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Dr. Prashanth Deshmukh

Psychologist, Pune

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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.
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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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Due to excessive masturbation I have a pain in my penis nerve. And I also had headache, always feel anxiety. I can't control my sexual feeling.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Due to excessive masturbation I have a pain in my penis nerve. And I also had headache, always feel anxiety. I can't ...
Though masturbation is a normal, healthy behavior, you seem to have compulsive masturbation and excessive sexual desire. There are medications to treat this.
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Hi I am Suresh 25 years old but I have no job mentally disturbed and also so many friends I lose. I feel I am alone. Health also so bad. I have gastric problem. Please support me. What can I do for these problems solve.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am Suresh 25 years old but I have no job mentally disturbed and also so many friends I lose. I feel I am alone. ...
Hi lybrate-user, it seems you have a lot of difficulties. You can take help from a psychologist online or in person and get to the root of the problem to eliminate the stress.
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Hi I am vijay. I do not have serious health problem. But take stress of small small things. So I can not able to concentrate on my studies. What I should do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi I am vijay. I do not have serious health problem. But take stress of small small things. So I can not able to conc...
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I am feeling very depressed I can't even trust my family. I am feeling hopeless regarding my future I am not able to c any hope coz I hate my family.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling very depressed I can't even trust my family. I am feeling hopeless regarding my future I am not able to ...
It appears like issues with your family have triggered the depression. I suggest that you get some professional help to sort both the family issues and your personal issues with them. Not being able to trust your own family speaks volumes about some serious developments probably for a long time. Surely there may be some senior extended family member who can be of some assistance. For your own depression I suggest some of the following measures: You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents, if possible. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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 scorching 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. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. 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 every day and learn to be contented 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 callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Help me.

M.Phil- Clinical Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Help me.
Dear lybrate-user, loss of a significant one is a potential source of stress. Sadness and grief are natural emotional responses which help us accept and cope with the loss. However, if the mood continues to be significantly sad even after six month with low levels of energy, easy fatigueability, and loss of interest and pleasure it may be helpful to seek professional help. You could consider consulting a clinical psychologist who practices psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is well known for efficiently managing depressive symptoms and facilitating effective coping with loss. Best wishes & regards,
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I am 31 years old Bank employee .on 23rd may 2016 while eating lunch I felt I am choked and I felt I am going to die then I vomited and got anxious I went ENT doc he checked and found nothing in throat he advised its anxiety do not worry. Bt after that day every time I eat I feel that I ll choke n die .i m very jovial person I was enjoying my life but i don't no what happened sudden. I am panic attack patient in 2008 .PLease tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old Bank employee .on 23rd may 2016 while eating lunch I felt I am choked and I felt I am going to die ...
This is a panic reaction and now it has become entrenched in your psyche and the association is strong. Panic is an abnormal reaction to fear. Meet with a counselor and talk about this fear. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (i suggest you join the toastmasters club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. With regard to eating slow down the consumption by chewing your food more and eat small portions. You can not choke on small helpings and neither can well-chewed food get stuck in your throat. Watch the association you make with this choking and consciously be aware that you are probably making your throat rigid and then feeling the choking sensation.
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I have a problem like forget things what can I do for this can you suggest me for this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best recall where there are two modes of memory recall. Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids (including sardines and salmon) and fight artery-damaging inflammation. The same is true for walnuts. Berries, especially blueberries, are loaded with anthocyanins — potent antioxidants that protect cells, including those in the brain. Blueberries may also have the power to create new pathways for connections in the brain: These connectors tend to die off with age, but in animal studies, blueberry consumption has been shown to help restore them, says Jim Joseph, Ph.D., director of the neuroscience lab at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. Although many of the reports on the brain-boosting power of supplements like vitamins B, C, E, beta-carotene, and magnesium are promising, a supplement is only useful to people whose diets are lacking in that specific nutrient. If you want to power up your ability to concentrate, start with a meal of 100% fruit juice, a whole-grain bagel with salmon, and a cup of coffee. In addition to eating a well-balanced meal, experts also offer this advice: • Get a good night's sleep. • Stay hydrated. • Exercise to help sharpen thinking. Meditate to clear thinking and relax.
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Hi I am a student currently in graduation. Studying s o hard make me week. What do I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. Studying hard can make you week and stressed. You need entertainment, physical exercise and games and nutritious diet to keep yourself mentally and physically fit during study period. Take care.
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What are the things to be considered in order to get good remembering capacity, during your studies?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
1. Focus of mind towards your target/goal--------------- 2. Competitive nature----------------- 3. Routine and punctuality-------------- 4. Healthy diet and ----------- 5. Proper sleep------------------
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Sir, I am very very lack of intelligent, kindly suggest me how I develop my intelligent.

