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Dr. Prakash

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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I am 26 years old I feel fear every time when I sudden see a person or going to do any work I live in a depression mode also my body get numb when I have some fear. I consulted once a psychiatrist he told me that I have multiple somatic symptom they prescribed me medicine but there is no improvement please help me.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old I feel fear every time when I sudden see a person or going to do any work I live in a depression mo...
Dear lybrate-user, somatization disorders take many weeks to improve. Probably in 3-6 weeks with sufficient dose. Because you are young, the psychiatrist would have started on a low dose. If you are able to tolerate it, he may increase the dose. You will improve with sufficient dose for sufficient time. Go back to the same psychiatrist. He may even change the medicine.
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I have depression since 2 month. i take medicine from doctor. give proper direction. My age 39 years. Wife is divorced 8 years back. I have no sex now and life partner. And low income. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have depression since 2 month. i take medicine from doctor. give proper direction. My age 39 years. Wife is divorce...
You have a combination of many issues that can make anyone depressed. Since you are already on medication, you must now include counseling in the therapy to get the best results. In the meantime you may follow these actions: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Quitting Smoking May Improve Erections

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Quitting Smoking May Improve Erections

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for their health. Smoking is linked to cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, and a host of other illnesses.

What men might not know, however, is that smoking can also lead to erectile dysfunction (ed). Studies have shown that men who smoke are more likely to develop ed. And the more a man smokes - both quantity and duration of time - the worse his ed tends to be.

The good news is that quitting smoking can help restore erections. Let's look at this relationship more closely.

When a man is sexually stimulated, his brain sends signals to the penis to trigger an erection. Smooth muscle tissue relaxes and arteries widen, allowing the penis to fill with blood. When enough blood flows in, veins constrict to keep it there until the man ejaculates (or the stimulation stops). Then the veins open and blood flows back into the body.

As you can see, blood flow is critical for a good erection. Blood is what gives the penis the firmness needed for sex. When blood flow is compromised, so is the erection.

Smoking tobacco releases chemicals that interfere with this process. This can happen in a few ways.

  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Chemicals can damage the lining of blood vessels, making it difficult for blood to flow into the penis.
  • damage to smooth muscle tissue. When this tissue can't relax properly, blood flow becomes impaired.
  • decreased nitic oxide.Smoking interferes with the body's production of nitric oxide, a compound needed for erections.
  • Other health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, can contribute to ed, too. If you're having erection problems, it's important to have a full checkup with your doctor. But quitting smoking definitely, can't hurt.

Quitting smoking should make you feel better overall. You'll feel good about yourself knowing that you've taken an important step toward better health - and possibly better sex!

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Since last 2months I am having a feeling of depression and tend to suspect people without any reason and also tend to link other people's talk to my life. I am not getting proper sleep also due to the same. Kindly advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Do you feel sad, do you prefer solitude, do you feel guilt, do you feel poor energy, can you enjoy your favorite things which you used to enjoy earlier?
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I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times very low is it mental disorders?

Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times v...
Hi Librate user Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of our life, but when your emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away you may have depression. You should try to be brave and face each and every situation in your life. Try to think positive. You should share your feeling and emotions with a close friend or relative. Try to spend some time for outdoor activities. There are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. Be happy and try to live a healthy life.
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I am 26 year old male. I have been smoking for last 8 years. For the past few months I am experiencing severe cough which doesn't go away. Is this caused due to my smoking habit or something else? Should I be worried?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Yes it is cause for worry. And is due to smoking. Stop smoking immediately. If not able to stop contact for further advise.
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I am suffering from severe anxiety and fear. At present taking thyroxine 75 mcg since diagnosed wih hypothyroidism. Tsh level is 3.5. Also Hb level is 18. I get tensed frequently .BP get shouted. Please advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from severe anxiety and fear. At present taking thyroxine 75 mcg since diagnosed wih hypothyroidism. T...
Dear lybrate-user hypothyroid is not that serious as treatment available is quite satisfactory, regarding severe anxiety I wd like you to have a healthy lifestyle-- regular sleeping & waking, physical activity, balanced diet, socialising. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, irregular hours, etc;. Learn yoga & relaxation. Take your medicines as prescribed & visit your doctor as per his recommendations. Wishing you all the best!
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Doctor, Delhi
How to Release Negative Emotions
Do you sometimes feel oppressed by negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, shame, worthlessness, or depression? Are you open to discover a way to manage them ? and transcend them ? that requires no medication nor years of psychotherapy?

Ancient wisdom traditions of the East ? such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism ? have put a lot of study into the human body and mind, for thousands of years, with the goal of transcending human suffering. With centuries of devoted experiments, revelations, and insight, they discovered that all these negative emotions are not natural to our true being ? they belong to the realm of the ego, our mistaken identity.

