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Dr. Anand Prathap

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Anand Prathap Psychologist, Chennai
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I am 41 years old development professional. I am suffering from unnecessary fear of somewhat happens.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 41 years old development professional. I am suffering from unnecessary fear of somewhat happens.
Hi Mr. lybrate-user, you are suffering from fear of unknown? Is it what you are trying to say? The fear of the unknown can sometimes be very difficult to describe because this fear is nothing more than a mental obstacle. More than often, it curbs an individual’s ability to perform to the fullest in various walks of life. Every time an individual encounters an unfamiliar situation, the fear manifests itself, and prevents an individual from taking the right decisions in life. Usually, an individual chooses to run away from the situation, and in the process losses certain opportunities in life. There are times when an individual has to move away from his/her comfort zone to experience better things in life. The fear of the unknown prevents an individual from leaving his/her comfort zone. If you can relate to the above symptoms of fear, you would be glad to know that you can get rid of the fear of the unknown by incorporating some simple changes in your life. The basic step involved in fighting the fear is to educate oneself about the fear and then confront it, rather than avoiding it. Remember, the fear of the unknown can make way into your life through various different sources. While some individuals worry about their new job, new relationship etc, there are others who fear about their body weight, public appearance and so on. Understand your fear First and foremost, you need to understand the cause of the fear. Remember, fear is a natural human instinct. Almost each one of us fears about something or the other. The fear of the unknown stems from certain things, situations or memories in life. Ask yourself, what you fear the most and what kind of situation you frequently avoid in your routine life. Once you are able to figure out the root cause of the fear, you will find it easier to combat it. Learn about the real risk In some cases, the fear of the unknown would be based on certain factors that are beyond our control. In such instances, educating oneself about the fear is the best way to curb the fear of the unknown. For instance, some individuals fear that the world will come to end in the year 2013. Some fear that they might get trapped in a lift with nobody to help them. These fears may appear dramatic and are beyond one’s control. Learning about the real risk can help one a great deal over here. For example, if the liftman assures you that no one has been trapped in the lift for more than 5 minutes, you will be able to eradicate the fear of the unknown to a great degree. The actual chance of the world coming to an end in the year 2013 is less than 1%. Over here, learning about these realities can ease your fear. Power of visualization Other methods that can be used to combat the fear of the unknown involve visualization and meditation. These methods will help you focus on the positives, rather than focusing on your fear. Over here, you will have to find a quiet place, which is immune from all kinds of noise so that you can meditate peacefully. Once you find a quiet place, stay seated and visualize in your mind how you are going to fight your fear step by step. Imagine different ways to combat your fear at least once in a day. Habitual practice of this activity will make you feel better. In this manner, you will already win the battle in your mind, before you set off to take real action. Take baby steps If you are living with a fear that can cause no real harm to you, then your best bet would be to take baby steps towards eradicating the fear. For instance, if you fear of public speaking, address a small gathering that involves your friends and dear ones to embark the first step towards killing the fear. If you fear heights, start using the stairs instead of the lift. These baby steps will go a long way in helping you fight your fear over a period of time. Use humor to fight fear Humor is another great way to get rid of the fear of the unknown. The idea is to ease your mind to ensure that there are no unwanted thoughts that are troubling you. Hang around with your friends and spend some time watching funny movies. You shouldn’t be taking life very seriously over here, so that you are able to kill the fear in a humorous manner. Remember, time once lost cannot be recreated. While being scared of something is a human instinct, you don’t have to spend all day long worrying about the unknown fear. Our mind tends to think about the worst case scenarios, but the worst may not happen at all. CONSULT with me for counseling and psychotherapy.
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How to quit smoking? I have used nicotine chewing gum but it can't helps. I am addict for this from past 7 years and smoke 1 chigrate per day. Whenever I have alone or on the way my mind is pushing me to smoke? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How to quit smoking? I have used nicotine chewing gum but it can't helps. I am addict for this from past 7 years and ...
consult your dental surgeon and he will guide you how to quit smoking . get scaling and polishing of teeth and have a strong will power to quit smoking ..
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I am thinking negative as like dying every time. I am trying to not think such type of negative but nothing happening so please suggest me and guide me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am thinking negative as like dying every time. I am trying to not think such type of negative but nothing happening...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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I often remain sad. What shall I do?

