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How to quit smokeless tobacco, I am addicted to it since a few months ,first I used it to quit smoking now it has became a habit Thank you.

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
How to quit smokeless tobacco, I am addicted to it since a few months ,first I used it to quit smoking now it has bec...
Dear user. Smokeless tobacco habit is also an addiction and therefore you need de-addiction therapy. Take care.
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Do you know? I will forget the things very easily. Plzz recommend me some foods which will increase my memory power. Thank you.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I have a problem with my husband's drinking habit, he is a software engineer. Last 6 years he drink alcohol everyday even we have a baby 1.5 years but after having a baby he didn't quit his drinking habit. When he come back home from office he always drunk. Even he has holiday saturday.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. Due to alcohol they and/ or others are affected significantly. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Many a times I am eager to somehow get about those people whom I need to stay away from. How should I get rid of this ?

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
That is very normal a attitude and such attitude presents itself from your experience and eagerness with it. No problem. Enjoy your current attitude. You will learn to forgo that attitude when you become wise.
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I am patient of BPAD (Bipolar Affective disorder. Now I'm taking Dicorate ER 750 and qutipin SR100. Is it a proper medicine for this disease? It's a nerve disease but I'm a patient of Phychiratist. So my 2nd question is that what is the relation between psychology and neurologist?

MD
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Keep continue with your medicines. By example I put it like - neurology is a hardware and psychiatry is software. Both specialities deals with brain but different disorders.
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Sir I have feeling lot of depression. last day I have breakup, I am feeling illness and I have not get sleep well can you suggest me any sleep pills.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir I have feeling lot of depression. last day I have breakup, I am feeling illness and I have not get sleep well can...
Such experiences evoke strong feelings in us which shouldn't be suppressed. Psychotherapy along with medication can help immensely.
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I am 23 year old boy meri problem ye hai ki mai kuch bhi kam jo karna hota hai wo bahut jaldi bhool jata hu jiski bajhe se kabhi kabhi mujhe dant bhi padti hai mai esh problem se kaise bachu.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 23 year old boy meri problem ye hai ki mai kuch bhi kam jo karna hota hai wo bahut jaldi bhool jata hu jiski baj...
May be there are too many things on your mind, all the time. Try the following to improve your memory: 1. Every day in the morning before you start your day, sit at one place and practice slow, deep breathing for 5 minutes. If you are feeling very anxious, inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth and imagine you are exhaling all the anxiety, in you. 2. Write down all the important jobs to be done. Decide priority and start doing these jobs. After finishing put a tick mark. Keep referring to this list of jobs if you are forgetting all the time. 3. Take interest in all the work that you do. We easily tend to forget those things which are not of our interest. 4. Understand why finishing a particular job is important for you because if you find it worthless, you are more likely to forget it. 5. Play some memory games when you are free. 6. Be aware of your own feelings. If you are under lot of stress, you are likely to forget things easily. Learn to manage your stress. 7. Have enough sleep daily. 8. At night, make list of things to be done on the next day and read this list next day in the morning. All the best.
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I am also a person who have much addiction of phone. So what I have to do for that to not much addicted to phone. Please suggest me doctor. What I have to 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 am also a person who have much addiction of phone. So what I have to do for that to not much addicted to phone. Ple...
Dear user. I can understand. Mobile addiction comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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Main zayada adult videos dektha hun jiski wajha see main kamzor Ho raha hun mujhe isko rokna hai mai kya karun.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Main zayada adult videos dektha hun jiski wajha see main kamzor Ho raha hun mujhe isko rokna hai mai kya karun.
Dear lybrate-user, we understand your feelings you need counselling for behavior modification, counselling will help you to come out of your problem and many patients are cured and enjoying better life after counselling, but we need to talk to you to take full details in-person or Audio/Video before we suggest something to cure your problem. " It is known truth that counselling is better than medicine "
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How to quit smoking how is it harmful regarding health issues and best way to quit smoking.

