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Dr. Vihang Vahia

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Vihang Vahia Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vihang Vahia is an experienced Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Dr. Vihang Vahia@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vihang Vahia on Lybrate.com.

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I am student. Want to know how to counter stress and depression. I also get nervous to quickly and also problem while speaking and also have bad relation with mostly everyone, I don't speak too much nd speak to slowly.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am student. Want to know how to counter stress and depression. I also get nervous to quickly and also problem while...
Dear MR Arishdeep.....try Homeopathic NATRUM MUR 200, 5 drops in water thrice daily in empty stomach for at least 1 month......you must report about your changes after 1 month
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shall I use saraswathi lehyam. Does it really works I mean does it really improves memory power. How should I use it?

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, welcome to lybrate. Saraswatha lehyam is good for memory. You can take one spoon at night before bed time. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am 19yr old female. I want to control my anger because it weakening and depressing me sometimes. So what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 19yr old female. I want to control my anger because it weakening and depressing me sometimes. So what should I do?
Start by considering these 10 anger management tips. 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Timeouts aren't just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child's messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse.
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I am depressed and I am consulting a psychologist. How much time it can take for the treatment?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am depressed and I am consulting a psychologist. How much time it can take for the treatment?
Dear lybrate-user, I don't know what type of treatment you are taking from psychologist. If it is cognitive therapy it can be anywhere between 5 months to 6 months of weekly sessions. One needs to go step by step in therapy and it takes many sessions. Usually 18-20 sessions will do if you are regular to sessions.
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I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job and I can't feel good right now.Because of these situations I am feeling very unhappy and I have no interest in my life. What should I do ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job ...
Dear friend, hang on. All the corporate honchos from bill gates to steve jobs to mark zuckerberg (and the list is endless) failed in some many attempts before finally succeeding. It is this demand to have a positive outcome in every effort which is creating this mischief. If professional settlement is what you desire, be single pointed and just keep working. Results are not in your hand. Just focus on your actions. You will eventually get what you want. Do not be static or rigid. Keep changing plans if they do not work. Take a professional help if you need. All the best.
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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.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, your recovery can be fastened.
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My question is to councillor psychiatrist. My past was bad but now I am feeling good but I scare .if the things got like earlier. Please tell me Dr. How to forget the past.

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
My question is to councillor psychiatrist. My past was bad but now I am feeling good but I scare .if the things got l...
Counsellor is non medical person. Psychiatrist is medical person. You need counselling psychologist. Past is past then now ok yourself. Why do you worry about future. It is not happening. What we wish internally. That may happen in future also. So think in positive manner the future is also positive. So be optimistic. Do not be depressed. Feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. Be happy with others. Ok best of luck.
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I am type 1 diabetic; having stone in left kidney; infection in stomach, gas problem, piles with Fisher, cervical and gape in l4 nd l5 nd pains in feet too much. Please advice what should i do ?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am type 1 diabetic;  having stone in left kidney;  infection  in stomach, gas problem, piles with Fisher, cervical ...
keep sugar under controll, go ahead with treatment according to need. Take tab flagyl 400 three times a day and tab rantac 150 morning empty stomach and before dinner for 5 days. Take tab meftal spas when you have stomachache. It will help. Thank you.
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I'm 23years male, I had a habit of masturbation right from childhood, nw when I masturbate my penis will come to flaccid state immediately after ejaculation, and after 30min If I get my penis to erected state d penis will b very painful, I'm circumcised, till nw I never had sex, hw can I hv sex with my painful penis? I feel like it's impossible please suggest me to get rid of this problem.

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'm 23years male, I had a habit of masturbation right from childhood, nw when I masturbate my penis will come to flac...
Dear, the pain is due to masturbation and trying to do it almost immediately after the first masturbation. There should be a gap of 12 hours between two masturbation. I suggest, at this age, to masturbate thrice or four times a day. Never more than that. If you reduce the masturbation frequency, your pain will go away. Don't worry. Take care.
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I feel like avoid best friend and I have lesser self confidence I think lots of my problems and faults un necessarily I think and dream so much how can over come this problem but I can not work out that What can do my self.

