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Dr. K. S. Kulkarni

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Pune

36 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. K. S. Kulkarni Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Pune
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Dr. K. S. Kulkarni is a popular Psychiatrist in Deccan, Pune. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 36 years. He is a Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry. You can consult Dr. K. S. Kulkarni at Sathe Hospital in Deccan, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. K. S. Kulkarni and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, - 1980
MD - Psychiatry - Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, - 1982
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Membership of Indian Psychiatric Society 11164
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Dear Doctor, Have some doubts about Schizophrenia. Please advise. 1.Reason to suffer with Schizophrenia 2.Is schizophrenia is completely curable. 3.Whether Schizophrenia cause permanent mental disorder. 4. Whether it is possible to over come from the illness without medicines (with the help of Meditation, Yoga etc) Thank you.

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4. According to studies done in India, for active psychotic symptoms, one needs antipsychotic medicines. For general well being and to live with antipsychotic tablets side effects (abdominal obesity, diabetes, cholesterol increase) Yoga is useful.
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I'm a new gen film maker, and I used to write scripts during night coz, at that time I feel my mind is free and peace of all the emotions and I encourage myself of writing scripts during night till 3 am or 4 am and wake by 9 am. Is waking long and late at night cause any health issues?

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I'm a new gen film maker, and I used to write scripts during night coz, at that time I feel my mind is free and peace...
Yes on long term it will harm that will effacts digestion problem, constipition,acidity end so on. Batter if you go to early to sleep end gets up 3or 4 am end writes scrips a fresh mind gives more idea. Try it for some time. Take 6 to 8 hours sleep. Dr. Tare.

Hi There, I've been facing so much of difficulties in everything since around 1 year, I have tried approximate everything, I even tried for suicide as well but I was not that brave. I left the city once but came back after 9 days. I use to be Happy go Luck kind of boy but now sometimes I feel so disrupted. Very Happy sometimes and sometimes just so sad for no good reasons. I become so angry easily by just one pinch on anyone and I am really not able to control that. I want to cry but myself don't know why I want to cry. I am totally down. My friends think that I am Depressed although I try a lot but never succeed to overcome of it. Please Help!

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You need to seek psychiatric help at once. Without naming it I can tell you that you are developing a serious pathology that cannot and should not be neglected anymore. The onset has been just for a year, and the earlier it is treated the prognosis will be quite encouraging. You need to check if there has been a family history of these symptoms, and whether anyone else was treated for any mental disorders in the family tree. You must trace up to at least two generations before you. Please do not delay for your own good.
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I want to know about my, I continuously forgot things what is the reason for this.

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When we have many tasks in our mind going on simultaneously we forget one or two. Which doesn't mean that we have memory problems. Don't worry.
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I am smoking since last 3 to 4 years . Nd I want to leave smoking as soon as possible please give me a solution any tabs or any other help to leave smoking.

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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/ weed, 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.
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My child is 4 years old. Usko school nhi jana aur vo is baat ko din me kai baar repeat krta h night me bhi jgh kr school nhi jana bolta h is stress me brain development hota hoga uska. I am worried about him development pls suggest me.

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My child is 4 years old. Usko school nhi  jana aur vo is baat ko din me kai baar repeat krta h night me bhi jgh kr sc...
Dear lybrate user, agar aisa hai ki, aap ka bachha nursery ya play group me ja raha tha, aur ab nahi jana chahta, to ye thodi serious baat hai, aap ko usse baat karke ye janana padeka ki school mai aisa kya hua jo ab nahi jana chahta. Agar wo ab tak kabhi school nahi gaya ho, to baat itni serious nahi hai. Shayad kisi ne use school ke bare me kuch galat bataya hoga. Aap please use baat kar le aur uske man mein school ke bare mein kya vichar hai jan lijiye. Phir aap ka bachha jisi bhi insan/rishtedar ko chahta ho, unke school or college padhai ke bare mein bataiye. You will have to be little tactful with your child. Don't force your child to go to school, make some stories in such a way that the child should feel like going to school on his/her own. All the best.
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Why i am getting angry and not able to tolerate when my wife is giving every time negetive ideal and answers to me Can i over come these how please

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You can develop a, ?I don?t care? attitude. But it will be difficult to maintain, if you are not emotionally stable. You may also confront her but that can cause a lot of distress between you and further the problem. You may also take her for counseling and have her explain why she does this. With marital counseling you could jointly meet and sort out these problems face to face with a third person. You may do some anger management classes to help yourself.
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What's the best way to quit smoking. My Friend didn't want to quit it at first place as she loves to smoke. Now I have persuaded her to quit it. Please help what should I do to make her quit smoking.

