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Dr. Faiaz Ahmed Sattar

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Dr. Faiaz Ahmed Sattar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Faiaz Ahmed Sattar personally at Jeevika Hospital in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Faiaz Ahmed Sattar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 25 year old I am feeling body pains when I get off from bed for last 6 month. Can you tell me what is the reason and what I want to do for that. I am not taking heavy works and I am going to bed of 11o'clock.

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
I am 25 year old I am feeling body pains when I get off from bed for last 6 month. Can you tell me what is the reason...
Lybrate-user I would like to say that your lifestyle may not be proper. For body pains we would like to know that if you are lying down directly under the fan? that may cause heaviness. Another cause is high uric acid and guoty diathesis. So avoid more legumes in diet. You should also check your diet. It must healthy with less cholesterol and less sugar. Take salads and fruits and vitamin b12 and drink plenty of water. Avoid roti in any form.
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Dear sir, he is not ready to go to the doctor, near about a year he is out of treatment. Only sometime he take the" depsonil" medicine. But that also not in regular basis, it was prescribed by the doctor before one year. When I beg him to go to the doctor he says he will go. But then when I ask shall I take an appointment then he becomes silent. And near about six months he rarely talks with me. Please guide me how can I motivate him and make talk with me and how can get reach of a doctor for his treatment and counselling. Please please show me the path. Thanks radha.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear sir, he is not ready to go to the doctor, near about a year he is out of treatment. Only sometime he take the" d...
He is not following the prescription and therefore he cannot gain the benefits of the medication. Erratic use is also devoid of any benefits. His depression is taking a toll on him and he needs to be forced to go to the doctor. Is there no one else in the house or among relatives whose help may be sought to get him to the doctor? he himself is not motivated and this languorous state is typical of the condition and therefore he has to be literally carried to the doctor. If all this is not possible, please visit the doctor who prescribed the medication, and ask him to either come on a home visit or to prescribe some medication to be administered via his food or drink and this will get him out of his stupor. Once he is out of this state, he may become more amenable to go himself for follow up treatment. Apart from this he needs psychological counseling for a long time and it is worth finding out someone for this purpose. S/he could visit the person and through the dialogue that will ensue he can become more active and work on some issues to become more functional. Even when he is taking his medication, do not stop the counseling.
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Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists 
and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the Brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connections with normal behaviour. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD have shown signs of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age, and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It's all Relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person's cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal Brains: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brains of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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I have an addiction to alcohol and after drinking I feel very good to play my guitar with singing. I think it's about two and a half years, I am continuously doing this. I drink about 300 ml daily at night. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Start with homoeopathic medication by Schwabe - Quercus Robur 1x/ thrice a day daily for 4 weeks. Start taking fresh, nutritive, balanced and healthy food consisting more of seasonal fruits, green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, flaxseeds, 10-12 glasses of water in a day, 6-8hrs. of sleep daily and think healthy! Can also practice yoga which also helps in get rid up this habit and detoxify your body! Yoga Poses: -Marichyasana: It is performed by sitting in a comfortable position on the floor. Sit cross-legged on the floor and pull your right thigh towards your chest. Twist your body towards the right side. Repeat the twist on the left side. -Suryanamaskar: To begin with, hold your hands folded in front of you (as in the Indian Namaskara pose) and look at the sun. Raise your hands straight upwards in the folded position. Bend down and touch your feet. Stretch one leg outwards and arch your body backwards. Bend forward in the downward dog pose and then rest your entire body on your belly. Next, slowly lift up your torso in the cobra pose. Now, return back to the downward dog pose and all the other poses you have performed before it in the return sequence. Ultimately, you will return to the folded hands pose which you have started with. -Baddha Konasana is performed in a seated posture. Start by sitting with your legs stretched outwards. Now fold one leg and then the next, and place them with the soles of the feet in contact with each other. Remain seated in the position for as long as you can. -Balasana helps in combating alcoholism by strengthening the mind of the alcohol addict. This asana relieves mental stress and fatigue and improves blood circulation to the brain. To perform this asana, kneel down, touch the floor with your forehead and stretch out your hands in the front.
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Hello I am 22yers old. If I use kwiknic nicotine gum to quiet smoking. Is it any harmful effects or any benefits from this type of nicotine replacement.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
hi,you can use this nicotine replacement therapy but you need to know these precautions to follow:- Avoid eating & drinking for 15 minutes before and during chewing of KWIKNIC • Do not use removable dentures while chewing KWIKNIC • Consult your doctor prior to using KWIKNIC • If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or below 18 years of age • If you have any medical condition - including uncontrolled blood pressure, stomach ulcer, kidney or liver diseases, heart or circulation problems, allergies, inflammation of mouth, overactive thyroid, adrenal gland cancer or if you are insulin dependant - If you are taking any medicine including those containing theophylline, tacrine, clozapine or ropinirol • If you have had previous reactions to gums or other nicotine containing products these are the side effects of Kwiknic:- it May induce headache, nausea, hiccups, vomiting, throat irritation, dyspepsia, excess salivation, sore mouth or throat, jaw muscle ache and sleep disturbance.
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder - What You Should Know About It?

