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Ms. Shivaram

MBBS

Psychologist, Bangalore

19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Ms. Shivaram MBBS Psychologist, Bangalore
19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Ms. Shivaram is a trusted Psychologist in Banashankari, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 19 years of journey as a Psychologist. He is a MBBS . He is currently practising at Shama Clinic in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Ms. Shivaram on Lybrate.com.

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Addiction

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Addiction

ADDICTION


Decades ago addiction was a pharmacologic term that clearly referred to the use of a tolerance-inducing drug in sufficient quantity as to cause tolerance (the requirement that greater dosages of a given drug be used to produce an identical effect as time passes). With that definition, humans (and indeed all mammals) can become addicted to various drugs quickly. Almost at the same time, a lay definition of addiction developed. This definition referred to individuals who continued to use a given drug despite their own best interest. This latter definition is now thought of as a disease state by the medical community.
Physical dependence, abuse of, and withdrawal from drugs and other miscellaneous substances is outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR). Unfortunately, terminology has become quite complicated in the field. To wit, pharmacologists continue to speak of addiction from a physiologic standpoint (some call this a physical dependence); psychiatrists refer to the disease state as dependence; most other physicians refer to the disease as addiction. The field of psychiatry is now considering, as they move from DSM-IV to DSM-V, transitioning from "dependence" to "addiction" as terminology for the disease state.
The medical community now makes a careful theoretical distinction between physical dependence (characterized by symptoms of withdrawal) and psychological dependence (or simply addiction). Addiction is now narrowly defined as "uncontrolled, compulsive use"; if there is no harm being suffered by, or damage done to, the patient or another party, then clinically it may be considered compulsive, but to the definition of some it is not categorized as "addiction". In practice, the two kinds of addiction are not always easy to distinguish. Addictions often have both physical and psychological components.
There is also a lesser known situation called pseudo-addiction.{(Weissman and Haddox, 1989}} A patient will exhibit drug-seeking behavior reminiscent of psychological addiction, but they tend to have genuine pain or other symptoms that have been undertreated. Unlike true psychological addiction, these behaviors tend to stop when the pain is adequately treated.
The obsolete term physical addiction is deprecated, because of its connotations. In modern pain management with opioids physical dependence is nearly universal. While opiates are essential in the treatment of acute pain, the benefit of this class of medication in chronic pain is not well proven. Clearly, there are those who would not function well without opiate treatment; on the other hand, many states are noting significant increases in non-intentional deaths related to opiate use. High-quality, long-term studies are needed to better delineate the risks and benefits of chronic opiate use.
Not all doctors agree on what addiction or dependency is, because traditionally, addiction has been defined as being possible only to a psychoactive substance (for example alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) which ingested cross the blood-brain barrier, altering the natural chemical behavior of the brain temporarily. Many people, both psychology professionals and laypersons, now feel that there should be accommodation made to include psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, work, exercise, cutting, and shopping / spending. However, these are things or tasks which, when used or performed, cannot cross the blood-brain barrier and hence, do not fit into the traditional view of addiction. Symptoms mimicking withdrawal may occur with abatement of such behaviors; however, it is said by those who adhere to a traditionalist view that these withdrawal-like symptoms are not strictly reflective of an addiction, but rather of a behavioral disorder. In spite of traditionalist protests and warnings that overextension of definitions may cause the wrong treatment to be used (thus failing the person with the behavioral problem), popular media, and some members of the field, do represent the aforementioned behavioral examples as addictions.
