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Dr. P S Ahalya

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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I was feeling nervous more than month ago I am 18 yr old.what can be the treatment for my nervousness

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is very significant that you should have this at this time and age. There is something related to fear from your childhood that is surfacing seeking a resolution. Go to a counselor immediately and work out this fear. Nervousness is abnormal fear, or you are reacting to normal fear in an abnormal way. At your age the hormones will also trouble you to cause more difficulties, which is why it is so recent. It generally lasts for two years but if you do not resolve it now, you might carry a permanent negative trait into adulthood. In the meantime please do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. You may ask your parents about your developmental milestones, including that of your prenatal life to help with the therapy. Yo can also attend a personality development course and learn to meet and mix with a lot of people.
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Hello my mother suffering from bone weakness all over body n also she get swelling during winter season. Please help us.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
give her tab. calcimax once a day. syp. alksol 15 ml thrice a day with in 1 glass of water. checkup thyroid profile. s.calcium , blood sugar, cbc, consult again.
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She suffers from frequent head ache mostly near the forehead. Her age is 42. A forcefully vomiting relieves her form headache sometimes. We are sure that she is not feeling stressed. She takes adequate sleep. Good dite Yet she is suffering with this problem. Please HELP!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
It is possible she is having migraine, as the symptoms like one sided headache and nausea/vomiting are going towards that. I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for further management. Consider getting a CT or MRI brain done to rule out other things.
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Hello doctor. I suffer from anxiety and get depressed at t times.I get tremors when I am over anxious .And suffer from lot of phobias .Married for 7 years now and working.But I look cheerful .I badly want to get rid of phobias .I am scared to travel specially by air.I have also taken some ayurvedic medicines and counselling to overcome this problem as I was suffering from insomnia .That's helped me a lot.One more thing to mention.I have brittle flat n rough nails n doctor told me that I am allergic to gluten .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The problem of phobia is that it has to do with exaggerating the stimulus i.E. Air travel is quite normal and safe, yet your mind plays tricks with possibilities and probabilities and converts them into realities. You become so convinced that no one can change the fact in your head. Then the fear, not the fact, becomes life-threatening and incapacitates you. You will need, through therapy, to be taken through the motions of whatever it is you are phobic about and de-sensitivize you over a period of time. Since you are saying counseling has helped a lot, do continue in it until it is resolved. In the meantime do regular exercise and build a bigger heart that reacts to fear better than the normal person. The bottom-line of any phobia is abnormal levels of fear based in your past. If the feeling of fear is dealt with, it is sure to speed up your recovery. Regarding the nails, kindly follow your doctor's advice.
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I drink alcohol from more then 10 years and I want to quit now .Sometime I try to quit but after two or three days I drink again and when I am not dink then I feel very sad and angry and sometime my heart rate increases and feel anxiety . I really need your help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, it is good to hear that you want to stop alcohol, alcohol can damage liver, liver is one of the main organ in our body it produces enzymes from food which we eat, do not stop at once try to reduce quantity first and then frequency (if you are drinking daily make it weekly twice for 1 or 2 months then stop slowly).
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Hi All, I am 29 years old and single. 4 month's back I joined in a new company to continue my carrier. And here I am going through a hard time. There is one woman here who was showing lot of interest to me but I was ignoring her as she has 2 kids and married too. I do not know weather she has husband or not but I know only one thing she has 2 little ones. And I was tired off ignoring and a feeling came in my mind to speak with her. I tried a lot to talk with her but could not make out. Coz I am a introvert boy and never had any girl friend in my life till date. Later I added her in office communicator to start talking with her. Then again I realised what I am I doing she has kids and it's not good to go and than I stopped and did not tested her. After few days we met each other in lift and started talking and since then she used to walk through my bay to reach pantry quit often, And she calls everyone and says hi but not to me. All of sudden she started Ignoring me. And I said hi hello many times but she did not give me a response and keep ignoring me. I have not done anything wrong to get but still she behaves like that. Before this she was keep in starting me from for for a long time and I did not turned my face and continued my work coz when I greeted her she did not response why to go and talk and moved into different direction. From that time she is not giving me response and keep ignoring me. Because of that I am not able to concentrate on work and keep on thinking about her. And even I do not want to go close to her. But still feel like to quit the organisation as she always be in my mind. She looks so sweet may be because of that reason I started talking to her and started feeling guilty what I have done wrong why she is not speaking with me. And it's affecting my productivity. Please any one here tell me how to keep calm my self and work in normal way at my office though she ignores me and because I have to see her everyday coz to go out from the floor or pantry she has to pass by my bay. Suggest me and give me tips how to overcome with this situation. Please your help much needed. And even m not getting sleep properly because of this. So please help me to come out of this situations or else I will be in big trouble. And Thank you. I will be waiting for response.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think, first you be sure about your own feelings towards her. It's not a crime, if you want to talk to her or if you like her. If you are getting attracted towards her sexually then you need to be cautious. You please be very clear about your own feelings towards her. And how, her having 2 kids is affecting your feelings. Since, you ignored her initially, probably she is doing the same now. Just because you do not know anything about her husband does not mean she does not have one and she may be happy with him. You also need to be clear about what you want from this acquaintance. She is your colleague and you cannot ignore her but getting close to her also may not be feasible and advisable unless your own intentions are clear. Finally you need to ask yourself, why this whole thing has become so important for you? if you have other colleagues who have good relations with you, try to be with them. This lady may be having her own issues and may not be doing anything intentionally. Probably she may not be even aware that you feel neglected. To get out of the present situation, whenever you get a chance, talk to her openly. May be you can appologise for your earlier behaviour and also tell her you feel ignored by her now. Ask her if she has anything on her mind. Try to focus on your work and understand why this job is important for you. Take charge of your life.
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I have problem that what has not happened with me still I think about it and get tension for eg:- though I know that I didn't had a fight that day but still I think that I had fight and then I always try to confirm to my friends what happened that day though I know nothing has happened. This what my problem, please tell me what is this behaviour and how to cure it, it's urgent because I am not being able to concentrate in my studies due to this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your imagination is running wild but it is not without reason: there could be something that is frightening you and it may have deep-rooted origins. If you keep making up these events then it could lead to more complications. Do meet with a counselor and discuss these happenings. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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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I love 3 girls and they also loves me among those 2 were asking for marriage but what should I do I do not know because I loved both can you please suggest what should I do?

