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Dr. Ashish Soy  - Psychiatrist, Ranchi

Dr. Ashish Soy

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MBBS

Psychiatrist, Ranchi

15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Ashish Soy 87% (10 ratings) MBBS Psychiatrist, Ranchi
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Dr. Ashish Soy is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kanke Road, Ranchi. He is currently practising at COMPOS MENTIS in Kanke Road, Ranchi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashish Soy on Lybrate.com.

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My self srikanth studying btech age 23. I am suffering with back bone from fast 2 months I didn't tell to my parents so please say me some trips how I can treat or I should consult a doctor.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My self srikanth studying btech age 23. I am suffering with back bone from fast 2 months I didn't tell to my parents ...
Ok avoid long sitting and toward bending tk break between work. Tk heat fermentation twice a day and tk rest if it work then ok other wise tk physiotherapy treatment and stretching exercise in daily routine it will help you.
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I am having stress related problem, what can I do now. I am suffering since more then 6 months.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am having stress related problem, what can I do now. I am suffering since more then 6 months.
Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery.
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Whenever I am in relationships I get over attached and sometimes behavior is too strict possessive and end up fighting crying and harming myself by alcohol and sleeping pills. I love that person so much that I don't understand what's going wrong and I behave to strange. M emotionally broke and I fear that I'll harm myself or him or do something very bad. Pls Help I know it's wrong but what should I do! Sometimes I lock myself n cry and just keep on talking to myself very aggravatly.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Whenever I am in relationships I get over attached and sometimes behavior is too strict possessive and end up fightin...
Hello lybrate-user, Through your query I can interpret that you are very emotional, and its the awesome quality But don't make your quality as your weakness, you need to channelise this energy in positive direction. When we try to hold something very tightly it goes away from us with double intensity. Every relation demands some space and when ever this space lacks in any relation it lead to abrupt end of relation, it cannot last longer. As per many research if we involve in 2-3 activity at a time our energy divides and our dependency on thing decrease, so what you have to do is to involve yourself in other activities whether you are in any relation or not it does't matter ,remain in contact with friends ,relatives ,continue your hobbies, involve yourself in other activities, do yoga ,meditation.
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Hi, I am 23 year old,pursuing CA,currently in my 1st year of articleship. Nine months back I got into a relationship with a man who was 6 years older than me,this was the first time I ever got indulged in emotions of love.I felt our relationship was serious and will reach to a serious commitment,but he broke up with me in last July. After that I have gone into a depression,which I don't show to anyone.I am dealing in my own way. I feel very sad that a 3 months relationship has affected me so deeply and I am not able to get out of that sadness. My studies are getting affected,my work is getting affected. I hardly feel like smiling,I want to get out of this sadness and lead my life happily. Suggest a remedy doc. Thanks