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You have done a wonderful job convincing her to give up smoking so easily. But now is the tough task. Any way, she cannot stop easily, if she herself does not want to. It must ideally come from her own desire to stop. You can force her to stop by admitting her in a rehabilitation center, if they also do not allow smoking (unfortunately many centers dole out daily quota of cigarettes). If you admit her in one of the naturopathy institutes, she will have to abstain from the consumption and that will help her to quit. Do not take her out for at least one month or more. When she comes back keep her under vigil and monitor her so that neither she nor other domestic staff will pick cigarettes for her. She may experience a spurt in eating or drinking juices etc. Let her indulge in those foods for some time, only. Put her on an exercise program, and have a thorough medical check up to identify any other damage to her system. If she is unwilling to visit a counselor, get one to come home and talk to her. She can be coaxed to maintain her abstinence under the guidance of a counselor. Make her do meditation; make her stick to a regular schedule of activities, have her involved in interesting and responsible activities. Educate her about all the harmful effects of tobacco smoke and the damage it brings others in the house who smoke both the side-stream smoke and the second-hand smoke. Acupuncture is excellent treatment too.

Hi, I was not able to think positively , its irritation to think something bad happening around me, thinking of something not needed to me, I do not know how to get out of it Please tell.

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Hi, I was not able to think positively , its irritation to think something bad happening around me, thinking of somet...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The duty of your mind is to think. The mind will continue thinking unless you provide it some creative task. If you don't give, it will wander into negative areas. As you are unable to pinpoint the reason behind your obsessive thinking, it has to be in your unconscious mind. I suggest online psychoanalysis and counselling. Take care.
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I am 25 years old. My memory power is not good. What shall I do?

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Make a habit of listing to do things. Learn in a stable mental state which is going to help you recall better. Practice different relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, listening instrumental music etc before you learn anything so that whatever you learn, is going to register better into the brain.
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Hi I was in relationship with a girl for few past years We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so many odds and we did it after a long effort But three months back she broke up with me. The reason being her mom. We had actually decided to convince our parents and then get married it was still a long way to go. But from few months she is very much worried that her mom will not accept our love. Her mom is a widow having 3 daughters. My ex girlfriend being the eldest of all. Also one of her relatives had gone through love marriage and all of their relatives are ignoring like they are not even humans. So she doesn't want her mom to be humiliated in the same way. That's the reason she broke up with me Earlier she did so many promises to me that she'll never leave me. But now shez not at all interested in love. I m truly addicted to her I am in utter depression since our breakup. I was really a studious boy since breakup. I got really good grades in my +2 but now in B. TECH I have flunked in 3 subject. Shez certainly not my distraction. Only reason I can't concentrate on anything is I love her a lot and I feel too lonely and empty without her Life sucks without her. I have no hopes that I may get her back but also I am sure I can't be happy without her. I think my problem is too lengthy please don't mind. Please read completely. I am in a state of depression I can't forget her Can you please suggest what is the best thing to do now? I really don't want to miss her. I am totally confused can I get her back? Or should I give up? Please advise me Thank you.

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I was in relationship with a girl for few past years
We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so ma...
Hi , I can completely understand your concern. Your situation demands proper counseling sessions. It’s never easy when a significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split—and whether you wanted it or not—the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time and move on. You can even learn from the experience and grow into a stronger, wiser person. Few things to Consider: Don’t fight your feelings – It’s normal to have lots of ups and downs, and feel many conflicting emotions, including anger, resentment, sadness, relief, fear, and confusion. It’s important to identify and acknowledge these feelings. While these emotions will often be painful, trying to suppress or ignore them will only prolong the grieving process. Talk about how you’re feeling – Even if it is difficult for you to talk about your feelings with other people, it is very important to find a way to do so when you are grieving. Knowing that others are aware of your feelings will make you feel less alone with your pain and will help you heal. Journaling can also be a helpful outlet for your feelings. Remember that moving on is the end goal – Expressing your feelings will liberate you in a way, but it is important not to dwell on the negative feelings or to over-analyze the situation. Getting stuck in hurtful feelings like blame, anger, and resentment will rob you of valuable energy and prevent you from healing and moving forward. Remind yourself that you still have a future – When you commit to another person, you create many hopes and dreams. It’s hard to let these dreams go. As you grieve the loss of the future you once envisioned, be encouraged by the fact that new hopes and dreams will eventually replace your old ones. Know the difference between a normal reaction to a breakup and depression – Grief can be paralyzing after a breakup, but after a while, the sadness begins to lift. Day by day, and little by little, you start moving on. However, if you don’t feel any forward momentum, you may be suffering from depression. For targeting your specific concerns, we would need to take sessions. All the best:)
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I am 22 years under anti depressant medication from past five years. I just feel inferiority complex and lonely all the time and feel as if I have lost my dream and am doing nothing good. I feel so helpless and get irritated when my family approaches me. What should I do?

