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Hi. I am 23 years female. I have a dark skin around month. Don't exactly remember from how many years. I want to remove it as it look odd. I consult a doctor he said it is due to dandruff on face or pigmentation. I dnt exactly get why dandruff on face causes skin darkening. Can you please suggest me what should I do?
My body develops dizziness gradually throughout the day. I don't know the reason 9f this. I take regular diet and do not have any type of depression. I have some tendency of feeling unwell and fear of getting unconscious during daytime. Please guide me how to tackle with this fear and why this happening to me.
I am 19 years old and I was very close to a girl and we were good friends. But suddenly she deleted all her social media accounts and even did not reply to my texts. I am hurted and stressed about the situation. I always now try to ignore that but after 1 and 2 days I again get disturbed. I am not able to concentrate on anything and even cannot share my problem with anyone.
Depression has become very common not only in stressed adults or elderly but also in adolescents. It must be addressed at a very nascent stage so that one doesn’t remain low for long. One thing that can help to a great extent is your food habits. There are foods that can certainly help in fighting depression.
1. Fresh fruits and vegetables: Eating folate-rich fruits like blueberries, strawberries, oranges and bananas can combat stress and eating dark green leafy vegetables helps in rejuvenating your mood along with lot of other health benefits too.
2. Omega-3 fats: These Polyunsaturated fats combats depression and is mostly found in fish like salmon & sardines.Flaxseeds and walnuts are also good sources
3.Eat plenty of Protein: Eating protein-rich food like beans and peas, low fat cheese, fish, milk, yogurt, and soy products helps in brain regulation which keeps depression at bay.
4. Dark Chocolate: In spite of having high calories, dark chocolate is considered to be a great stress buster as it uplifts the mood. Pick up a bar of dark chocolate whenever you feel the blues.
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Please advise or comment about the following behaviour of a married male with grown up kids in his forties. He feels that daily newspapers are a kind of school class syllabus and want to retain the entire information which is not possible, he also knows this. On the pretext of avoiding missing some crucial opportunities because of not reading the newspapers, he collects the daily papers for months for future reference even if he does not see to them for so long. Pressure builds up on him of this stock and always has thoughts that he has to consult all of these to have some positive financial or career opportunities. He generally insists on reading Advts and commercial things and does not give much attention to news, which are just a minor part of his readings.
My son 6 years old still not able to speak clearly, also he us not behavior like 6 years old child. Pls help.
He has smoking habit. Smokes 1 or 2 daily. When meeting his friends he smokes a packet nearly 10 on weekend that is one month. How to quit smoking.
I have my CA final due in may 2016. I need to reduce my sleep to 4-5 hrs daily till my exams. Pls help me. Presently I sleep for about 6.5 hrs. Also please give me some tips to improve concentration and to type of foods I should eat to keep my brain sharp or any exercise for the same.
Does a struggle with mental illness mean losing one’s cherished sexuality? No, it certainly doesn’t. But many people struggle far more than necessary because they don’t have the information and support they need to address the challenges that can arise around sex and mental well-being.
Sex is a matter of mind
We often think of sex as something our bodies are doing, but a lot of our sex life takes place in our brains. It’s important to realize that, for all genders, our thoughts and feelings play a vital role in getting us turned on and keeping us that way.
Anxiety or depression can strongly affect arousal and can definitely ruin the mood sometimes. Anxiety and other related mental health struggles can make it hard to be relaxed enough to have or enjoy sex, overshadowing it with a host of worries or intrusive distractions. When we are very unwell and struggling just to function, sex is rarely at the top of our mind.
The struggle with mental illness in a variety of forms can hurt a person’s self-esteem and make them feel unworthy of sexual attention. For example, a person may have an unrealistic view of their own body and may actively seek to deny or discipline the body as a way of coping. In these cases, it’s important to be critical of the beauty norms we are shown by the media, step away from the practice of measuring or defining ourselves, and to seek to rediscover our love and appreciation for our bodies and our sexual selves.
Substance use may put limitations or restrictions upon one’s sexual interest. Some drugs can affect your brain in ways that make you less able to feel pleasure from sex for periods of time after their use.
