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I'm a student but apart from studies I also do an online business. Both work is important, carrying both work together makes me in depression. What should I do.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
You are doing great if you are enjoying your work you can do it without stress don't get fragmented because of multi tasking for it you can learn selective attention training because of it you can ignore some thoughts which make you depressed you can choose the thoughts to ponder you can do it by regular practice feel okay about yourself and accept the situation all the best.
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If some thing even one rupee is lost I repents and tensions arises which lasts for a long time little things of my life like mother is sick etc gives me lot of tension how to free myself from the tensions.

Psychiatrist, Karnal
Life is a game of wins and losses. If we celebrate winning we should take a loss in our life as a challenge. No one is immune from problem in life.
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My uncle is alcoholic, he want to leave that, he is trying since from many days but he couldn't left. What he should do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your uncle has a good situation that he needs help and he also wants help. This is the best situation to give it up. Now it is difficult to do because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. He needs to make a serious plan with his wife and the children and whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast.
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Sir mam my frd she have the exam after 10 days but still not cover any thing she don't have the atmosphere to study daily with in these days how can she score good marks pls suggest her how to overcome all this problem she won't sleep well she is feeling isolated and alonly and also tel her how can build a contact with friends more effectively she is telling no one is liking me pls tell how to over come problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Hello doctors, I'm in 12th now. I have a girlfriend. So, my question is, if I have a limited physical relationship with her, what will be the effect of it on us physically as well as mentally?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, there are no side effects of having limited physical contact with other people, physically or mentally. Having too much of a physical contact on the other hand can lead to many problems, both, physical and mental. So, focus over your studies and engage in some outdoor sports. Good luck.
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Is smoking marijuana harmful? Does it have severe effects. What if it is smoked less frequently.

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
SHORT-TERM EFFECTS of Marijuana smoking Short-term memory problems Severe anxiety, including fear that one is being watched or followed (paranoia) Very strange behavior, seeing, hearing or smelling things that aren’t there, not being able to tell imagination from reality (psychosis) Panic Hallucinations Loss of sense of personal identity Lowered reaction time Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack) Increased risk of stroke Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports) Sexual problems (for males) Up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections than non-users (for females) LONG-TERM EFFECTS Decline in IQ (up to 8 points if prolonged use started in adolescent age) Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks Lower life satisfaction Addiction (about 9% of adults and 17% of people who started smoking as teens) Potential development of opiate abuse Relationship problems, intimate partner violence Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying Financial difficulties Increased welfare dependence Greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs.
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My wife was hysterectomy operation in 10 months back and remove the one ovary. Now present consult the doctor express second ovary not function. Now she suffer the hot feelings of the body and body pains. So I request to suggestion.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
naturally after the operation blood supply of the other ovary reduce but still some fiction remains because one ovary is removed she is having menopausal symptoms. she has to drink lot of fluids and keep herself cool these may take few months to subside
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I've always had underlying depression issues. Years fine on Prozac. Then year or so ago I aware not sleeping, anxiety, anger, loss interest in everything. MD said Prozac maxed out for me so then effector (hated it almost suicidal!), cymbalta, lexipro, Zoloft and now supposed to start paxil. I can't keep doing this. I've lost my job, my friends can't listen anymore, I cry all the time and hide in bed 18 hours a day. What do I do? This is no way to live.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
You have been having depression of a relapsing nature and it seems to be more resistant to medications every next time. You might need a combinations of two or more group of antidepressants along with some augmenting agents too. Consult a psychiatrist personally, along with a family member or close friend. Do not stay alone. Always be with a friend or family member all the time. Ask for help and tell some one if you feel like having death wishes. If medicines are taking longer time to show effects and you continue to have deliberate self harm thoughts you may get admitted under a psychiatrist and start modified ects too. However that remains only one among all options. You have recovered from depression in past and you will surely improve this time too, sooner or later. Keep the faith. Take care.
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I want to study nd concentrate my mind in books. But whenever I to do so I got sleepy eyes. My body become so lazy tht I cnt awake for much tym. please suggest me some ways to get rid of tht too much sleep nd laziness.

DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
When you sit down to study. Keep a target. That you should finish this much in this time. And don't get up before you finish it. Studying with a friend helps. Also put your leg in a bucket of cold water when you study. That helps in keeping you awake.
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Some times in a day I lost the control on my body i'm getting trouble with, in a meeting also i'm not concentrating on a particular thing at that time i'm thinking about something else what should I suppose to do and how to get a control on brain.?

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, distraction of mind is a routine affair. To help you control your thoughts and to divert them, we have many creative ideas under psychotherapy. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I 64 years old suffer depression to2011 treat start after angioplasty2012 bp 155/90 s random180 prescribe drug we take Daxid 200 od zyven 50 od puse etizola 1 od to08/2012 sofor gradually dose increase but we do not feel good in day and sound sleep night advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Daxid in very high dose, kindly get a 2nd opinion from another psychiatrist and follow for 6 months at least, you might feel better as the current group of medications has none to augment depressive symptoms. All the best.
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I have severe depression and anxiety and panic disorder along with ptsd. I also have a mess if?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them.  Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing.  Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Consult me for discussing the nature of problem in detail.
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How to Handle Conflict in a Marriage?

