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Dr. Vivek Tapka

Psychiatrist, Pune

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Dr. Vivek Tapka Psychiatrist, Pune
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Dr. Vivek Tapka is a renowned Psychiatrist in Rasta peth, Pune. You can visit him at KEM Hospital - Pune in Rasta peth, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vivek Tapka on Lybrate.com.

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Loads of negative feeling kill me from past 3 years. No confidence loads of fear . How do I get out of This . No happines in both professional and personal life . Into depression . 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
Dear, you are troubled for three years. Have you consulted any doctor? Is it depression or disappointment? Give me details and I will help you with it. Take care.
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How we can increse our memory power?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. You may ask a private question to me for more information. Take care.
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I have thyroid and gained weight about 117 KGS and used thyronorm 100mcg then I'm getting body pains.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I have thyroid and gained weight about 117 KGS and used thyronorm 100mcg then I'm getting body pains.
As funny as it sounds, sleep deprivation may make you fat — and not just because you're susceptible to cases of the late-night munchies (although there's that too). Women who get less than four hours of sleep per night have a slower metabolism than those who snooze for a full eight hours, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. So don't skimp on your zzz's, and you'll be rewarded with an extra edge when it comes to shedding pounds quickly.
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I can't concentrate on things around me. I have memory problems. I can't recall things. And whenever I try to recall things my brain feels drained out as if it burst.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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Why sitting at home causes psychological problems, I am sitting home from 4 months in my home but I am feeling very pathetic I feel like doing suicide, Please teach me how to think and control mind. I am tired of negative thoughts ,the thing is negative thoughts come and I start thinking and I don't know how to control 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
Why sitting at home causes psychological problems, I am sitting home from 4 months in my home but I am feeling very p...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The duty of the mind is to think. Once you sit at homemand do nothing and let the mind free, naturally it will wander around negative territories. Therefore, I suggest not to sit idle. Engage in education, physicalmactiv7ties, oitdoor and indoor games, entertainment, socialization etc. Creative and busy mind do not wander into negative territory. Take care.
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I am 20 years old and I am suffering from phobia. What should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 20 years old and I am suffering from phobia. What should I do?
Dear , phobia and anxiety disorder is not a disease. It is a disorder. Mental disorder not requires medicines. Psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation etc are enough to cure your problem. You must learn and educate yourself about your anxiety disorder. The more you try to" cure" your anxiety, anxiety increases and cure is not possible. You have to change your mindset.
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How to make my mind constant on studies. I like doing other things, but if I hv to study than I becomes lazy. And als I hv the habit of late sleeping n late wakeup.

