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Dr. Swaminath

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Swaminath Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Swaminath is one of the best Psychiatrists in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Chord Road Hospital Pvt Ltd in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Swaminath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 26 year old. I don't have any facial hair on my cheeks. Only a few on my chin. It makes me feel depressed and weird. Any suggestions?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 26 year old. I don't have any facial hair on my cheeks. Only a few on my chin. It makes me feel depressed and we...
Please massage Jaiborandi oil mix with water daily. Also note that its due to hormonal changes which have affected you and needs to be treated.
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I am feeling very depressed due to some family problem. My blood pressure also shows below normal i. E. 95/67. Please advice.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I am feeling very depressed due to some family problem. My blood pressure also shows  below normal i. E. 95/67.
Pleas...
You need to drink lots of fluids. Avoid thinking too much on past experiences and failures. Do not overthinkabout future success. Just take life as it comes.
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I am failed in class 12th Last year and after that I am feeling very depressed Please help me what can I do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am failed in class 12th Last year and after that I am feeling very depressed Please help me what can I do?
School education is not everything , dont lose heart. Work on your talents, menawhile clear your arrears, think about a career in business or technical skills, whichever you have
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How can I increase my thinking capacity. To capture the knowledge for longer period.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Wishing you very best,
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I m a student. And I have many exams in my recent future but I am unable to concentrate on my studies. Though I want to study bt unable to study for 10 min continuously. So my ques is how to increase my concentration power, my diet etc. As I am in hostel.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" .Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling
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I have to study hard . At times I feel too sleepy and restless. What should I do please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have to study hard . At times I feel too sleepy and restless. What should I do please help.
It is very common to experience fatigue when you are studying long hours. It depends on the amount of rest you are getting as well. Sleep deprivation as well as lack of sleep or insomnia may lead to concentration difficulties and problems with memory or ability to remember what you have read a well. Restlessness and irritability are also common symptoms of poor sleep. I believe you should take scheduled breaks and adequate amount of sleep (about 6-7 at the very least) to be able to study towards becoming successful. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I have been taking clonazepam for over 2 years now for anxiety. Will it cause any long term effects. I have never gone over 2mg. I would like to know if it causes blurred vision or I could build tolerance to it. Thanks.

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General Physician,
I have been taking clonazepam for over 2 years now for anxiety. Will it cause any long term effects. I have never gon...
You have to better review your case for taking clonazepam and it is not good to take it long term . The cause for your anxiety need to be reviewed
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My son faces some learning difficulties, lack of concentration & minute dyslexia as per our observation since last 2-3 yrs. He is 6 yrs old & will be going to class 1 in dwarka, Delhi, Need guidance & suggestions for ensuring that my son get over this issue as earliest as possible.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
Firstly i would like to request you to not diagnose your son on your own observations, as it needs to be done only by a professional. There is no form of minute dyslexia. Either he has it or not. He can be a slow learner or just have difficulty with learning and concentration, not necessarily a learning disorder. So do not have assumptions as it can be anything else. Kindly take him to a professional psychologist and a pediatrician who will do a complete physiological and psychological evaluation. If he has any learning disorder it will be diagnosed. After that there are many training centers for children with learning difficulties or disorders. He can be trained properly and taught different learning techniques. Please take proper guidance from professionals as proper diagnoses will save you and your son from a lot of trouble.
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I want to take modalert for increasing my focus on work. Is it good for me. I am a professional with average memory and focus, I want to increase my performance.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Better if you avoid Modalert to improve concentration as these medications are used for certain psychiatric pathology. Try other non pharmacological methods
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I dnt knw wats going on with me. All time I feel like tense. What I look I never gets thts except tears. Dnt nw y.but all time I feels to cry a lot nd lot nd I do tht. I feels like to kill my self for nothing. Something wich is very strange. My brain starts fighting wit my heart without a reason. I can feel each an everything. I can not see others in trouble .i personally helps them. I works with a recognized company. But nothing successful. Sometimes I feels like tht I am the king of the world. Nd sometime being a small kid. Can not find the ri8 solution. Got done up wit thz life. Completely out. Day to day my confidence level is getting down to dowm. Feels angry a lot .i cries alone a lot. Feels alone completely got frustrated. Being a human I can not take yhz all any more. All time I feels like irritated. No sleeping time 4m past 2 years. No sleep. I losses a weight of around 20kilo in 4m past 6 months. Its all un confidential. Do not knw my expectations a very high. Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I dnt knw wats going on with me. All time I feel like tense. What I look I never gets thts except tears. Dnt nw y.but...
