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Dr. Vilas Dongre

MBBS, MD - Physiology

Psychiatrist, Thane

37 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Vilas Dongre MBBS, MD - Physiology Psychiatrist, Thane
37 Years Experience  ·  1000 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. Vilas Dongre is one of the best Psychiatrists in Pokhran Road, Thane. He has over 37 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MBBS, MD - Physiology . He is currently associated with Akshay Clinic in Pokhran Road, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vilas Dongre on has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 25 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.


MD - Physiology - Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital,Mumbai, - 1985
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How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch with its dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor, snatches away the boon of communication.

Social media gifts us with easy communication and wider access:

  1. Social media creates peer pressure: Coming in continuous contact with occurrences in other people's life can lead to mental setback. You may feel low on comparing your achievements with that of others. Consciously or unconsciously you are struggling throughout to be at par with them who are seemingly jubilant. Virtual peer pressure is realized by many. 
  2. It can bring us at close quarters with penitence: Persistent grief or regret can take a toll on your mental health. It can make you depressive. Depression is again not a healthy thing for personal growth and development. It usually results in lack of motivation.
  3. You tend to panic more through continued use of social media: If you have not been in touch with social media for a couple of days you are instilled with the fear of losing out on incidents. You panic regarding what has been happening all over the world that in reality will in most cases bear no effect on you.
  4. It accustoms you to the glamorous appeal of drugs- Social media tends to showcase the ills of society as glamorous contributing factors of life. It celebrates the vices of drugs and other addictive agents as virtues. Young adults are therefore easily incited to give in to addiction.

Positive effects of social media on your mental health:

  1. Social media will let you take a break from hovering tasks and responsibilities. 
  2. Helps you connect with long lost friends. Social networking sites will bring you close to new and old friends alike. 
  3. Real society is overly judgemental. It prohibits you from coming across as your true self. Virtual media allows you to come out of your cocoon and helps you feel comfortable about yourself.
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I have stammering problem since childhood, please suggest me some remedies or any treatment to overcome this, or to control it to some extent.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.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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Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting over 100 million people worldwide. Depression can have a significant impact on people’s physical health, as well as reducing their quality of life.

But did you know that exercise is also good for your head? The most common treatments for depression, for example, are psychotherapy or medication. Psychologists have found that exercise is a third successful alternative.EXERCISE is an effective, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the treatment of other mental disorders.

The results from many studies support the idea that exercise improves mood in people with mild to moderate depression.

By reviewing the results from 51 different studies on exercise for depression, it was revealed that a small but significant increase in self esteem was associated with the reduction of symptoms of depression. As more research is being carried out on exercise for depression, researchers are theorizing that exercise could possibly elevate serotonin levels enough to alleviate mild to moderate depression.

The concept that exercise is an effective treatment for depression is not new. The Cochrane Collaboration, an enormous network of scientific experts around the world recently published (Rimer et al July 2012) a review of 28 articles studying the effects of exercise on depression symptoms with a total of 1101 participants. They showed that exercise significantly improved symptoms of depression, although modestly, but the benefits were long lasting.

" Exercise provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly" Quote by James Rippe, M.D.

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My cousin edited to smoking what should he do for leaving smoking he really want to lev smoking.

Dear your brother could take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce his craving for tobacco.
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I'm 27 years male I have complaining of abdominal distension last 3month I'm alcoholic I'm drinking irregular so what I have to do.

