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Ms. Mary George Ittoop is a trusted Psychologist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Amar Jyothi Nursing Home in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Ms. Mary George Ittoop on Lybrate.com.

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Diabetes and Depression

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Diabetes and Depression

According to most experts, depression and diabetes have been intricately connected in a vicious cycle. While the prolonged and sustaining nature of diabetes directly makes one vulnerable to the bouts of depression, doctors tend to locate traces of depression in the family history of an individual in order to diagnose the roots of diabetes. It won't be too far-fetched to state that both causes as well as affects the other.

If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you have an increased risk of developing depression. And if you're depressed, you may have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that diabetes and depression can be treated together. And effectively managing one can have a positive effect on the other.

How Diabetes and Depression Correlated?                    
There are myriad ways in which diabetes affects depression and vice versa.

Firstly, tackling such a long drawn disease and its various pitfalls might cause a lot of anxiety to one and lead to depression. Whereas on the other hand, depression reduces the zeal to live and thus results in poor lifestyle choices which in turn causes weight gain, unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity. As we are well aware, all these have the potential to wreak havoc for any patient of diabetes. 

Similarly, diabetes ushers in various other health complications, adversely impacting one's productivity. This may cause depression in a lot of people. 

On the flipside, depression impedes one's ability and enthusiasm to work or communicate, this in turn intervenes with one's monitoring of diabetes. Since these two extremely malevolent diseases have such close connections, medical science recommends ways to grapple with both. The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Treatment: Depression is just like any other illness, it can be treated. Treatment can lift the depression and improve diabetes control.

Looking after your diabetes will help decrease the risk of getting depression. If you already have depression, good diabetes management will help lessen the negative impacts it can have. Depression is no different to any of the other complication of diabetes. It is a genuine illness for which you need to seek help and support from health professionals.

The treatment for depression and diabetes involves a coordinated approach that monitors both diabetes control and the symptoms of depression. It is about finding the treatment that works best for each person. For example, people with diabetes and mild depression may find that regular physical activity improves depressed moods and also helps control blood glucose levels.

Helping Yourself.

If you suspect you might have depression, take control of your health by:

  • Going to a doctor or other health professional
  • Getting involved in social activities
  • Engaging in regular moderate physical activity
  • Learning about depression and diabetes
  • Very particular about medicines prescribed for Diabetes
  • Eating healthily and including a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Achieving and maintaining healthy weight
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Getting help, support and encouragement from family and friends
  • Asking your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels
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Hello. Mera Qsn ye h ki jb b mai kuch read krta hu yaa kisi ko koi baat explain krta hu to m ek dm se vo baat bhool jata hu. Fir 1-2 minute remind krna pdta h fir vo baat yaad aati h So. Give me some advice what shoul I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In this condition homoeoapthic medicine is very effective.. par uske liye apko thik se consult karke davai shuru karni chahiye.. because vo thoda lambe samay ke liye leni padegi...
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I am always feeling tired and not feeling well. Before examination. I can not consecrate on my studies. Can you help me.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Hello. the most acute remedy for such problems is "COW GHEE" DOSAGE - take 1 spoons of cow ghee and melt it , now with a dropper pour few drops in both your nostrils lying on your bed with your head bend downwards. this may sound weird or hectic but trust me it will stronger your brain nerves that is directly connected with your tiredness that to without any side effects. Thanks.
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I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in mind relating to pregnancy.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in ...
Pregnancy is a physiological process and not a pathology (disease) we have put lots of what is to be done and what not, which is only creating hindrances in a natural process. Trust you body's intelligence. Birthing in animals is a such a smooth process, body takes care of everything. Ovarian cyst is not very uncommon. Just follow your gynaec's advice and enjoy this rare change, which will bring so much of joy to you. Remember fear and stress only harms the baby inside. Take a counseling session if you must. Relax.
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Sir/ Madam I have a stammering & nose bleeding problem, but not getting satisfied results after showing everywhere, please help me on that & give tips on that topic. I will be very thankful to you.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Stammering is speech pathology and needs to be treated by speech therapist. Treatment of stammering is coordination between you and speech therapist and needs your utmost cooperation. Bleeding from nose usually is curable and you may need cauterization of bleeding point.
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How to take Bovista 30 liquid? Should I mix it with water and take or directly? What would be dosage? I have mild stammering so I have purchased Bovista 30 liquid medicine please answer by question!