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Intermittent Explosive Disorder - What You Should Know About It?

Do you or someone you know lash out in aggressive verbal and violent behavior at the slightest provocation? This could be a symptom of a behavioral disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED. Intermittent Explosive Disorder is characterized by repeated, sudden bursts of anger which are disproportionate to the situation. These outbursts also have no discernable reason behind them. These outbursts can have a negative impact on your relationships, work and finances. If left untreated, this chronic condition can continue for years.

The exact cause for IED is unknown, but research shows that a number of environmental and biological factors play an important role in triggering such behavior. Genes may also play a role in triggering this behavior as such aggressive behavior is found to run in families. Children and teenagers are most commonly affected by this condition. Children who have been exposed to violent behavior in their early childhood years are more likely to exhibit such behavior as they grow older. There are various symptoms exhibited by the people suffering from other psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, ADHD or antisocial personality disorder; some of the symptoms to look out for are:

  1. Bursts of anger that last 30 minutes or less
  2. Chronic irritability
  3. Racing thoughts
  4. Tightness of the chest
  5. Tremors and tingling sensation
  6. Physical aggression

People suffering from this condition often feel relief or fatigue after such an episode. However, later they are filled with feelings of guilt and embarrassment. If such episodes occur repeatedly, it is best to consult a doctor. By conducting a thorough physical and psychological examination the doctor will be able to diagnose your condition and treat you accordingly.

There is no one set course of treatment that applies to all cases of this condition. Treatment usually involves medication and psychotherapy. Medication in these cases may include antidepressants and mood stabilizers. This medication should not be stopped unless your doctor advises this. Also do not use alcohol or any mood altering drugs along with it.

When it comes to psychotherapy, the patient may benefit from individual or group therapy. It aims to identify situations that trigger such behavior and teach the patient how to manage their anger. Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and yoga can also help keep you calm. Psychotherapy also enhances the patient's ability to communicate with others and find alternate ways of getting out of a frustrating situation.

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Hame apane man ko kis tarah se kabu Karu ki idhar udhar nahi bhatake paye Please answer.

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
Hame apane man ko kis tarah se kabu Karu  ki  idhar udhar nahi  bhatake paye  Please answer.
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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My sister gets out of control whenever she gets angry. She gets irritated whenever we talk about something serious. We don't know how to make her understand.

