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How do feel when we are depressed. Is it going to effect my activities? I think negative feelings occupy your mind and make you feel sad most of the time. To keep my mind happy what should I do. I feel I cannot change myself to the other peoples demands or bow down to their expectations. I want to be myself and be happy and be contented with what life I am leading.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
How do feel when we are depressed. Is it going to effect my activities? I think negative feelings occupy your mind an...
Think always in a positive manner then positive thoughts will come. You do not bow down before others. But you should respect and listen if it is ok to you follow or leave it. As per the social rules and regulations we should behave like that. We against means we face so many problems that may cause our personal problems. You have negetive feelings means you are not sharing your feelings to your friendly. Always think one side about yourself. Then negative thoughts comes. You are maintaining reserved type of personality. Because of this reason you are suffering alone. So, better to friendly. Share your feelings with your friends and family members. Be happy and be sociable. Best of luck.
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I am 17 year old and studies in class XII but I failed to concentrate in my studies then what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Don't worry too much about the failure but I hope you have learned your lessons from it. Lots of great people have had failures but they have picked themselves up and done better after that. So it is your turn now. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate. 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 are 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.
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How to recognise mood disorder , My parents and peers criticize me by saying that if you have any disorder than you won't be able to eat food, you won't be able to laugh or enjoy comedy show, so what basically is the mood disorder. I eat food ,laugh at jokes but I get irritating thoughts while working or doing any work, am I lazy but I don't have any desire to achieve something in life ,I read self help books but still there is no burning desire in me to achieve something ,I tried many things but still I don't feel the fire in me and my self esteem and confidence is poor as I have not achieved anything ,please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to recognise mood disorder ,
My parents and peers criticize me by saying that if you have any disorder than you w...
I think your parents and peers are wrong if they do not have this information about what is going on internally. This is exactly what happens when you are depressed, mildly. If it becomes severe you may not be able to enjoy life like you are doing now. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation and you could stave off the severe depression later on: 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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Iam not able to recall my memory properly even when reading or talking iam not able to understand properly iam using medicines for schizophrenia since 4 years doctors are saying its a type of mental desease but they are not believing that only thinks which are useful to me are not able to recall pls help

