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Dr. Dipika Ganvir  - Psychiatrist, Thane

Dr. Dipika Ganvir

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Thane

29 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. Dipika Ganvir MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Thane
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Dr. Dipika Ganvir is a popular Psychiatrist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 29 years. She is a MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . She is currently associated with Meera Hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dipika Ganvir on has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 29 years of experience on Find the best Psychiatrists online in Thane. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Kasturba Medical College - Mangalore - 1990
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Seth G.S. Medical College - 1991


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I am very absent minded, during study time peculiar types of irrelevant thoughts come around. Suggest me how to be concentrated?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques or you may consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Sir, Recently I felt fatigue, depression. Body weight reduced cant feel normally something in my thought. One of the Dr. suggest to take blood test for thyroid. I took and my values are T3 84.08 TA 10.3. TSH 5.39 Dr. given some tab after 10 days I recheck my blood test that values are T3 108.78 T4 7.20 TSH 45.6 HB 8.0 RBC 3.4 BLOOD GP A+ve It shows my TSH values are very high. I can't sit in my home normally full depression feeling only. I need your consultation by online.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Recently I felt fatigue, depression. Body weight reduced cant feel normally something in my thought. One of the ...
your dose of medicines is not take tab. thyronorm 125 mcg. before meal . tab. folic acid-5 once a day for 3 months for HB. take iodized foods, go morning walk daily. if any bodyache occurs you can take tab. dolo 500 mg sos.
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डिप्रेशन/नैराश्य एक सायलेंट किलर (मराठी)

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Certificate in Medical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, Akola
डिप्रेशन/नैराश्य एक सायलेंट किलर (मराठी)

डिप्रेशन किंवा नैराश्य हा एक गंभीर मानसिक आजार आहे। भारतात दर 4 मागे 1 व्यक्ती या आजाराच्या लक्षणांनी पिडित आहे (संदर्भ: who संकेतस्थळ) 
डिप्रेशन नी पीडित व्यक्ती बहुतांश वेळा चिडचिडेपणा, झोपेच्या समस्या, थकवा, विसारभोळेपणा, सतत राहणाऱ्या पाचन समस्या इत्यादींनी ग्रस्त होते। त्यामुळे अशा व्यक्तीचा प्रथम संपर्क हा फॅमिली डॉक्टर, जनरल फिजिशियन डॉक्टर यांच्याशी होतो। 
जर आपल्याला डिप्रेशन विकाराची वरील पैकी कोणतीही लक्षणे जाणवत असतील किंवा वारंवार डॉक्टर कडे जाऊन, वेगवेगळ्या तपासण्या करून सुद्धा समाधानकारक रोगनिदान होत नसेल, तर आपल्या डॉक्टर ला जरूर हे विचारा'मला मानसोपचार तज्ञा कडे जायची गरज आहे का? तुम्ही मला मानसिक आरोग्य समस्येची औषधे स्वतः देत आहात का' 
जागृती ही रोगमुक्त होण्याची पहिली पायरी आहे! 
तुमचा हक्क, तुमचा मानसोपचार तज्ञ! 

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I cannot memories any studies. Very confused mind and cannot concentrate in studies. My age is 18+. What should I do to bring back my contraction back and memories power.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hi Try to do study with frnd who is good in studies so that concepts will get clear that tm only while studying. Gradually you will concentrate more n develope interest in studies.
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Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, my daughter-in-law is writing diary before marriage and after marriage like below words.
These are absolutely okay statements and there is nothing to be worried about. The reference to syrup is my only concern. She sounds like she is trying to remain positive. Life is relatively difficult for all of us and she is trying hard to ward off negativity. You can only say something is wrong if her behaviour also manifests some disturbance. I am however more perturbed by your reading her diary. This is not done at all and I am disappointed that you are snooping into her personal space and thoughts. This is ill-mannered and unethical and must be stopped at once.
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My grandmother has (dementia) alzheimer's disease. How to prevent it? please help to cure it any drugs and instructions? Thanks.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My grandmother has (dementia) alzheimer's disease. How to prevent it? please help to cure it any drugs and instructio...
Dear Vishal, Since your grandmother is already having Alzheimer's, you can not prevent it. You can reduce its progression further by giving cholinesterase inhibitor kind of drugs. For you not getting Alzheimer's later, you can keep active life style, play memory games, eat healthy and exercise regularly.

I feel pain in my head what will I do sir? And tell me sir how can I leave smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel pain in my head what will I do sir? And tell me sir how can I leave smoking.
You should investigate this pain in your head with a doctor. If that person does not find any medical evidence for the pain, then it is caused by high anger. If you are aware of that a counselor will help you deal with the anger and yoru headache will disappear. Regarding smoking, ou 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.

How Can Panic Disorder Be Treated?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Psychaitry
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
How Can Panic Disorder Be Treated?

Panic disorder is a serious condition that can strike without any reason or warning and the symptoms last for about 10 minutes, such as; a fear for imminent death or losing control, chills, numbness of toes or fingers, stomach ache or nausea, trembling, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing.

Over time, a person with panic disorder develops a constant fear of having another panic attack, which can affect daily functioning and general quality of life.

Is it a heart attack or a panic attack?

Most of the symptoms of a panic attack are physical, and many times these symptoms are so severe that people think they are having a heart attack. In fact, many people suffering from panic attacks make repeated trips to the doctor or the emergency room in an attempt to get treatment for what they believe is a life-threatening medical problem. While it’s important to rule out possible medical causes of symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, or difficulty breathing, it’s often panic that is overlooked as a potential cause—not the other way around.

What are the causes behind Panic Disorder?

Although the exact causes of panic attacks and panic disorder are unclear, the tendency to have panic attacks runs in families. There also appears to be a connection with major life transitions such as graduating from college and entering the workplace, getting married, and having a baby. Severe stress, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss can also trigger a panic attack.

Panic attacks can also be caused by medical conditions and other physical causes. Panic Disorder usually begins during late adolescence and early adulthood and is twice as common with women as compared to men.

How can Panic Disorder be treated?

  1. Psychotherapy- It is a type of counseling wherein trained professionals assist people by discussing strategies for comprehending and stabilizing this disorder.

  2. Cognitive Behavioral Theory- Cognitive behavioral theory aims at identifying possible triggers of panic attacks and helps one recognize and change their thought patterns and behaviors that stimulate such behavior.

  3. Medication- Anti-depressant medicines are used to cure panic disorders, such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), medications for reducing anxiety and certain cardiovascular medications such as beta-blockers to cope with situational anxiety.

Self-help Tips-

When it comes to panic attacks, professional treatment and therapy can make a big difference. But there are many things you can do to help yourself, too:

  1. Learn about panic, read up on anxiety, panic disorder, and the fight-or-flight response experienced during a panic attack.  

  2. Avoid smoking and caffeine.

  3. Learn how to control your breathing.

  4. Practice relaxation techniques regularly like Yoga and meditation.

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