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Dr. Amod Bodkar

Psychiatrist, Pune

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Dr. Amod Bodkar Psychiatrist, Pune
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Dr. Amod Bodkar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. He is currently associated with Practical Life Skills in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amod Bodkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am a married guy and my age is 30 My issue here is I am not getting erection easily and even if I get erection it's not last long and I find very difficult while having sex with my wife. But at that time I used to jerk with my hand and then when I get that strong erection I insert the penis. I feel very depressed at this time and I am getting very stressed. I tried even going to massage centres but still I am not getting erection easily when a girl touches me in private parts. It's taking time. But I get aroused. And the main thing is if I try to use condoms it's very difficult to get the hardness. I am currently using asparagus powder after searching on google for natural medicine which helps lot in sex. Please help me on this. Is it advisable to use that asparagus powder. Will it be helpful. I do masturbate atleas 5 times in a week. Is this causing trouble anyways?

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Hi I am a married guy and my age is 30
My issue here is I am not getting erection easily and even if I get erection i...
If you masturbate 5 times a day obviously you will get desensitised to sexual arousal and have difficulties in getting and sustaining arousal. First thing that you should do is try to lower the frequency of masturbation secondly there are many natural ways and exercises with which you can improve on dysfunction apart from that many a times there is stress which leads to this which you may not be aware of sometimes it's in sub concious. Seek help from a psychologist. Consult me for same we can chalk out the desirable plan for you. All the best.
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When I have an argument or trouble with my husband he stops talking n his silence becomes a major problem for me. I feel suffocated from inside and sad. When I try to make him react something he doesn't show much. It is also part of his personality. He talks very less. I have so much to say but can not say and feel depressed from inside. I have told this to him many times and every time he makes promise to change his nature in such situations. But he doesn't do it. What should I do? Every time I take initiative to finish all this and get normal. But this time its too much. I feel like leaving such kind of life sometimes. Guide me how can I realise his problem nd finish this soon.

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When I have an argument or trouble with my husband he stops talking n his silence becomes a major problem for me. I f...
Good Morning ~ It seems like you are having domestic problems due to not being able to communicate with your husband. It also seems like you have hypothyroidism for which you take eltroxin and some form of seizure disorder for which you are on keppra and lamictal. I would think that he would empathize with your condition and you might want to choose to speak with him about how to speak with him. I am sure you probably have never asked him as to how to be able to speak with him to get a response. If he is comfortable putting things on paper for the questions you have for him, you might want to put your questions on paper for him to answer. It may also be useful to have a counselor consult you on couple's therapy. I would be more than happy to guide you regarding medications. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.

Please suggest some ways to stop smoking. I am not a chain smoker 1 or 2 cigs daily. But am type 1 diabetic. That's the problem.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

I am felling very depressed from last month. What can I do?

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Dear, You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 24 year old. I dont know what is going with me. Nothing going good in my life. Continuously thoughts come in my mind to attempt suicide. I am in depression. My mind is totally freeze. Please save my life my other wise in upcoming days. I will be no more.

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See. Depression is now a days growing too much faster in youngsters. It is best treated with homoeopathic medicines. Dont consult a psychiatric because its ultimately leading to more gross problems to patients. And your age is also quiet young. So better consult a homoeopath.
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I am 29 years old male. I am drug addicted. What should I do?

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This could depend on whether you have ?Hit Rock Bottom? or not. This is a condition when you have reached the worst state in your addiction. If that has been reached you are a good candidate for treatment and recovery. If not, much of the counseling needs to be focused on helping you to reach a definite decision towards giving up the addiction. Please meet with a counselor and a doctor and let them assess whether you need to be admitted to a rehabilitation center or not and then you can follow their guidance. Attempting it as an out-patient candidate is near impossible to succeed. So instead of wasting time, opportunity, and getting discouraged by failure I suggest that you can straight away go for rehabilitation. You will be administered medicines there too but the center will be geared to help you over a 6 month period to address all the issues and to follow the 12-step method in your recovery. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ?cross addictions? i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend NA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon-type meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your abuse in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely stoned, and admit you by force. This will however, require the family?s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.