In the contemporary view, the trend is to acknowledge the possibility that the hypothalmus creates peptides in the brain that equal and/or exceed the effect of externally applied chemicals (alcohol, nicotine etc.) when addictive activities take place [citation needed]. For example, when an addicted gambler or shopper is satisfying their craving, chemicals called endorphins are produced and released within the brain, reinforcing the individual's positive associations with their behavior.
Despite the popularity of defining addiction in medical terms, recently many have proposed defining addiction in terms of Economics, such as calculating the elasticity of addictive goods and determining, to what extent, present income and consumption (economics) has on future consumption.
Varied forms of addiction
Physical dependency
Physical dependence on a substance is defined by the appearance of characteristic withdrawal symptoms when the substance or behavior is suddenly discontinued. While opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol and nicotine are all well known for their ability to induce physical dependence, other categories of substances share this property and are not considered addictive: cortisone, beta-blockers and most antidepressants are examples. So, while physical dependency can be a major factor in the psychology of addiction and most often becomes a primary motivator in the continuation of an addiction, the initial primary attribute of an addictive substance is usually its ability to induce pleasure, although with continued use the goal is not so much to induce pleasure as it is to relieve the anxiety caused by the absence of a given addictive substance, causing it to become used compulsively. A notable exception to this is nicotine. Users report that a cigarette can be pleasurable, but there is a medical consensus [citation needed] that the user is likely fulfilling his/her physical addiction and, therefore, is achieving pleasurable feelings relative to his/her previous state of physical withdrawal. Further, the physical dependency of the nicotine addict on the substance itself becomes an overwhelming factor in the continuation of most users' addictions. Although 35 million smokers make an attempt to quit every year, fewer than 7% achieve even one year of abstinence (from the NIDA research report on nicotine addiction).[citation needed]
Some substances induce physical dependence or physiological tolerance - but not addiction - for example many laxatives, which are not psychoactive; nasal decongestants, which can cause rebound congestion if used for more than a few days in a row; and some antidepressants, most notably venlafaxine, paroxetine and sertraline, as they have quite short half-lives, so stopping them abruptly causes a more rapid change in the neurotransmitter balance in the brain than many other antidepressants. Many non-addictive prescription drugs should not be suddenly stopped, so a doctor should be consulted before abruptly discontinuing them.
The speed with which a given individual becomes addicted to various substances varies with the substance, the frequency of use, the means of ingestion, the intensity of pleasure or euphoria, and the individual's genetic and psychological susceptibility. Some alcoholics report they exhibited alcoholic tendencies from the moment of first intoxication, while most people can drink socially without ever becoming addicted. Studies have demonstrated that opioid dependent individuals have different responses to even low doses of opioids than the majority of people, although this may be due to a variety of other factors, as opioid use heavily stimulates pleasure-inducing neurotransmitters in the brain. The vast majority of medical professionals and scientists agree that if one uses strong opioids on a regular basis for even just a short period of time, one will most likely become physically dependent [citation needed]. Nonetheless, because of these variations, in addition to the adoption and twin studies that have been well replicated, much of the medical community is satisfied that addiction is in part genetically moderated. That is, one's genetic makeup may regulate how susceptible one is to a substance and how easily one may become psychologically attached to a pleasurable routine.
Eating disorders are complicated pathological mental illnesses and thus are not the same as addictions described in this article. Eating disorders, which some argue are not addictions at all, are driven by a multitude of factors, most of which are highly different than the factors behind addictions described in this article.

