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Dr. Shilpa Parhar

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai

15 Years Experience
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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. Shilpa Parhar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 15 years. She has done MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . You can consult Dr. Shilpa Parhar at Parhar Hospital in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shilpa Parhar on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 32 years of experience on Find the best Psychiatrists online in Navi Mumbai. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College - 2002
MD - Psychiatry - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital - 2005
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Helo hi! I am 24 yrs old male this is regarding a cigarette.i use to smoke a lot from past 4 yrs. So my question is to you doc is whenever I play any sport I cant able to run because of my stamina which is lost. And my heart beats a lot I feel tired very early. So how to get stamina to my body and how to get rid of this problem.? Pls help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Habitual smoking or chain smoking increases the Tar content in our lungs thus decreasing our lungs Air spaces called Alveolar sacs.Due to this decrease in air spaces,we cant exert much as our lungs cant carry more volumes of air due to decreased lung spaces.This leads to shortness of breath when we exert thus loosing our stamina.So to increase stamina,the first and foremost thing a chain smoker should do is ti quit smoking cigrattes and start doing morning cardio exercises or breathing exercises to increase lung spaces.It sounds very easy but my friend it is not that easy as it requires a lot of Determination and will power because you will have to face a lot of challenges while quitting this habit and you must have to be head strong.Once you quit your smoking habit,the things will automatically becomes easy for you. Homoeopathic medicine DAPHNE INDICA 1X( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily AVENA SATIVA Q ( Dr RECKEWEG) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water twice daily To start with start early morning Brisk walking for 30 minutes and breathing deep while walking. ALOM VILOM PRANAYAM daily for 15 minute any time during the day. Report after 30 days
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I suffering from OCD. I am taking Xet CR 37.5 mg one tablet in the night. What is the maximum dose one can take xet cr without side effects.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Hello lybrate-user first of all thanks for the question. I hope you have mentioned correct diagnosis with the help of doctor. Right now you are taking 37.5 mg of paroxetine. I want to know about status of ocd, how much improvement came after beginning of medicine. How much improvement you still expect? Maximum dose depend on patient's tolerability. Common side effects you need to know are: sedation, weight gain, delayed ejaculation, dryness of mouth, sometimes erectile dysfunction. Max dose can be 48-60 mg. Before hiking dose you should take advice from your doctor. It depends on many factors.
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I am 23 years old student ,spends about 10 12 hours in studying. My mother used to fight a lot because of which I am broken mentally and can not concentrate at all ,sometimes negative thoughts also comes in. What should I do to relieve my brain?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for writing in. I can understand the kind of situation you are in. Besides the problems at home, the burden of studies must also be taking a toll on you. The negative thoughts you are reporting are probably representative of an impending depressive episode. Right now what you can do is meet a trusted friend or relative and share your burden. Do not neglect food and sleep. If you lose time because of family quarrels, do not try to compensate by reducing sleep. That would be a terrible mistake. Please understand this. On the contrary you must be sleeping at least 7-8 hours. Our own research as well as research across the world has clearly shown that sleeping less impairs memory as well as academic performance. It can also reduce your coping abilities and increase irritability leading to more quarrels. I would suggest that you consult an expert at the earliest so that the need for medicines can also be assessed and started if needed. There appears to be a high chance that you might need medicines. Thanks.
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I am 23 years old. I want make my father to stop smoking. Actually my father was chain smoker. I want making him stop. Please I need help. How would I make him stop?

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
Hi, you can try by talking to your father when both of you are calm. Explain to him how smoking is injurious to his health and how seeing him smoke affects you. Tell him how much you love him and thus you don't want him to get ill - something that smoking will eventually cause. Talk calmly and be supportive. Also, understand that smoking is like an addiction that will take time to get rid of. Encourage him to take small steps like weaning off of smoking, that is, reducing the number of cigarettes slowly over a period of time. You can also take the help of a psychologist to help your father. All the best!

My girlfriend is suffering from minor symptoms of depression. Majorly due to her studies and her surroundings. She is nowadays irritated and becomes angry on small reasons. Also she has stopped interacting with anyone. I want to help her out but I don't know how. Please help me.