How to become a Confident. And Love your Self. And be happy in your own Company. I tried many things but it just for Temporary how should I keep this for Permanent.

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
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Dear Lybrate user. This is attitude. You need to change your attitude from negative to positive. This is not that easy. I suggest attitude building therapy. Take care.

I can not concentrate on my BE study and now my memory not sharped that much so my confidence getting low during exam.

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
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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I am patient of BPAD (Bipolar Affective disorder. Now I'm taking Dicorate ER 750 and qutipin SR100. Is it a proper medicine for this disease? It's a nerve disease but I'm a patient of Phychiratist. So my 2nd question is that what is the relation between psychology and neurologist?

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Keep continue with your medicines. By example I put it like - neurology is a hardware and psychiatry is software. Both specialities deals with brain but different disorders.

Hello, Because of death events taking place in world. I have started thinking that what's the use of life one day we all have to ultimately die and I am suffering from pain and fear of loosing my dear ones. Because God doesn't give us guarantee to provide same family. All these thoughts have messed up my mind and I am not able to focus on my work. Because of pain of losing dear ones I am somewhere loosing faith in God that how can he give such pain to his children. Please help me how to overcome from this mess because its internally disturbing me a lot.

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Hello, Because of death events taking place in world. I have started thinking that what's the use of life one day we ...
Hello Lybrate user, lybrate-user "Life"& "Death" both exist because of each other. One does not exist without the other. Because it is the universal truth. But yes, you might have seen death more than life yet that does in no way conclude that you lose faith in nature. And death is just physcial. The spirit (soul) stays. There is a reason behind everything that happens around us. At that moment we might get shocked, so we are unable to get the reason. Of everything else, nature has the most logic to everything that happens within. So if you live, it's for a reason, live to find that and you must respect that reason. And just as there is a reasonbehind death too. You might not understand that now, but if you keep living you will eventually find the answer. Life is very precious and we have some very special job roll for every individuals. Try to find out what is your responsibility towards your life and you will definitely find it. But it will not do any good if you choose to go against the reason of your existence. And it is good to go through such phases in life, because basically you are an emotional person, so life is making you stronger. Try and start meditation. Meditation means to understand about yourself with some positive thoughts. It may not be an instant formula that fixes things but it will work. Have a good life ahead. All my good wishes are with you.
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I am going into depression mode for every small thing which makes me feel that I can not do anything in life. I need a solution for this.

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I am going into depression mode for every small thing which makes me feel that I can not do anything in life. I need ...
You are probably going through a depression. When you have the desire to be happy, you must cling on to that thought because the brain will produce neurotransmitters to promote that feeling. I know it is difficult to hold on to that thought but it is cardinal to your well being. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. You can follow these simple rules: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you (if you need one, that is), all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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I always feel depressed due to my husband's behaviour to me. Previously also my mother used to scold me.

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I always feel depressed due to my husband's behaviour to me. Previously also my mother used to scold me.
Yu have to have a frank talk with him and sort out your life and a marriage counselling can be very helpful;

Sir I am suffer from stammering. My confidence level is very low when I stutter. Is there any remedy for it. Pliz suggest me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.

How helpful is puzzle solving to sharpen my memory?

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
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Hi Good question! Puzzles, brainteasers etc are indeed helpful to sharpen your memory. Every time we form a memory a neural brain connection is created. Memory creation is associated with the strengthening of existing connections or the growth of new connections between neurons_ which are specialized cells to transmit information.When we solve puzzles we brainstorm in order solve it, we apply available knowledge and logic, we recall facts, we try hit & trial from previous experiences. In doing so at neural level we help the neural synapses firing going and we revive the connection each time thus strengthening memory. I hope it help. ALL THE BEST.
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I am not able to lose fat. And also I just sleep not more 6 hours. May be due to this I have a body pain.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
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I am not able to lose fat. And also I just sleep not more 6 hours. May be due to this I have a body pain.
Do health check up if you have hypothyroidism or other health related problem.Otherwise follow these.Do regular exercise like swimming,skipping,push up,sit ups,plank,yoga.Eat small amount of food.Avoid fast foods,junk foods,processed foods,sugar sweetened juice,soft drinks.Eat lots of watery fruits and beverages.Use unrefined foods.Take more protein for weight loss.Use healthy fat in cooking.Use lukewarm water after cooking.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Avoid smoking,alcohol.These gonna help you.