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That was your first mistake and hopefully, last too. Never get into a relationship, hoping for it to end up into a lasting one or even into marriage. All relationships are like trial-runs. Use it to learn how men operate, how they think, how fickle or strong they are in commitments, what happens to you around them, etc. Having learned from one person you move on to another a somewhat learned person and check how the next one functions. You will be surprised that there is so much to learn and understand that it is very naive to get deeply involved with the very first person you meet. It is also advisable, if you are considering long-term relations, to find someone closer to your age and below 5 years of an age difference. 6 years is marginal, anyway. Falling in love is a lovely state as long as it lasts smoothly. That is why breaking up is so difficult, especially, if it is decided by the other person. Divorcing after several years of bed and board, with kids to boot, and departing from each other can be devastating. So it was better that you did not enter matrimonial obligations and then had this fallout. This incident must be treated as a learning experience. There is no remedy but that you carry some wisdom into the next friendship and be perceptive and also prudent in choice. Don?t waste time brooding over this fellow. Move on quickly and dispose of all associations of his and do not frequent places you two visited. In other words take him out of your system and environment and in no time you will get over him. I am assuming that fortunately you did not get into intimate relations with him. Even if that had happened, nothing to worry about. If you are worthy, he is the loser. Look at the positives, and get into circulation with other friends quickly. Hiding your depression and sadness is not advisable ? talk about it and deal with it soon. Do some group study or attend some tutorials to help you with your studies. Cheer up it is not the end of the world, even if you feel so.
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I am feeling very depressed in the mornings, i am bothering much about my past, could you please help me out?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I am feeling very depressed in the mornings, i am bothering much about my past, could you please help me out?
Early morning depression are supposed to be more associated with physiological conditions where medicines can be of help. However your can try some life style changes such as trying to make your mornings brisk by involving in physical exercises such as morning walks. Morning walks outside the home can also be a source of meeting people and socilizing which can help you to divert your attention from the preoccupation with your past. Your of" here and now" method to focus on your present may also be helpful. However finding solution to the problems in the current which is associated with the past can also do wonders.
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I smoke around 3 cigarettes a day and wish to quit, is there any effective medication I can use? Though I agree will power is all it needs, I cannot control my urge.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Yes homoeopathic medicines like nux vomica, caladium, tarentula, tabacum etc can help but it requires more details to select the best out of it. So advise is to consult. Still you may try taking Nux Vomica 200 1 dose every other day in the evening.
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My friend is 48 yrs old extremely intelligent and successful business man. He always had the habit of worrying too much. Lately he started hearing voices. He went to ENT and was told he is suffering from SCHIZOPHRENIA. He is absolutely normal a. Earlier he was a very optimistic person nowadays he has become pessimistic. This is the only apparent change in him. Can his situation worsen if untreated. What is the course of action to be taken. As a friend how can I support him.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Your friend appears to be having psychosis and he needs a detailed psychiatric evaluation. Schizophrenia is a possibility, but other disorders which may cause hearing of voices (hallucinations) need to be assessed as well. During this period, it is very important to give him a good patient listening, a family member/close friend should accompany him to a psychiatrist for evaluation asap and we should ensure that he takes treatment (medicines and counselling) regularly and someone should be with him most of the time for the first 2-3 weeks.
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I'm a 10standard student. I'm forgetting everything that I study. Dr. please give me some suggestions.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu try these steps. 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 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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Sometimes headache or stress comes in my mind after worries about future and mostly about my studies. How can it removed and what the way I can becomes my brain more sharp?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sometimes headache or stress comes in my mind after worries about future and mostly about my studies. How can it remo...
you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga consult physician for further management. This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I feel negativity all over that now I can't do anything now my time has gone everywhere in business at home I feel lazy and try not to meet any one not to answer any phone and not to go or attend any functions sir please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I feel negativity all over that now I can't do anything now my time has gone everywhere in business at home I feel la...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cashew nuts and milk: 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day This is very helpful for you.
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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.

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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Prefer keeping yourself is a dangerous thing. Last year this incident happened. But up to that you think about that it is not good thing as per my advise. What is happend that is over. Why we think. If we think he will come back then we think. Nothing come back. Everybody must respect the natural law. Nobody should not excepted from the natural law. So respect the gods order. And follow our regular work schedule. Develop busy schedule. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Best of luck. Best wishes.
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I want to give up smoking, I tried nicotine chewing gum bu could not help. Doctors also advised to stop smoking. Nothing helps me can you suggest something plz.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Nicotine gums can help reduce withdrawal when you slowly want to give up smoking. There are medicines which reduce craving per se. You can consult a psychiatrist, get evalauted and get the same. All the best.
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A boy student in my class whom I consider as my own brother. He's a single child of his parents. He also considers me as his sister & loves me very much in beginning, he talks to me daily; But as time passed he never call me or not even reply my single message at time. He don't even say Hi to me in the class. He avoids me & gets irritated b/c of me. It hurts me & I tell this too that I don't like this behavior of him. What should I do? Should I stop calling & messaging him daily?

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
A boy student in my class whom I consider as my own brother. He's a single child of his parents. He also considers me...
Dear Lybrate user communication is the key for any relationship to survive. without having a honest communication with him issues can't be resolved. you may try once talking to him about wat things bothering him. don't start your communication by blaming him for not talking to you. instead just be calm compose in any conversation. may be he is facing some issues and dats why not talking to you. but you just need to try once because continuously pestering him to talk to you would soil the things. then it's better to give space to him best wishes
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I am 18 years old boy. I am having puberphonia. All ENT doctors prescribed me to take voice therapy (vocal exercise). What is mean by vocal exercise? Can you explain me? How they do that?

