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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology)

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Rajaraman MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) Psychiatrist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman is a popular Psychiatrist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 17 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) . You can consult Dr. Shankar Rajaraman at Healthcare@Basaveshwaranagar in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Rajaraman and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, - 2000
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - JJM Medical College , Davangere, - 2005
MSc (Psychology) - Karnataka State Open University, - 2012
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I am 44 years old male suffering from depression since last four year. Kindly advise to get rid of it.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 44 years old male suffering from depression since last four year. Kindly advise to get rid of it.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex Surely you will get results.
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I am smoking and drinking last 2year 2-3 in a week, 2-3 days I have sir dard, fever all body parts pain, my noise also closed, khansi please suggest me.

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General Physician, Mumbai
I am smoking and drinking last 2year 2-3 in a week, 2-3 days I have sir dard, fever all body parts pain, my noise als...
Dear lybrate user, this seems like a viral infection. Take one tablet of paracetamol 500 mg 3-4 times a day for the body pain and fever. For your blocked nose, take steam inhalation 3-4 times a day (10-15 min session); for the cough please do warm salt water gargles in the morning and night. Alternately, you could take any over the counter cold cough preparation. Try not smoking (or atleast reduce) to ease your throat. In case you do not deel better in 3 days or the fever increases, please consult a doctor as certain tests might need to be done before he/ she initiates any antibiotics and other treatment. Take care!
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How to quit smoking I had tried various methods such as nicorate 4 what should I do? please help me I had heartburn due to smoking and sometimes lots of sweat headache nevervournes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to quit smoking
I had tried various methods such as nicorate 4 
what should I do?
please help me
I had heartburn ...
Hello, smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body. If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I'm 31 years old man, I'm having smocking for last 3 years, so please help avoid this smocking, please solve my problem.

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation , P.hD in Psychology , PG Psychology, PG Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Nagpur
Dear lybrate-user, you should have to develop no. Of practical hobbies, so you can divide your negative habit into healthy or means positive habit.
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I am 25, female, before 2 years I was a victim of substance abuse, I do not know what was that, it was mixed in an ice cream, and when I ate it, I felt very cold in the nerves of my head till top and he moved my head to right side, and then I became like a body, I do not remember much, also I am facing memory problems now, I can't remember most things which I did today or yesterday or even before an hour. A doctor asked me to have nexito tablets - 5 mg, 10 mg then 15 mg. Now I am taking 10 mg, but sometimes I discontinue it. I FEEL DISCONNECTED MOST OF THE TIMES, MAYBE I HAVE FORGOT MOST THINGS OF MY PAST, THAT'S WHY, ALSO I AM FACING PROBLEMS LIKE COORDINATION, NOT WHILE MOVING, BUT LIKE WHILE I DRESS, OR DO ANY TASK, LIKE THE PART JOINING THE LEFT SIDE OF HEAD AND RIGHT SIDE OF HEAD PAINS, IN THE NERVES AND THE CENTER OF THE HEAD INCLUDING RIGHT EYEBROWS, I face problems implementing any task, I am unable to awake in the morning also sleep on time, like the brain is not working properly, I do not even remember what I studied earlier, maybe the nerves joining both sides of brain are affected, could you please suggest me what medicines to take, not painkillers like ibuprofen, I want medicines to improve my memory also what should I eat to heal the nerves affected? I think it was marijuana and many things mixed in that ice cream, also is there any way through which I may recall things related to studies which I studied earlier before eating that drug?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Whatever it was, it will not last in your body even now and here it your anxiety that gives more worries and you have to calm mind and meditation will help . Nexito is and antidepressant given to allay your anxiety
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Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship

Friendship is the fuel that keeps life interesting. Imagine a robotic life where you do not have anyone with whom you can chill or unwind at the end of the day. Friends are people with whom you can be yourself without having to worry about needs and requirements or judgements, at least most of the time. They are the layer that lies between your family and the rest of the world and provide you with a balance of sorts as far as insights, outsider perspective, advice for meeting challenges and unadulterated enjoyment go. 

But many times, extreme shyness and an introvert nature can stop people from making friends easily. So how can you initiate friendships and keep them close? Here are a few tips!