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist,
This is all stress and worries of life, u may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don' t like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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Smoking and Its Effect on Teeth

FWFO, MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Smoking and Its Effect on Teeth

Smoking is a phenomenon where the smoke emanated from a burning substance, usually tobacco, is inhaled. Smoking is a major cause for multiple diseases such as lung cancer, mouth cancer, blood pressure disorders etc.

Smoking tends to limit the capabilities of the immune system and this makes it easier for various diseases to affect the body. Smoking can lead to problems in the teeth where the gum tissues that attach the bone with the teeth are affected. This may cause the blood flow to the gums to be impaired and affect the functioning of the teeth.

The changes that the teeth undergo due to smoking are -

1. It may increase teeth sensitivity.
2. Smoking causes the teeth to be pulled away from the gums.
3. It can result in swollen and bleeding gums.
4. It may cause pain while chewing food.
5. Bone loss around the jawline occurs in smokers.
6. It can result in stained teeth and bad breath.

Disorders related to the teeth caused by smoking

There are various disorders of the teeth which are directly linked to smoking, they are -

  • Mouth cancer - in this condition tumors are formed in the mouth
  • It can cause plaque to accumulate in the teeth
  • It may cause gum disease that can result in tooth loss
  • It may interfere with healing period of any dental treatment
  • It reduces the success rates of teeth implants
  • Sweeteners present in the tobacco can also cause tooth decay

The effects of smoking on the tooth can be minimized by avoiding smoking altogether. Apart from that, following proper dental hygiene such regular brushing and flossing of the teeth will keep the teeth healthy. Avoiding smoking also reduces chances of lesion leukoplakia (white patches near teeth and gums).

'Consult'.

Related Tip: 7 Dangerous Changes that Smoking Causes to Your SKIN

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I smoke weed regularly, 3-4 blunts a day. But I don't drink at all. How can it affect me? On the positive side I go to the gym daily.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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Getting depressed due to not getting jobs after having an engineering PhD from IIEST, Shibpur.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Getting depressed due to not getting jobs after having an engineering PhD from IIEST, Shibpur.
You have to think positively and go forward till you find a job . Try meditaion and yoga before taking medication
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Lalalajpat is my aunty she has a disease called schizophrenia. Can anyone suggest me any suggestions for curing her and are there any chances of getting my aunt to normal conditions? Please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness, but can be treated very well with effective new medications. The treatment is like diabetes or hypertension, i. E. Is for long term. The symptoms will gradually disappear and it might take nearly 2-6 months for significant improvement. Also if the illness has been treated irregularly, or in certain sub-types of schizophrenia or resistant symptoms, only improvement can be shown rather than complete recovery. Schizophrenia is not a single disease but a syndrome with variety of presentation, so the treatment is done by psychiatrist after understanding these.
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How to stop the smoking please suggest me. I am 3 years smoker I need to stop a smoking. How do this please suggest me.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
Smoking is bad habit, you should stop it. You should see a psychiatrist who can start you on gums and can teach you how to increase your motivation. Those gums cones with name of nichochew 2mg and its adviced that it should be taken 4times. Various precaution has to be taken while using that gum.
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I am twenty seven years old. I am not married. Whether it is possible to live with out marring for life.?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am twenty seven years old. I am not married. Whether it is possible to live with out marring for life.?
You do not explain as to why you want to know about living a bachelor?s life, forever. To directly answer you, yes, it is ?possible? to live without marrying, without doubt. There are so many single people, and chronic bachelors that live life to the fullest. Our own Prime Minister is a bachelor and you can see the success he has achieved. However, we are all made for relationships. We were in fact conceived because of a relationship between mom and dad! It becomes us to be in a committed relationship. So much of research has repeatedly confirmed that people who live in relationships live longer, happier, and better. Unless you have a compelling reason not to be married, you must get betrothed to someone of your choice. You are young and have a long way to go in life and it must be shared with someone you are compatible with. We are all born with a need to love and to be loved. Your best bet to fulfill this natural endowment is to find a partner and build a nice little home in love. Love then begets children as a blessing of that love, and a completion to your reproductive capacity. Is there something that has affected this thinking for you to want to keep away from marrying? Have you witnessed some bad relationships that have discouraged you so? If so, do not generalize: people make their own lives by choice, unwittingly. If you know or can learn what it takes to make relationships work, you are as good a candidate as any. If you love yourself, you will want to share it with someone special.
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Meri English itni acchi nhi hai so ye problm me aapko hindi me type kr rha hu.  Dr. please save my  life.  Me apni ab tak ki life se bhut frustrated ho gya hu kuch nazar nhi aa rha kya kru kidr jau ye mail me aapko bhut Asha ke sath kr rha hu.  Ab me aapko apni story btata hu ki actual me meri ye position kaise hui.  Meri age 26 year old.  Me ek village se belong krta hu,  Haryana. Me childhood se bhut touchy type rha hu mere hr bat dil me lg jati hai mera brother muje meri shkl meri hr activity ke liye muje chidata rhta tha dhire dhire wo mjak muj me frustration me convert ho gyi or me khud se nafrat krne lga apne hr kam me  kamjor feel  hone lga. Mene apna face 15-20 din tk mirror me nhi dekha or na hi ghr pe bta paya ki me kya feel kr rha hu. Me kisi b public place,  function me Jane se drta tha.  Iska asr study pe b pdna tha mere 12th me sirf 49% marks aaye or dhire dhire ye silsila bdhta rha. B. Com final year ke pass me puri trh se negativity se bhr gya tha. Mere b. Com me b 52% marks aaye. During graduation Jaise jaise jwan hota gya newspaper, books me sex disease ke bare me ulta sidha pdh ke dimag me illusion paida ho gyi. Me ghr pe kuch ni btata tha ye bate 2008-09 ke ass pas ki hai mene b. Com Complete krne ke bad CA me admission le liya or entrance test ki tyari krne lga. Ishi bich ek din mummy ko btana pda because meri mental health bigdti ja rhi thi halaki sex related illusion ke bare me mene tb b koi jikr nhi kiya bs ye bola ki me life se tng aa chuka hu or meri mental health shi nhi hai. Me or jada Dr. gya tha ki khi meri mental health bigd  na jaye khi me logo ko pathar marna suru na kr du blah blah.  