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I am facing high level of stress due to personal and professional reasons. Will running or walking help reduce stress for me.
I am a marijuana smoker. How to leave this? Because when I smoke my heart beat going very fast, and I feel weakness.
I am a tobacco addict. I feel sleepy all the time when I try quitting it. Please suggest how to fight this withdrawal symptom of uncontrolled sleep. I have tried nicotex which does not help much. Also bupron and champix take me to mood swing as I have bipolar disorder. Please help.
Hello Doctors, just wanted to explain my Stress and Anxiety problem. I am really in a stress or rather depression which I can say. I for the past 2 months started to think that I am not well and react to even a small boil that comes on my body that makes me think I am with a STD or some major organ failure etc. I only have sex with my wife and not anyone else. BOTH ARE LOYAL TO EACH other SO I DO not HAVE TO SUSPECT HER. But this stress or thinking module made me get a TMJ problem and I am having a pop noise every time I take a hard bite or sometimes my jaw feels like it's getting locked. So I am using a night TMJ mouth appliances. Now for the past 3 days I suddenly developed pain in my left axillary part. Not sure what I did and got that pain and a slight swelling, its makes me get too worried. I tried to see if there is any boils or lump but found nothing. Is it anything serious. The pain is in the left armpit and moves slightly in front (not very much, just upto the end of my armpit hair distance I can say). What can it be and is it something I need to worry about. I seen a Ortho today but he seems to not check that part but just said it could be a strain and gave me an injection with some muscle relaxing tabs. Why am I getting so worried that something wrong is going to happen to me and my stress/anxiety level is high I suppose. Please suggest me what to do. I am also planning to join a fitness centre to reduce my weight from being 150Kgs. Thank you in advance. Will contact if any future ref needed in person.
Pls tell me what are the techniques to reduce stammering in speech therapy? I want to remove stammering.
My brother in law is an alcoholic. On holidays he consumes alcohol morning as well as evening and takes in huge quantities. After drinking he creates problems in the house. Any amount of advice only fall on deaf ears as he is not willing to listen any one. That only increases his consumption. I want to know any safe medicine that can be administered along with food without patients knowledge that can create a dirt of aversion towards alcohol. Presently his health is good outwardly.
People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.
Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.
The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
- The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
- Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
- Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.
Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
- In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
- Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.
I am loosing memory. I keep forgetting things. Study I do, last a day only. Next day I find I am blank. Pls suggest which could be effective in regaining my Memory power.
Lalalajpat is my aunty she has a disease called schizophrenia. Can anyone suggest me any suggestions for curing her and are there any chances of getting my aunt to normal conditions? Please help.
Depression is such an ailment that may be intensely distressing and may lead to severe damage to the afflicted person and their close ones, if left without proper care and treatment. So if you are in charge of caring for patients affected with chronic depression, then it may seem challenging as well as equally rewarding. You will feel challenged when you're trying to figure out a possible solution to help the patient. Each patient is a distinct individual with varying needs contrary to the patients affected with diabetes or cardiac disorders where the treatments are properly schemed and structured.
Caring for yourself is also important-
When you are trying to deal with patients affected with depression, you will first have to properly recognize depression and anxiety. When someone you love is affected with depression, you will try your level best to help that person come out of the situation. However, note that it is also important to take care of your own mental as well as physical health. Because when you are trying to help a person come out of depression, it is likely that you too would face similar psychological distress. A recent study reported that caregivers of depressed people with bipolar disorder and severe depressive problems were more susceptible to psychological troubles than care providers of other healthcare needs like diabetes or cancer among general population. So it is really imperative to look after yourself as well.
Sticking to a well-regulated treatment plan-
Though social support is significant, it alone cannot help in suppressing depression. If you know a person encountering pangs of depression, advise him or her to seek professional assistance. Depression is such a clinical condition that requires to be dealt with medication, therapy or a balanced combination of both. You will have to make them understand that you care about them, but you alone cannot succeed in healing that person without proper medical guidance. Encourage such people to closely follow a physician’s advice and take proper medicines as recommended by the healthcare provider.
Insisting on following healthy habits-
You will have to try to encourage the patients in regulating their energies into doing something positive for both mind and body. This can be aptly done through exercise, which helps in lowering the risk of anxiety as well as depression with regular practice. This, along with the intake of a healthy balanced diet would also help them to recover faster.
While doing your bit to aid a person come out of depression, you should also take him or her to a responsive psychologist who can recommend faster methods of getting rid of depression permanently.