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General Physician, Mumbai
How to make my mind constant on studies. I like doing other things, but if I hv to study than I becomes lazy. And als...
I will suggest you to take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitamind (60000iu) once a week for six months.
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I was in a relationship with a girl. We were committed to marriage. She broke up with me 1 n a half year ago. I still love her. Did everything to get things right back. Can't get out of this. Can't concentrate and focus on anything. In deep depression.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I was in a relationship with a girl. We were committed to marriage. She broke up with me 1 n a half year ago. I still...
Hi lybrate-user, Greetings of the day! Oh It’s never easy when a significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split—and whether you wanted it or not—the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time and move on. You can even learn from the experience and grow into a stronger, wiser person. Few things to remember Don’t fight your feelings – It’s normal to have lots of ups and downs, and feel many conflicting emotions, including anger, resentment, sadness, relief, fear, and confusion. It’s important to identify and acknowledge these feelings. While these emotions will often be painful, trying to suppress or ignore them will only prolong the grieving process. Talk about how you’re feeling – Even if it is difficult for you to talk about your feelings with other people, it is very important to find a way to do so when you are grieving. Knowing that others are aware of your feelings will make you feel less alone with your pain and will help you heal. Journaling can also be a helpful outlet for your feelings. Remember that moving on is the end goal – Expressing your feelings will liberate you in a way, but it is important not to dwell on the negative feelings or to over-analyze the situation. Getting stuck in hurtful feelings like blame, anger, and resentment will rob you of valuable energy and prevent you from healing and moving forward. Remind yourself that you still have a future – When you commit to another person, you create many hopes and dreams. It’s hard to let these dreams go. As you grieve the loss of the future you once envisioned, be encouraged by the fact that new hopes and dreams will eventually replace your old ones. Know the difference between a normal reaction to a breakup and depression – Grief can be paralyzing after a breakup, but after a while, the sadness begins to lift. Day by day, and little by little, you start moving on. However, if you don’t feel any forward momentum, you may be suffering from depression. Say this Affirmation daily to yourself: I shall seek out what energizes me, not what drains me. Practice deep breathing for 5-10 minutes throughout the day. In the end, remember, It s just a phase and it shall pass. Try this
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I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercise or do yoga. Which one is better? What is the timing for workouts, Studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercis...
If you do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day that is fine. Exercise is best done in the mornings. Studies should be broken into 40-minute blocks of time with at least 15-minute breaks. The ideal time to study is in the mornings and evenings. For better study consider some of the following measures: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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 concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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My friends husband is drinking very much, he is 51 years old so what we do?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
The elements of treatment appropriate for patients with severe alcohol problems are fairly straightforward. The core of these efforts involves steps to maximize motivation for abstinence, helping alcoholics to restructure their lives without alcohol, and taking steps to minimize a return, or relapse, to substance-using behaviors. Intervention the goal in this step is to break through feelings of denial and to help the patient recognize the adverse consequences likely to occur if the disorder is not treated. Reaching out to the family the family can be of great help in the intervention. Detoxification most people with alcohol dependence have relatively mild symptoms when they stop drinking mild or moderate withdrawal--can be managed by giving medicine for 3 to 5days. Severe withdrawal --in hospital. Rehabilitation for most patients, rehabilitation includes three major components: (1) continued efforts to increase and maintain high levels of motivation for abstinence, (2) work to help the patient readjust to a lifestyle free of alcohol, and (3) relapse prevention. If any further details are required let me know.
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I tried to quit smoke but my mind divert now I will never do smoke but I do so what I have to for quit smoke please give me some tips but I played Daily volleyball ball then running and 2 hrs gym write now I doing gym bcz my exam es going on so now please give me a your advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is one thing to quit but it is another matter staying quit. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. 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 the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I am suffering from Bipolar Manic Depression since 1996. Currently I am under treatment and taking medicines viz. Lithium SR 400 (two tabs), Lamitor DT 100 mg (2 tabs) and Paxidep CR 25 mg (1 tab). I am feeling too much annoyed about how long I have to take medicines. I feel fatigue always, no energy for doing household jobs. But I am working in a very renowned educational institute in India as an administrator (age: about 58 yrs.) and have grace in job. Could you please help me for a decision to take minimum medicine. I have alse high BP problem and take medicine for that also. I would be helped if you could advice me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don?t know when the last time you reviewed the medication with your doctor was. If it was a long time back, kindly go to the doctor and ask for a review, after describing the symptoms. Now I suspect that along with the medicine, you are not doing some therapy as well, am I right? In that case, it is very important for you to seek some counseling help for bipolar, and learn some skills and techniques to cope with life. Particularly, I would recommend some work on emotions. When you have done this for three years at least, without any symptoms or relapses, you could look at gradually weaning yourself off of the medication, with the doctor?s help and recommendation, and monitoring. The combination of medicine and therapy is very potent. You will be put on a schedule of activities, exercises, socializing, and dealing with your emotions.
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Since last few days I suffer from mental sickness I cannot work properly and feeling depressed. What should I do? please guide me.

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Immediately consult a psychiatrist, go for morning walk, evening walk, write down your negative thoughts in a diary, talk to someone who is close to you, share things.
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My wife is getting so irritation and every time she is furious and on small thing. She is also she crime related serial I am afraid please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is getting so irritation and every time she is furious and on small thing. She is also she crime related seri...
I sense your wife has some suppressed anger. She is also probably feeling, not loved, or cared for. Please have open communication with her. Most importantly, listen to her. Understand her feelings and her needs. And try not to challenge her feelings and needs. At the same time express your needs and feelings to her. While talking to each other, you both need to be mindful of the words and language you use. Try not to hurt each other by blaming. E. G. If you want to tell her that her behavior is aggressive or irrational you may say" I do not understand when you behave like this and it confuses me" instead of saying" you are angry all the time" regarding her watching of serials on crime - its a personal choice. Some people need that thrill to feel entertained. Though I agree that it is better to avoid serials which show lots of violence because it does affect our mind. If you are concerned about your own safety, see that no weapons like, sharp blades, scissors, guns etc are easily available to her when she is angry. Take care. But importantly, talk to her. Assure her of your love and support. Learn some communication and assertive skills. All the best.
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Since 2015 I have been suffering from derealization a special case of depression I took the weight gainer last year and also I took stress as 12 class result was unexpected I consulted to doctor and I had Ecg test which suggested weakness of brain nerves Since than I have taken medicine from 3 different doctors but still I will as if I am in dream. World appears footy to me It specially happens in evening time around 6 . Sometimes I feel to suicide due to illness. Please let me know the proper treatment for it I will be thankful to you Thanks

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Since 2015 I have been suffering from derealization a special case of depression I took the weight gainer last year a...
See a qualified and trained psychologist at the earliest. Psychologist is an expert in diagnosis by psychological testing and counselling/psychotherapy i. E. Treatment without medicines. Psychiatrist gives medicines only. Treatment started earlier will control the problem very fast. Get proper diagnosis first followed by right treatment. Please get diagnosis confirmed first then take medicines as advised. It is possible that problem is psychological-then it will not be cured by medicines. You will need psychotherapy.
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What we do when we are in depression of related love depressions Because mind not working only seeing love.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
What we do when we are in depression of related love depressions
Because mind not working only seeing love.
Take your mind off love by getting engaged in other things which you like. This is just one part of life do not make it your whole life. Do exercise, get some hobby, go out with friends. Prioritize what you want and work towards that. Avoid any emotional triggers and remind yourself if this will matter to you 1 year down the line.
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