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Dr. Girish

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Girish Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Girish is an experienced Psychiatrist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Bangalore Neuro Centre in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Girish on Lybrate.com.

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I had a breakup from a 8 year long relationship. Since then I am feeling lonely and have started drinking alcohol. How should I overcome with this.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I had a breakup from a 8 year long relationship. Since then I am feeling lonely and have started drinking alcohol. Ho...
8 years was long time. I understang when you say you are feeling lonely. But remember one thing that life is very beautiful and precious do not waste it thinking about your past. Its a phase and it will definately pass unless you do not want it. Make sure you be around people keep doing things that you enjoy go for walks in open fresh air, make new frds think about your future. Find the motive for your life. Try and do meditation. Get away from things that takes you in past memory. Alcohol is ot going to help you doing above things. If you want to overcome it then you need to be in your complete senses and take hold of yor life its you who can spoil or make it worth living. Not able to help yourself then book appointment online. Or consult counsellor near by you.
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I am suffering from depression from a long time.Please do help

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
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Consult a clinical psychologist at the earliest, based on the nature and intensity of depression he/ she may guide you to undergo psychological therapies or refer to a psychiatrist for medical intervention.
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Hi i' m medical stud & please unable to concentrate in studies. Please advice & help me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life, u are having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don' t like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am 25 years old, I have one question for you. When I tried to learn something I just realized that I forgot all things which I studied. What to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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I am 21 years old. Some time I feel depressed. I want to take drugs to increase memory.

MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Pune
I am 21 years old. Some time I feel depressed. I want to take drugs to increase memory.
Hi lybrate-user, there are no drugs to increase memory. Impaired memory could be a sign of depression. Consult with a psychiatrist. Also, make sure you have a healthy lifestyle, comprising of regular exercise, good diet and adequate sleep. Get you vit b12 levels tested. Good luck.
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Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can cure? Please advice.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can  cure? Please advice.
For a mild and moderate anxiety, only cbt can help. But a severe case of anxiety will need medications, counselling, exercising and diet interventions.
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Greeting sir, I have been taking FELIZ-S PLUS for the last 7 years for my anxiety and insomnia. Is it safe in all aspects. Kindly advise.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Greeting sir, I have been taking FELIZ-S PLUS for the last 7 years for my anxiety and insomnia. Is it safe in all asp...
It is a combination of escitalopram and clonazepam normally combinations are rarely given esp in western coutries to evaluate the adverse effect and action of each salt. Common side effects of escitalopram are constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; trouble sleeping. And long term side effects of clonazepam are vertigo or dizziness. Heaviness or numbness of the extremities. Impaired cognition. Failure to form new memories. Confusion. Reduced judgment and slowed reaction time.* reduced sex drive. And drug dependence which is even seen in short term use.
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I have the habit to of chewing tobacco from 2 years I need to stop chewing tobacco help, I don't want to use nexito its so costly tell me another medicine or idea help.

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Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, * Chewing smokeless tobacco & gutka, Panmashala can cost you hatred in the society and make you the victim of cancer of mouth, throat, gum, tongue, oesophagus along with deformity of teeth with ugly shape there of. *Spitting out of tobacco -chewing is indescent and discarded by d society. *People, chewing tobacco are not accepted in d society and are sufferer of unemployment. .* undesired expenses on tobacco, gradually,make d family members sufferer of amenities.* you may suffer gastric disorder to make you feel, negatively which might be disliked by your friends resulting in losing your friends to entract with them * * You'll be compelled, behaving like a begger to borrow smokeless tobacco from an unknown tobacco chewer, openly ,degrading your own position in the society. * Say ,U are attending a conference (as a tobacco chewer), You will face two problems ,immediate after the meeting proceeds. -1/to search an unknown tobacco chewer who can borrow you a pinch of tobacco to satisfy your urge. - 2/secondly, after chewing tobacco you will need a safe place to spit out ,chewed tobacco, making you embarrassed & disturbed in the meeting loosing your concentration to the agendas of the meeting. * It's You who can rescue yourself of chewing tobacco by your strong will power. Homoeopathy can help you to rescue your injurious habit, depending upon your life style, dietary regulation & the attitude to decline chewing tobacco. >Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk care.
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I am always struggling with thoughts in my mind (continuous thought process) even when I am sleeping. Due to this, I am losing the memory power, getting tensions, not able to concentrate on any works. Please suggest the solutions to come out of this problems. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am always struggling with thoughts in my mind (continuous thought process) even when I am sleeping. Due to this, I ...
You may be under some stress, and I do not know if you are aware of it. Find out what this disturbance is all about and as you address it, memory and concentration will happily return to favor you. Do meet with a counselor, if your stress is too much. In the meantime please follow the suggested guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or calisthenics exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. But you must have short term memory to convert it into long-term memory. So the emphasis must be in activating good short term memory, ideally and always. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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I am a 25 year old female. My symptoms are: -low on energy -feeling of hopelessness -negative thoughts -suicidal thoughts -no control on eating -also stammer sometimes.

