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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 Lybrate.com.

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I am 20 years old boy and I am having pain on right side of my face over the cheeks beside the nose and also feeling a type of headache over right eye on forehead section. Please tell me what is happening and what are its home remedies?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old boy and I am having pain on right side of my face over the cheeks beside the nose and also feeling ...
Hello, Symptoms you are describing seems to be due to Maxillary Sinusitis Kindly do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days You can do Breathing exercises/ Brisk walking as this will ventilate sinus As CT scan PNS is advised to diagnose maxillary sinusitis but first you consult ENT doctor for evaluation and kindly tell me what Doctor has diagnosed
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Im 20 year old I have memory problem. I can't concentrate on studies. What to do. Please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Wishing you very best,
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I and my husband are love each other very much but there's alot of financial struggle in our life due to which his behaviour has became very rude we fight alot. We both feel depressed feel like doing suicide what should we do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I and my husband are love each other very much but there's alot of financial struggle in our life due to which his be...
All problems are actually solvable although we may not have as yet found the solution. You are both in it together and life will continue to throw challenges at you, again and again. Each time you overcome a particular situation you will indeed feel proud. In order to face a problem of any kind, unity is essential and if you two bicker with each other you will not be able to tackle this financial situation at all. Your strength lies in your togetherness. So please do meet with a marriage counselor and get help about being together and facing life. You will need a third person's involvement. Love is the key to any relationship. Your love looks like it has been shattered by monetary considerations. You cannot give into this in place of love. Please renew your love for each other. I am also certain that faith and spirituality is not an integral part of your life: therefore the struggle. In the bargain it is a good opportunity to renew your faith in the one above. If you are a christian, I am really shocked by your desperation. I have always said this in some sermons I have given: that the person who reads the bible daily and prays daily will never contemplate suicide. This is an absolute truth: the bible is life-giving. Go meet a pastor too and build your faith with renewed vigor: god is always waiting to help you, if you have faith and are obedient to him.
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Hey I'm 15 year old Girl I was suffering from depression last. Nowymy depression is alrg without any medication t but physically I look so weak small nd underweight what should I do.

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General Physician,
Hey I'm 15 year old Girl I was suffering from depression last. Nowymy depression is alrg without any medication t but...
You can gain weight by following a proper diet by including fat and proteins in your diet and also drink milk with high fat content. If you are non vegetarian you can try chicken fish and eggs.
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I am suffering from tension the negative thoughts comes very fast and I am feeling heavy pain in my head help me.

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 am suffering from tension the negative thoughts comes very fast and I am feeling heavy pain in my head help me.
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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I am taking anti depression medicines from the past 3 years. Is it safe to continue the medicine for longer time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am taking anti depression medicines from the past 3 years. Is it safe to continue the medicine for longer time?
You will need the medicine as long as the doctor knows that you need them. Now if you want to come off of medication you will need to work with a counselor too so that you develop good coping mechanisms to meet the everyday challenges life. Relying only on the chemical intervention is grossly insufficient. By just popping in pills how do you hope to develop skills and tools to manage life?! You can follow these simple rules too: 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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 calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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There is a inferiority complex! That when I know that somebody has more knowledge than me or is much smarter than me so while talking to that person I stammer a lot. And people make fun of me. And 1 or 2 ppl with whom I am really close and open, then I don't stammer and speak properly. Please help.

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, I suppose your low confidence or inferiority complex due to your fear of not being able to make an impression by talking in a normal way. However, it may look reverse. You should know what was the oath for this development. If it was there since your childhood days it's mostly to do with your practice and other non progressive conditions. Stammering is very stressful and the only method to get it corrected is to practice strategies to speaking fluently. Your speech pathologist will be able to help you in this regard.
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I am feeling very depressed and I have back pain. I request you to provide some pills and please provide pills for my head pain it's paining a lot.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am feeling very depressed and I have back pain. I request you to provide some pills and please provide pills for my...
Do meditation and do physical activity avoid pills it will harm you in future so don't addict do stretching exercise and yoga.
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Hi I am suffering from depression and problem of high blood pressure. Please advice.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
See a consultation liaison psychiatrist who is trained in both medicine and psychiatry for treatment of depression
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Hello doctor, I quit smoke from today. Now I want to remove that smoke dust from my lungs So, suggest me some medicines.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
It is good that you quit smoking or at least decided to quit. Smoking over a long period of time causes changes in the airways and the lungs. There is no accumulation of any dust. Whatever change that has already occurred will be set right by the body's own built-in mechanism depending on how severe it is.
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I am in love. But that girl is my best friend and I dont want to hurt her, what should I do?