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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I am 28 old marriage female and I am quick out in 5 min bed so my husband is angry so please suggestion?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 28 old marriage female and I am quick out in 5 min bed so my husband is angry so please suggestion?
Hi, you r under wt. It seems you r not interested to cooperate in sexual coition with your partner as you don't desire to go for sexual enter course due to certain reasons or circumstances. You need to go for the under norms * tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to abserve neutritions, vitamins, to feel energetic. * go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce stress, anxiety if any and to nourish your brain to calm down your nerve to r release the mental blocks, you possess regarding sexual enter course. Your diet b easily digestible on time. Tk, apples, carrots, cheese, pumpkins, spinach, milk, almonds, walnuts. Tk, homoeo medicines: sepia 200-6 pills at bed time. Alfalfaq-10 drops, thrice with little water. Avoid, caffeine, junk food, dust, scorching sun, polluted atmosphere, conteminated water intake. Tk, care.
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Sir I have severe neck and shoulders pain (left) pain till 1 month. I consult orthopaedic doctor he suggested me the medicine Aceclofenac, calcium tablets. I have take it but there was no improvement till now. What can I do please suggest me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir I have severe neck and shoulders pain (left) pain till 1 month. I consult orthopaedic doctor he suggested me the ...
Hello, Kindly follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Kindly go for cervical X ray AP and lateral and review with reports Consult Physician for Further Management
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Nicotine in smoke

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Nicotine in smoke causes addiction worst than heroin.
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What is the best thing to do improve memory power and development of brain (skill sharpness so on)

BHMS
Homeopath,
Eat healthy food. Eat fresh fishes. Eat some nuts. It can help. Do some jogging or walking. It will increase the blood circulation in brain. Which improve the memory power. Meditation is the best medicine. It's very tough bt not impossible. U can try. Any further assistance you can contact me for audio consultation. Where only I can give you some tricks to improve memory power.
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I am 32 years working women .joint family blessed with 3 years son. Born after 3 miscarriages. .but not happy with life. MIL is very cruel .relationship with husband is diluting now.what can i do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
It is not unusual in our society to not have strong marital relationship and most people do not focus on improving the same. Any relationship needs both focus and work of love to continue to be good. Marriage is no exception. There could be many reason like having a child or you also are working and busy wit house hold work. On top of this your in law issues. All these things drains you and you don't have time and energy left for your marriage. Similar thing cloud be possible for your husband. Right now you seem to be under lot of stress. If you could take few days off and go on a little holiday trip with your husband and son. Please do that. You both need to talk and understand each other and decide what is important for you. You may consult a marriage counselor who can help you work on I creasing positivity inna relationship and on an individual level. I understand that your son needs your focus attention ans love at the same time your relationship to. When I am saying you both need to talk. Inam not saying just blame each other and fight. I really want you to listen to each other deeply a d understand and make the bond of friendship stronger. My speciality is marriage and parenting. If you need any further advice or concrete guideline to be happy and content feel free to contact me. Wishing you very best.
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I want to know if I'm suffering from depression. I'm in a relationship. Everyone around me thinks my boyfriend loves me very much. I too sometimes feel the same. But not always. I expect him to care for me more, but he doesn't have time for me. I need him, but he is not always there for me. I'm very short tempered, and I think he thinks I'm a burden to him. I don't feel like eating. I don't socialize much. Can't share my feelings with anyone. I love him so much. I'm suffering like anything. I need some help.

