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Dr. Mamatha Shetty

DPM, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

37 Years Experience
Dr. Mamatha Shetty DPM, MBBS Psychiatrist, Bangalore
37 Years Experience
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Dr. Mamatha Shetty is one of the best Psychiatrists in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. She has over 37 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She is a DPM, MBBS . You can visit her at Parijma Healthcare in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mamatha Shetty and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bangalore Medical College - 1980
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I am badly facing smoking problem. So please try to help me so I can avoid it permanently. Due to this habit I face a lot of problems like constipation. Sometimes I even facing challenging to take fresh air. So doctor sir please provide me your guidelines which is helpful in my condition. I am very grateful to you if you will help me to avoid smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suppose you mean how to be able to stop the habit. That is really good that you want to stop smoking because it is really very harmful. Just the fact that you want to give up smoking is a good starting point. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I noticed dis on my self dat I'm getting lazy day by day. Because of dat im unable to concentrate on my studies thats giving me so much depression. I want to improve my activeness. I want to become cool like all boys.

Master in Psychology, Ph.D- Psychology, M.ed, Diploma in guidance and counselling , Certified clinical Hypnotherapist
Psychologist, Ghaziabad
I noticed dis on my self dat I'm getting lazy day by day. Because of dat im unable to concentrate on my studies thats...
Hi, laziness may have to do with depleting energy resources within you. Make sure you have proper diet and sleep. Before going into other reasons, get yourself checked with a physician/doctor. Also try to organise yourself and have a balanced routine with due time to be given to all activities including studies. And remember'being cool' is not about following others. Hope this helps.
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I have a bad habit of smoking how can I prevent It I just want to stop it please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Sir I am praveeen I have a problem what I do I feel very lazy when I read any book or study time and also I not remember any things for long time and my mind is always feel weakness.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Although laziness is common and a natural part of life, it has the potential to completely consume us. Laziness causes me you to feel trapped. No matter what  you do, you cannot seem to shake it off. You feel tired, you fall asleep constantly during the day, you sit around a lot and feel unable to be active, you avoid doing anything productive, and put on hold things that you want to accomplish. There are two kinds of laziness. First, there’s the kind where you have been working your head off for weeks and finally after all your hard work all you want to do is be lazy and do nothing. But then there’s the kind of laziness where you struggle to find motivation. Every time you think of something you would like to do or achieve, you cannot find the energy or drive to work toward it. This is the kind of laziness that is quite common.Being lazy is actually quite draining and depressing. Even the simplest task seems like a challenge. Here are some effective ways to overcome laziness. 1. Focus on just a few things at a time. We often create a big list of things that we want to do and achieve. Focusing on two or three things at a time will allow you to feel less overwhelmed. Instead, you will feel motivated, as your goals will now seem so much more achievable. People feel motivated when they feel they have a good chance of success. When success seems like it is just around the corner, suddenly you  get an amazing rush of energy where you feel liberated and excited to achieve bigger things. Set yourself two or three easy to achieve goals at a time, and you will notice that you will naturally gain inspiration and motivation. 2. Exercise. Exercise is the simplest way to overcome laziness. A lot of the time, we are lazy because completing a task seems too difficult. With exercising, you don’t have to figure anything out. You just have to make that one big decision to literally start moving your body (jump up and down, go for a run, or start doing lunges in your living room). You will find that you will become more willing to think about complicated things, such as working on a project or doing something that you have been avoiding. Exercise will help you break through that barrier of inertia and will help you feel motivated and more willing to put in effort. 3. Allow yourself time to relax and do the things you enjoy. Often you become lazy because a task seems too difficult. By relaxing and doing the things we enjoy, we allow ourselves to feel satisfied. When we are satisfied, we are more willing to take on bigger tasks and achieve bigger things. By relaxing and enjoying yourself, you also allow yourself to think about things, reflect, and feel inspired. 4. Diet. Laziness can be due to lack of stamina which can be due to poor nutrition. Poor nutrition can also cause lack of concentration. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Sleep well.    Exercise at least thrice a week.
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I am 19 years old and I have headache and cold problem since 2 years. I get this due to tension like one day before my exams. I get blocked nose, and headache. I get this when I say even for one hour in sun what should I do?

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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 19 years old and I have headache and cold problem since 2 years. I get this due to tension like one day before m...
Homeopathy - glon 30-4 pills 3 times nat mur 6x -4 pills -3 times for 8 days and revert back after 8 days.
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Don't loose your heart to Stress,,, Wellness series in Metro PLus

MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
A certain intensity of stress is must for productivity but when it goes on for months it affects your health. It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. There is always stress to change or challenge. But you learn to manage by practising healthy ways. In fact, the simple realisation that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal your situations.