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I am a 25 year old female.
My symptoms are:
-low on energy -feeling of hopelessness
-negative thoughts
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May be due to some problem or due to some bad expriences you are feeling like this, we need to rule out the reason ,please take help of any professional.in the mean time try to follow my suggestions-make some good friends with whom you can share your feelings as one research in USA it is proven that by sharing feelings our stress level decreases by 60 % ,make some good friends ,join any hobby class, expand your social circle, Do Yoga and meditation, in short don't sit and think on this topic again and again it will give you nothing and only will increase your frustration level, what presently require is to rule out the reason for your problem .eat healthy food, eat dark chocolates, eat multigrain chapati, jowar,eat green vegetables, green salad, sprouts,fiberous food, seasonal fruits, curd,avoid junk and spicy food .take care.
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Madam since I'm suffering from 3 months when I sit for more than 1 hour my pain is very severe I can't concentrate on my studies please help me.

Physiotherapist, Latur
-You need proper posture correction for sitting Have a look on my health tip about posture and understand proper sitting posture. -avoid long time sitting in one position,keep changing your postion recurrently. -Do stretching whenever u take a break. -the chair or table u use for sitting should be of accurate height so that you dont have to bend so much, it should have proper cushioning and armrests. this corrections will help u a lot. Thanku
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
THE IMPORTANCE AND THE ART OF SAYING NO
In our Indian culture, we are taught to be polite and respectful especially with elders, whatever the cost to us. We must be polite with our guests and other relationships and at the workplace. Women must be never say no their in laws if they want to be happy in their married life. Employees should never say no to their bosses or managers or else they will lose their jobs.

There are 6 main reasons why people hesitate in saying NO:

1. You want to help. You are a kind soul at heart. You don’t want to turn the person away and you want to help where possible, even if it may eat into your time.
2. Afraid of being rude. I was brought up under the notion that saying “No”, especially to people who are more senior, is rude and disrespectful.
3. Wanting to be agreeable. You don’t want to alienate yourself from the group because you’re not in agreement. So you confirm to others’ request.
4. Fear of conflict. You are afraid the person might be angry if you reject him/her. This might lead to an ugly confrontation. Even if there isn’t, there might be friction created which might lead to negative consequences in the future.
5. Fear of lost opportunities. Perhaps you are worried saying no means closing doors. For example, one of my clients’ wife was asked to transfer to another department in her company. Since she liked her team, she didn’t want to shift. However, she didn’t want to say no as she felt it would affect her promotion opportunities in the future.
6. Not burning bridges. Some people take “no” as a sign of rejection. It might lead to bridges being burned and relationships severed.

Well these reasons are not true if you are familiar with the art of saying NO. Remember those people who said no to you and you didn't feel bad about it. The trick lies in when and how to say NO.
At the end of the day, it’s about how you say “no”, rather than the fact you’re saying no, that affects the outcome. After all, you have your own priorities and needs, just like everyone has his/her own needs. Saying no is about respecting and valuing your time and space. Saying no is your prerogative.

