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Dr. Mahesh Akshay Gavkar

Psychiatrist, Pune

Dr. Mahesh Akshay Gavkar 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. Mahesh Akshay Gavkar is a trusted Psychiatrist in Shukrawar peth, Pune. He is currently practising at Pabalkar Nursing Home in Shukrawar peth, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mahesh Akshay Gavkar on has top trusted Psychiatrists from across India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Tips For Stress Free Examination

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Tips For Stress Free Examination

Managing stress during examination is very important to have focus in studies as well in focussing into that moment without any destruction or any external or internal interruption. Following few tips can be followed in order to attain success.

1. Focussing only one thing at a time 
2. Avoid repiting the mistakes and learn from the past 
3. Avoid unnecessary anxiety 
4. Plan the work accordingly

5. Practice the art of leaving the rest, and so on negative thoughts or thinking
6. Eat right kind of balanced diet with fruits and vegetables 
7. Do breathing exercises regularly not only during exam time as it strengthens the mind and relieves stress

8. Control social media as it should not control 
9. Play therapy like physical activity in stipulated time regularly 
10. Engaging with useful natural outlook regularly to avoid boredom

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He is very week having very low stamina .He is deeply addict for cigarette .please suggest me homeopathic medicine for quitting this smoking problem.

Dear Lybrate User, He may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. He could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking he will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever he faces any tense situation. Here lies his real test. He will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, he can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture DAPHNE INDICA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce his craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking he should take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing his teeth.
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l have a few problems in 2 week my mind is slow working in this time so please solution me of this program?

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 Vivek. Mind works very slow once you are not creative enough. Stress, depression, anxiety etc can also cause slowdown in mind's activity. Please provide more symptoms so that we can diagnose your problem and prescribe treatment. Take care.
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I always shout at my friends for small things I am getting irritated 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 , anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand.
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I am suffering from anxiety till last 2 years. Is there any cure of it. My doctor said that it will cure in 3p days. But it still exist. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
eating satwik home made food is very important along with ayurvediy medications take 2 tsp of sarswatarishta + 2 tsp of simple water just before sleeping avoid nonveg bakery products western food etc take deep long breaths when you feel anxiety also follow it regularly it will decrease anxiety omkar chanting daily and anulom vilom pranayam will be also beneficial drink cow milk empty stomach along with shatavari granules daily eat cow ghee along with food daily consult privetly for more details
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I lose somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I have a short temper mind always. For my words near by my friends and relatives suffering some problems. But they dont said for my behaviour.

Homeopath, Ajmer
If you have any type of guilt about your behaviour the best way is to say sorry. Accept your mistake is a good & shortest way to reduce your trouble. If not work ask private question with me.
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Having bp for Las 3-4 years, working as project coordinator, stress of deadline, travelling, attitudes of keeping everything perfect.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, Stress is one of the commonest situation we all are dealing in with and I can understand your pressures. Since we have to work and manage our personal life too it is important to keep a check on WORK-LIFE BALANCE. Try to take out some time for yourself and for relaxing activities which may help you improving your mood and health and in turn bring positive attitude too. Spending quality time with family and peers is also helpful along with regular exercises. Hope that keeps your BP in control. Take care of yourself. Life is valuable. Good luck.
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Sir from past 4 years I feel like I drunk and i am not alive. I don't no what happened to me. And I took treatment of psychiatric they prescribed me serta 50mg and I get little bit rid but not completely I went so many doctors but i am not getting proper treatment so please help me. I frustrated from life.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
The medicine you were prescribed is for depression. Can you tell about other symptoms. Do you have other features of depression, like:- 1. Do you enjoy the pleasurable things like watching favourite tv serial or music as you used to enjoy earlier? 2. Do you like talking to others or you prefer to be alone now a days? 3. Do you feel sad most of the time and think negative about future? 4. Do you have enough sound sleep, do you feel fresh at morning? 5. Do you ever think yourself guilty of whatever wrong happened to you? 6. Do you feel yourself devoid of energy always? 7. Do you have lost concentration in job/ confidence in self? if more than 03 of the above answer are in yes in your case then you appears to be stressed and depressed. Adopt a healthy lifestyle with good diet, enough rest and recreation, adequate socialization and sleep. If still have the same feeling then you should get your mri brain, thyroid profile, sugar profile etc done. You may need few medicines to be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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I want to know about stammering. But every speech therapists reject my question now tell me what shall I do.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Stammering is a speech disorder This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I'm 25 years old and I'm not able to control my sexual desires and my mind only thinks of sex always and from this I'm masturbating twice or thrice a day. Is there will be any problem from this? Please suggest and even my partner (Girl Friend) doesn't like sex @ all and always we fight for this matter and even she has cyst in the ovaries and her health is not that good. I seriously don't wanna hurt her and give her more pain due to my sexual desires. Please suggest only you can help us out.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, Thinking about sex is perfectly natural. We're hormonal, sexual beings, whose genes drive us to procreate. But sometimes, sexual thoughts can become overwhelming, making it difficult to focus and difficult to get simple things done. However, it's possible for those urges and desires to become more like background noise as you go through your everyday life, especially when you should be thinking more about career, education, health, interests and hobbies, family and friends, money, etc. Get rid of pornographic videos, magazines, calendars, and other materials in your house and, to the best of your ability, avoid watching it. Find something to do immediately as a diversion. If you're always dwelling on sex during idle bus rides, for example, make a special effort to do something else during your ride, like finishing some homework, reading a new book, or talking to a friend. Or, if you start thinking about sex at boring points in a class, a meeting, or at work, for example, you might start taking notes. By keeping your pen moving, you'll have to stay focused on the conversation at hand and not what's going on in your mind. Make a commitment to yourself. Make a minimum goal to curb your sexual thoughts so that they don't distract you from your other daily activities, such as work or school, and commit to it. If you need help remembering your commitment, wear a piece of jewelry or a simple string around your wrist that will remind you to power through the temptation to get lost in sexual thought. Tell someone about your goal. Telling a trusted friend or family member about your efforts is a good way to help you stay accountable. Have them check in with you regularly to see that you’re doing okay and to provide help or suggestions, if needed. Reward yourself for keeping your commitment. This should be pretty straightforward. You could reward yourself with a favorite dessert, a shopping trip, or something else you like. Exercising is healthy itself, but it also does a few specific things that help damper sexual preoccupations. Exercise can be engrossing and distracting, and when you work out hard enough, other distractions have a tendency of receding into the background. Exercise provides a natural endorphin rush. Endorphins provide a generally good feeling, and help relieve depression. During sex, endorphins are also released, along with other chemicals like the hormone oxytocin. Ergo, exercise can be a good substitute for sexual activity. Practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Consult for psychotherapy.
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Hello doctor. I'm studying 2nd year MBBS. I want to know what is the best timings to study (either early morning or night) and for how many hours should I sleep as a medical student? As I hav to read a lot and I have my exams coming in December. please to tell me an accurate answer which will be very useful to me. Regards.

