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Dr. Pradnya Shinoy

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Pradnya Shinoy is a trusted Psychiatrist in Tavarekere, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Sri Sai Medical Clinic in Tavarekere, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pradnya Shinoy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
MIND CONTROL
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Mind Control and some of its techniques. It?s a term that can have many meanings. Some people think of it as the ability to take control over the mind of other people. I prefer the meaning of controlling your own mind instead.



So what does this term mean? As I have understood up to now, it is the ability to understand and control your feelings, emotions and behavior. As you do this you have full control of yourself and you can achieve many goals in your life. Also you will have great self-confidence which is the key to success.



All the methods that are used for mind control have the same results. They bring you to a brain-state where you can reprogram your mind. Most of these techniques, when applied, require being active in order to affect you positively. The truth is that it is you making the changes and not the method you are using.The method just helps you reach the appropriate brain-state.



Some benefits of mind control are listed below:



o Develop Self-Esteem

o Cure Fears

o Quit bad habits

o Become spontaneous and social

o Fight Depression

o Overcome painful situations

o Become more intuitive

o Correct elements of your character

o Change your reactions



The Silva Method



I first read about Mind Control in a book written by Jose Silva. He has developed a method of mind control. This method is very simple and easy to follow. You just have to train your visualization skill (check my Visualization Exercises program) and to enter the alpha mind state, where you can change many things about yourself. The key is that in the alpha brain state your subconscious is accessible.



The Silva method is based on the power of positive thinking. While you get into trance you start visualizing positive thoughts. As your subconscious mind is accessible you can pass these thoughts into it. This can have a dramatic effect on the way you feel.



Self-Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis is a more general term for a technique that induces you into trance. Silva method uses a Self-Hypnosis technique to induce you into trance. While Silva method follows a standard path for the production of alpha brainwaves (click here for more info about brainwaves), Self-Hypnosis is any visualization technique that can bring you to the appropriate brain-state.



While you try Self-Hypnosis you imagine things. You try to imagine and visualize as many details as you can. These details may be colors, textures, temperature, smells and generally whatever sensation you can think of.



For example, an example visualization that can induce you very fast into trance is imagining that you are walking in a narrow path with dense vegetation at both sides and far in front of you there is a forest where you can hear birds or animals and the sky is clear with the Sun heating the top of your head.



All these sensations that you imagine, as you try Self-Hypnosis, engage your right hemisphere and accelerate the production of alpha brainwaves. Usually, you can get into trance in a few minutes if you can stay in your imaginary place and feel as many sensations as you can.



Well, the difficult part of Self-Hypnosis is to focus your thoughts on the magical place you are imagining. It?s too difficult to stay in just one thought at the beginning of your relaxation. Many different thoughts tend to go through your mind, as the alpha brainwaves are produced.



You can think of it as if you are in a boring class room. At some point you stop listening what the teacher says, you feel relaxed and you start daydreaming. This is the desired state you want to be in when you try mind control.



Entering the alpha state is a skill which you can improve by training. You might even become able to get into trance in a matter of seconds. After some time a deep breath will be sufficient to bring you into trance.



There are many products online that can help you experience self-hypnosis. These are usually audio products like CDs or Mp3s. Their great advantage over the traditional method of self-hypnosis is that you are guided by a hypnotherapist. Thus, you can just follow the instructions and eliminate the multiple thinking distractions.



I have tried such products and I can say they are very helpful. They make self-hypnosis easy, maybe easier than the Silva method. You just have to concentrate on the voice and do whatever you are being instructed to.



You can of course try alone. Check my free Self Hypnosis Instruction for a complete guide.



Another way of reaching and maintaining an ideal brain state for Mind Control is by using Brainwave Entrainment.



Brainwave Entrainment



Brainwave Entrainment is when your brainwaves are synchronized to external stimuli. This may be auditory, visual or both. There are special devices that are called mind machines and use both stimuli methods to synchronize your brain. But I have no practical experience with such machines. I will talk mostly about the auditory brainwave entrainment which I have also tested.



There are three different technologies of brainwave entrainment. These are:



o Binaural Beats

o Monaural Beats

o Isochronic Tones







Whatever technology is used, the aim is one: to induce you into trance.



Brainwave entrainment is a powerful way to reach alpha brain-state. You can go even deeper reaching theta or delta brain-state. At these states you can Control you Mind effectively. As long as a session lasts you will remain at the ideal mind state having plenty of time to do your changes.