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, intelligence is your knowledge. Memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.
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Hi sir I am not able to concentrate on my studies even I have so much of fond of studies bt I couldn't concentrate on it and my mind becomes unstable sir pls give some suggestions to get a stable mind.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Concentration comes from interest. If you love the subjects then concentration come immediately. Do not read for exam purpose. Read for yourself. Today morning to night everyone doing work they feel it our responsibility. They feel and love their then everything is easy. Today youth feel burden then it is difficulty to everything. Please develop love on subjects then everything remembers to you. Morning walking, yoga, meditation, puja are helpful to develop concentration. Along with your burning desire is most important. We must study otherwise we face so many difficulties in life. Like that feel all time. Write small plan of study then slowly increase in a systematic manner then you will get very good concentration. Ok best of luck.
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I have stammering problem and I can't talk with friends and all relative what's the solution.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Stammering is a phonological disorder. For its effective treatment you need to start speech therapy sessions. Also to deal with anxiety, stress and self esteem issues consult me
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Hi m 27 years old and I wanna switch my bad habits to good one but it's not working. So I just wanna know that is e-ciggrate is good from the regular one.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi m 27 years old and I wanna switch my bad habits to good one but it's not working. So I just wanna know that is e-c...
E cigarette is in electronic cigarette which is a battery powered device filled with liquid nicotine.. when you take a puff battery heats up and causes nicotine to vapourise which is then inhaled into the lung. it gives a sensation of in mouth and lung without smoking. it is called vaping. it can be an option to quit smoking. however it is not full proof and has many adverse effect on lung
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Hi i' m 25 year male i' m always thinking negative I lost my self confidence 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, self confidence comes from experience. Also confidence is based on your attitude. You are negative in your attitude, you are negative. You will be needing attitude enhancing therapy. Post a private question to me. Take care.
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Hi my name is avinash 24 years, male I am smoking for last 9 years. I want to quit smoking. I try not to smoke then also I do. Give me some ideas so that I can quit. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. There are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress. Exercises: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (The mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. But first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. After a month, report back to me. (Practicing meditation will also help you in quitting smoking).
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Having smoking 3-4 cigarettes can causes heart decease. As not having any health problem presently. And continued smoking from last 8 years. My age is around 35 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Having smoking 3-4 cigarettes can causes heart decease. As not having any health problem presently. And continued smo...
As it contains nicotine which can cause atherosclerosis of the arteries and can lead to heart disease.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
One of the simplest home remedies Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will help with your concern.
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My 3 years son is badly suffering from Stammering. He is not able to pronounce words clearly. I feel very upset to see my little ones suffering. Please suggest for the treatment. Note: I am his father, 30 years old, also suffering from stammering since my childhood. I won't face much problem in communicating with people around me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 3 years son is badly suffering from Stammering. He is not able to pronounce words clearly. I feel very upset to se...
Baby learns to speak what he hears. His stammering may be due to your speech. It may be resolved. Encourage him to speak slowly. Speech therapist may be helpful.
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I am , 56 yrs. Old. I was at a senior level in a big corporate earning 1 lac. I was growing very fast. I was also like a technical adviser unofficially. I left, because of the wrong skit played by people. And based on that report MD asked. I didn't answer, Instead I submitted my resignation (after 22 yrs) from that, I lost everything. Including family (one son and daughter she took away. Then on, I sleep only with a anti depression ).my 24 hrs depression is the main problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am , 56 yrs. Old. I was at a senior level in a big corporate earning 1 lac. I was growing very fast. I was also lik...
Hello ~ It seems to me that your problem with depression has been a long term event since you seem to blame yourself for the issues that you are facing. Yes, it may be true that you should have done things differently, however past is past and you need to start thinking about today and plan for tomorrow. Self care is also equally important to be able to feel good in addition to putting a full stop to the self blame and guilt that you are going through. You should also start counting the positive things in your life and also start functioning on a daily basis. Medications along with counseling may help deal with the depression that you are going through and it is strongly recommended. Take care and have a lovely day!
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Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition, which is usually triggered by an unfortunate event experienced or witnessed by the affected patient in the past. The symptoms of this condition are flashbacks, nightmares and extreme anxiety. The patient also thinks about the event in an uncontrolled manner.

PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can damage the affected person's personality to a great extent. Therefore, the person should be given proper treatment at the earliest. There are various treatment methods for PTSD that can help you in changing how you think about a traumatic event. The treatment options that can be used have been mentioned below:

Counselling:
There are different forms of counselling for treating PTSD which include:

  1. Cognitive therapy: It is a therapy where you learn how to change your thought patterns regarding the trauma and allow you to eliminate unnecessary fears.
  2. Exposure therapy: It involves talking about the trauma over and over again until the fear departs.
  3. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: It is a process where you are made to focus on several forms of distractions like sounds and hand movements while you think about the trauma. A good therapist is very important to bring positive changes in your life by means of counseling therapy. You require a therapist who will listen to whatever you have to say and guide you through everything to make you feel better.

SSRI medicine:
SSRI or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor is a form of antidepressant medicine, which helps you with your sadness and tension. There are certain medicines that are really effective and can be prescribed by your doctor depending on the condition.

Other forms of treatment:
There are several other types of medicines and procedures that can be used for treating PTSD. They include the following:

  1. There are other counselling forms, which include group therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy.
  2. There are other medicines as well for the treatment of PTSD. They include tricyclic antidepressants and atypical antidepressants.
  3. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors like isocarboxazid can also be used for curing PTSD.
  4. Certain mood stabilizers can be taken along with the medicines such as carbamazepine and lithium.
  5. Several antipsychotics, which include risperidone can be used to tackle symptoms such as flashbacks and sleeplessness.
  6. Another medicine known as prazosin is also used for dealing with nightmares and sleep disorders caused by PTSD. All kinds of medicines for the treatment of PTSD should be taken only after being prescribed by a doctor.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious mental health condition in which a patient suffers from continuous negative thoughts regarding a traumatic event which has happened in the past. This condition may give rise to other health problems, and immediate treatment is recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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