General Physician, Jaipur
There are many reasons of abdominal distension, like Alcohol indused liver disease , accumulation of fluid in abdomen, intestinal obstruction etc. Consult some gestroenterologist immediately as you require urgent check up & investigation.
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Sir, I was in touch with a girl since last 3 years. Actually I really liked her and she also knew about it. We have been friends since 7 years and from last 3 years our conversations increased a lot. Nov-4-2014 was her birthday, we spent the day together and I proposed her, she said that her family won't agree to our relationship that's why she can't say yes and then she blocked me on Facebook and WhatsApp. I tried calling her a lot but she never picked my phone. Later after 8 months she unblocked me and gave a text on Facebook asking me if I have moved on or not and then we started talking. She used to show a lot of care and whenever I asked her about a relationship, her answer was same, she said "i'm her very good friend, she can't see me in trouble in future because her family will not agree and we will have to part our ways. I always said "its ok" I asked her to meet up a lot of times, she agreed and never came. One day I asked her in anger why she does this, she said she can't face me and asked me to move on. In between all these she also used to say that her parents want to get her married and prove that we both don't have a future. All her chats and conversations made me realize that she also feels the same but don't admit. These things kept on going until we met on Sept-9-2016. We had a good day together, she clicked a lot of pictures in my phone. We started talking a little more after that day. After few weeks again we met, we were roaming in a not so crowded mall, it was only for 2-3 hours but we had a good time talking. These were the days when she made me realize that she want me to stay by her side. We always met when she wanted to meet, whenever I asked her to meet up she used to make excuses and said no, we also had fights over this. Again after a few weeks she asked me to meet. I picked her from her college hostel in morning and we started roaming in my car. After sometime she asked me to park the car as she wanted to say something. She said, 2 years back a guy proposed her and she said yes only for timepass and broke up in 10 days but the guy didn't agree. The guy has been assuming him as her boyfriend since 2 years but there was nothing from her side - this is what she said. I was very angry after hearing all this but I didn't say much to her. She said from now on she will do everything as I say. After that we both started behaving like GF BF but none of us said something like 'love you' This thing went on for 3 weeks. We were talking on phone, she told me that her parents are getting her married and she don't want to marry now. It was Friday night, on Saturday I accidentally found her at a restaurant with her friend. We talked for about an hour and she asked me to meet up the next Day, I said yes. Next day morning she called and said she won't be able to come. I said its OK but I was angry. I didn't text her after that. On Tuesday I gave her a call, she said she is having dinner and will call back in 5 mins but she didn't. Next day again I called her and again she said she will call in 5 mins but didn't. After that I called her on Saturday and again the same happened. The next morning i.e. Sunday I called and asked why is she doing this, she said "I'm busy, I have a lot of work to do, I can't talk to you all the time" I also said a few words and then she asked me to meet up on tuesday, I said OK. On Monday we were testing on WhatsApp, she was talking very rudely I was very surprised with this change in her behavior and I said I'll never talk to her. After a few days she deleted my number and unfollowed me on Instagram and even uploaded a pic with a guy whom I never liked and she knew about it and when I asked her about the pic she said "you don't have any right to question me" I didn't reply and blocked her everywhere. Now I have unblocked her. I don't understand why all this happened. Could you please help me out?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is a possibility that she really likes your company but is constrained due to family issues. I feel this may go on and on and one day you will get frustrated and do something silly. Instead you can just be a good friend and enjoy her company and nothing else. You can get hurt badly someday. I advise you to move on and find another girl of yoru fancy who is reciprocal and wants you too. You cannot be in a relationship with other partner not wanting you. So, don't waste your time and energy and life pursuing this relationship anymore. You will be better off and the danger is that you may get of off girls forever!!! Just a possibility. If not that, then you may not trust girls and your wife later because of this experience.
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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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Sir, I'm 20 year old. I have hearing and speech problem from 6 year. I take BTE Aids in both ear from AIIMS, DELHI but I feeling that it's no useful. please help me sir. Thnx.

Speech Therapist, Kanpur
Sir, I'm 20 year old. I have hearing and speech problem from 6 year. I take BTE Aids in both ear from AIIMS, DELHI bu...
Hii you need to be given very good hearing aid then only it will work for your ear including auditory training. You can visit my clinic for further advice.
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I am b+ blood group, I am having stress any time with or without doing anything, I can't control my stress .I have done yoga ,gym ,music, nothing change ,please give me a advise.

