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6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

Internet addiction is a very recent phenomenon, but is already a cause for concern. With the advent of various social networking websites, people are increasingly becoming addicted to the internet. Internet addiction disorder is often characterized by people inching to form an emotional attachment with people and activities, all of them online. You may enjoy connecting to people more over the virtual interface instead of the real world; this usually stems from an inability to establish real human contact.

The symptoms of internet addiction disorder are:
1. Excessive usage of the internet
2. Depression, mood swings and irritability if one doesn’t get access to the internet
3. Any effort to reduce internet usage is usually unsuccessful
4. You may experience constant problems in personal relationships, education and your job due to incessant internet usage
5. A tendency of lying to close ones when they ask you how much time you spend over the internet
6. Using internet to escape from real world problems

Further complications
Internet addiction can gradually isolate you. You may develop an aversion to meeting and communicating with people in real life. This can impair your social skills and make you socially awkward. This disorder also create problems in relationships as it can reduce the time you spend interacting personally.
Internet addiction may also lead you to create online personas to evade low self-esteem issues. This actually aggravates the problem instead of solving it; can result in severe anxiety and depression. Withdrawal symptoms might result in anxiety, depression, irritation and loneliness. This disorder can lead to complications such as dry eyes, headaches, change in sleep patterns and subsequent problems in falling asleep. Back pain from sitting upright while you are on the internet is also very common problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 22 year old. I have a severe headache since last month. I had already tried all the home made remedies and pain killers but nothing worked. I am very tensed. What should I do? Please suggest me something.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 22 year old. I have a severe headache since last month. I had already tried all the home made remedies and pain ...
Hello- your problem is might be due to improper diet schedule or due to menstrual disturbance. I am here by mentioning some brilliant ayurvedic medicines which will help you without any side effects- a) shira shool vajra ras 2 tab twice daily. B) brahmi hair oil for daily use. C) use almond oil as nasal drops twice daily. D) massage your foot sole daily with cows ghee before going to bed. E) drink a glass of milk with sweets before going to bed. F) avoid sleeping in daytime and go to bed before 10 pm whether feeling sleepy or not. G) avoid spicy food and junk food.
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My husband always looks at other girls even in front and checking out whether I am watching him or not? I completely hate this habit and for the past 6 months I am advising him by showing love towards him. He is promising that he just watched simply. Is this curable or not?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My husband always looks at other girls even in front and checking out whether I am watching him or not? I completely ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Olive.+ 3 drops of Hornbeam + 3 drops of white chestnut . Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Psychiatrist prescribe a medicine the patients who suffer for depression and other mentally problem. Does medicine have any side effects or not. I do not understand it some people say the very side effect some people say no side effect Some people say do not use allopathy medicine. Some people say the allopathy medicine are just for sleeping Dr. prescribe a medicine for mental illness they work only for sleep. It do not work So what is the answer.

MD - Psychiatry, M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Psychiatrist prescribe a medicine the patients who suffer for depression and other mentally problem. Does medicine ha...
Hello Lybrate user, I will try to answer all your questions in a stepwise manner- a. Any medicine can have side effects, however newer scientific development has made medication with few to negligible side effects. And the medicines prescribed have clear benefits which outweigh the risks by leaps mostly. B. Allopathy is a very well researched branch of medicine, and people who say do not use allopathy are biased or have had negative effects which are rather unitary, and the opinion is a stilted or biased one. Allopathy is a great scientific development, it is of immense benefit to mankind. It has helped control and also eradicate some of most fearsome diseases known to mankind. C. Medication given for mental health are not just sleeping pills, that is a big myth. Many different classes of medication are available for various disorders. D. Psychiatric medication are highly effective, if used in a proper manner under medical and psychiatrist supervision. It is a proven fact, without much doubt. Hope I have answered your queries. Best wishes for your health and future.
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If someone does smoking one times in one month then is it effected or not for our body?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Once in a month is ok...but why to do once in a month also.. Better not to go for it... When we know that "Hot iron will burn us when we touch we, why to show our stupidity to touch it....?" Better don't go for it... Take care... :)
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I lost somebody close last year since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please hel...
If you are suffering from the symptoms of lack of interest in work, lack of motivation to engage in pleasurable activities that you were able to do before, if you do not feel like talking to people, and difficulty in falling asleep or sleeping or and change in appetite, then you might be suffering from depression and would require counselling sessions if required medicines too.
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Dear Sir, I am addicted to tobacco. How I stop this. I want stop tobacco from my life.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, go for meditation to inculcate strong will power to quit, smoking. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Do not skip your meal take, homoe medicine @ caladium 30-6 pills, thrice aday @ nux vom. 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Please, report, fortnightly.
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I would like to stop smoking Is any thing happens if rid off smoking suddenly How can I clean my lungs by food or exercises or.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
In fact it is best to give up promptly and immediately. It will be difficult but not impossible. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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How to stay calm and stress free during preparing for examinations. What are the lite foods & meditation &taken during examination. How I feel relax and get rid of nervous during exams.

