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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Counselling Psychologist . Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.
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The Reach Clinic is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Ms. Maullika Sharma, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in Bangalore. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 45 patients.


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#63, Splendid Plaza 3rd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala 5th Block. Landmark:Next to sukhsagar
Koramangala Bangalore, Karnataka - 560034
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Addiction - How Homeopathy Is Beneficial In Treating It?

BHMS, DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
Homeopath, Mohali
Addiction - How Homeopathy Is Beneficial In Treating It?

Addiction not only includes physical things we consume, such as drugs or alcohol, but also includes virtually anything, such abstract things as gambling to seemingly harmless products, such as chocolate, etc. In other words, addiction may refer to a substance dependence (e.g. drug addiction) or behavioral addiction (e.g. gambling addiction).

Causes: There is a link between the repeated uses of an addictive substance and how the human brain experience pleasure, its use has a nice reward, leading to further and more frequent use. The addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or some drug actually causes physical changes in some nerve cells in the brain. After a while, the user of the potentially addictive substance does not get the same pleasure and has to increase the dose, as his/her body's tolerance to it increases. Eventually, the user no longer experiences pleasure from the substance and takes it simply to prevent withdrawal symptoms taking the substance just makes them feel normal. When tolerance increases, the risk of addiction is much greater.

Signs and Symptoms: A person starts to show symptoms when a person takes the substance, such as nicotine , alcohol etc. and has given a serious attempt to stop, but is unable to do so because of the withdrawal symptoms. The body of an addict will go in withdrawal state when once the level of the substance abused is below a certain level. When a person goes in withdrawal state it will show signs, such as craving, bouts of moodiness, bad temper, poor focus, extreme temperament, poor focus, continuous feeling of depression, emptiness, frustration, anger, bitterness and resentment. Apart from these the addict will also display symptoms such as increased appetite, insomnia, constipation,and diarrhea. Withdrawal caused by some substances can also trigger signs like violence, seizures, hallucination, sweating and trembling, etc. However, the addiction continues despite health problem awareness. An addicted person commonly feels they need their drug in order to deal with their problems.

Investigation of Addiction: Blood test is advised to determine whether the substance is still in the blood (whether the substance has been taken recently). DSM criteria for substance dependence that is a patient diagnosed with substance dependence (an addiction) must meet criteria laid out in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association.

What you can do?: Acknowledge the problem and consult for help from an expert. Family members must be supportive in creating a congenial environment for the addicted person.

Role of Homeopathy in Management of Addiction: The first step for the addicted person is to acknowledge that there is a substance dependency problem (addiction problem). The next step is to get help. In most of the world there are several support groups and professional services available. Treatment options for addiction depend on several factors, including what type of substance it is and how it affects the patients. Typically, treatment includes a combination of inpatient and outpatient programs, counselling (psychotherapy), self-help groups, pairing with individual sponsors, and medication.

Talking of medication, Homoeopathy definitely has a major role to play in the de-addiction journey of a 'patient'. Over the years it has been seen that homeopathy has produced tremendous results in such cases. People have approached for quitting alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc. and majority of them have been wonderfully helped by Homoeopathy. Those who haven't achieved desirable results have either lacked willingness or conviction on their own part, or have had a non-congenial and non-co-operative environment at home and work place. For any de-addiction plan to be successful for a patient these 2 factors are the most important. A willing person with a co-operative and supportive environment is much more receptive and responsive to the medical treatment.

The commonest attacking area for any addictive substance is the Central Nervous System (CNS). The substance inhibits the release of neurotransmitters, which are responsible for carrying nerve impulses. Once these neurotransmitters are inhibited in their normal functioning, a person develops delayed nervous responses and irregular nerve impulses leading to addiction. It is a vicious circle. So, as the centre of attack is the CNS, a medical system that boosts and strengthens the CNS would automatically prove beneficial in such dreadful cases. Homoeopathy is that very medical science! The homoeopathic medicines are absorbed through the nerve root endings of the tongue and directly hit the CNS. There are some very powerful Homoeopathic medicines, which have the ability to shake up the CNS and work in a normal manner as it is used to be. These Homoeopathic medicines, thus have the ability to develop control and also the power to abstain from the substance in later stages of the treatment.

But the first and foremost attempt is made to manage the withdrawal symptoms. It is the fear of the withdrawal symptoms only that a patient may lose conviction and confidence in him and give in to the indulgence once again. This is where the role of family and friends also comes in. when the struggle of 1 man becomes fight for the whole team; chances are very high of coming out victorious. There are brilliant medicines in Homoeopathic science, which can help the person in managing and fighting with the withdrawal symptoms with ease. Medicines like Nux vomica, Kali phos., Arsenic Album, Coffea cruda, Aconite, Gelsemium, Argentum nitricum, Ipecac, Acid sulphurosum, Caladium, Daphna indica, Quercus, etc. have proved to be extremely effective in helping a person wean off completely of the addictive substances.