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
These symptoms are part and parcel of the disease. You could go for a review to another doctor and see whether the dosage or medication itself needs to be changed. Sometimes with continuous use, the body?s tolerance for the substance may negate the effects they were originally meant to serve, and you may need higher dosages as time goes by. I am also of the opinion that you will need counseling alongside the medication to help you cope with the nuances of the disease. I have some exercises to help with concentration, for which you can contact me. You need to exercise regularly, be active, put yourself into a tight schedule of interesting and productive activities, attend to work, take some family responsibilities at home, and do some regular chores like marketing, cleaning, gardening, etc. Socializing is very important and you must make a willful effort to concentrate when people are talking. A professional will guide you through all this.
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He loves me but I feel we have differences in thoughts and should not get married. What should we do about it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No two people have or are expected to have the same thoughts. That is the beauty of relationships: the different perspectives add spice to life. It would be extremely boring, if you had the same thoughts. These differences though must help bring strength to your collective minds. If you are trying to control his mind, and failing in your effort, then you don?t need him, you need a robot. You must learn to appreciate the thinking to see and understand the other person?s mind. If you are getting into arguments on this front, stop it by ?agreeing to disagree. No problem then. Male and female brains differ, and that?s what attracts the opposite sexes. If these differences become points of contention, something is wrong in your concept of relationship and your expectations of each other. I can understand that sometimes these can cause conflict but not enough to call off the marriage. Do talk about all this with your partner and explain what is bothering you. You can easily thrash it out and have a conducive approach to these situations. Remember that the cardinal catalyst to any relationship of two or more people is communication ? which is a free, open sharing of your thoughts. It seems that you both have to do some work about understanding of marriage. Visit a marriage counselor, attend premarital counseling and iron out these anomalies soon. Where love is present, everything and anything is welcome expect abuse.
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Hello sir, I am 26 year old. I have problem in food pipe (Stomach) since last 3 days. I am feeling chocked , as water and food is not going properly through it. I have a Gastric problem also, is this happened by that. I do smoke also. Please give me some suggestion for it.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello sir, I am 26 year old. I have problem in food pipe (Stomach) since last 3 days. I am feeling chocked , as water...
Hello lybrate-user, firstly, stop smoking. It does cause contraction of the muscles and also causes acidity and heart burn. You can also take syp gelusil one tsp three times a day which will help in your symptoms. Drink luke warm water and mix a tsp of asafoetida in it. It will help relieve your symptoms.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to My self all the time. Please help me.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to My self all the time. Please...
Lybrate-user, you should come out from depression, you are a young to build your carrier. Be busy in some work, have a company of good friends, forget the sad event. Visit some religious place for mental peace.
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How to identify whether a person is in depression or not? Then how to treat them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
How to identify whether a person is in depression or not? Then how to treat them.
Dear lybrate-user, symptoms of depression are not willing to do anything, no interest on anything, not able to sleep, not mingle with people, feeling loneliness
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I am in little depression nd I wnt get rid of this problem. I feel disturb all the time nd feel little scared from death.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I am in little depression nd I wnt get rid of this problem. I feel disturb all the time nd feel little scared from de...
Hi lybrate-user your symptoms suggests that you may be suffering from mixed anxiety and depression. Consult a clinical psychologist in your vicinity at the earliest.
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After doing exercises and returning back I found pain on the left side of my body and after some time I found my testicle on the left side had swollen. I wanted to know if the situation is permanent or I can get rid of the swelling using medicines?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
After doing exercises and returning back I found pain on the left side of my body and after some time I found my test...
No its temporary. Apply ice pack if not reduced l. Consult me for homoepathic treatment for cure don't worry its not major problem..
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I'm suffering from memory loss problem. For instance I learn something then my mind takes much time to grasp the concept and it diminishes within few minutes. Besides fussy vision is another concern. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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Used to smoke. Kindly tell me ways to clear lungs and suggest home remedies as well. Lots of coughing.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and do pranayam daily to clean your lungs and if necessary get your vital parameters of the body checked
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My son is 15 years old and will be appearing board exams this March. We have noticed that in spite he is doing lot of efforts in his studies and even solving most of the papers right while at home but some how not able to give same result while giving his school prelims. So feeling slightly trusted. Should we consult counselor?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 are 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 junk food.
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Mood disorders - Factors That Can Lead To It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Mood disorders - Factors That Can Lead To It!

Mood disorders are common psychological problems that affect a vast portion of the human populace all over the world every year. These occur when there is a shift or imbalance in a person's psyche which affects his or her daily function and interpersonal relations in varying degrees. Each individual is affected by these conditions in a different capacity and responds to them in a distinct manner.

Mood disorders generally manifest themselves as fluctuations in a person's temperament. It is triggered by various factors. These mental illnesses range from mild to severe, the latter requiring urgent psychological counseling and treatment. A mild condition may even develop into a painful and chronic one without any form of remedial intervention.

What are the most common types of mood disorders?

There are many distinctive categories of mood disorders that can affect a person. The most commonly occurring ones are as follows:

  1. Major depressive disorder
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Dysthymia
  4. Cyclothymia
  5. Seasonal affective disorder (sad)

Major depression is the most frequently occurring type of mood disorder. It causes mental and emotional turmoil, as well as physical anguish. Those affected by it may experience a single episode in isolation or multiple episodes over a period of time. The milder version of this condition is known as dysthymia.

Bipolar disorder is a comparatively rare condition that causes alternating states of extreme mania and depression. It is also known as manic-depressive illness. The mild version of this is called cyclothymia.

Seasonal affective disorder or sad is a depressive disorder that is known to affect those living in colder climes. It is caused generally by the lack of warmth and light, the onset of which begins in late autumn and lasts till the end of winter.

What causes a mood disorder?

Mood disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they can be caused by an assortment of triggers and the symptoms are not always apparent. This is particularly true in the case of dysthymia and cyclothymia.