Another powerful way to get quickly into trance is to combine self-hypnosis with brainwave entrainment. Your brainwaves will synchronize to the stimuli and in the same time you will help the brain to drop its frequency by imagining things. I think this is the most effective way to reach the ideal brain-state for Mind Control.



Controlling the frequency of your brainwaves is also Mind Control. If you are able to alter the brainwaves consciously then you control your Mind. You can become creative, relaxed, alert or sleepy on demand.



If you have any experience with brainwave entrainment then please feel freeto post your stories in the comments area. Your contributions are of great value to mind expanding techniques.



Active Mind Control

Ok, let?s suppose that you reach the ideal state of the mind. What will you do next? It?s a good question if you don?t have a purpose. You are the only one who knows why you want to be in a relaxed state and influence your subconscious mind.


You may need to change an annoying aspect of your character, like being anxious easily or being too sensitive. Then, after reaching to the desired brain state, you start imagining yourself how it would be if you had not these annoying elements. You observe your new character and affirming that you don?t have any more these attributes.



You close your meditative session always with an action that confirms that you have a new character from now on. This action may be to pass through a door, to step on a particular shape on the ground, to plunge in a pool or anything you like.



By doing this often, your subconscious mind gets the message and finally you change your negative behavior. This is effective Mind Control and is active. There is also passive mind control.



Passive Mind Control



Passive Mind Control can be achieved using subliminal messaging. You don?t have to think of anything, you just have to listen to relaxation music that has integrated subliminal messages.



Subliminal messages are affirmations that are included in the track you listen to and you can?t consciously detect them. Their volume frequency is below the limit that the human ear can perceive consciously. These messages go directly to your subconscious mind.



Although, Subliminal messages are supposed to be an effective way to change your mindset and control your sensations and feelings, there is a lot of discussion if they really do work. Some people claim that Subliminal messages definitely affect them, others believe that subliminal messaging is based on placebo effects. Anyway, we will try and we will see.



Another problem is that you don?t know whether subliminal messaging products are credible. As you cannot hear the hidden messages, you don?t know what they say. Don?t try products that you are not sure for their origin.



Lastly, the disadvantage of subliminal messaging is that every session is limited to a unique action. For example, if you want to shut your mouth in order to lose fat, you will listen to a subliminal session for weight loss. There are no sessions where you can make multiple changes to your character at the same time. But, using any of the previous Mind Control techniques you are able to make as many changes as you want.