Substance use can be a problem when it leads to sexual behaviours one may not feel proud of. Under the influence of drugs, you may do things that you regret, such as having sex with someone you wouldn’t have while sober, or doing things you normally might be uncomfortable with; such as being filmed or photographed during sex, or having sex in public spaces. These personal-boundary transgressions can lead to shame and loss of self-esteem and cause conflict in relationships.
Additionally, addiction or mental health problems like mania may be associated with intentionally seeking risky situations such as having unprotected sex with strangers or seeking ever escalating levels of violence, humiliation, and bodily harm (both in real life and in the pornography one is consuming). This can impact a person’s ability to find interest in having sex with their steady partner, because the sought-after thrill or risk is no longer present.
When you become an ally to your partner and deepen your communication, your sex life is certain to benefit. Great sex is often based on great connection, and by working on your communication you are nurturing that connection.
we are all entitled to knowledge about our sexuality and that good scientific knowledge about sex is necessary for us to be able to make informed sexual choices. By educating ourselves, whether we are young or old, we can make sex better for everyone.
We all have a right to enjoy and appreciate our sexuality. Do your best to not let mental illness steal that away from you and the ones you love!
Suicide is a type of Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) and is defined as a human act of self-intentioned and self-inflicted death. It ends with fatal outcome. Suicide is among the top ten causes of death in India and most other countries. It is also one of the most important psychiatric emergencies all over the world.
Most of the times, suicidal attempts don’t go unaccompanied with warning signs and risk factors. Either the behaviour of a person or the way he talks acts as warning. In order to relate what warning signs a person with suicidal inclination can give, read further.
How can talking help identity a Suicide Warning signs?
1.The person often talks about committing suicide
2.The person sees life as meaningless and without any vigor
3.The person feels like he is a burden on those connected to him
4.The person wishes to seek revenge from someone who hurt him emotionally
5.The person feels like he has been trapped in his life and doesn’t enjoy it
6.The person suffers from unbearable psychological or physical pain
How can behavior help in identifying suicide warning signs?
The inclination of a person towards suicidal thoughts increases if he starts to show a new type of behavior or if he shows negative changes in behavior. Such behavioral changes often follow loss of a loved one, any painful change or unacceptable events.
The person starts to give away some of his most valuable possessions.
The person suffers from panic attacks.
The person starts to call his friends and relatives to bid goodbye.
The person shows changes in sleeping habits like sleeping too little or too much.
The person withdraws from day-to-day activities which once formed an indispensable part of his life.
The person starts to act irresponsibly.
The person increases the consumption of alcohol or usage of drugs.
The person searches for ways to kill oneself and searches for poison, guns or other drugs online.
Identifying the Risk Factors of a Potential Suicide
The presence of risk factors increases the likelihood of a suicidal attempt. The greater is the number of risk factors, the greater the risks. Generally, there are three main heads under which suicidal risk factors can be classified. These are:
Close acquaintance with a suicide incident
Life events that cause stress such as loss of beloved, divorce or loss of job
Never-ending stress such as marriage or relationship troubles, job issues, harassment, etc.
Gaining access to certain deadly means such as guns or drugs
Problems related to mental health (Depression, Schizophrenia ,Borderline personality disorder)
Excessive alcohol consumption
Suicidal tendency of an individual can be linked with historical factors such as:
Prior history of any suicidal attempts by the individual in the past
If the person’s family had any history of suicidal attempts or suicidal deaths in the past
Misconceptions Regarding Suicide
People who talk about suicide don’t commit suicide
Suicide happens without warning
Suicidal persons are fully intent on dying
Once a person is suicidal, he is suicidal for ever
All suicidal persons are mentally ill or psychotic
What should you do if you suspect that someone is at the risk of committing suicide?
Consider it a serious situation.
Do not leave the person alone even for a moment.
Inspect physical surroundings and remove all means of committing suicide, such as sharp objects ropes, drugs, and fire arms. Also search patient thoroughly. Hide all fatal means like drugs or firearms which you think he can use to harm himself.
Take the person to an emergency ward or a psychiatrist if you feel that the condition of person is crossing limits.