How to Deal With Acute Stress Disorder

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
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What is Acute Stress Disorder
Acute stress reaction usually happens when some stressful events occur. Acute usually indicates that the symptoms occur quickly and do not last for a long time. Symptoms, such as anxiety and stress occur when exposed to stressful events. It is believed that acute stress disorder occurs after unexpected crisis like traumatic events, serious accidents, domestic violence, sexual assaults or sudden bereavement. Acute stress reactions are commonly seen in people who have experienced major disasters or terrorist incidents.

Symptoms of Acute Stress Reaction
Symptoms of the condition develop very quickly, within minutes to hours in response to a stressful condition. Some of the symptoms are:
- Anxiety, mood changes, emotional trauma (ups and downs), poor concentration and sleep, irritability and the desire to be alone
- Unpleasant recurrent dreams
- Avoiding situations and people who may cause anxiety and stress
- Emotionally numb
- Nausea, palpitations, headaches, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing and chest pain are usually caused by the stress hormones like epinephrine.

Management of Acute Stress Disorder
Generally treatment is not required as the symptoms go when the stressful episode is over. Talking to family and friends or understanding the symptoms is helpful. Some people might experience extended symptoms. The following can be done:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This is the therapy where a person can talk to an experienced therapist to understand the patterns and the triggers that charge the problem. The aim of the therapist is to change the way a person thinks and help him avoid the thoughts and be more realistic and calm. Usually when CBT is used for acute stress disorder patients then it is termed as trauma focused CBT.

Counselling: This is usually done when the symptoms are more severe or persistent. It is helpful as it helps to explore the way to deal with the stress and its symptoms. Psychiatrists help by counselling the people and also there are many online resources, which might be helpful.
How to Deal With Acute Stress Disorder
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I m 46 years old and can not sleep without sleeping pills for time being I m taking restyl 1 mg still it is not effective. But I like to quit sleeping pills. Please guide me for this problem. Second part I am a smoker this also interested to quite. Waiting for earlier response thanks

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist
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Hello, this is called insomnia, its due to stress, tention, high bp, or some we got habitate to this problem. Whenever you go to bed don't think alot. Just be calm. Read some books when on bed. Untill you sleep. Take a glass of milk. Do meditation early in the morning for internal peace.
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I am 18. I am in a state of depression due to upcoming board exams. Please suggest me any mild antidepressant or any other option to feel better and concentrate.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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I am 18. I am in a state of depression due to upcoming board exams. Please suggest me any mild antidepressant or any ...
It is natural to be anxious when you are writing an important exam so that you do well but excess anxiety can be counterproductive and hinder your learning and revision. If you are suffering from depression, then you will need to take psychiatric treatment and undergo psychological counselling as well to manage depression. Cognitive behaviour therapy is excellent for controlling rumination and negative thinking, anger management and any emotional disturbance. You can also look at alternate sciences to help you with depression because they don't have side effects. 1. You need to understand the source of your emotional upheaval and learn to either manage with it or cope with it so that you can concentrate on your studies. 3. Exercising regularly within your capacity is very important so that natural neuro are released in the brain and you will feel relax and calmer and more confident and motivated to do many things. You can run, walk, gym, dance, whatever you can and want to do. 4. Avoid all kind od processed and refined foods and replace with fresh fruit and vegetables for your nutrition. You need more of lean proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin b12 and vitamin d3 for optimal brain functioning and emotional wellbeing. 5. Sleeping well for 6-8 hours every night is important for the brain to recoup from daily stress and body from physical stress. Please do bhramri and anulom vilom pranayama to help you sleep well every evening for 10 min each. Please give your exams only that much importance that is due to it because life is more than these exams and not everything in your life depends on them.
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