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Dr. Dhananjay Ashturkar

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

Psychiatrist, Pune

18 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 18 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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C/o Aastha Hospital, Near Lokmanya Hospital, Chinchwad. Landmark: Behind Chinchwad Station, PunePune Get Directions
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My brother is only 20 years old and he is totally drunked into alcoholism for the last 2 years we are trying to make himself free from it but we r failed. So please help us.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Support from family members is very essential. Make your brother understand how alcohol affects the brain function. Keep him away from alcoholic friends. Whenever he gets an urge, he has to divert his attention. Keep him busy and engaged. If all these things does not work out, send him to de-addiction centre as early as possible.
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I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times very low is it mental disorders?

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times v...
Hi Librate user Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of our life, but when your emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away you may have depression. You should try to be brave and face each and every situation in your life. Try to think positive. You should share your feeling and emotions with a close friend or relative. Try to spend some time for outdoor activities. There are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. Be happy and try to live a healthy life.
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I don't know but I am getting a jealous feeling n a depressed feeling when I am seeing my classmates continuously writing in the exam n attempt ing all the units fastly n on the other hand me writing slowly n think ing a lot n writing the answer, n lifting a unit full,

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I don't know but I am getting a jealous feeling n a depressed feeling when I am seeing my classmates continuously wri...
You have to get mind control and be careful not to feel jealous. You try to study well and you can also do well in exams.
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Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I start thinking about whatever I see going on in society like if I watch cricket I imagine myself as a best player of the team nd also like a soldier, agent, scientist nd so much other things also. I want to concentrate on my studies at a time. Help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I star...
You probably have an overactive mind that fantasies easily on any possibility. This is a non-productive way of living. You must ground yourself to reality. The following will help if you did them meticulously: 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, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: 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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My friend was in love and she decieve him and he remains always alone. Please help him.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
My friend was in love and she decieve him and he remains always alone. Please help him.
Dear he should use homeopathy medicine Natrum mur 10m singal dose he will better if you have any questions about your problem you can ask me
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My brother in law is intoxicated to Alcohol. Recently he met an accident and was very serious and damaged his both limbs but at present he is little bit fine and can do hid own daily routine. But still his habit of alcohol is not stopped . My question is what is the remedy to such addiction and what medicine can keep him away from alcohol. Kindly Advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My brother in law is intoxicated to Alcohol. Recently he met an accident and was very serious and damaged his both li...
You have to meet with a doctor who will prescribe disulfiram and if he takes even cough syrup which has a little alcohol, he can suffer some adverse reactions. So he has to be warned and he has to be sure to take the medicine.
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I am suffering from lack of memorizing day by day now my age is 30 years please help me how can I cure.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am suffering from. depression for 15 years. I taking serta 50 and petril md. 25 now can I stop thees tablets? But I am addicted. Wat can I do sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from. depression for 15 years. I taking serta 50 and petril md. 25 now can I stop thees tablets? But I...
I am sure you have not been getting help from counseling. This is the problem with treatment: you need to combine medication with therapy for good progress. In counseling, you will learn a lot of skills and techniques to deal with your day-to-day challenges. These will stand you in good stead while negotiating life's many difficulties. Medication alone will not give you any skills in this area. After you have had a three-year stint without any symptoms, you can come off of medication but always in consultation with your doctor. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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, 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 scorching 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. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am in the habit of smoking and due to which I tired soon when I run or play so please help me to leave this habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells and this will lead to easy exhaustion, fatigue, poor stamina and tiredness. You must quit immediately. 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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