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Please suggest brain games and yogas which can be helpful to increase intelligence level, to increase our thinking and understanding ability ,to make our brain works fast, to process any input fast and to dealt with mental illness.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Wow, that are a lot of things you want to benefit from in one shot. I can suggest a few things for your intelligence and you can search for some others in your spare time. 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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I am a 34 years males, unmarried. When I born, I grown up in the environment of too much care and fear and adopted fear in my nature, I can’t command or even many times before asking anything, ask only utmost level. I have too much of hesitation and assertiveness. I used to wear normal shirts which I don't like and I dint used to care till 12th and then I started feeling guilty. Our daddy is landlord, when I came to Bangalore I felt very low and inferior by seeing others activeness and bikes etc. I used to stay in a small room and I dint even know any languages properly, not even my mother tongue because that slang is not that good. It is mixture of kannada and telugu. I tried and could not complete B.E, wasted that fee also. When I got backlogs, for exam fee and attendance shortage, I stolen my dad’s watch and kept in a shop and took money. Later my dad came to know and screwed up like anything. I dint like all these by hurting my parents and cheating them. 10 years got wasted. I have so many negative emotions but I never express outside. Suicide syndrome started attacking but I postponing. Whenever I get some sad moment, I feel like committing suicide. After that long gap, I was in big trouble and mind became blank. Don't know what to do. I feel shame on myself. Started Orkut and fb chatting to overcome my emotions and addicted. I got a small job in a hospital for 6500/- per month. That hospital has been closed after two years. I searched for some other jobs, I got offered for small pay and my dad suggested to do a business with help of one of my uncle. Started and deposited some amount opened an office in our town itself. We completed project in time and submitted but he dint pay and said client cheated. Followed up many times but no use. Started searching for other projects, but all looked like fake or some other risky things. So I quit searching. Depression got doubled. Then I joined RK Math and did a personality development course and attend some classes on Impact foundation, Hyderabad. My brother suggested for SAP. I studied B.Sc in correspondence and did certification, could clear it successfully. Due to long gap in education, I dint get job in any good MNC. So I had to join some small company without pay. After 8 months, they sent me to Jamshedpur for a project on TATA Steel. I struggled a lot with Hindi and atmosphere and work environment also. It took almost 6 months to get adopted for those circumstances. By this time, my age crossed 34 and age for getting married where all of my friends settled and married, living happily. I dint get any increment even after one year. So I left and join in Bangalore. I felt a bit relaxed. Here they treat me like a senior consultant because I was the only consultant on that particular module who have 1 year 6 months. I did well in the interview. All things happening very late. I learnt driving also very late. All good things happening late. I need discipline, good daily routine, good attitude, enjoy the work and the way of life. I should behave politely and confidently. I should never be low. I should never be sensitive but sensible. I try to motivate myself like whatever happened is happened and its gone. Worrying of no use. What others feel or mind is none of your business and let them mind whatever you want. Enjoy your work and do well. Real challenges I am facing. Enjoying sometimes. Sometimes feel like carrying big load on my head. Now my challenges are, marry soon and get handsome salary. I never ever want to hurt anyone but sometimes by jealousy or something I behave harshly instead of politely. After that I blame and hate myself. Total I hate myself completely. I am very bad, ineligible, inability to do anything, bad communication, stupid, idiot, useless and etc. Kindly do the needful and I beg everyone. I have no big money with me to undergo any treatment also.

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 34 years males, unmarried.
When I born, I grown up in the environment of too much care and fear and adopted fe...
DEAR. I appreciate your time to write few lines about you here. See mistake does everyone. But understanding​ their mistakes and correcting themselves. Itself a great achievement. You have done all exercises with your effort. You did better. Time course you and yourself became counselor. You didn't realise. You don't need any help except someone who can guide you properly to achieve near needs and future perspectives. But one thing I could tell you stop criticizing your self. I don't know why you said depression. If that's that is the case you have to approach a Psychiatrist who can help you to treat Depression. If no depression. There is no point worrying more. Your story itself Inspires others. Good luck.
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Any small incident triggers negative thoughts in me. If I am in the lift I keep worrying about the lift what if it went out of order. Recently my nephew's driving licence was taken away by the police all sorts of wild negative thoughts started pouring in. I asked my nephew to be polite with everyone. He started shouted at me. This further intensified my negative thoughts. I am fed up. Sometimes due to these negative thoughts I think its better to die.

