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Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh

Psychologist, Pune

500 at clinic
Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh Psychologist, Pune
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh is an experienced Psychologist in Aundh, Pune. He is currently practising at Brain Well Clinic in Aundh, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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How to quit smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
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 you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You 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 to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am 24 year old female. I have hair pulling disorder for 10 year. Is this something that will go away on its own. Is there anything I can do on my own to improve my symptoms. What treatment do you recommend for this disorder. I am very depressed for it. please tell me what I do.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am 24 year old female. I have hair pulling disorder for 10 year. Is this something that will go away on its own. Is...
It may go away on its own but not at this age. Start taking Serta 50 mg and let us increase dose slowly. Meanwhile start showing a psychologist who can teach you relaxation techniques. Also advisable to start yoga or meditation. You will be benefited.
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Sometimes I suffer from short term memory loss so what should I do. I just want to improve my memory power.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hi You are suffering from memory loss problem. Mostly its due to too much thinking and always within you. In short because of allofness. Try to be with people around you. Share with others.
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I've been using marijuana for past 5 years, I'm trying to quit it now, it's almost been two months since I smoked last. I feel depressed now a days, feels like there is no point in doing anything, what can I do to overcome this?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Since you have smoked it for five years, you need to meet a psychiatrist for de-addiction. Medicine+exercise+yoga+right diet+ counselling will help you to lead a successful life.
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I am drinking much more like English and desi both so now I have problem that I can't eat Food.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You must stop alcohol immediately and take rantac-150 twice daily as you may have erosive gastritis. Ask privately for more advice and help.
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Dealing With Someone Suffering From Depression

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dealing With Someone Suffering From Depression

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.

Depression makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when they can't demonstrate their feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with their productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.

So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:

  1. Be considerate: Do understand that depression doesn't mean" trouble". Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
  2. Encourage and support: Try not to shame people for being negative. Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
  3. Do validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs.Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection, considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular.
  4. Never say 'you're too much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much" particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
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How can stop smoking cigarette.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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My son is 29 years old. Dr. diagnosed him as schizophrenia since last 8 years. Now a days he is refusing to take medicines. Antiphyscotic medicine was going on. We are giving him risperidone 1.5ml morning, 1.5 ml evening olanzapine 15mg evening and aripiprazole 10mg morning. We were giving these medicines without telling him. But alternative episodes are according after about every 15 days. I want to know such type of medicine which stop the symptoms and stop the future episodes. Is any medicine exist which prevent this disease and a person could live its normal life. Is ETC a better treatment for schizophrenia? Frequently ETC is required for this disease? kindly intimate.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
Hello, schizophrenia is a disorder characterised by delusions, hallucinations, fear, anger, and negative symptoms like reduced motivation, speech and activity. It does have exacerbations and remissions, but frequent episodes every 15 days is seen more commonly in mood disorder. There are drugs available for refractory schizophrenia. Also optimising dose of current anti psychotics with addition of a mood stabilizer is helpful. Ect is used to treat schizophrenia, particularly for positive symptoms like delusions, hallucinations or suicidal ideas. Take care.
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Sir I am taking paroxetine from 6 months and now if I don't take I feel very unusual. Please help

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
Sir I am taking paroxetine from 6 months and now if I don't take I feel very unusual. Please help
Hi, stopping paroxetine abruptly frequently causes withdrawal symptoms like tingling all over body, restlessness, insomnia, palpitations, sweating, tremors, etc. To prevent this, first make sure that you don't need it anymore. Then taper off gradually and there are some drugs which can be taken to prevent these symptoms if required.
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Want to quit smoking and liquor regular heavy drinking

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a Diseased Smoker, Consult a Deaddiction Psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and deaddiction treatment. The same applies to alcohol drinking as well.
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I was feeling so depressed. I was not interested in doing any thing. I need to be active please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was feeling so depressed. I was not interested in doing any thing. I need to be active please help me.
Dear lybrate user, you are feeling sad because may be some of your expectations are not met. It will be helpful if you can talk about your feelings. Talk to someone who you can trust and who will be able to guide you properly. Talk to your parents, teachers, relatives who are close to you. By doing this you will get a different perspective about your life and you may also get some direction in life. Life is difficult for most of the people, but how they want to live it makes them happy or sad. Imagine, how and where you would like to see yourself after 10 years. Then make a concrete plan to attain that goal. Remember, what you do today is going to affect your future. If you want a better future, work for it now. Try to understand the reason for your inactivity. If it is laziness, make a conscious effort to get out of if. Stay in the company of positive people. Take charge of your life. All the best.
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My brain didn't work properly. I can't done mathematical problem properly. I can't remember something properly. What I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i.e. sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Calcarea Carb. 200 and Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I am a smoker how can I forget my hobby. Is there any medicine for it Please give me suggestion.