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. You cannot marry all three or two at the same time. In that c case you have to decide to whom you marry. Be sensible. You should have the maturity to select the right girl and to make the other girl understand why you did so. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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Helo, I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have severe headache frequently which is very much painful. This is causing me a huge problem in studies as I can not sit for several hours. Please help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Yamunanagar
Xray of whole spine should be done to know why it is happened. Check your position of sitting & lying. Do some exercise in morning.
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I am planning to have a baby. But wanted to be sure tht der wud b no complication. I hv a habit f smoking nd drinking as well.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hi lybrate-user please stop smoking and drinking as it has dangerous effects on baby. Please try naturally between day 8-18 of the period alternate day if husband semen analysis is normal. All the best have a healthy baby.
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I am 20 years old male. I am suffering from attention deficit since my childhood. Most of the time I live in dreams. Since my childhood I never listened lectures. I feel like boredom after listening for 10 minutes and I will go to dreams. You believe it or not my city is very small one, I am living in this since my childhood but I don't remember routes of this city. I don't know the exact locations of the places. I always search for them. I can't observe the things that are happening around me because I am always in dreams. I always forget the names of persons and places. I always try to think for 5-10 sec of finding a name while I am in a conversations. I always can't take decisions in my life. I will always over estimate or under estimate the situation.(for example if I want to study a subject I will over estimate that I can read the whole book of 500 pages in 10 hrs. Then I starts reading, after reading 5 pages I gets depressed and stops reading. This is happening since my childhood.) I am also very poor in my communication skills. I also have very few friends. I feel like I am wasting time while talking to strangers. I never fight or scold anybody in my life not because I am good but because I think that they will feel if I scold them. I am going to dreams while writing this question too. This is bothering me a lot. Please help me. Thanks in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must immediately go for counseling and meet with a doctor too for some medication. You will need to monitor yourself and get into maintaining a dairy of activities completed and those to be completed. It will be useful to either report to a family member or to a therapist to keep tabs on your progress. Right now there is no cure but a combination of counseling and medication will help. You have reached this age already rather successfully and with more definite direction, much more can be achieved. Exercise of the vigorous kind will be useful, and a regular schedule of activities every day will help you complete jobs. To stay out of daydreaming you must be constantly engaged with constructive activities and with people of common interests.
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I have stammering problem since childhood, please suggest me some remedies or any treatment to overcome this, or to control it to some extent.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I have less memory power. Whenever I read or learn something I forgot it by next day so how can I improve my memory power.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
U need to revise the same thing 3-4 times and also write and learn.try recalling next day which u have learned last day.make points while learning,make pnemonics.
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I am graduating this year and I still haven't planned my career. Help me to compete this stress.