Advance diploma Child and guidance Concelling , Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical psychologist
Psychologist, Jodhpur
My girlfriend is suffering from minor symptoms of depression. Majorly due to her studies and her surroundings. She is...
Hi lybrate-user, are you sure she is depressed or just stressed out because of her exams? There is a lot of pressure on people to succeed in exams and sometimes this can be a little overwhelming for her. She can do following things: 1. Keep talking to her and let her know that you are by her side, a shared burden is always lighter. 2.Make one health-related commitment. Do what is possible to bolster her health so that she can have the energy and strength to tackle the challenges she is facing. One small step, like cutting back on her caffeine consumption, can have a positive effect. Studies show that without caffeine, people reported feeling more relaxed, less jittery or nervous, slept better, had more energy. Similarly, a brisk walk or other aerobic activity can increase her energy and concentration levels and lessen feelings of anxiety. Physical activity increases your body’s production of good-feeling endorphins, a type of neurotransmitter in the brain, and decreases the production of stress hormones. This will help her manage the stress. Enhance your sleep quality. People who are chronically stressed often suffer from lack of adequate sleep and, in some cases, stress-induced insomnia. According to APA’s 2009 Stress in America survey, 47 percent of all adults say they lie awake at night because of stress. It is important to take steps to increase the quality of your sleep. Experts recommend going to bed at a regular time each night, striving for at least 7-8 hours of sleep, and if possible, eliminating distractions, such as television and computers from your bedroom. Begin winding down an hour or two before you go to sleep and engage in calming activities such as listening to relaxing music, reading an enjoyable book, taking a soothing bath or practicing relaxation techniques like meditation. Avoid eating a heavy meal or engaging in intense exercise immediately before bedtime. If you tend to lie in bed and worry, write down your concerns well in advance of bedtime and then work on quieting your thoughts before lights-out. You can figure out how to address stressful issues in the morning, after a good night’s sleep. Strive for a positive outlook. Looking at situations more positively, seeing problems as opportunities and refuting negative thoughts are all important aspects of staying positive and trying to minimize your stress. In some people, stress can be caused by their attempts to handle things perfectly. Setting more realistic expectations and positively reframing the way you look at stressful situations can make life more manageable. Also, difficult circumstances have a way of working out; it is important to keep challenges in perspective and do what you can reasonably do to move forward.
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I am a hosteler ,I cannot manage my expenses and every month I got short of money ,because of this my parents are very annoying with me,they have stop giving money,I donot want to borrow from friends,I am getting depressed,now what I should do?

M.D in psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Shortlist ur essential expenses from unnecessary things, and improve ur managing skills and money handling skills.
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How can I reduce my fat. I am fully tensioned. I tried a lot of ideas ,exercises, diets etc .but I failed. Nowadays I tried a cucumber with mint. Also failed. Now I tried homeopathy phytolacca berry. But no change. How can i? Please help me please. I did not eat anything. I did not eat lunch and dinner. I were used to try for reduce fat before 5 years. But I could not reduce fat. I should have to reduce my fat. Everybody mocking me. Please help me. Please. I had guinea gunia fever before 5 years such a time I got fat. Before that I were a slim girl.

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
How can I reduce my fat. I am fully tensioned. I tried a lot of ideas ,exercises, diets etc .but I failed. Nowadays I...
Because of your tension. You are unable to solve your problem. Stress it is also cause of obesity. So better to avoid tension. Relax yourself. Do not think excessively about fat. It cannt be solved in few days. It takes months up to that wait. Do not irritate. Feel comfortable. Past what happened leave it. Concentrate on present. Better to eat regularly. Do some exercises. Feel always relaxed feel comfortable. Be share your personal feelings with friends and family members. Be happy it will reduce your tension. Do not think too much about fat. It reduces slowly ok all the best.
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How can I stop smoking as I need to stop it immediately and give me some tips how to keep motivated?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are some people who are on a reactive mode and will quit only after they have got a disease or reach the worst condition in their abuse. In addiction parlance this is called ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, that is, you will cease the abuse only when you have suffered the worst affect of the substance. Sometimes that stage may be a terminal stage and there is no turning back: it has become too late. You must live by the adage that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. To quit do the following: When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous 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 also 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 also 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. 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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Bipolar disorder - Is it a Common Depression Type?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Bipolar disorder - Is it a Common Depression Type?

Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. But if the depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression. Under clinical depression, it is preferable that you go through a proper treatment course by a certified therapist. The Most common types of depressions are:

  1. Major depression - Under this type of a depression you will be depressed for most days of the week and if this condition extends for a period greater than 2 weeks, then it is a case of major depression. The most common method to treat a major depression is to talk to a mental health specialist and take medications called antidepressants (only after a prescription by a certified doctor).
  2. Persistent depressive disorder - This is a more severe and long lasting type of depression which is identified if you are depressed over a period longer than 2 hours. The most common symptoms of this type of a disorder are - change in your appetite, too much or too little sleep, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, feeling hopeless among others.
  3. Bipolar disorderIf you are experiencing extreme ups and downs of mood abruptly and without any apparent reason, then you might be suffering from this disorder. This disorder is commonly known as a maniac depression, because during an up phase you will be extremely happy, joyful outgoing and talkative but during the low phase you will be sad, tired and depressed.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder - This type of a depression might bother you only during the winter season. This happens whenever the days are shorter and your body is not able to get enough of sunlight. This mostly happens in the case of people who are very fond of sunlight, and they prefer the sunshine over dark periods of the night. This disorder is treated by SAD antidepressants and everyday light therapy of 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Psychotic depression - Under this type of a depression, you will have a major depression along with some psychotic symptoms like - hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Hallucinations mean viewing things that are not there, in reality, delusions are false beliefs or misconceptions and paranoia is the constant fear that somebody is going to harm you. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
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For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

Homeopath, Faridabad
For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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I alwayd remain sad without any reason.That effects my health so worestly.Can u plz give any suggestion regarding this?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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What is magna resonance treatment in epilepsy, how does it work, clinics in Delhi having this facility.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I cannot elaborate this treatment but I can suggest you an alternative... You may take homoeopathic treatment.. as it is fully capable of curing it .. without any side effect...
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I am suffering from high Fever and every part of body very painful and headache pain is not going. Please help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from high Fever and every part of body very painful and headache pain is not going. Please help me.
-Dolo-650 mg twice or thrice daily can be used to lower a fever . -Wear loose fitting clothes and don’t overdress. Overdressing can cause temperature to rise further. -Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths may help bring down a fever  -The body should be cooled with a wet sponge. -Fever can cause severe dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids.. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich ones like mausami,Amla juice etc.  -Take light and easily digestible home cooked meals .avoid outside food
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Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists 
and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the Brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connections with normal behaviour. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD have shown signs of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age, and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It's all Relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person's cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal Brains: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brains of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental stability also how should I stop frustration? how I make my mind strong?

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental s...
Instead of moping around get yourself busy. Go for long trip, or dig out an old hobby or find your old novels. Avoid company of the common friends especially if they are likely to talk about the same episode or jeer at you. Best is to take up a gym membership or target an event like a 10 km run or a game of tennis. Remember change is a part of life.
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I am 25 year old. I feel I am in depression. I am taking tablet of zossert 50mg. Please help me to come from it.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Apart from adequate doses of antidepressant, you can also undergo counseling or cbt with a trained psychotherapist or psychiatrist.
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For some days I have been feeling like someone is shaking me and my bed during sleep, as if I am on the middle of quake. What kind of disorder is this? How to get rid of this problem?

Homeopath, Faridabad
For some days I have been feeling like someone is shaking me and my bed during sleep, as if I am on the middle of qua...
Hi, it can be a phobia. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine - arnica 30/ 3 times a day daily for a month, revert.
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I am 27 years old. I am always talking with my mind. My mind is always pouring here and there. It's not stable. So concentration is big problem for me. Sometimes I became very obsessive towards masturbation and smoking. It becomes compulsion especially masturbation. It affects me very much. Right now I am preparing for exams. Please tell me how I can get rid of these habit and concentrate only in studies.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I am 27 years old. I am always talking with my mind. My mind is always pouring here and there. It's not stable. So co...
First of all determine to set yourself right. Start light, spiceless or little spice only good. Palliative herbals and satvic food is the answer but meditation, yoga, deep breathing will synergise the effects manifold. Socialize yourself. Read good literature. Hear music. Concentration will start coming quickly with our nervine and brain toner package which have, among others, jatamansi, brahmi, shankhpushpi etc. These also have palliative effect and you will be able to control masturbation.
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I want to quit smoking and drinking but itz too hard for me it is lyk day today activity for me. Give some advice or suggestions how I quite. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) Lungs mixes oxygen in our blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like Nicotine etc. In Oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body organs like Lungs, Heart, kidney etc… How to quit: By willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" Reduce one by one day by day.
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