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Treatment & Management of Stress
Treatment of Mood Disorder
Treatment Of Male Sexual Problems
Sex Addiction Counselling
Treatment Of Female Sexual Problems
Anger Management Therapy
Treatment of Behaviour & Thought Problems
Quit Smoking Techniques
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Memory Improvement Techniques
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour
Psychological Diagnosis (Adult And Child)
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Doing yoga and meditation for relieving stress will be very effective as stress triggers hair fall and hair damage.
My friend is under such deep stress coz of her relationship with her parents at home, she feels she is always understanding and listens to whatever ever they say, but when she tells them something about their behavior they never try to understand. This has been happening for a long time now and she's not able to find a way to cope with this now. Kindly tell me how I can help and what I can tell her?
Hello Dr. I am taking treatment for depression and anxiety from 1 year, from last 4 months I can't sleep properly. Dr. gave me 5 mg zolcalm. Now I can sleep but I wake up very late and effecting my performance in job. I am taking rexipra, etilampro and zupion also. Any solution to get proper routine? Thank you.
Hi, I am suffering from Bipolar Affective Disorder since past 4 years. I am getting treatment from a psychiatrist and taking medicines also. But my low phases keep on repeating. I want to prepare myself better to tackle this low phases. Can you please suggest me some ways and tips for that.
I am taking anxiety medicines for the past 9 years. I was taking half of Pristiq 50 mg and inderal 10 mg for the last 4 years. And recently my Dr. increased it to pristiq 50 mg (instead of half tablet). Meanwhile I was reading a anxiety self help book "Dare by BARRY McDONAGH" and followed the methodologies given in that book. It helps me a lot for overcoming my anxiety and I have decided to stop pristiq (since it is working on neurotransmitters, I am very much worried about it). So I have again reduced it to half tablet for almost 20 days and stopped it completely before 5 days. In the initial days I had some withdrawal symptoms like brain zaps and sleeplessness but am quiet ok now. But while reading about the withdrawal symptoms I came across few articles stating that withdrawal symptoms may occur after few days also. So I am really worried about the withdrawal symptoms now. Please let me know whether I can continue with it or else again I need to take the medication to avoid the withdrawal symptoms.
Celebrities all around the world have a huge fan base on their social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. But recently, it has been reported that numerous celebrities are quitting social media and taking a break from it to focus on their mental health.
Such celebrities include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and many other world-famous icons. Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran are also on this list alongside one of the biggest YouTube icon Lily Singh aka Superwoman.
But why is it so?
Different people have their own opinions. But most of them are of the belief that such world-class celebrities are quitting social media because they want to bring a balance to their mental health. The world of the internet and social media can at times become very suffocating, pressurizing and overwhelming as well. So, to stay away from such negative attributes, these celebrities are avoiding social media platforms. Let us find out how this trend of quitting social media is related to mental health.
How social media can have a negative impact on mental health?
Social media undoubtedly has brought the world closer and now people can connect with each other very easily without any hassles. But, we cannot miss out on the negative impact it has on the people also. Here are some very negative ways by which people including the celebrities can be a victim of it.
Cyberbullying - Cyberbullying is one of the most dangerous sides of social media. Teenage boys and especially girls can be a victim of cyberbullying. As a result of such bullying an individual can be affected with depression, anxiety and even develop suicidal tendencies.
Negative Memories - Social media can be a great platform to cherish memories with your close ones. But the same platform can also be used to trigger memories which are disturbing, embarrassing or depressing to remember. Many people, thus tend to get depressed or suffer from anxiety when they see such memories.
Hamper Reputation - Social media can be used to hamper the reputation and good name of a person very easily. A viral photo or video of any individual or individuals can be used to damage the reputation one has built. Many a time fake news, pictures and other media can be used to target a person and bring their name down. It is very much common nowadays and even with celebrities as well.
So, as you can see that social media can seriously affect the mental health of a person whether he or she is a common individual or a celebrity. Social media can bring anxiety, depression, embarrassing situations and many other negative aspects to a person's life.
As a result, they tend to suffer from a disturbed mental health which can also take a toll on their physical fitness or health. So, if you are facing such a situation or want to avoid any of these to affect your life, it is better that you stay away from social media for the time being and focus on a positive development of yourself.
I have a sister 3 years younger than me. She is mostly home n hangs around me since both our parents are working. 5th nov was my joining date in a company I have been placed via campus recruitment. I had to leave for Trivandrum, Kerala on 4th Nov 18. A few days prior, preparations were on peak and I was meeting friends and completing the paperwork necessary etc. Meanwhile my sister was behaving weird which I thought was normal due to the situation but to my utter shock she became increasingly agitated (snapped at me, stopped talking to me, snooped my phone etc. While checking my phone she came across a few texts n photos of me wth a guy who likes me n has been my friend since 8 years. The joining got postponed. But now my sister is having breakdowns n going crazy (cries, spies on me, bashed my guy friend. She is not letting me go out alone to prevent me from meeting him. Mom stood shocked on seeing this. I constantly feel terrible coz she has NEET-19 n I have IES (jan-19. How to deal this?
With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.
Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.
- Being confused about places, people, and times
- Inability to find the right words during conversations
- Regular objects are misplaced
- Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
- Mood swings
- Personality changes
- Inability to organise thoughts
- Not able to make the right decisions
- Repetitive talks and actions
- Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
- Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
- Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
- Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)
Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and poor lifestyle choices.
Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.
Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance.