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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 Lybrate.com.

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If someone keeps speaking in whispering manner when thinking or memorising something . What deficiency or efficiency or problem of the brain does this show?

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
If someone keeps speaking in whispering manner when thinking or memorising something . What deficiency or efficiency ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. When a person speaks or murmur when in deep thought, it correspond to obsession. No mental disorders. The person should learn cognitive behavior therapy. Take care.
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Dear Dr. now a days I feel so depress due to shift work and It leads to Hari fall also. What should i do?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Dr. now a days I feel so depress due to shift work and It leads to Hari fall also.  What should i do?
Working in shifts disturbs your body clock which ultimately affects mood levels. Many times mind and body lacks sufficient energy due to disturbed sleep cycle. You need to take care of your diet, having plenty of fruits and liquid. Get a habit of listening instrumental music before going to bed. Deep breathing for 10 minutes every day will help you to maintain the energy levels.
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Bachpan me mere sir par ek chot lag gayi thi. Us samay to itna farak nahi pada par ab meri us chot mein kaafi dard hota hsi aur meri memory bhi kamjor ho gayi hai.

MBBS
General Physician,
no no you might have some contusion of the scalp and could not be reason for your headeche now.so don't worry this is due to may be some other cause .take a tab paracetamol or calpol go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. take lot of water by mouths. it will be alright.
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Sir if one person is drinking alcohol daily so how can he avoid drinking alcohol.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
There are certain medications that can help in control of alcohol if the person is motivated to stop alcohol. In case the person is addicted or dependent on alcohol and is having withdrawals then he needs to be detoxified with use of medications and by abstaining from alcohol. He may also need to be admitted depending on his physical condition. Once detoxification is done we can counsel the patient and help him to stop alcohol with use of medications.
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Sir I am getting more temptation so that I cannot concentrate on my work what should I do.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
Dear lack of concentration on work may be due to anxiety. Go for a morning walk, get proper diet and sleep timely. It will help you a lot you can take homoeopathic medicines also if required.
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I am suffering from love pain. Whom I am loving he is totally ignoring me. I am thinking all the time of him. I just want to get out of this pain but I am unable. I can not concentrate in any other thing. I can not handle myself. I am not getting any way. Please suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Go and talk to him and ask him if he says a no move on. There are better guys. If he has lost you. Its because he was not worth you. Do not waste your time and love on some one who does not care.
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I lost someone last year there was close me I am very depressed & lost please give me Tip for passing good time please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost someone last year there was close me
I am very depressed & lost please give me
Tip for passing good time pleas...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free contact me and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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My mind does not properly work. When I do any work after that I forget after some time.