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 user. Bovista 30 is said to be a cure for stammering or stuttering problem. You should put 20 drops of bovista 30 and dampen the small white globules filled inside a 15 ml plastic bottle. Then take 4 globules thrice a day after 5 minutes of food. Take care.
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I am taking 1 nexito plus tab every night from last six month for my anxiety related problem, now how can I withdraw this medicine, please give advice, I tried to leave it but anxiety increased after leaving this tablets.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am taking 1 nexito plus tab every night from last six month for my anxiety related problem, now how can I withdraw ...
Yu can gradually taper off and divert ind to reduce anxiety and find interesting things to so to occupy mind
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My husband is having drinking habit from his 9th std age. Now he is 37 years old. He is a pharmaceutical manager. His job is a field work. He says due to the physical strains, mental worries and the financial constrains he is drinking unavoidably. But now a days he is becoming addict to alcohol. He use to drink daily. Some times more than two larges. If one day he miss to drink his mind craving for drinks and he become irresistible. And also he is having smoking habit. He smokes 1 full packet cigarette per day. Whenever he skips drinking for more than 2 days head ache stars to him and always angry on family members. His eyes and nails turned to yellow color. I suspect this may be the symptoms of liver malfunctioning. His lips and teeth are turned black due to nicotine toxins. He breaths very tough. Even he is breathing hard when speaking. He spends all most half of his salary for drinking. Moreover he is becoming a debtor having debts in many banks and private loan providers. We have 3 kids. The condition of my family is really very bad. I want him to come out of this habit completely. I joined him in a addiction center also before 8 months. He stayed there for 1 month and was remained non drinker for 5 months after coming from the deaddiction center. But unfortunately he started his habit again. He is very chronic. Sometimes he hates his habits and wants to come out. Sometimes he will not obey my words and behave harsh to drink. He is psychologically affected a lot. He attempted for suicide for 2 times. He is not ready to come to meet doctor. I am helpless. I came to know from a friend that homeopathy medicines can cure addiction and with the help of homeopathy treatment a person can over come the drinking habit for lifetime. But I do not know whom to approach and which doctor is best to consult. home doctors whoever read this, kindly help me. Pls guide me what are the medicines to be taken, in what potential or power, dosage, how many times a day, how long the medicines have to be taken etc.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My husband is having drinking habit from his 9th std age. Now he is 37 years old. He is a pharmaceutical manager. His...
Hi. Yes, there are homoeopathic medicines which will help your husband to get rid of his addiction of smoking and drinking! give your husband homoeopathic medicines - schwabe's daphne indica and quercus robur 1x - both thrice daily for 6 months regularly. Management: give him fresh, nutritive, balanced and healthy food consisting more of seasonal fruits, green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, flaxseeds, 10-12 glasses of water in a day, 6-8hrs. Of sleep daily and think healthy! yoga poses: -marichyasana: it is performed by sitting in a comfortable position on the floor. Sit cross-legged on the floor and pull your right thigh towards your chest. Twist your body towards the right side. Repeat the twist on the left side. -suryanamaskar: to begin with, hold your hands folded in front of you (as in the indian namaskara pose) and look at the sun. Raise your hands straight upwards in the folded position. Bend down and touch your feet. Stretch one leg outwards and arch your body backwards. Bend forward in the downward dog pose and then rest your entire body on your belly. Next, slowly lift up your torso in the cobra pose. Now, return back to the downward dog pose and all the other poses you have performed before it in the return sequence. Ultimately, you will return to the folded hands pose which you have started with. -baddha konasana is performed in a seated posture. Start by sitting with your legs stretched outwards. Now fold one leg and then the next, and place them with the soles of the feet in contact with each other. Remain seated in the position for as long as you can. -balasana helps in combating alcoholism by strengthening the mind of the alcohol addict. This asana relieves mental stress and fatigue and improves blood circulation to the brain. To perform this asana, kneel down, touch the floor with your forehead and stretch out your hands in the front. Revert.
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My mother is 44 years old. She like to eat bricks. She like the smell of brick. PlZz tell what to do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
My mother is 44 years old. She like to eat bricks. She like the smell of brick. PlZz tell what to do?
Dear lybrate user. Bricks contains lots of iron. Your mother could be deficient in iron, so she is craving for bricks. I suggest you to consult a physician for investigation. Take care.
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Sir I am 36 years old and I am also the victim of personality disorder . I don't know when and how I infected by this. My worry is that I get angry quickly where no need to get angry, in very small matters. And I put all my anger on my kids and family some time beat them. Please suggest me what should I do at the time of anger.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Sir I am 36 years old and I am also the victim of personality disorder . I don't know when and how I infected by this...
Dear lybrate user, nice of you to write to me and express your issue of concern. The fact that you have taken out the time to write to me about is shows that you would like to resolve the issue. I appreciate the concern for your kids and family. View life and the events that you pass through in an objective way. Be a simple observer and assist all especially your family members deal with their issues. Take some time out and develop some goals (long term / short term) for yourself. Live your life according to that. In your free time pursue an interesting hobby. Take out some time also for meditation and silent reflection. If any event takes place that angers you look at it objectively, take 2/3 deep breaths before you respond. Do meet a counselor / therapist for further assistance. You are welcome to write to me and contact me if you do require any further assistance. Wishing you all the best!
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Issues in a Marriage