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I am 22 years under anti depressant medication from past five years. I just feel inferiority complex and lonely all t...
Hi what symptoms you mentioned are all because of depression. It is like using mental filter. In depression we see only the negative around us and about us. We make no efforts to see the positives around us. We even forget our own positive achievements and moments in life. Slowly mind sets into this habitual thinking. But there is a way out. As we go to gym to exercise regularly every day if we want to loose weight same way you need to change your this habitual thinking by conscious efforts every day. Everyday write down the positive happenings in your life even if it means the simplest thing like smelling of beautiful flower fragrance that put smile on your face, someone praised you. This will start your brain rewiring what we call as neuroplasticity towards positive change. Also write your achievements till now. Everyday. Even if you have to write same thing again. Continue this for at least 8 weeks. Learn some relaxation exercise, listening to music. Avoid watching emotional serials or movies. Watch and read comedy. Please do continue on medicines as suggested by your psychiatrist and regularly visit to modify the dose if needed. This is equally important as these exercises. Wishing you a good health! warm regards.

I left the job 2 years back & now i am very depressed & suicidal thinking. Please help me.

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I left the job 2 years back & now i am very depressed & suicidal thinking. Please help me.
Life is not only for job. Jobs are coming and going. Try agin. And love lough and injoy life. Be always with friends and society. Not alone. Ok.

I m an smoker I want to quit my habit but I m not able to. I tried with some chews and but I m not able to please suggest me.

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It only feels like it is impossible to quit but if you persevere with some professional support you will wins hands down. 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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I am a epilepsy patient since 2000 and taking eptoin100 mg two tab. Every night from last 4 years. Is any side effect of this medicine.

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There are lots of side effects for any medicine, but not all develop those side effects. So dont worry unless u develop a side effect, it s a very good drug
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I don't remember things for long time.

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This may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along 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 are 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I'm a 28 year male. I am suffering from persistent severe- mild headache from the past 1 week. Actually I was out on a holiday and had a lot of drinking for continuous 3-4 days. Also this is happening to me for the 3rd time this year, as earlier also when I was out for holidays, this happened for like 12-15 days and back then also no medicines helped. Is this some knid of alcohol withdrawal syndrome or something else. please advice. Urgently needed.

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I'm a 28 year male. I am suffering from persistent severe- mild headache from the past 1 week. Actually I was out on ...
Dear lybrate-user, it is happening repeatedly. It may be alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intoxication or other conditions related to alcohol. Whatever it is you need to treat your alcohol use. Why don; t you go to a psychiatrist or deaddiction centre to quit alcohol or to find out whether you will become a person who is dependent on alcohol. For the time being take a pain killer. But it is important to consult soon.

I have been in a relation with a guy who after one month of relation told me that his family has already fixed my marriage to his Bhabhi s sister due to family issues. And he is from a very rich family background and small caste . And he respects his family a lot and scared of his family. I had told him that u have to try for me in ur family and convince them . And now he told me that he asked abt me in his family but they said no and he has to marry that girl.And he was veri firm on it. What should I do? should I be rigid to convince his parents or jus be silent . Now its been 2.5 years v in a relation. And v had an amazing compatability

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Please gracefully accept the fact that you are no longer a contender for the post of his wife. You tried your best to convince him and he did not budge. That is not your or his fault. Circumstances are to blame and there is no use blaming circumstances. Concentrate on your education and career. Take care.
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I feel very frustrated and short-tempered on petty issues.

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This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. Want to meet/speak to connect me.
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