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I am getting repetitive thoughts in my mind, I want to control them but it goes on repeating like a tape recorder. It is happening since tonight. A phrase of a particular song is continuously repeating in my mind uncontrollably such that it is also disturbing in reading books although I did not even listen this song recently. I am very scared? Is it psychosis?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am getting repetitive thoughts in my mind, I want to control them but it goes on repeating like a tape recorder. It...
Repetitive tasks, intrusive and repetitive thoughts, checking, counting, disproportionate excess need for order and cleanliness, as well as anxiety when not able to do the same are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Patients with OCD suffer from significant distress, anxiety and depression due to the same which impairs their quality of life. Please consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With a combination of medication and behavioral therapy it is likely that your symptoms will improve.
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My wife is 33 years. Old, she is always tempered in a every nano seconds, is there any solution to reduce 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
Anger and aggression is mental disorder. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I am 40 years old guy I am gaining weight I do sleep properly pls help to refuse weight and to get proper sleep. Mostly I am stressed pls help.

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
I am 40 years old guy I am gaining weight I do sleep properly pls help to refuse weight and to get proper sleep. Most...
Running walking exercises are helpful to reduce weight. Sleep helps peace in day life it will not help to reduce weight. Because of stress you may take additional food also. Better to stress relieve methods. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Please know stress relief and stress management. Or please consult psychologist. Best of luck.
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My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died she highly shocked. About 2 years to get recover from the shock. But till now she has fear of dead body, accident, burning ghat. Any time when she saw the dead body or hears such a sound Bolo hori Hori Bol', she about to get senseless, even 2 times I saw that after since back she not remembering any thing for hours she back go to her childhood. Please help me to recover the problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died...
She has obviously been traumatized by, not only the sudden death of her father, but the manner of his death. Girls are normally close to their fathers and so this has had a great impact on her. I do not believe that she has genuinely or completely resolved his death. She has to go through some grieving therapy and so it is advised that you take her to a counselor to take care of that. Once she takes care of the grief and perhaps some anger too, she will return to normal pretty soon. You, as her husband, must be very empathetic and understanding and give her all the support you can to help her process this grief. She has to be encouraged to talk and express all the feelings and memories to completely deal with the issue.
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How to boost up memory power? I was not like this before. Right now I used to forget everything within 10 minute's. I am fedup of myself. please help me. Give me some home remedies. I am in depression bcz 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
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. You can get tips to improve your memory online. Take care.
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I am 20 years old. I was having some family problems so I was in high depression, anxiety, suffering from PTSD and was suicidal. Due to these psychological issue I was also doing very high drug abuse. Now I am out of drugs and little bit happy too as some problem are resolved too. The main thing is I was soo good at sex 2 years back with a good size and very good stamina. But now I don't achieve erection to fullest and for a long time. Any tips suggestions comments and medication or natural treatment. Please help. I have sleeping issues too. And still psychological prob are continued as family prob are still there. Hypertension is getting over me.