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
Issues in a Marriage

The institution of marriage is a herculean task; little does it rest on the sanctified rituals and other vows of commitment. Tying of the knot is perhaps symbolic of the several ups and downs a couple faces together. Marriage is challenging precisely because of the myriad problems it entails. What makes a marriage successful is how two loving individuals face and combat each of these issues.

Let us take a look at the common marital issues:

  1. Money could grab a place between partners: Monetary problems can come in the way of happy living. Monetary constraints can make partners bicker as they lead to severe tension. If making both ends meet is a constant worry or if one individual earns way less than the other, friction in the marriage is but expected.
  2. Relatives and in- laws could irk your bond: Officious relatives, in- laws and other apparent well- wishers can do loads to spoil your marriage. They tend to create differences between husband and wife. There are times when they convey lies between the couple. Their unnecessary curiosity can also dampen your bond.
  3. Domestic responsibilities could also be the issue: Husbands and wives may have arguments and serious fights over issues related to the household; cleaning, washing, buying grocery can trigger disputes within the family. Housework should, therefore, be shared and done by both the partners.
  4. Decisions with regard to rear up children are often problematic: Married couples can behave in bizarre ways when it comes to taking decisions on behalf of their children. A difference in opinion in decision- making can make partners review their choice of one another. They may even doubt their child's secure future in the hands of their partner.
  5. Irregular sex can be a threat to emotional intimacy: Marriage endows a couple with so many duties that they may fail to make love that frequently. Lack of sexual intercourse can create marital problems.
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I want to quit my drinking alcohol habit. And quit my smoking. please suggest me.

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 Rishabh, Alcohol and nicotine addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am suffering from mental disorder. My mind is not working properly. I have gone mad. Please suggest me good medicines otherwise I will eat rat poison. I am in big trouble. Please help. May be tension Is the reason of mental disorder.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from mental disorder. My mind is not working properly. I have gone mad. Please suggest me good medicin...
I think you are feeling stuck and you are feeling helpless and hopeless. I do not think that you have any mental disorder. You said you are in big trouble. By eating rat poison, by will be in bigger trouble. Suicidal attempt will not solve your problem. Instead, please discuss your troubles with someone you trust. You need to find support from your relatives or friends. If that is not possible please talk to a counsellor.
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I am a 20 year old boy and I like when someone told about love but that topic ends with a sad moment which is the point of breakup of love and that I do not like about it and I do not know Why someone starts a temporary love that ends with a sad breakup.

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. All these things depends on person to person. You are a good person and therefore your perception about this aspect is as good as cheating. For others this is just enjoyment. Don't worry about those people. Take care.
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I am 63 years old was surfing from low back pain I have gone for many treatment including physiotherapy acupressure and pain killer , muscle relaxants , Ayurvedic , homeopath . While treating I have been proscribed alprazolam 5 mg . Now I became in habit of this without which I do not get sleep . Please guide me how I can leave this . My backache is not regular now. Thanks.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 63 years old was surfing from low back pain I have gone for many treatment including physiotherapy acupressure a...
Ok with treatment sm preventions must like avoid long sitting, standing, toward bending, lifting weight. Do physiotherapy treatment and do stretching exercise in daily routine and strength exercise of back it will help you.
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I am unable to read fine prints or recognize faces from distance. Could this Macular degeneration be cured by Ayurveda .