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
You should not proclaim your love to any one you feel attracted to especially when you are already friends with people. Wait and watch your every step before declaring anything. If you continue to harbour the same feelings for almost one year, maybe that time reevaluate your emotions and declare.
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I am taking medication for depression and ocd. I feel a lot better however, everyone keeps telling me that I would get addicted to these medicines for life. Whenever I miss a dose, I can see a drastic change in me from my normal self. So, what shd I do from getting addicted. 2nd question is. Can I take regular medicines like crocin, dolo650, over the counter painkillers, cough syrup, sinus tablet while I am taking these psychiatric medicines? please answer me doc. Thank you sophie.

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 am taking medication for depression and ocd. I feel a lot better however, everyone keeps telling me that I would ge...
Dear , I can understand your problem. Psychiatric problems are always treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and counseling. You are taking medicines but not supplementing it with psychotherapy and counseling. In fact, psychotherapy and counseling will help you to quit the medicine and continue without medicines. Please contact me with every detail and I will help you. Take care.
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I am 17 year old .I was scared of teachers .reading books in front of whole class .had less frnds .always felt low when compared with others. I always felt I had no importance in society. I feared of facing school and society .my fear started increasing day by day but then I started overcoming my fear and succeeded many a time but it was temporary it always come back .I started taking drugs before facing any situation or people but the problem was limited up to strangers ,teachers. And public places. But it started haunting when I was with my frnd .even parents .small children .almost everyone .I was helpless at home because I was not able communicate with my parents because of uncontrolled blushing I can't make eye contact with them. I don't know what it is but I will tell my symptoms (1) I feel irrational fear and un comfortable near my nose (2) my only and biggest problem because of this fear I get defenseless ,get offended and embrassed easily when some frnd or someone says something I suddenly feel extreme fear which is out of control and I occur always even I am alone or thinking about the situation. (3) difficult to breath ,and chest pain (4) I never never feel comfort even I am alone that fear and uncomfortable at my nose always are with me sometime it mild I am able to control and sometime it is so extreme that I avoid talking to any one .I feel sudden attacks of fear and I get embrassed and some people even whom I know like my frnd intensely try to scares me by threatening me and I get defenseless and panic attack .I feel like dying because of insults I face by this fear. I have left going out of my house 0 frnds left I am all alone not even my family. (5) I can confidentially say that I am not this fear because sometime when this fear and uncomfortable at my nose goes away for sometime then I feel so relief that I can talk to any one fearlessly ,can talk to girl. (6) I have seen that whenever my attention swift from this fear to some work than I feel little relief and able to complete my breath properly. But for short period (7) I feel that I am not shy but this awkward type of feeling make uncomfortable and terror while facing I need help for something which is unknown for me But I will never give up.

M. Phil
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 17 year old .I was scared of teachers .reading books in front of whole class .had less frnds .always felt low wh...
Hello lybrate-user, Your issue is self esteem. You need to work on self esteem, find the root cause of it depleting in you, ask relevant questions to yourself for e.g. Since when is this happening and what happens when this anxiety takes place. You have observed yourself a lot though but you need an intervention of an expert who can help you overcome this scientifically and with confidentiality. Try to bridge the gap between you and your parents this will be a huge help. Drugs are not the answer most certainly and it will only put you behind. Take care
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I am 25 years old male and i am in depression. When I took depression tablets (by doctor's consult) it was recoverd very much. But after leaving to take madicine it seems to again increasing the depression symptoms. What should I do now please suggest. Is taking the depression medicine will harm my mental health in future?

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, depression is usually treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, exercise and meditation. Depression is manageable with all these steps. I think you should tgry meditation, exercise and psychotherapy. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Insomnia and Depression - Is There A Link Between Them?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Insomnia and Depression - Is There A Link Between Them?

In today’s stressful environment, more and more people are being diagnosed with psychological disorders such as insomnia and depression. Neither of the two are things which people feel lucky to possess. However, it is interesting to note that there is a link between the two conditions. Also, the problems are a lot more common than a person is likely to first think; 80% of depressed people suffer from chronic insomnia!

For a long time until recently, many people were of the opinion that most depressed people were insomniac. But that is not really correct. The two issues do overlap to a large extent, but they are different from each other. Again, that does not mean one cannot affect the other.

When a person has depression, one of the main things that he or she can experience is a lack of pleasure from the activities and happenings which occur in his or her daily life. Similarly, when a person does not get enough sleep or even just cannot sleep, he or she is quite likely to display a tendency to worry. Often, worrying sets the stage for depression to develop in the person. In fact, doctors have observed that people who do not sleep enough are more likely to undergo treatment for depression than the others.

