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Plot No 27, Sadashiv Peth. Landmark: Near Alka Talkies, Pune Pune
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Poona Hospital & Research Centre is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. M. Dixit, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Pune. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 48 patients.

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How to End an Anxiety Attack?

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to End an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety" is a general term that describes a variety of experiences, including nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry, that are common in several mental health disorders. While most of us have anxiety at some time, this is completely different from an anxiety attack or anxiety disorder. Normal feelings of nervousness, worry, and fear often have a known trigger (a major exam, money issues, or seeing a bug). But when you're having a full blown panic attack or anxiety attack, the symptoms — chest pain, flushing skin, racing heart, and difficulty breathing — can make you feel as though you're going to faint, lose your mind, or die. The reality is, you won’t. The key to surviving is to learn all you can about anxiety attacks and practice the skills you need to get through them.

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of an anxiety attack include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, or faintness
  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Feeling of unreality or detachment
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Rapid, pounding heart rate
  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking

The causes of anxiety attacks are not well understood. Some traumatic life events can set off anxiety attacks if the person is prone to depression or anxiety disorders. Also, medical conditions and some medications may trigger anxiety attacks. Many believe anxiety attacks run in families with a genetic predisposition. In other words, if your mom and her sister had anxiety attacks, it’s likely you will, too.

Hi. I read somewhere that medicine of depression and anxiety causes sexual dysfunction? I am already having anxiety depression and sexual issues. What if I start medicine for depression and anxiety .will it worsen my sexual problems? please help. Have all this issues from 7-9 years. I am just 24.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Indore
Hi. I read somewhere that medicine of depression and anxiety causes sexual dysfunction?
I am already having anxiety d...
Yes it will worsen you issue, this all can be treated with my treatment package that include powerful herbal medicines and proper techniques. This issue can create complication in married life as you are not able to penetrate your partner would be very embarrassing in front of her. Consult me privately for more details I will guide you further with easy and permanent solution. Take care.
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I am feeling frustrated and depressed when I see someone chilling out, when I see pics of my friends in social. Media that they are enjoying I m really getting disturbed jealousy I do not know why am I behaving in this way I am not minding my business but bothering about others please help me out from this situation.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am feeling frustrated and depressed when I see someone chilling out, when I see pics of my friends in social. Media...
Lets see what is it that you wish to do in your life and how to make it better. We compare ourselves with others when we feel something is missing in our life. The best is to work on your own life.
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Please suggest Because of tension I am feeling mental and physical tiredness. There's a lot of pain in my jawbone area, but this goes away when I hear soothing music and completely relax. Please help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Please suggest Because of tension I am feeling mental and physical tiredness. There's a lot of pain in my jawbone are...
Hello, Go for meditation to reduce your stress to calm your nerves to check depression. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Ignatia 30-5 drops, thrice. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Tk, care.
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What should a person do suffering from a serious depression, how can that person stop thinking about suicide and harming himself? Also that person has attempted suicide before.

MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
What should a person do suffering from a serious depression, how can that person stop thinking about suicide and harm...
Someone in serious state of depression needs immediate help and attention as they may have risks such as suicidal ideation. Kindly consult psychiatrist as they may consider hospitalization to improve the condition until the condition has improved to the extent that he or she is no longer suicidal. During the process of recovery doctor would use treatment options such as medications and psychology support. Right now the topmost priority is to make sure that the person is safe. So please seek help urgently.
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I am 26 year old suffering from anxiety disorder. I take antidepressant tablets. I done my urine cultureshow staphlocous bacteria sensitive to linezolid. But doctor said that linezolidreact withantidepressants tablet. So you should stop antidepressant tablet for 5 weeks then start linezolid. Is it true?

MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
I am 26 year old suffering from anxiety disorder. I take antidepressant tablets. I done my urine cultureshow staphloc...
Hi, Medications can interact and may lead to unwanted reactions which sometimes can be serious. Linezolid interacts with certain antidepressant medications and concomitant use should be avoided. So please follow your doctor's advise and discuss your concerns with him. You may also need to discuss with your physician whether alternative antibiotics can be taken instead of linezolid.
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Rehabilitation From Drug Abuse Ayurveda!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Rehabilitation From Drug Abuse Ayurveda!

Drug addiction is a condition, which is abnormal or pathological and occurs due to excess use of alcohol, drugs, smoking or other such addictive substances. The different effects of addiction are acute drug use, drug-seeking behavior, relapsing vulnerability, slow response to natural stimuli, and last but not the least, low motivation in life.

Drug addiction is regarded as a community disease as it leads to crimes, violence, failure in school, child-abuse, the loss of productivity and domestic violence. That is why it is very important to eradicate this problem from the society; especially the teens should be educated on the same.

Madatya in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the problems of drug addiction is dealt under the heading of Madatya, meaning ‘intoxication’. The state of individual occurs due to continuous use of drug, alcohol, tobacco or any substance of high intoxication. Madatya is relative to the third and fourth stage in the addiction process i.e., drug dependence and drug abuse. Madatya kills the will to live a happy and healthy life because it is a total opposite of ‘ojas’, which means a source of energy. Madatya and wellness can’t go hand-in-hand in a body.

Addiction and doshas
The Ayurvedic states that the doshas are aggravated by the overdose of drugs into one’s body. They are Vata (Air), Kapha (Water), Pitta (Fire) or a combination of all three doshas termed as Tridosha.

Treatments in Ayurveda
In Madatya, Ayurveda balances the aggravated doshas. It first detects the doshas, and then treats them. Ayurveda uses herbal remedies to treat the symptoms, discards the toxins (ama) collected in the body and motivates and regenerates cells and tissues. There is a phase in the de-addiction process where the patient becomes confused because their intelligence level drops due to drug abuse. Ayurveda treats this problem with the use of herbs like Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Brahmi (Bacopamonnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia).

In Ayurveda, treatment of Sattva Guna, meaning the quality of goodness, is done to promote mental health. The patients are made to follow strict healthy practices like consumption of natural vegetarian food, practice Yoga, and meditation and follow a daily routine of less anxiety and stress. Activities like wearing neat and clean clothes, walking and spending time in natural flowery ambiance with good friends, listening to good music and all other forms of natural relaxants and entertainment are also a part of treatment. These will boost the soul and mind of the patients and make them grateful to God for their lives.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Dear Sir/Madam I am suffering from anxiety and depression from last 4 years and day by day it's getting worse. Actually I can explain what's happening with me. My mind always thinks of negative things like when I walk or when I eat or any work I do my mind always thinks negative things like if I didn't perform this task than something wrong will happen. I can't do any work and moreover I can't live my life happily because of this. Every time I walk or eat or any work I do my mind thinks of negative thoughts and because of this I am very unhappy and I can't live my life happily. Due to this I can't eat properly. Dear Sir/Madam please help me with this problem.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Sir/Madam I am suffering from anxiety and depression from last 4 years and day by day it's getting worse.
Actual...
Dear lybrate-user It is a difficult condition and it effects our well-being. You could analyse your routine. Some lifestyle modifications, such as sleeping on time, cutting down on sugar n processed food items, exercise and eating fruits n salads could help restoring your health n give you more structure in daily life. Rest a consultation with a psychologist will help you resolve your issues in a more productive way.
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I have been suffering from various mental disorders and like can't understand. Please advice

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I have been suffering from various mental disorders and like can't understand. Please advice
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 2 drops of Clematis+ 2 drops of Mimulus + 2 drops of Mustard +Cherry Plum 2 drops + 2 drops of Scleranthus + + 2 drops of White chestnut Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy. Tell your husband to take above medicines.
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Tip For Mental Health

M.A In Clinical Psychology, B.A - Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
Tip For Mental Health

Falling down is not always loosing.