Some of the usual factors that lead to mood disorders are:

  1. Chronic stress and anxiety
  2. Anomalies in the functioning of the nervous system
  3. Prolonged periods of isolation
  4. Genetics
  5. Childhood abuse and trauma
  6. Ineffectual coping mechanisms
  7. Insufficient nourishment/malnutrition

In most cases, a combination of multiple factors usually leads to the development of mood disorders and other mental illnesses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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My exam is going on and even though I have completed my syllabus I am still feeling insecure whether I would be able to write properly in exam or not and for this I am having insomniac problems .Kindly help me out from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My exam is going on and even though I have completed my syllabus I am still feeling insecure whether I would be able ...
If you can make up mind you could refresh everything and write the exam well. DO meditation and yoga for mind control . Mind control wil help keep also
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I had done treatment of my headache and it cures too. But now my exams are coming soon and I am reading for 7 to 8 hours a day. Problem is that there is sudden pain in my head whenever I looked down in book. Pain goes away when my neck is in neutral position but sudden headache when I flexed or extend my neck. What would 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
I had done treatment of my headache and it cures too. But now my exams are coming soon and I am reading for 7 to 8 ho...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Could be due to stress. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I am 39 year old guy who had excessive drinking habit until 3 years ago. But by the time I was out of it, got separated from my wife and child. Even after repeated attempts could not start living together. I am now not able to focus on work, feeling lonely and insecure. Feeling of guilt and negative thoughts are pulling me down. I have a feeling I am getting lost. I want to bounce back and be achieve greater heights in my life. I require moral support.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 39 year old guy who had excessive drinking habit until 3 years ago. But by the time I was out of it, got separat...
I think I have a clear idea of what is bothering you, and I hope I am right to the ‘T’. I don’t think you have completely worked on the problem of addiction. In fact the reason you are not working out with your wife has to do with a lot of unresolved issues pertaining to the addiction. You see mere abstinence from alcohol is not enough: there are so many matters to be considered before you can seriously say and claim that you are no longer an addict. Now I am aware that according to AA principles, ‘Once you are an addict, you are always an addict’. I come from a different school of thought about that but let me not elaborate about that here. There are four important areas you need to definitely resolve the addiction problem: the Oral issue, the Genetic issue, the Rigid Value System, and the Script issue. Apart from that there is an addict personality that has to be made whole and many unhealthy adaptations have to be resolved. You and your wife, for example, married when you had that personality and she has now become fed up and wants out. If you have not changed that personality, you are literally asking her to live with you with the only change being that you have abstained from the alcohol! Although that is in itself a huge change, your basic personality has not changed. Apart from that it seems like there are emotional matters that are bothering you still and these could become impediments to yourself, let alone another person, like your wife! I suggest that you go back to addiction therapy and discuss these matters for a start and take it forward from there. I believe that if this is done well, you can regain your life all over again.
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Please help doctor I am in deep depression. I am 29 year male Since childhood I am suffering from homosexuality disorder so I did not notice that I am attracted to men only not attracted to girls or woman at all. Now its time I have to marry a girl and get good life and some people will tell that I walk like gay and do like gay things and all that time I feel very pain and easily get depressed I cannot concentrate on any things even though still now also if I masturbate then also I watch gay movies and porns only I done how to get rid of this problem. I am in severe depression getting helpless how to get rid out of this from my mind I do not know please help me to overcome this habit and I need heterosexual life. Is it possible for me to go straight?

Masters in psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Please help doctor I am in deep depression. I am 29 year male Since childhood I am suffering from homosexuality disor...
Dear lybrate-user, Homosexuality is not a disorder that you need treatment for. However You definitely do need to see a psychologist who can hep you accept yourself. I can understand you must be feeling suffocated with all the should and should nots and now with added pressure of getting married. I would strongly suggest that you don't jump into the decision of getting married. For it will not only spoil the life of that girl but also your own. You will not be able to do justice to the relationship and that would suffocate you even more. Meet a psychologist/counselor who will help you adjust and accept your sexuality and in the process teach you how to manage your feelings and take healthier and happier decisions in life. All the best!
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I am 19 yrs old and can not concentrate on studies I forget what ever I have read.Please help

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I think you are asking question for your son. The concentration on studies depend on various factor like interest in the subject, ability to understand it, anxiety and other factors. We need to evaluate your son in detail to understand the problem and treat it.
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