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I am 21 years old. I study for more than 6 to 7 hrs keep me in stress .My weight is 90 kg .I don't have proper sleep. To relieve from stress I do some meditation but still my energy is not up to mark and tired .I also masturbate daily shall I use asparagus and ashwagandha .Suggest quantity and how to take or any other medicine.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old. I study for more than 6 to 7 hrs keep me in stress .My weight is 90 kg .I don't have proper sleep....
You are overweight for your age. Reduce your weight by doing exercises. Take fresh fruits or drink fresh juices. It gives you enough energy. Avoid eating junk foods. While studying, don't study continuously for 6-7 hours. Study for 45-50 minutes, give break for 10 mins and then study for another 45 mins. Sit in a comfortable rooms where there is enough light and air. Read, Recollect and rewrite. Manage your time. Put a time table and read accordingly.
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I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to change myself but this thoughts making me to thnk bad.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to...
Focus on losing weight and your negative thoughts will change to positive. Eat minimum fats and carbs, more proteins, simple foods like toned milk and curds. Exercise is good for body and mind. Learn to focus on one thing at a time when negative feelings prop up. Do some activities which require focusing like reading good books, some job to do on computers, some social work like teaching little kids for an hour a day or helping your over worked mother in kitchen. Do try for a month and write back to get more guidance from any of us here.
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I am not able to retain the studies for a long period. Is it due to diet? Please suggest some measures to remove this problem.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Improving your memory is easier than it sounds. Most of think of our memory as something static and unchanging. You can improve simply by practicing a few tried and true memory building exercises. Physical exercise and engaging in novel brain-stimulating activities such as the crossword puzzle or Sudoku are two proven methods for helping keep your brain healthy. Remember, a healthy body is a healthy brain. Eating right and keeping stress at bay helps not only your mind focus on new information, but also is good for your body too. Getting a good night’s sleep every night is important as well. You need to focus on what you’re doing and the information you’re looking to encode more strongly in your brain. These tips will help you do just that: 1.Focus on it. So many people get caught up in multi-tasking, that we often fail to do the one thing that will almost always improve your memory — paying attention to the task at hand. This is important, because your brain needs time to encode the information properly. If it never makes it into your memory, you won’t be able to recall it later. If you need to memorize something, quit multitasking. 2.Smell, touch, taste, hear and see it. The more senses you involve when you need to encode memory, usually the more strong a memory it becomes. 3.Repeat it. One reason people who want to memorize something repeat it over and over again is because repetition seems to work for most people. 4.Chunk it. Divide the large amount of information into smaller chunks, and then focus on memorizing those chunks as individual pieces. 5.Organize it. Our brains like organization of information. By carefully organizing what it is you have to memorize, you’re helping your brain better encode the information in the first place. 6.Use mnemonic devices. They help us remember more complicated pieces of information through imagery, acronyms, rhyme or song. 7.Learn it the way that works for you. People often get caught up in thinking there’s a “one size fits all” learning style for memorizing new material. That’s simply not the case - different people prefer different methods for taking in new information. Use the style that works for you, even if it’s not the way most people study or try and learn new information. For instance, some people like to write things down when they’re learning something new. Others may benefit more from recording what they’re hearing, and going back to take more detailed notes later on at their own leisure. 8.Connect the dots. When we learn, we often forget to try and make associations until later on. However, research has shown that memory can be stronger when you try and make the associations when you first take in the information. For instance, think about how two things are related, and the memory for both will be enhanced. Connect new information to existing information or experiences in your mind.
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My father took decision to quit smoke. He had been smoking for thirty years . Presently he has not smoked for 6 days and he is feeling very anxious and irritated all the time. Please also recommend how to detoxify the lungs too.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My father took decision to quit smoke. He had been smoking for thirty years . Presently he has not smoked for 6 days ...
This is a very treasured moment in his life itself. You must encourage him and be with him engaging him as much as possible. He will feel anxiety and irritation for some time but do encourage him to talk about his feelings. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines the lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. His oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing will be impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but take him for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of his abuse. Regarding improving his lungs, he needs to do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through his nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which he can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses his system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting himself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may also join Smokers Anonymous in his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep himself 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 let him announce it to everyone that he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. HIsd resolution is important and keeping him motivated is the task for the rest of the family. You must capture this opportunity and make it his best effort.
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Me koi kaam karke thodi der bad hi bhul jata hu ki mene kya kiya h kya karu me. Please help me

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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My x ditched me and she wants someone else this feeling is eating me from inside I'm getting too jealous its affecting my health and whole life I dont have any future now i'm not eligible to survive please heal me completely.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My x ditched me and she wants someone else this feeling is eating me from inside I'm getting too jealous its affectin...
How did you live before this girl came in your life? people come and go. How many times will you give your life up? is this what you will suggest to your friend who has gone through a breakup? how do other boys and girls cope with a breakup? learn your lessons and move on. Focus on what's important to you. Give yourself the same love and respect that you gave to your x. Soon you'll be over her and feel happier that she left you to attend to more important stuff.
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A couple was in a relationship since 5 years. They started their love from college days, Facebook has played important role for them. They were happy .girls have done a lots of things for him at the same time boy did same. They have enjoyed a few small moment. From the the college days boy was very a soft kind person, whenever he saw any poor and needy he donated everything. He did not do any bad things. Time has changed, Boy came to Bangalore and girl in Hyderabad. Slowly their relationship went wrong. Girl used to complain that her room mate feel jealous. Boy was very good in writing and done some of film making. He is having his own two books. He has left his bright future in that industry and join IT industry because He wants to live with her and as far as his GF is concerned she did not like that media profession. Thats Why he left that job. Now they broke up. it is 8 months running. He can not forget her and almost every day he saw her in his dream. He wants to continue his job but difficult to continue. He called his ex GF and beg to come and ask to start from beginning. She has insulted and ask him to forget. He can not concentrate in it. His job stays in danger. He is in a very Bad Situation, Will you help him to come out from this Problem. God will bless you. Unfortunately I am that Boy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu need to forget her as she is not interested in you. To forget you divert mind by reading, music and doing meditation and yoga.
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I lost somebody close last year and séance then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

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 lost somebody close last year and séance then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Pleas...
Dear prabin. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. Take care.
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Coping with the Loss of Loved One

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Coping with the Loss of Loved One

Each and every person on this planet has to deal with the loss of a loved one at some point of their life or the other. It is an undeniable and unavoidable part of the human existence. However, at times, the grief can affect the person so much that their psychological, emotional and physical health may be affected. Their normal day- to-day functioning may be affected as a result of their extreme reaction to the loss of their loved one. In such a case it is ideal to seek treatment from a certified medical professional such as a counselor or psychologist. If the condition is even more serious and the patient requires help to treat him or her, then it is advisable to go to a psychiatrist.