M.Phil - Psychology, M.A - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I want to know if I'm suffering from depression. I'm in a relationship. Everyone around me thinks my boyfriend loves ...
Hi lybrate-user, It does not sound like you are suffering from depression. However, it is important that you realize the root cause of why you are feeling so low. You are looking at yourself from the eyes of your boyfriend, others. Your life is not just about being someone's girlfriend. There is a whole new person existing inside you apart from your relationship which you need to discover. I suggest you go for regular Counseling to share your life freely and learn to develop your confidence and strengths. Take care.
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Hi, I am 27 years old girl. I was divorced in 2014. I was loving one person. He too divorced. But he has a female child. We lived together almost near one year. I got pregnant last year because of him. Then due to legal issues I could not continue my pregnancy so we decided to abort. But I feel too much of guilty still. Then I found some changed in his behavior. Very recently he cancelled his divorce for his daughter. His daughter wants him back. She is a kid. After some discussion he ask me to come to his place. So I left my family for him. I am a independent girl. I will not depend any one financially. I have my own job. I am earning 40 k. Actually we informed to my parents that we both got married. My parents informed to every relation and neighbors that I got married. One problem happened to his daughter. He solved her problem. But when he came here he totally changed. He did not speak to me. I know the value and role of father. But he forgot about my situation. Now I feel that I want my baby from him only. My parents come to know what happen to me. So they forced me and took me to home back. But i am answering every relation and neighbors. But my lover do not think about me. I do not know how he turned suddenly against me. He spoke to my brother that, I have a female child. Also i am not fit for handle two families. i am not financially well settle." my family told me that" let handle this issue later" and now i am in house arrest. I know they want my good future. But I can not think anyone as my husband. I want my baby from him only. I'll take care of myself and my baby. My lover told that" if you are financially well settled then I can give whatever you want. I have planned that I'll go to his place again and I will see my career and also i am gonna to ask baby from him. My difficult situation is. I can not forget him and I want him in my life as my husband. I never stop him to skip his responsibilities. Please advise me how and what to talk with him? Because he feels that i am treating him bad. Also he know very well that i am loving him most. Doctor please advise me how to handle this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 27 years old girl. I was divorced in 2014. I was loving one person. He too divorced. But he has a female chi...
Sit with him and calmly talk to him about your concerns and with equal calmness listen to what he wants to do about his marriage and with this relationship with you. Try to arrive at a mutual decision because it will be a long term commitment with long term and huge consequences. You would not like to have a child and a strained relationship with him, would you? so, give proper thought to your relationship, realities and consequences of any decision you take. You can enter couple counselling to explore your relationship along with your partner. If he doesn't agree then you can seek individual counselling. Before being obsessed about bringing in a baby with him, remember it's a life that you would bring into the world and what kind of life you would like to give the child. I'm sure you are responsible and will seek proper help and guidance. Take care.
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What should I do now for prevention now? as i' m a drug user recently but now I give up all those

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, you are just 21. Therefore your drug addicton might not be that large. Will power is the key. Make sure you engage yourself in activities such as games. Drink plenty of water, tender coconut water and fruit juices etc. The withdrawal symptoms can be managed. Please consult a rehabilitation therapist. Take care.
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I am suffering from stress that leads to sleeplessness. I cannot take english medicine as its been many years I have not taken any english medicine.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from stress that leads to sleeplessness. I cannot take english medicine as its been many years I have ...
You have mentioned that you are suffering from stress, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes and medicines, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively if implimented fully. The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I had a breakup 6 months ago. I used to be very stressed out. I dint even have proper food and bath that month and had lost lot of hair in small patches. I have been in stress all these 6 months Will these hair grow back naturally and in how much time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I had a breakup 6 months ago.
I used to be very stressed out. I dint even have proper food and bath that month and ha...
If they are stress related, the hair will grow back as soon as you reduce your stress and live healthily. If there are other issues that got triggered off because of this breakup, then you are well advised to look into them now. Sdtress is bad for anyone for that matter. If you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually, stress can wish you goodbye, forever.
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I have taken ayurvedic anti anxiety medicines for a long time. But these anti anxiety medicines has caused me something like brain fog or sedation and it just refused to go. It has made mentally unstable, sometimes anxious, sometimes over confident. I do not know what to do. please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have taken ayurvedic anti anxiety medicines for a long time.
But these anti anxiety medicines has caused me somethi...
Some poorly researched, US FDA/ WHO unapproved drugs can cause permanent brain damage. Get a MRI Brain, EEG and neuropsychological evaluation done, depending on the results remedy can be suugested
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I am a 22 year old male. I am feeling depressed at time about not having a good friendship in my college and the so called friends of mine whom I though to be my best friends are humiliating me and speaking bad about me when I am not around. I just tried to get away from those kind of person eventually end up lonely and feel dejected for not able to maintain a proper friendship and for not able to enjoy the college life. Please suggest me with some solution how to handle the situation and come out of this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 22 year old male. I am feeling depressed at time about not having a good friendship in my college and the so c...
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day." As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression," Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning." 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression," You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again. If you want ablet ask me personally
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