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Dr. Shefali Batra

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

1500 at clinic
Dr. Shefali Batra Psychiatrist, Mumbai
1500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Shefali Batra is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at MINDFRAMES in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shefali Batra on Lybrate.com.

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Am 28 years old am suffering from depression since 1 year I think too much now a days cannot stay alone if am alone I feel depressed I cannot sleep alone in the house, if am watching some news example on terrorist's I keep on thinking on dat all day, am feeling pious on religion and hating other religion ex. Muslims, I have sleeping problem, I want peace of mind and happiness, kindly suggest me with remedies.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Am 28 years old am suffering from depression since 1 year I think too much now a days cannot stay alone if am alone I...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks, in your case it has been long time, so it is imperative that you consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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I am getting so much of tension in my studies ; what can I do for not getting tensed?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am getting so much of tension in my studies ; what can I do for not getting tensed?
Do meditation and yoga, do deep breathing after every hour, take proper sleep of 6 hrs and concentrate on studies.
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Causes And Effects of Alien Hand Syndrome

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
Causes And Effects of Alien Hand Syndrome

Alien Hand Syndrome or AHS is a neurological disorder that causes the patient's hand to move involuntarily. The individual has no control over the movement of the hand and sometimes, he or she may not even be aware of the action! The patients often report feeling like their hand does not belong to them anymore. The disease has no cure but the symptoms can be treated and reduced. Usually the hand is kept occupied constantly by holding a light object. 

Causes of Alien Hand Syndrome: 
Though the exact causing factor of AHS is unknown, there are a number of instances which have been shown to influence the development of the condition. The chief factors are: 

  1. Brain injury: Injury caused to the brain by blunt force trauma or faulty surgery can lead to Alien Hand Syndrome. This is particularly seen if the frontal lobe (the brain center of voluntary movement) or the corpus callosum (the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the left and right hemispheres of the brain) is affected. These are the areas that regulate motor functioning and the neural pathways to execute the actions. 
  2. Brain tumor: A tumor (a mass of abnormal cells) pressing on the motor centers of the brain can cause involuntary movements of the left hand in a right handed person. This is because the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body and vice versa. Tumors blocking the neural pathways usually cause errant movements of the predominant hand. 
  3. Neurodegenerative conditions: Diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Creutzfeld & Jakob Disease are characterized by memory loss, rapid changes in personality and growing defects in the central nervous system. AHS could be a complication of such disorders. Effects of Alien Hand Syndrome This is an extremely rare condition. There have been less than 80 known cases around the world since 1908. 

The disorder is often unreported because it is mistaken for a psychiatric problem due to its unusual symptoms and effects. 

  1. The patient may not even be aware of what his 'alien hand' is doing. The hand may even begin functioning of its own accord when the patient is asleep. 
  2. AHS can result in feelings of guilt and shame because of the embarrassing actions of the hand that the patient has absolutely no control over. The hand is often said to be governed by primal animalistic urges of hitting others, tearing clothes off etc. 
  3. The condition often leads to social anxiety, depression and paranoia
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My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having high fever kindly give me the solution sir.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having hi...
Consult with a normal physician. They will help you to find out the problem first. He need love and care because he is suffering from a health and mental problem. If you want to take any help from us you can contact us.
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I am male aged 26 year, I get erected when I see a shirtless man or men in shorts or seminude men. I don't feel excited when I see a lady even fully nude, I fear why this happens to me please help?