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 am b+ blood group, I am having stress any time with or without doing anything, I can't control my stress .I have do...
Internal frustrated thoughts may not explore in proper manner. If you do yoga or anything it will not helpful. First you should analyse and share your problems with friends or family members. Take further steps to overcome from stress. If it is not done by you. Then take the help of psychologist. He should analyse and suggest the proper methods to overcome from the status. So better feel always comfortable. Be relax yourself. Best of luck.
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I have some heath related issued with my body sometimes I feel so pain in my body and I does not know why is this happen and after that I will go to medical shop and tell them that give me a pain killer because i have pain in my body.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have some heath related issued with my body sometimes I feel so pain in my body and I does not know why is this hap...
Hi, you should go for vit'd' deficiency test. Take, care of your dietary regulation. Take your breakfast, lunch & dinner in time. Take, apple, carrots, cheese, spinach, milk, almonds, walnuts. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Take homoeo medicine: @ eupetorium perf 200-6 pills, twice a day. Report, wkly. Take care.
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Hello I am 32 year old male. I am suferr low self esteem and confidence. I can not able to talk with someone whom I thought like to talk the way.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello I am 32 year old male. I am suferr low self esteem and confidence. I can not able to talk with someone whom I t...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user it's all part of our personality it varies. Some people are too extrovert some hesitant. But yes it can be challanging you should learn the skills and techniques that you can use to deal with people effectively which will build your confidence. Make eye to eye contact and be well spoken. It does not require much but practice of those skills. Consult a psychologist for same. All the best.
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Sir I want quit cigret! Sir what's the effect or symptoms that cigret has affected my lungs!

Psychiatrist, Noida
You need motivation to quit smoking, you need to see doctor who will prescribe you some medicine which are in the form of chewing gum and can replace your cigarette. You will have cough, sputum, pain, dysnea.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate-user kasif. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I have a 12 year old boy with klin (chromosome xyx) syndrome. He cannot speak and walk. He can manage a wheel chair. Active to some extent. Only one testis is visible. Head is slight; y bigger. Fair and lovely. Where can I get right treatment for such a child and what is that?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Please identify a multidisciplinary center near your place. They will provide remedial education for your child. If you can tell me the city you're located in, I can try to help.
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Memory Loss can able to remember what I have studied, what things I have yesterday.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfullness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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Study Smarter and Not Harder!

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Study Smarter and Not Harder!

Study Smarter and Not Harder!

There are few things I hear over and over again from students -

  • How they are studying for so many in a day
  • How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
  • How they are sleep deprived
  • How much they are stressed
  • And finally, after all the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!

We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study.

And the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve.
There are two ways to improve your concentration:

First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.

Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.

Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include:


  • Mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.
  • Proper sleep - I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.
  • Food for your Brain - The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumocity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.
  • Eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.
  • Exercise - is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4-5 hours of study very efficient.

Optimize your mental state and environment:

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

Create a study space - Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.
Remove distractions - Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.
Reduce background noises - If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.
Use timer - Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.
Stay motivated - If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying.
That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.
Take breaks - Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.
Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How can I help?

If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; book an audio consultation with me. Once I know what your current study methods are, I will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate my tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!!

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My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrital300 twice a day. He is afraid of nights because of his sleeplessness. He avoids sleeping pills as he gets addicted. Pl advise which specialist he should consult, a neurologist, a psychiatrist or psychologist to treat sleeplessness. Thanks. Ratnam, 09848434175 email.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrita...
Hi M'am Many a times we hesitate to speak out to our family, friends or close ones, but we easily do it with strangers According to me a many problems solve with long conversations, where we pour our heart out, doing this our mind and heart both feel light and refreshed. I suggest you to take your son to a psychologist, let him/her diagnose the level of the problem, if it can be resolved just with counselling sessions or therapies it will be wonderful, if not then only a psychologist will suggest you whether to go a neurologist or a Psychiatrist.
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My wife was went to her parents home before 4 months bcoz my job loss. She come before 15 days but her behavior has changed. She has concerns with my current job salary. I found some call recordings which she was talking with her mother. Her mother guiding her not to cooperate. She using abuse language towards me and my family. She is giving threat and tell my wife to look out with me after when we give birth to a baby. She told not to roam with me and not to believe on me. So I am mentally stressed.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife was went to her parents home before 4 months bcoz my job loss. She come before 15 days but her behavior has c...
I think that she is concerned about the future of her daughter, especially if you have lost your job. It seems you have not been responsible to both be unable to keep a job and in the middle of that to have a kid too. I guess that anyone will be worried. Even if your MIL has instructed your wife, you have to develop a relationship of trust with her and give her assurances that you will be responsible. If she still gives you trouble then meet with a marriage counselor and get some help. If the counselor confronts her​ mother's influence that will be more effective and acceptable.
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In general thinking about sex makes brain lazy is this true. If so how to manage it.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
In general thinking about sex makes brain lazy is this true. If so how to manage it.
You can take avena sativa q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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