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A family member is under treatment for schizoaffective disorder since 10 yrs. Lithium carbazepine risperidone clonazepam apripazole n ativan lorazepam for wen trouble sleeping. She has developed slowness of movement almost walks like penguin n feels rigidness tightness in hips n thigh thus trouble sitting n walking. Her psychiatrist told to do tests serum lithium n carbamazepine were under normal levels Vit b12 normal Only calcium slight lower than normal n vit d3 low Ortho consultation raised query abt extrapyramidal side effects of antipsychotic medication but psychiatrist refuted it. Ortho den gave gabapentin n mecobalamin n ca+vit d improved her walking n stiffness to an extent. I wanted to ask what is the reason for her walking problem n why did she get relief from gabapentin. We were asked to follow up after 15 days. If still stiffness n walking prob to refer neuro physician coz ortho cause was ruled out. I would like to know whats going on with her cause our docs didnt clearly explain d situation? N I cant afford to change docs.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Hi lybrate-user, I would like to say that the symptoms of slowness of movement what you have mentioned in a patient who is on Rispeidone and aripiprazole is most probably EPS (extra pyramidal Side effects) unless proved otherwise. There may be underlying or Co morbid Parkinsons disease. But in this position its difficult to diagnose as the Pt is on antipsychotic. Gabapentin has no role in decreasing antipsychotic induced slowness in movements. But its often used as a treatment of Akathesia which is also a kind of EPS. So indirectly gabapentin may decrease Slowness of gaits by working through GABA neurotransmitter system. I would suggest to change the antipsychotics if possible after discussing with your doctor. Preferably Quitiapine may be a good choice. Or anticholinergic medicine can be added to alleviate the side effects. Thanks.
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I'm suffering from a kind of depression. Hurt by friends and love. Will I get treatment to get rid of this?

MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
I'm suffering from a kind of depression. Hurt by friends and love. Will I get treatment to get rid of this?
Hi, When someone feels depressed it is important that they recognize the need to seek help. It could be from someone they trust within their own personal sphere but more importantly from a professional person. It is not uncommon for us to experience distress in life due to unreasonable remarks or actions of people around us. However, one should learn to be resilient and confident in one's self so as not to succumb emotionally. Please do visit a psychiatrist for further help. For depression there are treatment available in the form of medications and psychological therapies which are effective.
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I am 26 years old male. Can zolfresh makes me feel happy I remember when I was 20 years old I used to take an anti depression pill may be it was zolfresh I don't remember I a miracle happened and I used to feel so happy and within a week I stopped smoking. I want to ask that I have a lot of problems in my life and I am looking for an anti depression pill which could make me feel happy. Please any psychiatrist advice me.

MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
I am 26 years old male. Can zolfresh makes me feel happy I remember when I was 20 years old I used to take an anti de...
Hi, Zolfresh is designed to be a sleeping tablet. Apart from improving your sleep it is good to know that it had a positive effect on your emotional wellbeing too in the past. Antidepressant medications are designed specifically to prove mood and related symptoms of depression. There are several different medications available to choose from classes such as SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs etc. Most commonly SSRIs are prescribed as first line treatment for depression. However it is always advisable to consult a psychiatrist to discuss which medication suits you to imrpove your condition.
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How many days it takes to recover from obsession and depression, am on fluvator 50 mg and qutan 25 tab? From 1 month am taking fluvator but no improvement? What to do?

Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
How many days it takes to recover from obsession and depression, am on fluvator 50 mg and qutan 25 tab? From 1 month ...
Dear user, medicine never get you out from ocd and depression. Its your will power that will help you. Don’t get dependent on medicines, change your life style, add some activities to your routine. Do yoga, exercises, walks etc. You need regular counseling sessions (CBT). Call me and discuss all the things in detail, tc.
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I am 26 year old and I gone through some stress event and job loss situation, that trigger me mentally and emotionally, now it's almost 4 month, my mind is not working as usual, sometime I feel sticked and my mind doest not response properly. I am on antidepressant. Please help and advice.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 26 year old and I gone through some stress event and job loss situation, that trigger me mentally and emotionall...
Since you are already on medication I suggest you talk to your treating Psychiatrist and convey your current symptoms to them. It is possible that some changes in medication dosages will help improve the symptoms. As they are familiar with your history it is always better to have a discussion with them regarding this situation. Do not discontinue your medication or make any changes without consulting your treating Psychiatrist. You can try yoga, meditation, deep breathing and progressive muscular relaxation to help you feel better.
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I am suffering from OCD? Please suggest me proper treatment of OCD And also suggest medicine for this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Repetitive tasks, intrusive and repetitive thoughts, checking, counting, disproportionate excess need for order and cleanliness, as well as anxiety when not able to do the same are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Patients with OCD suffer from significant distress, anxiety and depression due to the same which impairs their quality of life. Please consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With a combination of medication and behavioral therapy it is likely that the symptoms will improve.
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Sir my father is alcoholic and last two days he is behaving like a mental patient. I am quite nervous.

NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
Sir my father is alcoholic and last two days he is behaving like a mental patient. I am quite nervous.
Kindly give him a Homeopathic medicne Nux vom 200 thrice for two days and give me a follow-up thereafter.
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Eating Disorders - Are You Suffering From Any One Of Them?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Eating Disorders - Are You Suffering From Any One Of Them?

Eating disorders can be defined as conditions that influence your eating behaviour significantly and which may give rise to serious health issues. Eating disorders are associated with behaviours like compulsively counting calories, puking after meals, living on a rigid diet etc. which often leads to a feeling of self-loathing and obsessive thoughts about food and weight.

Here are the three most common eating disorders and the symptoms by which they can be identified.

1. Anorexia nervosa - This disorder is considered to be a mortally dangerous condition in which the body weight reduces drastically. An individual is terrified about gaining weight and can take extreme steps to maintain their weight and shape, often leading to starvation, vomiting and many other health problems.

Common symptoms include:

  1. Reducing the amount of food to be consumed to cut down the calories
  2. Exercising beyond capacity to burn calories
  3. Recurrently monitoring your shape, weight and appearance
  4. Skipping meals
  5. Avoiding social gatherings where you will be offered food
  6. Irregular menstrual cycles in women
  7. Erectile dysfunction in men

2. Bulimia nervosa - Mostly observed among people in their mid-teens, Bulimia nervosa is a serious type of eating disorder associated with episodes of bingeing and purging with the individual being unable to regulate their eating habits. Moreover, the person suffering from this disease often feels guilty and horror-struck about weight gain and forces himself/herself to vomit.

Normally, people suffering from this condition exhibit the following habits:

  1. Binge eating
  2. Use of laxatives or throw up forcibly to get rid of calories
  3. Feeling exhausted and guilty
  4. Experiencing irregularity in their menstrual cycles
  5. The inability to maintain normal weight, in spite of trying to eliminate calories

3. Binge-eating disorder - This disorder is characterised by overeating, eating even when you don't feel hungry and continuing to eat even after feeling full. People suffering from this disorder cultivate a feeling of guilt inside them for overeating but do not try to nullify its effect by vomiting or exercising intensely. Some of the most prominent symptoms of this disorder include:

  1. Eating alone to hide the embarrassment caused due to overeating
  2. Eating quicker than normal people
  3. Being overweight
  4. Binge eating at minimum one instance every week

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Levodopa - How To Maximize Its Affects For Parkinson's?

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Levodopa - How To Maximize Its Affects For Parkinson's?

If you are being treated for Parkinson's disease. How can you maximize the effect of Levodopa? The effect of levodopa can be maximized by increasing its absorption from the digestive system. In particular, taking levodopa on an empty stomach is very important. 