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Puberphonia is a condition where a male have a high pitch (female like) after puberty. This is common in adolescence. Voice therapy is important to lower the pitch which should match your age gender and body built. There are specific exercises which needs to be followed regularly. Vocal exercises means using voice in most efficient way. Thank you.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
PAIN MANAGEMENT
Follow principle of ICE.
I mean ice pack application. C stands for compressions and E stands for elevation of painful part.
For pain relief take only paracetamol sos.
Even single tab of pain killer can damage kidneys.
Alcoholic should avoid pain killer.
In case APD,even single tab of pain can cause gastric bleeding.
Better use local ointment for pain relief.
In new pain or unusual pain,better to consult your doctor.
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Hello I studied 10 hours in a day will yoga help me in keeping away from stress and increase memorise power I do not know about it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello I studied 10 hours in a day will yoga help me in keeping away from stress and increase memorise power I do not ...
You are studying for too long and this will lead to mental fatigue and you will suffer a lot of memory loss. Yes, Yoga will help with stress management and memory retention. You may also follow the recommendations given below which does include Yoga: 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. 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.
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Dear Doctor (looking to be answered by a GI specialist), I'm a 38 years old male. Natively from Uttarakhand hills, living in Delhi NCR since 19 yrs. Before coming to Delhi, I've never had any stomach related problem. I had a great metabolism, and good digestion. Was thin even after eating a lot. However, things gradually turned towards other side as I settled here. Initially I had issues of infrequent constipation, which developed into piles in 6 years of stay. That cured with dietary habit changes like increase in vegetables and fibers etc. I'm a vegetarian with once in a while egg consumption. Since last 4-5 yrs, my weight is gradually increasing even though I eat controlled 3 meals a day, having veggies, dal, and 6 roti in all a day, and 1-2 fruits. Dietary issues had increased day by day. I have a distend stomach now although not very visible. I'm in IT industry mostly sitting and working. My height is 5 ft 4 inch and weight is 68 kg. May daily routine is- I wake up around 6 AM. Have a glass of honey lemon warm water. Go to washroom. Then I take a ginger tea and/ or a green tea. I do practice Yoga for 20-30 mins and read newspaper. During and after that I need to go to toilet again, in all 2 to 3 times in the morning. Bowels are soft, not well bound. Even loose sometimes. After bath I take a healthy breakfast of roti, sabji with curd or buttermilk, and a fruit at around 9 AM. Sometimes I need to go to toilet again after breakfast. I have similar food at lunch in office, and usually take a stroll of 500 mtr-1 Km after lunch. Usually I feel heavy after lunch and urge to go to toilet starts at 3-4 PM. If its very forcing, I go to toilet with mostly very low or no output at all. I usually avoid outside food and junk food. I feel lethargic. Since last 3-4 months, developed stiff back pain in lumber area. This gradual problem of multiple time urge to go to toilet, heaviness, lethargy, back pain is hampering my work, otherwise I'm known to be very active and agile in my work. Off late, I'm also facing memory loss and lack of concentration issue, I'm not finding it interesting to read/ learn new things. I have been smoker, left smoking around 4 years ago. Moderate alcohol consumption, haven't had a drink since 2 months. Thanks in advance for your invaluable advice, and I'm looking for a proper and complete diagnosis before any medication starts.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Doctor (looking to be answered by a GI specialist),
I'm a 38 years old male. Natively from Uttarakhand hills, li...
I will suggest you to stop drinking honey lemon warm water and avoid spicy food in your diet and for memory loss and loss of concentration problems I will suggest you to get your blood checked for aarogyam 15.2 through thyrocare and follow up with reports and I feel that there is some vitamin deficiency which we have to confirm before starting your treatment.
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My son used to do very well in school and all of a sudden he is getting very bad marks in the 9th Standard. His promotion is doubtful. So my husband thought of taking him to a psychiatrist and see what his problem is. I have put him for Maths & Science in two different places but still he is not fairing well. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
He does not need to go to a psychiatrist, as yet. Instead, take him to a counselor for teenagers and let him/her assess his situation. He is going through a mid-adolescent crisis, and a lot of your description is typical of such a phase. But it cannot be neglected. It must be investigated and he needs to be counseled. You may also find out from his teachers about his behavior at school, both in class and out of it. Check out about his friends and their habits too. He is distracted by something, and his mind may be occupied by much daydreaming. I don?t know if you have tried talking to him. If you haven?t, do so without being judgmental. Listen, and see if you can get into his frame of mind and be supportive without showing any alarm, even if you hear some frightful things. If you have been too strict with him, he may not open up to you. You may also talk to his closest friend, in strict confidence, to find out about anything he knows about your son. If there were any developmental milestones that were disturbed by any events, then report that to the counselor. I am assuming that his only current problem is academic in nature. One of you can also help him with his studies, being very patient and gentle. Simplify the concepts, and help him memorize certain basics so that he is equipped to progress to higher levels of performance using them as his platform. There is the likelihood of him lacking some important fundamentals that is hampering his shifting to higher level concepts for his grade. If so, repeat those concepts all over again in a simple and sure manner to enable him. And the last thing to consider is that he may have been using an auditory mode of learning that may be very inadequate for higher levels where the visual mode is more effective. Ideally, he would do best with the combination mode of audio-visual learning.
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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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