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am 20 years old. I was having some family problems so I was in high depression, anxiety, suffering from PTSD and wa...
There are many possibilities for sexual dysfunction in your case. It can be due to the residual symptoms of depression/ anxiety/ PTSD; or due to misuse of drugs or due to hypertension. Most of the times they are medication induced or related to performance anxiety. Some initial assessment are mandatory to rule out any secondory cause like routine fasting sugar, PPBS, urea, creatinine, LFT, serum testosterone assay. If they are within normal range then medications are available to counteract sexual problems and they respond well most of the times. It is better to consult a psychiatrist for such problems.
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My boy friend was a chain smoker 9 months before. He was smoking 5 to 6 cigarettes per day for nearly 3 years. Then he gradually decreased the count day by day due to my continuous compulsion. I personally hate smokers to the core. He said to me that he totally stopped smoking for the past 4 months. How to find whether it is true or not? Is there any way to find out that he is lining to me that he stopped it and still doing it when I am not around? Pls help me find it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, There are few physical sign in smokers who smoke cigarette, try to find out those ones: -One of the most common and immediate symptoms of smoking is the persistent smokers' cough. The cough is usually the worst in the morning and lessens throughout the day. -Teeth of smokers show brownish black staining from inside and yellow discoloration from outside. -While yellowing teeth may take some time to appear, smoking cigarettes can cause yellow stains on the fingers and fingernails almost immediately. -A wheezing sound can indicate several different physical conditions, but one of them is damaged airways/lungs from smoking. ­-Shortness of breath is a tell-tale sign of a smoker. -Smokers are more prone to getting certain respiratory diseases like colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia. -Lips have a bluish-black discoloration in heavy smokers. -Premature wrinkling: ‘Crows feet’, ‘cobblestone wrinkles’, ‘smoker's face’: Crow's feet is the prominent lines and wrinkles starting from the corner of the eyes. Cobblestone wrinkles are wrinkles that run down at the back of the neck. Smokers also produce matrix metalloproteinase in excess, which degrades collagen and skin loses elasticity as a result. A typical “smoker's face” showing dryness of skin, wrinkles originating from the sides of eyelids running up to cheek called “crow's feet”, wrinkles in front of the ears, and wrinkles running down the neck. -Nodular elastosis of skin with comedone formation. -Multiple open and closed comedones (black heads) over forehead and furrowed wrinkled skin, produced by chronic sun exposure and heavy smoking. Multiple open and closed comedones are present in the periorbital and temporal areas with yellowish discoloration, yellowish nodules, atrophy, wrinkles, and furrows. The eruption is usually bilaterally symmetrical. No inflammation is present, unlike the comedones seen in acne vulgaris. Apart from physical signs and symptoms, the other signs can also help you: -See if their clothes (or hair) smells like smoke. -Look for burn holes in the carpet, in their car, and in their clothing. -If they use mouthwash or gum more frequently.
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I have a problem with my anger I can not control it can you give me any suggestions.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Noida
Improve your lifestyle proper exercise, walk, water intake and sound sleep can overcome your problem.
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I learn and not able to learn it for long period of time so is it due to mastbutaion or due to some another problem.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Do regular exercise,,do some stretching exercises,some yoga,,try to do some meditation,,this will help,also make urself bzy in ur works so much that u don't have any time to do that
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When I travel through crowded trains I get scared when people shout to someone as I think he is shouting me or when I hear loud noise on the street which is unexpected I even get scared when people are fighting on the street and I think I can not even fight with anyone if beaten I am even scared to stare at people ,i get scared to hold gaze with them its intimidating for me I am even afraid of dogs, rats and crackers I was afraid of even crackers in childhood I feel overwhelmed when someone shouts at me. I find it hard to shout at someone I even get stressed easily I am 23 years old right now ,i got a very bad name among my peers which is below I hate these words and it is seriously affecting my self esteem and I seriously want to become brave and do something big please help me.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
When I travel through crowded trains I get scared when people shout to someone as I think he is shouting me or when I...
Dear Lybrate User, I understand. Here is a way you could build your self esteem and self confidence in the situations which are causing you fear and anxiety: - Pick one situation that is scary to you and work on facing it little by little, in small steps. For example, start with being in a crowded place that is not too confined for you, such as a mall. Then, slowly work your way up to more crowded areas and eventually the train. This should help reduce your stress and build your self-confidence. Once you are confident in this situation, move on to the others one by one. For more information and help, please consult privately. Good Luck.
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Hi. Mai feeling guilty but I will ask this question, if a homosexuals/gays wanted to become a purely male/straight guy so is it possible for gays/homosexuals to become so.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi. Mai  feeling guilty but I will ask this question, if a homosexuals/gays wanted to become a purely male/straight g...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of pine + 4 drops of cherry plum. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night. Hi my friend everything is in the mind. Think positive and control your mind.
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For good memory, as per your article B6, B9,B12 vitamins are essential. I am 56 years old working in industry. I am facing tremendous problem. Of memory. I forget even small things E.g where I have kept my things few days back or emails received, the file stored on computer where I worked or things told to me few days back etc. This is very very embarrassing. Hope you understand how I am feeling. Can you suggest good medicines which will help to solve my problem. Regards.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Hello doctor, my age is 51 years. My life had extra struggle since 1980 and still I am. Now my problem is that I forget all, some time for short and some time for long period. Even when I start thinking from home, have to go that certain work or I have to go to that certain places. But I forget all. Even I go to other way riding and return back home unsuccessfully. So please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need to look back to the last year and see if you can identify any stress that may be causing this memory loss, purely because of your age. Stress is a major reason for us to lose concentration and therefore loss to memory. You should then meet with a counselor and work this stress out of your system and memory will happily return. If it is not due to this stress you may then need to go for a thorough medical check up and see if there are other reasons to affect memory. In the meantime it would be wise to write down things that you need to remember and tick off the ones completed. The brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age, so significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging. But just as it is with muscle strength, you have to use it or lose it. Your lifestyle, health habits, and daily activities have a huge impact on the health of your brain. Whatever your age, there are many ways you can improve your cognitive skills, prevent memory loss, and protect your grey matter. The hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in the formation and retrieval of memories, often deteriorates with age. Hormones and proteins that protect and repair brain cells and stimulate neural growth also decline with age. Older people often experience decreased blood flow to the brain, which can impair memory and lead to changes in cognitive skills. Exercise the mind and keep it always occupied with new challenges in the form of reading, learning new languages, doing crosswords, puzzles, anagrams, jigsaws, picture completion, picture comparison, sentence completion, Sudoku, riddles, etc. Exercise is a must, and a good eating habit and diet is very essential. Do not drink and smoke, and if you have any bad habits kindly stop them, immediately. You must learn to be stress free and learn relaxation exercises too. Maintain good relations at home and with society. Play games you are not already familiar with that involve strategy, like chess or bridge, and word games like Scrabble. Read newspapers, magazines, and books that challenge you. Get in the habit of learning new things: games, recipes, driving routes, a musical instrument, a foreign language. Take a course in an unfamiliar subject that interests you. The more interested and engaged your brain, the more likely you’ll be to continue learning and the greater the benefits you’ll experience. Take on a project that involves design and planning, such as a new garden, a quilt, or a pond. New research indicates that walking six to nine miles every week can prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss. According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who walked between six and nine miles per week had more gray matter in their brains nine years after the start of the study than people who didn't walk as much. If you are not yet old, you may want to work on prevention rather than the cure. That is a good idea. Plan your day well but do not be too rigid. Follow a meaningful and prayerful lifestyle too. One thing that I have seen in many people who have started to live a life of giving and sharing (either in time, money, service and love) have found such pleasure and satiation that the longevity in life and in memory has received a major boost.
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Drug Abuse - How To Treat It?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Drug Abuse - How To Treat It?