However, the following tips commonly given by mental health professionals may help to deal with such a loss:

  • Accepting one's emotion: Sometimes an individual may remain in denial about the loss of the loved one or about his or her own reaction to it. This increases the negative emotion as it does not find a medium of expression. The person withdraws into himself or herself, and is slowly unable to conduct the usual daily activities. The first step therefore is to fully accept the reality of the event and one's own response to it. It can help to speak to a friend or family member about one's own response, or even release the grief by crying. Such cathartic avidities are the first step.
  • Taking care of oneself: Often after the death of a loved one, an individual may become wary of his or her own condition and fail to look after himself or herself. This should be avoided. Normal diet, exercise and activities are required.
  • Channeling grief into productive activity: Constantly focusing on the loss of the loved one can increase the trauma and stress. Sometimes it helps to focus on helping others, e.g. Volunteering at a charity or assisting others in some way. Even taking up artistic pursuits or any productive hobby proves to be beneficial.
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I Am 21 Year Old And I Am Not Able To Sleep From last Previous Days And and Tht Has Resulted In Body Pain. Wat shud I do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I Am 21 Year Old And I Am Not Able To Sleep From last Previous Days And and Tht Has Resulted In Body Pain.
Wat shud I...
Hi 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take sarpgandha vati 1-1 tab twice a day....take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid spicy food...junk food...fermented food.....tea...coffee...do pranayama early in the morning....
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I'm suffering from severe palpitations from the past 11 years and I'm facing the problem of anxiety and panic attacks. I'm taking treatment from the past 4 months from doctor sampath 30 years experienced in hyderabad and my health I've seen improvement in my health. I thought that I've got relief from the panic attacks, Suddenly before 1 week the panic attacks returned. Is it normal to have ups and downs during treatment. Please suggest me rightly.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I'm suffering from severe palpitations from the past 11 years and I'm facing the problem of anxiety and panic attacks...
That can happen once in a while. I hope you have not stopped medicines abruptly or consumed alcohol. If it still persists, an increase in dose of your medicines will be needed.
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I have been sitting a lot during my exam preparations. Thats why I am gaining weight. How to reduce weight specifically at thigh regions.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have been sitting a lot during my exam preparations. Thats why I am gaining weight. How to reduce weight specifical...
Hye, Thanks for the query. As a student your energy needs are different due to growth, development needs and also you need the right nutrition to help concentrate in studies. To stay fit and healthy you need to eat as per what your body needs. Try to avoid long gaps in between meals. Do not fast for long hours. This will help avoid binging in the next meal. Do not skip breakfast. If you want to adopt a healthy diet includes a variety of foods from the major food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein including beans and other legumes, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Include foods you can find in your local grocery store  — rather than specialty non local foods. Local and seasonal foods always give us the right nutrients. Do consider your health risks if you have any when choosing foods. Stay away from calorie-laden, fatty and salty convenience and highly processed and junk foods. These are normally the foods we indulge in when we do not pay attention and are studying especially late at night. Avoid unwanted stress. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise at least thrice a week for 20 minutes. Sleep well and drink plenty of water.
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National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

Drug addiction is one of the social menaces and in most people, what starts off as a result of peer pressure and trying to be cool ends up affecting lives significantly. It is not just social, but also affects financial, physical, emotional, and social well-being. The small periods of happiness given by the drug is followed by months and years of torment.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified that drug addiction causes chemical and structural changes in the brain, leading to dangerous and self-destructive behaviours. The brain’s response to stimulus like pleasure, joy, happiness, and pain are altered with constant drug abuse. For instance, the neurotransmitter called dopamine, which makes one feel good, is usually produced by the brain in small amounts. However, drugs increase this level to 2 to 10 times more, making the person feel extremely high and happy. Since the body is unable to reach the highest level of happiness on its own, the dependency on these drugs to feel good increases.

