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Dr. Dipika Ganvir

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Thane

27 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic
Dr. Dipika Ganvir MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Thane
27 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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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 27 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 Lybrate.com.

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

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I get confused and existed when work load increased. I need about thirty min. Rest to revive. Why it happen and what to? I do not have bp, sugar, and other diseases.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - To keep alert & active you have to have a proper diet, do regular exercise, sleep well & keep your stress level low - have a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones, chew your food well, do not skip any meal, have 4-5 small meals including snacks these will keep your blood sugar levels stable & you will keep alert & able to concentrate better - do brisk walking, jogging, swimming for 20-30 min or twice or thrice for 10 min in a day for which you will have to take out time from your busy schedule, also include yoga, meditation or deep breathing in your schedule for 5-10 min in the morning - keep well hydrated by drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water in a day, keep a water bottle at your work table & drink frequently sleep well for at least 7-8 hrs at night, try to keep your sleep & wake up time fixed, also on the weekends -at the end of the day spare some time for yourself, read, listen to music before going to sleep this will destress you & you will get up fresh the next morning & be alert the wholeday.
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My father is suffering from parkinson's disease. It has been diagnosed about 5 years back. For past 1 year he is also experiencing freeze. We consulted some doctors. Someone is saying he is having only parkinson and some other that he is having parkinson plus. We are really confused. I want to know what are the survival chances with both. Please advice.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Parkinson's disease patients have quite long normal life with the help of medications. But parkinson plus patient have short survival rate, they usually become bed bound in 3-5 years after the onset of disease.
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I am suffering from tb. And I have full body pain. N m also taking medicine for tb. I want to know what to do for body pain.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from tb. And I have full body pain. N m also taking medicine for tb. I want to know what to do for bod...
Do learn and practise strengthening and stretching exercises from neuro physiotherapist along with breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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She always fell sick before exam. I think that she has Exam anxiety. please guide for proper treatment.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
She always fell sick before exam. I think that she has Exam anxiety. please guide for proper treatment.
To rule out it is anxiety or she really has some genuine complaints you need to take professional help. Some times extreme anxiety and stress can cause physical discomforts. Our emotions speak through our body. Talking yo a doctor and then taking session with psychologist will help her develop coping skills. In the process of counselling the therapist will help her with relaxation techniques, study skills. Deep rooted reasons behind this external behaviour is also need be discussed. Best luck. Help is just one call away.
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Is over thinking a sign of ocd or not. Thoughts of past experience recurring sign of ocd?

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
Yes it is a kind of obsession and the best way to correct it is involve yourself in some kind of activity which you like the most and to keep yourself busy. If you want to book an audio call to resolve years issues better pls book a call through Lybrate.
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My ht is 168cm my wt 78kgs I am a smoker but not heavy every day I smoke 6 to 7 cigarettes I have normal diet.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This extent of smoking for a diabetic is bad medicine, really. You have to stop smoking, but you must also want to stop. It is in the decision that much help and support to cease the habit, is going to be very potent. Nothing can happen if you don’t cooperate from wanting to quit. Diabetes will affect the heart, the kidneys, the eyes among many other organs and smoking will affect them directly leading to many complications. The worst I can think of is the damage to the kidneys. If that happens, you could be on dialysis, which is not only incorrigibly expensive but the whole process and frequency is very, very tedious. Please give this a serious thought and stop immediately and abruptly. It will be difficult but it is worth the effort. This knowledge and there are more frightful information that is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you stay out of it. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. And one of its effects is to affect the erectile capacity of your penis. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages, and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am suffering from psychological problem like sometimes I am over aggressive without any reason don't know what's my problem and an trying to figure out can anyone 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 Lybrate user, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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My mother is getting treated with schizophrenia, under medication for over 3 years, earlier was treated for depression in Lucknow. The belief of somebody guiding her within is still there like someone is telling when to talk when not to how to do a task where you sit who should sit next to you etc and by doing that thing will be OK. No destructive or self harming activities, also she have developed some facial disorientation like lower lips is more stretched towards left, like incase of facial paralysis. This happened after I got her treated at Nimhans (although renowned hospital but most of the time you need to consult junior doctors). Now consulting at cadbams. Any suggestion of providing her best treatment will be a great help. As this is effecting our entire family.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi, I can understand your feelings. I would suggest you to enroll your mother in any day care center which have some kind of vocational activities. If it is not possible to find a centre like this in your city then please take help of a psychotherapist who can come to your house 2-3 days in a week and counsel your mother and suggest her some activities. As for facial disorientation please ask her psychiatrist as this might be a side effect of some medicine. He may change that medicine. It is very important for a schizophrenic patient to keep her busy mentally as well as physically. Wish you all the best.
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Dear Sir, I have a problem, when I meet my GM or other superior persons, I feel anxiety and fear and my hands are feel shivering, in this same feel comes when I infront of others, I don't know is this mind related or any disease.