Following a certain set of contemplative practices and some lifestyle tweaks, these masters discovered their true being, and saw that in this place the negative emotions do not live.
Out of their compassion and sense of oneness with all beings, they then spent their life teaching us how to find this space of freedom, of peace, of bliss. The insights and techniques that I share in this article come from the Buddhist traditions.

Seeing Clearly
I like to call this the L-I-E-R method (label, introspect, examine, release), because it deals directly with the negative feeling and the lie it carries. It?s not a pretty word but does the job as a mnemonic device.

Label. Recognize that fear has arisen, and label it in your mind. The words you use are important. Don?t say ?I?m afraid? or ?I have fear?; instead say ?fear has arisen?, or ?fear is here?. Do you see how just changing the words already creates a different perspective and more space?
Introspect. Take one to three deep breaths, and bring your attention inside yourself ? this means don?t pay attention to the object, person or circumstance that triggered the emotion, but rather attend to the emotion itself. Accept that the feeling is there.
Examine. Study the feeling deeply: its causes, effects, and nature. Here are some questions to guide your contemplation:
Causes: what exactly triggered this feeling in this moment? There is no need to go to the remote causes of it in your childhood or whatever. For now just stay with what?s happening right here. Once you find the core assumptions or mindsets that are at the root of the feeling, challenge them: is this the only way to see this situation? Is this an empowering way of looking at things?

Effects: how does it feel in my body? Where does the feeling reside in my body? What memories and thoughts swim around this feeling in my mind? What are my thoughts and feelings about this feeling?

Nature: Look inside and ask yourself ?what is this feeling?? Don?t use words to explain, just keep the question alive. Does this feeling have a substance, a color, a size? What is it made of? What?s the vibration of it? Contemplate how this feeling is impermanent. It was not here a few minutes ago ? where did it come from? It will not be here after a few minutes ? where will it disappear into?

Spend as much time as you need in step three. Learn as much as possible about the negative feeling. We are slaves of what we don?t understand. See if this emotion is the real problem, or if it is something else underneath it.

Release. Let it be whatever it is ? but don?t create stories and interpretations around it. And let it go. I can?t tell you how to let go, but intuitively every human being knows how.
The outcome of this process is fourfold: clarity (about what the emotion is); composure (to be with the feeling without being overwhelmed); self-knowledge (understanding the nature of the emotion, the triggers, and the effects in your body); liberation (a sense of separation between the emotion and yourself).

For step number three, you may encounter certain concepts or assumptions that are at the root of the negative feeling. Or perhaps certain subconscious ?decisions? of looking at things a certain way. In this example (fear of rejection), it may be self-judgement about your feeling of worth, or perhaps an attachment to an idea that you need the approval of certain person to ?confirm? that you are worthy of love and value. It may be useful, here, to spend some more time and thoroughly challenge these assumptions and choices.

In some cases, also, the emotion is indeed pointing out to something that needs some attention in your life; then you may need to take some external action, to change something. The ?external fixing? does not prevent this internal process, nor does going through this process requires any external passivity.