Drug abuse is characterized by the excessive use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs or even over-the-counter drugs. Drug abuse eventually leads to drug dependency whereby the drug begins to take control over you and affects your daily activities as well as your physical health.

Treatment:
Treatment of drug abuse normally involves a series of steps to be undertaken. These are:

  1. Group therapy
  2. Counseling
  3. Drug de-addiction

Furthermore, treatment of drug abuse generally follows a 12-step program which continues even after the treatment as a part of the recovery process.

Detoxification:
Detoxification, or simply detox, is a procedure involving medical care while attempting to deal with withdrawal symptoms after your initial break from drug use. Since dealing with withdrawal symptoms can be quite problematic, you will certainly have to consult a doctor who will probably prescribe you certain medications.

Therapy:
There are different types of therapy needed to overcome the problem of drug abuse. These include:

  1. Group therapy, where you can interact your problems with other people who are going through the same ordeal.
  2. Motivational interviewing (mi), where you can resolve mixed feelings with regard to quitting and treatment.
  3. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), where you can learn to take control over your actions as well as change your thought and behavior pattern in order to adjust to a drug-free life.
  4. Motivational enhancement therapy (met), where motivational interviewing is used to help give you more motivation with respect to quitting drug consumption.
  5. Family counseling, or even couples therapy, where you can learn how to stay drug-free as well as improve your relationship with your family members or with your partner.

Treatment programs:

Treatment programs are often similar to therapies and are classified into three types:

  1. Inpatient treatment
  2. Outpatient treatment
  3. Residential treatment
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I am 38 years old I am not settled yet in which industry I will get success. Please advice

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 38 years old I am not settled yet
in which industry I will get success. Please advice
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You definitely should know what you were doing all these years and why? You could not settle onto a job and why? Please provide those details. You can take some available skill test or career tests and understand yourself, which area is suitable for you. I suggest online career counseling for you. Take care.
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Hiii I am a teenager and now I started feeling depressed? I think the reason behind it less friends no siblings bad company and less talk with parents. How can I solve it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hiii I am a teenager and now I started feeling depressed? I think the reason behind it less friends no siblings bad c...
Loneliness makes people frustrated, to meet present trends it is stress for many people right from education to personal issues and teenage, be practical never be in dreams. Personal care is very much important, and one good friend is enough to share your emotions.
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I feel not worthy, with no passion, with no aim, useless life, having a sincere/ serious partner. I am turning into a sincere boring lady of no value, with low ambitions from a jolly joyful ambitious gal. I myself is playing the biggest role as m trying to keep myself happy n m failing everyday. Pls suggest me what can I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
I feel not worthy, with no passion, with no aim, useless life, having a sincere/ serious partner. I am turning into a...
Take Sankhpuspi churan daily And do yoga Apply cow ghee on palm and sole Try become happy And take healthy diet Leave excessive thought And consult online.
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Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
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I am suffering anxiety, fear in last 3 months. Please tell some tricks to over come it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering anxiety, fear in last 3 months.
Please tell some tricks to over come it.
Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. 4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work. 5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others. Practice yoga and meditation.
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