Mind the Mind: Over the past two issues, we took up the burning problem of addiction as a mental illness, explored its, nature and probable causes that go into the making of an addict. The current issue is aimed at spreading awareness about the available evidence based psychological treatments for de-addiction.

  1. Psychotherapy: Also called as 'talk therapy', is aimed at helping the patient to understand the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour so that the maladaptive ones can be replaced with more adaptive and productive processes. Interventions in terms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Behaviour Therapy are efficient in the treatment of addiction behaviour.
  2. Craving control: Use of certain medicines and behavioural techniques can help a person deal with the intense feelings of craving when it seems too much to bear. It gives a sense of greater control to the person over the substance, which in turn motivates him/her to stay away from using the substance. Many people report that they tend to continue the abuse the substance since they are unable to handle the period of intense craving, which can come all of a sudden.
  3. Relapse prevention: Arguably it is the most important component of de-addiction program. Leaving the substance is not that hard, but staying away from it is the most difficult part as reported by many patients with addiction. To ensure that the person stays clean and healthy without the substance, they are taught some techniques like asking for help whenever they feel the need to do the substance or staying away from potentially, dangerous situations, like going to party where alcohol is available. With therapy, the individual gains more confidence in his/her own abilities rather than depending on the substance for facing life situations. In addition to this, they also start enjoying their life without the substance. Both the patient and his/her family play an important part in this process hence they are educated about it and are advised regarding appropriate ways of ensuring sobriety for the patient.
  4. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): It is a self-hellp group in which ex-alcoholics come together and share their experiences, for instance how they got into drinking, how it affected their life and now how they are maintaining their sobriety. These are mostly weekly sessions and have been found to be very effective in supporting the recovery of alcoholics to stay motivated and be clean without the use of alcohol. Similar to AA, there is NA (Narcotics Anonymous for drug addicts) and Al-Anon (for the family members and friends of problem drinkers).
  5. Yoga and exercise: A healthy daily routine with yoga or regular exercise promotes feelings of general well-being and ensures healthy mind and body. It detoxifies the body faster and even helps in recovering from the damage caused due to excessive substance use.
  6. Social skill training: An important aspect for being away from drugs/alcohol is the ability to say NO to such offers from others. Assertive behaviour, healthy communication pattern and good problem solving ability are skills that are taught to assist the person to stay healthy without feeling the need to take the substance.

One of the simplest, yet very powerful principles of staying healthy is 'ONE DAY AT A TIME'! Instead of making any long-term plans for staying sober, which might seem over-whelming and extremely difficult, just plan for that very day and DECIDE to be clean without the substance.

How To Handle Behavioral Problems In Adolescents?

Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, BAMS, IMA Ayush , Vaidratnam kerala
General Physician, Gurgaon
How To Handle Behavioral Problems In Adolescents?

Upon reaching adolescence, children's bodies undergo several changes and so do their minds. It is then that their minds are most, as well as least impressionable. And the daunting question regarding the upbringing of an adolescent is how to treat their constantly changing behavior?

Here are some of the tantrums adolescents more commonly throw, and what should ideally be your approach to it:

  1. Your child seems to hate you: It is very common for a phase of emotional exclusionism to prevail between 16-17 years of age approximately. And the worst thing you could do is heighten that emotion by returning the hatred. Make sure you're firm against any extremely unacceptable behavior, but at the same time, show them that you're there for them no matter what.
  2. Electronic devices become the center of their attention: Whenever you want to have an earnest conversation with your children, their attention seems to be drawn solely to their phones and computers. They feel the need to be connected to their friends and all times. Ways to monitor that are by setting limit to the maximum hours spent on devices or making them pay their own bills, which will make them more responsible rather than splurging unnecessarily. Also, if your child is not entirely secluded from the family, it is probably best not to interfere all the time.
  3. Ignoring the curfew: Your kids often stay out later than the set limit. But it is quite possible that your curfew is unreasonable when compared to other parents' curfew. Find out what the average time limit is; it may prevent your child from bearing a grudge against you. In case they still fail to respect your curfew, make sure you spill out to them what the consequences can be, like being grounded for a week. However, in certain cases, your child may be spending time doing nothing constructive, but away from home. There may be something else going on, find out what that is.
  4. Being friends with the wrong people: Sometimes it might happen that you think some children do not have a good influence on your child, but you cannot say that directly because adolescents tend to get very defensive about their choice of friends. Unless the adolescent is doing something harmful with the friend, like using drugs, let him exercise his choice. Otherwise, don't hesitate from seeking professional help to counsel your child.
  5. Being over-dramatic: Every emotion is heightened in your child and you cannot tell them that what they are whining or being overjoyed about are trivial, because that's their prime focus then. Let them realize on their own how irrational they sound or else you may risk spoiling your relation with them.
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Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
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Hi, One day I felt scared at night which I am dieting due to heart attack! I think so it was a panic Attack but which I am not able to come out of it as Daily I am travelling I am getting scared of any Accidental will occur with me can you suggest me any treatment which this cold get Flush of! And I was weighting 70 kg I lost 5 kg now I am weighting 65.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi, One day I felt scared at night which I am dieting due to heart attack! I think so it was a panic Attack but which...
This is not heart problem. You can prevent heart trouble as its cause is modern lifestyle. In modern lifestyle good is not traditional and healthy, it is modern and high glucose. As you improve your diet, you will achieve excellent health and long life. What is your present diet?
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Sir, As I mentioned in my query, I feel my wife is having some abnormal behavior. She is too possessive and takes everything negatively. I'll give you an example of possessiveness. She cannot tolerate even if my Son moves closely with me. She even cannot tolerate if I call my sister or someone as Amma, as other than my Mom, I used to call my wife as Amma. She feels I'm giving more respect/love to those people. She cannot even tolerate if some girl/lady comes and asks me address or some info. When we are at public places. No lady should talk to me, unless until she is either my Mom/Sister/Close relative. Even she will not tolerate if her sister talks to me. She cannot tolerate if my Son moves closely with her or my parents as well. She gets irritated and frustrated if he is moving closely with them. Because of that reason, she restricts me and my son to go to my home town. Every time when we have to go to my hometown she creates a very big scene saying why we should go to our hometown. And she denies every time. By saying something I'll make her to come. I should not watch tv/movie when a beautiful lady on the screen. I should not praise the actor or someone in front of her. I should not talk to any other lady other than my family members and that too in a limited fashion. I am thinking about myself as well as about my son. Because my son is a 5 year old, how much pressure he might be feeling by seeing such abnormal behavior in his Mom's face and activities. She cannot tolerate if he says I cannot eat and shouts like anything. She gets irritated for silly and unwanted reasons. Even she finds faults in every other person in the world. She feels every woman other than her are characterless and doubts everyone. After reading all these facts, please advise me what to do Sir. Please please please. Even I cannot tolerate this kind of nature for long time.