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 , Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. All these chemicals are capable to produce cancer, lung problems, breathing difficulties etc. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Fear of negative things in future always give a feeling of insecurity n keeps me disturbed always. Not able to work properly not to enjoy properly .just afraid of life .living.

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
Fear of negative things in future always give a feeling of insecurity n keeps me disturbed always. Not able to work p...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Negative thoughts will be part of life. You cannot stop them completely. But you can always conclude logically and counter negative thoughts. Your attitude should be positive enough to have logical conclusions. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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Sir, I have angioplasty with 1stent 4 month back. Also I am a habitual of codeine syrup 2-3 100 ml bottle with 10-15 cigarettes per day. I had reduced cigarettes to 1-2 per day but could not able to leave syrup due to its heavy withdrawal symptoms. Pl help me out I wanna quit all these addiction.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I have angioplasty with 1stent 4 month back. Also I am a habitual of codeine syrup 2-3 100 ml bottle with 10-15 ...
You need to with a heart problem. It is not enough to reduce the cigarettes, you need to quit it completely. Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend na meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. To be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.
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I am 21 years old. Previous 2 months I have a love failure. After that I am so depressed. Not interested to do anything. So angry to others. Etc. Please advise me to recover from this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old. Previous 2 months I have a love failure. After that I am so depressed. Not interested to do anythi...
You are just 21 years and you can see what effect relationships have on us. Well I hope you have learnt some lessons before you move on.Breaking up is not easy, especially if the relationship lasted for a long time. But you will need to accept the reality and move on. This fixation on her must die out eventually. You must first exorcise her out of your mind. You can either do that by talking her out of your emotions first to a counselor and then starting on a new relationship by completely walking away from the past. You must express your bitterness and all the fond memories with the intention of purging her out the system. The professional will expertly guide you through the motion of exhaustively clearing away all memories along with the emotions so that you will be free of the ghosts of the past and are able to venture into new relationships. Once you have done that the memories will gradually fade away but the huge advantage you will have is that the emotions attached to those memories will be minus the energy of the feelings and they will become impotent. In the meantime I hope you have cleared your belongings and surroundings of all memories of this person; and also that you do not haunt the places and situations you used to visit. If she has ditched you, you must learn to forgive her for your own sake and live a life free of her eventually in the mind and then in the heart. She is now history, and has probably happily moved on. You need to be thankful that you were not betrothed to her when she dumped you: that would have been worse. And you need to learn not to give yourself to someone so much if the time was not ripe or suitable to do so. Now you should pitch yourself into a new relationship but do not focus too much into the serious end of the outcome but on the moment-to-moment development to see how it all unfolds to really enjoy that person. If you continue to cling on to her memories even after that, you may have some attachment problems too to explore with the counselor. To get out of the depression you must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of 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 scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved soon. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor.
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Sir I have a 10year old daughter studying in V. Shez complaining lack of concentration.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food items which helps in boosting up the memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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Is there any fruit vegetable etc. Available at home which can release exam anxiety.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Is there any fruit vegetable etc. Available at home which can release exam anxiety.
There are no such fruits but you can do meditation and yoga to reduce anxiety and have mind control.
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When I stand after sitting for some minutes, I will feel like fainting. What may be the reason doctor.

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
When I stand after sitting for some minutes, I will feel like fainting. What may be the reason doctor.
Dear lybrate user. His could simply be due to your own thinking. We call it obsession. Ignore the feeling.
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I'm a 23 year male. I was good in my studies at school level. Gradually it decreased. I've never took my studies seriously, I had a confidence that even if I study a week before exams, I'd pass. During my graduation I had a breakup and to come out of it wasn't easy for me. I can't explain it in this mail but every day was like hell to me, I couldn't sleep, eat properly and what not. Slowly I've started getting out of my self pity thoughts. In these situations I thought that I wouldn't pass my xams but somehow I did. After that I've done a course but I didn't had enough confidence in me, by that time I was different than what I was in my early days. I could hardly remember or understand the concept. I couldn't think creatively, so I thought to go for another course, now i've completed that but same again. I'm out of my confidence, cannot concentrate on anything, after failing in an interview I thought that at least from now I'll prepare again but I can't even start a thing. My job profile needs creative thinking, but I cannot even think normally. Some times I feel my cognitive functions aren't normal. What should I do to get out of my situation? I need to improve the functioning of my brain. I should have confidence, passion. Should I consult a psychiatrist? Please someone suggest me a detailed answer.