You could be looking down the barrel of a serious problem and you must meet with a counselor and a doctor immediately. These appear like mood swings, vacillating between anger and sadness. It can be a crippling condition if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the prescription completely. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger and sadness may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation are good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding of this condition. Please do not delay and do not get alarmed either.
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My son does not work hard in his studies . He is not able to show sincerity and hard work in spite of repeated poor performance. I am not able to successful to motivate him . Any help shall be highly appreciated .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not mention your son?s age. You must meet with his teachers to find out, if there is something else happening to him. Often they open up to their teachers very frankly. If he is finding his studies difficult, find a tutor for him and that person will be able to help him. If he is in his teens, there will be quite a few distractions, apart from the hormonal imbalances. Is the home life normal and stable? It may also be because he may have learnt some wrong habits of learning or wrong foundation while he was younger. In both these cases he will need either a tutor or his teachers to help. He needs to be taught a smart way of learning rather than just working hard. You could also sit with him and help him, but with a lot of patience. You will come to know whether he is using any incorrect method to study. Take him to an academic counselor to check out for any emotional reasons for his performance.
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M 27 female. I love a person who younger then me. His age 21 we both love each other. I cannot live without him. Can you please suggest any age problem with our relationship. I want to Marry him and his also. But now he is studying. Usne apne ghar par mere bare mein bhi bataya hai ki main badi hu usse but 1-2 saal jyada ni. Kya aage chalkar age issue matter karega. Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
For a couple to stay together, emotional, intellectual and sexual compatibility matters a lot. What you both think about this age gap and you being older, matters a lot. Do you think, you can think about him as an equal partner and not someone younger to you, after you get married? because otherwise you will keep" mothering" him and the relation may suffer. It is also important for you to understand what you both want from life. Talk to him about his expectations from his spouse, about his dreams, etc and talk to him about your expectations and dreams. Also think, that in case you both have some opposition from your respective families, then would you still like to go ahead with this relation? sexual compatability can be a major cause of concern. Please discuss about it with him. If possible, go to a marriage counsellor. Then it will be easier for you to take this decision.
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I feel lot of stress. Gets worried unnecessarily. Lack of proper sleep. Could some one guide to get rid of this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
I feel lot of stress. Gets worried unnecessarily. Lack of proper sleep. Could some one guide to get rid of this.
Hello Lybrate User. We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. But if you feel like the stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action. Identify the sources of stress in your life Learn healthier ways to cope with stress Get moving Connect to others Practice the 4 A’s Make time for fun and relaxation Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle Tip 1: Identify the sources of stress in your life It’s easy to identify sources of stress following a major life event such as changing jobs, moving home, or losing a loved one, but pinpointing the sources of everyday stress can be more complicated. It’s all too easy to overlook your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to your stress levels. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about work deadlines, but maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that is causing the stress. To identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses: Do you explain away stress as temporary (“I just have a million things going on right now”) even though you can’t remember the last time you took a breather? Do you define stress as an integral part of your work or home life (“Things are always crazy around here”) or as a part of your personality (“I have a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”)? Do you blame your stress on other people or outside events, or view it as entirely normal and unexceptional? Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control. Start a stress journal A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes. Write down: What caused your stress (make a guess if you’re unsure) How you felt, both physically and emotionally How you acted in response What you did to make yourself feel better Tip 2: Learn healthier ways to cope with stress Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Your stress journal can help you identify them. Are your coping strategies healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem. Unhealthy ways of coping with stress These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run: Smoking Using pills or drugs to relax Drinking too much Sleeping too much Bingeing on junk or comfort food Procrastinating Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities Taking out your stress on others If your methods of coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. No single method works for everyone or in every situation, so experiment with different techniques and strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control. Tip 3: Get moving Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress, but you don’t have to be an athlete or spend hours in a gym to experience the benefits. Just about any form of physical activity can help relieve stress and burn away anger, tension, and frustration. Exercise releases endorphins that boost your mood and make you feel good, and it can also serve as a valuable distraction to your daily worries. While the maximum benefit comes from exercising for 30 minutes or more, you can start small and build up your fitness level gradually. Short, 10-minute bursts of activity that elevate your heart rate and make you break out into a sweat can help to relieve stress and give you more energy and