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
Any small incident triggers negative thoughts in me. If I am in the lift I keep worrying about the lift what if it we...
Dear user. I can understand. Thinking is a complex mechanism and your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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I am a diabetic and on regular medication. My age is 43. I used to regular walking for 1 hour in morning and evening but I have the habit of taking alcohol regularly. Please advice.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a diabetic and on regular medication. My age is 43. I used to regular walking for 1 hour in morning and evening ...
You should not take more than 2 peg a day for not more than 2 days a week. If you take alcohol as advised than it will not harm you. Always ear some snacks along with alcohol because having only alcohol increase the chance of low blood sugar.
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Hi Sir/madam, My problem is lack of concentration, I want to study but I can not get the interest towards book, Please suggest me how to overcome this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs . If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I like to sleep. But from last a couple of days I can't sleep properly. Some random thoughts come to my mind. I am not taking stress about studying. Feeling very irritated. What should I do?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I like to sleep. But from last a couple of days I can't sleep properly. Some random thoughts come to my mind. I am no...
Do not mind the mind. Let your random thoughts come and go. Do not wrestle with them, if you do, you are only increasing the momentum of thoughts. There are patterns and phases to sleep, some accumulated thought residues{insecurity, fear etc etc] buried deep often come to surface after a while. Let it go out of your system. Relax. This will pass.
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Anxiety Disorder - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Anxiety Disorder - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder.

1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue.

2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder.

3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears.

4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work.

5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Hi doctor My name is Ankit and need your help in the following matter I forget things immediately and struggles to understand the things in any activity. I am in field of auditing which needs a sharper and cool mind. Due to forgetting things and unable to understand I get very angry all the time which badly affects my mood and my whole day apoils. This happens daily and it is doubled when I appear for any exams. I need help as its so confusing all the time to me. I even struggle and think a lot and explain myself a lot in smallest matter which makes people irritate and which makes me even more disturbed and low. Kindly doctor help me out on this regard if you can.

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, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I lost somebody close last year and then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Please help me.
Hi, go for meditation to nourish your brain cells to calm down your nerve to ease your problem. Take homoeo medicine: -------------------------- @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice, orally. @ staphisagria30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. Take care.
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My mind works very slowly and I have very low confidence ,poor memory ,low concentration, nervous and I always confuse to take any decision. I feels stressful. So please tell me that what to do for improving memory and fast work your mind and take proper decision any time

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My mind works very slowly and I have very low confidence ,poor memory ,low concentration, nervous and I always confus...
Hi lybrate-user, first and foremost you need to drop stress- get active exercise daily for 1 hour brisk walk, gymming, cardio anything of your choice. Eat more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and lots of dry fruits almonds and walnut specially. Write down your negative thoughts and in return write 3 positive points countering that negative thought you need to build up on your confidence and assertive skills. Consult a psychologist for sessions to be right back on track. All the best.
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Are Kids Affecting Your Relationship? Here is what You Should Do!

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Are Kids Affecting Your Relationship? Here is what You Should Do!

It is said that children are a gift and watching them grow up is one of the most joyful things of life. Having said that, many couples initially feel that having a baby will not change the way things are between them and later find out they are wrong. So how do kids affect the bond between a couple and what can be done to make sure that the strain on the parents is not too much to bear?

Having a baby not only changes the equation between the couple but also, in some cases, the equation between the couple and other friends and family. Many parents do receive a lot of support at the time of the delivery and also receive some initial support on making the shift back home from the hospital. After that, in most cases, you are left to fend for yourselves and you have to iron out the details in front of you as you go. In order to do this in the best way possible, it is very crucial for both the parents of the baby to work as a team.