Tb papa mere ko jaipur le ke gyi wha meri counseling hui mene wha sb btaya but tb tk meri dimag bhut grm ho chuka tha muje pta nhi unhone kya suggest kia. Idhr mera CA ka entrance test CPT hona tha sath me meri jaipur ki medicine chalne lgi thi.  Shi btau to Meri CPT ki tyari proper nhi thi but ek friend ne exam me help kr di or meri CPT clear ho gyi.  Ab to CA ki further study krna pakka tha.  Ye bat 2009-10 ki hai.  Tb se lekar me aaj tk CA ka  1st group b clear nhi kr paya but bich me mene 2 sal m. Com (private) kr li thi. Ab mere pas b. Com or m. Com degree hai but confidence tut chuka hai.  Jaipur ki medicine b mene chod di hai  kyonki muje lga adat na pd jae medicine ki. Muj me koi ability nhi hai na koi mera accha friend bnta hai na muj me kisi se  bat krne ka hunar hai. Me jada bate nhi kr skta mere andr irsha jaldi aa jati hai or ghmand b. Aajkal ki dunia me jo bate marta hai or alg sa attitude rkhta hai dunia use hi hello krti hai baki to bhid ka hissa wali bat hai. Mera nature aisa hai ki muje moj marne se b Dr. lgta hai ye sb muje pta b hai ki life kr pal ek celebration hai ye b pta hai ki ki dusre log kya bolege iska b koi frk ni pdna chaiye sb kuch pta hote hue b b me apne jiwan ko disha ni de pa rha hu kisi b ladki se bat tk ni kr pata hu muje lgta hai muje koi pasand nhi krega. Bs yhi bate piche 3-4 sal se ghum rhi hai dimag vhi past me akta hua hai kuch nya nhi aa rha. Dil se smile khtm ho gyi hai face pe jhuti smile rkhti pdti hai. Kuch bachpan se shi guru nhi mila jo dimag ka or sampuran vikas krwa ske. Muje lgta hai siksha me bhut kmi rh gyi hai Me ab bhut jyada dab chuka hu dr..  Muje hr jgh Jane pe Dr. lgne lga hai ki sab mere bholepan ka mjak udaege. Abi b khud ko lekar bhut jayada inferiority hai.  Sir muje himmat dijiye.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Meri English itni acchi nhi hai so ye problm me aapko hindi me type kr rha hu.  Dr. please save my  life.  Me apni ab...
Apni medicine bina doctor se consult kiye mat band karo. Dr. Se baat ker k dhere dhere hi band karna is se tumhari problem phir bhed jayegi. Koi eaisa ho jisse apni problem k bare mein baat ker sakte ho to usse khul ker baat karo. Ya pass k kisi psychologist se consult karo. Be possitive always. Her kisi ki manzil tay hai bus wahan tak pahunchne ka rasta khud dhoondna hai.
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My mother had some issues regarding the kind of dreams she had at night. They are scary and negative. Kindly help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mother had some issues regarding the kind of dreams she had at night. They are scary and negative. Kindly help.
Dreams are a combination of our actual aspirations, imaginations, expectations, experiences, intuitions etc. Please take your mother to a counsellor. Her scary and negative dreams need to be explored further.
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How to concentrate in studies for best results while exam times? & also tell me how to get less fatigue in these days, please help me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
By having motivation and interest. Focus on why are you studying. If you cant handle then connect directly for further guidance.
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I am 20 year old and I have problem of dreamsex in night. I am very sad.?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 20 year old and I have problem of dreamsex in night. I am very sad.?
Dear, dreaming sexual intercourse and nocturnal ejaculation are very common in young people like you. Body produces semen whenever you are sexually excited. The semen is stored inside the body. Remember, it is a waste product now. The body needs to throw it out. If you do not indulge in sex or masturbation, body finds its own way to throw the semen out. The methodology the body usually adopts are nocturnal ejaculation (night fall) or droplets through urine. Nothing to worry about it.
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I have failed my ca exams last year since that. I felt depressing. Please help me. What should I do to come out from this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have failed my ca exams last year since that. I felt depressing. Please help me. What should I do to come out from ...
Dear lybrate user, stay calm, don't worry failure comes to those only who try, study well you are definitely going to succeed next time.
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My wife 39 years she is facing psychiatry problem from last 10 years I was facing big problems will she become normal?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My wife 39 years she is facing psychiatry problem from last 10 years I was facing big problems will she become normal?
Please give more details about her symptoms and medications and any other treatment taken by her. What problems did you face? please click on private chat for personalised session.
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Battling Fatigue with Cell Salts