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
I am male aged 26 year, I get erected when I see a shirtless man or men in shorts or seminude men. I don't feel excit...
Dear, if you are experiencing this problem for some very few days, do not get alarmed. Just take it easy and ignore it. Your problem will clear itself. If it is a prolonged problem, you need treatment. Please post a private question to me with every details. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 20 years old having 89 kg of weight. I am having weakness in my body, feel sad and lazy. I was preparing for engineering entrances and now I am not able to study well. I feel that now my memorizing reduces as compared to earlier. Not able to memorize things. Next month I am taking admission in b tech. I afraid that I will not be able to complete it but I wants to pursue it. I am very much depressed please help me.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 20 years old having 89 kg of weight. I am having weakness in my body, feel sad and lazy. I was preparing for eng...
Hello, first of all you should boost your confidence then you will be able to overcome the situation. Take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Withania som. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert me after 15 days.
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I have been becoming anger even for small reasons. How to overcome this. Can you plzz help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is important to understand what meaning you make from others' words, actions and behaviours. Many times you may perceive others' actions/words from completely different view and they may mean something else. It will be a good idea to ask others what they mean, before getting angry with any one. Try to have open communication with the people around.
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I am suffering from hypertension and depression in now days I feel like I am nothing and I can't do anything What to do I am confused What should I do? Help me please sir/mam.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from hypertension and depression in now days I feel like I am nothing and I can't do anything What to ...
Don't focus on removing negative thoughts, it will come back even stronger! Focus on engaging in positive activities, productive activities, challenging and satisfying activities and leave the negative thoughts alone, they will go away! no need to bother about them. Very useful technique! try it out.. Go out and take a brisk walk everyday, mingle with friends, give more time to hobbies, restart old given up hobbies, eat and sleep regularly, relive the good old days, enjoy life! you become what you think you are!
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I have been learning vocal music since 1 year. When I get up in the morning, my voice is very heavy and low. When I rehearse music in the morning, it feels uncomfortable can't go high note also. Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been learning vocal music since 1 year.
When I get up in the morning, my voice is very heavy and low. When I r...
It all depends on the vocal cords anatomical position and I will suggest you to rehearse your music as per your normal voice and do normal gargling and avoid any unnecessary food items and don't strain your self much and it can also be possible that after slow rehearsal you can get the pitch you want but it would take extra time.
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My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of mental stress. So, he suggested my mother to don't take a tensn and do exercise continue. But I think that is neurological problem so please tell me what should I do?

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Homeopath, Delhi
My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of menta...
Kali phos 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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Your advice to a person who want & is trying hard to quit tobacco since last 2 years .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Just keep at it till you succeed. Your willingness and desire to want to stop is a huge plus point in your favor for overcoming this malaise. Quitting smoking is very difficult but not impossible due to the following reasons: smoking has certain conditions for the urge to be stimulated. These can vary throughout the day. You need to de-condition around the habit. There is a physical and psychological craving that has to be countered. There are some medicines that ease the craving, for which you will need to consult a doctor. Some measures you can take are: avoid people, activities, and places where the need to smoke is highest. There is also the time of day when the urge is greater; occupy yourself with planned, alternative, and interesting activities. During all these times do deep breathing exercises. Buy some chewing gum or nicotine gum or nicotine patches to tide over the urge. Replace the conditions or associations with new behaviors to affect the drive. Frequent ?no smoking zones? when in need. Tell the whole world that you have given up smoking, and ask for support from all of them. Your oral need may increase so ?pacify? it by indulging in eating, drinking health beverages, sucking on hard candy etc. Persevere in very difficult moments by sticking to your resolution because the impulse will disappear pretty fast. Get the support of an addiction counselor to process the resolution. For a price of Rs.250/- I can send you my book on addictions with free postage.
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I drink alcohol from last five year regularly but from las two month when I drink alcohol I feel like sick my eyes turn red & my breathing so fast what is solution on it because I drink alcohol.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I drink alcohol from last five year regularly but from las two month when I drink alcohol I feel like sick my eyes tu...
Hello lybrate-user. I have the following suggestions for you: (1) drink in moderation. This means you should reduce your frequency of drinking. This simple measure will help to reduce the redness and discomfort. (2) use a lubricant eye drop 5-6 times daily. Along with it, you could use an antihistamine eye drop as well. (3) get your blood pressure checked. Raised blood pressure could be a cause for eye discomfort as well. (4) you could consider taking help from a support group regarding your drinking problem. All these measures if followed appropriately are sure to help you. Take care-regards.
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I am 16 years boy and I am suffering from severe depression .it seems my brain stopped working and also symptoms are like loss of interest, lack of thoughts, feelings,imagination .even I am not able to express my emotions. Its like my gone empty. There is no single thought even. I have lost my interest. I want to know that whether this is depression .or anything else like psychosis, or schizophrenia, or any other bipolar disorder.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 16 years boy and I am suffering from severe depression .it seems my brain stopped working and also symptoms are ...
At the outset it looks like depression, consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation, as disorders you mentioned like schizophrenia can also start like this. Proper evaluation will help in proper diagnosis and treatment. All the best.
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What can I do for increasing concentration on my studies and tell some tips for increasing memory. please advice?