  1. Understand Shyness: First of all, understand why you may be shy and how it makes your brain work. Shyness strips you of your security when you are faced with a new place or face. Also, it can lead to dismissive or avoidant behaviour, which keeps us from approaching people and learning more about them. Also, it keeps us anxious and preoccupied and makes us think that we will be met with rejection if we try to initiate friendship. Sounds vaguely familiar? Read on to know more.
  2. Eye Contact and First Impressions: The first way to initiate a new friendship is by making eye contact and following it up with a smile before the person in question averts his or her gaze. This is an unspoken language that is almost always answered similarly.
  3. Greeting: You can now approach the person and start by saying hello. It may be someone whom you have been seeing on your way to class or in the office cafeteria or even someone who lives in your building. So chances are, that this person would have noticed you too. Introduce yourself and ask for the person's name.
  4. Acknowledgement: Use the person's name often to show that you are acknowledging the friendship and ensuring that a bond begins to settle between the two of you from the word go. Offer to introduce this new friend to your other friends as further acknowledge of this new friendship.
  5. Information: In a new friendship, it is crucial to find common grounds without breaking the barriers of privacy. So ensure that you ask neutral questions about hobbies, family, education, work and other such issues without asking the when, where, what and how of things that might have to be explained by sharing personal details. In this way the person in front becomes more comfortable.

Be aware of the reasons that stop you and build your confidence when it comes to approaching people for friendship!

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I am fifty years old. I am addicted of dirnking alchohol for last ten years. How i'd stop it? Please advise.

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, Alcoholism is alcohol addiction. If you?re ready to stop drinking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from alcoholism and alcohol abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating alcoholism 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 alcoholism. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Hi I am rick n I am suffering from weakness and I kbt have aby idea of the body pain please help e to solve mg proven jscys.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi I am rick n I am suffering from weakness and I kbt have aby idea of the body pain please help e to solve mg proven...
Do take ift and laser therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist do learn and practise strengthening and stretching exercises from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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My problem is unnecessarily I get scared, when I am in group of peoples, then I think that all are talking about me badly, like this problems I had. Then I consult psychiatry in hyderabad, then after talked about my problems he said that you are suffering with depression. And sir suggested to use some tablets for 1'st 15 days: ferrous ascorate folic acid tablet & bupron 150mg. After 15 days again I consulted doctor he checked my blood reports about cbc and thyroid test all are normal and again he suggested to use tablets for one month those are bupron xl 300mg & neurorex forte. Is this better to use are not. And I saw the side effects of bupron xl 300mg, I was scared. Please give me a suggestion and I am waiting for valuable suggestion thanking you sir.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My problem is unnecessarily I get scared, when I am in group of peoples, then I think that all are talking about me b...
You can also take counselling sessions to help you deal with the fear of social gathering. Counselling is talk therapy where you can safely talk about your problems and work on your fears and feel more confident and in control of yourself. Cbt also helps in depression along with medications. Please add yoga, pranayam to your daily routine. Please read my health tip on depression, anxiety and negative thoughts. Please click on private chat if you have any questions.
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Sir/madam, I am unable to think as quickly and long period as my friends. It is clearly seen while I am playing chess with them. I am getting kind of tension in whole body, breathing rate increasing and I am getting pain at lower back. I was feeling to take rest then. My three other friends are normal and why this is happening to me. What to do other than rest? How to make by body & mind support to that kind of thinking?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir/madam, I am unable to think as quickly and long period as my friends. It is clearly seen while I am playing chess...
Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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Diabetes kyun hota hai. Depression hone hota he kya. Yeh sugar zada hone hota hai. Mujhe aisa lagta mera body aisa kuch hai. But morning time main 2 km chalta hun kuch thakan nahi lagta. But computer use ke time lagta hai kyun.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Diabetes kyun hota hai. Depression hone hota he kya. Yeh sugar zada hone hota hai. Mujhe aisa lagta mera body aisa ku...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. Avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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I am totally depressed of my life. I tried to commit suicide a lot of time . But I could not because I love my family. They do not know about my suicidal feeling . My family loves me too. But today I am feeling alone. Do not want to survive. My family loves me but I think I do not deserve their love.