After going through this you may find that the negative emotion has already disappeared, lost power, or transformed into something else.
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Sir I have a problem. When I got tensed my sweat was released more from my body. And I got nerves. Then my brain doesn't work. And when I see my friends if they are done something great I feel under depression.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I have a problem. When  I got  tensed my sweat was released more from my body. And I got nerves. Then my brain do...
Your tension has to do with fear it seems. Your comparing yourself with your friends? achievements and your feeling like an under achiever is also not a good sign of your condition. That will indeed lead to depression. You must immediately meet with a counselor and deal with this fear soon. If it is of recent origin, you can easily pin point it and deal with it. But if it is from your past, then your parents will be able to help you and they could be useful when meeting the counselor. You are converting a fear into a sweat as an adaptation which will not working for you. The counselor will help you deal with fear and other emotions and when that is sorted out many of your problems will disappear. You have to be cooperative and follow all the instructions. You are very unique and there is no one like you, ever, and there will be no one like you in the future, ever! So do not compare yourself with others: there will always be someone better than you and you need to accept that. If they have made good with an opportunity that you also had then learn what they did different and you can do the same: learning will happen all your life even unto death. Do not compete with others to lose but to appreciate and learn.
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I face issues in making decisions. Fear is what stops me. How to deal with such situation?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I face issues in making decisions. Fear is what stops me. How to deal with such situation?
Hi lybrate-user, Fearing change keeps all of us stuck in place some times when it would be better to move on. That's normal human nature, but it's not serving us well. How do we get past it? It's not easy, but here are some questions that may help. 1. What's the worst that can happen if I make this change? I'm not suggesting you indulge in worst-case-scenario fantasies. What I am recommending is that you think about the difficulties you're likeliest to encounter as a result of your big change, and make plans to mitigate them. 2. What's the best that can happen if I don't make this change? Sometimes this question is the push we need to face up to change. It's simple: If you're unhappy with the status quo, and all you're likely to get is more of the same, then you have a choice: Learn to love what you already have, or go get something new. If you can't do the former, then you'd better do the latter, or you may be stuck in the doldrums forever. 3. Can anyone ever know everything? There's a simple answer to this one: Obviously not. This tells you that if an unknown future seems scary--well it is, and it is for everyone. Thinking you'll know what will happen if you change your life is as much an illusion as thinking that you know what will happen if you don't. In other words--it's all a mystery, so if you have the urge to give something new a try, you might as well go for it. 4. If I don't make this change, will everything else stay the same? This, too, has an obvious answer: No, it won't. This is something to keep in mind when making a decision about change. It's human nature to believe that the conditions we're accustomed to seeing will always be there but it isn't true. You may pass on that great business opportunity for the security of your job, only to be a victim of downsizing a year later. Or you could go start that new business, only to find that your former boss leaves and you'd have gotten that promotion if you'd stayed. Either way, there's a risk, and a choice to make. 5. Can I give myself permission to be sad about the life I left behind? You may need a little time to feel sad about the life you're leaving behind before you can fully move on to a new one. That's OK. And it doesn't mean you're making the wrong decision by changing. (Here's more on how to let go of what's holding you back.) 6. Will I be able to handle it if things go wrong? This may be the fear that's really holding you back. And the answer to this question is almost certainly yes. Most people are more resourceful than we realize, and more able to deal with difficulty. If you're letting this concern stop you from making a change--don't. You can handle more than you know. 7. If not now, when? No one likes to think about this, but the fact is each of us has no idea how little or how long we have left on this planet. I'll always remember my high school friend Stephen who advised trying out many careers because, he said, "Your life is long. It wasn't for him: He died of cancer at the age of 38. Consult me or any other psychologist to deal with this issue from the roots. All the best you can consult with me too.
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Language Disorder - How to Diagnose it?

Consultant Dyslexia, Autism & Child Psychologist. Consultant Clinical & Mental Health Psychologist., Post Masters Doc in Behavioural Medicine , Post Masters Doc Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Language Disorder - How to Diagnose it?

Language disorder is commonly known as language impairment, it is a common childhood disorder, which makes it difficult for kids to understand what the people around them are saying to them and to face difficulty in following simple directions, it also includes difficulty in expressing the thoughts and feeling through speech.

Language disorder can be classified as:

  1. Receptive language disorder: This disorder makes it difficult to understand what the other person is saying to the one suffering from it.
  2. Expressive language disorder: Kids suffering from it are not able to express themselves and their thoughts.
  3. Mixed receptive expressive disorder: These kids have combined symptoms of receptive language disorder and expressive language disorder, making it difficult to understand and to make someone else understand.

Symptoms of language disorder:

  1. Difficulty in understanding: The ones suffering from language disorder, finds it difficult to understand what the people around them are saying.
  2. Limited vocabulary: It is one of the prominent symptoms, in which the vocabulary of the kids is very limited as compared to other kids of that age.
  3. Trouble learning new things: Learning new things is a difficult task for the kid suffering from language disorder
  4. Repeat usage of certain phrases: Kids tend to use the same phrase again and again, which is one of the basic symptoms.
  5. Frustration: As the kid is either not able to understand or to make other understand or both, kids with this disorder tend to remain more frustrated in comparison to other kids, as they are unable to do things. 
  6. Sentences which do not make sense: Making incomplete or senseless sentences is a key indicator of language disorder.

What you should do?

  1. Speech therapist: The treatment may include speech therapy, in which the speech therapist will work towards building the vocabulary and improving the grammar of the kids suffering, making the kids more confident and feel good about themselves.
  2. Psychotherapy: If the kid is also suffering from emotional issues because of the language disorder, then one should also undergo Psychotherapy, as it not only improves the morale of the patient, but also provides the guidance on how to keep improving further from the language disorder.
  3. Positive Atmosphere: The kids suffering from such a disorder should be made comfortable enough to enjoy their being, giving plenty of time to your young ones is the best way to cure such disorder, so one should always communicate well with his kids and make them learn new things, sing to them, listen to various sounds, show different pictures, colours, shapes to make them learn.
  4. Parental Support: The parents should also understand the issue well, be patient, and should support the kid to work out on the disorder. Parents should also interact with other parents, who have been there, to learn more about the language disorders and how their kids overcome the disorder.