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
How to Handle Conflict in a Marriage?

Whether you’ve had a love marriage or an arranged marriage, it is impossible for two people to live together without experiencing a conflict of opinions at some point or the other. After all, each of us has our own unique personalities, habits and idiosyncrasies. Thus the key to a successful marriage is not finding ways to avoid conflicts, but discovering how to deal with them. Here are a few tips that could help you build a stronger relationship with your spouse.

Communicate with Your Partner

Nobody except you can ever know what you’re feeling unless you share it with them. Many conflicts begin when one partner expects the other to be able to read their mind. If something is bothering you, don’t express yourself rudely, but sit the other person down and explain what and how you are feeling. Listening to what your partner has to say is equally important. Keep an open mind and try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes.

1. Be respectful: Feeling hurt is no excuse to start abusing or blaming the other person. Understand that if you begin an argument by shouting at your partner, he or she will turn defensive and not be able to completely understand what you are trying to say. Belittling a person can also shift focus away from the actual problem. Respect your partner and do not start an argument in front of other people or put him or her down in company.

2. Pick the right time: Never start an argument when you or your spouse are stressed (learn the ways to control everyday stress) or tired. In such a frame of mind, it is easier to get irritated with the other person than understand their views. When you are trying to resolve a conflict, the problem and your spouse should have your complete attention. Hence, don’t try and multitask by cooking or catching up with work while resolving a conflict. This applies even if you are talking to your spouse over the telephone.

3. Take time out: Tempers often flare when talking about a sore point. However, be aware that getting angry (learn more about to control extreme anger) or agitated will not solve anything. The moment you find yourself or your partner feeling too upset or negative, take a time out from the situation. Tell your partner that you need some time and walk away quietly. You can resume your conversation when you are both feeling calmer. However, do not use this time out as an excuse to avoid resolving the issue

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I am in a relationship with a girl for about 8 months. She told me when I first met her that she is already engaged but she loves me she likes spending time with. Unfortunately I fell in love with her. Meanwhile we got in a physical relationship 4 times. But now I started noticing change in her behavior. She keep meeting her boyfriend and she is saying she can't leave him. She is not going to marry me. I am in intense pain kindly show me the way to get out of this. I have tried a lot of time to ignore her but I have. I am preparing for my ca exam and I can't concentrate on that. Please help me. I think I lost everything.

U knw she was engaged with somebody bt you kept going with that. Because you were flying in the sky due to addiction of sex. Now your saying you love her. Is it love? Now you have to frget that girl n have to tolerate the pain because your responsible for this circumstance. Try to forget that girl as soon as you can. It will b better for u.give sometime. Time is the best healer. Soo try to frget her.
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I am suffering from anxiety and stress. So sir tell me what should I do now? And how to bypass the problem. And what is medicine for it?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Anxiety and stress if uncontrolled need to be managed with stress management techniques and relaxation methods. Relaxation exercises like yoga, deep breathing, meditation etc help considerably in relieving stress. Medications and behaviour therapies also may be needed at times.
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I am 20 yes old. I love a guy but he doesn't love me. He only wants to get physical with me. I don't text him but we are in a condition where we meet frequently. I can't concentrate on my studies. I mostly feel lazy. The day I meet him I become lazy and angry. please help me to get out of it.

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. I can understand. You do love him but he don't love you. He wants to use you physically. Once you are sure about this, you should leave him aside and get going with your life. It is not an easy task. But you must take a decision and stick to it. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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Hello doc, I want to marry with my girlfriend bcoz I love her soo much and my mom doesn't like to marry her becoz problem is she's look too young then me becoz of wrinkles and light fatness so I want to know can I do plastic surgery with her to look equal with me? Or if she do plastic surgery is there any problems or side effect with her?

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
If you really love her accept her the way she is. Love and marriage are not based on looks. They are purely based on love.
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I am girl who have fear of losing people .i love a boy and I just do not know why I feel so tensed that I will lose some one. Actually I care people a lot and if my people stop talking me I will be so tensed and I can not do or continue with my work and I just can not concentrate I feel sad and I will be crying whole day. I just want yout help to make me relieved please.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Is it Fear of losing people or a constant attempt to appease everyone at same time? It's very difficult to keep everyone happy simultaneously and being happy yourself. Get your priorities right. One needs to balance their personal and academic/professional life to move ahead. U need to learn assertiveness to control the situation's. Meet a therapist if you unable to do it yourself.
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Hello dr I am from india. I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) for the past 22 years. I want to know the latest findings about the illness and treatments available. Also let me know where we currently stands in developing a gene therapy to cure ocd.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Mental health diseases cant be cured by medicines alone and that is the biggest mistake you did in last 22 years. Medicines can only treat. This is all stress and worries of life. You may be 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, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. Want to meet/speak to connect me.
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How to enhance the memory power and once a person follows that course then the enhancement power should last longer.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take Saraswtharista 2 tsf twice daily mixed with equal quantity of water and cap. Memorin 1 cap twice daily for 4-6 months continuously.
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