  1. Take on an empty stomach: Do not eat anything 1 hour before taking levodopa. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes and if possible 1 hour after taking it. Take the pill with 2 glasses of water so that it can dissolve. If taking the levodopa on an empty stomach makes you nauseous, confirm that your medication has the right amount of carbidopa in relation to the levodopa (25%). If you continue to feel nauseous, you can eat a piece of white bread around the time that you take levodopa. Do not apply any butter, yogurt, cheese or similar high protein spreads. Protein can drastically decrease the absorption of levodopa. 
  2. Get your constipation treated: This is critically important too. Being constipated can slow down the passage of levodopa through the digestive system. In most patients, drinking adequate water and taking stool softeners is helpful. 
  3. Get your ulcer treated: It can be difficult to recognize that you have a gastric ulcer. However, if you have a burning sensation in your stomach at any time, or belch frequently, you may have a gastric ulcer. If you think you have an ulcer you should get tested (there is a simple breath test now) and treated with antibiotics (not antacids!) 
  4. Do not take levodopa with iron tablets: The iron binds to levodopa and prevents its absorption. Keep a gap of at least two hours between these two medications. 
  5. Try taking levodopa with orange juice and carbonated water (soda): Mix equal quantities of orange juice and carbonated water (soda). Take your regular levodopa with a glass of this preparation instead of water. The carbonated water hastens disintegration of the tablet, and the acidity of both things helps in levodopa absorption. There are special tablets of levodopa (dispersible levodopa, Madopar) which can be dissolved in this preparation. Talk to your doctor about it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Attachment Disorder - What Causes It?

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ranchi
Attachment Disorder - What Causes It?

While most children share a strong bond with their parents, especially the mother, some infants are unable to establish lasting relationships with their parents or caregivers. This is known as attachment disorder. It is a rare yet serious condition as it affects the child’s relationships at a later stage and also triggers delinquent behavior. Children, who have been abandoned, orphaned or are victims of abuse are the most vulnerable to this condition.

What causes attachment disorder?
The exact cause for attachment disorder is not yet understood. However, researchers have put together a number of viable hypotheses for this. One such hypothesis suggests that when needs of a child are ignored or when he begins to feel unwanted, the child begins to expect hostility, negativity and rejection. This is a learnt response and the child begins to feel that his needs are unwanted. With time, these responses make the child untrusting and he withdraws into himself to avoid social contact. This affects the development in the brain and causes attachment problems that affect the child’s personality and future relationships.

Risks associated with it
Some children are at a higher risk of attachment disorder than others. This includes

  1. Children living in orphanages or other such institutes
  2. Children whose caregivers are changed frequently
  3. Children who have had prolonged hospitalization
  4. Neglected children
  5. Children who have suffered from physical, sexual or verbal abuse
  6. Children living in extreme poverty
  7. Children born to parents with mental conditions or anger management problems
  8. Children born to a mother suffering from post partum depression

Symptoms
There are two types of attachment disorders; inhibited and disinhibited.

  1. Inhibited attachment disorder: Children suffering from inhibited attachment disorder are likely to be:
    • Detached
    • Withdrawn
    • Unresponsive to comforting ie. they shun all types of relationships and generally do not get along with their peers or caregivers.
  2. Disinhibited attachment disorder: On the other hand, children suffering from disinhibited attachment are likely to:
    • Seek attention
    • Display inappropriate behavior
    • Frequently break social boundaries
    • Be inappropriately familial and attached to selective figures.

Additionally, children suffering from either type of attachment disorder are manipulative, destructive, moody and lack compassion and remorse.
Effects of attachment disorder
If not managed properly in its early stages, this disorder can continue into adulthood. This leads to:

  1. Relationship problems with peers, friends and family members
  2. Low self esteem
  3. Depression
  4. Anger management
  5. Academic problems
  6. Unemployment
  7. They are also at a high risk for drug abuse and alcohol addiction.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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