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Dr. Kaustubh Joag  - Psychiatrist, Pune

Dr. Kaustubh Joag

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Pune

16 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. Kaustubh Joag MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Pune
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Kaustubh Joag is a popular Psychiatrist in Baner, Pune. He has over 16 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry . You can meet Dr. Kaustubh Joag personally at Arogya Diagnostic Clinic in Baner, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kaustubh Joag on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - School of Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Center, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 2001
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Co,ordinator for International Diploma Course in Mental Health and Law.
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Maharastra Medical Council

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My father has Parkinson's disease last two year. Can DBS surgery is useful for him.

Drama Therapy - AUTISM, Early Childhood Special Education, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
Yes, dbs surgery might help. You can check with your neuro-surgeon for details regarding this. In my opinion, knowing the severity/stage of parkinsonism he is in presently, will be a big deciding factor. Till stage 3, you can conservatively manage the symptoms with drugs and therapy. I have seen therapeutic activities to be very promising in such cases. Clients have shown 50 - 85% improvement in functional independence.
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I can't concentrate my study. My exam is coming soon. I am stressful. How can I concentrate? Please give me advice quickly.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Take a deep breath. Exams are a part and parcel of life. Don't focus on the outcome, focus on now. Sit up and study, don't study in bed. Take breaks. Talk to someone. Avoid keeping up all night. Eat well. Rest.
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I'm 18 years old. Suffering from severe mental stress. And stress is causing me headache. How can I stop too much thinking and live Peacefully?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I'm 18 years old. Suffering from severe mental stress. And stress is causing me headache. How can I stop too much thi...
Please take morning exercise daily. Early to bed and early to rise. Enjoy your life with friends/visit them/go for a outing. Do meditation. Take five phos 4 tabs twice daily.
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nowadays im forgetting every small thing I do. Im not able to concentrate. please help. Any exercises for improving concentration. Thank you.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi. Inattention impairs yours catching power. This can be due to number of reasons. Consult with psychiatrist about your problem in detail.
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My father is addicted to alcohol, what can I do for him to get rid from alcoholic ness of my father.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are no guarantees about stopping one?s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by himself because he has become addicted to alcohol and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that he can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He 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 him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father?s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit his by force. This will however, require the wife and family?s consent.
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Whenever I try to sleep and close my eye. My mind keep on thinking about anything. Thats why I can not sleep and I have anxiety disorder. How to get rid of this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Whenever I try to sleep and close my eye. My mind keep on thinking about anything. Thats why I can not sleep and I ha...
I can understand your worry because you are not getting enough sleep and you might not be getting up fresh in the morning to attend to your daily routine. Many people like to go through the days happenings or previous days and take stock to prepare for the next day or the future. Some people can manage thus with ease because they are confident and capable of assessing and evaluating situations. Others feel overwhelmed and anxious about the future because they don't feel prepared to face the future and ring themselves rather inadequate. They even think of the worst case scenario and believe that it'll happen. But mostly it's not true and sometimes there is exaggeration of the reality. 2. I suggest that before sleeping you do pranayama like bhramri and anulom vilom to reduce the number of thought coming and the related anxiety. Try breathing deeply to the count of 2-2-4 meaning inhale for 2 counts, hold breath for 2 counts and then exhale for 4 counts. Dothese pranayama for 15 min and then sleep. 3. I also suggest that you do a realistic evaluation of your problems and any discard any kind of exaggeration, generalisation, black and white thinking, irrational thoughts etc. Replace these thought with more appropriate and updated thoughts which are realistic and helpful. Remember that running away from any life challenge will only buy you temporary mental peace. Sooner or later the problem will come back in a different form. 4. Exercise everyday for 45 min to release natural neurotransmitters in the brain which reduce anxiety. This could be walking, dancing, running, gym, etc. 5. Reduce all junk and high sugar foods from your diet. Eat brain healthy foods rich in proteins, complex carbs and good fats. Junk food is directly linked to increased anxiety and insomnia. 6. Undergo counselling to learn to manage your problems more efficiently without feeling too anxious. Take care.
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I am in drugs drug addict ,chain smoker,heavy drinker I need to leave all this.Please suggest