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 Sir, I have a problem, when I meet my GM or other superior persons, I feel anxiety and fear and my hands are fee...
Dear , I can understand. You could be having anxiety because of many reasons. You may be afraid because you are new to the job, performance fear, embarassment etc. Your self confidence must have lost or diminished. There is nothing to worry about. There are many therapies available to cure your problem. Online counseling, psychotherapy and life style changes should help you. Post a detailed private question to me. I will help you manage your anxiety disorder. Take care.
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I am a 18 years old girl, mine moods are constantly swings and i have a depression ,suggest some medicine which are easy available.

M.D in psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Just a feeling of sadness for few minutes will not amount to depression. What made u to feel depressed, after a loss or failure . If so its a normal emotional reaction. Some medical disorders can produce symptoms of depression. Consult a psychiatrist avoid spending lot of time in usage of electronic gadgets . Do regular physical activity like shuttle, jogging, or swimming. Take diet in appropriate time. Maintain sleep hygiene
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Mere bro 26 years ka hai use depression Hai 6-7 year se or use y Nhi pta h use sab nrml lgta h jaise wo behv krta Hai. Use bht baat krna hoti h koi na koi topic le hi Ata h jaise mujhe car chaiye kbhi kuch kbhi kuch dad jaise Hu ate h start hojata h baat krna or kbhi kbhi puri night papa ko jagna pdta h or papa Nhi sunte ya mana krdete h to bolta h aap mere liye itna bhi Nhi krsakte to mai marjaunga. Use apni insult shen Nhi hoti bht serious hogya h or bht un real baat krta h jaise mujhe 100 crore chaiye kaise bhi kro. Uski medicine bhi chal rhi h kuch or bolke wo medicine Dena pdta h iska best treatment kya h please help.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Mere bro 26 years ka hai use depression Hai 6-7 year se or use y Nhi pta h use sab nrml lgta h jaise wo behv krta Hai...
Take him to a psychologist and psychotherapist they will help better. Therapies are good for depression normally try to find a best and genuine therapist near from you. Because only medicines can't heal and help your brother to recover soon. Be positive everything will be fine soon. If you want any other help you can contact us.
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7 Dangerous Changes that Smoking Causes to Your SKIN

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
7 Dangerous Changes that Smoking Causes to Your SKIN

7 dangerous things that smoking does to your skin

Most people think that having a smoking habit adversely affects only the lungs and the heart. But apart from known links to lung cancer and heart disorders, smoking also causes skin damage. The intensity of damage is directly proportional to the number of cigarettes one smokes in a day and the number of years one has been smoking for.

Here are 7 of the horrible things that smoking does to your skin

1. Premature ageing: the process of skin ageing is accelerated by a smoking habit. The chemicals that are ingested through the smoke cause your skin to age much faster, making it look loose, dull and coarse, with uneven colouring. Most smokers have a muted orange or grey tinge to their complexions.