M.PHIL - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MA - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm a 23 year male. I was good in my studies at school level. Gradually it decreased. I've never took my studies seri...
lybrate-user, you began by telling about your problems with studies and how your grades/marks have lowered in recent years since you completed schooling. As I can see, much of your concerns are about how your abilities and thinking are not matching upto your expectations. You have taken different courses and did your best to keep yourself confident but it hasn't helped you much. You seem to be having greater worries about how you think and why your thoughts are not focused on any particular goal. A bad experience in a relationship also added up to your worries and distressing mental condition. A relationship usually distracts and preoccupies with attachment issues which makes life difficult to handle. These long series of negative events and circumstances have reduced your overall motivation and lead to a distressing mental state where you constantly worry about your abilities. From a clinical perspective, it would not be possible to make any valid diagnosis as of now. For that more interviewing is needed and clinical tests need to be done (psychological assessments). Many times due to repeated failures, we develop a negative attitude towards ourselves and remain in a constant state of depressed mood and low energy. In your situation, it seems you do require medical consultation. But medicines won't help you for long and may not alleviate all the problems. Negative thinking develops over time and mostly it is not a direct effect of one or two circumstances. Low confidence, self-pity thoughts, poor concentration, low motivation, lack of energy and low self esteem are some of the persistent effects of negative thought process. You also believe that you may not be having normal cognitive functions. You seem to over-think about your performance, which is impacting your life achievements. Negative thoughts result from negative beliefs about self. When we think we are unworthy then we lose the confidence to take initiatives and get biased towards seeing all negative outcomes. We don't welcome any new changes in our life cheerfully. This has happened with you that with every new goal you have set for yourself, you have gradually become hopeless with that achievement. This is mainly because you don't feel much confident towards yourself. Deep into your mind, you believe you don't deserve a positive outcome. We can say that you think in a very black-and-white mode of thought process. This implies that either things should be all good for you or all bad. There is no mid-way for you currently. You are achieving some things in your life but you don't see them as worthy to change your life altogether. Here comes the importance of understanding your own thoughts and beliefs. It is important for you to know how your long held beliefs about yourself have impacted your mental state. It is not entirely some brain chemical which is causing this distress. Body is equally effected by how we think, than being just the other way around. So for temporary benefits, you may take medicines. But for long term relief and cure, you need to see a Clinical Psychologist and take Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which is a form of psychotherapy. CBT is a very effective therapy for long term benefits from depression and anxiety. All the Best.
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Hi. Dr. I'm 23 years male fully addicted to phone Facebook and girls by mentally every time I feel to be alone I don't have any friends too. My mind is always busy busy like blank thinking feelings stress and depression sometimes I will not get good sleep.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Hi. Dr. I'm 23 years male fully addicted to phone Facebook and girls by mentally every time I feel to be alone I don'...
Dear Lybrate user This social addiction is increasing rapidly and many people are not realizing that they became addicted. Its good that you admit and want to get rid of it. There are many factors which contribute in such social addictions and they are low self esteem, trying to escape from reality and responsibilities (consciously or subconsciously), low self confidence regarding life and goals and life seems like in our control the social life is pleasure giving here many things are in our control and we can do things and become what we can not do and be in our real life. This becomes our habit and its automatic. You can take therapy and get rid of it soon. Psychotherapy coupled with clinical hypnotherapy has great results in it. You can contact me for more information regarding this and also for a free consultation. Take care. Good luck.
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