Recent findings have concluded that when a person sleeps better, the case of depression also shows an uptick. In addition to this, the habit of sleeping well can also go quite a long way to make sure that a person does not relapse into depression. According to some sleep therapies, people who suffer from lack of sleep are advised to follow a systematic routine of getting to bed and getting out of bed. Activities including reading in bed or watching TV after going to bed must be avoided. While there are various means to help a person sleep better, the choice as to which one would suit a person in the best possible way is only best decided by the person’s personal doctor. What is for sure is the fact that a person can effectively sleep to a better life!

So, it can be said that if a person wants to cure his/her depression and enjoy life being peppy, napping away is not such a bad idea after all. Having said that, everything is good only up to a certain limit! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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What should I do when I am suffering from Dyspepsia i.e mild depression from the age of 26 till age of 63 and taking antidepressant presently 1 ciplarex 10 mg 2 tancodep 3 mirtaz 15 but not much help. On the other hand myself being a Scholar in Mathematics can study and teach for a long time and it is helpful i.e I can not sit ideal at this age even Regards Arvind Arora.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
What should I do when I am suffering from Dyspepsia i.e mild depression from the age of 26 till age of 63 and taking ...
You are correct engaging in an activity that you love and enjoy is the best way to fight depression, as this is the time when your brain in releasing chemical that helps counter feeling low. Perhaps so far you have managed your depression by being active and I would suggest you to continue doing the same. Also, if you are not engaged in daily walking or other form of physical exercise please start involving yourself in one of the activities you enjoy. Socializing and meeting friends and talking and laughing is another way of stress buster. Antidepressant do have addictive effect and you need to continue increasing the dose to maintain its effect. If you continue engaging in above mentioned activity. That will help you maintain at least positive ratio of positive and negative emotions and thoughts. Let me know if I can help you in any other way, wishing you very best,
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M going with very stressed phase in project. Do not know I become angry very easily, not in good mood all the time, not able to express my views clearly, sometimes water flows from eyes when start speaking, sometime become blank before speaking, do not know what happening and how to cone out of this. Lot of negativity has developed.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
M going with very stressed phase in project. Do not know I become angry very easily, not in good mood all the time, n...
Hi! You are sufferring from stress and depression. You need to overcome this problem definitely to lead normal happy life. Why crying, if you feel you cannot share your feelings or emotions to anyone close, if you can't then you can definitely seek Psychologist or Counsellor who can definitely understand your problem or situation and can provide therapy and counselling accordingly. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you are interested. Take care. Do not worry. Be strong.
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For 17 year students like us life is very hectic n monotonous and we are out of the house the whole day class n college So to keep ourselves healthy and remember things better what should we 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. I can understand. The curriculum and syllabus pattern and teaching and learning patterns are such stressful. But you should not be carried away by the stress. To keep yourself stressfree, you should be strict regarding planning and preparation of study and assignments, entertainment and physical activity and games. You have to make a time table which includes all the above. Diet which includes nuts, fruits and vegetables also helps. Take care.
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I am having body pain from last 4 year and taking tramadol hydrochloride, and become addicted for the same. What should I do? Is this tablet harmful?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am having body pain from last 4 year and taking tramadol hydrochloride, and become addicted for the same. What shou...
Hi there ~ what is tramadol? tramadol (brand name: ultram) is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is considered a safer alternative to other narcotic analgesics like hydrocodone (vicodin, lortab) and methadone. Additional medications containing tramadol include ultram er, an extended release formulation for round-the-clock pain relief, and ultracet, a combination of tramadol and acetaminophen (tylenol). No one should have to suffer from addiction alone. Dependence additionally, abusing tramadol can lead to tolerance and dependence. Psychological dependence individuals who abuse tramadol for an extended period of time and develop psychological dependence may begin to experience compulsive cravings to take the drug and to feel that they need it to cope with everyday problems. People who are psychologically addicted to tramadol can feel anxiety if they do not have access to the drug and will engage in behaviors such as doctor shopping or prescription forgery in order to maintain their supply. Peer recovery organizations such as smart recovery, lifering secular recovery, and 12-step groups provide a forum for people in recovery to share their experiences and offer support to one another.
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What is the best time for reading and what will be the perfect routine for a student of B.Sc honours.

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. Timing for reading, writing, drawing etc has to be determined according to the students convenience. someone will have more interest on some subjects and less interest in some other subjects. According to the interest, study timings can be altered. In any case you require 7 hours of daily sleep. one hour exercise and two hours entertainment. Take care.
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