The first step in managing stress is recognising it in your life. Everyone feels stress in a different way. You may get angry or irritable, lose sleep, or have headaches or stomach. You should learn your own body and identify your symptoms and identify the situations that cause you stress. These are called stressors. Your stressors could be family, work, relationships, money or health problems. Once you understand where your stress is coming from, you can come up with ways to deal with your stressors.

You feel stressed, you may fall back on unhealthy behaviours to help you relax. These may include eating too much, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or using drugs, sleeping too much or not sleeping enough. These behaviours may help you feel better at first, but they may hurt you more than they help.

Avoid stressful situations. When you can, remove yourself from the source of stress. Change your outlook. Try to develop a more positive attitude towards challenges. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. For example, rather than thinking, “Why does everything always go wrong?” change this thought to, “I can find a way to get through this.” Keep stress from making you sick by learning healthy ways .The first step in managing stress is recognising it in your life. Everyone feels stress in a different way. What are your signs of stress? Once you know the signals, recognize the things you can’t change. For example, you have a spastic child which can’t change. But you should have courage to handle the situation in much more positive way that’s is the wisdom of life. Nurture positivity. Positive people are assertive, confidant, happy and humane and they have right emotional wellness. The negative people have low self esteem, are fearful, unhappy and have poor emotional wellness. These are the people who suffer from stress the most. They are fearful, stressful and judgemental. Stress gives anxiety. Anxiety gives restlessness, depression and poor coping mechanism.

A good stress control is must for optimum wellness. First and foremost one should practice talking to oneself on daily basis for at least 10 minutes. This will help to keep a balance between expressive and repressive emotions. Do a daily auto laboratory check, identify strength, overcome weakness by playing strength over weakness. A daily auto mind body check will control anger, frustration, guilt and fear.

Once you are done with your analysis, practise zero feeling though 360 degree wellness practice. This involves physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual wellness practices. Stress management needs a daily programme and it should be a habit. Daily systematic practice helps you start your day from zero.

Start a stress diary. A stress diary can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes.

Write down:

What caused your stress (make a guess if you’re unsure). How you felt, both physically and emotionally. How you acted in response. What you did to make yourself feel better.

Dealing with Stressful Situations: The Four A’s

A. Change the situation: Avoid the stressor or alter the stressor

B. Change your reaction: Adapt to the stressor or accept the stressor

Practice following steps to overcome stress

Talk to yourself and say I will, I must and I can do
Think of your strengths and weaknesses and now toss your mind
Set your priorities
Delegate responsibilities
Do a proper time management
See the bigger picture, see failure as an event not as failure. Learn from mistakes
Love and pamper yourself
Focus on fitness, do regular brisk activity. Walking, swimming, tread mill, gardening, sweat adequately. Sweat releases feel good hormone called endorphins. Endorphins improve wellness.
Rest and relax. Breathing techniques help relaxation. Annapani sati, Buddhist meditation, do bramhari or do Om chanting . These practices create resonance in your higher mind and helps release of feel good hormones
Breathing exercises mainly abdominal breathing, Kapalbhati increases your parasympathetic activity and counters your sympathetic activity. Do breathing in exercises like Anulom Vilom and do sequential eye, cervical, spinal and finger a toe exercises. Rest in sharvangasana
Eat right. Eat a diet rich in complex carbohydrates with low glycemic index, high protein, plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink ten glasses of water. Have a sumptuous break fast, take small frequent meals.
Do an auto cognitive behaviour analysis and remove negative thoughts.
Practise visual imagery, feel good by running through your nostalgic photo album
Talk to people, develop dialogue and seek help.
Play games, games relax and make you positive
Develop a hobby
Listen to music
Follow good sleep hygiene, stick to one time to bed, take bath before sleep
Laughing helps
If your can’t manage stress on your own, consider seeing a therapist or counsellor.

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PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an abnormal condition of the mind that develops when a person is exposed to certain traumatic events in life such as accidents, sexual assault or warfare.

The major symptoms of PTSD are:

  1. Reliving the traumatic experience over and over again; this leads to severe and long-term mental distress.
  2. Recurring dreams about the events.
  3. Provocation of traumatic thoughts by the slightest event that causes distress to the individual.
  4. Avoiding memories and thoughts that might remind them of the event.
  5. Developing a negative view of themselves and the world.
  6. Developing social or specific phobias.