2. Wrinkles and lines: the nicotine from smoke constricts blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, thereby cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients. This causes the skin to develop visible fine lines and wrinkles at a faster rate.

3. Scarring and pigmentation: since blood is not flowing properly to the outer layers of the skin, it is more susceptible to broken capillaries and veins, which can cause dark scarring and pigmentation on the face and other areas.

4. Darkening of the lips: constant exposure to heat from smoking causes stark darkening and pigmentation in the lips, which also become dry and coarse.

5. Delayed wound healing: the presence of nicotine, tar and other chemicals in the blood causes cuts and wounds on the skin to heal at a much slower pace with an increased risk of infection, blood clot formation and death of skin tissue.

6. Increased risk of skin disease: smoking makes the skin prone to various diseases and conditions like psoriasis, which happen as nicotine adversely affects the body's immune system.

7. High chances of skin cancer: skin cancer and oral cancer are the two lesser known variants of the diseases that can be caused by smoking. Skin cancer is far more common among smokers than among non-smokers.

The harmful effects of smoking on the skin are not entirely discernible until after 10 years of prolonged smoking. Fortunately, your skin starts to heal itself when you kick the habit.

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Related Tip: E-cigarettes : Good Or Bad?

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6 Symptoms Of Depression And Its Treatment!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Senior Resident Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
6 Symptoms Of Depression And Its Treatment!

Feeling tired all the time? Do you feel that you can’t focus on things anymore? Have you lost interest in things and people you once loved spending time with? Does your temper fly off the hook at the drop of a hat? If it is a ‘yes’ to the questions above, then you might be slowly but steadily succumbing to depression. Depression is a psychological disorder that is characterized by symptoms of extreme sadness, worthlessness and hopelessness over a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms

  1. Lack of Interest: This is probably the starkest of all the symptoms. Hobbies or activities that you used to enjoy once no longer catch your fancy. You do not find little or no pleasure in social activities or any other hobby of yours anymore.
  2. A constant Feeling of Hopelessness: You tend to develop a negative outlook towards life in general, as you feel that the current situation will never get better and will only worsen.
  3. Loss of Appetite: Loss of appetite is a common feature of depression; it can also lead to rapid weight loss. If engulfed by depression, one generally tends to ignore food completely, remain hungry, both of which contribute to the vicious cycle that depression is.
  4. Changes in Sleep Patterns: Insomnia is a condition that is marked by a sheer inability to sleep, no matter how physically exhausted one is. Depression tends to exhibit this particular symptom in maximum cases. However, oversleeping, or sleeping more than the sufficient hours is also common.
  5. Reckless Behavior: Depression makes one more prone to reckless behavior; one generally develops an angry and irritated persona; this in turn, may make one to exhibit reckless and rash behavior.
  6. Lack of Energy and Focus: Depression causes one to feel fatigued and sluggish the entire day. Factors such as a total loss of appetite contribute to this particular symptom. Stemming from these symptoms are two other major occurrences; an inability to focus on anything and an inability to decide on anything.