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My husband is 39 years old. He was addicted to alcohol and tobacco from the age of may be 25. Now wen he wants to stop he falling weak. He stopped but he no good appetite. He gets angry very soon. Shouts immediately looses his temper. Can you suggest what is wrong and whom to consult.

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
Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. Lack of appetite, anger, aggression etc are withdrawal symptoms. But nothing to worry. 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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Some times I go to depression nd that time I feel I want to cry nd my heart beating gives fast nd I doing lot of hand practice since 2011 I start till now please tell me sir what I can do please request sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Some times I go to depression nd that time I feel I want to cry nd my heart beating gives fast nd I doing lot of hand...
First of all you can not go to depression sometimes, its always there may be the severity increases or decreases or may be you are talking about stress. It is normal to feel like crying when very sad and feel restless. You need to figure out exactly to what extent it affects your life and in what ways. Talk to a psychologist or therapist. Masturbation is completey normal nothing to feel guilty of and its unrelated to your problem.
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I am 19 years old female. I have many problems. But my mind is not constant in my studies. And I sleep late in night.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Distractions like mobile phones, computers can also cause decreased concentration. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, all these will improve concentration.
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Health Administration
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Ayurveda is the basic part of the five elements ,and those are earth, water, fire, air and space. These five elements have it’s basic energetic natures!which is called ‘Dosha’. These ‘Doshas’are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These are used for our absolute mental purification. According to Shastra Ayurveda is the complete herbal product,that helps to create our metabolic process.
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My Daughter got love marriage in March-2013 age 18 & struggling to survive with her family. We want to complete her education but the relatives are against education. We cant help & my wife is suffering from migraine attacks due the situation. What to do? Please suggest.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Your daughter do not love u people. I know to ask u to detach relation with her. Its no point to think about her and get illed. While she has no feeling. If u do not get enjoyment from a relation the relation does not exist. Do some benevolent work to get piece of mind. Love other people in society who requires ur help. Ur love is precious. Do not spoil it. Perhaps u failed to teach ur daughter the equation of respect and love. I blame u people. Time was out. U will get a fruit as u reap. Now come to main point. Ur relation has grown cancer. Ampute it. If diseas infiltrates into mind ( mind is a circuit of body) then this will be very difficult to cure. If ur skin get ill. Then the mind ca also be. As ur daiughter is very selfish. This is true only for sex enjoyment she has put priority. There is no other reason. So u have to wait uttill ur daughter gets trouble and the equation of love jumped out of window when proverty comes trough door. I can not teach an immatured the truth of life. Clever learns from surroundings and fool learns by getting blemishes. For ur wife. Give heper sulphur 200 1 dose just one dose(German medicine) and wait for 10 days. Then copy all these lines in private question and come to me. I promise u a cure of migrane etc permanently. Bye. Truth is always bitter.
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Im 22 years old female. Im suffering from immune problem. Like I cnt do works for longer time n workouts. I have severe headache at parietal region. I do not know weather it is a migraine. Bt it seem to be like migraine. I have psychological problem like angry and depression. I have memory problem I forget the things.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Im 22 years old female. Im suffering from immune problem. Like I cnt do works for longer time n workouts. I have seve...
It appears that there are too many things on your mind. You might be under stress. Kindly set a daily routine for yourself. Try to wake up at the same time every morning and also go to bed at the same time. Schedule your day in such a way that you do not feel rushed all the time. Have healthy breakfast on time. Try to take few breaks while working/studying and try to relax your body and mind during these breaks. Try to get al least 7 hours sleep. Have healthy meals on time and have plenty of water. If your headache and sleeplessness continues kindly consult a doctor. For your psychological concerns like anger and depression and stress talk to a counsellor.
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I have a male child who is 12 years old. Since from the birth he is little hyper active and he is always a slow learner. He does not take interest in his study and he forgets faster. He is not interested in the study. He never forget anything what he has seen in the TV / movie. He has very little patience and gets irritated faster. Consulted a Psychologist earlier and advised for keeping him busy and doing some activities that was done in the center. Now he is getting angry also. Please advise what to do ?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I have a male child who is 12 years old. Since from the birth he is little hyper active and he is always a slow learn...
Get an iq test +other required ones immediately for correct diagnosis. Only then right treatment can be suggested. Try making your child follow all exercises a shown on astha channel 5-7.30 am. They will improve mental+physical health tremendously.
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder - What You Should Know About It?

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Intermittent Explosive Disorder - What You Should Know About It?

Do you or someone you know lash out in aggressive verbal and violent behavior at the slightest provocation? This could be a symptom of a behavioral disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED. Intermittent Explosive Disorder is characterized by repeated, sudden bursts of anger which are disproportionate to the situation. These outbursts also have no discernable reason behind them. These outbursts can have a negative impact on your relationships, work and finances. If left untreated, this chronic condition can continue for years.

The exact cause for IED is unknown, but research shows that a number of environmental and biological factors play an important role in triggering such behavior. Genes may also play a role in triggering this behavior as such aggressive behavior is found to run in families. Children and teenagers are most commonly affected by this condition. Children who have been exposed to violent behavior in their early childhood years are more likely to exhibit such behavior as they grow older. There are various symptoms exhibited by the people suffering from other psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, ADHD or antisocial personality disorder; some of the symptoms to look out for are:

  1. Bursts of anger that last 30 minutes or less
  2. Chronic irritability
  3. Racing thoughts
  4. Tightness of the chest
  5. Tremors and tingling sensation
  6. Physical aggression

People suffering from this condition often feel relief or fatigue after such an episode. However, later they are filled with feelings of guilt and embarrassment. If such episodes occur repeatedly, it is best to consult a doctor. By conducting a thorough physical and psychological examination the doctor will be able to diagnose your condition and treat you accordingly.

There is no one set course of treatment that applies to all cases of this condition. Treatment usually involves medication and psychotherapy. Medication in these cases may include antidepressants and mood stabilizers. This medication should not be stopped unless your doctor advises this. Also do not use alcohol or any mood altering drugs along with it.

When it comes to psychotherapy, the patient may benefit from individual or group therapy. It aims to identify situations that trigger such behavior and teach the patient how to manage their anger. Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and yoga can also help keep you calm. Psychotherapy also enhances the patient's ability to communicate with others and find alternate ways of getting out of a frustrating situation.

