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Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, F. I. P. S.

Psychiatrist, Pune

17 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, F. I. P. S. Psychiatrist, Pune
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Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Chinchwad, Pune. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 17 years. He has completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, F. I. P. S. . You can meet Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar personally at Astha Hospital in Chinchwad, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - G. S. Medical College KEM Hospital - 2000
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - G. S. Medical College KEM Hospital - 2003
F. I. P. S. - KEM Hospital & GS Medical College, Mumbai - 2003
Awards and Recognitions
Executive Council Member, Indian Psychiatric society, West Zone Branch
Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society, Maharashtra State
ICON of Pimpri , chinchwad Area by Lokmat Media Group
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Secretary, Poona Psychiatrists Association
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Fellowship In Indian Psychiatry Society
Secretary In Pune Psychiatry Association

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My age is 18. I am a good student of class 12 remaining few months before my final examination. I have no friends except my boyfriend for last 5 years and my life is stable one covering only study and limited liberties. But recently I met a boy, my elder brother's classmate and I think I am attracted to him. He is also very good friend of mine and we spent lots of Time together. I don't know his feelings bt I think more and more I am going addicted to him slowly. I don't want to cheat or hurt my boyfriend and don't want to down myself in my inner eye. I can't study properly for this also.

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. I can understand. Now you have tso boy friends. Now you are unable to choose between them. You are an youngster. Your present duty is to study hard and obtain good scores. At this juncture, conflicts will harm your education. Whatever, we can tackle it after exams, not now. Take care.
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How should I increase my concentration regarding my studiea? I am not able to concentrate on a particular thing and espacially my subjects.

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, concentration, attention span and interest. Know them. If you are able to watch an interesting movie for two hours, if you are able to play a game for one hour, you have concentration and good attention span. No question or no organic problems. Then the problem is with your attention span. If you are unable to be attentive in your subjects, then it is because you have no interest in your studies. You have to cultivate interest. Effective learning methods should help you. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all yime. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all yime. Please help.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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My daughter will sit for ICSE exam in 2016 but she is getting tired and absent minded and cant devote more time behind studies what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Please check her cbc & tft and inform me directly if all normal I can suggest better learning or medicine if needed.
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My son is not talkative only few words he says we went to doctor (pediatric) he just gave Mentat syrup by Himalaya. We heard so many cases around us similar to Vedant there doctor gave that some tonic and they start talking now suggest me is Mentat is okay. His class teacher told me that now he is trying to sing rhymes vd his friends.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
My son is not talkative only few words he says we went to doctor (pediatric) he just gave Mentat syrup by Himalaya. W...
You didn't mention your son's age. If your son's speech milestones are not age appropriate you should consult a speech pathologist/ therapist. Children learn speech fast in their peer group. Keep a check on your son if he is learning fast then fine otherwise don't delay much.
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I didn't have concentrate power mainly in class room, I have sleeping problem while studying. When I open the book automatically I will sleep, how I can concentrate on my studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I didn't have concentrate power mainly in class room, I have sleeping problem while studying. When I open the book au...
You could be having a spurt in your growth hormone and will feel this level of sleepiness and tiredness. In the meantime examine the following for relevance to your current age: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Physiotherapist, Chennai
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She is 50 years lady suffering from depression I think heredity bcoz her father, sisters and nephew nice are found with the symptoms. Her some symptoms are 1. Unwanted thoughts 2. Sleepless 3. Courage less feeling 4. Nerve contraction. Unable to hold some objects 5. Seasonal disease 6. Feeling like unworthy to live. 7. Crying when thoughts come 8. sweating etc please suggest some tips.