As language disorder is one of common issue in kids, this can be managed and cured well to improve after all the required knowledge and best practices to follow. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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I have 19 years old sometimes am feeling so angry with every person. 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, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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Mother feels discomfort and depressed. She doesn't get sleep although she doesn't have any sort of tension.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Mother feels discomfort and depressed. She doesn't get sleep although she doesn't have any sort of tension.
Dear lybrate-user, Diabetes and depression go together in many persons. Depression is a disorder of brain chemicals causing feelings. It does not come through only tension. Please request your doctor to refer her to psychiatrist or let him/her consult a psychiatrist on your mother's behalf. She may be given an antidepressant in addiction to other medicines. Let her not try any sleeping tablets on her own. Unless depression is treated, she will not be able to sleep with sleeping tablets also.
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Hi, I am 15 years old and I have finger pain since a long time, what should I do doctor ?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Consult after 5 days. For further guidance and treatmen.
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I feel depressed from last few months. I have some family problem. I feel very lonely n nobody love n care me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel depressed from last few months. I have some family problem. I feel very lonely n nobody love n care me.
U need to work on your preferences and your wishes, balancing them with your daily responsibilities. Discuss with your spouse the same, if needed consult a family counsellor. All the best.
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He is very irritating tell me solution to stay away from him and to teach him a lesson.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
He is very irritating tell me solution to stay away from him and to teach him a lesson.
If you keep on thinking ill of him and worry about teaching him him a lesson, you will continue to have the irritation and anger. This will make you restless and tense. It will only rob you of your peace of mind. Best thing is to forgive and forget.
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Hi I am 49 years old, I take alcohol since last 12 years,(2 pegs daily) my body is very week, I cant take food properly, just some. All days I feel without energy, I cant physically work at least 5 to 10 minutes, I feel slow chakkar, I feel lay down lazy.

Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Stop alcohol, abstain from alcohol, these are all symptoms of alcohol dependence, with deficiency of vit b12 and other vital nutrients
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I doubt myself that I have depression. I can sleep the whole day but I can not sleep at night till 11.4times in a week I suffer from headache. Sometimes I get angry for no reason. I can not take any things in a positive way. Sometimes I am happy but most of the time I get sad without any reason. Many thoughts play over my head. What should I do? Take tablets?

Ayurveda, Mumbai
I doubt   myself that I have depression. I can sleep the whole day but I can not sleep at night till 11.4times in a w...
This type of symptoms are also found in the patient who are anaemic (low hb level) take tab wormstop plus 1 tab for consequent 2 days take tab carb -xt 1-0-1 super cyproliv 2tsf 3 times a day for one month.
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My friend is too much addicted with alcohol and weed! What should I do? Please help me doctor.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, Alcoholism is a deathly habit which teases you till the last moment of the life. As alcohol abuse may cause high risk of *brain damage *gastrointestinal disorder * mouth, throat,oesophageal cancer- *'Liver disease e.g liver cirrhosis *disease of reproductive organs e.g premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunctions, impotency ,*'a diabetic can suffer hypoglycaemia ,a hyper tensioner may face brain & cardiac disorder * it ruins the entire family, at last. Please, don't evaluate the power of death. Follow the under noted tips to over come alcoholism to save your liver and your house, as well. * Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism.* Go for meditation, yoga to reduce your stress to feed your liver, lungs and heart & inculcate a confident and strong person to quit this injurious habit. * Your diet be ,simple, healthy,easily digestible & nutritious ,on time. * Tk, Homoeo medicines, gentle in use, rapid in action with no side effect. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. Over all, it is only U who can rescue yourself from deathly silence. Stay ,aware & strong-golden days are ahead. Report, fortnightly, Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk, care.
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Just had breakup. Unable to concentrate on studies. My ca-ipcc exams are on head. Any how want to crack it. Frustration and depression are main problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Another broken heart! I have been there, done that. But it is difficult. Take this as a challenge and do better than expected by concentrating on your studies, immediately. If you are expecting this relationship to somehow work out, then it may be even more difficult. But if it is clear, that it is all over, then, even though it is painful, it is relatively a better situation to deal with. If it is the latter, just get rid of every reminder of that girl, and change your room decor, friends, jaunts, social circles, activities, and just throw yourself into your studies. If you love the person, just let her go, and if she is meant for you, she will return. I am sure you have heard this before but it is true. Change your schedule, and put in a lot of time focusing on your studies. Take charge of your life, and don?t let a girl, if she is undeserving, ruin your plans. I am glad you want to do your exams. I really like that.
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