MD (Panchkarma), PGD Yog Science, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CPARK (Kerala)
Ayurveda, Haldwani
I am totally depressed of my life. I tried to commit suicide a lot of time . But I could not because I love my family...
Hello lybrate-user, suicide is most cowardice act. Don't waste life, some people are far more unfortunate than you, still they are fighting with the situations. Your depression is because of some guilt which you are unable to express. Be brave, try to share your guilt with the person who loves you most and in whom you too have trust. It will definitely reduce the guilt and depression. If you are not finding anybody nearby, just express you feeling to god, as he is the sole creature of all living beings. He has introduced all of us in this world with some plannings. Like in a movie, every character has a significance, similarly in this world every person has some significance. So do not think of suicide. Remove the guilt and start a new life. There are hundreds of people who needs you.
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I have a problem with stress please help yi reduce stress. I am facing this issue from very long.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I have a problem with stress please help yi reduce stress. I am facing this issue from very long.
STRESS MANAGEMENT Introduction: What is stress? Everybody has it, everybody talks about it, yet few people have taken the trouble to find out what stress really is. Many words have become fashionable when scientific research revealed a new concept likely to influence our way of thinking about major issues of life or to affect our everybody conduct. The word stress like ‘Success’ ‘Failure’ or ‘Happiness’ means different things to different people so that defining it is extremely difficult although it has become part of our daily vocabulary. It is effect, fatigue, pain, fear the need for concentration, the humiliation of censure, the loss of blood, or even an unexpected great success which requires complete reformulation of one’s entire life. The answer is yes and no. This is what makes the definition of stress so difficult. Every can be singled out as being ‘it’ since the word applies equally to all the others. In ordinary language coping is used to mainly the outcome of managing a problem and overlooks the intermediate process of appraisal, performance, and correction that most problem solving entails. Coping is not a simple judgment about how some difficulty worked out. It is an extensive, recursive process of self-exploration, self- instruction, self- correction, self-rehearsal and guidance gathered from outside sources. Definitions:- Stress: Hans Selye – Defined stress as the sum of all the non-specific responses of an organism to noxious stimuli. A physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension & may be a factor in disease causation. One of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter existent equilibrium. Concept of stress: The term stress first applied to events or situations such as working for an examination, that may have an adverse effects on someone. Second it is applied to the adverse effects that are induced, which may be psychological or physiological changed. The first set of factors can usefully be called stressors. They include a large number of physics, psychological and social factors in the environment that can produce adverse effects. The term is sometimes extended to include events that are not experienced as adverse at the time but may still have adverse long-term effects. The effect on the person can useful is called the stress reaction to distinguish it from the provoking events. This reaction includes autonomic response (increase in B. P.). Endocrine changes (Secretion of Adr. & nor Adr) and psychological response (Such as a feeling of being keyed up). To explain the body reaction to the stress one scientist (SELYE) formulated the General adaptation syndrome. The body goes through three stage in damaging situations. Stage I Alarm reaction. Stage II Stage of resistance. Stage III Stage of exhaustion. These three stages are analogous to the three stages of man’s life. I. Childhood. II. Adulthood. III. Senility. Stress and Emotion: The relationship between stress and emotion is important, for they are concepts that overlap. Emotions tell more about what is important to people and how they view their daily lives than can any test measuring stress reaction. Both emotions and stress are better thoughts of an processes than as static states. Sources of Stress: 1. Major life events. 2. Natural and technological disaster. 3. Minor life events. 4. Social changes. 5. Occupational changes. 6. Unemployment 7. Stress produced by the individual. Coping: Definitions: Laxarus (1966) when we use the term coping we are referring to strategies for dealing with threat. Lipowski (1970) All cognitive and motor activities which a sick person employ to reserve his bodily and psychic integrity to recover reversibility impaired function and compensate to the limit for any irreversible impairment. Lazarus & Folk (1984) They define coping as constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external and or internal demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the person. Mechanism of coping: Coping mechanisms have two components Internal events and observable behavior. After bereavement a person’s coping mechanisms might be first, a return to former religious belief (an internal mechanism) and second joining a social club to combat loneliness (an observable behavior). Functions of Coping: Three major function of coping are: 1) To change the situation for the better life we can either by changing ones own offending action (focus on self) or by changing the damaging or threatening environment. 2) To Manage the somatic and subjective components of stress related emotions themselves, so that they do not get out of hand and do not damage or destroy morale and social functioning. 3) Alteration of (perceptually controlling) the meaning of experience so as to neutralize the problematic character. The three functions of coping are also referred to respectively by the terms A) problem – focused or instrumental coping b) appraisal focused coping c) Emotion focused or palliative coping. The latter two functions are sometimes paired and referred to as palliative functions. Problems focused forms of coping are more apt to be employed when circumstance are viewed as changeable, where as appraisal focused and emotion focused coping occur more often in the context of situation deemed un-control-able. Other terms used regarding coping are: A) Coping styles B) Coping strategies. Research on coping falls into two areas i. E. On coping style and coping strategies. Interest in the latter area has been increasing rapidly in the last decade for a number of reasons. It some studies have revealed that knowledge of the individual characteristics coping style is not always useful in predicting how he or she will respond in novel situation. Second researchers have also found that any given coping strategy or those characteristic of a person’s coping style can have both –ive and +ive as well as short term and long term consequences. Thus labeling an individual style as uniformly maladaptive or ineffectual may not be appropriate or accurate. Third it may be easier to alter characteristics of a person’s coping repertoire than to change the person’s response style. Determinants of coping. Evaluating the Efficacy of coping. There are two types of copers: a. Good copers may be regarded as individuals with a special skill or with personal traits that enable them to master many difficulties. On the other hand there are two groups of patients who are bad copers. One group adamantly denies any difficulty of any description. The second group floods the interview with details of how badly the world and its occupants have treated them. Both good and bad copes have specific traits. Coping is after all, a skill that is useful in a variety of situations, although many modifications of basic principles are called for. Confidence in being able to cope can only be enhanced through self – appraisal, self – instruction, and self-correction over and over. Coping well with illness – with any problem – does not predict invariable success, but it does provide a foundation for becoming a better coper. Stress Management: Steps involved 1) The level of the stressor can be reduced. 2) Techniques to bolster health can be provided. 3) Impact of stressors on health can be suffered. 1) Social support 2) Coping strategies (Raymond Flannery) A) Personal control B) Possess task involvement C) Good habits D) Utilize social support. 3) Short therapeutic intervention (Mardi Horowitz) Read this article then replay.
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My father's age is 53 had undergone heart surgery last year what all the tests he need to do every year. He is still smoking. Can you tell the health tips he need to follow sir. Please answer sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My father's age is 53 had undergone heart surgery last year what all the tests he need to do every year. He is still ...
You should get your father a book written by Dr. Dean Ornish entitled, 'Reversing the Heart Disease'. It will give you all the guidance and more about dealing with heart disease. As for smoking I am sure he would have been told strictly to avoid consumption of tobacco smoke by the heart surgeons. Here are the things you can do for your father to quit smoking: Ideally you must spend a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even harder. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence and yours will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. Having had a heart surgery can you imagine the extent of damage he still doing to his heart?! So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep him occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds. If all this does not work, you can admit him into a rehabilitation center and let him stay there until he has completely quit the habit.
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Always I want thinking about drinking. How to control myself Please tell me how to get out of drink habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre . Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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Hi. I am 21. I am just disturbed mentally. I used to study well in my school days. But I am doing poor performance in college. I just get distracted by many. I just want to go tours. Got addicted to social media. When I get one thing I wanted another. What is life? How to live it?