Advance diploma Child and guidance Concelling , Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical psychologist
Psychologist, Jodhpur
How to stay calm and stress free during preparing for examinations. What are the lite foods & meditation &taken durin...
Hi lybrate-user, firstly always prepare for your exams beforehand. If you have an exam in the month of june atleast start studying in the month of may for an hour, depending on the kind of exam you are writing? Do meditation and breathing exercises which can alleviate your anxiety.
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I like my house maid who is nice, sincere and honest. I feel like hugging her and give sweet kiss. I had kept her photograph in pocket which my wife saw one day and burnt it in front of me. I felt very bad and and started hating my wife since then. I do not have any bad intention about our house maid. Please advise.

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. Thanks for the question. I can understand. But I would say that you are deceiving yourself. You say that you do not have any bad intentions about your housemaid at the same time you want to hug her and give her a sweet kiss. You also keep her photograph with you. That simply says you have lust. Accept the fact and that will help you get rid of the problem. Take care.
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I m suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

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 , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in life style etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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My sister is suffering with autoimmune encephalitis, is she can live normal life again, like going to job.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
My sister is suffering with autoimmune encephalitis, is she can live normal life again, like going to job.
PLEASE HELP HER TO PRACTICE PRANAYAM AS TAUGHT DAILY ON ASTHA CHANNEL 5 TO 7.30 AM. DEFINITELY SHE CAN IMPROVE PROVIDED _DAILY PRACTICE.PLUS,if you feel ok. You may get medicines without side effects fromnearest patanjali chikitsalay.
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It's been 3 years I have been in depression. It all starts from the anxiety of the secondary exam and I don't know how it happened to struck with me and get into depression. I have been suffering through it since then. Instead of meditation I thought it to give time and heal myself. And it's somehow better than before bit not totally. Now the feelings r totally blank not like before. But it is and I cannot concentrate on things and motivate myself. I do feel a need of meditation for the final push. It feels like now I all know the right things to do but couldn't help with the blankness. I need help. Please advise me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It's been 3 years I have been in depression. It all starts from the anxiety of the secondary exam and I don't know ho...
Don't be averse to medication and fool around with your mental health unduly. You can hardly work on this by ignoring it and hoping that it will go away by itself. You might make it too bad to deal with later. 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 calisthenic 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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How to reduce my anger, I am always shouting at my friends and family members, I can't control myself? pls give me gud suggestion.

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, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand.
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Hi I am 35 year old and working for a pvt firm. I have a good experience about my profile and am able to execute tough tasks. I changed jobs frequently for better opportunities and all the time I faced lots of difficulty in setting down. Infact, at some places I couldn't and finally left the job. Please help is there anything wrong with 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
Other than what Dr. Manjit said, you need to do better homework before joining any company specially the work ethics and atmosphere. Looking at your potential (as you said), you deserve nice growth and development with high profile. Move ahead with awareness. All the best.
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I can't remember what I studied. So what should to remember what have I studied. Help me!

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Margao
How to improve memory Pay attention and concentrate! Relate to the information you are learning. The more personal the information becomes, the easier it is to remember it. Ask yourself how it makes you feel. Ask yourself where else you have heard this. Ask yourself whether there is something in your personal life related to this piece of information. Repeat the information: Come back to it more than one time. This has been found in tons of studies: repeated information is easier to recall. Spaced retrieval (a method with which a person is cued to recall a piece of information at different intervals) is one of the rare methods that show some results with Alzheimer’s patients. Elaborate on the information: think about it. Things that are concrete and have a clear meaning are easier to remember than abstract and vague ones. Trying to attach meaning to the information you are trying to memorize will make it easier to recall later. Your brain will have more cues to look for. For instance, try to picture the information in your head. Pictures are much easier to memorize than words. To remember figures and percentages it is much easier to picture these in a graph for instance. Relate the information to something you know already.
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I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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Treatment Options For Mental Illness

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Treatment Options For Mental Illness

Mental illnesses refer to an extended range of health disorders related to the mental condition of an individual which affect the health, mood and behavior of that person. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, schizophrenia, etc. are the different types of mental illnesses.
Mental illnesses can create a lot of trouble in the normal functioning of the day-to-day activities of a person's life. Here are some of the common treatment options available for relieving mental illnesses.

  1. Medications:  Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood-stabilizing medications, antipsychotic medications are some general types of psychiatric medications prescribed by the doctor, which can be consumed depending on the condition one is going through. Although these medications do not cure the person completely, it helps in improving the condition.
  2. Psychotherapy: This type of therapy involves talking to a mental health provider about your condition and other related issues. In other words, it is also called talk therapy. It helps a person to cope up with his/her stress. The duration of such a treatment varies. It may either take a few months or even longer, if required. This therapy can be carried out in a group, with family members or even face to face with the therapist.
  3. Brain-stimulation treatments: When the medications and psychotherapies fail to work in treating mental illness, this treatment is applied. It involves procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation.
  4. Hospital and residential treatment programs: In extreme cases of mental illness when a person becomes a threat to himself/herself, it is recommended that he/she be hospitalized to a psychiatric hospital.
  5. Substance abuse treatments: Substance abuse and mental illness go hand in hand. It worsens the condition of mental illness in an individual, if he/she cannot restrict the consumption of alcohol or drugs. In such circumstances, an individual needs to talk to the doctor regarding the treatment options for stopping substance abuse.
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