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. Smoking cigarettes can cause cancer and other respiratory problems. Nicotine is addictive and thereby smoking is an addiction. The best method to stop smoking is to use your will power. If you have will power you can easily quit. If you do not have will power, even medicines are not helpful. I suggest online counselling and deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Me cigerrate bhut pita hu kam se kam ek din me 4 5 dibbi mtlb 40 50 sigrate habit ho gyi hai chut ni rhi plzz answer and Drink bhi bhut krta hu koi Esi daba btayie jisse muje in sab ki talab na lage mera face bhi bhut kala pad gya hai.

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
Me cigerrate bhut pita hu kam se kam ek din me 4 5 dibbi mtlb 40 50 sigrate habit ho gyi hai chut ni rhi plzz answer ...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Nicotine and alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You 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 addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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Hi, i'm about 4-6 weeks pregnant, 36 years old and have been using cocaine a couple of times a week for years I also smoke hashish regularly 3-4 or more joints in a day. I'm not sure if I am ready for this pregnancy and i'm also not sure I want to give up the baby. I am successful I have a 7yr old child and am an excellent mother even though it may not sound like it. What is the likely hood of any birth defects to my child if I am ready to be a mother again should I keep the baby? since my last period I have smoked and done cocaine 2-3 times.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You must stop if you want a healthy baby. Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. You can ask me privately. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev if you are willing to accept me as your regular health care giver / doctor I can give you regular, prompt, well studied and scientific answers for all your medical problems, which you ask me privately in this site. Sorry to say I will ask for a small payment for my efforts and intelligently studied answers. Regards. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev ask privately. It is essential and useful to have a doctor answer your doubts online as it time spent in going to a clinic. Majority of diseases can be treated by online by consultation with an experienced doctor and does not need physical examination. You can use this site and ask me privately, best age to stop smoking is before 40 cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, best age to stop smoking is before 40 cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. 31st may is? world no tobacco day? quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths. Ncer or asthmatic lung diseases. 31st may is? world no tobacco day? and ima will come out with a weeklong health education activities for the public, quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.
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Hi. My age 23. i am a short temper. I got anger for small reasons i am not in pease always from the morning to night getting anger. Its spoiling my life.

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. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks, take care.
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I HAD MENTAL DIPPRESSION PAST SIX YEARS.NO GOOD SLEEPING.I WILL TAKE 1)DICORATE ER 750 MG;2)QUTIPIN 50 MG;3)TRAPEX 2MG.4)LIHOSUN 400MG.5)ZINDAC 150 MG.I HAD DIPOLAR DISEASE.SO SAD ;VERY BORE;PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEMS.THANKING YOU.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
You are taking too many drugs without much improvement. go to a psychiatrist who can give you more time , understand your current symptoms, use only 2 drugs in adequate dosages. visit with a family member who know you well,with all past records. I am sure you will be helped.
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Hello doctor. I am facing eyes and mental weakness from past two years and can't remember anything happend with, very irrating, angry with all without any reason some head burdon without nothing else.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello doctor. I am facing eyes and mental weakness from past two years and can't remember anything happend with, very...
Dear once just read the following symptoms. Let me know what symptoms which you are having. Then we will come to conclusions. (1) depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by subjective report (e. G, feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (e. G, appears tearful). Note: in children and adolescents, can be irritable mood. (2) markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day (as indicated by subjective account or observation made by others). (3) significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain (e. G, a change of more than 5 percent of body weight in a month) or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day. Note: in children, consider failure to make expected weight gains. (4) insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day. (5) psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down). (6) fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day. (7) feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick). (8) diminished ability to think or to concentrate or indecisiveness, nearly every day (by subjective account or as observed by others). (9) recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide. If you want more details let me know.
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How to concentrate? because when ever I am trying to study I just go in nostalgia. Unable to focus on studies. And how to becme a determined person. Does masterbation has any effect on it ?

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I can not concentrate on studies. Once I studied I can remember that for 1or 2 days. Give me some tips.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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