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Alcohol and drugs are very addicting and withdrawal from these have very serious consequences. Due to strong craving and serious withdrawal effects, it is always advised to quit these substance under supervision of a doctor. You should take professional services of a psychiatrist/de-addiction center. I have treated many patients like this and they are spending drug free and alcohol free life now without any difficulty. You may also have the same life.
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I couldn't control my temper since last 3 years. I am 26 years age. I consult with many doctors but no result.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there ~ you are probably suffering from bipolar disorder with frequent manic episodes. Although some people may have only one episode, bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that usually involves recurrent episodes. It's usually marked by episodes of mania or hypomania (low-grade highs) -- elevated mood and excessive energy and activity -- and depression, often with long periods of normalcy in between the mood swings. Doctors don't completely understand the causes of bipolar disorder, but they do understand the condition much better than they did 10 years ago. With that understanding has come targeted treatment. Although there is no cure, its symptoms can be managed effectively. Treating bipolar mania if you have bipolar disorder, you may be having an episode of mania if you suffer three or more of these symptoms most of the day -- nearly every day -- for one week or longer: increased activity need less sleep to feel rested and energetic excessively high, overly euphoric mood racing thoughts talking very fast or talking more than usual; speech is pressured, loud, and often difficult to interpret inflated self-esteem or grandiosity -- unrealistic beliefs in one's ability, intelligence, and powers; may be delusional increased reckless behaviors (such as lavish spending sprees, impulsive sexual indiscretions, abuse of alcohol or drugs, bad business decisions, or reckless driving) distractibility if you have four or more episodes of mania or depression in a year, it's known as" rapid cycling. If you are suffering from mania, your doctor may initially treat you with an antipsychotic drug or benzodiazepine, a sedative, to quickly control hyperactivity, sleeplessness, hostility, and irritability. Your doctor will also likely prescribe a mood stabilizer (antimanic drug). Mood stabilizers consist of a variety of drugs that help control mood swings, prevent recurrences, and reduce the risk of suicide. They are usually taken for a long time, sometimes indefinitely, and include lithium and certain anticonvulsant drugs like depakote, lamictal, or tegretol. Very close medical supervision and blood tests may be needed during this approach to rapidly control a manic episode. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely da.
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I am 21 yr old and now aday always feel anxiety and memory loss, sleepiness since 5 month. headache, neck pain and eye blur at night.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 21 yr old and now aday always feel anxiety and memory loss, sleepiness since 5 month. headache, neck pain and ey...
take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache. check your BP. check your eye sight. take proper rest and sleep. avoid stress and anxiety. inform if not ok.
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I need an ayurvedic treatment for depression and slow metabolism. I wish for ayurvedic since it is deemed to be free of side effects.

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
I need an ayurvedic treatment for depression and slow metabolism. I wish for ayurvedic since it is deemed to be free ...
Dear lybrate user. You are misunderstanding. Ayurvedic medicines also has its own side effects. More over for depression, there is no direct ayurvedic medicines. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Yesterday I swam longer distance than usual. Since then I feel quite out of breath with chest tightness. I'm also quite tired. I am often getting tired sooner than people my age. I often have chest tightness although today it is much worse. I am just lying down this afternoon. Could this be caused by anxiety? Am I making something out of nothing? How can I tell?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Yesterday I swam longer distance than usual. Since then I feel quite out of breath with chest tightness. I'm also qui...
Being concerned about ones health issues is not anxiety. Swimming more than your usual, means you crossed your usual physical limits, that is natural to create strain on your physical health. I think rest and relaxation should bring you relief. About your capacities, physical I assume, being less as compared to people of your age ma need some evaluation. Consult your physician for an assessment.
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I am male 47 years old very emotional and sentimental. I am patient of IBS or anxiety disorder. This problem is from last 6 years and I have taken lot of medication. Problem aggravates to such a extent that occasionally PILES occur, body starts shivering, fear in mind, in summer sweating occurs at times I have been hospitalized I am vegetarian and don't have spicy food too because of this reason. I regular with exercise cycling I take one tablet pantocid 40 empty stomach one becelac forte after meals two librax/ colospa What is the remedy cure. What should I do to get over? Thanks doctor.