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 attention span, recollection, concentration, 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. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help

An intense fear for anything is called as phobia. Fear and phobia are different to explain in simple terms person feeling anxious and nervous while doing something is fear and failure to attempt to do the work and staying back is phobia. In phobia they have intense fear that make the person to always keep away from exposing to the situation.

Symptoms:

The most common symptoms of phobia are:

  • Trembling or shivering and shaking of body.

  • Rapid breathing or sometimes difficulty in breathing

  • Dizziness

  • Increased heart rate and chest tightness.

  • Tingling sensation

  • Hot or cold flushes

  • Shock and sweating.

Psychological or emotional effects include:

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Detachment from self and environment

  • Looking for ways to escape from facing the situation

  • Going crazy or sometimes even loss of control

  • Overacting to avoid facing the situation.

Consider for treatment and self help of phobia if you have most of the above symptoms in an extreme state. Intense fear, anxiety, interference or avoidance of normal routine and phobia for at least more than 6 months needed to be treated with utmost care.

Treatment and Self help:

  1. Identify your fear level and intensity really helps you to work for the ways to relieve from phobia. Identify the symptoms you experience during fearful situation and work on it to overcome the symptoms.

  2. Learn and practice deep breathing relaxation technique and practice to do few simple deep breathing relaxation exercises.

  3. Face the negative thoughts with courage. In phobia you may overestimate the fearful situation and underestimate your potential to overcome it. Challenge your negative thoughts is the good way of self help.

  4. Make yourself prepared and expose yourself to the fearful situation.

  5. Frame your frame ladder and try to climb each ladder with utmost care and confidence.

  6. Practice regularly. The more you practice exposing to the situation sooner you get relieved from the fear and phobia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Hi, Drinking milk with full cream is better for health or not. Currently I am boiling milk for 2 times , take out cream and after that I drink. So Does taking out cream leads to less benefits ?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
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Drinking milk with full cream is better for health or not. Currently I am boiling milk for 2 times , take out cre...
no problem it is your like. it is not all a problem. without cream it is better. with cream you will get additional fat and cholesterol problem. you are lean take with cream. you have additional fat. it is better to take with out cream.at this stage dont think about small problems. concentrate on your studies. it is better to do some physical exercises. better to share your internal feelings and problems with your closed once. be friendly all of them. be sociable. be happy all the time. be enjoy every movement of life. ok all the best.
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I having a smoking habit. How to stop it.

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Psychiatrist,
Hello, smoking is one of the easiest & one of the most difficult habits to break because 1. Quitting cigarettes does not cause any immediate harm 2. Cigarettes are so easily available that one does succumbs into temptation of smoking just 1 more before stopping altogether. Regarding your question, easy way is decide a quit date 1 week from now & reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke to half from today. Secondly, you can purchase nicotex/quitsure park & suck type nicotine chewing gums to take care of your cigarette craving & substitute them for cigarettes. In addition, there are medications which help to reduce craving & get rid of smoking addiction
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I have stammering problem. I face problem while speaking. How can I get completely rid of it.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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