Self-help, Coping tips and Treatment-

  1. Connect with different people: Being isolated from the rest can and usually aggravates symptoms of depression. So, reach out to other people and your loved ones; talk to your loved ones and try to empty your mind when you are having a one-to-one with them. Interacting and talking to others will make you feel better and should go a long way in taking that huge rock off your chest.
  2. Try to ditch that sedentary lifestyle; go out in the open: An early morning jog can feel daunting at first but the benefits are immense. Exercising regularly has been proven to be as effective as anti-depressants in combatting depression. Even a 20 minutes jog early in the morning releases ‘endorphins’ in the body, also known as the ‘feel good hormones’. These hormones induce a feeling of happiness and relaxation, thus taking your mind off any particular event or circumstance that has been ruining your sanctity of late.
  3. Avoid Alcohol and Drugs: Avoid alcohol and drugs to come out of your sadness; they have never helped and will never help. Taking these substances provides a temporary solution to depression, as it will again show up once the effects of the intoxicants wear off. It will also interfere with other medications that you may be taking to combat depression, thus reducing their potency.
  4. It’s high time you bought the meditating mat: Sleep has a beneficial effect on your mental health as it has been proven to improve memory and other cognitive and brain functions. Another way to improve brain function and be more relaxed is to meditate regularly. Meditation induces a state of relaxation, and if done on a regular basis, can be an effective treatment for depression. Meditation also helps with an improved focus and reduced anxiety.
  5. Medications can always help: Medications such as anti-depressants are administered to treat depression. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), including citalopram, fluoxetine and sertraline are the most commonly administered medications to cure this condition. However, it is advised to try the abovementioned methods first so that you do not have to depend on medications alone; the reason being that these medications do have their fair share of side effects.
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Hi, I get pain in my knees whenever I sit folding the knees, same case is with my fingers. I am 30 yrs old height- 5.1" and weight is - 47 kg. Is it arthritis and how can I get rid of this problem. There are frequent changes also in my mood. Unwanted thoughts come in mind. I am unable to concentrate on anything. What can be the possible solution ( in ayurved, home or meditation) for all these problems

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
To determine whether it is arthritis you will need to do several tests, apart from the physical examination. Treatment wise you must try Yoga to relieve the pain within a few weeks; and Ayurvedic medicine, if it has been established that you have arthritis to see, if it works. If not, you will need to go for allopathic medicines only for relief. The mental stress you mention may be caused by other factors that are disturbing your mind. Please talk to a counselor to identify those issues and as you deal with them you will feel better. For concentration and containing your thoughts, I have a few exercises which will certainly help. But talking will be of tremendous help. Meditation is very good to train the brain, and discipline your thoughts.
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I can't sleep because I still remember her. Even little things somewhere find associations with her. She cheated on me with her boss while I was busy making a life to be together with her. I'm broken completely mentally. I cry almost everyday. I can't get her out of my head. I have tried forgetting her but it just does not happen at all. I left my job in another country to be with her in India. And this is what she did to me. I've abused her after I found out, but even that isn't liberating enough. I'm broken down completely. Help me get out of this. I am only 26 and a huge career ahead of me. I need to take care of my parents too. I can't get her feelings get in my way. I've tried a lot. Help me forget her. Please I beg you.

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
I can't sleep because I still remember her. Even little things somewhere find associations with her. She cheated on m...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Love is deeper and more emotional than any other relationship. That is why forgetting is trouble. Recent research shows trying to forget worsens your agony. Therefore don't try to forget. Keep those memories. Let those memories come. Learn to enjoy them. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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My son, 19 yrs, always wants girl friends as lover. But till date no one has loved him. Remains steady in the day time. Bu suffers from depression at night hrs. Ajoy Mazumder.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son, 19 yrs, always wants girl friends as lover. But till date no one has loved him. Remains steady in the day tim...
You have to make him understand when the right time comes a girl will become his lover and to be patient till then.
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I am suffering from chronic constipation with hypertension and parkinson's. What is cure. Am 64 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from chronic constipation with hypertension and parkinson's. What is cure. Am 64 years old.
Please note that you need to consult and take treatment properly for your chronic problems. For constipation please use the below: Baking soda lies at the heart of home remedies. It’s is so incredibly versatile, and it pretty much does its job 95% of the time. It works incredibly well for constipation (and tummy aches in general) because it is a bicarbonate, which will encourage air to come out of you one way or another, and relieve pain from pressure. It also re-alkalizes the stomach, neutralizing the acid a little bit and helping things pass through your gut. You will need… -1 teaspoon baking soda -1/4 cup warm water Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with ¼ cup of warm water. Drink all of the mixture-the quicker you finish it, the better it seems to work. Rest of the problems get back to me...
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Nowadays my vocabulary sound is not good. It's very tough for others to understand . Mostly 'S' sound is coming while talking. What to do for this ? How can I change.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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Problem of Stammering

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Speech Therapist, Delhi
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