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, the duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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Sir I consult a doc for my daughter for depression they suggest olanzapine fluoxetine combination 25 mg at night during this time can I send to school .she is saying I am unable to concentrate wat is going around me not understand unable to do wat to do next. She is very intelligent in studies bt not she is struggling to read 4 lines and forget what she studied after that .my question is she better after taking tis tablet and how long she has to take. Can we give cbt for her .pls suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir
I consult a doc for my daughter for depression they suggest olanzapine fluoxetine combination 25 mg at night duri...
Dear lybrate user, it is better for your daughter to continue the medicines prescribed by the doctor, for the time being. But along with this she certainly needs counselling. She might have a number of issues at this age, which she may not be able to share with anyone. The counselling process will give her an outlet to express herself and understand her own mind. Cbt will work for her, but don't insist on it. Let the counsellor decide which therapy will suit your daughter. Most counsellors would use" integrative therapy" which might be more useful. Once she is able to modify her thought processes and behaviour, her depression might go away, only then after consulting the counsellor and your doctor, you can stop the medication. Take care.
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I am experiencing guts sound for last one month, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, tiredness. sleepiness causing depression. Kindly help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Raigarh
I am experiencing guts sound for last one month, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, tiredness. sleepiness causing depression....
Hallo Mr. lybrate-useryou might have gastritis with secondary depression. First we need to rulout any obvious gastrointestinal problems which can be easily done by clinical examination or by USG. And accordingly we can manage it. Till then you can take antacids like pentaprazole or omeprazole. Sadtives for sleep difficulty like clonazepam or lorazepam.
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I am 30 male. I have use maha bhingaraj oil lst week. My hair is very thin and see the baldness. This oil uses and messages my hair is fall every night 50- 60. My hair is very thin and baldness. It is the deep depression of my life. So, what should I do and how to solve it.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am 30 male. I have use maha bhingaraj oil lst week. My hair is very thin and see the baldness. This oil uses and me...
Hi lybrate-user, it is to say that falling of hair is mostly genetically determined where no one can do anything. But some local scalp conditions are also responsible for falling of hairs. Like seborrhoea, psoriasis etc. Only falling of hair cannot be a cause of depression in a man's life. There are many part of human life which are more important than hair. You try to concentrate to'up bring' those beautiful nature and qualities of your life which are more valuable in day to day life than your hair style.
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Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Voice results from the air that comes out of the lungs and passes through the vocal cords. The latter is also known as the voice box. Speech results from the vibration of the chords. Voice disorder might occur for various reasons such as tone, pitch, and volume of the if the voice. The roots of all problems boil down to the malfunctioning of the cords.

Voice disorder examples:

  1. Laryngitis: Laryngitis results from the swelling of the vocal cords. It can lead to a temporary halt of voice or a voice with hoarseness. It often occurs due to a viral attack in the respiratory tract. It can last from a few days to a few weeks. The treatment suggested for cases like these include resting the voice and intake of a lot of fluids. Some common causes that are responsible for laryngitis are GERD, chronic cough, and asthma.
  2. Vocal cord paralysis: Paralysis of the vocal cord can be temporary or permanent. The possible cause of this scenario can be from viral infection, cancer, surgical injury to the nerve etc. In the case of a paralysis of the vocal cord, a person might find difficulty in breathing, can result in weak voice etc. While this condition improves for many people with voice therapy and surgery, for some they permanently lose their ability to speak.
  3. Spasmodic dysphonia: The vocal cord spasm due to a problem with the nerve. This condition can lead to a quivery, hoarse, groaning or jerky voice. In this condition, a person might find it easy to speak at times and have difficulty in speaking later. Botulinum toxin and speech therapy help to improve this condition.

Possible causes of voice disorders:

  1. Growth: Extra tissue formation on the vocal cords might stop the vocal cords to work properly leading to voice disorders. The growth can be treated with injection, medicine or surgery.
  2. Swelling and inflammation: Exposure to chemicals, vocal and alcohol abuse, surgery-related complications can lead to inflammation or swelling of the vocal cords resulting in voice-related problems.
  3. Hormone: Disorder of the male, female and thyroid hormone can lead to voice related disorders affecting speech.

