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Dr. Sheetal Deshmukh

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

700 at clinic
Dr. Sheetal Deshmukh Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Sheetal Deshmukh is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She is currently practising at DNA Multispeciality Hospital in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sheetal Deshmukh on Lybrate.com.

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I have quit drinking and furthur iwant to be healthy what tablets I have to use.

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Quit drinking and have healthy food.... No need to take any medicines as long as you are comfort without consumption of alcohol..

I have body pain last one week and I take diclofenac and aceclofenac tablets still I am suffering. Wat should I do.

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I have body pain last one week and I take diclofenac and aceclofenac tablets still I am suffering. Wat should I do.
if you are not getting relief after taking diclofenac and aceclofenac, get yourself examined by doctor and follow advice and treatment

Im a smoker. I smoke twice in a day! is it really dangerous to my health. If so. Hw mch cigarette should I? In a day.

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Dear lybrate user. Nicotine is addictive and other chemicals from the smoke could cause cancer and respiratory problems. Therefore there is no safe smoking. Even one cigarette once in a week destroys some cells in your lungs and could form gangrene and then cancer. Quit smoking. Take care.

She was possessed at the time when devil used to appear she uses to yell loudly. We took her to religious scholar she was recovering but suddenly she is like jerking her body and starts vibrating her legs and arms. We took her to psychiatrists but of no use. Before we also took her to neurologists all tests were good. I think doctors are not able to diagnose she is all in since when she is ok suddenly she start vibrating and saliva comes out of her mouth. psychiatrist prescribed Encorate chrono 200 ,clobazam 20, Astawin 20 but she felt worse after taking them. She was like roraing yesterday and after giving stemetil injection she was ok for some time. Please suggest something .

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She was possessed at the time when devil used to appear she uses to yell loudly. We took her to religious scholar she...
Dear lybrate user, if appears that this lady does not have any physical ailment. The psychiatric medicines have not helped much. In such situation it is very important to understand the motive behind her behaviour. It might be" attention seeking personality disorder" in which the person tries very hard to seek attention from others, at any cost. There are a number of reasons why the person needs this attention so desperately. To know more about all this, take her to a counsellor. The counsellor might be able to understand her behaviour after talking to her. I think she will need counselling along with some medicines. Take her to the counsellor, who can start her therapy. You may have to consult a psychiatrist again for medicines because a counsellor cannot prescribe medicines. The counsellor and the psychiatrist will work together to help this lady. All the best.

Hello sir have 20 years I have very lazy fully lazy how to increase concentration on study tips to concentrate on study.

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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.

Hello.My age is 20. I am suffering phobia of studies from my childhood. actually not exactly phobia its like tension. When iws in 3 stndrd .i woke up at 3 am and started studying for unit test. Eg if tomorrow is my exam. So it is like impossible for me to sleep at night. Now I am pursuing bcom hrs. I jst completed my 12 cls. And my exm running from march to april and you cnt believe that I lost 14 kg due to tension. And in my maths exam I ws totally blank while doing paper and I strtd reciting wheguru during exam n very loudly. So please Dr. help me .i realy wnt to live my life tension free.

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Hello.My age is 20. I am suffering phobia of studies from my childhood. actually not exactly phobia its like tension....
Hi , This happens among school students at least 30 to 35 percentage students face this problem, Do not worry about exams. Just relax. You should learn to cope with this problem instead of giving so much pressure always studying studying, how is it if you have breaks to play cricket or having ice cream instead of studying all the time. You should enjoy filled with joy while playing or having an ice cream fully to the extent that you forget everything around you at least for 45 minutes to one hour. Then you should start studying. If you need more assistance or guidance from my side feel free to contact me either through appointment so that I can help you over one this problem. Take care. Be cool. With regards,

I smoke since 9 years which I am trying to quit badly from past one year. I am failing to control my cravings for it. Could you please assist me in quitting completely. Is there any measures to be taken?

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Dear lybrate user first your strong will power will help you to quit smoking, make yourself determined, you can take constitutional homoeopathic treatment for removing this craving.

I have panic attacks and frequent anxieties, I feel depressed every time this sickness comes. I am a student so I can't do anything living with sleeping pills. What do I need to totally cure this sickness?

