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Dr. Jaya Kumar Nehru

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Dr. Jaya Kumar Nehru is a renowned Psychologist in Perambur, Chennai. You can visit her at Sri Balaji Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jaya Kumar Nehru on Lybrate.com.

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Before two years I was suffered in Melina only for taking drinks. Now it is ok. If somehow I have to take drink what I have to take as protection. Kindly suggest me. Actually I do not want to drink. But for my mental stress I took someday. So am in tension. Now am coming to another place to avoid the circumstances and want to restart non alcoholic life .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Before two years I was suffered in Melina only for taking drinks. Now it is ok. If somehow I have to take drink what ...
You are blaming your mental stress to be the cause. Stress is very normal to life and you are not coping with it well you have not developed good adjustment skills. Alcohol will not relieve the stress in any way, it is only a temporary reprieve. After the effects of alcohol, the stress will return with a vengeance. Anyway, now that you say you really do not want to drink, that is a very good start. You need to identify why you need to drink (apart from the stress factor) and go back to your childhood to find out other influences on your personality that makes you prone to addiction. Meet with an addiction counselor and work with them to sort out this drive. You're already displaying the classic tendency to first obsess about it and then compulsively feel driven to meet that need because of some fabricated reason. The simplest thing to do is to do some other interesting activity during the evening times. Meet your oral need with some other non-intoxicating drink like soups, juices, and sodas with lime, etc. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with the family and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. As a combination, these two therapies (counseling and rehabilitation) will aid in dealing with the addiction. It will however, take a long time to completely come off of the enslavement.
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How to get rid from depression cause by many competitive exams. How to make prepared ourselves with positive thinking.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
How to get rid from depression cause by many competitive exams. How to make prepared ourselves with positive thinking.
Hello lybrate-user stress is somehow good thing in education system, without it we can't progress. Other side stress is depend on how you take matter or how you react matter. In successful life study or knowledge takes only 15%, rest of 85% are how you take matter and attitude so live in lightly without forgetting your target few tips will help you * take good balance diet * take proper sleep * don't worry if 5 marks come less * tragedy of today will be funny thing for tomorrow for you * take chyavanprash 1 tsp in morning * use ghee & milk in diet * you can start some ayurveda medicine, like brahmi, sankhpuspi etc.
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Our love now has changed more to finding faults in each other. What should we do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It seems like the end of the road for this relationship. True love finds no fault, but accepts all deficiencies as part and parcel of the other. You two need to seriously examine your commitment for each other to see, if the relationship is becoming stale. You may be vying with each other to see who can put the other down by more effective fault-finding ? not love at all. I wonder if you have gone all the way so that there is nothing more to explore in the relationship. You need to respect each other and find the good things that first got you both together, and shy away from all negativity. Perhaps you can both start writing all the positives that are there, and that you two had enjoyed in the past to see if that awakens the old passion. You need to stay focused on those features only, and do a variety of interesting things together to always have fond memories. Stop the criticisms, consciously. Pay attention to make yourself attractive to each other because of your love for each other. Do caring things and give gifts to each other to show you truly care for each other. The thought is greatly important. Meaningful SMSes with touching thoughts will leave indelible marks of affection, and help recommit and reinvigorate your union.
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Sir. I,M mentally disturb. Jb Jyada stress hota h to m andar se kapne lgti hu. Ye problem mujhe phle v tha bt bich me tick ho gya tha or ab phir se start ho gya h.m sant rhne ki try krti hu pr koi n koi bat mere mind me ghumte rhta h or m disturb rhne lgi hu. Chahkr v m sant nhi ho pati hu n hi tck se so pati hu. Nind aati hi nhi h.sir.m bahut paresan hu please help me.