Repeated use of the drugs leads to increased dependency, wherein the brain refuses to feel good without reaching those high levels of dopamine. The issue is mostly seen in teenagers and young adults but can be seen in any age group.

October 2 is recognised as National Anti-Drug Addiction Day and nationwide campaigns and drives are done to help people overcome addiction. One of the main reasons a drive this size is required is because of the social stigma attached to the problem. Most families shun away from recognising it as a problem that can be easily treated, and so the affected person is sucked deeper into the problem.

Overcoming addiction: One of the main success factors for treating addiction is for the affected person to recognise that he or she is addicted and needs to get rid of the problem.

  1. There are national toll-free helplines that are set up, which can guide through the whole program. This way, if required, anonymity is maintained and support for overcoming addiction is increased.
  2. It involves a group effort involving the affected person, family and friends, medical and clinical personnel, and counsellors in some cases.
  3. Cognitive behavioural therapy: The person is made conscious of the change in behaviour and the way drugs affect it. Healthier patterns to be happy and joyful are discussed.
  4. In most cases, the underlying reason for reaching out to drugs needs to be addressed also to prevent relapse.
  5. Group therapies where the person makes friends who have faced similar issues and overcome the problem. This increases their accountability and commitment to getting rid of the problem.

Drug abuse is a national social menace and needs more free admittance and management.

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I go through severe headaches and body aches quite a few times. please suggest a remedy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I go through severe headaches and body aches quite a few times. please suggest a remedy.
Homoeopathic medicine----------------- r-16 drops (dr reckeweg) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily.------------ b. C.-12 (dr reckeweg)) chew 4 tabs every 2-4 hrly daily depending upon intensity of pain--------- daily 30 min bramari prnayam early morning----------------
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Tips for Dealing with a Depressed Family Member

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Pune
Tips for Dealing with a Depressed Family Member

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.

Depression makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when they can't demonstrate their feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with their productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.

So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:

  1. Be considerate: Do understand that depression doesn't mean" trouble". Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
  2. Encourage and support: Try not to shame people for being negative. Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
  3. Do validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs. Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection, considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular.
  4. Never say 'you're too much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much" particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
  5. Be patient with the treatment process: A certain amount of trial and error in treatment is to be expected, Baer said. But the good news is that doctors can often help people with depression feel better and function better with a combination of medication and talk therapy, he added. With time and treatment, depression can lift. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I'm suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder what to do sir now I'm using pantoprazole, nitrazepam, escitalopram shall I use these medicines or stop or take another tablets can you suggest sir.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Please first visit a psychologist and get psychological testing done to confirm if you have ocd or ocd like symptoms. If it is ocd, you will be cured by medicines but in case reports reveal you have ocd like symptoms, then psychotherapy is the cure, medicines will not help much. Psychotherapy is treatment given by talking and a psychologist is the specialist who treats psychological problems without medicines.
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I am having propranolol hydrochloride 40mg & clonazepam for panic attacks & rapid heart beats for the past 18 years. Now bp is normal. And no incidents so far. Should I continue my medications. I am afraid of the side effects of such long term use. Please advise.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am having propranolol hydrochloride 40mg & clonazepam for panic attacks & rapid heart beats for the past 18 years. ...
You can continue. But be assured you check your lipid profile, sugar, and a full blood check as you have a cardiac issue you are you are advised to check with the cardiologist for further advice.
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My uncle having trouble of bp and sugar.Also he continues the dehabbitation tablets of drink from last one month . He is fine up to this morning but from today afternoon he starts behaving like strangers. Also he doesn't remember anything,and he speaks like vedsar .So could you please suggest to recover from this trouble.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
He has delirium. You calm him down and allow him to talk and let him rest. Keep lights on. He may need to be monitored for his blood sugar and BP. He needs to be checked for blood and rehydrated a/ sedated/ and any of his sugar changes/ electrolytes corrected and given minor tranquilizers and tapered.This has to be done under care of Physician, Taking risk is not advisable treating out of hospital.
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My ass pole getting pain at nit 9 o clk will b started am going to toilet and came to sleep this pain will happen. When ever going to bed pain will came now am sitting in one side pain will be little poor what's the problem and how it solves?

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My ass pole getting pain at nit 9 o clk will b started am going to toilet and came to sleep this pain will happen. Wh...
What is your job? do you sit always? may be pain is from coccyx the lowest part of vertebra and results from prolonged pressure and is called coccydynia.
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