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I have panic attacks and frequent anxieties, I feel depressed every time this sickness comes. I am a student so I can...
You appear to be suffering from panic disorder. This is seen in 2-3% of the people in the general community. Clonazepam (clonotril) is used as part of initial treatment but is not a definitive treatment. Proper assessment followed by treatment with an ssri medication is definitive treatment. Also, we need to assess for any comorbidities and assess triggers for such panic attacks. Treatments including cognitive behaviour therapy & relaxation techniques would be extremely helpful. Take care.

Taking allopathy medication for hypertension and diabetics. CAN U SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES.

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
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For hypertension and diabetics, always the safest choice is going for allopathic medicines. Tried and tested medicines are available in ayurveda and Homeopathy, but, in case of an emergency, you will be compelled to go to a allopathic hospital. Then you should not regret. Forget about its side effects. Millions of people are having it and if treated properly, they live healthy up to the age of 80. What else do you expect?

I feel very depressed after upsetting relationship and just can't be happy after various efforts. Is that a disorder.

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Try to be positive in life, you yourself described relationship as UPSETTING then why feel remorse? try having KaliPhos 30X Biochemic Tissue salt 4 pills 4 times a day for around 15 days. Wish u a speedy recovery

How can I reduce stress after long time of work.

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How can I reduce stress after long time of work.
Dear , do the following:- 1. Take a hot water bath after stressful task is over. 2. Sit on a easy chair and liten to your favourite/relaxing music. 3. Play with your pet/children. 4. Spend some time in garden/near river in vicinity of nature. 5. Talk to your near and dear ones. 6. Watch your favourite tv shows.

Hello doctors. I wish to know if depression level increases and remain for long time. So what would be impact on body. What more things can happen? Daily sleep is of 2 hours.

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Hello doctors. I wish to know if depression level increases and remain for long time. So what would be impact on body...
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.

How we can increse our memory power?

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Dear , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. You may ask a private question to me for more information. Take care.

I'm 20 years old male, but since some days I'm feeling breathlessness and anxiety. Some say it's because of stress may be. I would just like to confirm it once.

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I'm 20 years old male, but since some days I'm feeling breathlessness and anxiety. Some say it's because of stress ma...
Chronic stress is a by product of hour life style in today's modern times. Stress could have various effect on our body. It effects almost all of our system, anxiety is also one of it. I would like you to try following things on a regular basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. Thus will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Let me know how it works out for you. If you need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps wishing you very best.

9 Ways to Help You Get Through an Ugly Divorce?

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Getting through an ugly divorce is quite a difficult thing, no matter what the reason might be. Your world can turn upside down after a divorce and you have to make a fresh new start in life.

Here are some tips you should follow to get through an ugly divorce:

Accept the fact that it is okay to have different feelings: All feelings like sadness, anger, exhaustion, frustration and confusion are quite intense after a divorce. You should accept these reactions and they will surely decrease with time.
You need to give yourself a break: Accept the fact that you are weak and time is required to be back to normal functioning. Your work performance can be affected as well. Taking a break is a must after a divorce.
Do not try to go through the situation alone: You should share your feelings with your friends and family, and you will surely get help. Joining support groups can also be fruitful. Isolation makes your condition worse; so you must go out, interact and share stuff.
You should take proper emotional and physical care of your body: Eat timely, work out and relax. Try to maintain your normal daily routine and do not make major life decisions during this point of life. Abstain from too much alcohol and cigarettes as they are not a solution.
Avoid ugly situations: Avoid talking to your former spouse as discussions may lead to ugly situations and fights, which would enhance your misery.
Take a hobby: Try to do things you love to do from your heart. Join classes, take music lessons, paint pictures and slowly try to enjoy life. Making new friends is also a good idea.
Think positive: Positive thinking is a must and if you engross yourself in positive, constructive activities, you are likely to feel good. You need to be flexible and in case you have children, do your best to provide them an ideal atmosphere for adjusting to the situation.
Time can heal everything: Keep one thing in mind that life will eventually return to normal. Time heals everything and one day you will not be affected anymore.
Talk to your children and help them cope: You need to provide proper care to your kids for coping with the situation. Talk to your children and make them understand that they are not responsible for the divorce by any means. Try to ease their concerns, be compassionate, but maintain a direct approach. Maintain your child's routine exactly how it used to be, so that they feel less amount of sudden change. Do not involve your children in the conflict in any way.
A divorce is extremely difficult to cope with, as one has never faced or felt such a situation before. With proper support and measures, you can get over a divorce much more easily.
9 Ways to Help You Get Through an Ugly Divorce?