BHMS, C.S.D.(Skin Diseases), M.D.(Medicine), M.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Homeopath,
Battling Fatigue with Cell Salts

Heavy medication is often not required to treat fatigue. Homeopathy is an effective approch to deal with fatigue as it stimulates the body to heal itself. In most cases, simply replenishing phosphate cell salts in the body can have a beneficial effect and give you more energy. These salts help regulate disturbances in the constitution of a person at a cellular level. Phosphorus salts or phosphate compounds can be found in our body fluids, tissues and organs. These salts are essential for energy production, communication between cells and other regulatory responses. It is also vital for healthy bones, teeth and membrane structures. 

Take a look at these five cell salts and how they can revitalize you and help fight fatigue.

  1. Calcarea phosphate: This compound is a building block cell salt. It is essential for the healthy growth of teeth, bones and blood cells. It helps with a number of conditions created by structural stress and helps fight tiredness and restlessness. It is also a beneficial tonic for children exhausted by long periods of mental exertion such as studying. 
  2. Ferrum phosphate: This is an iron compound that is critical to the health of blood cells. By fighting cold, cough and slight fever in the initial phase, it keeps the body healthy and helps build up the immune system. When alternated with calcarea phosphate, the iron in this cell salt is absorbed more easily. Thus Ferrum phosphate can also help regulate the hemoglobin levels in the blood and reduce physical weakness and fatigue. 
  3. Kali phosphate: This potassium and phosphorus compound is considered as a nerve nutrient cell salt. It can be used to treat agitation and depression by calming the nerves. It also fastens the healing of damaged nerve structures. It can also help treat insomnia that follows a day of excitement and physical strain.
  4. Magnesium phosphate: This is an antispasmodic cell salt and is also known as the homeopathic asprin. It is essential for well structured muscles and their connective tissues. Magnesium phosphate helps muscles move smoothly and can be used to treat minor spasms, radiating pains and to relieve pen up tension and cramps. It can also ease painful menstrual cramps.
  5. Natrum phosphate: The body depends on this compound to break down acids and help with the digestive system. Thus this is considered as an acidity cell salt, which also helps with issues like headache, muscle ache, stiffness and fatigue.
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Hisir, I am 28 year, 72 kg, 6 feet tall, I was addicted to porn since last 2 years (2014-2016) daily 3-4 hours internet porn and at the end of 3-4 hour I used masturbate and there were very hard erections even I cannot believe now, at the end (after 2nd year), I couldn't get any erections to porn. I shocked and fell ill with high fever, from next day I have been suffering from high anxiety, heart palpitations, insomnia, mood swings, foggy mood, muscle pain, joint pain, no interest to go any work, no libido, suicide thoughts, some time I will get morning erections, it's a years now, Can it be recovered with proper diet and exercise, meditation? Do you any cases like this before? If so what goods are good and how long it takes to recovery? Thanks in advance sir please help me or else I'm feeling die.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hisir, I am 28 year, 72 kg, 6 feet tall, I was addicted to porn since last 2 years (2014-2016) daily 3-4 hours intern...
Pornography addiction is an addiction model of compulsive sexual activity with concurrent use of pornographic material, despite negative consequences to one's physical, psychological, social, or financial well-being Try these steps to stop the habit 1. Delete pornography videos or literature from your personal computer 2. Use safe mode while using PC by using better antivirus and firewall 3. Keep content filter to protect accidentally opening adult sites while surfing 4. Avoid spending time on PC alone or in closed doors, use PC in drawing room or with a company. 5. Keep a check on time, places and mood states which remind about pornography and try to avoid them. 6. Get too busy for pornography by indulging in fruitful activities 7. Take help of spiritual guidance to focus to goals 8. Have a better sexual release by discussing the problem with partner. Consult a Psychiatrist for any further management.
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Now a days I am preparing for exams . My exams are starting next month I am not concentrate my studies more than one hour after that my head eye pain chest pain occurred sometime back pain Mostly it is happening when I was online study I don't understand what is the problem why I not concentrate on my study I want get rid of it and don't want wearing glasses.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
All the pain could be related to stress either because of the exam or due to other factors. Do meet with a doctor and let him/her check you up thoroughly. You could meet with a counselor too and check the stress factor. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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Asperger's Syndrome - Causes And Diagnosis

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Asperger's Syndrome - Causes And Diagnosis

Asperger's syndrome has been found to affect people at a tender age. The augmented impacts of this syndrome are felt as you grow up. It is a neurological disorder falling under the scope of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. However, it is a milder form of autism and has similarly unidentifiable causes. A person afflicted with Asperger's syndrome will not exhibit stark signs of the disorder. These persons are usually smart and brilliant but face issues in communicating or interacting socially.  

Factors that may result in this disorder

  • Genetic factors could also afflict you with such a syndrome. Thus, it is important to carry your family history while consulting a doctor.
  • Certain changes in a person's brain could create trouble. 
  • Your body could be susceptible to external toxins: many times bacteria and viruses from a polluted environment can lead you to such a serious neurological condition.

Ways to diagnose Asperger's syndrome

  1. A doctor would concentrate on your child's speech: Language development can hint at many underlying health issues. Your child might fail to process speech around him or her which impairs its own speech.
  2. Exchanges in a social setup could be indicative of something: Children or adults could find social gatherings challenging. They feel awkward to interact with friends, relatives and colleagues. It takes a lot of effort on their part to exchange basic pleasantries. A doctor will be able to deduce from such symptoms.
  3. Facial expressions while conversing could help diagnosis: A person's facial expressions tell a lot about how they formulate or feel about things. Their words, at the same time, could be contrary. Counselors lay stress on frequent sittings to closely note the gestures made by a patient. 
  4. Comprehension and coordination capabilities: Your child or loved one might find it difficult to handle motor regulated appliances. Comprehending instructions could also be a test. People suffering from Asperger's syndrome face problems in understanding simple things. 
  5. Responding to change will also be taken into consideration: Patients trying to cope with this syndrome are usually not open to change. They take a very long time to adapt to a given way of life; a sudden change will thwart their idea of normalcy.
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