Questions that you need to answer in an objective and frank manner include those which pertain to who does what for the baby, how you will manage adequate rest as well as how you will divide other activities that need to be carried out around the house.

Quite a few couples who, prior to the baby, have amicable relations end up arguing a lot more after the baby is born. The level of exhaustion and responsibility, which comes as part and parcel of not only looking after oneself and providing a level of care to the partner, but also caring jointly for another human is quite a task.

For many couples, the stress shows by the way of strain. Taking a few deep breaths will help tone down anything, which may spark into an argument and will help you solve your issues in a calm manner. Spending time together while running chores for the baby will help you bond better. Taking time out for each other while the baby is asleep or away to a day care or a school is also very important for maintaining a healthy relationship.

As long as there is an effort to adjust to a new normal rather than struggle to deny change, things may be bumpy initially, but it will definitely work out for the better. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Hi I am 41. Due to a jobless, and my son alos getiing problem when he is born after year having problem and my wife is working becoz I have a financial problem so I quit the job but I m suffering from depression. I am not able to focus anywhere. I have spent plenty of sleepless nights crying for hours. I feel sick sometimes. I feel like ending my life sometimes. I want to overcome. Please help and suggest some mechanisms to overcome this depression of mine.

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 should be able to understand the difference between depression and disappointment. You are disappointed because of your joblessness and therefore you are worried, sleepless, sad etc. These things happen. Nothing to worry. Ask yourself, why should I worry and cry over and over again instead of finding an alternative? once you introspect, your problem will start solving itself. Take care.
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I am 23 years male student, I'm forgetting everything very easily. What happened to me suddenly why i'm forgetting everything.

