that burden is entirely on you and your motivation alone. Now according to your effort and time, you will reap your rewards. So it is a different ball-game. Learn to delegate some of the responsibilities to a trustworthy staff and lessen the burden on yourself. Build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques, which is all about expressing your feelings in appropriate ways. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well.
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Hello sir! I have a problem of chewing tobaccos. I want to get rid of it. Please help me!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself 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 you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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If I get nervous or tension automatically my body gets shivering. How should I control shivering.

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
If I get nervous or tension automatically my body gets shivering. How should I control shivering.
Dear Lybrate user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am a normal girl who wishes to flaunt sometimes .But my mom never allows me to do any fashionable things like wearing clothes I wish, styling with me his etc. I recently asked her if I could buy a straightener for my farewell to which she said a direct NO. She never listens to what I want. All my friends parents are amazing and always tend to their needs .My mom doesn't even let me look the way I want to. Is there any way that I can bring a change in her? She is a very stubborn woman.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am a normal girl who wishes to flaunt sometimes .But my mom never allows me to do any fashionable things like weari...
Its very common now a days with rapid changing society the gap is increasing day by day between parents and children and this gap may be in any form like for eating ,for dress, for group of friends etc. Neither you are wrong nor she is .may be there is some fear in her mind for something but one thing which you also cannot deny that she is your real well wisher. On your part its obvious we have to make ourself as the society and people around us .what you can do is to take help of any professional so that your point of view should also convey to your mother and her fear or any type of problem which she is not able to tell you she can clarify with that person.
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What is the symptoms of appendix pain? Light ar heavy pain? Kya continue light pain bi appendix ka lakshan h?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What is the symptoms of appendix pain? Light ar heavy pain? Kya continue light pain bi appendix ka lakshan h?
1.Dull pain near navel that becomes sharp as it moves to lower right abdomen 2.loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling, 3.fever, inability to pass gas, constipation/diarrhoea 4.USG abdomen can confirm the diagnosis
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I am suffering from bipolar disorder and I am taking medicines from 3.5. Years continuously. Earlier it was treated as only depression because my psychiatric did not examined that. I judged by myself that I am suffering from bipolar disorder and told the doctor. I am taking medicines of bipolar disorder from 5 months but I am not satisfied with it. But the doctor is best as of my reach in the 150 km radius circle or zone. As I describe my symptoms to doctor he adds tablets in every visit. He does not discuss about the disease and I am always curious to know about my medicines and about disease. I am loosing hope and feeling helpless. What can I do in these conditions? Can I live a normal life? For how much time I have to take medicines?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
I am suffering from bipolar disorder and I am taking medicines from 3.5. Years continuously.
Earlier it was treated a...
Bipolar disorder is a type of mental disorder, characterized by fluctuation of mood, energy & activity levels that affects a person’s normal day to day functioning. It is an episodic illness where the affected person gets cycles of elevated mood termed mania or hypomania & low mood termed depression. That you were treated for depression initially indicate the possibility of your initial episodes being depressive episodes. If you doubt your diagnosis & treatment, you may take a second opinion of another Psychiatrist & get yourself re-evaluated. Treatment is long term for this condition. There are various medicines available for this disorder along with psychotherapy. It is very necessary that you adhere to treatment & stay under regular supervision of your doctor, as treatment will be modified from time to time based on your state. Do not stop treatment on your own without advice from your attending doctor. & if you have any query regarding your symptoms or treatment, talk openly with your doctor. You can definitely lead a normal life. Take the following measures along with taking medicines regularly & in time: •Educate yourself adequately about the illness: its coarse, symptoms, treatment, also regarding the various myths associated with this type of illness. Understand the illness properly. •Accept the fact that the illness is in you, & try to keep it under control by following your doctor’s advice. •Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, do some yoga or relaxation techniques daily. Eat healthy diet. •Lead an active life & follow a daily routine. Give time to your hobbies if any. •Stay positive & optimistic about life & spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom you feel comfortable & positive. •If any stress if there in your life, go for stress management, as stress may trigger your illness. •Sleep adequately & avoid sleep deprivation. •Avoid alcohol & other substances of abuse. Stay positive, do not loose hope. With proper intervention definitely the illness will be under control & you will lead a normal healthy life.
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