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
Hi. I am 21. I am just disturbed mentally. I used to study well in my school days. But I am doing poor performance in...
Dear lybrate-user. I can understand. The present addiction to mobile phone, social media etc has been created by yourself and therefore you have to force yourself out of the habit. Promise yourself that you will not use the phone for any other purpose than calling. Divert your attention towards other engaging activities like physical exercises, games, entertainment, being with friends, hobbies. Etc. Take care.
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Me electrical engennering kar raha hu. But mujhe kuch yad nahi raheta. Or kuch samajh mei bhi nahi aata.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I Can give you study tips. 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am facing from depression from 2 years and unable to get rid from it I had treated for 6 month but no result.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am facing from depression from 2 years and unable to get rid from it I had treated for 6 month but no result.
You need to combine medication with counseling for the best results and even coming out of depression. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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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I am 30 year old & I smoke alot because of that I think I have a problem if breathing please let me know what to do to quit smoking.

Psychologist, Pune
Hi firstly do not attach any conditions to quit smoking morrow if your breathing problem gets resolved wud you start smoking? decide right now drink plenty of water exercise eat well sleep well do not use any substitute. Take it easy make it look simple each new day is a challenge for you. Keep urself busy reading writing pen down your thoughts. Keep a piggy bank put the money saved in it calculte it after each month and treat urself for nice shirt or something which you really like to.
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