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. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I think I am suffering from depression. I love a girl who cheated me before three years ago and I am not able to forget har due to this I am not able to do any work with concentration like studying, playing etc. Just her face and old memory are rotating in my mind. I also try to suicide. Please give me solution immediately I think I am finished, my age is 19.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, you are not finished, in fact, the best period in your life is about to start. You are only 19, and this is the age when you form your own identity and are ready to take on the world. It is sad that your girlfriend cheated on you. I can imagine you must be feeling angry, sad, frustrated, helpless and hopeless presently. Please find out if she has really cheated on you or was there any other reason for her to break off. If she has cheated on you, then that means she has no value for you and she does not respect your emotions. Also please try to understand what was your contribution, to this situation so that next time you can be more careful. Now you need to think that if someone does not value you for what you are and does not respect you, why do you want to continue the relation? if you have enough self respect, move on and you will find someone who respects you and your emotions. I know it is not very easy. But please understand that just because she has left you, does not mean you are worthless. Why think about suicide? do you want to end your precious life for someone who did not love you or respect you? there must be many other people like your own family and friends who love you. Take support from them. You may take more time to come out of this. Try to keep yourself creatively busy, do things that give you pleasure, this difficult situation in your life will pass. Do not let it affect your self esteem. Have faith in yourself. Remember that, each person in this world is unique and so are you. So, move on with life. Study well, plan for a bright career and achieve your dreams. Best of luck.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Hi lybrate-user ray, losing someone and feeling depressed is a common symptom for every individual that to if they are close we really miss them a lot right. I can understand it would be very painful, you may think people around you may be the cause and many thoughts run into your mind, so may be one of the reason you avoid gathering, all these occur in an individual when he or she is depressed. Coming to your feelings, it would take at least 2 months to recover from this. You have got to divert your mind into something else, which you like or interested or any of your hobbies. You may love your closed ones like mum, dad or sis to any one close to you even brother or friends, you have to become closer to them, start sharing your feelings, which you can to bring out the emotional outcome. Stay aloof, but in intervals say take one hour time with break, where you can recollect, remember or whatever you want to in that one hour. You have to go out. This you have to continue for about a week or so and then, can contact me further, so that I could help overcome depression and lead a normal life without staying aloof.
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1.When I am studying nothing would be remember by me and by repeated practice I get totally confused, i'm a student of b.sc. so, sir please help me . 2. i can control my great mistake masturbation ,everyday I did such nonsense things. So .Please help me. Sir, please help me in above two greatest problem. And give some medicine to control it.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
1.When I am studying nothing would be remember by me and by repeated practice I get totally confused, i'm a student o...
Masturbation it is not mistake. It is healthy practice to relax yourself. But do not do regularly. Weekly once it is ok. You feel insure about your mistake. But it is not at all mistake. At this age it is common. Write a good study plan. Read as per the plan. After one question is over then recollect it. Then go for second question. Based on your capacity make a good plan. Solve systematically. Do not confuse. Write regularly how many question I read today. Remaining how many. Maintain one diary. Based on that follow. Do not read repeatedly one question repeatedly. Reading hour is over then relax your self. Go and talk with friends. Spend with family members. Do not think too much about masturabtion. Do not feel it is mistake. It is common. Study means systematic approach solve it in a systematic manner. No one cannot become one day hero. It will happen with hard work continuously. Ok all the best.
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What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other. What should be done to make them come out of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other.
What should be done to make t...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, 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, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch 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 scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am diagnosed as case of atypical depression. From past few years I was not in mood of starting antidepressant medications. So after being seeing positive reviews of people on the internet and support from Lybrate doctors. Finally I got convinced to start medications. So started on tab. bupropion. Even I have seen some reviews on the internet where people are on antidepressants from several years. If antidepressants really works then why people are on antidepressants for years. Is it dependence or wht? I really don't want to knock with someone which will really make me addicted for lifetime.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am diagnosed as case of atypical depression. From past few years I was not in mood of starting antidepressant medic...
Hi I am very glad that you asked this question, which many people have in mind. To explain you this I will give you one example. When we get frequent acidity that is mainly because of our wrong eating habit and sometimes other causes. We advise such patients to be on diet and medicines. Once patient stops medicines but goes back to old wrong eating habits, then the condition worsens and he needs to start on medicines again. So is he addicted to medicines or wrong food habits. He needs to change lifestyle with temporary support of medicines. Same way as our thinking is so our actions are and so the brain neurotransmitters released. Constant habit of negative thinking leads to same release of neurotransmitters and person needs to take medicine to correct depression to get these neurotransmitters in balance. He feels better, stops medicines and if he again falls back to same old negative thoughts he will suffer again. But during medications if he takes some thought changing therapies (includes gaining insight in thinking patterns), meditation, to improve his thinking to make himself strong to face adversities of life. He doesn't fall back to same problem whether it's depression or anxiety. Remember thoughts are our mental diet. If we are careful of our diet about calories even in biscuits now, then why can't we take some preventive measures of learning some self improvement techniques and mediation. For this reason we suggest our client to take therapy sessions along with medicines. Thank you.
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My mother age 63 is suffering from depression and mental anxiety. She has high bp and takes regular medicine. Is depression is curable? she is under guidance of a neuro psychrist and takes regular medicines. I am very much worried I need some guidance.

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, your mother is under medication and guidance from an experienced neuro-psychiatrist. That is the best treatment you can give for depression. You should love your mother and be with her. The cure for depression lies with love and affection. Work with the doctor for good management. Take care and love your mother.
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Hi I am under observation of doctor. For last 8 years. Now my problem is intense fear, trembling, sleep disorder and lack of confidence. I couldn' t get rid of fear & build up my confidence. Whether I should carry on with the medicine that is pescribed to me or change the doctor.

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, fear, trembling, sleep disorder, nervousness etc are due to general anxiety disorder. Are you diagnosed for anxiety disorder by your doctor? are you getting treatment from a psychiatrist? the medicines are ok. But medicines should not be continued for long. I request you to start psychotherapy techniques and meditation for easy relief from anxiety. Take care.
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