M.Phil - Psychology, Master in Psychology, Internship
Psychologist, Lucknow
She is 50 years lady suffering from depression I think heredity bcoz her father, sisters and nephew nice are found wi...
Depression what it is a mood disorder which affect the person thoughts and behaviour and lead emotional and physical problems. Given symptoms you have describes, I would recommend you to seeing a psychiatrist for antidepressant medication and psychologist for counselling to overcome this problem. All the best!
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I use my smartphone for approx 6 hours a day for online studies. Is it harmful? Because my eyes and head frequently pain a lot. From past few days I can not see near placed objects clearly. What is the reason behind this? And can it be solved or I need to stop using my phone?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I use my smartphone for approx 6 hours a day for online studies. Is it harmful? Because my eyes and head frequently p...
Yess, it create a lot of problems if you using it for long time period. Need to stop immediately. May be you can addicted to the smartphone layer do it is better for you to stop it now. Use other substitute for your study like reading books, notes, writing practice etc. But not smartphone. Have a good day, best luck not to worry. You can easily do it for your bright future.
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I lost some body last year and from then I am very much depressed. What is the solution for this.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost some body last year and from then I am very much depressed. What is the solution for this.
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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Am unable to sleep. Due to tensions how can I have a peaceful sleep. While I sleep my mind was in disturbed way about studies job. How can I get a relaxed sleep.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Am unable to sleep. Due to tensions how can I have a peaceful sleep. While I sleep my mind was in disturbed way about...
Try to start your day early in the morning. Write down the things that you want to do during the day, and follow that routine. Have healthy food and on time. Have plenty of water. You need some physical exercise, like walk, jog, run, cycling, gym, yoga. Choose whatever you like and do it. This will help you in releasing your stress and when the body is tired it will help you in having a good sleep. It appears that you are having lots of tension/stress. Please try to analyse the causes and contributing factors of your stress. Try to search for best options to reduce this stress. Share your emotional burden with family and friends whom you trust. If all this does not help then talk to a counsellor who will help you in understanding and managing stress which will result in you having peace of mind and getting required sleep. All the best.
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Hello doctor, Mera beta 8 years ka hai usko bahut gussa aata hai or jab woh ghar se bahar jaata hai toh woh mujhse bilkul bhi nahi dharta woh bahar aise karta hai jasse woh mera beta nahi main uski beti hu or uska study me koi concentration nahi hai woh ek jagah tik kar nahi bethta or woh c.w bhi nahi utar kar lata mujhe roj whts app or c.w lena padhta hai or woh bahut jiddi bhi ho gaya hai phele uska o great aata tha ub d great aata hai please koi solution batao or woh active bhi nahi hai uska weight 35 kg hai please koi solution bataeyeplz.