Treatment

  1. Medication and antidepressants: Medicines such as paroxetine, sertraline and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) help the individual address insomnia related problems that occur due to PTSD and suppress nightmares.
  2. Psychotherapy: This form of therapy is used to cure both mental health conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression) as well as emotional problems that result from PTSD. Skilled mental health experts are needed for this form of treatment to be administered. They would listen to each individual patiently and provide effective strategies to give solutions to the problems. Some of these therapies are:
    1. Cognitive Behavioural therapy: This therapy enables the individual to adapt to changes and recognize thought patterns which lead to irrational and negative behaviour and actions.
    2. Exposure therapy: This therapy causes the affected individual to first become anxious by exposing him/her to the traumatic memories, situations and objects by simulating them. The therapy helps the person to overcome his/her fears and become comfortable in the same environment that had previously caused fear and anxiety.
    3. Group therapy: This popular and effective form of therapy allows the individual to share his/her feelings, fears and thoughts with a group of people who have themselves experienced similar trauma in their lives. Sharing such experiences helps reduces stress levels.

Some Self-Help and Coping Tips include:

  1. Avoiding situations that cause PTSD can worsen the condition. Hence, the individual should try to embrace and face such situations boldly.
  2. PTSD can result in loss of motivation and stress. Try utilizing your time in socialising, indulging in certain or even exercising for that matter.
  3. Taking some time out to relax and having fun is very important. This calms the body and mind, thereby improving one’s mood.
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Am very depressed I want ask if I write my problem in a book whats all happening in my life is it useful for me so that I can get little comfort for tension.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Am very depressed I want ask if I write my problem in a book whats all happening in my life is it useful for me so th...
Yes lybrate-user, you can maintain a dairy and write down all your thoughts in them. It will help you feel lighter and relaxed. Also practice deep breathing exercises yoga/ meditation. You can talk to a psychologist about your problems too.
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Are phychiartists good enough to cure depression? Or they just waste money? Are psychiatrist drugs trauma free?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Are phychiartists good enough to cure depression? Or they just waste money? Are psychiatrist drugs trauma free?
Dear Suraj, Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have studied the mind and brain, brain chemicals like serotonin causing depression and developed drugs like antidepressants acting on various neurochemicals. They also know the dose, the effect and the side effect of drugs through many randomized controlled trails of many drugs. If there is clinical depression (not English term depression) and if it is with moderate to severe symptoms, antidepressants' side effect does not matter much. In the last 2 decades more and more antidepressants are coming out with less and less side effects. So far, no antidepressants' side effect is traumatic - they are only a nuisance. Antidepressants are given free in government, CGHS, ESI hospitals and many camps free of cost.
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Can you please suggest medicines what should be taken if the person has a habit of smoking cigarettes and taking tobacco.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
STOP SMOKING Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My son doing graduation . He has fear of exam. Otherwise he is fine and enjoys life .Neat and clean. Probably Mamas boy. Well behaved.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
My son doing graduation . He has fear of exam. Otherwise he is fine and enjoys life .Neat and clean. Probably Mamas b...
Few visits to a counselor or a psychologist to help him work on his fear should take care of this. He will then have to practice the techniques he learns. Both cbt and other stress management techniques like visualization and relaxation will help. I would also strongly recommend that it is a good idea to also go over his study techniques. If they are not effective then that in itself may cause exam fear. If you address the issue from both the front that will help. If you comfortable working online feel free to consult me. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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Bipolar Disorder - can anyone tell me what is the most effective and least amount of side effects?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition. It runs an unpredictable course of ups and downs. When left untreated, these ups and downs can be devastating. The recurring manic and depressive episodes that characterize the disease make it difficult to lead a stable, productive life. In the manic phase, you may be hyperactive and irresponsible. In the depressive phase, it may be difficult to do anything at all. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid these problems. Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends on a combination of factors. Medication alone is not enough. In order to get the most out of treatment, it's important to educate yourself about the illness, communicate with your doctors and therapists, have a strong support system, make healthy lifestyle choices, and stick to your treatment plan. Recovering from bipolar disorder doesn?t happen overnight. As with the mood swings of bipolar disorder, treatment has its own ups and downs. Finding the right treatments takes time and setbacks happen. But with careful management and a commitment to getting better, you can get your symptoms under control and live fully.
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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking antidepressants? How should antidepressants be discontinued?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking antidepressants? How should antidepressants be discontinued?
Drinking alcohol is not prohibited but may interact with medications you are taking and may increase their sedation and side effects on liver. Discontinuation of antidepressants has to be meticulously done according to the case history, remission of symptoms achieved etc under the close supervision of a psychiatrist only.
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Stomach ache wen I wake up early morning or at bed time. And as air passes it get well I am taken pan 40 in early morning before breakfast, afternoon and night from a week but not much improvement is seen. But gets som relief from pan 40. Please tel me the problem I am facing. I consume alcohol and smoke as well.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Stomach ache wen I wake up early morning or at bed time. And as air passes it get well I am taken pan 40 in early mor...