My father full leg jerk and vibrate. He has laminectomy 1 and half month back, also he is having depression with suicidal thoughts. This jerk get faster if he get his mind on leg, but if we indulge him in another activities, this jerk get slower and gradually stops. Can this jerk be associated with parkinson disease?

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My father full leg jerk and vibrate.
He has laminectomy 1 and half month back, also he is having depression with suic...
Can't say - but definitely it is related to his mental state. Have him occupied with whatever he loves to do . Ask him to ignore the jerk and accept it as any seasonal problem. If he can wear a knee cap for support , it may help him be distracted from his knee

I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?
Dear lybrate-user. Every person is unique. Every person has his own way of behavior and personality. If you don't enjoy things you do, it is because of your attitude. You have to change your attitude and understand yourself. This is not part of ageing. Take care.

sometimes when I masturbate after I feel pain below my abdomen today I did it I feel hot in my body someone says because I think a lot that's why it's true I think a lot could this be anxiety?

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sometimes when I masturbate after I feel pain below my abdomen today I did it I feel hot in my body someone says beca...
Thinking a lot for no apparent reasons can be a part of anxiety. It's like worrying about everything.

1 am 22 year old man. Sometimes I feel, sufferings from depression when someone hurt me more than my expectation. In this case what should I do?

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1 am 22 year old man. Sometimes I feel, sufferings from depression when someone hurt me more than my expectation. In ...
Actually every human have different sensitivity levels and you are a veery sensitive person.Actually you trust other people very easily and so you think that allothers are also like you and you build high expectations from them and when this dont happen or those persons dont live upto your expectations,you feel bad for it .In that case you are to blame yourself and not others.just keep in mind that this world follows the rule of Give and take and there is no any space for emotions ,love and sacrifice other than few examples like you.So try to be materialitic in this materialistic world and always thinkby your mind and not your heart.Just be focused on your target and spend energy on achieving it rather than wasting your energy on these so called relations.

What are the symptoms of of cancer? From five days I was suffering from wooophing cough is that a chance of cancer? I have habit of smoking.

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You may have what is called a 'smokers cough'. But since you are worried I suggest you can go for a test by consulting your doctor. For the symptoms of cancer: Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms (Sourced from Medicinenet.com) Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the fifth most common in women, even causing more cancer-related deaths in women than breast cancer. The incidence of lung cancer is strongly correlated with cigarette smoking, with about 90% of lung cancers arising as a result of tobacco use. Symptoms of lung cancer are varied dependent upon the exact location of the tumor and the extent of its spread. A person with lung cancer may have the following kinds of symptoms: • No symptoms - Up to 25% of people who get lung cancer do not have any symptoms when the cancer is found. In these cases the cancer is first discovered on a routine chest X-ray or computerized tomography(CT) scan performed for another reason. • Symptoms related to the cancer - The growth of the cancer and invasion of the lung and surroundings may lead to symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood (hemoptysis). If the cancer has invaded nerves, it may cause shoulder pain that travels down the outside of the arm (called Pancoast syndrome) or paralysis of the nerves traveling to the vocal cords that leads to hoarseness. Invasion of the esophagus may lead to difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). If a large airway is obstructed, collapse of a portion of the lung may occur and cause infections (abscesses, pneumonia) in the obstructed area. • Symptoms related to metastasis (spread to other organs) - Lung cancer that has spread to the bones may produce excruciating pain at the sites of bone involvement. Cancer that has spread to the brain may cause a number of neurologic symptoms that may include blurred vision, headaches, seizures, confusion or altered thought processes, or symptoms of stroke. • Paraneoplastic symptoms - Lung cancers frequently are accompanied by so-called paraneoplastic syndromes that result from production of hormone-like substances by the tumor cells that are released into the blood. A common paraneoplastic syndrome associated with one type of lung cancer is the production of a hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) by the cancer cells, leading to over secretion of another hormone, cortisol, by the adrenal glands (Cushing's syndrome). • Nonspecific symptoms - Nonspecific symptoms seen with many cancers, including lung cancers, include weight loss, weakness, and fatigue. It is important always to consult a doctor if a person develops the symptoms associated with lung cancer, in particular: • A new persistent cough or worsening of an existing chronic cough • Blood in the sputum • Persistent bronchitis or repeated respiratory infections • Chest pain • Unexplained weight loss and/or fatigue • Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath or wheezing My advise to you is to quit smoking whether you have any of the symptoms or not. Smoking is just very dangerous to your health.
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