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Dr. Linu Daniel

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Sexologist, Srinagar
Depression & Anxiety During Pregnancy And Postpartum

A new study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine examines the way depression and anxiety during the pregnancy and postpartum periods affect a woman?s sexual life.
Researchers from Brazil and the United States found that depressive/anxiety symptoms, or DAS, can be linked to declines in sexual life for up to eighteen months after a baby is born.
While relationship and socioeconomic problems have been studied in relation to decreased sexual activity after woman gives birth, the association between DAS and sexual decline has not been clear.
The study focused on lower-income women who were receiving antenatal care at public primary clinics in S�o Paulo, Brazil. To learn more about sexual activity, research assistants interviewed the women between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy and again at some point during the eighteen months after delivery. During the postpartum period, the women completed the Self Report Questionnaire (SRQ-20), a tool that assesses depression and anxiety.
Eight-hundred thirty-one women participated during pregnancy. Of these, 644 women had resumed sexual activity and were available for follow up after delivery. The women?s mean age was 25 years and approximately 78% of them were living with a partner.
During the interview, the women were asked, ?Considering your sexual life before pregnancy, how would you describe your present sexual life: improved, the same, worsened??
Based on results of the SRQ-20, the women were divided into four groups:

? Group 1 had no DAS during pregnancy and the postpartum period.#11;
? Group 2 had DAS during pregnancy only.
#11;? Group 3 had DAS during the postpartum period only.#11;
? Group 4 had DAS during both pregnancy and the postpartum period.

About 21% of the women had seen their sex lives decline. This result was more likely among women in Group 3 (DAS during the postpartum period only) and Group 4 (DAS during both pregnancy and the postpartum period.)
Sexual decline was also associated with the mother?s age and the number of miscarriages she had had. The risk of sexual decline was twice as high for women over 30 when compared to younger women, a result that could be related to stress. Women who had had miscarriages had a 50% increase in the risk of sexual decline, which could be due to the emotional toll of miscarriage.
The researchers acknowledged that DAS and sexual decline could work in two ways. DAS could lead to sexual difficulties after delivery. But problems after delivery, such as episiotomies, could also lead to DAS.
The findings may help practitioners recognize DAS symptoms and their effects on the sex lives of lower-income women.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Women?s Sexual Concerns
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence can have many sexual repercussions for women. Recently, a team of European researchers described these problems in detail in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
POP occurs when female pelvic organs drop and put pressure on the vaginal walls. Urinary incontinence (UI) refers to the loss of bladder control and leaking of urine. Both conditions can make women anxious about sex.
The authors explained that healthcare providers often do not consider themselves fully trained to treat sexual issues associated with POP and UI. Also, much research has focused on the quantitative aspects of sexual function for these women. The goal of this study was to add ?meaning and context? to the current literature.
Thirty-seven women between the ages of 31 and 64 participated. Each woman was about to have corrective surgery for POP, UI, or both POP and UI. All participants were sexually active except one, who avoided sex because of her condition, but wanted to start again after surgery.
Each woman was interviewed face-to-face, responding to open-ended questions about how POP and/or UI affected them sexually. Questions focused on desire, arousal, orgasm, pain, satisfaction, body image, partners, and intimacy. Because of a recording error, one interview could not be used. Therefore, results were based on interviews with thirty-six women.
Seventeen percent of the women said their sex lives were satisfactory, with no problems from POP or UI. Thirty-nine percent rated their sex lives negatively and 44% indicated that their sex lives were fine overall, but that certain aspects were negative.
Most Commonly Affected Sexual Areas
? Body image. Women with POP described their vaginas negatively, using descriptors like ?ugly? and ?not normal.? Those with UI were anxious about using incontinence pads and emitting urine odor. Many women felt embarrassed, depressed, unattractive, or undesirable. They were also concerned about their partner?s experience. For example, some women with POP worried that a partner could feel the prolapse.
? Desire. Many women found themselves less motivated to have sex because they feared pain and felt awkward. Some rushed through sex; others avoided sex altogether.
? Arousal. Distraction, fear of pain, and difficulty relaxing could all contribute to diminished arousal.
? Orgasm. Some women had trouble reaching orgasm because they couldn?t relax or ?let go.? Others found their orgasm less intense. Some didn?t allow themselves to reach orgasm because they feared incontinence.
? Pain. Women with POP were more likely to report discomfort or pain, which were mainly due to sexual position, the prolapse itself, or the fullness of their bladder.
The authors acknowledged that other factors, aside from POP and/or UI, could play a role in the women?s sexual problems. A partner?s sexual issues, relationship conflict, stress, and menopause could all be involved. ?Despite the profound effect of POP and/or UI, the confounding effect of these factors should not be overlooked when assessing female sexual function,? the authors wrote.
They also noted ways that healthcare providers can help women with POP and/or UI by addressing sexual problems. Letting patients know that these conditions are common may help them gain confidence.
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I am having hypothyroid from last 5 years and under medication. Recently I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic disorder. My thyroid test report says its normal. Why am I having this disorder. Is it related to the thyroid?

Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am having hypothyroid from last 5 years and under medication. Recently I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic d...
It may not be related. You can talk to your doctor and discuss about your problems. Let the doctor check your BP and other vitals. You should also sort out the conflicts if present by analysing your situation with a cool attitude. You can learn some relaxation techniques or learn yoga and pranayam which can help you relax naturally and make you healthy and fit. Maintain a disciplined routine (read about healthy lifestyle from the internet) and have your priorities sorted out.
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I am 23 year old. Actually my problem is I get too nervous for anything. I tries no to be. Bt its natural. N I was to reduce this nature. So can you please help me in this. your regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 23 year old. Actually my problem is I get too nervous for anything. I tries no to be. Bt its natural. N I was to...
Nervousness has to do with fear. Are you aware of what you are afraid of? If this is of recent origin, then it is easy to pin point the cause. It not it may belong to the realms of your childhood and your parents may be able to help identify. After that you and your parents could meet with a counselor and work out that fear and take other measures too. Sometimes this kind of nervousness could be genetic too. In the meantime you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be.
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I am a 17 year old. I'm not able to comfort my body and mind. It feels somewhat similar to being chained inside. Moreover, sometimes even in the sitting and relaxed position my breathe suddenly runs high.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am a 17 year old. I'm not able to comfort my body and mind. It feels somewhat similar to being chained inside. More...
YOu have to take breathing exercise , do meditation and and do yoga for mind control as you have an anxiety disorder
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Thnk you doc fr your reply. Its relieved my stress somewhat. But make me clear wht kind of details you require further.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Thnk you doc fr your reply. Its relieved my stress somewhat. But make me clear wht kind of details you require further.
I cannot see your query or my reply after I post it and if you want any further help you can consult me
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I can not concentrate on my study due to destruction of weird sex thinking.Is this a bad symptom of anything?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Absolutely not. Obsession about sex has been an old haunt of mankind. However, when it cripples you in anyway, then it is of concern. If it is occasional, like I imagine in your case, it may go away in the same manner it came. But if you indulged in it, it will continue and will plague you to distraction. So what to do? Just don?t indulge in it. When it comes, look at it, like it, and then let it go. Channelize your energy into some active contact games, regularly. Also meet up and socialize with heterogeneous groups and learn what it takes to relate to both sexes, comfortably. Learn that meeting with girls does not have to be only sexually oriented. There are so many things that happen between boys and girls and so much to learn about the opposite gender to help you to relate to them in a refined manner. Sex is sacred and you need to have respect for the opposite gender. Over time, you will develop a healthy attitude and good self-control around your sexual impulses and will turn out to be a thorough gentleman. I suggest you also get some sex education from a reliable source and know its nuances and impulse generation capacity. You will also learn how to deal with the sexual drive, whenever it comes on.
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How to make a 10 year old boy concentrate on studies and improve his memory power and make him understand his responsibility towards his studies.

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Every disease has root in disturbed state of mind, so we must understand his state of mind with his disease then we can give him best cure from within. He will have good health at mind and physical level also. He will have peaceful ,positive stressfree mind, simultaneously his whole body gets normal function and structures, which is natural recovery.
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Hi Dr, I think I am suffering from depression case I can not sleep at night properly. Every time my mind is thinking about any ubbish thing. Some time I want to die still can not forget my fathers death. afraid of aloneness. When ever I am at my home and no one is with me I just want to cry. Do not. One more thing when ever I think over my Blood pressure decrease. When I am tense I want to take alcohol. Need some solution.

General Physician, Nashik
Hi Dr,
I think I am suffering from depression
case I can not sleep at night properly.
Every time my mind is thinking ...
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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Sir, I read in 11th class in Kota I take coaching in resonance so I am very demotivate please please suggest me I am feel very heavy mind what I can sir my height is small and I am I am very thick what I can do.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user The symptoms given above could be due to high stress and inability to balance the study with other activities which is making you feel demotivated to study. Try to schedule your day with sufficient study hours with breaks in between to balance out the day and reduce stress. Try incorporating walk/gym and breathing exercises in your daily life routine to release stress and feel lighter and relaxed. Try talking about it with some close-friend and spend time with them. For better management-of the symptoms you can try consulting a clinical psychologist for regular counselling sessions and to learn coping strategies. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.
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