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Dr. Veena Gholap


Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Veena Gholap is a renowned Psychiatrist in Chembur East, Mumbai. She has over 18 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She has done MD . You can meet Dr. Veena Gholap personally at Shri Clinic in Chembur East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Veena Gholap on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 38 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Sir 2 days ago my cousin sisters was here with me then she went at her home. I am very close to her. After she went then my mind is constantly thinking about them only. Then after few time that day when I thought about her my breath increases slightly and mainly there is a heaviness or something strange in my below breast bone like in chest or heart region. Whenever I think more about all this theres more discomfort to me. I'm not able to concentrate properly and think properly. Its happening since 2 day's. And when this kind of think happens and then I take a long breath this it is decreased by afterwards it comes back. Sir please help. I have noticed that whenever I think about her this happens. I try to avoid thinking but it always happens opposite. please help sir.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir 2 days ago my cousin sisters was here with me then she went at her home. I am very close to her. After she went t...
Dear user. The feeling is of despair and stress related depression. Don't worry. Emotions tend to settle around chest region. Divert your attention towards more creative tasks. Always be with your friends and family members. Within a week these symptoms will clear itself. Take care.
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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Bipolar Affective Disorder

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. A person’s mood and emotions can be altered drastically due to bipolar disorder, but they do not have more than one personality. Split personalities problem is more commonly seen in those with personality/dissociative disorders. 

There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

  1. Bipolar I Disorder— defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks. Episodes of depression with mixed features (having depression and manic symptoms at the same time) are also possible.
  2. Bipolar II Disorder— defined by a pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but not the full-blown manic episodes described above.
  3. Cyclothymic Disorder (also called cyclothymia)— defined by numerous periods of hypomanic symptoms as well numerous periods of depressive symptoms lasting for at least 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents). However, the symptoms do not meet the diagnostic requirements for a hypomanic episode and a depressive episode.
  4. Other Specified and Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorders— defined by bipolar disorder symptoms that do not match the three categories listed above.

The disorder has two strong phases: 1) Bipolar Mania and 2) Depression.


Mania is a state of heightened energy and euphoria - an elevation of mood. It is in direct contrast to depression. Mania can vary in severity from hypomania, where, in addition to mood and energy elevation, the person shows mild impairment of judgement and insight, to severe mania with delusions and a level of manic excitement that can be so exhausting that hospitalisation is required to control the episode.

The mood, energy and other related symptoms define both mania and hypomania, with psychotic features being an 'add on' component experienced by a sub-set of individuals. 

You have an intense sense of well-being, energy and optimism. It can be so strong that it affects your thinking and judgement. You may believe strange things about yourself, make bad decisions, and behave in embarrassing, harmful and - occasionally - dangerous ways.
Like depression, it can make it difficult or impossible to deal with day-to-day life. Mania can badly affect both your relationships and your work. When it isn't so extreme, it is called 'hypomania'.
If you become manic, you may notice that you are:


  • very happy and excited
  • irritated with other people who don't share your optimistic outlook
  • feeling more important than usual. 


  • full of new and exciting ideas
  • moving quickly from one idea to another
  • hearing voices that other people can't hear.


  • full of energy
  • unable or unwilling to sleep
  • more interested in sex.  


  • making plans that are grandiose and unrealistic
  • very active, moving around very quickly
  • behaving unusually
  • talking very quickly - other people may find it hard to understand what you are talking about
  • making odd decisions on the spur of the moment, sometimes with disastrous consequences
  • recklessly spending your money
  • over-familiar or recklessly critical with other people
  • less inhibited in general.

If you are in the middle of a manic episode for the first time, you may not realise that there is anything wrong – although your friends, family or colleagues will. You may even feel annoyed if someone tries to point this out to you. You increasingly lose touch with day-to-day issues – and with other people's feelings. 


The feeling of depression is something we all experience from time to time. It can even help us to recognise and deal with problems in our lives. In clinical depression or bipolar disorder, the feeling of depression is much worse. It goes on for longer and makes it difficult or impossible to deal with the normal things of life. If you become depressed, you will notice some of these changes:


  • feelings of unhappiness that don't go away
  • feeling that you want to burst into tears for no reason
  • losing interest in things
  • being unable to enjoy things
  • feeling restless and agitated
  • losing self-confidence
  • feeling useless, inadequate and hopeless
  • feeling more irritable than usual
  • thinking of suicide.  


  • can’t think positively or hopefully
  • finding it hard to make even simple decisions
  • difficulty in concentrating. 


  • losing appetite and weight
  • difficulty in getting to sleep
  • waking earlier than usual
  • feeling utterly tired
  • constipation
  • going off sex. 


  • difficulty in starting or completing things – even everyday chores
  • crying a lot – or feeling like you want to cry, but not being able to
  • avoiding contact with other people.