MBBS, MD - Neuropsychiatry
Psychiatrist, Varanasi
Please consult a psychiatrist for your wife. She has serious personality issues and maybe underlying OCD which can be treated.
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I am 40 years male and I am depressed some times. Have feelings of worthlessness, not interested in doing daily activities, not interested in doing anything. Please advice and help on this. Thanks, Pavan. S.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 40 years male and I am depressed some times. Have feelings of worthlessness, not interested in doing daily activ...
Hello Lybrate user The symptoms mentioned above are indicative of depressive mood disorder. Depression needs combination therapy i.e. Medication along with psychotherapy. Try consulting a clinical psychologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Try sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone close. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app for further guidance.
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I am suffering from depression. I am a student. When I take a decision for future study then I have have depressed and so sad. There various felt tension come with mind. Some time later am felling sad. I have not attention to any work. I am thinking so much. Another is that I have sexual problem for masturbation from 12 age. Some time I think hopeless and fear in my study. Some think I don't do anything and I want to destroy my life. Sir help me please.

Diploma in psychology, PVA ayurveda, bits,pilani
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression. I am a student. When I take a decision for future study then I have have depressed an...
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. It's quite common to experience fear, Insecurity, indecisiveness, doubtful, confusion etc when you face a failure. These are the symptoms of anxiety in your mind and overthinking. Such anxious thoughts creates negativity in everything you do in day to day life. Be positive. You can overcome this with few mindsets excersises or psychotherapy sessions. This helps to handle thoughts and emotions and importantly increases positivity. Take a professional counselling support to get guidance to overcome this problem. Feel free to reach me online anytime for further assistance. Be positive. You will be alright soon.
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I discharge within a 15 second my age 45 year no disease only depression and taking XET CR 25 since 7 y 1 in morning n trika .25 with .pls advice any good medicine.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling, Research Scholar
Psychologist, Guwahati
I discharge within a 15 second my age 45 year no disease only depression and taking XET CR 25 since 7 y 1 in morning ...
We as life skills coaches don't prescribe ny medication, for that you need to consult a qualified psychiatrist You also need to consult a qualified counsellor in your area and take their advice to get yourself released of all emotional trauma you hold within, this could be a reason for years premature ejaculation. Symptoms suggests you are too much overworked and anxious You can engage yourself in some form of yoga or relaxation to take care of your stress and anxiety as apparently from your situation it seems you are very anxious. You should also share issues with close friends and pursue your hobbies to buildup your self esteem. Maybe gardening, writing, painting, music etc.
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I am 37 years old women with two kids. I am married to a person who is gradually destroying my mental health. Due to which I feel depressed. He has beaten me very badly in past. Now when there is any argument I continuously speak for 48 hrs. I beat myself by slapping my face many times. Do nothing even couldn't feed my children. Otherwise I am normal. Is it some mental illness or simple anger. Please help me.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 37 years old women with two kids. I am married to a person who is gradually destroying my mental health. Due to ...
Yes it's depression Please talk about your concern with a mental health professional Don't suffer seek help Consult with me or any psychologist for therapy and counseling Connect with me through text or audio on Lybrate app All the best.
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