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Udaipur
I am male 47 years old very emotional and sentimental.
I am patient of IBS or anxiety disorder. This problem is from ...
Dear , Greetings! Anxiety is at core of IBS and resultant constipation and piles. Physically you need to add running to your schedule. For anxiety here is a short technique to help you. But along with this technique you require therapeutic intervention to alleviate the cause of chronic anxiety. Hypnotherapy (child and life regression) might help you too depending upon the psychologist's perspective. Technique- breathing. Whenever you feel anxiety take deep breaths. Inhale with count of 4-Hold for 2 seconds-Exhale with count 8. Exhale = 2 Inhale. This technique helps in reducing anxiety. Another method, try Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique. For faster results twice a day is recommended.
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I don't know what's wrong with me but now a days I get irritated over everything and everyone. I feel really angry and annoyed. Sometimes I keep thinking about just one thing the whole day. I used to really sleep late before but now I feel sleepy very early. What's wrong with me?

MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
I don't know what's wrong with me but now a days I get irritated over everything and everyone. I feel really angry an...
Hello, From your complaints, it seems you're facing some dilemma in your mind. Take some time out for yourself in a calm corner of your home or office, and try to ask these questions to yourself. What is really bothering me today/now? What am I expecting that's not happening? Are my efforts sincere and unidirectional to fulfill my expectations? Am I or is someone being overtly judgemental about something? Can I hold on to this disturbing thought for a moment and see what happens if I don't burst it out? Does it matter in the long run that I am expressing my dissent over this particular issue? Is it worth my energy and time getting annoyed over trivial matters such as this? Dear, there's nothing 'wrong' with you in the strict sense of the word. You might be really fatigued or burnt out and getting fussy because you haven't let it out when you should've but obviously couldn't (read bossy boss!). This is also evident from the changing sleep patterns you've been experiencing lately. My suggestion would be to do anything to unwind. Whatever it is that makes you relaxed, pampers you or makes you feel special. Let me know if you've any specific concerns/doubts in your mind so that we can have a little chat on that. Good luck.
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I am unable to concentrate on my studies. So give me any tips to how to get concentrate.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress is not a good indicator for studies. Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the 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 the family goes for counseling too.
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I have gotten very addicted to my phone after my depression especially. I think it is leading to my lower concentration and weaker memory. I want to get over with this addiction. What should I do?

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. Sitting at home or at one place continuously worsens the habit. Therefore engage in physical activities, games and social interaction. Take care.
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I am 21 male and have been smoking for last 6 years. I want to quit as I am facing health degradation and weight loss. Can you suggest me some ways to gain weight faster?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
First of all you have to have strong desire to quit smoking and slowly withdraw this habit of smoking, consult dental surgeon and get cleaning and polishing done and maintain oral hygiene.
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As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself in society. So when I study something, I develop an urge that I will do something grt like that. Coz of this I have developed an headache. As reading such books inspires me a lot. But develops a headache on me dat leaving only I thing, I sud do something n I will do something. What, s this? May I know plz? What sud I do. Be far from such books?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself...
Hello, you can do it, of course. Follow the under noted tips to get desired result. * go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce your stress, anxiety and depression, if any.* take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins.* your diet b easily digestible.* avoid, junk food, dust, scorching sun, watching tv in d late night*ensure, 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. * homoeo-medicine** *@ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ kali phos 6x-4 tabs, thrice a day report fortnightly.
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Hi I am suffering from not getting sleep from last 8 months, full depression, stress. Please guide me which medicine I can take to come out of thing and fast recovery from these problems. Thanks.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Your sleeplessness could be due to uncontrolled bp, glucose levels or even the tablets you are taking. Atorsave can cause depression in some people. Why are you taking 40mg of atorsave. If you have any blood clot problems to your brain, the that could be the cause of your sleep and depression as well. Visit a psychiatrist.
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I am Chaitanya 20 years old. I have short memory loss problem. When I want to remember something I can't. How I improve my memory power.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are young and if you implemented my suggestions, you will carry good memory far into your future. Additionally there are these left brain exercises which are tremendously useful. But here goes for the other things that can be done with great success. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well 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, 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. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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I cannot memorise the things I study so how to make your brain long term memory. So suggest me diet exercise and yogas that will help me out.

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are certain botanicals that help in improvising your memory. Also improving oxygen intake is necessary. Incase you are keen. I can counsel you further on this. Pls connect with me privately on lybrate.
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