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I'm 20 year old. And I can't concentrate in my study. Always faces heavy headache problem. Lack of confidence.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm 20 year old. And I can't concentrate in my study. Always faces heavy headache problem.
Lack of confidence.
For head ache you have to test your eyes and for confidence you can try practising concentration methods. Check your cbc, and tsh in a good lab.
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this. Should I go for mri of brain and citiscan maybe blood is not circulating in brain properly in anxiety. Ans in anxiety head some parts bcum numb. Please suggest.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M Ch. neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon,
I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
Anxiety begets anxiety but this shouldn't hinder your career. Many talented students lie in the crowd just because they can't express their views publicly. They can't communicate properly with authorities due to most anxiety situations does occur when you think this is very important to me. One thing is that if you take adequate treatment regimen you could come out of that crowd that I can guarantee u. Message me your exact symptoms, anxiety situation treatment can be planned accordingly.
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I am feeling depression since one month n feeling as their is no way to survive. Commit suicide attempts a couple of time that of no use, as my family provided me good medical care. Please suggest me some exercise or medicine to cure depression n to keep my mind stable.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
I am feeling depression since one month n feeling as their is no way to survive. Commit suicide attempts a couple of ...
Hello Lybrate user, Please contact a professional, (such as a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, social worker, etc.) if you have been feeling depressed for 2 or more weeks. Therapy/counseling with a psychologist can be very helpful for people suffering from depression. The length (number of weeks) of therapy however, depends on the individuals needs and/or the type insurance coverage a person may or may not have. Medication is also available for people who are" clinically" depressed and can be taken with or without therapy/counseling. Medication indicated for the treatment of depression must be prescribed by psychiatrist. And start following some exercise: 1. Meet with a friend for a walk Socializing can be exhausting even when we’re not depressed. But contact with a friend can be a great source of emotional support and compassion. Meeting a friend for a walk – with or without a dog – can be a great way of combining casual social interaction with moderate physical activity. If your friend doesn’t know you’re depressed, that’s OK. You’re not obligated to tell them. If they do, that’s OK too. Plus, being out walking can take the edge off any feelings of awkwardness or nervous anxiety, whether talking about depression or any other subject. You’re not exclusively focused on the conversation and person you’re with. Quick tip: If in the past you’ve tended to make plans, then felt too depressed to go ahead with them, see if your friend can come to your place to meet you. Unless you’re having a particularly bad day, knowing your friend is outside – and a polite but persistent knock on the door – may give you the extra kick to get you out and about. 2. Do some gardening or cleaning. Interestingly, the longitudinal review of over 26 years of research specifically included gardening as part of the daily moderate physical activity which can have a profound impact on treating and preventing depression. Have a garden? Get out there and plant some seeds, mow the lawn or get some pruning done. You don’t need to blitz the entire front or back yard in one go, but this activity has the added advantage of being able to see the results of your efforts, which can be a great motivator. Live in an apartment? Give it a little bit of a spruce. Clean a cupboard, the fridge or your bedroom. It’s all activity, particularly any scrubbing or washing. 3. Take a pet for a walk. I received so many positive stories from those with depression who were helped by having a furry friend that I wrote an article about it. Dogs in particular have a lot of rather infectious energy and need to walk (or run) it off every day. So why not combine the energy and love of a four-legged companion with the relatively moderate effort involved in walking and take a stroll in the park? Don’t have a dog? Offer to walk a friend or neighbor’s. That way you do your friend a favor and enjoy the benefits of dog-walking as part of your depression treatment strategy without having to worry about the responsibility of looking after the dog when the walk is over. Anything particularly strenuous in any of that? Didn’t think so, but it still counts as moderate physical activity and can help you feel better and beat or prevent depression if done for 30 minutes each day. Now, in my previous article on how to exercise when depressed, I emphasized the importance of whisker goals as a way to build up your level of physical activity by starting off in small, manageable chunks. Even the above suggestions for moderate exercise can be started off in small manageable chunks for just a few minutes each. Don’t try and do too much too quickly, else the anticipation of future exercise which again takes up lots of time and energy may be enough to put you off any more attempts. Interestingly, the study by Andrea Dunn helps here: it showed that three periods of 10 minutes’ exercise per day can have a similar effect to a single 30-minute block. So, when you feel ready, consider two or three whisker goals of 10 minutes’ period of exercise each day.
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Dear Dr. How to leave my bad habit of handling? This is so big issue for me. I want to leave it but I am not controlled on this. 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 lybrate-user. Masturbation is normal, natural and is never a health problem. You can safely masturbate thrice or four times in a week. Worrying creates anxiety. Stop worrying. Indulge in games and hobbies. Take care.
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I am 45 year old woman married. I am having relationship with 32 year person. He is also married with 1 year son. He is very much possessive. Of me. He does not like me talking to anyone, As I am working women this is not possible. He want my phone to be engaged only with his calls. When my phone is engaged he immediately gets irritated. He doubts me lot. He does not leave a minute for me to be free. I means he keeps on taking to me on phone as soon as I leave my office till I reach my home. He is very jealous. If I question him he says that he loves me so much that he cannot imagine himself without me. He want always to be with him. because of him I have already cut all my relationship with my relatives parents friends. I am facing lot of mental torture which he is unable to understand. If I say something seriously immediately he looses his temper, his health deteriated, he brakes his mobile or while driving he meets with an accident. I am very much scared of all the things happening. In mobile also I have to use watts up only for him no one else. He keeps on watching me online. Daily I need to send him my video otherwise he get irritated. I am very much confused. What is the solution? Unable to take any decision. Unable to discuss with anyone. I am very much confused. I am afraid that if I leave him he will commit suicide. I feel he is sadist.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, on reading your problem it appears that the person about whom you have talked is suffering from delusion of infidelity. In this, person who is suffering from this remains involved in such activity. The best way to get help is to get help from a psychiatrist. However it is very difficult to treat this but still many cases improved significantly specially in cases in which person suffering from this used to take alcohol.
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How can we increase our memory and concentration/focusing power while studying ?