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 Vaseem, at your age, Memory problems like amnesia, dementia or Alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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For consecutive 3 days I am having fever. Whole Body is paining and the usual cough and cold. Please advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For consecutive 3 days I am having fever. Whole Body is paining and the usual cough and cold. Please advise.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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I've been having panic attacks since I came back to the place where something really bad happened to me (emotionally) a few months ago. Someone betrayed me and broke my trust in the worst way. But I forgave them and trusted them again. But when I came back to the place where it all happened to me before. Panic attacks started to happen. And this fear came back that the history may repeat itself.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I've been having panic attacks since I came back to the place where something really bad happened to me (emotionally)...
You seem to be having lot of anxiety about the same. Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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Hi, she is addicted to smoke at age of 22. She is struggling to come out and needs help. Please help me with suggestions to bring her back on please.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If your friend ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support she need, she can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless she feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that she have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for her actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. She should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need take her and stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am 4 pregnant but suffering from too much stress. Please show me some exercise which can release the stress.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 4 pregnant but suffering from too much stress. Please  show me some exercise which can release the stress.
Hi, Congratulations. In some ways pregnancy is really a mixed blessing. The excitement and expectation of having a new baby is combined with radical and sometimes difficult changes to a woman’s body, financial concerns, emotional ups and downs, reorganizing rooms for baby, and much more. Reducing stress during pregnancy can help you enjoy this special time. I hope these tips can help! Meditation - Pregnant or not, meditation is a great way to restore calm and is most effective when practised for at least half an hour, and the more often a week, then the better. Obviously, ensuring you get half an hour of undisturbed time can be quite a challenge, particularly if you have other children to care for, but perhaps you can take the chance when they go down for an afternoon nap, when they're settled into bed at night or when your partner takes over for a while. Find somewhere peaceful and quiet, maybe playing soothing music softly if it relaxes you, and then settle into a comfortable position. Start by focusing on your breathing, breathing deeply and slowly and make a conscious effort to release tensions and worries with each exhalation. Once you are settled then you can use any number of meditation techniques: perhaps imagining yourself in a beautiful, relaxing place, slowly developing a mental picture of your perfect restful location, or focusing on your baby, sending it extra oxygen with each breath and thinking positively about meeting your baby and your future life together. You might learn meditation techniques at a pregnancy yoga class, or there are many books with suggestions for meditation themes to try. Pregnancy yoga not only tones and stretches your body, but teaches you breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. These techniques are good for helping you to control your anxieties. Try to build exercise into your daily life. At work, get up and walk around as often as you can, especially if you are desk-bound. Pop out at lunchtime for some fresh air, even if it's only for 10 minutes. Eat well Eating well is good for your mind as well as your body. A healthy diet of omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, can lift your mood. The omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish and seafood may help to reduce depression. Try to have two portions of oily fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, pilchards and trout, a week. It's thought that the essential amino acid tryptophan can boost your mood. Tryptophan helps to raise levels of the brain chemicals melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin and serotonin help you to sleep well and boost your feelings of well-being. Your body can't make tryptophan, so the only way to get it is from what you eat. Tryptophan is found in nuts and seeds, which are easy to snack on, as well as fresh turkey and chicken, fish, eggs, yoghurt and cheese. Keep an eye on how much water you're drinking, as dehydration may affect your mood. Dehydration can also make you more prone to headaches. Aim for six to eight glasses (about 1.5 litres) of fluid a day. Spa therapy - Going for spa treatments works on several levels to relax and de-stress you. First and foremost the treatments are specifically designed to ease both body and mind using water, massage, aromatherapy, music and a restful atmosphere. Secondly the very fact that you're taking time out to focus purely on yourself should perk you up. You'll need to make sure that whatever treatment you opt for is safe for pregnant women: saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms are out, along with the use of some aromatherapy oils and certain kinds of massage in early pregnancy. But even when you can't have a full massage in the early months of pregnancy, you can still reap the benefits of head, shoulder, arm, hand, leg and foot massage. And then there's still facials, manicures, and pedicures to give you a well-deserved boost. All the best.
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I consulted a doctor who claimed that I had bronchitis. After that I reduced my smoking for some days. Now my coughing is bit lesser. Is there any way I can reduce the chances of bronchitis and various problems due to smoking by changing my diet?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, * first of all, discard smoking, * go, for meditation to inhale plenty of oxygen to clear your bronchus to lungs to smoothen your respiration. * take, digestible diet, avoiding junk food, usually smokers, skip their meals. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins homoeo-care** @ bryonia alb 30-4 drops, thrice a day. @ blatta orient q-10 drops, thrice a day with 1/4 cup of luke warm water. Report your progress, fortnightly. Take, care.
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Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage daring. Then why this phobia created and what is solution. Please help. I do anulom vilom pranayam daily. Suryanamskar sometimes.Please tell sir.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage da...
Hi, in the theatrical activities you are with the people who are known to you but in other situations you r with the group of unknown people. So basically your fear is for unknown people. Try systematic desensitization. In this you first take your friend or relative with you on a bus ride or the place where you fear to go alone. Continue this for some days. After few days you go alone on the same bus route or same places. Continue this again for some days then go to some new but less crowded place or new bus route. This exercise will help you. During this exercise when ever you feel scared or tensed close your eyes and take deep breaths. Keep a water bottle with you and take few sips at regular intervals. You can put some music on your earphones too during this exercise when you are going alone. I believe this exercise will remove your fobia for unknown people and places.
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I am a 25 old male, whenever I try to grow beard, I get a urge to pull my facial hair which creates patches on my face and I end up clean shaving. I guess it is some obsessive compulsive disorder. What shall I do to overcome it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 25 old male, whenever I try to grow beard, I get a urge to pull my facial hair which creates patches on my fac...
Yes, this is a trait of OCD. Meet with a counselor first and then if that person recommends a psychiatrist to deal with this issue, do visit one as soon as possible. Please take your parents with you to determine the possible developmental issues that may have contributed to this condition. This is a fear-based condition and for some reason you have not been dealing with this childhood fear which has now developed unto these repetitive adaptations to seem to need it for normal functioning. The behavior will then become based on magical thinking and certain rituals will become necessary to do normal things making you believe that either the frequency or the ritual is important to its success. This of course is a fallacy but there will come a time that even if told the truth, your belief will defy any logic and you will continue behaving like that even if it cripples you in your daily routines. It only appears as though some other force is behind these behaviors and that you are compelled to act in this fashion. That is obviously not true but no one can convince you of anything different. The obsession is a repeating thought pattern with no meaningful outcome; and the compulsiveness is the need to act on those obsessions also in a repeated behavior pattern as though you just cannot help yourself, like the plucking off of your hair. There are certain behavioral techniques to be implemented and if they work you may get out of this condition rather easily. If that does not work as desired, then medication has to be introduced, and in combination with counseling much work can be achieved.
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I feel like having sex after seeing female with exposing asserts. Like breasts, navel cleavage. How can I control my feelings.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I feel like having sex after seeing female with exposing asserts. Like breasts, navel cleavage. How can I control my ...
Please Avoid listening erotica, avoid sexual thoughts and fantasies, avoid porns totally Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Read good books daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Take Bufo rana Q Liquid Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water once a day for 45 days.
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I have a tendency of forgetting any thing. What should I do to empower my memory.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I m suffering from loss motion from a week ago and getting vomiting from 3 days and body pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I m suffering from loss motion from a week ago and getting vomiting from 3 days and body pain.
Hello take veratrum alb 200 & arsenic alb 200 every 3 hourly 5-5 pills continue till loose motions stop & you start with your normal motions. Any queries pls ask thanks.
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I can't concentrate on my studies. All syllabus are done but I facing anxiety and feeling like I will forget everything in examination hall. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
If you have completed your syllabus then don't get anxious be confident that you will give your best in the exam just before starting your studies just close your eyes and just say that you will complete your syllabus and will not get anxious. And you will fly with glorious colors. All the best.
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Sir I want to commit suicide. Which is the easiest way to do so without harming my life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, I can't even understand your state of mind while you saying this, you must be going through a lot. You are asking this question on a platform where we all are health professionals trying to help you to live healthily. So, obviously none of us will guide you with that. Infact no one should guide you with that. May be your worries and tension seem to be never ending right now, but nothing is impossible. I am sure there are people around you who know your worth and would be too hurt if you did any of harmful acts. Sanny, you can be perfectly fine if you seek treatment. Talk to me about what bothers you, what has brought you to this stage? why are you giving up. We all will make sure to deal with your difficulties together. Its easy to end, be a fighter as you know suicide does not take away the pain it only gives it to some one else. Consult immediately.
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