Your problem is due to hyperacidity 1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days. 9. If no relief, Consult Gastroenterologist for further advice
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I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depression, social phobia, and anxiety disorder for about 6 years. I always feel tired and sleepy while my colleagues are always active. I am taking Prothiaden 75 mg once in a day for two weeks now, as my doctor suggested me. Can you tell me why I always feel tired and sleepy? Is this due to the depression? What can I do to feel energetic every day. Also i'm very less talkative. Is this any kind of mental problem? My father is also less talkative. When he talks he does not talk clearly. Only murmurs. I think he too suffers from depression as he always like to sleep and do not want to do anything. He has partial blindness also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depress...
You should report these symptoms to your doctor. Depression does cause this feeling of sleepiness and less energy. However, it is more appropriate to call it lethargy, which is a feeling of inertia and fatigue. Depending as to when you are feeling depressed, you may consider advancing the evening dosage to an earlier time. Also, if the dosage is too strong, the doctor may revise the medication. I am also certain that you are not going for therapy in tandem with the medication. This is very important for better results. So meet with a counselor and work out some time in intense therapy. It also looks like that this is a possible genetic condition. Exercise is very good for you to help produce natural antidepressants.
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How long it will take to get normal from MANIA (BIPOLAR DISORDER) SINCE 20 DAYS. UNDER TREATMENT.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How long it will take to get normal from MANIA (BIPOLAR DISORDER) SINCE 20 DAYS. UNDER TREATMENT.
It varies between 2-8 weeks usually to return to normalcy, depending on the severity of Mania and the medications used.
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Hi guy am basically a writer and I tried smoking marijuana. It gave me great feel and ambience for thinking and it stimulates my creativity. And I know it is harmful. And can I smoke another time? what kind of problem will I get in future if I take regularly.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the effect of marijuana, exactly as you describe it. And that is also the catch in it: its pleasant effects and creative stimulus are enticing but so are the dangers. Not much is known about its entertainment value or benefits. There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it. The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Now we all spoke the same language: we can stop whenever we want, it is not addictive, it is fun after all, there are so many medical benefits etc. All meant to justify the consumption. There are so many other healthy ways to be creative or to stimulate the creativity in you; and there are so many ways to? open? your mind. Why choose the easy way out when it is a chemical way out? just for your information here? s what webmd has to say? no matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs thc right away. (if you eat a baked good or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb thc, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That? s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don? t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include? dizziness? shallow breathing? red eyes and dilated pupils? dry mouth? increased appetite? slowed reaction time (if you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) if you? re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop? it being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called? cross hallucinations? i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors! still want to use it? that choice is entirely yours.
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I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out new new places. Actually I always dreamt for a enjoying college life but it can't be possible due to financial situation of my parents. I become very much depressed by seeing pictures of my friends on social media enjoying their life. I always thought now that I have losted the age when one enjoy it's life with friends. Nothing is left in my life now. I always upset and feel depressed.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out ne...
Dear user. I can understand. The basic thing we must learn from life is to adjust with the prevailing situation and learn to enjoy the life with the available resources. Aspirations should be realistic. Otherwise you will fedel distressed. I suggest counseling for you. Take care.
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I am a 21 years old male, I don't know is it big issue or not, I am Suffering from some kind of anxiety, Being a male I always dreamed of Girls. And in future I want to married a cute girl. But some months ago I got a problem. I started to panic if I am becoming a homosexual (Gay). But I don't want to be a Gay or that kind of person. Normally I have watched many pron movies. And always aroused by those heterosexual pron movies. I never watched a Gay pron movie, And I never want to. I don't like that homosexual Community. And never want to be one of them. I have checked myself that I don't aroused by homosexuality, I only aroused by Heterosexuality. All these proves that I not a Gay, But some kind of thoughts always threatened me if I become Gay. I hate those thoughts, Sometimes I thinks I will kill myself if become a homosexual. I hate those Gay persons. I would have kill those persons if I am capable of killing them. I don't know why all these happening to me, I Loved a girl but She is not with me, 7 months ago she got married to a another person. I lost her, She was everything to me. I was very alone and depressed all the time, then an another girl came to my life. She helped me to forget her, She told me once she loved me, I started liking her and loved her, But she started ignoring me all the time. After these incident these studip irritating thoughts arise. I hate these thoughts, I don't want to be a homosexual (Gay). I hate them. I just want to be a simple happy man with a female life-partner. Please help me. Please.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am a 21 years old male, I don't know is it big issue or not, I am Suffering from some kind of anxiety, Being a male...
All your suffering, anxiety, dream etc., are nothing but deviations. At the age of 21, if a person's predominant thoughts and activities are directed towards career goals and achievments he will most likely attain a bright future in married life and social life as well. Your fear of becoming a gay is absolutely irrational. Take deep dive into your career goal, all these unnecessary thoughts and fears will automatically vanish.
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