Symptoms of voice disorders:

  1. The harshness of the voice
  2. Voice is breathy, weak and whispery
  3. The voice sounds like choppy or strained
  4. A quivering sound while speaking
  5. The voice sounds harsh or rough while speaking

Diagnosis of Voice related disorders:
Voice related disorders can be detected through a process known as Laryngoscopy. This helps a doctor to view the throat region and find out the possible culprit that may be causing the problem. Some other popular methods are stroboscopy, EMG and imaging tests such as MRI and X-Ray of the throat. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a speech-therapist.

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I am diagnosed as case of atypical depression. From past few years I was not in mood of starting antidepressant medications. So after being seeing positive reviews of people on the internet and support from Lybrate doctors. Finally I got convinced to start medications. So started on tab. bupropion. Even I have seen some reviews on the internet where people are on antidepressants from several years. If antidepressants really works then why people are on antidepressants for years. Is it dependence or wht? I really don't want to knock with someone which will really make me addicted for lifetime.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am diagnosed as case of atypical depression. From past few years I was not in mood of starting antidepressant medic...
Hi I am very glad that you asked this question, which many people have in mind. To explain you this I will give you one example. When we get frequent acidity that is mainly because of our wrong eating habit and sometimes other causes. We advise such patients to be on diet and medicines. Once patient stops medicines but goes back to old wrong eating habits, then the condition worsens and he needs to start on medicines again. So is he addicted to medicines or wrong food habits. He needs to change lifestyle with temporary support of medicines. Same way as our thinking is so our actions are and so the brain neurotransmitters released. Constant habit of negative thinking leads to same release of neurotransmitters and person needs to take medicine to correct depression to get these neurotransmitters in balance. He feels better, stops medicines and if he again falls back to same old negative thoughts he will suffer again. But during medications if he takes some thought changing therapies (includes gaining insight in thinking patterns), meditation, to improve his thinking to make himself strong to face adversities of life. He doesn't fall back to same problem whether it's depression or anxiety. Remember thoughts are our mental diet. If we are careful of our diet about calories even in biscuits now, then why can't we take some preventive measures of learning some self improvement techniques and mediation. For this reason we suggest our client to take therapy sessions along with medicines. Thank you.
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Sir, since last three years I feel palpitation in my left upper elbow specially while resting/sleeping where as all cardiac tests are okay, underwent anxiety treatment for three months but all in vain, no specific stress, is it tennis elbow or something else, which specialist I should consult, please suggest.

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
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. 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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Jab bolta hu to meri aawaj bahut karak and fati fati aati h. M aaisa kya kru ki mera gala thik hojae and awaj thik hojaye.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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Dear sir/maim, during study my mind is not well concentrated and easily distracted. I can't remember the subjects for 1 day at least. What I can do to increase my memory and concentration power during study. Please reply soon.

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 user, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection 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. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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Worried About Dementia?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Worried About Dementia?

Worried about dementia?

Getting a diagnosis
If you are worried about yourself, or someone close to you, it is worth discussing your concerns with your general practitioner (GP). A diagnosis will help the doctor rule out other illnesses that might have similar symptoms to dementia, including depression. There are drugs available that appear to alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in some people. Whether you are someone with dementia or a carer, a diagnosis can help you to prepare and plan for the future.
Every person experiences dementia in their own individual way, but there is usually a decline in memory, reasoning and communication skills and a gradual loss of the skills needed to carry out daily activities.If you are feeling confused, agitated or forgetful, you should see your GP. If you are close to someone who is showing these symptoms, you could suggest that you accompany them on their first visit.

Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. Memory loss can be an effect of ageing. It can also be a symptom of stress or depression. In rare cases, dementia-like symptoms can be caused by vitamin deficiencies and/or a brain tumour.
The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist consultant. Assessments can include conversations with the person being diagnosed and those close to them, a physical examination, memory tests and/or brain scans.

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