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAY NO
Rather than avoid it altogether, it’s all about learning the right way to say no. After I began to say no to others, I realized it’s really not as bad as I thought. The other people were very understanding and didn’t put up any resistance. Really, the fears of saying no are just in our mind. If you are not sure how to do so, here are 7 simple ways for you to say no. Use the method that best meets your needs in the situation.

The art lies in using appropriate body language, tone and proper timing. Coming across as genuine, warm and friendly will help to set the tone of the interaction and you will be the winner.

1. “I can’t commit to this as I have other priorities at the moment.”
If you are too busy to engage in the request/offer, this will be applicable. This lets the person know your plate is full at the moment, so he/she should hold off on this as well as future requests. If it makes it easier, you can also share what you’re working on so the person can understand better. I use this when I have too many commitments to attend to.

2. “Now’s not a good time as I’m in the middle of something. How about we reconnect at X time?”
It’s common to get sudden requests for help when you are in the middle of something. Sometimes I get phone calls from friends or associates when I’m in a meeting or doing important work. This method is a great way to (temporarily) hold off the request. First, you let the person know it’s not a good time as you are doing something. Secondly, you make known your desire to help by suggesting another time (at your convenience). This way, the person doesn’t feel disappointed or rejected.

3. “I’d love to do this, but …”
I often use this as it’s a gentle way of breaking no to the other party. It’s encouraging as it lets the person know you like the idea (of course, only say this if you do like it) and there’s nothing wrong about it. I often use this line when I get invitations to late night dinners and parties. Their ideas are absolutely great, but I can’t take part due to other reasons such as prior commitments or different needs.

4. “Let me think about it first and I’ll get back to you.”
This is more like a “Maybe” than a straight out “No”. If you are interested but you don’t want to say ‘yes’ just yet, use this. Sometimes I’m pitched a great idea which meets my needs, but I want to hold off on committing as I want some time to think first. There are times when new considerations pop in and I want to be certain of the decision before committing myself. If the person is sincere about the request, he/she will be more than happy to wait a short while. Specify a date / time-range (say, in 1-2 weeks) where the person can expect a reply.

If you’re not interested in what the person has to offer at all, don’t lead him/her on. Use methods #5, #6 or #7 which are definitive.

5. “This doesn’t meet my needs now but I’ll be sure to keep you in mind.”
If someone is pitching a deal/opportunity which isn’t what you are looking for, let him/her know straight-out that it doesn’t meet your needs. Otherwise, the discussion can drag on longer than it should. It helps as the person know it’s nothing wrong about what he/she is offering, but that you are looking for something else. At the same time, by saying you’ll keep him/her in mind, it signals you are open to future opportunities.

6. “I’m not the best person to help on this. Why don’t you try X?”
If you are being asked for help in something which you (i) can’t contribute much to (ii) don’t have resources to help, let it be known they are looking at the wrong person. If possible, refer them to a lead they can follow-up on – whether it’s someone you know, someone who might know someone else, or even a department. I always make it a point to offer an alternate contact so the person doesn’t end up in a dead end. This way you help steer the person in the right place.

7. “No, I can’t.”
The simplest and most direct way to say no. We build up too many fears in our mind to saying no. As I shared earlier in this article, these fears are self-created and they are not true at all. Don’t think so much about saying no and just say it outright. You’ll be surprised when the reception isn’t half as bad as what you imagined it to be.

THE BENEFITS OF SAYING NO:

Overcommitting by trying to cram too many activities into too little time leads to stress. We are much more likely to get sick when we are stressed. And chronic stress can cause serious health risks including depression and heart attacks.

1. OPEN COMMUNICATION: this way you are able to tell people who you really are and what is your capabilities and responsibilities towards yourself. This fosters for honest communication. Other people also see you as a human with virtues and limitations. This builds genuine relationships. Nowadays working women are clear about asking their husbands to pitch in towards house work and husbands are open about wanting a working spouse to support the finances. This creates space for pooling our strengths and working in collaboration with each other.