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. I can understand. Abhi thak jo bhi aapke ladke ne kiya hai, aur kar raha hai, yeh sab aap hi ke sikhaaye huve harkathein hone ki sambhaavna hai. Mein aapko doshi nahi keh raha hun. Aap jo ache soch ke kar rahe ho, kabi kabi bache ko ulta asar padtha hai. I suggest online counseling for your child. Take care.
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I have severe headache for the past 1 week. I feel very depressed and could not sleep properly. Please guide me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have severe headache for the past 1 week. I feel very depressed and could not sleep properly. Please guide me.
You are having severe headache for last 1 week then what is stopping you from going to a doctor? please consult a doctor at the earliest. There are a number of reason for headache. It can be because of weak eye sight, stress, indigestion, cold, or may be because of the heat etc. The doctor will check you and tell you what is causing this headache. If you are depressed and are unable to sleep and if you know the reason, what is causing this, then please try to analyse the situation. If you are under stress because of some problems try to see how many options you have to come out of the situation. Weigh pros and cons of each option and then take the option most suitable for you. If you are feeling stuck talk to your elders in the family. Or else seek some professional guidance. Please don't suffer silently like this. Take some action. All the best.
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I am 45 yrs old male. I have Dissociative disorders from last 3 months.what should i do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The causes of dissociative disorders are complex. There is usually a history of trauma, usually abuse in childhood. However, not all trauma survivors have it, so the diagnosis is not a simple cause and effect. If the relationship with your parents or guardians was insecure and you were abused, then you are more likely to use dissociation to protect yourself from the trauma. The combination of an insecure relationship, trauma and dissociation can result in a complex dissociative disorder. The purpose of treatment and self-help is to increase the links between your feelings, thoughts, perceptions and memories, and to help you develop a sense of empowerment. This will make you feel more complete and reduce inner disassociation that you may be experiencing. You need to find a counselor who knows to treat this disorder and it is usually a long term kind of therapy. Although there is no medication to treat this disorder but it helps to take medicine for depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc., which come along with this condition. In the therapy much of the focus is made on the discrepancy of what the person perceives, which is usually distorted, and the therapist will help you make the connections to the real facts, to the real person, to the true identity, and with constant dialogue and trust the facts can be separated from the distortions. Emotional therapy plays a very important role, especially related to fear. Exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet is highly recommended.
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Dear doctor, I am feeling alone since a long time. I have family ,husband kids everyone but still miss a friend and sometimes try to find but I don't know the qualities of a friend neither I know I myself have the qualities of a good friend or not. I want to share my feelings, my fears, my wishes and want to travel with some one but no one has time. How can I find a friend.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear doctor, I am feeling alone since a long time. I have family ,husband kids everyone but still miss a friend and s...
You have to make friends by going out there and meeting people and finding common grounds. Not everyone is going to be suitable but everyone can be a good companion and later turn out to be good friends. You yourself must be an open person and show interest in other people and their needs. If you are friendly and kind a lot of people will want to be associated with you. One of the qualities of an Autonomous Personality is Intimacy. Intimacy is the ability to be comfortable when you are close to people and even when you are apart from them. It involves trust, frankness, love, concern, kindness, acceptance, and openness. You can learn to cultivate these qualities and you will make a lot of good friends. You need to practice these at home first, which is the​ nursery of these developments.
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Sir/MamI have a friend who is going through depression and for relief and proper sleep she started BE RELAX named tablet. But problem is that, she is now addicted of that from last one year. Please suggest some preventive measures , how can she can come out from this addiction.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir/MamI have a friend who is going through depression and for relief and proper sleep she started BE RELAX named tab...
Dear lybrate user, I see that you are really concerned about your friend. I guess she is taking this medicine on her own, which can be harmful. She has got used to these tablets and hence she cannot sleep without taking these tablets. Please make her understand that the tablets might have some side effects which would harm her body. Also the tablets will give her symptomatic relief, and the root cause of depression would remain untreated. Please encourage her to seek help from a counsellor, who will help her to find out the root cause of her depression. The counsellor will also help her to modify her self defeating thoughts and behaviours. Once she is relieved of her negative thoughts and stress, she will be able to think rationally and will have better control on her habits.
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From last 10 to 20 day im facing digestion problem. It might be office work stress issue I think it also effect my body so please give valuable advice.

MD-Hom., BHMS, Dip. in Cosmetology & Trichology
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
From last 10 to 20 day im facing digestion problem. It might be office work stress issue I think it also effect my bo...
Avoid all milk products.. Can take fresh curd daily. Take homeopathic medicine nux vomica 30 potency. (5 pills 3 times a day) for 5 days.. If not better kindly consult..
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Jb bhi koi tension ya kise k sath fight hote toh mere body vibrate krney lagte jaisey hand aur leg shake krney lagtey aisaa kyu hota.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Jb bhi koi tension ya kise k sath fight hote toh mere body vibrate krney lagte jaisey hand aur leg shake krney lagtey...
Aisa hota haii emotions k waja see,,hum jab v stressed hote haii yaa kooi ladai k waqt tension hota haii tab adrenaline zyada nikalta hai aur tab muscle zyada contract Karne lagta haii,,isliye yeh hota haii
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I am 69 years old. I used to smoke 10-15 Cigarette/day. Now I want to leave smoking, throughout the day I am successful to do that but while going to bathrooms I couldn't. Please advise me how I can succeed to leave Ciggerrte completely.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
You know, you have associated smoking with ease in defecating and relaxation. The truth is that nicotine craving builds up stress, which is then relieved by smoking. It does not have any role in relaxation. You can substitute this association with preferably normal chewing gum or if not helping, a nicotine chewing gum. Remember, you just have to give a conditioning association of any kind to your subconscious.
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