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. Occular degeneration could be cured by proper ayurvedic treatment. You can go for a try. Take care.
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Before marriage I was a talkative and jolly girl but I think becoz of not adjusting in different atmosphere I am irritating type person in every talk and want to be alone. Is it depression. What can I do for it with myself?

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
Before marriage I was a talkative and jolly girl but I think becoz of not adjusting in different atmosphere I am irri...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. New atmosphere is always challenging. It will be difficult to adjust in the beginning. But every human being is capable to adjust with any given situation. Will to get adjusted is the key. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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Please help me out, I have smoking habit & I want to leave it but its not going only & and from that I am getting little pain in my chest also so what should I do. & and one more problem is there with me only after my toilet I wash it out & clean with tissues paper I have seen blood coming out, so I am in little tens so please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please help me out, I have smoking habit & I want to leave it but its not going only & and from that I am getting lit...
You should go for immediate medical check up and investigate these symptoms you are having. You must also go for counseling for your habit and since you have tried it many times and failed, you may consider admitting yourself to a rehabilitation center to help you give it up. The problems you are having are not at all healthy and smoking could be the cause. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your 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 you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You 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. You 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 yourself 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 you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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Mental Health

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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How Mental illness affects Your Physical Health?

Myself Dr. Milind Barhate, psychiatrist practicing in Mumbai since last 10yrs. Mental illness is the most common illness in the world.

Stress is one of the most important factor for causing psychological illnesses. People believe that stress is not a psychiatric problem and it is a part of life. That's why most person donot come for treatment. Some misbelieves about stress are there. Stress effects everything, it effects your mind, your body from head to toe, it effects everywhere. When it effects your mind it causes migraine, headache, vomiting, nausea, paralytic attack, heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, acidity, stomach problems, restlessness, muscle cramps, sexual dysfunctions and a lot of illnesses like constipation, diarrhoea, anxiety problems. It effects every part of your body, and not only the body but it also effects your mind, it effects your emotions.

When the emotions are effected the person becomes irritable, he remains in a sad mood, and gradually other faculties of mind get effected and the person goes in depression or other problems like anxiety, sleep problems, psychosis, mood disorders and addictions. People believe that stress is not a problem, and when it becomes a big problem they come to us for treatment with a disease like depression, anxiety, mood disorder, psychosis or with suicide attempts. At that time the treatment becomes dfficult and the person has to take treatment for a longer period.

There are a lot of factors causing stress. Most of the people, they blame others for their own problems like inflation and job problems. Most of the time the person himself is responsible like his character depicts irresponsible behaviour, suspiciousness , not taking responsibility of family, child or at work place, unmanagebility, procastination, there are a lot of character defects that lead to problem either at home or work place or in society that leads to stress. So when it comes to stress management most of the people either go for changing their lifestyle, starting exercises, pranayam, moving around or reading some books, listening to music or going outside.

It relieves your stress but only for a couple of days or couple of weeks and again after those couple or days or weeks it becomes as it was before because the reason for your stress was character defects. Until and unless you change yourself the problem is not going to reduce. So when the management of stress comes, initially the most important character defect that leads to stress has to be managed.

It needs a long and tough behavioural therapy, counsellings, and if the problem arises again then you may need psychiatrist help. For more details you can contact me on Lybrate.com. Thank you.

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Hi doctor. My boyfriend is facing a problem. He gets depressed. He shouts on everyone for everything. He very confused about anything he wants and everything he is doing. He used say he gets a dream of people following him trying to kill him. He wakes up suddenly with dysnea and sweating. He used to smoke marijuana for about four years everyday more than thrice. Than later he stopped but smokes once in a while. He gets frequent headaches. He feels tired very easily. He stopped mingling with people. He became very cranky. Just wants what he want. Or he will start shouting. Doesn't just think about anything els than himself. What can I do? This is becoming serious day by day. Should I take him to a psychiatrist? Is all this because of Marijuana?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor. My boyfriend is facing a problem. He gets depressed. He shouts on everyone for everything. He very confuse...
Marijuana effects people differently and os it is possible that he is showing the signs of toxic psychosis and needs immediate help from a psychiatrist. He must stop the use of grass right away and see if there are any improvements: anyway, it does not seem to agree with his constitution. If he is lucky and this condition is caused by the substance abuse, it may not last long and he could recover with some professional help and complete abstinence. If on the other hand, he has some genetic factors to consider for his mental consition, then he has a lot of work to do combining medication with therapy.
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