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Sir. I,M mentally disturb. Jb Jyada stress hota h to m andar se kapne lgti hu. Ye problem mujhe phle v tha bt bich me...
Dear Eat a light dinner and through out the day, drink atleast 8 glasses of water. When digestion is bad, acidity happens and this can lead to stress, depression and restless feelings. Remember to spend time with good people, take positive and always find something positive in everything you look at. Regards.
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I feel very depressed about my negative thinkings always in any condition. How can I over come this?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I feel very depressed about my negative thinkings always in any condition. How can I over come this?
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will help with your concern.
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I'm so depressed because of a love failure. I'm not able to forget him, even though he have done so many brutal things to me. Something is pulling me back to forget him. I lost my studies for a year because of mental depression. And I'm always thinking of ending up my life. I can't even think of a new life. I have been spending my 6 six years in my home itself. Nowhere to go. And nothing to move on. In getting mad of thinking about my love in my home. And sometimes I'm too aggressive. What should I do? Please tell me a way to forget him.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm so depressed because of a love failure. I'm not able to forget him, even though he have done so many brutal thing...
No body is worth dying for, period. Your life is too precious and if that guy had not appreciated it, you dump him. If you had broken up and you are still thinking about him, it only means that you loved this boy very much. I hope you were not the one to break up with him. If it was, then you have played a game and now you have regrets. The clock cannot be turned back again, I suppose. The trouble is that you want to attempted suicide over this love affair. This means that you might have entered into a symbiosis and him leaving has become life-threatening. That itself might be the reason for the breakup. Boys want a relationship where independence is respected and there is no clingy behavior. You have got to look into this aspect of your personality. Are you becoming too dependent on the boy and therefore demanding? This is not a welcome feature for a boy to want to maintain this relationship. You must develop yourself to become independent and responsible. Maintain respectful distance. There are three important developments in an individual that creates an autonomous personality: intimacy, awareness, and spontaneity. Of these, awareness is of great importance: it will help you know yourself internally and to also make you conscious of other people around you. This person is able to meet her needs and that of the other in a balanced manner. You must learn to do this soon. If you resolve the symbiosis, you will do really well. Meet with a counselor and describe your longings, needs and wants, openly. Take your parents along and let them describe your entire life till now and the counselor will get an understanding of your plight. Remove everything that is a reminder of this boy in the meantime and start working on your development. Life is too precious and no one is worth dying for. Demonstrate how you will look after yourself and work on doing that. Learn independence skills and do a personality development course too. By sitting at home you will brood and think of this boy more. So get out and socialize and that is how you are going to meet other boys, and make a new relationships: this time do not hurry and learn lessons from the past.
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i am suffering from depression from last 1 month. what should i do ? please advice

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
i am suffering from depression from last 1 month. what should i do ? please advice
Since it ha been just a month you can probably get out of it easily too but with cooperation. You must meet with a counselor for that to happen effectively. This is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too, if you are not already married. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor and later to a psychiatrist, if the counselor advises you.
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I have problem that my mind is not constant always. WIthin 10 minutes also I change my decision. That is main problem to me. I lost my job before one year. At that time to I am not confident about anything. Please give me the suggestion how can I solve this problem. I am 24 years old.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have problem that my mind is not constant always. WIthin 10 minutes also I change my decision. That is main problem...
Difficulty in making decisions is common in depression and anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for detailed assessment. It is likely that will medication and counseling your symptoms will improve.
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I am not memorising well and I am only thinking negative things. Can you suggest me what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are 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.
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Hello, I have tremors that get exacerbated severely by anxiety to the point where I cannot perform fine motor skills actions under situations of stress like examinations. Daily activities that appear not to cause undue stress to others cause severe stress palpitations and anxiety to me. I feel like in general all activities and leisure activities do not hold same level of interest to me as when I was a teenager and I generally have feelings of sadness and depression throughout with disturbed and erratic sleep. I am still able to go to college and do my daily activities however but not able to invest much time and effort in anything for long stretches of time.