optimism. Even very small activities can add up over the course of a day. The first step is to get yourself up and moving. Here are some easy ways: Put on some music and dance around Take your dog for a walk Walk or cycle to the grocery store Use the stairs at home or work rather than an elevator Park your car in the farthest spot in the lot and walk the rest of the way Pair up with an exercise partner and encourage each other as you workout Play ping-pong or an activity-based video game with your kids Managing stress with regular exercise Once you’re in the habit of being physically active, try to incorporate regular exercise into your daily schedule. Activities that are continuous and rhythmic—and require moving both your arms and your legs—are especially effective at relieving stress. Walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling, tai chi, and aerobic classes are good choices. Pick an activity you enjoy, so you’re more likely to stick with it. Instead of continuing to focus on your thoughts while you exercise, make a conscious effort to focus on your body and the physical (and sometimes emotional) sensations you experience as you’re moving. Adding this mindfulness element to your exercise routine will help you break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that often accompanies overwhelming stress. Focus on coordinating your breathing with your movements, for example, or notice how the air or sunlight feels on your skin. Getting out of your head and paying attention to how your body feels is also the surest way to avoid picking up an injury. When you’ve exercised, you’ll likely find it easier to put other stress management techniques to use, including reaching out to others and engaging socially. Tip 4: Connect to others Social engagement is the quickest, most efficient way to rein in stress and avoid overreacting to internal or external events that you perceive as threatening. Expressing what you’re going through can be very cathartic, even if there’s nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation. There is nothing more calming to your nervous system than communicating with another human being who makes you feel safe and understood. This experience of safety—as perceived by your nervous system—results from nonverbal cues that you hear, see and feel. The inner ear, face, heart, and stomach are wired together in the brain, so socially interacting with another person face-to-face—making eye contact, listening in an attentive way, talking—can quickly calm you down and put the brakes on defensive stress responses like “fight-or-flight.” It can also release hormones that reduce stress, even if you’re unable to alter the stressful situation itself. Of course, it’s not always realistic to have a pal close by to lean on when you feel overwhelmed by stress, but by building and maintaining a network of close friends you can improve your resiliency to life’s stressors. On the flip side, the more lonely and isolated you are, the greater your vulnerability to stress. Reach out to family and friends and connect regularly in person. The people you talk to don’t have to be able to fix your stress; they just need to be good listeners. Opening up is not a sign of weakness and it won’t make you a burden to others. In fact, most friends will be flattered that you trust them enough to confide in them, and it will only strengthen your bond. And remember, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network. Reach out and build relationships Reach out to a colleague at work Help someone else by volunteering Have lunch or coffee with a friend Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly Accompany someone to the movies or a concert Call or email an old friend Go for a walk with a workout buddy Schedule a weekly dinner date Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club Confide in a clergy member, teacher, or sports coach Tip 5: Practice the 4 A’s While stress is an automatic response from your nervous system, some stressors arise at predictable times—your commute to work, a meeting with your boss, or family gatherings, for example. When handling such predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose in any given scenario, it’s helpful to think of the four A's: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. Avoid unnecessary stress It’s not healthy to avoid a stressful situation that needs to be addressed, but you may be surprised by the number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate. Learn how to say “no” – Know your limits and stick to them. Whether in your personal or professional life, taking on more than you can handle is a surefire recipe for stress. Distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts” and, when possible, say “no” to taking on too much. Avoid people who stress you out – If someone consistently causes stress in your life, limit the amount of time you spend with that person, or end the relationship. Take control of your environment – If the evening news makes you anxious, turn off the TV. If traffic makes you tense, take a longer but less-traveled route. If going to the market is an unpleasant chore, do your grocery shopping online. Alter the situation If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life. Express your feelings instead of bottling them up. If something or someone is bothering you, be more assertive and communicate your concerns in an open and respectful way. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk. If you don’t voice your feelings, resentment will build and the stress will increase. Be willing to compromise. When you ask someone to change their behavior, be willing to do the same. If you both are willing to bend at least a little, you’ll have a good chance of finding a happy middle ground. Manage your time better. Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. But if you plan ahead and make sure you don’t overextend yourself, you’ll find it easier to stay calm and focused. Be more assertive. Don’t take a backseat in your own life. Deal with problems head on, doing your best to anticipate and prevent them. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk. Adapt to the stressor How you think can have a profound effect on your stress levels. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. Regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude to stressful situations. Reframe problems. Try to view stressful situations from a more positive perspective. Rather than fuming about a traffic jam, look at it as an opportunity to pause and regroup, listen to your favorite radio station, or enjoy some alone time. Look at the big picture. Take perspective of the stressful situation. Ask yourself how important it will be in the long run. Will it matter in a month? A year? Is it really worth getting upset over? If the answer is no, focus your time and energy elsewhere. Adjust your standards. Perfectionism is a major source of avoidable stress. Stop setting yourself up for failure by demanding perfection. Set reasonable standards for yourself and others, and learn to be okay with “good enough.” Accept the things you can’t change Some sources of stress are unavoidable. You can’t prevent or change stressors such as the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or a national recession. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are. Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it’s easier than railing against a situation you can’t change. Don’t try to control the uncontrollable. Many things in life are beyond our control—particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems. Look for the upside. When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes. Learn to forgive. Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world and that people make mistakes. Let go of anger and resentments. Free yourself from negative energy by forgiving and moving on. Practice gratitude. When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective. Tip 6: Make time for fun and relaxation Beyond a take-charge approach and a positive attitude, you can reduce stress in your life by carving out “me” time. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you forget to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation, you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors. Set aside relaxation time. Include rest and relaxation in your daily schedule. Don’t allow other obligations to encroach. This is your time to take a break from all responsibilities and recharge your batteries. Do something you enjoy every day. Make time for leisure activities that bring you joy, whether it be stargazing, playing the piano, or working on your bike. Keep your sense of humor. This includes the ability to laugh at yourself. The act of laughing helps your body fight stress in a number of ways Tip 7: Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle In addition to regular exercise, there are other healthy lifestyle choices that can increase your resistance to stress. Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Reduce caffeine and sugar. The temporary "highs" caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy. By reducing the amount of coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and sugar snacks in your diet, you’ll feel more relaxed and you’ll sleep better. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary. Don’t avoid or mask the issue at hand; deal with problems head on and with a clear mind. Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally.
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I feel like somebody killing me sometimes. Always cry if I just listen to songs. Do I have a neurological problem.

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 feel like somebody killing me sometimes. Always cry if I just listen to songs. Do I have a neurological problem.
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Depressive disorder or depression is a neuro chemical disorder. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.
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I am 18 years old. I have been suffer for depression what can I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 18 years old. I have been suffer for depression what can I do?
Dear , you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? I will help you. Take care.
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I am MARRIED TO A GIRL OF 34, WHILE I WAS 41 (2014, SHE IS A STUBBORN FEMALE UNABLE TO CO-UP WITH ANY ONE SHE SEES EVERYTHING IN MONEY MOTIVE SHE NEVER SHOW LOVE OR ACCEPT LOVE, SHE IS NOT LISTENING NEITHER TO ME NOR TO HER WELLWISHERS, IF I CALL HER FOR counselling HER PARENT ARE QUARRELING MY DAUGHTER IS NOT A MENTAL. PL GUIDE ME.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am MARRIED TO A GIRL OF 34, WHILE I WAS 41 (2014, SHE IS A STUBBORN FEMALE UNABLE TO CO-UP WITH ANY ONE SHE SEES EV...
It seems to me that you love her very much and need more intimacy from her. Human value system differs from one to another. She values money more than anything else, it depicts her a more practical woman. It does not mean that she is not loving you. She might have been deprived of money in many critical life situations, and learned this value system (and of course the value system of majority of people is money). If you want to win her love and intimacy, start to love what she loves. I mean think and and act in terms of making more money so that she will listen to you in course of time.
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I am not able to concentrate on a particular work and complete that in a go ex. If I start a specific work I will do that for some time and after some time I forget that and not able to complete that work in one go. 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, there is nothing wrong with your brain. The importance of job makes you do it. If the job at hand is not important, it is human tendency to leave it for now and then go for another. Change in attitude can help you. Take care.
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Sir, I am habituated with gutka since 4 years now my jaw is not elongated as usual. Only two fingers hardly get inserted. What to do and how to rectify from this problem? Answer me sir.

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. There is nothing much you can do to solve this problem yourself. You need to quit gutkha first. The best option is to use your will power and pledge never to restart it again. Secondly, please make sure to take deaddiction therapy. Thirdly consult a reconstructive surgeon to correct your jaw muscles. Take care.
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Are anti depressants safe to take? And can they have an effect on our appetite or other side effects?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Are anti depressants safe to take? And can they have an effect on our appetite or other side effects?
Dear Sunit, There are no drug without any side effect. One has to weigh the effect with the side effect. There are different type of antidepressants. Some like mirtadep may increase appetite and armod may decrease appetite. Each drugs side effects are different. The same drug also causes different side effect at different dose. Interaction with other drugs also cause or nullify side effects. What is your weight - 1 kg?
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