General Physician, Trivandrum
The best timings and ways to study depends entirely upon you. At least 6 hours of sleep is necessary for proper functioning of the brain so if you deprive yourself of too much sleep then your studies will be affected even though you study a lot of time. Early morning from 6 to 8 am is a very good time for studies since there will be minimal distractions. If you have any more problems to discuss or have any doubts about your exams you can contact me again. Take care.
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Sometimes I feel anxiety for no reasons. During that period I feel uneasy to do any work. Please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
This is very common during menses and called as premenstrual syndrome or pms. This occurs because of hormonal changes and mostly temporary. If this is persistent over the period of menses then it can be cured with 3 months course of medicines.
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Can Bipolar Affective Disorder be cured? Or is it a lifelong illness? Will I have to take medicines forever? I often experience apparent auditory, visionary and sensory hallucinations after my breakup with my ex girlfriend; so please suggest the required treatment.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Mental disorders are treatable just like other medical disorders. Take example of diabetes and hypertension. Medicines of bipolar affective disorder can be stopped 5 years after the last episode and should be stopped under supervision. And since you are experiencing hallucinations it is possibility that you are having flashes of events and also may be having episode of depression but before starting any treatment. You need to consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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I am 27 year old and I have weakness, constant fatigue, hair loss, weak memory, low confidence, insomniac, depression, erection problem, easily get cold.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Take tab. sinarest it contains ( Acetaminophen+ Pseudoephedrine+ chlorpheniramine). Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine for throat infection and treat headache, fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do gargle with warm water thrice a day. Drink warm water also. Take plenty of water, liquid diet, dalia, green veg., orange. avoid cold things, avoid cold drinks. Avoid Oily foods. If symptoms are from more days or again persist then do few tests for confirm causes of it.. i.e. CBC. welcome in lybrate.
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Hi sir. My mind is so disturbed sir, because am in a relationship ith a girl for the last 8 years, we are so closed, but now she says that she is only hav friendship ith me, she dont want to marry me, I am so upset doctor, I lose my mind control, I dont kno doctor what happened to me.

Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Friendship, love and marriage are different things now a days. She has honestly told u. Respect her and dont break off. She wil seek your help in future.
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No Tobacco Day

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Akola
Today is No Tobacco Day.
Say No to Tobacco, Say Yes to Life
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My wife regularly taking tab Oxytol 300 since15 years all report are normal .She is patient of epilepsy,now my question is whether to stop tablet or not

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear patient, greetings from lybrate! we usually recommend to take anti-epileptic medicines like oxytol to be taken for 3 years at a stretch after she is seizure free. This is to prevent a recurrence soon. Never stop these medicines without advice of your doctor. I hope this helps.
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She like to eat chalks and used to ate it. Is it is harmful for her health? Can she stop this habit?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Eating chalk can be an indicator of calcium deficiency. You have not mentioned her. You can take her to a paediatrician if shes a kid or consult a physician who will diagnose and prescribe accordingly.
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