2. BOUNDARIES: with this practice you will be able to take care of those people who like to push or boss around other people to get their way. Drinking, smoking, drugs are common ways that children and adults with weaker personal boundaries, get drawn into. Learning to say no protects you from potential damage.

3. TIME FOR YOUR GOALS: You make out time for what is important to you and your vision of life. By saying no to late night parties, I am able to eat less junk, get a good sleep and get up early to exercise. Saying no to unrelated office presentations gets you time to spend with family.

Learn to say no to requests that don’t meet your needs, and once you do that you’ll find how easy it actually is. You’ll get more time for yourself, your work and things that are most important to you. I know I do and I’m happy I started doing that.
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How to control stress?

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist,
U cant control stress, only manage it. In life we always try to control situations which is not possible, learn to deal with situations in best possible way and leave it. If you can't handle self, meet an expert. you may consult me.
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I am 36 years old male & become a regular addicted from cough codin syrup since last 5 years as per day by day basis & right now I want to give-up this harmful habit as soon as possible, please. Assist me HOW IT CAN BE POSSIBLE?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 36 years old male & become a regular addicted from cough codin syrup since last 5 years as per day by day basis ...
Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend NA meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. to be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.
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My grand ma has got a problem in speaking. Her speech becomes mumbled when she is taking. She had just made her teeth rearranged from a dentist. Is it the problem of that?

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Dentist, Gandhinagar
My grand ma has got a problem in speaking. Her speech becomes mumbled when she is taking. She had just made her teeth...
Yes it can be one of the reasons, but not the final reason. Ask her to practice reading anything loudly in a room, practice will solve the problem, and of course you can visit the dentist to find out other reasons.
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Why Inspiration Matters

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist,
Why Inspiration Matters
Everyone needs some sort of inspiration in their lives, as it is the driving force behind all our aspirations and dreams, so this new year, I wish you all fuel up lives of your near and dear one's with lots of inspiration. Inspiration to stay resolute, inspiration to move forward, inspiration to think positive and take action.
Inspire to be in charge of one's own ambitions, dreams, goals, action, health and life.

It's the time to implement the good lessons from last year and start a brand new one by discovering the potential of a new " u" for better physical emotional and mental health.

Inspire yourselves and others!

All the best.

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Total cholesterol 278 Triglycerides 347 Ldl cholesterol 185 7 Suffering from hypertension ( avg 160/110) from 3-4 years Age 28 yrs Feels dizzy,cannot concentrate on work properly Doc suggested Triolmezest 40 mg daily after breakfast whole life Please help

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have high levels of Total cholesterol 278 Triglycerides 347 Ldl cholesterol 185.7 You need to bring this under control. You need full assessment of Cardiac profile correctly and appropriate treatment. Contact a Physician. You need to take medicine for your Cholesterol being High(HDL not mentioned), You may need to check on Blood pressure causing Dizziness. In that case may have to start on Statins/Aspirin/review HT medicines. Diet and exercise A detailed investigation to rule out exact cause of your Hypertension/ Dizziness and Lack of concentration could be due to this.
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I am a 23-year old boy. I have been very stressed and suffering from anxiety for the past 6 months. I had severe dandruff, which I am now relieved from. My question is that I have been losing my hair very quickly. What can I do about this?

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Sexologist, Lonavala
I am a 23-year old boy. I have been very stressed and suffering from anxiety for the past 6 months. I had severe dand...
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Cut and de-seed an Indian gooseberry 2. Crush the cut gooseberry to paste 3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract its juice 4. Add 3 tbsp lemon juice to this juice 5. Mix well 6. Apply this on the scalp 7. Leave it for 30 min 8. Wash off with normal water Causes: • Stress • Weakness • Anaemia • Lack of proper nutrition • Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency • Unclean scalp, which blocks and weakens the hair pores • Hereditary factors This will help with your concern.
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I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercise or do yoga. Which one is better? What is the timing for workouts, Studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercis...
If you do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day that is fine. Exercise is best done in the mornings. Studies should be broken into 40-minute blocks of time with at least 15-minute breaks. The ideal time to study is in the mornings and evenings. For better study consider some of the following measures: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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