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I AM 27 YRS OLD MALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM COMPULSIVE MASTURBATION PROBLEM. DUE TO THIS I COULD NOT CONCENTRATE ON MY WORK PROPERLY. I STARTED DOING MEDITATION BUT THESE COULD NOT HELP ME, DUE TO THESE I AM ALSO SUFFERING FROM INSOMNIA. AT PARTICULAR TIME ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT IT AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS ME TO DO MASTURBATION. I HAVE NO CONTROL ON IT, UNWANTED SEXUAL IMAGES AND THOUGHTS POURING ON MY MIND REGULARLY. PLEASE HELP.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I AM 27 YRS OLD MALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM COMPULSIVE MASTURBATION PROBLEM. DUE TO THIS I COULD NOT CONCENTRATE ON MY ...
Masturbation is almost certainly good for your sex life. Masturbating doesn't reflect on your relationship. Masturbation doesn't have the health benefits that sex does. Masturbation is not risk, free. There's no" normal" amount of masturbation. Guys can get hung up on whether they masturbate too much. But it's not how many times you masturbate in a week (or day) that really matters, says logan levkoff, phd, a sexologist and sex educator. It's how it fits into your life. If you masturbate many times a day and have a healthy, satisfying life, good for you. But if you masturbate many times a day and you're missing work or giving up on sex with your partner because of it, consider seeing a sex therapist.
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My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get horribly abusive. What cabn be done?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get...
She probably suffers from a prof restive condition common at her age called dementia. She may need investigations as to rule out all possible treatable and reversible causes of dementia. This includes a series of tests and imaging studies. In view of her behaviour problem she may be started on some medications under the close supervision of a psychiatrist's and physician. Consult accordingly. For any doubts or clarifications further needed you may contact me online.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to My self all the time. Please help me.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to My self all the time. Please...
Lybrate-user, you should come out from depression, you are a young to build your carrier. Be busy in some work, have a company of good friends, forget the sad event. Visit some religious place for mental peace.
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I have strange sleep disorders since 2006 , when due to some psychological depression I could not sleep for 7-8 months. On medical prescription I am on Olanzapine 5 MG and Floexetine 20 MG since then. I get strange headaches and have great difficulty from awaking early morning. Please advise how could I get rid of this sleeping disorder

MBBS, DPM, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear are you taking these two meds without break since 2006. If you arer and u didn't face another episode of illness since then, then it is time to reduce your medicines. Start with reducing Olanzepine to 2.5mg per night. Otherwise please consult a psychiatrist to get review of your medications. Regards Dr. Vishal Chhabra
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I feel very lonely , feel like crying every time, feel sad, feel restless nd very irritating. My anxiety level is alwsys high .My mind is always wz negative thoughts. I stay wz my inlaws.My husbsnd is abroad nd I miss him nd my parents a lot.Plz help me nd never get proper sleep nd I simply feel a lot of tension nd my chest becomes heavy. I feel afraid of everything.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You may require supportive psychotherapy and you may also be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Kindly consult a Psychiatrist or a trained Psychotherapist for assessment and effective treatment
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Psychologist
Mindscape, 
50 at clinic
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