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
Hello,
I have tremors that get exacerbated severely by anxiety to the point where I cannot perform fine motor skills ...
Dear Lybrate user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Hey sir /madam Am rahul with 20 years old Now a days I find that I having some sort of memory problem With in a minute everything forgetting.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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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Does stress gets anyone panicked. Or changes body language? What's it's intensity? How to recognize I'm stressed or psychologically disturbed?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Does stress gets anyone panicked. Or changes body language? What's it's intensity? How to recognize I'm stressed or p...
Stress can be assessed by rating scales, consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for the same. Stress can produce the changes you have mentioned.
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I am 36 years old IT trainer working in school. My colleagues told me that I take stress. I feel tensed. I want to work but do not want to take stress. How can I overcome stress? What should I do to be stress free?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 36 years old IT trainer working in school. My colleagues told me that I take stress. I feel tensed. I want to wo...
If the work load is causing the stress, learn to manage your work well. You could talk to your supervisor and tell him about the stress and he may suggest some better ways of doing what you are doing. Stress is eventually all about the perception of stress. If you change the outlook, the result will be 350`different. If there is a possibility to delegate some work to someone else, please do so. To feel energized you must eat healthy food involving whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Drink green tea and a lot of buttermilk every day. You may eat an egg every day too: it is a multivitamin and multi-mineral, all built into one. You must exercise regularly, especially the aerobic kind. Get at least 8 hours of good sleep and the more you sleep before midnight the better. Learn some stress management and meditation. You must identify your feelings and make sure you express all of them, appropriately. Maintain good relations, especially at home. Deep breathing exercises help to calm a person, immediately.
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I met an accident and have a grade-ii contusion of posterior horn of medical meniscus. I am following the diet & exercises. Due to pain I am not able to sleep well. I am feeling depressed a lot these days. I feel alone. I am getting angry very quickly. I am not able to concentrate well on anything. I am feeling a lot nervous, when people around my hands shake even while holding a glass of water which doesn't happen when at home. My age is 28 and I rarely used to drink, 10 times in my whole life. Even at office, I get lost in thoughts and my work rate is slow. I am loosing my confidence. How to get over this?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I met an accident and have a grade-ii contusion of posterior horn of medical meniscus. I am following the diet & exer...
Dear . We understand you are going through a tough phase, but its just a phase, will go over. You can not control or change the situation, but yes you can definitely chose how to handle this difficult phase. Understand your limitations and focus on your goals. Read motivational and successful stories there are people who had suffered d more than you. Watch comedy movies focus on your qualities. Your response to adversity is a gesture of kindness for your family. It's ok. Things will be fine very soon. Stay positive.
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I have lisping (tutlana) problem that is 't' comes out when I want to speak 'k' for example tow comes out when I want to speak cow.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered.
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My daughter age is 20 is really depressed after a failed relationship and has been getting really low grades in class. She goes through prolonged bouts of crying every night and does not want to go out. She feels she has been duped by her ex- boyfriend (who is close to all her friends) and she has been defiled. How can I help her?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
My daughter age is 20 is really depressed after a failed relationship and has been getting really low grades in class...
You daugher is very sensitive. She is upset and in depressive thoughts. Please sit with her. Please listen every statement. Better to take her outside. Cook different items of food every day. Give some work when she feels loneliness. Develop a very good friendly environment in home. Better to consult psychologist. She must explore before him. She needs psychological counselling and behaviour therapy. Better to consult avery good psychologist. My best wishes.
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I am 26 year old suffering from alcohol behaviour. I drink full bottle in a day I want to quite from this what is the treatment.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Sir my brother is schizophrenic since 1998. Engineer by profession. In 2008 he moved to australia for studies and work. Before that in india he was not doing anything but to disturb other family members. He uses to get violent. Mom. N dad used to cry. We tried various doctors for treatment n succeeded a little bit. After moving to australia he took. Medicine for 1 and half years then he stopped it saying that he is alright. Recently I lost my father. ME n my mom. Are staying here in india. Whenever my brother comes home I get very scared. I'm a working woman, unmarried. Recently I feel a little disturbed so as to how to handle all the pressures. MOm's health, brother's erratic behaviour etc. I'm 35 years old. Let me know what I should do when my brother comes to INdia and how to cheer myself up.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Sir my brother is schizophrenic since 1998. Engineer by profession. In 2008 he moved to australia for studies and wor...
I think he can be put on what are known as depot injections. Basically he will not need to take medicines daily; just one injection a month. It is very common for relatives of schizophrenia to have depression and feel stressed. You need to be evaluated for this and treated accordingly. Please understand that none of this is your fault. In fact you and your mother are brave and have shown extraordinary courage that people often lack! after all these years of caring for your brother, mother and dad, it is now time for you to care for yourselves! don't neglect it!
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