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. You have already selected your career. Your graduation is the first career step. Please stick to the subject and specialty. You may talk to a psychologist online who will administer career selection test and tell you which area or stream you should select so as to excel in your future. Take care.
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Suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar-disorder, OCD etc. Will you please help? Already have been taking anti-psychotic drugs for 3 years. Thanks in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are currently being treated for schizophrenia. I don?t know where you have the idea that you have OCD and Bi-polar too. Sometimes the symptoms overlap, look alike or are wrongfully diagnosed if the information you gave was not accurate. There is an important need for you to simultaneously go for talk therapy. In this therapy you will learn skills and coping mechanisms to aid with the medicine. Relying only on the medicine will not suffice. There is a lot to learn about social adaption, mental skills to train your thoughts, to use healthier neural pathways and networks that come with extended rehabilitation programs. Put yourself into a tight time schedule for the day and fill it with interesting activities. Major concerns like hygiene, sleep habits, work commitments, spiritual obligations etc. Need to be learned and imbibed to make you functional and productive.
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I feel very empty. I can see that I am not happy. I don't know what should I do that can make me happy. I don't enjoy anything and I have no passion (at least I don't know of I have one) I had a break up about 18 months ago and since then I haven't been sharing stuff with anyone. I am not even sure if this is the reason but I guess it's important for a doctor to know. Am I depressed? What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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7 Foods That Fight Stress

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma in Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
7 Foods That Fight Stress

In the modern day lifestyle, it is extremely difficult to be stress free. Even a tiny situation like losing your pen to a something like meeting a deadline at work can cause stress. Stress acts like a catalyst to different diseases like high cholesterol, hypertension, cardiac diseases, etc. You cannot avoid stress, but what you can do is help yourself fight it; and you can actually fight stress with the help of food as well. Here are a few food items which will help you with your fight against stress:

  1. Chocolate: Chocolate is one of the best stress busters. It contains magnesium, phenyl ethyl amine and carbohydrates, all of which help lift your spirits. Chocolate helps in the reduction of stress hormones, helping you to relax.
  2. Coffee: Coffee helps your brain signal the production of BDNF (a brain derived protein), which helps to keep your brain cells healthy. A low level of BDNF can cause a lot of stress and depression. Coffee triggers many neurotransmitters, which control your mood changes; so may be a cup or two of coffee will help your to be chirpier.
  3. Green leafy vegetables: All green leafy vegetables like spinach contain a high quantity of magnesium. Magnesium prevents headaches and fatigue, which in turn reduces stress.
  4. Black Tea: Black tea can relieve you of stress, quicker than any other food item. Black tea reduces the amount of cortisol, a hormone which causes stress, and gives you a feeling of calmness.
  5. Milk: Milk contains calcium, which is known to ease anxiety and control sudden mood swings related to PMS or post menstrual stress.
  6. Bananas: Bananas have a huge content of dopamine, which is a natural chemical that works towards boosting your mood. This is the same chemical released in your body after a session of working out. Bananas also have a lot of potassium and B group vitamins which work towards soothing your nervous system and a lot of magnesium which brings in positivity to your mood.
  7. Almonds: Almonds are rich in vitamin E and group B vitamins, which will help you to be more resilient when you are depressed or anxious.

So if you are stressed out, pop in a few almonds or have a cup of tea, and release your stress.

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The number n ease of erection is going down with time. M just 26 and a smoker. Is there a way to get back to normal? I'll quit smoking too.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit smoking to improve your erection. I don’t think there is any minimum number of cigarettes that you need to smoke to cause cancer. It is still dangerous for other reasons, anyway. For example, each cigarette you smoke has an effect on your erectile capacity: the nicotine in the cigarette is a vasoconstrictor i.e. it narrows the blood vessels to constrict the blood flow. The erection of the penis is caused by an extra flow of blood to the penis along with a shut down valve that facilitates its engorgement. This action will be compromised. Your BP rises with every cigarette you smoke. 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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Hello sir I am not able to concentrate on study and. Sports my girlfriends always call me and msg me from that I get distract she hurt me and she cheat me she use me but now want to forget her and she live in my building she always come at my house distract me any powerful tips so I can forgot my girlfriend but I don't want to hurt her I love but maybe she love someone else because now a days she is not interested on me I see that same gotra can't married why.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Love /relationship is always a mutual thing. If it is one - sided it will only bring pain. The easiest and quickest way to forget her is to make a new girlfriend. Also focus on the negative aspects on her and the relationship for few days. And you will be soon back to happy ways :)
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