  1. Biological Causes: Experts say that patients with bipolar disorder often show physical changes in their brains. Nobody is sure why the changes lead to the disorder.
  2. Genetic Traits: Researchers are involved in finding out whether or not the causes of bipolar disorder arise out of genes and other hereditary factors. If you have a first-degree relative or a sibling who is/was affected by this condition, you would probably have it too.
  3. Neurotransmitters: Mood swing disorder is caused by an imbalance in brain chemicals known as ‘neurotransmitters’.

Treatment Methods:

  1. Initial Treatment: The initial treatment method is to take medications to balance and control the mood swings. After the symptoms are in control, one has to start working with his/her trusted doctor for chalking out an effective and practical long-term treatment procedure.

  2. Recovery from substance abuse: Problems related to excessive alcohol and drug abuse are solved by this therapy. Failing this step, this disorder can be unmanageable.

  3. Day care treatment: Day care treatment programs can be recommended by your doctor. This treatment method includes counseling and support which keep the bipolar traits under control.

  4. Hospitalization: Hospitalization or immediate medical support is recommended in case of suicidal thoughts or when a person starts exhibiting erratic behavior (being psychotic).

  5. Medications: Medications include the administration of antipsychotics (such as ziprasidone, olanzapine), antidepressants (usually in combination with a mood stabilizer or an anti-psychotic), mood stabilizers (such as valproic acid, lithium, divalproex sodium) and anti-anxiety medications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Please tell me the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and the whole procedure please.Please tell.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Please tell me the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and the whole procedure please.Please tell.
Hi, a psychologist is a professional who evaluates and studies behavior and mental processes. Typically, psychologists must have completed a university degree in psychology, which is a master's degree in some countries and a doctorate in others. A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, which is to say in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, unlike psychologists, and must evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental, or a strictly psychiatric one. As part of the clinical assessment process they may employ a mental status examination, a physical examination, brain imaging such as computerized tomography (ct/cat scan), magnetic resonance imaging (mri), and positron emission tomography (pet) scanning, and blood testing. Psychiatrists prescribe medicine, and may also use psychotherapy.
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I would like to stop smoking Is any thing happens if rid off smoking suddenly How can I clean my lungs by food or exercises or.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
In fact it is best to give up promptly and immediately. It will be difficult but not impossible. 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 lung 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 7000 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. 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. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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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I am suffering from stuttering. What should I do? Is there any other treatment other than speech therapy.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- properly assessment by qualified speech therapist Some exercise regularly Breathing exercise and other Related exercise small and long sentence slow speed speaking in front mirrir Definitely impairment stuttering problem must speech therapy requirements.
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I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently I am taking cipralex 20mg each day. But still I have sleeping problems & headache. please Suggest me medicines so I can recover from depression.

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently ...
Homoepathic treatment nat mur 6x 4pills 3times kali phos 6x 4pills 3times for 15days and revert back for further treatment. You need to take treatment for 3months atleast.
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I'm around 35 years old and having an affair with a married woman whom I love dearly. That lady also loves me, but now she wants to move on and wants to be just a common friend. She didn't behave rudely with me but the fact that she wants to move on is killing me. I have a very complected personal life with my mother bed ridden for years and me & my father is living a wretched life. I am the only earning person of my family and due to age and this issues afraid of getting married. Please suggest me I am getting lot of stress.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Animesh... it is difficult come out of such situation.. but the lady is right as this kind of relations cannot last long without getting anyone harmed... it is better that it is ended in time.. You should find a good person to marry.. and get settled... if the stress is affecting you then you can consult me through lybrate for homoeopathic treatment..
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I don't know whether I'm depressed or stress. As everyday I get too angry and abusive with my kids in study. Then I feel little guilty about it. though in office I'm able to do work properly and efficiently , there too I rarely loses my temper.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I don't know whether I'm depressed or stress. As everyday I get too angry and abusive with my kids in study. Then I f...
May be it is happening due to stress. Need to manage your anger. Anger is negative emotion so definitely the actions will happen negatively & then you feel guilty. So ever think before you do any action & do pranayam, meditation to manage your feeling of stress & anger. It will help u. Take care.
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I'm suffering from smoking habits of since 4 years ,I want get rid out of smoking. Kindly help me on this issue.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear , Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them, please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will be like a passing cloud.
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I was failed last year in BCA 1st year so I am worrying about next year and I am feeling very depressed. What should I do?

Homeopath, Chennai
I was failed last year in BCA 1st year so I am worrying about next year and I am feeling very depressed. What should ...
Perseveration is best, you have to keep trying and don't quit till goal is reached, take your subjects as your friends and read them with understanding don't cram anything, take homoeopathic constitutional treatment which will increase your memory and relieve your depression too follow a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, drinking plenty of water, proper sleep (7-8 hrs, eat more vegetables and fruits.
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